Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
See ~ I found this very small octopus kia in our cold dish at the DnD. I dug and managed to find another one but "giantic" in size octopus.
See the difference in their size!
They looked almost the same in all areas except for the size. I wondered how it feels to be the smaller one for a change.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
A lady occupied a doubleseat in the usual sardine-packed feeder bus. She looked quite beautiful in my opnion with jet black long hair, fair skin, nice make-up with long sleeves white shirt and black pants. Because she was carrying quite a few things with her, thus just conveniently took the other seat to put her laptop bag and stuff.
Up come an old auntie (about 60 plus years old) with her maid. The auntie although can walk, but have weak legs. I saw her maid holding her hands while she boarded the bus. As the bus was quite packed and there are no seats available except the one next the lady. I was standing next to them, thus heard their conversation.
The old auntie approached her and asked politely in Mandarin:" Excuse me Xiao Jie, Can I have the seat inside?"
To my horror, that beautiful lady give the old auntie a hard stare and answered very rudely and loud:" WHERE AM I GOING TO PUT MY THINGS THEN?!!!"
I couldn't believed my ears at all and began to stare at her. The old auntie was a bit taken back by her rude reply but still smilely explained to her:" Xiao Jie, there are no other seats, please. Otherwise I will take them..."
The lady didn't really budge after hearing the plea from the old auntie. I could not take her rude behaviour anymore and commented:" Seats are meant for people lor ~!!!" and gave her a hard cold stare.
The lady throw me a dirty look but then embarrassly proceed to move her things away from the other seat for the aunty. I swear from her look, I could almost hear her cursing "Big Fat Pig"at me in her head... Throughout the journey, I looked normal occassionally looked her way lest she might thought I am afraid of her. And she of course looked gumpy and kept throwing dirty looks at me. As if I care... Honestly, I am prepared to quarrel with her if she dare answer back. I have never met such rude person before especially a lady somemore.
Don't know why, after hearing her rude remarks, she no longer looked beautiful, in fact she looked hideous !!! Funny remark. I also don't know where she can put her things.
All of us paid for the bus fare, thus we have the same rights to occupy a seat. Bus seats are meant for people and especially for people who needs them. Have you been too busy and concerned about other things like maybe your looks and money that you didn't know you should give up our seats for pregnant women and old people? Well, then again, it might be your first time on a feeder bus, so usually this is what polite people will do.
If you think you are carrying too many stuff and needed space for them, take a taxi. By the looks of your Fujitsu laptop and shopping bags, I definately think you can afford it. Don't come and squeeze with us on the already very crowded feeder bus.
With that, we thank you very much and hope not to see you again !!! :P
ps: So much for the good looks... But too bad got an ugly heart. Tsk Tsk...
Saturday, January 19, 2008
The MC - Desmond Lin aka jerk think that it is funny to host the night in a heavily-accented American English which irritated a lot of us right from the start. The crowd responsed coldly to his call and was never warm up. The show was boring and the jokes were bad. We had to entertain ourselves by poking fun at his badly accented English. But that not all...
I assume the organising committee would have gone through the programme with the event company and thus could not understand why they would allow games which undermine women and lewd jokes to be in the show. The committee should know that most of us are conservative sort and would never have appreciate such jokes. How can they allow the horsing game which I think really just want to make fun of women in a very rude way... Not only that, the jerk MC actually "sexual harassed" one of older female colleague by saying that she is akin to Europe - "very developed in all areas" already... I was so pissed off by the way he conducted the game that I had to go toilet to cool down halfway through.
Then the ultimate blow came at the last game. Instead of giving the first and second prizes directly to the winners, the event company and organising committee seems to think that it is fun to keep the potential winner in suspense. They wanted the two potential winners to fight for the prizes. How? By guessing the total weight of the participants, but he had done so in a very malicious way. That jerk went around to select participants to go on stage without informing them what he is going to do with them. He actually came to me first and asked me to go up as one of the participants. As I was still angry with the way he treated the other female colleagues in the earlier games, thus I rejected his request. But he didn't give up and go away, even dare to ask for my name and commented that I was so fierce. Unfortunately, he went away and look for another of my colleague who sportingly agree to do so.
Our table had a shock when he announced that the potential winners had to guess the weight of the participants and he even brought in a weighing machine to weigh every one of the participants ! I immediately understand why he had chosen me because I was very very big size. I was so scare and chills were sent down my spine, I was almost exploited by him to be the butt of the joke. Worse, my poor slightly big size colleague is still on stage going to be exploited by him now. She was panicking... What an evil man! Obviously, the situation is getting tense and ulgy, but none of the organising committee stepped up to stop the show.
I wondered if my colleague did not swear when she was off stage, will the organising committee realised that something is wrong? I mean the chairman was still smiley and all while the game was going on... How can they, all highly educated people be so insensitive? I really feel sorry that this had to happen to her and I don't think anyone of us should deserve this... It pains me and heart wrenching to see her crying so hard at the lobby after the show. I can totally understand what she is going through. It also gives me shudders to think that I was suppose to be that person to be laugh at. Since when is big people's weight is funny and laughable? I wondered why those idiots can laugh with them...
Sad... Mood dampened, Ego Bruised, Self-Confident Shattered, Heart Broken. After all that we have done, educated, look presentable and even with a proper job, people still looked at us as jokes and we are still discrimated because of our body size. Actually, if we have a choice, don't you think we want to be normal? But we can't. Some of us are just born with the fat gene, weight just pound on us even when we eat normal. For us, nothing comes easy as we got to fight the sterotypes images that people had of us.
We didn't ask for much and only wanted respect as how you would treat a normal person. But I guess Singaporeans are not matured enough to do so yet. If so, then leave us alone. We would be thankful for that.
Big Girl, don't cry anymore. What goes around will comes around... Btw, before I forgot, SCREW the Scale , the Jerk and Organising Committee !!!
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
If you have not heard of it, Bill Gates is retiring from Microsoft. I heard from news that he quit his day job, so that he can concentrate more on the charity work he founded. He has donated most of his fortune to charity!
Of course, someone of his status and creativity cannot just have an ordinary speech, so his farewell speech is in form of a video. Not just any video, but quite an entertaining one. He "acted" as himself seeking employment from his famous friends like Hillary Clinton, Obama, U2, Al Gore, George Clooney etc. It is quite hilarious watching him struggle to proof to them that he can do their work. I don’t think that really him, but he trying to be humourous.
Now, I really like Bill Gates. Humourous people are charming. Hee hee. :)
No, I am not talking about the sequel of the movie “American werewolf in Paris”, but another expat decided to bring in their hometown food to Singapore’s hawker centre. This time round, he is an American and botak (bald in Malay)!
True to his blood, the food he served is very American I think - the portion are huge ~! I have read about his stall on newspaper before and he has also appeared on TV too. I reckon his food should be quite nice since there are so many reviews, so off I went to bring my mum and brother along to try them out.
Three of us ordered:
Their price is still relatively reasonable and the portion is huge, but the food we ordered is not within my expectation. I should say it is really an acquired taste. Not sure if their food is really that authentic, if it really is, I worry for the Americans. Their food is so fatty and salty. Is like they been too generous with everything, portion, meats, veges, the fats, the cream and even the salt…
The Caesar salad is ok, but I find them a tad too creamy and too salty. I can’t really taste the cheese in their dressing.
Their Cajun chicken breast is not really as tender and juicy as they claim to be. I find it dry. I don't know, but American seem to like that kind of texture. They considered it to be tender and juicy. For example, Carl Junior also served similar texture Chicken Breast and said that they are tender and juicy which is not really so. They must really try our Hainanese Chicken to know what is tender and juicy chicken meat. Anyway, the spices, cheese and cajun sauce combination make the chicken breast meat a bit too salty for my liking.
Their fries although sprinkled with special concocted spices didn’t really have much flavour. Don’t get me wrong, not that it is not salty enough, but somehow they didn’t really have potato flavour. Maybe it is because they are served cold. The only thing that is “really good” (not that we have a lot of choices) is their coleslaw which is light and just nice.
However, the ultimate disappoint is their turkey sausage. I must ask if their turkey sausage is manufactured in Dead Sea or something. It is so salty that I don’t think it is safe for human consumption. (Worried that my brother might have kidney problem after that…)
Didn’t really taste the BBQ chicken wings as I was too full and tongue too numb from all the salty food to taste anything else. In fact, I didn’t manage to find my grilled chicken. I had to "da bao" them back for my other brothers.
I have to say their service is actually quite good, but given all that fats and salt content in their food, I don’t think I will be back again.
Verdict: Beh Jiak - Cannot be eaten in Hokkien. (New Hokkien rating system – Table coming soon) I am rating them based on what we ordered. I find all of their dishes too salty for my liking.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
I was just telling my insurance agent proudly that I have not been sick since some time ago. Then suddenly the next day - Sick. God must have thought that I am reminding him about it...
Sore throat. Flu. Inflammation. Fever.
Drank two bottles of Liang Teh liao, but temperature still soaring. Going from 37.1 to 37.7 degree . Think I am going to see a doctor later.
Fever usually can get one day MC, but that someone I know can get more days woh... But shucks, am sick on the wrong day. Probably get one day nia cause tomorrow Friday and weekend coming. Still thought of negotiating for more MC days. (:P)
Bo cai... Sniff... Sniff...
Hai, I should be so lucky too...
Friday, January 4, 2008
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Resolution for 2008
Losing weight has always been my top priority. It is not an easy task especially when I got a lot of weight to lose. Anyway, somehow, somewhat it didn't work. This year, think I will do something new - I want to become healthier !
I will be a vegetarian on Mondays (to detox) and also make sure that I will go to the gym for at least twice a week. I will try to eat less too.
Save up. Things are becoming more and more expensive. I might have a stable income now, but it is not as much when compared to most of my peers. In my friends' words, I have choosen stability over higher returns. Now that I am older, I have to be responsible to myself and my family. Am worried that if anything happens to my job or me, I might not have enough savings to tide my family or myself over. So, I guess I have to manage my finances seriously from now.
Not that I am mentally unsound or something, but in a way, I feel that I have been depriveing myself of happiness. I tend to worry a lot over small, meaningless matters, so in the coming new year, I want to be happier~!
Think less, Appreciate more !
Hmm... What else do I want to achieve this year?
Ps: My computer is down, so I might not be able to write for some time. :) Anyway, Happy New Year everyone ~!