Sunday, January 1, 2012
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Ever felt that exiting the train is like getting a really BAD massage
Boy! Do i have just the thing for you...
What u need is...
(UTET for short)
Use the UTET efficiently by waving it through the door before exitting.
Hopefully the crowd would part like Moses parting the red sea.
If that doesn't work, prepare to
Use the UTET by gently bopping the heads of the people that are blocking your way.
The UTET is avaliable for just $9.99!
A small price to pay for your HAPPINESS.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
My favourite idea of creating space in a crowded train is stacking!
Consider this, the train height is around 2m high. The average height of a singaporean male is around 1.68m and 1.58m for a girl (go google). That's around 35 cm of wasted space per person (I didn't do the maths, it's just random averaging and estimation).
Considering that your head and neck is around 30cm, a guy's shoulder height would be around 1.4m. A girl's upper half of the body should be around 0.6m.
Thus, in the 2m tall train car, a girl can sit comfortably on a guy's shoulders, taking up ONE space instead of TWO, thus clearing more space for everyone.
One person's sacrifice is another person's gain!
Naturally, for those abnormally tall singaporeans i.e. females or males above the 1.68m height, this does not apply to them.
and no.... I'm not revealling how tall I am.
(PS: this is all said in jest and not meant to insult anyone...)
Monday, July 27, 2009
Luckily, there's always things that are able to amuse or entertain me and thus, I've successfully avoided being thrown into prison for now.
Example for MRT woes 1: an MRT train is a magic box
Have u ever been in a train and squashed until u can't breath? There's not even a sliver of space to move, so much so that if ever fall asleep, u will never fall as there's ppl to cushion u on every angle?
So, why a magic box? At the next stop, one person walks out of this sardine can and five people come in!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Naturally the first thought was... SWINE FLU! Then I dismissed it with the infallible reasoning.. that can't happen to me!
I went to the neighbourhood doctors' and found it fully packed with 15 people ahead of me in the queue. Being a lazy pig normally, couple that with being unwell, I found a seat and just planted my fat ass there.
An hour and a half later, I finally got my turn to talk to the elusive doctor.
So the doc did the usual, he checked my temp, he looked into my ear, he looked into my throat, he listened to my breathing, then he started scribbling on his notepad.
THEN, he crossed out a medicine he had written down and wrote another one down.
FOLLOWED BY, crossing out another medicine and writing a different one down.
By that time, I was severely perplexed.
Finally, he looked up and said,
"You have very. very slight wheezing in your right lung and that's a symptom of influenza, i.e. swine flu. So we need to be careful."
So much for my initial infallible reasoning.
Eventually, he let me go with some medicines and advised that I should return if I still had a fever in three days.
Well.. my fever cleared after taking the first tablets after lunch.... I THINK (see previous post).
Just kidding, I used my thermometer. I even read the instructions on where under my tongue I should place the thermometer.
But naturally, I sat down and thought about how many people I could have affected unknowingly if I really had swine flu:
- The people at home (who are all healthy at the moment)
- The people in my office, let's just limit it to the people on my floor.. so around 50?
- The people in my MRT carriage... I normally take it to work, so let's say, 100 per trip? So assuming 4 trips, 400.
- The people I pass when I go and buy lunch/walk home. Let's place that at a conservative 50.
These 500 people would meet other people.
Then again, I hope people are aware that h1n1 is like any other flu and most people can recover from it without any medication.
Please don't ostracise me!
Friday, July 24, 2009
Then again, everytime I thought I had a fever and stuck it in my mouth, it read 36.9.... when i thought my fever had died down, it read 37.5....
Like other issues in my life, I discussed it with my good friend(GdF) on MSN:
Me: You know, I've been thinking that I can't really tell if I have a fever
GdF: Cos you're not a thermometer.
Me: Ahh.. that's a good reason.
Now.. why didn't I think of that! Must be the fever...
FEVER! Fever started long ago....