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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Dinner at Por Kee @ Tiong Bahru

When to Tiong Bahru to try out a famous zi char store Por Kee. Just opposite Tiong Bahru Market. It is a old school restaurant a bit kopi shop like, but got A/C and even got out door dining :P

The food is not bad, service so-so. People going there have to try their Pork Ribs and Cereal Prawns. (p.s. better make reservation first, this place is popular)

Had some time to check out the unique old surroundings of the area and take some photos.

Por Kee Eating HOuse
69 Seng Poh Lane
#01-02 S160069
Tel: 6221 0582

South Ridge Walk

Woke up super early in the morning, meet up with Joe, Leonard and K to check out the South Ridge Walk.

I like old school mailbox

Most Interesting Find - Waving Tree Couple

Vine Canopy


Friday, March 20, 2009

AsiaOne Adventure Race 09 - Team Lom Chiam Pass

Our lead CloudyWind chio me to join into their course to zoom around in a mini.

Since she could actually bring herself to trust my driving, why not?

Presenting... Team Lom Chiam Pass! (I think it is from Cookie)

Check out the cool guys and gals of the team! See already also know confirm NUMBER 1!

Haha... now all we need to do is to keep our fingers crossed.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Xmas in Melaka 08 - Roll 2

A colleague friend mentioned that I only blog once every 3 months... :P

Well I guess he is right, no excuse for it. Too lazy, too tired, too busy.. etc etc (hey these are reasons!)

Anyway, my second roll of film is finally developed. Unlike digital, for film we actually need to finish the 36 film roll before we can develop it.

Here are the additional photos from the Melaka trip.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Catch Ups in Melbourne

Melbourne always have a place in my heart. It is hard to imagine anyone who will not fall in love with the city.

Was in town for a week to help ZY settle down for his studies. It was crazy but we managed to finish it - administrative stuff, house hunting, buy electronic appliances, shop for furniture, fix up furniture, clean the place. I am sort of the tour guide + human GPS, + handyman. The end result? A nice cosy apartment right next to the uni!

Luckily, I'm able to find some time in the evenings to catch up with old friends and colleagues. It's great to see you people (you know who you are), hope to see you in Singapore too! I have durians and super hot hot buffalo wings waiting for you :D

Snoopy & Joice - Yummy Spicy Fish & bubble tea - I thought it is weird to have szechuan food in Mel :/
Beth, Kev & Ash - Awesome family! Thanks for the great pizza and lolli. I miss Lygon (TT)
Poohline - Had Korean with the super durian addict (I actually think she eats more durian than me o.O)
Shirley - Come to Singapore~~~ Stella and I waiting for you and your family here. Good luck with the new place.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Family @ Marina Barrage

A family outing to the Marina Barrage. Probably the last outing of the year before ZY goes to land of Oz for his studies. All the best ZY!

The Marina Barrage is pretty hard to find with all the constructions going on, I totally do not recognize the Marina South where I had enjoyed in my teens.

The place with a great city view is surprisingly quite a number of people at the place, families gatherings, uncles flying stylo-mindo kites, even saw a couple doing their wedding shots there. There is even a free guide tour of the place and an exhibition hall on Singapore's water management. Too bad there are limited eating places and the scenery around is vandalized by the construction background. (it seem that a huge garden is on the way)

I am sure the place will be a top escape from the city when everything is up :)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Thinking CNY 09

For some reasons, family members are thinking hard during this CNY.

Maybe they are planning for the new year ;)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Xmas in Melaka 08

This year my company's yearly 1 week forced leave had been lengthen to 2 weeks. This news came at the last minute - late November - which left us with too little time to plan any decent trip (I believe that year end and school holidays are bad time to go on holiday, need to pay peak period surcharges every where, and I am not sure if I imagining - you see Singaporeans every where). In the end, K and I booked a short 3D2N trip Xmas holiday to Melaka (Malacca in English) to R&R, eat and take photos. After all it had been 10+ years since I was last there with my family.

The small historical town is a nice place and I do see Singaporeans everywhere. The hotel we stayed at was cool - Hotel Puri - it is a restored Peranakan house in Chinatown very near to the city with lots of attractions and good food nearby. The hotel was very tastefully done up to reflect the heritage of the area, but I will have to say that room we had was, though clean, so-so.

Since it's a small town, I will advise that a 2D1N trip will be suffice to cover most of the places/food of interest. Must try - chicken rice balls (order the steamed Chicken version), Cendol, Peranakan food.

I was trying out my first roll of black and white film (Lucky SHD 100) on my underused Yashica Electro 35 GS rangefinder. As a newb, well, about half of them are gone - due to out of focus, blurring, over exposure, etc etc. But hey practices make prefect right? I should get my ass off, go out and shot more often. People out there remember to chio this newb.

More photos of the trip in my Picasa Album - Melaka Xmas
Melaka Xmas