What’s going on at Clementi Central?

I’m sure those who work/study around Clementi as well as Clementi ‘leavers’ are curious about what’s the construction infront of the mrt station is all about, as well as the hackings around the central.


Well, after searching through my nicely filed ‘treasures’, I found the newsletter dated in 2005 from the town council and hereby share the news with everyone ^^

Future of Clementi Central by 2010

What’s going on at Clementi Central?

Botak Jones @ Clementi

EK and I planned this dinner week+ ago, specially for our haircut at the neighbouring salon which me and my sis frequented. We pulled NL along cos we knew she ‘would love…’ to have dinner with us in Clementi 😛

After knowing that our haircut would take about half an hour, NL preferred to walk around the central instead of waiting for us in the salon. Who knows our haircut took only about 15-20mins cos we purely went there for a haircut and nothing else. We started calling NL to gather and set off for our intended dinner at Botak Jones.

After failing to get in touch with her for 5-10 mins, walking around the central twice in search of her and yet still no sight of her, we started to get worried. According to EK (me a betrayer … hahaha…), NL ‘is’ a very absent-minded gal and Clementi (other than that bus-stop she frequented) being alien her, she might had lost her way. EK even thought she might had been kidnapped … if that’s the way, she will be the FIRST to be kidnapped in Clementi’s history … hahaha …

Being super hungry and tired by then, EK and me decided to take a rest and have some drink while we continued to get in touch with her. Who knows, as soon as our drinks arrived, she called us. This woman was actually doing her manicure just few shops away from the salon and she did not even hear her hp ringing. ** BOX U! **

After the 小插曲 , we headed straight to the recommended Botak Jones in Ave 4 for our ‘late’ dinner.

Having lived here for sooooo many years, I had rarely come to this part of Clementi. Not to say patronising this stall which started these 1-2 years.

When we reached the coffee shop, it was already packed with ppl where almost all tables were ordering food from Botak Jones. At this point, I really pity the other stalls around. It seems like the whole coffee shop had belonged to Botak Jones. However, I heard from my mum that the other stalls were doing fine during other hours. So maybe patrons preferred to have western food at nite esp after knocking off from work and study.

The ordering style from Botak Jones was rather similar to that of a zi cha stall in a coffee shop. They specially set up the ordering stand near the walkway where they placed their menu, printed in normal photocopy papers, for patrons to browse through while waiting for their turn to place order. The kitchen is situated at the corner stall where zi cha kitchens are usually located.

There are a lot of such ‘long-winded’ signs around the ordering stand

The white and blue signboard is where the kitchen is


It didn’t really took long for our orders to be placed and served. Queuing + servicing … around 20mins. The queue however was incredibly that long, cos we just couldn’t see the other side of the queue even though we had been sitting near the queue for xx mins.




Caesar salad … refreshing but think we were ‘over’ hungry then so it doesn’t seems satifiying enough.


Cajun Chicken … my favourite! I had never preferred chicken breast meat cos it was usually very dry and tough, but surprisingly this grilled breast meat was tender and juicy, especially when it was topped with melted bacon and cheese. Hmm … yummy!


Fish & Chip … the first taste of it, I immediately compared it with the same from Fish & Co. This is simply nicer and fresher. Very generous with their serving of side dishes too.

Their main courses serving was simply big. The 2 mains courses we took was actually the regular orders, which we found very filling. So we couldn’t imagine how big the serving will be for large orders @_@

Actually while waiting for our orders to arrive, we had noticed other tables’ order of sausages. Wah! It’s was big and it looks juicy! Hmm … something like those from NYDC. But we do not know how the taste was. And so we decided, we will come back for more. Most probably we will order the sausage as one of our side orders “P

Botak Jones @ Clementi


基 本 上 ,我 在 家 闲 着 没 事 做 时 都 会 整 理 我 的 东 西 。虽 然 经 常 不 定 时 的 整 理 ,但 新 饰 品 也 不 定 时 的 增 加 ,就 像 “Filing” 一 样 ,将 喜 欢 的 文 章 ,报 导 及 事 物 等 全 都 好 好 的 “File” 起 来 。

就 像 在 前 个 周 末 ,看 着 ” 堆 积 如 山 ” 的 旅 游 资 料 及 收 据 等 ,我 想 应 该 是 时 候 整 理 了 ! 予 是 将 我 这 几 年 来 搁 在 一 旁 的 旅 游 ‘ 文 件 ‘ 好 好 的 放 进 文 件 套 里 。哇 ! 看 回 好 几 年 前 去 过 的 国 家 及 买 过 的 东 西 ,真 是 回 味 无 穷 哦 !




我应该还有五六年前第一次到Bangkok的那批。。。可要找找看喽 😛

那 除 了 六 月 尾 将 会 到 上 海 游 玩 外 ,下 一 站 我 要 到 哪 ㄦ 呢 ? 台 湾 ? 日 本 ? 韩 国 ? 还 是 又 到 香 港 澳 门 吃 吃 喝 喝 呢 ?

旅 游 真 好 ! 旅 游 万 岁 !


Korean BBQ Restaurant @ Bt. Timah

Someone is leaving XXXXXX too, and I took this opportunity of her last day there to visit my ex-ofc (after their recent reno) as well as arranging a dinner gathering with the rest.


Not knowing where for dinner, Ms C suggested this korean restaurant at Bukit Timah. So all 8 of us, including 2 newly introduced cols of theirs, headed off to the restaurant which is just located opposite Beauty World.




After our fulfilling HOT dinner, we headed off to have our dessert down the lane. As the shop was fully packed, and since our dinner wasn’t yet digested (not that fast yeh), someone suggested taking a walk down to the nearby hawker centre instead.

Well, not that after the walk could actually digest down the heavy and hot dinner we had just 15 mins ago, we were just finding excuses not to leave so early cos it’s only touched 10pm … *** hey! nite is still young on a Fri nite you know ***


Soon we settled down with our desserts and chat till 11+ before we finally decided to leave for the day : )

Korean BBQ Restaurant @ Bt. Timah


上 周 提 到 的 好 消 息 确 定 了 ! 但 因 众 所 周 知 的 理 由 ,暂 未 能 与 大 家 分 享 🙂


因 偶 然 的 机 会 ,结 识 了 《 简 单 就 是 美 》 的 照 型 / 美 术 指 导 兼 美 工 ,Mian Han ( 她 应 该 不 会 解 意 我 将 她 的 名 报 出 来 。。。吧 😛 ) 。

其 实 也 不 是 有 砰 面 的 那 种 。只 是 简 单 的 在 部 络 格 里 留 言 交 流 一 下 。而 这 一 切 都 因 我 在 节 目 中 看 中 了 的 一 群 木 偶 ,而 她 对 所 有 留 言 都 会 迅 速 的 回 复 ,这 在 一 般 的 部 络 格 是 少 有 的 罗 。

就 是 这 群 木 偶 。但 当 我 买 时 也 买 不 到 《 空 姐 》 及 《 护 士 》 的 木 偶 了 😦

很 惊 讶 看 到 她 特 地 给 我 的 留 言 。

附 写 中 还 提 到 我 ,真 感 动 :^_^:
亲 友 们 ,若 你 有 任 和 构 思 ,一 定 要 告 诉 我 噢 !



今 天 收 到 一 份 好 消 息 。

因 有 待 确 认 ,所 以 无 法 将 消 息 公 布 出 来 。 但 还 是 想 将 此 日 记 录 下 来 。


20070410s备 录 程 序 几 乎 白 日 化 。只 差 最 後 的 确 定 步 奏 了 。

稍 微 整 理 了 我 的 网 记 後 ,闲 着 没 事 做 就 拿 出 我 鬲 在 一 旁 有 好 几 个 月 的 报 纸 。。。有 《 我 报 》 ,《 Today 》 及 《 Life! 》 。从 约 去 年 十 一 月 份 的 到 近 期 的 几 乎 都 在 内 。 但 还 有 些 留 在 办 公 室 里 ,还 未 ‘ 搬 ‘ 回 来 。看 着 那 一 小 堆 的 报 纸 ,突 觉 得 我 像 个 garang guni ( 收 旧 报 纸 的 ) 。

说 到 报 纸 嘛 ,我 道 偏 看 读 华 文 报 ,由 其 是 联 合 早 报 内 的 副 刊 《 现 在 》 及 免 费 报 刊 《 我 报 》 。觉 得 文 章 较 生 活 化 及 有 趣 。也 可 能 是 因 为 华 文 较 贴 近 我 吧 ,比 较 有 亲 切 感 。


Cycling @ Pulau Ubin

It’s a Good Friday aka 耶稣受难日 … ay “受难日”? … sounds familiar wor ^_*

This trip was planned quite last min … or rather I was ‘invited’ to join this trip just the day before, while I had a KIV plan with another group to Sentosa at the same time. Was in a dilema as to which to go cos both are the places which were listed in my plan, especially Pulau Ubin, cos it’s my first time to the island. Yes! FIRST TIME in my life 😛 ***mountain tortise***

**sorry…specially BOLDED to avoid more questions on “what’s the changes there?” 😛 **

Anyway the trip to Pulau Ubin was confirmed after the supposedly-cancelled Sentosa trip 😛 (they went ahead without me ;~_~;)

Woke up and set off as per norm working day, meeting YT at the mrt station and off we set to Tampines. Fun chat along the way…

After meeting up with SK and her 2 friends, J and A, at the mc and bought this not-very-yummy Bagel breakfast (if u dun mind hard bread, strong onion taste and bland scramble egg, go for it then), we set off to Changi Village Jetty via bus 29.

Changi Village, a 即熟悉又陌生 place where I used to go for some other purposes (not the hotels hor) some years ago. Somehow the bus terminal area has this kind of m’sia feel.

We decided to settle down at Subway while waiting for the other 2 of SK’s friends to arrive.

Finally after meeting up with E and O at the jetty, we set off to Pulau Ubin! Yeh! ***too hyper***








After 10 mins of bumboat ride, we FINALLY REACHED the island!


20070406037sThough the sun was burning hot high on top of us, the island was surprisingly packed with lots of visitors around. Vehicles, bicycles, visitors, … whao!

I think I was more fascinated (**note** I’m easily fascinated … so please bear with me … hehee …) with the wooden structures around than the upcoming ride 😛 So me with my camera works again ^_* *snap* *snap* *snap*


















Finally after 3.5hrs of ride, we decided to call it off. Most of us were dead beaten and hungry by then.





We set off back to mainland. Though tired and warm, after bidding goodbye to A, E and O, me together with YT, SK and J left on a cab to Queensway shopping centre cos YT, not familiar with the place ‘requested’ us to go with her for her sneaker shopping.

We hang around QWSC for about an hour before bringing her for her necessity shopping spree at IKEA (**note** it’s a mirror … a necessity for a lady 😛 )

After our late dinner and chat at Subway (again) anchorpoint, we finally set off home around 9pm and ended our eventful day ^_^

Thanks to SK for inviting me and YT to this trip.

Special thanks to the rest for being my guardian angels during my ride, cos clumpsy me fell twice along the way. 2nd fell was the worse cos I fell onto a big pile of dunno-wat-black-black-thing … which looks like … ay … dried up unsmelly cowdung … but no cows around leh … so dunno wat was that 😛

And oso thanks to the xiaomei YT for accomodating my baggie in her BIG 叮当 baggie after my fall =^_^= (真没用的我)

Despite the pain on my butt, hand, body joints and fall @_@ I will definately go back again … but wait! I got to build up my stamina first. Used up all the energy accumulated for the past tens years on a single 3.5hrs ride.

Oh yes the vehicles on the island! They are really getting on my nerves. Despite having to balance well on an already narrow path just enough for 2 ways cycling, and with swamp just beside, we still have to make way for any van or looked-ready-to-scrap-off car along the way (**slap on the forehead**). I think I inhaled carbon-monoxide more than the fresh air. Luckily that only occurred near the town area. Phew! 😀

Cycling @ Pulau Ubin

Sad Thoughts…wat can I say…

…no longer in the same frequency…

…when talking nonsenses just to break the weird silent (I felt) not ‘allowed’…wat can I say…

…when being compared with someone who dun even remember our birthdays…wat can I say…

…when I just wanted a good listener…even if I dun feel like talking…but ended up receiving irritated looks…wat can I say…

…when I’m REALLY sick, I just need some comforting words but was treated being overly sensative, while the other is sick and was taken care of…wat can I say…

…when I’m talking serious but was ended up treated as a joke…wat can I say…

…when I’m sharing happy encounters/events but received a ‘dun-seems-interested’ look and ended up in a fading speech…wat can I say…

…when I’m just myself being excited over certain thing but was treated as I’m acting cute…wat can I say…

…*sigh*…we are really drifting apart…basically we are just not of the same lifestyle…or rather I’m not into the kind of lifestyle they shared…

…anyway I’m happy with how and what I am…and that’s me…

…or maybe all along I just thought I’m doing it that way…if not why should I feel so much affected and sad…spiritually 😦

I think I’m getting too bored these few weeks…though I’m still busy with my backup-ing… Maybe it’s time for me to do something to perk myself up! Maybe…

Sad Thoughts…wat can I say…