The amazing James Cook University at Sims Drive

James Cook University Sims Drive Singapore

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


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

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.


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.


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).


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.


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.

More extraordinary bicycle feats photos:

Tips on how to improve your bicycle performance click here

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?


Simple yet cost effective process on how to optimize the performances of your electronic equipments click: View Blog

Interview with media

(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.

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