Thursday, August 21, 2008

New EPL Season

Samir Nasri Debut

After 3 months of close season suffering from football withdrawal symptoms (erm... ok, not really lah as there was Euro 2008 and some pre-season friendly tournaments around), the EPL finally gets underway.

A pretty good start for the Gunners, winning 1-0 at home to WBA, with Samir Nasri scoring on his competitive debut (a good way to adore himself to the fans). He is certainly better to watch than a certain Belorussian as he knows where the goal is and is not afraid to take a shot at goal given the chance. So it was only one game, but Samir Nasri has shown some good touches and vision with a number of through balls during the game. Overall though, the team did not play that well to build on that early lead. They certainly need to work more on the finishing and kill off the opposition while they have the chance.

Silvestre Signs

And just this morning, Arsenal announced the signing of Mikaël Silvestre from arch rival Man U. I guess SAF thought the player has passed his prime. Though I would like to think he can give our team more experience and depth. But first he would have to win the fans over, which certainly takes time. Remember in 2001, another defender signed from rival Sp*rs and went on to have a pretty good few years here. If Silvestre can achieve the same level of performance, then I think he would be fine. Hope there would be at least one more signing before the transfer window closes.

So next up, a short trip to West London to Craven Cottage. A same result would be good enough for me... :)

Saturday, August 09, 2008

43rd National Day

Happy Birthday Singapore!!

PS: Anyone going to NDP today?! I won't be there though...

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Personality Test

My Personality

Summary of Realists

  • Loyal and steady workers who meet deadlines

  • Believe in established rules and respect facts

  • Think of themselves as mature, stable and conscientious

  • May appear too logical or tough-minded and forget their impact on other people

More about Realists

Realists are loyal to the people around them and work hard to keep their promises. They are honest and straightforward with others and expect the same in return. Realists believe in standard procedures and will only support change when there is a demonstrable benefit.

Realists respect factual information, which they store up to use when making decisions. This group likes to have time to think quietly and carefully before taking action.

sThese extremely productive people like to be occupied in their leisure time with pursuits such as craftwork, hiking or reading.

In situations where they can't use their talents or are unappreciated, Realists may become obsessed with schedules, critical of others or have trouble trusting other people to get the job done properly. Under extreme stress, Realists may complain loudly that events have taken a turn for the worse and predict negative outcomes.

Realists typically only share their opinions or personal experiences with trusted friends

Realist Careers

Realists are attracted to jobs where decision making based on factual knowledge and experience is required.

It's important to remember that no survey can predict personality type with 100 percent accuracy. Experts say that we should use personality type to better understand ourselves and others, but shouldn't feel restricted by our results

Overall results

The graph below shows the percentage of people with each personality type out of everyone who has taken this test

My Personality Graph

Sunday, July 13, 2008

New Jersey for the New Season

Arsenal 08-10 Home Jersey

This was launched in UK last week. Didn't expect it to arrive so soon... :D

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Serviced or Self-service?

Serviced or Self-service

Chanced upon this at a coffeeshop. Didn't know coffeeshop also got service charge one leh...