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Travel to NTU or NIE while avoiding traffic jams in PIE, AYE, KJE every morning

Last Friday marked the last day that I traveled to NIE for my full-time teaching course. Since I am in a good mood (after completing my 4 assignments in the span of 1 week and having a pretty much relaxing first week into my practicum) and sharing is caring, I would like to write about my journey to NIE. No, not my nostalgic 2 year course but literally, the journey from my house to the institution itself.

Normally, after I have dropped my wife to work in Ang Mo Kio around 7.15 a.m., I travelled via various highways in Singapore in a bid to find the fastest and easiest route to NIE, which is located in NTU vicinity near Jalan Bahar. I like to travel via PIE but the traffic congestion + ERP in CTE always made me think twice about going by that route.

Rather than paying $2 for ERP, I would prefer travelling up north first via SLE and then exit at the BKE(PIE) exit before turning in to KJE.

However, if you noticed, I would normally reach the SLE expressway around 7.30 a.m. and by the time I reached the exit to BKE(PIE), traffic congestion will tail-back all the way towards the Woodlands Ave 2 exit. It was not till early last year that I discovered a new route courtesy of one of my NIE course-mates.

This route will take you from SLE and bring you out of the traffic congestion over there and magically bring you to Jalan Bahar.

Oklah, I was exaggerating a bit but I am serious on avoiding the congestion. Let me tell you now how you can achieve this magic of going to Jalan Bahar from SLE but avoid the traffic congestion at the BKE (PIE) exit, the Mandai Road exit and also the KJE traffic congestion.

The best thing is, the journey to NIE using this new route from SLE will only be maximum 30 min !!! (because that was the time that I needed while driving my Picanto so if you are driving a bigger car than mine, +- 7 min).

Here’s how.

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Graduates cannot find job, sue the alma mater

This is hilarious.

Only three months after graduating, a Monroe College graduate sues her alma mater for the full cost of her four year tuition plus compensation for “stress” because, like so many other Americans right now, she can’t find a job.

[ link here ]

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the one about the dispute on suicide

So the forensic scientist based her report on 120 photos, 2 visits to the campus and police report. Crime scene forensic investigation based on photos? Visit to crime scene after it is cleaned up? Based on police reports ? Hmm… if that’s the case, they should probably go get a medium and conduct a s?ance too.

In any case, I believe the grieving family should be calling in CSI:Batam to do justice for them. At least in a real CSI situation, they would already be at the crime scene prior to clean-up to reconstruct what happened, not based on reports which, besides the poor english, might be bias, that would thus lead to an inaccurate account of what happened that fateful morning.

Oh well, back to other news then.

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The one about a lady driver

I have always believe on equal opportunity between genders when it comes to driving. I mean, both males and females are responsible for poor driving skills that sometimes may result in bad accidents. However, since the incident that occurred to me last week, I felt that at times, women drivers are not that street-smart when it comes to driving after all.

Without prejudice to any party involved, I do concur that there are responsible and alert female drivers in Singapore but the one that I am mentioning below sure doesn’t fit into the equation.

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Weird search words from Google that will lead you to my site

For the past couple of days, some weirdos have been visiting my site by typing some strange keywords via Google.