Getting To Know My Darling Isabellafone

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Well after spending more than eight hours straight with my new mate the Iphone 3GS and falling in love with her personalization, I decide to name her Isabellaphone!  Isa for short.

Well first of all it took me almost  4hours++ just to reorganise the mp3 files on ITunes,  because all the nicely organised folders I had while using my Creative Mp3 player was merged into one big mess or should I say a mass orgy of songs!  Setting up playlists for them is a chore….unless I am missing an easier way??? Hmmm..

Then it was time to try out all the existing pre-packaged apps and functions, and it was relatively easy to do, though there are quite a few neat tips and tricks like taking a screenshot is not included in the manual.  Thanks Josh for sharing that piece with me….basically just press ‘home’ and the ‘sleep/wake’ button simultaneously.  Then there is copying and pasting of a block of text tip and so on and so forth.

Next it was time to search for some neat applications…..but before I searched, I was wondering why I had very little response when it came to recommendations.  The only conclusion I can think of is that apart from folks being too busy to respond or that few actually follow my blog regularly : D IS…that a lot depends on the individual’s taste, work and play preferences and desired tools etc.  Anyhow here are the apps that I have come to love for most and use….And DO… Please Share your own app experience with me when you have the time…..CHEERS

 

Local Apps

  • Trafficam SG – Local traffic situations via almost real-time cams.
  • STOMP – Straits Times Online Mobile Print
  • Razor TV
  • Channel News Asia
  • tranSGuide – Bus guide
  • SG Buses
  • buUuK – Restaurant Locations etc.

International Apps

  • WordPress
  • Tumblr
  • XE Currency Converter
  • Facebook
  • Convert Units For Free
  • Dictionary?
  • WhatApps Messenger – Highly recommended
  • G700-1st Soft Camera – Highly recommended

Game ( Only 3 so far )

  • Live Poker Zynga
  • Parachute Ninja
  • Angry Birds

Catholic Stuff

  • Prayer 1000+ Catholic Prayers By DivineOffice.org – Nicely done
  • Rosary – Mysteries Of The Rosary – Great Pics and automatic pull of mysteries according to day

Right now I’m busy with converting some DVDS and making my own ringtones!

Kenan & His Fishball

Tulang Craving Satisfied Once Again!

Tulang Merah

Finally managed to get hold of some delicious Tulang Merah aka Bone Marrow aka Bone Steak from Woodgrove.  I had been craving it for over a month now but couldn’t find a place nearby where it is still being sold, so that I could buy myself a packet for home.  It had been more than two years since I last dived into it!  Besides this dish in my opinion, is best eaten twice a year only due to the high cholesterol content.

And as to why I’d rather buy a packet home instead of eating it at the food stall?  Well this is certainly not a dish I would savor in public! Why? Because it gets very MESSY!

To truly enjoy it, you’ll need both hands to gnaw at the tender meaty bits around the bone, then there is the sucking and knocking of the bone so that the rich, creamy marrow can slide out nicely either unto the spoon OR you could take a direct hit into the mouth.  Some would advise using a straw to suck out the marrow, but for me it is like eating chicken wings with a knife and fork! You just don’t do it if you want to truly enjoy the wing!  Besides sucking out the marrow using a straw looks disgustingly like liposuction!

Anyhow here are some things you should avoid if you want to enjoy this dish….

  • Don’t ever wear white! Unless you want a red on white polka dot suit.
  • Don’t invite anyone to join you unless they too are very much into this dish. Because their disapproving, disgusted looks might put you off.
  • Don’t be afraid to suck, lick and tear at it. That is why it is best to eat it at home!

Now here are some things you might want to do again to enjoy this dish….

  • Keep lots of tissue paper or paper towels at hand.
  • Place the dish over some old newspapers.
  • Coat your hands with margarine just before eating. (ignore this is if you are fine with your hands being stained red for a more than 24 hours)

Found a Malay recipe for this dish that looks good though I very much doubt if I’d bother cooking it for myself.  So if you do try it, let me know how it turns out okay? Click HERE.

My New Toy Is Arriving Shortly

Finally I’ll be getting my hands on the Iphone 3gs (32Gb) on Monday but the case I ordered for it arrived first :lol:

So any apps to recommend?

SPECK CANDY SHELL

  • Fits iPhone 3G & iPhone 3GS
  • Lightweight, flexible one-piece design combines the insulation of a skin with the durability and sleekness of a hard shell
  • Glossy outer hard shell slips in and out of pockets easily and protects from scratches
  • Colorful, contrasting rubberized interior offers extra shock absorption from drops
  • Includes cleaning cloth and removable screen protector film for extra scratch resistance
  • Openings to all ports, controls and sensors
  • Available in four deliciously sweet and savory color combinations
  • Voted “Best of Show” at Macworld 2009 by iLounge.com and iProng.com!
  • Patent-pending design seamlessly combines a hard shell exterior with a shock-absorbing interior

Jules Very Own Designer Shoes!

Well my very own design….What do you think?

Think I’ll get a pair for my Birthday…..hmmm.   Just too many things I want to get these days…arrgh

DESIGN CODE 1059803


Kenan On A Motorbike! Eek!

:lol:

Time For A Tiger? Check Out Your Happy Hour Watch!

US$49.95

Movement: Japanese quartz movement AL55b. Case: Alloy case in WCS plating in silver color with stainless steel back case & patented Happy Hour™ buckle. Band: Wide perforated black leather.

The watch looks sleek enough with a nice looking buckle and comes with cool looking holey strap.  And this below is an added bonus!

Bottle Cap Opener!

But my question for the makers of this watch is….

  1. What if Happy Hour is not at 1700hrs (5PM) is a certain State or Country?
  2. Do you drink in a Bar, Pub or Nightclub where they don’t remove the cap for you?
  3. Or is this watch for Happy Hour at Home? :lol:

Anyhow here is the story behind the watch….by Tyler Alexander I believe….

Happy Hour™ was started in 2007 when I was traveling on a long road trip to the East Coast. I was wondering “what on Earth could make it easier to have a cold beer?” (Yes, it had been a long trip). I looked at my watch and my mind started going. Countless 12 packs later, hours of design & research and many meetings with drinkers, lawyers and friends, I had come up with a product unlike any other.

Happy Hour™ is built for those who want to have a little fun opening their beverage with a very stylized watch. The patented buckle allows you to pop-open your favorite beverage with nothing more than a flick of the wrist—and without taking off your watch.

Sweet Eggs And Noodles

Lau Ma aka my kid’s Great Grandmother preparing a traditional Chinese dish for my wife and I to eat for her 86th Birthday.  I believe the dish is called ‘Tiam Neng’ (Teochew) Or ‘Sweet Egg’ but I always thought the emphasis was on the noodles since it represents longevity.  Anyone knows what the eggs represent?

AD24M

Movie – How To Train Your Dragon

Starring: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Craig Ferguson
Director: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

Synopsis: From the studio that brought you “Shrek,” “Madagascar” and “Kung Fu Panda” comes “How to Train Your Dragon.” Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and based on the book by Cressida Cowell, the action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t exactly fit in with his tribe’s longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup’s world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges he and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view. –© Dreamworks

This has got to be one of Dreamworks’ finest movie done todate! Original and truly a treat for the whole family!  So what if the Vikings in this movie sound Scottish! And the kids in it have normal American accents.  It is an action adventure fantasy with a great storyline that you’re not likely to forget.

This movie in my opinion is way better than Alice in Wonderland and isn’t that saying it all!  I highly recommend this movie!


Dinner At Fook Weng Restaurant

As always with Good Company, Food and Wine taste better!  It helps that the food is really good too!

19 Mar 2010

Fook Weng Restaurant

3 Seng Poh Road
#01-01 The Cape Inn S168891

  • Neighbourhood:Tiong Bahru
  • Tel:6536 1691
  • Operating Hours:Mon – Sun: 9am–3pm, 6pm–11pm
  • Getting There:Nearest MRT : Outram Park / Chinatown

Entrance

The Menu

The Menu

Gathering Of Families

The Gathering Of Families

First Time Using A Pair Of Chopsticks

Deep Fried Egg Plant With Pork Floss

Succulent Pork With Almond Bits

Succulent Pork With Almond Bits

Steamed Crabs With Glutinous Rice

Simmered Teal With Tientsin Pear ( A Duck Dish )

Roast Chicken

Salted Egg Prawns

Individual serving of Hor Fun and Fried Rice was served and not pictured here….

Pomelo Sago With Mango Cream Dessert

All Washed down with fine spirits :D

A Great Cuppa KOPI!


Apart from Non-Coffee Drinkers, who wouldn’t enjoy a cup of Gourmet Coffee from Starbucks, Coffee Bean, San Francisco Coffee etc.etc.etc.  I certainly do crave the occasional Latte or Cappuccino!

However my all time favourite coffee has got to be the local Kopi which is the local term for coffee.  It has a far superior aroma and taste, moreover it is dirt cheap! 90 cents to a dollar for a cup. ( i.e. as at 19 Mar 2010 who knows what price it will be at with inflation )

But I guess this cuppa is not for everyone, as most foreigners or should I say tourists find our coffee too strong for their liking.  Strange because the majority of locals sometimes find it weak and request for stronger as in KOPI KAO! ( thick) ( or ‘gee lat’ aka add strength)

OH and if you half understood what all the shouting at the local coffee shops (though now a slow dying breed) is all about, you’d find how systematic, efficient and even at times hilarious the order takers and Drink makers are, which adds to the whole vibrant atmosphere!   Basically what happens is that the Order taker will shout out your order in their dialect (more often it is in Hokkien) to the Drink makers, then proceed to other tables to take more customer orders before proceeding to collect the accumulated orders and thereby serving them.

These are a few of the most common and a few uncommon orders barked out loud, which you would hear at any one of these local coffee shops….

  • KOPI ( pronounced copee ) – coffee sweetened with condensed milk
  • KOPI SI – coffee with evaporated milk
  • KOPI O aka KOPI OH – coffee black
  • KOPI SIEW TAI – Coffee less sugar
  • KOPI KA TAI – Coffee more sugar
  • KOPI KAO  aka KOPI GEE LAT – strong coffee or coffee with added strength
  • KOPI POK – Weak coffee or less strength.
  • KOPI KOSONG – Coffee without sugar.
  • KOPI SUA – Ideal for the couple as it means you want a pair of coffee. ( Two Cups)
  • KOPI PUA SIO aka KOPI PUA SIO LENG – warm coffee ( lukewarm coffee )

You can combine them to order your perfect coffee as in KOPI O KAO SIEW TAI! aka strong black coffee with less sugar.

Just replace the word KOPI with TEH for the Tea variety of orders.

Other interesting orders you might here apart from the regular soft drink names….

  • TAK KIEW – kick ball referring to MILO a local favourite hot chocolate drink ( most likely derived from their adverts)
  • PUET SI GOR LAT – 8456 phonetically calling for PEPSI COLA
  • KOK – Coke
  • LIANG TEH – Herbal tea
  • KEK WHEY - Chrysanthemum tea.

Now isn’t it all delightful?

The Kiddos At Yishun Safra

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