Xia Yi Zhan Tian Hou

Saw the last hour of the movie Diva, Ah Hey.  It’s an old show… from 2003… starring Charlene Choi and Jordan Chan.  Ok lah… it’s either my tolerance for irritatingly sweet but untalented singers (like Charlene) is getting higher, or she really is getting less annoying.

Anyway, the theme song from the show is really nice.  Love the melody.  🙂

 

 

站在大丸前细心看看我的路
再下个车站到天后当然最好
但华丽的星途途中一旦畏高
背后会否还有他拥抱
在百德新街的爱侣
面上有种顾晄自豪
在台上任我唱未必风光更好
人气不过肥皂泡
即使有天开个唱谁又要唱
他不可到现场仍然仿似白活一场
不恋爱教我怎样唱
几多爱歌给我唱还是勉强
台前如何发亮
难及给最爱在耳边低声温柔地唱
白日梦飞翔永不太远太抽象
最后变天后变新娘都是理想
在时代的广场谁都总会有奖
我没有歌迷有他景仰
在百德新街的爱侣
面上有种顾晄自豪
在台上任我唱未必风光更好
人气不过肥皂泡 ha..
即使有天开个唱谁又要唱
他不可到现场仍然仿似白活一场
不恋爱教我怎样唱
几多爱歌给我唱还是勉强
台前如何发亮
难及给最爱在耳边低声温柔地唱
其实心里最大理想
跟他归家为他唱

I want to memorise the lyrics so i can sing it during karaoke… but there’re some bits that are kinda fast… so it’s going to take a lot of work.  Heh.  No reaction time to slowly read in mandarin and translate to cantonese while singing the song. 

Does anyone have the lyrics to the mandarin version of this song?  That would be a lot easier to memorise though i think the cantonese version’s nicer.

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Just found the mandarin… but the lyrics a bit stupid leh.  Sigh.

Facial Wipes

Bubbs introduced me to Nivea Facial Cleansing Wipes.  It’s like wet towels that remove makeup.  Nifty to have around on late nights when i’m too lazy to wash my face before i sleep, and for removing makeup before going for tennis lessons. 

Tried 2 other brands for comparison purposes – Simple and St. Ives.  The sheets in St Ive’s cleansing wipes are really small.  So even though it’s like 40 pieces per pack, sometimes i use more than 1 piece!

Simple’s not bad… but doesn’t remove makeup as effectively as Nivea.  I base my conclusion on the fact that although the Nivea wipes do not remove water resistant mascara completely, it does remove more of the masacara than Simple. 

The only gripe i have about Nivea is that the wipes tend to be a little porous… so the removed makeup sort of like seeps into the flip side of the wipe.  But recently, i chanced upon the “Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipe” from Nivea… and (don’t ask me why) but the material’s not as porous!!  The sheets are slightly smaller but i think it’s much better.  Plus, it’s less heavily scented and doesn’t irritate my nose as much.  Heh.

Minori – A la Carte Buffet

Booze Queen, Iceman, GG, Bubbs and i went to this Jap buffet restaurant called Minori last night.  I was tempted to try the restaurant after reading Wong Ah Yoke’s review in the Straits Times.  And my sudden inclination to try sake helped of course.  Haha. 

A spanner was almost thrown in the works when Boeeze Queen and Iceman read lousy reviews about the place at www.hungrygowhere.com.  But after our dinner last night, we concluded that the bad reviews were largely unjustified.

The selection of food was good, ranging from sashimi, teppanyaki (u’ve gotta forgive my spelling.  I’m xenophobic and don’t intend to learn Jap), noodles, sushi, handrolls, tempura, etc.  The sashimi (i loved the salmon and tuna) was very fresh.  The meat of the fish was also tender but not mooshy.  The flesh of the salmon tore away gently with each bite… which is important to me ‘cos i really detest salmon that’s chewy and tough. 

Especially noteworthy were the grilled mushrooms (but be prepared to wait for a long long time for it!!  Order many sticks in advance!), the chawanmushi and the warm sake (housepour).  Ok… so the sake is debateable ‘cos Booze Queen and GG preferred the cold sake that we picked off the cold shelf.

I’m pretty sure i’ll go back there again.  I know Iceman is keen to go back to the restaurant too.  Heh.  Yummy!  🙂

 

Told u Iceman will definitely be going back didn’t i?

 

 

 

 

 

The wonderful sashimi spread!

 

 

 

 

 

GG enjoying the food.

 

 

 

 

 

Yummy sushi, kimchi pork, beansprouts…

 

 

 

 

Bubbs, me, and Iceman’s Asahi.

 

 

 

 

Booze Queen (formerly known as WC :P) looking really coy… heh…

 

 

 

We spent $255 last night, which i think is reasonable for the food we had.  (The buffet was $32++/pax and alcohol was charged separately).  Paid using UOB card which gave us a $10 voucher.  Yay!

More Spiderpig

Iceman has gone bonkers over Spiderpig.  Think bonkerity is contagious.  Had us both singing Spiderpig at UE Square last night… and that left WC, San and Ratz in peals of laughter.  Here’s another Spiderpig vid i found.  Hehe.

 

 

This is the version of the song i like.  Hehe.  It’s played during the credits of the movie.  Heh.

 

 

Look out!  He is a Spiderpig!

Spiderpig

Watched The Simpsons Movie last night.  It’s really really good!  Hahaha.  Highly intellectual… touching on issues like homosexuality, school bullies, politics, pollution, broken familes, alcoholism, among other things.  Really good.  Oh… and did i mention it was funny too?  Haha.

Here’s my favourite song from the movie.  Heh. 

 
Go catch it if u haven’t!!

Online Alter Egos

My latest online hobby is Facebook.  Facebook is something very similar to Friendster… it terms itself as a “social utility” that connects people.  And like Friendster, u get to upload photos, link with your friends online, and post a profile description of yourself.  But what it has (and Friendster lacks), is the ability to add “applications” – fun (aka bo liao) stuff where u can send each other drinks, tag them (whether it’s via a food fight or vanpire bite), and so on.  There’re also applications that allow u to compare your movie reviews with friends to see if u’re “movie compatible”.  Pure interactive fun.  The drawback (i find) is that the layout can get a little messy.  I still prefer the Friendster layout but oh well… both are great boredom killers in their own way.  Hehe.

After seeing some photos of Pinky on my Facebook, Vandalin said Pinky looks like Bun-Bun… a psychotic bunny in an online comic strip.  Hehe.  Pinky would be pleased.  Hiak hiak.

Here’s a strip of Bun-Bun in action.  Kind of reminds me of myself actually… like how i scolded UOB today for billing me late charges unreasonably, and how i scolded the stupid Keith from PA Mart.  Heh.

Wouldn’t u love to have an alter ego in cyberspace too?

PA Mart SUCKS!

Personal Automation Mart Pte Ltd (aka PA Mart) SUCKS. Do NOT buy anything from them. I called them up a 4th time… the Weisong i spoke to during the 3rd time wasn’t available, phone got passed to some chap called Keith, who is “the person in charge of Toshiba”, and i was told that i need to go down to collect the warranty in person.

I told Keith, “This is the 4th fucking time i’m calling u. Why are u only telling me now that i need to go down to collect the warranty?”.

This Mr. Keith insisted that he’s “only trying to help me” and it’s best if i go down to verify it with them and he’ll get another copy of the warranty for me. Like WTH? I’m supposed to bring my laptop down too ‘cos the Tax Invoice is not sufficient.

Real bastards man. Spread the word folks. Do NOT buy anything from:

Personal Automation Mart Pte Ltd
#04-53/30 Sim Lim Square.

No Signs of Bad Food

Today was the first time i reaped the fruits of my trip to Manila.  Nope… didn’t close any deals arising out of my Manila trip yet.  But when an underwriter gave a really really high price for a Terrorism Liability Insurance cover that i’m desperately scouring the insurance markets for, i managed to bring the price down by USD30k.  Hehe.  All ‘cos i was familiar with the client’s assets in Manila and i could give a very expressive description of all the wonderful buildings and places owned by the client, and the strict security measures they have in place.  Hiak hiak.

The Singaporean u/wer i spoke to was rather taken aback when i told her Manila (well, at least Makati area) was really safe and i even walked around there on my own at night.  It is lah.  I mean, it may not have as low a crime rate as Singapore but compared to pretty much the rest of SEA (Thailand, Malaysia, etc), i really don’t think it’s any more dangerous.  Hold your handbag close to you, don’t flail your handphone about, and you’re all right.

In fact, i felt safer in Makati than in KL.  ‘Cos not many people ride motorbikes in Makati.  Which (in my opinion), translates to lower risk of snatch theft. 

Anyway, met up with a client from the Philippines, and 2 of our Manila office colleagues today.  They’re all in town for a presentation and i had dinner with them at the  No Signboard restaurant at the Esplanade.  The chilli crab was realllllly good.  The fried mantou (buns) was lagi best.  *Salivates*.  I liked the baby squid too!  Really yummy.  Sambal kangkong wasn’t too bad… white pepper crab was decent enough and the fried rice was really tasty – especially when eaten with the sambal kangkong.  SLURP!! 

Ok.  I went a little off track.  Heehee.  Yummy food has that effect on me.  😛