Wednesday, April 25, 2012


I am extremely frustrated right now! Urgh.. what a slap! Utter disgrace!

Sunday, April 15, 2012


At this moment when you are reading this, Titanic would have sunk hundred years ago, this day in the couple of minutes right in the Atlantic Ocean.

Titanic now lies on the seabed, in the eternal darkness and has not seen the sun since she last sunk. Though, fondly remembered by its romanticised movie, we should all not just focus on its drama but also what we could learn from her and stories of victims who have survived through her very last moments.

At this very moment, I would like to pay respect to the thousands of gentlemen and crew members of their courageous and admirable action of sacrificing their space on the very few lifeboats for the women and children. for they could have all teamed up against the crew members and boarded the lifeboats.

To Mrs. Straus, who gave up her chance of survival to join her husband and claimed that  she will go wherever her husband go-"We have lived together for many years. Where you go, I go", showed how great and wonderful to love and be loved is. 
Now as you read, the screams and cries have started to soften down. The Titanic was just hovering above the surface of the sea.

Unnoticeable doesn't mean his actions were not noble. To those guys in the small box frantically sending SOS signals, stationed at your position till the very end, I salute you. (Read more here :

Assistant Radio Operator
Harold Sidney Bride
First Radio Operator
John George Phillips

(Note: After the power shortage, Bride and Phillips left the wireless room after that message, after being urged to leave their post by Captain Smith. They made their way to the Boat-Deck and began trying to help the other men in the releasing of collapsible Lifeboat B. While neither of them immediately made it onto a lifeboat, both were rescued from the sea. Bride's feet were so severely frozen he could not walk. Phillips died of hypothermia on or near Collapsible lifeboat B, his body was never recovered.)

 To the "band  that plays on", as music lovers,  no words can describe how I feel but I have learn much. The last song that they played were "Nearer, My God, to Thee".

The story of Titanic taught us how easily our arrogance and over-confidence easily can bring us down. No matter how great we are, we should always keep in mind the we should never let our arrogance and pride control us.

Lastly, to the Captain of the Ship, who had planned to retire after the voyage. I bid you peace. 

Even though, the last survivors of Titanic has passed away peacefully, which made the passengers of Titanic all "gone", you will all always remain in our memories and heart. 

And finally, to all of those passengers who have unfortunately died in the sinking, whether I have mention or not, may you all attain eternal peace. 

2:20 PM GMT 0 
Titanic purged 

God Bless. 
 (The post is scheduled at 2:17am GMT 0)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Indonesia- Batam- Labun Island

Labun Island!

My whole family went on a short getaway to Batam, Indonesia.

We went to this small island call Labun Island and stayed at the Kelong- which were basically houses on stilts. This type of houses were still being used by some of the locals here as they depend on fishing for a living.

This island I think, is owed by a Singaporean and had it converted for resort use. But, unlike others, this Kelong has NO air-conditioning, NO wifi, USES matressess , water is from the WELL, properly filterated and channeled into our bathroom and has NO electricity except at night. So it's like back to the past years when our grandparents lived in.

Nonetheless, it's quite an experience. I mean, we should all try different experience, even if it's for a short period.

We only have one dinning area and it's not very polish. The bridge connecting our rooms to it is merely a no-railing plank.

But don't worry since the water isn't depth, at low tide it's merely up to your waist plus I'm quite short. When it's high tide, it's still quite shallow , you can easily stand up.

So during meal time, we would across the bridge and head for the dinning area.

With only two days at hand, we went straight for island trekking once we reached and had our lunch. Plus the island is quite small so it doens't take much time for us to explore the whole land.

It wasn't a difficult trek just that you have to be really cautious if you don't want to fall into the spikey roots sticking out from the ground. And if you make pass all that, you will be rewarded with a beautiful sight-or so.

We went fishing during the first day afternoon. Fishing rods and baits were available.. free of course then we went on the Banana Boat.

It took us really far and I could see real Kelongs at other islands which was quite a beautiful sight. The jet boat which was driving us broke down halfway. Thank god, we had another boat followed us and eventually pulled up to shore.

 The night view was awesome. Very picturesque, too bad I'm still a novice at photography or else I may have taken some really good photos.

The next day, we went snorkeling in the morning! It's quite a strange feeling when you have corals and fishes swimming below you and you can just reach out and touch them. But because this is my first time snorkeling, I was bad at it and had to drink a couple gulps of seawater. Nasty! At barely half and hour I was out of the water because I am just so bad at it that I totally gave up.  When I was swimming, the seas was quite cloudy but the water was really clear during the afternoon.

Mini Crabs

Too bad we didn't had any proffessional trainers as this is just a mini sized resort.

Our meals have also been seafood and I actually have crabs for both days! Lucky~ But the crabs were quite small so it's hard to eat.

Finally, it's time for us to head back to Singapore. It was around noon so it's at low tide and we have the climb down that creepy stair way or else during high tide, you could just jumb down where it is only a few centimeters away.  So only those Nature lovers would love such getaways and those of you urban dwellers, not so much.