Sunday, November 28, 2004

Are we in for a Treat or What?

Showdown....?!? Posted by Hello

Alas, the final 2 emerged.
Are they worthy, some may ask.

Well, we voted & here are our results. I kinda prefer Taufik to Sly.

However, i revisited the Starhub Idol site to listen to the performances of both at the Piano Shows. Though Sly does really sux during the Piano Show, he showed great improvement at the Wildcard Show (thanks to Ken Lim's advice, maybe) . I watched Taufik's performance at the Piano Show, he has a great voice, but i loathed the way he rebuked Ken's comments.

Well, Taufik has shown tremendous improvements since the Piano Show. He has shown that he can really sing, coupled with those grooves & moves; not forgetting that he had humbled alot. He almost outshined the rest for all of the genres. On the other hand, Sly's standard of performance nosedived from Disco Night, he has been going from bad to worse since the early weeks of the Spectaculars.

BUT, he has his crowd of die-hard teenage girl fans who has the $$ to spend; voting for him. Hence, he's in the Final at Olinda's expense.

I have said my piece, i hope Taufik wins & may the Taufik supporters come round & outdo the crazy Sly's fans, who has the incredible spending power.

Saturday, November 27, 2004

Another Team Eliminated on TAR 6

2nd team Eliminated from TAR 6 Posted by Hello

Sigh, it had to end this way; does it?

Maria screwed the team's chances of finishing earlier by not knowing how to drive a manual car. What the heck?

That just proves the point why all drivers should start to learn driving with a stick. The initiative from the government was right, we should start driving with manual gear. However, from next year onwards; budding drivers can choose to learn driving with auto gear. That's good news for some, with the auto gear; you can literally cruise on the roads w/o worrying about the need to change gears & stuff.

Is it a good or bad idea to introduce "3A license"? I guess we would only know the difference when it gets implemented next year.

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Surprise Surprise

Mr & Mrs Edmund Yeo Posted by Hello

Who would have thought? Lian got married before both Patsy & me (customary lah).

Lian was so scheming, said she had invitations for free lunch yesterday & invited Patsy & myself. Both of us thought it was an usual gathering, where we would talk nonsense & bitch about everything. Who knows, we got a wedding invitation card earlier in the week stating the venue of a wedding lunch at Amara Hotel. The most alarming part, i saw Lian's name; as the BRIDE !!

Hah, now we can't call her Lian anymore. We must change the way we address her, Mrs Yeo!


Friday, November 19, 2004

would have been more interesting if it's Olinda vs Taufik Posted by Hello


What a pity, was really hoping for a 'real' showdown between Olinda & Taufik; 2 of the best remaining contestants of SG Idol.

Alas, the screaming girl fans of Sylvester put him into the Idol Finals. Not that he's undeserving, but i thought Olinda would have been more deserving. She has put in alot of effort & hard work to overcome her earlier 'butch' image & has shown vocal capabilities. As Ken put it to her, she has one of the best vocals in the competition & whoever goes home tonight doesn't necessarily means that he/she doesn't have the vocals.

I wish her all the best & may she fulfill her dream of being a recording artiste.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

TAR 6 - First Elimination

first elimination on TAR 6 Posted by Hello

The Amazing Race 6 is ON!!

That was fast, season 6 was aired barely 3 months from the last. Good friends Avi & Joe were the first team eliminated from TAR 6.

There seems to be more co-ed teams in the season than the previous seasons. I'm still clueless on which team i'm rooting for now, probably in the next week or so.

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Forgotten the movie

easily forgotten movie Posted by Hello

Watched this movie yesterday; boy, i was really disappointed.

Hailed as the "biggest jaw-dropper" since The Sixth Sense, major over-statment. It's nowhere near the quality of the suspense triller.

Much as i like Julianne Moore, she seems to be trapped in the weak plot & unable to bring sensation/excitement to the movie. Nonetheless, still amazing acting skills from her & the guy who played Ash.

Maybe my expectations were too high for the highly-acclaimed movie.

Friday, November 12, 2004

So Close yet so Far

Dahpne Out Posted by Hello

Need i say more?

It sux to be eliminated at this stage of the competition, especially when you have gotten so far. However, someone has to go to make way for the first SG Idol. It just happened to be Daphne's turn this week.

Though i didn't like her nasal tone, i must admit she looked so much better from the initial auditions till now; prettier. Same as Leandra, she would still have her fair share of opportunities. The biggest advantage would be her youth & her family wealth.

Your Work Personality

Took this off an jobs' placement website,
It's somewhat true, some aspects are not that accurate.

Your responses indicate that you are very warm, friendly and outgoing. Your highly patient nature advances your good sense of timing. You are extremely persistent and persuasive in your efforts to reach goals. Your capacity to plan and initiate large scale endeavors and to perfect routine functions is particularly good. Although you are somewhat independent, your relaxed nature leads you to be a good listener who is effective with people.

Communication Style
You are an attentive and perceptive listener. You tend to be sensitive to other people's feelings. When speaking, you avoid conflict by choosing your words carefully. You are especially skillful at maintaining harmony. Your style of persuasion is diplomatic and tactful.

Also, you respond to people with flexibility and open-mindedness. You relay a tone that is uninhibited, creative, and, at times, quite independent.

Your style of communication is easy-going and indirect. You express yourself in a calm, caring, and consistent manner.Valerie Koh, you feel that cooperation and teamwork are very important, and you set clear time frames to complete projects. You plan actions carefully, allow for time considerations, and maintain harmonious relations with colleagues.You function best when reporting to a strong leader. You are good at prioritizing work, establishing routines, and getting things done on time.

Leadership Style
Mentor : You perform your leadership role by accepting whatever comes your way, adjusting to it and then pushing ahead with persistence. You regard timing as very important and this is reflected in your expertise in planning and then in pursuing your goals. You delegate details and may be disinclined to delegate authority. You like to develop your people and to encourage teamwork.

You may tend to work more diligently at those tasks that are most interesting to you. You may place more emphasis on satisfying your personal needs than on achieving traditional goals and accomplishments. It is possible that personal anxieties or emotions may have a negative impact on your work. You may prefer to work at your own pace, rather than follow someone else's fixed schedule.

Motivational Needs
You tend to be motivated when your personal efforts contribute to overall organizational goals. You prefer that your organization's structure be secure and steady. You desire to work in an environment distinguished by teamwork and compatibility. You are most productive in a harmonious, cooperative, and stable work environment. You respond positively when encouraged to use creativity in projects, and when there are no sudden changes in pace or workload.You can be demotivated if excessive pressure is exerted on you at the last minute. Personality conflicts among co-workers can negatively impact your productivity. You may be less motivated in environments of rapid or sudden change. You can be frustrated by unrealistic expectations, or by frequent interruptions.

Primary Motivators
• An environment where there is harmony and cooperation.
• A minimum of conflicts and a steady, stable structure.
• A pace set for you with no sudden or abrupt changes.
• Forewarning of changes so that there is sufficient time to adjust.
• Encouragement in regard to creativity.
• Knowing how your personal efforts contribute to overall goals.
• Validation of self-worth.

Primary Demotivators
• Constantly pressured at the last minute.
• There are too many personality conflicts.
• There are too many sudden changes.
• Expectations are too high and/or not clear.

Emotional Intelligence
Your responses indicate that you tend to understand the emotional makeup of others, and to accurately sense what other people are feeling. You tend to feel at ease in almost any social situation, and it is likely that you are proficient in both maintaining relationships and networking. You easily build rapport, and you are able to attune your own style to the emotional reactions of others. Because you find it easy to see the world from another person's perspective, it is likely that you associate with a diverse group of people.

Monday, November 08, 2004

My 1st Trip to Genting Highlands

Genting Highlands Posted by Hello

I took this pic from the back garden of our room at Theme Park Hotel at Genting Highlands. I woke up especially early on the Saturday morning & went out alone with my digital camera.

I was standing at the edge of the railing, waiting for the fog to clear to get a clearer pic, my patience paid off. If only my lousy camera possess the ability to 10x zoom, i would definitely get a clearer pic.

Anyway, it was fun at Genting; with the gang & jackpot!!! I didn't know it could be so fun, we might re-visit Genting again next year. Hah, the evil peril of the jackpot machine.

I'll post up more photos of the gang in a few days time.

Friday, November 05, 2004

Princess of Soul outta running for SG Idol

Falling w the Fallin' Posted by Hello

Princess of Soul, Leandra was booted out of the SG Idol this week.

She was often praised for having one of the best voices in the competition, i agreed to a certain extent. But, I thought her voice lack the power & maturity. You could see her struggling with most of the genres of music each week. But she somehow managed to make it so far in the competition.

Nonetheless, she's still very young. Lots of opportunities are awaiting her.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

2 Interviews Yesterday

View From Cable Car Posted by Hello

Ain't it pretty?

I took the pic with my phone while i was on my way to an interview at the Mt. Faber cable car station.

You feel so small & insignificant when you look out & see the mass greenery around you. And you, suspended in mid-air; not knowing where to look or put your hand at. I'm not afraid of heights, but it's been so long since i last took a cable car & subject myself to such a great height.

Anyway, the crux of this post is about my 2 interviews yesterday. Yes, i had 2 interviews yesterday. One at PSA, the other at Singapore Cable Car (that's why i had to take the cable car, dude). I'm not pinning much hope on getting the corp comm position at PSA, i think i sux-ed during the interview. I'm hoping to get the job at SCC though, so that i can get 2 rides on the cable car daily. Besides, the novelty of cable car rides; the job at SCC might just be able to help me take the first step into another industry altogether.

Pray for me. (fingers crossed, toes crossed, hair crossed; no...should be tangled).
Arghhh !!

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

What Kinda Thinker Are You ?

Got this off another blogger's site (thanks to Zoe)
You should try it too !

You are a Linguistic Thinker
Linguistic thinkers

Tend to think in words, and like to use language to express complex ideas.
Are sensitive to the sounds and rhythms of words as well as their meanings.
Like linguistic thinkers, Leonardo made meticulous descriptions in his journals. He also made an effort to learn Latin - a foreign language

Other Linguistic Thinkers include : William Shakespeare, Sylvia Plath, Anne Frank
Careers which suit Linguistic thinkers include : Journalist, Librarian, Salesperson, Proof-reader, Translator, Poet, Lyricist

You are an Interpersonal Thinker
Interpersonal thinkers
Like to think about other people, and try to understand them
Recognise differences between individuals and appreciate that different people have different perspectives
Make an effort to cultivate effective relationships with family, friends and colleagues
Like interpersonal thinkers, Leonardo had lots of friends and contacts, and was a popular figure at the Italian court.

Other Interpersonal thinkers include : Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa, William Shakespeare
Careers which suit Interpersonal thinkers include : Politician, Psychologist, Nurse, Counsellor, Teacher

You are an Intrapersonal thinker
Intrapersonal thinkers
Spend a lot of time thinking about and trying to understand themselves
Reflect on their thoughts and moods, and work to improve them
You understand how your behaviour affects your relationships with others
Like intrapersonal thinkers, Leonardo worked hard to improve all aspects of himself.

Other Intrapersonal thinkers include : Sigmund Freud, Gandhi, Grahame Greene
Careers which suit Intrapersonal Thinkers include : Psychologist, Teacher, Pilot, Child care worker, Explorer, Drama therapist

I wonder how accurate is this test, I would like to think that i'm more of a linguistic thinker as my desired career is within this scope; journalist.