Thursday, July 29, 2010

It's tomorrow! Eunice Keitan is performing @ 15 Mins Cafe!

1 McNally Street, LaSalle College of Arts
30/7 - 8:30 PM

Monday, July 26, 2010

Too cute: Kitty riding on a tortoise

Makan_10: Rice Paper Roll

Prior to meeting Eunice on Sat's evening, hubby and I had dinner at Vienthai, one of our favourite eating spots in GWC.

I also had the Beef Salad and hubby had the Phad Thai Beef.  I should have had my usual Beef pho because the peanuts and tangy, spicy salad made swallowing very difficult, with my ulcers and all. But it's very good but I had no choice but to give up after 3/4  of the plate and hubby finished the rest.

And we decided to complete the meal by sharing a bowl of Red Rubies. Thick icy coconut milk. Sedap!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Coffee with Eunice :)

it's so much fun playing with photography apps on the iPhone. seems so strange that we like to go back to the retro ways having grainy, blurred and strange coloured photos when about 6 years ago, it's all about sharp images true to their actual colours.

it's nice to have options, really. met up with Eunice for coffee last evening. terrified of spreading my flu to her, but our meet ups have been postponed twice and I should be getting better. no sharing of food but lots of hugs nevertheless. :)

discussed loads on music, performance, marketing strategy and how much rejections hurts. (yes, it's applicable to me because I also got rejected and ignored doing some sales and marketing calls- good learning experience by the way) so next step, gig on Fri 30/7 @ 15 Mins Cafe- 8:30pm and Sat 31/7 @ Orchard Borders - 3pm and another one in Sept. looking forward to it!

it's admirable, what she does, to live for yourself, your beliefs, your passions. I wished I have something, a goal to work towards to.. something that I really really want. but I'm still exploring and looking and believing that my life is worth living for. and some day, I will have a passion for something that I will work very hard for. 

I ain't no want to be some pawn in a big organisation that just wants cheap labour.

it's a shame, big company, high on the listing but just want to squeeze each and everyone dry on the meagre carrot. it's like this everywhere.. big organisations. anyway, I just have these thoughts especially so in recent happening and looking at how sad people at work are. I have to remain positive and filter negative thoughts!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Makan_10: Shrimp, Avocado & Tofu Greens

My first time dining in at Cedele. The salad was so good but it's a huge portion for one. Suggest sharing the next time you eat there. I love it & will be going back for more.

Shrimp, Avocado & Tofu Greens 
Craving for something light? This shrimp, avocado, iceberg and romaine lettuce salad will satisfy your hunger pangs without feeling too full with our home-made miso dressing.

Friday, July 23, 2010

C stands for cookies and cookies starts with C!

I have passed by The Cookie Museum @ Esplanade a couple of times and have been meaning to drop in to check it out. To drink tea and to feast on their interesting cookies favours. 

So SY & I dropped in this week and fortunately it wasn't crowded. The service was  good, very attentive chap and we had free cookie tasting and 1 pot of tea (Queen's Earl Grey Tea) for free. He gave details to every cookies we sampled and the Nasi Lemak cookie was very interesting. Yes, you heard right, Nasi Lemak! And the taste was strange, totally nesi lemak!
There's peanuts, ikan bilis, chili and hinge of coconut. woot! Strange, but good!

It's like a painting within a painting. So pretty!

feels really victorian 

pretty rose design on the table

we ordered a second pot of tea (promaganate white tea) and a plate of cookies (mint with white chocolate, chocolate and chamomile flavoured)

lovely cup of tea. I felt so lady like :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Today marks:

- 12 years of knowing each other
- 9 years of pak tor


Wednesday, July 21, 2010


 Nice day today, with the sunshine and sleepy vibe. The day feels smiley.

The Straits Times, Life!
Garfield 20/07/10

Tuesday, July 20, 2010



Sometimes @ work, I wonder.... Why can't I finish my work? Is it because:

1. Too much work?
2. I'm too SLOW
3. Disorganised?
4. Not smart enough to grasps concept of finance, spreadsheets and the ideas that's constantly thought of by my boss.

Ok, realistically, I'm not stupid, there's nothing wrong with my brain and I'm not a robot.

But... sometimes I do think my brain needs a reboot and I wish I'm smarter and I can't help but think I'm achieving bimbo-hood. Just need to be prettier.. but that's another post. sigh.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Makan_10: Scones and cakes

Topped up with Azuki coffee cooler to complete this afternoon snack. The scones at TCC is really good and buttery.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Makan_10: Fook Tai Bak Kut Teh

I bought this pack of Bak Kut Teh spices from Malacca last year and finally mum cooked it last Sunday. It was SO gooood!!!! This is the herb tasting version and the spices and herbs were so nice smelling and flavorful. We enjoyed it so much!

Brand: Fook Tai . I hope I can find it in Sheng Siong or in Giant supermarket here.

New clothes for my camera!

Thanks Hunnie! :) I've finally used it after so long. Trying not to dirty it and will think of you whenever I go snappy happy!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

It's fun, really to have the imagination of a child

my all time fave comics- Baby Blues!

The Straits Times, Life!
Baby Blues 17/07/10

Convocation 2010

Proud of my hubby! though he graduated last year, he missed the ceremony then and joined this year's group. Loud cheers from his students - =D A loud noise above and Blue & orange balloons started to fall down at the end of the ceremony.  Students on the 1st level started to burst the balloons, creating loud popping, explosive sounds of celebrations.

Wah! Schools nowadays so happening! 

Makan_10: Fish fingers

I&J tasty fish fingers : pretty tasteless... cheapest pack in the supermarket, that's why mom & I bought it. I had to bake it in the oven toaster twice because the meat doesn't look cooked to me and I had the phobia of eating "contaminated sashimi" (hahahaha).

Will try other brands next.

Makan_10: Stewed Beef La Mien

@ Crystal Jade, GWC (L2)

Friday, July 16, 2010


I'm sick! Arrgh! This bout of flu is worse than last week's episode... I thought much rest and medicine last week will take care of it... but... nooooooo... this time, it strikes without any warning!

I was drinking coffee on Wednesday when I suddenly felt mucus dripping down my right nose and I started sniffling! Then my nose became blocked and I thought.. nevermind, maybe it will go away.. aircon was cold or something. *sigh* Instead, it became a massive cold when I settled in for dinner at home. I had the works.. chills.. sweating and had to sleep with 2 pillows propped up. I popped pills from last week's consultation and it helped a bit.

Yesterday, I had to skip the flu med cos of drowsiness and opted for Clarinase instead. Unfortunately, I ran out of it and found a lone tablet in my bag (dunno when is the expiry date). Anyway, I felt really lousy and sick. My whole body hurts, my eyes hurts, my nose drips and my joints hurts.. really hurts. I got home yesterday and I laid down to rest, even my finger joints hurts. I was scared. Jun/Jul last year was bad and I haven't fallen this sick in almost a year.. On & off flu and stuff- yes. But not fever and this horrible flu I'm having.

I will continue to take my flu tabs and rehydrate and hopefully tonight will be better.


Negativity really breeds illnesses. The lingering bouts of self net worth questionings and people with low morales around me may have affect my physical health somehow. I will admit.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

And now I've got 2! :)

here's looking at you, my love.

mickey & rabbit tee for lil' Max

look how adorable the rabbit with the 3D eyes is!

red eggs and Ang Ku Kueh (sadly I didn't eat any)- Max's 1st month celebration

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Net worth?

Was a little disappointed and slightly demoralized today when I was made an offer for double the work load but at an amount lower than what I had previously. Made me wonder what's my net worth (professionally). Made me wonder where did all those years of work experience disappeared to when the numbers were punched into the calculator. Regardless, it shouldn't affect me as much as it did. Just move on and continue to live each day according to my self determined worth.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Makan_10: Comfort food... Lotus Roots Soup

sometimes all you need is mummy's soup. boiled with pork bone and dried cuttle fish and lotus roots. hmm...

Friday, July 9, 2010

Eunice Keitan@ Going OM - 2 July 2010

Previously, I wrote about Eunice here. Hubby & I are so happy that she has released her album on the 1st July 2010. That's after many years of hard work and countless disappointments.

It was great music with David Lin from Cotton Island. We had a great time but were quite stressed going home at 1215am in the night. Gosh, soccer has just ended and there were long queues at the taxi stand from Bugis to City Hall. We finally took a night bus to Great World City and took a cab from there. It was a long journey home for someone who lived closed enough to town. (>o<)

Keep reading, I will update more on Eunice!
Here's a link to her CD- Odyssia

63 Haji Lane

Thursday, July 8, 2010

It's too darn hot!

Heard this jazz piece over at Lost In Daydreaming.

I can feel my feet tapping to this song... 

Too Darn Hot- Stacey Kent

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Despicable me- Minions

heheheh.. they are cute! (>o<)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Our 3 Year Anniversary

We did something different this year. We shared one card bought together in Brooke Valley.

 Dinner was at TCC, Anchor point.

60s interior

The Wild Garden salad was so good! The tofu, crunchy breadcrumbs compliments each other nicely and the salad was fresh and tomatoes, sweet. And look at the shape of the plate.. It's a Heart!

 I had the Pan-seared Chicken Breast with Shagayaki sauce (spicy ginger sauce) 

Hubby had the Down -to -earth Beef steak.

It was a great dinner and we had fun together. Happy days...