Sunday, November 30, 2003

eh, if got board games, tht wld be the best!! monopoly-accounting style can??
eh, as for cards, can we haf cards like happy family and donkey as well??
i get bored playing bridge.. needs too much thinking..
hey everyone! yanlian lixin and nana came my house today, and we discussed a bit about the chalet... sent an email to all of you.. oh. i didn't send to sijia cos her email's got problem... just called her anyway. :)

here are the important points anyway:
1. Each person pls pay 5 dollars more k? to cover the bbq food...
2. Everyone pls meet at Harbour Front MRT at 10... (yes venus, pls don't come at 11) we'll go shopping at cold storage yep!
3. We'll then all meet up at the bus terminal at 12...

Hike's over woohoo!

This is the first time I've walked so much since exams started... my feet still feel a little funny now. Haha... to think i used to walk 40+ km in a day without much problems.

Oh.. so how is anybody planning what to bring for the chalet? I was thinking we all put down what we want to see at the chalet, and we all share by bringing what we can. I hope to see a couple of board games, risk, twister, hotel... emm... lots of food, and music so we can keep the whole of sentosa awake while we party the night away hahahaha

Saturday, November 29, 2003

hey peeps! yellows better than purple? hahah...

Friday, November 28, 2003

Let's countdown..


Thursday, November 27, 2003

hahah.. its alright jinyang.. :) aiyo.. my thumb is aching now.... cos when we went to the SITEX fair just now, er.. we.. spent about 45 mins at the XBox section... :) ahha... so spastic lah! Lixin and i played basketball... i got lakers! but if you think shaq is good you must be kiddign... (err.. was i controlling?) shaq always jumps in midair and trys to block an invisible man. Gary Payton runs around with the ball. (naturally its a foul)... and then there was once i didn't know where the guy ran to.. the next moment he ran into lixin's player... naturally it was a foul... sigh. and lixin refuses to shoot unless YAOMING had the ball?!!!?!?! dimmit. one player game and still, the lakers couldn't block anything. tsk tsk... (in case any lakers fan is reading this, pls note that it was a game and i was controlling lakers so all the above is really self slapping. (: )
sorry ruoling... i coudn't resist

ALL 15 down. No more to go :)

how sad ruoling... cant countdown anymore... maybe you could help me countdown before i go ns

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

hmm... i sense something in the air... maybe ruo ling shld head to the theaters to watch love actually with erm hmm... (oops.. don't whack me!)
oh yes, i'll be going to the body world exhibition with my family.. my dad wans to scare my mum.. haha.. my mum was cringing at the thought of staring at so many dead bodies... as for the hike... my friend might be coming along with us cuz she wun be free on fri to show me the route.. so see how lah.. will be updating u all..
hey peeps! incase you guys didn't notice, weiliang popped by to leave a note on the tag board... tomorrow nana lixin sijia and I are going to the SITEX fair.. in case you don't know its a technology fair are we're going there to check out digital cameras etc... if you wanna come along come! :) it's at EXPO though.. yup. and friday is shopping or checking out hike route day. and saturday's the hike. and sunday's a rest and recuperate day.. monday is off to Body World exhibition.. tuesday is CHALET! *whee* then friday is doze the whole day... and sat is start packing for vietnam day.. sunday is last minute shopping day.. and monday i'm oFf to viiiieeeeEETNam! haha...

whoops. getting v hyper now.. can't get down to studying for tomorrow. actually, i would have loved to type all these first then do the daily update, so it kinda screams at the top. but i couldn't help it. the moment i came in i HAD to do the update. hahahahah :) oh yes. anyone wanna watch love actually? *shrug* it seems like a pretty nice show... :/ yanlian and eileen wants to watch brother bear... (yes ff bear keep quiet.) in any case, the eighteenth is booked for LOTR! :) lalalala....
14 down. LAST ONE TO GO!~

Monday, November 24, 2003

wah.. i'm itching to post my daily updates. :]
i'll laugh at you pple running, or rather only venus will be running eh?

Sunday, November 23, 2003

hey nana!!! i cannot study anymore liao... my mind is all on prom!! dresses, accessories, shoes, shawls... ahhhh.... 4days!!! where got enough.?!?!?!? hey gotta sprint from shops to shops leh... yah i mean it... really run from one end of orch to the other end..
i need to train up for the hike.

after walking a mere 3 to 4km yesterday, i thought i was going to drop dead.

Saturday, November 22, 2003

yoohoo peeps! i'm finally back up here. after banning myself from the net (not the comp... lalala) for dunno how many weeks. sheesh. 6 more days. i simply cant wait. dunno if i can go for the hike on 28th. my mum seems to want me to finish my prom business before i go for chalet and that leaves me with only 4 days i think. VENUS!!! you reading any of this? when are we going prom shopping?!?
Taking A Day Off From Work

So you want a day off. Let's take a look at what you are
asking for:

There are 365 days per year available for work. There are 52
weeks per year in which you already have 2 days off per week,
leaving 261 days available for work. Since you spend 16 hours
each day away from work, you have used up 170 days, leaving
only 91 days available.

You spend 30 minutes each day on coffee break, which counts
for 23 days each year, leaving only 68 days available. With a
1 hour lunch each day, you used up another 46 days, leaving
only 22 days available for work.

You normally spend 2 days per year on sick leave. This leaves
you only 20 days per year available for work. We are off 5
holidays per year, so your available working time is down to
15 days. We generously give 14 days vacation per year, which
leaves only 1 day available for work and I'll be darned if
you are going to take that day off!

Hmm.... interesting. Comments?

Friday, November 21, 2003

One more week....

haha... so much to do, so little time to do them. I can't believe i'll be going back to school next jan. Yup BMT school 2. Hopefully it'll be as i fun as i expect it to be.

Oh oh... so the hikes confirmed on 28th, unless anybody has any violent objections. I guess it'll be about 20km, unless we get lost half-way. muahaha
13 down!!!! 2 to go!

Thursday, November 20, 2003

hey.. i heard embassy got party on the 27th or is it 28th?
hallo sijia! well.. at least sijia's reading all of this whenever she comes online... just that her email's got problem so she ain't up here yet... :/ it's alright! 4 more papers only! anyway, lets go out after phys tomorrow! play for one day lah hah? :)
11 down. 4 to go. Actually, 1 subject left. :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Hello.... Why does it seem there are only the few of us who have ever blogged on this page? What happened to the rest? Hello.... this is a class blog... where's the class?

Anyway, when do you all want the hike? It'll be a one day affair so it wont take up too much of your time. Eh... try to have it before the chalet so you all can recover before the prom.

Oh.. and is anybody interested in going for any of the JC parties at centro? Haha...
10 down. 5 to go.

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

9 down. 6 to go.

Sunday, November 16, 2003


Friday, November 14, 2003

oops. i forgot my daily update.

8 down. 7 to go.
hmmm...... does that mean we can't take 5 or ten hours? :/
i went online yesterday and found out abt the CO2 thing also.. apparently, ruo ling n i went to the same websites.. haha.. yahoo search rite..
oh yes..
ladies n gentlemen, anybody gamed to take ten hrs of hike, or would you all prefer 5hrs?
let's be a bit gungho.. 5hrs < time < 10 hrs..
choose ur fav time period..

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Ya my fren bought this text book (which i reccomended him to buy and didn't buy myself) and the text says benzene was used before to dissolve caffeine but cos it's toxic they decided to use CO2... shucks I should have gotten that book...

it also gives answer for the polypropene homologus thing.. if they ask again, for addition polymers, the homologus series is the same as the monomer. so it's not polymer (which i put damn) or alkane but alkene.. sorry to disapppoint folks out there like myself but hey it's only one mark so if it comes out in paper 3 ya know what to do..

Btw my fren's book is good, one of its example came out in last year's chem paper and the caffeine one came out this year.. a pity I forgot which book it is heh..
oh well. just for the fun of it :)
or this...

Chemical solvent decaffeination:

Firstly, the green beans are treated with steam, under pressure. This treatment swells the beans, increasing their surface area and making the caffeine easier to remove. The next stage is extraction of the caffeine by a solvent, again under pressure, at a temperature close to the boiling point of the solvent. Ideally, the solvent should remove caffeine selectively, without affecting the coffee in any other way. After decaffeination, only minute traces of the solvent are left in the coffee. Nevertheless, the chemical used must be sage, so that these traces do not affect the health of anyone drinking decaffeinated coffee. The safety of solvents used in decaffeination is tested in animal and human studies and reviewed by government scientific authorities. Solvents in current use which pass these stringent criteria include methylene chloride (dichloromethane) and ethyl acetate.

The caffeine which is removed from the solvent by distillation has many commercial applications, for example in pharmaceuticals and as a flavouring agent. Traces of solvent still adhering to the beans are forced out by further steaming and the coffee is then dried.

Decaffeination by supercritical gas:

At temperatures above their 'critical point' under pressure, gases behave rather like liquids and can be used as solvents. Supercritical carbon dioxide is used as a selective solvent for caffeine. It is applied to previously steamed green coffee at temperatures of about 70 degrees C and at high pressure. The caffeine is separated from the gas by rinsing or by absorption and the gas recirculated. In this method the wax layer of the coffee bean is retained and nothing but the caffeine is removed

check this out...

Two Types of Decaf Processes

There are two types of decaffeination processes. The first is called the Swiss Water Process method. Decaf coffee made with this method can be found at most gourmet coffee shops, organic food grocery stores. The other decaffeination processes use some sort of a chemical solvent. In this article, I'll explain the essential aspects of the chemical removal process then I'll discuss a specific variation of the chemical process termed the Super Critical Carbon Dioxide method.


The Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Method

The Supercritical Carbon Dioxide method is a chemical method that is somewhat dissimilar to the other chemical methods; therefore it deserves special attention. This method uses carbon dioxide at 250 - 300 times normal atmospheric pressure. Carbon dioxide in this form looks like a liquid in terms of its density, but it has the viscosity of a gas. It is a very effective solvent at the high pressures. When the coffee beans are exposed to the solvent, the caffeine migrates to the solvent. When the removal of caffeine is complete, the now caffeine-rich carbon dioxide is passed through either an activated charcoal bed or a bath of water to absorb the caffeine for re-use. Like other chemical methods, the Supercritical Carbon Dioxide method removes 96 - 98% of the caffeine. Carbon dioxide is inexpensive to obtain and non-toxic.

7 down. 8 to go.

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

good idea : last minute mugging before the paper, trying to remember why elements have such irrational behaviour

bad idea: skipping lunch and having only coffee in the stomach resulting in a craving for a hot plate of fried kway tiao, and trying to figure out why benzene and cO2 are not good solvents for decaff coffee

whOa.... animal have rights! i had a feeling it would come out
6 down. 9 to go.

Monday, November 10, 2003

"yo dude! hey dude!"..

"and then you were like *WHoa!*, and then you're like *whOa!*, and then you were like *whoooa*..."

"yo jellyman!"


i truly enjoyed watching finding nemo outside a CD shop at PS on sunday night. :)
3 down. 12 to go.

Sunday, November 09, 2003

You said it dude!

Now, I'm thinking, I might start burning my maths C tys tmrw after the paper to encourage myself.. anyone interested in joining me? Heh.

Shucks... where is my maths c tys!!!!??

I'm also thinking of burning my enlistment document but making hell worse is not much of a heaven for me.. oops..

IT'S THE 'A's!!!!!!

dudes, i'm freakin out.. chem is giving me problems.. maybe i'll disappear and not take my a levels and turn up for chalet after and migrate before army starts.. who can spare me cash fer that?

ahhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the battle starts tomorrow!!!! rephrasing captain dunno-who from matrix, "if we're going to die in this battle, we'll make sure they eat shit before we die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

oops. :)

Saturday, November 08, 2003

Ok guys two years and now finally we've reached what we've all been aiming for... ARMY!!! (oops) Yep we've studied so hard and it's only 3 weeks more to freedom.. (and five weeks to hell) so all the best ya! Will keep ya guys in prayer ... remember u'll all do well!

Wednesday, November 05, 2003

oh man! i must have heard that advertisment like over a thousand times. ahh..... i think its sparstic la. im not going robinson walk or whatever that place is... cant imagine myself meeting those 2 there.

yup i have a couple more... i'll send to you all from time to time. Actually i had wanted to take photos throughout the year, but i kind of lost interest half way, so i've only got those up to orientation with the juniors. Now i wish i had done so, we could put it on a cd and sell to mr lee or something hahaha.

Tuesday, November 04, 2003

*cough* wasn't the photo from jinyang's cam? Sigh sometimes I think I'm just plain stupid.. but it was fun! hehe..

Monday, November 03, 2003

hey jin yang, got any more photos?
maybe shld ask sikang.. but he haven't come in here yet leh..
haha.. i dreamt of mr lee and our class two nights ago.. he was laughing out loud at our description of something.. can't remember what.. think he laughed over everybody's oral presentation of some chem stuff.. Not that kind of hee hee.. but that kind of HAHAHAHAHA.. I smiled when i woke up.. =)
it must be a case of listening to too much radio.. class 95 was playing this advertisement abt two guys laughing the whole day.. =P
Best Caption Contest.

oops.. don't kill me dewen :)
*cough* FANTASIZE? My God.. I may think Britney is cute, but Justin just erks the shit outta me. Like yes his dancing is good, but gosh.. no no I do NOT fancy him and I do NOT fantasize over guys, for my own sake. What an insult! *sticks tongue out* (Hopefully Wilbur doesn't read this or I'm gonna get the jokes full force from him.. if I do, u owe me a treat nana.. heh :] )

I wanna drive too, but think I'll get a girlfren before I drive.. no point driving without no girlfren hahaha.. I would drive like I'm in Daytona if anf only if (oops) repairs were free and I can't get hurt. (and that is why we play Daytona.)

170km/h? How many m/s is that? (oops I did it again.. did I say I found Britney cute?)

I have napfa in two days time.. I'll shoot whoever doesn't wish me luck cos I'm gonna need it.. nah I believe God will help me pass even though I only trained running once yesterday.. yep ruolingling I'm gonna wear a hat with a placard sticking out with PROM on it. They can laugh at me all they want..

Na who is will pan? Is it the guy on ur blog? Sorry dun find guys cute. (yes wilbur it's true.) Wazz the ABCs? (ABC pi jiu hahaha)

yeah and 'A's is in a week so all de best ya guys! I'm quite ok with everything, except GP, chem, physics and maths... waitamin.. that's everything!! Urm urm.. might get FOOD or DOOF or DODO for 'A's ah which seem to fit my quite well.. gosh..

*slaps self* STUDY!!! *disconnects*
na... at least if you drive in singapore you're quite likely to get a ticket.. i'm more worried for you if you study overseas and drive there... like somewhere where they allow you to go up to 170km/h.*shudders*
hey dewen, you fantasize over justin timberlake ah? i dont find him cute, nor goodlooking... will pan is so much better. think i have a thing for ABCs.. people like lee hom, will pan.. haha. yesh anyway, Alevels is just one week away *gasp* and i cant wait for it to be over... ruoling, i want that car.... jinyang, when you learning to drive? immediately after Alevels? me wanna do so, hopefully i can.. then i can drive everybody around singapore, provided you guys dare to ride in my car.. i promise i wont drive it like daytona.. i promise... so as long i dont get hooked to speed driving along the expressways.. maybe somebody should stop me from driving along the expressways when i get my driving license... oops.

Sunday, November 02, 2003

nice ruoling.... hmm.... im going to learn to drive soon
so how about lending me test out your car soon? haha
a dream, an infatuation.

Saturday, November 01, 2003

yoyoyoyoyo! how's everyone? how was SAT ah? my SAT I finished with an overall improvement but still not up to target... should i take again? :( my friend claims that nus only looks at the first two digits... *shrug*

hey dewen, you'd better go running everyday, tho i'm not sure if even that will help... you can't leave running to determination if you're not a born runner... but you never know!! haha.. just place this big placard that says PROM!! or CHALET!! in front of you... maybe that'll work...

the quest for completing the tys seems impossible. i feel like frodo now... carrying this invisible weight... thats just getting heavier as we get closer to mount doom... :[ then when next week comes.... it'll be the final showdown. the ending of the trilogy. BUT! before that, we'll have to battle evil agent smith aka hugo weaving aka Elrond the elf. YEP! MATRIX!!! YEAH! IN THE COMPLETE ROW REDUCED ECHELON FORM!! oops. i think i'm going mad...

btw, nana's blue creature aka monstar says *cookie* to everyone.. i reckon he means *hi*... :/