Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Freebie from the Taiwan Tourism Bureau

Freebie from the Taiwan Tourism Bureau

Popped by taiwan tourism bureau to collect my freebie yesterday afternoon before attending A is for Art camp 2012 at ACM.... 

Taiwan Tourism Bureau is located at Chevron House, #10-01. Once you exit from raffles mrt station exit B, look left for a super long escalator leading to level 3 for the office lobby where you will need to change a photo id for a temporary pass to pass thru the gantry to the lift... 

the whole process was extremely fast and hassle free... i had read from the hardwarezone travel forum that i need to provide 2 proofs of travel..... a hotel confirmation and a air ticket printout in order to redeem the freebie ....... but forgetful me only printed out the air tickets....so last minute, took a photo of the email confirmation with my digital camera and was really grateful that the lady at the counter accepted it as the second proof of travel without any complains.... =) 

the good thing is, u can claim freebie on behalf of everyone whose name is listed on the proofs without any authorisation letter...=) 



the freebie this time round is


open it up and you will see this


most value item is
since we have 4 ppl going on the trip = we have 4 of this card = we can surf net on mr ang's galaxy note for 4 out of the 7 days that we are in taiwan....woohooo.... each card allows 24 hours of internet access.... =) ....
but instruction is in traditional chinese characters.....cant really make out how to activate it....wahahaha.... but taiwan ppl are all so friendly, i m sure we will definitely have no problem in getting the minsu ppl or the cabby or any 7-11 staff to help us with it de... =) 


total of 4 cups of hot cuppuccino and 4 cups of slurpee to be redeemed too...=)

the rest of the coupons are discounted items such as ice-creams, snacks, drinks, beer, bowl instant noodles etc etc




any one need this mask???? think it only cost $9 for a box of 10 after discount... =) .... me gonna buy back a few boxes for myself... heee

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Groomed Pups

Groomed Pups 


Based on the bad experience from the last grooming, i was a little hesitant to send the pups for another grooming so soon..... i even resort to trimming their fur and tangles all by myself and the whole process of bathing, combing, untangling and trimming their fur will take up to 3 hours every weekend.... =(.... and i managed to push back the next grooming trip by two months, from end jan to end mar (today)..... the 2 fur balls were really getting too much for me to handle....so no choice, have to let the professionals do the job...


julius from Benji Pet Kennel came personally to pick the pups up just before 11am .... and with mr ang out for tuition and gym the whole day, the house was exceptionally quiet..... abit 的不习惯.... missing them more as the clock ticked by..... 


we literally ran down to fetch them when they were back lo....wahahahha.... feel so happy to have them in our arms again.... and they smell so nice too... =) .... the happiest part is that they dun seems to be affected by the grooming session this round...yippy!!!.... was so worried that snowy will slipped back into  depression..... but heng dun have...=) 




my once fluffy and messy pups before the grooming



brownie after the grooming looking abit upset here cos snowy dosen't want to play with her.... snowy has been avoiding her since they are back.... these 2 宝贝s always have new stunts when they come back from the groomer... 




snowy looking perfectly fine this time round.... =) 




a very happy Mr Ang with brownie.... he misses them lots lots too.... kept asking me when will the pups be back since 430pm..... =S




decided to change the pups' food to adult pack as they will be turning one soon and they seems to be getting sick of their food too.....they are taking longer to finish their food nowadays....


 each pack cost $26.20...
slightly cheaper than the one for pups at $28.45....  


Julius was so sweet... =).... he threw in 2 x 1kg puppies food for free.... he said to use it to mix with the adult one so that the pups get use to the change of food gradually.... 

so in return must help him to promote his business abit... heee.... though he's not a breeder, he does sell puppies every now and then... he charges way way way lower than other pet shops.... brownie and snowy are only at $680 each.... average price for maltese pup in other pet shops is approx $1k..... if any of u are interested in getting pups from him, do give him or the shop a call first to check before heading down oh.... 

the low prices that he charges is abit 夸张 one lo.... a pack of 3kg puppies' food which i bought previously was priced at $28.45.... the exact same pack cost $40 at pet lovers.... somemore, there's free delivery to hougang for purchase above $80...so i will always order 3 packs at a time....=) 

as for grooming charges, full grooming is at $40 per pup with a $13 transport charges

and Julius' shop always has promotion one... got lucky draw dips and all sort of fun activities....sign up as a member and you will be kept informed of all promotions via sms oh.... =) ...can also check out their facebook page

ilight Marina Bay 2012

ilight Marina Bay 2012 


while surfing the net for activities regarding earth day to share with my fellow mobsters at a facebook event which i had created, i chanced upon this ilight display at Marina Bay.... so decided this was to be our weekly date activity for this week, Term 2 Week 1... =) 

there are also workshops and on-the-spot competitions costing $4 to $10 per participant. To know more info of all the programs, activities, performances, just download the festive guidebook.. =) 

we din take part in any of the activity as i was too shy.... but i saw that by checking into facebook at ilight, you get to do some of the activities for free.... do check it out...=) 

we took the train to promenade station and started our hunt for the displays at the entrance of the helix
 it's actually my first time at the helix lo....

our target, or should i say my target, was to see all 31 displays but due to long distance, we clocked only 19 of them in 2 hours... i was sticky from the humidity, thirsty and my feet were hurting from all the walking.... =( 

out of the 19 that we saw, only some were really cool and interesting and me gonna only share the interesting ones here... =) 

no. 18 - Garden of Light
we were very lucky to catch the show time at 815pm...we just happened to be at the best place (the helix) at the right time .... it's a 2 - 3 minutes video of beautiful landscapes of flowers (orchids, sunflowers, dandelions), butterflies, clouds etc etc projected on the exterior of the ArtScience Museum....


no. 19 - fancy/lightweight
LED wires attached to pillars which ends up looking like string curtains.... heee..... close enough for viewers to touch the wires too... =) 
see...my short fat fingers playing with the wires as if there were the strings of a 古筝..... heee


...us taking a break and taking a pic...


no. 24 - megapov
was surprised to see a single coloured beam as a display... was even more surprised to see people around it repeatedly shaking their heads or shaking their cameras while trying to take a pix of it.... so i followed.... monkey see, monkey do mah..... and WOAH!!!! 

this is what i saw
super cool siah!!!! 
pix stolen from the main website as it's impossible to get it using my snap & go camera la.... 


us in front of no.4 - bibigloo (looks like an orange igloo)
nothing interesting about this actually.... post it up cos got both of us.... heee..... 


no. 25 - deck journey
there were just too many ppl on these seats (8 of them) that we didnt even get the chance to be near it nor hear the soundscape that any of them was emitting...=(.... stolen pic again


no. 6 - classification pending
it's drew inspiration from creature sightings....so first you have to read the wordings projected by light beams for the storyline then look out for the creature that is projected in the water
it was very difficult to get a pic of the complete creature as it would 'dive' into the water before my brain and finger could coordinate to press the shuttle button in time...i gave up after 10 minutes.... =( 


no. 7 - light of the merlion
did the artist paint over our merlion????
well, this was the 'artist' that was vandalising our merlion on 24 march 2012 at approx 930pm.... hahahaha.... can watch the loop-sided video here

this display was my favourite cos viewers like us got to be involved in the outcome of the light display and the technology involved is really super amazing lo....

what this girl did was to select the colours from the left and 'paint' them onto the merlion on the screen and the colours which she chose would then be projected onto the solid merlion.... damn cool right??? 

the queue to be the 'artist' for the merlion was super long as each 'artist' could take up to 5 minutes or more.... 

am wondering should we pop by again next weekend to view the remaining 12 which we missed out today leh.... =I...the display will only be up till next sunday, 1 april...and no, it's not an aprils' fool joke..... =P

Friday, March 16, 2012

Meni Pedi date with 蔡 mummy

Meni Pedi date with 蔡 mummy

upon the success of the first Chua's outing to USS during dec 2011, i had made having a Chua's outing every school holiday as one of my resolution for 2012...=)... but everyone seems to be busy...alfred has to work, angela has to work, alvin has trainings ....so left 蔡 mummy and myself...

initially, i wanted to bring 蔡 mummy to batam for massage at my favourite ktm resort.... made booking but before i could proceed with the payment, i remembered that i might not be convenient to use the hydro bubble bath...=S....sianx.... and so heng we din go else we would be affected by the train break down from dhoby ghaut to vivocity where we were supposed to take the ferry to batam this morning... =P 

so in the end, arranged for meni + pedi @ angelsky instead.... this package of mine is at least 4 years old....bought it at $388 (exclusive of GST) for 10 sessions.... i would consider it super worth it la.... dun remember all the details on how i gotten such a good deal...i just remembered that i kept rejecting their hardselling thus they kept reducing the price and even throw in privileges such as i can substitute any of the session for a 45 minutes massage and that i can bring another person along to share the session.... =) ...

tried their massage once 2 - 3 year ago....nothing fantastic and hate it that the massuse kept grumbling that 45 minutes is too short for a proper body massage and i should extend it to a double session of 1.5 hours...extremely hate it that she stopped on the dot with just a head, shoulder and arm massage cos not enough time to complete the rest of the body.... 

i was mad cos the person who sold me the package said that i could HAVE a body massage for 45 minutes then they should jolly well give me a BODY massage within that 45 minutes la....

anyway, before the pampering, 蔡 mummy and i went for lunch... =) ... brought her to Jus Acia located at dhoby ghaut exchange, love the place for its low price that includes free flow of drinks + floats + coffee + ice-cream...i only paid $15.10 for 2 set meals... 


蔡 mummy  with her katsu set

 my dory fish with melted cheese set


but too bad, we were rushing for our meni + pedi appointment at 1pm, so only had 1 serving of hot milo and ice-cream.. super lugi.... =( 

a very pampered 蔡 mummy

brought her to fruit paradise since the pampering ended earlier than expected

she had strawberry and mango
with a cup of coffee 

and i had 
strawberry tiramisu with

lemon mint tea

total $20.... even more expensive than our lunch.... but what to do???? their cakes are so yummilious.... =S



took a photo of 蔡 mummy's hand....din know it looks like this until i saw the pix after uploading..... 

looking at her hands, and comparing them to mine, 
my heart ached.... her pair of hands are so wrinkled.... i feel that it's not only because she's no longer young but also because of the  amount of hard labour she did to ensure that there was money for the family when we were all younger....  

suddenly became very emo.... started to think through alot of things that had happened these few years....all the drama, all the roller coaster rides, all the nonsense.... and of cos the things that were said today.... 

conclude that she may not be the best mother in the world, she may not know how to communicate with us in a manner that we are more comfortable in, she may annoyed us to the max with her dramas and nonsense from time to time but she is definitely the one who slogged and will slog her life for us and she's definitely there when we get into any trouble or is sick and she will definitely put us and the family before herself..... 

all i can say is...u want to be fair....then have u been fair to her??? you can say that we are not being fair to him, but has he been fair to us and her??? u know she wants u but does he really want u??? she may treat u as invisible but does she not know that u came home late??? does she not know that you were sick and popping pills these few days??? u really think she dun care??? 

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Clay Illustration

Clay Illustration Workshop

instead of engaging vendors to conduct the clay module for all P4 pupils as per last year, our own P4 art teachers will have to conduct it this year due to a lack of funds .... which means all P4 art teachers will have to attend a 2 hours Clay Illustration workshop by our vendor

since i was free and always enjoy art courses, i joined in as well eventhough i am not a P4 art teacher this year....

cute samples


Objective of the course:
(1) What is Jumping Clay? http://jc.jumpingclay.com.sg/

(2) How to obtain more colours from the basic 7 colours?
well, we were given a colour chart with the mixing ratio and hands-on session to create any of the colours on the chart... =)

about there la ah.... heee...


i made quite a few others and with all the blob blobs, i made a caterpillar... =)


the interesting thing about this particular type of clay is that we have to create the different parts by itself and only join them together when they are semi dry....too wet, the clay will stick to each other and cant be separable into the different colours after that...too hard and they wun stick..... 

well, i gotten too engrossed in making the second item till all the parts dried up.... =S...in the end, have to use ulu glue to stick them tog.... as ulu glue takes a while to dry.... the blob blobs rolled around and left ugly stains on each other..=(




second item which we made was a 3 tier cake....all these products are actually very small....
look how small it is between my fingers.... imagine the level of difficulty when we put together the different parts....

Instructor's, mine and 3 other colleagues' 2 hours of hard work....





from the top



really love this type of clay for its vibrant colours and the ease in using it.... not as sticky and smelly as paper clay or plasticine...it has a very sweet jasmine smell in fact.... there's no need to heat it up in the kiln, neither do we need to paint it to add colours


the only downside...it's very expensive... it cost $4.90 for 50g... =(

Weekly Date @ Breko

Mr Ang suggested that we go on a weekly date since it can be a bit bored to just nua at home every weekend.....

and so this week, we headed for holland v...... Mr Ang knew that i like the unique and pretty cheesecakes at Essential Brew .... the last time we were there was 2.5 year ago.... miss the 5 different cheesecakes being served in shot glasses....

(pic taken during the last visit)

cute right???? there's orea cheesecake, green tea cheesecake, strawberry cheesecake and 2 unknown white ones which i forgot....=S

we were so disappointed when we found out that they had ease operation liao... =(

roam roam around the area and chanced upon Breko....

it's a very cosy restaurant where patrons can nua for long period of time... there were a few groups of poly/uni students using lappies there.... but they are not the noisy kind.... =)


affordable prices....wide variety (not shown on this page of the menu)... bake rice, pizza, pasta, sandwich, salad, freeze, tea, latte, cakes, ice-cream etc etc ....



after seeing lorraine drank her rose petal tea last week, mr ang wanted to try tea too.... so he ordered lemon hibiscus tea.....hahahha..... but guess he's just not a flower tea person bah.....

i had hot & spicy ribs with tic tat toe fries and bacon onion mash as side dishes...ribs being ribs, are a little difficult to eat siah, after using knife and fork for the first 2, i gave up and proceeded to eat it like chicken wings.....using the hand....wahahahha..... i thought it tasted not too bad.... fries were great...the bacon onion mash was a little too dry though....


Mr Ang had cordon bleu chicken (it's ham & cheese stuffed chicken) with mash potato and pasta salad.... this one is quite yummy and so much easier to eat..... heee....

Mr Ang enjoying the magazine provided by the restaurant as he eats.....

that's me..... =).....why today's pics are in monochrome leh???? cos me having outbreak lo... face is spotty spotty....=(.....

anyway, that's all for our happy date.... cos after which Mr Ang spoilt my ipod touch...='(

haix..... uber upset la....this morning just blogged about my favourite ipod touch game..... who knows less than 8 hours later, my ipod touch will become like this.... =(..... heartache siah..... $300++ gone lo.....

Mr Ang did offer to replace it with an ipod touch, samsung S2 or even an ipad.... but i have no data plan and i had just extend my mobile contract last sept.....so super bo hua la.... and knowing myself too well, i will lose interest in any electonic gadget after a few days/ weeks, really no point in spending so much money lo...

but just like that 放过他 abit lugi right??? so nego nego.... if i will to buy an ipad using LDS ($400) next year, he will have to top up the rest... if i change to samsung S2/3 next June, then he will have to top up too.... =)

so people, if i din reply your drawsomething game move fast enough....please dun delete me k??? cos i will need to wait for mr ang to be home so that i can use his galaxy note to play oh.....