Heal the World with Love… Not Violence…

Just back from my satisfying late night dinner at Bedok famous soupy Ba Chor Mee and received the bad news from my bro that the Singaporean Hostage in Mumbai- Ms Lo is found dead at 9.35pm…

Ahhh… Though she is nobody to me, but I instantly felt a strange deep pierce in my heart… Was so hopful when PM Lee announced that Singapore will do whatever it takes to make sure she comes back safely… She is only 28, a lawyer no less. With a bright future ahead and just got married last yr… It is sooooo unfair that she had to leave in fear at this prime time of her life…

I guess it strikes a chord badly coz I know the feeling of being alone in a hotel room in a remote place faraway from home.. I can only imagine how terrified and helpless I will feel… I am glad that I stopped flying… But this can happen to anyone, any place, anytime…

Terrorism is so HATEFUL. I know you guys need to send out messages or complete ur missions… But cant you use any better ways other than cruel killings and destructions?

My heart goes out to the affected family… I am shaken by the news… Imagine the utmost confusion and desperation they must be feeling now… Sighz…

The world is in need of healing… Love is the only way…

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Week Flown By…

It’s scary how time flies even when I am doing nothing much at all! One whole set of weekdays simply passed me my from the last time I update this blog! What have I been doing the whole week??? Hmmmm… Let me think…

Mon:

Nothing for the whole day… (apart from my fruitless attempts to pack up my room and catching the my Shi Xiong Di (The Ten Brothers) Drama Series on DVD. At night was down for an API (Asia Paranormal Investigators) meeting with the ppl from SHINE. Yupz, and it is also the day where I am official part of the API Family! Hurray! Hopefully I can deliver what I planned to…

Tue:

Watched more DVDs (I wanna complete the serial)…Library with Mummy to return library books at CompassPoint… Borrowed more books… Ooh… And hogged 24PACKETS (1 Litre) of Dutchlady UHT milk home!! Cold Storage selling them off at $1.90, BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!!! Hahaha.. How can a milk boi like me resist?!! But to think of it… The offer is only coz they need to buy back consumers’ trust after the melamine scare… Hmmmm… Not that I care! They are simply delicious!!! Just that my arms almost broke when I carried them all the way home… Really in need of some serious calcium! Wahhahahaha…. Oh, and below is a picture of the new LCD TV I bought for my parents… Looks nice in the living room hor!

Pretty but messy living room after addition of the new LCD… Haa… Does it reminds u of my room? The messy gene is in me!! *Shrugs* =P
Wed:

I finally finished the WHOLE 20 Episode serial!! Heee… Nice show… But the ending abit the not up to my expectation… Oh WellZ.. 20hrs of my life slipped me by… Went Tamp Giant with mum at night for another round of groccery shopping! Need to prepare my ingredients for creep picnic the next day… Went to peek at the price of the Dutchlady milk there: $1.90 each. NO one for one!! Yippy!!!!! The slog from Cold Storage was worth it! Hahahahaha….

Thur:

Woke up early to prepare for my cooking… Cooked enough for family’s lunch too… Just that my dad and youngest bro not really veg person… They are SICK of my okonmiyakis! Hahaha.. Even though this attempt was much better than the previous one! My auntie came over and sampled and say I can open a shop to sell!! Heeeeee….. Of course I paiseh then say “no lah… long way to go…” but in my heart, I’m like “ahem, I KNOW THAT ALREADY!!!” Wahahahahahahahaha…. I know I know… THICK skin… That’s me!! =P
I intend the picnic to be a 3 course one, so I made “Italian fused Japanese Sweet Potatoe Mousse Canape” for appetiser! It looks great! Check it out! And ending the meal with light Japanese cheesecake coz I reckon we will be too full after the enormous okonomiyaki..

Italian fused Japanese Sweet Potatoe Mousse Canape

The Creepy Pinic was indeed CREEPILY FUN!! First, I met Sparky at Buangkok MRT Station. From there, we took a short bus ride to the LAST REMAINING Kampung in Singapore which is situated in the middle of nowhere on Buangkok Green… Cool place… Very serene.. Not creepy at all.. And the few villagers we met were very friendly… It’s almost as thou we travelled 30yrs back to the old Singapore… Where the Kampung Spirit still exsits… Where your door can be made of light wood and u are not afraid that ppl will break into… Love that place! We had our picnic dinner there before we moved on to the creepier night…

….Lim Chu Kang Cemetery….. Thank goodness that Alex offered to pick us up and join us on our cemetery tour on his Tuscon… I was seriously a *hi*ken over there…. Aargh.. Hate to admit it, but I was scared… I was the one who wanted a really creepy one, but one I reached there, the atmosphere totally overwhelmed me… I felt sooooo much like a intruder! It wasn’t my first time there in the afterdark hours, but never JUST 3 person!!

We walked around the Christian Cemetry first… Saw the oldest and prob the first few Christian tombs of the cemetry… And there was this one with 2holes that extend way below into the grave…….. AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH…. Sparky asked whether I would like to look into it… (Heart: WHAAT THEEE H***) But of coz I politely declined… *Rolled EyES* (PS: Those that are laughing at me now, you have to go to feel how scary it is…… bleah…)

Then comes the muslim cemetry… LAGI scary!! Luckily no one really wanna get down the car anyway… Phew….

Hindu Cemetry… Here, we get down because Sparky wanted to show us a tree that is wrapped in red cloth…. Urban legends says that ppl pray to the Indian Warrior Goddess Kalli at the special tree… By the way, Kalli happens to be the goddess that Adrian Lim (the TPY child killer) prayed to at home. And becoz Kalli is a really fierce goddess, no one prays to it at home!!! Anyway, ask me if u wanna know this cool scary story about Goddess Kalli, Adrian Lim and the Arrest… Very interesting tales from Sparky… We DID NOT manage to find that tree thou… Strange coz there was only 2plots of burial grounds for the Hindus (most Hindus believe in cremation), and the tombs are very sparsed out… Finding anything should be relatively easy.. No fate bah… Haaaaa… But we saw this playhouse-looking tomb of what looks like an infant grave… The huge playhouse over the tiny tomb makes it look so lonely… So isolated yet protected… Can feel the sinister mixture of love and obscene grieve of the parents that looked forward to the child for 9mths, yet have to say goodbye just shortly after…

We ended our night at the CREEPIEST ground of all…. The Chinese Cemetery… And the “FRESH” ones that is… OMG!!!!!!!!!!! *Rolled Eyes* They were still talking about how can we see the dunno what “whisp” thing… (According to BOTH of them, when the body starts to decompose, a gas will be produced. When the gas escapes outta the soil and interacts with the atmosphere, we can literally SEE small blue glowing gas balls!!!!!! Ahhhhh…. I feel like FAINTING!!!! Yes, I wanna go to cemetery to experience the peace and quiet and maybe a bit of eerieness… But NOT SEE anything!!! Gosh… What if we BREATH in any of those gas?!!!!

Anyone who knows me would know how terrified of “dead” stuff… I am even afraid of the pets that died in my house (ok, except small fishes and insects)… Let alone dead HUMAN!! Gasp!

And apparently there are no tombs above the freshly buried… YIKESS!! I swear I my heart was in my mouth when I saw the loose soils on the well defined 2M X 1M plots… Thank goodness we didnt have our picnic there…. Imagine a hand creeping out from below and ask for food??!! *Instant FaintX Picture* EEEEeeeeekkkksss…. That was seriously seriously one scary place I dun really wanna be again next time…

Actually, part of the reason why we are there at the “fresh” area is because we wanted to catch the 4D punters in action. Which, we didnt managed to find thou… It is said that the freshly buried souls are the best to ask for the winning numbers, coz of the grievences… But I am beginning to think that you need good guts for that! And no wonder the punters always travelled in grps of 10-15… Hahahaha…

Well, thats about it for my past week… Pathetic… I know… So many things to complete but not even half way through.. I need my motivation!!!!! Ooh… And I just finished downloading Little Nonya from MOBTV all the way to ESP 7! Yay!! I am soooo in love with the show! Time to chase another serial! Oops! =>.<=

My Sunday on 23 Nov 2008…

After bagging about 3.5hrs of sleep, my Sunday begins!
My cousin picked me up at 9.30am for a yummy prata bfast, followed by the first photoshoot session for Ministry of Games (a wholesome boardgame empire that my cousin is building up)! Look out for it!!
The stars of the day were my 2 gorgeous Nieces! Looks like the good-looking genes are definitely in our family line!! Kekeke…

*Mignon*

*Corllis*

Keke… No acting involved! They are seriously having fun!!

Just look at their happy faces!! I wanna be a KID again!!!

After the photoshoot around noon, I planned to pop to City Hall to catch the Anime Fest cosplay in action (yup, I am a budding cosplay enthusiast too!). However, Mr Alex decided to wake up from his hibernation and decided to go to the west area to spend a different Sunday which was fine by me since I was at AMK at the time he call… Very near his place…
Went to the latest mall in town: West Coast Plaza… Felt abit cheated coz it is really less than half done up. We went all the way there coz of all the great posters about it on the trains.. But nonetheless, I like the structure and the overall building layout. Definitely more spacious and brighter than her predecessor, the “late” Ginza Plaza. I am looking forward for it to be fully completed though.. Can’t wait to see the water features and the full range of stores!
Had lunch ard WCP area and decided to proceed down to Jurong Point for a movie… Haaa… And what a total contrast between WCP and JP!! JP is as usual crowded with buzzing shops and endless shoppings to do! Luckily I am in my “de-cluttering” stage of my life… If not I will surely end up with a few more pieces of treasured “clutter” (clothes, bags, toys…) as there are sales going on everywhere!!! Kekeke…
Oh, and below is my personal review of Beverly Hills Chihuahua:

This is a typical “feel-good” movie from Disney. Personified and adorable Chihuahuas (though as a doglover, I am not particularly a fan of Chihuahuas) depicts the real-life, not necessary kind world of humankind… It cleverly shows the gap between the rich and the poor, races, good and evil, even some moral values…

Credit also goes to the prodution team that predicts the possible Chihuahua craze after the movie and added a note asking viewers to be prepared to be life owners of any pets and consider thoroughly before making a wise choice. Very responsible. =)
Plots are rather heartwarming but predictable. Humors inserts are pretty good, with a fair bit of adult slapsticks to entertain the grownups that brought the kids in…
All in all worth watching on a weekday, or just wait for the DVD! =P
Haaa… 1.48am… Finally I can go grab some slp before 2am after all these late nights recently…
Sweet dreams rainy Singapore…

Triple "F"s Satutrday: Friends, Food, Fun!!!

I am feeling so Xin Fu now… Just had my closest friends from 3 different stages (sec, poly, recent) of my life bump heads and enjoyed a really fun foodie Saturday together!

Started off with GB aka Guobao aka Baobao, Terri aka Ms Yeong aka Aries, Don aka Long Di (sec mates) and myself at Big Eat Out event at the Peranakan Museum hosted by the ppl from Hungrygowhere.com. Even though it was a warm day, the atmosphere at the event was spirited! The tentage and food area were filled with enthusiastic foodies everywhere.

A kind macho soul from ieatishootipost.sg helped us take this GORGEOUS grp pic! Love the lighting and framing! Notice that we are all wearing white top and blue jeans?? =P (From Left: Terri, Me, Don, GB)

Highlight of the day was the gathering of famous Superstar Stalls of Singapore’s yesteryears traditional food at the carpark area just beside the museum. Being typical Singaporeans, we quickly queued up for the Poh Piah coz it had the longest queue after we bought our coupons…

Here are the rest of the DELICIOUS Food!!

This is what I ordered…

Chicken BuaKeluak: Erm… Sorry but I am disappointed with this dish. Had seen this on tv and wanted to try it for the longest time… was soooo excited when I saw it there and even bought a second set of coupons coz this with rice cost 7bucks… However, first experience failed coz the dish is quite cold, not as tasty as it looks and the chicken is overcooked… Sigh… -_-


Me with a table full of true blue Singapore Food from renowned stalls!!

Poh Piah: Super super yummy! One of its kind. I dig the generous amt of crispies and juicy fillings! ****
Indian Rojak: Nice, but not too special I guess… ***
Char Kway Tiao: Easily my FAV! Super fragrant, with heaps of cockles cooked to perfection!!! *****
Hokkien Mee: Yummy! Delicious and mouthwatering! ****

After eating, Sparky aka Xiao Wang Zi aka CM (My newfound Friend- Recent) joined us after his lunch for the Peranakan Museum tour at 3pm. The tour was really interesting as we get to know the intriguing and lavish way of life of the Peranakans!

Tour took about 1plus hour, and after that, Princess (Felicia, Poly & Life Bestie) decided to join us after work! Terri and Don left first for the Anime Fair at Suntec… By that time, Sparky (Oh, did I mentioned that he was the one that tell me about the event in the first place!) cannot resist but sample some morsels from the retro star stalls as well.. Afterwhich, we gave Princess a private tour of the museum with whatever memory of the tour we had earlier! (Believe me, we didn’t managed to memorise many details… Most are hantam “bullsh*ting” by yours truly!! Muahahahaha…)

(From Left: Princess, Me, Sparky)

And of course, we cam whores didn’t waste any chance to capture the jovial moments! That was the real “fun” part!!! Haha…

Prince Arty: My Nose! My Nose!!!

Prince Arty: Ahhhh!! I am telling you….. MY NOSE!!!!

Prince Arty: Ok, Seriously, your fingers stink a little! Hahaha…


Prince Arty: Ah Peh, watcha lookin’ at?


Poor GB helping us to carry our bags while we were busy cam whoring… Thanks Buddy!!!

Love this sign!! It is put on top of exhibits that are “feeling” a little under the weather…

To Singtel/ Starhub/ M1: Pick us up for your next advertisement pls!!


Nope, not in the recording studio… I am listening to… Erm… Some Peranakan info or something… Can’t really remember coz I JUST wanted to take a picture with it! Nice hor? Kekekeke…

Prince Arty: Hello, Yes, huH? Really ah? The price of vegetables at the MarkET gone UP by 50CENTS today??!!! Crawzzzzyyy LaH!!! Tsk.. tsk…tsk…


Last group pic on this flavourful Peranakan “Sofa” at the main hall b4 we leave… Ok, you caught us… We were tired and needed to rest our feet a little! But what’s wrong with taking another picture at the same time?? =P

Everyone loves RAINBOWS! There is one right outside the museum to bid us a fondly sweet goodbye as we take our leave! Nice…
After that, GB, Princess, Sparky and myself walked to Suntec and get Terri to join us for dinner! Too bad Busy Sparky gotta attend to an emergency call along the way and had to leave us at City Hall…

After meeting with the sulky-faced Terri (ok, she had waited quite some time for us coz we can NEVER seem to take enuf pictures at the museum… kekeke… sorry gal…), there comes our usual “forever” to decide on WHERE to eat!! Haaaa…. After miles of walking (ok, I am exaggerating here), and debates on “Here! There! Millenia! Novena?!!”, we decided on Suntec’s Joakim buffet since none of us have been there.

Haaa… Was on our way back to Suntec when this great shirt caught my eye! Gotta have it if its below $30… Dream ON! Kekekeke…
I have to say that the buffet was not bad at all for the price we pay. Location and food quality were way ABOVE average.

Glorious Steamboat!! *DrooLz*

GB: Ma See So Yo! (Korean: Delicious!)
Prince Arty: Itatakimas, Ohishii!! (Japanese: I’m gonna eat, Yummy!!)

Both: *SlurpZ* =P

I am feeling so blessed and ready for a blissful sleep now… erm… at least after I upload the pics!) Night night… Love you guys…. *HugZ*

*PS: Gosh! Its 5.10am after Pics loading!!!! My Beauty Sleep is OVER!!!!*

Annalakshmi India Veg Restaurant.. My New Found and Loved Indian Veg Restaurant…

Went back to Annalakshmi Indian Veg Restaurant with Alex on Friday for lunch…

It was a buffet setting and no ala-carte available… Ahhh.. So disappointing coz was soooo craving for the THE BEST indian veg dishes I ever had! Checked out Sparky’s post for my first trip there with him on Wed… The food is so fabulous that I already missed them 2hrs after I had them! LOL! That’s why I can’t wait to drag Alex there for a 2nd round just 2 days after…

The lunch was actually not bad… Just normal good ind veg food I supposed.. Not as awesome as the ala-cartes.

Service was as FUN thou coz as the staff are mostly volunteers, they are not particularly “seasoned” servers. All they wanted to do was to serve from their heart and that’s excatly what they did…

Had a few really young teenager gals serving us that afternoon. The occassional giggles and “Oops, sorry!” are probably what we CANNOT tolerate in regular restaurants, but in there, seems exceptionally amiable…

Still very awed by the quality and taste of the food there nevertheless… I wished I had known this place earlier as this is definitely gonna be my first choice for indian veg in future. And even though the cooks and kitchen helpers are volunteers as well, I can really taste the effort they put in to make the dishes great.

Or maybe the very reason is BECAUSE they aren’t working for the money, that’s why one can truly taste the love, passion, soul and art of the food… *SmileZ*

Such interesting operation culture and zest that believes in caring and providing to the world at the same time trust the better instincts of humankind to know how to give back… I truly hope that this restaurant can continue to operate with profits (all that goes into developing of Indian cultural activities and charity) and flourish to prove that money is NOT the key to everything. Heart is.

That said, I wish that all Singaporeans that have the opportunity to visit will let go of that “KIASU” mentality for a while, deeply indulge in the soulful cuisine, and “give” (pay) appropriately to what you had enjoyed…

I await for your comments for those who visit!! .

The restaurant is located in B1 of Chianatown Point. Other details are on the web link above. I strongly encourage the ala-carte. Check out the review post above for reference to what to order if you are new to indian veg cuisine…

Impromptu BBQ in Singapore at 1am? No Problem!

Wheee… It is 4am now and I just came back from my mini bbq supper!

Was doing my usual late night shopping at Mustafa with Alex when we came across some portable bbq grill set. As Mr Alex haven’t got his dinner yet, the craving of bbq food suddenly rush into his head.
Being the ultimate impromptu and impulsive person I am, I immediately do a quick mental calculation of the cost (I am impulsive but money wise too k!), and realised that we can do it within the budget of our dinner at Shin Kushiya last weekend!
Total spending: $63 (But there’s the grill set, untensils, and plenty of leftovers for MORE bbqs! Soooooo Worth It!!)
Thus, we started to gather all our essential items from the various levels of the mall that we are sooooo familiar with! And SERIOUSLY, there is NOTHING that Mustafa, our beloved 24hr shopping haven in Singapore do not carry! They simply have everything that we need to indulge in a last min bbq supper impulsion.
This is what we got:

Premium Charcoal (this is Grrrrreat stuff! The most effortless, light-up-by-itself charcoal! I was amazed… Just a lighter and you get perfect glowing heating pad), sponge and Magic Clean for cleaning, satay sticks, disposable chopsticks and plates, bbq tong set…

Food… (Turkey bacon, cheese tofu, pastrami, mushroom balls, ramliy patties, chicken bites), yum Yum YUM!!!

… n Of Course and the $15.90 Portable grill too!

So after equipping ourselves with all that we need, we set off to East Coast Park for our little party!

It came out decently well alright! Kekeke… For a last minute, no-frills bbq that is! All you need is a lil creativity, some cash, a car, a good weather and Mustafa!!

Looking forward to another soon! Join me! (“,)

25 Years of Familyhood

Tuesday, 18th Nov 2008
Today is the official day when my parents wedded 25 years ago! Haaa… And to think I am already 24! How time flies!! Keke… And this also confirms I am not a shotgun baby! LOL!
Me and my dear Mummy and Daddy! Who do I look like more? =P

Too bad my TV gift can’t arrive in time today coz the next earliest delivery is on Friday… So looking forward to it and my endless hours of DVD movies and serials… Hahaha…

Went to Sakura for a lovely celebratory lunch with my whole family then shop around the newly refurbished Downtown East and E! Hub.

Yummy Buffet @ Sakura!!!

Just not very satisfied with the attitude of counter and welcome staff. Both are a tad abrupt and rude. But the food was not bad this time…

Arthur’s Rule: No matter how full you are, there is ALWAYS room for desserts…

…Lots of DessertS!!! Kekekeke….

There was a feeling of nostalgia amidst the cheerful Christmas decorations decked up everywhere… It was such a long time since the whole family just hamg out together like this… I miss the good old days… Poor, but we have each other all the time… With us growing up and having our own individual life, such excursions are rare… Really treasure it. Hope it wouldn’t be long till the next one!!

Me, Geeky in Specs

The Terrific Trios!
(From Left: Benny, Me, Raymond)
Mum and Dad! Yup, they simply adore the Madagascar life-size cutouts!
Cool Pic that I took for Mum! Nice ehz?
Who is this cute tan dude in the laser entrance?? Me of course! Hahaha…. =P
Yes, we all have our fair share of disagreements and ideas, but at the end of the day, I still love my family. Even though if given a choice, I might not wanna choose them to be my family, but I know neither will they want such a tyrant like me! Haha…

Lovey Doves…

Congratulations once again Mum and Dad! Love you guys! *MuackZ*