Justin Kan

Blog for 2008/2007/2006.

Email: jus.kan@gmail.com


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  • Another new year has passed and I can't wait to fill this year up with even more exciting and interesting things. In the meantime, happy new year everyone!

  • Now that I've a camera phone at my disposal, I'll try to upload the latest bite sized pictures for your viewing pleasure.

  • Side section last updated on 11th Feb 2007.

    Picture(s) of the Moment

    What's Up this Feb/Mar?
  • Organisation Theory Assignment due! *glup* (14 Feb)

  • Management Accounting Test *double glup* (13 Feb)

  • BCP Test! Will it ever stop? Sigh...(16 Feb)

  • Gong Xi Gong Xi! (18 Feb)

  • Off to Taiwan! Can't wait! (7 - 12 Mar)

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    Event Hightlights:

    >> [9 Feb, Fri] Bye Bye Karin... sob!

    Must Watch Movie/Show:
    My Lovely Samsoon
    Ratings: 5/5
    Definitely the best Korean romantic comedy! I love Sam Soon!

    Currently Reading:
    Table for Three: More Tales of Saffy & Amanda written by Jason Hahn

    Currently on Re-play:
    Corrine Bailey Ray - "Put Your Records On"

    Wise Words of the Week:
    "Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate. Without them, what would shape our lives? Perhaps if we never veered off course, we wouldn't fall in love, or have babies, or be who we are. After all, seasons change. So do cities. People come into your life and people go. But it's comforting to know the ones you love are always in your heart. And if you're very lucky, a plane ride away."
    -- Carrie Bradshaw

    Verse of the moment:
    "Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." -- Matthew 6:34

    Current Want(s):

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Digital Camera @ S$799

  • Apple Powerbook G4

  • London Trip

  • To see real snow and build a big snowman!!!

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    Monday, May 05, 2008
    To the Straits Times yet again!

    Here I go again blasting to the Straits Times Forum. Let's just hope my letters get published. But even if they don't, at least you get to read them here.

    Letter #1: Is NEA all bark and no bite?

    It has been two years since the smoking ban was implemented, but it would seem that smokers still continue to light up in public places, much to the annoyance of us non-smokers. On many occasions, I have spotted smokers lighting up in bus stops and hawker centres. Just today, I was having my dinner at a hawker centre situated along Keong Siak Road. Halfway through my dinner, I was overwhelmed by a cloud of cigarette smoke coming from the table beside mine. To my horror, there were four men smoking at that particular table and the ironic part of it was that there was a huge "no smoking" sign just beside the table. Despite the availability of tables inside the designated yellow box for smokers, these smokers had shown utter disrepect to the other diners at the hawker centre. At first, I thought it was only this group of smokers who were flouting the law. However, when I glanced around, I realised that there were more smokers at the other tables. Even one of the hawkers was smoking right in front of his stall! All of them were clearly unafraid of being fined for flouting the rules. I would like to ask NEA if it conducts regular checks to ensure that the smoking ban is being upheld or has NEA gone soft over the past two years?
    Letter #2: Slow Down the Pace!
    I would like to point out to LTA that there are a few traffic lights that needs to be tweaked to a much slower pace for the benefit of all pedestrians. These traffic lights include the one located at the junction between Orchard MRT and Wheelock Place and another one located between Pearl Centre and Layor Sithi Vinayagar Temple. The timing to cross the roads at these traffic lights are simply insufficient for pedestrians. I understand that the fast traffic timing is to ensure that vehicles do not get held up, but it fails to take into consideration the pedestrians. The timing at these traffic lights are just about nice for me but that is only because I walk at a fast pace. Sometimes, when the pedestrian crowd gets too large (especially at the one at Orchard) and I am reduced to a snail pace, I can barely make it in time to finish crossing the road before the lights turn red again. So I can only imagine, if a young and healthy man like me is finding it hard to cross a road, how would the pregnant, old and disabled pedestrians feel? I sincerely hope LTA can do something about this and make the green man walk longer.

    Posted at 08:11 pm by justinkan


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