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singapore culinary experience… November 5, 2011

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… (well, more like my meals, randomly).

pizza from ‘Mad for Garlic’ at Suntec City

beef hor fun from ‘Gourmet House’ at Blk 645, Yishun St. 61

Toast, egg & coffee from Killiney’s Kopitiam

beef noodle from Diandin Leluk Thai restaurant at Golden Mile Complex

duck rice from Yishun 81 Foodcourt, Blk 925, Yishun central.

mocha cafe from Galilee cafe, Yishun public library (closed down since Oct 2011)

mango pudding from a dessert shop at Jurong Point

japanese buffet from a restaurant at Northpoint Shopping Centre

good old McDonald’s (not exactly Singapore food… but, oh well)

wantan noodle from Din Tai Fung at Jurong Point

kway with duck meat from Yishun 81 Foodcourt

Olive Vine pasta fusion at Suntec City

Yong tau foo at Blk 848, Yishun St 81

the famous beef kway teow from Geylang Lrg 9

McDonald’s hotcakes for breakfast

sushi from Sushi Tei, Vivocity

Korean BBQ, somewhere near Promanade

Hog’s Breath Cafe at Chjimes

durian, a store @Khatib

Diandin Leluk Thai Restaurant’s beef noodle

Killiney’s chee cheong fun

Siam Kitchen at Bugis Junction. do NOT go.

Handburger, yes, Handburger. At Raffles City Shopping Centre

Toastbox, Jurong Point

Japanese restaurant at Jurong Point

Can’t remember the name of the shop but it is at City Link

Blue Mountain Cafe at 313@Somerset

Ramen Play at 313@Somerset

Subway at my workplace

Gurney Drive at Ang Mo Kio

classic beancurd from Mr Bean at my workplace

dubious noodle from a Beijing restaurant at Suntec City

my go-to place for dinner by default at Blk 848, Yishun St 81

Coffee shop at Blk 618

Sakae Sushi at Orchard Central

Pizza from Breeks Cafe at Marina Square

sashimi salad from Sushi Tei at Raffles City Shopping Centre

Peanut thick toast from Toast Box at Jurong Point

dumplings, handmade from scratch by PRC colleagues


happy valentine’s day! February 14, 2011

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picture taken from


happy new year 2010 December 26, 2009

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1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before?
a) rock climbing


b) staying single for the longest time since i was 16 years old
(ok, my life in year 2009 is boring but i’m not complaining)

i’m sure there were other firsts in 2009 but nothing worth mentioning.

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
did not make any new year’s resolutions in 2009. and may not make any in 2010.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
no. but a student of mine experienced a second birth.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
no. but *baby megan’s passing away affected me somehow.
* a friend’s 4-month-old daughter

5. What countries did you visit?
indonesia – jakarta, bandung & jogjakarta.


6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
greater love for others

7. What dates from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
none. told you, my life in year 2009 is boring.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
having taught my students the best that i can and being appreciated in return.

9. What was your biggest failure?

10. What was the best thing you bought?
car – out of necessity

11. Whose behavior merited celebration?
maya – strength

12. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

13. Where did most of your money go?
the car

14. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
erm… cheaper durians? yes, now my life is officially boring.

15. What song will always remind you of 2009?
amazing grace (my chains are broken)

16. Compared to this time last year, are you: a) happier or sadder? b) thinner or fatter? c) richer or poorer?
happier, fatter, poorer (refer to Q.13)

17. What do you wish you’d done more of?
jogging, diving, photographing

18. What do you wish you’d done less of?
snacking on junk food in the middle of the night

19. How did you spend Christmas?
with friends in church

20. Did you fall in love in 2010?
sadly, again, no! oh wait, does falling in love with durian count?

21. What was your favorite TV program?
hardly with time for TV!

22. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
yes. but i choose to forgive, and still am forgiving… 70×7.

23. What was the best book you read?
captivating by john & stasi eldredge. i’ve read it before a couple of years back. but this time round, my heart was more receptive towards what God has to say through the book.

24. What did you want and get?
a car

25. What did you want and not get?
greater love for God & others

26. What was your favorite film this year?
i won’t say it’s my favourite film but district 9 left an eerily lasting impression.

27. What did you do on your birthday and how old were you?
i think it was around chinese new year, so my relatives came over to our place. i was 33.

28. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
greater love for God & others

29. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?
i’m loving my leggings and oversized t-shirts.

30. What kept you sane?
God and close friends.

31. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
homer simpsons!

32. Who did you miss?
ezra, my little nephew & maya


33. Who was the best new person you met?
lim, my colleague


34. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009.
when you make a mistake, repent and move on. God and others are bound to forget it, so should you.


weary March 2, 2009

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wea·ry (wîr’ē) adj. wea·ri·er, wea·ri·est

Physically or mentally fatigued.

Expressive of or prompted by fatigue: a weary smile.

Having one’s interest, forbearance, or indulgence worn out: weary of delays.

Causing fatigue; tiresome: a weary wait.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth EditionCopyright © 2006 by Houghton Mifflin Company.Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.


in loving memories… July 3, 2008

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25th june 2008


random pictures May 22, 2008

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was clearing up my room a bit when i came across this antique. remember the floppy discs? snapped a picture before throwing them away.





sun-bow October 12, 2007

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the rare sun-bow, sighted on thursday…