Month: July 2007

breakfast at jurong east

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Yesterday, my mum and I met up with my brother and sis-in-law for lunch at the Jurong East Food Centre (Yuhua).  Despite the heavy downpour, we braved the torrents and took a bus to our destination because we heard that the food there was nice and cheap.


The place was hugeDAMN HUGE! 


I used to gallivant that area many, many years ago when I was still in secondary school but I don’t recall the place being that big.  I believed the food centre should have undergone a major uplifting through the years?  The stalls were aplenty and we were really spoilt for choice.  Most of the stalls had very long queues and we didn’t know what to eat! 


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The succulent chickens from the Chicken Rice stall seems to be beckoning to us screaming, “Eat me! Eat meee!!!” hence we decided to settle for Chicken Rice.  The queue was long but it was very fast moving. 


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We ordered half a chicken but it looked as if they served us a whole chicken instead!  The texture of the chicken was very smooth and tender indeed. 


My only complaint was that the rice is a little hard and not that fragrant while the chilli sauce was damn POWER but not spicy enough for my tastebud.


My sis-in-law mentioned that the Cai Tau Kueh there was very famous.  I couldn’t fathom out why?  One glance at the tiny stall and all I see is a elderly man inside.  He didn’t even switch on the lights and the whole stall looked dim and dark.  Unlike the other stalls around it, there wasn’t even a single customer queueing up for their Cai Tau Kueh so how could it be famous?


Then, it dawned upon me that their Cai Tau Kueh were already sold out and the lightsoff were an indication that they had ended business for the day.


We had no fate to savour the famous Cai Tau Kueh. 


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Yuan Yang and Tao Huey (See the stall behind? That’s the Cai Tau Kuey stall)


I ordered Yuan Yang and Tao Huey.  Guess how much they costs?  It’s only $1.40!!


It’s really pian yi dao siao lor! 


I thought the auntie calculated wrongly but after confirming with her, it’s fifty cents for each mug (large) of Yuan Yang and forty cents for that bowl of Tao Huey.  The very same stuffs from other food centre (read: Jurong West)  would have cost at least double that amount!


We haven’t had enough yet.  There are alot of food from the other stalls that we have yet to try! 


My mum was already thinking of going back next week. 

movie: Helen the baby fox

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http://www.shochikufilms.com/movie/helen.html (same trailer as above but with subtitles)


Based on the true story of a boy who found a baby fox crouching by the side of the road.  Despite the objections of those around him, Taichi tried to save the dying baby fox who is blind, deaf and mute.  Named `Helen‘ after Helen Keller (the deaf and blind American author who had inspired the lives of many), the baby fox responds to Taichi‘s devoted care and begins to strive to live.


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Feeling a bit neglected himself in his new environment, Taichi found that his newfound guardian role has taught him a great deal about the responsibilities that parents face and opened his eyes to the hardships invovlving his own mother’s stuggle to make ends meet for the both of them.


Helen‘ is personified in such a way that you’ll feel for her mishaps and will to persevere in her fragile little life.  Will Helen overcome her destiny?


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Though not as tear jerking as Quill‘, ‘Helen The Baby Fox‘ is still nontheless a touching movie which will motivate you about life.

movie: nada sou sou

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I was at the video store today and?chanced upon?the movie, Nada Sou Sou.?

I’ve seen?the?trailer on youtube sometime back and?I thought that the movie wasn’t available here in Singapore so imagine my delight when I saw the VCD sitting on the shelf!

The story was about two siblings who?had different fathers.? Unfortunately, their mother died when they were still very young and on her deathbed, the brother was entrusted to take care of his?little sister.

With?the promise made to his dead mother, the brother worked very hard to put his sister though school.? When they grew up, they fell in love but unfortunately,?the sister was strucked with a chronic sickness and died.? Although the storyline sounds alot like ‘Autumn in my Heart‘, it did not fail to captivate my heart.

Perhaps you want to ‘OFF’ my music on the left (scroll down abit) before watching the trailer below.? There are alot more versions on youtube so you might wanna search for Nada Sou Sou if you are interested.


I was all tears?after watching this trailer.? Did you?

Ironically, I didn’t buy the VCD.? I was afraid that I would cry buckets just like I did when I watched ‘Quill‘.?

You can hear the theme songNada Sou Sou on my jukebox.? I only hope it would touch your heart as much as it has touched mine.

(If you find the song familiar, that’s because Joi Chua has sung the mandarin version ‘Ri Chu‘)
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Emo Time

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I was re-reading some of my older entries and memories starts flooding back…

http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=dead_cockroach&nextdate=10%2f25%2f2005+11%3a11%3a43.397&direction=p
http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=dead_cockroach&nextdate=10%2f29%2f2005+11%3a58%3a45.650&direction=p
http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=dead_cockroach&nextdate=11%2f6%2f2005+9%3a23%3a59.630&direction=p

I’ve been looking for a blogskin which allowed me to have a posting calendar for my archives but I’ve been unable to find one to my liking. The link below would bring you to my very first entry made on November 03, 2003.

http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=dead_cockroach&nextdate=11%2f5%2f2003+19%3a22%3a38.167

Did you see the highlighted parts in pink above? That is the MONTH (11) and YEAR (2003). Play around this two numbers to move around my blog.

I Misses You

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“He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.

~ Unknown

Blog of War

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Just in case you haven’t heard, a war has erupted in the blogosphere between Singapore‘s “Blog Queen”, Xiaxue and our “Street Eyebrow Plucker“, Steven Lim.


Well, it all happened one morning, after Xiaxue woke up from her beauty sleep and she decides to blog about seven of Singapore’s Most Disgusting Bloggers


According to Xiaxue, Steven Lim tops her list as the blogger with ‘the damn perverted look’. Watch how Steven Lim fights back.

Cuckoo! Cuckoo! You CHICKEN PIE!


Wahahahahahaha!


It’s hilarious watching how Steven Lim lashes out at Xiaxue with profanities and about how short she is, with a extremely short body, arms and legs and how her feet couldn’t touch the ground at all when she’s sitting on a chair.


I’m a supporter of neither one and I’m just enjoying my popcorn watching the two ‘romancing’ each other to death.


Actually, as per what many has said, I agree that they both made a compatible pair.  You see, Xiaxue is good with english but sucks at mandarin while on the other hand, Steven Lim sucks in english but is good with mandarin so they really complement each other flawlessly.


Besides, both of them are equally desperate eager for fame so, I feel that they are really a match made in heaven as they can work together hand-in-hand towards a common goal.