Thursday, September 13, 2012

Taiwan Fruit Beer (台灣水果啤酒)

Taiwan Beer (台灣啤酒, Táiwān Píjǐu, or 台啤, TáiPí) is brewed by the Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Corporation (TTL, 台灣菸酒公司 Táiwān Yānjiǔ Gōngsī). The brand, an icon of Taiwanese culture, began as a monopoly product but has remained the best-selling beer on the island in the era of free trade.
Avaible flavors:
  • Green Apple
  • White Grape
  • Pineapple
  • Lychee
  • Mango
Information was taken from; Taiwan Beer

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Marriage – The True Meaning


I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said: "I’ve got something to tell you." She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes. Suddenly I didn’t know how to open my mouth, but I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce so I raised the topic calmly. She didn’t seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly: "Why?" I avoided her question and this made her angry. She threw away the chopsticks and shouted at me: "You are not a man!" That night, we didn’t talk to each other. She was weeping and I knew she wanted to find out what had happened to our marriage.

But I could hardly give her a satisfactory answer as I had lost my heart to Jane. I didn’t love her anymore. I just pitied her! With a deep sense of guilt, I drafted a divorce agreement which stated that she could own our house, our car, and 30% stake of my company. She glanced at it and then tore it into pieces.

The woman who had spent ten years of her life with me had become a stranger. I felt sorry for her wasted time, resources and energy but I could not take back what I had said for I loved Jane so dearly. Finally she cried loudly in front of me, which was what I had expected to see. To me her cry was actually a kind of release.

The idea of divorce which had obsessed me for several weeks seemed to be firmer and clearer now.

The next day, I came back home very late and found her writing something at the table. I didn’t have supper but went straight to sleep and fell asleep very fast because I was tired after an eventful day with Jane. When I woke up, she was still there at the table writing.

I just did not care so I turned over and was asleep again.

In the morning she presented her divorce conditions: 
- She didn’t want anything from me, but needed a month’s notice before the divorce. 
- She requested that in that one month, we both have to struggle to live as normal a life as possible.

Her reasons were simple: 
- Our son had his exams in a month’s time and she didn’t want to disrupt him with our broken marriage. 
This was agreeable to me. But she had something more, she asked me to recall how I had carried her into out bridal room on our wedding day. She requested that every day for the month’s duration I carry her out of our bedroom to the front door every morning. I thought she was going crazy.

Just to make our last days together bearable, I accepted her odd request.

I told Jane about my wife’s divorce conditions. She laughed loudly and thought it was absurd. "No matter what tricks she applies, she has to face the divorce.", she said scornfully.

My wife and I hadn’t had any body contact since my divorce intention was explicitly expressed. So when I carried her out on the first day, we both appeared clumsy. Our son clapped behind us: "Daddy is holding mommy in his arms." His words brought me a sense of pain.

From the bedroom to the sitting room, then to the door, I walked over ten meters with her in my arms. She closed her eyes and said softly: "Don’t tell our son about the divorce." I nodded, feeling somewhat upset. I put her down outside the door. She went to wait for the bus to work. I drove alone to the office.

On the second day, both of us acted much more easily. She leaned on my chest. I could smell the fragrance of her blouse.

I realized that I hadn’t looked at this woman carefully for a long time. I realized she was not young any more. There were fine wrinkles on her face, her hair was graying! Our marriage had taken its toll on her. For a minute, I wondered what I had done to her.

On the fourth day, when I lifted her up, I felt a sense of intimacy returning. This was the woman who had given ten years of her life to me. On the fifth and sixth day, I realized that our sense of intimacy was growing again.

I didn’t tell Jane about this. It became easier to carry her as the month slipped by. Perhaps the everyday workout made me stronger. She was choosing what to wear one morning. She tried on quite a few dresses but could not find a suitable one. Then she sighed: "All my dresses have grown bigger."

I suddenly realized that she had grown so thin, that was the reason why I could carry her more easily.

Suddenly it hit me… She had buried so much pain and bitterness in her heart. Subconsciously I reached out and touched her head.

Our son came in at the moment and said: "Dad, it’s time to carry mom out." To him, seeing his father carrying his mother out had become an essential part of his life. My wife gestured to our son to come closer and hugged him tightly. I turned my face away because I was afraid I might change my mind at this last minute. I then held her in my arms, walking from the bedroom, through the sitting room, to the hallway.

Her hand surrounded my neck softly and naturally. I held her body tightly; it was just like our wedding day. But her much lighter weight made me sad.

On the last day, when I held her in my arms I could hardly move a step. Our son had gone to school. I held her tightly and said: "I hadn’t noticed that our life lacked intimacy." I drove to office, jumped out of the car swiftly without locking the door. I was afraid any delay would make me change my mind… I walked upstairs. Jane opened the door and I said to her: "Sorry Jane, I do not want the divorce anymore." She looked at me, astonished, and then touched my forehead. "Do you have a fever?", She said. I moved her hand off my head. "Sorry Jane" I said: "I won’t divorce. My marriage life was boring probably because she and I didn’t value the details of our lives, not because we didn’t love each other anymore. Now I realize that since I carried her into my home on our wedding day I am supposed to hold her until death do us apart."

Jane seemed to suddenly wake up. She gave me a loud slap and then slammed the door and burst into tears. I walked downstairs and drove away.

At the floral shop on the way, I ordered a bouquet of flowers for my wife. The salesgirl asked me what to write on the card. I smiled and wrote, I’ll carry you out every morning until death do us apart. That evening I arrived home, flowers in my hands, a smile on my face, I run up stairs, only to find my wife in the bed – dead.

My wife had been fighting CANCER for months and I was so busy with Jane to even notice. She knew that she would die soon and she wanted to save me from the whatever negative reaction from our son, in case we push thru with the divorce. – At least, in the eyes of our son — I’m a loving husband….

The small details of your lives are what really matter in a relationship. It is not the mansion, the car, property, the money in the bank. These create an environment conducive for happiness but cannot give happiness in themselves.

So find time to be your spouse’s friend and do those little things for each other that build intimacy. Do have a real happy marriage! If you don’t share this, nothing will happen to you. If you do, you just might save a marriage. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Information was taken from; Google Search

Lynn & Don Wedding (7th July 2012)

7th July 2012 (Saturday)
Lynn & Don Wedding + Dinner.

Lynn is my elder cousin from my mother side.
While Don, my cousin in law is Lynn boyfriend husband.

I have took two video from Qx Cheang on Vimeo.

Part 1 of the video saw us the happening in the morning when the groom goes to pick up his bride.

Lynn & Don Wedding Part 2 (7th July 2012) from Qx Cheang on Vimeo.

Part 2 of the video saw us the happening of the dinner at night and the blessing from both their parents & relative.
Mr Hammer, the Ong Family & the Rush Family was on the video too. ;D

Information was taken from; Qx Cheang

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Winner for Lee Kum Kee (李錦記)

Recently, I enter the contest from Food Blogger "Rubbish Eat Rubbish Grow".
Contest ends on 7 September 2012.
Result was out on 8 September 2012.

A total of 2 winners would be pick up from Facebook & Twitter.
So when I see my name from Twitter winner, I was very happy.
Since it is from Twitter, I'm scare that it might be the other people with the same name.

It was till I receive the confirmation E-mail that I'm really sure that I have won the goodies bag!
Now I'm waiting for Nat to make the arrangement for the goodies bag to be delivery to me.
Goodies bag consists:
  1. 1 x XO Sauce (XO醬)
  2. 1 x First-Draw Soy Sauce (特級頭抽)
  3. 1 x Hoisin Sauce (海鲜酱)
  4. 1 x Chiu Chow Chilli Oil (潮州辣椒油)
Information was taken from; Rubbish Eat Rubbish Grow 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

OSIM uPhoria Rest Station

Conversation talk
Starting with Mdm Pang & Ashley (me)
My iPhone rang and I answer the call.

Ashley: "Hello!"
Mdm Pang: "Girl lah, later want to go AMK Hub shopping?"
Ashley: "I tot you are going out with your friend?"
Mdm Pang: "My friend last minutes dun want to go. Meet you at AMK Hub."
Ashley: "Ok. Reach then call you."
Mdm Pang: "Ok."

This is how I end up shopping with Mdm Pang at AMK Hub.

OSIM uPhoria Rest Station at AMK Hub.
Told Mdm Pang about the OSIM uPhoria rest station which we can use the machine for free.
Then she hurry me to bring her there.
Waited for awhile before it was our time to try out OSIM uPhoria.
See how relaxing Mdm Pang is! 

After walking around AMK Hub, we decided have our dinner at Ajisen Ramen since this would be the first time Mdm Pang try out there.
Ajisen Ramen only started to open at AMK Hub during Augest 2012, and it is now always packed with people during lunch & dinner hours.
Viewing the menu, we order a Ramen Combo, Baked Rice & 1 Ala Carte dish.

Starting from clockwise:
- Grill Chicken Wings (Ramen Combo)
- Seafood Combo Cheese Baked Rice 
- Prawn Mayonnaise
- Seafood Tom Yum Ramen (Ramen Combo)

Ajisen Ramen
53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
Singapore 569933
Tel: 6481 8861

Google doodles 'Star Trek: The Original Series'

Date: 8th September 2012

On the occasion of the 46th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series the Google doodle goes where "no man has gone before".

The interactive doodle that appears on the Google home page on Saturday shows the characters of the cult science fiction television series that aired on NBC in the US from September 8, 1966 to June 3, 1969 as letters of the Google logo and also lets you participate a little interactive tale, but there are no points to earn though.

The letter 'G' in the Google logo is Mr Spock, perhaps the most memorable character from the series. The first 'O' plays the character of Nyota Uhura and the second that of James T Kirk, the commanding officer of the USS Enterprise. The letter 'L' seems to resemble Hikaru Sulu.

The doodle opens in the bridge of the Starship Enterprise and then the second 'O' and the 'E' go out of the red door to the transporter room and the transporter beams them to an unfriendly planet where they are challenged by an alien. On defeating the enemy they return to the Enterprise. All this doesn't happen on its own, but you need to click your way through the doodle to make the action happen.

The iconic instrumental Theme from Star Trek by Alexander Courage continuously plays in the background. The doodle ends in classic Star Trek style with the USS Enterprise zipping past in the backdrop of stars and the Google letters appear in yellow.
Information was taken from; IBN Live

Friday, September 7, 2012

Egg Club Sandwich

Feeling hungry, I decided to treat myself at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf breakfast set.
~~~~ ❤❤❤ ~~~~

Here is the Breakfast Menu at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.
So many sets to choose~~~ ❤
What shall I have?

Egg Club Sandwich
- Toasted Ciabatta Bread
- Two Poached Eggs
- Ham Slices
- Cheese Slices
- Salad
I end up having Egg Club Sandwich for breakfast.
It was yummy but I think it had too much cheese slices making the sandwich a bit too salty.
Waiting time was about 18 minutes before it was serve to me.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Junction 8
9 Bishan Place 
Singapore 579837
Tel: 6259 3025

Sun - Thu & PH: 7.30am - 11.30pm
Fri, Sat & Eve of PH: 7.30am - 12.30am

Airport Scanner (Games)

Airport Scanner – Now Available for iPhone & iPad

Join the TSA and help protect the skys!
Your mission is to operate a baggage X-RAY scanner at some of America’s busiest airports and correctly identify hundreds of illegal items passengers try to bring on board; from seemingly innocuous items like water bottles or large scissors to more dangerous items like bomb components and weapons.
Your TSA Thug co-workers will quickly dispose of passengers you find carrying illegal items, but you’ll have
to be quick to prevent passengers from missing their flights and rioting!

More Game Features:
  • Line Management - Get First Class and Flight Crew out on time while holding Next Flight passengers for the next flight.
  • Bonus Game - Punish passengers and get bonus bucks after work each day!
  • X-RAY Shop - Spend X-RAY bucks to purchase 11 different upgrades for your X-RAY 2000.
  • Elite Mode for Extended Play - Complete the game to unlock Elite mode for a whole new Airport Scanner experience.
  • 28 Game Center Achievements.
  • iPhone/iPod/iPad compatible.
  • iPhone Retina display ready.
Information was taken from; Airport Scanner

Thursday, September 6, 2012

16 Students You Meet in College

Which category are YOU?

The Cafe Cartel

Conversation talk
Starting with Betty, Amy & Ashley (me)
Betty iPhone rang and she answer the call.

Betty: "Hello?"
Amy: "Hey, Betty! Want to go home together? Is Cheng around?"
Betty: "Oh, sister. Cheng went home already. You no need go meet Steven?"
Amy: "Today no need meet him. Want to go drink tea?"
Betty: "Ok. We go drink tea."
Amy: "Meet you later, bye."
Betty: "Once I done, I call you."

Betty hang up her phone and turn to me.

Betty: "Later you going where?"
Ashley: "I'm going to Plaza Singapura as I need to go Samsung Service Centre to collect my mum phone."
Betty: "Ok."

At 7pm.
We meet up with Amy at Outram Park MRT Station (NE3) since we are going the same way.

Amy: "Go where drink tea?"
Betty: "Plaza Singapura ba. I feel like going to the toilet."
Amy: "Ok."
Betty: "Ashley, later got appointment?"
Ashley: "No. After collect the phone, I going home."
Betty: "Then we go to The Cafe Cartel lah. Can drink tea plus you can have your dinner there."
Ashley: "Ok, I don't mind."
Amy: "On lah."

This is how I end up joining Betty and Amy to The Cafe Cartel to have dinner.

The Cafe Cartel
Plaza Singapura
68 Orchard Road
Singapore 238839

Add on S1 for Soup of the Day
- Twinings Tea (Earl Grey Tea)
- Chocolate Banana Cake
- Soup of the Day (Cream of Chicken)
- Garlic Bread

- Herb Vinaigrette Dressing
- Mixed Salad
- Cheese Slices
- Ham Slices
- Grill Chicken
- Hard Boil Egg Slices
- Tomato Slices

- Carbonara Sauce 
- Bacon
- Topped with Egg Yolk
Happened on: Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012

Nescafé Dolce Gusto Piccolo

Since I have already confirm that I would be getting a Nescafé Dolce Gusto Piccolo from my Re-contract of mio Home Plans, I had start to go GOOGLE to find more information about the coffee machine.

This is how Nescafé Dolce Gusto Piccolo looks like.
Available in Red, White, Black & Titanium.
There is also a Limited Edition Agatha Ruiz de la Prada Piccolo.

NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Piccolo™ is ideal for gourmet coffee lovers with limited counter space.
  • No mess, No fuss. Everything you need to make hot or cold drinks are contained in our easy-to-use capsules
  • Ideal for kitchenettes, cubicles, dorm rooms or anywhere else where saving space is important
  • Our technologically advanced machines and precisely designed flavor capsules combine to give the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® a professional-level 15-bar pressure system (similar to coffeehouse machines) which helps to ensure that every cup is perfect with a foamy froth, rich crèma and luxurious flavor
  • The unique patented Custom Control Lever puts you in control to customize your coffee's strength and mixture (for multi-capsule drinks). It also lets you alternate between hot and cold beverages in an instant
  • The exclusive Thermoblock technology heats the water fresh every time, in less than one minute
  • NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® uses only the highest quality ingredients - featuring only 100% Arabica, rich chocolate and foamy milk
  • Stylish and sleek design that will stand out on any kitchen counter
  • Energy Saving automatic switch off
  • Drip Tray: Height adjustable with stainless steel grid for any size cups and glasses (Dishwasher safe/proof)
  • Capsule Holder: Dishwasher safe/proof
  • Professional Standard Pump: 15-bar maximal pressure
  • Capacity of the removable water tank: (21 fl.oz.) (Non-Dishwasher Safe)
  • Hot Water Temperature: 180° F - 190° F
  • Heater: Aluminum Thermoblock, no pre-heating, no waiting
  • Voltage: 120V, 60Hz
  • Wattage: 1500W
  • Machine Size: 11.3(H) x 6.26(W) x 8.66(L)
One capsule beverages:
  • ESPRESSO: Intense aroma and a full-bodied flavour with a velvety crema finish
  • ESPRESSO RISTRETTO: A little shot of coffee heaven: shorter than an espresso, full-bodied with a velvety crema layer
  • NESTEA PEACH: Bursting with peach flavour, a truly refreshing and delicious tea for all to enjoy
Two capsules beverages:
  • CAPPUCCINO: A shot of rich espresso topped with deliciously sweet frothy milk
  • LATTE MACCHIATO: Steamed frothy milk, slightly sweetened with a layer of smooth, full-bodied espresso
  • MOCHA: Indulge in a cup of deliciously smooth, dark coffee infused with authentic cocoa flavour
  • GREEN TEA LATTE: Carefully crafted with the finest quality of Japanese green tea leaves coupled with a smooth, foamy milk
  • CHAI TEA LATTE: A blend of delicious spices (cinnamon, ginger, cloves and cardamom) adding a dash of sugar and frothy milk for a stylish cuppa
  • CAPPUCCINO ICE: Iced coffee with a twist of creamy milk with a smooth swirl of espresso
[one capsule beverages: 16 servings/pack]
[two capsules beverages: 8 servings/pack]

Information was taken from; NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Re-contract of mio Home Plans

I have receive a E-mail from SingTel regarding about re-contract of mio Home plans.
If sign up to 10Mbps & above mio Home plans, I get the following items:
  • FREE Dolce Gusto Piccolo (worth $189) 
  • 1 month mio Home subscription!‏
Double WOW!!!

I always wanting a Nescafé Dolce Gusto Piccolo since last year.
I just have to re-contract to 10Mbps & above mio Home plans, I can get the coffee machine.

Why a "Double WOW!!!", it is because my plan is just a 10Mbps mio Home plans.
I just have to re-contract and that is it.

Being a topical Singaporean, I must double check with SingTel if it is the correct information.
If not, I re-contract my plans but get NO Nescafé Dolce Gusto Piccolo. =(

So during my off day, I call SingTel customer service and asked about the enquiry of the re-contract.
The staff explain to me all the information and also told me the before my call, there is also a customer re-contract the plan on the phone.
This is why I have straight away re-contract my plans on the phone once I confirm with the staff.

New contract start on 7th September and after 7 working days, I would receive a letter asking me to redeem my own Nescafé Dolce Gusto Piccolo.

PowerLogic - ZEN II O USB Optical Mouse

I went to Challenger to buy a new mouse since the old one is spoil.
Spending about 30-40 minutes of thinking, I decided to purchase the following item.

PowerLogic - ZEN II O USB Optical Mouse
(Light Blue)
  • 1000 dpi
  • Hyperfast browse with scroll wheel
  • Smooth teflon mouse feet
  • Hi-definition mouse
  • Hi-Definition Optical Precision
  • It looks different and works different. Unlike current crop of optical mouse, The ZEN Mouse embeds a hi-definition 1000 dpi optical engine – enabling smoother, quicker and more accurate mousing. This means enhanced enjoyment and productivity with better technology.
  • 2 Years
Information was taken from; PowerLogic

Logic Riddle


I borrow $500 from my mother and $500 from my father.
I buy a $970 leather shoes, so I have $30 left.
I give back my mother $10 and my father $10 so I have $10.
I still owe my parents $490 each, but $490 + $490 = $980.
I add on my $10 = $990.
Where did the other $10 go?


You owed your parents $500 each and paid them each $10.
(Concentrate on this TEN dollars you paid them.)
(So you now owe them $490 each now…)

($970 or $97,000: This is part that throws you off!)

The “other $10″ didn't go anywhere…

$970 (Shoes) + $10 (Return to mother) + $10 (Return to father) + $10 (Your leftover) = $1000!

You simply owe them $490 each.

“I've made my mind up, don't confuse me with the facts”
You're adding the money owed without taking into account the UNEVEN amount of the price of the shoes! 
Ignore how much you spent. 
Look at the amount owed only.