Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Let me finish the trilogy!! This is so addicting!!!



Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Yes, is this an early Christmas present? Maybe, maybe not. Results was within expectation, except one.... Still on course for my final target of C2L, theoretically speaking, but practically, it was be quite challenging. Looks like I still cannot rest for my final semester!! For those who have not check your result, you may click here.

Monday, December 15, 2008

ESE Outing @ The Central

Time seems to fly by us so fast. Just a moment ago, we are there in Year 1, blur and wondering where is the place for us to go for lessons in such a big place called NUS. A new found independence, from printing lecture notes and crossing faculties for our pre-allocated and bid modules. Then in a blink of an eye, year 1 ended and we are promoted to Year 2.
There is some change of our class roster, people come and go, though the majority of us stayed together. While we are now more accustomed to the "hectic" engineering life, we can still find time blasting our dear professor at his good recommendation of urging us to take LSM1401. As usual, while we sloughed through all our hard-to-understand modules, Year 2 came to an end.
Year 3 was a year where we do not really see each other. Most of us are either on internship at some companies serving them as cheap labourers, or enjoying away at overseas exchange. Evening modules was a new-found wonder as we discovered that actually, they are rather slack and generally do not require much time input to study it.
Then came Year 4, with a welcoming module entitled "Design Project", asking the impossible out of us. While we bang our heads and squeezed our brain juice dry, by the time it was done, the semester is already over. Before we re-immersed ourselves again into our FYP, let us come out, enjoy, relax, recharge~

The Manhattan Fish Market @ The Central

Alaskan Pollock and Rice
After working so hard for the last semester, I thought it was time to give myself a little treat, at least eat something that is decent. From its menu, it was described that the fish is in high demand due to its texture and taste. Sounds nice, at least they phrased it so. When my order arrived, I was initially quite shock at the generous serving of fish they give (the fish really really really looks gigantic). Initial contact with the fish was not bad: crispy hard exterior with a really soft and creamy interior, living up to the menu description. Thumbs up for it! Price wise was quite acceptable at only $11.90. The garlic rice that comes with it was not bad (you can ordered chips if you don't want to eat rice): soft and full of garlic favour. The only complaint that I can think of is that they are lacking in the department of smell. The whole meal was quite tasty, but they do not smell nice enough to get my appetite going and wanting for more.

For the setup of the shop, I find that it was just a little too squeezy. I had to literally lift up my bag to my shoulder height to squeeze out of the place. I understand that they are trying to pack as many patron into the shop as possible, but I would appreciate it if more space is given to the customer to walk around.


Rate: 7/10


After the dinner, it was time for some photo taking session, some walking around to burn off the extra calories that we had just eaten, hanging around for a while before closing the night and heading home.

1/3 of the ESE, Class of 2009

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Nick And Norah's Infinite Playlist

Synopsis: Nick (Micheal Cera), frequents the New York's indie rock scene nursing a broken heart and a vague ability to play the bass. Norah (Kat Dennings), is questioning pretty much all of her assumptions about the world. Though they have nothing in common except for their taste in music, their chance encounter leads to an all-night quest to find a legendary band's secret show and ends up becoming the first date in a romance that could change both their lives. [Source: Yahoo! Singapore Movies]
Went into the movie anticipating it will be like some musical with lots of nice songs, but, unfortunately I was wrong. The whole story of the movie evolves around the two lead characters quest to look for some legendary band called fluffy, in the process running into some gay pubs, cross dressing pubs, etc. The movie has some draggy moments that it can do without and unfortunately, I couldn't understand the whole storyline at all throughout the entire 90 minutes of the show. It will be advised to give this movie a skip.
Rate: 2/5

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

3rd Year Anniversary

Time passes so quickly that I don't even notice that Kangaroo's Corner is 3 years old already!! Oh well, blame it on the 4th year hectic schedule. First, there is the design project that attempts to suffocate me, then there is still the FYP to take care of. Hah, can you imagine that I am now in school in my laboratory doing experiment?? My experiment will only end at 8pm.... *faint* Due to the lack of free time, posting has dropped drastically, just like the present stock market (hmm, the price of every stock is so cheap now, so when the market picks up, those people who have a trading account and money must be laughing their way to the bank), lets hope that next year, I will have more freedom and time to .....
  1. Look for a job.
  2. Secure a job given the present market condition.
  3. Plan for my graduation trip.
  4. Blog more

Some statistic (who ask me to be an engineer...)

Page Count: 29911 +10669

Year on Year increase: -112 -1.04%

Sunday, December 07, 2008

BBQ Chicken (West Coast Plaza)


First of all, I would like to say that I had a very bad impression of this shop. As a customer, we would like that our orders be correct as specified by us. If the message is not conveyed to the cook, it is ok if an apology is given and promise us that the correct dish will be served promptly. I understand that sometimes, there is communication breakdown as the shop is relatively new and understaffed. But... you know what the person did?? She just show an irritated face and snatched away the food and walked off like that. What kind of service is this!! Argzz, thinking of it makes my blood boil!!


Rate: 0/10 (service)

. Hot Hot Drum
Now, coming to the food. I ordered the Hot Hot Drum as recommended on their menu. At $12.90, the chicken is quite hard, overcooked, and the sauce served is too salty for my liking. With the same price, I would rather spend my money on 2 2-piece chicken meal at the KFC. To think that KFC can cook their chicken much better than them. At least, KFC's chicken is tender and juicy and not dry and hard!


Rate: 1/10 (for their effort in cooking)

Original Chicken


Now, coming to the Original Chicken, another highly recommended on their menu. As expected, the chicken is not juicy and tender, and the serving they give is way too small. Taking a comparison with KFC serving size, I would say that it's only about three-quarter. So to sum it all up, avoid the shop at all cost and instead, go KFC and enjoy some real chicken!!


Rate: 4/10

Miss clarity Cafe

Beacon & Sausage Baked Rice

Generous with their serving of sausages and backed rice, definitely worth every cents of your money at just $9.80! The taste of the food is pretty average (what can you expect with just beacon, sausages, rice and cheese?), but with the quantity served at such a attractive price, it justify all cost. The service at this shop is also quite impressive. I remember asking for 2 glasses of water, instead, they provide me with a jug. Would definitely recommend going back to the shop again for more yummy food!


Rate: 7.5/10

The Good and the Bad

Finally, I can have a fulfilling dinner with *mds* yay!!!
Remember this brand? Yes, it's the running shoe I got from the army. Now the economic crisis is so bad that people also want to "stun" it!! Time has certainly changed....Now I have to re-order my shoe from e-mart again....

Yes, finally, the moolahas has arrived =)

Thursday, December 04, 2008

The aftermaths

In order of perferance: Final Fantasy 12 (I know its super old already but.... the optional bosses are so hard!!)
Football Manager 2009 (Forever a Man Utd Fan)
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 (ok, now soviet got the time machine and went back in time to kill Einstein...)

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

ESE 5401 Water Quality Management

Right at 1530 today, all my stress is liberated from my body. All was quite well, though I mis-estimated one last part worth 20 marks that the lecturer will provide the formula. But he decided to be cunning and provide none in this exam this time, asking us instead to derive it out~ Oh well, I am not a Mathematician, so naturally, I can't do it. For the calculation part, I am quite confident of my answers, and for the theory, only 75% confident. Hmm, looks my expectation for this module is going to drop...
Expectation: B+
Now, onward to FYP after a little rest....