26 June 2017

Everybody Got Sick

I spread the virus/bacteria to wife and baby, now both of them also sick, good thing they recover fast, baby recover the fastest, young person seems to have much stronger immune system and that is strange. Another good thing is that today is public holiday so no need to work.

Maybe next time I sick I check-in to a hotel or something, should have a hotel for sick people to choose to be isolated from others so as not to spread the sickness around.

24 June 2017

Sick Today

Today thought want to go somewhere, end up getting sick, have a bad headache and cough, wonder how I got the virus/bacteria, maybe because I was caught in the rain yesterday.

Anyway just want to share that if you have a bad cough, Robitussin is the best home remedy, the Wood's cough syrup is not bad but only good for minor irritation. Also tried the pi pa gao which is completely useless, it's like eating sugar. I only took one sip of Robitussin and now I feel so much better.

23 June 2017

Yeah! Long Weekend!

Been looking forward to this long weekend, even though I have no special plan in mind but still feels great to be able to rest, get away from the work for a while.

So tomorrow maybe we will drop by Pasir Ris, I heard from my colleague it looks completely different now, the resorts have been replaced with hotels and now they have level 2 shopping areas. Last time I went was so long ago, can't even remember when.

Singapore develop at such a super fast pace, never go a place for too long next time you go totally different, just look at the Sim Lim Square area, now look totally different. Even the Outram Park area also totally changed.

Sometimes feel a bit sad that the places that I went to when I was younger are now gone, a bit scary also.

20 June 2017

This Year Bonus and Increment Not Bad

Bonus get 2.27 months, increment is 2.94%, not a lot but better than last year.

Anyway don't know what to do with this extra money, maybe just leave it in bank, don't want to buy stocks, don't want to buy laptop, at first thought want to get an aftershock laptop, end up find it kind of wasteful since I already got a desktop which is quite decent.

18 June 2017

Nvidia ShadowPlay is Great

The beauty of this software is that it uses the graphics card to do the recording, so when I game and record at the same time I don't feel any lag at all.

It comes with the GeForce Experience software, just press alt+z to open the options in-game.

Can check out this video that I recorded, video quality is good and smooth.

This link for the system requirements.

I'm using GTX 960 and it's working fine.

16 June 2017

Thinking of Getting a Laptop

Custom-built my desktop in 2009, until now almost 8 years, in between changed a few graphics card and upgraded ram, I think also upgraded hard-disk once.

My current spec

Motherboard: Gigabyte P55M-UD2
Processor: Intel i5 750 @ 2.66GHz
Memory: 8GB DDR3 @ 1333MHz
Graphics: GTX 960 2GB
Display: Samsung SyncMaster 2494HS
Storage: 500GB HDD

The rest not really worth mentioning.

Actually my desktop still serves me well but problem is it's too big, it's a mid tower so the CPU, monitor, keyboard and mouse takes up my whole table, and my CPU sometimes also a bit siao siao cannot start, have to off then on once or twice then can start, think it's the motherboard problem.

Anyway I'm looking at the Aftershock S-15, now got promotion seems like very value for money, if pay cash is $2485.


I also checked out Alienware for the same spec, it cost $3400+, almost $1000 difference!

Also looked at the Razer Blade, screen is smaller at 14", seems like no G-Sync, storage only SSD, Windows don't know whether it's home or professional version, with the 256 SSD is $2740+, with 512 SSD is $3049+.

I think Alienware and Razer is more like branded goods, pay more for the brand name.

Also took a look at the Origin PC, also another branded goods, cost between $3600-$3800+ for around similar spec, wah piang, I think only carrot head will buy.


13 June 2017

13 Kilos of Sai Removed from Man's Body

Source

This case of constipation is the worse I have ever seen, how can it be possible to choke until 13 kilos of sai and not do anything until so last minute, really unbelievable.

12 June 2017

Mitsubishi Starmex So Easy to Clean

Bought the aircon in 2014, so far very happy with it because it is cold and very easy to clean. Today just cleaned and looked back, realized so fast 3 years already.

Cleaning just need to remove filter and spray, then the vane part can easily detach and just clean with wet tissues. Just need to clean about every 2-3 months or when the filter start to get too thick with dust (can feel it because aircon will be less cold than usual).

I don't call for the casual servicing, find it useless and waste of money, the only useful service is the chemical overhaul, but only need to do every 1.5 to 2 years, depending on how heavy the usage.

11 June 2017

Indian Food Seller Seems more Generous

One packet of curry chicken briyani rice is $5.50, may seem more expensive but the piece of chicken is actually quite big, like 1/4 of a chicken, the briyani rice also large serving, one person can eat two times. $5.50 divided by 2 is $2.75.

Compared to chinese economical rice, one packet can range from $3.50 to $5 or $6 if you choose fish. Let's say $5.50 same as indian food, choose fish and two veggies, the fish miserably small piece, veggies also miserably little, rice also quite little, eat one time also not enough. Some bastard stalls add rice still charge $0.20. Totally not economical at all.

But of course if go to old estate hawker centres, the old school chinese economical rice the best, choose fish max is $4, some more the fish is a whole fish, don't choose fish $2.50 also have. Food court really too profit-oriented, or rent too high, pass the cost to consumers, never mind, serving so miserable, might as well just eat indian food.

05 June 2017

Neck Pain since Weekend

Last Saturday morning woke up with a pain on my neck and upper back area, wonder what happened, as if somebody karate-kicked my neck while I was sleeping. Today still never recover, most probably because yesterday never sleep well.

Middle of the night somebody above was knocking something, must be crazy, 3 or 4 am don't know knock what, really crazy family. Then my wife woke me up a few times, she said my snoring scared the baby, what the heck, I think snore also because of the neck pain. Today woke up feeling super stoned, took MC. Weekend sometimes also cannot rest properly, jia lat.

Then just recall last Saturday night above family ki siao, think also 3 or 4 am, they were fighting fiercely, slamming stuff, yelling loudly, even the neighbour beside me also wake up, can hear the uncle complaining. Complain to HDB has proven to be useless, thinking of call police but most likely police also lan lan refer us to HDB, back to square one. This type of problem difficult to solve, either I leave or they leave. Sometimes in my mind I wishing a big fire burn down their house with their family, really evil lol.

Baby Enjoying Ice Cream

Getting fatter, she seldom eat all these junk, mostly she drinks nestle milk powder, she can drink a lot, one week can finish one big tin (1.8 KG tin).





04 June 2017

Magnolia Coconut Ice Cream with Kellogg's Frosties

Been wanting to try this, it goes well together, actually vanilla ice cream also can, could be better.

Another can try is Nestle Honey Gold Flakes, but I think might not be so nice.




27 May 2017

Ssikkek Chinatown

This must be one of the best value for money restaurant, one person $28+, can eat many meat. The thick glass noodle is my favourite, the potato salad also damn power.






24 May 2017

Received My Fourth Adsense Payment

Last payment.

This time received $155.03, they sent the payment on 21 May 2017, I received on 23 May 2017 via my bank account.

23 May 2017

Skip Work Two Days

Yesterday took leave, today take again, thought of going to work really sibei sian. My wife gave me a disapproving look lol, anyway so fed up with the work and the people there, feel like quitting now.

But next month getting bonus, so get first then see how, maybe want to look for a new job, this current job really draining my life force.

Maybe go work at McDonald's, can eat their food everyday so no need to pay for food. Now I see their salary not bad, long long ago one hour only $3.50 now have $5+.

Or maybe go work at MBS, dress suit so smart looking.

I'm looking for a job with great culture, lower salary is fine, higher pay not happy also useless, unless one month $10-$20k not happy I also don't mind.

20 May 2017

Salted Egg Chicken at Essen Pinacle

Forgot exactly how much if not wrong I think $10.90. Big chicken pieces (actually more like the batter is thick), very sinful and delicious. The homemade chilli sauce is super, taste like chicken rice chilli sauce, perfect for chicken, but if you don't like spicy better not put because it is quite spicy.

At first I thought it is some high class restaurant, actually it's a western food court, they even have beer bar, craft beer, tower beer, 3L asahi $65. Other non-alcohol drinks is like food court prices, $1.80 to $2+. Also have coffee machine, have latte and cappuccino.




Increase of Service and Conservancy Charges (S&CC)

Mine is 2-room HDB flat.

1st Jun 2017 going to increase from $28.50 to $29.50.
1st Jun 2018 increase to $30.50.

Overall just $2, can't do much these days.

17 May 2017

Salted Egg Rib Rice @ Sim Lim Square Level 2

Today my colleague recommended me this stall, damn power, with egg $5.50, no egg $5, very worth it, must try.




Dinner, Look at that Egg

Instant noodles and eggs for dinner.





13 May 2017

Crystal Jade Seafood Pot in Menu

Now they put the seafood treasure pot into main menu, one pot is $48.80, can eat anytime.




10 May 2017

Vesak Day 2017

Holiday right in the middle of the week, bring family go vivocity, walk to sentosa and back.

Today at sentosa somehow walk until end up in the long hallway of hotels, see so many China tour groups, all come here donate money to our casino.

Also bought some krispy kreme donuts, 12 for $26.50, actually quite pricy but then the quality is there, can tell the ingredients not some cheapo ingredients, see even have kit kat and the hershey cookies and cream chocolate. Very rich flavour, very sweet, way better than that dunkin donuts.







09 May 2017

Fried Rice with Duck Eggs

My wife brought some duck eggs from her hometown, she say put in the luggage check-in, told her actually cannot bring but well, since already bring then might as well enjoy.

By the way if you check at AVA website, they have certain approved sources for bringing in eggs, Thailand not one of it.

Anyway I find that I still like chicken eggs, seems to be more fragrant, duck egg the yolk very orange, seems thicker.




06 May 2017

Wife and Baby Home!

Wife say when they on the flight back no people so baby have a sit of her own. Still don't understand why cannot book for baby.

Now baby more talkative, can say many words, soon can form sentences ;)




03 May 2017

Fried Bee Hoon Noodles

$5.10, otah, long beans, ngoh hiang, fried egg, cheap and good.




30 April 2017

Went for a Stroll with Colleague

Stay home sibei sian so jio my colleague from China for a stroll at Marina Bay then walk to Chinatown.

Chinatown still has its charms, see those old buildings wish I can stay there, but one shophouse I guess not cheap, probably in millions.









29 April 2017

McDonalds's Dinner

Quarter pounder, very nice, ala carte $5.80.




26 April 2017

Nene Chicken for Dinner

Ordered the whole chicken just to see the difference from the wings and sticks, it's just different chicken parts, but seems to be more filling. I prefer wings and sticks, different chicken parts some quite tough and oily.





24 April 2017

Bangkok Street Food Scene Taking a Hit

Source

Just now read the news quite sad, one of the charms of Bangkok is the vibrant street food scene, if they take it away then it will be very different.

According to the article, they target to take hawkers off the streets by the end of this year, only hawkers at Chinatown and Khao San will be allowed to continue to operate. That means next year if I go to Bangkok, it will look very different, no more fried chicken wings under the bridge, or hawkers outside 7/11 stores, or those cheap clothes near the Paragon shopping mall.

But good thing only affects Bangkok, if go to other province most probably still have, don't think they can totally take it away.

Home Alone Sibei Sian

Wife and baby early next month then come back, stay alone really cannot take it, so lonely.

Go work come home only me, watch movie, watch youtube also sian.

Been family man so long, now also no friend to jio out, guess they also have their own stuff to manage. Most of my friends also married and have children, think want to meet up also not easy.

Last time stay parents house still not that bad, now have my own house so quiet, have baby run around really different.

22 April 2017

Went to Zoo with Colleagues

Go first time is nice, go too many times kind of bo liao lol. Lunch I ate the chicken chop, kind of too dry and pricy, fries is nice though.












20 April 2017

Rash on Baby Body

The day before she had an outbreak of rash on her body, looks like chicken pox, I think it's because of her chicken pox vaccination last week, the day before she left for Thailand.


Yesterday and today whatsapp see her seems to have recovered, read online that kids who had the chicken pox vaccine may have outbreak of rash that looks like chicken pox, scared me a bit when I saw the photo sent by wife, thought she ate something wrong or maybe it's heat rash.

So far baby seems to be doing well there, but I think the weather there should be super hot, now here in SG already super hot, like today can feel the burning heat even when I was in shelter.

By the way whatsapp really useful, no need to use the callback card, might as well give her money to top up her card, for me it doesn't cost much since most of the time I'm on wifi, even if not on wifi the data usage actually not high.

16 April 2017

Eat Lunch Alone at Market

Kind of lonely but the food is still awesome.

The pork rib noodle today is extra nice, the tendon so soft until melts in my mouth, power.

The dumpling soup also power, I think they use some sort of dried fish to cook it.

Cheap and good, like this only $6.50, cannot find this kind of standard even in nice restaurant, hawker food is the best.





14 April 2017

Went to Pulau Ubin

So many years never go, today public holiday and wife and baby went to Thailand for Songkran so nothing to do I joined my colleagues for a short trip.

Had breakfast at Changi Village Hawkers Centre, it's the one with the famous nasi lemak, wanted to buy but the queue damn long, ended up I bought the hainan curry rice, it's really nice but strangely no queue at all. There's also a few stalls selling this white coconut water, this one super power, one big glass only $1.

After that took a ferry to Pulau Ubin, one trip is $3, so go and come back is $6. No need to buy ticket, just queue up, board and pay the boat captain. The queue quite long though, we waited for the ferry at around 10am, I guess if you go around lunch should have less people. But take note the ferry ends around 5 or 6pm, I'm not sure of the exact timing as I heard from my colleague, so better check properly and don't miss the last ferry.

Last time I went there was 11 or 12 years ago, that time don't even have terminal, it's just a few boats parked around and you ask any of the captain to bring you over, that time I think was $2 per trip.

On the island they also did a lot of improvements, now after you disembark, it's a nice terminal, walk a bit there's several shops renting bicycles, also have coffee shops selling tze char, some convenience stores, there's also a nice public toilet right after the disembark.

Also if you ride further in, NParks also made a lot of improvements to the nature area, feels like taking a walk in the zoo. By the way they also have vending machines selling water, soft drinks and energy drinks so don't really need to bring your own water, price is alright, one can drink is $1.50, bottle is $2, for a tourist area still way cheaper than Sentosa.

I rented a bicycle $18 for whole day, they also have other price range, heard have $8, $10, $15, $25, many shops can rent, I think very worth it since it is for whole day.

For lunch we ate on the island, tried the tze char, price is like main island coffeeshop tze char price, usually at tourist spot everything is marked up significantly but on Ubin I find it reasonable.

We left the island at around 2.45pm, after that went for a short stroll at changi beach, feels like east coast park.

Overall not bad la, worth visiting, but bring young children have to be extra careful, some bicycle trails can be quite dangerous with some steep areas, also while walking the park, as some areas don't have barriers, people who are not careful might fall over, better watch your steps and your kids.