Caught the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles the previous Thurs (07/08) with Mr Toh at Nex.
Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil and her cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan
It was a big part of my childhood and I was really looking forward to this movie. I really hated the way they animated the turtles though, they looked kinda creepy. But the movie was awesome! Really really funny and kick ass! I’m not a big fan of Megan Fox though. But I thought she was ok in the movie. Lots of funny moments and very entertaining. Go watch it if you haven’t!
It was the 15th day of the lunar 7th month last Sunday (10/08) so we had to pray at home.
Went to Damai on Sat to buy roast meat, chicken and duck but they didn’t have a whole duck left so I placed my order to collect them tomorrow morning. The guy serving me said they open at 7am so I said I’ll come collect at 8am. He said OK.
I went home feeling quite happy. Went to find Mr Toh at night to buy fruits, flowers and other food stuff. Mr Toh and me stayed up till quite late to prepare for tomorrow’s food.
I woke up early at 7am plus to start the soup. Rushed out at 8am plus to collect the roast items BUT when I reached the stall, the guy there said his colleague did not mention anything about my order and some items were still not ready yet. I was SUPER pissed. Told him we had to work after praying so I need the items now. He was very apologetic but nothing he can do…the earliest he told me the items will be ready was 9am. Half an hour more to go but I went home first to continue my prep for the other items. Woke Mr Toh up and got him to help me collect the items. He said when he got there, the guy serving me yesterday claimed that he did not ask me to come at 8am, he claimed he told me to come at 9am plus. Seriously, wtf man. Mr Toh asked him to confirm on the time again and he was stuttering. Mr Toh told him not to say anything more and left. Thanks for standing up for me.
We finished the stuff a little behind schedule and Mr Toh ended up being late for work. Zzz. Stupid idiotic stall. I’ll NEVER buy anything from them again!
Tuesday, I headed to Tampines after work to buy a gift for XM & Nelly’s baby girl then headed to Aloha Loyang for their baby shower. Mr Toh came after work and we stayed till 12am plus before cabbing home with WS & HM.
Wednesday was my Datsumo Labo appointment. After the appointment, Daphne and I went for dinner. It was crowded everywhere so we ended up at Bangkok Jam where there was no queue. After my food came, I know why there were no queue…the food sucks.
Met Mr Toh at Nex on Thurs (14/08) after his driving lesson and we caught The Expendables 3.
Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables — but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet.
Hmmmmmm, I thought some parts of the movie was really slow…and really unbelievable. Also cannot believe how old Harrison Ford is now. There’s also A LOT of people acting in the movie this time round, even more than part 2, I think. I really really like the addition of Antonio Banderas, he was HILARIOUS. His character was a hoot!
I’m also really easy to please so I was glad that there was a happy ending and a big reunion at the end. Heh.
On Saturday, we went to Grandpa’s house, then Gugu’s shop then headed to Dad’s amulet shop at Chinatown to see see look look. Aunt treated us to dessert! Then we went to China Square to walk walk and waited for Dad to come fetch us to Bugis+ for dinner and movie! Aunt and Dad went to watch The Expendables 3 while Mr Toh wanted to watch Sex Tape.
When Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) first got together, their romantic connection was intense – but ten years and two kids later, the flame of their love needs a spark. To kick things up a notch, they decide – why not? – to make a video of themselves trying out every position in The Joy of Sex in one marathon three-hour session. It seems like a great idea – until they discover that their most private video is no longer private. With their reputations on the line, they know they’re just one click away from being laid bare to the world… but as their race to reclaim their video leads to a night they’ll never forget, they’ll find that their video will expose even more than they bargained for.
I loved the 2 leads! Thought that they were great in the show! Both looking really hot and were the comedic geniuses of the movie.
The show was really quite funny but some scenes were absolutely ridiculous, exaggerated and stupid. Not exactly worth it to catch in the cinema though.
Feeling under the weather these past few days….gonna spam the lozenges and water. Speedy recovery to me pls! Thanks.
Mr Toh asked me to take leave last Friday as he was off from Thurs to Sat and wanted me to accompany him. =) He decided to go to Batam! It was my first time there. After doing a bit of research, we decided to keep it simple and only go to Nagoya Hills Shopping Mall to walk walk see see.
Waiting for the LRT~
Bought tickets to Harbour Bay from Prima Ferries. The tickets were really expensive, $48 each for 2 way. Batam Fast has cheaper tickets but only 4 timings to Harbour Bay everyday and we had already missed the early timings. So we had no choice.
Went for lunch while waiting for the ferry. Tried out this new place, Chef’s Noodles at Harbourfront centre that serves Korean fusion noodles. Hmmmmmm, the food was so-so…though I suspected they served me beef noodles when I ordered pork noodles.
Ended up only eating the noodles and not even finishing it cause it was too dry. Mr Toh was very sweet to leave half his noodles for me. His noodles came with a lot of sauce so it tasted better than mine. But we’re not likely to return again.
The ferry was ok, quite big with 2 levels and clean. It wasn’t very crowded at that timing. The journey took 1 hour and we napped on the boat.
Customs clearance was quite fast too. The customs officer was the nicest I’ve ever met and even engaged in small talk! Good on you Batam. =D
We walked out and was approached by a taxi driver. There was a price chart and I saw that a cab ride to Nagoya was Rp45,000. After confirming the price with him, we got in his car. We asked him if he knew where to exchange for the return ferry tickets and he drove us over, it’s actually very near but because it was drizzling, we really appreciated his help. So, when we reached our destination, Mr Toh paid him Rp50,000 and told him to keep the change. He seemed quite paiseh but yet happy. I love cab drivers like him! Not those that expects us to pay him more.
When we walked into the shopping mall, we were kinda disappointed…..because the stuff they sell wasn’t really to our liking. We then decided to walk around the outside shops. Saw a good deal for massage and the place seems really clean and professional from the outside. Decided to come back later. We then bought baby milk bottles from a shop selling baby & kids stuff for XM’s baby who’s due in Oct. The boss was very nice and asked his staff to give us a small brush for washing the teat. Usually, it was given only when you buy 2 bottles. We really liked the people at Batam. They were really quite nice and helpful. Take this taxi uncle we saw at the harbour when we were going home. He approached us for business but we declined as we were searching for the entrance to the ferry terminal and when he saw that we looked kinda lost, he pointed us in the right direction.
We were also looking for a tablet for Dad and we happened to see 1 that fits the specification Mr Toh was looking for. 8 inch screen with 3G and Wifi + a 16GB memory card at Rp2,137,500 which works out to about S$250. It’s also light enough. Good deal because you just try looking for an 8 inch tablet with 3G for that price in Singapore. Also bought a very cute Hello Kitty bowl for Jiaxi. So happy with our buys!
We had A&W for our late lunch but………it wasn’t nice leh. The root beer had a weird taste and the waffles wasn’t as nice as what we expected. Disappointing. The A&W at Bangkok was much better.
Walked around more to digest our food before going for our massage.
The place where we were lured by the cheap promotion price of Rp150,000 for 2 hours!
Can choose combi of 2 hrs tui na massage or 1.5hrs tui na massage + 0.5hrs of aroma body scrub or other combis of Bali massage. Works out to around $37 for the 2 of us, really worth it! We get to choose what aroma oil we prefer too.
Massage was ok, not as relaxing as I thought it’d be, but I’d never done tui na massage before so didn’t know what to expect actually. After the massage, she applied the oil. I was like, “Eh? Now then put the oil?” I thought usually it’d be applied during the massage. Scrub was weird…she wanted to scrub my boobs as well but I told her no, she laughed a little and asked if I was paiseh. I told her yes, lol. After that, we get to shower! Luckily, because, if not, it’d be so yucky.
After that, we went back to the shopping centre to buy kueh lapis! Mr Toh tested a few and we bought the one that tasted the best to him. It’s a very small stall right at the travellators to the 2nd level. It was pretty good, such that they only had a small original and some big prune ones left. Bought 1 big prune (Rp117,000) and 1 small original (Rp90,000) to share.
Headed to Dad’s place after that to distribute the gifts and the kueh lapis then headed home. It was pretty fun for my 1st time there. Next time, we’ll be more adventurous and try out other places. =)
Went with Mr Toh to Maxwell for food after seeing the physician. Bought my favourite sweet potato balls! But I felt it wasn’t that nice now though.
Neck’s feeling kinda better now but Mr Toh’s thumb still hurts. Think we’ll try another physician at Bedok Reservoir.
Tried out the Thai Charcoal BBQ at Simon Road and was quite disappointed..the meats were in tiny pieces and the damn grill was so small. T_T Mr Toh’s hand was cramping by the end of the meal. Next time we shall go try Mookata instead.
We spent $53 for a set meal for 2 pax and 2 drinks. Not worth it.
After praying for 7th month, Mr Toh, Mummy, Huiyi and I went for dim sum supper! 126 again!
Mr Toh was off on Mon (28/07)! Yay!
Went to my sister-in-law’s place for Hari Raya~ After we left, we headed to Best Denki Bishan to check out vacuum cleaners. Time to change a new one as the hand-me-down we got from Dad was very old and having some problems already.
While browsing, Mr Toh saw this robot vacuum from Samsung but it didn’t really catch our eye.
Then he saw this new one from LG. Costs $1099. O.O And he was asking me if I wanted it. He was thinking of buying it for me to lighten my household chores load. =) Super sweet of him.
After we came back, Mr Toh changed the light in our room.
New room light.
Bought from Elias Mall for $70+ I think. Has a purple rim and 3 lighting modes. Quite cool.
Then we played around with our new toy. Hehe.
He says this is my new maid.
Been 4 days now. Besides getting stuck at the cables in our study room, it works well! We set the timer for 2pm and it will vacuum the whole house everyday for an hour plus and go ‘home’ itself after that. Haha! Super cute.
Met Mr Toh at Nex yesterday (31/7) after his driving lesson and my work.
Bought tickets for Guardians of the Galaxy and had something to eat at Ichiban while waiting.
After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill, a half human/half alien is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team known as the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ to save the world.
I have never heard of the Guardians of the Galaxy before but I really enjoyed this movie! I thought that Chris Pratt was great for this role, so funny when he sings and dances. I can’t remember where I’ve seen him before though. I loved all the characters though, especially Groot! He’s awesome. Really funny dialogue and very nice effects too.
Caught Hercules too the previous week.
Fourteen hundred years BCE, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labours and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and presence of death. These men and women never question where they go to fight or why or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen when they must train an army to become as ruthless and blood thirsty as their reputation has become.
Eh…………..I thought it was very meh. Even though I really like Dwayne Johnson / The Rock as a person. Maybe our expectations were too high? But I just didn’t like how the movie portrayed Hercules as a mercenary instead of the superhuman demi god that he is. What a waste.
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.