Oops, My Bad but Who Cares?

Was in the garden playing with Horlicks just now when i heard the vrooooooom again.  Told my parents about how the stupid car has been circling our place the past 2 nites.  My parents said they weren’t aware!  Gosh!  They must be hard of hearing.

About 5min later, the car went past my house.  It was a black lamborghini!  But still!  Lamborghini means can wake the whole neighbourhood up is it?  Lamborghini means can speed around the corners of the neighbourhood is it?  Dangerous lor!  A lot of kids like to play / ride bicycles around my place lor.

Hmph.  Rich beng.  Pui!

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P.S. According to my dad, the car belongs to some chap who’s staying down the street from us.  Just round the corner.  Apparently the car’s parked outside the house usually.  But covered with a car protective sheet.

Sheridan Heaven

Brushed my teeth and was going to bed when the craving for Sheridan’s Coffee Liqueur struck.  Went to the kitchen to get a litttle bit of it.  Finally mastered the art of pouring more coffee than milk in the cup.  Previously, i think i poured like 1/2 milk, 1/2 coffee… which doesn’t make sense since the bottle has 3/4 coffee, 1/4 milk.  Anyway, with the right tilt / angle, the mix is ooh so good!  Add ice and it’s perfect.

 Here’s a bottle (again) of Sheridan’s Coffee Liqueur for all to admire.  I highly recommend it! 

*Bliss*

Oh and since we’re on the topic of coffee… have u tried Vietnamese coffee?  The one i had in Ho Chi Minh was fantastic… thick, very sweet, with a mocha aftertaste.

Tried the one at this authentic Vietnamese Restaurant at Boat Quay (forgot the name of the place… it’s between Smile Clinique and TCC).  Taste of the coffee is ok… but diluted compared to what i had in HCM.  The hot coffee’s ok… but once u pour it into the cup of ice, the coffee becomes like drain water… way too diluted.

Took this photo discreetly during lunch.  That’s the contraption that the Viet coffee is “dripped” from.  The coffee powder is added with boiling water into the small little “pot”… and it slowly drips into the cup below.  After all the powder / water flows down, the coffee is ready.  🙂

Anyhow, i’m no big coffee fan.  Coffee to me has always been “medicinal”… as in.. it’s a drug to keep me awake.  Heh.  That’s all.  I don’t appreciate coffee ‘cos of the bitterness… and i think coffee drinkers would agree that the amount of sweetener/sugar i add takes away the natural flavour of the coffee. 

Heck… i don’t care.  Just give me my Sheridan’s Coffee Liqueur… ooh…

Ah Beng Car

Good grief.  I wonder who in my neighbourhood bought this super ah beng car.  Not sure what make/model it is… but i can hear the car a few blocks away.  No kidding.  Last night, i heard the vroom vroom of the car a mile away… and the noise persisted long enough for me to switch of my lights, stroll to the window, peep and wait for the ah beng car to appear.

I think it’s a black car.  Not sure.  Couldn’t tell but it had bright white headlights.  Those that irritate the hell out of me.  Yeap.  And tonight, once again, i heard the vrooooooooooooooom of the car.  So irritating!  Which idiot speeds around a private housing neighbourhood at midnight?

Complained to Iceman about it online.  He said maybe i should put some spikes on the road around this time tomorrow night.  I told him no need.  I can just get some huge nails ready… then wait for the vroooooooom… take a walk downstairs, place the nails nicely on the road, and hide in a corner of my garden to watch.  In fact, i may even have enough time to come back up to my room for a better view!  Grand stand view u know?  Heh.

Ok.  That’s just being evil.  But if the stupid car persists on disturbing the neighbourhood and annoys me enough, i may just take some photos of it and send it to the traffic police to complain.  From the sound of the engine, sorry, make that from the noise of the engine and exhaust, the car has DEFINITELY been modified.  I bet illegally too.  Hmph!  Noisy moron!!!

Assholes of the Closet Unite

Call me sensitive or petty if u wish but i just removed myself from a lunch group thingy in Facebook.  I mean… the description says CBD lunch group right?  And today, i saw a post from the founder gathering the NUS hall people in the lunch group for lunch on Thurs?  WTF?  If u intend to be sooooo exclusive, then STATE it in the description of the group lah.  DUH!  Not as though i don’t know the rest!  Single me out for what?  (Ok, so there’s 1 gal that i do not know in the group… maybe she’s not from NUS.  I wouldn’t know.)  But WHATEVER.  Fine man.  Asshole.  Oh wait… and don’t get excited at being called asshole u stupid freak.

Mind of their Own

Sometimes i wonder how my bunnies view us.  On Saturday, my dad was giving the floor of the backyard a wash ‘cos of the stupid bird droppings, and my mom was tottering about doing the washing.  The skies were dark, pouring with rain.  Pinky lay half under a green stool, and eyed my dad sleepily.  He looked as though he was wondering what the heck was the flurry of activity about on such a lazy Saturday afternoon.

Then last night, my dad went to feed the rabbits before we went out for dinner.  He saw a mat in Muah Chee & Peanut’s cage flipped up and “hanging” from the wall of the cage.  Not sure who’s the culprit but someone in that cage really hates the green mat.  ‘Cos a couple of days before, 1 of the bunnies managed to get the mat thrown out of the cage.  Then after my dad put it back in place, someone took the mat and threw it to the back of the cage.  And last night’s objection to the mat took the cake, obviously.  Heh.  Maybe they rabbits think we humans are morons… as in we keep insisting that they do things our way… hehe.  Perhaps they would prefer to have a bigger say in the interior design of their homes… Hmm…

Opening Ceremony

Finally opened the bottle of Sheridan’s Coffee Liqueur that Sharky bought for me.  Heh.  My mom said it was too sweet… and that she couldn’t taste the alcohol.  Amazing ‘cos i sure could taste the alcohol (15.5%) before i added ice!

My dad said it tasted like Kahlua!  What a horrendous blasphemy to my precious Sheridan’s Coffee Liqueur.  Sigh.

Oh well… more chances to stock up when i go HK in Sep and when my mom goes on holiday in Oct.  Heehee.

Firefox 2.0.0.5

Wow!  Firefox rocks!  My laptop hanged while i was surfing Facebook and after i hard reset, obviously all my data was gone right?  Well, the sites i had opened in IE were gone… but when i opened Firefox, it asked whether i wanted to “Restore Session” ‘cos it detected that my Firefox was “closed unexpectedly”!  Cool!  So i managed to get back the links i was surfing in Firefox before my laptop hanged.  Way cool!

I was using IE7 as my primary browser ‘cos i find it loads URLs faster than Firefox… but i think i’m going back to using Firefox as my primary browser now.  Heehee.

Three cheers for Firefox!!  Yum Se… oops, i meant, Hip Hip Hurray!

Hard Disk Partition Software / Toshiba Laptop / PA Mart

Been wanting to partition my hdd for some time now… thought of splitting the 120G (actually it’s just 111G) of hdd space into 2 partitions… c:\ to hold all my programs, and an e:\ for “data”… like MP3s, movies, photos, etc.

Wanted to get Partition Magic to do the job.  But i got hold of another software instead – Acronis Disk Director.  It’s a powerful software… allows users to do various housekeeping of the hdd.  But i only used the partitioning tool lah.  Very easy to use.  No fuss.  Just a few clicks and it’s done.  Excellent.  Highly recommend it to all hardware idiots like me.  Hehe.

Does anyone else here use a Toshiba Protege M500?  ‘Cos i have some problems with the fingerprint reader.  It takes like 10 tries sometimes b4 it recognises my fingerprint!  And i’m not sure if the problem is ‘cos my fingers are too dry, too skinny, or whatever…

I’ve turned off the password using fingerprint reader option liao.  No use for it really… but i’m nonetheless curious if i got a dud for a laptop… especially after all the fiasco with PA Mart.

I posted my fight with PA Mart (which btw, i still haven’t had time to go down to get them to re-do the warranty) on the hardwarezone forum… and was told that someone once posted a thread saying that he/she bought the laptop from PA Mart… only to find out it was a display set!  Wah lau eh.  Damn KNS right?  I hope it didn’t happen to me!  🙁  Not that i would know right?  Hence the importance of the 2-year warranty!

Food Reviews

My latest hobby… writing food reviews… though i don’t think it’ll last very long.  It’s kind of tiring and not spicy nor saucy at all.  Yes, pun intended.  Anyway, if u have that teeny weeny bit of confidence in my taste in food, u can check out my (so far 2) reviews at www.hungrygowhere.com.  Just do a search for “UptownGal” under Reviewer’s name.  🙂