Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Booze, Booze, Booze & A Random Pic

Was at Bar-stop hear the somerset area last week for their 5th anniversary. 5-8pm house pour on the house. 8pm onwards 5 bucks per drink. Very cheap! There's a pretty decent jazz live band too which played decent ignorable songs but not too ignorable because it's on the loud side. The bartenders are really nice too! :) One of the house pour they had was a sake brand which was served in a wooden square "cup".


Behold my friend's collection of limited edition vodka containers and various other booze. I want.


Champagne bottles in a row. Had a proper taste of all of them, but the second from the left was my favourite. Discovered that drinking too much champagne makes me incredibly sleepy. Thanks for the awesome evening guys! :D


Spotted near the Funan Digitalife Mall:


Check out the website. Puts our government agency websites to shame doesn't it.

Today was so long it actually felt like it was a Friday. Had some beer and hotdog and my favourite bar which I will blog about very, very soon.


Saturday, April 25, 2009

clubbing rule.

bring your own fun.
expect nothing from others.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

KFC, Timbre, Glenlivet, Desigual.

Had the cravings for KFC today. Despite the numerous warnings to stay away from KFC in Singapore (from both countrymen and locals alike) but when you have cravings, you just don't ignore it.

SGD6.50 for a 2 piece value meal. I noticed the difference almost immediately:


Wanna try and guess what's wrong with this picture?


That's RIGHT!




Anyway, no surprises here - everybody was right. The taste was muted, only the skin had SOME taste, but if you actually go deeper into the meat (oh god that sounds wrong) nearer the bone it's practically tasteless.

The chicken itself is not juicy nor tender. Probably because it was flown all the way from Australia and frozen for weeks and thawed JUST before they cook it for the day.

The mash potato, while looking exactly like what we have back home in Malaysia, tastes very strongly of black pepper. Singaporeans really love their black pepper in everything. Since I'm not a big fan of black pepper, this is not great for me.

All in all, a very disappointing and unfulfilling experience. I had taste it to believe it.

On other news:

Timbre's (Stamford Road) Kilkenny is watered down. How do I know this? Because I had that super duper creamy Kilkenny at that Irish pub near my place which name still escapes me until today and the taste, the feel, everything about it is still so fresh in my head like I just had it yesterday. I'm clinging on to the memory like a jilted obsessive lover because I'm so afraid that I'll never experience that kind of heaven ever again. But I digress.

Watered down Kilkenny is very depressing and it tastes like shit. It has that metallic after taste. Like water with a few drops of blood in it.

I will never order Kilkenny ever again in Timbre. You shouldn't either, if you know what's best for you. Even the one in the can tastes better, I shit you not.


So hello to my new housemate!


It makes me very happy, thank you a billion times over Ruok & Mr Rajan. So happy that every single time I see this pretty thing on my table my heart skips a bit and my brain pops out of my skull and does little somersaults around the room out of sheer ecstasy. My very own bottle of liquid gold. Mine mine mine!


I recently popped by Vivo City to check out the place. It's about the same size as our old Midvalley Megamall without Gardens, without the new extension, and without the extra 2 levels. Anyway, this paragraph is not about Vivo City. It's about this fantabulous shop called Desigual which I'm really excited to tell you, uh, about. Every single piece they have in the shop had this psychedelic explosion of colours and ultra crazy funky designs. The ones I tried below were pretty much muted:

Even the changing room walls are so funky!

Yes. I realise I look like I've aged 50 years overnight but this is what happens when you are a hardworking mofo .

I'm really, really batshit crazy over the stuff they have in there. But the cost of a leg for a t-shirt? The accountant in me can never justify my purchasing anything from this shop. But please feel free to get me stuff from there. :)

Time for bed. Goodnight.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Pimpage Post - "The "Yogini Bear" Fund

(Small favour for a friend. Applicable in Singapore only)

Fundraising for Shirlyn's (the lead singer from UnXpected) Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Palm Springs

Host: Shirlyn Tan
Type: Causes - Fundraiser
Network: Global
Date: Monday, April 20, 2009
Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Blu Jaz Cafe
Street: Bali Lane ( near Arab Street)
City/Town: Singapore, Singapore
Email: info.shirlyntan@gmail.com

Come share Shirlyn's dream of becoming a Certified Bikram Yoga Teacher!

She has taken the first big step to being accepted for the Spring 09 Bikram Yoga Teacher Training from 26th April to 28th June in Desert Springs.

Now she needs all the help she can get to raise funds for her fees and expenses. We hope to raise a humble $5,000 tonight to help her along with her food and expense.

Door Charge:

-a minimum of $15. There's no stopping you should you feel the urge to help a little bit more.
-Two sets of acoustic music performances by Shirlyn & The UnXpected
-One sizzling performance by Belly Dancer Belinda of Sahara Sundance.

Auction items:
- One Belly Dancing Lesson with Belinda
- A date with Carrie Lim (Shirlyn's lovely, single flatmate!)
- 5 weekly passes for Bikram Yoga at Bikram Yoga City Hall

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Fast & Furious


Firstly I need to get this off my chest:


Okay done.

It's brainless trashy movie of course. But oh what fun!

Fast cars! Hot chicks in skimpy clothes! Loud noises! Spectacular car chasing scenes! Crashes! Catchy repetitive music! Vin Diesel! Paul Walker!

Oh... there's the emo bit though. Then again...

Fast cars! Hot chicks in skimpy clothes! Loud noises! Spectacular car chasing scenes! Crashes! Catchy repetitive music! Vin Diesel! Paul Walker!

Yucks.. corny lines aplenty. But...

Fast cars! Hot chicks in skimpy clothes! Loud noises! Spectacular car chasing scenes! Catchy repetitive music! Vin Diesel! Paul Walker!

So on and so forth.

It's fun! Brains not required! Watch it!

Monday, April 13, 2009

A Week In A Life Of Me.

Long Day Monday:
Nothing like some Hoegaarden on tap @ Ice Cold Beer to kick start the week when Monday already feels like a 5 day work week rolled into one.

Not Quite There Yet Tuesday:
Glenlivet Tasting Party @ Balaclava reminded me how dreamy single malt scotch whiskey can be. So smooth, so fragrant. Just like ice cold water from heaven.

Eve of Easter Thursday:
I've almost forgotten that Kilkenny on tap @ That Irish Pub near my place which name escapes me for now tastes so much fresher and creamier than Kilkenny from a can. So malty. So smooth. So full. So delicious. But So Expensive. (Can = 6.40, Bar =14.00) :(

Happy Saturday:
OJ & Smirnoff Black @ Wala wala is a great way to end the week. Coupled with a group of good company to chill out and head bang to singalong live music, the coming Monday doesn't seem so hard to face. Smirnoff black is so damn smooth compared to the normal Absolut. It's so smooth it's too easy to forget that you actually have quite a bit of vodka in that juice.. *hic*

With age catching up, I know that sooner or later I will have to cut this down. But now is definitely not the time. Besides, I'm enjoying it too much :)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Singapore Kindness Movement

Wahlau. A government led campaign to remind the public to be courteous, kind and considerate ar???


In his 1996 New Year Message then Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong highlighted the need for Singapore to become a gracious society by the 21st century. He emphasised that Singapore should not only continue to develop its economy, but should complement it with growth in personal development and in social behaviour. Considerate social behaviour supported by a strong economy and good government would make Singapore the best home for its people.

In line with the Mr Goh's call to build a gracious society, the Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM) aims to encourage Singaporeans to make a positive commitment to gracious living through simple acts of kindness in their daily activities.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAAHAH! See even the government also know that something is terribly wrong with the people here. So don't give me shit if I feel the same way too!*

Check out the website here!

*Disclaimer: Then again, gracious Singaporeans DO exist. All the ones I know and like to hang out with, are (I'm not just saying this because there are two of them right next to me who may or may not have indirectly threaten to beat me up if I did not put up the disclaimer... hehehe!).

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sick Fuckers

The person who invented the Tabasco shot should be hung upside down by his toes. And his body fed to wild dogs with rabies. And his hair pulled out of his scalp one by one. And his black heads extracted one at a time. And vinegar poured all over his raw body when conscious.

Hate the idiot with every fibre of my being.

Why would anyone make themselves drink hell in a shotglass? WHY?

Monday, April 6, 2009

Poker Face!


Can't read my! can't read my! No he can't read my poker face!

Lady Gaga is rocking my socks. Her songs are so catchy and infectious, every time it's on I have this urge to drop everything and flay my hands about. I can't believe she is 6 years younger than me. Did you know that she learned to play the piano by ear when she was only 4, wrote her first piano ballad at 13 and was performing at the age of 14? Then when she moved out of her parent's house she dove into drugs and burlesque dancing, just because, in my opinion, she can. Crazy talented bitch. She sings! She dances! She writes songs! She plays the piano! She wears crazy things! I hate her. No I love her. No I hate her. ARGHH Complicated emotions!

She's like.. madonna, gwen stefani, britney spears, kylie minogue all rolled into one tiny little body!

I'm getting my grimy paws on her damn album.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

He's Just Not That Into You (book).


Phew. I thought it was going to be another piece of literary crap. Honestly, I'm not so snobbish as to read only serious mind fucking stuff from Rushdie or Greenspan. I actually read more fluffy junkbooks. See, junk doesn't equate to crap. Junk is fun! Crap belongs in the sewage.

This book is junk. Entertaining junk. It's like a tongue in cheek self help book, if you must. An entertaining tongue in cheek self help junk which is puts in writing, obviously obvious things you already know about men and (non-existent) relationships or should've known better, but rather just ignore.

This book is like that good friend who gave you an advise which you rather just ignore. You know she is right, but it's easier to act dumb and pretend that she never said anything so that you can continue living in your little delusions.

The premise of the book is simple enough; if spend too much time wondering whether the guy is into you - then he is just not into you. If he doesn't call, doesn't make the effort, is married, unavailable, going through a tough situation, just can't include you into his life - He is just not into you. SO SIMPLE RIGHT!

I was smiling, laughing and nodding to myself throughout the book. Guilty guilty guilty as charged. So simple yet, so many of us have been guilty of it once too many times. And will continue to be guilty for as long as men and woman and stupid emotions shall live.