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 😛

2007072801s28 Jul Sat

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

200707280406

200707280710

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

2007072811s
Prawn Congee – like their congee very much … smooth and tasty

2007072814s
Abalone/Fish Congee – my choice after watching the ‘abalone’ drama … abalone in super cute size though dun have much taste 😛

2007072812s
Carrot Cakes – nice and yummy!

2007072813s
Char Siew fillings Cheong Fun – very bland … rice skin not thin and smooth enough

2007072815s
Ha Kau – ok lah … nothing special

2007072816s
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 😛

2007072819s
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!

2007072833s
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 **

2007072817s
Mussels Penne with Garlic & Lemon Cream – small bread to go with the sauce. Very tasty. Sauce just nice not very thick.

2007072821s
2x Seafood Platter for one – Platter of seasonal fish, calamari & prawns – I only tried their rice and it’s savoury good! “P

200707282224to2735

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

2007072837s
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 ^_*

2007072839s

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

20070728404142
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.

20070728434546

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.

20070728474849

2007072852s
Super Spicy Ramen – mine but too hot for my liking … HOT! HOT!

2007072853s
Lala Spicy Ramen – EK’s one … the soup is choky then mine :-O

2007072854s
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

2007072857s
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! ^_*)

200707286465
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 ^_*

Advertisements
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.

20061006s
set meal I ordered 9mths ago – S$18.90

20070725s
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 ….

**********************************

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.

格格架到!

‘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 ^_*

200707192s

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 ^_^

*************************************

Saw this pile of things on my computer desk.

hk-cardholders-s

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