it takes a bowl of curry mee

I have to admit I am darn homesick since I left “Tanah Melayu” a year ago.

Not that I miss the escalating crime rate in KL or the current Bollywood influence political scene but its “unhealthy” food. And I am talking about food like charcoal-black and lard laden hokkien noodle to the fish head bi hoon at Jalan Ikan Emas, and not forgetting Jalan Imbi’s bak kut teh.

Recently I came across a cafe at Tampines area and it is called “old Malaya” and what looked promising on the wall menu was its “KL curry” mee. Wasting no time, I ordered a bowl and I paired it with “Ipoh” white coffee.

The curry mee, kinda soothed my yearning heart with it’s generous amount of spices and cholesterol laden “santan”. The white coffee failed miserably though and there’s not even the slightest hint of “Ipoh” at all.

I have never thought that a bowl of curry mee could cured me of home sickness but it did.

Curry mee cured me

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am i doing it right?

I have always wanted to be a dad and I strive my best to be a good one. There are many who say that I am doing it the wrong way, that I am spoiling my daughter silly.

Am I doing it right? I don’t have the answer honestly. The older I get, I strongly feel there is no right or wrong way of doing things as long as you know what you are doing. At the end of the day, result matters. If you have given your best, why subscribe to the notion of what is right or even wrong?

We have a chance at life and why not play it the fun way?

if sky is clear..you will see forever

If sky is clear, you will see forever. That’s the tagline for Ion Sky, newly opened observation “deck” for public visits.

It’s 55 storey high and it’s the highest point in Orchard area. Admission is SGD16 per person and it’s free if you were to dine at its restaurant (but you do need to make advance booking, which is like 2 weeks prior)

It was quite alright as we had the whole place to ourselves (it has to do with the SGD16, I reckon). It was a clear day and I looked for forever and I think I saw straits of Johor. If you ask me, I would however prefer Hong Kong’s Victoria peak on any clear day.

Still, we saw forever on that very day.

Minnie mouse spotted

where to now?

I am at a cross road now, trying to make sense or maybe trying to convince myself to keep blogging. I know I have not been at it for the longest while and not as frequent as I would like it to be.

The past couple of months have been really draining for all, shrouding my sense of sanity. I am glad now that I pressed on and let go, allowing matters to realign themselves and desired result manifested, much to my delight.

I kept saying that once this episode is over, I will start to blog. Again.

I will blog again. Just bear with me.

Maybe I am making excuses but there’s much to plan ahead when it comes to Celeste’s education. I promised myself not to exert pressure on her but of course, as a parent I would want Celeste to be equipped, knowledge wise.

Just bear with me.

reunion dinner

I have lost count of the last time I had reunion dinner with my parents, during Chinese New Year. 

For old folks, it is the tradition of family togetherness, chit chatting, catching up with each other, or even taking a bite of my favourite drumstick, and sadly I have been missing dinners, due to work commitments. Yes, I do get an earful but still, job has to be done.

For Chinese, reunion dinner MUST have the followings – chicken, duck, fish, black moss, soup, chicken, prawns, pork, sea cucumber (yummy) and MORE chicken. MUST have leh, if not, it is not reunion dinner.

This year, due to work commitment (again, yes again), I have to work and being wanting to beat the crowd, Shin (sil) decided to go Italian, instead of chinese.

We went to the best Italian restaurant there is, OTTO ristorante at Red dot building, Tanjong Pagar.

Carment summed it best- the best sirloin she ever had. The juiciest and most tender slab of tenderloin in her history of existence. Don’t believe me? Take a look at Celeste’s expression

mmm...it is just so tender

it’s contagious

I have never really understand what’s the big fuss about it, until I got one in my palm and started to navigate and played the free downloaded games. Many hours of playing, I have to admit without shame.

Yeah, it’s the Iphone 4 I am talking about. I am not those really into latest gadgets; give me a Nokia phone and I will be smiling away. Or so I thought.

Now, ever since I first played “angry birds” where I have to catapult angry birds to destroy those proud-faced pigs, I am hooked, forever. I find myself, now frequently sneaked Carment’s Iphone into the bedroom and I will be catapulting angry birds with all seriousness!

Wait..mommy is still playing..

Now is my turn, Celeste said to mommy