I call this gif, rocking out or “LET’S KARAOKEEEE”.
Here, if you want the address. Cash Studio at Cuppage Plaza is along 5 Koek Road. It’s in the basement of the building.
And yes, it really has Japanese too. Which was why we chose that place because of um, anime theme songs.
The rates at this time of post of 2 March 2015.
All the guides online I’ve seen are how to lo hei are if you’re Chinese and you would totally get what it means.
This is a how to lo hei guide from a non-Chinese for our international friends who have come to learn our cultures also for Singaporeans here who haven’t experienced a lo hei before.
My drawings will be replaced with pictures but I wanted to get this out before tonight or noonish when corporate yushengs are had in offices.
FIRSTLY. Yes, number 1 questions is always is yu sheng, Halal?
Well, it’s a bunch of vegetables and either raw fish but mostly, if you’re in an office or whatever people will prefer to get smoked salmon since they can keep it in the fridge or somewhere while waiting for everyone to gather.
So for you vegetarians, it’s not uh vegetarian unless they got the vegetarian pack aka no fish. There’s crackers too so yes, if you want to look, it’s only the fish and the crackers.
The rest are pickled vegetables.
You can get tons of Halal Yu Sheng sets in the supermarket because it’s freaking packed vegetables in tiny containers.
It’s usually on a plate or in a plastic bowl/plate thing if you buy those sets from the supermarket since it’s easier for them to pack.
OK. HERE IT IS.
If you’re new to lo hei. You just joined a company and stuff and this is new to you, THIS IS HOW to make you look like a professional lo hei-er. If you’re doing it at a restaurant, you can ignore below because all is SET UP for you.
How to Lo Hei for Real
1) PAPER IT ALL OVER
Yes. PLACE NEWSPAPER all over your table and maybe even the floor. Once, I had one year where we pre-empted because we had low ceilings and put newspaper on the ceiling. This is important especially if you don’t want the cleaners to be pissy at you in your work place OR yourself for not thinking of it first.
Do you know what a lo hei is? It is for luck and prosperity and we want that immensely so the higher the better, mmkay?
I went onboard the RSS Endurance because of SAF50@Vivo and mostly because I won tickets from the Channel News Asia morning show quiz. HOHOHOHOH. You guys. You should enter quizzes and try win tickets for stuff if you’re into them.
I know that sounds a bit duh but you’ll never know if you don’t try and see if you might win tickets to the thing you
I wanted these particular set of tickets because WOOH.
Note the little corner on top? It’s got a special bit where we can ride the FCU aka Fast Craft Unit!
I like speedy things, you see.
Mostly, to be on them.*
Since I had tickets we went in quickly past the other line since there was a queue for general public too. Anyway, it’s so exciting to be on a ship like this.
I really like Jupiter Ascending and while there are so many websites and tumblr posts about the movie. Here is my non-spoiler reasons to watch it:
1) It is diverse. Like, ACTUAL diverse.
2) Space!Dorian is in there. You know, from Dragon Age: Inquisition.
4) Teeny fangs wolfy Channing Tatum
5) The lead heroine aka Jupiter is like us. Like, really.
6) Such romance. Such lines. I know some people will be screaming my name, wondering if I influenced the directors in the romantic lines (I didn’t).
7) It has a lovely story of really, the message is: What you do is not who you are.
You can be a sweeper or some minion but that’s not who you are. You are much more than that. And vice versa.
You can be a rich noble but who you really are might be a douchcanoe.
8) ACTUAL STORY ABOUT FAMILY.
THANKS. THANKS FOR NUMBER 8 BY THE WAY. It really is. You know why?
IT HAD ENOUGH DRESS CHANGES AND PRETTY WARDROBE like it too. But yesss. All it needed was a ballroom dance scene. Was there a ballroom dance scene? I can’t remember because I was already stunned at the whole thing. PLEASE HAVE A BALLROOM DANCE SCENE IN EXTENDED VERSION.
There has to be one.
It’s like Sucker Punch with less suck.
While Sucker Punch made me go YES YES YES AND THEN no…no… nooo. After the fish dance peak in Sucker Punch, this just made me go “YOU DID NOT GO THERE. YES YOU DID GO THERE. OK. FINE. LET ME… SUPPORT YOU, JUPITER CAUSE you’re like a friend”.
For a spoilerific reaction WHY I liked Jupiter Ascending.
If you clicked this link straight without the read more, don’t read past my picture of my wrist with the word SPOILERS on it if you don’t want to be spoilered.
Or read my random ravings of the movie.
Harry Potter night was held on the afternoon at Orchard Library on the 7th Feb since well, a lot of us could only make it in the afternoon of a weekend.
Nifty stickers were had and stuff from the library too!
After the little soiree hosted by Midnight the Magnificent (her nick on Nanowrimo), I led my friends to Orchard Midpoint for J Town!
That’s Jakarta town, not Japan town. Anyway, I got the little office lady, Fuchico from Tokyu Hands. I might want to get more of her.
And it’s the second last episode of pedestrian night at Orchard road apparently.
If you want to catch pedestrian night, looks like next month is the last installment of it. That’s the first Saturday of the month and it starts at 6.30pm.
I don’t know what’s March programme is but it just is nice to walk down that road when usually it’s just traffic?
Mind you, it IS a hassle when you realize there’s traffic divergence and all but I think we’ve learned about it by now?
I got invited to the first Fly Social Exchange at Bar Naked. Actually, I was a bit “Hmmm” about it because the topic was SG50: What does it have to do with me?
If you didn’t know, I came up with the #SG50Game on twitter.
It goes a bit like this:
So I know SG50 is going to be here until quite a while. At least until the year is over.
Plus, since the moderator is Irene Ang…
Then this Fly Social Exchange thing is going to be interesting.
Or at least, yeah I’m somewhat of a Pat Law fangirl, haaaa.
OH, fun fact: I once enrolled in Fly Academy’s acting class, it was nice. From the brief time I was there, I did know the place had quite fun staff and teachers (who are actors/actresses/hosts/etc). AND I KNOW Irene Ang is a really, really good host too.
PS. NO. I DIDN’T COUNT ALL the SG50 talk mentions in my challenge because I’m not doing it beast mode.
PPS. Before it all started, we learned that the hashtag was #FlySoSure because… Fly Social… GET ITTT?
Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy (an imprint of Two Trees) is calling for submissions for a fantasy short story anthology to be published in 2015.
DEADLINE: 7 march 2015
Email submissions only: email@example.com
Open to Singaporeans and Malaysians anywhere
Open to anyone living in Singapore and Malaysia
Open to any age, any educational background, any outlook
For more details check out: http://twotrees.com.sg/Submissions.php
GUYSSS. Always saw those tumblr prompts or wanted to write a story with them? WELL. You should try it for this.
Also… yes. Any ‘outlook’ is our code for WRITE WHATEVERS YOU FEEL and by any outlook, you should know what I mean.
Your characters can like anything or anyone they like as long as it makes sense.
Anything as long it is FUN to read. That’s our criteria. It better be entertaining and fun and not with IN YOUR FACE agenda. It can have the message inside but no blatant ones because the main thing is that the story has to be engaging read.
Do look through the pdf in the fine details, it’ll tell you how to submit your story.
Basically, when you’re feeling down. Or bored and you want to read something that takes you away from all this. That’s what we’re looking for. Write something that takes you away somewhere else.
It can be urban fantasy, fantasy fantasy, high fantasy, soft fantasy.
Just… just take us away, ok?
Well, have Dawn with a bunch of vegetables.
And… this is going to be the super short version of a longer post I’ll have in the week but we’re OPEN to submissions for a FANTASY ANTHOLOGY.
Click here to check it out and download the details. If you read this sentence, good on you. Because hohohohohohoh, this anthology is gonna be woah.
Hello friends! I got an opportunity from Lazada to try out their store!
I’ve seen Lazada around… on the internets. It’s there when I scroll down on my Facebook page anyway in ads, so it’s pretty well known.
If you’re a hikikomori, a busy person who has no time to go shopping in an actual mall or are so bored but the urge to shop at midnight when most shopping malls are closed and don’t want to leave your bed, this site is for you.
Considering, I know most of my readers are either hikkis or people who are just all “Ain’t nobody got time for that”, I think this place will be ok for you guys.
I checked it out and went “Huh” because it really has a lot of things? I was pretty impressed with that. Their search engine is pretty good too.
Mind you, unlike beauty bloggers and whatnot, I’m into adventure and it’s really not often when I can just search for the items and BAM, it does show up on the website especially when this is a Singapore online shopping place.
ANYWAY, HERE IS A LIST of my recommended items you can get at Lazada!
By the way, since it’s near the holidays, you can do some online CNY shopping too. Less… rushed than being in packed malls.
Sarah’s Ultimate Adventure Top 10 List
1) Red Monster Power Bang!14.800mAh
You totally need a power bank for your phone especially if you’re going to spend the day outdoors.
Also, if you’re a gamer, you can always get a nintendo cable adapter to charge your 3ds. I’ve a fondness for Red Monster power banks, they’re really good and it’s got the word MONSTER in it so, RARRR POWERRR.
2) 21” Soprano Ukulele ( Black / Shine Finished )
Guys, of course I would check out if they have a ukulele in their store, due to obvious reasons.
There are expensive higher grade ones but this is a cheap one.
Since I know most of you might want to just get a really basic cheap one for yourselves/ your kids/ friends or might not really want to explore to the real life shops to get one. So hey, they have one!
Good for relaxing, playing music or serenading to your pets too. Or when you’re alone and waiting for your friends at a bus stop, at a staycation etc, you get the idea.
3) GoPro HERO (Local Warranty)
Of course, you are out on adventure or having fun. Perhaps some water sports or trekking through a nature reserve?
Or biking, skateboarding and well, the suggestions are endless.
If you want to stick it on a selfie stick and take pictures of yourself shopping, I guess that works too…
ANYWAY, this is a new Gopro Hero! It’s the most basic yet, if you’re a regular person who’s not a professional sportsperson or explorer, this is for you!
It’s got the protection of a gopro, a great format for uploading pictures and videos online AND it is cheaper than the other gopro versions.
4) (EXPORT) Canon IXUS 95 IS Pink + camera bag
I’m a Canon girl. I’ve always used their Ixus for when I need to take pictures on adventure.
This is a great size to hide within your palm or just to take around for blogging.
Yes, if you wanna blog and not carry a DSLR, I prefer taking this around since it actually pretty tough too.
5) CamelBak Octane XCT Hydration Pack Black Skydiver
Is your resolution to go for runs or marathons this year? You might want to invest in a hydration pack.
Look at its sleek design. I got one from Camelbak and it is very useful for those obstacle course marathons where you have to jump into mud, crawl under nets and climb over walls.
Really, get a freaking hydration pack because if you really want to go on marathons or sports events, it is really useful especially with the weather we have in Singapore.
Better hydrated than not.
6) Buff® National Geographic Series : Bless
Buffs! You have no idea how useful they are. A lot of my friends have buffs now because they’re stuck to adventuring with me and really.
Sometimes all you need is just a buff.
7) Columbia Maxtrail Convertible Pants Blade
The best pants for wandering around. They’re tough and light. Plus, you can zip off the lower part to convert them into shorts!
Need to do a lot of running or clambering through shrubbery? This pair of pants is Lara Croft worthy.
Upside, they’re really really good in our hot weather in Singapore.
8) Targus 15.6” City Fusion Laptop Backpack
I ain’t going anywhere without a laptop or a netbook. Whether for work or for play, Targus is my main laptop bag to go.
It’s got space for your tech gear, a water bottle, random stuff.
Stuff in your gear for blogging on the go!
9) Maxpedition Jumbo™ Versipack® (Maroon-Khaki)
Heck them backpacks!
You know you’re going on a full day adventure somewhere and don’t want to carry unnecessary stuff. This is best for carrying a waterbottle/umbrella. Your main camera, a power bank, writing materials and even a little more like, your 3ds/PSP/handheld game.
Why do I recommend this one? Because you can easily RUN with this. Sling it around, push it to the back and jump over puddles, clamber over trees and you’ll be sure that this bag won’t rip.
Ok, you can also use this on a leisurely day too but it’s Maxpedition, it’s going to be tough and long lasting.
10) Cardsharp Pocket Knife
I must warn you guys not to be an idiot when purchasing this. Considering my readers are super responsible people, I would go yay on that.
I have a cardsharp and it folds into a card shaped thing.
You’ll never know if you need a knife to either cut art materials for cosplay or ingredients at a camp.
I use mine to cut slices of cheese…
It’s a foldable knife! Just don’t bring it on airplanes, it’ll be confiscated.
There you go, that’s my suggested list. It’s optimized for ADVENTURE AND FUNNNN.
Shopping at Lazada
Anyway, here’s a little tutorial on how to shop at Lazada!
A tl;dr version is that, shopping at Lazada is easy and wow, ok. Their shipping is freaking fast.
First, go to Lazada.sg. And then… go search for whatever you want to buy. You’ll see they have helpful categories on the sidebar.
Well. I went to Gardens by the Bay and yeah. That’s it really, I don’t know what to say.
It’s a garden? Hahah, I went to both the flower dome and the cloud forest.
If you’re a resident of Singapore, you get a discount.