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Showing posts from December, 2012

BKK trip

This post about BKK trip is to bring back fond memories of my past trip to BKK many years back. Although Singapore is much advertised as a shopping paradise, I find Bangkok more affordable with a wider selection of cheaper merchandise. Food wise, I had tom yam soup and stir fry kai lan there. Shopping was really enjoyable as there are many "branded" stuff which are cheap and good. Bangkok has remained one of my favourite Asian cities until now.


Today is Christmas Day and I went for a "Spa". At 6.00pm I reach the spa pavillion and I waited for a while as the staff needs to get the water for Jacuzzi ready. After that I changed into the bathrobe and got ready for the Jacuzzi. It was the first time I tried Jacuzzi in Singapore. The staff played "nature" music at the background and it was so relaxing. I had Jacuzzi for about half an hour and after that I went for my shower. After my shower, I had my facial treatment and shoulder massage. The facial started with cleansing followed by scrub and mask. The staff said I have got good skin and must take good care of it. They even said I look like "mix blood" (ie. Eurasian). The whole session lasted about 3 hours from 6pm to 845pm and I must say I enjoyed it. Moreover it is for a promotional price of S$50. Here are some pictures of the interior of the spa pavillion.


I love how the year has passed so easily. I'm not really a fan of New Year's Resolutions because I never remember them, hence it's next to impossible to fulfill them. It doesn't matter. What matters is finally people are starting to realise that iPhone is not THAT big a deal after all. So really, it's not the end of the world yet. It's a charmed beginning and the future is in your pants, I mean, hands. It's 2013. Enjoy.

Happy Dong Zhi

Yesterday, December 21, was Dong Zhi. My mother whipped up "bird eggs" with meat and Tong Yuan. December 21 was also said to be doomsday, I heard many people talking about it. Some restaurants in other countries even have "doomsday meals" and celebrations when we survived the doomsday. Last year Dong Zhi I met up with Nor, her hubby and daughter. Last year my mother whipped up curry chicken and roasted meat. Didn't manage to take any pictures, apologies for it, unlike Simple Person got so many pics of his BKT, steamboat and tomatoe pomfret. Yummy!

Photo Review

Christmas card from Nor Christmas decoration at Orchard Shades I bought from Cineleisure, nice?

Share a quote

Stolen the above quote from Facebook. Direct translation: "Other people 'face' we must tolerate, our face we must show smiles." Like this quote but realised that it is so difficult to do it. If we could do it all the time, we could "huat" lah!

Movie Review: Life of Pi (2)

Went to Orchard Cineleisure to watch Life of Pi with Jose at 7.10pm. Everything looks beautiful in Life of Pi. The dangerous animals look beautiful. The terrible storms look beautiful. The crashing ocean waves, the twinkling stars, the wondrous carnivorous island on which the hero at one point lands — pure gorgeousness. All that luster reflects how devoted director Ang Lee is to his latest undertaking, an adaptation of Yann Martel's best-seller about a 16-year-old Indian boy named Pi who survives a shipwreck and crosses the Pacific in a lifeboat. Pi does so alone — except for the temporary company of a zebra, an orangutan, and a hyena, and the ongoing companionship of a Royal Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Okay for kids? I think my blog readers such as Rose and Vicky with kids may be concerned about this. What I want to say is the animals and the crashing waves all look very real and may frighten really young viewers. But the language is lovely; Pi is courageous; and the am

Movie Review: Life of Pi

Have anyone watched the movie Life of Pi yet? A friend of mine introduced this movie to me saying that it is a nice movie. I have not watched it yet. But I read in one of the blogs and this is what the blog owner says about the movie: "But thankfully, director Ang Lee is a genius! I enjoyed the movie very much from the beginning all the way to the very end. It's easily, in my opinion, one of the best movies of 2012!" It is based on Yann Martel 's 2001 novel of the same name.

Sunshine Award

I will like to do this tag myself and these are the questions to be answered: 1) What person inspires you the most? My daddy, he is jovial and kind. He dotes on me and inspires me to be positive about my life.   2) How do you chose the blogs to follow ? I choose blogs that catch my attention and reading them helps inspire me.   3) What is your guilty pleasure? Fried chicken wings, I love fried stuff and yes, I know they are unhealthy food :P   4) What is the next thing you are going to buy ? Frankly speaking, I have no craving for anything to buy next, because I have everything I want. But maybe for my house, I would like a new sofa and a new wardrobe.   5) What is your favorite holiday? Why? Turkey and Korea. Turkey because it is a beautiful country with East and West cultures nicely blended. Korea because I went there during Winter (my favourite season) and I had a fun time skiing.  6) What woud you like to receive for Christmas /or simply as a gift?   Again,

Mix Post: Herbivore Vegetarian Restaurant & Brayden's birthday

4 Dec was my student Brayden's birthday, I bought a small little gift for him and it is a Disney Mouse Pad, hope he likes it. That day, 27 November, Tuesday, I went to meet my friend Jose, at Herbivore Vegetarian Restaurant to have vegetarian food. The restaurant has a laid back atmosphere and we have a good time, chatting and eating. I ordered tom yam fried rice while she had tomatoe rice. Both of us complained that it was a bit too sour, and we got very thirsty after that. After that, we went shopping nearby and Jose bought some "emperor" coins which are like an antique.

I love my family, my friends and my city

What a blessing to be with my family everyday. I’m truly grateful for each day. I’m thankful for the very few friends who stayed over the years. You mean a lot to me. I’m thankful for every opportunity to inspire others through this blog. I’m thankful for good books. I’m thankful for cameras which capture moments of my life. I'm thankful that I can savour every moment of my life. Be thankful and contented with your life, then you will be happy.

Delayed Post: My sis's birthday

My sis celebrated her birthday in September. I bought her a brown haversack bag from bugis on her birthday. I also gave her a birthday card. Here's a pic of them.

Photo Review: Beary Clips

Aren't these beary clips simply cute? I saw them at a shopping mall and immediately took a picture of it. I love all things nice, beautiful and cute. Are always attracted to them.

Now is the travelling period?

Many of my friends went travelling recently, probably due to the school holidays. Yanling went with her daughter to Australia I think, Wan Ting also went holiday with her family, Mei Mei also went on a holiday, Lu Lu just came back from Perth. Who says the economy is not doing very good? How about you? Any travel plans recently?