Sunday, April 26, 2009

"Good Morning!"

It is now 5:59am on a Sunday morning :) Feeling all fresh and great cos I stayed up whole night (not doing work but...) watching Project Runway online. :D Decided to post something...

Just occur to me that I have not had anyone greeting me "Good Morning" or me greeting anyone ever since I started work at my current office. It is just not their culture there. At all.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


I bought the CD.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Amazing - NEVER judge a book by its cover

You can easily youtube this subject - Susan Boyle
And please do. To see Simon Cow's expression is already worth it!
Cant embed any videos so, here are the screen shots ....

Susan Boyle is about to sing...

Shes aspired to be the next Elaine Page....

Listening in...
And she sang....

Here are the Lyrics

I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high,
And life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving.

Then I was young and unafraid
When dreams were made and used,
And wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung,
No wine untasted.

But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hopes apart
As they turn your dreams to shame.

And still I dream he'll come to me
And we will live our lives together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms
We cannot weather...

I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I'm living
So different now from what it seems
Now life has killed
The dream I dreamed.

Managed to find one embed-able video

Monday, April 13, 2009

Cheena to the core

After Taipei I think both Mr Tai and me had fallen in love with this song:

我站在屋顶 黄昏的光影
微妙的反应 忽然想起你
这默契 感觉像是一个谜
心里有点急 也有点生气
我在过马路 你人在哪里
最近我和你 都有一样的心情
在同一天 发现爱 在接近
那是爱 并不是也许
可不要忘记 你要相信你自己
这个世界 很无情 谢谢你
说一声 爱你 我很想听
我们两个人 陌生又熟悉
我想问问你 是不是相信
爱来了 这种滋味很美丽

To me, I think another song share the same kind of melody - slow and very cheena
这些歌 有一段时间 是我自己的心情

Saturday, April 11, 2009


"It's nice to see all of you lookin' distinctly individual... This is the only season when mustard and ketchup works; it's on the streets, its everywhere. And, i really applaud your sense of style."
Enjoy this show:

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

阿桑 <跟我說愛我>

This round to Taipei inside my shopping list was the OST of 白色巨塔 because I love one of the songs inside sang by 阿桑 -- 跟我說愛我. When we were at Hong Kong I actually saw that OST but I didn't get it because it was close to S$50.00! I took the risk and decided to only get it in when I am in Taipei -- was only 300NT or so. I was so lucky to have found it. This morning when I was walking to the MRT station, I heard over the radio that singer 阿桑 had passed away due to breast cancer :( She had such great voice. A pity.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Taipei - Monday (Home sweet Home)

Alittle walk around Ximen Ding

Someone dint sleep well the night before so no mood to even eat - I think I snore too loud the previous night hehehehehe..... Owell, deal w it!
Auntie Eddy :DDD he is cheery today maybe because the weather is less cloudy and we are heading back home soon! We learn that he will have mood swings in cloudy or gloomy days!
OK! ok... I cheated a little w the angle :DDD look slim hor?

A little bear outside the Little Bear village :DDDD And at here, York had joined us for our last few hours in Taipei, he even gave us some lovely gifts!真不好意思
妈祖 Temple
It is pretty obvious where we heading for lunch :D

We had a really good view by the window and somehow we always have good views at most restaurants this trip ;)
Looking down into Ximen ding...

Somehow steamboats just feel very Chinese New year, and I have finally tried Taiwanese Mala Steamboat... not extremely mala but just enough spiciness to leave an impression

A satisfying meal :D yummy...
Next trip can check out the performances here
Home sweet Home :*)

Here is sweet York

Have to dedicated one entry especially for him la... Thanks for his lovely gift of yam pastries and metal eggs - also all thanks to Eddy that we received such warm welcome from his Taiwanese friends, without him we will never experience amazing taiwan the way we did during this trip! And now I can stuff word buns into my 台湾吼辛薄 who said he wont be gong back taiwan again! :D

Me? I am 台湾吼卡sai

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Taipei - Sunday (Food Edition)

This restaurant is actually very near 忠孝东路四段 - 川妹子
Supposedly SzeChuan, it tasted really Singaporean to me because it is very much ZiCha 煮炒 style and very heavily spiced with chillies and soya sauce.
Look at these fried beancurds... picture speaks a thousand words... Yes, those were cooking oil floating around the sides but it really doesn't taste as oily as you imagine it would be, in fact you barely taste it.
This one is a cold dish - forgot the name. I think we can get this in SG, cold chicken meat with peanuts and sesame seeds, and flavored with red chopped chillies; it is made up of 50% veges (underneath) so as the best way to eat this is one bite of meat with one bite of vege. I m not a big fan of cold dishes but this one is an OK for me. An extra 5 points to the beautiful Orchid for garnishing :D
I m not kidding about the rice, it really tasted like how those cooking shows would describe their professionally prepared rice - smooth textured individual grain and yet well put together w/o being too sticky. I hate sticky rice or rice that are too wet... this is just about right
This one is York's recommendation and i figured it was his favorite dish. It is a typical Chinese dish - you just need a little helping of this and you will fill yourself w two mouthful of white rice, and you will immediately feel the urge to want to get another helping.... vicious circle! This IS what I call the killer dish - for people on a diet please dont try this, you will be carb overdosed before you know it :(
Credit must definitely go to York Li.
I am sure this is in my must-go list for all future Taipei trips!

Jalan jalan around to try to burn some calories...

Taiwanese are so polite inside train stations - something I think I will never ever see in Sg's train stations - not in a million years! How strange. Both are heavily chinese populated countries yet 一个天 一个地 What a SHAME! :(
Si Ling Night Market, at Jian Tan Station. Behind is a small hill... how lovely

I remember I first tasted 鸡排 (HAHHA....! Sounds really vulgar) when I was in NS. Also in taiwan, but the degree of spiciness then is something to these days have yet to be matched.

Night has fallen ... time to head back to hotel :D
At Ximen station, these two duno see see what - point point at buildings opposite the road ...

I confess, I am a city boy. To me Taipei's night sceneries are breathtaking. arh..... :*) 越夜越美丽
Both Eddy and me got ourselves a drink from this stall on our way back to TS Hotel
By now, guess what, we are at KTV! hahaha.... sing sing song song! LIM and LIM.... in Taipei, they actually add prunes into beer and for once I actually enjoy beer!

That's Eddy's ex-housemate in SG - Joe. And his bf is NaNa. hahaha....
State of drunkardness take picture also blur blur liao...