Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Happy Birthday Kum Hon!

Happy Birthday to you..
Haaappy Birthday to youuuu..
Haaaaappy Birrrrthday to Kum Hoooonnn..
Haaaappy Birthday tooooo youuuuuuu....

Welcome to Club ThreeOh!

Monday, November 26, 2007

My first Vietnamese lesson

I just had my first Vietnamese lesson online (www.vietcourses.com)

The verdict:
I need help practising. The structure, the grammar, the pronounciation... It's like learning to read all over again!

Anyone keen to pick up a new language?

Saturday, November 24, 2007

It's Official!

The cat's out of the bag, at last!
They made the official announcement of my secondment to Vietnam come January.
Following the announcement, plenty of advises came pouring in.

"Watch out for the Vietnam Rose.."
"Bring a motorcycle helmet.."
"Go try this food.."
"Marry a viet-lass eh.."

I mean, thank you. I appreciate the kindness, and the sharing.
Hey, I'm only going for 2 years.
I'm coming back.
I want to come back eventually.

Nonetheless, my sincere gratitude goes to all, and the kind words.
I'll deliver my best. And I'll be back.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Play a game, and help battle World Hunger

Please visit the weblink on FreeRice in the sidebar.

No registration is required.
All you need to do is to select the correct meaning of the word given.
For every correct answer, 10 grains of rice is donated to the United Nations World Food Program.

Help end world hunger today.
Best part, you need not sacrifice your daily meal, or money for it.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Family Do @ Cameron

Family Getogether at Cameron.

Me cousins

Master chef at work

" Can we eat yet?"
" We're hungry..."
"Aisyoh... what's taking so long?"

Golden brown

Pork ribs, marinated by dad

Chefs wannabe, after being evicted for BBQing on the balcony

"Can I have one?"


Birthday girls
The punishment
That's me

Too tired after the walk
"Like my sexy pose?"
" Now this is what I call cruising"
" Phew, on the way home at last"
Without a doubt, JD enjoyed the trip the most!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Happy Birthday Hsin Yee!

To Hsin Yee,

Happy Birthday!
Many Happy Returns!
May Your Happy Wishes Come True!

And most importantly, Welcome to Club ThreeOh!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The Participants of the sumptuous dinner

Dad, Bo Le, Ah Bo, Mum

Nyam nyam, says Mum

Birthday boy

Ah Bo, Mum's cousin sister

Bo Le, Husband to mum's cousin sister

Cheng, 'I've had 2 glasses, another wouldn't hurt...'

Jo, Mmmmmm.....

The culprit fish that made our lips itch

Me, caught on pic trying to swallow the chinese tea..

Celebrate post-birthday @ Ah Yat Abalone Forum Restaurant

Father's 60th Birthday dinner, celebrated at Ah Yat Abalone Forum Restaurant, Section 14.

The Package, for 7

Our greeting at the table

Ah Yat

The braised Shark's Fin and dried seafood

Roasted suckling pig (Doesn't look like one)

Sliced bread to wrap the skin

What's left of the meat, after we're done with the skin

Signature dish - Steamed abalone with fish maw

The abalone (Made to look big)

Japanese sea cucumber with bamboo shoot

French Turbot Fish (made my lips itch after chewing on the fins)

Roasted duck

Fried rice wrapped in lotus leaf (the best I've tasted)

Vegetable dumpling

Made of chopped mushrooms, carrot, onions

Honey Dew sago for dessert

Food washed down with this (subtle fruity taste)

And this (musky wood scent, not to my liking)