Thursday, May 28, 2009

Top 5 Favourite Snacks 2009

Here are my top 5 favourite snacks in 2009 so far. (try them !)

1) Camel's Baked Almonds
This is my top of my list. It's baked, so it's not salted, or honey roasted like most other nuts. I like it this way cause it brings out the natural fragrance of the almonds. Delightfully crunchy, (something like pocky), I can finish a bag in one week. It doesn't stick to your teeth like peanuts, it sort of just glides down your throat. High in protein and fibre.

2) Ceres Pineapple Juice
I drink Ceres natural fruit juices cause it's really fresh and natural. The pineapple juice here is not too sour, its mostly sweet with a bit of sour. Very refreshing and thirst quenching. I like it after it's chilled at the bottom of my fridge on a hot day.

3) Wasabi Mini Crackers
They come in extremely small packets. About the size of a thumb nail. There are 2 crackers in a packet. Wasabi flavoured with crunchy sesame seeds. Very addictive. Don't know if they sell it in Singapore.

4) Chicken McNuggets
There are no nuggets like macdonalds chicken mcnuggets. I love it when its fresh and hot. My favorite sauce of them all is probably mustard. Tangy on the tongue. Shiok.

5) Otah Otah
My favorite night snack. I like those that has fish chunks embedded in the Otah. I can finish 5 at one go. The brand I usually eat has a logo of a man with his tongue sticking out. Forgot the brand name though. Otah!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

KG Tips #5 Neat and Tidy

There are many benefits to having a neat and tidy workspace or room or house. Everything looks nicer, you feel less stressed and you get to find your things fast cause you know exactly where to look.

There are basically 3 steps to clean up your environment...

1) Throw things away
Firstly throw away everything that you don't need. This may include old textbooks, clothes you don't wear anymore (you can recycle if you want), old receipts, etc. Keep your rubbish empty as far as possible.

2) Organise your stuff
Secondly, organise your stuff, basically group common things together and put it in a single location. Eg. stationary in a stationary drawer, photos in a shoebox, books on the shelf, bags hanging behind the door, clothes all hanging in the wardrobe, etc.

3) Clean everything
Thirdly, take out some soapy water to clean your items. CDs collect dust quickly and need regular cleaning. Clean your table tops, cupboard tops, areas behind bookshelfs. No point being neat if it isn't clean as well.

4) Maintain
Keep putting your things according to where they should be. From time to time, take some soapy to clean your items. No point having a neat environment for a day. Make it last.

Hope this helps!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

KG Tips #4 Exercise with friends

All of us can do with more exercise. Especially all those who are working. One of the most common excuses for not exercising is that by the time they reach home from work, they are just too tired.

That's why I run with my colleagues twice a week after work. It's great cause when you feel lazy, somehow you would end up running cause they would be.

It takes a lot of self-discipline to run by yourself. But with friends, it becomes fun and not so boring.

Exercising keeps you in shape, keeps your heart beating and is a great way to de-stress. Pity that Joyce doesn't run... ... at all.


Friday, May 22, 2009

KG Tips #3 "Do things today"

Sound familiar?

I used to always procrastinate when I have a task I need to accomplish. I would always think, "Since it's not urgent, I'll wait till later." I found out that I would forget that I need to do this task, and end up doing it last minute hastily.

Eg. studying for tests, returning a friend's DVD, wishing someone happy birthday, etc.

The moral of the story is, "Always do things asap, so that you do not need to keep it at the back of your head. Just do it and forget about it."

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

KG Tips #2 "Eat Less"

This is somehow linked to tip 1. Eat less, spend less, save more.

Anyway, I used to be a very very big eater. Ask any of my colleagues and they would tell you I sometimes eat 2 lunches in a day. Eg. Mee Pok Tah and Chicken Rice. I'm always hungry, especially at night, I'm so vulnerable to suppers. Eg. Half-spring chicken rice in my room(go to sleep after eating)

Gone are those days. Now for lunch, it's just Eg. Mee Pok Tah and papaya. For supper, it's just Eg. a half a plate of fried rice.

This tip is really about sharing. You get to taste different foods, and you end up eating less. So next time before you dig into your plate of hor fun, get another bowl and share it with your neighbor.

KG Tips #1 "Saving Money"

I'm going to do a short series about simple habits I have acquired during my life time here as a person. Hopefully this would benefit some of you. =D

One thing about myself is that I don't buy things on impulse and then regret later. Usually if I have something in mind that I really want to buy (things that cost above $100 or so), I would wait a while, say for a week or two, before really buying it. I would surf and look at it online, I would stop by the shop to take a look a few times.

I realised that after 2 weeks, my desire to buy them dropped dramatically. I ended up not spending that kind of money.

Could you imagine if I bought things on impulse? I would have bought a car already(which means I'd be in debt, which means I'd be eating $1.90 nasi lemak everyday)

Try it, and see if it can save you some money.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Get Lost~!

Went to Ubin on Sunday with Jeremy, PengHuat to do some recce work for our tertiary outreach LOST IN UBIN!

Stay tuned to find out more!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Gillian's Ten Ten Ten Ten

Just want to wish Ghim Hua and Gillian a blissful marriage. Some of us were there. More and more people are getting married. So far, Ling, Lian, Xia, Yi are already married. Tian, Jason and myself are getting married soon. Kelv and Sha... erm... ehem... *cough*
Anyway it happened in the Halia Restaurant at the Botanic Gardens(talk about going green). To be honest, hadn't been to botanic gardens since earth begun.The food was really good. Bernard really whacked the tuna sashimi dish. He must hate them a lot. I ended up getting 2-3 plates for him. Good to see him after so long. We had the same birthday, same primary school, same secondary school, same JC (same class).Atmosphere was good. We chit chatted quite abit. It was a wonderful end to a Sunday. Once again, Congrats Lian!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Mummy (not the Egyptian kind)

Met up with some old friends the other day at TCC Raffles Place. Not many of us were there. Only Sha, Yi, Tian and myself. The guys couldn't make it. Kelv was flying and Jason was probably suing someone in court or something.Celebrated Sha's birthday. Finally she's back from Hong Kong after like 3 years These were my best JC friends, we spent quite a lot of time together last time. Of course not all of them were present. But nowadays, it's hard to have everybody turning up.I have not seen Yi for a long time so can't believe she is so pregnant. Also cannot believe Yi is the first one to become a mummy(not the egyptian kind). She's so small. She's the shortest too among all of us. But now she win already.Hope to see more of you guys next time! Till we meet again at Gil's wedding. (this sunday) haha!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I got cheated...

Well... sort of.

I just came back from supper with some friends. I was walking around one of the coffeeshops, near Bugis area, deciding what to eat.

One of the stall owner aunties kept promoting her food, it was a zhi char stall. Pictures of fried cereal prawns, sweet and sour pork, etc were found plastered around the stall.

It sold my favorite sambal chicken "ding" fried rice, so I decided to give it a go. I didn't usually buy from this stall, but since the auntie was so persistent, I just went for it.

The plate came and I paid $5. After finishing half the fried rice, I realised the chicken "ding" tasted really unchicken-like. Almost tasted like old old meat. Or wait a minute...

I bit a piece of chicken in half, and to my surprise, the insides look kind of tao pok-ish. Something's not right here.

I looked at the stall again. To my horror, there it said, "XXX vegetarian food" in really small letters on the top of the signboard.

I just paid $5 for rice and tao pok. Man! I felt so dumb!

But Yuzhen said, oh, the other time, we ordered many dishes from the stall, "why all the food deep fried one ah?" and realised it was vegetarian too.

(Wow, this stall had many victims!)

I am a meat person, so I ordered chicken wings to supplement my supper. This time, I double checked the signboard to make sure.