Sunday, September 09, 2007

How to solve the Rubik Cube

Amazingly, it's been 30 years since I first learnt to solve the Rubik Cube!
It's like riding a bicycle, once you get it, you can always do it.
But once you know how to solve it, all the fun actually goes out of it, believe me.
Anyway, here's how it's done

The video is speeded up 2x to keep you from being bored. hee hee.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

What to do with your old phonebook.

Guess most of you would have just collected your new 2007 issue of the Phone Directory and Business Listing.
What did you do with the old books? Recycled them? Disposed in the trash?

This is what I did with mine.

Actually, as most people think that it can't be done, I have have used this to get myself 7 free lunches this year already! hee hee.

If you want to know how it's done, drop me a line.

Ja neh.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Counting sheep in Australia

When I was studying at the QUT in Brisbane Australia back in the early 80s, coming home for the holidays was just simply out of the question. In those days, a return air ticket would cost almost $3,000 and this was financially way out of my humble budget.

That meant that when semester breaks came around, I didn't get to gallivant Down Under, but had to look for some ways to supplement my income. As I was on a student visa, working in established firms was not allowed by the regulations, so most of us foreign students did menial tasks. I worked at a vineyard pruning and sorting grapes.

It was a simple mundane task. Pick the grapes, place in into your bucket and carry it to the bin. We were paid by the quantity we harvested each day. The wages were sufficient to keep me going for a while.

However, whenever the question of what I did during my uni holidays arises, I would tell another tale. Something much more interesting than picking grapes (yawn! ) albeit, untrue. hee hee.

I would say that I worked on a sheep farm. My duties were very simple and easy. Each morning I had to open the sheep pen and let the sheep out to graze. In the evening, I had to herd the sheep back and ensure that each and every sheep are accounted for.

The job lasted me only 2 days. On the first day, I was given a severe warning, and on the 2nd day, I got the sack. What did I do wrong?

I kept falling asleep counting sheep ! ha ha