Sunday, September 27, 2009

"Indulge in the Uniquely Singapore experience"

I should be given a chance to experience the rich blend in culture, cuisine, arts and architecture of Singapore because I’m an explorer who loves to indulge myself in food, culture and adventure and Singapore has it all! And I would enjoy every moment and every step I take if I am given the chance.

My perfect Itinerary to explore Singapore in one day starts of in the morning.


At 8am off to SENTOSA exploring what nature has to offer going through the dragon trail the stopping and getting an up close and personal with Mother Nature by visiting the underwater world and Dolphin Lagoon.

And moving to Imbiah lookout point for some exhilarating excitement by hopping on the Skyride for a scenic tree top view and straight to the Sentosa Luge a Part go-cart, part-toboggan race down a 650km track!

Then head on back to mainland by taking the cable car for one last look of Sentosa.


Heading on to Mandai Orchid Garden for lunch while enjoying fine garden dining at the Vanilla Pod Restaurant and Bar. Well might get to do a little orchid shopping too for mom’s little garden at home.

After refreshing at the Mandai Orchid Garden, off to more sightseeing by hopping on the Heritage Hippotours to experience major heritage sights and their architectural like Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam and if have a little more time I’ll take the city Hippotours where I get to see the Botanic Garden and The Raffles Landing sight and a little shopping too.


Right before sunset I’ll hop on the river cruise where I get a view of the city from the river like how traders do in the old ages and also I get to see the beautiful sunset of Singapore.

Its dinner time and I want to experience what the locals eat. So the best place to experience that is at Chomp Chomp! A place filled with hawker stalls where I get to taste all sorts of food satisfying my taste buds.

After dinner I would take a flight on the Singapore Flyer which is the world’s largest observation wheel to see the Night cityscape's of Singapore.

And to end my Singapore adventure right before midnight is to be launched up into the sky at 200km per hour to a dazzling height of 60 meters on the G-MAX and scream at the top of my lungs so Singapore would hear me.

And this is how I “Indulge in the Uniquely Singapore Experience”

"Its Krrunch Time, Get Playful!"

It was a slow moving day...
I'm at home and I have to sketch for my 101 art class.
I was feeling so uninspired.
All I could come up with is 2 bored looking cartoon animals on my sketch book
Then mom placed a canister of Pringles in front of me
and inspiration started flowing in...
Each time I ate a piece of Pringles chips the cartoons have more KRRUNCH to it!
Lets have a look at the cartoon drawings...

The Pringles adventure of PigGy and MooMOo...

On one fine day at a barn there was a pig and a cow stoning...

PigGy: Oinks... It's like a fine day... BUT I don't feel like rolling in the mud...
*piggy sighs* .......

MooMOo: Yeah tell me about it! I don't feel like chewing those green lush grass.... something ain't RIGHT!!!.....

PigGy and MooMOo stoning...

PigGy: This is "good living" But... I think we need some spice!!!

MooMOo: Mooo... *AGREES*


Anouncement: ..... Have FUN with PRINGLES!!! ....

MHoo MHoo MHoo...

PigGy: OINK!!! *yes*
MooMOo and PigGy chases the truck delivering Pringles and stops it. The driver stops the truck and MooMOo starts dancing in front of the truck diverting the driver's attention.

Driver: Clearly PRINGLES has made my mind FUNNY and has made this boring work a whole lot MORE FUN!!

MooMOo poses...


While MooMOo is behaving all goofy in front of the truck.
PigGy was behind taking the Pringles.
Out of excitement PigGy accidentally... Well...



PigGy: SOWEee... All will be good once THE PRINGLES ARE OUT! puuttss... *FARTS*
And back at the barn PigGy and MooMOo is having a KRRUNCH-ING TIME with their "good living".

Text ColorPigGy and MooMOo: "Its Krrunch Time, Get Playful!"

An uninspired day became a fun playful day, all with PRINGLES. So go get a canister or MORE! So for YOU too it'll be "It's Krrunch Time, Get Playful!"

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

1st cake baked from a rice cooker

This is my first time baking a cake and to make things even more interesting I used a rice cooker!

And surprisingly turned out GREAT! and it TASTE GOOD! Moisture just right.

This is my first chocolate raisin cake. ^^ *so proud of myself*

Inside the rice cooker. Just baked.

On the plate.
Up next work on presentation. XD

Cameron Highlands with the other half

Had a weekend trip with tan yee hou during the Raya breaks and it was a good one away from the urban life.

First we stopped at Bidor for lunch for the famous Wu Tao (fried yam with char siew inside), the famous duck drumstick noodle and bought the chicken biscuits at Pun Chun Restaurant. [I can't believe that they have their own blog!] Boy it was yummy! As my other half would put it... "Can sing wan! *sings...aaaaaahhhh*" Lol

After that we pumped petrol and Yee Hou was annoyed by the que at shell and after that headed up to Cameron's using the old roads.

We arrived at Cameron's about 530pm and had dinner at about 8pm at one of the charcoal steamboat shops. After dinner we drove up to Brinchang and watched lighted nurseries. It was like a cities of lights *yee hou tan is so romantic* XD

Oh while we were up there we bought Kinder Joy to entertain ourselves. I kept getting the good toys and the other half was manipulating me to give them to him.

Next morning we had breakfast at T-Cafe, such a charming place, nice food and rustic ambiance.
I love the chicken pie!

This is yee hou tan's glam moment having breakfast!

It was a rainy day but it didn't stopped us from going anywhere. We tracked up mount Irau's trail half way urban style with umbrella's and a macbook! Yeap! a macbook because the other half doesn't feel safe living it in the room. Anyways it was freezing cold up there. I don't know how campers camp up at mount Irau.

After the hike we stopped by at the Boh Tea Plantation and took some pretty pictures using a manual camera.

Then headed down to Kea Farm where we bout like 6Kg of strawberries for Rm80, 6 packets of cheery tomatoes for Rm10, 10 pieces of sweet corn for RM 10, 7 different bunch of flowers for Rm 20 and 2 potted "naughty boy" (lilies) for Rm15.
It is a very good buy to us!

When we got down it was already late tea time. The other half manage to convince me to go to KFC nearby. The chicken pieces was big but the air-cond was killer freezing. I wonder whose idea is it to have air-cond up in Cameron Highlands. =.=

Later we went to hunt for roti naan and tandoori chicken at restaurant no 14 but attempt fail because all sold out. Had roti canai and tosay instead and headed back to devour the strawberries.
The other half enjoying himself.

Next morning we woke up at 530am to go watch sunrise at the Gunung Brinchang tower.
Wanted to get a dramatic shot of the sunrise something like this
But out attempt failed again because mother nature was in a moody mood.

After breakfast we took a nap, packed up and left for home. Well even though mother nature wasn't much on our side but we enjoyed very much of our time up there. ^^

Now back to work... =.=

Monday, September 21, 2009

JINX for the ladies!

Jinx is a good friend of mine who always surprises me with his talents!

Good music from him! This one is from Jinx to the ladies! Enjoy! ^^

visit Jinx at

p/s to Jinx: I love the tone of your voice!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Topkapi Palace Istanbul - Day 6 part 1

It's a beautiful morning in Istanbul on day 6.
After breakfast mom and me took the tram down to the old city (Sultanahmet).
Walked around and passed by the Hippodrome.

We did a little souvenir shopping and headed towards the Topkapi palace which was the official and primary residence of the Ottoman sultans for 400 years of their 600 year reign. Since 1985 it is a UNESCO world heritage site.

This is what it looks like from above a model of the whole palace & the inner part of the palace.

Mom at the imperial gates.

Walking through the first courtyard.

The gate of salutation which leads to the second courtyard.

The imperial Divan (council)

The imperial treasury

The Gate of Felicity which leads to the 3rd courtyard and private residential areas.

Entering the Harem which was the home of the valide sultan, the concubines, the sultan's favourites and the wives of the sultan, and the rest of the royal family including the servants.

walking through the Eunuchs courtyard in the Harem
This is the interior of the crown princes room.

All the windows are decorated with stained glass.

The Imperial Hall.

The courtyard of the favorites. The favourites were conceived as the instruments of perpetuation of the dynasty in the harem organisation. When the favourites became pregnant they assumed the title and power of the official consort of the sultan.

The fourth courtyard of the upper terrace.
mom in front of the grand kiosk
After walking through the whole palace and reading everything I see it was already lunch time.
so after lunch at the old city off to the Basilica Cistern and a stroll at the Gulhane Park stay tuned for day 6th part 2

Sunday, September 13, 2009

the baby photographer @ my niece

my 3 year old niece is a professional photographer in the making!

here is my niece... such a tall baby of her age

This are her shots of a lilies

I love this last shot!

My talented baby niece

she says... I have fruity thoughts! *cheeky grins*