Thursday, January 26, 2012

My dinner tonight

Instant noodles!

Added carrots, scallops, wu xiang, cucumber and an egg!

Delicious!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

When given a lemon

On lunar new year eve, just as I was driving out of the carpark to head for my reunion dinner, I heard strange noises.

I stopped the car and got out to take a look and discovered that the front left wheel got a puncture. I drove back to the carpark and used Derrick's car instead.

As it's CNY, all mechanics are closed for the public holidays. I tried to change to the spare tire this morning so that tomorrow I could drive it to a mechanic. I've replaced tire before so it is not a challenge for me. As I was changing the tire, I realized that the floor is not concrete road but there are holes and the jack could not rest firmly on the floor. So a problem arose while I was trying to solve the first problem. I managed to shift the car back a little and found a spot where the jack could rest firmly on the concrete floor, but only after screwing back all the nuts which i had already unscrewed.

Life is like that, and many times, problems keep arising while you are trying to find solutions. And it always happen to me. But I guess we just have to be very focused to solve all problems, no matter how many more will arise along the way, ultimately everything will turn out well. Never give in to life, take each problem at a time and you will triumph over all the stumbling stones.

When life gives you lemons, it sucks but turn them into lemonade, never ever give in to life's challenges!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Flowers red red

Tomorrow kicks start the lunar new year.

As usual, I bought flowers, the red one, to decorate the house.
Flowers symbolize prosperity.
Wishing all of you prosperity throughout the year.

花开富贵, 身体健康
万事如意, 新年快乐

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Ramen Monster

I had my lunch at Ramen Monster at Novena Square 1, opposite Spinelli coffee.

The pork broth soup base was tasty, I finish every drop of the soup. You could taste the natural sweetness of the pork in the soup.

Must try.

Copy sketch

Spent 3 hours this morning copying one of Da Vinci's painting.

Kind of disappointed with the end product as it did not quite resemble the original.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Charcoal

Tried charcoal drawing this afternoon and realized that it is really not easy.

The difficulty for me with charcoal is getting the right tones and shades.

Definitely have to spend more time practising with the black gold.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Ramen Play

I had my lunch at Ramen Play at 313 Orchard this afternoon. The restaurant is situated at B3.

Service was good and the hotstone rice which I ordered was delicious. The hotstone kept the rice hot the whole time. The rice was cooked to perfection and the sauce fragrant the rice mildly and not over salty. The lower layer of rice was slightly burnt to crispy perfection.

Oishi!

Will definitely go back again to try the ramen.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Yuzu drink

I hardly drink soft drinks or carbonated drinks. I recently bought this to try and immediately fell in love with it.

It tastes really like fresh Yuzu. Tangy and refreshing and hardly too sweetened.

I guess this drink will find a permanent place in my fridge.

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Specky

I went to collect my glasses today.
This pair is with progressive lens, which allows me to see far yet assist me with near readings.

As I age, I could feel the body's wear and tear. My eye sight is failing me, my knees are week and I no longer could jump any more. My back aches if I sit too long on the floor.
But thanks to science and technology, we still have inventions that despite the body tearing down, still able to have some quality life.

So, how's my new specks?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

35 books

Ever since I got my kindle In May last year, I've read 35 books.
I've never read so many books in a single year before. I read for pleasure and mainly read novels. A friend commented that I read junks.
Haha! Junk or no junk, the kindle provides me with many hours of pleasure.

I've still got hundred over books downloaded in my kindle, most of them downloaded free from amazon.
Ebook reader is one of those inventions that is really remarkable.
A must get item if you love reading.

A brand new year

Time and tide wait for no man. It's a brand new year again. 2011 just slip by so hurriedly.

It's a strange feeling to wake up in a new year. Perhaps there's much apprehension to go through the whole cycle again.

Thinking back, I don't think I've accomplish much in 2011, maybe I didn't even set out to accomplish anything.

So for 2012, what is it that I want to achieve? Perhaps I seriously need to think through.

Nevertheless, we will hope that 2012 will be a better year than the last. With less calamity and more world peace!
Happy new year everyone.

A commitment to come back to blogging

After a long hiatus from blogging, I decided to make a come back. I just viewed a YouTube clip which suggest that if we commit to...