Friday, December 29, 2006
Friday, December 22, 2006
If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.(Hardly seems worth it.)
If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas isproduced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.(Now that's more like it!)
The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the bodyto squirt blood 30 feet.(O.M.G.!)
A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes.(In my next life, I want to be a pig.)
A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death.(Creepy.)(I'm still not over the pig.)
Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories a hour(Don't try this at home, maybe at work)
The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.(Honey, I'm home. What the...?!)
The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumpingthe length of a football field.(30 minutes..lucky pig! Can you imagine?)
The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.(What could be so tasty on the bottom of a pond?)
Some lions mate over 50 times a day.(I still want to be a pig in my next life...quality over quantity)
Butterflies taste with their feet.(Something I always wanted to know.)
The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue. (Hmmmmmm......)
Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer thanleft-handed people. (If you're ambidextrous, do you split the difference?)
Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.(Okay, so that would be a good thing)
A cat's urine glows under a black light.(I wonder who was paid to figure that out?)
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.( I know some people like that.)S
tarfish have no brains(I know some people like that too.)
Polar bears are left-handed.(If they switch, they'll live a lot longer)
Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.(What about that pig??)
Friday, December 15, 2006
Monday, December 11, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Since I was showing her the way, I asked her on the topic she is speaking and it turned out to be National Security. Hm.... She must be at least a middle shot civil servant to be giving such a speech. At that moment I was feeling a little red in the face cos I was not totally looking my best with specs and ruffled hair. This young achiever is from the Prime Minister's Office and possibly someone that I should know. A good thing was that she was in a rush and hence I was spared the embarrasement of having asked how come I aint know her. K This part is my own exaggeration, she may not be a big shot afterall yah. Afterall, mention the name PMO and people start seeing one in another light.
Monday, November 27, 2006
Dun remember engaging in some kung fu fight or stunt actions in my dream leh. In fact, I was crying instead cos I dreamt that my pet was burnt to death and it turned out to be a toy dog. Wah liew....
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Apparently, mom was mentioning how expensive it was for my grandma to be constantly visiting the hospital for following up. All in all, each visit would put her back at least SGD 70 - 100. Given 5 times per month, my grandma would have dutifully surrender at least 400 monthly. If mom had not been accompanying her these days, she wouldnt have known that grandma has been shouldering all these much expenses (which is alot for her). I did not mention the cost of the medications on top of consultation as well. Woo!
How can one be so complacent about our retirement savings and banking on the government subsidy to live life comfortably with that kinda medical expenses and continously increasing quality of life. Man... it's also a wake up call for me to start saving and plan for my retirement.
Friday, November 17, 2006
- Having the mic shoved straight at you can be pretty intimidating
- First time jitters are a confirmed
- Having to speak technically in mandarin is frightening
- I have lotsa postfixed "la"s
- Converting some jargons into Mandarin is horrendous
Though all in all, the producer thinks that I'm fine with my language, I still think that I need lotsa brushing up to do.
The more interesting aspect of the entire interview was the post chit chat with the interviewer. He was a 88.3 DJ before and that got me really interested. I wonder if he thinks that I am good enough to try on that aspect. LOL.
The only shush thing is that I FORGOT to ask him when they will be airing it!!!! It would be good to assess how I sound on air right. Then decide if my voice is nice and sweet enough to perhaps carve a new career out of it. hahahaha Yeah Feng, DREAM ON.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Those patterns simply look odd. I think it would be good to start preparing papers to wrap over those marker drawns should they turn out untastefully done... Wah piangz eh...
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
- Its body made with biodegradable material to remind you to be environment conscious.
- The material is made with paper carton material to remind all of us how stray kittens and puppies are often staying in such shelters in the streets, braving the harsh conditions as a stray. (Pls see Cathy Strong's msg on the first card inside)
- Each individual month of the card has a reverse side of a postcard, so you can still use it as a postcard after the month is over.
- The frame of the calendar can be used as a photo frame for your dogs or cats after its eventual lifespan in 2008. You do not throw away old and expired calendars anymore, cos there is use for it after 2007.
- The calendar comes in versatile and interchangeable head and tails for you, be it a dog lover or a cat lover. or months when you feel like a cat or a dog.
- The calendar is wrapped up nicely and neatly with thick brown paper and an ALL sticker seal, perfect gift for any birthdays for dog/cat lovers, even more meaningful as a Christmas present at end of the year.
- The ALL 2007 calendar is selling for a mere 10 bucks only.
- The calendar is fun, has an element of surprise and encourages creativity. You self-construct your own calendar upon unwrapping it, making it all your own creation at the end of the construction.
- Your calendar would stick out like a sore thumb at home or in the office and the beautiful part about it is it can immediately declare yourself as an animal lover with its unique shape.
- You've helped sustained a shelter for 500 over stray and abandoned cats and nearly 200 similar plight dogs at Animal Lovers League. Good karma would follow you and your dog after this generous offer to help other less fortunate cats and dogs.
Some creative individuals who have gotten their calendars turned them into:
I love this!
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
For someone emotional like me, be prepared with lotsa tissues. I was crying till my nose started to run. A really touching real life story and definitely worth a read.
Can't help but gave cai many hugs after completing it. Marley is simply cai-ish. All his actions and tricks just make me wonder if they are the same dog.
Monday, November 13, 2006
For the entire afternoon, I was trying to pinpoint if the auto restarting is caused by
- XP patches not updated?
- Malicious spyware
- Creative webcam???? (The program I run requires that)
- Overheated hardware
You can imagine me burrowing my head reading all possible causes and trying to patch the machine. Not to mention the amount of time used to try to remove old and possible malicious drivers installed.
After all I think I had done. I need SOS still!!!! Man... Shall fight that machine till the end tomorrow.
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
This voice sounds vaguely familiar. Do remember a lecturer sharing similar comments before during lecture.
Could it be someone from SCE?
1) LT 23
2) Probably Indian Lecturer from his accent
3) Someone with moustache and bald head
Potential Candidates and those whom have taught my batch:
1) Sabu Emmanuel
2) Amitabha Das
3) Benjamin Premkumar
My best bet would be our dear Mr. Sabu Emmanuel. Voice fits, baldness fits, moustache fits. I'm reserving my comments regarding the sexy part ya.
Saturday, October 21, 2006
You keep having to change plans to send people to and fro the hospital without complains.
For always hogging the car when its not for your own purpose.
For using the car when you finally could squeeze time for yourself after fulfilling your responsibilities.
When it is your duty to ferry your elders, you don't complain about the petrol using up like as though it is dirt. Nevermind the fact that you are already taken to be the chauffeur naturally and giving up your own time. Who the hell in this world wouldn't get pissed hearing someone say that they dun see the need to pay when they dun have the so called "right" to the car after using it for their OWN purpose. That's just so convenient. I wish I could use that cos at least half of the petrol used is NOT for myself if you really want to be calculative.
Given 2 choices:
1) Having the car most of the time cos you need to ferry people around.
2) Paying to drive only when the car's available.
Which category would you prefer?
If you can fulfill the car owner's request of going to places at the expense of your own leisure time. Spend the entire saturday away not doing your own stuff. Taking time off to make sure the car gets serviced and be constantly alert to do so since the rest don't care (Nevermind the fact that you get blamed for not updating them). Paying for all the petrol expenses of ferrying. Yes. By all means, relinguish me of those duties so that I can have more time for myself and only paying when I need to. I thank you.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Shot taken at the courtesy of chao's new canon camera.
Been a hectic week with work and shuttling to and fro the hospital. Terribly in need of rest.
Monday, October 09, 2006
That idiot that ran over it. Should at least stopped and remove it from the road right. Was still disturbed when we reach NTU. Decided that I should turn tail to check if it's still there. Was hoping that some kind samaritan had already reached it and moved it to the roadside or sent it to the hospital. Was wondering what I should do if I managed to get back and it is still there. All the what ifs started to cross my mind. What if it's still alive? Am I able to handle and carry it? Which vet opens this early in the morning? What if it's dead? Will I have the guts to carry it? Should I just leave it by the roadside or take him to the hospital to be cremated?
By the time I exited the expressway, I have already made up my mind that if it's still there, I will simply bring it to the nearest vet be it dead or alive though I was feeling really scared myself. But thankfully, someone had already either shifted it or taken it for help when I went to the exact spot to scrutinize. There was no body on neither the road nor side. Some kind soul must have brought it to the hospital.
Though it feels really silly and stupid to be turning back to check on a possibly dead animal, but guess I just had to to put my heart at ease. Knew that something like this would happen at the mandai stretch. Had spotted many strays in that area and many a times I had to slow down my car on the rightmost lane to honk when they tried to step out. Haiz...
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Couldn't sleep well at all cos I kept waking up and feeling the pain.
Anyway, took cai to bishan park this morning for his sunday walk and there was some spca event as well. Saw Dr. Cheryl Tay giving a talk on pet care. Much prettier in real person than on tv. A pity I had no camera with me.... Think I spotted this other model turned tv actor as well that got much coverage recently.
Met cherrie in the late afternoon to pray and to get our hair done. Finally got my curls which I tot will make me look old. Maybe I looked abit more mature but am overall happy with the effect. Hairstylist's effort.
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Just had my cheeky tooth braced up. Just one word - PAIN.
The rest of my teeth has been subjected to numerous tightening and shifting so they dun hurt as much as the first few times. But this is my cheeky tooth's virgin bracing and it sure reminds me of my first bracing experience. Having a migraine coming and yet I dun wanna depend on painkillers.
Sometimes physical pain doesn't hurt as much as the other kind. Blah.
Will be heading out with cherrie to treat our hair. If the weather is better and I can bother to wake up, shall take cai to the parks for a long deserved walk.
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
- Wash the car
- Wax and polish the car
- Clean up my room
- Go Guan Yin temple
- Setting up own biz
- Seeking own dream
Making content with what I have now seems like a easy option. lol
Sunday, October 01, 2006
Saturday, September 30, 2006
It feels amazingly serene all of a sudden right infront of the comp typing this entry. The entire sky is gonna give way to a huge rain storm I presummed. The darkness that encompasses my usually bright living room is pretty welcoming. Soon, me and cai will step into this storm due east. Will it be as dark over there as well?
I wondered how you are getting at work. I supposed there isn't a cause to worry. I'm sure you will get by fine in this aspect. Haven't forgotten you in my prayers.
Friday, September 29, 2006
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Sad songs like these just gets to you huh. =P
M: how many years did u receive education
M: from 7 till 21 right ?
Me: Around there
M: how many years did you train yourself on love matters
Me: in jc, there were crushes
Me: first relationship during uni
M: nah thats puppy
M: i know of many ppl who got married and unhappy of that but they have to live with it
M: maybe you dunno what you want tat's why you are unstable
Me: how do you know what you want?
M is 38 and a divorcee. He has met and experienced more than me. Though he gave much practical advices, matters of the heart is always complicated when you are in it.
M: trust me, I have been through all that you have. It's always devastating when you have to hurt someone whom you have loved and loved you.
Me: I must be mentally weak.
M: i dun think u are weak
M: on the contrary, i thot u are strong in mind
M: just diff to decide
M: maybe weak in heart
Be neutral was the conclusion he offered. Cos that's when I will really know what I want. Time will take away the pain that I was fighting to remove. Weak in mind or heart? Perhaps he's right.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Friday, September 22, 2006
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Was having dinner together when I noticed a slight rash on Ting's hands. I must really belong to the group of paranoids cos I started to look at her feet as well. Goodness... there were rashes there as well. Warned aunt the possibility of Hand Foot Mouth cos Ting has ulcers in her mouth too.
While we rested when gram, aunt hurriedly took Ting to see a doc. It turn out that our worries were right. Doc also suspected HFM and Ting is now put on antibiotics.
Had to take a thorough shower upon reaching home. Already am feeling unwell when I went over. The whole day long, I was feeling feverish. My voice is losing and the phelgm's building up. I guess my immunity system is weak right now. If HFM were to find its way near me, I will be so darn weak and ill.
Keeping my fingers cross...
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Monday, September 11, 2006
Suddenly, you see yourself doing what may deem silly in the past. Chionging down to the temple and selfishly request that the goddess will do anything in her means to retain her on this earthly tour even if it means to shorten my own lifespan. Willing myself to believe that things will go all well and soon she'll be up. Holding her still very warm hands by the bed watching with trepidation each time her heart beat goes beyond 150 and then instantly fluactuates back to 100 then 80. Heart skipping everytime the alarm by her bed beeps. People sure learn to treasure when they are about to lose huh. I'm so fan jian.
Seeing her starting to state her will, asking A to do this, B to do that and C to help safekeep her heirlooms to be passed down upon her death just makes me wanna cry. Despite the fact that she tells me she wishes to see me get married, she has already prepared all her granddaughters' 嫁妆 just in case.
Grandpa's been crying secretly. I see the frail him and wondered how much have he understood her condition. He's also going blind in one eyes himself and supposed to be getting treatment for it. No doubt he is seriously a nag really and I understand why grandma can get so pissed when he does that. To others, he may seem to be one that cannot be relied on, I see him as a doting husband that never fails to be there for his wife in her woes though she may not appreciate it.
Ah ma... I also wish you can see me get married ah... Please hold on for me can...
Friday, September 01, 2006
I wonder by the dateline, would things turn for the better or worse. Suddenly the voidness that came seems soothing cos you are devoid of all emotions and one becomes more relaxed.
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Yah. I understand that some religions don't encourage going against nature. But my stand is, I'm totally against indiscriminate breeding. Better to be safe than not, what more with a pair of them that could easily produce offsprings. Though they assure that it was not their intention to breed, I explained that accidents do happen. What if their female dog gets pregnant? What if the female bitch dies during childbirth? Are they ready to rehome those pups? Are they gonna sell them for money? I was explaining so much of the cons of breeding and how many abandon dogs there were already outside. I know I came across as being pretty direct in my stand. Yes, it's nice to know that they are the kinda dog lovers that will not just sell the pups for money, but why a male and female in the first place?
What really pissed me off at one point was that they mentioned their dogs were pedigree so naturally people will wanna adopt them easily. They have already had got bookings just in case the accidents do happen. Well..... I did all I could to deter them and hopefully some precaution they would take.
Haiz... Some people dunno how tiring a rehoming process can be.
Just stepped out of the car. Cai's already getting excited.
Registration is simply a hassle cos of the crowd.
This cute Chiwawa prays to us as we walk by.
Bro with a new hairstyle plus a cute dog. Wat a combi yah.
Me and cai.
A group take! Smilez.. There's (from leftmost furkid) Magic, Cai, Xiao Hei, Wang Wang and Mun Mun.
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Shall still stick to not revealing everything yet but in time to come, I hope whatever I blog here will be the exact tots of mine. =)
Re-sorting out my thoughts now and am thinking that I have been overly self indulged in my own problems that I forgot that there are still so many things that I have to see to. I'm slowly finding my old self back and I'm excited about it!
So people watch out, I was just down and out. Now, I will be claiming back those promised lunches and owed drink sessions.
Sunday, July 16, 2006
Saturday, July 15, 2006
Some idiot scratched the car bonnet!!!! That's after like a new paint job on it lor....
Obviously the scratch mark is done with a coin and a real long one that person did his/her artwork lor. Really wonder who could be so itchy to take the car as his/her canvas?? We are trying not to jump into conclusions yet cos the immediate few people we tot could do it included "enemies". I imagine her sitting in her cool living room laughing her guts out. When I meant enemies, I actually meant these 2 women that lived somewhere near us. Haiz.. A long story to relate and I dun think its even worth my effort mentioning them and the past deeds they did to us. As a 晚辈, I actually feel sorry for them. Well, it may not be them anyway. Let that the person who scratched the car not be caught by us. If not, he or she will really experience how it is like to be skinned alive.
Bleh... Actually, I only know how to talk big. Muahahahah...
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Friday, July 07, 2006
Thursday, July 06, 2006
Just got my dreaded Income Tax notice of assessment. Though a meer $200+ which is totally insignificant to some, it's a whole big deal to me lor! That can get me at least 3 full tanks of 95 octane petrol. Boo Hoo~~~~
Well, I shouldn't be complaining when the dad is using installments to pay his tax instead. I want money!
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Well, coming to the topic on love. Cherrie was just asking me over the phone if love is selfless or selfish. In my opinion, I have always thought of real love to be selfless. But it seems like many people think it's otherwise. Then she popped another question.
Who would you hurt? (1) Someone who loves you alot (2) Someone you love.
Wah Cherrie... You always throw tough questions leh. Can't answer that neh. Cos both also equally hurting on yourself.
You tell me lor.
Saturday, July 01, 2006
She said my 心地 too 善良, so I cannot just relent everytime someone begs me for something. Got meh.. I think I'm more evil at heart. muahahahha....
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
HELL!!! You understand it when someone says she's busy not! 21 years old k. He could jolly well fit into age 15 category. Incessant questioning, self-introductions only rendered a more irritated avril. Well you can guess, within the next few seconds, he is off my list. Damn! Act 21 la!
Saturday, June 24, 2006
We try to play God.
"Breed-specific legislation (BSL) is spreading like a cancer from one community to the next in some parts of the world. Denver, Miami and the Canadian province of Ontario are forcing residents to hand over their beloved and innocent family members for unjustified euthanasia, else they must move from their homes...or stay to become criminals to protect the ones they love. Oklahoma, California, and other locales are currently considering similar breed specific bans and/or discrimination. In response, guardians of Pit Bulls, American Staffordshire Terriers, Bull Terriers, Rottweilers, Dobermans, Chows, and more, have posted their feelings to the website, www.sorryagain.com, in protest of the slaughter of innocent dogs and the unconstitutional laws destroying their families."
This law, authored by Senator Jackie Speier and Noreen Evans, allows counties to target dogs based, not on their actions, but their breed.
You don't even need to guess. I got super sad upon reading this. I never once find any of these furballs ugly. So what if they are anyway! No one has the right to take lives except god himself. And if you think you are any better than these dogs, think twice. It's always unfair that the uglier breeds gets discriminated. That doesn't mean that they are in any sense less abled to love than others. The video clips below arose from protests all over regarding this new legislation to cull pittbulls especially... Yes they do have a reputation for being a ferocious breed. It's a totally wrong impression. Pitbulls can be as docile and as loving as any other breeds. Who is to cause that monsterous behaviour in them? Very simple, their owners - irresponsible and cruel humans who ill treats them. Any dog has a chance to become ferocious if they feel very threatened. Even cai starts to get defensive and growls when he feels that way. Some people just ought to be ashamed of themselves for that kinda discrimination! Humpf! Angry!!!!!
Breedism!!!! It's tantamount to killing an entire race cos of a few black sheeps...
I like this quote by Mahatma Gandhi
"A greatness of a nation and it's moral progres can be judged by the way it's animals are treated"
So how do you judge yourself?
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Talking about the cost of maintenance can kill already. Firstly, the immediate effect would be the seasonal carparking fees not only at our HDB carpark but possibly NTU as well!!!!!! NTU is gonna implement the stupid electronic charge system to all open carparks! Hell!!!!!! They used to be FREE lor! Checking the website for seasonal parking in closed carparks is like 90/mth lor!!! Imagine that to apply to open carparks soon -.-" And what's more the price is applicable to NTU staff... I'm not considered their staff so do I pay even more??? Man... What a headache. In that case, wouldn't I have to handle both parkings??? Wah liew.... As if I earn millions like dat. I dun even wanna think about the petrol cost, annual insurance and road tax.... Too sian to even try to calculate.
Just feeling peeved that we have to land ourselves in more debt when we did not even ask for a car in the first place. Man... Life's just gonna be hell soon.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
GF mentioned "life is full of hope n challenges, not everyone wans to live a simple n meaningless life, but as long u dun 对不起 yourself it's ok" But how do one draw the line if you are doing something that you think is 对得起 for yourself? Everyone is suppose to determine his or herself their own level. Somehow I thought I lacked it.
To GF, he thinks most people just avoids it. Cause u set it, u should have a strong duty and responsiblity to live by it. Which perhaps is too tough for some people to cope and thus causing them to break down. To him it's simply means the commitment everyone sets to oneself. Perhaps I'm still shallow cos I still cannot really comprehend totally as yet or I have never really determine what are the things I should do to 对得起自己.
I questioned him to ask if a person's commitment to himself is to stay happy but yet at the same time, it will cause unhappines to others, will that 对得起自己. This is the analogy he gave: everything in life, there's pros n cons
u take something, u give something
if u take a seat on a bus, u deprive others a seat
u breathe in oxygen, u reduce oxgyen for others
everything in life is an double edge sword
hence u got to make the necessary moderation
Okay... Quite a handful to digest. I shall mull over that! =P
Of cos, cai's amazing as well! =P
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Monday, June 19, 2006
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
I can but not like Ashle and Blake... Sadly 10 years of dance will not bring me into such a competition. Lol~~!
All that Samba!
I love waltz....
Come again another day
Dream Dream go away
Little Avril wanna SLEEP~~!
Aiyo.. Another round of weird dreams plaguing the night. Cant recall them again but I woke up feeling a slight startle. Wonder what's with my mind these few nights. Purging out useless thoughts?
~Come back my dreamless nights~
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Sianz... I forgot to bring medicine to work today!
Saturday, June 10, 2006
Bro's friends came over this afternoon to play majong. Wasn't home but guessed cai must have given them a huge "reception". He sure is one funny dog la. According to bro, each guest were given some treats and were taught to make cai do tricks with them. Being too treat-oriented, cai displayed his best behaviour and did all that was told very obediently. But once treat time was over, he went back to his notti self. Anyone that stood up or moved his/her chair a little will receive barks from him. He's like the commanding officer telling them to sit in place and not try to be funny. Man...
Anyway, guessed cai does bring some luck afterall yah. Was also playing majong yesterday and I won for the first time after I made cai sit with me. It was a 自摸 somemore with cai accidentally shifting one of the winning tile pattern that I was to pick. And bro did his "career" best when he made a 9 台 (tai) with cai on his lap today.
Well.. A picture paints a thousand words so I shall add more picts and text less. In fact, I'm just plain lazy la k. =P
Our first stop is none other than the Hong Kong International Airport. Not as impressive as Changi Airport, but structurally pleasant.
One drawback though. The ceiling seems to be made up of part glass part opaque material. Nice it may be for the design but sunlight does get in lor...!
Anyway, we were stalled at the airport for almost more than an hour waiting for the transfer by the tour agency to our hotel (Dorsett Seaview Hotel located at the Kowloon Peninsula). Man... First trip to HK and definitely I was getting that impatient bug. *Embarrased* was feeling alittle irritable though ya... On the way to our hotel, I took chance to take some shots of cos. Fine weather! A great start yah. Before long, my frustrations subside and I was able to start enjoying!
Streets of Hong Kong
Upon unpacking the luggage, we were near dinner time. So the four musketeers took to the streets and admire the night life in HK. Our first stop was Mong Kok (旺角). Look at all these above head signboards. So darn retro yet cool. A pity that we dun get such sights in SG. Correct me if I'm wrong. =P
Well, GF was wondering what I was giggling at when I pointed out the streets' names. Interesting Street Names after vegetables and food stuff. Wah... Increase my hunger pang only.
If I did not remember wrongly, we had our dinner somewhere nearby before we headed towards Tsim Sha Tsui. Dinner was a simple fare (had Wanton Noodles) cos being not very canto oriented, we were a little awkward initially. Anyway, our agenda was really to walk and look around first.
The tour agency provided us with a half-day tour. So breakfast in the morning was Dim Sum! Yeah! Finally some authentic HK Dim Sum!!! Or so I thought. We were taken to a restaurant called 海天 (Sea Heaven) at Hong Kong Island.
Eh... I dunno what this is called but I have had similar ones in SG before.
Up next were a few trays of Cha siew buns, Corn cakes, Har Gao (prawn dumplings).
Then the usual Siew mais, Pork dish (排骨肉)
Overall, I would have rated breakfast as normal. Maybe my expectations were too high yah. I have had better ones in SG before. Nevertheless still good enough.
Say cheese Amy and Donny!
Me and GF cant wait to leave our mark at the restaurant as well.
Next up on the iternary was towards the Taiping Mountain. I should say the weather din make things easier for us . Anyway, we had to stop at the midway point cos getting to the top would take like 3 hrs... From the bus's window, you see raindrops obscuring our views...
By the time we stepped out, it was starting to rain like anything. Well, a test of photography skills ya. Thankfully, we still had some nice shots.
We got slightly wet while trying to take this picture. Notice the theme of the day was pink? lolz.
As our bus took us downhill, our tour guide Mr Peter Lee pointed out to us to look at a interesting hill sight. This hill is special cos it resembles a sleeping dragon. Circled in the picture is its eyes and nostrils.
And according to him, 2 houses on the hill belongs to Jackie Chan (top circled) and Tony Leung and his girlfriend (lower circled). Jackie's house supposedly was one of the best positions in Feng Shui methodology cos it's situated directly at the dragon's head. And HK's top few tycoons supposedly have their houses build there as well.
Off to a temple nearer to the lower hillside.
Huge statue of Goddess of Mercy.
Time to leave our marks and strike poses again.
Along our way towards Aberdeen, I spotted the Singapore International School. You can imagine how excited I got. According to the tour guide, it's considered one of the prestige schools and one definitely has to pay alot to study there.
Aberdeen we went to explore the earlier origins of HK or residents living on water (水上人家 or 原族民).
Patiently awaiting our turn.
Old bum boats.
Residents preparing for the Dragon Boat Festival.
Cool restaurant above waters. Heard its darn expensive though.
Enjoying the breeze!
And it was lunch after that. Our final complementary tour stop.
Given no time to lose, we headed towards the Tsim Sha Tsui area wanting to visit the Hong Kong Space Museum, Arena of Stars and the Clock Tower. Cant help but wanna take some shots of Victoria Bay first.
The famous clock tower. Erm... Am not sure of its origin nor its significance though Bleh!
GF challenges the clock tower to a height contest.
As photography wasn't allowed in the Space museum, I regret to not being able to post pictures inside. Was fun though learning new facts about space. In fact, I had wanted to be an astronomer before when I was younger cos I am always so fascinated by stars and planets. Well well.. Lol. They had a simulated space walk which I was alittle embarrased to try.
Back at Victoria Bay heading to the Arena of stars. One can't help but take a few more pictures yah. The tallest building looks like a shaver.
Night Scene at Victoria Bay Arena of Stars.
New director on board.
The main focus of this picture was really that oversized statue of Bruce Lee.
Simple yet cool breakfast of hot bean curd, soy bean milk, dough sticks and porridge.
And off to Ngong Ping, Lantau Island to visit the world's tallest outdoor seated bronze Tian Tan Buddha. I must say that the MTR system in Hong Kong is really fast. It got us to our destination MTR stop really fast. Well, from there, we experienced one of our worst bus rides (approx 45 mins) from the station to our destination. One round of bridge and we conceded defeat from nauseous.
One of the main attractions of this Buddha relic is the climb up 268 steps and circling the platform (the lotus) where the Buddha sits. Much to our disappointment, thick fog came in (I guesed it must be the clouds) and masked our view....
Alas! I cant see the Buddha!!!! Kaoz.... Really would love to 一睹他的风采.
This is how the buddha should look in a fine day!
As it was raining pretty heavily, we were forced to purchase ponchos. I swear I was to the point of shivering.
Seeking warmth from engines in the back engine room! lol~~
With HK$60, we get to visit relics residing inside the buddha and a vegetarian meal included at the Po Lin Monastry. Erm... was initially anticipating looking at the Sharira of buddha but what we got to see was some urn holding it... Anyway, the vegetarian meal provided was really good but a tad too much.
The fog cleared quite alot while we were at Po Lin monastry. That lifted my spirits and I thought we could go back and take a better shot of the Buddha.
But as we were leaving... The fog came in again!!!!
K lor... Reduced to taking pictures near the gigantic urn.
A test to see how foggy it was. Believe me, we probably get lost if we had stuck to the original idea of walking the wisdom path.
Off to the famous Huang Da Xian temple. Was getting really late by the time we got there so we didn't get to see the so called famous fortune tellers.
This must be the wishing section. Was unsure what to do when we overheard a tour guide telling her group to walk 3 rounds clockwise and 3 rounds anticlockwise to ride ill luck. For the chinese who believe in Tai Sui (太岁) and those whose years happen to clash with it (犯太岁) doing the walk around will alleviate the matter.
My first ever pigeon tasted for dinner that night at Kowloon City. Quite costly cos we opted for a restaurant.
Was getting really late and tired when we decided we should try taking the small mini buses since we had tried practically most of HK's public transport. Interesting experience cos you can simply just flag them down from anywhere at a flat rate of HK$6.
Look at their assortment of finger food at the roadside stalls! Yumz!
Smelly beancurd at Sai Yeong Chai Street1
As expected, we were all dead beat by the time we got back to our hotel after another round of shopping at Mong Kok.
Another round of authentic HK dim sum. Not bad at all and most importantly, the price was reasonable for a restaurant.
We splitted ways after breakfast cos was really running out of time for last min shopping. Well, before that, Gf and I had to really stop to try out at HK's famous desert stall.
After a heavy round of shopping, me and Gf lunched at one of the famous roadstalls to try out 车仔面 or Yong Dao Hu Hong Kong Style.
Darn yummy k!!!!!!! Though it was like around SGD10 per bowl but darn value for money ok. The ingredients were fantastic! I shall let the pictures explain themselves.
There! Remember to visit this place if you ever go to Mong Kok yah. Highly recommended.