Thursday, January 31, 2008

Lunch @ Tampines

Today’s lunch was at Tampines Mall Kopitiam fishball noodle stall with ML & ta jie.

I took lor mee which I had been dying to have for a while and the rest took laksa. The laksa looks good… yum yum. Both lor mee & laksa cost $4 before 10% discount with kopitiam blue card.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Lunch @ Tampines

Kat, ta jie and I went to Century Sq, Katrina for lunch. I had my favourite longtong and kat bought the crispy tahu telor to share.

Longtong @ $3.50

Tahu telor @ $

Kat's mee rebus

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Golden Rat

Some sucker gave the bosses chocolates from Patchi, an international chocolate company.

The white chocolates were carefully wrapped in gold and yellow papers, placed in a rat shaped golden wire basket.

One of the bosses distributed her chocolates and gave Kat the rat basket. Kat was kind enough to let me have the rat basket instead.

The rat

Front view

Side view

Another side view

Back view

Seeing Green

An open field large patch of grass in one of the busiest neighborhood town. I really appreciate this greenery that I get to enjoy very morning on my way to office.

My little buddy at work...

I got this little fellow before x’mas at Bishan Watsons while waiting for James. It’s supposed to be a pair but I like the male which is this fellow better so I thought I bring him home first. Now I can’t find the female one, dun thinks it’s available anymore.

Lunch @ Tampines

Another of my favorite food for lunch… sliced fish soup with rice @ $3.40 from this coffeshop outside S11.

Tajie and I always share the rice.

Lucy Belle at Mosque Street

Monday, January 28, 2008

My Lizard Buster... Where are you???

Stupid lizard got news that my lizard buster is out of town and dropped by to visit me last night.

I hate lizards, in fact I have phobia of them. They are slimy, disgusting and totally useless. Their ancestors started terrorizing me when I was just a little girl and since than it has always been a life and death situation between us.

Without my professional lizard buster, I’m on my own to defend myself. Luckily the little fellow was rather retarded. I managed to spread it and immobilized it with almost half the can of insecticides. Next is another difficult situation, how to get ride of that yucky body.

The sight of it wiggling makes me sick. I have to shove it with plenty of newspapers slowly, pausing to recompose myself. Apparently that idiot was not dead and it somehow wiggle it way on to the paper. I quickly wrapped it up, stuff it into the waste bag, sealed it and disposed down the rubbish chute.


Elsie's Kitchen

I had free lunch today. I was invited to one of the project roll out thank you lunch celebration cos they had ordered excess food from Elsie's Kitchen catering and needed as many mouths as they can gather to help finish the food.

The spread was really too much, there were fried bee hoon, fried rice, chicken rendang, yong tau foo curry, otah, mixed veg, sambal prawns, satay, fried egg tofu, fish, etc and also almond jelly with longan, egg tarts from 8Tarts n Pastries (Tampines Mall), chocolate fudge cake, ice lemon tea, etc…

The food was simply delicious.

Pampering ME

6 months without income and now I’m about to burst my first pay packet pampering myself. First, I had my hair done at Kimage, a random saloon that I picked during lunch time. The stylist persuaded me to do soft rebonding cos my hair is dehydrated, lifeless, thick, etc. Well, ya I agree but I never really like straight Cleopatra hair style. The stylist assured me that it will tame those fly away hair, give life to it and it will definitely be natural.

I had wanted to perm my hair again but not when it’s longer and in better condition. I miss my big curls.

After 3 hours of ‘torture’ reading tons of magazines and almost got burnt by the inexperienced assistant who also can’t wash hair properly, my hair became damn straight, flat but I must say it looks better. I’m still getting used to the flat look and full of life hair that keeps falling over my face.

Although I can’t really stand that assistant who still wants act pro, I like my stylist. She gives suggestion objectively and is not pushy at all. She lets me decided after analyzing my hair condition and doesn’t nag at me to buy their products.

Now that I’m a member, I’ll definitely go back… maybe to highlight my hair.

The damage to my bank account… $237 after some discounts. It’s expensive but I find it reasonable comparing the pricing offered by other saloons.

Next, I went for facial and
far infra-red (FIR) room special at Lucy Belle. An ex-colleague bought them in from Taiwan about 2 years ago. She had the opportunity to get to know about Lucy Belle through a Taiwanese friend and after much research and experiment; she decided to open the 1st franchise shop in Singapore. She became a stronger believer in the system when her sister falls sick with stage 4 colon caner. Her sister’s condition has improved tremendously and had lived pass the expected time given by the doctor.

She is now very passionate about the technology and system that she wants to share and help people improve our overall well being.

I only came to know about Lucy Belle through ah nia about 3 months ago but I wasn’t interested than cos I was out of job and broke. Than somewhere in Dec last year, I was looking for cheap facials i.e. about $30 but I know its impossible and didn’t quite pursue it until one day I asked my lunch mates if they have any good facial place to recommend and one of them mention Nana (friend who bring in Lucky Belle).

I checked with ah nia again who has become a member and also swear that her serious conditions of sinus, backache, water retention and tiredness have improved significantly after the treatments. So I made my first appointment to go check out myself and to see Nana.

I was peeping across the street and smiling when I saw Nana. Apparently there was a miscommunication and my appointment was not fixed at all. Nana was quick to make arrangements and squeezed me in to try their facial and FIR, trial at $90.

Seeing Nana after years feels so good. We had a good chat, of cos mainly on the treatments she offers. For me, other than facial that will be on going, I also hope to fix my water retention problem.

The service is disgustingly good from the moment you step in till the moment you step out. I was lead to a private room where I changed and locked my stuff, than to have a quick shower before the 30 mins FIR treatment. It’s like sauna with temperature controlled at 42 degree max. Inside the little wooden room, you can either read magazine or sleep… naked. After a good relaxing 30 mins, I was lead back to my room for facial. The facial was good with massage on the face, neck, shoulder and back. The beautician’s massage skill is really power, forceful but not excruciatingly painful.

I think the whole process took about 3 hours but I stayed to chat with Nana and another colleague (I dono who) who also just finished her treatment.

I might be going for a body brush treatment that emphasize on the lower body. I’m supposed to take the 5 elements massage but I’m so not prepared to go through the pain process.

I signed up for the facial and FIR package. I find the price reasonable and affordable but I’m not going to reveal much cos James will surely have a heart attack. To him, these are all a waste of money… MAN!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

2008 CNY Decor @ Hougang

Hougang Plaza

Hougang Neighborhood Park

Changi Airport Terminal 1

The Special Care Lounge

Ajisen Ramen @ Terminal 1

We had lunch at Ajisen Ramen at Changi Airport Terminal 1, before James fly off for his biz trip to Bangkok.

This self service outlet is next to the upcoming Imperial Treasure Congee and Hong Kong Noodles restaurant and Changi Kopitiam.

I spotted a false eyelash at the counter top when we were making our order. The staff noted that it was something that the previous customer has dropped and continues to take out order. I told him it’s a fake eyelash… he simply replied that he knows and ignored it.

Why couldn’t he just picked it up with a serviette or something and throw it away? But more oddly, how could that wearer of this fake eyelash not notice that it has fallen off and not picked it up?

That fellow must be blinking at the chef so vigorously that both false eyelashes fell off… one on the counter, the other in the ramen and mistaken as seaweed.

We finished our ramen and were sipping tea idling when I saw one of the staff standing in the middle of the outlet digging his nose… with both hands!

Disgusting or not… so much about the hygiene standard of Ajisen Ramen at T1.

Changi Airport Shopping Directory

Ton Taro Ramen @ $10

Cha Shu Ramen @ $10

Maki @ $2.80

Where's the other false eyelash??

Could it be still on the eye of one of these ladies with heavy makeup?