22 September 2007

I was at the library at Ngee Ann City for the first time last night. Nice place. Pity about the impending closure though.

It's a pity that it did not stock any copies of Janes' Defence Weekly.

20 September 2007

It's been a long long day. I need some rest now.
Just who is Avram Grant? Intriguing.
Tag

Since Anne nicely asked, I will do this tagging thing for once. Heheh. It's really not my thing.


Four jobs I have held in my life:

1. IT Analyst/Senior IT Analyst
2. Producer/Technical Producer
3. Project manager
4. Business manager and fire safety manager


Four places I have lived:

1. Singapore
2. Northern California
3. West Yorkshire


Four countries I've had a vacation in:

1. Italy
2. France
3. Germany
4. UK


Four favourite food:

1. Steak
2. Pasta
3. Ice-cream
4. Potato chips


Four places I rather be right now:

1. The Great Outdoors
2. Home
3. At a bookstore
4. At a cafe


Four friends I am going to tag:

1. No one as I am not into this tagging business and I won't subject others to it. Heh.
Mourinho leaves Chelsea!?! What on earth? Astounding! This is developing into a very interesting season!

19 September 2007

I am elated. I discovered a stack of Janes' Defence Weekly at Bishan Community library! Hurray! I don't have to go down to the SAFTI library to read them!
I am frustrated. There is simply a lot to do for the fire safety ratifications and also building administrative matters.

No easy solutions yet.

18 September 2007

Mr. & Mrs. Smith: Craptacular!



I knew this was a 2005 movie and I just saw it on DVD just this evening. This really took the cake as the worst movie that I had watched this year. Contrived, unfunny and full of plot holes. There were a few alright action sequences in this torpid action-comedy. It couldn't come any worse. ARGH! I could feel my life draining away and my brain cells dying in droves!

17 September 2007

Army Open House 2007


An amount of equipment were displayed at the Army Open House at the Pasir Laba camp over the course of four days. These include AFVs, small arms, artillery and more:

Mech IGLA (Short Range Air Defence System) I


Mech IGLA (Short Range Air Defence System) II

Mech IGLA (Short Range Air Defence System) III

Leopard 2A4 MBT I

Leopard 2A4 MBT II

Leopard 2A4 MBT III

Leopard 2A4 MBT IV

Mortar Tracked Carrier (MTC) I

Mortar Tracked Carrier (MTC) II


Mortar Tracked Carrier (MTC) III

Bionix Launch Bridge I

Bionix Launch Bridge II


VSAT (Satellite communications)

Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow I

Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow II

Pegasus (Light Weight Howitzer) I

Pegasus (Light Weight Howitzer) II


Light Strike Vehicle (LSV) I

Light Strike Vehicle (LSV) II

Bronco All Terrain Tracked Carrier

Boeing CH-47 Chinook


Infantryman with the SAR-21 Assault Rifle

Sniper with the Steyr SSG 69 Sniper Rifle

Advanced Combat Man System I

Advanced Combat Man System II

Bionix II Infantry Fighting Vehicle I

Bionix II Infantry Fighting Vehicle II

Bionix II Infantry Fighting Vehicle III

Singapore Self-Propelled Howitzer 1 (SSPH 1) Primus I

Singapore Self-Propelled Howitzer 1 (SSPH 1) Primus II

Singapore Self-Propelled Howitzer 1 (SSPH 1) Primus III

Singapore Technogies Kinetics SAR-21 Assault Rifle

CIS 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher

CIS .5 Heavy Machine Gun

Steyr SSG 69 Sniper Rifle

Unimog Maintenance Vehicle

Personal photos

The other exhibits were uninteresting in my opinion.



16 September 2007

Army Open House 2007: Bionix II Infantry Fighting Vehicle III














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Army Open House 2007: Bionix II Infantry Fighting Vehicle I





The Bionix II has a 30mmm Bushmaster automatic cannon instead of the previous 25mm standard.











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Army Open House 2007: CIS 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher


The locally developed CIS 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher (CIS 40 AGL) has been deployed on many of the army's M113 APCs.


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Army Open House 2007: CIS .5 Heavy Machine Gun




This locally developed 12.7mm heavy machine gun has been mounted on the army's M113 and Bionix AFVs.


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Army Open House 2007: Steyr SSG 69 Sniper Rifle




The sniper rifle was dressed up for the show. Otherwise, it would not be in this state.
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Army Open House 2007: Singapore Self-Propelled Howitzer 1 (SSPH 1) Primus III








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Army Open House 2007: Singapore Self-Propelled Howitzer 1 (SSPH 1) Primus II









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Army Open House 2007: Singapore Self-Propelled Howitzer 1 (SSPH 1) Primus I




The locally developed self-propelled howitzer first entered service in 2004 and was armed with a 39 calibre length 155mm howitzer.



The SPG was apparently mounted on a modified M109 chassis.




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Security Tags

I was browsing at Popular Bookstore at Junction 8 one afternoon when I found these security tags stuck in the middle of a book. Well done. Stuck smack in the centre of the page.



It was apparently not possible to remove the tags without damage the pages. I went on to discover that most of the books there had tags that were stuck in the centre somewhere.

From then, I knew that I would not be purchasing a single book from Popular Bookstore.