……and jubilation in the time of parturition!
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Love in the time of cholera, panic in the time of SARS, apprehension in the time of H7N9……
When I was younger I loved getting window seats in airplanes so that I could look out whenever I wanted and enjoy the scenery. Now that I am older, I prefer aisle seats so that I can get in and get out easily. :)
However one thing hasn’t changed – my love for airplane food. As long as it is not too inedible, I’ll finish everything! ;)
Oh and I’m leaving for Vietnam tomorrow morning for work. Will be back on Sunday evening! :D
Lunch, with colleague GE, at Drips Cafe once again!
I had a Virginia ham (ham made in Virginia?) sandwich which was healthy tasting and delicious, just like Drips’ other sandwiches.
Recently edited an article about Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), or Doctors Without Borders. Was reading up about them on Wikipedia when I realized that their ‘Without Borders’ tag has actually spawned a whole non-governmental organization (NGO) naming convention. Look at the sheer number of NGOs Without Borders. Though, to be honest, I’ve only ever heard of MSF! :P
I had just left the office for lunch today when I bumped into our new temporary receptionist, HZ, who just graduated from Victoria Junior College last year and is waiting to enter national service.
He suddenly asked me, ‘How old are you?’
I replied, ‘You guess!’
‘I’m 26!’ (Well, almost, anyway.)
‘Do I really look 19?’
Hahahahahaha YAY!!! :D
Our new membership manager R joined us exactly a week ago and I expect he’ll be very busy very soon! :P
Anyway today our big boss M drove R, MS, DT and me out to lunch at this coffeeshop, which is somewhat near our office but difficult to walk to, located next to Orange Valley Nursing Home. M said that there is a stall in the coffeeshop which sells really nice roasted meats.
So I bought some char siew from the stall, called Yee Kee Specialist Roasted Duck. This portion cost $6, slightly more expensive than an equivalently-sized portion from Tiong Bahru Market.
I had asked for the fattier parts. The meat, marbled with lovely fat, was delicious. The burnt bits added extra crunch and flavour. Quite good! Their soup is pretty interesting too. I found bits of duck and dried orange peel in it.
Yee Kee Specialist Roasted Duck
+65 9697 7083
Does anyone not suffer from Monday blues?
Our office has a tradition of holding staff lunches for one reason or another. In fact, in early 2011, my big boss M treated everyone to Domino’s pizza after I won a bet with him by managing to add at least 200 friends to our company’s newly set up Facebook presence. And colleagues who get promoted also treat the rest of us. Since LL, MS, S, SR, SY and I were promoted at the end of last year, it was our turn to do the treating!
So on Monday, LL drove MS, S and I out to get lunch. Dropped S at Great World City to pick up some dessert, while the rest of us went on to the National University of Singapore (NUS). We had preordered packed lunches from the Middle Eastern stall at the business faculty’s canteen, called Cafe Le Caire. After collecting the food, we went to get S, and returned to the office.
For the packed lunches, everyone got to choose one of four options: tomato chicken, chicken kebab, crispy chicken or mutton, and each lunch came with spiced rice and salad. We also ordered some flatbread and yogurt and hummus dips.
Half day for everyone in the office today, yay!!! :D
Back to work today…… >.<
Half day for everyone at work today!
Last day for colleague Daphne, who’s going to study nursing! Will miss her……
My company had our annual Christmas lunch in the office yesterday! The staff from the two neighbouring associations and a few of the doctors in our council came over to join in our festivities!
Alas, I found the food from the buffet to be wanting. The turkey was hard and overcooked, and the log cake was soft and melting. The seafood was average. So I filled myself with cream puffs and eclairs (above) instead. Shouldn’t complain but last year’s was much better!
After we had eaten our fill, the guests had left and the presents had been exchanged, the bosses gave a short talk on what we achieved this year and what we could expect in the next. And they announced that six people had been promoted…… and one was yours truly! Had absolutely no idea about it, so it really came as a pleasant surprise! :)