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Devotion to Duty

found this website on a friend’s blog.. and it contains great humour!

here’s one of it..

Devotion to Duty

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2010 in i-Blabber

 

my best + your best = our best

and so the countdown begins..

7 days to N levels and 24 days to O levels……

gonna pick up my energy and boost my way through! we can do it ppl! im gonna do it! there’s no other time, no excuses, no second chances. we will do it right the first time!

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2010 in i-Teach, i-Want

 

ICCS 2010 @ Kranji bund

coastal clean up was timely… i was almost getting withdrawal symptoms from not being on the waters for a couple of months! ha…

the slope down to the mudflats was already quite cleared up, as compared to all the previous visits. i want to see if its always this cleaned up.

here’s hang chong with the briefing which was divided into 3 segments (horseshoe crabs, mangroves and cleanup + safety)

soon after, we headed down to the shoreline and started the rubbish-collection.

we saw a dead thunder crab.

we picked up all sorts of things. and almost everything we turned over, we had these wormy worms crawling out. and trust me, these worms never seem to end…. you pull one out, and you’ll never get to see the end of that one. it seems to be able to pull itself thin!

HH found an old casette player. just one side of it.

someone else found an old camera: check out the brand! OLYMPIC!

 we also found quite a number of horseshoe crabs trapped in fishing nets.

lesley cut the nets and tried to release the HSCs, while i cleared out a bag of HSCs that some fishermen rescued.

most of them were already dead. some which had lost their tails.

one breath taking moment was when we saw the white bellied sea eagle scoop up its meal… the video is in my previous post.

soon after,clean up was over too soon.. i still had energy to clear more rubbish, but still we managed to bag over 648kg of rubbish of all sorts.

more data is available on the ICCS blog.

after that, our makan kechil was fun, with KP and allan leading songs…

many of them brought their own utensils, and im guilty of not bringing mine!

with CC enjoying their songs

and our lead guitarists…

it was night, as we left the place, i stood watching across the waters for a while….

“if only i can spend some time cleaning up my room and sch table like i did today”

ha…

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2010 in i-Wish

 

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white bellied sea eagle

we saw this eagle come so low down to the waters at low tide at Kranji Mudflats. it was so huge. all of us stood there for a while to catch the action!

sad thing was that i stopped the video just before it caught a big fish from the water! darn! missed a national geographic moment caught on tape!

anyway, here’s how the eagle looks… (the pic is not mine)

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2010 in i-Marvel

 

30 days of hell

a student correctly described how i felt abt the upcoming mountainous challenge ahead.

“sounds like it’s going to be a month of hell” he said.

and i said, “it’s going to be a month of hell”

sec 4 and 5. and inbetween, the not-so-impt sec 1 and 3.

ive got one student on holiday in another country. i asked her friend why, and she said, “cher… we also need a break you know” and i stared at her, wide-eyed, in utter shock.

“you need a break in between your N level papers!!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?”

no comments. seriously.

someone mentioned to me “if students dont study, what can you do?” and i thought to myself, if students dont study, there’s nothing much i can do.

but…………. i cant stop doing things just because students dont study.

and you know what, i’ll squeeze every ounce of energy, every last drop of sweat, every second of the time i have to drive them through this one month.

after my papers end, rest assured that i will fall sick. but hey, what does it matter. just that, if i have to do this every single year, i might die of hypertension sooner than i think.

its going to be a month of hell. cheers to that stan.

 
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Posted by on September 23, 2010 in i-Teach, i-Wish

 

awesome juggler

just for fun…. i recieved this from a friend…

 
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Posted by on September 23, 2010 in i-Blabber

 

marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus)

now and then when i browse channels, i stumble upon some interesting animal and i stop to watch that channel in total awe……….

they were featuring the marine iguana on the animal planet and the marine iguana is only found on the galapagos islands.

did you know that no other lizards dive and eat in the sea except the marine iguanas? they are postulated to have evolved from land iguanas that were had been adrift to the galapagos – adapting to the various islands. they eat algae and seaweed. because they feed in salt water, they have special glands that allow them to excrete the salt. these glands are located on their heads, and spray out when they eat. causing them to have salt encrusted heads.. haha..

they look so aweful that charles darwin the man himself describe this reptile as ‘hideous-looking’ and ‘most disgusting clumsy lizards’! haha… what a way for a biologist to describe a one of a kind animal!

they do look colourful during mating season though. while usually seen in grey or black colour, during mating times, the males turn to shades of red, green or teal blue. isnt that cool!

even then, animals that were not originally part of the islands have become their predators and their numbers are declining. they might go extinct soon.

its sad that while we are at the age where we can witness the extinction of animals, we still are unable to effectively store cells in hopes of resurrecting them. thousands of yrs ago when we lost so many of the animals that we see fossilized now, to think science is still not advanced enough to preserve the cells for the future…….

 
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Posted by on September 20, 2010 in i-Bio, i-Marvel

 
 
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