The sky on 19/07.
“Weather was so sunny and hot when I woke up but look at the sky now! 我的laundry怎么办！#woesofaweekendhousewife Ah, fuvk it lah, I’m going back to sleep. #perksofaweekendhousewife └(^o^)┘”
The sky turned dark very fast! Luckily it did not rain. If not, my laundry confirm won’t dry in time.
Been having supper almost every night for the past week with Mr Toh. O.O Really is fat die me. T_T The poor dear needs sustenance to get him through 11 working days with no day off. He’s finally having 2 days off today & tomorrow! Hurray!
We managed to visit Lola’s on 19/07 again, short waiting time, 10 mins only! However, they weren’t serving mains anymore at that late timing so we had their appetisers only.
When we were finishing our meal, there was a sudden blackout. We couldn’t even pay our bill as their system was down. Some guests started singing a Happy Birthday song. LOL.
End up the staff had to ask us what we ordered and tally up the amount manually and we could only pay by cash. Luckily we had enough $ on us~ The staff were very apologetic though.
What we had for supper on 22/07. Wanted to eat 126 but it was closed! Dim gai!
Never mind lah, the cab uncle recommended us Swee Choon but they are closed too.
Never mind, Mr Toh thought of scissors cut curry rice!! Looks damn gross but damn nice.
Love the fried prawns, egg and the awesome sauces!! I thought the pork wasn’t very nice though, too tough, not melty enough.
I knew Mr Toh will want to eat supper again yesterday (23/7) as he is off today (24/7), so I suggested him Swee Choon! Been hearing lots of good things about it but we have never tried it before.
Cabbed over to pick up Mr Toh and was lucky to meet a really friendly and chatty cab driver!
Hmmm, first impression at Swee Choon was that they were quite efficient. Before we even stepped into their restaurant, the guy at the door had already arranged a table for us and told us the table number.
But their food came out sporadically. Some items came out very fast and some took quite long.
Mr Toh was hungry so he ordered a glutinous chicken rice and 炸酱面!
But……..the 炸酱面 wasn’t nice at all. Noodles were overcooked and the sauce wasn’t very nice.
He fed me a mouthful of the glutinous rice and I liked it! Very smooth. But he said that’s only because he picked the nicer inner part of the rice. The outside was dry & hard. T_T Think it wasn’t cooked evenly.
Beancurd roll in oyster sauce, pork ribs and prawn dumpling~ With the execption of the prawn dumpling, the other 2 items are delicious! Prawn dumpling was very average although the prawns were fresh. I liked the beancurd roll so much that I ordered a 2nd plate. YUM.
Overall, we felt that the place really disappointed us. Maybe we had too high expectations but we felt Swee Choon was grossly over rated. We still prefer 126 as they have much more variety and their fried items are damn yummy! Not forgetting the awesome chili sauce too!
126 Pau Tim Sum 搵到食
1086 Serangoon Road
Neck’s been hurting like a bitch again so am leaving work earlier today to go down to Lee Thim Kay Medical Hall again, this time with Mr Toh. His thumb’s been hurting too. T_T Feeling old.
Gonna ask my boss to replace our office chairs. I always feel so stiff and tired after a day’s work and the chair make it worse.
Caught the ape movie with Mr Toh and his brothers on Friday midnight!
Wasn’t really looking forward to it actually, because I don’t really remember what the past movies were about.
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.
The movie was awesome! Graphics were really great and so real, especially the eyes of the apes!
I loved Caesar’s role the most! Andy Serkis was really amazing. Very entertaining and a few scenes kept me on the edge of my seat, especially when Malcolm ventured in to look for Caesar the 1st time.
Thought it was a pretty good movie. Worth the $$!
Next movie I can’t wait to catch is Guardians of the Galaxy, the trailer looked really funny and I’m not sure what the story is about but seems interesting.
Took a nap yesterday at about 8:30pm, woke up when Mr Toh reached home but was so tired I continued sleeping. =X Woke up again at 1:30am when Mr Toh was in the room and ended up chatting with him asking about his day. Promptly fell asleep again after he went to the study. *oink*
Was having a hard time falling asleep on Tuesday so I asked Mr Toh to tell me a bedtime story.
He readily agreed.
“很久很久以前, 有一只猪在走路. 它走啊,走啊,走啊,走走走走走啊, 突然间, 他跌到……..然后死掉了!”
I was like…….WHAT?! What kind of a lousy story is that! Such a half ass effort! And why must the poor pig die! Really, lousiest story ever!!
And Mr Toh just kept laughing and laughing and laughing till he almost couldn’t breathe. Made me laugh so hard too. LOL. XD
On Sat, I was trying to wake Mr Toh up. Actually, he had already woken up but was lazing on the bed. So I asked him if he wanted to wake up and he shook his head.
Told him “我再给你多一个机会回答＂. =D Was trying to be funny and it worked. Made Mr Toh laugh like mad….hee hee.
Love my Mr Toh. <3 ^^’
Ordered ramen for lunch using foodpanda again~! They were very nice to contact me after my previous post because I had linked to the wrong link and after I rectified it, they gave me $10 voucher! How awesome is that?! Thank you again!
I saw that they had Men-Tei which I had previously ate at their restaurant with Mr Toh and Vivien was a fan so…ramen it is! Delivery was very fast too, it reached in less than an hour. Perhaps because the restaurant was very near our office.
Mr Toh’s been very busy with his shop’s roadshow recently. The physical shop is undergoing renovations, hence they moved the shop out to do a roadshow instead. It sound hectic but the sales aren’t that good.
Went to find him for dinner after his work yesterday because he did not have time to eat.
And I was so ‘lucky’ to meet with LRT problem. T_T But luckily, I can still take the other side to Punggol MRT. Lol~~
Got shocked by Charlene at Heartland Mall when I was waiting for Mr Toh. Such a coincidence to see her! I was still thinking why this lady stand so close to me. Hahahaha~ Headed home after Mr Toh had a satisfying dinner of his favourite mee tai bak at Mee Sek food court.
Because my eyes get so tired after a long day facing the computer, Mr Toh made a pair of lower degree specs for me. =) This one, really is occupation hazard, so concerned about my eyes. Haha.
Cooked dinner for myself on Monday too. Garlic butter mushroom & soy baked salmon. =)
Wanted to add spaghetti too but decided not to at the last min as it seems a bit too much.
Spent the whole of Sunday doing housework~~~ Then headed to Grandpa’s house at night for his birthday. Love these gatherings because the buffet is damn nice. Haha. =X
Mr Toh couldn’t come because he had to work OT to pack up the shop before they close for renovation. *sayang*
Saturday was our pak tor day because Mr Toh had an off day! YAY!! <3
We headed out to Tampines for lunch. Decided to have Suki-Ya.
Worst decision ever. The Tonyu Miso soup base was nice but their variety was very limited and the meat was not fresh. T_T
On a side note, saw that Boston Seafood is opening next to Suki-Ya this Friday, next time I will patronise them to try their lobster roll!
Cabbed over to Elias Mall to buy LED light for our room. Stupid Philips LED lights spoilt after only half a year when the salesperson told us it could last for years. ZZZ. Not going back to Balestier to buy lights again.
After buying the light, we had a drink at the coffeeshop and rested for awhile before heading home to keep the light and to rest for a while.
Headed to Plaza Singapura to buy the Samsung S5 for Dad first, then we headed to UE Square for dinner.
Mr Toh was craving for Jap BBQ, specifically Gyu-Kaku. Of course I wasn’t going to say no!
We had no reservations so I was afraid we’d have to wait a long while. But we were lucky, no queue and space available!
Headed to Dad’s home after that to pass him the phone and Mr Toh was helping him transfer his data. We were there till 1am plus. I was a walking zombie after that…lol.
World Cup fever has somewhat died down for me because lesser matches are being played now. =X But am still glad Brazil and Netherlands were in the semi-finals.
Was raining heavily today morning when I reached Harbourfront. The thunder sounded so scary too, this long ass deep rumble that lasted for almost 40 seconds. O.O
Finished my breakfast in the office and suddenly remembered that I had not yet checked the results for this morning’s match between Brazil and Germany.
What I saw shocked me. I could not believe my eyes. Was it a publishing error? Was it a cruel joke?
But, no, what I saw was correct.
Germany 7 – Brazil 1.
Their worst defeat in their many years of footballing history.
Seriously?! Are you freaking kidding me?! Watched the highlights and the Brazilian defenders just looked like they wanna go home or be anywhere else but there. Kelong or what?! It’s a freaking joke. I know they’re down without Neymar but he’s not god, this shouldn’t be the result! Saw an article saying that they were missing the defensive stability of Silva too.
Are the rest of the Brazil team so lousy? Actually…..judging from what I saw when I watched Brazil vs Chile, they do not seem to be on top form and perhaps deserved this result.
I just read this article and thought maybe it’s not so bad that Brazil lost. I mean, it’s just a football game, but even if they win, nothing will be gained by their people.
So why root for a Brazilian loss? Because if they win, the cries of the poor and desperate in Brazil will be drowned out by the cheers of the soccer-crazed fans who could actually afford to get inside the stadium. If they lose, the silence of defeat might give those cries a chance to be heard across the country and the world.
It’s a good read.
Netherland’s game is tonight, against Argentina. I’m hoping for a Netherlands win and ultimately, a World Cup win for them. They’ve done well so far and it could be their year!
Had an awesome lunch last Friday! Colleague ordered Nihon Mura via Foodpanda. First time we are using their service and it was quite good. Delivery was fast, took about an hour and the food was yummy!
Met Mr Toh after work at Gugu’s shop where we had dinner then headed home. While on the way home, I asked Mr Toh if he wanted to watch a movie, he said yes but no movie that he wanted to watch. So I decided on The Fault in Our Stars! Booked the tickets but didn’t tell him what movie. HAHAHA. =P
Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel’s other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.
Hmmmmm. What should I say? I’ve read the book before but didn’t really LOVE love it. I thought it was pretty touching but that’s it.
Mr Toh thought the movie was OK.
I, however, cried like a baby. I thought the movie was very touching and well acted. I don’t really fancy Shailene Woodley as Hazel though. But I LOVED Ansel Elgort as Gus! Just the opposite of the Divergent movie where I preferred Shailene’s casting to Ansel’s. Hahaha. I thought Ansel was really great in this movie, very lovable.
Oooh, I also thought the actor cast as Hazel’s father was really hot. =X
More salmon craving on Sat. Mum went out early, Mr Toh and Sis was at work, so I decided to cook my own lunch. Cooking mojo is back!
Headed to Punggol Plaza to buy salmon and mushrooms for my pasta~~ They didn’t have any white button mushrooms though. I ended up buying these Swiss brown mushrooms that looked similar, and after googling, it seems they’re quite similar.
Decided to cook salmon & mushroom cream pasta.
Start boiling a pot of water and add salt for the spaghetti.
Had to pan fry the salmon in butter first. Goodness….I hated it! Made the whole kitchen floor and wall so oily. T_T
Add spaghetti to the water once it boils.
Shredded the salmon, then added the whipping cream to the mushrooms, let it cook for a few minutes until cream is thicker then add in the salmon. Because I like my pasta spicy, I added 1 small chili chopped.
After a while more, add in the pasta. Stir to mix the whole thing together and dish on your plate.
And the final product! Showed the photo to Mr Toh and he said it looks good. Hee. Really looks good huh?? But portion was so big I couldn’t finish the whole thing. T_T I think my estimation skills still need more work.
Mr Toh bought some cake mixes when we were at Mustafa. Finished my housework after my meal so then I decided to bake a cake!
But while removing the cake from the pan, it broke in half. OH MY GOD. Managed to salvage a big piece that resembles a cake shape, then added dark chocolate frosting but the end product looks damn ugly so no pictures. HAHAHA. Mr Toh said the cake was a bit dry but taste wise was still OK. Not bad lah~
Finished reading Nora Robert’s The Collector over the weekend. Hmm, I liked the story but I realised I don’t like her writing style. Just not appealing to me…
Attended an ex colleague’s wedding at MBS on Sunday~
Wore the new maxi that Huiyi bought for me from Bangkok~
The food was really good and they even hired Kumar for entertainment!
We had a really good time! He was hilarious, occasionally even laughing at his own jokes. LOL.
Wishing the lovely couple happiness forever~~
Was playing Farm Heroes Saga on Facebook when I realised the strawberries reminded me of my nose. =( My nose peppered with blackheads. EEE. Hate it!
Blackheads are the bane of my existence.
I’ve been having this problem for as long as I can remember. The proper skincare regime I’ve been using helps but it doesn’t eliminate the problem and my nose just looks horrible most of the time.
So. I bought the Laneige Blackhead Melting Gel from Qoo! Decided I cannot wait till Oct to shop in the duty free store. Besides, if it’s really effective for me in the next 2 months, I can stock up then! Win-win!
Also bought the Sexylook Strawberry Blackhead Pore Cleanser Set because I’ve run out of nose masks. I cannot help it. I depend heavily on them. I just love the satisfaction of ripping the mask out and seeing all the hated blackheads on it!
Hope this 2 products will be effective. Will update again when I’ve received and tried it!
Went to find Mr Toh after his work on Wed and met up with his friends. At first, I just wanted to have hokkien mee with him but since his friends wanted to meet, we went to 126 for dim sum again! Wee!
After dim sum, they wanted to go to Mustafa as they recently discovered the new wing has an awesome variety of foods. As I had a nap before meeting Mr Toh, I wasn’t that tired so I agreed to.
It turned out to be really fun! We bought so many things and saw so many new stuff that we’ve never seen before in places like NTUC or Cold Storage. Add to the fact that Gerald was driving and we had someone to send us home, so we went crazy there. We shopped until 2am plus and only reached home at 3am. On a weekday night. Can you say crazy?
Luckily I was accompanying Mummy to the NDC the next day so I didn’t need to get up as early as usual.
The guys were saying this would be our monthly hangout, can’t say I’d disagree!
The battery life on the Kindle is amazing. I’ve been charging it on every Sunday so far and it lasts me the whole week! Major major love.
Attending an ex colleague’s wedding on Sunday, have already decided to wear the black off shoulder dress I bought in Bangkok. Heh. I love dolling up for weddings!