The wild chye tau kway chase, to put more aptly. Which failed terribly because of a stupid blunder on my part. Stupid stupid STOOOOPID blunder. Will make it up to you guys definitely :)
It was still nice to see Jas, Vek and Trs once again though, probably for the last make that 2nd last time before we head back down under. Because I know we will not give up until we finally put that Seng Kee pancake style fried chye tau kway into our mouths before we all fly off. Rather, they will not let me off until I put that Seng Kee fried chye tao kway into their mouths before they fly off! Haha.
I think I've turned into a foodie. Exploring Singapore for good food and good eats. Not counting calories. Stuffing myself because I finally realise how much I've been missing out on. This is BAAAD.
More meetups to come. The week looks busy. Not to mention a special friend's birthday is tomorrow :) All those January babies!! But just as well. Before I fly off ;p I'd better make it a point to come home for dinners starting from this Sunday. To the Aussie bunch of peeps, have safe trips y'all! Ps. A haphazard recall of the past 2.5 weeks' happenings starting from after the HK trip bring to mind..
Ice3 with the ECG and Steff and Kerf.
A nice day hanging out with the bestie, meetup with the SAMers, Wii and the pleasant (k)night ride home.
Church and Chompchomp.
Queensway shopping centre with the mum to look for her shoes.
Dad's HoleInOne and the Sushi Tei celebration.
Finding the photoalbum, Queensway (again) and scrapbook completing.
Al Dente Trattoria, which I just found out stands for 'cooked perfectly' - enough to be firm yet not soft (as in pasta) (al dente) and 'unpretentious tavern' (trattoria).
Walking in the rain. Oh and slippery slippers and not finding a grip (refering to both my slippers and my hands ;p).
Dinner at Dickson Rd with Popo and the extended family.
Amoy street market fish soup and orh-nhee.
Meetup with Serene and Rebec the birthday girl!
Pretty angels from Vatican City.
Dad left for Shen Zhen.
Suppering the best beef kway teow in Geylang.
Durian cake, pristine white windbreaker and lightsticks.
Earring-making with the bestie, resulting in squinty eyes.
Night cycling, 'I-think-I-cans', sore butts, majong and the brother's silliest comments ever (now we all know it doesn't take alcohol to get him high, just lack of sleep will do)
Church and Maxwell market.
A good 50-lap swim.
Hong Kong Chun Kee Street fried fish beehoon, fish stir fry kway teow, oat prawns, and prawn sauce chicken.
My first free facial.
Dad's arrival backbackback from his trip, blessed with fine weather.
High tea with the brother and the greatest bonding time!
Mommy's curry chicken and claypot chicken rice, mmm.
Bus stop 67525 at the coldest outdoor spot in Singapore.
Shopping (I have to stop shopping!! And probably stop eating as well)
Okay that's a pretty neat list I've churned out just based on a day by day recollection. It's even in chronological order! Not that haphazard afterall ;p Maybe I can really still blog about Thailand and HK and the festive season when I get back to Australia ;p
I've suddenly gone poetic - or emo, as others put it. It must be the rain (I know that can't be true because I love the rain, but I still need something bigger than me to put the blame on, so there). Emotions are running amok in a fair embarkation.
Sometimes what you need to hear is not what you already know might happen, despite how probably it may be (and especially if your intuitions are always right, save the few rare ocassions). Sometimes all you need is a comforting word, a silent nod of sorts. Someone to hold your hand while you step out into the darkness, someone to tell you all will be well, someone to believe in that improbable alternate outcome. For few are the people who have that much faith and hope nowadays, even though that trait is endearing. Pessimism and cynicism seems to have taken hold of us all. Until we are forced to look inward for answers to stay true to ourselves. But then what difference is there in that from being alone in this world? I remember the words of a wise man all too clear. "But if you don't believe in yourself, who will?" But even this wise man would probably agree with me that it gets tiring, too tiring. We all don't want to fight alone. We all don't want to journey alone. We all don't want to live to regret. We all want some reason, no matter how small, to make it all worthwhile.
Quote of the day direct from the mouth of Rachel Goh. "Xin Yi your top (bright yellow) makes your hair look browner today! Like really, it's exuding in colour! (okay, I think the 2nd part of the sentence is a paraphrase)" I had just dyed my hair but apparently bright yellow tops not only have a cheery effect; they also reflect their colour on whoever dons them and makes their hair look more brown. Lol that gal is really cute. Saw Claudia for the 1st time in a long time today. Really happy to finally get to see this sister after her having such a tough time with her pregnancy. Didn't get to spend much quality time with her though. Hopefully I will again before I leave. Got to feel lil baby Ezekiel kicking in her lil huge tummy though :) Really amazing. Ezekiel even kicked my ear when I lowered my head to hear his heartbeat. Naughty fella!!
Decided to have dinner with my family after church, which my Dad appreciated much. Went to Chomp Chomp for to savour the delicacies for the 1st time, and realised that hawker fare can actually add up to quite alot of money! No wonder hawkers can drive BMWs these days. Bro and I went on a ordering spree, because my Dad allocated us to order food for the whole family. Wonderful :) I got to eat everything I wanted to last me the year in Australia. And my bro actually said that he got so bloated he almost got a sugar high. Is that even possible? ;p Okay Tjow's actually finally made a point. I realised I really don't blog about events at all once I come back to Singapore. And this time there ARE really significant events which I have left out. Like youth camp, Thailand with the family, Christmas gatherings, my baptism, New Year's Eve, Hong Kong with my friends.. oh my goodness I wouldn't even be able to recount every precious detail if I were to do so now. And those ARE treasured memories for which I engage the written word in order that they may linger but for a second longer. So hmmm I shall start making time to blog! Hopefully I can catch up on what I've left out. If not, there's always the quick-fix of "aptly put-together phrases" method which works for me (though it does leave you readers quite clueless I suppose). Okay I've spent enough time on cyberspace! It's back to the real world for now. And I'm looking forward to night cycling and Changi Village nasi lemak!! :)
A character trait which I've always attached a negative connotation to. But now, I hardly think so. I want to be naive again. I want to know that I'm naive. That despite knowing all that I do now, and being able to compartmentalise my life so well it's almost ugly and hypocritical, I am still naive. Still believing, still giving the benefit of the doubt. Still trusting in the goodness of people and wanting to invest in other's lives.
So don't be mistaken, I'm really just being nice. Is that too much to ask then, to let me invest in your life?