Thursday, March 31, 2011

0 Let yourself get burned..

.. it's the only way to learn. Getting burned once in a while is good, and learn from mistakes. That's how we learn, right? We take the test, and then learn the lesson. This, I think, is the same when it comes to cooking. Even though there are millions of cookbooks around, you'll never learn how to cook if you don't try it yourself. At first, you'll be cooking not-so-extraordinary dishes, but along the way you'll learn how to create amazing food. Through experience. That's the only way.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

4 Mr Wright is Wrong... again.

What's the date today? It's March 30, 2011. In Invite Mr Wright website, they say they will announce the winners on 29th March. I checked all they, in my email and in the website. Still no announcement. Maybe the better thing to do is first ensure that they can give us the winners on a planned date, even if it's 2012. As long as they will keep their word, that they will announce the winners on that date. Not announcing a date, then moving it again. That's frustrating for some, including me.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

0 Delayed again!

I waited. And waited. And waited a bit more.

And it's not there. How come it's delayed again? If you're following this blog for a while now, you get what I mean. They told us to wait until today, yet they still haven't announced the winners for Invite Mr Wright: Shoot It Wright contest! How disappointing is that? You're expecting that they will announce it today and they've done it again. Maybe they're all thinking to celebrate in advance the April Fools' Day.

Monday, March 28, 2011

2 Announcing finally?

The much-anticipated announcement of the winners for Shoot it Wright is just hours away. Will they finally give us the chance to know who gets the prize? Or will they move the day again. I'm excited and disappointed at the same time. Let's see who gets the first and second prize. I hope it's me.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

0 Wish I can cook

Just watch Masterchef US. The girl from South won the title. Took down a very confident Software Engineer. I didn't had a chance to watch the latest episode of Junior Masterchef.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

0 Earth Hour 2011

Oh, today was Earth Hour 2011. I forgot.

Friday, March 25, 2011

1 SINGPASS is all you need

Yup. That is correct.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

3 Shoot It Wright winners to be announced on...

I checked Invite Mr Wright website the whole day today, waiting for the announcement of winners. But until now they haven't announced it yet. When I checked the website again when I got home, I noticed this:

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

4 101 Things to do in Singapore

In relation to my celebration of 100th post, I created this list for all of the readers who plans to go here in Singapore. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

4 What do you know... my 100th!

Surprise! Surprise! Do you know that this is my very first 100th post? Yehey! I want to celebrate this important milestone of my blogging career, but I don't know how. Maybe in the next few days I will know, maybe on March 24. They will announce that I won in the Shoot It Wright contest! Hahaha! ^_^ What a nice way to celebrate, right?

Monday, March 21, 2011

0 Earthquakes here and there

I can never explain what I felt during the time they showed the videos of the destructive tsunami that hit Japan last March 11. I was speechless, and terrified. If you have watched the videos, then you'll probably feel the same way.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

1 Sunday Night is Junior Masterchef

Here in Singapore, Junior Masterchef Australia is being shown in Star World Channel every Sunday night at 8pm. The latest episode was a Pressure Test for the blue team who lost on the last challenge, and after that a team challenge for the 6 kids. Two of them were excused for the challenge because they're sick. I wonder how much pressure these kids are feeling right now. So if have nothing to do on Sunday nights, watch this show and you will be inspired to cook. I know one guy who now try to cook.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

0 Spaced out

Blank. No ideas. I have nothing to post. Nada. Zero. Saturday night is game night.

Friday, March 18, 2011

2 Invite Mr Wright winners

Update: 24 March 2011

Please check my latest post for the date of announcement of winners.

For those who are wondering, Invite Mr Wright contest -- also known as Shoot it Wright contest -- winners will be announced this coming March 24, 2011. My big thanks goes to Duellii for giving us the link of Ian's official fan page where he found the "big reveal" date. I also took the screenshot for you my friends.

Here it is:

I can't wait to see who wins the trip to London and the Powershot camera. I hope I get the Powershot. ^_^

Duellii's original comments can be found here. Thanks again!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

8 What would I do if I win...

... the first prize of Invite Mr Wright contest?

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

1 Gong Cha Alisan Tea

I got a very nice treat after lunch today. One of my colleagues wanted to have some drink from Gong Cha, so we went there after having our lunch. This time I tried the Gong Cha Alisan Tea, which is a delicious choice, I must say. It's Alisan tea mixed with ice and frothy milk on top. I noticed there's also a dash of Alisan tea powder on top of the heavenly milk. Which, by the way, tasted great! I liked the taste and texture, add to that the perfect, chewy pearls.

Unfortunately, I was unable to take a picture of the drink because I consumed it all before I even thought of having a picture. One of my colleague also told me that he always order Gong Cha Alisan Tea everytime he buys on Gong Cha. So it's that good!

If you agree with me, then press Enter. If not, press and hold Alt then F4. ^_^

Kidding aside, let me know your thoughts about the Gong Cha Alisan tea in the comment board. Don't forget to put your name before pressing Post in the comment so I don't have to call you Anonymous1 or Anonymous2, mmkay?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

0 Invite Mr Wright website is inaccessible?

It has been several hours when one helpful Anonymous person commented on this post that Invite Mr Wright website was inaccessible. I tried several times when I read the comment but I also cannot access the website. There are several theories that I've formulated relating to the downtime of the website. I want to share it with you my friends in order to prove my theories or, if you disagree, debunk them.

Monday, March 14, 2011

0 Manic Monday

Well said.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

0 Sunday Sleep

Today was no different. I woke up around 1pm, ate my late brunch and had a jam session with the "band" until late in the afternoon. We were playing Green Day and Coldplay songs, until there were just two left, me and T.S., exchanging places on who to play the electric guitar and who to sing. After the exhausting jam session, I tried resting for a bit in my room and I didn't notice that I have slept for an hour already.

It was a tiring day, but there's nothing else to do. So let it be. Hehehe

Saturday, March 12, 2011

0 Saturday: A day of rest and cleaning

Today, I didn't go for the weekend adventure. I felt I needed a good rest and also I need to clean the room. I was planning to go to Smith's Fish and Chips this Saturday, but thought to just stay at home.

I'm still finding a new place to go for the weekend adventure.

Friday, March 11, 2011

0 What can you do in an IT Show?

Many things, I'd say. For one, you can count how many people attended the IT Show.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

0 Gong Cha Milk Tea

taken from Gong Cha website
Surprise, surprise! I didn't know there was a Gong Cha branch in Tampines Central. We just went there today, after lunch, and lucky me I bought Milk Tea with pearls. At first sip, I know the milk tea was good. It's better than Each a Cup, but I'm not sure if it's better than KOI's. What I can say is that the pearls are better in Gong Cha than in KOI Cafe.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

0 IT Show 2011 and Ash Wednesday

I almost forgot to tell you, my beloved readers, that there will be an IT Show starting tomorrow, 10 March 2011, until Sunday 13 March 2011. It will be held at Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre in Suntec City. So if you have some extra cash, or saving your money for this event, then shop away! Don't forget about me. :-P

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

24 Invite Mr Wright contest closed

Yesterday was the last day for submitting your entries to the Invite Mr Wright contest. If you're still submitting your entries today, I think it will not be included in the draw. The scheduled draw date will be on 11 March 2011, so watch out for the announcement of winners. I'll let you know once I received the email that I won the 1st prize. ;-)

Monday, March 7, 2011

6 Guess this heavenly dessert

I recently came across with this sweet and rather "unhealthy" combination of vanilla ice cream, caramelized bananas, butterscotch cream sauce, and crumble served in a sizzling pan. It was so good that I forgot my name every time I took a spoonful of this dessert.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

4 Weekend Adventure: KOI Cafe

I should have gone to KOI Cafe yesterday, but it was raining in the afternoon and I was so sleepy all day. That's why my weekend adventure has been moved today. I made my time to go to this well-known bubble tea cafe.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

0 Rockstars for one night

Last night was freaking awesome! One electric guitar with amp, Pringles, one acoustic guitar, popcorn, egg shaker, eight bottles of Carlsberg, one Remy Martin V.S.O.P, six-pack of Red Bull(after drinking them all, you'd be a dead bull), one hell of a vocalist, four-chords, Green Day songs and a first-time Singaporean tanggero.

Friday, March 4, 2011

2 What's up with KOI cafe?

KOI Cafe Bubble Tea -- first heard it when I was already about 3 months staying here in Singapore. My colleague told me that this one is better than what I normally drink, like Each a Cup and Sweet Talk. He also told me that you would need at least 30 minutes to buy one. It was unbelievable when I saw a branch in Tampines, the queue was looooong(whew!). I didn't even consider buying because I would be late for work after lunch.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

2 Singapore Daytrip: what can you do in one day

Planning to visit Singapore for several days? Do you want to see the Merlion, ride inside the Singapore Flyer, shop in Orchard Road or feed the giraffes or kangaroos in the Singapore zoo but don't have enough time? You don't want to be a part of the normal tour and want to explore Singapore on your own time? If yes is the answer in any of the questions here, then take my hand and let's jump into the world of daytrips. (This is just a metaphor. Please continue reading after the jump and ignore my emo-ness.)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

5 Universal Studios Singapore: the Weekend Adventure part 2

The following events happened earlier on our trip to Universal Studios Singapore(I will put it as USS, so I don't have to type the full name again and again. :-P) last February 19, 2011. If you have a weak heart, or a premeditated disliking to great rides or huge castles or crowds, please look away now.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

0 Sentosa Boardwalk now open!

During our Universal Studios Singapore weekend adventure, we noticed on our way to Sentosa a new walkway -- called Sentosa Boardwalk -- built between the main island and the fun island. We rode the Sentosa Express going to the Sentosa island and thought that maybe we should have tried the walkway. But it was too late and we never knew that there's already a way to go to Sentosa via foot. So the next day, when my sister and I have to see our cousin who has been touring in Singapore and currently in Sentosa, we went there via Sentosa Boardwalk.