How to Lo Hei for real

Hello friends.

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.

Yu Sheng

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.


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


Paper the table

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?

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Tickets to the ship!

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 love want.

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.*

RSS Endurance

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.

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Jupiter Ascending… ASCENDED

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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.

3) Space!Dinosaur-men

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.


THANKS. THANKS FOR NUMBER 8 BY THE WAY. It really is. You know why?

It reminds me of times when we had Princess Bride, Legend (with the pantsless Tom Cruise) and Labyrinth.

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.

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Down the Road

HP stuff!

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!

Lime juice at JTown.

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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.

The crowds down the street

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?

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So Sure? Yeah

It's Irene Ang!

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.

However, I read that the invited panelists were: Pat Law, Daniel Ang, Patricia Mok, Kelvin Ang, Tosh Zhang and Hayley Woo.

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?

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