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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Food ~ French Roast Pork Collar

Would a picture like this make you want to eat it?

On Your Mark, Get Ready, GO!

Ke Garisan! Sedia! BANG!

"Kalgarisan" was what I heard my Athletic Coach said to start a race. I didn't even know what language it was then.

He'll say...

(actually 'Ke Garisan!' which means 'To The Line' or 'On Your Mark'

Sedia! (Ready!)

Then he'll blow his whistle for the runners to start.

I later found out that it was a Malay word. I asked a Malay friend of mine what it means. He told that firstly, I was saying it wrong. The proper word is 'Ke Garisan" which litereally means 'To The Line'. The English equivalent would be 'On Your Mark'. 'Sedia' means 'Ready'.

During an Official Sport Meet he'll use a Starting-Gun against a Black-Board instead of a whistle, so this explains the 'BANG' at the begining of this BLOG entry.


Casino News ~ Lost $26M in 3 Days

TODAY Newspaper, 2010 Aug 18, Page 1 & 2
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News ~ Car & Pedestrian Accident

A good reminder for us to be careful. Even if the pedestrian is at fault, we will have to take the responsibility for the accident, not to mention the bad feeling we'll have for having killed someone.

TODAY Newspaper
Wednesday August 18, 2010
Page 10

Driver who killed girl in accident ruled negligent
Salesman had exceeded speed limit

SINGAPORE — She would have turned six next month. But on a clear night last December, she was killed by a car driven by a salesman who had been speeding in his illegally modified vehicle. Zhao Linqian, five, was on her way to piano lessons at Punggol Plaza at 8.20pm with her grandfather when they were about to cross the two-lane road towards Punggol Way. She was wearing a pink ballet dress and was 1.02m tall. Just then, car salesman Tijan Syafiq Selamat, 27, was travelling towards them at between 71km/h and 85km/h. The speed limit for that stretch of road was 50km/h. Linqian was holding on to her grandfather when she suddenly let go and walked across the road first. Mr Tijan couldn't react in time and slammed into the girl who was flung 44m across the road. She suffered serious head injuries and died minutes later. Yesterday, State Coroner Kessler Soh ruled the traffic accident was caused by the negligent driver. Mr Soh said that, due to the speed of Mr Tijan’s car, “it significantly reduced reaction time for him”. He noted the car had no mechanical defects although it had been illegally modified. Mr Soh added the driver was negligent to travel at such a high speed along a road near a bus stop. Linqian’s father, Mr Zhao Peiyong, was in tears after the hearing and told reporters he would consult the investigating officer on what to do next. The 32-year-old engineer said that he would usually fetch Linqian to classes but could not make it that night. “My wife still cries every night,” said Mr Zhao, whose other child is a three-year-old boy.


Pilgrim Song & Scribblings by David Warren Fisher


This guy writes very well and is quite prolific & even has a sense of humour. In fact, I got this quote from his BLOG...

"Have a great day, friends. We don't make our journey alone. The God who knows us...leads us."
~ David Warren Fisher

He's even a good poet. Read his poem title 'Grace'.

This will be one of my Blog-To-Follow. You can view his complete profile HERE with links to his other BLOGs.


Irena Sendler

A true story of a real life hero.

Last Sunday, 2010 Aug 15, our priest told us a story of a Polish woman who saved 2,500 Jewish children from death by smuggling them away from their parents during World War II when the Germans were executing the Jews. If she were found out, it could mean death for her. She was eventually found out and was severely tortured and left for dead... but she survived and lived to a ripe old age of 98. She kept hidden, records of the children in jars, with every intention of reuniting them with their parents after the war.

You can read more about her here at these links.