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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The anticipation of the possibility to go for COLDPLAY concert! Gasp!

Thanks to the beautiful, fantastic, connected, amazing Xin Yi, I got to know that Jereme. (That's rite, with the E at the end) has an extra Ticket! And will confirm soon whether the $160 is still available. Yay! A glimmer of hope, a sparkle of silver from the tortuous depths of dark clouds. Thanks loads Xin Yi! and Jereme.

Monday, May 29, 2006

If You are not too busy mugging

Go test your anatomy power here:

Maybe i'll try after i read a bit of anatomy next time: Clinkz me! =P

Maybe a Sonnet next time Nat Woong =) "Strangers at dusk, lovers at dawn" Before Sunset: Let me sing u a waltz...

For those who do not know what a sonnet is: Clinkz me! =P

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Study Life and Wheatbix

So it has come to the stage of a need for perpetual mugging, but yet i am still not...

Strict Diet to upkeep. Cooked for lunches and dinners today. Think it can last maybe 2 or 3 days.

Breakfast will be Tuna mayo supplemented by sausages and cheese. When out, it will be replaced by pink salmon mayo. YUM!: to keep the omega 3 levels high.

Most important meal of the day: Snack time, since it sccounts for most of the day... I snack a lot when i study: This week's special: tim tams are on offer again. he he. To keep the cocoa and serotonin levels high, bought my favourite dark chocolate 70% cocoa. other than that, it's wheatbix and cornflakes. They have high fibre and other nutrients. And i eat wheatbix on its own, i think it taste better that way.

Man i gotta study! 7 June ain't far, it's 9 days away. OMG! It sucks to see so many people to have almost finished their assignments while you yourself are struggling to start. Think i'm going to put my assignment to after exams. Think i'm at the boderline of positive and negative stress... or maybe i'm just bipolar. whateva.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Singapore Idol Audition 2006 - Drama Boy

Featuring My friend Shiwei on Singapore Idol Audition.

The drama mama, so long haven't spoke to u. He's my primary and secondary skool classmate. Catch up soon yar.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Got a Job, Got a holiday, Nothing without my friends

And i got a job as a professional scorer! Going to mark GCE and GCSE papers for AUD$18.71/hr. Ain't that cool. Going for training on the system on Thursday afternoon, too bad gonna skip my sociology tutorial. For those who did not get it yet, please dun fret. Call them tmr k? i'm sure Eniko will get back to u =) Cheer up.

So my holidays plans are roughly like that:

8 June - 4 July work my finger till i get carpel tunnel syndrome, marking is on the computer, they scan the papers in and u grade them with the answer scheme they give u.

5 July - 12 July Sydney! stay in some hostel at ~AUD$20 a night and spend quality time with Ethan, Xin Yi, Ming Jian, Jasmine. Only Jasmine and I not going for the Hillsong conference. Though we may join in the night(it's free admission at night i think)AND GET MY FAIR SHARE OF KRISPY KREMES!!!!

Later in July: Snow boarding.

~tata for now~

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

So this Australian speaks of Our MM LKY in THE AGE

Go have a look. Quite a skewed perspective, but some parts i agree like that our newspaper put in too much details in reports for sex offences.

For those who do not know, The Age is one of the largest circulating newspapers in Australia


Meanwhile, Here are Top 10 stories the UN thinks you should know about. And surprise, surprise, i only knew 2, how ignorant of the world can u get...


Monday, May 15, 2006

Looking Back

Looking Back
Originally uploaded by kerfern.

The 55/04 Officer Cadet Course commissioning parade:

This was probably one of the happiest moments in my life. Too Bad i didn't sign on. Or rather, didn't want to in the first place.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

No Coldplaying concert tickets... Boo hoo...

So this weekend went up in flames. Burn baby burn!

Saturday: Went for Connexions in Melbourne Uni, organised by Singapore International Foundation. Was impressed by the speakers that turned up:

Peggy Kek, Deputy Executive Director, SIF

Chua Kheng Hwa, Divisional Director, International Manpower Division (Contact Singapore), Ministry of Manpower

Eddie Teo, High Commisioner of the Republic of Singapore - Australia

We received heaps of information about employment in Singapore. Good to know that employment rate of NUS, NTU, SMU students are: 95%, 94%, 100% respectively. And the picture painted was that our economy is in one of it's better times.

Mr Eddie Teo mentioned about a programme by Channel News Asia CNA, that had a panel of young journalist and students hurtling audacious, ground-breaking questions at MM LKY. And that he answered most in his calmed composure, but almost lost it once. Too bad they dun have it online to d/l couldn't find it on CNA.

The food fare was food, Local delights: Nasi Lemak, Roti Prata, Curry Chicken, Tang Yuan, Ngou Hiang, Bubble Tea.

Sunday: Had brunch with Mr Chua Kheng Hwa, and it's on them. Haha. But it was interesting talking to him and me analysing him analysing our conversations. Spoke mainly about the issue of not enough HO places for overseas medical students to enter the system. Then about us thinking we will be more disadvantaged than NUS students when it comes to specialising, mainly due to us not being able to establish better relationships with our superiors and colleagues.

But well we were not in the system yet, and i think we still are really unsure of the system. At least i am.

On a lighter note, Happy 21st Birthday Ethan!! and also to my dear friend Edwin, wished i was there for your party. Sadly, I couldn't get tickets of Coldplay concert, because i didn't even know they were coming till the tickets were long sold out. SAD!!!

The Saga continues for Critique of Aussie Med Education: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,19106686-23289,00.html

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

And so it is... Just like u said it would be....

Didn't do as well as i hoped for for my exam. Saw all the stages: Disbelief → denial → anger → sadness and acceptance → reflection → change it all happened in about 1 min.

Kerf died, for the neogenesis. I hope there is a change. And no i am not sad, just not happy.

Monday, May 08, 2006


Ineresting ones include:

Arachibutyrophobia- Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth
Auroraphobia- Fear of Northern lights
Barophobia- Fear of gravity
Consecotaleophobia- Fear of chopsticks
Cyclophobia- Fear of bicycles
Dipsophobia- Fear of drinking
Eurotophobia- Fear of female genitalia
Hagiophobia- Fear of saints or holy things
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia- Fear of long words
Homilophobia- Fear of sermons
Ideophobia- Fear of ideas
Ithyphallophobia- Fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis
Japanophobia- Fear of Japanese
Judeophobia- Fear of Jews
Kosmikophobia- Fear of cosmic phenomenon
Lachanophobia- Fear of vegetables
Maniaphobia- Fear of insanity
Medomalacuphobia- Fear of losing an erection
Medorthophobia- Fear of an erect penis
Oneirogmophobia- Fear of wet dreams
Ouranophobia or Uranophobia- Fear of heaven
Philemaphobia or Philematophobia- Fear of kissing
Proctophobia- Fear of rectums
Sinistrophobia- Fear of things to the left or left-handed
Soceraphobia- Fear of parents-in-law
Somniphobia- Fear of sleep
Symmetrophobia- Fear of symmetry
Technophobia- Fear of technology
Zemmiphobia- Fear of the great mole rat

WTH, peanut butter stuck on the roof of mouth, how cool is that... Thanx Waisan for educating me.

Brought to u by the letter Zee

Love Puke

We should always have a cynic view of love, there is no such thing as a unhealthy cynic. Love creates cynics. Why should we be entwined with love, so entangled with the warmth? Then the more u get spun together on a common web, the attachment grows: distant makes the heart fonder. Then u find yourself hoping that it will last, till you suddenly see the cliff before you, though not too near, it ain't far either. You dispair and despair. You try to find reasons to look at it logically, you try to avoid the hurt that comes. But is still just does. Love puke.

How could I hate love so much, for I have probably never loved before, i dunno what love is, unless infatuation counts. Or maybe infatuation leads to love, but i never did see it go that way yet.
Well the ideas were from Love puke, a play, we saw on Saturday. Sure reminds me of how i liked acting when i was much younger, the lights, the litle makeup, the crowd, the dressing room, the dinners i had to eat quickly so that i got extra time to remember my lines, and the elaborate costumes.

There was an asian girl that was fantastic, cried on the spot during her soliloquy, later i got to know she's actually from VJ and did TSD. Small world. But i thought the first soliloquy was the best: she starts with a normal tone, then goes up and down and stays there and let it simmer in the pain. (like evaporation and rain: Water goes up, the rain falls onto the ground with such pain, no one bothers it or helps it, as you do not know it's in pain, for you can't see someone crying in the rain)(rollercoasters are too cliche).

On psychoanalytical note, there was a gread deal of examples in Love puke of 'Games people play' reminded me of the transactional analysis of games people play by Eric Berne. Haven't used that to analyse my life for a long time...

Well on a reality check, i am so not progressing as i wanted. (maybe i should sing Majulah Kerfern everyday) I am struggling with the compilation of my notes, still at week 8, though we are starting week 10. And i HAVEN'T STARTED WITH MY ASSIGNMENT YET!!! Procrastination or no procrastination, i have to start today. Its friggin 6.3°C as i type this.

Look at this for the appaling state of the Aussie med education. Hope i turn out fine: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,19042005-2702,00.html

Watched 'Before Sunset' again, and again. It was nice, very.

It is Fear that creates cynics not Love.

"Let me sing you a waltz..."

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Amazing Table Tennis Video

Not too long a video, so i guess Monash peeps can d/l.

while u're at it go look at MJ's blog for the Chang2 Quan2 video, absolutely stunning i tell u. Forceful yet like a butterfly flutter by.