Archive for April 2007

8 hours in Hong Kong Tea House

You won’t believe that we actually stayed inside Hong Kong Tea House for 8 hours. Yes, 8 hours! That’s the number of hours I work a day!!

I took half day off yesterday. Had that odd half day leave that was left over from the previous contract. Need to clear them before everyone forgotten completely about it. Headed down to Hong Kong Cafe to meet Chio Chio De Aunty aka East Coast life and her son aka Jaymes for lunch, teabreak and dinner. My colleague told me it would take more than 1 hour to reach there by bus. No lor, it took just 30 minutes. So I hanged around parkway parade. Haven’t been there for the longest time.

Hong Kong Tea House is a nice place. We got the sofa seats next to the window. Shoik. It started to rain shortly after I arrived. Lucky for me. There is no shelter, so if it rains, you better pray you got umbrella. For us, we don’t really mind. Can stay there whole day if we want.

The food there is nice. I ordered a chicken chop baked rice (add extra cheese!).

There is a choice of sauce for the baked rice. I only remember curry and black pepper. Can’t remember the other 2 options. Anyway, I got black pepper. Quite good. I also ordered the red bean drink. Love it. Very refreshing. In fact, it is so nice that I ordered another glass in the evening. :)

I drank quite a lot of water at the teahouse. CCDA and I were chatting non-stop. Needed more water to replenish the saliva that went flying all over the place when I was talking. I ordered their mango jelly with mango juice and ice milk tea. The mango juice was nice, but too sweet. More for desert I guess. I’m not a fan of tea, so I don’t want to comment too much about the tea. Just thought that I should try out their tea. Oh well… I should had exchanged that ice tea for another glass of red bean.

Jaymes left when the rain stopped. He must be bored by our chatting. ECL and I stayed and continued chatting and chatting and chatting. I don’t know if there is any WIFI network or not. I did scanned and found their WIFI, but it was secured. Hhhhmmm…. then how did Jaymes surf the net when we were chatting?

Its fun and interesting chatting with ECL. She shared alot of her life story with me. Wow…. can actually write story book leh. Memoirs of East Coast Life. What do you think? :P

The boss of the place came over and had a short chat with ECL. She is from Hong Kong. I heard that she bought 14 chef from Hong Kong to work here. Wow. They are expanding. The right side of the tea house used to be a function room. They are converting it to be an extention of the tea house. Oh… did I say that this place is open for 24 hours?

Anyway, Chio Chio De Aunty’s husband boyfriend aka Ham Ham De Uncle) came to join us after his work and we had our dinner there. I wasn’t really hungry because we just had teabreak few hours ago. Some fruit spring rolls and *I forgot what is that* roll. Quite nice… forgot to take some pictures of it. Busy talking.

I ordered their egg and bacon sandwich for dinner. Taste normal, but smell great. haha. And we ordered 2 more basket of xiao long bao. The xiao long bao is rather cheap and taste great. Confirm beat Ding Tai Feng and Crystal Jade.

It requires lots of skill to pick up the xiao long bao using chopsticks without breaking it and losing the soup inside. I broke one completely and bust a small hole on the other. Wasn’t able to master the art like HHDU. He is very skillful and could pick up the xiao long bao without any breakages. I bet he must have trained for years to master this skill.

We left at around 10pm. Spend 8 hours at the cafe. Really enjoyed myself at the Hong Kong Tea House. It’s fun to hang out with ECL. Looking forward to the next session. But hor, my backside feeling abit numb after sitting for 8 hours. Ouch…. nobody is there to massage my ass.

Oh ya… here is the address of Hong Kong Tea House if you are interested.

Technological Terror

Don’t be a galactic nuisance.

When You Love Someone

Few days ago, while I was sending shanshan home after prata session, she asked me about my current “love status” and if I got any new target.

I told her that I don’t have any targets currently. It has been a long time since I have such a feeling. In the past, even when I’m not attached, I would at least have a gal that I’m interested in chasing. But now, I have none. No, I haven’t turn gay. It’s just that there isn’t any gals that I’m currently interested in.

Have you ever wonder, how much you are willing to give for the person you truely love? I believe that I’ll give her everything I got, and I won’t even think twice.

So until I found that person, I think I’ll remain single…….

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Bryan Adams – When You Love Someone

When you love someone – you’ll do anything
you’ll do all the crazy things that you can’t explain
you’ll shoot the moon – put out the sun
when you love someone

you’ll deny the truth – believe a lie
there’ll be times that you’ll believe you can really fly
but your lonely nights – have just begun
when you love someone

when you love someone – you’ll feel it deep inside
and nothin else can ever change your mind
when you want someone – when you need someone
when you need someone…

when you love someone – you’ll sacrifice
you’d give it everything you got and you won’t think twice
you’d risk it all – no matter what may come
when you love someone
you’ll shoot the moon – put out the sun
when you love someone

AssignmentSG

Ideas are funny little things. Sometimes no matter how hard you try, you can never find them. Then when you lost hope and stop finding them, they will suddenly come and find you by themselves.

I don’t know if this will work, but I’ll give it a try. Anyway, even if it fails, I’m just going to lose a couple of hours and a few bucks. No big deal. It the process that is more important. Hope to learn something from it and have some fun. I’ve decided to call it AssignmentSG. Yes, I do assignment until crazy liao.

Starting a little teaser on AssignmentSG. The teaser is not a marketing gimmick lah. Just that I haven’t got the time to work out the details yet. Hey, I just got this idea 4 hours ago while walking home from work. Haha…

Stay tune…. it should be fun. :)

The 5 Minute Management Course

Notice that I’ve been posting some heavy topics on my blog lately. So to ease the tension, I’ll post a joke that I got from email not long ago. :) Very meaningful too actually.

Lesson 1:
A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbor. Before she says a word, Bob says, “I’ll give you $800 to drop that towel.” After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob. After a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 and leaves. The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs. When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, “Who was that?” “It was Bob the next door neighbor,” she replies. “Great,” the husband says, “did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?”

Moral of the story:
If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.

Lesson 2:
A priest offered a Nun a lift. She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg. The priest nearly had an accident. After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg. The nun said, “Father, remember Psalm 129?” The priest removed his hand. But, changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again. The nun once again said, “Father, remember Psalm 129?” The priest apologized “Sorry sister but the flesh is weak.” Arriving at the convent, the nun sighed heavily and went on her way. On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. It said, “Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory.”

Moral of the story:
If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity.

Lesson 3:
A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out. The Genie says, “I’ll give each of you just one wish.” “Me first! Me first!” says the admin clerk. “I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the world.” Puff! She’s gone. “Me next! Me next!” says the sales rep. “I want to be in Hawaii, relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life.” Puff! He’s gone. “OK, you’re up,” the Genie says to the manager. The manager says, “I want those two back in the office after lunch.”

Moral of the story:
Always let your boss have the first say.

Lesson 4
An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing. A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, “Can I also sit like you and do nothing?” The eagle answered: “Sure, why not.” So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.

Moral of the story:
To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.

Lesson 5
A turkey was chatting with a bull. “I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree,” sighed the turkey, “but I haven’t got the energy.” “Well, why don’t you nibble on some of my droppings?” replied the bull. They’re packed with nutrients.” The turkey pecked at a lump of dung, and found it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch. Finally after a fourth night, the turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree. He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree.

Moral of the story:
BullShit might get you to the top, but it won’t keep you there.

Lesson 6
A little bird was flying south for the Winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field. While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was. The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy. A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.

Morals of the story:
(1) Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy.
(2) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend.
(3) And when you’re in deep shit, it’s best to keep your mouth shut!