Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Just got back from Tioman, and already i'm missing it!..=(..it was an awesome time there with my 3 brothers, and their family!..some of the parts i enjoyed the most was the snorkeling, the supper the 4 of us had on the rocks out at sea, the wrestling, etc..also, i learnt a new game called "British Bulldog"!..haha..it's a pretty cool game..let me see if i can introduce it into this year's church camp!..tried out some cool stuff too, like having Shark meat for lunch, the "Rock-tour" we had of the resort area!..haha..that was a little scary for me, but i thoroughly enjoyed it!..haha!..
On the first day, we had our "Rock-Tour" of the area..basically this meant that instead of exploring via the footpath, we decided to jump from rock to rock (the whole resort area is built on rocks, and so there are many rocks between the various houses!) to explore the area..that was pretty cool!..haha...i've heard from them about the rock-jumping they do in Africa, but i've never had the chance to experience it..till this trip!..haha..
After the "Rock-Tour", we headed back to our house..(Elisha, Jabez, Paul & I shared house number 7A, which was not connected to their parents' house, and their cousin's family's, so it was pretty cool!)..we stoned a while, and played the PSP, until 3pm, when we then grabbed our Snorkeling gear, and went out to sea to snorkel. Saw some cool stuff, and for me, my main fascination was with the Sea Urchins!..haha..
the next day, we went snorkeling again..this time we took the boat out, where it brought us to a jetty where we could do "Jetty-jumping"(Paul's favourite), and could see the fish in the sea..that was pretty cool!..the next place we went was to this rock where we could snorkel around the rock feature, and see the various corals in the waters there!..after snorkeling we went back to the resort, where we tried Jetty-fishing, and following that, we had BBQ dinner!..after dinner we went back to our room..wanted to go to the rocks to thon, but we were all too tired...i guess tt's why we ended up just staying in our room, playing psp, and snacking..haha..i was kinda sad tt it was going to end the next day..=(..
After snorkeling, we had some food at this eating house near the jetty..where the boys n myself ate Ramly burgers(Yummy!), and other stuff...and after dinner, Elisha; Jabez; Paul; me; Caleb went to the rocks to have our supper, and to chit chat..that was pretty cool!..here's a picture tt kinda illustrates what i mean..
Well..this morning i felt a little sad that we were leaving so soon..but left with fond memories, of a nice vacation..Hope the next one comes soon!
Cheers and Regards,
a "Chao 4 Da 1" dragonfly
p.s: here's some photos i took..
++ quoth dragonfly at 3:32 AM
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Hahaha...Pete Carey just sent me some photos of the "Bulus" folder, after he had flamed the titanium handles, and it looks quite cool now!..personally, i think the colour which can be seen in the flamed handles could easily rival that in the timascus handled folder!..What do you think?..Hope Paul likes it!
Cheers and Regards,
++ quoth dragonfly at 9:19 AM
Friday, June 13, 2008
Some updates!...Yesterday was a good day!..In the morning i was in church for the Camp Committee Cell Group Equiping session, till around noon time. After that, i went over to the boys' house, where we then headed down together to Safra Bowling alley for bowling!..During bowling, my arms were quite tired, so i took a light 8 pound ball to use, but when i used it, my thumb got briefly stuck in the hole!..so the ball ended up flying quite a distance in the air before it PLONKED! down on the bowling lane!..so paiseh can!..EJP were of course laughing their heads off because of the incident..haha!..
After bowling, we headed back to church to meet the rest of my cell group, to head down together to meet Ah Lian=) for dinner at Max Cafe...just as the boys n i reached church, the strap on my Havainas broke!..and since no one had an extra pair of flip flops to spare, i walked barefoot to the bus stop, and took the bus barefoot, till Orchard..Ah Lian=) helped me to buy a pair of flip flops so that i could wear, and she called me when she was at the shop, and told me all of the flip flops there look cute..(*cute ain't exactly what i want in a pair of slippers!*)..hahaha..well, i just asked her to choose one for me..so she chose this pair..which looks kinda cool..haha..i like the way the slippers can fit into the rectangular foam board!..haha...Check this out..Thanks Ah Lian=)!!
Anyway, dinner was pretty good, and affordable too!..=)..after tt i went over to the boys' house, where we played a bit of dota, and played with their french bulldog "Koolock" too..haha..i think Koolock's nice, and i quite like him!..=)..that's about all for yesterday!..
Today, i went to church to do some of my work..cos working alone at home's pretty boring!..haha!..in the evening, i went back to NUS to help out with Rag...i think the progress's a bit too slow though...and that's a bit worrying...sorry i can't help out much because of travelling..i'll help out with Hard Tech as much as i can ya?
Ohya!...today i bought a pair of Crocs!..haha..i know many people think they look ugly, but it's uber comfortable!..so here they are!..=)..hahahahaha..now the 3 boys and i all wear crocs!
Finally, before i pen off..i've got some Knife updates!..recently, there've been 2 projects which i've been involved in..
Sometime in January this year, i got involved in the designing of a fixed blade knife for a forum (http://www.candlepowerforum.com/), whereby i designed for them a fixed blade. A canadian knifemaker George Tichbourne took up the design, and made a limited run of 40 pieces of the design, plus 1 prototype. This small batch was sold out pretty quickly, and right now, the CPF knife i designed is all over the world!..here's a picture of the knife Serial Numbered #1, with my blueprint in the background.
Of my 3 brothers, the oldest is Paul, and his birthday falls in September!. He turns 13 this year, and as a birthday present, i designed a folding knife for him, and a maker named Peter Carey took it on and built the knife. Peter Carey also liked the design a lot, and requested permission from me to include it as a part of his regular catalogue. Among others, i requested for naming rights, and for acknowledgement of me as the designer. I present to you thus, the "Bulus" folder designed for Paul Chow, and handbuilt by Peter Carey. (Note the 1 (Big) plus 3 (Smaller) holes in the handle?..the reason for them is that it's Paul's 13th Birthday gift, so 1 big hole plus 3 smaller holes represent its dedication as his 13th Birthday Present)..=)
Wow..that was a pretty long post. I shall pen off for now!
Cheers and Regards,
++ quoth dragonfly at 10:13 AM