Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Hari Raya @ Pasir Ris Mangrove

I went back to the mangrove forest again!!!
Dunno why so attracted to it.
Partly is bcos the photos i took few days ago din turn out good enough.
This time, I went there in the morning.
Saw much more animals as compared in the evening.
Also, I witnessed the HIGH TIDE into the mangrove forest.
That was a great satisfaction for me.
Took many many pictures in the mangrove.
Best return for going there so many times.
The forest activity was high.
Damn happy.
High tide + morning can see more things trust me.
I saw a snake, many species of crab which later then i know, shells, fish, puffer fish, jellyfish.
Still waiting to see the mud lobster but i think very difficult to see it.

This crabby is now on my desktop.

Chut chut with its face.



Saturday, October 21, 2006


Woodpecker it is.

I borrowed boss' "water bottle", 80-200mm lens and 2x extension and went back to the Pasir Ris mangrove to do my project.
The project is about the animal diversity in the mangrove forest.
Went in the evening and it was low tide then.
Wrong choice of timing.
As it the sun was setting...
Lighting condition in the forest became low.
Luckily got tripod.

But the lens was too heavy for the tripod to support it.
End up with many blur pictures.
But i did see a lot fo animals during that time.

The birds, water monitor lizard and not forgetting the crabs in the swamps.
People always say that when you enter the mangrove forest, you'll smell a funny smell.
That din work on me.
Din smell anything funny.
Maybe it's just that i'm so used to that kind of smell.

When the sun has set, I went for Meiyun's birthday party at Aloha Changi.
Happy Birthday Meiyun.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

My First Sponsor meeting

It was the time to meet one of the sponsors.
As the president, I had to arrange for the meeting.

I shall not mention who I met.

I'm not alone.
Boss brought Devid, Fifi and I to meet our sponsor.
They were people i already knew.
My very first meeting after being in the committee for 1 1/4 years.
Dunno what to tell them also.

My part was to present to them the workplan for 06/07.
And tell them how they are invloved. (Of course i din do that cos first time mah)
In the end i only run through the activities for the year and briefly explain more about it.
Then came Devid's turn to present the proposal to them.
Fifi was there to update them about DMC.
The purpose was to renew our equipments and also get new ones.

From the meeting, I found out that some of our equipment are relatively old.
It's old that the model is out of production and cirrculations withtin the office.

Luckily, they are friendly people and they guided us throughout the meeting.
If not it will be a zero information meeting.

there's always a first time for everything...

Saturday, October 14, 2006

GE2018/SSA2215 Field Trip

When for field trip today at Pasir Ris Park.
My field trip was at 1pm.
Leonard and I met at Tampines mall.
We had Pasta Mania for lunch.
Then took bus down to Pasir Ris Interchange.

By the time we got there, there was already quite a number of people.
Soon after, the lecturers gathered us and got us to split into 3 groups by ourselves.
Yaohui, Leonard and I were in group 2.
Started at the mangrove station first.
That's my favourite.
Partly bcos the mangrove lecturer was the my favourite amongst the rest.
Also, I like the mangrove diversity too especially after they improved the mangrove boardwalk there.
I wanted to take photos but there were too many people around with too little time to stop.
In the end just observe the habitat first then come back later.
Couldn't finish the whole field work at the mangrove station cos we all walk too slow.
(1 hour limit for each station)

The next station was on beach formation.
Standing under the hot sun with little shade, carry my heavy camera bag with a tripod wasn't easy.
Just as I thought that we are just going to stay at one stop and listen to the lecturer talk,
he made us walk across the bridge to the other side where Downtown is.
To observe a special phenomenon that one of the breakwater built to protect the coast is now useless cos the mangrove from the mangrove forest behind had started to grow in front of the breakwater.
The mangrove has thus extended the beach to beyond that breakwater.

Finally, we had to walk all the way back to the viewing plaza to the 3rd station on soil.
So tired after walking sround for 2 stations.
The 3rd lecturer was also tired.
We all sat by the drain on the pavement and the lecturer went on to talk about the various equipment used by geologists to conduct their field work.
He also said that the equipment cna be borrowed from the department for our project.
I can assure that only a few people were listening to him.
I was sitting down there stonning.
Leonard fell asleep.
Then we moved out to the bank of Sungei Api Api and the lecturer mentioned that river formation is also his special field.

The field trip ended at 4pm.
Leonard and I went to mac at White Sands to rest.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Driving Licence?

To all my friends out there....

Tester Name: Chirstopher Ho
Place: Ubi CDC
Time of test: 4.30pm


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