Monday, January 30, 2006

Brownie in red.. all ready for the chinese new year celebration xD

Brownie boi in red

Brownie lying handsomely on a carpet..

My notti boi was reluctant to give good pose for me.. and so these are the best shot that i can get from him...

when he was lying on the carpet.. he was crying to get out of the room -.- so he looks abit sad then..

haha.. anyway happy chinese new year!!!

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Sunday, January 29, 2006

Chinese new year goodies..

Chinese New Year Goodies

clockwise from left : love letters and kuih kapit, kuih bahulu and prawn rolls, nien gao, pineapple cookies, a stall with variety of goodies, and lastly peanut cookies & kuih bangkit(tapioca flour cookies)..

Happy Chinese New Year!

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Saturday, January 28, 2006

Sweet Temptation and Seduction..

Gummies Galore!!!

Gummies that came in various shapes and designs..

Lots more here..

And here with special packagings too..

And the final one.. the japanese sponge cake

The gummies are so cute.. don't know how to eat them if i were to buy them... i think it'll be nice to be given away as a souvenir..

the japanese sponge cake is superb.. it's soft and tastes like a miniature waffle :)

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Friday, January 27, 2006

Indonesian Food, Buffet, Fun & Sight Seeing..

My Singapore Trip

I had buffet at The Rice Table Indonesian Restaurant in the International Building..

Later i went sight-seeing at the esplanade and took these pictures..

i'm not very good in taking photos.. hence the scenery pictures looks shaky..

the meal which i had is an indonesian food buffet.. it's nice and there are quite a number of selections..

there are grilled chicken, fried chicken, chicken curry, chicken satay, beef rendang, stuffed tofu, squids, fish, egg, sambal kangkung, vegetarian curry, crackers, sweet anchovies n groundnuts, tofu, brinjal, acar, rojak, fruits and prawns.. xD

the buffet can be ordered a-la-carte.. and priced at SGD 20 per person..

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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Noodles of the day - mee siam

Mee Siam

Mee siam is rice vermicelli served with soup and topped with lots of bean sprouts, some tofu, spring onions and fried shallots..

mee siam is abit spicy and it's tasty when served hot..

anyway i prefer mee siam with more bean sprouts than rice vermicelli..

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Two days of darkness in the apartment

i went home the other day and found myself a piece of pinkish red color paper at the doorstep...

It shows that there was a total amount of RM 300++ of electricity bill not paid... therefore with immediate effect.. the whole apartment will be in darkness until that the bill is settled..

i was told by my housemate that he had forgotten to pay the bills.. and he promised that he'll get things right by the next day.. and so..

for the first day.. i called my sis n friends for help..

sis : "i haven't moved out yet.. so no place to stay lei"
friend : "rechargeable portable light? dun have lei"
friend2 : "ok u can stay at my place.. "

it was a sudden relieve that i can finally get myself a place to stay for that night but i don't really like the idea of staying at other ppl's house.. and so i patiently waited for the nxt day to come..

on the 2nd day...

i finally got home from work.. and voila!.. still no electricity.. i smsed friend2 and there was no reply..

at that moment i felt spiritually weak and just depressing to know the fact that i've nowhere to turn to.. my housemate said that there will be electricity by 9pm.. but i see no lights..
i slept throughout the whole nite.. and suddenly woke up at bout 11.30pm..

i felt terrible and horrible even more cuz my room is still in the dark.. and i proceeded my activity with a quick shower with a torch light with me...

after shower.. i lied down on my bed and feel helpless.. until 12.30 am that the electricity is back again..

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Alicia had Seafood Platter at Fish & Co

This is seafood platter for two that is available at Fish & Co..

It has got prawns, dory fish, squids, mussels, calamari and some fries..

The seafood platter is priced at RM 49.90
the mussels are served with creamy garlic sauce and came with specially cooked fragrant rice at the bottom of the serving..

Fish & Co outlets in Malaysia :

LG 350 Lower Ground Floor
Lebuh Bandar Utama
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Lot No: OB-K4C & 4D
No. 3 Jalan PJS 11/15 Bandar Sunway
46150 Petaling Jaya

Lot No. F8 Floor Level: First Floor,
No.1 Jalan Telawi Satu Bangsar Baru
59100 Kuala Lumpur

Unit 170-G-52, Ground Floor Plaza Gurney,
Persiarah Gurney 102250 Penang

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My Story Tag of 10 Compulsory Words..

Story Tag

narrowband tagged me and so I've to crack my head to come up with a story... this is tough with entry of between 100-200 words.. and with these words have to be included only once,

1. I
2. me
3. blowjob
4. grapes
5. random
6. power
7. loneliness
8. water
9. robot
10. blue

A ghey poem type story

I woke up feeling all sick and queasy, like someone had pulled the insides out of ME.

Was still recovering from the grossest porn flick i've seen.

it showed a guy BLOWJOBbing a camel, which had GRAPES like runnings.

The background was a RANDOM feature, from a POWER of a higher order.

Crafted by solitude and LONELINESS, like a river filled with still WATER.

A huge ROBOT decended from the heavens,and stepped on the poor ronin.

Whose head spilted into two, and his body was black and BLUE.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

My best intepretation for a question..

Some chat conversation....

*~~Bryan~~* says:
where to buy candle ?
abc - some1 hogging the washroom for hours !! says:
kedai colok
*~~Bryan~~* says:
birthday cake candle
abc - some1 hogging the washroom for hours !! says:
abc - some1 hogging the washroom for hours !! says:
cake shop
*~~Bryan~~* says:
*~~Bryan~~* says:
*~~Bryan~~* says:
*~~Bryan~~* says:
i go out now

Tiger Prawns - Alicia's Style..

Baked Prawns - My Style

Yummy baked prawns with some cheese on top..

There are some tiny bits of garlic in between..

This dish is simple...

1. slit prawns at the top part to remove unwanted stuffs..
2. marinate prawns with ginger extract..
3. put in some garlic at the top part
4. put a slice of cheese (melt type) on top of the prawns.. &
5. Finally bake the prawns till it's done..

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Monday, January 23, 2006

The Meme of "Four"

I've been tagged by Chen!

The Meme of "Four"

*4 Jobs I’ve Had In My Life:
- Promoter
- Administration Assistant
- College Helper
- Programmer

*4 Movies I Could Watch Over and Over:
I don't really know what movies :/
- Chow Sing Chi's movies
- no idea
- don't know
- ................

*4 TV Shows I Love(d) To Watch:
- Desperate Housewives
- Korean Series
- Hong Kong soap operas
- Cartoons

*4 Places I’ve Lived :
I've been staying in Malaysia all the while
- Kuala Lumpur
- Ipoh
- Batu Gajah
- Terengganu

*4 Places I’ve Been On Vacation To:
- Singapore
- England
- Thailand
- Malaysia

*4 Places I Would Rather Be In:
- My hometown :D (loving it)
- London
- don't know yet
- .............

*4 Of My Favourite Foods:
- Vegetables like brinjal, broccoli & kai lan
- Nasi Lemak (common for malaysians xD)
- Fish head curry
- Seafood

*4 Websites I Visit Daily:
- My blog :)
- Friends' Blogs
- Yahoo Mail and Gmail
- Online news

*4 Unfortunate Souls Tagged:
- Snowie
- 1+2 Mom
- Kampungkai
- Merv

ps : u don't have to oblige to do the meme if u don't feel like doing it.... xD

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Alicia had special flavoured brown colored duck rice

I had brown colored duck rice today..

The Stall

Ducks with sides to be served with the rice

Duck rice, soup and special brown colored thick gravy

The duck rice has got stewed duck, some cucumbers, tofu and egg..

Verdict: the duck rice is special and very nice.. the thick sauce goes very well with the rice...

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Saturday, January 21, 2006

The Malaysian Food Part 3 - Kuih

Kuihs are normally available everywhere throughout Malaysia..

clockwise from left : fried sweet potato, nien gao - chinese delicacy, fried banana in batter or "goreng pisang" & kuih bom

nien gao is sweet and can be eaten plain.. besides that it can be sliced and fried with egg or sweet potatoes...

similar entries : The Malaysian Food and The MalaySiaN FoOd pt 2 - SnaCKs

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Being kind hearted to the unfortunate ones..

an old lady, blind and about 70 years old... boarded the bus from Brickfields and was immidiately given a seat by a guy.. she said it loudly that she wanted to go to Mid Valley...

i was sitting at the window seat opposite hers and studying her condition.. my heart goes out for her completely.. "how can an old lady travel alone.. has she got no one to take care of her?"...

when the bus had finally reached the destination... she got off alone.. i felt pitiful seeing her till an "angel" came to her rescue.. he's in his 20s and was about to board the bus.. and when he saw her.. he quickly offered help and guide her instead of proceeding with his plan/journey..

my reaction to the situation was like... "wow! this guy really has got a big heart and being ever ready to give"... i wonder how many of us are willing to do the same..

Today i'm listening to....

KT Tunstall - Eye To The Telescope

Songs in this album are

1. Other Side Of The World
2. Another Place To Fall
3. Under The Weather
4. Suddenly I See
5. Miniature Disasters
6. Silent Sea
7. Universe & U
8. False Alarm
9. Heal Over
10. Stoppin' The Love
11. Through The Dark
12. Black Horse And The Cherry Tree (Bonus Track)

Friday, January 20, 2006

What is an online game (MMORPG) to me

in my previous post i mentioned that i play MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game(s))..

i made lots of friends in the virtual world in every games i played.. we communicate.. wack monsters, run together and talk about the fantasy world which we were in.. and when i got into a clan.. i was treated warmly by my clanmates as a whole happy family that we work in a group for game war or player killing..

some think that gaming is something which will turn a gamer into a no life geek.. i agree in a way when i spent hours facing the pc.. but in return.. i get new friends through it (similar to getting pen pals but in modernized way).. and we still keep in touch even though i seldom play these games now...

1+2 mom and snowie are friends whom i made from KO :) which happens to have a blog too..

memories : picture of my clannies in the game

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Thursday, January 19, 2006

The malaysian ethics & High heels tragedy..

i boarded a bus to work this morning and as usual was cramped in the sardine packed metal box.. nothing interesting till a piece of paper which is on the wall of the bus caught my attention with the message "anda sopan kami sopan" (which means if u're polite, we'll be polite too)...

at that moment.. what i've been thinking of were... situations like this :

1. a pedastrian was about to cross the road.. what will most malaysian drivers do?
2. alot of people were waiting for a particular bus.. and when the bus reached to pick up passengers, what will most malaysians do?
3. glass doors (manual) - entrance to some buildings like big shopping centres.. will malaysians hold on to the door till the next person holds onto it?

hehe.. i guess we all do know the answers (for malaysians)

on another scenario...

today i broke my record again! first time wearing some high heels to work.. (my normal shoes spoilt liao) painful sia.. i've to walk with some "noise" and the worst part is much slower than my normal speed..

verdict : -_- i dislike wearing high heels..

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

My comments on blog review from asianblogreview

based on my blog review from Asian Blog Review

Alicia's weblog is based on the simple 2 column layout - 1 layout for the posting and the other as the sidebar. The colour symbiosis is easy on the eyes and it is wondrously pleasant for viewers to read it.

glad that my layout is nice as i've spent hours for it :)

The only part I did not like about the layout was the header image, where she placed a small disclaimer link [If you're new here pls read this first..] just below her tagline. It's small, i think it's about a size 10 font. When it's still an active link it's reddish brown so one can notice it, but when it's a visited link it becomes grey and it blends with the image background, rendering nearimpossible to view.

i think the disclaimer link is ok.. as it's much better than having it at the bottom of my blog where seldom people will know of it's existance.. anyway i'll work on the link color when i've got the time and mood :P

Content wise, Alicia writes her posts in English - though it's broken here and there, the message is easy to understand and to digest. However, her post title irritates me when she places it in mixed capital letters such as "The MalaysiaN FooD".

i admit that my english is not very good in writing.. but happy that it's easy to be understood.. about mixed capital letters... will definitely do something about it :)

In many of her posts, she places pictures which I think is quite fabulous but with too many pictures, loading time increases.

i think pictures in my blog are ok as i've been asking feedbacks frm my readers about the loading time.. i think it is perfectly fine as it's small and in jpeg form (to reduce size and loading time)... furthermore i've created a link for each of the pictures i posted for users to view the real BIG actual size..

Alicia has 12 blogrolls at the moment, maybe it's because she only joined Blogspot in October 2005. Hopefully it doesn't end up like other blogs I've seen that have 50++ blogrolls. Navigation to previous posts/archives is easy.

i've a system which i'm planning to implement should my blogrolls increase.. so it shouldn't be an issue :)

anyway thanx for the review..

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

FinD ouT What AbouT Me..

Getting to know more about you..

Tagged by 1+2 mom :/

The Rules: Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom spot.
1. All About Zara
2. Double Happiness and My Feelings
3. Snippets of Life and Tracy's Nest
4. Happy Family
5. Some1's Voice out There

Then you select five people to pass the love on to:
1. Snowie
2. Chen
3. JellyFish
4. Narrowband
5. Abang jee

What were you doing ten years ago?
Still studying at school.. sleep, eat n go tuition..

What were you doing 1 year ago?
Started to work.. been tension..

Five super fatty and high cholesterol snacks you enjoy:
1. Junk food (potato chips n etc)
2. Cakes
3. Fried stuffs (like fried chicken & nuggets)
4. Naan (especially. cheese/garlic cheese naan)
5. Pastries & cookies (such as muruku and portugese egg tarts)

Five songs to which you know all the lyrics off your head right now:
1. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
2. How do I Live
3. Happy Birthday
4. You make me wanna
5. Close to you

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire billionaire:
1. Travel around the world
2. Charity.
3. Get a nice home
4. A nice car
5. Open some restaurants

Five bad habits:
1. Forgetful
2. Lazy
3. Impatient
4. Stubborn
5. Sleep alot

Five things you like doing:
1. Travelling
2. Online gaming
3. Watch TV
4. Listen to mp3s
5. Cooking

Five things you would never wear, buy, or get new again:
1. Tight shirts
2. High heels
3. Make up sets (paiseh.. i don't how to make up.. don't ask me why)
4. Silver earings (i have like a dozen of it.. but never put on)
5. Hair bands (cloth type) - i've alot of it.. but never use as well

Five favorite “toys”:
1. Laptop
2. Desktop
3. Mobile phone
4. Notti Boi - hehe xD he's not really a toy.. but i like playing with him..
5. Bicycle - but i don't have 1 at the moment

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Alicia Went SiGht-SeeiNg at PutraJaYa

The bridge to Putrajaya Government offices..

View of a building nxt to another bridge..

The road to the offices

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Saturday, January 14, 2006

Alicia HaD SaTaY KaJanG

Satay or skewers.. is a popular malaysian delicacy.. it is chunks of meat (chicken, beef or lamb on sticks) grilled with charcoal..

this is chicken satay..

satay is normally served with bits of cucumber, onions and special chunky sweet & spicy groundnut sauce.. some may even order the ketupat to have it with the sauce..

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WoRds - are TheY SweeT? what not..

i've just read a poem from gulengz.. i guess being a typical girl.. i wouldn't run away from the fact that i do like reading such poems.. haha... i just think that it's a very sweet one...

i guess that's a very good weapon for guys out there.. i personally think that guys.. dey're somehow very good at words.. sometimes so sweet that they'll sweep the girl's feet away... some girls in the other hand would think dat it's merely words.. yah.. we do! (me & my frens) we said "nah.. they all.. crapsters la.. say only 'tin ha mou tik'" but somehow.. we like listening to their craps LoL".. funny isn't it?

anyhow.. i believe.. words itself won't represent anything... action is louder than words and i trust what i see...

Friday, January 13, 2006

my NeW Yr ReSolutioNs

i made resolutions for new yrs but it nver come true.. i guess i dun have much dicipline in myself and that things just doesn't get the way i wanted it to be... or maybe i've been too demanding..

i am gonna make them happen this year!

Thursday, January 12, 2006

My PCs were InfeCteD with Darn CuN Viruses

both my laptop and desktop had been infected with some ghey viruses and my desktop was hijacked by trojans n etc..

this is the chunnest event of the week which i have to.. again.. find solutions to get rid of all the crapsters or else.. just format both the machines..

my desktop shud be ok now.. but there are still some probs with the IE..

i've to reinstall almost all my applications too.. since that my laptop has been infected with this ghey Win32.Parite.B virus - (it attacked almost all my .exe(s)).. darn! i duno how did the virus managed to get into my laptop..

anyway thru this xperience, i found 2 useful tools.. they are:

1.panda activ scan and

2.bitDefender to remove the virus..

btw.. for those pros out there.. mind sharing on how to format a notebook? i haven't formatted any of them.. n was told that it's the same like formatting a desktop (which i did alot of times).. izzit true?

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Alicia CoOks SpeCiaL PraWnS

StiR FrY PrawNs in Soy Sauce

Firstly fry prawns that is slightly covered with corn flour.. fry till it's half cooked.. Set aside when it's done..

Heat wok with some sesame oil + cooking oil.. put in ginger and garlic and fry till they're golden brown.. add in fried prawns, soy sauce, oyster sauce, chinese cooking wine, some sugar, salt, pepper, black soy sauce n some water.. stir fry till the prawns r almost done..

Lastly add in onions, spring onions and cornflour mixed with water.. cook it till it's done and voilaaaa!

nicely cooked soy sauce prawns..

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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Most Disgusting SUpper Ever.

As i spent my last night in my was a ritual to have "the last supper" at the neighbourhood eaterie. Upon reaching... i was warmly recieved by a disgusting almost naked papadum pundek with his tattered loins and foul stench. He was practically sipping from every leftover plates or bowls and ranting at his invisible friends.Ok i tolerated all that and gave it a miss when my nice delicious chunky red bean dessert was presented *ahhh* *slurp slurp* then came the 2nd item "delicious fried beehoon with cockles" woohoo~ i did a quick sweep ard my field of vision to make sure that fiend does not pose a threat to my heavenly meal. After spiltting my portion, as i was abt to chow down... a really huge fat guy which was sitting by the next table with his back facing me BROKE WIND!!! >.< it was like *Praatt! pratt! pratt! pree...* Im pretty sure it was a WET FART. argh... that spoilt my appetite period. Had the Hums and shoved the rest... *argh* a truly Disgusting supper indeed.

OutDaTed PoSt - the yr End EveNt

The christmas trees

i wish that the gifts were all mine xD haha


I celebrated Christmas with my collegues few weeks ago on a Friday and we had lamb, turkey, lasagna and cream crumbles.. it was a warm event with gift xchange..

we were allowed to go home at as early as 3.30 pm... which the event started at 12.30.. so we worked just for half a day.. i hope there will b more of this event in the future :P

Sunday, January 08, 2006

The MalaySiaN FoOd pt 2 - SnaCKs

the muruku is a traditional indian snack.. it's crunchy, crispy, spicy and tasty with indian herbs and spices..

the egg rolls is traditionally made by the chinese for chinese new year.. it's made of flour, margerine, sugar and coconut milk.. it's prepared with charcoal...

Both the snacks r superb!

Saturday, January 07, 2006

MaGGi GoreNG - My VeRsioN

I made maggi goreng tonite... and here's the pic :)

actually it should be called cintan goreng as i use cintan to make it..


1. cintan noodles 1 pack (preferably curry flavor)
2. dark soy sauce & soy sauce
3. cabbage
4. onion & garlic
5. pepper
6. ramly burger patty cut in cubes

verdict : Yummy

Java - My PaSsioN

This is something dat i see everyday..

public String getMsgContent(String region_zone, String productID,
String keyword, String state_district)
DecimalFormat myFormatter = new DecimalFormat("###,##0.00");

String returnstr = "";
String queryStr =
"select product, price, unit from abcd.abcd_products_price where product_ID = '"
+ productID + "' and " + keyword + " like '%" + region_zone + "%'";

Connection con = dbman.getConnection();
Statement stmt = con.createStatement();
ResultSet rs = stmt.executeQuery(queryStr);

sometimes HTML codes too.. I have no idea on why i ended up being a programmer.. i dun really like to code.. but still i'm doin it..

one thing is whenever i'm on a task in java.. i will really get into it.. so muc attention and effort will b put.. it's certainly an euphoria if an application coded has got 0 error 0 bugs or etc..

Friday, January 06, 2006

The StoRy behind the Kentucky Fried FiSh

It is reported that the sales of fried chicken has been badly hurt by the recent bird flu.. hence KFC came out with FiSh in their menu..

Source : msnbc

The MalaysiaN FooD

This picture shows the kinds of food that is generally available in Malaysia :)

the thing which i dun like in the pic is you tiao or it's called "chinese crueller".. yups u can c how it looks like.. the long fried thingy which is displayed at the left side..

Some things dat i like to eat :

chinese dumplings is also known as "bak zhang".. it's a very nice chinese delicacy cooked with glutinous rice, beans, mushrooms, marinated meat, soy sauces, pepper n salt.. it's normally steamed or boiled.. sometimes there may even be chestnuts in it..

nasi lemak : is a very famous malaysian food.. i love it very much.. it's a must try!... it's fragrant rice cooked in coconut milk served with spicy gravy (with anchovies, chicken curry/rendang), egg and sometimes fried groundnuts

kuih ubi : a nyonya delicacy.. made of tapioca..

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Thursday, January 05, 2006

Market in MenGlemBu

my mum and I went to a market in Menglembu last year and took these pics..

the market is quite big and crowded most of the time with mostly middle aged ppl.. some even went there to yum char or have breakfast with family at nearby stalls in the market..

there r lots of stuffs to buy like vege.. fish.. meat and even ready cooked foods like noodles, grilled/steam chicken, pastries, cakes n etc..

prices of the items r quite reasonable and the grilled duck is definitely nice :)

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Things that i don't EaT

Last week.. kenneth (voices) and i had been discussing about wad don't we eat/drink.. and i came out with a list of stuffs...

1. celery
2. you tiao (yao char kwai)
3. roti canai n wadever roti (singaporeans called it prata).. u gimme roti bawang.. i'll finish up the bawang and leave the roti there.. xD
4. sea cucumber
5. bitterguard
6. gassy/soft drinks
7. carrot
8. fatty pork
9. beef
10. yellow noodles as in mee except when it's cooked as mamak mee goreng..
11. green/red apples xcept for fuji ones..

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Irritating Ppl on My LiST

i've this particular friend which has turned into a quite irritating person after a while.. he is used to be a very dear fren to me and a helpful one but now.. turned into a disasterous.. monsterous.. nonsensical.. inconsiderate.. hateful and IRRITATING crapster #)%*%&^@

he would just send me a sms somewad like "hi alicia.. happy new year and i hate u" or..

appear on msn..
disasterous fren : "hi alicia.. i hope dat u're ok.. happy new year to u.."
me : happy new yr to u too
disasterous fren : k bye (goes offline)

thrugh that sort of chat.. if U (disasterous #($*%&) r having bad mood or so.. pls don't let it out on me..

i think he's really trying to get on my nerves.. since last time i had always have his freakin numerous sms sent to me when i was sleeping and i am darn freakin pissed off with it till i set the ringtone to silent for his smses... and now.. he's back with some crappy actions..

darn.. if this prolong.. i'm gonna block him...

Sunday, January 01, 2006

U-Village Pumpkin and Chicken Rice

Few weeks ago i went to Sg Wang and had pumpkin and stir fry chicken rice..

Both the rice are kinda ok.. it's edible.. nice.. but not to say very yummy.. so it's not really worth the price.. i think it's abit expensive for something like that..

Carl's Jr. SinGaPoRe

Today i went to Marina Square in Singapore and had burgers in this fast food outlet, Carl's Jr... The burgers r quite nice and they have this special sauce prepared with fresh vegetables and onion for the burgers and side dishes..

This is Charbroiled Santa Fe Chicken..

Double Western Bacon Cheese Burger..

Fried Zucchini - It's a cucumber in between the batter..

The verdict : It's all nice.. xcept that the foods r abit expensive at about SGD 10+ per meal..