Monday, July 26, 2010

A Story to live by

 There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She told her boyfriend, 'If I could only see the world, I will marry you.'

One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages came off, she was able to see everything, including her boyfriend.

He asked her, 'Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?' The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her.. She hadn't expected that. The thought of looking at them the rest of her life led her to refuse to marry him.

Her boyfriend left in tears and days later wrote a note to her saying: 'Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before they were yours, they were mine.'

This is how the human brain often works when our status changes. Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who was always by their side in the most painful situations.

Life Is a Gift

Today before you say an unkind word - Think of someone who can't speak.

Before you complain about the taste of your food - Think of someone who has nothing to eat.

Before you complain about your husband or wife - Think of someone who's crying out to GOD for a companion.

Today before you complain about life - Think of someone who died
too early on this earth.

Before you complain about your children - Think of someone who
desires children but they're barren..

Before you argue about your dirty house someone didn't clean or
sweep - Think of the people who are living in the streets.

Before whining about the distance you drive Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.

And when you are tired and complain about your job - Think of the
unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had your job.

But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning
another - Remember that not one of us is without sin.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a smile on your face and think: you're alive and still around.


Too beautiful not to share.......

Saturday, July 17, 2010


As my waist line grows horizontally progressively with each passing day, I told myself not to take too heavy dinner.

Thus, I decided to cook the fried eggs with tomatoes dish for dinner on Friday night.

I followed the recipe  rather closely, and the dish turned out visually nice. Taste wise, it was not satisfactory. The sweetness of the tomatoes did not come out and somehow, the taste of the eggs and tomatoes did not blend in. It was like eating the eggs and the tomatoes separately.

Hmm what went wrong? Did I not cook it long enough? Or was it that I replaced salt with light soya sauce?

Verdict = Fail with a capital F

Friday, July 16, 2010


When my colleague suggested of going to MacDonalds for lunch, I was quite reluctant.

I'm an old fashioned man. I like hawker center food. Something that's hot and yummy.

I ordered the $4.50 lunch time set meal which came with a fillet, a huge fries and a medium coke light.

I read an article recently about salt consumption. Excessive intake of salt will harm our kidney and alarmingly, a huge percentage of Singaporean have exceeded the recommended amount of salt intake a day. As we eat out more often nowadays, we are not able to control the amount of salt use in the food we purchased. And, the sauces that come with the food, the ketchup and chilli sauce that we dip our food in, all contain large amount of salt.

I was kind of weary of the salt content on my fries, so I scrapped off the salt on the surface of my fries, and that was the amount of salt I could have eaten together with my fries.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


I've a little surprise on my desk when I came to office. Siew Boon had prepared bento for me.

When I opened the lid, the lunch box was filled with a huge quantity of golden yellow pasta. The delicious aroma immediately triggered my brian to eat them up.

As I sank my teeth on the home-cooked pasta, satisfaction and gratitude filled my heart. I was so blessed to be able to receive such a wonderful gift.

I couldn't stop eating but I did anyhow, saving half of it for lunch.

The chilli that accompanied it was as potent as ever!

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Found this receipe in the above link, click on the title of this entry.

Egg and Tomato Chinese Recipe

Fried Egg and Tomato – Chǎo Jīdàn Xīhóngshì – 炒鸡蛋西红柿

Egg and tomato might sound like an odd combination, but this is a really common Chinese dish which can be found on the menu at every cheap and cheerful Chinese eatery in Beijing.

It takes about five minutes to make and is really straightforward. It’s tasty, but pretty bland, so it’d probably combine nicely with something spicy, a vegetable dish and plain rice.

To make it all you need is egg, tomato, garlic and oil. Roughly equal numbers of eggs and tomatoes, maybe one or two more tomatoes than eggs. Salt and tomato ketchup are optional extras. Beat the eggs and throw about one third of the garlic (chopped up small) into the beaten egg with a dash of salt.

Heat up some oil (more than you’d use to make a fried egg), and throw the egg in. It should cook really quickly. Stir it around a bit so that it’s all cooked, and take it out of the pan again.

Take the tomatoes, chopped into sixths or eighths, and fry them with the garlic until they start to lose their shape. Now put the egg back in, and fry it for a few more minutes, adding salt and a few squirts of tomato ketchup to taste.

If you stir it too much, or cook it for too long, it’ll disintegrate into mush which tastes ok but is not visually appealing. The bits of skin should fall off the tomatoes as they cook, you can then fish them out with chopsticks.

Tomatoes fried eggs

In my China trip in June, I recalled that when I was travelling the Silk Road trip about 13 years ago, most of the meals we had this simple dish,tomatoes fried eggs.

Though it was a very simple dish with just tomatoes and eggs, it was one of the most memorable dish I could even remember now.

So, in Shanghai and Lijiang, I ordered this dish again and the three restaurants all dished out different taste of the dish. Well, I must say they all taste delicious but yet each had their own texture.

I would love to learn how to cook this dish.

Anyone knows how to cook this dish?
Could you teach me?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Shorts with print

When I was in Shanghai, I also tailored this pair of shorts with red flowers print.
I think it is too loud for me. What do you think?

A disciplined lifestyle

I've been doing my one-minute exercise routine for more than a year. I first started with one-min planking, now I've extended i...