Entries for February 2008


Came across this interactive Swedish officership test on Vanessa’s site and I decided to give it a try to see if I have the cut for it.

Turns out that I barely qualify for recruitment into the Swedish Armed Forces for officership training but there’s still some potential and hope.

Officership Test

For those who wants to challenge your abilities, feel free to take the test.


The man who unboiled an egg

France’s most famous chemist Hervé This came up with the most strangest cooking tip — how to unboil an egg and produce 24 litres of mayonnaise from a single egg. (via kottke.org)


Chinese New Year

I woke up to the sight of dark gray skies and heavy rainfall. It has been so warm for the past few weeks and the sight of rain coupled with the smell of fresh air is welcoming and perfect to start of the day. Back home in Singapore, I heard the sun is shining high after days of gloomy weather.

Today marks the start of long weekends and first day of the Lunar New Year celebrations. According to the zodiac calendar, it is the year of rat and this has nothing significant except that I’m getting old! I remembered when I was a kid, I look forward to every Chinese new year celebrations. Now that I’ve grown, every of such festival seems just like another normal day. This would be my second time spending Lunar New Year away from home. For many of my colleague, it is one of their first to spend new year away from home.

To my friends and family back home, may I wish that you’ll have a happy and prosperous new year.


Making of the Lego brick

Following my post on Lego bricks 50 years of achievement, Business Week has published a slide show featuring the making of a Lego brick.