North ‘Tour’ Again

27 Jul Fri

As mentioned earlier, T went for reservist for these 2 weeks and finally will be booking out this weekend before booking in again on Sun nite. 大妹 wanted to return back to her own home over the weekends, and so ‘inviting’ us to stay overnite at her place.

Well, thinking that she will be alone if we dun … it’s her actual birthday this weekend … and cun possibly let her collect and carry all T’s course materials by herself, I ‘coolie-ed’ (from dictionary : “An unskilled Asian laborer” … no leh … hmm …) myself to accompany her 😛

Had a late yummy dinner nearby her place before emerging myself into the saga drama 《溏心风暴》 from 11pm till ……… 3am @_@ …… all alone …… 小妹 reached and even slept liao 😛

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We woke up as early as 10am+ (大妹 woke up much earlier loh), getting ready for our brunch at CWP Crystal Jade.

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My fav choice in dim sum restaurants, Steamed Chicken Feet in Black Sauce – Simply yummy! : )

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Prawn Congee – like their congee very much … smooth and tasty

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Abalone/Fish Congee – my choice after watching the ‘abalone’ drama … abalone in super cute size though dun have much taste 😛

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Carrot Cakes – nice and yummy!

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Char Siew fillings Cheong Fun – very bland … rice skin not thin and smooth enough

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Ha Kau – ok lah … nothing special

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New creation, Aloe Vera Osmanthus Honey Dessert
– we had a hard time finishing this up cos it’s not very nice. The osmanthus caused the dessert to be very bitter … urrr …

After our brunch, shopping for some bb’s stuffs and ‘coffeebreak’ at Ya Kun, we parted at 1.45pm with me heading towards AMK Hub for my second part.

Remember I mentioned before that I had not finished with my ‘tour’ in AMK Hub? I initialised this again with the convenience that I was at Woodlands … just around 15mins away from AMK 😛 But there’s more ppl this time round. EK, NL, AY, PL, CL and me : )

Not sure why EK wanted very much to dine at Fish & Co though there are other options, but just in case she ‘fly us kites’ again, we obliged to it 😛

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Caesar Salad with Smoked Salmon – mine ^_*

As I just had my brunch not too long ago, I opted for Salmon Salad which I din get to eat it the other time. After ordering the Mermaid Freeze, CL arrived. But to my dismare, I was told by her that the drink that I ordered might be the super big beer-drink-glass. OMG! @_@ And just as I’m still in my shock state, the gaint drink arrived!

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My Mermaid Freeze … huge man! I cun finished up yo!
** side track ** dun u find this pooh cute … the kind of ‘pls-buy-me’ look … it’s AY’s one … will go for one at the taka toy fair coming week “P ** end of side track **

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Mussels Penne with Garlic & Lemon Cream – small bread to go with the sauce. Very tasty. Sauce just nice not very thick.

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2x Seafood Platter for one – Platter of seasonal fish, calamari & prawns – I only tried their rice and it’s savoury good! “P

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After munching here and there, I’m full liao 😛

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Free dessert for paying via Citibank card the other time came … Hot Fudge Cake.
The brownie was still warm when served and sweetness was just nice. It goes nicely with the vallina ice-cream.
All of us like this. We had another voucher for this after paying by Citibank card again ^_*

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We went shopping around before ending up at the basement for …….. SNACK! 😛 (we are a group of ‘snack-ers’)

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EL ‘treated’ (cos I din pay for it … hehehe :P) me to a Rainbow Topings Donut …
taste so much nicer than those from Taka’s Donut House.

The crispy veg from Happy Veg was good too! It will taste much much much better with their chili sauce which bring u ‘choky’ feel as u ‘inhale’ before u start ur bite on the snack. Will go for different fillings the next time I’m there : )

After not knowing where else to go, I suggested AMK central 😛 cos I seldom have the chance to walk to that side. So the Northern-ers (EK/CL/NL/PL) taking the Western-ers (me/AY) for a ‘tour’ at the central. I felt alien to the place cos (think) it’s my 1st time. Eating the homemade ice-cream from the cart and taking pix as if I was a tourist.

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We spent some times at the Mega This Fashion before we head off to look for available table at the hawker. But too bad, fully taken up 😦 Anyway we went off to Ramen Ten instead after EK said that their ramen is good.

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Super Spicy Ramen – mine but too hot for my liking … HOT! HOT!

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Lala Spicy Ramen – EK’s one … the soup is choky then mine :-O

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Spicy Karaage Ramen – NL’s one … hmm … fried meat on soup …
din really try this cos my tougue was numbed 😛 should be any different from mine

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Seafood Dry Ramen – CL’s one … good choice man! I like this dish!
Not that hot and got the crabby gravy leh “P Will go for this the next time.

EK and AY left after our dinner, leaving PL, CL and NL accompanied me back to AMK Hub … cos they scare I will lost my way 😛 (hey! I’m not so sotong lor … just feel abit pathetic to walk thru the mall alone … I came all the way from WEST leh … hmph! ^_*)

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Drop by Tip Top for their famous curry puffs … CL and (who arh?) bought some for their breakfast.
I’m too full to think of tomorrow’s breakfast “P
Anyway they said the one from Clementi hawker centre was equally good!

After a brief ‘stroll’ in some available shops, all 4 of us set off home too … much earlier than the other time … no missing of train back home ^_*

North ‘Tour’ Again

Switch Of Cultural Likes

Supposed to have this lunch treat by one of the monkeys (oops! better dun let him know on this entry :P) on Mon, but I took leave at the very last min and so was postponed to the following day instead. Who knows one of the gals was on mc, and so postponed another day which is today.

Well, he actually had the honour of treating us, gals only, to a lunch meal. 😛 And so inorder to appreciate his offer and give him ‘face’, with limited restaurants around due to 1 hour lunch restriction, we chose this authentic japanese restaurant located in IP level 2.

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set meal I ordered 9mths ago – S$18.90

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set meal I ordered this time – S$14.90

Both set meals are simply yummy! Dun u think it’s rather cheap for such good food at such big serving? Recommended yo! ^_*

But mind u will have to wait about 15mins even though u had made reservations. I’m not sure about off peak hour, but I encountered such twice during lunch hours. Anyway u can place ur order while waiting by the door, where u will be serve within 5mins (depending on how complicated ur set meal was) once u were given a table.

And a very ironical scene we encountered this time was … my group of jap bosses were actually waiting for available table at the chinese restaurant just located beside ours, while we were waiting for one too but at the jap restaurant. Hahahaa ….

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I received calls from NEA again with regards to my recycling collection yesterday. They called to ensure that my green bag was collected and with a new one given. I had to return their call after confirmation with my mum cos I wasn’t around during the collection. Good service ya.

And today I received an official email from them to finalise the whole of this enquiry. Whao! :-O They really took SIMPLE enquiry … SERIOUSLY …

Switch Of Cultural Likes

格格架到!

I specially took leave today not because of the ‘aftermath’ from the trip but because of my 大妹 who will be staying over at her 娘家 (my house) for these 2 weeks solely because we were not comfortable for a preggie to stay at her own house during the long period when T is out for reservist.

As she seems super sensative with the ‘dust’ in my room (lots of stuffs leh … especially toys :P), I had to take leave to ‘clean’ up my room spick-and-span despite the physical and psychological tireness I had accumulated during my 3D2N Tioman trip ~_~

But luckily, my hardwork was being appreciated ^_* … but I’m overly exhausted!!! ** doze away **

**Note** I’m supposed to be ‘quarantined’ at home only to ‘release’ with ‘approval’ from the ‘格格’ (preggies are 大晒!). Got to accompany her to eat at home and nearby coffeeshops for her reminiscing food feast.

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‘探险’除夕夜

提早十天与大妹庆生,因T将从这周日开始进兵营reservist两星期之久。虽然周末还是能回家的,但要将一家人的时间配合一起吃顿晚餐较为困难。而且正日那天当然是留给他们俩三口子的咯 ^_*

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刚好今晚过后凌晨三时分就要出发到刁曼岛’探险’了,所以不能闹得太晚。好紧张哦!除了熟悉的SK,YT,还有夫妻档主办人之一的S,其他五位都是不认识的。希望他们都能接受我这位笨拙的伴友 😛

‘探险’除夕夜

Recycling @ Home

I had always been very supportive of the Recycling @ Home – National Recycling Programme implemented by National Environment Agency (NEA). If I remembered correctly, they used to provide recycling bags (green bag) for every household in my estate when they first implemented this programme in 2001. But somehow for some unknown reason, they discontinued doing so … maybe not much people participated and so resources (green bags) were wasted instead … that’s my own thinking lah 😛

Just when I felt quite ‘sad’ cos it’s such a waste to throw the recyclable stuffs away, my then working office started engaging recycling company to collect recyclable stuffs from the office fortnightly which I was in high favour of it 🙂 I started bringing old magazines, printouts, used envelopes and so on to office just to dump them into the recycling bin.

When I left the then company and joined the previous company (disclaimer: I’m not a jobs-hopper hor), the wastage of papers were getting serious … I mean the amount of papers used by the company. Regretfully to say they did nothing to salvage the situation.

My understanding for disposal of confidential documents was that the recycling company would either suggest someone to accompany the collector down to the collection point to make sure that the confidential documents were properly disposed of, or another way was for the collector to bring down their portable BIG SHREDDER to the office compound and shred them infront of the person-in-charge.

Actually the same situation remained for my present company. The amount of wastage was equally 惨不忍睹.

After waiting for few years, the Recycling @ Home programme came back to our estate. I was delighted and started collecting recyclable stuffs. I was overjoyed when I saw ready-for-collection green bags outside most of our households on our level on the first few collections … everyone were heavily involved too : )

But as time goes by, I dun seems to see anymore green bags for collections nor are there any empty ones outside the households. That means me wondered whether there is anymore collection at all. And because I had lost tracked of the collection dates, I sent an email to our town council last Sun.

Just this morning, someone from NEA called me actually :-O … sorry cos I thought they would simply ignore my email enquiry 😛

The guy told me that the collection has been on all the while and asked if my recycled stuffs had been collected. He even suggested special doorstep collection which I turned him down cos I could simply place them at our doorstep during the collection date. So in the end he told me that he will inform the collector to take note of my collection on the 24th Jul especially of my blk … and asked if he could disclose my unit no to the collector so as not to miss out ours.

Scare of me? No lah 😀 Anyway, dun you find them very efficient? I’m amazed ^_^

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Saw this pile of things on my computer desk.

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They are from 小妹’s BF

Hmm … the present one was a gift from my 大妹 which I had been using for 3 years. It’s high time I change it since the paint has came off 😛

Recycling @ Home

‘二三四’禁止出门令

我一向都很喜欢观看质讯节目。吃喝购物寻宝社会史有关的尤其喜欢。

variety-whereqstarts2《排排站 查查看2》
2007年7月18日
每逢周三 晚上8时
主持人:王禄江、苏智诚

variety-hdbtaitai2《HDB太太2》
2007年7月19日启播
每逢周四 晚上8时
主持人:陈莉萍、鐘琴

variety-snackattack《超级小吃”赞”!》
2007年7月5日启播
每逢周四 晚上8时30分

variety-codered_l《爱上小红点》
2007年6月12日启播
每逢周二 晚上8时
主持人:彭耀顺、鐘琴、谢韵仪、杨志龙

我已周二周三都不出门了,突得知《排排站 查查看2》及《HDB太太2》分别在周三周四播出。。。虽然周三不能赴任何的约会是因有’课’在身啦,但还是希望朋友们,请暂时别约在每周二至周四噢!嘿嘿嘿~

‘二三四’禁止出门令

新旧邻居

前几天我与一位女士乘搭同间电梯。进到电梯并问她要到那一层(只有一,六及九楼的选择)。后得知她与我是停在同一层的。

出电梯后,察觉她与我是走下同一层。顿时间猜想她也许是我的新邻居。当我走到我位于靠角落的住家门时,偷瞄了一下靠楼梯口的住家,并也看到她偷瞄了过来。原来我们是邻居嘢!

在我们这一层一共有八户。但只剩下三户(包括我们)是原始(可以这么说吗?)住户。

以前有一户巫族及一户印族住户,每当到巫族及印族节日时,我记得一大早每家华族家门口都会传来敲门声。手上捧着的是他们要与每户邻居分享佳节的喜庆的佳节食品。所有邻居恭贺后并附上红包以致感谢。这在我们其余华族过农历新年时的初一早上一样,每户华族邻居都会准备好一盘盘的佳节食品到这两户异族家们与他们分享。真是温馨!我们都是非常和谐的。

由于当时这层的小孩不多,这么可爱的我们因此比较受洛,邻居经常要我们到他们家玩。偶尔妈咪要到楼下办点事时,都会把我们寄托在邻居家。

但在十多年前,邻居们慢慢的搬离这里。巫族邻居也因叔叔不小心在家跌了一脚而行动少许不方便,儿子见况并邀与他们同住,因而在去年搬离依据住近三十年的家。

虽然这些邻居已搬离这里,但偶尔到附近时还会不时地上来看看我们,聊聊天,报一报近况。

在这十多年里换了几次住户。感觉邻居之间已没以往来的密切。也许还很生疏吧!但我们这些原始住户都是很欢迎新邻居的到来的。只要看到我们,别忘了微笑就可以了。 : )

新旧邻居

Harry Potter 5 @ PS

20070712harry1Was in a dilema to choose which group to watch with for the hot-selling Harry Potter & the order of the Phoenix 5 movie.

Free for RC members (me am one) organised by my present company and $5 for guest from my ex-company?

After deciding to watch with the ex one which involved lots of kakis, they told me they couldn’t get me a tix 😦 But at this time managed to ‘pull’ SK to watch with me as it’s free for her too cos she is one of the committee members 🙂

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So happily went PS to watch this confusing movie 😛 (I will let u know why later :P)

Though I had left the ‘battle field’ near 1yr 5mth, upon seeing the other familiar faces I still dun feel that I had left the place … hearing the same complaints, same grumbles (:P) … the only difference was listening them in a more relax feel. ** ganbatte gals! **

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After our dinner at the foodcourt, we headed off straight to the cinema, and saw few more kakis with their rarely appearance of their partners ^_*

I was trying my best to catch every word they said in the movie 😛 Well, I only watched … 1 or 2 movies of this Harry’s series and read none of the harry’s books … other than Harry Potter, all other characters I’m still very confused with. I only remembered he had 2 good friends and their magical school =^_^=

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Harry with his 2 goodie friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger

My conclusion after watching this movie is ……. I need to watch back all the other 4 movies @_@ cos I came out with super confusing mind … though they told me there’s no linkage to all the movies …

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I like it when Harry and his mates are so united 🙂

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this part touches my heart when Sirius Black disappeared into thin air… improvement in Daniel’s act … and he is sooooo CHARMING!!! 😛

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this Dumbledore is cute … hehehe … looks blur blur … oops!

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the very hateful Dolores Umbridge … but I like all the pink pink she has 😛

And don’t u think that it’s a ‘fairy-kind’ of kid’s tale, it’s definately NOT suitable for kids (unless of certain ‘brain’ level) to watch. Those who brought kids (esp toddlers) ended up ‘calming down’ the kids more than enjoying the show.

After leaving from the cinema while heading towards the 5th level wash rooms, we happened to chance upon this unique cafe in a flea market selling vintage stuffs kinda shop. Looks interesting. Think one of these days we got to try it out there ^_*

Harry Potter 5 @ PS

Am I That Sensative?

An earthquake was detected at 02:28AM on Wednesday 11 July 2007
Earthquake Details * Magnitude 5.52 on Richter scale
Coordinates of Epicentre 3.27° North 93.86° East
Estimated Depth 0.0 km
Location OFF W COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATERA
Approximately 10km W of Singapore
300km SW of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
Date/Time of detection 11 July 2007 at 02:28AM (Singapore Time)
Assessment No tsunami threat to Singapore

(Regional Earthquake Alert from National Environment Agency website)

So I really feel it! Cos when I asked my colleagues, none feel it. I thought I was sick cos I haven’t been having enough sleep lately 😛 SK said I’m as sensative as a rabbit … while RL said I’m light whereas the rest are heavy that’s why I’m the only one who felt it … **chey**

Am I That Sensative?