Saturday, January 30, 2010

Been Busy...

Apologies for the sudden lack of posts on my blog!

I have been so busy recently mending my booth at the CNY fair at Takashimaya....

Will try to update when I have the time!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The HUGE feast....

Had lunch with my colleagues today after work....
Headed to Owen Restaurant at Turf City, our fave place...
First we were served this cold dish platter:


Next came the shark's fins soup:

Followed by prawns in herbal soup:


Braised duck feet and fish maw:


Lobster with vermicelli:
A huge crab (1.6kg to be exact) stir fried with salted egg yolk:
Thai style fried fish fillet:
Baked Japanese snails with cheese (they look like apple snails if you ask me):
Mango pudding:
Gosh, after the meal, I was so full, that I could hardly move!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Tiramisu

Enjoyed a nice tiramisu for lunch!


Friday, January 22, 2010

Back from ICT

Finally finished another cycle of In Camp Training!!!!

It has indeed been a good break from work!
Anyway, my NS unit won the Best NS Combat Engineer Unit for Work Year 08/09! And we were all given this medal:


Anyway, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my fellow reservist mates...
Thanks for all the help and support that they have given me.. Thanks for fostering friendship...
Looking forward to my next in camp!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Paypal Wishlist Facebook App

Quite surprised to receive payment from Paypal's Wishlist App for Facebook!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Finally got my Advertlets payment!

Received notification of my Advertlets payment!!!!




It's the second time that they have paid me... only after asking them for it...

It's not a lot of money... but still... its the thought that counts..

Sunday, January 17, 2010

One more week left in ICT

One more week left for my In Camp Training....

Hope this week passes by quickly!!!

Feels so good to be back home

Feels so good to be back home for the weekend!

A simple pleasure!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Lack of Privacy on Taxis

I was going back home earlier and decided to call for a cab...

Spoke to the operator and confirmed my location and destination and was put on hold for a long time.

A vacant cab happened to pass by and stopped for me, so being very tired and eager to get home, I just boarded the cab.

Halfway into the expressway, my handphone rang with an unknown number flashing on its screen. When I picked up, a cab driver claimed to be waiting at my location for a period of time already.

I am pretty surprised that cab drivers have access to their customers contacts via the booking system. Is there a breach of privacy in such a scenario?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Good Break...

I'm packing my stuff...

Taking a good break from work... 2 weeks to be exact...

Nope, not going for an overseas vacation.. but for my In-Camp Training (ICT)!

Hope I come back refreshed, ready for the Chinese New Year period season!

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Daily Scoop Shifted

Went with a colleague with the intention to go the Daily Scoop, which is near my place, for ice cream...

But realised, its closed!!




Shifted to Holland Village!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Advertlets Payment Matters

Spoken to Josh Lim over the phone today with regards to the outstanding payment that Advertlets owed me.

Well, he has promised that there will be a payment made out this week... So we shall see when I shall get my payment from them!

Monday, January 04, 2010

Goodbye Aunt

My eldest aunt passed away today whilst in hospital during a check up.

Can't help but feel sad, I guess having to pen down the emotional aspects of dealing with the lost of a loved one is pretty difficult!

My memories of my aunt has always been pleasant and I remember her doting on me when I was a young child. May the memories of my aunt stay in the hearts of all friends and relatives forever!

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Sweet Sunday...

Experienced working like a tornado on a Sunday..

And to sweeten things... Had lunch with my colleagues at Owen Restaurant at Turf City..

and we headed to Buttercake N Cream near my place for sinful desserts...

I managed to try the apple and rhubarb crumble, which is so different from the other version I had..

The crumble is so crispy and crunchy.. and the apple a wonderful balance of sweet and sour!

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Jumping Prawns

Was at Crystal Jade at Causeway Point yesterday, and they were having this steamboat promotion, which I settled for eventually..

Part of the deal was this:



100gm of free live prawns for each customer!

Not bad a deal.. until I realised that the prawns were indeed alive...

They were still struggling despite the fact that they were skewered!

I must admit that while I am quite a fan of live seafood.. having to see my food still struggling on the table is definitely a turn off... especially you are in a dilemma whether to let the prawn stop struggling first.. or to put them into the hot steam boat soap to cut short the suffering! If you ask me, the livestock should be killed in one sharp blow and not left to be tortured by having a skewer poked into it and left to struggle!

Wonder if this is it considered refined food culture as what Crystal Jade claims, or is such suffering of live stock on the dining table part of their " total dining experience through delectable dishes, excellent service & comfortable ambience."