Here are some photos of the Xmas party held last Thursday at my company's premise. It was full of fun, craziness and surprises. Me and my colleagues really enjoyed the night. Everyone was happy. \^_^/ Hooray !!!
Hey, I won the best dress award for my cosplay costume - Lolita Punk Gothic kimono. Haha !
Finish reading Raffles Place Ragtime by Philip Jeyaretnam. The plot centred around Vincent, an ambitious, rising corporate star who was engaged to a rich girl Connie mainly for the advantages of allying himself with someone from an influential background. but eventually the relationship failed because of his affair with secretary Veronica. Since then, everything went downhill for Vincent till he finally realised ......
The question is : Why we get into an endless kiasu rat race to one-up each other when life is so much more meaningful otherwise ? Have you ever asked yourself, what you really want ?
Roast Kurobuta Pork @ DoubleBay Restaurant & Bar, Raffles City
Sinfully delicious cupcakes from Dessert.Cup
Who can say no to all these yummy-looking foods ? If I put on weight bcoz of these irresistible indulgences, I'll definitely put my blame on my fellow colleague K who brought me there in the first place. Wahahaha :-)
Love the ambient and atmosphere of this café house at Level 2, Palais Shopping Centre. And the mouth-watering foods, oh mind, the portion are relatively generous. I was attracted to the array of yummy looking cakes and tarts displayed near the entrance.
coconut bakewell tart
My saliva starts dripping simply thinking about the foods. haha .....
Went to Anime Festival Asia with my incredible and colleague last Sunday (14 Nov). No concert for us though, as we're not familiar with the anisongs, plus the ticket wasn't cheap. Besides the main program - Cosplay Championship, the thing that really catched my eyes are those fantastic illustrations displayed around.
The works of artist Skan Srisuwan, also from Thailand, are as good. Pity that I got no photo to show.
One more artist worth mentioning is KiDChan from Malaysia, a small build and very shy girl. Her works are gorgeous, and 'lustful'. I bought her black and white rough ilustration book Pallidity Monolity which includes Naruto doujinshi. Imagine Sasake and Naruto are lovers ...... gosh.
The other highlight for me is the figma figurines from popular manga Fate/Stay Night. My most favorite character is Saber. She is a loyal, independent and powerful warrior who serves Emiya Shirou 衛宮士郎. I also found 2 nicely crafted figurines of Clare from Claymore, another favorite character of mine. "Number 47 in the organization, Clare, successor of Teresa flesh and blood, bearer of Irene's right arm and the one who carries Ophelia's hopes and soul to hunt the awakened being Priscilla." Isn't she cool ? Pity that I didn't buy any of the figurines. I simply don't have space to display them. Alas.
My recent read is The Bookseller of Kabul, a non-fiction book written by Norwegian journalist Åsne Seierstad, about a bookseller, Shah Muhammad Rais (aka Sultan Khan), and his family in Kabul, Afghanistan. Not so much on the book trade itself, the book is more on the daily issues the characters face. Besides giving the historical account of events in Afghanistan, she also focuses on the conditions of Afghan women who still live very much under the domination of men, which sucks. Anyway, I still got one-third to go.
I've bought 2 new books from Popular few days ago. They are :
Title : Raffles Place Ragtime Author : Philip Jeyaretnam Imprint : Marshall Cavendish Business Publication Date : Apr 2010 Title : Hector and the Search for Happiness Author : Francois Lelord Imprint : Penguin (Non-Classics) Publication Date : August 2010 Will start the first book pretty soon.
Photos of our 6 days 5 nights rest and relax trip to Kuching, Sarawak are now ready for viewing.
I didn't really plan my itinerary in advance this round, with only a vague impression that I should visit the famed Kuching Waterfront. So I had chosen Batik Boutique Hotel bcoz of its location, and the room looks cozy from the website. It turned out worthwhile. The staffs were friendly and helpful, the room was nice and comfy, the breadfast was fine as well.
First day was spent along Jalan Main Bazaar where you would find local handicrafts - beads, batik clothes, accessories, T-shirts, souvenirs, and local delicacies such as Kuih Lapis, Tebaloi (soga snack), Tuak (rice wine), freshly roasted coffee, pepper sweets, etc etc. I bought quite a bit to taste before I could decide what to bring back for my hunger-striven dear colleagues. Wahaha .....
2nd day - half day at Sarawak Culture Village 3rd day - Kuching Waterfront, Courthouse, Carpenter Street (aka Atap Street), Cruise. Watched Movie 'Legend of the Fist - The Return of Chen Zhen' 4th day - Sunday Market, Cat Museum, The Spring- the latest and biggest shopping mall in Kuching, and watched another Movie 'Reign of Assassins' 5th day - shopping day. Bought Kuih Lapis, Tebaloi, and 5 kgs of Kolo Mee. 6th day - home sweet home
Room 204, two single beds suite facing courtyard, inlcuding ipod docking station, a mini bar (FOC) and breadfast. Kuih Lapis. Most of them are poisonously colorful. To me, the yellow one at the right hand side tastes the best.
Sarawak Culture Village
As you can see, the staircase of these ethnic houses is actually carved out from tree trunk. Quite scary in a way. My incredible didn't dare to climb this one. My favourite cafe at the Old Courthouse complex. The decor reminds me of the kopitiam at our very own Raffles Hotel. Little Lebanon is another restaurant at the Old Courthouse. This turkish coffee is the worst ever coffee i had thus far. It was damn salty. A sip already made me want to puke. Oh gosh! What kind of coffee is this ? Directly opposite Little Lebanon is carpenter street (aka Atap Street). Lots of goldsmiths and pawn shops along the street. I ordered my handmade kolo mee from a friendly stall owner, Mr Lim here. Sunday Market, highly recommended by the hotel's staffs. Basically, you can buy all sorts of fresh veges, fruits, groceries, flowers, plants, pets, clothings, and many others at this market, which open only on Sunday from early till about 1pm. That's about it.