Archive | April 2012

Titanic Exhibition

Excited to have managed to catch the Titanic exhibition before it ends this Sunday with the Salvo people on Monday (:

So first of all, I was super awed by the extensive amount of information, from the pre-building to its sinking. The exhibits were amazing too, with actual artefacts and reconstructed areas of the ship. For one moment, I did feel as if I were in Titanic.

There was a particular section that made me feel exceptionally close to my heart, which was the reconstructed deck with the night sky. The temperature was set to be a little lower than the other areas, to reenact the cold the night Titanic sank, and it was really awesome to see all the ‘twinkling stars’ in the ‘night sky’.

We also had a passenger card which at the end of the exhibition, we would find out if we died or survived. So I was a celebrated novelist with a husband and two kids, and I was on the way home with my husband, and stayed in the first class cabins. Sounds pretty posh eh?

Well, I survived, but my ‘husband’ died 😦 I was reading some of the last words that were told by the passengers, and I realised one of the quotes was by my ‘husband’ who said: “Go, it’s your last chance.”

When I read that, I guess the whole love story between Jack and Rose was really a combination of all the true representations of love that night the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic sank. The people who sacrificed for the love of their lives, they never really die, after all.

We also caught a screening called “Ghost of the Abyss” for an additional $5, I’d say don’t bother. The documentary was pretty boring, and I guess you can always find more informative and entertaining documentaries online easily!

Well, and MBS is always a great place to take some beautiful shots 😀

Tomorrow will be last day of the exhibition, hope you’d have had the chance to take a peek at the beautiful history of the unsinkable Titanic ❤

Love, Vee

First night adventure with the babygirls <3

I’m starting to appreciate the growing number of friends who can drive, because we can go to less inaccessible places at later timings, and enjoy awesome food at incredible prices 😀

So the babygirls and the respective boyfs all met up for awesome Porridge Buffet Supper, all thanks to WL driving us there!

First of all, the price is incredible. For $11.80++ on weeknights (after 10.30pm), you get to enjoy a great Teochew Porridge buffet with a rather good selection of sides to go with the pasty porridge. There’s fish, pork, curry chicken, braised taupok and eggs, duck, salted vegetables and all, that goes extremely well with the sweet potato porridge. There were also plenty of condiments to choose from, preserved seaweed, chye sim, pork floss and many more. Oh, and there was also my favourite szechuan soup with duck! (I LOVE SOUPS.)

See how much minced meat WL and R took! 😛

There’s ice cream and ice kachang too for a sweet touch for the end of the meal 😀

Well, needless to say, we all went home with full and satisfied bellies with a supper like this (:

Still, if you are an ‘ambience’ person, you probably won’t enjoy this place very much because of the lousy singing in the piano lounge right beside the restaurant. The service was so-so, I had to ask the waiter to clear my plate for me because he seemed to be dozing off.

It was also great to have supper with the girls, and their boyfs of course (: Nice catching up and just hanging out and having loads and loads of fun 😀

We had fun, didn’t we? 😀

Looking forward to our next few outings! ❤

Verdict: 3.5/5

Taiwan Porridge Buffet Supper
(Available from 2230hrs to 0030hrs daily)

Mondays to Thursdays
$10.80++ Adult, $5.80++ Child

Fri, Sat, Sun, Eve of PH & PH
$11.80++ Adult, $6.80++ Child

Reservation Tel: (65) 6233 6363

Address: 201 Balestier Road Singapore 329926

Love, Vee ❤

insensitivity

Today, I came across an article on Facebook, and somehow I was extremely enraged at what I read.

In summary: This young lady posted an insensitive comment of  ‘Singaporeans too weak? LOL’ at an article shared by her friend over the death of an NS men during his training.

Read the full story here: http://temasektimes.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/singapore-girl-laughs-at-nsf-who-died-during-training-singaporeans-too-weak-lol/

Following this post, I also read her apology after being flamed by many on cyberspace for her insensitivity. She apologised for her comment, and explained that she did not read the article carefully, and did not mean her comments literally.

Read te full story here: http://temasektimes.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/zheng-huiting-apologizes-for-making-insensitive-remarks-on-death-of-nsf-lee-ruifeng-during-training-in-lim-chu-kang/

Honestly? I think her apology was really a load of crap. I know she has been flamed by many people online already, but I really have some things to say about her apology.

First of all, when she saw the article, I was sure she had read the heading of the article which read: ‘NSF dies after taking part in training exercise’  before making her comment. The headline had spelled out clearly that it was no laughing matter. Even if that was all that she had read, she had no point making that senseless comment.

The irony here was that her boyfriend was a NS man as well. Then shouldn’t she realise how fortunate she is? To all the people that one leaves behind upon leaving this world, the pain is difficult to erase, no matter the amount of time. With such comment being made, doesn’t she realise that she is adding salt to the wound?

Then next, she said that she did not mean her words literally. In my point of view, I really cannot see what other ways she could have meant with the four words posted in that comment. Maybe it is my poor interpretation, but I was pretty sure she meant what she typed.

I think I was somehow affected by this incident mainly due to the fact that I had many friends who knew the man who passed away personally. Also, I have many friends who are currently serving the NS, and there is no way I would want to see such things happening to anyone that I know.

Everyone would have their moments of insensitivity, but this? She really doesn’t have a valid excuse for what she had said, and the people that she have hurt.

I sincerely hope she have learnt her lesson and know when to hold her tongue (or her fingers in this case) when necessary.

P.S: Her grammar in the apology post sucks. (Sorry I’m a grammar nazi)

Love, Vee.

Long time no see, my friends.

Finally got the chance to meet up with the tension girls over dinner on Friday, and at the same time I was able to satisfy my ramen craving at Ramen Play @ Junction 8!

Ordered a Spicy Tonkatsu Ramen, I love my ramen spicy and soupy, absolutely delish and it definitely hit all the right spots! 😀

Spicy Tonkatsu Ramen $10.90++

They even have the tamago (the braised egg) with a slight runny centre, exactly the way I like it 😀 The soup base was rich yet non over-powering, and the noodles were really bouncy too! I think I found my new favourite ramen heehee 😀

And you should totally ask the waiters for the chilli chives, they really add an extra kick to the meal and a good company to the ramen! The waiters are all really chirpy and polite, it was genuinely a good dining experience (:

Verdict: 4/5

RamenPlay @ Junction 8

9 Bishan Place #01-51
Singapore 579837

Tel: 6258 2661
11am – 10.30pm daily

Well, spent the day catching up with the tension girls at the roof garden, and yeah, it was lovely just hanging around saying stupid stuff. love you all so much ❤

And then it was airport day on sunday, picking up C and SJ respectively since they were both coming back on the same day!

It reads, 2LT Ong Sheng Jie Clement with a Dog and a Badge hahahahha 😛

And of course, my wifey J and A who came down to pick HT up!

Finally got to see C after 7 months in UK! Hehehe, glad he liked the hum chim peng I bought  😀

Then we also drew some awesome doodles while picking SJ up…

Hehheh, happy to see so many people over the weekend (: And happy that everyone came home, safe and sound (:

P.S: Yay cute soldier bear and tons of postcards from Europe from C! Thank you soooooo much! ❤

Alright, tata for now, byebye 😀

Love, Vee~

10 Most Popular Singapore Urban Legends

Interesting.

Remember Singapore

Below are some of the most popular urban legends that charmed Singapore in the past few decades (not in any order).

With the progress of our society and improving level of knowledge, some urban legends died off over the years; a few, however, remains unsolved.

1. Kidnapping of Kids for Bridges

In the late seventies, during the construction of the great Benjamin Sheares Bridge, rumours of children being kidnapped for their heads to be served as the foundation of the bridge spread like wild fire.

The rumours might be due to frequent kidnappings in Singapore in the sixties/seventies, and people did not believe such a huge bridge could be built without any issues. The rumours even went to an extent that a dog-headed kidnapper was roaming in the neighbourhood looking for wandering kids at night.

There was no basis in the rumours but it was enough to stop the parents…

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Top Ten ‘Haunted’ Places in Singapore

This is way too cool, just read it and believe it or not! (:

Remember Singapore

Abandoned buildings provide the best inspirations for haunted stories. Even in a tiny but highly urbanised country like Singapore, you will be surprised that there are many abandoned and empty buildings around.
Over the years, as the histories of these buildings were forgotten, haunted stories took over. It is up to each individual to believe if the stories are real or just myths.

(The listing of the ten places is not in any order)

Coloured Houses

The three famous coloured houses in Singapore are the Red, White and Green House.

1. The Red House is situated in Pasir Ris, where many chalet-goers love to explore the place for thrills.
Most Famous Ghost Story: There was a rocking armchair with a doll sitting on it in the house, and a pair of stone lions stared at whoever attempted to sneak into the compound.
Current Condition: Remains abandoned and empty.

2. White…

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mother and daughters bonding

no i am not talking about my mom. im talking about hanging out with my babygirls (:

so after a super long time of not meeting up, we finally met up (it’s my fault for being a busybee in march!) and we decided to go partyworld cos of this really great deal Hoho found on Groupon and it comes with free tidbits and drinks and all! Then we went to Strictly Pancakes for some awesome pancake lovin’ which left us with a full and happy belly ^^ (No pictures today because my camera’s photos got corrupted again 😦 looks like it’s time for a new camera, and no reviews for awhile ><)

there are so many things i thank you girls for. for being there for me, for standing up for me, for encouraging me, and most important, for not leaving me when i needed you girls most. really am looking forward to our outings in the future! you girls are one of the most awesome things that ever happened to me in HTM (: ❤

Love, Vee