5 things you should know before keeping a cat.

I just got a kitten on May 11, and gosh, the past few days were filled with fear, excitement and stress. Fear because I had no idea what it’s like to keep a cat, excitement because, yea I was excited, and stress because I really didn’t want to be held accountable for the things Midnight (the kitten) does when I really dunno what it will do.

Anyway, here’s a list of 5 things that I’d came up with that you should know before keeping a cat/kitten, that no one really explicitly tells you =/

1) Cats are nocturnal
And be prepared to hear noises of the kitty knocking things around, and if you have a collar with a bell, you’ll hear it all the time. If you’re not a light sleeper it’s ok. If you are, all the best. =x

2) Your house has a lot of hiding places
And I really mean a lot. The first weekend that we got Midnight (16 May), I was practicing my cello alone at home and Midnight ran out of the room. I thought it would be hiding somewhere, but didn’t really go and look for her. In the middle of practice, I decided to just go out and see what she’s doing, and guess what? I couldn’t find her at all. Spent like half-an-hour and went to sms my mum about it.

I searched through all the hiding places and called out its name, but there was no reply at all.

I was so scared that I went to pray (=x) and when my mum came home, she looked behind her mattresses and saw Midnight sleeping there. I didn’t see it because I was looking in between the mattress instead.

3) Kittens are not cats. Not really
If you think that keeping a cat is low maintenance, yes they are, but do note that a kitten, is high maintenance. And they are not really cats. They behave like cats, but they require much higher attention. You’ll also have to teach kitty what she should or should not to.

4) Cats are smart!
I didn’t expect cats to be this smart! Midnight figured out really quickly where we keep his food, and he will keep mewing towards the food direction, or try to go into the store room, etc.
Best/worst part was that he will wake up 30 mins before mum every morning to meow for food. It’s been almost 2 months since he came, and he figured out that even if he keeps mewing, we won’t walk out to feed him. So he would really just wait till he sees mum moving. Haha.

And you should see how he gets his food out of the water dish.

Sometimes, we just have to outsmart him. haha

5) Cats are clean, but clumsy
Yes. The good thing about keeping a cat is that it knows where it’s litter box is and will always go there to poop or pee. However, they like playing and jumping around, which may knock things down, and most of the time, his own water dish.

Sometimes, I’ll see water with kitten paw prints all around the house. Midnight doesn’t like water, but yet if water is spilt on his paw, he’ll walk around just like that.

And also, Midnight once dropped his panda soft toy into the water dish and didn’t know what to do. haha.

Btw, as you all know, I named him Midnight 🙂

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SCO Evelyn Glennie – Drumming from East to West

Last sunday, Desmond informed us about Evelyn Glennie’s debut with the SCO this weekend. I was sooo excited that I told myself that I would go no matter what. Haha.

There are 2 performances, one yesterday (1 June) and one tonight (Saturday). My week was so hectic that I totally forgot about it until Thursday. Friends had their stuff to attend to and so I bought a ticket alone.

It was my first time watching the SCO perform, despite reading their articles and interview with their conductor Tsung Yeh many times on the papers. Chinese Orchestra used to be something that I didn’t really enjoy, basing on my past experiences at secondary schools where I watched the other schools CO perform. I used to think that they’re noisy and all, but this slowly changed when I went to NYPCO’s concert once. They’re now playing music that I really can feel and understand.

SCO’s musicians are just too awesome. I recognise 2 cellists who were guest players with SNCO a few months back and gosh, i got quite a lot of goosebumps watching them play. They are that good.

Evelyn Glennie, she’s just amazing. It’s really difficult to describe that feeling when watching her perform. It’s like she and the instruments are together. And to finally get to meet such a wonderful percussionist after so many years is just amazing.

As always, I would like to share this video. All musicians should watch it:

After the concert, I went to queue for her autograph (and the conductor + the other soloist).

Met Wayne too! And oh, I told Evelyn Glennie that I really enjoyed her talk at TED. 😀

Awesome start to the weekend!!
Tickets are still available for tonight!

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Life and death.

Hello everyone!

Kinda in the mood to blog today after reading Martin’s blog entry. haha. I dunno why, but yea at the moment all I only want to do is write something here!

So many thoughts! So many thoughts! Where do I start?

Okay shall start with yesterday!

Last night after work, I met up with Tiang Peng from the now defunct “Peng Peng Says” blog. In his heyday, he was nominated for the SG Blog Awards. I forgot to ask him why he closed it down. Probably lack of time perhaps? He’s now a Staff Nurse.

Anyway, I haven’t seen him for years, despite the fact that the both of us live at the same block. Now that we all have our own lifts, he doesn’t take the lift near my apartment anymore and hence I seldom see him around.

I think among my primary school friends, I’m the only one who kept up with stuff happening in his life? Haha sometimes it’s not on purpose. Like the few times I met with his ex-gf Dawn, and another girl previously who was with him. I met them at the void deck, bus stop, etc. So weird. And he told me that Dawn knows who I am because he told her before.

If there was only one primary school buddy that I had, that I am still in contact with, it’ll definitely be Tiang Peng. Even though it’s not frequent.

I had a spat of quarrel with him once last year, on Facebook. Haha It was kinda public but whatever.

Anyway, back to the topic, I met him at the bus stop and we went to look for MJ’s Dad’s wake =/ “Look for” because we had no idea where it is, and it was all based on his memory of where MJ used to stay -.- Win.

They were doing their prayers when we reached, and we didn’t know anyone else, so the both of us just sat at one area and started chatting about our lives, our families, what we are doing, etc. I realised that he’s the only one who knows my status now (among all the other primary school friends).

Then during the prayer breaks, MJ gave us some food. =x And BS came down and chit chatted with us.

I kinda miss how these friends never judge me, despite me being quiet and all, but I kinda couldn’t shake off something that will always appear in my mind whenever I see them. Something from the past…

I met Hui Qian too! She used to be my really good friend who I always follow around back in Primary 1. I don’t think she remembers that honestly, but yea. =/ Kinda weird though.

okay, that was yesterday.

This morning, I received a message from Sakinah, that she’s getting married! And I’m invited!

There was this sudden urge of me wanting to get married too! Coz I always like going to weddings! Some of it may be kinda cheesy, but it’s always everyone being happy and seeing everyone again. Since Sakinah’s like my Secondary school friend, it’ll definitely be an even happier occasion 😀

This is kinda cool, you know, now that I’m at the age where my friends my age are getting married. Hehe. The weddings that I used to attend, they are mainly of older friends. 🙂 Also, it’s going to be the first Malay wedding that I’m attending!! So cool!

(Faizal, I am waiting for your wedding haha)

Had a chat with Kelvin yesterday at our little detour after a trip to the client’s. haha. I think everywhere I have one buddy where there are no inhibitions in whatever I say and maybe at work it is Kelvin. (Hello Kelvin, if you are reading this)

Ryan gave us all a shock on Monday too when he came back with an announcement. Two, in fact. That it really shocked us. I hope the other announcement won’t happen. Because it really makes me not believe in relationships even more.

Just found out that my sec school friend Simin is getting married too! 🙂 Quite glad that there are some relationships that definitely last. She has been with her bf for so many years!

That’s all for now.

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Meme on me (age 23)

Felt like doing this. Since I am now 23 (wow). Different from last time.

The rules:
Bold the statements that are true to you.
Italise the statements that you WISH are true.
Leave the Fibs alone.
Then, stab 5 people to do the same test.
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I miss somebody right now. (actually a whole bunch of people)
I dont watch TV these days.
I wear glasses or contact lenses.
I love to play video games.
I’ve tried marijuana.
I have been in a threesome.
I have been the psycho-ex in a past relationship
I believe honesty is usually the best policy.
I curse sometimes.
I have changed a lot mentally over the last year.
I carry my knife/razor everywhere with me.
I’m TOTALLY smart.
I’ve broken someone’s bones.
I’m paranoid sometimes.
I would get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free of cost, and scar-free.
I need money right now.
I love sushi.
I talk really, really fast. *People always say I talk very fast*
I have long hair.
I have lost money in Las Vegas.
I have at least one sibling.
I have worn fake hair/fingernails/eyelashes in the past.
I couldn’t survive without Caller I.D.
I LOVE the way I look.
I am usually pessimistic.
I have a lot of mood swings.
I have a(MANY) hidden talent(S).
I’m always hyper no matter how much sugar I have.
I have a lot of friends.
I am currently single.
I have pecked someone of the same sex.
I enjoy talking on the phone.
I practically live in sweatpants or PJ pants.
I love to shop.
I would rather shop than eat.
I don’t hate anyone.
I’m a BETTER dancer.
I’m completely embarrassed to be seen with my mother.
I have a cell phone.
I believe in God.
I watch MTV on a daily basis.
I have passed out drunk in the past 6 months.
I’ve rejected someone before.
I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life.
I want to have children in the future.
I have changed a diaper before.
I’ve called the cops on a friend before.
I’m not allergic to anything.
I have a lot to learn.
I have been with someone at least 10 years older or younger.
I am shy around the opposite sex.
I have tried alcohol before.
I have made a move on a friend’s significant other or crush in the past.
I own the “South Park” movie.
I would die for my best friends.
I think that Pizza Hut has the best pizza.
I have used my sexuality to advance my career.
I love Michael Jackson, scandals and all.
Halloween is awesome because you get free candy.
I watch Spongebob Squarepants and I LOVE it.
I am happy at this moment!
I’m obsessed with guys.
I study for tests most of the time.
I tie my shoelaces differently from anyone I’ve ever met.
I am comfortable with who I am right now.
I have more than just my ears pierced.
I walk barefoot wherever I can.
I have jumped off a bridge.
I love sea turtles.
I spend ridiculous money on makeup. (I think it’s ridiculous to spend money on makeup FULLSTOP)
Plan on achieving a major goal/dream.
I’m proficient in a musical instrument.
I worked at McDonald’s restaurant.
I hate office jobs.
I love sci-fi movies.
I think water rules.
I went college out of state.
I like sausages.
I love kisses.
I’ve fallen for the worst people.
I adore bright colours.
I can’t live without black eyeliner.
I don’t know why the hell I just did this stupid thing.
I usually like covers better than originals.
I can pick up things with my toes.
I can’t whistle.
I can move my tongue in waves, much like a snakes slither.
I have ridden/owned a horse.
I still have every journal I’ve ever written in.
I can’t stick to a diet.
I talk in my sleep.
I try to forget things by drowning them out with loads of distractions.
Climbing trees is a brilliant past-time.
I have jazz in my blood.
I wear a toe ring.
I have a tattoo.
I can’t stand at LEAST one person that I work with.
I am a caffeine junkie.

I cosplay or know what cosplaying is.
I have been to over 15 conventions.
I will collect anything, and the more nonsensical the better.
I’m an artist.
I only clean my room when necessary.
I like a person of the same sex.
I love being happy.
I am an adrenaline junkie.

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Beginning of the final semester.

How time flies! It feels like yesterday when I first started school at NUS, and the upcoming semester’s the last semester!

And as of yesterday, I’m not a part-timer at EL anymore. In fact, it was the final day that I’m working there – as a student. Plans are in the making for me to have a full-time job after graduation, but it’s still not concrete yet, as I have things to find out before boss can let me know if I can go back.

I think many people have been discussing if I should go back, and I have been thinking about it too. My career counsellor was against me going back at first, until I told her about the positive work environment – where everyone’s friends with each other, we can joke around, boss having an open-door policy and everyone would help each other out when we can. In fact, I dare say that it’s like having a second home, and family. Everyone’s just like my siblings, we can talk without really getting offended (of course, with some exception issues, but that’s because of low EQ I guess?)

Boss is definitely expanding from what I observe (and with a discussion I once had with Kelvin after a not-so-informative-briefing at a potential client’s place) and he’d also hired 2 new colleagues. 2 new people with different personalities I would say. 🙂 I was given the honour to teach them the basics of what to note at EL, what to do, etc for the first week. Afterwards, it was up to them to survive and fly. 2 different characteristics, of course 2 different ways of helping them and them learning but of course, this wasn’t an easy job for me. I got told off by boss partly because of it, and not because I didn’t help, but yea. I won’t go into details because i don’t go by the stand of saying bad things here unless I’m really pissed. haha.

I was also pissed enough to rant about a client on twitter. I really hate it when a client doesn’t pay up and yet expects us to keep his website running. That’s still okay, until the client talks to you in a cold voice. I’m really going to boycott that catering service.

And in case you see that I have a new sibling on FB, worry not for it’s just a friend who added me as his sister. Amusing. Haha.

Anyway, my cousin Fong Ling had just given birth on 3/4 January 2011 🙂 Her child’s name is Daphne 🙂

And also finally added a new feature for my Facebook app.

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Ways to save the environment – Reducing, Reusing and Recycling at HOME

I have always been someone who’s always striving not to waste things or throw items away unless it really is of no use to me anymore. My mum calls me a karang guni (Rag-and-bone) woman, so nowadays I would make sure that I don’t buy things that I would have no use for in future. Why buy new things and use them once and then throw them away? The amount of money and time spent to make an item just to use them only once, to me is way stupid. I know factories can create jobs for others, but this is just not good for the environment.

According to NEA Singapore’s website, “In 2008, Singapore produced 2.63 million tonnes of incinerable solid waste, which is enough to fill 890 football fields to the height of an average person!”

I’m not sure about you, but I feel that we are generating way too much waste.

I believe that everyone has the power to do a part to the environment and I am going to start by writing this entry, and hopefully more people will take note of the activities that we can do to help reduce waste and to help do your part to save the environment. Some of these activities even allows you to help others! And think about it, we all live on this earth so why not help make this earth sustainable for everyone (which includes yourself).

Note that this list is non-exhaustive and for Singapore only. Feel free to comment if you have more to share!

I decided to split this article into 3 parts – Home, at NUS and at work! Stay tuned for the next 2 parts!

At home
Paper: Reuse paper that you have so that both sides are used instead of only one side. My sister and I would once in a while sort out paper/documents (non-confidential ones of course) which are only used on one side, and keep them near where the printer is. Instead of using new printing paper when we print, we would first use these used paper first.

Not only does this save the environment, it helps save money too!

Newspapers: There are so many ways to reuse or recycle newspapers but I notice that most people would just throw newspapers away into bins without reusing them.

eHow.com gives some really good ideas on how to reuse newspapers!

Some of them are:
1. Using old newspapers to clean windows/glass.
2. Using them to pack materials (like glass).

One other way that my family and I do is that we use old newspapers to absorb water in wet shoes and for us to put food waste (e.g. peeled prawn shells, peanut shells, etc). I recently watched this program on TV which teaches us that we can use newspapers to line cupboards to absorb moisture and make cupboards less damp.

Recycling points are also now very common in neighbourhoods in Singapore and just bring your newspapers there to recycle! Here’s a list (in PDF) provided by NEA where you can send your old newspapers to.

Envelopes: Reuse them! How do you reuse envelopes you might ask. Well, what my mum does (we pass all used/opened letter envelopes to her) is that she would write her shopping list or to-do list on these envelopes instead of using new note pads or paper for these lists.

Another way my mum reuses them is by placing my sister’s and my monthly allowance into the envelope and then handing us the money at the beginning of each month.

Printer ink: I just found out about this a few months back at NUS – printer ink cartridges can be recycled! (look at the list in the NUS post that’s coming soon!)

I did some Googling and found out that there are some organisations in Singapore that collects and recycles printing cartridges (and other computer equipments as well). NEA has compiled a list that can be viewed here: (including a list of recycling collection centres and bins) http://www.nea.gov.sg/cms/rcd/locations/map.html

Plastic/Paper Bags: Not sure if everyone does this, but reusing plastic/paper bags has been something that I’ve learnt since I was young. Whenever my Mum buys groceries, my sister and I would help by taking out the groceries and keeping the plastic bags somewhere.

We used to keep them in a really big plastic bag, but after we visited my uncle’s new place, we realised that there’s this thing from IKEA called the plastic bag dispenser. (Not advertising for them)

How do you reuse them? I can think of so many! To line your trash bin, to put lunch boxes in (in case the food leaks), to carry groceries, to put your wet umbrella/poncho, etc.

Paper bags are also good for carrying stuff when you go out. I’d also once read an article that teaches you how to use paper bags to wrap gifts for your friends. Most paper bags come in really nice designs too!

Of course, now they have what you call recycling bags that you can use. Do use them in order to reduce production of plastic bags and save the earth!

I’m sure you would be able to think of new ways to reduce, reuse or recycle these items and more! Feel free to share it here in the comments!

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The National Art Gallery Open House (Launch + First Day)

Was invited to The National Art Gallery Open House Launch by Omy on the 8th October 2010. We were allowed to bring guests and I brought my mum and Henry. “Odd”, you might think, but I know my mum likes places like this, and I also felt like asking my buddy along (someone with photography skills and I thought it should be fun).

There was the launch, and some speeches, and then a shoot with all the VIPs outside the City Hall. I took pics instead.


Spot the VIPS


Henry taught me panning! Which I’ve never tried before and this is my first shot


Willy Foo (in brown)


Next panning shot!

We had a tour around the former supreme court (which was only available on the launch day). Tour guide was Kevin who really knows his stuff.
What I didn’t like was the other staff rushing us around to the next destination. 🙁 The whole tour was like over in 30mins which is really short if you count the number of places we entered (quite a lot).

But I learnt a lot.

Took lots of shots.


I wonder what’s this for


This leads to the cells for prisoners downstairs… They didn’t show us there 🙁


They didn’t have aircons then so had to use these for ventilation.


Dreamy…


Inside the library


This is Kevin.


Risked my 90’s life to take this. HAHA.

Anyway, after that, my mum went home and Henry and I went to MOS Burger to sit for a while, and walked around Clarke Quay to take pics. But it was quite a hazy day so the pics didn’t turn out good (see FB for them). Then at night we went to Yi Long‘s Granny’s wake with Bao Hui.

Anyway, the next day, we met up with Henry’s group of friends to visit City Hall! Jmin was supposed to come along but after all the confusion (we weren’t sure if City Hall was open to public on that day), she decided not to go. So I went ahead as I know that dark times are ahead (with regards to projects haha).

Got to try Henry’s 50mm f1.8! Yay! 😀

The day was clearer by the way!

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Mirrors… cannot resist.


LOOK AT THE APERTURE!


I like this concept. Will be submitting a picture soon.


Henry


His friend Jun Hong.

Had great fun! Though I have to admit I was quite tired on the 9th so I left early. Had to complete my programming part of the project too.

Thanks Omy for the invite and thanks to Henry and my mum and Henry’s friends for talking to me! Haha.

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Medium – Rare

About an hour ago, I went to MegaBites at NUS to satisfy my meat craving for these 2 weeks (thankfully the food lecture did not have anything about unethical cooking of beef), and I ordered “medium-rare” black pepper beef steak.

To my surprise, the uncle behind the counter said, “There is no medium rare. It’s medium or rare. Do you want medium or rare steak?” He then gave me a lecture on how medium steak is cooked for 5 minutes and rare steak for 3 minutes as well as well-done (7 minutes). I was amused but didn’t want to quarrel with him coz he looked pretty fierce.

I was totally amused mainly because I always order “medium rare” steak at restaurants and no one asked me to choose either one. I wondered if the uncle thought I was challenging him? And the other staff behind pretended that he wasn’t saying anything. -.-“‘

I hope this isn’t how the uncle behaves.

I got pretty confused after that, and FB messaged Huzz to check that I’m correct (he said I was).

But anyway, for the reference of others:
(taken from Wiki)

* Raw — Uncooked. Used in dishes like steak tartare, Carpaccio, gored gored, tiger meat and kitfo.
* Seared, Blue rare or very rare — Cooked very quickly; the outside is seared, but the inside is usually cool and barely cooked. The steak will be red on the inside and barely warmed. Sometimes asked for as “blood rare” or “bloody as hell”. In the United States, this is also sometimes referred to as ‘Black and Blue’ or ‘Pittsburgh Rare’. It is common for chefs to place the steak in an oven to warm the inside of the steak. This method generally means ‘blue’ steaks take longer to cook than any other degrees.

* Rare — (52 °C [125 °F] core temperature) The outside is gray-brown, and the middle of the steak is red and slightly warm.
* Medium rare — (55 °C [130 °F] core temperature) The steak will have a fully red, warm center. This is the standard degree of cooking at most steakhouses, unless specified otherwise.
* Medium — (60 °C [140 °F] core temperature) The middle of the steak is hot and red with pink surrounding the center. The outside is gray-brown.
* Medium well done — (65 °C [150 °F] core temperature) The meat is light pink surrounding the center.
* Well done — (71 °C [160 °F] and above core temperature) The meat is gray-brown throughout and slightly charred.
* Overcook — (much more than 71 °C [160 °F] core temperature) The meat is dark throughout and slightly bitter.

Out.

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June 2010 Projects: Cousins meetup (outside Grandma’s house)

Sooo… a few months ago, a few of us cousins discussed and decided that we should have a cousins gathering/outing outside of Grandma’s house. The main reason being, we usually meetup only at grandma’s and we don’t really communicate much. I actually have a dream that the 20+ of us could come to one outing and take a group picture. It would really mean a lot to have that photo somewhere. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be one at the moment. 🙁

This holidays, I was supposed to visit Janning at KL, but the plan was cancelled in the end, and about a month ago, Janning emailed me to tell me that she’s coming to SG! 😀 What a surprise! So we discussed for a few nights on MSN where I could bring her to (for half a day) and she suggested we could have a mini cousins gathering. I mass FB-messaged my cousins, but not many replied unfortunately. 🙁 We just gathered a few then, and after that set a day and place to meet.

Anyway, I got sick a few days before Janning came, but managed to recover on time. 🙂

On the 19th June, Uncle Alex drove Janning over to my house to pick me up and we headed to Khatib. As Janning was hungry, we went to a coffee shop at Khatib and Janning had her lunch while I had tea.

Sooo… Here are a few of the pics I took at Bottle Tree Park (which was our first stop for the day).


There was some fishing competition and this guy caught that fish. Pretty big, but they put it back after the photo.

Next stop was Marina Barrage! Okay we went to eat at this coffee shop next to Northpoint and surprisingly the bak chor mee was pretty good! Then we went to Marina Barrage.

We chatted along the way and I got to know Janning better. Haha. We’re both cousins but even though she’s from KL, I feel I’m also not that close with cousins from SG what say KL? I’m glad I got to talk to her and know her better. 🙂

It was dark when we arrived. I’d planned Marina Barrage as the “night event” because I felt that there would be more stuff there to see instead of Bottle Tree Park.

To be honest I didn’t know what I would see there, and wow! I didn’t realise that there would be soooo many people around as well as things happening!


Kite flying at night. Blur coz slow shutter speed and strong winds…

Basically, we walked around taking pictures of people and the view. It just so happened that there was NDP rehearsal and there were fireworks! But sad to say, I lack a tripod and the skills to take proper pictures of it.


UFO flying above Singapore Flyer??? 😛


Look at all the people!


Light from MBS.

Anyway, most of the shots were blurry because of the lack of tripod and slow shutter. Quite bad la. 🙁


But it compensated for the above pic. Look closely at the fountains 😀

Janning wanted to take the fountain with coloured lights but for some reason she kept missing the chance. So since we had time, we sat there and waited for it. I decided to experiment with bokeh shots. Haha. I’m quite amused by bokeh. Pretty interesting you know? So yea here are some of the shots.

Interesting how not to focus can give you nice art too. What I see when I don’t wear my specs basically. =x


At night.

We’d wanted to go to MBS but unfortunately I was too noob to know where to go. Lol I made us alight at the wrong stop (so paiseh) and the buses there weren’t that frequent so we had to go back or it would be too late.


Janning and I on the train! 😀

So that was the first meetup with her! Remember the cousins gathering thingy, it was to be on the 21 June.

We’d asked quite a few cousins, but unfortunately by the actual day itself, it was just Janning, Me, Danny and Wei Wen. Fortunately to be honest. 🙂 >1 person better than no one right?

Dinner was just Janning, Danny and I. Danny kept wanting to go to this place called “The Creation” at Shaw Centre (opposite Suntec that area) so we went!

I had pasta (can’t remember what) with chamomile tea and soup. Approximately $15. Not bad!

Wei Wen joined us after that and we took a group photo before heading to INK Club Bar.


Danny, Janning, Wei Wen and I. I know I’m the shortest

So we headed to INK! It’s a great place by the way. They had a guest trumpeter that day.

We had a drink each. Only Janning got an alcoholic drink. I was still under medication so didn’t dare. Next time perhaps! Love that place. Love the type of jazz music there. 🙂


We took another group pic together!

Benny was supposed to go on that day. But he had to OT till late (poor thing), and… he arranged for another meetup with Janning on the 22nd! 😀

I brought Huzz along coz he’s almost family (hee hee) and we were supposed to be watching a movie that day. He was okay that we weren’t going for the movie anyways 😀 Thanks bf!

I reached there quite late because I had to OT a bit as well as the fact that I got off the wrong stop. zzz Huzz and I went to look for Janning, then we headed to Xin Wang HK Cafe at Marina Square for dinner!

Had a good long chat (okay I was mostly observing) with Janning and Benny. Huzz was pretty entertained as well.

Group shots!

*Group pics and pics at INK are courtesy of Janning!! 😀

Well, it was a fufilling 3 days. I got to communicate with cousins Janning, Danny, Wei Wen and Benny. Learnt a lot about them that I didn’t know before. Basically the main reason was the age gap I feel and over the years, we just stopped talking much at Grandma’s and all. Pretty sad. But anyway, I am determined that one day, all of us cousins will be able to meetup like friends do outside of where we usually go to! In fact, I have this dream of having a photo of all of us 20+ cousins together. I will definitely print and frame it up if there comes such a day. I know that my cousins either like photography, or music or do something related to either one (e.g. singing, dancing, playing instrument, art, etc) and I belong to either one as well! I am very sure that we will all be good friends instead of only being related by blood.

Aiming for more of such outings! 😀

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Despicable Me [Omy.sg Movie Review]

Remember last year when I won a pair of tickets from Shan and Rozz of 987FM to watch a movie with my sister for her birthday?

This year, I got the opportunity thanks to Omy.sg to watch Despcable Me!! And again, I brought Candy to the preview. 🙂 I immediately signed up when I saw the opportunity so that I am able to bring her again!

When we arrived, The Cathay was super crowded and we realised that this is the very first preview of Despicable Me in SG! Meaning we were one of the first group of people watching it in Singapore! 😀 Haha.

There were people handing out stickers, and queuing for photos. And as you’d seen in the first image, my sis and I took one with the minions too (who are probably kids judging from their height).

I didn’t know what the movie was about actually, except that this guy (Gru) wants to be super evil so he stole some stuff like the statue of liberty (from Vegas lol) and the Times Square screen and now he wants to be the super evil person and steal the moon.

Who is it to stop him right? Right! Except this other evil guy (I shall not say who, go and watch it) and 3 little kids who managed to touch his heart. haha.

I shall not say too much to spoil it but go and watch it. You’ll laugh like mad and GO AND WATCH THE 3D VERSION! I know it may sound like I’m trying to advertise for the movie (this is after all a review) but I believe they made the movie for 3D. Especially some scenes! Shall not spoil it but the experience is just amazing.

Do sit through the credits too (with your 3D glasses). The few small scenes after that that played with the 3D technology is amazing.

I just found this app where you can translate what the minions are saying in the movie! Go download it before you watch it here: http://www.bestbuymoviemode.com/

My favourites are the minions as well as the little girl, Agnes. haha. She’s so cute!


Source: Movie Wallpaper.net

Excellent movie! I gave it 4.5/5 stars because of the humour, fun, great 3D effects and some surprising stuff that happens in it. Lol.

Oh and the soundtrack’s mostly done by Pharrell Williams, who is a popular artiste and worked with people like Justin Timberlake before.

Thank you Omy.sg for the movie! 😀

Anyway, Candy was sick before the movie so we couldn’t go for a good dinner! 🙁 Another day then.

Leaving you with one more pic of the minion:

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