Tong Ah Kaya Toast, Soft Boiled Eggs & Kopi-O @ Keong Saik Road


Who could resist having old school kaya toast, soft boiled eggs and a aromatic cup of kopi-o (local term for black coffee) to start their day? 

Housed inside a pre-war building, Tong Ah is located at the juntion that splits into Teck Lim Road and Keong Saik Road which is infamous for it's brothels in the olden days.

Army Open House 2012 @ The City


For the first time, the Army Open House (AOH) was held outside military grounds at the F1 Pit beside the Singapore Flyer.

This is in tune with the Army's effort to engage the public and showcase NS45 and the capabilities of our 3G Army. 

Video: The Passenger


This animation reminds me of the bizzare case in Canada where Vince Weiguang Li, a Chinese immigrant beheaded and cannibalized a Canadian bus passenger in front of other horrified travelers four years ago.

Li, 43, had repeatedly stabbed his victim, who had been asleep on the seat next to him. He cut off the victim's head, removed his internal organs, pocketed his nose, tongue and an ear, and taunted police and bystanders with the severed head.

Li said he was acting on "the voice of God" to kill his victim, whom he believed to be an alien for if he did not do so, he (victim) would kill everyone else.

He was later diagnosed with schizophrenia and was found not guilty of murdering 22 year old Tim McLean on a Canadian Greyhound bus on July 30, 2008.

Ah Tai Hainanese Chicken Rice @ Maxwell Market

Have you heard about the drama over at Maxwell Market?

If you have read the papers, you would have known about the quarrel Mr Wong Liang Tai (or Ah Tai as he is popularly known) had had with his employer, Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice last October.

For the clueless, Ah Tai used to be the head-chef of Tian Tian who got fired over a dispute.

It was reported that Ah Tai did not manage his workers well and he shouted/threatened them to the point that they felt unsafe at work.

Ah Tai was aggrieved by the accusations. He is further disheartened by the fact that his twenty years of service to Tian Tian went unappreciated.

But that is not the end of the story yet.

Video: Zero


In a world that judges people by their number, Zero faces constant prejudice and persecution. He walks a lonely path until a chance encounter changes his life forever: he meets a female zero. 

Together they prove that through determination, courage, and love, nothing can be truly something.

Video: RUIN


RUIN is a remarkable CGI animation produced by Oddball Animation and directed by Wes Ball.

Set in a "post-apocalyptic universe", the protagonist found something he has been looking for but was soon spotted by a hovering aircraft which eventually resulted in a realistic high speed pursuit that is sure to blow your mind away. 

Singtel MIO TV Hiccups

Lao Li is pissed

An enormous public outcry erupted among football fans here in Singapore when intermittent "freezing" of the TV screens interrupted their game during the English Premier League (EPL) match last night.

Singtel MIO TV, who own exclusive broadcast rights to air the EPL were bombarded with hundreds of angry comments on their Facebook wall.

Singtel announced that subscribers to MIO TV's online package were not affected [link].

This is utter bullshit.

THIS IS NOT AN ISOLATED CASE IN THE SPORTS CHANNEL!

This "frozen" screen problem is affecting ALL the channels on MIO TV. I am not a subscriber of the sports channel yet, I have been plagued by the same problem ever since subscribing to some of their movie channels. 

三盅两件 Soup Restaurant @ Jurong Point


Within a matter of days, I had already celebrated Mother's Day twice.

The first was big brother's treat at Penang Place Restaurant while the second was big sister's treat at the Soup Restaurant.

Video: The Monk And The Monkey


On his final quest to become a monk, Ragu sets out on a mission to seek the sacred fruit.

However, before Ragu could lay his hands on the fruit, it was snatched by a mysterious monkey who has been tailing him secretly all the way from the temple.

Hot on the trail of the shameless thief, Ragu was not going to let one monkey get in his way of becoming a monk.

Ragu has to make a painful decision at the eleventh hour when both the monkey and the sacred fruit fell over the cliff.

Video: 「阿牛」陈庆祥 - 妈妈的爱有多少斤 ?


原本想分享原唱者「阿牛」陈庆祥的版本但觉得由孩童们唱出来的更窝心,更具感染力!

唱出第一句时,我眼角的泪马上夺眶而出了。

在此借「阿牛」的这首「妈妈的爱有多少斤」 献给全天下所有伟大的母亲。

祝所有的妈妈们母亲节快乐! 

Video: 吗 Mother



再过一天,就是母亲节了。

我想借此分享一部命名为「吗 Mother」的短片。

短片描述一名青年放学回家后,就被母亲唠叨个不停。

“书包别乱放,别老吃快熟面,煮面时别把火开的太大,冲凉前别躺床上…”

Penang Place Restaurant @ Fusionopolis

Penang Place Restaurant

With Mother's Day just round the corner, big brother brought us to Penang Place Restaurant for it's buffet dinner as part of our early celebration.

The restaurant seemed spacious enough but strangely, the tables were all squeezed to one side which I find too cramp for comfort as I have to make detours just to get to the food.

The waiting staff were attentive initially but as diners began filling up the place, their responsiveness began to wane.

Video: Live Classical Music In The Copenhagen Metro


In April 2012, Copenhagen Phil (Sjællands Symfoniorkester) surprised the passengers in the Copenhagen Metro by playing Griegs Peer Gynt. 

Watch how the passengers' faces lit up when the musicians began playing?

I think this is the most beautiful flash mob ever. 

How amazing would it be to have been there?

Video: Something Left, Something Taken


When Max and Ru decides to take a vacation at San Francisco, hitching a ride in the vehicle of the "Zodiac Killer" was not something they had in mind.

Watch how the story unfold as the couple's vacation unwittingly turns into a nightmare beyond their wildest imagination!

Based on a true story.

Happy Vesak Day!


It is the annual Vesak Day today.

Also known as the Buddha's birthday, it encompasses the birth, enlightenment Nirvana, and passing (Parinirvana) of Gautama Buddha.

Buddhists all over the world celebrated this holy day by paying homage to the Buddha.

We do this by not taking lives (eating meat of any kind is prohibited), participated in the ritual of bathing the Buddha, singing hymns in praise of the holy triple gem followed by the candlelit procession.

I visited the Singapore Buddhist Youth Mission at Clementi with my parents just like previous years.

We first went to bathe the Buddha as usual.

Video: Alma


In this post today, I am going to share with you this creepy short film by Rodrigo Blaas.

Since young, I have always had an indescribable fear for dolls especially those life-like ones with movable eyes.

I often wonder, do they have a mind of their own, coming to life at night when everyone else is fast asleep?

To me, dolls are empty shells that attract evil forces to reside in them.

In Memorium: Emma Yong


Singapore theatre has lost a talented actress tonight.

Emma Yong - one-third of the Dim Sum Dollies, has passed away at the age of 36. She was diagnosed with stomach cancer last year.

My deepest condolence to her loved ones.

There will be no more pain and sufferings, Emma.

Rest in peace.

Nick Pitera - The Youtube Sensation!



You know, some people really have it all.

Take Nick Pitera for instance. 

He looks like Elvis (to me anyway), works for Pixar as a Technical Director and is extremely talented.