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Singapore shopping haul.

We were in Singapore over the weekend. We stayed at Hotel 81 Star in the middle of the red light district, Geylang. It was an interesting area.

The primary objective of the trip was to get myself a food processor. Since we started on a slow carb diet, I’ve had found myself pureeing and cutting ingredients much more creatively. Relying on just my old school blender and knife was more difficult than I had anticipated.

Plus, I needed a food processor to make short crust pastry…for those wonderful diet cheat days :P

Behold…my new Braun Multiquick 7 K3000 aka the Kitchen Machine.

# – The large box to house loads of accessories.

Our initial plan was to get something from the Philips Robust Collection or a Magimix, but to our surprise, none of the products were carried by the land of Singapore.

The Multiquick 7 caught our eyes and after reading 9 stellar reviews on Amazon, we decided to take it.

# – Wasted no time to test it out.

# – The french fries cutting blade was amazing! 3 potatoes cut to perfection in under a minute.

Unfortunately, as I was too engrossed with my new toy, I burnt my first batch of fries made with the Multiquick 7 :(

But it’s okay, I expect the machine to last me through to my mid 50s. That’s a lot, a lot of fries.

# – I cleared out a drawer specially just to store all the accessories so everything is within reach. The last thing I want is something to sit at the back of the cabinet collecting dusts.

In the midst of hunting for the food processor, we managed to do some unnecessary shopping too.

By the way, we dropped by DFS Galleria, that place is quite scary lor. Lots of ravenous looking rich middle aged PRC women shopping and their men dozing off in the plush sofas waiting.

I can’t say I wasn’t wishful but for now, my man & I happily crossed the bridge to Far East Plaza which is directly opposite DFS, hehehe.

This bag caught my eyes.

# – $49.90 SING for a full leather bag. SCORE!

# – It has baby skulls all over it. SCORE!!

On our last day in Singapore, we also checked out Bencoolen Plaza for cheap Casio watches.

While the man got himself a serious, features-packed G-Shock, I got myself a pink watch.

With pink illumination. Hehehehe.

# – My pink G-Shock.

# – <3

This was by far one of my nicest trip to Singapore filled with good food (yeah, I’m surprised too) and good shopping. The weather held up nicely for us too, not too hot or humid. Will blog about our food trail soon.

Have a good Monday!

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micro singapore trip.

We were in Singapore yesterday from 10.30pm till 1.30am. Had kungpow frog porridge in Geylang for supper. It was awesome!!! Will blog about the restaurant properly soon.

# – Awesomesauce froggies.

After supper, we drove around aimlessly for a while and saw the Singapore Eye as well as the super trendy Marina Sands. Very impressive architectures. Love Singapore in the dead of night, cause no people. Teeheehee.

Crossed the border back into Johor Bahru and stopped by a petrol station which was crowded with Singaporean cars trying to get cheap fuel. So bent on maximising their dollars that there’s this woman who was bouncing the rear of her car up & down while her husband was refueling. Then she took over from her husband and he bounced their car instead. Am really curious as to how much more fuel can you sneak into the tank by embarrassing yourself in public. Seriously?

# – Bounce that booty yo!

By the way, meet Sasa, the new addition to our family. Mom found her walking alone along a busy road while fetching my brother to the LRT station. Took her to the vet and found she’s around 2 months old only. So precious :)

# – Meet Sasa.

Wonder how big she’s gonna be when she’s fully grown.

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I saw Oasis Live in Singapore 05 April 2009

Okay, the tummy has settled down a bit, so I can blog about Oasis now!

It.was.fucking.fantastic. I have no words to describe it. Maybe with loads of expletives I could paint about 1/5 of its awesomeness but why so much effort? You should have been there.

#1 – On the way to Singapore. KY, Amanda and me.
KY, Amanda and me

It was all worth it, the longass drive down to Singapore (stopping at Malacca for some delicious chicken rice balls and famous cendol gula melaka) and all the worrying about missing the concert. Well, we had expected to arrive Singapore around 3pm but managed to only reach the border at 6pm due to bad traffic and rain.

Btw, thanks Ah Horng and ST for driving!!!

Then, as fate we would have it, we realised we didn’t have the embark/disembark cards so we had to wait at some office for about an hour before we were good to go. After some mad telephone calls back and forth with a robot, we discovered that the ticket window closes at 8.30pm instead of 7pm (concert starts at 8pm) so we were calmer but still worried cause you never know shit might happen.

#2 – Cendol gula melaka.
Cendol Gula Melaka

Anyway, thanks to kickass Garmin, we arrived at Singapore Indoor Stadium at 7.45pm, redeemed our tickets and mad rushed to Subway for some finger lickin good Subway sandwiches with real pork bacon and all the trimmings. Then we entered concert ground.

#3 – Queuing up for tickets.
Q-ING
Me, KY, Amanda & Ah Horng.

#4 – Tickets!!!!
Oasis tickets

The air was electric…

Oasis came out promptly at 8.15pm and it was just pure adrenaline all the way. I screamed till my voice was almost gone. A couple of times though the crowd went so wild, I thought Amanda and I were going to be crushed to death or suffocate. I got so angry at one point I just started elbowing everyone around me.

#5 – Oasis emerging on stage.
Emerging Oasis.

There was a particular chap with a mohawk who was practically doing capoiera in the middle of the crowd and was annoying everyone around him. Suddenly one guy lifted the mohawk guy up. To his utter delight he kept pointing towards the stage, but he was bodysurfed right out of the crowd. After a while, the same mohawk chap managed to wriggle his way back to the same spot but this time, he was just dancing in his own personal spot. Ha ha ha. Talk about self moderating crowd :)

From this point on I’ll just let the pictures do the talking.

#6

#7 – [L-R] Gem Archer (guitar), Andy Bell (bass guitar), Chris Sharrock (drums), Jay ‘Gandalf’ Darlington (keyboard), Noel Gallagher (guitar), Liam Gallagher (vocal)

#8

#9 – Liam!!!! (and a glimpse of Noel)
Liam gallagher

Liam was such a badass. He was hanging the tambourine off his crotch while singing What’s the Story (Morning Glory). I couldn’t take clearer pictures of Noel because he was at the extreme right of the stage.

#10 – Liam again!!!
liam again

#11 – Us.
Us.

Towards the end of the concert, Liam stood at left of the stage, almost in front of me and he just…stood there. We were going crazyyyyy

#12 – THE badass.
Liam

And here are some videos of their most famous songs.

1. Wonderwall:

2. Awesome acoustic rendition of Don’t Look Back in Anger by Noel:

3. Champagne Supernova:

This is by far the best concert I’ve been too. I missed Jay Kay (damn VIP tickets urgh) but it’s really okay cause he will probably be back but Oasis is too emo to predict hehehehe.

p/s: Want to post videos..I took snippets of Don’t Look Back in Anger, Champagne Supernova and Wonderwall but Youtube is not loading -_-. Maybe later.

p/p/s: All pictures taken with my awesome Nokia N82.

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