Met Zhiqi for brunch on Sunday, 10 April. We wanted to try Food For Thought in Queen Street, but when we got there, it was completely filled. They said the wait would probably be around an hour, so we walked down the street and popped into TCC at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts instead.
Archive for July, 2011
On Friday, colleague N and I decided to go window shop at Marina Bay Sands (MBS). Prior to that day, I hadn’t been there before, nor have I ever visited Resorts World Sentosa. Yes, mountain turtle I am.
Shortly after I started my working life in December 2010, I set myself these admittedly lofty goals:
10k by 24
100k by 25
1000k by 26
(These figures do not take into account my Central Provident Fund monies.)
I’m glad to announce that this month, I turned 25, and also achieved the first goal, 10k by 24!
Now for the next one!!!
Attended Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School’s Inaugural Graduation Celebration and Hooding Ceremony two months ago, on 28 May. This pre-graduation celebration was certainly a milestone since it marked the graduation of their pioneer batch. The event was held at the College of Medicine Building, next to the Duke-NUS campus and just up the hill from my office.
Every time I see a sign, an email or whatever, which says, ‘Kindly xxx……’, I can’t help but feel amused.
Read a version of this article in the Straits Times today:
Sauce of inspiration:
Ketchup goes artisanal
There’s a seasonal shift going on in the condiment firmament. Ketchup, the big red staple of American pantries, is catching up with the cool crowd as chefs and food entrepreneurs seek new inspiration.
Somehow, the conversation turned to which zhi char dishes best represented the three of us. Apparently, I’m sweet and sour pork, Kanghao is yam ring and Ahgong is claypot rice (which is, in my honest opinion, not really a zhi char dish :P).
And the reasons for choosing these food metaphors?
Our office organizes a small birthday celebration every month, and today we held the celebration for those born in July – L, MS and me! It was actually a pre-birthday celebration for L and MS, but post-birthday one for me, since my bithday was actually three days ago.
Our HR, GE, had previously asked us what cake we wanted. MS said she doesn’t eat coffee cakes, L was said anything, so I did a bit of research and suggested getting the Flourless Chocolate Cake (since everyone likes chocolate!) from Coffee Bean.
After my birthday brunch, HL, Amanda and I walked over to Raffles City. We went around the basement, checking out the various bakeries, as I wanted to get a birthday cake.
In the end, I settled on the chocolate rum and cherry cake from Awfully Chocolate. Got the girl serving me to ice a special message on the cake. ;)
Later that evening, after a dinner of homemade steamed crab, I cut my cake!!!
Why rail track removal must start on Monday
WE THANK Mr Rodney Tan (“Don’t be in a hurry to dismantle rail tracks”; Tuesday) for his letter on the former railway land.
As agreed with Malaysia, Singapore has to disassemble and remove the railway tracks and ancillary structures and hand them over to Malaysia by Dec 31.
Yesterday I was 23 and today I begin my 25th revolution around the sun. :)
My designer CX said that they had an extra ticket for the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 preview on Wednesday night, but she couldn’t make it, so would I like to go instead? I said yes, and MRTed down to Lido to meet her colleague JW.