Friday, March 31, 2006

Chicken Rice@Downtown East


It's crazy. On two occasions I went down to the newly opened Chicken Rice stall at Downtown East after my gym workout, looking forward to trying the $5 set meal as advertised on TV, but to my dismay I never got to try it. The fucking long queue totally put me off. Business is going crazy at that stall and I could not stand the wait and in the end I decided to settle for other foods instead. Trust me, it's crazy. Never am I going to wait 1/2 hour for my chicken rice. Haha.

I wonder if I will ever get to eat it.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Saturday Night@Marine Parade


Before I start on this next entry, I would just like to thank my Mum for whatever she has done for me and the family. Although I always dislike the way she keeps nagging at us, I know deep in the heart that she actually cares. It's just maybe she doesn't know how to convey her message across tactfully, which probably upsets my sister frequently. She cares greatly for us, and for that, I am thankful. I just want to let her know that I really appreciate what she is doing for this family.

I still recall not long ago I was down with illness. Feeling so weak in bed, she was always asking if I was feeling better, and when my fever ran high, she helped prepare a cloth immersed in iced water and placed it on my forehead, in hope of running down the temperature. Sounds cliche, but I was really touched. And when I think back on times when I often talk to her rudely and sometimes even take her for granted, I feel a sense of remorse in myself. But I am trying to spend more time with her, and I am glad that I've managed to do that on a more regular basis in recent times, taking her for movies more often now, and staying home for dinner whenever I can.

So I really appreciate it. Thank you mother.

Ok now on to what I did last weekend. In the morning, I pulled myself out of bed to join XY for swimming at Hougang Swimming Complex. With determination I managed to swim 20 laps. It was quite tiring for me ok! Considering I went gym just the day b4..haha. And after that we headed to Hougang Mall to eat the worst Claypot Rice on Earth. People please do not even attempt to try the Claypot Rice there because its really bad and after trying it you might not want to taste Claypot Rice ever again. Then during the evening I met up with the bunch of Grace, Thomas, JG, XM and Jacq. We went to have a good dinner at East Coast Lagoon (The food centre at ECP). Thomas ordered like there was no tomorrow and in the end he had to finish it all by himself. There were 2 plates of fried oyster, satay beehoon, stingray, mussels, chicken wings, fried snails (YES DAMNIT I ATE SNAILS!!), satay and all these were complimented with sugar cane juice and coconut juice. Thomas can really eat his fill and all of us were really bloated after that feast. Tom and Jacq suggested KBox thereafter, 2 of them being most enthu abt it but at the room they were not even singing at all. Why does KBox close at 1 on Saturdays ah? Or issit only the one at Marine Parade? I always tot they would close kinda late. But in the end, becuase it was only me n JG hogging the mike, I guess 1+ hr was sufficient singing. Haha.

Oh I have just rented another HK Drama Series, this one I am watching now has a whopping 40 episodes! Its called 'Lethal Weapons Of Love And Passion'. Sounds cool eh the title? Haha..

On a final note, Liverpool won Everton 3-1 with 10 men for most of the match! Did you see the goals by P.Neville, Garcia and Kewell?? Did you see did you see huh huh huh? Stunning beauty man! Especially the own goal...what a strike! =)Everybody will remember the win, and they will definitely forget about the Gerrard sending off with haste. Haha.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

General elections


WOLF CREEK wasn't as terrifying as expected and I was really disappointed considering I paid 9.50 for this crap show. Not exactly crap, but I definitely expected more from it. If I had known, I would have insisted to Thomas that we watch 'The Dorm'. I so want to watch it after failing to catch 'Shutter'. But it's okayz, coz I have already bought the VCD and I will be watching it really soon. Thai movies are generally nice, so I would think 'The Dorm' would be good. Just look at films like 'Ong Bak', 'Tom-Yum-Goong', you know Thai movies will never be that bad. WOLF CREEK, if you ever want to watch it, should be a weekday show. Don't waste your time on weekends when you can spend it on more meaningful activities. Heh.

WOLF CREEK deserves only 2/5.

I feel pretty contented with myself as I really trained hard at the gym yesterday. I ran 2 sets of 1.6km on the treadmill, in between doing weights, bench press, lads pull-down and other machines. I'm certainly hoping this will continue on a consistent basis, and I'm setting aside Mon, Wed, Fri for gym. Hopefully I can discipline myself to head down and workout on these days. I have always believed in keeping fit. :)

I feel so sad for Steven Gerrard because his mistake ultimately cost Liverpool their most recent match against Arsenal. I really tot we could get a point out of that game but to be fair, Henry's Arsenal were brilliant. It's ironic because Gerrard was working his socks off and created the equaliser...only for him to make that error and present Henry with that easy goal. But nobody should blame him. Considering his contributions it would be unfair to play him down just because of that mistake. The whole Liverpool team is in a mess right now. I wonder how Gerrard feels really. Hez doing all the dirty work in midfield, supplying wonderful balls for Crouch, Moro and Cisse but they are never taking their chances. He muz be hell frustrated and I'm just worried he might leave the team like Owen if the situation doesn't turn for the better. No Gerrard, no Liverpool. So true. Aren't Liverpool missing Owen right now?

Let's talk about something that has been hitting the news daily. General elections. I luvv the General Elections. Such a waste that for this year I still can't cast my vote. Haha but even if I could it would probabaly be a walkover. Nobody seems keen on opposing at my GRC!! Haha...but I read the news a few days back and learned that my constituency might be facing competition from SDA!! Yay!! At least PAP has something to worry about here... Dun get me wrong.. it's not that I support the opposition or anything, but it's good to have opposition because you can listen to what they have to say.. And usually opposition candidates will be campaigning big-time and I would really relish the chance to head down to one of those open fields in my area to go listen to their loud, crude and maybe sometimes senseless opinions and resolutions. Look at incumbent MPs like Chiam(SDA) and Low(WP), they provide a channel to voice disapproval in Parliament which is healthy at times. Imagine a whole body of Parliament which is made up by all the white men from PAP. PAP will say we should follow this. Who will disapprove? Probably no one because all are pro-PAP. Hence, we should really admire some opposition candidates who can offer healthy competition to the governing body. Having said this, we shouldn't vote for opposition for the sake of voting for opposition. What is the use when the opposition can't do better than PAP? Not saying that the PAP is doing a marvellous job or anything, but if they are the best Singapore politics can offer, then we should stick with them.

Of course, we have seen the worst of opposition. Remember our infamous Dr. Chee? The person who can't contest this term due to bankruptcy? Haha..hez really a joke. Just last Saturday, Thomas and I were at Kino shopping for books and we came across this book written by him. And when Thomas scanned thru it he laughed at what he wrote. He showed me a portion of it and we both agreed it was seriously crap. For someone who can insult SM Goh publicly, he has seriously tarnished the reputation of opposition candidates trying to contest the elections.

Enough said. But I'm defintely looking forward to the elections, like I always do every 5 years. Haha.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

It's been long


I just want to say, I took a nap today and I had the best dream of my life so far.

During the last 2 weeks I watched 2 movies.
Match Point, and

Both were fantastic and were definitely worth my money. Both deserve 4 stars.

Yeah. Don't feel like writing too much. Till then, cya.