02: Exhibition

Finally I found someone that enjoys museum visits too.

Thank you National Heritage Board (NHB) for free entry to local museums where you just have to flash your pink/blue IC at the counter and you get a free ticket to enter the museum.

The National Museum of Singapore is currently having two temporary exhibits – Genesis by Sebastiáo Salgado and We: Defining Stories by various photojournalists featuring iconic events (good/bad) that happened in Singapore.

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02: Exhibition

Chinatown – CNY 2014

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I visited Chinatown with my family on Thursday to look at the Chinese New Year decorations that they had for this year. This year was the year of the horse so I thought I should go check it out.

The decorations were all along the stretch of Chinatown from People’s Park Centre to Smith Street (if I don’t remember wrongly)

Although all might say Chinese New Year decorations and things that were sold in Chinatown might be the same throughout the years, but there were things and sights that I only believed it when I really saw it for myself.

There were many locals as well as tourists snapping the sights of Chinese New Year in Chinatown; so I thought I should also do the same to capture some good moments!

There was this Koi Kei Bakery that we visited – this is the well-known pastry and bakery shop in Macau that has been around for at least a year (according to the shopkeeper), and I only knew it through my parents and with them watching the TVB HK drama “巨轮”. My parents bought some of those pastries home and especially my dad was very happy with his buys.

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As the sky got darker, the lights got brighter and the crowds became larger.

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Then I came across Lim Chee Guan (the all-time famous traditional BBQ sliced pork) and the queue was ridiculously long; which is a once-in-a-year thing for the queue for this well-known bakwa. I decided to join in the queue (and not buying anything) just for the fun of it.

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From the photo position that I took, you can see where is the queue ending at. LOL but I heard from my friends that there were other times that may be longer than where i stood so I am considered lucky already? But then look at the photo below: it says their signature bakkwa is SOLD OUT!

 

 

 

 

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Then, with that we headed to Bee Cheng Hiang, which had a really nice exterior decor for their building.

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This uncle here was very good with his bbq-ing on the meat, he was fast and needed to be like this so that the meat will not be over-cooked.

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End product! If you were standing where I did, you will definitely be amazed on the amount of Bakkwa that you were staring right in front of you. Probably if you combine the stack on the left side and the one here, it will be stacked so high up that you might not even see the aunty’s face.

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This year’s Chinese New Year exploration was quite exciting, as compared to so many years before, when I was still young and got squashed by all the adults, and if you wear something lesser, the old men will start staring (which is one of the main reason that I dislike Chinatown); but other than that, I like how Chinatown hypes up the CNY feel and I hope that I can celebrate CNY in another country too! (hopefully China, Taiwan or Hong Kong)

Chinatown – CNY 2014

REVIEW – Eat.play.love

I heard about those cafe hopping and saw those photos of the food on instagram. It was something that I wanted to explore but did not know the means and wanted a buddy to go together as well.

I visited eat.play.love with Shimin the other day and it was a really nice cafe with the decorations and everything. Some photos I took

On the wall:

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On the wall

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At the counter:

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I think this is a very nice concept cafe with very nice decorations. I liked the themeing but I think the service has room for improvement.  We were not sure if we had to order at the counter or the waitress would come to take our order. It was a bit confusing on the service flow. Service was quite slow.

Food was ok and utensils used were very vintage and very old-school which was very good. I presume it is a family cafe as there were many parents with young children. There were also handicraft corners for the children like the shrink plastic and the coloring corner. The “play” aspect were very much there.

The cafe is very well themed and is very good for photographers and photos that were taken on this post were taken by my humble samsung s4 camera.

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Last thing: Tiramisu Hero was available there. Each was about $7 and one is able to choose from original, coffee or horlicks. It does not contain alcohol so young children are able to have it as well

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It is located at 28 Aliwal Street in Kampong Glam. Very easy to locate. Near beach road as well.

REVIEW – Eat.play.love

FAILED

Plan to study today failed badly.

I slept late, woke up late, nua-ed like mad this early afternoon, did everything that has to do with my eyebrows and face.

had a new liking to this korean song: Davichi – Stop the Time. Davichi always have their own style of songs which is from slow to fast. Although I don’t really understand the song but i just like the song. Vocals are really good.

Just some videos to share:

Comeback Stage: Davichi

Official Music Video

 

I’ll be heading to F1 Pit Building for Chingay Parade 2011, with tickets kindly given by the Twitter of YourSingapore (@visitsingapore) hopefully I’ll be able to take some good photos to share.

Last day of work for the month tomorrow, may it be a good one. I must start studying Spa tomorrow, at least the first lecture.

FAILED

新加坡滨海湾万人大家唱@Marina Floating Platform

I’ve have not been updating my blog. cos i was too busy and too many stuff to do LOL. I’m glad that my camera is finally in good working condition. many many thanks to my aunt who drove me all the way to the Samsung building to get it done. 😀

So, below shows what I had done for the past week.

Saturday, 17 Oct 2009

新加坡滨海湾万人大家唱@Marina Floating Platform

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people standing up singing the songs
新加坡万人大家唱
新加坡万人大家唱
Singapore Flyer view from Floating Platform
Singapore Flyer view from Floating Platform
CBD skyline
CBD skyline
Hosts from Capital 95.8 and Love 97.2 FM
Hosts from Capital 95.8 and Love 97.2 FM

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Daddy!
Daddy!
towards the end. people standing and singing to the songs.
towards the end. people standing and singing to the songs.

and personally i feel that after going for such an event(cos the audience are mostly aged 30 and above), I’ve seen and know more things HAHA. and somehow i just found out that Singaporeans do not know how to follow instructions. The hosts wanted everyone to use the party poppers given in their bags and to do the popping at the same time, they were rehearsing with everybody, but somehow they didn’t follow and it went off, then the hosts were like saying, 你们这样做就不用pop 了。or something like that. but it was very interesting, and somehow reminiscing what we had last time till now. and i guess everyone enjoyed as well. 许美静was also one of the singers there. I’m uploading the video now on youtube.

edited: videos

许美静 – 阳光总在风雨后

许美静- 城里的月光

新加坡滨海湾万人大家唱@Marina Floating Platform

Finally..

Today was just any other day.

and I’m feeling hungry. grrr…

I went for TBS Starburst… Its something like to attract O level school leavers to TP. so all the IGs in Temasek Biz School(TBS) need to create events to attract these selected students to TBS to have a feel how life is like in TP.

therefore, Shimin, Darren and myself went for the event. We were brainstorming but didn’t really know what to do cos we did not have an advisor with us. its not that we can’t do anything lah. hm anw, we only got a secretary, a finance head and a sub comm to do it. but i think quality is better than quantity.

aiya, anyway,

went for APEC classroom training today, and stayed from 11am to 3pm. but I need to go for a make up on Friday from 9am to 11am. cos the whole thing was 9am to 3pm. yup. the trainer shared stuff about the festivals in Singapore, tourism spots and all the service mindsets and stuff lah. kinda boring and Suling dozed off LOL. and i cannot stand it to the extent I went to Cheers and bought myself something to eat.

Finally Reborn episode 150 is out. and I have not watch a Millionstar yet. I shall not put that 6 chinese characters cos ppl keep googling on the Singapore participants and my stats for blog have increased due to this.

There’s UP YOUR SERVICE workshop tomorrow and Wednesday, Training comm for chingay tmr evening, Skal Luncheon on Thursday at Marina Mandarin with Yan Ling, APEC remaining training and project M consultation with Ms Sim on Friday and work on both days on weekends. I need to find time to go for typhoid injection!!

BYE

PS: I edited the Changi Simei YEC blog. I added in the shoutmix tagboard

Finally..

I was fined eating AT the Control Station instead of INSIDE the Train

I was given this Notification of Offence by the Customer Service Officer (CSO) by the name of OMAN for eating at the Control Station at Changi Airport MRT Station.

This is the offence paper that i got from the CSO:

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This was how it went: I was eating all the way from the Police Pass Office at Terminal 2 walking all the way to the MRT Station eating my puff as I was feeling hungry. I was eating while on the way to the MRT station. When I came down from the escalator, I was still eating as I was thinking that I am not IN the TRAIN or ON the PLATFORM, so eating would not be a problem.

I HAVE NOT TAPPED my card YET so I can still eat RIGHT? cos the news and everything and that aunty which was caught eating her sweet: A lady commuter was recently fined $30 for eating a sweet during an MRT train ride to relieve motion sickness (see embedded video below). So it was DURING the RIDE and INSIDE the TRAIN. HELLO OSMAN? Are you BLIND??? I was eating OUTSIDE and NOT INSIDE THE TRAIN or ON the PLATFORM okay. I HAVE NOT TAPPED MY CARD, so I AM STILL AT THE CONCOURSE.  So I continued eating. As the news link above, it has also stated that it is INSIDE that you can’t eat, but why can’t I eat ON the Concourse? Then OSMAN came outside, asked me to give him my IC and asking me whether was I a singaporean or not? I was like HELLO ITS OUTSIDE LEH. I WAS EATING OUTSIDE I HAVE NOT TAPPED MY CARD OKAY. then he came pointed me that damn noticeboard No eating & Drinking FINE $500. Okay, and I was like SHIT, then he took my IC and copied all that CRAP above. WTF.

I have checked with one of the SMRT staff, she told me that PLATFORM = 月台 . So if its Airport’s context, as one comes down from the escalator, concourse and platform is together. I wasn’t eating ON the PLATFORM or IN the Train, so he SHOULD NOT FINE ME BECAUSE I AM EATING AT THE CONCOURSE AND NOT ON THE TRAIN as all the news article have all been reported so I SHOULD NOT BE FINED. WTF.

SMRT SHOULD GO FINE ALL THOSE WHO SMOKE, DRINK BUBBLE TEA AND LEAVE THEIR UNFINISHED drinks on the train. So do you mean that that aunty SHOULD BE fined for having a sweet in her mouth? HELLO she’s having MOTION SICKNESS LEH. Its not like having a sweet in the mouth would cause much unglam and dirtiniess on the train right?  We would not like throw sweet wrappers on the train or what one right? Although Singapore is known to be a clean and green city but this need to have some kind of extent to fine people right? So SMRT if you gonna fine anybody who has something in their mouth? Are you going to fine those tourists who chew gum in their mouth as well? Are you also going to fine babies who are breastfed by their mothers as well?

If you want to fine people, you should fine these people “Girl eating on MRT given a stern warning, says SMRT” instead of gving them a warning. If you want people to stop eating on trains, you should give constant reminders like what you always do like reminding people don’t cross over the yellow line. You should also remind commuters that if they consume on trains they are gonna be fined for that. SMRT Staff should also always BE ON THE GO and not SHAKE LEGS in the office and fine innocent people who really need something in their mouth, like drinking plain water or whatsoever.

there’s a chinese saying: 东西是死的,人是活的。it means things are dead, but people are living things. SO SMRT PLEASE BE FLEXIBLE AND THINK BEFORE YOU FINE. although the money goes to the government as PROFIT–TAXES under the P&L Statement.

now i understand why govt has lost touch with its people.
I was fined eating AT the Control Station instead of INSIDE the Train