Thursday, May 28, 2009

My Bonnie

My Bonnie lies over the ocean,
My Bonnie lies over the sea,
My Bonnie lies over the ocean,
Oh bring back my Bonnie to me.

Bring back, o bring back,
O bring back my Bonnie to me, to me,
Bring back, o bring back,
O bring back my Bonnie to me.

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Bring him back indeed.

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Regards,
William

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Great Singapore Skank IV: The Naked Chef


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This was the day that I cooked lunch for KH. I got out of the house together with him. He headed to work, I headed to the nearby NTUC FairPrice. Bought a chicken carcass, a couple of whole chicken thighs, some ground pepper (those guys have a very spartan kitchen), fishballs and a packet of choy sam fah. Back at home, I cleaned the poultry and deboned the thighs, dumping them into the soup stock. The chicken thighs I marinated with light soy sauce, pepper and teriyaki sauce. Later, I dumped the herbs (kei zhi, yuk chuk, wai san, tong sum, longan) that KH had lying around into the soup, letting it simmer for about 3 hours. In the meantime, I pan-fried the chicken. KH took another half day off, and when he had nearly arrived, I stir-fried the vegetables with the fishballs. The meal was kinda weird though as we did not have it with rice... but with penne! (JJ's kitchen is definitely no Kitchen Stadium) There was no proper gravy for it, so I just tossed it with olive oil and a reduction of light soya sauce with the leftover oil used to fry the chicken. It worked, but it was a little salty for KH's liking.

With lunch out of the way, we rested a little, showered and proceeded to "dessert". Skanked on JJ's SGD3k mattress, a truly unforgettable experience. Napped a while before waking up again to prepare for our dinner appointment with Eskay, Nic, POD and JJ at Mont Calzone, Far East Square. Managed to catch the waiter that JJ had a liking for before his last day at the restaurant. Eskay was as cute in person as in the photos that I saw. Food was predominantly pizza. Their Ruccola Mozzarella and Pesto ala Genovese was superb. During dinner, I caught the Singaporean game show "Don't Forget The Lyrics". Fergie won the contestant SGD50k. Heh. Being a work night and all, things were wrapped up early and we took a cab home...

P.S.: Wonder if JJ probed his sheets with a black light...
P.P.S: Sorry, I did not take any pictures of my cooking! Not on par in terms of presentation with Jason Jr., Joery or Famil.

Monday, May 25, 2009

The Wedding Banquet

The Chinese have the masculine and feminine word for the verb "to
marry". "Chui" is for guys and "Ka" is for gals. For some odd reason,
my colleagues were discussing who I was gonna "ka" and the menu for
the wedding banquet. Not that I mind getting married off and being the
stay-at-home husband, but it was weird that they were demanding
roasted suckling pig to be on the menu. And the dessert has to be a
Winnie the Pooh jelly. Wtf, right? Do you hear wedding bells just yet?

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Regards,
William

Friday, May 22, 2009

Replaced?

Over lunch with Adrienz today:

"With FaceBook, I do not see the need to update my blog anymore."

Bincangkan dalam kurang daripada 30 patah perkataan. ;)

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Regards,
William

Monday, May 18, 2009

Know Thy ATM

I find that many people do not realise the full potential of the ATM machine. To many, it merely spits out cash. Coupled with the cash deposit machine, a crude funds transfer is possible. Therein lies the problem. Banks are trying to decrease the volume of customers at branches by investing in more and more of such automated machines-- hence creating the so-called "self-service branch". But customers misuse them due to lack of information. I see a lot of people withdrawing money and subsequently depositing them, without realising that such intrabank transfers can be performed online, via the ATM. The result is the same, the money gets transferred (but it is even safer as no physical notes are involved), but what they fail to realise is that when the money in the ATM runs out, it is rendered "out of service" (even non-monetary transactions are disallowed). And when the cash deposit machine is full of cash, it also ends up "out of service". So please do the right thing and keep the machines up and running for genuine folk really want to WITHDRAW money or DEPOSIT cash! 

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Regards,
William

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Guys Over Gals


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Swiped from lexillustrator.
During my GSS last April, I swiped a book from KH's bookshelf-- "A History of God" by Karen Armstrong. Quite a heavy read of theology and blah blah blah, but it was interesting and revealing to say the least. Seems that faith is really screwed up. lol. Here's something that caught my eye:

Augustine, the Latin theologian who defined the Trinity for the Latin Church was quoted in 'The Literal Meaning of Genesis': "... if it was good company and conversation that Adam needed, it woud have been much better to have two men together as friends, not a man and a woman."

Religion has definitely evolved a lot and I must say that the things that I have read about how Christianity got to the way it is today is a real page-turner. Blasphemy? History? Philosophy?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sweatz

Woke up finding my sheets and pillow damp this morning. Heaven forbid, I didn't shu shu in my bed! I wasn't lucky enough to have had a giant wet dream. And no, I don't sleep on a leaky water bed. It was my sweat! And I even sleep topless. >_<". When will the weather lighten up...?

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Regards,
William

Friday, May 08, 2009

Blossoms

The Family Tree is a far cry from what it was two years ago. From a
sapling, it has grown tall and lush. And now, the tender shoots start
to bud, promising blossoms of love. It warms my heart to see this.

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Regards,
William

Thursday, May 07, 2009

The Great Singapore Skank III: Bridges in the Sky

Back from Melbourne and still blogging about Singapore... hehehehehe

KH took half day leave on Wednesday, so we had lunch together at Fre(n)sh, Vivo City. Had my first try of quiche and tartine. The former's an egg-based pie of sorts with chicken and vegetables as its filling. Tartines are basically like bruschettas, but with french onion and potato topping instead. Both came with a simple salad of lettuce, raisins and french dressing. Dessert was a tiramisu with loads cocoa powder, which KH kinda choked on. LOL. Next on our activity list was the nature walk. From the MRT station, we walked up Mt. Faber to the Jewel Box, a restaurant cum cable car station cum lookout point. The weather wasn't too hot, and the trail was quiet. It gave us a chance to join hands and enjoy the walk, giggling and being a little naughty as we went. From there on, we continued on to the Henderson Waves, a beautiful, undulating bridge of wood and steel. Reminded me of hated mathematics lessons. Continuing on, we took the hilltop trek, a steel version of the canopy walk right to Horticulture Park at Alexandria Road.

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Hort Park is kinda new, with its displays still being constructed and the plants still in need of some years. But it's still a great work in progress. That 5km walk had left me tired and cranky, so we took off to a nearby mall to kill time before our next dinner appointment at Tam Po Po. In that short time, KH bought me a pair of Beetlebug shoes (thanks, baby!) and a manbag for himself. That night, I met two of KH's collegues (and fag hags)-- Mrs. H and Mdm. E. We discussed about relationships, marriage and sex without much reservations over kuro buta katsu. The black pork is supposedly juicier and of better texture, favoured by the Windsors. Heh. I liked their black pork-yakiniku-arugula salad with wasabi dressing. I found Mrs. H to be very easy-going and skankier than most married women I know, while Mdm. E was strong-willed and asked questions point blank. Mulut laser! I got quite an earful from her in a taxi we shared regarding the contradiction of my lifestyle with religion. But as things were, I did not need to justify my choices to her. I don't really understand her motive, but it does not matter, as it is my cross to carry.

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Thanks to my sedentary lifestyle, the walk kinda left my left ankle achy and sore... :(. KH gave me a nice little rub down that night. :).

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