Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My Trip To Taipei

I was in Taipei from 9-13 Dec 10.

To tell the truth, it was never on my priority list to visit Taiwan. I went there this time as it was an ideal destination to travel free & easy for 5 short days - no language barrier and excellent public transport system, hence easy to travel around on our own.

Surprisingly, food in Taipei is quite cheap (as compared to Singapore) & tasty too. Same goes for clothes & shoes - cheap, nice & trendy.

So cheap & nice that on my trip back, I had about 6kg of excess baggage - extra 4kg of check-in luggage + extra 2kg of personal baggage (spare tyre around my waist).

I'm quite tired of trying to upload photos to Blogger. Took me days just to upload these pictures, can you believe that!?

Happy New Year, everyone!

Sunday, November 7, 2010


I love horror movies. So can you imagine how excited I was when I found out that horror movies would be screened on Okto channel every Sunday at 10pm in the month of October? Unfortunately it turned out that none of them was horrifying though. How disappointing.

And it was this disappointment that made me want to re-watch some old horror movies that I had enjoyed in the past - The Shining & The Exorcist. Though I still find the movies quite scary, I thought nothing beats this greatest fear of mine. This thing makes me so petrified with fear that I swear I often imagine I could see it from the corner of my eye only to turn my head around & find there's nothing there.

Before you start thinking I'm a nut, let me introduce you to one of my greatest fears - The Thing:

I don't know if you've heard of this Chinese (Teochew) saying that goes something like, "the more you're afraid of something, the more likely you'll face it". Of course being a typical 黑仔, I was not spared. I remember this incident that happened one night a couple of years back...I came home late from work & as I was walking out from the lift, one of these Things landed exactly on the back of my right hand with a thud, right side up! My immediate reaction was of course to fling my hand vigorously & luckily The Thing was flung off. But I was scared stiff, hair standing.

I wonder how many of you have had the same experience? Exactly, I believe the answer is NONE! Isn't this suppose to be like one in a million chance of a lifetime kind of thing? Yet it had to happen to me, to someone who's absolutely terrified of The Thing! Don't mean to complain but you know, I really think life's unfair sometimes.

Recently I was even forced to confront this fear by exterminating them whenever I see them around in my home. In the past, I used to let them off by pretending to be oblivious to their existence but I could no longer do so as they seem to be making themselves more & more at home these days without my permission (well, not that I would have approved even if they asked). I understand that they, too, have their right to live on this earth but definitely not in my home! I'm sorry & please forgive me, you absolutely have to leave.

Now, now what was I thinking? I absolutely abhor these things but now I have immortalised them! Ugh, what am I supposed to do with these two? Anyone want some felt lizards? These 'darlings' are looking for a nice family who's willing to adopt & care for them...

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sky Watch

Took this photo in the morning on my way to work.

I like the lone contrail in the sky, the aircraft nowhere in sight...

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Another One Bites The Dust

Do you know what I normally have for lunch? Yes, it's got something to do with these, i.e. if you can figure out what they are...

I eat fish soup noodles for lunch quite frequently, at least 3 to 4 times a week, & would normally order the fried fish version, without milk. In case some of you might be wondering what's the milk about. Well, I'm not sure why but milk is usually added to the noodles/soup unless you request them not to do so. I prefer mine without milk as I like my soup 'clean'.

Sad to say the stall I like to patronise has closed recently. I like their fish soup noodles cos the soup is tasty & they serve them with bitter gourd slices instead of 'Chye Sim' like most other stalls.

To commemorate those many happy lunch hours I had from eating those yummy noodles, I sewed this:


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Singapore Flyer

Have you been on the Singapore Flyer yet?

Took a ride on the Flyer, with compliments from my Bro #1, on 4 Sep 10.

These pictures are posted one month late as they were taken using my handphone & I only transferred them to my laptop recently.

Hmm...But why do the pictures look so grey? ...

Sunday, October 3, 2010

To Market, To Market...

Spent this morning at the Giant hypermart with my mum, sis-in-law #2 & niece H. As usual, we bought alot of groceries. I don't cook, my mum does but I enjoy these weekend trips to the supermarket cos I enjoy shopping. :)

Sewed a couple of peas (pods) when I got home... inspiration from my supermart trip? :P

Seems like a short post today but you know I can't leave you just like that without sharing a small interlude from a day in the life of the clumsy me, can I? Well, what happened was I bought 3 big cups of drinks but 2 decided to slide off the food tray I was holding, causing a sticky mess, not on me but on the hypermart food court floor. Sorry to the Uncle who had to clean up the mess for me. 真系黑仔, 鸡手鸭脚嘅我唔只系茶煲,仲白白浪费咗$4.20添. 心痛. 当黑!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Today's Lunch

Guess what I had for lunch today?

This -

Can you guess what this blob is? Here, have a closer look...

All right never mind, no need to stress yourself. This was my lunch:

Japanese Curry Rice (カレーライス)!

I used this ready-made curry sauce pack. All I did was to cook some rice, heat up this sauce pack in boiling water for 3 minutes & pour the contents over my cooked rice. Ta da!

By the way, making the inedible felt version took much longer (about 1 hour) than the edible one (about 20 minutes). Thought you'd like to know...

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Bakery

Hello, I'm back! It's been almost 3 weeks since I last blogged. Yes, it's the usual boring excuse - I've been busy with work.

I've also been busy 'baking' lately...Perhaps you'd like to savour some of these yummy baked goods while we chat?

What do you normally have for breakfast? As I'm always rushing for time in the morning, mine would usually be cakes, breads or any snacks that I can eat without much fuss. My favourites are pandan cakes, swiss rolls & Chwee Kueh (水粿).

Length: 3.6cm

I like to eat these with tuna, tomato & lettuce.

Diameter: 2.2cm

Don't eat much of these but my favourite Anpan would be this burnt one - "Kogepan". :)

Star Bun
Diameter: 2.2cm

Chocolate or custard?

Bunny Bun
Diameter: 2.2cm

Not sure if they have such buns in real bakeries but they sure exist in my virtual one...

Notice that Star Bun on top row 2nd from left in photo below?

I believe it's a tad over-stuffed. But if it's a real bun, I'll definitely pick this one as it's bursting with custard, filled with all those yummy goodness. :9...

There's no coffee & tea served at this moment as it's only a bakery now. Will try to get that ready so you may enjoy these freshly baked goods at my Cafe then.

Till then, enjoy!