Pulau Ubin Trip

29 04 2009

Joanne, Josephine, Paulyn and juskawaime went for a short break to Pulau Ubin on 10th April 2009, Good Friday holiday.

Our aim is to go Chek Jawa to catch the marine life during the low tide + enjoying the nature walk + Seafood dinner. No cycling for us (something which people normally do in Pulau Ubin to get around), we decided to go on foot since both Jo do not know how to cycle. But we will opt for the van ride when we return if time is getting late..

us @ Pulau Ubin

us @ Pulau Ubin

But walking there halfway (not even halfway,maybe only 5%), it started to get dark. We called the van to come and fetch us in case it gets raining while walking. I was delighted with the cool feeling and no need to walk while comfortably sitting in an air-con mini van to Chek Jawa (S$2.50/pax/ride).

However, the rain just get bigger and bigger… Until we decided that it was impossible to enjoy the marine life in Chek Jawa. So we ‘acted’ a bit in front of the van driver to convince him that we were horrified that there wasn’t any shelter in front of Chek Jawa. We certainly didn’t want to alight of the van and got drenched and stranded in that place, wet and full of mosquitoes.. Yes we took that same van back.. and S$5 poorer (each person). Funny incident… =p

While it is still raining, with nothing else to do, we went for early seafood dinner. Once we ordered and food had come, the rain has stopped. Most people in restaurant were gone. They r just there to drink water and waiting for rain to stop. But we had to finish our food. And unfortunately our food is not as delicious as what we expected. We were quite disappointed though.

Us @ Quarry

Us @ Quarry

Anyway after meal, we checked out the nearby quarry and had mini nature walk and sight-seeing. Oh we spotted some birds camofloguing among the trees.. and Yes we saw a CROCODILE!!

A crocodile under water?

A crocodile under water?

Ok we didn’t see the actual body, but there is a trace of it moving from East of the lake to the West of the lake… Horrified!! After walk, I also had the coconut juice (cooling, yummy and sweet – Fantastic!!). Soon after, the rain started again.. so we decided to end this trip.

Overall, despite the rain, it was a good break to smell the fresh air and get in touch with the nature =0) 

Some photos we took:

Nicee…. What is the name of this flower?

flowers

A bird we saw camouflaging itself among the branches of tree.. We needed to do a lot of zooming using Jo’s camera Nikon P90 to get this shot..

Coconut tree.. nope the coconut juice and fruit we drank/ate was not from this tree… =p *wink*





The KangXi Emperor

2 04 2009

We had free entry to the special exhibition “The Kang Xi Emperor” @ Asian Civilization Museum (ACM) on 29th March 2009. It was not our first time visiting ACM, and from our last visit, we already knew this special exhibition is coming. We are still contemplating whether we will come again..

But luckily Linda told us last minutes that last weekend 28/3 and 29/3 – it was free entrance to visit ACM. So on sunday, we decided to drop by for a while. Queue was long and once ur inside, no photography allowed. I was caught once taking photo inside =p Get a shock of my life, the guard even asked me to delete the foto, in front of him… >.<

Ok I am not sure the main purpose of not able to take foto is to disclose the content of the whole exhibition or to protect the treasures displayed in this exhibition… anyway… we just enjoyed the exhibition, quite not bad.. except it is not in a very big scale..

Me @ Kang Xi Emperor exhibition

Me @ Kang Xi Emperor exhibition

The Kang Xi Emperor Special Exhibition @ ACM

The Kang Xi Emperor Special Exhibition @ ACM

Note that this Kang Xi Emperor special exhibition are open to public from 13th March to 14th June 2009. Know more abt Kang Xi Emperor, hailed as one of China’s greatest rulers, his reign lasted for 61 years. View some of the interesting artefacts like the twelve digit calculator, embroidered dragons socks, the armour, the seal, the portraits..etc and even a virtual tour of the Forbidden City, if you have not been in Beijing, Forbidden City.

You may not want to give it a miss if you know that out of the 95 artefacts displayed in this exhibition, 80 are rare treasures from the collection of The Palace Museum, Beijing, on show for the first time in Southeast Asia.

The Kang Xi Emperor brochure

The Kang Xi Emperor brochure

ACM is located 5mins walk from Raffles Place MRT Station, enjoy exclusive discounts to Kang Xi Emperor using PAssion Card. Oh, and from the brochure, it seems that there is discounted admission every Fri 7-9pm. But best to check with them personally.





Happy Birthday Jennifer

1 04 2009
I know this post is a bit late.. but I just wanna pen this down to capture tat moment. Celebrated Jennifer birthday 2x this year, one is with the whole girl gang @ Suki Sushi, and one is a mini-celebration on actual day 21.03.2009 + mahjong..
Happy Birthday mummy Jennifer!

Happy Birthday mummy Jennifer!

Jennifer is turning OLD this year.. *hoohooo* nobody is spared of aging.. =p But this year is a special year for her as she will be a mummy this June! Her baby is due in … maybe mid June.. and who knows my dear “God-son” will be born in the same date as his “GOd-ma”, on 20th June!! I am delighted and am looking forward to  baby boy, Keelan’s arrival.

Well that is his tentative English name, Keelan. His mother likes it, so most prob will be this name, unless there is new changes. As for his Chinese name, it is still under construction… hehee

Celebrating Jennifer's BD
Celebrating Jennifer’s BD

This June is an exciting month.. there is my sis-in-law giving birth to my little nephew, Kayden. And Jennifer giving birth to Keelan. And my colleague, Leela, also giving birth then. She doesn’t want to know the gender of baby, but I guess it is a baby boy! *woohooo* Oh most importantly it is my birthday! Yes.. there is dual feeling abt birthday – sad and happy.

Happy Birthday my dear princess

Happy Birthday my dear princess





The Living Courthouse

30 03 2009

Visited the Supreme Court – The Living Courthouse with Joanne, Esther and Linda on 14th March 2009

Packed with many people, first time visiting the Supreme court, very big place with 8 storeys, saw a colleague,  Eugene, there too, went around to get answers to get stamps for shoe bag souveniers..

Understand also some of stereotype topics like do judges or lawyers wear wigs, do judges use gauge to keep order, How you call judge in court…

interesting..

Had enjoyed myself on this day..

juskawaime had a day in Court

juskawaime had a day in Court

Thanx to Linda for forwarding this invitation to us.. and this also fit Jo’s plan about knowing Singapore better.. What other better way of knowing our Legal system than this? And it is free somemore! *Woohooo*

 Queue was long, but was orderly and fast.. we were lucky we didn’t listen to people’s saying that it will be too crowded to go.. otherwise, we would have miss all these!

Group pic at Court House

Group pic at Court House

 We didn’t able to see the criminal enactment – “Who pushed Humpty?” though… as it was long queue and not moving! I was curious who is the culprit! Who Dunnit! And my answer was shown below, pointing at the most prime suspect – the big bad wolf! Well all evidence was againts him!

WHO DUNNIT?

WHO DUNNIT?

And you know who is the culprit eventually?

I asked Eugene… and got the most unexpected answer…

The story is ….

Humpty was sleepy… so sleepy that he…. fell off the wall and resulted himself in concussion.

*cheeeyyyy*

hahaaaa





B.I.T.C.H

27 03 2009

Jo is a B.I.T.C.H

She said she is:

Beautiful

Intelligent

Talented

Creative

Humorous

So how says being a B.I.T.C.H. is bad?? =p

Well well..  juskwaime is also a B.I.T.C.H

Jo said i am:

Boorish

Iritating

Tyrant

Crude

Humongous

Ok Jo decided to be lenient, so she said I can have the H as:

Happy or Happening!!

I like both!!

Cutie Jo trying out the pink headset at IT Show 15-03-09

Cutie Jo trying out the pink headset at IT Show 15-03-09





Happy Birthday Elaine

24 03 2009

Celebrating Dearie Senorita-E birthday twice this year.. once with Jo and me @ one day earlier before 17.03.2009 Another time with deep-sixed on 23.03.2009. She looks very pretty @ Mushroom Pot, OG Orchard..

Wishing her lots of happiness, blessings and wealth =)

Happy Birthday Elaine
Happy Birthday Elaine

Though we are very different in thinking, action, characters, belief, eating-habits, still… I just hope that you will be happy. I know I may said something that displease you now or in the past, but it was just that I am worried. I am a cynical. I am bad friend. I am ________.

No matter what happens or what are your decision/actions, I wish you the very best and be happy for you. =)
Happy sweet birthday, Elaine! *muack* =)




Asian Civilization Museum Visit

24 02 2009

My fren, Jo, has a goal for Yr 2009.. so she wrote this email invitation to us..

Hello all,
I’m planning a series of outings to visit different parts of Singapore in upcoming weeks. I hope these upcoming outings/ trips/ visits will help us to get to know more about Singapore, to enjoy Singapore and to explore places that we may never been before. This is my first trial, I hope to stay regular on this.

and so we are there in Asian Civilization Museum (ACM) for a visit (though not full force) on 15th Feb 2009.

@ ACM

@ ACM

On this day, we also attended the special programme held in ACM – Konnichiwa Sunday! Japanese Music, Crafts and Storytelling. Jo was very happy with the トトロ / Totoro (theme) songs played in the Special Programme – Konichiwa Sunday.. We enjoyed the plays by Ueno Koshuzan, Shakuhachi Master.

 

The master and his band

The master and his band

 

 

We also learnt how to play the Shakuhachi.. but I could not blow a tune.. Only Jo can!! Clever her!!

 

Playing Shakuhachi

Playing Shakuhachi

 

 

And there was also Origami! by JAS Origami Group, so juskawaime took the chance and took photos with them and a handsome boy…

Learning Origami
Learning Origami

Learning Origami
Learning Origami

Though ACM is not purely abt Singapore (it is abt the whole Asia – culture, history, religions), we did enjoy some of the video clips and the story behind certain practices, and was amazed at some knowledge sharing. A good 2hrs ++ spent! =)

Have you visited ACM before? It is just 5mins walk from Raffles Place MRT.

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Happy Birthday, Yee Khai!

25 08 2008

Celebrating Yee Khai‘s one year old birthday yesterday…

Yee Khai with mummy & daddy

Yee Khai with mummy & daddy

Yee Khai was born in 28.08.07, made in Hokaiddo (probably =))

毅凯 .. has a wonderful meaning whom his parent has hope for him…

做任何事, 去任何地方,毅志,凯旋归来。

Nice …

Happy Birthday, Yee Khai!! =)

The Ladies, the girl and the boy

The Ladies, the girl and the boy





Dinner with girls

8 08 2008

Having dinner with my girls (upper secondary classmates) at PS Cafe..

Maybe have heard of PS Cafe.. but very vague impression.. heard like quite ‘atas’ or expensive… perhaps from some blog (maybe.. not really sure… who cares..) .. plus never really been to Dempsey Road/Hill… (ok I am ‘suaku’ or ‘mountain tortoise’)..

Got a pick up by Yiwan aka Onebowl from Newton MRT…. *GREAT* Coz that place is indeed quite unaccessible.. (Not near MRT is not accessible in my Singapore Context, ok!?! ).. And we were so lucky that we got a free carpark slot, just in front of PS Cafe! *Double Yeah*

Dempsey Hill

Dempsey Hill

It is quite an ‘enclosed’ place… quite nice setting…

Once we are seated, Onebowl said: “I am hungry.. lets order some appetizers first” (while waiting for the rest of the girls to come)

“What!? $16 bread!! Shall we order $10 fries?? Otherwise we have to order the $16 bread!”

Yes.. $10 fried fries.. won… we really do not want to spend $16 on bread appetizer.. (bread that is made of gold is it??)

So this is indeed an ‘atas’ and expensive place… -_-”

Eventually the rest of the girls came… just as the fries arrived on the table..

As usual, I started taking picture of food.. but was rudely and shockingly interrupt by a warning from the waitress “Sorry no taking picture of the food!”

DAMN!

Yes… DAMN it!

what kind of rules?? not able to take pic of the food.. but I still go ahead and take this foto … *whuuaahaaa*.. Yes I am a Bxxxx!! huaahaaa

S$10+ Fries

S$10+ Fries

Onebowl politely let me know that perhaps this is an ‘atas’ place.. so cannot take photo?!?! *Helllooo is it so?*

Ok lor.. I am never an ‘atas’ person.. I am the ‘suaku’, ‘kampung’ person..

But really to me, not being able to take photo of the food.. really irritated me.. really upset me .. coz I love taking photos of anything.. anywhere…

Suddenly I just felt that this is not going to be my fav place.. but lets not let this dampened my mood tonight.. anyway I took of the food anyway… Huaahaaahhaaa

We ordered 4 main dishes for the 6 of us to share.. Dun ask me what we order.. coz I was not sure either.. Think we had Duck pizza, some meat stuffs with potato, some lobster/seafood with potato mash, and … can’t remember.. This is what happened when I cannot take photos of each dish..

Dinner at PS Cafe

Dinner at PS Cafe

Dishes are decorated quite nicely, food .. ok… the girls like the duck pizza.. (it run out about 8pm)

Before food arrives, I tried taking pic of the table paper.. they have 2 designs .. just like their chair.. Again, suddenly I was alarmed when another waitress said, “No taking photos!”

DAMN!

Yes.. DAMN it again!!

Ok lar.. basically cannot take their individual food, utensils, place… *God knows why* blehhh *roll eyes*

So we started to play their rules… Ok lets have foto with food and people! It worked! So I took individual photo of the foods we have and us.. (to be updated later, coz photos are with LihChin) Updated!

We finished food and proceed to the Lounge area (it seems that there are 2 sessions for food place – one at 6pm, and next at 8pm..). In the lounge area, we continued with our drinks, cakes and chit-chat..

Having desserts at PS Lounge Area

Having desserts at PS Lounge Area

Verdict of PS Cafe: Desserts is quite ok lar.. drinks r normal… food is quite ok … considering the high cost and ‘cannot take photo’ – I will not really wanting to go there.. not my fav or best place.. Yes call me bias..  petty…. but this place did not scored/struck well with me from the beginning.. Oh btw, we paid for abt $38.50/person for 6 of us: 4main dishes, 6 drinks and 2 cakes

We had small attendance for a class gathering tonight.. but still was quite comfy with this size as well.. Sometimes if group is too big, it is quite difficult to catch up with everyone also.. size of 6 seems nice.. =)

I posed some scenarios questions to my girls.. got some feedbacks, comments… Shall ponder on them… *hmmm*

Glad that the girls are looking good.. =)

Yes, we shared problems we faced… “every house there are different/same set of problems”

But.. we will face it.. we will work it out… we will find solution…..etc etc

Really have to thanx Sabrina for organizing.. it is really not a nice & easy role for being an organizing.. And we also have LihChin back to Sg for a visit..

And of course, at the end of the night, we ended up with some ‘$10k’ joking statements and I ‘demanded’ the same kind of  purse that Onebowl is having.. Nice compartments… roomy..

Onebowl is very good with art&craft.. has been picking up and doing them… and she is also selling in etsy, check out her products here. So far, she has sold 57 items online and has 63 100% positive feedbacks since Nov 2007…. Quite Impressive achievements for someone who is not-really-for-profit and doing them on free-time and for interest.. Do check it out! =) Her next target is making and designing clothes.. with details.. Nice.. Jia you lor! =)

This is a similar version of Onebowl’s purse – ‘the clutch purse with many compartments’ available for sale at etsy here. Check this out!

Onebowl's Rocking Horse Clutch Purse with many compartments

Onebowl

Onebowl took our addresses, so I guess i will having pressie soon!! hahaa… and Of coz we will get our products/pouches/wallets for free.. And if we want, we can sent a cheque to her or donate to the ‘OneBowl Trust Fund’!! *wink* =p





Nigel + Eelynn

26 07 2008

28th June 2008

Meeting up with Eelynn, hubby and son, Nigel, when they came back to Sg for visit. First time meeting Nigel , the first baby of our JC girls’ group..

Nigel Tse

Nigel Tse

Such adorable Nigel… It all started with this..

Wedding of Eelynn & Simon

Wedding of Eelynn & Simon

I was looking at my foto album… checked that the wedding dinner of Eelynn and Simon was held on 27th December 2004 at Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore. Nice food served…

Then soon after, both of them moved over to Hong Kong.. and soon after we heard good news that Eelynn was pregnant… *Wohooo* Esther went to HK for holiday in early Sept 2007 when Eelynn was about to give birth. She took a photo of them together… I remembered I was commenting that Eelynn.. is so fat! haha ..maybe that is why she didn’t send us her latest fotos..hahaa … Opps…Later she will *bish* me.. =p”

Esther with pregnant Eelynn

Esther with pregnant Eelynn

And soon… baby has arrived – NIGEL Tse

nigel-1mth

nigel-1mth

And I really appreciate of Eelynn to share the progress of NIGEL by sending us emails/fotos… Nigel is getting more and more like Eelynn… Chubby cheek!! =D

nigel-2mths

nigel-2mths

nigel-4mths

nigel-4mths

nigel-5mth

nigel-5mth

nigel-6mths

nigel-6mths

And finally, we got to see Nigel face-to-face….coz they were coming to Sg for a visit.. *Wootz* Guess we were all very excited and looking-forward… We met at FRIENDS @ Serangoon Garden Village. And of course, when we met this adorable 8mth ‘god-son’ of ours… everyone’s camera kept on clicking!! hohooohoo

Panels of paparazzi at Friends @ Serangoon Garden Village aka Friends @ Chomp Chomp

panel of paparazzi

panel of paparazzi

We bought toys for him … hopefully he will like it.. and he also performed amazing ‘tricks’ … which amused everyone… haha =p

Nigel and his toys

Nigel and his toys

And clever me has placed the baby seat next beside me so I can have the best view to hug and take foto with him… And also can kiss him anytime… *WeeeEEeeee*

Kiss pose

Kiss pose

I love the foto below… best one!! =)

juskawaime & Nigel

juskawaime & Nigel

After being kissed so much from the jiejie aunties (ok lar.. I kissed him the most.. =p Or maybe I am the only on who kept on kissing him…) , Eelynn said to Nigel, “Aihyoo, poor Nigel.. Later mama go home and wash ur face with dettol to kill the germs ya… if not.. later will have pimples!!”

-_-“”

Well I dunn care… At least I kissed him already… hohooohoo.. that is all that matters..

Ok till next time we meet – be it in Sg or HK… or maybe in Sydney…?? =)

Nigel Eelynn Simon





Short catch up

25 07 2008

20th July 2008

Alicia is back in town.. and we met up for a short while.. We had early dinner at Ding Tai Fung, Paragon Centre. Not bad the foodie..  the dumplings… and we also tried yam dumpling for desserts.. Nice… *yummy*

Dinner gathering at Ding Tai Fung

Dinner gathering at Ding Tai Fung

And of course, later on, we went for shopping spree… and of coz, she ‘attacked’ those shoes shops… hahaa  Trully, shoes in Singapore are much more cheaper and have more variety in designs… Think she bought 3-4 shoes?? heheee
 
Happy Alicia with her shopping accomplishments.. She also bought dresses .. simple, casual and elegant…  Niceeee….. (that was in the paper bag below..)  She was also trying out the shoes below.. Very nice, she loved it and so.. she bought it too…
Alicia and her shoe accomplishments

Alicia and her shoe accomplishments





Crystabelle KTV

5 05 2008

1st May 2008

Yes .. it was Labour’s Day.. but also the time for us girls to practise our singing at Crystabelle KTV Lounge. It is located at No.3, Teo Hong Road. Alight at Outram MRT, exit at exit H, turn right and you will see it.. located at one side…

It is juskawaime‘s first time there and our impression of their service, song-selection, place and price-package are quite good… U can try it.. Call 62247466

What I was delighted to see are the different themes of the rooms.. And our room happened to be the “SUPER HEROS” theme!! haahaa Yes.. we have Spiderman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Hulk, The Flash,  Batman… interesting huh? =)

Other rooms are the cartoons characters, dragonball…etc But I think our room is the best! =D

Full attendance of 2S2C JC girls (except for Eelynn, Huihua and Frances)

girls pic