Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Art Festival & National Museum

Last week met up with buddy STny (to pick up some stuff from her) and another friend. As ny wanted to watch the art festival performance outside the national museum, so we decided to have dinner some where nearby which is the nasi padang at hotel rendezvous. After dinner, we walk down to the national museum, as we were pretty earlier, so decided to take a walk round the museum. It has been ages since i last visit the national museum, infact, not in this new location.
(taken on the ground floor)
A closer look at the statue on the 2nd floor

At the wayang and cinema hall

A traditional head dress used during the olden days' wedding

A very tradition record player

At the food exhibit hall

As not all the hall are open to public FOC, plus because it's already closed at that hour, we did not managed to walk round all the hall. I have also taken very few photos as it was pretty dark inside the hall, and i doubt my camera would give me good effect.
After that, as it was pretty near to the performance hour already, we decide to leave. Thought we would be able to catch a good spot for watching the performance by some Italian group dancer entitled "The dancing Sky", however, i was so surprised to see the whole area is already packed with many audience. This is the 1st time that i'm watching such a performance, therefore, i'm really surprised by the crowd.

As the organiser is a bit disorganise, we were forced to move a couple of times from one spot to another. At the end of the day, we couldn't get a good spot and we are so far away from the performance area. As such, with my lousy camera, i couldn't catch any photo of the performance. But, well, we could still steal a glimpse of the performance. The music is pretty good and the dancer are fantastic. Imagine being suspended in the air, they could still do very artistic stunt. Wow, i wished i was in the front row, then i could get a better look and would be able to take some photos.
Didn't finish watching the whole performance, left half way thru to catch a movie instead.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Short Memory

Suddenly discovered recently that, "OH Dear! I've such short memory."

My aunty in her 70s recently passed away in her sleep (People said this is call good death - no suffering, although it could be such a shock to dear ones). While attending her funeral for a couple of nights, i met my group of cousins which we hardly ever catch up with nowsaday. Most of them are already in their 50s to 60s already (but never look like one, which leaves me wondering how could they keep up with themselves and maintained so well). The funny thing is, they all could remember me and could even call out my name. However, i have no memory of which is which. Only upon mentioning by my brothers and sisters that i could vaguely remember them but i really couldn't recall those old memories that they were talking about. Never knew that i have such fun childhood with them all. :)

Ok, now, the more i think i should record some of my memories here.

Muruku from colleague SK.
Birthday card from buddy - STsn. Also a sexy gift from her which is not convenient to post here. haha.....:)
爱心早餐 from 阿嬷。Not all on the same day of course. But i have always been receiving regularly this kind gestures from friend's mother.

Pork dumpling

Teochew png kueh
And not forgetting birthday well wishes via SMS from buddy - BL, car agent - ACC, Colleague SD, Sifu - IT, etc. etc. Thank you very much.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

ERP=Every road pay=Everyday rob people

Got this on email. It's so funny, but it may really happen one of these days.

It's really getting more and more expensive to drive in Singapore already. Imagine, you can easily choke up near to 2k of car maintenance cost (including road tax, parking, petrol, insurance, ERP, etc. etc. ) if you are not careful enough. But imagine, if one day, even taking the lift will need to pay, wow.............
Take the steps la, some would say - healthier also. But........ imagine if you stays on the 20th floor.......... yoohoo........... probably may take half an hour to reach home from ground level to your home. Haha....... currently the prices of flats is such that the higher you go, the more you pay, when the lift ERP is being introduced.............. oh no, the lower you go, the more you pay, eh...... no leh, better for me....... because i don't stay high floor, heehee........
Oops! I'm talking rocks here. Urgh.............. i can't think so far away, already dying from the escalating cost of living here already............. how am i going to fulfill my WANTS list.