Monday, August 30, 2010


Shop 58 Level E
Myer Centre

Fish & Chips
Beer battered fish fillet served on a large serving of chips
The tartare sauce has mustard in it!

Rump Steak, Chips & Salad
Yes you saw correct - its $8.90 every Monday with purchase of a drink.
The steak is pretty good and the chips are super awesome!

You can also get movie meal deals with them
like nachos + chicken wings + tickets etc for a package price
Return Factor: 8/10

After dinner we went to watch PIRANHA 3D at Myer BCC
It was a pretty scary movie for me
despite being absolutely unneccesary to have it in 3D
Ya know? When nothing flies towards you and stuff

The show is kinda like Final Destination
Lots of boobies - yes, countless topless girl scenes
Its kinda like porn + violence + gore + action
What every guy love in a movie!
No particularly famous face, unless you consider Jerry O'Connell one
See trailer here:
My Rating: 8/10

Edwinpong and myself were quite angry
with this Jocelyn Kau imposter


My first collaboration with GECTS (Taiwan Club)
There's a lot I wanna learn from them
Hope this event turns out good

FML.. I blame the lag
I'm actually quite pro at Treant one ok?
Din even get to do my BKB =_="

Here's my favourite song of the week
Sing along with me..

Maroon 5 - Misery

Oh yeah
Oh yeah
So scared of breaking it
But you won't let it bend
And I wrote two hundred letters
I won't ever send
Somehow it is cut so much
Deeper then they seem
You'd rather cover up
I'd rather let them be
So let me be
And I'll set you free

I am in misery
There ain't no other
Who can comfort me
Why won't you answer me?
Your silence is slowly killing me
Girl you really got me bad
You really got me bad
I'm gonna get you back
Gonna get you back

Your salty skin and how
It mixes in with mine
The way it feels to be
Completely intertwined
It's not that I didn't care
It's that I didn't know
It's not what I didn't feel,
It's what I didn't show
So let me be
And I'll set you free

I am in misery
There ain't no other
Who can comfort me
Why won't you answer me?
Your silence is slowly killing me
Girl you really got me bad
You really got me bad
I'm gonna get you back
Gonna get you back

Say your faith is shaken
You may be mistaken
You keep me wide awake and
Waiting for the sun
I'm desperate and confused
So far away from you
I'm getting here
Don't care where I have to go

Why do you do what you do to me, yeah
Why won't you answer me, answer me yeah
Why do you do what you do to me yeah
Why won't you answer me, answer me yeah

I am in misery
There ain't no other
Who can comfort me
Why won't you answer me?
Your silence is slowly killing me
Girl you really got me bad
You really got me bad
I'm gonna get you back
Gonna get you back


Dinner was at HOT WOK CAFE CITY
33-34 Elizabeth Arcade
Brisbane City

They give complimentary soups for every meal ordered

新洲米粉 (Singapore-styled Vermicelli)
Very tasty.. but I think the chef is trying to kill me
cos its VERY VERY spicy
Shiok for the cold weather!

Sze-Chuan styled Chicken with Rice
On the contrary this dish is not spicy at all
Why? Why? Why?

Very value for money
Everything is below $10 each
and have nice seating area with television
However cos the kitchen is VERY near to the dining area
you can hear the chefs cursing and swearing in Cantonese
can be quite vulgar and explicit

Return Factor:

Libby reminds me of Henry Ha
they both like to fold serviette roses everywhere they go
Quite cool.. I can only make serviette balls

Latte and Hot Chocolate
from Starbucks Myer
Actually I stopped drinking
espresso coffee from Starbucks for a long time
ever since they started using Sissy-Verismo
Thats why if you see me at Starbucks
most likely I'm having COD or Hot Chocolate

Please bring back La Marzocco!

Next stop - Unilodge, City

We brought coffee, potato chips, peanuts, assorted nuts etc
and chill at the 4th floor common area

while listening to 啦啦世界 LalaLand
Brisbane's Singaporean Radio Show on Radio 4EB FM98.1
You can tune in or stream live at
every Sunday 10pm (Brisbane) 8pm (Singapore)

Spokesperson for THUMB BRAND peanuts
KING MING and Md. Samsuddin

I wanna share a lovely story
that I often share back in 1996
Many of you probably have read it before..


Written by Laura Jeanne Allen

My Grandfather and Grandmother were married for over half a century, and played their own special game from the time they had met each other. The goal of their game was to write the word "shmily" in a surprise place for the other to find. They took turns leaving "shmily" around the house, and as soon as one of them discovered it, it was their turn to hide it once more.

They dragged "shmily" with their fingers through the sugar and flour containers to await whoever was preparing the next meal. They smeared it in the dew on the windows overlooking the patio where they always had warm, homemade pudding with blue food coloring.

"Shmily" was written in the steam left on the mirror after a hot shower, where it would reappear bath after bath. At one point, my Grandmother even unrolled an entire roll of toilet paper to leave "shmily" on the very last sheet.

There was no end to the places "shmily" would pop up. Little notes with "shmily" scribbled hurriedly were found on dashboards and car seats, or taped to steering wheels. The notes were stuffed inside shoes and left under pillows.

"Shmily" was written in the dust upon the mantel and traced in the ashes of the fireplace. This mysterious word was as much a part of their house as the furniture.

It took me a long time before I was able to fully appreciate my grandparents' game. Skepticism had kept some of them from believing in true love-one that is pure and enduring. However, I never doubted my grandparents' relationship. They had love down pat. It was more than their flirtatious little games; it was a way of life. Their relationship was based on a devotion and passionate affection which not everyone is lucky to experience.

Grandma and Grandpa held hands every chance they could. They stole kisses as they bumped
into each other in their tiny kitchen. They finished each other's sentences and shared the daily crossword puzzle and word jumble.

My Grandmother whispered to one of her friends about how cute my Grandfather was, how handsome and old he had grown to be. She claimed that she really knew "how to pick 'em."
Before every meal they bowed their heads and gave thanks, marveling at their blessings:
a wonderful family, good fortune, and each other.

But there was a dark cloud in the couples' life: my Grandmother had breast cancer. The disease had first appeared ten years earlier. As always, my Grandfather was with her every step of the way. He comforted her in their yellow room, painted that way so that she could always be surrounded by sunshine, even when she was too sick to go outside.

Now the cancer was again attacking her body. With the help of a cane and my Grandfather's steady hand, they went to church every morning. But my Grandmother grew steadily weaker until, finally, she could not leave the house anymore. For a while, my Grandfather would go to church alone, praying to God to watch over my Grandmother.

Then one day, what everyone dreaded finally happened. My Grandmother was gone.

"Shmily." It was scrawled in yellow on the pink ribbons of my Grandmother's funeral bouquet. As the crowd thinned and the last mourners turned to leave, my aunts, uncles, cousins and other family members came forward and gathered around Grandma one last time.

My Grandfather stepped up to my Grandmother's casket and, taking a shaky breath, he began to sing to her.

Through his tears and grief, the song came, a deep and throaty lullaby.

Shaking with my own sorrow, I will never forget that moment. I knew that, although I couldn't begin to fathom the depth of their love, I had been privileged to witness its unmatched beauty.

See How Much I Love You.


Saturday, August 28, 2010


Gold Coast

Lunch was at Fasta Pasta
Harbour Town, Gold Coast

Was kinda late cos I had to pick up some GUNSSA members
who were involved in Brisbane Festival

Joining us are members from GUGCSSA

Some of the ladies were on diet.. I think..

Choose from Traditional to Contemporary pastas

Tortellini Pollo
Chicken Toretllini sauteed with chicken pieces, onions, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, garlic, basil and baby spinach in a cream.
Well it ain't fantastic but it ain't bad
Pasta Mania standard
However they can house big number of people
So I'm quite happy about it.

Return Factor: 6/10


干部 干部

Dirt Cheap Shopping for both men and women

Linda is like a character from Maple Story
Always full of funny surprises


Crazy Jason!

Matching sweaters for best friends!

Romantic moments..

Geeky moments..

Girls and New Shoes - the most horrible combination on Earth
Its like Gremlins and Water
Do not let them meet!

Grocery Shopping..

After that we went to Broadwater Park to chill out

A treat for all who are young at heart

Dinner time at the mansion..

A private lake.. How sick is that?

Tasty Peranakan-style food prepared by Chef Matt

Everyone had an awesome time!

iPad challenge games

Found a strawberry at Jason's backyard
I think they are trying to grow strawberries =_="

Breakfast was at RANCHO CARVERY
Australia Fair, Gold Coast

Toasts plus..

.. Baked Beans, Bacon, Eggs, Sausages, Tomatoes and Chips

Without the drinks - one of this costs $6.50

and it comes with individually packed cutleries!
How amazing?

Return Factor: 10/10

Wa.. So smart.
Park scooter at bike stand with bicycle lock too!


Main Beach, Gold Coast

We should hold out club meetings here...

Hard Rock Cafe, Gold Coast

Let's visit Ripley's Believe It or Not
at Surfer's Paradise, Gold Coast

Concession $18
Ripley's is one of my favourite tourist attractions I like to visit
Cos its very dynamic and bizzare
Weird people enjoy looking at weird stuff
Make sense?

World's Biggest Glutton, Skinniest Man and Tallest Man
(left to right)

The man with 双瞳 (two pupils)
Ancient Chinese believed that people who are born like that
are able to foresee future and see ghost kinda stuff

Lots of Tibetan, Indian and Chinese Relics

Hologram man..
As you can see there's a lot of repetition
in Ripley's all over the world
but its all a different experience

Man who's born with a blue face

Lord Ganesha

African customised coffins
Genting has quite a massive collection of them

My favourite section - Mummies

Shrunken Heads

Tibal Long Neck Women

This one is in ALL Ripley's

Chinese Lily Slipper

World Ugliest Woman

Man with Crocodile Teeth

This one is quite funny
You must see for yourself..

Painting Michael Jackson on crickets


This room has a weird laser smell
that you often smell in clubs

Cropcircle Chua

Baby born with two heads
Actually not abnormal
Lots of animals are born like this...

You may crawl through the lil hole on the left side if you can fit
Lots of interesting stuff inside..

My favourite game when I was young
You shoot the target and it interacts with you
Some will sing, some will squirt water at you etc

Manta Ray

Hazel Tea Shop for Bubble Tea
Shop 9, RSL Centre
Surfers Paradise

Taste pretty much the same as
the outlet in Brisbane City

Tea time at Malaya Corner
Shop 38, 341 Mains Road

I'm here with Linda, Ian, Matt and Jason

FML can you believe this is actually coffee?

I think I've been here too many times
and written too many reviews...
Read previous posts if you're interested.

Return Factor: 8/10

Poor Patrick

Show me the money!

Did a lil grocery shopping at Yuen's and Welcome..

Anyways.. Back to 3 nights ago
Supper at Ipswich...

Supper was at
The Glen Shopping Village
Cnr. Gaskell & Angel Sts
Eight Mile Plains

60 Dim Sum Items to choose from
Comes with nice little photos too

Egg Tart
Fucking amazing
Crispy skins, tender custurd
The girls complained that its a bit oily
but I love it!

Prawn Dumpling
Pretty good but
not very exceptional

Beef Tribe
This one is really good
Very rich in flavor, well-sesasoned
and texture is perfect
Goes well with the chilli they provided too

Carrot Cake
Its awesome made from scratch
You can find bits of radish in it too!
Very tasty!

Red Bean Paste Cake
Pan-fried treats
Pretty good
but as you can see its not golden

Char Siew Bao
Pretty good but not exceptional

Pai Kuat
Tender pork ribs
Tasty but not enough black beans
I like it unhealthy

Siew Mai
or what the aussies say "dim sim"
Tasty not impressive, but one of the better ones in brisbane

Deep fried Cuttlefish Tentacles
I have no idea why the menu says squid
cuttlefish is NOT squid
but yea.. it taste pretty good
盐酥 style

Mapo Tofu
Not spicy at all
as much as there're lots of chilli oil

Lotus Leaf Glutinous Rice
Tasty.. Tender chicken, flavorful rice
has duck egg yolk in it and is very fragrant

Chicken Wraps
Has chicken thigh meat, chinese sausage, chinese mushrooms in it
wrapped in bean curd skin - quite a treat

Mango Pudding
Lovely! Just the right sweetness
and has real mangos inside

Return Factor: 10/10