Monday, December 24, 2007

SIM Bash

Sim held a bash at zouk, and bangzhi got tickets for us cos he was performing at the event.Saw bangzhi and the dancers at the entrance, preparing to go on stage to show what they have for us!! if i'm not wrong, they are all students at sim, and this is sim's own dance team...
Performance was great, full of energy and power.. we stayed throughout and watched the pageant, i left after the event while chiver, yutong and bangjie stayed on to club..
While i was about to leave, this girl came up to bangzhi and said she was from strait times, urban section, and wanted to interview him, cos they are featuring 1 hot guy and 1 hot gal every week.. and she finds bangzhi hot enough to get on the papers... embarassing part came when she asked him where he got the clothes and how much they were.. and he had to answer.. "they all belong to my brother."..

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Yutong's Birthday

Was busy at work, so couldn't join yutong chiver bangzhi and bangjun for ice skating at the new skating ring in kallang. met up with them later in the evening for dinner at old airport road.
Food was generally good, and so was the company.

Happy birthday yutong!!

Terminal 3

Yihan went on a trip to new zealand, so me and terry went to the airport to meet him for dinner before he leaves for his holiday, of course we had popeye's, even though the queue is very long... but it's worth the wait, they should expand their counter size.

Before leaving the airport, we took the chance to walk around the new terminal 3, i was really impressed by the glass baricades... the glass panels were really huge, i cannot imagine how they were brought into the building, must have be installed even before the exterior walls were up.. personally i like the use of glass in interior decor, terminal 3 is just fantastic, it really removes the usually structure where transit area is hidden away from the public area, with these glass walls, you can actualy feel yourself in the transit area. I wonder if the boarding experience is different from this terminal, hhmmm when will i have a chance to find out?

I wonder if this weighing mahine is well calibrated.. if it is, then i have to do something about the one i have at home.. cos when i stood onto this one, my weight was 2kg more that that of the one i had at home!!! i have been deceived for the past few years.. it's time to slim down!!.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Happy Birthday Gals

Had an early chirstmas and birthday clebration for regina and joey cos zhiyi had to leave for the states for company training for many months... didn't bring the slr this time.. photos are all taken from the new a570is .. i find this camera takes quite nice macro shots.. but photos at low lit place turns out very grainy..
Birthday girls with their bd present.... they must be very happy... dinner was at spizza club street, the pizzas were so good that i started eating without taking photos.. so review will have to come another time when i go there again.
After hearing about this lychee martini cake from jt and js, i decided to order one to try.. love the lychee taste, but the cream felt very oily, they should think about using fresh cream instead..
Christmas presents from regina... playmobil... it has been so long since i played with playmobil and lego.. the figurines are really cute.. i got the magician. after dinner we proceeded to sing at this new karaoke place near bugis junction. the room setup very similar to the one we see in taiwan...
And these 2 cannot bear to be apart for so many months.... they had to treasure all the time they have left before zhiyi flys off for training.. hahahaha

Friday, December 14, 2007

Blu Jaz

Met up with kaisi hansen and frederick at this nice diner called blu jaz at arab street area, it has been a while since i met them. supposed to meet fred for his bd.. until he got angry that he has to organise his own bd celebration and called it off totally... food was quite good and the price was quite reasonably, the place was quite dark ,so i didn't take photos of then food, and thus no food reviews on the place.
Had to brighten up the photos a little so that the faces could be seen, any more would make the photos very grainy... sorry if you had to strain your eyes to see the people in the photos.. flin joined us later in the evening, and i realised that i was quite outdated in terms of their lives.. hansen is busy building this huge bridge across henderson road, fred busy with fyp, flin busy with his numerous business plans, and kaisi busy flying around... flin has got a new bike and hansen & kaisi got a new sports car!! hhmm when can i change my car??

Nat Has Grown

Nathaniel is one month old... natma doesn't need to take confinement food anymore.. but it also means no more confinement lady and natma and natpa will be really busy
Throughout the whole evening, nat was quite wide awake.. and i even got my hands on him.. carried him for a while!! even though it was just for a while, it was really tiring.. cannot imagine how it's like for natma and natpa..

Nat has been a good boy for most of the evening, didn't make much noise, and at the later part of the evening he decided that he should rest early, and that's when we left..

Like this photo.. even at a tender age of 1 month, he has learned to wink!!! haha cute right? .

If you wanna see more of his photos from the 1st month celebration, can check it out at nat's personal blog, or natma's blog, or shutterbug's.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Wonderful Dinner, Disappointing Dessert

Met up with the gdis gang for dinner, and since nuanda highly recommended this jap rest in cuppage plaza, we decided to make reservation and give it a try. the place was a little small but cosy, food was absolutely fantastic.. check out the photo here. (click for a larger version)This place is called kazu sumiyaki, more detailed reviews on the individual dishes on justximplyfood.

We were there from 8pm till very late, i thnk it was 10 plus, and we had to top it up with a nice round of dessert, they have very good dessert too, we only tried the grilled mochi. i highly recommend this place to those who are reading this.

Price wise.. haha.. here's the bill for 5 person.. very seldom do you see someone holding up a bill so happily when the price is that high, but this time, the food was totally worth it.

After leaving the place, we decided to go holland village for some drinks. can saw this place that sells ice cream called cold rock. the idea is good for mixing up ice cream and crunches, but their ice cream cannot make it, only slightly better then the tub ones from magnolia and kings you get in supermarket. so we ended up sitting at haagen dazs for more ice cream..

Saturday, December 08, 2007

One More Baby

Dorina is back in singapore and we met up with the rest for s simple dinner at pu tien restaurant at kitchener road. and she's nearly 3 months pregnant, ok this is not new but i haven't wrote about it, so here's one more baby coming soon after little jerard and little nat.. jerard has been too busy to update his blog, so we can see that the last entry was quite some time ago, little nathaniel seems more regular in terms of blog updates right?.

Dongshu is back in singapore too, haven't seen him for quite a while, not that he's going to be based in sg, i guess we'll have more chance to meet up..

Food was quite good, at least for most of the dishes, dun really like the noodle and the bee hoon though. Food review here

Proceeded to island creamery for dessert cos pu tien ran out of yam paste and all other desserts they have are not to our liking.
I realised that the people in the front are quite blur, i need to improve on my skills when it comes to setting apperture size ..

Monday, December 03, 2007

Leaving for Turkey

Cruz was leaving for turkey, he was tasked to lead a group for a tour in turkey by chan brothers.. it was his first time taking up such a task, totally not knowing what to expect, but i think it's a fun job, get paid to travel man!! he was so busy that the only time he's available to meet was at the airport for dinner before he flies... dinner was settled at crystal jade at t2 together with jan and ryan. super bad experience, expensive and totally not nice, coffee shop tze char stalls have nicer food!! details here..
Went over to t1 cos we weren't satisfied with dinner and wanted to have some popeye's butter milk biscuit, and got turned off by the horrendously long queue. though of having ice cream at swensons, and found out that swenson is no longer at t1...
Had to settle for some fruits at the food court, this small cup of fruits costs $5, wow!! but it's the most attractive dessert we can find at t1. now cruz should be halfway through the trip and he has been blogging quite constantly from turkey. check it out at his blog.

Also, we gotta congratulate him for clinching most popular 933 dj award at sra 2007 3rd year in a row!! clap clap..let's hope he's enjoying himself at turkey right now!!

On a seperate note, just knew that jan's an agent for suzuki, so if anyone is thinking of getting a suzuki, can contact her, see if she can give you good price.. then must tell her i reccommend one so that i can ask her for referral commission.. hahaha, she just got herself an sx4 sedan, interior quite chio, almost like a bmw with the orange displays.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Mission

Huanghui was telling me about her part in the show on the mission on selling prata some time back.. and not long ago, ripple suggested giving yunying a surprise visit for a belated birthday celebration, and yunying is involved in the same show.. wah jia lat, go there gotta buy prata from both teams...from sources, we got to know that they are filming on sat morning at fong seng prata. together with borong ripple js and bangzhi, we woke up early, met up and drove there. upon arrival, we realised there were no cameras, no lightings, no mediacorp people, hhmm did we get the location wrong? call up the info source, but no answer.. in the end called up huanghui to realised that it's the next day!!!

So we ended up going to the new balance warehouse sale nearby and we spent a total of around $700!!! huge damage to pockets.. cake was half melted in the sun, got it into the fridge and then brought it along the next day... woke up early again.. this time, filming crew could be seen even before we parked.. saw huanghui immediately after alightling and caught a few shots of her.. and with the slr attracting lot's of attention from the crew, i was asked to pose as her fan trying to take her photo and then the host will came over and get me to participate in their "most creative prata photo" contest to stand a chance of winning a digital camera and a photo printer.. the prize was quite attractive, so i agreed, before knowing that i have to buy 5 pieces of mushroom and cheese prata at a whooping $20!!Ok... paid up and waited a long while for the prata.. but there were free gifts.. 5 packets of vitagen collagen, 2 bottles of shokobutsu bady wash and 2 bottles of shokobutsu face wash.. not the $20 seems worth it.. and so with such a creative art director like ripple, we submitted this photo for the contest.

After finishing the 5 pieces of prata, we proceeded to the other side where yunying was.. she was really busy looking for customers, going all out to get curious people walking by to sit down and buy some prata, even had to get kids to go on stage for karaoke, and sing along with them..

Here, the pratas were cheaper, only $2 a piece, but it's prata kosong!! 10 pieces entitles you to a lucky draw chance to win a karaoke entertainment system!!
Other then lucky draw, they even invited a guest star, this person called wang chuan yi from taiwan, do you know him? i dun even know who he is when he walked in, but ripple went bersek on the sight of him, while we asked one another who this person is... they decided to give away his album if someone is willing to buy the pratas in huge amount... and ripple (the only one) offered to buy 20 pieces!!
So we ended up with 20 pieces of prata kosong for take away!! nearing the end of the session, it's time to surprise birthday girl with the half melted cake, cos it was a hot day and the cake was kept in the car for a few hours.. but it's the thought that counts right!!

At the end of the filming session, it was time to announce the 3 winners for the "creative photo" contest!! luckily there weren't too many entries, only about 12 photos to choose from, and from what we see only 1 other seemed more creative than ours!! haha our halloween mask entry got selected!!! yeh... new digital cam and photo printer!! if you want to try for the prize, you can go down this sat (not sun), same place. 9am to 12pm...

Monday, November 26, 2007

The Tattooist: Gala Premiere

Remember these 2 posts from a year ago? here and here. finally, after a year's wait, the movie is finally out!! most excited person is none other that bangzhi himself. imagine watching yourself on big screen, a person who fear watching horror movie had to watch himself die in the show. how does it feel? weird? gotta ask him. i was invited by him to the gala premiere, with the huge camera, i think i look like the event's photographer, some people actually mistook me for the official photographer and wanted me to take photos for them.Lots of people at the premiere, posters of people with tatoos on their bodies was hung up, they even got a person to tatoo on the spot at gv vivo!! not many stars seen there though. but today's star is bangzhi, so let's not care about the rest.

Interview cannot siam, this group of students from i cannot remember which poly conducted quite a pro interview with him, and andie as well, win star search getting busy, need to go for interviews and lot's of photo taking with fans.. i lost count of how many people wanted to take photos with him and of him that evening.
The bang brothers, took me quite a while to photoshop the oily faces man!!
The tattooist is showing at cinemas from this week onwards, remember to go watch it, support bangzhi, support local talents. it's a good show...

For the Supporters

If you have been reading this blog.. you would have known that andie won star search 2007, you can check on previous post of it here. to thank all his supporters, from family to friends to fans, he organised a gathering and had some food catered.Sweat baby article on zaobao, they purposely chose the photo where he looked really sweaty, or isit the oil on his face causing that. haha

By the time i got there, most of the people had left, i couldn't attend it earlier cos was in malaysia, wasted, didn't get a chance to take photos of andie with his fans.. but at least there are some small fans around, cousins, relatives, parent's ex student's children etc..

And since there's some time, it's time for some group photos, as of course it has gotta be the newest most in pose..

Congrats once again andie.. enjoy your holidays before work starts next year!!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Visit to Malaysia

It's grandma's birthday, and we are having a simple get together lunch session at her place in kulai. if you have never heard of the place, it's in johor, around an hr's drive from the customs. on a sunday, we had to go early in the morning to avoid the jam, so we set of at 6, and by 7 plus we were there already, and how can we mis ba kut teh for breakfast.

I love the ba kut teh there, the herbal taste is strong, the pork is really tender, very different from the one we have in singapore. dad is a fan of the ba kut teh as well. but i think price have been increasing, now it costs almost like that in singapore. but for nice food, it's worth it. see more of the food on justximplyfood.

Grandma's place is away from the city, the whole place has a retro feel, the window, the grilles, walls, roof. the well which has already dried up, vegetables and fruits growing right outside the house... perhaps leon, ilona and rene will know what i'm talking about. this time round i went there and found another technological improvement, the manual gate to the house have changed to a remote controlled one, so much mroe convenient now.

Golden Birthday

It was goldie's birthday, or belated birthday celebration, and it's supposed to be a surprise to her, she only knew we were meeting up for a normal get together dinner, but i nearly let the cat out of the bag. plan is the get a cake, then go for dinner at lemongrass at 7pm.. but miss gold said she had something on and wanted to change the time to 8pm, so fine, we arrived at 8pm, a couple were late, but golden girl was even later, i think she arrived sometime near to 9pm.. we were all famished.. luckily we got them to prepared beforehand, once she arived, the food could be served. you can see the food we had on justximplyfood.
At the end of the dinner, the cake was brought out and we had a simply birthday song session for her, by then, most of the customers have left the restaurant already, we were the last there..

After which we actually wanted to find a place for coffee and chit chat, but on a weekend evening, everywhere was crowded, and we had no where to go.. so we went home!! haha how sad right? anyway, before that , we took some photos along orchard road, and this might just be the next in thing when it comes to posing.. everyone has to act busy, as if you are doing something and not noticing the camera.. in a group, i find it quite cool..

Oh another thing, heard from goldie.. her brother came over to her and made a pact with her that he won't get her a present for her bd and she won't need to get him a present for his.. haha when did giving a present become some form of an exchange??