The fasting month aka Ramadan is here so for now, you have a picture of my cat.
The fasting month aka Ramadan is here so for now, you have a picture of my cat.
If you’re eating baulu, this is how it is made traditionally. I got to visit Joelyn to see how it is made (and eat it, hurhurhur).
I’ll have you know freshly made baulu is so, so good compared to baulu from the tupperware.
My friends and I have now a new tradition of taking a group picture in Overwatch during Chinese New Year since they have the place decorated! Also, it’s quite fun since we’ll be wearing our nicest skins just for the occasion.
Like how one really does real family/friends CNY photos at home.
And that’s it for this week.
It’s a chill week although, I’m checking out 2018’s All In! Young Writers Festival to see if I can volunteer for one day.
Was that me, did you think it was me and weren’t unsure? Well, these are my appearances in January that I know of. Let me know if I ever miss anything cause somehow I’m randomly around like an NPC?
Episode 3 of Buzzing Hawkers: https://video.toggle.sg/en/series/buzzing-hawkers/ep3/563248
I got to eat food, it was interesting being a taste tester. I did like the lamb chop.
I have no idea who these influencers are for #SGBudget2018 but they all seem to be young Chinese individuals looking to or away from the camera while holding an item. I’m not going to be at any Listening Point but I’m definitely watching the news about it cause it’s not an easy topic to just understand by googling without learning the consequences that affect each other. Sadness I’m not a #sponsored influenza for this. :(((( #mofsg #iwanttoknowwheremymoneygoes
The ministry of finance did a thing where they hired StarNgage, an agency for influencers and just tossed money to them to get their influencers to talk about Budget 2018.
I took the hashtag and did get top post in those weeks so HAH. Anyway, was it a good or bad thing the ministry did?
BAMMM I learned I made an appearance in this article which has a marketer’s point of view on it which was pretty insightful. You can read the article here:
Also here is a bonus:
This is my own “media” so I don’t know if it’s considered a cameo but if you’re following my instagram or youtube, I’m posting up food videos and have a #foodfriday thing too.
Hi, you guys might know I volunteer at Love Kuching Project.
You can donate in cash to them through money transfer, their bank account name is Love Kuching Project, the bank is DBS Bank, account number DBS Current 027-907655-0.
Or there are instructions here on the Donate Page too if you don’t know how. OR you can donate in kind by buying kitty litter or food here: https://www.polypet.com.sg/index.php?route=product/category&path=227_236
With that, this VALENTINE’S DAY, I am doing a special. Because I’m making chocolates* for self, I might as well use up all the ingredients and proper box for you**.
The deadline for this ‘preorder’ is 12 February so I can prepare the ingredients and box ok?
*Chocolates = I’m not a chef so it may/may not taste awesome
**You = whoever is reading this and hopefully is in Singapore unless you wanna send me a plane ticket?
*** Location better be east or central because I’m not travelling all the way to the west.
You can attend Garden Slug’s ‘Valentine’s day’ dinner where there’s no extra surcharge and a performance by Us-The-Hippies.
Be serenaded through the night with classic and contemporary favourites with a twist! Our favourite acoustic duo ‘Us The Hippies’ is back at TGS for one night only ♥
🎤 Mae’s warm timbre and 🎸 Jude’s soulful guitar will make this a night to remember… if you don’t mind a derpy joke or two peppered throughout the set. You can call this part live band, part comedy special.
🎫 Price of Admission: any 1 dish + 1 beverage (per pax) from our regular a la carte menu. Normal everyday prices, no “holiday surcharge”.
Make your reservation at http://bit.ly/slugtable or call 63460504 to book a good table ahead of others
Why? I say because TGS IS DONATING IN THAT TIER 2!!! So I’ll be there to give some chocolates.
If you want to see some animuu nonsense in the name of cats, come by. After that I’ll run away.
This is really just a filler post so have Dawn the cat instead. This is her sitting cutely.
This is her ignoring a Porg.
And this is her looking out a meshed window.
Anyway if you like cats, are in Singapore and want to also help an organization that I volunteer with, you can donate to Love Kuching Project !
OH AND JUST BECAUSE THIS IS A CAT POST, I nearly forgot tomorrow starts the YEAR OF THE DOG CNY sale!
Don’t say I never jio you for this. Go check out tomorrow, 23rd to 25th January 2018 on this page. If you wanna get anything from there, use my liiiiiink.
For the first 100 new customers please use this code during this sale: LAZCNY8
To get 16% off (capped up to $8, huaaaat).
EDIT 8 September 9.43am: GO AHEAD SG FINALLY CALLED. ALL MY QUESTIONS ANSWERED AND YES, ISSUE IS RESOLVED AMICABLY.
Just to be clear, this is the definition of hostage because we were clearly held by the driver before we could get out.
Here’s a timeline so everyone is clear and that I was ‘fair’ to the Go Ahead Singapore‘s customer service team. ALL OF THIS was from my twitter and facebook because there’s timestamps and if you want to search it you can.
I tweeted it “live” because I was worried on what was happening especially with all those terrorist attacks in other countries. Plus the Singapore Police Force did tell us to be vigilant.
It happened on 12 August so I sent a complain email straight to their website under their feedback form once I got onto a computer. That was 10.28pm on 12 August. It showed we will reply in 5 days. Ok can. Also it was a Saturday so fine, maybe people don’t work weekends I was expecting maybe a reply in that week of 14 August at least.
Click to enlarge. I posted on 14 August to notify them of my email.(You can see also me asking them on 30 August about any update.)
14 August, around 4.49pm they called and told me that they are investigating and will see what happened with the cctv.
I was happy on this. Generic but at least they said they will update me.
Ok, but from the FB, no updates on 30 August.
Because from other people, I heard they don’t reply to their customer service complains properly (is that true or false?), let me tell EVERYONE WHAT HAPPENED THEN.
12 AUGUST, around 9pm at Nex.
It’s that narrow street where cabs, uber/grab try to go pick up their passengers and the bus stop is also packed from turning around the corner. If you have been to Nex, you know where it is.
A cab blocked the road cause it didn’t want to go forward, silly really but someone had enough (it took around 5 minutes) and asked the driver to freaking move. All the buses were stalled and oh I could finally see the bus I needed to get on!
Got on the bus, everyone is happy finally that the road is not blocked and yay we moved in.
At that point, the driver starts to say “I KNOW YOU ALL DON’T LIKE ME BUT THIS IS CALLED DRIVER ABUSE”. I was sitting near the front and I was confused? It was so negative… but ok.
It was still moving along the road.
And then we realized it was really slow because he stopped the bus and said that because of the ringing he feels that he is unstable. HIS EXACT WORDS. If you can get the CCTV footage of it all, you’ll see this actually happened. He didn’t let us get off the bus and since it was just two or three stops journey it was still in the ‘beginning’ and people are starting to be ??????????
A nice teenage Chinese boy, maybe even polytechnic age came down from the double decker to ask him if he’s ok and he says he’s not if the bell keeps ringing.
The boy tells the driver to relax and he’ll be upstairs to see if anyone is pressing it and says loudly for us all too, we will see if anyone is pressing at the first floor. The driver insists it is the first floor because the bell dings and will only BUZZ if it is the second floor. The boy also told the driver, maybe the bell is broken? But the driver insists it is someone.
Anyway the boy managed to calm him down and he went back into the driver’s seat.
At that point, my friends were also wondering what the heck is happening.
You should totally note the time stamp on these, because IT TOTALLY HAPPENED AGAIN. The bell kept ringing, everyone looked at each other and really.
NO ONE IS PRESSING.
By the way, the bus wasn’t really moving still, just a super slow drive. The kind you walk next to it and still can over take it.
It gave us a brief moment of hope. And it made us wonder, faulty or is it someone? But then it rang again. If it was someone… we wouldn’t know because no one was touching the bell because at this point EVERYONE was looking at each other and wondering what the heck was going on.
If you can’t see the license plate was 3457Y if you guys are into 4d or whatever.
I was tweeting this while waiting for a bus to get to my destination.
Other notes: The driver was on the radio with his HQ and calling them to tell that the bell is ringing and driver abuse is happening bla bla. Passengers were also getting disgruntled at him because he was NOT letting anyone off.
You know how we got off? The nice boy came down again from the second floor and told him maybe let us out at the next bus stop and can see how it is then?
The driver did it and WE ALL GOT OFF. (Some second floor passengers were still sitting because there were confused on what was happening in the first floor.)
He was already telling people who were video-ing/complaining to call the police because he was so sure it’s someone in the bus who did it and that there’s 11 cctvs in the bus! Another fact I learned.
SO IF THERE ARE 11 CCTVS IN THE BUS SURELY CUSTOMER SERVICE WOULD HAVE MANAGED TO INVESTIGATE RIGHT?
AND THAT IS THE END OF THIS INCIDENT.
Until now, no response from Go Ahead SG besides that call.
I’m going to cc LTA this blog post and also give a brief info about it because really, someone has to tell me something!
In my feedback email on 12 Aug to Go Ahead SG, I asked if the driver was going to get counselling and go on paid leave maybe? AND BEFORE ANYONE BRINGS ANY POLITICS INSIDE, the driver is a local senior Chinese man. So none of that nonsense.
WHAT I WANT TO KNOW:
Edit: Edited for typos and tldr, driver didn’t let anyone out of bus until he knows who presses the bell.
So here’s YB, at my Grandparent’s house where we clipped his nails, wiped and brushed his fur.
There was a KFC Chizza contest and they said to dance the Chizza.
So I did.
And I won one of the prizes!
Anyway if you think this is a filler episode, YOU ARE RIGHT. I am so backlogged on my posts especially my train one! So here, here’s another bonus video since you’re here on my post.
I walk a lot but in general, a random day out would happen vaguely like this. Mind you, it’s a lot of walking, eating and exploring.
I got to 76 Serangoon Road via the train and a bit of walking from Little India station to get to Komala Vilas!
It’s my favourite restaurant and heck, prime ministers have dined here too.
Here, I ordered pongal and teh tarik. If we’re doing the whole “food blogger” thing, the whole set cost me just $5.
If we’re not doing the whole “food blogger”… flogger? thing, AHHHHH pongal.
What has Overwatch got to do with anything?
Well on Saturday night, my crew went to the Geylang Bazaar to buy food without me because I just finished work and had to go home.
They found butterbeer.
It was the brand we wanted to get years ago for our Harry Potter parties but the shop closed down. But now… it’s back!!!!!!!
I asked them to come to my house with butterbeer because I was stuck at home. Boo hoo tragic kingdom.
And while I was Overwatching, I WAS FINISHING THE GAME QUICKLY SO I CAN TELL THEM TO COME (hence player of the game, get the objective, get my butterbeer), they conferred with each other and then yes.
THEY DID COME BY MY PLACE.
One of the most ridiculous plans we did. Them coming over just to let me try butterbeer they found at the Bazaar.
FYI, it’s near the market side/cheers of Haig Road, the stall name is Word. You can get butterbeer and a butterbeer float after the bazaar at their own bistro too so no worries on that.
WE REALLY ASKED.
Try it chilled over ice. In a frosted glass.
Ahhhh, such Harry Potter vibes.
Ok. Here’s the comparison to people who have went to World of HP and tried the butterbeer and this.
This brand’s more buttery and sweet. But BOTH are good. So it’s really a matter of preference. With the bottle, we found that it has a distributor too, Rogue Merchants! So yesss. This is looking quite good for our future HP party when Fantastic Beasts comes out…
And if not at Word Bistro (they have rainbow bagels and other foods), you might want to try buy online which I found out from another friend it’s available here.
Butterbeer is back in Singapore for all you wizards! HUZZAH!
OK, BESIDES THE WHOLE BUTTERBEER THING. I’m pretty AWWWWWWWwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww at my friends who DROVE OVER to just come by with the bottles of butterbeer cause we’re a bunch of nerds and shared it. They are ridiculous but so AWWWWWWWWWWWWW. A++ Imma make my salmon wellington for them once puasa is over and we all can have a great day together.