Saying goodbye to 8760days

21 01 2011

Time flies.

Tomorrow marks my last day in the company that grooms me and provides bread & butter on the table for me from the past 3130 days.

On 1st Feb, Iwill also leaving the room that I have been calling home for the past 2765days.

On 2nd Feb, I will be leaving the country that I have been studying, working and making lots of fantastic friends & colleagues for the past 8760 days.

I hope I will be back…

juskawaime feeling emo after seeing her empty room – with all stuffs shipped over.

We are quite the same

1 01 2011
In this new year 2011, may we all realise we are not that much different from the person standing next to you. May we always be kind to our fellow human beings.

“I laugh, I love, I hope, I try, I hurt, I need, I fear, I cry. And I know you do the same things too, So we’re really not that different, me and you.”

~ Colin Raye

Happy New Year 2011

31 12 2010

‎2011 is at the door…
Life is short,
break the rules,
Forgive quickly,
…love truly,
laugh uncontrollably,
Happy New Year 2011…

Japan Trip

29 10 2010

Going to Japan soon.

Have done lots of research and planning since donkey mths ago.. and finally the time has come! *Yippees*

I thought it is a bit too fast (time does fly!!), and I was just sick for 2 days (have not been feeling good past 1-2weeks), and one of travel mates – Jing – is also sick!! OH mY! -___-“”

And I have not revise my Japanese language… Oh no! Everything is returned to the sensei already! =( I will be bringing a dictionary just in case, But i suspect we would prob will not use it and will just make do with hand-language, broken english and broken japanese!! =p It will be fun! It has to be fun!! =)

Planning for this Japanese trip – is most challenging travel trip I have ever planned.. Esp the metro/subways.. see already – atama ga itaii desu!! *Headache* Plus the place we covered are big – Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima (if have time, Nara). and the period is long – 14days!! (Yes we are going to be very broke!!) Luckily we take turns in planning *team spirit is strong* And whatever we didn’t plan, hopefully we can find our way around.. All will turn out fine! Amen!

I am going for fabric shopping for 2nd day (all by myself – free day) while waiting for another travelmate – Jo – to join us. I have done some searching online.. intend to really shop till drop!! haha hopefully i have enough $$ to spend! =p

God bless our trip – fun and safe trip and bless us with strong body for this trip.

Cya when we are back!! =)

Rest in Peace, Mrs Lee!

2 10 2010

Sincere condolences to MM Lee and family. Mrs Lee is a great woman, a legendary Singapore woman icon – someone who stood behind MM Lee and Singapore during the political hardship years till now. Singapore has lost a great citizen. She will missed by many people. Farewell Mrs. Lee. Rest in Peace

Mrs Lee Kuan Yew dies at age 89
Posted: 02 October 2010 1933 hrs

SINGAPORE : Madam Kwa Geok Choo – the wife of Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, and mother of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has died on Saturday.

Mrs Lee Kuan Yew, age 89, passed away peacefully at home at 5.40 pm.

A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said the wake is held at Sri Temasek, official residence of the Prime Minister located within the Istana grounds, from October 4-5.

Visitors who wish to pay their last respects may do so on October 4-5 from 10am to 5pm.

Members of the public may call 6835 6614 for any queries.

A private funeral will take place on October 6 at Mandai Crematorium.

The family requests that no obituaries and no wreaths or flowers to be sent.

All donations will go to the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) Health Research Endowment Fund.

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17 06 2010

生日快到了,一年过了一年,有些感叹,有些忧虑,有些彷徨,有些喜。。 想想以前的路,想想自己以后会走这么样的路。会担心,会失错。。这句话给我一点点的鼓励。


God has a plan for everyone of us!


In life, you may not walk in a straight line to your destination. But fret not, because these extra journey may be would make our future walk easier.  Nothing is wasted as you gain experiences and wisdom =)

Simon is getting married?

15 06 2010

juskawaime always thought Simon Cowel is an item with Paula Abdul. See here

but it seems not so now..

Simon is getting married!!!

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Is there life after 50?

14 06 2010

juskawaime‘s birthday is near, going to be 1yr older! Oh No!! But aging may not neccesarily bad.  Age is just a number. Don’t focus on regrets,  do count your blessings, do gain confidence and lets us all age gracefully.


“The message we want to bring to people out there is that life is far from over when you get to your 50s. This is the time to do what you’ve always wanted to do; read more motivational books, join a gym, climb a mountain and travel to places you’ve always dreamed of. Stop worrying about being old and sickly. Every day is a blessing and losing out on making that day a happy one can take years off your life.”

Is there life after 50?

Sun, Jun 13, 2010

New Straits Times

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Male or Female Boss?

10 06 2010

Which do you prefer?? To have a male boss or female boss? Or to be a male boss or female boss?? =D

Why Everyone Prefers Male Bosses

By Elena Torrijos – June 7th, 2010

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Re-posted courtesy of Forbes.

by Willow Duttge

27 May 2010, 8:00 PM ET

“You know, you’re not a man,” Akio Morita, Sony’s cofounder and former chairman of the board said to one of the firm’s senior female executives over dinner one night.

“Nope, that’s absolutely true,” the woman, a single mother divorced with three children, replied.

“But you’re not a woman.”

“Uh, OK. What am I?”

“You’re in a third category.”

Right, she’s a woman boss.

It was some two decades ago that Barbara Annis, now of Barbara Annis & Associates, a firm that advises blue-chip companies on gender diversity and inclusiveness, had that conversation with the late “god of Sony.” But not a lot has changed in terms of how we view female leaders.

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Good morning, Lord Jesus

10 06 2010

juskawaime is always thankful to the Lord for everything He has done for me and my family.. Thank you Lord for giving life to me.

Love to sing this song. Hope you too. =)

Good morning, Lord Jesus,
Thank You for today.
Thank You for my spirit,
Thank You I can pray.
Good morning, Lord Jesus,
To You I love to sing.
Thank You, Lord, for everything.

Click here for the music

O Lord, I love You, I really love You

30 05 2010

juskawaime is not a good christian.. but will hum this hymn occassionally =)

O Lord, I love You,
I really love You,
Without You life’s really nothing.
You are so attracting,
And You are so charming;
Your riches are unsearchable.
Your name’s so dear and sweet,
Calling makes one satisfied,
Now You are mine and I am Thine, Lord;
Joined and mingled with You,
God-man incorporation,
Foretaste of the New Jerusalem.

Listen to music here

JLPT Results for Yr 2009

27 05 2010

Japanese Language Proficiency Test

Organized by Japan Foundation & Japan Education Exchanges & Services (JEES) conducted by the Japanese Cultural Society of Singapore.

The objective of the test is to let Japanese language students know their level of proficiency as well as to enhance their enthusiasm for the learning of the language for mutual understanding among nations.

The test is made up of three sections

  • Writing/Vocabulary
  • Hearing
  • Reading/ Grammar

Results of the test conducted in December 2009.

Level No. of Examinees Passed (%) Failed (%)
1 508 126 24.8% 382 75.2%
2 993 422 42.5% 571 57.5%
3 1874 1329 70.9% 545 29.1%
4 1805 1475 81.7% 330 18.3%
Total 5180 3352 64.7% 1828 35.3%

Test Date:
1st Sunday of December

Registration Period:
early August to early September
(from Mon to Fri, 2.30pm – 8.00pm, closed on Sat, Sun & public holidays)

Online Registration:
from early August (for two weeks only)

Enquiries & Registration:
The Japanese Cultural Society, Singapore
Midland House, 112 Middle Road #05-00, Singapore 188970.
Tel: 63383428.

Application Procedure:

  1. 2 recent passport-size photos are required for registration.
  2. The application form is chargeable at $2.00 per set.
  3. Test Fee: Level 1: $55 / Level 2: $55 / Level 3: $45 / Level 4: $45.
  4. Submit your application personally at the Japanese Cultural Society.

For information about the JLPT, please visit Japan Foundation website.

Extracted from JCS