Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
touched down at Narita!
off to Disney Land. pretty much the same as 3 yrs ago. much more crowded today. there's a resort in front of the main gate that wasn't there back then. very so-so shabu shabu dinner.
trip to ameyoko. was there way too early. most if not all shops are not opened yet. dried food, fresh seafood & stuff. basically a market street. managed to try the huge tako. abit too salty for me otherwise not bad, lots of ingredients. went to sario puroland a.k.a hello kitty land. tour guide only let us spent 1/2 hr there. 3000 Yen for entry ticket..what a waste. moreover it was too early, missed all the show openings. b4 that manage to get some good ramen from a shop nearby. yum soup & QQ noodles. yum*3. after that is a long journey to a place with lots of outlet shops. on the way got some great views of fujiyama. nice! it's really the highlight of the day. did not get anything from any of the outlet stores. in fact did not do much shopping at all the whole trip. night spent at hot spring in hotel at kawaguchi. went to the indoor & outdoor one. not as hot as i imagined. hotel room has a great view of fuji yama. sweet.
morning. cold~~~~. went to a place called 忍野八海。 there's this pond there where the water is said to come from fujiyama. great view of the mt there. it's a very clear and deep pond. freaking cold. bus ride up to the 1st station of mt fuji. can't go any further since the road is closed. too slippery. end up going to this super touristy crystal/gem kind of place. so so lunch. ok expensive sashimi. trip to "white silk waterfall". great view of mt fuji again. mt fuji is really the high light of this tour. magnificent! went to this waterfull 19 years ago. looks about the same..lol. not impressive...
camera battery was charged..but i left it with the charger which was packed into the luggage..so no pics today. went to a nara deer park. the deer are aggressive after you buy those deer snacks for them. flock towards u. super old temple at nara is actually quite nice. more temple at kyoto. photo taking with maiko (noob version of geisha). she is apparently paid 30,000Yen for half hr of photo taking..zzzz..that or the tour guide lied. dad commented she looks like a he. ended up at osaka at night. had good sashimi and beef at a place we found. decent grilled king crab claw. shopping @ osaka seems fun.
morning @ osaka castle. afternoon to kobe. kobe beef! yums. went to daimaru for some sashimi, had the best food of the trip from there. ootoro, chutoro yums. best sashimi i ever have. it's really melt in your mouth goodness. tuna belly has never been that good. and it's really cheap compared to what you have to pay in sg. we actually tabao-ed it and had the sashimi by the harbour attracting all the pigeons and sparrows around that area. some shopping.
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
dragon aging quite a bit.
do's bachelors' party. girls w poles isn't really that nice to look @.
getting someone drunk is though. heh
looking fwd to start of new year. already in the process of coming up with my new year resolution.
december is bz with work month. not overly excited bout jap trip because of the amount of work b4 and after trip.
lots of movies that i wanted to catch since god knows when but failed to watch any! tsk tsk. i will catch feng yun 2 no matter what.
will be going to my first indian temple wedding tomorrow. shiok. looking fwd definitely.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Landed! KK T2 looks pretty much like our BT. empty empty one.
Checked in Tunes Hotel (by Air Asia) at 1 Borneo Hypermall (it's like Vivo, more about this later)... the room is...small & stuffy.. need to pay extra for air-con (12/24hr rates)..need to pay for TV.
Jesselton Point Jetty for boat to Mamutik for snorkeling. boat ride there was very bumpy. Had my first snorkeling experience! Heavy rain there as well in the middle of it..so much warmer in the water. advice 1: wear contact lenses or go lasik if u wear specs (all the fishes and corals that i saw out focus one. advice 2: wear some kind of footwear if u can't swim like me or u suck at swimming..ouch and cuts when i step on corals. Saw lots of fishes! Corals are huge. advice 3: read up on the kind of fishes you can find there before going..more fun if you can actually identify them..otherwise to me they are just stripped fish, rainbow colored fish, nemo fish, long snake like fish and so on.
Dinner at Gayang. Took a cab there RM125 for 5 person, the cab driver waited for us. The seafood place is some kelong-type thingy. Got those seafood in tanks for you to choose. tried my first "gong gong" and mantis prawn. both are great. the rest of the food like the fish, chilli crab, black pepper crab are not too impressive. The best dish however is the kang kong and the lemonade is superb.
Went WaterFront in city for drinks & satay. It's like a boat quay kinda place except that the water front is to the sea instead of the river. Drinks at the Loft.
3 hr van ride to a train station. then train 1 hr to Rafting site. we had a cheapo rafting deal, so no pictures or videos were taken for us unlike the other deals, we even had to carry our own raft. rafting is cool, went through a few big rapids and a few small ones. Paddling is tiring even when i did not put in too much effort. During one of the big rapids, got knocked off balance and fell into the river. panic!!! with the aid of life jacket and reminder to keep calm, i just lay back and let the rapids bring me to calmer waters before getting back on the raft, had a few drinks while in the river. had the paddle with me all along..tempted to just dump it..heh. tried a bit of body rafting in the calm waters but did not do so in the small rapids..scare liao. maybe learn how to swim first then try in future. overall this is fun..the journey to the place is too long though.
Herbal Bak ku teh for dinner. Bak ku teh got minimal bak ku, some san chen rou, some pig intestine, some pig tail (this is good). Too sweet for my liking, prefer the peppery ones here. The drunken prawn is too sweet too.
Day 3/Day 4
This is the climb! 6km to mountain hut, 2.7km to summit. did not make attempt to summit. unseasoned boots were unkind to me..had bad blisters and hurt my ankles on both legs while ascending. Had altitude illness which lead to severe headache, not as bad as the migraine i had but bad enough. Heavy downpour so decided to give the push to summit a miss, guide say it is quite dangerous, would have pushed on without the rain. the rest of the group made it up. grats to them! That's why it's sabah trip not KK trip. Quite disappointed and sort of made a wasted trip. gotta be more prepared in future. advice 1: proper, seasoned footwear advice 2: don't need to bring water, just bring bottle, water points along the way. advice 3: insect repellent is really not that neccessary, don't think there are mosquitoes. advice 4: need to train climbing...totally different muscle group from running. The climb down was "easier", but the bad ankle and blister made it very difficult, legs are jelly at the end of the descend. advice 5: buy the walking stick, it's worth it!
After the 2nd day, back to hotel. Saw some hong kong stars promoting their new serial at the hypermall. it's a uber cool event! even have dinner with their fans, there are like 30 tables. saw luo jia liang, ma something something, lu liang wei and blah blah. cool sia. The hypermall is something u see in singapore, charles and keith, adidas, nike, fish & co..blah blah. Mc did not serve breakfast..which sucks. Fish and co is cheaper there. There's a Giant. It's really quite vivoish.
would like to do snorkeling & rafting again. May be trying out lower and less challenging climbs first. Should make bukit timah hill a weekly habit first. Get a pair of good hiking shoes. quality socks. more preparation. More motivation to learn swimming. hope to challenge the summit some day.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
should be fun. i hope.
look fwd to the hike hopefully i won't bitch too much along the way.
not the kind of laid back vacation i need..but it will be fresh.
pack pack pack. not sure if i gotten everything in but not in the mood to check.
anyway bag is packed! should be fine. whatever i don't have i can probably get it there.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
woke again at 1. gone. which is great.
heard a voice that shouted my name. got a fright. must have heard it wrongly. attribute to voices in stadium of football match i was catching on tv. 2 quick thoughts are that there's a "casper" or i'm going mental.
sharp pain. can't even open my eyes. panadoled..don't seem to help. squeezing and pounding inside the head. horrible. nauseous. mum applied some weird thing on my head. don't seem to help. spinning.
woke at 1. dinner. bro heated it up for me. grateful. got a miss call. too late to call back. hope it's not anything serious at work.
3 long days looking fwd. great.
Monday, October 05, 2009
fair entertainment for the afternoon.
lots of sponsors for the show apparently. cool how they work the show around it. with that much sponsors i actually expect the tickets to be cheaper :p
there's a "goodie" bag..horrible looking plastic bag..newurbanmale vouchers, some digestive packet thingy, toothpaste and a plastic "clapper". aunty sitting beside us looks irritated by the clapping we did using the "clapper".
was definitely entertained. good laughs. one i really like.. "associate getting $ with Ka-chink! losing $ with Ho-ching!" (aga aga like that)
Friday, October 02, 2009
anyway got them today. 4 of them. SUPER "tourisy" ones. found jap (made in japan) postcards that cost 20 cents each at a stationery shop. the sg ones that i bought costs 50 cents. 150% more. faints.
what do i need the postcards for?
here you go...http://www.postcrossing.com/
just thought it's interesting. :) shall see how it goes. now must make effort go "scan" my post cards in so that i can upload. need to get the right postage too. aiyo. quite ma fan.
Thursday, October 01, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Quite gian to try it out! Sunday perhaps?
was it a impulse buy? not really. i think it is more of something i bought to motivate myself to engage in an activity that i usually don't like. would like to do "more" & regular.
It's going to be part of "Project - Run KC Run". Going to elaborate on the "Project" thingy if i have the 雅兴。
10km Run on 24th Oct will be a challenge as well. no 10km run for the past donkey years. Must practice else very xia suay if last last.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
wanted to send someone this song but did not manage to catch the person online. no yuan!!
tuesday - late day because of stuff. dine out.
wednesday - late day at work. every wednesday till god knows when. order?ta bao?
thursday - late day at work. every thursday till god knows when. order?ta bao?
friday - something to look forward to at last! concert @ esplanade. dine out
sat - the birthday. morning workshop. buffet tea with huge company. late night stuff.
sun - still a mystery. good one?
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
went for "ba zi" reading during job fair.. lol 10 bucks lor..a bit waste $ cause what said is quite fei..haha..10 because it's not the "complete" reading lor..complete is $68!! xiao.
supposedly will have a relatively good life till 68..sounds like after that jia lat. Will be in position of authority but no $. 35yo may meet into career, relationship problem. have parents who show great support. have friends who will help me along the way. current career is not the most suitable for me but recommend to change only at the beginning of next year. lol.
attended a few seminars during the invest fair. reaffirm certain beliefs. this is serious business! this is serious business! need to work hard on this. i like how one of the speaker talked bout how investing is not about $. $ is just paper, it's the values behind these paper that is impt. so what are my values? financial freedom? status? security?
caught G.I. Joe today. ok bah.
beginning to like t.c.c. more and more..and nope..it's not because of the 15% discount card i have..ok maybe partially it is..heh
buffet at suntec, sat dinner at pearl river is pretty good. ala carte buffet.
looking fwd to saturday already! snap snap! (need to remember charge batt)
fb status ~ can be depressing. haiz. when bad news strike it is so..haiz..
Saturday, August 22, 2009
kinda enjoy this movie. typical Quentin Tarantino kind of movie. interesting angles. Kurt Russell played a convincing "psycho" stalking & killing pple with his "death-proof" stunt car. some wicked lines in the movie.
"You're still a nice girl, and I still like you. But I must warn you of something - you know how people say "You're okay in my book" or "In my book, that's no good"? Well, I actually have a book.And everybody I ever meet goes in this book. And, now I've met you, and you're going in the book! Except, I'm afraid I must file you... under... 'chicken shit.'"
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
wanted to catch this for years! finally bought the dvd yesterday. had trouble playing it on my vlc player on mac, wasted 1/2 hour on it. Windows 1 Mac 0 last night.
i won't say i totally get the movie. i find that the acting is great. the characters are deep. well paced. interesting plot. worth a re-watch definitely. would recommend to all who haven't caught this yet..even if u're not big on violence (quite a alot of it in the movie) but it's really not the main point of the movie. it's just not violence for the sake of it.
"Welcome to Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: you DO NOT talk about Fight Club!"
Friday, August 14, 2009
Saturday, August 08, 2009
Friday, August 07, 2009
Thursday, August 06, 2009
motivation at work is low. very. efficiency is low. quite.
camera dead. sad. repairs? haiz..troublesome.
bought electric toothbrush. less effort when brushing. that's a up.
stupid vickers limit buy at $75?! crazy.
saw 10+ on call cabs on way to mrt station.
passed by 10+ buses jammed inside interchange on the way as well.
manage to board train only on 4th attempt. suck.
ran 1.1km more today. satisfied. weather is hot. air con at office is back.
oct kk trip is confirmed. 14-18. quite excited. but must train! walking up 9 floors already very shag. need to buy hiking shoes(army boots probably) and bag. excuse for shopping?
did not have the free light dinner last night. which is find. CFD. hmm see how bah.
it's hard to imagine national day is only a couple of days later. seem so insignificant to me. gotten so cynical huh? that's a step back.
it's nice to be in the company of pple i like.
long weekend. hooray?
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
nice place in H.V.
like the colors. it gives u the feeling that u're in the meditarranean, by the sea that kind of thing.
white walls, blue floor planks.
quality of dessert is average. (at least the ones i tried)
like the music.
t-shake is interesting, first sip: thought it's something from some drain, rest: good. beer is quite nice, can't remember the name but it's belgian? actually left a good aftertaste.
spent 4 good hours there. the bill is bigger than the one at 2am, more orders were made though.
might be back for the food.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
this is actually my fav movie out of the last four i caught. clive owen is wudi charming while julia is as endearing as always. not as confusing as some of the reviews made it out to be. take note of the "time gap" during the flash backs and it will not be complex at all. the slow mo at the beginning is a slight annoyance. not those rewatchable kind of movie but i really like it. clever & fun.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
could have been more? feel the connection the girls have with their job could have been further developed. the grand-dad is cool. shrimp & corn, heh. suicide right at the start, then a few more speckled through the movie. i like the idea of how talking through the mouth piece is like sending ur voice up to heaven.
Rose Lorkowski (Amy Adams) finds herself a single mother attempting to support her son Oscar (Jason Spevack) and her unreliable sister Norah (Emily Blunt) while working a mundane job as a maid. Once the head cheerleader in school with plenty of prospects, Rose now has little to show for her years, and while she still sees the former lead football player (Steve Zahn), it is little more than a despondent affair. When Oscar is expelled from public school, Rose takes a job as a bio-hazard crime-scene cleaner to help pay for a private education, and brings Norah on to help in her steadily growing business. As the sisters work to clean up the messes left behind by the chaotic lives of others, they must learn to reconcile their own differences and overcome a troubled past if they hope to prosper in their newfound venture.
more robots this time. most without names.
shockwave is a fav! megatron suck in this episode. megan fox is hot. optimus prime got the sexiest robot voice ever. megan fox is hot. can't make out what's going in when the bots tranform. bumble-bee is pretty cool. story so-so. megan fox is hot. robot fight scenes better. humour, corny at times. megan fox is hot.
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Sunday, July 05, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Snack -> yakitori, tempura, sashimi and sushi.
Dinner -> Buffet style. Order whatever you want from the stalls.
Goodie Bag -> think there's moisturizer, note pad and some stuff..haven't checked thoroughly.
Oh..the free pen is uber cool too..got bookmarks inside! amazing stuff.
I'm a official SDU member..how's that? lol
Friday, June 26, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
"On the day she has her first sex ed class, 10-year-old Maya grills her divorcing dad Will Hayes about her conception. That night, he fills her in, changing the names of the women who were in his life then to keep her guessing which is her mom: Emily, his college girlfriend when he came to New York from Wisconsin for Clinton's '92 campaign; April, edgy, a little cynical, who misses her father; and, Summer, a writer attracted to older, established men. In demanding the story, Maya's motivation is clear: to get her dad to fall in love again with her mom. Will this parent trap work? In the telling, might Will discover his true Penelope? Definitely. Maybe."
~ quoted from IMDB
i dig romantic comedies.
as much as that sounds gu niang, it's something i really gotta admit.
caught this on tv just now. missed the beginning, as usual, managed to catch the bulk of it i think..
pretty interesting. won't put it up there as a fav. pleasant.
gotta catch the whole movie sometime. definitely. maybe.
What is that?
"Gokon is essentially a group blind date where two friends of the opposite gender decide on a date and a place, as wellas the number of people in each team. Then they both invite a few friends of their gender, balancing the numbers in each team. On the selected date, everyone meets at the selected restaurant and the date begins!"
~ quoted from TokyoCherie
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
wedding singer is good but sings too loud, talk too much. this is not her concert lor.
uncle that went up to stage to lead yum seng. good intentions but should not stand in front of bridge & groom, they are the lead after all.
drunk & loud pple. Tonight is not their night. Behave.
bak ku teh under the tree. soup is rich. the meat is tender.
not my type of bkt but i enjoyed it anyway. mine's the really peppery none soy sauce type.
steam boat for dinner. not a steam boat fan.
pumpkin porridge soup base for steam boat. not a porridge fan. not a pumpkin fan.
meat ball. not a meat ball fan.
dinner is GREAT! the pumpkin porridge soup base is surprisingly good! it's sweet but not overwhelmingly so. with the egg beaten in it, a tiny bit of soy sauce & sesame oil..it's one of the best if not the best steam boat i have had. the pork meat ball is fantastic. it's the usual meat ball texture at the outside, but it's so juicy inside. yum! i actually helped myself to 4 of them. they're ping pong size ok. the fish noodle is quite Q, pretty good too. like the chilli there, not too spicy but nicely flavored. service is amazing. my glass of beer is like ALWAYS full. plates are cleared fast, they even help u beat the egg.
Friday, June 05, 2009
enjoyed my dessert. it's not cream. NOT. the sorbet is refreshing. good contrast.
chilli chocolate is hotter than expected.
rose petal sorbet..high class way of saying bandung...well just tastes like bundung.
the wine that went with my C3..can't tell if it's good or bad but i like the combi anyway.
would i make a trip back? maybe :)
hard to beat the company i have tonight though.
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Monday, June 01, 2009
just caught this on tv.
watched it a couple of times before on tv as well but have never manage to catch the beginning of the movie.
charming. lots of quotes i like. like the music in the movie as well.
"People always say that change is a good thing, but what it really means is that something that you didn't want to happen, has happened."
"The odd thing about this form of communication is that you're more likely to talk about nothing than something. But I just want to say that all this nothing has meant more to me than so many somethings."
"Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life. Well, not small, but valuable. And sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven't been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn't it be the other way around? I don't really want an answer. I just want to send this cosmic question out into the void. So good night, dear void."
"The whole purpose of places like Starbucks is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee. Short, tall, light, dark, caf, decaf, low-fat, non-fat, etc. So people who don't know what the hell they're doing or who on earth they are can, for only $2.95, get not just a cup of coffee but an absolutely defining sense of self: Tall. Decaf. Cappuccino."
Saturday, May 30, 2009
1 day @ KL.
multiple late nights.
never thought much bout June even during sch days when it's a month break. always think that June is Dec's poor cousin.
E's b-day. YJ's wedding. Spency's b-day.
dreading june already even when it's only May..2 more days.
skip june. skip 1st week july. my world will be a better world. :|
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
need to be zen.
another challenge tomorrow night. haiz.
some criticism hurts. especially when feel they are uncalled for then again they must be there for a reason. no one likes to bitch for no reason yea?
gotta see from their angle..ya rite..
don't be snappy! be zen. be zen.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
obviously i did not feel that i was "over" during those times.
sometimes i wonder if the first reaction is really a true reflection of how i feel.
there's so much rawness to it.
can't remember whether i read it somewhere or saw it on tv, everytime u know u're going to react to something. take a deep breathe, hold it there. most of the time the way u react would be different (hopefully "better").
never really tried it before but something inside me is telling me that's probably true.
just a thought.
The Freedom to Love was the theme.
a friend asked why do i care bout such things.
think her question was rhetoric, so i did not provide her with my answer.
simply feel the need to respect the freedom of individuals.
i do not think i'm pro LGBT however i'm strongly against discrimination of it.
i would so much rather see pple as individuals than segregate them into all kinds of groups. by color, by religion, by sexual orientiation, by gender, by age etc.
pink looks good today.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Thursday, May 07, 2009
2. revenge of childhood asthma
heh needed to update this...
Doc frm yesterday was VERY on!
First he showed me a picture on his computer when I asked what uvula is. First time I saw their software, really cool, got one whole list of chim terms with images of them!
Secondly he demo-ed to me how to use "puff-puff" and even asked me to do it once infront of him to make sure i did it right. I passed with flying colors, he said i'm very good considered this is my first time at it.
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Sunday, May 03, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Right now, it might feel like opening your heart to someone new is going to be a frightening experience -- but it doesn't have to be! As long as you accept that whatever is meant to be will be, you can look at your revelation of affection not as a risk you're taking, but as a truth you are stating. If you go for romance today, you'll be able to keep all of your expectations realistic and start a conversation without feeling like you're under too much pressure
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
1. Marutama Ramen
Item: Ramen with chicken soup base + extra char siew + ajitsu tamago
Comments: Don't really like the kind of noodles they served. The chicken soup base is decent, char siew is nice! almost melts in your mouth kind. the ajitsu tamago that i added is great, break it open and let the soup warm the yolk up a bit, yum!
2. Ramen Santouka
Rating: 8 - 8.5
Item: Char siew ramen， shio soup base.
Comments：the tiny plum they added at the top of the noodles looks cute, taste refreshing at the end. The kind of noodles i like! The soup has a nice flavour..can taste the salt, i mean i did choose shio (salt), the char siew has more flavour but not as MITM. Bamboo shoots are always nice to have with ramen. Will definitely go back again!
Caught this yesterday since was late for all the ATIC stuff i wanna go earlier on in the day.
Movie is decent, good laughs, Zac Efron is cute & nice bod, always like Matthew Perry, Chandler is my fav char in Friends, Leslie Mann as Scarlett is a hot!
Story wise it's one of those cliche middle age man in crisis turns 17 again get a shot at "fixing" his life.
have the fantasy of re-living my life..however guess will end up making the same mistakes/decisions. Then again my life now isn't THAT bad that it needs a restart rite? 17 again..hmm..would i really want that?
Something out of topic..but this song keeps going on and on in my head after watching the movie. heh.
When I am after 17
When I am after 17
When I am after 17