Jules Is Still Alive…

For those of you wondering why I haven’t been updating this blog, well it is simply because I’ve been lazy and busy playing Zynga Poker on facebook. Playing the game relaxes me and besides it was a challenge for me to been able to restart from 400k chips and to gain and reach a whopping 1.4m in chips. Also there was a huge project at work that left me a little zombified for lack of a better word.

Anyone who updates a blog…hmmm well a blog of a little more value than others takes a lot of effort and time not that mine fits into the profile of such a said blog, but hey I make an effort just the same!

Ok here are a few updates of sorts….

On Family

Seth was third in his class and earned himself a $10 popular voucher, and I am still a little baffled as to how he managed to score the highest in his class for his Chinese paper.  No help from his parents that’s for sure, his tuition teacher must be brilliant.  Anyhow I hope he can maintain this standard next year for Primary 3 though it will be tough year for him I reckon.   Will make it a point not to pressure him too much.

Kenan will be starting Primary 1 next year and I am a little concern for him because unlike his brother, he is a little more street smart than study smart.

Mom and Dad will be celebrating their 44th Wedding Anniversary first week next month.  No easy feat I can tell you in this day and age!

On A Restaurant I Tried And Have Come To Love

Meatarians FALL IN!  There is a great affordable place to dine in for your special occasions.   All the meats are succulent and very well marinated and just simply yummilicious!

Name : Fiesta Brasilia

Location : #B1-15/16 United Square, Singapore 307591
Contact   : Tel: 6250 0108 Fax: 6250 0950

I opted for the dinner with Free flow of beer and I manage to get hold of this delicious beer with Tequila and lime imported from…. yup you guessed it…Brazil!  It complemented the meats remarkably well! I couldn’t get a pic of the actual bottle off the net but I managed to get a pic of the one with Lemon instead of Lime. 

Anyhow till next time………CHEERS!

Book Of Lies By Brad Meltzer

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An easy read with  fast enough paced action that you’ll be able to finish the book in a day or two.  However in so far as great thrillers go this book is not quite in the same league as the best of them.  Why? Because the premise that there is a link between the death of the father of  the creator of  Superman and an ancient weapon of the old testament era is just too much fiction to bear.  Moreover the characters are rather two dimentional hence failing to complement the novel ideology of the book.  

Still it is a rather enjoyable read and what I liked best about the book is that it provided insights as to how the comic book hero Superman was created also not forgetting how Brad combined certain elements of fact with fiction. 

About The Book

In Chapter Four of the Bible, Cain kills Abel. It is the world’s most famous murder. But the Bible is silent about one key detail: the weapon Cain used to kill his brother. That weapon is still lost to history.

In 1932, Mitchell Siegel was killed by three gunshots to his chest. While mourning, his son dreamed of a bulletproof man and created the world’s greatest hero: Superman. And like Cain’s murder weapon, the gun used in this unsolved murder has never been found.

Until now.

Today in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Cal Harper comes face-to-face with his family’s greatest secret: his long-lost father, who’s been shot with a gun that traces back to Mitchell Siegel’s 1932 murder. But before Cal can ask a single question, he and his father are attacked by a ruthless killer tattooed with the anicent markings of Cain. And so begins the chase for the world’s first murder weapon.

What does Cain, history’s greatest villain, have to do with Superman, the world’s greatest hero? And what do two murders, committed thousands of years apart, have in common? This is the mystery at the heart of Brad Meltzer’s riveting and utterly intriguing new thriller.

The Young Ones…Once

Well I finally met up with my ex-schoolmates on Monday for dinner and I think we were all pleasantly surprised that we hit it off so well again after 30++years.  Tear forming laughters resounded round the Sizzler Steak House in Toa Payoh as we engaged in memory exchange and heartwarming banter.   It only took half an hour into the meet that we started planning for the next one. So Yeah! It was some enchanted evening!

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From the salad buffet

 

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My Pan fried Dory Dish

 

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Early birds Sara & Irene

 

The Three Stooges

 

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With the addition of Doreen and Annie

 

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