Teochew Fishball Noodle @ Tiong Bahru Market

The uneven shape of the fishball is evident that they were all handmade

After her follow-up at the hospital, Mum and I dropped by Tiong Bahru Market for our brunch. It was way past 2pm and it is no wonder why we were famished!

As it was a Monday, most of the stalls were closed for business but I am not complaining; it simply means less headache over choosing what to eat!

Video: Let's QOO Dance!

Anyone remember QOO - the water droplet icon for the non-carbonated drink from Coca-Cola? Although not too big a fan of the beverage, I find the mascot rather cute.

I happened to stumble across this series of QOO TV commercials from Hong Kong and thought of sharing it.

Grand Opening Of Shaw Theaters Lido and "Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" Gala Premiere

The Dead Cockroach
The new ticketing counter

After a intensive seven months renovations, Shaw Lidos is back - newer and classier!

Thanks to Nuffnang, I was invited to the grand opening of Shaw Lidos and the Gala Premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

It is exhilarating to know that we are watching POTC4 way before the Americans does which is due for release on May 20, 2011 in the US!

The Worst Is Over...

This has been a most depressing week.

Mum was hospitalized and I have been with her at the hospital for the past few days.

I feared that I would lost her for good seeing how frail and sickly she has become.

Fortunately, she was getting better after surgery and is now recuperating at home.

An Open Letter To Comfort Delgro Cab

To Whom It May Concern,

On Wednesday (May 11, 2011) afternoon, my Mum was gravely ill and at the advise of the polyclinic, I had to rush her to the A&E Department of the Singapore General Hospital immediately.

We waited for a long time by the roadside but not a single empty cab was in sight.

For the next hour (yes, that is how long we have been trying to flag for a cab), I managed to flag down three empty blue Comfort cabs at three different locations but sadly, all three drivers rejected our hire upon learning the destination.

The Comfort cabs in question were 4535, 5919 and 6536 (I could not remember their taxi prefix).

The driver of 6536, in particular, gave us a wave of his hand before stepping on the accelerator and sped off laughing.

This is disgraceful.

Your drivers' lack of compassion and sympathy seriously astounds me!

The reason why I did not book a cab earlier was because I did not expect it would take us that long just to get us one cab to the hospital.

We finally found one willing to take us within five minutes through booking.

I guess I have only myself to blame for not booking a cab instead so that your mercenary drivers could earn that extra $2.50 booking fee from me.

When we finally did get to the hospital, my Mum had to be hospitalized immediately for treatment.

I hope your drivers understand that someday, their loved ones could be in the same predicament and it would be a shame if something deplorable were to happen just because help was not rendered in time.

Happy Mother's Day!

Mum was digging through her cupboard when she dug out these Mother's Day cards which I have made for her during primary school.

These must have been at least 23 years old!

This card open upwards


Are you a fan of the Pirates of the Caribbean series?

The long awaited Captain Jack Sparrow is returning to the big screen in the latest instalment of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

And guess what?

Nuffnang is giving away 80 pairs of tickets to attend the Gala Premiere in Singapore!


Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Dwayne Johnson
Director: Justin Lin
Genre: Action/ Adventure
Language: English
Release Date: 6 May 2011
Distributor: UIP

Thanks to the good people at [OMY] and United International Pictures (UIP), I was among the lucky few invited to preview FAST & FURIOUS 5 at Film Garde, Iluma tonight.

I have to be very honest here.

I did not watch the first four instalments thus I do not know what I was expecting from the movie. However, the action picked up and I was soon gripping my seat for the remainder of the show.

Nevermind that the "escaping on corrugated zinc rooftop" scene reminds me of a Jacky Chan movie. Do not even try to figure why the Kingpin's bank vault is under protection inside the police station.

Throw your logic out of the window because some scenes here do not make any sense at all.

Pre-Mother's Day Dinner At First Thai Food Purvis Street

The Menu
With a sibling in the service industry, we would often have to accomodate his schedule which is often quite the opposite from everybody else. 

Therefore, whenever there are any birthdays or celebratory events in the family, we would often have to hold it earlier.

Lor Mee 178 @ Tiong Bahru Market

Tiong Bahru Market

I spent a greater part of my childhood visiting my Grandparents in Tiong Bahru almost every weekend.

Each time we are there, we would visit the old Tiong Bahru Market and have nothing else except for our favorite Lor Mee.

After the passing of Grandpa, Grandma moved in with her eldest son to another estate, thus ending our regular visits to Tiong Bahru.

It was also the last time I had the original Tiong Bahru Lor Mee.