Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Nice decor right?

The decor... pink... flowers... pictures... gold frame... black table... brighten up my day!

Kuriya - Raffles City

Had dinner with William, Xiaowei and dear at Kuriya (means kitchen in Japanese)

The place to enjoy high quality food & good rice wine. Too bad we are not into sake. The menu offers a wide range of dishes prepared in various Japanese culinary styles, from grilled, steamed, hotpots, deep-fried to sushi and sashimi. With such extensive offerings combine with descriptions of the various dishes, browsing through the menu does take time. And really we did take a lot of time... actually reason being... the ala carte food were very ex and we dunno what to eat! Too expensive!!! So verdict.... Nice decor... expensive food... good company!

Tong Shui Cafe

糖水 – Tang Shui in Mandarin, and Tong Shui in Cantonese.

We ordered the Crispy Mango Prawn Roll... might as well call it prawn roll... no mango at all... the Banana with French Toast and Maple Syrup was ok... weird to eat banana with bread though. The Paper Wrapped Chicken was not bad... Drinks we had Pomelo Mango and Eight Treasure tea. - $25/=

Dinner with Martin

Martin is flying off... so had dinner with him at Sushi Tei, the one at FES.... didn't really take alot of pictures cos was so hungry! And the waitress who served us was new... so the food served was not what we wanted... in the end, the manager reprimanded her and Xiaoming saw her crying in the pantry area! Poor thing... but it was not our fault! Blame it on the menu!

Hing Wah

Nice 'beh ka' fish... fried till golden brown.

Bee hoon with mussles, fatty meat, mushroom, peanuts and fried seaweeds. But I prefer the one at Maude Road

Mint Chocolates!

My dear really knows how to spoil me.... so many mint chocolates.... all these cost $25... and also afew more kgs


Not eaten here for a long time! I enjoy the whole meal... sorry... again too hungry! Forgot to take pictures!

Chippy - British Take Away

Was at Raffles City walking around before the Fireworks festival... walked pass this many times... but just looking at the oil was quite sinful.

Tried their fish and chips... watched the crew deep-fry the fish pieces right in front of me and waited eagerly for it to be ready. Got real worried when I saw how oily it was. How did it taste? Well... nothing to shout about la... :)

After this... I got ulcers... see... how heaty the food is... next to try is the fried sausage with cheese....

Sunday, August 6, 2006

Fish Steamboat + Pork Ribs

My last meal before I had chicken pox!

Day 1 - Fireworks festival

Taken on the steps of City Hall - was there since 8pm... fireworks started at 9pm! 1 hour hour... saw so many interesting things... a lady sewing while waiting... familys gathered to have pinic... traffice jams started to form 5 mins to 9... 5 lands all not passable to traffic when fireworks started!

Saturday, August 5, 2006


Paid a visit to budget terminal. The Budget Terminal cost about S$45 million. Travellers can look forward to enjoying greater cost savings as the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has introduced a total passenger charge of S$13 for travellers departing from the new terminal. This is much lower than the S$21 total charge at Changi Airport’s Terminals 1 and 2 and is also the lowest passenger charge for international flights in the region.... wow that is a saving of $7....would you save $7 for the difference? - as quoted by Xiaoming!

Friday, August 4, 2006

Kueh Pie Tee

What is Kueh Pie Tee? It is basically Shredded bamboo shoots and turnips garnished with shrimp in pie tee cups... but this one we ate at Plaza Cafe does not have shrimps... sad!

Indian Rojak

The Indians who form just over 7 percent of Singapore's population... Indian Rojak from Simei. Indian rojak, has some rather un-Indian ingredietns, such as Javanese tempeh goreng, Chinese fried tauhu (beancurd) and fishcake among the boiled potatoes, hard-boiled eggs in batter and a choice of fritters, all these eaten dipped in sweet, starchy chilli sauce.

Have a chuckle :-)


You may not know this but many nonliving things have a gender.
Ziploc Bags are Male, because they hold everything in, but you can see right through them.
Copiers are Female, because once turned off; it takes a while to warm them up again. It's an effective reproductive device if the right buttons are pushed, but can wreak havoc if the wrong buttons are pushed.
A Tire is Male, because it goes bald and it's often over-inflated.
A Hot Air Balloon is Male, because, to get it to go anywhere, you have to light a fire under it, and of course, there's the hot air part.
Sponges are Female, because they're soft, squeezable and retain water.
A Web Page is Female, because it's always getting hit on.
A Subway is Male, because it uses the same old lines to pick people up.
An Hourglass is Female, because over time, the weight shifts to the bottom.
A Hammer is Male , because it hasn't changed much over the last 5,000 years, but it's handy to have around.
A Remote Control is Female. Ha! You thought it'd be male, didn't you? But consider this - it gives a man pleasure, he'd be lost without it, and while he doesn't always know the right buttons to push, he keeps trying!

There is a bike stealer in my neigbourhood!

This poor guy lost his bike... he pasted this on my lift landing... anyone seen his bike... please help him... poor thing to lost something so precious... am sure it means alot to him... please be nice and call him if you see his EXTRONICA...

It's not even rush hour!

I hate to take the mrt, especially from City Hall and it is like already 10pm... look... packed like sardines... and I had to wait for the next train which like will arrive in another 8 mins... Fare increase? Oh please!

Thursday, August 3, 2006

Auntie... no eating in the MRT please!

RECENTLY, I have seen many commuters breaking the no eating rule on MRT trains.

Honestly, a sweet, water in a bottle is ok... but fruits, bubble tea, burgers and once I saw candy floss is surely a no no!

No one seems to bother about the ineffective existing no eating and no drinking announcement made frequently on trains.

THIS Aunty was happily eating her pear... we stared at her and she just looked away!

Possible benefits of eating chocolate

Flavonoids, antioxidants.
Chocolate is chock-full of flavonoids—naturally-occurring compounds found in the cacao plant, as well as in red wine, tea, fruits, and vegetables. Flavonoids may have potentially beneficial effects on cardiovascular health. They may also act as antioxidants, which are believed to prevent or delay certain damage to the body’s cells and tissues.

Good cholesterol.
Chocolate and cocoa butter contain two main saturated fats (palmitic and stearic acids) and one mono-unsaturated fat (oleic acid). Unlike other saturated fats, stearic acid is a neutral fat and does not appear to raise bad cholesterol (LDL). Oleic acid is the same type of fat in olive oil and may actually raise good cholesterol levels (HDL).

The feel good factor.
Chocolate contains small amounts of a chemical called phenylethylamine (PEA), which is a mild mood elevator. It’s the same chemical that our brain produces when we feel happy or in love. The mild rush we get from this substance may be why some people say they’re addicted to chocolate.

Chocolate in moderation
Most chocolate consumed today is milk chocolate, which is high in saturated fat, sugar, and calories none of which qualify as heart-healthy so eat in moderation.A single bar of dark chocolate contains more than twice as many antioxidants as a bar of milk chocolate. Dark chocolate has fewer calories than milk chocolate.Milk chocolate is much higher in bad saturated fats and calories simply because it contains milk. Also, it contains fewer cocoa solids per ounce (and thus fewer antioxidants). It takes four cacao seeds to make one ounce of milk chocolate and 12 seeds to make one ounce of dark chocolate. Although milk chocolate does contain more calcium.

Wednesday, August 2, 2006

Durian Season again!

Durians.... $1 for 2 at Geylang... my mum has a huge tupperware of it in the fridge! Thanks to my dad!

Just when I thought it was safe!