making it easier to keep in touch with family and friends
Saturday, 31 July 2010
The girls shared a thin-crusted cheese and ham pizza ($11). It was delicious and fulfilling enough without making one feel stuffed. I had the Donna: 6 course dinner set ($78). It came with Antipasto: Orange Cured Yellow Fin Tuna with Salsa Verde, Zuppa: Tomato Basil Soup with Mussel and Clams, Risotto: White Asparagus and Ham Risotto, Sorbetto: Pink Grapefruit Granite, Pesce: Baked Barramundi on Sicilian Tomato Sauce, and Dessert: Strawberry Compote and Sorbet with White Chocolate and Pistachio Mousse. The flavours were exquisitely balanced to bring out the best in each course. I have no complaints, except I wish I had more of each course to savour slowly lol. :) The service is not too bad. The management knew that they took longer than usual with our orders and offered us tea and coffee on the house with our dessert as apology. :)
Friday, 30 July 2010
If the rumour is true, there may be some interesting times ahead for people who are still deciding if they should go for an iPad. :)
Thursday, 29 July 2010
I was most happy with my RE box set until I saw a trailer recently. It is Resident Evil: Afterlife! Yippee, a 4th RE to scare me silly haha. But a major ARGH too. I already bought the RE trilogy box set. :( Being somewhat OC, I will now have to buy the RE quadrilogy box set when it is released as I want to keep it as set.
PS. I am so going to watch Resident Evil: Afterlife when it opens in Singapore on 9 September 2010. :)
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Those of you who are CSI fans and have missed the 3-part CSI crossover tonight, try to catch it this Sunday. You won't be disappointed. :)
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
Maybe while waiting for the 3rd book for this Joe Ledger trilogy, I will read Maberry's The Pine Deep trilogy. :)
Monday, 26 July 2010
Sunday, 25 July 2010
The girls had the kid's set which came with ramen and makizushi. My mother had the Deluxe Hokkaido Ramen and with $2 extra, she upgraded the pork slice to black pork slice. I decided to have the Tonkatsu with Prawn layer Set Meal which came with rice, soup and fruit ($22). The prawn layer within went very well with the tender pork. :)
The girls' ramen
My mother's ramen
Before going home at 8pm, we had a browse around Liang Court as we haven't been here for ages. Before I know it, I bought a pair of jade earring for myself lol.
Saturday, 24 July 2010
|You See Optimism in Your Future|
Five years from now, your life will be improving rapidly. You will be reaching new and exciting challenges.
Your life is fine right now, but you're laying the groundwork to make it better. You are paying your dues.
Ten years from now, you'll be living an amazing life - one close to the life you've always dreamed of.
By staying hopeful and proactive, you will be able to chart your own course.
Friday, 23 July 2010
Oh, and no, I didn't buy an iPad. The iPad I held in my hands belongs to a good friend who started queuing at 8+am in the morning for it. Haha. :P
Thursday, 22 July 2010
Natasha, thanks for stopping to say "Hi". It is really wonderful to see you again. I wish you all the best in your studies. :) Keep in touch. Oh, thanks for reading my blog too lol. :)
It is always wonderful to have my former students coming up to me. :) It is definitely nice to be remembered. :) To my former students, do feel free to say "Hi" if you see me but do forgive me if it takes me a while to recognise who you are. I am at a disadvantage here because in my memory, you girls are still the 10 year olds whom I taught! :P
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Monday, 19 July 2010
Sunday, 18 July 2010
Before you decide I have gone nuts, let me explain. You remember the flash floods that we have been experiencing in Singapore? The first severe flash flood was on 16 June, followed by another one on 25 June and the last one just yesterday, on 17 July. You remember what the government said when the first flash flood occurred? It was a one-in-50 years occurrence. Following that logic, now with 3 flash floods within a month, didn't we then just experienced 150 years?!
I hope the government will look seriously into the problem. To put it down as a freak accident occurring once in 50 years is fine for the first flash flood, but with the second and third flash floods, it just seemed too much for them to be freak accidents again.
Saturday, 17 July 2010
Juliane was enjoying herself and she was only visibly upset at one point of time at the hairdresser's. That's when our hairdresser was telling both my mother and I that we have natural curls. Juliane immediately asked, "Me leh?". "You have straight hair". At once, Juliane pouted and said, "Not fair". Oh well, I guess it has to be in the genes to have natural curls.
Friday, 16 July 2010
(a) of the movie genre,
(b) of the raving review it has been getting, or
(c) of the leading actor or actress?
I guess it could be anything, one of the above, or a combination of two or a combination of all three. I usually go for a combination of (a) and (b). However when the movie has Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead, it is definitely a (c) for me. :) :) :)
I have watched many movies starring Leonardo DiCaprio such as "What's Eating Gilbert Grape", "Titanic" (I saw it 5 times haha :P), "Romeo+Juliet", "The Man in The Iron Mask", "Gangs of New York", "Catch Me if You Can", "The Beach", "The Aviator", "The Departed", "Blood Diamond", "Body of Lies", "Revolutionary Road" and "Shutter Island". Now his latest movie is "Inception" which is a must watch! Although I started out watching the movies for the lead, Leonardo DiCaprio, I am lucky too in that his movies are often in a genre that I love and his movies often received raving reviews. :)
Thursday, 15 July 2010
Hmm, I wonder if this iPhone Paul can help to choose between two sets of 4D numbers?! Haha :P
Wednesday, 14 July 2010
A couple of TV series returning such as Legend of The Seeker S2, and Lost S6.
A couple of new series now showing or showing soon such as Coma, and Stargate Universe.
Need to find time to watch them lol. :P
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Monday, 12 July 2010
Sunday, 11 July 2010
PS. Several people have asked me how did the girls' father help with the daily housework by going back to his mother's place. Well, he didn't physically do any of the housework. But his logic is: by going home to his mother's every night for dinner and getting his mother to do his laundry until the new FDW arrives, he has cut down on our housework and therefore, he has helped with the housework even though he hasn't lifted a finger to do the daily housework. Some *ixxxxxx* logic huh.
Saturday, 10 July 2010
The party started with a Treasure Hunt where the children had to look for certain items in the shop, followed by each child choosing a soft toy animal to make for themselves and lastly, the birthday song and cake. I think the girls enjoyed the soft toy making the best as they get to choose what animal they want to make and the outfit to go with it. Both Marieann and Juliane chose the plain bear as it would have a fancier outfit to go with it. The funny thing is, there were many different outfits which the sisters could pick from, but both of them pick the same outfit! They both reached for the cloth hanger at the same time. No wonder they are sisters haha. Now I have to find a way to differentiate the bears or the sisters might end up fighting over which bear is whose.
The sisters' identical looking bears in the same Witch outfit
All the girls with their soft toy animals
All too soon, the party ended. The girls really enjoyed themselves and they asked if they could go out with Jewel again, maybe during one of the public holiday or during school holidays. I guess I will make arrangements with Jewel's mother soon, maybe an outing during the National Day weekend. :)
Friday, 9 July 2010
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HELP! :)
Hopefully, through this postcard project of his, my nephew will learn more about the world and also more importantly, he will learn about the importance of having family and friends. :)
Thursday, 8 July 2010
I don't know why but I am beginning to have self-doubt... Sigh, if only I have my co-supervisor's confidence.
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
I will have to change her mindset before the end of the year.
Tuesday, 6 July 2010
|Your Money Personality is Reasonable|
Monday, 5 July 2010
If you can spare a little time (and a little money), please help by sending a postcard showing scene(s) of the country you are in to his class. The class address is:
Fullwood Primary School
21-24 Burford Close
Please help if you can. It is for a good cause: educating our next generation.
Thanks much in advance. :)
Sunday, 4 July 2010
Marieann in action - her first time bowling
Marieann had lots of fun bowling with her classmates as well as splashing around in the pool with her classmates. I am glad that Marieann gets along well with her classmates. I think the worst nightmare for any parent is if your child is anti-social either by being a recluse or by being a bully.
Juliane playing with the water features next to the kiddie pool
Marieann totally enjoyed herself at the birthday party. She was completely knocked out in the ride home lol. We were supposed to go out for dinner at Tampopo for Ramen but because Marieann was sleeping, we bought Hokkien Fried Mee from Newton Circus as take-away dinner instead. :P
Saturday, 3 July 2010
I bought our new Panasonic microwave from Best Denki, Takashimaya. Thanks to my father who did the work of scouting out the best deals first. The new microwave has many functions! :) But I doubt we are ever going to use all the functions except for the most basic one - Reheating. Haha :P
I hope our new microwave will stay with us for a long time to come. :)