Tuesday, November 29, 2011

weekend coffee. movies. rain. walks. eat

A rather busy weekend. Watched two movies – Breaking Dawn (i went into the cinema
with no expectation so wasn’t surprised that i yawned many times), Already Famous (quite
entertaining, the guy sitting next to me was laughing non-stop). And also lots of coffee,
dim sum, sashimi, rain, walks and catching up with friends.

Monday came too soon.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

holiday giveaway: a little surprise every day

The second holiday giveaway: ‘A little surprise everyday’ notebook

“It is a little more than pages of plain paper with white lines, a little more than a notebook with pretty cover. It’s the perfect gift for someone who wants a little surprise, a break away from a mundane life.”

For a chance to win this notebook, check out the book preview and leave a comment here. One winner will be chosen at random next Wednesday, 30 November 2011. Good luck!

In addition, Blurb is also giving out some holiday savings.
1. Save 25% when you order two or more books by 28 Nov 2011.
Enter promo code HURRY at checkout.
2. Receive $10.00 off product totals with minimum purchase of USD$29.95 by 30 Nov 2011.
Enter promo code BIGTEN at checkout.

Thank you Jasmin for playing, the notebook is ready to be shipped, do drop me an email with your address.
And also a big THANK YOU for those who has purchased the notebook online :)

dreaming of short hair

Tsumori Chisato Cats series is so cute

It’s been a while since we get such good weather :)

Short hairstyle is so cool. i wonder if i’ll ever have the courage to cut my hair this short

Pretty colour food

My niece performing during her last day in school... well not exactly school, it’s only a
2-hr playgroup thingy for 3 year-old

Planning for the next holiday giveaway :)

Delicious corn and crab chowder with walnut toast for tea break

Awesome typewriters on this month Smith Journal cover

Did i mention before that i love love love the blueberry muffin from Starbucks

Sudden downpour, stuck in the library

i am not against chinese nationals staying in Singapore, but there are more and more incidents that i encountered that really annoys me – they squeezed and elbowed people on the bus and mrt just to get seats; they ignored there is a queue; they talked so loudly, we at the next table can hardly hold our own conversation; they asked for directions and left without a simple word of thanks; they walked in a row occupying the whole lane across, chatting happily, oblivious to the fact that people are trying to walk/jog pass them even after we said “excuse me”; they don’t make an effort to learn and speak basic english even though they’re working in the service line. i hate it that i can’t speak my own language in my country, they should be the one trying to learn our language instead of the other way round. When i travel in China, i try my best to speak their language too. Can’t they at least put in some effort to fit into our culture? Sometimes they give me the feeling that they’re trying to turn Singapore into China.

Of course, not all chinese nationals are guilty of the above, there are also plenty of rude singaporeans around. i do welcome foreigners to stay in singapore, but let us all put in some effort and try to live in harmony on this tiny island.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

let’s walk lamma island

The moment i stepped out of the ferry, i knew i was going to love this charming little
island – laid back, simple and surrounded by natural scenery. There was no need to look
out for fast traffic as you strolled along the streets, the only means of transport was by
foot or bicycle.

Small grocery stores and shops that sell all kinds of foods, necessities and handicrafts

Various kind of eatery choices

Low-rise houses. Buildings higher than three storeys high are prohibited (info from wiki)

Tin Hau Temple

Not too sure what this was, but it looked like a storage area

Beautiful feather-like leaves

The famous Ah-Por beancurd pudding, we love it!

The walk to the beach wasn’t far, but the weather that day was at a high 33ÂșC, which
made it a bit of a torture to walk under the scorching heat

Walking back to the town for late seafood lunch

A few more shots of the awesome scenery before heading back to the pier

On our way back and enjoying cool sea breeze on the upper deck of the ferry

This was the only place that i managed to visit while in Hong Kong before i fell really ill.
i spent the rest of the trip sleeping and watching telly on the hotel bed. Oh well, there’s
always another time...

Lamma Island, Hong Kong, 5 November 2011