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What caused the failure of SMRT about a week back

16/10/2017 Leave a comment

This was the picture floating around in social media, showing the extent of the flooding in the SMRT tunnels. Apparently, it was found out that the sump pumps were not working in that stretch of the railway. And the person indirectly responsible for the failure of the pumps was a certain Ng Tek Poo, vice-president of maintenance.

I do not know what transpired but from where I come from, periodic maintenance is always necessary. All that caused the problem was a stuck float switch that would have activated the pumps and drain the water out…an easily fixed feature that would have worked, had proper maintenance been carried out. I do not know who in Ng Tek Poo’s department failed to carry that out or what happened. All I know is that maintenance is went unheeded for a long time and it was probably his department as well that was responsible for the breakdowns

All I can say is, the new person in charge had better get these and other SMRT issues fixed, less another fuck-up happens

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Downtown Line open house screwed by train delay

15/10/2017 Leave a comment

Talk about a slap in the face for the operator of the Downtown Line, SBS Transit. Today was their open-house for the new Downtown Line and what happens? You get a train delay. And all the fellas could say was: “We are sorry”. Wow fellas. If you cannot even get it right for the open-house, I wonder what is going to happen when you guys go full swing?

Some scent diffusers in public toilets would be nice

15/10/2017 Leave a comment

I am thinking of putting one of these in the public toilet in the building of my workplace. They are not too expensive. They cost only a couple of dollars from Daiso. They will hopefully make the visit to the loo a more pleasant experience. I have seen them being deployed in hotel toilets and they work very well. I dare say that they will work well with the toilet in my workplace too. They get cleaned regularly but there is always some lingering smell about. This will help get rid of it

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Liverpool vs Manchester united

14/10/2017 Leave a comment

We travel to Anfield today to take on Liverpool. There have been some injuries to our team. Fellaini for us is out after picking up injuries during international duties. Apparently, Liverpool face the absence of Mane as well. It is not easy for us to play at Anfield. It is going to be contentious but let us see how it turns out. GGMU!

Pikin Blueberry candy

13/10/2017 Leave a comment

Just the other day, while I was at work, I was feeling a bit sleepy and so I reached into my bag for my Fisherman’s Friend candy. I could not find any and then I realised that I had forgotten to buy some. My colleague who was sitting next to me offered me his candy instead. I had never tried it before and I must say that it was pretty nice. My friend said that he bought it at a small stall near an MRT station. Not too bad if I do say so myself. Looks like I have to get one and keep it at my desk too!

Small DJ console

12/10/2017 Leave a comment

One of my friends was asked to DJ at this small pub, a pub which I know very well too. The pub or bar, when it first started out, wanted to have an in-house DJ. Unfortunately, they could not get an entertainment license. In case some of my readers from overseas are wondering what I am on about, I will explain. To open a bar in Singapore, you of course will want a license to sell alcoholic drinks. For that, you need a bar license, or a liquor license. If you want to have a DJ with dancing, you require an entertainment license. This bar could not get one so all they had to rely on was piped-in music from Spotify, which is what you can see in the picture above. This console they are resting that computer and small mixer on was supposed to be a DJ console but since, as I explained above, they did not get the license, they use it as the sound-station for background music. So now comes the issue. My friend was asked to DJ there for one night. The bar can apply for an ad-hoc, temporary entertainment license for that night, but it is not permanent. It is just for the night they apply the license for. My friend is supposed to DJ but where is he going to plug in his controller when there is a mixer there? So I told him, get his equipment set up on a small table and plug into that mixer. he has resigned himself to doing just that.

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Bubi foldable bottles

11/10/2017 Leave a comment

My sister gave this to me as a Christmas present and I must say that I love it. Do not know how I can literally live without it now. I spend most of my days nowadays on a construction site and water is essential. There are some water coolers onsite and I refill my Bubi bottle whenever I can. Look at the pic above. They can be folded when not in use.

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