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  • deer_of_dawn's Avatar
    1 post since Jan '15
    • I got Media Production and Design in RP (22) but I got ERR2B2 20, after minusing CCA points it's 18.

      I didn't get my first choice which is RP's Mass Comm even though the cut off point was 18, I don't understand why.

      Anyway I'm deciding to appeal, but someone told me I have to say I want the MPD course as I appeal because if my appeal isn't successful I'll also lose the MPD course ending up courseless. Is that true? Or, what should I do really, if I want to appeal now with a course I don't want? 

  • kinwashi's Avatar
    10,005 posts since Jan '08
    • So the above is not Cherry Blossom look similar,

      www.flickr.com

      UME (plum)

      Dont let the people over there say we Singaporean.

      (Swa Koo). Now Kin had shown you all here.

      Open your mouth at the right time, when you are at foreign lands.

       

      Edited by kinwashi 30 Jan `15, 5:19PM
  • kinwashi's Avatar
    10,005 posts since Jan '08
    • Plum-viewing in Tokyo 2015

      12 places for welcoming the first signs of spring

      Plum-viewing in Tokyo 2015

       

      Posted: Fri Jan 30 2015

      Plum – or ume – flowers may not be as spectacular as the cherry blossoms, which bloom around a month later and symbolise spring in Japan. Still, these mainly white and pink beauties have been held in high regard for over a millennium, and are renowned for their pleasant fragrance that fills the Tokyo air from early February to mid-March. Plum trees can of course be found all over the city, but the parks, shrines, temples and gardens listed here rank among the top ume-viewing spots, many of which have been popular since the Edo era. Wear your warm jacket and head out to admire these heralds of early spring.

      Ushi Tenjin Plum Festival

      Feb 1-25 | Ushi Tenjin Kitano Shrine 
      Kasuga's Ushi Tenjin shrine is dedicated to the 9th-century scholar and poet Sugawara no Michizane, who is said to have loved the sight of plum flowers. It's thus only fitting that the shrine grounds feature dozens of ume trees, the blooming of which is celebrated at this festival. On Sundays, take the opportunity to taste some plum-flavoured sweets, umeshu liquor andamazake under the purple and white flowers. February 15 sees the highlight of the festival, as the sweets stalls are complemented by outdoor tea service (nodate) and taiko drumming. 
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      Jindai Plum Festival

      Feb 3-Mar 1 | Jindai Botanical Garden 
      The Jindai Botanical Garden's plum park turns pink, purple, and white around the middle of February, when the approximately 180 plum trees burst into bloom. There will be guided tours during the festival period, and visitors can also learn more about Edo-era plum-growing techniques.
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      Koishikawa Korakuen Plum Festival

      Feb 7-Mar 1 | Koishikawa Korakuen 
      Constructed under the watchful eye of 17th century Tokugawa daimyo Mito Komon, Koishikawa Korakuen's plum tree garden remains beautiful to this day. The best time to visit the grounds is in late February, when the trees become filled with purple and white flowers. This yearly festival also features performances of traditional music and Edo-style street artistry. 
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      Setagaya Ume Matsuri

      Feb 7-Mar 1 | Hanegi Park 
      The beautiful flowers of Hanegi Park's over 600 plum trees provide a great excuse for making your way to Umegaoka during this annual festival, which also features stalls selling plum-related (and unrelated) snacks, servings of free matchatea, koto performances and haiku reading. 
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      Mukojima Hyakkaen Plum Festival

      Feb 7-Mar 8 | Mukojima Hyakkaen 
      Mukojima Hyakkaen, the only surviving Edo-era flower garden in Tokyo, boasts an impressive collection of ume trees that bloom beautifully in early spring. This festival takes place to celebrate the colourful scenery and features performances of traditional arts and dances, including the Sendai-born suzume odori('sparrow dance'). 
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      Keio Mogusaen Plum Festival

      Feb 7-Mar 15 | Keio Mogusaen 
      Boasting a total of 500 plum trees, some of them more than 300 years old, Hino's Mogusaen has long been famed as one of Tokyo's best ume-viewing spots. A variety of traditional events take place on the weekends during this festival, while the Shorenan teahouse on the premises stays open throughout, serving treats like plum sorbet and amazake ice cream. 
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      Bunkyo Ume Matsuri

      Feb 8-Mar 8 | Yushima Tenjin 
      Yushima Tenjin shrine has been a popular spot for plum blossom lovers since the Edo period, and crowds still flock there each year to see its 300-odd ume trees in full bloom. The shrine's annual Ume Matsuri hits its peak towards the end of February and is busiest on the weekends, when the natural splendour is complemented with displays of traditional Japanese music and performing arts – plus the added option of tea ceremony. 
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      Koganei Park Ume Matsuri

      Feb 14-22 | Koganei Park 
      Enjoy the Musashino spring at Koganei Park, where around 100 plum trees will burst into bloom in February. Volunteers will be on hand to guide visitors around the park, and there will also be performances of traditional Japanese music at a temporary stage set up under the trees. Open-air tea ceremony is available for ¥500. 
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      Sankeien Plum-Viewing

      Feb 14-Mar 8 | Sankeien 
      Although best known for its cherry blossoms, Yokohama's spacious Sankeien is also a nice choice for plum-watching. Bursting into white and pink from February to March, the around 600 trees here include a few rare varieties. Mochi pounding, performances of traditional music and free barley tea (at the park's teahouse) add to the experience. 
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      Kameido Ten Jinja Plum Festival

      Feb 14-Mar 15 | Kameido Ten Jinja 
      Kameido's charming Tenjin Shrine hosts this annual early spring festival in celebration of the 300 plum trees on the premises. The flowers usually reach full bloom between the middle of February and early March, while a variety of events will take place throughout the festival period. 
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      Shiba Koen Plum Festival

      Feb 20, 21 | Shiba Park 
      The around 70 purple and white plum trees at Shiba Park were actually transplanted from Shinjuku's Tsunohazu in the early 1900s. This festival celebrates their blooming with performances of traditional Japanese music and a tea ceremony. Note the admission limit of 350 people (first-come, first-served). 
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      Mt Takao Plum Festival

      Mar 14, 15 | Around Mt Takao 
      The woods on the north side of Mt Takao and along the old Koshu-kaido highway are home to almost 10,000 plum trees. That entire area turns white and purple in March when the flowers start blooming, and this festival celebrates the occasion with performances of traditional Japanese music, sales of plum-related items and loads of great festival food. 
      Full details 

  • NightOfTerror's Avatar
    5 posts since Dec '08
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    67,925 posts since Dec '03
  • TIB1234T's Avatar
    10,673 posts since Sep '08
    • Originally posted by BusAnalayzer:

      maybe you read 3567 as 3557... possible la..

      But letters B & Y very far leh...

      Edited by TIB1234T 30 Jan `15, 5:06PM
  • Gemsdare's Avatar
    37 posts since Oct '14
    • 30 January 2015
      169
      From 1140 - 1400:

      SMB1393U - [WL 187]
      SMB1549M - [WL 187]
      SMB1563X - [WL SP]
      SMB1567K - [WL SP]
      SMB3540Z - [WL SP]
      SMB5031M - [WL SP]
      TIB1063U - [WL 187]

  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    6,329 posts since May '12
    • Originally posted by TIB1234T:

      Yah, saw it on 972 tdy... but dunno why that day on 964 morning then afternn changed to 3567Y...


      SMB3557B
      [WL SP  icon_arrow.gif  KJ SP]. Bus back to KJ... That time might have been due to some issue and got deployed on 964 instead for first half of the day...

      maybe you read 3567 as 3557... possible la..

  • kinwashi's Avatar
    10,005 posts since Jan '08
    • Japanese delicious pickled foods

      These are the pickled foods that Japanese people simply can't stop loving.


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      Umeboshi (Dried Plum)

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      This definitely has to be the first one.
      Every Japanese person has eaten this at least once, this extremely sour pickled fruit.

      To make it, a plum and shiso are pickled together, then dried in the sun so that the sweetness deepens and is revealed.
      There are different kinds of umeboshi as well, such as konbu ume, which is plums pickled with konbu seaweed.

      Nukadzuke (Vegetables Pickled in Rice-bran)

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      These are also pickles that Japanese people are well-acquainted with, and I’ve even made them before.
      Placing vegetables and salt in rice-bran will cause the lactic acid to begin fermenting, so these are extremely simple to make.

      Actually, since the interior of the rice-bran is extremely thick, you can continue to use it for generations.
      The pickles in these families have characteristic tastes. Without exception, those families’ pickles are extremely delicious.

      Naradzuke (Vegetables Pickled in Sake Lees)

      www.kasugano.com

       

      Ingredients like cucumbers or ginger are pickled in salt, then pickled multiple times in sake lees until complete.
      These are pickles that take quite a bit of work, but they are perfect companions to a drink.
      If you eat it once, you’ll never forget that deep, rich taste.

      Kazudzuke (Fish or Vegetables Pickled in Sake Lees)

      www.amazon.co.jp

       

      Similarly to naradzuke, these are also pickled in sake lees and mirin lees but the difference is that anything can be pickled for this, from vegetables to fruit to meat.

      I love wasabe kazudzuke.
      That spiciness comes with impact, and it’s exceptionally compatible with sake.
      It’s also great with ochadzuke (rice with tea poured over it).

      Matsumae Pickles

      decobox.boo.jp

       

      I love these too, since they go great as side dishes both to liquor and to meals.
      As an versatile pickle, the manufacturing process is also Japan-specific.

      Its knowledge coming from the northern provinces, so it’s often made with herring roe, cuttlefish, konbu seaweed, and carrots.
      Soy sauce and mirin are added for flavor and then the ingredients are fermented, and the deep taste and the viscous texture really can’t be resisted.

      Senmaidzuke (Sliced Pickled Radishes)

      www.kyounoryouri.jp

       

      I also love these a lot. From the vegetable used in traditional Kyoto cooking, it uses thinly sliced shougoinkabura radish.
      It’s pickled with konbu seaweed and chili peppers, so it’s delicious just on its own!

      Turnips are winter vegetables, so they usually only show up on the market from November to March.
      These are the representative pickles of Kyoto cooking, so they’re famous nationwide.

      Misodzuke (Meat, Fish, or Vegetables Preserved in Miso)

      gochi-navi.jp

      Saikyou Pickles (Before Cooking)

      Just as the name says, it’s food pickled in red miso, and anything can be used, from vegetables to fish to meat.
      Originally this was done to preserve food, but now it’s become the representative of Saikyou pickles.
      In every area of the country the way of preparation differs, so the impression of it being a specialty product is strong.

      I really love pork and kindara Saikyou pickles. I can ask for more countless times.

      Fukujindzuke (Vegetables Pickled in Soy Sauce)

      store.shopping.yahoo.co.jp

       

      For me, a huge curry fan, curry rice that isn’t garnished with fukujindzuke isn’t curry at all. That’s how obsessed I am with it.

      I don’t know who came up with the idea, but these are extremely magnificent pickles.

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  • NightOfTerror's Avatar
    5 posts since Dec '08
    • Write a letter and go down yourself, explain the situation to them. It'd be better if you have friends(seniors in poly) that know the CM of the course, ask your friend to help you get to that person.

  • TIB1234T's Avatar
    10,673 posts since Sep '08
    • Originally posted by lemon1974:

      3557B on Sv972 today... log book mention Kranji Depot....

      Yah, saw it on 972 tdy... but dunno why that day on 964 morning then afternn changed to 3567Y...


      SMB3557B
      [WL SP  icon_arrow.gif  KJ SP]. Bus back to KJ... That time might have been due to some issue and got deployed on 964 instead for first half of the day...

      Edited by TIB1234T 30 Jan `15, 5:01PM
  • TIB1234T's Avatar
    10,673 posts since Sep '08
    • Originally posted by SMB145B:

      500 buses is not very big.

      Maybe a mix of Rigids, Bendies and DD?

      See if it's permitted by LTA to give a company to own or mix with 2 or 3 ops... If 2 or 3 ops, means like the Bulim tender, which might see Wrights & E500, Citaros & A22 together... Bendies only if SMRT permit to own that place under LTA or like I said, mix ops...

      See if there is any tender going on in year 2016 & 2017 for that depot...

      Edited by TIB1234T 30 Jan `15, 4:57PM
  • Kathyroseus's Avatar
    1 post since Jan '15
  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    6,329 posts since May '12
    • Originally posted by phillipC:

      Svc972 might be full fleet DD

      No. I did spot 2 MANA22 on it this week. Unless it is very recent deployment. 

  • Gohqianyan832's Avatar
    238 posts since Nov '14
    • TIB801M

      (WLBP TRG) > (awaiting lay up/deregistration)

      TIB802K, TIB803H, TIB806A

      (AMDEP SP) > (awaiting lay up/deregistration)

      TIB804E

      (WLDEP 912/964) > (awaiting lay up/deregistration)

      TIB805C

      (WLDEP 178) > (awaiting lay up/deregistration)

      TIB807Y

      (KJDEP 173) > (awaiting lay up/deregistration)

      Edited by Gohqianyan832 30 Jan `15, 4:50PM
  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    6,329 posts since May '12
    • 36 cannot be extended, unless you have another service looping at Tomlinson road. Please note there are many people who transfer from other services to take sv 36 to Tanglin road/Orchard road from Somerset/Orchard Boulevard side. 

      When sv 36 turns onto Tanglin, you will always see 10-15 pax on-board. These people will surely get upset if there is no alternative provided. 

      Also 36 to Bukit Merah - which route to follow? From Orchard Boulevard you already have 123, 132 to Bukit Merah. From Somerset side, you already have sv 14, 16, 123, 175 to Bukit Merah. From Scotts, you have sv 5, 132 to Bukit Merah. What special advantage is sv 36 going to provide by extending to Bukit Merah.

  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    6,329 posts since May '12
    • I think Seletar Depot will control Yishun, Sembawang, YCK services, 39/161/168 (part control)

      AMDEP SBST will control AMK, Bishan

      AMDEP SMRT will shut down, admin might remain.

       

  • SMB145B's Avatar
    1,112 posts since Dec '12
    • Originally posted by TIB1234T:

      Seletar Dep i think will include SLE serving svcs like 39, 85, 161, 168...

      500 buses is not very big.

      Maybe a mix of Rigids, Bendies and DD?

  • Gohqianyan832's Avatar
    238 posts since Nov '14
    • SBS5035T

      (AMDEP 57) > (AMDEP 55/55B) - go back to 55 perm

      SBS8781C

      (AMDEP 55/55B) > (AMDEP 57) - go back to 57 perm

  • Gohqianyan832's Avatar
    238 posts since Nov '14
    • SBS8567E

      (BNDEP 2) > (BNDEP 36) - go back to 36 perm

      SBS8589S

      (CGBP 18) > (BNDEP 36) - go back to 36 perm

      SBS8669U

      (BNDEP 229) > (BNDEP 36) - go back to 36 perm

      SBS6782M

      (BNDEP 36) > (CGBP 18)

      SBS6783K

      (BNDEP 36) > (BNDEP 229)

      SBS6806D

      (BNDEP 36) > (BNDEP 2)

  • TIB1234T's Avatar
    10,673 posts since Sep '08
    • Originally posted by SMB145B:

      Jurong West - SLBP
      Tengah - WYDEP or BLBP
      Woodlands - WLDEP & WLBP
      Ang Mo Kio - AMDEP
      Bedok - BNDEP & CGBP
      Pasir Ris - LYDEP
      Jurong East - BBDEP
      CBD - ARBP
      Toa Payoh - BRBP
      Choa Chu Kang - KJDEP
      Bukit Panjang - MDDEP

      What depots have I left out?

       

      for SSDEP, i suppose Seletar, Punggol and Sengkang?

      Yishun, Sembawang? Airport Bound svcs???

      Seletar Dep i think will include SLE serving svcs like 39, 85, 161, 168...

  • TIB1234T's Avatar
    10,673 posts since Sep '08
  • Marvel68's Avatar
    56 posts since Oct '14
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      Extend 36 to Bt Merah with an additional of 3 buses and introduce 36M that loops at Tomlinson Rd from Airport at frequencies of 25 mins during off peak and 15 mins during peak.

      63 to extend to Bt Merah and introduce a new trunk from Rumah Tinggi to Bt Merah

      Nope, 63's route should remain as it is an important bus route for R.T residents connecting them between Tiong Bahru Mrt and Jalan Rumah Tinggi but 36 extended to Bukit Merah sounds okay to me,  kinda resembles the old 16's route.

  • TIB1234T's Avatar
    10,673 posts since Sep '08
    • From 1200nn - 1550hr:

      SBS3899E - 143 [SL/BR SP].
      SBS8131D - 151 [BB SP].
      SMB1437C - 858 [WL 961].
      SMB1541J - 962 [WL 856].
      SMB1576J - 187 [WL SP].
      SMB1585H - 963 [WL 960].
      SMB3557B - 972 [KJ SP].
      TIB560H - 190 [KJ 188].
      TIB824Y - 925 [KJ 970].
      TIB1170T - 856 [WL SP].
      TIB1242U - 700 [WL 960].
      TIB1244P - 903 [WL 856].

  • SMB145B's Avatar
    1,112 posts since Dec '12
    • Jurong West - SLBP
      Tengah - WYDEP or BLBP
      Woodlands - WLDEP & WLBP
      Ang Mo Kio - AMDEP
      Bedok - BNDEP & CGBP
      Pasir Ris - LYDEP
      Jurong East - BBDEP
      CBD - ARBP
      Toa Payoh - BRBP
      Choa Chu Kang - KJDEP
      Bukit Panjang - MDDEP

      What depots have I left out?

       

      for SSDEP, i suppose Seletar, Punggol and Sengkang?

      Yishun, Sembawang? Airport Bound svcs???