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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Green Bean & Yellow Bean

This post isn't actually about the "bean" but the "bin", the green bin and the yellow bin.

It has come to my attention that most of us, who live in the Coane Street in East Oakleigh, frequently put the wrong bin out on Monday evening. This is something we had not done before, but since we're given the large, yellow colour recycle bin, which is the same size as the green colour bin for organic waste, as an exchange for the small, recycle box, people started to get confused.

We are used to lining up the small recycle box along the roadside on Monday evening every week, together with the red colour bin for general waste. The small recycle box can only accommodate few papers/magazines, plastics, and other recycle-able stuffs. Normally at least two people needed to be employed to collect the recycle box, one for driving the truck and another one for actually lifting the box and dump the content of the box to the back of the truck.

Due to its small size, the recycle box must be collected every week, otherwise people would complain to the city council because they ran out of space. So perhaps, in order to save some cost, the city council replaced the recycle box with bigger bin, which means it can store more stuffs, and they made a new schedule for collecting the recycle-able waste, which is once in 2 weeks, such as what they have done with the green waste. And also they don't need two persons anymore to do this collection because the driver can operate the truck to pick up the bin himself. Smart thinking by the council.

But here comes the problem, some people cannot remember exactly which bin they should line up on Monday evening. So sometimes, there are people who put three bins altogether, red, yellow and green, because they don't want to get it wrong so that their waste will not be collected on the next morning.

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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Oddly Enough from around the World

Nude teens raise eyebrows
Nudity is legal in this town of Vermont, as long as it is not for sexually arousing others. So why were the teens got naked? Apparently nudity is not a big deal if others do much crazier things such as war in the Middle East and Nuclear plant nearby their town.

Robber hid for 20 years a policeman
Not only that, he was also elected as the People's Council and a member of the ruling Communist Party, what an amazing achievement for an ex- robber.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Cautioned by Police for Blessing Himself

A Celtic player, Artur Boruc, was cautioned by Police for "blessing himself" when he played in a football match involving his club and Glasgow Rangers at Ibrox, the home of the Rangers. His action was said as "a breach of peace" and had "provoked alarm and crowd trouble". Meanwhile Peter Kearney, a spokeman of the Catholic Church said that "It's a worrying and alarming development, especially since the sign of the cross is globally accepted as a gesture of religious reverence."

It is unclear what exactly Boruc, the goalkeeper of the Poland national football team, did during the game. It was reported that he was "blessing himself", however there was no more detailed description of his behaviour. The Catholic Church spokeman, however, said that Boruc was doing a sign of the cross. Doing a sign of the cross in a football game is common everywhere, therefore it is a bit ridiculous to accuse a player committing a criminal offence and caution him for doing it.

It is more ridiculous that some people actually complained to the Police and felt offended by this action. And the funnier thing is, the Rangers fans are most likely Protestant, which is actually another form of Christianity. :)

Friday, August 25, 2006

Cyanide & Happiness

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Thursday, August 24, 2006


GAVISCON is the brand name of a liquid medicine that can be used to help relief from heartburn and acid indigestion which usually accompany gastric problem in stomach. I have been using this medicine for a couple of weeks, since my GP told me that my stomach produces too much acid in the evening when I am about to sleep. The acid makes me having difficulty to breathe from lying position and it also makes me feeling the burning pain of heartburn. The funny thing is, the more I think about the pain, the more I feel it, because apparently the acid production increases when I am more stressful.

The Gaviscon Liquid I am having has peppermint flavour and it tastes like...peppermint, of course. Actually it tastes mixed between peppermint and something else but I can't explain this other taste.

It looks like this medicine is quite good and effective in reducing my pain. I feel better everytime I have it before lying on my bed and it makes me sleep better. This medicine apparently is made in the UK and distributed in Australia by Reckitt Benckiser. The label explains that the liquid does not contain aluminium, sugar or gluten; but it contains sodium (Sodium Alginate, Sodium Bicarbonate and Calcium Carbonate), hydroxybenzoates and saccharin. Now, Calcium Carbonate in geology is comprised by limestones, which means I may be having the syrop phase of "limestone" :).

Friday, August 11, 2006

The Season Finally Starts

Suddenly all come to live, the English Premierleague season is about to start. Some clubs have prepared themselves by recruiting new players. Liverpool FC is amongst them. New players in Liverpool include Craig Bellamy, Jermine Pennant, Mark Gonzales, Gabriel Palleta, and Fabio Aurelio. Two of the new players, Bellamy and Gonzales have made their presence known by scoring in the third round qualifier of the 2006/2007 European Champions League.

Liverpool will play Chelsea this week end in the FA Community Shield to kick start the 2006/2007 season. This match is supposedly an official friendly game, between the FA Cup holder and Barclay Premiership Champions of the previous season. Chelsea was the Premiership champion last season and of course Liverpool was the FA Cup winner.

The Community Shield will be played in the Cardiff Stadium, the capital of Wales.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006


One poster done, another one to do before this Thursday morning.

Sunday, August 06, 2006


Post No. 111 of this blog.



Hmmm...actually I don't make myself feeling better by screaming here.

But if I really scream loudly at home, all my housemates will be annoyed and my neighbours will, too. So?