Tuesday, August 18, 2009


It breaks my heart to see my second home being attacked by Typhoon Morakot. People are missing and recuse works aren't fast reacting.

Thank God my dear friends are safe and sound.


Discover Malacca

Our dept went over the Malacca for a short weekend. By short I went really short, since its 4hrs up and 4hrs down...

Coach was good and traffic was a breeze. But the weather was a killer, especially lugging "my" trusty crumpler walking 2 traffic lights, cross the bridge to our hotel. Its not wise.

We bumped into first makan place on our list, couldn't resist the temptations. Got to recharge...

Look at the yummy food!!! Tiny rice balls, just the right size for me, still room for other food.

Up next, the true true reason why boss came on this trip...

May I just say this is heaven! The gula melaka is so powerful! This roadside store is right in front of the red house, served by the indian man.

Finally, after miles of walking...we got to our nice hotel

Hotel Puri - the house of Tan Kim Seng. This place is so rich on culture on its own. Its also the same place where they filmed Little Nyonya

this place is just so nice...

We finally checked into the room, washed up a little and out to discover Malacca. Of course we did tourisy stuff to the must visit

Off we went to the local mall for some serious shopping. Girls are uncontrollable when they hit the malls. Fake Eyelahes going at 50% off, thats less than SGD1.50 after conversion, earrings at 20% off - thats SDG$5, when the similar design going at avg $30 at Accessorize.

Dinner at Local favourite Nyonya Restaurant called 亲切, Ole Sayang

I love the prawn in plum sauce, so lovely. The Salted Veg Duck Soup kiss-ass. I wished I brought two stomach along.

We also went to The Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, a few units away from our hotel.

does this look familar? heehee....

I left the place wanting more to explore, so little time, so much to explore. And of course, I had the most chendol in the entire life I can ever eat.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I do Idou

I've been thinking of changing my hp for a few weeks since my trusty SonyEricssion K800i is showing signs of retirement.

Blacky is a good phone, sleek, wide screen, a beauty of its time.
I'm a sucker for the 3.2mega pixel camera phone which takes super nice pictures. yeah yeah, technology has evolve, but back then, 3.2mega pixel is a great deal!

After weeks of searching, trying to match the different phone functions, specs, design and most importantly camera resolutions to my needs... (yup, girls do read the specs and instead of buying pretty things)

Look what I've found...

picture courtesy from MobileBurn.com

The new Idou (or now known as Satio, so I read) by SonyEricsson. Its touchscreen, kickass 12.1mega pixel camera and its in red! my favourite colour! *bimbo*

pls, bring in to s'pore soon..... *plead*

The Taste of Taiwan

I found my temporary antidote to I-miss-Taiwan-food

Presenting 卤肉饭 (stewed pork rice)

The stewed pork is fragrant and simply yummy! But the down side was that the rice are not the same texture as those in Taiwan streetside stall...
still the taste is the closest of all that I've tasted so far..

Another recommendation - Chinese Herbal Duck

The crispy roasted skin together with the herbal gravy is a perfect match. The aftertaste of the herbs is delightful. The wolfberries added colours to the dish and were my personal favourite.

The Man and I ordered their signature fried rice

the cantonese styled was a mismatched to the Taiwan themed.

The store had Taiwan street side stores pictures plastered on the wall, its almost as though you are in the night market. You can't miss this store since its right in front of the escalator. Crowd was not too bad for a Tuesday night.

Located at:
ION Orchard Basement 3

bad work week

last week was the worst week I ever had (till now) in office. Can't believe that I'm treated in this manner by my own team mates. sigh!



But I'm on leave today, and I won mj yesterday with the folks! haha! Beat Daddy, Mum and Kor, I am lucky!

I'm going to Malacca this weekend, with the same group of people who piss me off so badly I wanna bite their heads off, *meditate* I must curb my evil twin.....

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

yummy ramen

Personally, I'm not a big fan of ramen. Mostly because, for most of the offering, the soup is not tasty. My special instant noodle recipe can beat any raman hands down anytime.

However my perception of ramen changed totally when The Man brought me to this particular ramen joint. Its now 1 of our usual food joint, especially when you have a craving for powering soupy stuff.

I ordered salty pork ramen. Theres choice of rich or light. Obviously I went for the rich.

complete with a mug of Asahi *perfecto*

The egg is yummy, yolky. The yolk simply sink in between you teeth...soup is heavenly, can imagine the amt of pork loin the chef had to use to make this rich broth. He sure is generous.

other side dish includes
extra serving of chasui, made to perfection! Tender, fatty and flavourful. The fats totally melt in your mouth...hmmmm....

steam gyoza *pardon the bad lighting*


Another worth mentioning is the fresh spring onion. I'm a fussy-pot for spring onion, especially the diced ones. The Man never fail to give me the eye when I single picked out every diced spring onion in my dish. The not so fresh one has a foul taste. But not the spring onion here. Its so fresh, I finish every single one in my ramen, chasui, gyoza, and The Man's ramen!

The decorations and furnishings are simple and unassuming and the staff are really friendly. This is one place that do not need fancy menus and flashy decorations to attract customers.

mini fan, tissue box, free flow of water...

something you would love to tuck into on a friday night, enduring a whole week of nonsense from work...

Located at:
30 Robertson Quay
Operating hours:
Daily: 11.30am - 3pm, 6.30pm - 10pm
Sat-Sun & PH: 6pm - 10pm