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Monday, May 31, 2010

Hot Date in the Forest.

                       Sometimes we don't meet for a year, but when we do, it's one date after another.
We staked outside Heeren for Man Hunt 2010. 
No more a boy, not yet a man.
They were in itsy bitsy shorts that drew a lot of male onlookers. Don't ask me why, but if only that photo i took of the crowd was clear, i'd upload it. 80% of them were males, with 20% of them armed with huge ass cameras. I don't think it meant anything though *cough*, i think they were just passer-bys. Except this one short bespectacled man in his thirties who was grinning away to himself when the contestants paraded topless.
The next night she again introduces me to something naughty.
The very potent appletini at Mortons.
Then we did something that was a first for us. A double date in the forest. Singapore is growing with expats, i love reading blogs written by them because i get a perspective that i don't otherwise see! They even have some ingenius ideas for things to do in Singapore that i never thought of! This date idea, was inspired from Singapore Tourism Board's website. So we trooped down to Bedok Reservoir.
What was unnerving yet exhilarating at the same time was that there will be no instructor on board with you throughout the entire course. Imagine if you strap on wrongly, miss your footing or strap on loosely...
So we paid extra attention during the group briefing before setting off. That lasted for 5 minutes, before we started monkeying around like naughty students. Each "group" holds abot 20 "climbers", but quite frankly, you complete the course at your own pace, that so long as there's more than one in your personal group, you really feel exclusive on the course.
Initially, i thought it was one massive course across the entire reservoir, literally on tree tops. So we were alittle disappointed when we arrived only to see ladders sparsely located around the vacinity. Boy, do you not underestimate this layout!

There are in total 4 sites of challenge. Each site has a series of high ropes. They're not joined to form one big thing per say. You enter each site by climbing onto the highest point, get across and then exit via a flying fox. You land, then its onto site 2 and so on.
Go WITHOUT a trace of make-up, because you'll be perspiring ALOT. I'd say it's for resonably fit people, then again there're children, mums and a 60 year old grandpa doing it. It's fun, challenging and such a good workout that i strongly encourage anyone sporting to spend an afternoon there. It's $36 for the entire course (take as long to complete it but it usually takes about 2 hours).
Here's what you conquer. First, you climb up a ladder that takes you as high as a medium sized tree.
The flimsy ladder can overturn, and you'll hang in an awkard position. Just stick your body close to the ladder, shift your weight and flip yourself back with a little effort.
I know this looks scary, but trust me, this IS the simplest!
See, she can even pose even balancing on precarious tight ropes! I too, can even be camera woman while strapped on.
This was the most challenging yet most fun! Do note that there is no turning back once you've embarked on the obstacle. No one can help you turn around or get down. Unless you want to climb down the tree literally, or wait for the fire department to come rescue you like how they save pussies stranded in trees.
You don't want to be a pussy.
So you complete obstacles like these...
The most exhilarating activity, other than the zipline was jumping ACROSS FREE FALL onto this
spider web.
It takes alot of nerves, i assure you. Even to go down the zipline, you'll check your hook, your straps a gazillionth time. I don't want to fall to death.
I'm proud to say we all completed the obstacle course, no one was a wuss. It's such a great activity to do for young and old. Even better was, even those who are not participating will not be excluded. Parents who signed up their children, can still stay close, cheering down from below, taking photos as they come zipping down.
She couldn't stop thanking me for inviting her into the bush this afternoon, but really it was she who made it all worthwhile.

Laugh Monday Blues Away

I know i've missed a couple of Mondays, but it really ain't that easy narrowing down really funny ones as I usually chance upon them. I only want to put quality laugh-out-loud material, thus pardon me for the lack of it. Today's post i'd say it's quite a feeble attempt at laughing out loud, but still...let's laugh at someone else's expense :P
Petticoats have been invented as an undergarment for ladies. They're usually in not-so-flattering colours like 肉色 (beige) that is often associated with granny panties. Thus Singaporean girls don't use them as much, and would rather wear g-strings under white skirts, flashing their butt cheeks.

Vanessa Williams, the famous tennis player, however re-defines the use of petticoats.
I guess her's is really 肉色 (skin colour).

Friday, May 28, 2010


I was staring at this, deciding if it looks obscene or not.
Got my answer when i flipped it over. Be imaginative :P

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My Alter Ego

I'm not a clubbing fan, but when there's a themed event...i'm coaxed to go. Attica at Clarke Quay is infamous for its erm, "target audience". Judgement aside, it does throw some wicked parties. Because well, their "target audience" are the unreserved, wild, fun crowd.
It was their 6th anniversary (Sluttica's been around so long!) and this time we're encouraged to come dressed as our alter egos.
Please please please say you know what i am. I found out that the Asians got me spot-on but the Ang Mohs are abit clueless. They do know of the Street Fighters, but they don't know the individual characters. So much for the yellow fevered patrons in Attica. You'd think they'll be fantasizing about Chun Li when far away fiddling their joy sticks in America. Or maybe i was a poor impersonation. After all, the REAL Chun Li is supposed to look like this:
I picked Chun Li as my alter ego because i am passionately proud of my Asian roots, at the same time i really love martial arts. I really don't think Capcom made Chun Li out to be slutty, although her costume shows alot of thigh.. they're MUSCULAR thighs (her signature move is helicopter kick, no less). However, when you google, more often than not, the Chun Lis i get are such versions:
Oh wait, they're titled Chunli_Hentai. That explains why...Hentai is the porn version of animation (created by Japanese, no surprise). I can't quite understand how some men can get off with porn anima.
So back to the party. Well, surprisingly most girls are not dressed outrageously slutty, despite Attica being known for such. So you see, we really shouldn't have prejudices in life.
Bumble Bee was impressive, but Predator was AWESOME!
I wonder if they smile underneath those masks when taking pictures. Most of them unmasked are really bespectacled geeks! So like i said before, to attract babes get a
a) dog (puppy extra points)
b) costume
c) a cute baby (but make sure it's not yours)
& i love events that ain't just a clubbing thing. Kumar opened the event with a 15 min gig. I adore his jokes and antics. I once heard him at 3 Monkeys in Orchard Towers, he claims he is the government of the prostitutes there, in charge of "internal affairs" (points at crotch). He resuses some jokes, but he makes an effort to customise events. I.E emphasizing on SPGS. I love his line about Cock-in-Asians (Caucasians).

I hear he costs 3.5K for a 15 min gig. *whistles* If i ever have a wedding dinner, i'll invite him as my entertainer. The uncles & aunties will faint, but it's MY wedding, i want to laugh till my make-up crack. I need to have a disclaimer on my invite then, "Any guests with a weak heart or heart conditions, please be advised you are attending at your own risk. If you decide not to attend, please give an ang bao anyway."
A kiddo Michael Jackson impersonator, he's pretty good. Then they also had strip tease dancers on the podiums, Attica realy knows how to throw a good party, true to its nature.
and i've learnt to put on zero make-up when clubbing. Because in the dark, no one can really see. Bonus, when you get home, you're in bed 15 minutes faster.

P.S This is a heart felt note to A.S who nominated me as Best Modelling Blog on Omy Awards. I tried emailing you, but it bounced back. I really didn't think my blog would be bookmarked, revisted over and over again by strangers. It really is encouraging and flattering. Well, i hate asking people to vote, the process is too troublesome (registering and all), but if i do win that Hong Kong trip, i'll let you know if Cecila Cheung's bush is representative of all Hong Kongers .

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Happily Ever After?

Last night i was finally invited by OMy & UIP for a preview of Shrek Forever After. Guess who did i walk the red carpet with?
It was in 3D, no less.
When 3D first came out, i was all for the experience. But after watching it couple of times with numerous titles, my verdict was 3D in cinemas pale in comparision to 3D in theme parks. Thus i stopped paying extra for 3D in cinemas. But in my personal opinion, 3D is recommended for Shrek because there're quite afew scenes in Forever After whereby horses gallop towards you. Plus there's a huge emphasis on witches this time, so expect potions and what-nots flying towards you.

Tip to watching 3D, sit closer to screen in the middle instead of the usual back aisle seat.
We were pretty amused that in the goodie bag was Nestle cornflakes. No popcorn, eat Koko Krunch. Which is healthier, really?
I never liked watching cartoons in the cinema. I know animation costs as much as a action film to produce, but my mentality is stucked in knowing cartoons can be watched FOC on national TV. But Shrek is my favourite animated film thus far. Normally we would be disappointed with sequels, but Shrek is one title that never fails to deliver. This time, Shrek feels trapped with his routine (living happily ever after), that he signs a magical contract to trade one day of his mundane life to become the Ogre he was once feared (which comes with peace from screaming babies and adoring fans). Little did he know that one day chosen was the day he was born, which brings him to an alternate universe where history is changed and Shrek doesn't exist.

I like it that it sounds very much like reality and not imaginative plots like training dragons, villian after kungfu scroll etc. WE often wish we're someone else and/or doing something else when right in front of us we've family and friends who adore us, when life could be much worse than our fate for someone else.

Shrek has chest hair, by the way.
Shrek and Fiona are not my favourite characters. Simply because they're not pretty things. Yet they make them into toys. They remind me of teletubbies, they're scary.
Will you really want to collect them all??
Shrek was really entertaining and funny. I enjoyed every second of it. Those Yami yogurt spoons came in handy.
It says the Final Chapter, are you really sure you want to miss it?

P.S Prequels/ Sequels to come:
Kungfu Panda: June 2011
Puss in Boots: March 2012
Madagascar 3: May 2012

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Turning Back the Hands of Time

I once blogged briefly about the toys i used to play, having a foreigner with me now, i wanted to see if his childhood toys were the same as mine. I found this museum located at Bussorah Street (Bugis MRT, near Arab St Malay Village).
Greeting you at the museum front is this ma-ma stall full of old school knick knacks. It certainly brought back alot of nostalagia. That straw ball boys used to kick on the left, paper snakes & ladders, that box of sticky tube that you use a straw to blow into a translucent bubble & compete who's got the biggest. Everything was foreign to him, except this.
Which we bought for $1 and scared passer-bys silly by smashing them hard on the floor,
giving a loud BANG.
The 49 year old shop owner VERY enthusistically shoved posed me into his deco around, snatching offering to take photos of us. It was pretty amusing to see how passionate he is in wanting us to have a good time. He must have taken 40 photos of us. It's a 2 storey shop house.
The first storey is a shop selling antiques and memorablia.
In the backyard, you find this..
Then for $2 each, you get to adjourn upstairs where you finally find the "museum".
Do you remember folding this? I never knew how to fold them. But i knew how to fold this flower thing where you write numbers on it, then you recite some chant, and a friend chooses a number and it reveals some random message. Do you know that? I forgot how to fold that!!

Up here, there're rows and rows of display cases with items from when you were a baby. Wooden guns, parachutes, toys you play as a boy. Stationeries you bring to school as a child.
For more pictures on the toy, click here.
I remember my elder brother using this water bottle!
My prized possession when i was young was my.....
and i learnt that my foreigner collected them too! Hahaha, i am surprised. Then again, my younger brother secretly pastes the inside of his wardrobe with stickers. Guess boss like glittery stickers too!
Furry & glow-in-the-dark were the PREMIUM stickers. We bring save up pocket money to buy stickers, bring them to school and trade with friends. Do children still collect stickers now? Or have they moved on to PSP and DS-lites Iphones only?
Pop-up stickers are the next in tier. We only trade in the same category, depicting value. If someone wants a furry, she'll have to give up 3 shinys or something like that.
For more pictures on the stickers, click here.
I remember keeping the stickers that comes with the Wang Wang biscuits. Stickers like these has the lowest value because they're FREE (kids also very smart one k) but still i'd keep them because it makes my sticker album GROW.
The school bookshop is where we spend our pocket money with useless things like country flag erasers.
Dolls with the open-shut eyes always freak me out. Now, the dolls can drink, poop and talk. We had none of those back then!
Before Kinder Surprise came, toys like these were found in snacks. This particular snack taste horrible, but still we buy them for the useless toy inside.
For more pictures on the snack, click here.
You can hardly find the Ding Dang now. The toys are more modern, but still useless.
It's not a large museum, you pretty much see all the large peices here in my blog. Still, it's a fun afternoon to spend there!
I laughed when i saw this. Can you imagine how far our stuff toys have come? This looks hideous to me now ( i actually have seen this before in my child days). The European's childhood is 20% similar to us Asians. Actaully, only the toys from brands like Bandai, Matell, Tomy etc. The other things like Goli (marbles), tongkat, Chak Teh, Five Stones..he has never heard of.
This was another of my favourite past time before Barbie came along!
For more pictures on the paper doll, click here. 
There is really such innocence being a kid, we were actually contented with changing paper outfits on paper dolls. Some of the above photos are found Open The Toy, a blog on new and old toys.
         If i really could turn back the hands of time, i would have kept all of my old toys and sticker albums. Seeing these items on someone else's blog and in the museum fills me with jealousy and regret.
and if i really could turn back the hands of time, i'd not pop 20 Hershey's kisses that'll end up on my hips.

but we can never turn back the pages of time, though we may wish to relive a happy moment, or say good-bye just one last time, we never can, because the sands of time continue to fall, and we can't turn the hourglass over
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