Wednesday 30 September 2009

Amazing Sand Art

Kseniya Simonova is a Ukrainian artist who won the Ukraine's version of "America's Got Talent", in June 2009. Her "sand painting" illustrates Germany's invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII. As the adage goes, "a picture is worth a thousand words". Her drawing was so incredible and touching that you can see the audience and the judge tearing. You can follow the story line even if you don't understand the song lyrics and words. What an amazing and talented artist!!

Saturday 26 September 2009

Handwriting Analysis

Just for fun, you can get your personality profile based on analysis of your handwriting, from

Jeck uses judgment to make decisions. He is ruled by his head, not his heart. He is a cool, collected person who is usually unexpressive emotionally. Some may see him as unemotional. He does have emotions but has no need to express them. He is withdrawn into himself and enjoys being alone.

The circumstances when Jeck does express emotions include: extreme anger, extreme passion, and tremendous stress. If someone gets him mad enough to tell him off, he will not be sorry about it later. He puts a mark in his mind when someone angers him. He keeps track of these marks and when he hits that last mark he will let them know they have gone too far. He is ruled somewhat by self-interest. All his conclusions are made without outside emotional influence. He is very level-headed and will remain calm in an emergency situation. In a situation where other people might get hysterical, he has poise.

Jeck will work more efficiently if given space and time to be alone. He would rather not be surrounded by people constantly. In a relationship, he will show his love by the things he does rather than by the things he says. Jeck is not subject to emotional appeals. If someone is selling a product to him, they will need to present only the facts. They should present them from a standpoint of his sound judgment. He will not be taken in by an emotional story about someone else. He will meet emergencies without getting hysterical and he will always ask "Is this best for me?"

People that write their letters in an average height and average size are moderate in their ability to interact socially. According to the data input, Jeck doesn't write too large or too small, indicating a balanced ability to be social and interact with others.

Jeck will be candid and direct when expressing his opinion. He will tell them what he thinks if they ask for it, whether they like it or not. So, if they don't really want his opinion, don't ask for it!

In reference to Jeck's mental abilities, he has a very investigating and creating mind. He investigates projects rapidly because he is curious about many things. He gets involved in many projects that seem good at the beginning, but he soon must slow down and look at all the angles. He probably gets too many things going at once. When Jeck slows down, then he becomes more creative than before. Since it takes time to be creative, he must slow down to do it. He then decides what projects he has time to finish. Thus he finishes at a slower pace than when he started the project.

He has the best of two kinds of minds. One is the quick investigating mind. The other is the creative mind. His mind thinks quick and rapidly in the investigative mode. He can learn quicker, investigate more, and think faster. Jeck can then switch into his low gear. When he is in the slower mode, he can be creative, remember longer and stack facts in a logical manner. He is more logical this way and can climb mental mountains with a much better grip.

Jeck is a practical person whose goals are planned, practical, and down to earth. This is typical of people with normal healthy self-esteem. He needs to visualize the end of a project before he starts. he finds joy in anticipation and planning. Notice that I said he plans everything he is going to do, that doesn't necessarily mean things go as planned. Jeck basically feels good about himself. He has a positive self-esteem which contributes to his success. He feels he has the ability to achieve anything he sets his mind to. However, he sets his goals using practicality-- not too "out of reach". He has enough self-confidence to leave a bad situation, yet, he will not take great risks, as they relate to his goals. A good esteem is one key to a happy life. Although there is room for improvement in the confidence catagery, his self-perception is better than average.

Jeck is very self-sufficient. He is trying not to need anyone. He is capable of making it on his own. He probably wants and enjoys people, but he doesn't "need" them. He can be a loner.

Saturday 19 September 2009

More Random Questions

1. Write down the first word I am thinking.

2. 1 word to describe myself.

3. How many letters is my answer?

4. What do I want to accomplish now?
Think of as many random questions, like this one.

5. What is my hatest subject?

6. What is my hatest number?
61, as it is close to but not 62.

7. Invent a word.
kabluack: you say that when you vomit

8. Who is the longest word I ever encounter?
I forgot. My friend told me that, and it is a kind of disease with "volcano" inside.

9. What is my favourite word?

10. What do I like most in the Chem Lab?

11. What is the shape of a toilet bowl?

12. What word ends with NNEL?

13. What do I feel like doing to this blog?
Delete it, really

And finally...

14. Type all different characters possible.
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There are a lot more characters...

Sunday 13 September 2009


This afternoon my family went to watch this korean comic martial arts performance at the Esplanade Theatre. The ticket costs $38 per person, but it might not be worth its value since we were late by half an hour. We took a bus there, halfway through the journey my sisters needed to visit the toilet. So we alighted at suntec city bus-stop. There was a queue at the toilet and as there was a Comex 2009 computer exhibition/PC show going on, we had to push our way through the throng of visitors. After they were out, we hurried towards Marina Square. Being unfamiliar with the place, we asked for directions many times, wasted alot of time and waited very long for my very, extremely, slow, tortoiselike, draggy, dilly-dally father who sauntered behind us. As we were scurrying for the Theatre, my sister fell and bruised her leg. I was a little envious of her, as she got a free sweet from the Esplanade lady who tended to her abrasion.
JUMP tells the story of a Korean family well-versed in martial arts, including a crotchety grandfather. Some parts are hilarious, esp. the scene with two burglars break into their house. There are many showdowns on martial arts, acrobatic and gymnastic moves, as well as comic acting.

Wednesday 9 September 2009

Small (pieces) Puzzles

Holidays time = puzzle time again. My mother has just bought a new 1000-pc puzzle from Takashimaya. I took a few days (2-3 hours a day) to fix it. On the box it says 'world's smallest 1000-pc jigsaw puzzle'. The other postcard-size puzzle is an old 204-pc puzzle, which I have fixed many times already. You can see a actual size postcard below the box. I have placed one 5-cent coin and one 10-cent coin next to the single pieces, so that you can have a feel of the size of the pieces.

Saturday 5 September 2009


Way Tan (wearing blazer), Haikal (holding envelope) and I (holding plaque) with Prof Louis Chen

The SMO 2009 Prize Presentation Ceremony was held this morning, at NUS High Auditorium.

SMO Junior - Individual 1st $500
SMO Junior - Team 1st $250 ($750/3)
SMO Open - Individual 5th $120
SMO Open - Team 3rd $100 ($400/4)
IMO Bronze - $250
Total $1220. It's a nice number.

Team Awards are as follows:
SMO Junior - 1st NUS High, 2nd - HCI and RI
SMO Senior - 1st RI, 2nd - RGS, 3rd - NUS High & NYGH
SMO Open - 1st HCI & RI, 3rd - NUS High

Overall, it is a fruitful day for me :-)