上海我来也!

OFF TO SHANGHAI !!!

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Me taking the midnite flight and will be back on 2 Jul nite. So dun miss me! 😛

Will blog on the trip when I’m ready. So do stay tune here ^_*

浪奔 !浪流!万里涛涛江水永不休!。。。许文强!我来也!

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Porridge Steamboat at Parklane Deli House

Have been to this place near a year ago and I kinda of missed it 😛 So when they asked for any suggestion to dine at Bugis, I suggested this place.

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the meal I took last year

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other than these raw selections, there are some other selections like vege, sausages, and many more at the buffet table too

Actually Lan and MZ are more of a ‘basic food’ person, so I rather quite doubted that they will fancy this place which offered porridge base for steamboat when they started to ask questions @_@

Anyway in the end they decided to go ahead with my suggestion and we headed off to Parklane Deli House for our porridge steamboat at Liang Seah St. which only cost S$14.80 NETT :-O

Well, as expected, they simply dun fancy PORRIDGE steamboat. Usually the waiter will suggest us to place in the flower crab and salted egg first to enhance the fragrance of the porridge which I did the first time I went there. The taste and fragrance was heavenly which attracted us to take more of the porridge though the then waitress suggested to us not to cos we might not have enough stomach to accomodated the buffet food.

After that time, I had been wanting to go there with other groups again. But too bad, this group doesn’t like it. 😦

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sour spicy sauce … nice ^_^d

Please do not ask me wat sauce is this … cos I remember the waiter who suggested in helping me to mix a special sour & spicy formula used near 9 (or more?) different sauces that could be found in their sauce corner. Anyway I like the mix … the other 2 sticked to the normal chili sauce.

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free ice cream each … dun remember having them the other time … I din take cos too full :p

We went back to PBJ after the dinner. After window-shopping around, we settled down a Terra Cafe (again) cos we missed the Tiramisu 😛

Basically I dun recall the f&b we ordered 😛

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think it’s called Honey Green Tea … my order

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something like french toast … this is yummy ^_*

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a kind of coffee mix … bland taste … think their coffee are meant to taste like dat ba …

This time round upon payment, I remembered the NETS reward discount. Apparently the waiter knew nothing about the discount cos he looked puzzled when I told him about that. So I’m wondering how do I get the discount using NETS, and if I dun approach the cashier, how do I pay by NETS? I’m suprised when the waiter passed me the NETS gadget for keying in my pin no. … whao! so it’s wireless!!! And when I received the receipt, no discount leh … so how to do I claim? Got to check out the NETS reward programme webby.

This night we chatted till 1am+ @_@ … from Parklane Deli House to Terra Cafe (until closed hour) to nowhere but at the stone seat at Bugis Square … no choice … Lan got too much frustration to vend 😛 OMG!! … 2 days later I got to catch a midnite flight to Shanghai! Got to catch some sleep before that :S

Porridge Steamboat at Parklane Deli House

香港回归十週年

TVBJ 这 一 两 个 月 的 每 周 日 晚 间 都 会 播 有 关 香 港 回 归 十 週 年 相 关 的 事 与 物 。 这 让 我 想 起 了 在 他 们 回 归 那 天 所 在 我 身 上 发 生 过 的 一 件 事 。 一 件 与 香 港 回 归 中 国 无 关 的 趣 事 。

十 年 前 的 七 月 一 日 , 一 位 糊 涂 虫 竟 然 忘 了 在 那 天 之 前 将 所 有 职 员 的 职 员 通 行 卡 收 回 以 从 新 输 入 通 行 卡 有 效 期 @_@ 。 搞 得 所 有 人 , 包 括 糊 涂 虫 都 被 锁 在 外 , 无 法 进 入 围 栏 以 内  。

一 群 以 期 盼 的 眼 神 看 到 糊 涂 的 负 责 人 ( 我 也 :P) 的 到 来 , 就 像 看 到 了 一 道 希 望 。 但 这 道 希 望 , 在 我 说 “ 我 也 没 有 更 改 ” 的 时 候 立 即 被 我 破 灭 =(_ _)=

等 了 好 一 会 儿 , 不 知 一 位 同 事 用 了 什 么 技 巧 将 铁 挟 打 开 , 终 于 进 了 第 一 扇 门 。 但 这 也 只 是 进 入 办 公 室 外 的 铁 挟 。 最 关 键 的 控 制 室 还 未 被 打 开 。

由 于 从 内 启 动 所 有 的 门 是 靠 门 的 一 个 大 按 钮 。 所 以 唯 一 的 方 法 就 是 能 找 一 样 东 西 可 直 接 升 进 窗 并 碰 到 按 钮 。 没 想 到 那 扇 窗 这 么 容 易 打 开 , 而 附 近 刚 好 有 把 扫 把 。 于 是 轻 轻 的 升 进 窗 内 并 轻 轻 的 敲 向 安 钮 , 启 动 了 那 扇 关 键 的 门 。 进 入 了 那 扇 门 , 所 有 人 都 松 了 一 口 气 !

再 进 多 一 扇 门 并 不 费 工 夫 , 因 我 备 有 把 锁 匙 可 用 。 启 动 了 系 统 电 脑 , 我 立 刻 将 所 有 收 集 回 来 的 职 员 卡 从 新 输 入 通 信 有 效 期 。

还 好 所 有 职 员 都 没 责 备 我 , 反 而 还 当 成 种 笑 话 , 说 什 么 香 港 回 归 , 我 们 也 回 归 了 , 所 以 进 不 了 门 ! 哈 哈 哈 ~~~ 真 搞 笑 !

其 实 这 么 一 提 , 当 时 的 办 工 区 ( 还 是 政 府 机 构 嘞 ) 还 挺 容 易 侵 入 的 嘛 。 也 不 算 安 全 嘞 !

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Hi Tea @ Carousel, Royal Plaza on Scott

This gathering was planned way back in Mar when I got news that LN will be posted to texas for 2 years. Gathering date had been postponed and postponed till to date. No choice … we … ay … they are all busy career men and women 😛 And until the mummy-to-be said she ‘need’ to meet us before she give birth next mth ^_*

So many updated news for this gathering that near all came for the catch up.

First with LN posting to texas for 2 yrs, AT giving birth soon, HH pregrant again :D, and GR getting married at the end of the year … Whao! So many thing happened since our last gathering 10mths ago @_@

Anyway being the PIC to call for this gathering, I suggested hi tea @ Carousel. One which I went for their soft opening for invited guests ONLY early this year. That time was a dinner buffet. Big spread with fresh seafood and others.

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If u have the chance, do go and have a look at the toilet on the 2nd level, just beside the Heat ultralounge.
The hotel executives then had actually ‘intro’ this toilet to us 😛

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So after uncertainty confirmation, I made the booking and send out this ‘professional’ email to the rest 😛

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Hihi,

I had made the reservation at Carousel for 10 pax on 23 Jun under “xxxxx”.
http://www.royalplaza.com.sg/carousel.php

Hi-Tea is from 3.30-5.30 at the rate of S$28.50+++ (adult) and S$15+++ (child).

CC promotion is dunno wat royal plaza card 20%. 15% for citibank, uob … and dunno wat for Amex. (very messy :P)

Hotel is just beside Shaw Tower. Opp Far East Plaza. Whoever drive and want cheap parking fee, you can park at the carpark behind Wheelock pl 😛

Restaurant is just on the left when u came in from the main entrance which was renamed from Cafe Vienna.

We … I hope to see you all soon.
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How? How? Sounds professional “P

And I was quite amazed with their super convenient phone booking system where u will be informed of all the informations regarding different buffets’ rate, cc promotions and so on, before u proceeded to place ur booking with the operator.

As usual, though I’m reported in advance to be late, I still the first to arrive there … and on the dot somemore ~_~

When the rest arrived, I realised those who drive had actually misread my note on the cheap parking part. Wheelock carpark was just a suggestion from me, and some thought there’s no parking place in the hotel or the nearest carpark was at Wheelock … and my dear mummy-to-be actually walked all the way from that carpark “P Luckily the other mummy-twice-to-be was ‘clever’ enough 😀 Oops! … hehehe …

Surprisingly GR managed to make it for the hi tea after returning back from JB.

The rare session was enjoyable and with lots of laughter … so much so that I ate quite little that day “P

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So when’s the next session? BB’s full mth celebrations, CNY or when LN back on vacation a yr later? Nevertheless, LN, do remember to inform us 1 mth in advance so that we have enough time to coordinate our orders … ayy … gathering I mean … hehehe 😛

Hi Tea @ Carousel, Royal Plaza on Scott

Monkeys’ Mischief

Remember! Never … never go lunch with guys who are particular with food, easily hungry, full of questions, but did nothing to help.

2007062201sThis was prearranged farewell lunch for BH with our dept local staffs … cos the boss took too long to arrange one which can accomodate everyone’s timing. And so ended up SC arranging it and suggested lunching at New Seoul Korean Restaurant located at Peck Seah St.

Everything went ‘smooth’ until the actual day when some ‘small’ jap bosses knew about this farewell lunch and wanted to tag along (oh! we have to ‘behave’ then …).

Quite a fine place but ordering and serving took quite long for a weekday working lunch hour. And the irritable grumblings from the 3 ‘monkeys’ add on to the already messy orders, so much so that even when the food arrived, SC and I din enjoyed much.

SC and I had decided … we will come here again … but WITHOUT these ‘monkeys’ … they were simply too noisy that day …

Ok … I had a hard time matching the names to the right dishes cos only korean ‘pin-yin’ were shown on the receipt … so 如有错误,谨请原谅!:P And some dishes weren’t taken cos the ‘monkeys’ were too hungry for me to take pix 😦

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Pa Jeon – green onion pancake (S$20)

Kimchi Haemul Jeon – kimchi with seafood and green onion pancake (S$20)

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A La Carte Dish (S$20)

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Hae Mul Tang L – Mixed seafood spicy soup (S$55)

Bul Nak Geon Gol – Soup with Mixed Octopus & Beef in Casserole (S$40)

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Bossam – steamed pork with kimchi served with lettuce leaves (S$35)

Myon Nak-ji – Baby Octopus w Noodles (S$25)

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Bul Go Gi – grilled beef (S$16)

Dark Bul Go Gi x2 – grilled chicken (S$16 ea.)

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dunno wat dessert or drink was out of stock and so they serve this to us instead … which was actually coke … in bowl @_@

And think they short-charged us on the Samgyetang (chicken ginseng soup).

Anyway the bill, inclusive of drinks and other miscellaneous, came up to $295.90 … which was under company account ^_*

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This evening, I met up with 大妹 for dinner at Tiong Bahru Sakae Sushi. Near 8+ I received a call from EK asking my whereabout cos few of them heading on to Botak Jones for dinner so was wondering I could drop by.

I dropped by the place after confirming on the phone upon reaching Clementi around 9+. EK, AG, FY and JT just finished their dinner. As the coffeeshop was getting warm, we headed off to Mc for chat with FY leaving for his next session at Zouk.

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Monkeys’ Mischief

七彩大彩虹

那天一启动电脑就看到同事发过来的一则电邮。内容纯属照片,不是普通的照片,而是大大的七彩彩虹的照片!就像年初出现在西部的那道大大的彩虹一半。而这次我又错过了!:( 。。。只应我准时下班的缘故,就差那么二十分钟,而我又有携带数码相机,应该会比同事们用手机相机功能来的好。只可惜啊!。。。

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有看到双道彩虹吗?

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大吧!

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美吧!

其实在三天前我在西部也有看到大大的彩虹。但是没携带数码相机(其实有预感会有东西要拍,但那天的包包已装不下了所以。。。),因此用了我的手机里的烂相机功能,拍了向射箭一样的一道彩虹的尾端。照片出来不是很亮,所以用了photoshop将亮度调高一点,以致我当天看到的那样。

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而我到了中心,往向天空时,还真地给我看到半圆形的大大彩虹。由于中心在施工,应此在我的位置只剩下一条狭窄的道路,所以无法停下来将画面拍下。而且那时的天空恢恢的,彩虹也不算清晰,所以没拍到也没什么损失 **安慰一下**

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AMK Hub

AMK (Ang Mo Kio) Hub … a place where I had wanted to go but was postponed a few times 😦

I had been ‘brain-washed’ by few ppl that the place doesn’t have much to shop … which I dun think so. If compared to Central, this one has much more to shop.

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Everytime she tried on some ‘big-sized tummy” pants, she would suggest that I could buy them too … ** hmph! notti **

Somehow … ayy … most of the time somehow … my hp ‘will’ be in a low-batt state when I have any outing arrangements “P I switched off my hp to reserve the energy for contacting them when I reached AMK Hub. But who knows, when I switched on my hp around 4pm+, few call alerts came in. I thought wat has happened to NL :-O

Well, she happened to end her work early and could meet up earlier … @_@

Anyway, by the time I left CWP, I reached AMK Hub exactly the arranged time, 5pm and soon met up with NL and PL.

We started browsing from B1 which was said to have the most shops. Tried a few pants at G2000 … think I really need to cut down the fats on my tummy 😦 (has been taking too many dumplings recently). Anyway NL managed to buy a skirt there.

And I think we spent too much time at G2000 that we din really have time for the shops at L1 and we proceeded straight off for our dinner at Fish & Co. on L2.

There was a short queue by the time we reached the restaurant. But we were soon given a table and it was just beside the full length window. Nice view yah 🙂 I like the deco of this new branch. Very cosy (and cold).

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They were having the promotion set meals for the new local movie, Legend Of The Sea. The plush toys look cute but my room has no more space for them “P

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We ordered Caesar Salad with Smoked Salmon, Peri Peri Fish, Sambal Fish, Wrasse Fillet.

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PL’s order … Wrasse Fillet – Seasonal catch, grilled & served with tangy & spicy sauce. Like the rice.

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My order … Peri Peri Fish (cun remember the actual dish name) – Whole line fish fried & served with peri peri sauce.

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NL’s order … Sambal Fish – Whole line fish fried & served on a platter topped with sambal sauce. Think I still like this dish much.

Well, like what NL had mentioned in her blog, all the 3 dishes looks and taste the same. The only difference is the sauce.

I had wanted to order their grilled salmon but was reminded by PL that we already had a salmon dish … but who knows, after we had finished our main courses, our appetitiser still hasn’t arrived. So upon checking with another waitress did we realised that they had not taken down that order. Anyway might as well since we were already very full after our main courses … right time for mistake huh “P2007061628s

We proceed on with our ‘shoppings’ after our dinner … only at L3. Bought a mahjong hp strap for mummy … wish her luck for her mahjong game : )

2007061622sAs we walked along, upon reaching the escalator, we saw a crowd … some commotions were going on there. A character from the movie, Fantastic Four, were distributing phamplets … think for the promotion of the movie at mall’s Cathay Cineplex.

After browsing through the shops at L3, it was 9pm+. PL who had wanted to buy thing from the FairpriceXtra had suggested to make a move there while NL and I continued our browsing at other level. But we were interested with the FairpriceXtra too and so tagged along 😛

Whao! It was a mega supermarket! Just like that of the Giant Supermarket, though PL kept saying it was like the Carrefour cos she hasn’t been to Giant yet. But anyway, they are almost similar and I dun feel as feel I was in a NTUC supermarket at all. Weird us spent quite a while there. And by the time we came out from the mega supermarket, it was almost 10pm+.

2007061625sVery ‘reluctant’ to end the day, I suggested a rest and chat at any nearby cafe. So in the end we went to the Mc just across the hub and stayed till 11pm cos I still need to catch the last west train from Jurong. Who knows when I reached Jurong after 45mins of ride, there’s no more west service train at midnite liao … I would be able to catch it if not for taking the AMK Hub building to test out the nite mode for my new camera : (

(and so coincidencely I saw Ting and her hubby with her sleeping soundly in the same cabin). 

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**note** I had sharpened the image with the photoshop though the original one wasn’t that bad either which would be better if my hand is MORE stable.

So in the end I took a cab back hm from Jurong and dropped directly infront of my flat. Think it’s safer then going thru the construction-ing central ^_*

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