Local WKWSCI graduate.

I don’t look anything like the stuff I write.

Read this somewhere before:

Participants took positions, got excited, shaped events for woe or weal, but ended up losing perspective on reality. I remained the untouched observer, seeing the whole picture because I was not in the picture…The notion of being the invisible stranger always appealed to me.

I think it applies to me quite very much. Well..unless you are one of those few who can awaken the inner bitch in me. Then, good luck to you.

53 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Liping
    Feb 14, 2011 @ 09:57:12

    (; My colleague showed me the post “something about the 90’s.” great post. of course, read abt the other posts too. 你的文采,让我想起一个曾经很好的朋友。(: well, it cant be that 巧, anyway. 加油ineverything you are doing. (:
    Driving tests, exams and all. (: all the best!


    • jam.
      Feb 14, 2011 @ 10:19:34

      hey there thanks! good luck to you too! well i dont think i’ve seen your email address before so..dont think it’s that 巧 =)


    • tima
      Feb 17, 2011 @ 00:27:28

      wahh i really like ur blog post of the 90s
      they made me laugh so hard..haha:D
      keep up ur entertaining writing
      P.s: u might think of puttng it in FB(some articles).


      • jam.
        Feb 17, 2011 @ 21:23:26

        Thanks! glad you can appreciate my kind of humour..hahah =)

  2. Robin
    Feb 14, 2011 @ 23:17:14

    hahah hi!!!! i was from Loyang Primary too, i saw your file from the things i remember from the 90’s!


    • jam.
      Feb 15, 2011 @ 00:00:05

      hey! i was in loyang from 95-97, then transferred when i moved house =)


      • jessica
        Oct 29, 2011 @ 22:40:33

        omg hey i was from loyang primary too!!!i was there from 2000-2006!hmm i heard they had/going to have an alumni gathering maybe you can see your friends there haha!:D

  3. lipstickonyourcollar
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 16:13:33


    You post about the 90’s brought back alot of memories for me. I was laughing when I was reminded about PETS textbook and Captain Planet haha!

    Thank you !


    • jam.
      Feb 15, 2011 @ 18:22:31

      welcome..really a pity that they’re not using PETS anymore..haha.


  4. Debbie Lee
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 21:22:19

    Hello, just dropped by to say that I like the sarcasm in your posts. I enjoy reading it a lot. I loved the 90’s post, was smiling and nodding silly reading it. 🙂 Keep writing!

    And all the best for your driving.


    • jam.
      Feb 15, 2011 @ 22:08:51

      thanks =) to quote my friend, all the testers in singapore are safe now, coz i got my license.


  5. Leticia
    Feb 16, 2011 @ 15:14:28

    Hi, I simply love your website. It really brings me back to the old days & bascially you got the facts right. Keep the website & promote it. Thanks for all the efforts put in. =)


    • jam.
      Feb 17, 2011 @ 21:24:07

      thanks for the encouragement! =)


  6. Steve
    Feb 16, 2011 @ 22:20:36

    WOOOHOOO!!! You are SOOOO right about “something about the 90′s”!! I share EXACTLY the same memories as you, especially Digimon. I still have a couple of them today! 😀 (Those brick ones, before digivice days)

    Cool post! Keep them coming!


    • jam.
      Feb 17, 2011 @ 21:25:17

      yea i had two of those digivices! and thanks! i might make another post..since i’ve been getting so much input from people.. and stuff that i left out (if i can ever get down to writing it…)


  7. Kenneth!
    Feb 16, 2011 @ 22:46:50

    Wow! The “ome things I remember from the 90′s.” Post was totally awesome! It sure was a trip down memory lane!

    I almost forgot some of the stuff already, like the colour stickers on the spine of workbooks in primary school! And I couldn’t help laughing at the ACES day exercises, esp. the one where they had the “flush” toilet action, where everyone wld add sound effects to it! XD. Also, the one where kids (like me!) wake up early during the wkend mornings just to catch Digimon! haha!

    It truly is an amazing collection of memories! Did you compile the entire thing on your own or you had other’s who help contribute to it. Maybe you shld set up a 90s memories collection! So that you can gather more interesting memories! 🙂

    Anyway, Thanks and kudos for such an awesome compilation of those nostalgic years in the 90s!


    • jam.
      Feb 17, 2011 @ 00:40:18

      er i read a list of these stuff as well..so i built upon it using it as a ‘backbone’..like reorganized the points…add stuff that i remember..scout for pictures..videos..and of course couldnt suppress my own comments..haha! so actually people had done it before =)


      • Kenneth!
        Feb 17, 2011 @ 21:35:16

        Wow! Cool! I’d like to see some of the other ones 🙂 Share share link XD

  8. Constance
    Feb 16, 2011 @ 22:52:39

    Hey I enjoyed the growing up in 90’s post! All the memories, and I don’t even remember them, up till now! Aw. You’re right kids nowadays don’t even play block catching. I’d go downstairs and play block catching with random kids I don’t even know, then buy ice pop, resting in perspiration. Good ol’ days. Or even battling on the old digivice that looks like a pager! All we do is hold the digivice and ask any kid for a battle. It’s amazing cos I can now show those to the younger generation, how much fun they missed out camping in front of the computer. Doubt they even know what neopet is!


    • jam.
      Feb 17, 2011 @ 21:26:10

      haha..they might know about neopets (since it’s on the computer) but definitely not most of the other things!


  9. Piratefeng
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 08:58:14

    Enjoy reading your “something about the 90′s.” =)


    • jam.
      Feb 17, 2011 @ 21:26:38

      thanks..glad you enjoyed it!


  10. Jennifer Sng
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 17:34:35

    absolutely enjoyed the post on somethings i remember from the 90s! could identify myself with almost every single point!


    • jam.
      Feb 17, 2011 @ 21:27:03

      hi person who share the same surname as me..thanks!


  11. lizard
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 00:02:05

    Hey, I love your posts! Thanks for the hard-work! (;

    It remind me of my wonderful 90s childhood. I love every-single of you post and you done a great job to taken down all the photos, and wrote down all the sentences. It’s just make the pics comes alive. I love it a lot. Thanks for sharing & i knew you puts in a lot effect! (;


    • jam.
      Feb 18, 2011 @ 00:24:15

      thank you~


  12. bernard
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 02:30:47

    About the 90s, u forgot about the eraser-flippin-battling/ spinning !!! hahaha And i thanks for the post, it helps me remember what happiness we used to have. True happiness and not like kids now days, staring in front of their computers 24/7….
    Thanks A LOT seriously !!
    Take care =)


  13. raj
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 10:20:21

    there was no emporium in pasir ris la… the nearest was at hougang… there was a macdonalds at pasir ris central thou..

    graduated from lyp in 96.. how abt u?


  14. Venessa
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 23:32:51

    Found your blog after my brother shared the 90’s post on FB. read your other posts, too. You’re really a good writer! Very witty. Will keep on reading. =)


    • jam.
      Feb 19, 2011 @ 00:59:46

      thanks! that’s really encouraging =)


  15. qiao ying
    Feb 19, 2011 @ 00:09:11

    I think I’m in love with your sense of humour. Will keep coming back. Btw I noticed one of the modules you took was COMsomething…. are you by any chance from NTU!


    • jam.
      Feb 19, 2011 @ 00:58:57

      thanks for your encouragement =) yep im from ntu..yr 2


  16. someone
    Feb 19, 2011 @ 23:53:38

    not bad a blog.. keep it up~


  17. van
    Feb 20, 2011 @ 06:04:50

    I got to your blog a few hours ago, via a link I’ve seen on my friend’s Facebook status on the one about “growing up in the 90s”. I’ve been reading every other (unlocked) post since. Really took to your thought-provoking posts, including but not limited to the ones on dialects, on learning the Chinese language and the random one about the mom on the MRT (not the aspiring Olympic runner who sent her baby off to the next station, but the one with the kid who fell asleep reading).

    You mentioned in one of your posts that you wanted to be a journalist. I think I will see your name in the papers some day. (: good luck to you!


    • jam.
      Feb 20, 2011 @ 08:44:42

      thanks..that’s really encouraging! I’m specializing in comm. research now..decided not to go with journ after all =P see how it goes in the future!


  18. JadeSteed
    Feb 24, 2011 @ 00:51:55

    OMG… I read your blog, and you are one incredible fellow I wanna make friends with. 😀 And would definitely want the password to the juicier bits.

    Send me a mail? or add me on msn.


  19. Quest
    Mar 08, 2011 @ 13:43:49

    I’m not gonna say I like your ’90s post’. Everyone is saying that wtf. Okay maybe I do like it, 0.63% percent lesser compared to them. I’m here commenting because I want to read the locked posts LOL. Don’t lidat leh.


    • jam.
      Mar 08, 2011 @ 13:48:19

      ok..im confused. lol.


  20. chengwei
    Mar 08, 2011 @ 16:00:03



    • jam.
      Mar 08, 2011 @ 16:10:41

      lol..depends on your perspective..witty is close to bitchy


      • chengwei
        Mar 11, 2011 @ 00:31:38

        by saying that you are already being very WITTY and SMART and BITCHY. i cower before your prominence.

      • jam.
        Mar 11, 2011 @ 07:15:34

        I’m honored to have the legendary Cheng wei cower before me..wait..you’re probably secretly mugging on the floor!!

  21. Laura
    Mar 15, 2011 @ 00:27:37

    Hey jam (may I call you that? lol)

    First of all, nice blog! I was linked here to your Dota post by a friend, and seriously, I love your blogging style. 😀 You’re probably bored of hearing it already, but your 90’s post was amazing. It really brought back the good ole days. I’m from M’sia, so I’m not quite sure how I happened to have (almost) the entire Smarty’s collection, or even YG as my childhood reading material. Loved them to bits, though, and I’d read them over and over again. XD

    I also loved your post about sharing the bus/train; it never fails to crack me up. Did I mention I liked your blogging style? It’s exactly the type I like to read: funny, sarcastic, logical yet completely insane at the same time. LOL

    So, I gathered you’re studying communication? You’re doing great so far on the communicating part, so keep up the good work! 🙂 I’m a comm student myself, but I seldom blog these days. ^^;;

    Umm… That’s about it so far, I guess. All the best, and keep posting good stuff (for your readers’ entertainment, haha)!



    • jam.
      Mar 15, 2011 @ 08:51:28

      Hi Laura!

      Thanks for inflating my ego so much..haha. It really is heartening when people leave comments to say they agree with my observations or that my writing resonates with them, coz then I know I’m not the only weirdo having such musings. Haha. I have always loved writing and will still do (provided I can find time) because I can express myself better in the written word than the spoken word, or pictures. Now, I’ve given up my grand dream of becoming a journalist, instead turning to a new love that is communication theory and research. I believe it suits my personality better, and human interaction is simply so fascinating. Glad you like my form of sarcasm. I doubt I can say that for my dear friends, especially when they’re on the receiving end. HAHA.
      All the best to you too fellow communications major!


  22. zean
    Apr 26, 2011 @ 14:33:47

    I’m a silent stalker of this blog.. And I’ve always wondered who is the owner of that brilliant, slightly cynical brain and heart behind the words. It shines through. Anyways, stranger. You sound like you’re currently going through a mess. I somehow hope words from another stranger would help (in a way): I think no matter what: the heart is what matters the most. Even though, yes. Reality makes it hard to remember that. Add oils!


    • jam.
      Apr 26, 2011 @ 21:26:54

      Thank you silent stalker =) The fact that I don’t know you and you have no obligation to say nice things to me makes it all the more encouraging. And yes, I think I’m somewhat of a cynic at times. hahaha.


  23. zean
    May 18, 2011 @ 22:56:36

    random question.. but i was wondering your answer to this one: “what makes love loveable?”


    • jam.
      May 18, 2011 @ 23:06:51

      what do you mean? like what makes us crave for love?


      • zean
        May 19, 2011 @ 15:31:46

        hmm.. ya smth like that and also what makes love love in ur opinion?

  24. MJ
    Jun 25, 2011 @ 22:05:27

    Hey! I love your blog! Esp the 90s post (which 98% of the ppl born in the late 80s would prob agree on) =)! The posts on your tuitees were hilarious. I laugh so hard that I’m afraid I’d get eye wrinkles. Believe it or not, I have a tuitee who farts(all the time) and give funny answers too! And I also shout out the answer before she can press her calculator- Cheap thrills ftw! haha =) Keep up on the good job!


    • jam.
      Jun 25, 2011 @ 22:21:57

      HAHA OMG I DO THAT TOO (shouting out the answer when they’re fumbling with the calculator) CHEAP THRILL MUHAHA!!


  25. Ade
    Jul 19, 2011 @ 01:44:13

    I really love reading your blog! 🙂


    • jam.
      Jul 24, 2011 @ 10:39:33

      thank you! =)


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