Friday, April 25, 2008

Bye Bye People!

I'm off for my holiday in 6 hours time!
Don't miss me! I'll still login from time to time as all the hostel I stay in is WiFi connected :) See you in 10 days time. Cheers!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Taiwan Trip

I am so looking forward to my Taiwan trip this weekend! I'm so going to enjoy every freaking second of it! Just to get away from work itself is worth all the excitement by its own rights! Anyway, just to share, here's my itinerary for the trip

Saturday - Leaving Sg, transit at HK, reach Taiwan 3pm, reach Taipei 5pm. Free & Easy. There are 24 hours bookshop in Taiwan! I am so excited about that! And also Mr Donut is there! I love Mr Donut's Chocolate Custard Donuts!

Sunday - Visit National Palace Museum, Chinese Garden, Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines. Night culture at Shilin Night market

Monday - Train ride to Huelien, and bus ride to Taroko Gorge. Hiking the rest of the day

Tuesday - Morning hiking activity at Taroko. Bus tide back to Huilien for lunch and exploration of Huelien. Evening train ride back to Taipei to visit Lungshan Temple and HuaShi Night Market

Wednesday - Morning train ride to Chiayi Country, followed by railway ride up Alishan. Once there, hiking and tracking all the way :)

Thursday - Wake up before dawn to watch the famous sunrise in Alishan. More hiking and tracking till lunch time. Spend some time wondering old country town.

Friday - Another half day of exploration at Alishan :) then back to Taipei by train via Chiayi Country. Visit Taipei 101 and other shopping district at night.

Saturday - Journey by bus up north to KeeLung City, and subsequently to Yeliu Geological Science Park. Dinner at KeeLung, before headed back to Taipei

Sunday - Another insane bus ride to the country side of PinLin Tea Plantation to visit PinLin Tea Museum, as well as to sample some tea dishes, and some high quality tea! Back to Taipei by evening for last minute shopping.

Monday - Relaxing half day in Taipei, before headed to the airport back home. Transit in Hong Kong on the way back (I love Hong Kong airport, that's why).

Phew. I hope I managed to do everything that's planned here! If not, its ok, the journey itself is the destination :)

Hungry Girl's Guide to Taipei
Tour Bus (if you're rich, but great video clips on the site on Taiwan, only works in IE)
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Taiwan North-East Coast
Hostel World International

Web Comic

I thought I've lost this two photos for good, but while uploading some pix to facebook today, i managed to find them again :) Here's a simple web comic I made sometime back, but its still applicable still from time to time :)

This post is inspired by Irregular Webcomic. This is one of the coolest site recommended to me by Lynx :) Its a comic script made from Lego sets, RPG figurines, white boards, the author himself, celebraties, death, etc etc. I thought its would be fun to make one of my own out of origami :)

Friday, April 18, 2008

Banlieue 13

I still can't get over how cool this movie is, even though it was released in 2004 and I'm a bit outdated watching it in 2008, but still Luc Besson's movies rocks! And this one is highly recomended even if it's just for the insanely parkour pack action scene! I think the scripts is damn cool too! Do watch it if you can.

Here's a short trailer to interest you:

And an introduction to parkour by the master himself David Belle

Ref: Wikipedia
My other favourites from Luc Besson
The Fifth Element
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Asian Work Values

Asian values: The longer hour you work, the more committed you are, the more hardworking you are. So please stay back daily and clock in more 'productive' hours! That seems to be the message I get these days. Is it the same for you as well? An enlightening thought indeed.

Dear Lengzhai Boss, if you're reading this, from today onwards, all your request will take 3 times longer then usual, cause PPA needs to earn a bigger bonus this year by doing more OT so that I will be rewarded for being hardworking and committed and give the impression that I am doing more work then others :P

Monday, April 14, 2008

Food Always Comforts Me

Enough about love and war, lets all go back to some comfort food! Here's what I had for dinner yesterday! Roasted Pork Ribs with Mash potato salad! More then 1 inch thick, enough to clot Madman's arteries anytime! The bottle of Australian Aboligine Marinade Sauce that I got from the John Little's Expo sale last weekend is totally wicked! Taste great on roasted anything! Tried it with chicken on Saturday as well, and it was awesome! That goes to shows that when it comes to cooking, if it seems like a good idea, buy the sauce! And explore to create wonderful senses for your taste buds!

I've also noticed that this blog is begining to look like a restaurant menu. My 'whaley' friend even suggest I open a cafe call Midnight to sell those dishes. Sponsorship anyone?

Anyway, will blog more on other topics besides food in future :) Just to keep those people on diet happy

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Beijing Olympic Torch Protest

This photo was shown in The Straits Times on Saturday 12/Apr/2008. And beneath it was the caption: FACE-OFF: A Tibetan supporter (right) arguing with a Chinese supporter at a rally for the Olympic touch in San Francisco on Wednesday. PM Lee said that the disruptions to the torch relay have aroused intense anti-foreigner feelings in young Chinese.

I just kinda like this photo. The smiling face of the chinese lady with the angry face of an ang-moh. Would you boycott French product? Or boycott the Olympics?

Los Angelas Times
CCTV International
Guardian UK
Telegraph UK

Friday, April 11, 2008

More Cheap Food You Can Make Yourself!

Take a look at all of these pictures. They are all homecooked meal me and my hubby made last weekend. They don't cost much, but they sure taste good!

Breakfast on a Saturday morning: bread, milk, bake beans, and scramble eggs.

Pork Chop Lunch: BBQ Pork Chop with Onion and Garlic Sauce (Sauce from Australia), with pepermint dip, aspragus and cherry tomatoes saute in garlic and olive oil.

Light dinner of grilled portobello mushroom with salsa and cheese in the photo, accompanied by tomato basil soup, caesar salad, and toasted garlic bread (homemade)

Another version of a light dinner: Mango Salad with cut mangos, salad leaf with caesar salad dressing and parmesan cheese, and smoked salmon! ( I love smoked salmon! It it the only reason I love going to Australia! hahaha)

An even lighter dinner: Cranberry Cereal with cut strawberries and milk :)

Ahhhhhh, life is good to a cordy :)

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Happy Birthday Boss!

Today is my Lengzhai Boss's birthday, and I'd just like to wish him a Happy Birthday since I know he comes to this blog from time to time to "caci" my blog. I'd have love to upload his picture here for all of you all to see, but I am afraid it would bring down the network due to overload of visitors to this site from teenage girls dying to drool over his lengzhai-ness :P

Dear boss, time to give me a pay raise leh!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Set Dinner For Less Then S$10

You know how you step into a restaurant on any other day, order a set meal for two, and end up almost S$30-S$50 lighter in the pocket? Out of which around $5 - $7 is paid for food you did not consume? (eg Service Tax and GST). Bummer.

Well why not cook a meal at home instead? Dinner for two will cost you less then S$10, and takes less then one hour to prepare (provided you have all the ingredience at home already)

For starters, a light Caesar Salad (lettuce, cherry tomatoes, onions, hard boiled eggs, Caesar Salad and Parmesan Cheese). Ingredient cost - S$2.20

Main course of Portebella Mushroom Scallops Spagetti (the obvious, with some garlic, olive oil and salt to taste). Ingredient cost - S$5.00

And wash it down with a bowl of soup (Campbell Mushroom Seafood Soup). Ingredient Cost - S$1.80.

Total Cost S$10 (add in sauces etc)

And yes, I am damn 'kiam'(stingy) to calculate my meal cost like that, but think of all the savings you get! Plus you get a better nutricious meal too!

And just to share, here a great site for 'kiam' people like me -> The Dollar Stretcher If you know a better site, or a site more in Asian context, do let me know!

Tomorrow I'll be posting 3 more meal time entry: breakfast, lunch and dinner :)

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Go Vege

Here's what I had for dinner tonight, a vege burger. Awful as it may sound to some of you, it was actually quite good! And we should all do our bit to be environmentally friendly from time to time! So lets go vege! For a startup kit, click here.

I'll be sharing more vegan friendly meal from time to time on this blog. Hopefully one day, I can really go meat-free for life :)

Recipe: one vege burger, one egg, two wheatbread, 2 slice of tomatoes, 1 slice of onions, tartar sauce, worchester sauce, and edamame for the greens :) delicious!