Thursday, December 21, 2006

Monday, December 18, 2006

A letter

I was at Bedok block 85 hawker centre on 14 Dec 06 about 8pm for dinner with my friends. We were there looking to combine two tables for our dinner as the tables there were small and we had a group of six intending to order a lot of food.

As we were about to pull two tables together, we were approached by this elderly man, in his seventies, on what we were trying to do. Having explained our intention, he led us to another side instead and arranged for one square table that was barely enough to accommodate six of us comfortably. He rudely rejected our request for another table. We were seated right behind the bus stop by the main road.

The elderly man, staff from a drink stall, took drink orders from our group, less me who decided to order other drink from a different stall. Surprisingly, the other stall I approached could not accept my order. I was surprised to learn that the tables at that portion of the hawker centre are territorised by different drink stalls. Meaning I could not order drink from one stall if I was sitting at another stall's table.

Our food orders arrived and it was too many for our table as expected. We approached the elder man again to add another table as it was evident we need more space for our food that our table could not provide. He rudely rejected us again, quoting that he “would not be able to answer to his boss” in doing so. We wanted to speak to his boss but he was unable to accommodate. Without any valid reason, we told him we would shift the tables ourselves since our food arrived and had no space to hold. The elderly man gave in unwillingly. True enough, the food we ordered filled the two tables we had.

As we dined, we observed similar treatments by the elder man to other groups of customers who arrived subsequently, being cramped into small tables. Worse, he led the groups to cramp close to one another, leaving many other vacant tables nearby. Knowing that his arrangements were obstructing pedestrian passageway, the elderly man even resorted to giving smaller seats to customers to make more space within the cramped confines.

I was more disgusted to witness the elderly man chased a coupled away from “his” table because they ordered drinks from a different stall. The couple was made to shift to a table adjacent to where they sat, which did not look different from any other tables in the whole place.

In all, I was astonished by such inflexible and improper segregation of territories by the drink stalls at the hawker centre that will bring about much unpleasant inconvenience to customers dining there. Furthermore, it was worsen by the rude attitude of the elderly man who was eyeing over “his” tables like a hawk. Ironically, there are many signs displayed throughout the hawker centre that say customers are allowed to sit anywhere in the hawker centre regardless
of the stall we patronise.

I hope that the relevant authorities will address this issue timely before the hawker centre becomes a place renown for such unpleasant dining experience instead its good food. Thank you.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Crystal Jade - Causeway Point

Ordered the set meal - BBQ combo...

Fried Tilapia Fish

Special Dish... mince poprk with salted fish... and alot of stinking parsley... if I know got so much parsley inside, I would not have oredered this! Yaks!

From Ikea - Tampines

Lonely Lunch

Mee Siam with Lime Juice... ate alone...

Asian Kitchen

Sour Plum Duck

Apple with Fish Soup

Garlic Pork Ribs

Gloria Jean's Coffee

LEFT: Mint Mocha Chocolate (they actually blend 2 mint sweets inside)
RIGHT: Lime and Pineapple (I think!)

Beef with Mushroom pie... quite yummy... and they were on offer! 50%, so only $2.40

This was Macademian Nuts with dunno what cake... very sweet!

Saturday, December 9, 2006

body combat

If only I could so half of what he did!! Hahahaha

Friday, December 8, 2006

Thursday, December 7, 2006

How many REAL friends do you have?!

A simple friend has never seen you cry.
A real friend has shoulders soggy from your tears.

A simple friend doesn't know your parents' first names
A real friend has their phone numbers in their address book.

A simple friend brings a bottle of wine to your party.
A real friend come early to help you cook and stays late to help you clean.

A simple friend hates it when you call after he/she has gone to bed.
A real friend ask you why you took so long to call.

A simple friend seeks to talk with you about your problems.
A real friend seeks to help you with your problems.

A simple friend wonders about your romantic history.
A real friend could blackmail you with it.

A simple friend, when visiting, acts like a guest.
A real friend opens your refrigerator and helps their selves.

A simple friend thinks the friendship is over when you HAVE an argument.
A real friend knows that it's not a friendship until after you've had a fight.

A simple friend expects you to always be there for them.
A real friend expects to always be there for you!

A ball is a circle, no beginning no end. It keeps us together, like our circle of friends.

Importance of Having Friends

Of cos this is for laugh....

How to make friends...

Making friends can be difficult, especially these days with so many peer pressures. You're the odd one out if your clothes are different, your hair is the wrong cut or colour, your shoes are bought on a budget and don't display the designer label, you happen to enjoy listening to the wrong kind of music, your folks are not as trendy as they should be, etc....etc...

Let me tell you a secret!
If you want to develop a more pleasing personality and make friends.......... become genuinely interested in other people. Show kindness........ you may be wearing the latest designer label clothes, the hottest brand shoes and the coolest jewelry but if you display sourness and selfishness you'll have a battle ahead of you to make good friends.

Smile and continue to smile. It costs nothing, enriches those who receive it, happens in a flash but the memory lasts forever, it creates happiness in the home and classroom. A smile can not be bought, begged or borrowed, it comes from the heart. If you want other people to like you....... make the other person feel important - and do it sincerely!

Some thoughts to share...

Fundamental Techniques for Handling People:
Don't criticize, condemn or complain.
Give people a feeling of importance; praise the good parts of them.
Get the other person to want to do what you want them to by arousing their desires.

Six Ways to Make People Like You:
Be genuinely interested in other people.
Remember and use people's names.
Encourage others to talk about themselves and listen to them.
Discuss what the other person is interested in.
Make the other person feel important.

Twelve Ways to Win People to Your Way of Thinking:
Avoid arguments.
Show respect for the other person's opinions. Never tell someone they are wrong.
If you're wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically.
Begin in a friendly way.
Start with questions the other person will answer yes to.
Let the other person do the talking.
Let the other person feel the idea is his/hers.
Try honestly to see things from the other person's point of view.
Sympathize with the other person.
Appeal to noble motives.
Dramatize your ideas.
Throw down a challenge.

Nine Ways to Change People Without Giving Offense or Arousing Resentment:
Begin with praise and honest appreciation.
Call attention to other people's mistakes indirectly.
Talk about your own mistakes first.
Ask questions instead of giving direct orders.
Let the other person save face.
Praise every improvement.
Give them a fine reputation to live up to.
Encourage them by making their faults seem easy to correct.
Make the other person happy about doing what you suggest.

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

KL 1.9

Finish the holiday with a dinner in JB...

KL 1.8

Lunch was here.... know something?? This lunch cost more den what we ate last night for dinner!!! I miss the dinner...... cheap and good!!!

KL 1.7

Xmas decor in Mid Valley shopping.... compare this to what you find in Singapore!? We are way behind! "This is what I call Christmas Decoration!" said our William

KL 1.6

Chomel (cute in malay) bread.... fancy eating spider man's face?

KL 1.5

Also known as Chinatown, Petaling Street is one of Kuala Lumpur's most popular tourist destinations. In the evenings, a line of stalls come to live in front of the pre-war shops. But we were there in the morning... alot of makan makan...

KL 1.4

Hotel Breakfast - Ok la... quite alot of variety.... but we were more excited to try outside food... kekekeke

KL 1.3

Ok... dun ask me where is this... i know it is near a park for the rich man... sentul or something...

The food is very nice here... and most importantly..... cheap!!! Aiyo... I miss the food.... We had Chicken Wings which we ordered cos every other tables also has a plate... :)

XW's fav... pork knuckle with satay sauce he says... I think it tasted more like pineapple sauce... kekekeke....

Look at what we ate... and guess how much?! All only S$40.... wow.... cheap and delicious!!! Wish Singapore got such nice food!

KL 1.2

Seeing the queue, we could not resist.... NONYA KUEH KUEH at ONE UTAMA (which means 1st Priority)

So... the variety of kueh... so amazing...

Mini Nasi Lemak and Mini Mee Siam... wow... simi lai eh!?

Wow... so mini... didn't get to taste it though... cos we tabao back and it was abit chow sng liow...

And they got plenty of other nonya dishes also... yummmmm.....

KL 1.1

Xiaowei says we are very SK... never been to these places... yeah... we actually quite... so thanks to William... we came here at last! Stayed at Boulevard... :)

Nice place... but the traffic is crazy here!

KL 1.0

It's not KL holiday if you dun get to eat all the good food!

Our first stop was the wanton noodles... very QQ... very nice... but the char siew very fat leh... kekekek

Clock from KL

This is the 2 beautiful clocks that I been wanting to post... isn't it slick and edgy looking! I like it very much!

I am back

New URL as the old one is really getting on my nerves!

Monday, December 4, 2006

something is wrong with blogger... i can't seem to get images to load... will try to upload later!

Friday, December 1, 2006