The amazing James Cook University at Sims Drive

James Cook University Sims Drive Singapore

Thursday, December 13, 2007

My esplanade photo was invited to the Group MagicDonkey ( unofficially the best of best of flickr)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/henryleong/1346881272/

Rules of MagicDonkey: Each image must have four (4) invites, including a Bravo, Flickr Platinum, or Moulin Rouge. This is a responsibility of both the inviter and invitee!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

My stunning Espanade photo

It's spectacular & intriguing background lighting reflections and the reflections on the sea draws 50 comments. I think this spatial effects captivating them.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/henryleong/1346881272/

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Letter from Guinness Book of World Record

AGREEMENT REGARDING RECORD ATTEMPT ATTACHED:


Dear Leong,

We are glad to inform you that your record application has been transferred to our internal system. As a result of this, we are sending to you the Agreement Regarding Record Attempts.

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Please mark the Agreement Regarding Record Attempts with your CLAIM ID in the appropriate field, sign it and send it to us by fax:

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Details of my endeavours: here!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan confirmed my this incredible difficult cycling feat or trick, which took me 20 years to master.

http://cyclingrecords-cyclingtricks.blogspot.com/

Sunday, October 28, 2007

My entire blog was copied

Somebody by the name of LL1g8muZ, copy my hole blog wordings without acknowledging me, he could had write to me that he want to use my post. My blog is usually at the google search engine first page, under search words ' Chingay Festival' for the past few months most of the time.

It might due to the popular of Chingay Festivals or Singapore National Day Parade he copied my entire blog with numerous post.


Take a look at the similarity between:
LL1g8muZ blog:
http://henry-chingay-festival.blogspot.com/

My original blog:

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Biodiesel , the next big thing?

http://www.google.com/search?q=biodisel

With the record breaking petrol price! Heavy demand of fuel from China and India as they begin to industrialise.

As biodiesel is more environmental friendly than petrol. More ways could be develop to produce it efficiency as countries is slowly using more biodiesel.

Could biodiesel replace petrol in the future. It is viable for Singapore to concentrate research on biodiesel, as Singapore had the largest hinterland of palm oil in the world, vast biodiversity around the region.

Recently Normay is building the world largest solar cell centre in the world in Singapore.

Singapore had been building a $15 billions biopolis, why not concentrate on it as it attracting the top scientist in the world to research at One North.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Time to upgrade Commonwealth MRT?

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Commonwealth-mrt.JPG

As there were huge development around the area, which attracted lots of expats staying. Commonwealth MRT designed in the 80s. Should it be upgraded to keep up with the development around?

In Hong Kong lots of beautiful shops used to concentrated around the MTR.

The image of the MRT seem quite old.

Recently more and more youngsters were attracted to staying there, as it is very convenient and near the biggest Singapore industrial development One North.

Any interesting and fresh ideas and suggestions?

Sunday, October 14, 2007

My most popular photo

My most popular photo taken off a street of Taipei, featured in Flickr, click to enlarge:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/henryleong/
A street off Ximenting
http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/viewPost5670.aspx

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Three Brits success in China

Watch these very spectacular thrilling 7 Youtube how these 3 Britons struggled to success in doing business in China:

http://www.chinasuccessstories.com/2007/09/25/doing-business-china/

Three Brits success in China

Watch these spectacular thrilling 7 Youtube how these 3 Britons struggled to success in doing business in China:

http://www.chinasuccessstories.com/2007/09/25/doing-business-china/

Friday, September 28, 2007

How to maximize the performance of your equipments, some very innovative ideas

Must see if you want to enhances your equipments and extend it life.
http://computers-cars-optimization.blogspot.com/

Monday, September 24, 2007

A very spectacular photo off the street of Taipei

Don't miss this picture of Taipei street, you will be absolutely dazzled & captivated by the specially designed very colourful shop houses and it special effects of the lights to attract customers.

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Friday, September 14, 2007

The exciting mult-functional facilities at Bouna Vista MRT

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/298796/1/.html
Years ago I had suggested a multi functional buildings for community bonding at the MRT. Finally it had arrived to Bouna Vista MRT. The theatre will be a state of art modern design by the look of the photo.

It will likely to be a hit and one step forward for Singapore cultural and art scene near many of Singapore higher learning institutions and research centres, including a huge shopping mall and other world class facilities house near each other.

More details:http://www.finanznachrichten.de/pdf/20070909.pdf

Thursday, August 16, 2007

The spectacular natural undersea resorts photos from around the world

Must see some of the most innovative ideas, in watching the natural undersea environment from around the world:

http://www.mjmurphy.co.nz/Gallery/PhotosonFlickr/tabid/308/Default.aspx

http://www.kelongparadise.com/home/

Monday, August 13, 2007

The calls from Singapore Book of Records

The Singapore book of Records, had asked me to perform the feats again, the likely feat that I can perform now is marathon one leg, hand free cycling feat at ECP from end to end.

The theme, is to encourage cycling for skills, fitness, and protecting the environment. Hope my feats can encourage more people to take up cycling as an alternative mode of transport.

Some people asked me did I get injured. Of course I did, but not serious. It took me years to master it.

Cycling skills is a matter of practice. The more training a cyclist get, the more difficult skills he can master and the more proficient he can handle a bike.

Numerous questions arose from trying to perform the feats. Where to get that type of bike in the West, where I used stay at Sims Dr there are two bike shops operating nearby. At my place here in the West there are no bike shop, if I want to adjust and repair it.

Doing these type of extraordinary feats, because of the rough usages, constantly need backup of a bike nearly and their tools.

When SBOR called me, told me an organisation want to sponsor a bike for a mass participation, so I went around to look for one, for one and the half hour, I can't find a bike shop, I went to 3 district to asked numerous people.

My aim is to ride it around one hour, hand free and using only one leg for 12 km non-stop from end to end at ECP cycling track. Maybe Singapore will be proud if I do some super feats that are rare in the world and put Singapore in the World Map. It also can encourage more people take up cycling.

To get the authorities permission, to do the feat at ECP. It's OK with me with or without people cycling at the cycling track.

Guinness Book of Record had sent me a 8 pages letter. I reply them got to call to off it
temporary.

To arrange a team of SBOR officials to take photos and record it.

GWR and SBOR requested for the medias to be present.

At Sims Dr. I can easily cycle to East Coast Park to train. When I shift to the West I had never do any bike tricks. So find a place to train also a challenge.

Even I got a bike here I got to find a bike with all the tools to adjust it to optimal conditions, until I get use to it. So I got to frequently visit to a bike shop. Maybe shifting back to the east side, solve the problems.

Any wisdom to overcome such challenges?

6 photos

Riding a bike handfree, using only one leg, around the football field and at the same time carrying a bike.

Cycling <span class=Riding through 4 narrow metal poles, handfree, using only one leg, and at the same time carrying a bike.

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Handfree, legfree cycling.

ST photo

Juggling a football on top of a bicycle. Picture from Straits Times.

Monday, August 6, 2007

The spectacular Singapore National Day Parade


Some photos of NDP06Memorable moments, together we struggled to made NDP a success. Some captivating photos through the years.. I participated 18 NDP since 1986, to 2006.

Our toughest challenge was 1995, our tower 8 kept falling even the last rehearsal to the final.

I finally called my senior leader I told my senior that the trainer is putting the wrong person on the top, he should put the lightest person instead of the heavier one. We went to kaikan chanted one week and made the changes.



Finally in the grand finale we are able to put it up

Some of the NDPs, I used to hold up the hips or the thigh of the participants to prevent them from shaking to much and fell down, as I used to train gym in my primary school days and was a member of the school gym team in my secondary school days. As I am able to apply my skills to contribute to the NDPs.


Many of the photos were given to me by members





Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Left only one year to live, how to overcome it

(http://highwayoflife.wordpress.com/2007/07/25/dying/) Wrote if a person got only one year of life. What should one do, suggestions: Everyday he got to write down some good deeds he want to do, whether to encourage people or something positive to extend his or her life.

Norman Cousins was afflicted with cancer pronounced to had only few months left by doctor. Through his positive thinking, constant laughters, he able to extend his life.
http://www.dailycelebrations.com/121600.htm

Think how you can visits the old folks home, hospitals, prisons to encourage them.

Through the positive causes the person created he/she will able to extend his/her life.Encouraging words by Steve Jobs when he nearly died of cancer:
http://henryleongblog.blogspot.com/2007/06/encouraging-advice-by-steve-job.html

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The most successful stock

The most successful stock is Singapore based Venture Corp, a contract manufacturer for global electronic industry, from 36 cents in 1991, it move up to $32 in 2000 even in between these years, it gave numerous rights and bonus issues, its net earning from $2.5 millions dollars in 1990 increased to 115 millions dollars in 2000, making it the greatest stock of all time.

Some factors that contribute to the company success, the founder Wong Ngit Liong's father is a businessman and he had a degree in mechanical engineering. These are the likely factors that give him an edge.

Ways to find the best stocks:

Fast growth, industry niche, or area domination.

The ability to increase earnings even during recessions.

Analyst lack of familiarity with the company.

Ever-growing repeat orders, 'Cookie Cutter' factors.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Some of my most extraordinary photos

The only clock run by steam engine in the World.

Houses built near the edge of the cliff.

Man used his body to conduct electricity.

Using birds to catch fishes.

The adrenalin pumping 360 degree roller coaster.

The cute panda.

The great wall of China.

And more:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/henryleong/

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The critical factors that will affect the future of Singapore Stockmarket

Merger of Singapore and Malaysia Stockmarket in the coming year.

$15 billions biopolis projects.

$12 billions (2 Intregrated Resorts) at Marina Square and Sentosa.

The targeted increase from 9 millions to 17 millions tourists arrivals to Singapore.

The increase of Singapore population from 4.2 millions to 6.5 millions.

The Islamic funds coming to Singapore.

Formula 1 race coming to Singapore the next year.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

My interesting National Day Parade Photos


Group photos from various NDP











NDP together with TV compere Choo Yong Ching in our group





National Day Parade training near Singapore River



As a trainer for People Association National Parade Day Contingent



Wednesday, July 11, 2007

A very funny dating joke

The joke was so funny, it prompted many listeners to write and call in. One listener Michelle said she laughed until she can't stand.

In this a single matching program. Interested parties were to submit their particulars to the 9.72 Radio DJ Yong Mei for her to arrange .

They were supposed to call up in the lunch hour to ask each other questions . In this particular showthe single lady Judy was asking the single man questions. The single man was a Chemicals Delivery Specialist.

At a particular juncture, she asked don't know they got any 'chemistry' or not. MC King who was Yong Mei hosting partner, answered on behalf of the single man. 'Yes he got alot', 'He got whole lorry of chemicals'. Everybody kept laughing.

This joke made me laugh for a few days.

Monday, July 9, 2007

My fascinating river adventures in different parts of the world

When I was young was intrigued by the story of Tom Sawyer riding a raft down the Mississippi River in Mark Twain's book.

I had numerous close calls in my made shift rafts rides, which could had drown me. Some children were drown in the canal behind my flat at Mattar Rd. After raining, the man made canal will swell rapidly and the current were very swift.

Recalling those rides would sent shivers down my spine. Fortunately, my fast reactions usually saved the day. I am able to latch on to something last minute that kept me from been swept away by the rapid current.

We would latched on wooden planks that we tied them together like a raft or large pieces of floating wood and try to navigate it down the stream using a pole to steer it.

Reminiscent of those day that I spent hours trying to catch fishes, along the long stretches of the canal.

If I looked back I had been playing in the stream so many times, how lucky am I not to been swept away. The water level can easily reach two metres deep if it rain heavily.

Later I had many wonderful trips on a boat to different parts of the world.

Recalling my fascinating trips to the Batam kelong. It was possibly my happiest experiences. Because of the very captivating sunrise and sunset. Freshly caught seafood were served with Indonesian spices.

I used to like stilt houses built around the sea and the sun.

One of my favourite trip which I enjoyed very much was the trip at the Lijiang river. I got to know some wonderful friends and subsequently we had many more wonderful outings after the trip.

We had a nice steamboat lunch, serve with fresh yummy seafood and Tsingtao beer. What a nice combination chitchatting with friends in a slow ride down the river watching such captivating scenery. Lijiang is China second most visited tourist spot.

The boat ride in Holland was an exciting one. Their Heineken beer were stronger than what had in Singapore. After some drink I got tipsy.

Down the river we can watch the rows of beautiful & colourful houses. It's interesting to note that they used to put a pulley system at the top of the building to move and remove their heavier furniture through the window. And many behind their cars, there were usually a hook.

The boat ride through the Florentine, Italy was somewhat the tightest among all my trip, it was such a thrilling adventure that the boat captain had a hard time, trying to avoid knocking into the sides of the bridges the river which was quite fast after the rain.



The London boat trip is quite exciting, there were rows of interesting Parliaments houses and castles along the sides of the river. The houses were typical old European style types of houses.

The boat trips from Hong Kong to Guangdong were as exciting, the first time I had experience riding on a hovercraft. A vehicle that float on the water and uses cushions of air underneath it to propel it forward.

The hilarious part of the ride was the movie shown on the hovercraft, featuring famous Hong Kong artiste Tien Niu and Eric Tsang making love. Tien Niu requested a condom, Eric Tsang misinterpreted it as a bag. The moral of the story is to use condom when making love.


Along the Chao Praya river, we noticed the owners decorated their houses with beautiful pots of flowers on the edges of the their stilt houses and numerous river boats, rowed toward our boat to peddling all sorts of goods.

The Colorado Cruise were very cold and windy nevertheless I enjoyed the trip.

An interesting river cruise on the Rhine River between Swiss and Germany. On the way we seen numerous beautiful castles. In between I saw a beautiful and rapid waterfall.

A trip to the Alcatraz. From San Francisco bay. Lots of birds were flying around. We can see the beautiful San Francisco bridge some distance away. It was a eerie experience seeing the Alcatraz.

My trip to Selat Panjang, an Indonesia island to court my wife was somewhat the my longest boat trip and a romantic one. Transit from Singapore to Batam island took 45 minutes and another boat to it about 3 and the half hours afterward. At that time it was raining heavily.

When I reached there I was very touched to find that my wife sister-in-law was waiting for us for more than one hour because of the delay.

It was raining. The cool breeze is blowing against us. I always like the cool sea breeze. I was usually standing behind the boat, when it moved forward, the resistance causes the water beating against me.

It was Chinese New Year and it took us 3 days to visit all my future wife's relatives and friends. It was very romantic sitting beside my future wife in a trishaw (a form of tricycle for hire).

Along the way there we spotted lots of gigantic oil drilling structures and beautiful kelongs.

At the LA Disneyland it was somehow a totally different experience. We enjoyed the assisted submarine ride watch various colourful creatures.



My fascinating river adventures in various part of the world

When I was young was intrigued by the story of Tom Sawyer riding a raft down the Mississippi River in Mark Twain's book.

I had numerous close calls in my made shift rafts rides, which could had drown me. Some children were drown in the canal behind my flat at Mattar Rd. After raining, the man made canal will swell rapidly and the current were very swift.

Recalling those rides would sent shivers down my spine. Fortunately, my fast reactions usually saved the day. I am able to latch on to something last minute that kept me from been swept away by the rapid current.

We would latched on wooden planks that we tied them together like a raft or large pieces of floating wood and try to navigate it down the stream using a pole to steer it.

Reminiscent of those day that I spent hours trying to catch fishes, along the long stretches of the canal.

If I looked back I had been playing in the stream so many times, how lucky am I not to been swept away. The water level can easily reach two metres deep if it rain heavily.

Later I had many wonderful trips on a boat to different parts of the world.

Recalling my fascinating trips to the Batam kelong. It was possibly my happiest experiences. Because of the very captivating sunrise and sunset. Freshly caught seafood were served with Indonesian spices.

I used to like stilt houses built around the sea and the sun.

One of my favourite trip which I enjoyed very much was the trip at the Lijiang river. I got to know some wonderful friends and subsequently we had many more wonderful outings after the trip.

We had a nice steamboat lunch, serve with fresh yummy seafood and Tsingtao beer. What a nice combination chitchatting with friends in a slow ride down the river watching such captivating scenery. Lijiang is China second most visited tourist spot.

The boat ride in Holland was an exciting one. Their Heineken beer were stronger than what had in Singapore. After some drink I got tipsy.

Down the river we can watch the rows of beautiful & colourful houses. It's interesting to note that they used to put a pulley system at the top of the building to move and remove their heavier furniture through the window. And many behind their cars, there were usually a hook.

The boat ride through the Florentine, Italy was somewhat the tightest among all my trip, it was such a thrilling adventure that the boat captain had a hard time, trying to avoid knocking into the sides of the bridges the river which was quite fast after the rain.



The London boat trip is quite exciting, there were rows of interesting Parliaments houses and castles along the sides of the river. The houses were typical old European style types of houses.

The boat trips from Hong Kong to Guangdong were as exciting, the first time I had experience riding on a hovercraft. A vehicle that float on the water and uses cushions of air underneath it to propel it forward.

The hilarious part of the ride was the movie shown on the hovercraft, featuring famous Hong Kong artiste Tien Niu and Eric Tsang making love. Tien Niu requested a condom, Eric Tsang misinterpreted it as a bag. The moral of the story is to use condom when making love.


Along the Chao Praya river, we noticed the owners decorated their houses with beautiful pots of flowers on the edges of the their stilt houses and numerous river boats, rowed toward our boat to peddling all sorts of goods.

The Colorado Cruise were very cold and windy nevertheless I enjoyed the trip.

An interesting river cruise on the Rhine River between Swiss and Germany. On the way we seen numerous beautiful castles. In between I saw a beautiful and rapid waterfall.

A trip to the Alcatraz. From San Francisco bay. Lots of birds were flying around. We can see the beautiful San Francisco bridge some distance away. It was a eerie experience seeing the Alcatraz.

My trip to Selat Panjang, an Indonesia island to court my wife was somewhat the my longest boat trip and a romantic one. Transit from Singapore to Batam island took 45 minutes and another boat to it about 3 and the half hours afterward. At that time it was raining heavily.

When I reached there I was very touched to find that my wife sister-in-law was waiting for us for more than one hour because of the delay.

It was raining. The cool breeze is blowing against us. I always like the cool sea breeze. I was usually standing behind the boat, when it moved forward, the resistance causes the water beating against me.

It was Chinese New Year and it took us 3 days to visit all my future wife's relatives and friends. It was very romantic sitting beside my future wife in a trishaw (a form of tricycle for hire).

Along the way there we spotted lots of gigantic oil drilling structures and beautiful kelongs.

At the LA Disneyland it was somehow a totally different experience. We enjoyed the assisted submarine ride watch various colourful creatures.



My photo was selected for Now Public.Com - Best cities survey


Kaitlin Fontana, manager of Now Public.com based in Vancouver. Selected my Geneva photo for and asked me to comment on the best cities of the world survey.

Hi leong,

My name is Kaitlin and I work for NowPublic.com. I'm
working on a story about a survey that ranks the world's
best cities. I'd like to use your photo of Geneva to help
add context to my story--Geneva was named the #2 city in
the world. I also invite you to comment on the story; do
you agree or disagree with the list? Let us know.

NowPublic is a news sharing community that relies on
stories, photos, & videos from people like you.

Would you be interested in sharing your work with our
members? If so, or to learn more about this request please
click the link below.

http://www.nowpublic.com/import/4612afb42d2952.24410659

Thanks very much for your time and if you have any
questions or run into any problems please feel free to
email me.

Thanks,
Kaitlin

My reply to her as below:

Switzerland had the widest range of watches

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Below are my favourite cities:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/oynque

I like Ginza of Tokyo because it's widespread usage of technology. Rows of ladies in the doorsteps greeting you at the shopping centre.http://images.google.com/imgres?.
High standard and classy place.

Zurich of Swiss. For it's least negativity, lots their houses are decorated with flowers. I was captivated by the beautiful wooden houses near Lake Lucerne.
http://www.freefoto.com/browse.jsp?id=1303-24-17

http://www.offrench.net/photos/gallery-5_photo-654.php

Paris the concorde. The place have lots of high fashion and stylish food. The ladies dressed stylishly and like to walk their dogs around the street. France is one of the countries that had the most tourists.
http://www.davidphenry.com/Paris/paris061.htm
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lumendipity/
At Nice France I found some of the most beautiful & spectacular views around the seafronts. Lots of beautiful houses and luxurious yachts.

Monte Carlo, Monaco the tour manager said there is no need for any securities. It's a place where the rich and famous including many hollywood celebrities had their holiday houses and beautiful yachts there. I seen lots of beautiful ladies dressed in high fashion there. The place overall look very classy.

http://images.google.com/imgres?

I like Milan because the skills and designs. The combinations of marbles, wood and lighting effects which they decorated the shop houses which I find very classy.
http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Italy/Lombardy/Milan-

Vancouver Canada. The cities shops came in various shapes, sizes, and colours, each of them are very unique and had their own individual characteristics. I like the way they design their shops, which is very stylish.
http://www.trailcanada.com/photos/vancouver-downtown.asp

Piccadilly circus of London, in the middle of five junctions, very colourful and thriving with numerous nicely designed Chinese restaurants.

San Francisco Chinatown, huge varieties of goods- electrical, herbs and delicious Chinese food shops. The place is very liberal and able to accommodates lots of outlandish ideas.

I came across this article by Nowpublic.com, lots of beautiful cities, don't miss it:
http://www.pps.org/info/gps/60places

I saw these beautiful photos about a cities in Spain I was captivated by it, I didn't go there:
http://www.pps.org/great_public_spaces/one?public_place_id=59#

This blog featured 23 best places: http://www.modelalive.com/blog/the-most-23-best-places-in-the-world/


Sunday, July 8, 2007

Overcoming great odds- Some inspiring stories

We had tendencies to give excuses of our weakness and failures, like I am too old, I don't have money to start business, I had failed a lot of times. I had these handicap or that etc.
Read some of the incredible experiences of turning all their obstacles into great successes.

You might think that you had failed lots of time.

Joe Girard, who changed 40 jobs, mostly been fired. When he was young he frequently got scolding and beating from his father. Later he found his niche as a car saleman . He able to turn this 40 failures into his futures success, with an all time record by selling 13,000 cars and become the world greatest saleman.http://www.joegirard.com/joegirardbio.html

If you think that you are too old and no money . Take a look at this incredible story:

Bankrupt at 72 Years Old, Millionaire Again at 82!

Reported in the Sunday Times (31st October 2006) entitiled ‘ 82-year-old Comeback Kid Bounces back from Bankruptcy’.


At the age of 72 years old, Lim Tow Yong was declared a BANKRUPT. The company he founded in the 1960s, Emporium Group Holdings which he built up to a sales revenue of $300 million has been crippled by the recession of the mid-80s and severe competition. His company chalked up debts of over $100 million.

Most people at the age of 72 would either be dead or half-dead. Instead of feeling sorry for himself, he picked himself up decided to START ALL OVER AGAIN at the age of 72. He began going back into the retail business by setting up joint ventures with partners in Sabah, Labuan and Brunei.

Ten years later, at the age of 82, he sold his 17 stores and supermarkets for $4.2 million making him a millionaire all over again!

Subsequently hold a feast to thanks all his employees, who stand behind him, in all those difficult years.

Reported by Straits Times. Emailed to me by Adam Khoo.


You might think you had handicap:

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a polio victim. He conducted his successfully all his campaigns from a wheelchair. And lead his country through numerous crises.http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/fr32.html


Saturday, June 30, 2007

My innovations and inventions

As you know I had juggled a football in various pattern using all parts of my body a few thousands times except my hands.

To juggle a football with the heels is very difficult and I was able to do it in different patterns , together with various other patterns a few thousands times, some of my ball juggling feats were featured in the TV (Singapore Broadcasting Corporation)Mediacorp and reported in the newspaper Straits Times. It was verified in writing by the executive producer of the TV program

TIPS ON HOW TO MASTER AMAZING FOOTBALL JUGGLING/SKILLS

The secrets to these amazing feats is that, to overcome this problem, I creatively invented a method, to attached 3 specially designed elastic strings to the football and fixed it to some fixtures at the wall, when I kicked it, it always bounced back to the positions, this invention had help me to master the difficult juggling feats using the heels and other difficult football tricks. So this invention made training with the heels much easier and other difficult acts.

It's important to start early and get the best methods to short-cut your learning curve.

This way built up endurance and skills faster as you kick the ball more times, without kept picking it up. These invention is good for building up the skill levels.

These systems invented by me enabled me to be able to juggle a standard football 3,400 times , with different parts of my body except my hands, in various patterns non- stop, without the dropping ball even once. It is especially important in juggle the football, especially so by using the heels. Which is the most difficult part.

I might had broken some categories of world records. More verifications in
Awesome.

Hope I can get the answer some days. On the day of the feat in1986, during the changing of school sessions. In front of hundreds of Woodsvilles Secondary School students.

As I also had rode a bike without using my both hands and one legs, it means it using only one leg and it riding together with other cyclists riding up and down the track, at one go in 12 km of track, non-stop in about 45 minutes.

The secret of these amazing feats is that I had perfected a process of setting and lubricate the wheels accurate with a special lubricant, which allow me to use the least effort to ride and navigate the bike in the track with little effort.

These process let me navigating and cycling long distances using only one leg and handfree with an inexpensive bicycle.

Some of his amazing bike stunts (Click to
View Slideshow) were featured in the TV and reported in newspaper.



















AMAZING HANDFREE, LEGFREE CYCLING FEATS THROUGH FOUR NARROW METAL POLES FIXED ON CONCRETE FLOOR(CLICK TO ENLARGE)


I hope that as more people understand, how to use the bike most efficiency , more people will use the bike as their mode of transport, because of today high oil price, it is also good for the health and the environment.

When working in Singapore Press Holdings , I discovered a way to clear the stains (chemicals & printing ink) on the cover and inside the printing machines . As these stains were there for a lots of years, which were impossible to remove at that time using normal chemical.

This feat attracted a Japanese teacher and his student came down to the pressroom to take a look.

As since young, I was tinkering with my bike, and work more than ten years in two major industrial corporations.

I had to wake up early in the morning to send my mother and the full load of food to the hawker stall, some distance from my home in a tricycle everyday, before I ride my bike which I put on the tricycle to school. So the desire to find the most efficient ways to ride the tricycle with the least effort were always there.

SECRETS ON HOW TO IMPROVE THE CAR AND PRINTING MACHINE PERFORMANCE.

As the ball-bearings, the real causes were the grease which accumulated lots of foreign particles that stick to it and caused misalignment of the wheels moving parts, because the denseness of the grease when dry, it will hardened, together with the foreign particles which stick to it.

A special chemical needs to apply and neutralise all the foreign particles, rust and chemicals that stick to it, which retard the smooth movement. These special lubricants had the quality to neutralise all the negative effects.

These special lubricants, which is aerosol based can easily penetrate and leave a thin film on the moving parts, which made movement much easier. Understand the principle and consistently do it is important. I had taught what I discovered to the mechanics of Toyota in an indirect way.


When the machine having problems most mechanics usually, thought of using grease to solve the problems, in fact more foreign substances will stick to it as a result because of the properties of the grease that let foreign particles stick on it.

As these special lubricants were applied, a thin film deposited on it and covered the surface of the ball-bearings, and with the accurate resetting of the wheels, with the using of special electronic devices, making the machines run like a new one , these simple but brilliant ideas, made hordes car owners to come back for more.

They will felt that their car perform much better after that.


Through continue experimenting and finding the right chemicals to clear irremovable stains, I finally found a concoction of chemicals, that able to remove most of the stains.

As after I had removed the ink stained on the printing machine to the surprise of everyone as the machine looked almost as new.

These had caught the attention of a Japanese teacher and he was so impressed, he brought his whole class of students to compared the machines which had the stains removed and the one which had not removed. Imagine the surprise the stains that had been there for a lots of years suddenly were removed.

He had observed numerous people setting the printing rollers. As setting the printing rollers determine the outcome of the printing job.

Some used metal feelers(can potentially damage the rollers), some use plastics (when set very tight won't break) etc. and most of them use two hands to set both sides ( one hand is usually less skillful).

THE SECRET OF HOW TO IMPROVING THE PERFORMANCE OF THE PRINTING MACHINES

I used only my right hand , which is more skillful , to set both sides of the printing rollers - as both sides of the rollers the pressure need to be equally distributed. If set too tight, not enough inks and water reach the printing plate. Too loose too much water and ink reach the printing plates, which cause a washout look.

If the roller settings were unbalanced, the outcome of the images were not look good either.

Advertisers usually called when they found on the day, the conditions of the printing jobs look great.

I used a special form of paper which was highly accurate in setting the pressure of the rollers. If the roller set too tight it will break, if set too loose it will be easily pulled out. Though a lots of practice both sides will be setted consistently to the optimum level.

So after months of perfecting my skills pulling out the special form of paper with only my right hands from both sides of the printing rollers, the end product came out perfectly.

Because I had been repairing, setting the wheels and riding the bicycle, since I was a few years old, I got a head start.

THE SECRET OF HOW TO IMPROVING THE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR BIKE

Having understand the real causes of misalignment of the ball bearings mechanism is crucial. Since young I realised that applying special lubricants can made a vast difference to the smooth running of his bike.

And also using some special devices (small round wrench) to set the wheels(tension of the rim) back accurately and the nuts near the ball-bearings need to be skillfully adjusted.

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After he transferred he skill and knowledge which he took years to hone it, to the top car maker company Toyota.The company made tremendous progress.

To have an edge , a car company need the ability to have a better teams of mechanics, that able to maintain and repair the car better.

As a better maintained car run much better on the road, save cost & environment friendly and host of other benefits etc.

The car company BodycareCentre used to not having many customers

After that transferred of skills/knowledge, long lines of customers lines up to have their cars repaired & serviced. Because the car owners sense lots of differences. It took lots of years to understand these important process.

Once all the mechanics realised it and implement these processes consistently to all the moving parts, the differences were easily be felt by the drivers, when they came to collect their cars. The surprise breakthroughs, brought phenomenal growth of the company.

Many staff from the car company Toyota, from all over the world, come to the Bodycare Centre at Leng Kee Road , to study the methodologies which transformed a company, with mediocre performance, which lost to Nissan in profits, to overtook Nissan and double it's profit.


So knowing how well to maintain a vehicle can make a lot of difference to the company bottom line. These simple ideas of changing the mindsets of the mechanics of the company , made a great impact to the company bottom line.

Some interesting innovations/embedded technology in prop making, tips on how to enhance the special visual effects of the props/crafts, click on this link for more details.

Due to my contribution to the company, almost everyday for a few years, a senior lady Toyota brought and cook breakfast for me, free of charge.

Could this be a major breakthrough in industrial production? Any comments?

Chingay


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(Photo taken at Singapore Press Holdings, National Technical Course II, graduate class certificates receiving ceremony) There were lots of ovations when I went up the stage to collect my certificate.

My cycling feat top the search engine

I went to search the search engine to search (the most difficult cycling feat) ,
I was surprised my cycling feat top the search engine. I think Singapore will be proud of it. I might had created some history.






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Friday, June 29, 2007

The secrets of staying healthy and fit

My formula for staying healthy is to take lots of vegetables, fruits and walk long hours.

I was born sickly and asthmatic and gave lots of problems to my parents. So staying healthy is very important to me.

Fitness Guru Jack Lalanne at 89 still wake up early in the morning at 5 to exercises two hour.
http://www.cnn.com/2004/HEALTH/diet.fitness/01/19/jack.lalanne.ap/

I used to spend hours and hours riding a bike at East Coast Park. In the morning I used to see people exercise regularly there.

I used to swim hours regularly in my younger days. Swimming involved the whole body and it is a good way to de-stress.

Yan can cook mother told him you can eat anything, but take lots of vegetables.

I once rented a place from an old man who was 77 years old, healthy and actives. Who regularly took bananas. He said eating bananas will make pass motion easier.

To stay healthy you need to do exercises consistently. Give yourself time to built up your endurance and stamina. Do not rush. Do not suddenly exercise vigorous then later stop for a long time.

Regular exercise is an insurance.

The Japanese have the most seniors citizens the secrets lies in the green tea, they drinks.
Green tea have the properties of removing those harmful substances from our body.

I doesn't like to get sick and I rarely get sick. As you know get sick is no joke. Even a toothache could cause you lots of pain.

I observed that the Chinese in the morning went to exercise carries a bottle of Chinese tea. I think Chinese tea is good because it clear away all those harmful materials in our body. Lot of them are quite old. I think their formula of been old and healthy is to drink Chinese tea regularly.

You can see many chinese top leaders in their eighties.

Japan have the oldest population, I think is the green tea they took.http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=+greeen+tea

I choose walking because it is easy to accomplish, I combine my interest in look at shops to exercises. Once when I was in San Francisco. I explore the Chinatown with an elderly couples. At seven o'clock pm they want to call it a day. So I miss the chance of seeing more things.

I prefer the walk as much on my own the explore the cities, I may not be able to come back to see the place again. So I need to see the place as much as I can.

Many might not had the discipline to do a vigorous workout. I recommend start your walking programs. You might later slowly build up to longer distances.

My routines consists of 3 day a week. of walking around the cities areas and shopping. I don't felt much difficulties. By walking around see new things time past very fast and make me feel happy.