Thursday, July 30, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
After that we went to AMK Hub and straightly went to NTUC. I shopped the ingredients for cooking the Spaghetti Bolognaise, using pork meat. My son asked me to cook it as he loves to eat it. Hehehe... So we went back home and I straightly went to kitchen to cook it. I bought Campbell cream of mushroom too, but it was't so nice.. dun think will buy it again next time. I bought the baguette and make my own garlic butter paste to have a crunchy and delicious garlic bread. Hehehe.. So.. soup and garlic bread for appetizer. Spaghetti for main course. And dessert is... yoghurt w/ small cuts of pineapple and strawberry. Nyummy. My hubby came back home at about 8.45pm. He finished it very fast! And there still left quite a lot.. I thought of eating it again tomorrow. But just now when I checked it out in kitchen, it's almost finished by my sis-in-law. Hiks...... I think I'm going to cook Japanese curry again tomorrow, so that everyone can enjoy.. My bro and families will come over after Reever's Kumon. Well.. it's 1.15am now, still haven't slept yet. In a while ba..
Just download iTunes software 3.0 from internet. Have to pay 10 bucks for it. But at least now I can play the applications that I've downloaded from internet. I can play games from iPod touch now. Hehee... Ok lah... write till here.. Have a great weekend!!!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Mom came on Thursday morning. I went to see her on Thursday night. We had dinner at S-11 then went to J8. She shopped lots of t-shirts from Bossini... *spent lots of $$$ on it!!! Then we walked2 for a while before went to my bro's house.
I didn't go there on Friday nite, 'cos I need to buy calcium tablets at Chinatown and was tired. So after work, I had a walk at Read bridge and along the river side to see the Singapore Food Festival - Peranakan Food held by STB. SMC participated on the event. There were lots of people there. I didn't eat anything there as too many people and the food.. hm.. so so ba.. I'll try next week. The rojak smells good.. also the kebab... hehehehe....
Went to see the flea markets.. but nothing to buy.. Most of them sell clothes, and I've got no interest on it.. (also no size la...). So I walked to Chinatown by myself. Feeling hungry, I went to eat KFC for dinner. Wahhh... ate Banditto meal plus cheeze fries.. So fattening!!!! Even the day before that I also had KFC for breakfast and dinner... huaaaa..... fatty bom bom... Dabao one banditto pocket for my hubby, then went to buy the calcium tablets.
At hougang there, I bought 3 durians home. 3 for $10. Nyummy!!! I walked back home bringing those durians, as no durians are allowed in public transport. Kekekeke.... Wah... ate again!!! So.. can imagine how fatty I am!!!! It's durian season now.. so must eat while I can.. otherwise, it would be so ex.. and not nice.
Today Reever and I went to temple like usual. Time really flies. I went to listen to Dhamma talk every week and every time I feel like it was yesterday. A week after a week, feel like a day after a day... We went to my bro's house after that and all of us went out together to Tampines One.
They had never been there before. So today was their first visit. We went around and had dinner at Manpuku. It's Japanese restaurant and their system is just like visiting Marche. They have different stalls, such as: sushi, ramen, udon, curry rice, omu rice, okonomiyaki, Japanese grill, desserts, etc. Can log in to other people's blog about the place: http://blog.omy.sg/alvinology/2009/05/18/manpuku-japanese-gourmet-town-tampines-1/
Too bad we didn't take pictures. We were just too hungry and too curious about the food ba... Hehehe.. I ordered Special mix set omu rice containing omu rice, beef hamburger, 2 pcs of tempura ebi, deep fried oyster, and salad plus soup - only $12.80. Very big portion. My son bought chicken cutlet curry rice, not as pretty as the picture and tastes not as good as I imagine too... My bro and sis-in-law, plus my cousin ate sushi. Another cousin ate the curry chicken rice. And mom was choosing mix Japanese grill such as: bacon w/ asparagus, unagi stick, scallop stick, octopus. Quite expensive for the grill stuffs. I had Macha Parfait for dessert (green tea ice plus jelly, cereal, cream, red bean, and wafer on top) - $5.80 ea. My sis-in-law shared Banana Chocolate Cake w/ her son. Lots of cream.. not really nice ba..... although it looked quite attractive. I think their standard still can't match w/ Marche in terms of controlling what people take and pay. E.g. they have displayed takaway sushi counter. But the staffs were quite busy attending the customer. So, if people just took the sushi and ran away w/out paying, it can be happened! And when we paid, in Marche, the people would count the cards first, and ask the rest of people to go out first so that they can make sure the card that came back is according to how many people took it. But here, the cashier just took the cards without checking how many people who were actually dining in and there was a guy who standing at exit door, but seems like he didn't give a damn about it and just let everyone went out like normal. I mean.. how if the card given was less? 'Cos they mention in the card, if the card has been lost, the person must pay $100 for it.
Anyway.. I ate very full. We had a walk after that. And before going back home, I da bao my favourite jian bao for my hubby. 2 packets for me and 3 packets for my brother (they're going to play mahjong tonite and need snacks when they're hungry).
Wah.... jialat la.. eat eat and eat....... Now it's 1.26am. Time to sleep ba.. Tomorrow still got things to do.. haiz..... Well.. good nite everyone...
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Once again I said it. Hehehe...
It's been more than a week since my last post. Things have been going quite well. I've quite familiarized w/ closing but still made some mistakes w/ things - we're just human after all.. ;P
There are many families and friends celebrating their birthdays and happy for them. Feel good that I'm still having few close friends whom I can talk to or listen to them.. and hope that we will still be able to maintain it no matter how far we are or we will be. It's fate that bring us together.
Tomorrow I'm going to meet ex-colleagues and we'll be having dinner together. It's almost three months since I left OH and it's great of meeting up with them again. I believe there are lots of things to catch up. Hehehe...
I'm busying myself these few days w/ downloading things for my iPod touch. I have had it for more than a year, but seldom use it until I saw the ads about learning the language by downloading the files into it. Then I also found that there are other applications that I can put it into, but until now still not be able to find a way on how to make it works! Hahaha....
Btw, learning the French is quite fun. I listen to it during my way back home inside the MRT. It can refresh back of what I've learnt and who knows in a year or two I would be able to go back to Europe and speak it again... Hehehe.. *I wish!!!!
Well.. gotta continue what I'm doing now... write again next time..
Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio:
"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:"
1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ''In five years, will this matter?".
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.