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Food Review: Ya Kun Kaya Toast

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Walao eh…

The moment I walked into this coffee shop, the price is like SLAPPING me on the face.

Ouch!! That hurts!!

To be honest with all of you la… The taste of kaya toast, coffee, half-boiled eggs, can it be much different than those in the common KOPITIAM ?? How good is it that you willing to pay way so much for this?!

Well I am not a breakfast or KOPI type of person and so I am in no position to comment on that. But to me it’s just no worth it at all.

For what you want to “upgrade” the usual chinese kopitiam to STARBUCKS-like class and increase the price like there’s no tomorrow to earn money anymore?!!

So I am giving back a SLAP to them.

Nah!! Give you back!!

I can simply get a similar version of the same food for just SGD1.50 to SGD2.00 in my campus or SGD2.50 in any kopitiam outside.

Conclusion: Based on the price itself… 


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March 10, 2009 at 3:24 am

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VERIFIED: Another Suicide in NTU

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Verified: The second death in NTU has been confirmed as a suicide case and that just made everything even scary!!


11.40am: NTU President has sent an email to NTU population of this latest incident. But inside his email there is no further clarification on the cause of death. Also remained unknown is the nature of death whether it is suicide or by accident or natural death. I shall not come into any conclusion, but to express my condolences to the family of the passed-way. Another incident in NTU in not even a week. That’s creepy…

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students, 

It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that one of our colleagues, Mr Zhou Zheng, an infocomm project officer was found to have passed away in an apartment at Nanyang Heights at about 10.50pm on Friday, 6 March 2009. The Dean of Students, the university counselling professionals and other senior university officers were on site immediately to offer support and counsel.

The university is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of one of our staff. Mr Zhou’s family has been notified. We are doing our utmost to help his family and friends, residents at Nanyang Heights and anyone in the NTU community that may be traumatised by what has happened in our campus this week.

The university board of trustees, management and the NTU community, send our heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Mr Zhou. We will extend every assistance to the family to help ease their pain.

We shall rally together and pull through this difficult period.



It has not been confirmed yet. I dare not to comment anything. But when I woke up this morning, 2 friends had told me about this incident that happened in Nanyang Height again.

Another jumping/suicide incident had happened in NTU. That makes it 2 cases not even in a full 1 week!!! Now that’s creepy!!

I had been worried that the previous incident might have effect or trigger a series of actions that has no return, hopefully this news is just some fake news.

Let’s pray. If not NTU will be full of haunted spirits. Or the management might decide to put safety nets all over the campus to aoivd these kind of incident again. I will keep you all posted on the updates.


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March 7, 2009 at 10:47 am

Food Review: Tian Tian Steamboat

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Last week’s Monday, the 4 heroes of NTU broke through high securities and risk our lives to test the food for you all!

There, in fact so many steamboat shops along the Bugis street that we didn’t know which one to choose. So we simple chose one and tried and review them here. Remember what I said in the previous post?! The ones that make it worth to be mentioned on my blog is either too good or so bad like shit and needs improvement a lot. This one for sure tops the latter.

Aunty Min Ruey making calls to confirm is this the right shop…

You might think, how bad a steamboat can be since everywhere is the same where you throw everything that you want to eat into the boiling soup??

To be honest with you, you are totally wrong if you think like that!

Don’t be fooled by my photo, my skills are so good that it makes everything so nice to be put into your mouth… =.=”

With the price of SGD16.30 (nett) you can get better food somewhere else. My god, though it’s ALL YOU CAN EAT but it’s a torture if you were to face with the same variety of food for the period of 2 hours …

In fact we were bored with the food after 2 rounds… The remaning rounds we were just trying to eat for the money value. =.=”

We ordered 2 soups which one is the super spicy soup (麻辣) and bones soup (排骨). The spicy one is spicy without any special taste… I was disappointed because I thought the spicy should be taste better than this (’cause I’ve tested much better spicy soup okay?!! in Sentosa.. =P)

In fact it was so bad that after a few rounds, I gave up and ended up eating this nonstop as snacks… =.=” What a waste of SGD16…

A “BEACH HOTEL” in the centre of the Singapore city, GREAT!!

With that, I made my conclusion, with the 16 dollars you have in hands, go try other food and that is much worth that these.



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March 7, 2009 at 2:56 am

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

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It’s almost 3 days after “The Incident in NTU” that strike the whole NTU, Singapore and also some regions in grief. It cannot be denied that somehow this incident has brought attention to high officers in Singapore also in NTU the issues about STRESS that students might have in Singapore. How much attention am I talking about?!! Keep on reading and I will post on a statistic that shock me!!

Well, let’s leave the complicated part to those officers to worry about.

Perhaps we should concentrate more on the stuff that will make us happy.

It doesn’t mean we can be careless to all the stuff around us, but at least we take a short break and enjoy our moment. Usually I would enjoy the time even there are difficult times.

My colleagues

I remembered I had been to a fortune telling session before some years ago. By looking at my face, the fortune teller said I would have a “difficult life” because I have an “uneven” surface. Huh?! 

That means a lot of LOBANG on my face!!! Thanks to the pimples I’ve got since I was 13.

Not one by A LOT OF THEM!!

After that, I used to blame on my destiny everytime I face with challenges. 

When I think about that now, I know how stupid I am… Just to blame everything because what a fortune teller told me about my destiny and fate. Well, he might be right but let’s not surrender so fast to fate ok?

It’s a long journey by the way. No way we can give up in the early stage in our life!!

And that is why there are many things around us. Family, friends, music… so many things that will support us all the way til the end.

Double rainbow in Tuas, Singapore

Just hold on strong and you will see the rainbow in life. 

Angel hunger for your hug…

By the way, anyone of you got very nice facial products to recommend? I’m using Nivea Men Wash and Bio-Essence Super Spot Removal Gel on my skin nowadays. The Bio-Essence seemed quite good as it really removed the pimples…


Update: Tomorrow I will be posting on the statistic of visitor that came visiting to my blog moment AFTER THE INCIDENT… I was shocked to see that… =.=”

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March 5, 2009 at 2:21 am

SHOCKING NEWS: NTU Student Stabbed Professor, commited suicide afterwards

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Something happened in my campus today. Something so shocked that I took minutes off my work during my industrial training to think over this. Traumatized and unbelieving, that something like this could have happened in the university that I am in now…

To the family and friends of the victims and involved parties, condolences and to the student – R.I.P.


Update: 9:24PM

Our NTU President Dr. Su Guan Ning sent 2nd letter to the whole NTU population expressing the deep condolences with a clearer update from the incident. I don’t feel like posting the name of the person involved and if you insisted of knowing who he was, google from the net and not asking from me because I think this is at least some respect that he could earn for the last time. R.I.P. 


Dear Faculty, Staff and Students of NTU,

The parents of David H. Wxx., have been informed of the details. Together with Prof Kam Chan Hin, Chair of EEE, Prof Er Meng Hwa, Senior Associate Provost, and Ms Chua Poh Gek from the International Student Centre, I met Mr and Mrs Wxx. and on behalf of the Board of Trustees, management and the NTU community, expressed our heartfelt condolences at the tragic loss. No words can adequately describe how saddened we all are. The university extends every help possible to the family in their moment of grief. Our prayers are with them.

I visited Prof Chan Kap Luk who is recovering at the National University Hospital after surgery which lasted an hour and forty-five minutes. No main arteries or organs were damaged. I am heartened by the many students and colleagues who were also there to offer comfort and support.




Everyone has stress. Perhaps he just put it in the wrong way.





The student had apparently jumped from the glass rooftop of a bridge.

This morning, an undergraduate student from Electrical and Electronic Engineering School in NTU had just commited suicide in the campus today, after he stabbed his final year project supervisor and professor.

The seriousness cannot be neglected. And the whole campus is filled with dark cloud during the first day when students were back from their one-week recess.

Stress? Confusion? Frustration? Vengeance? Academic?

There might be a lot of reasons that on why and how the student just like me managed to do something like tat. With due all respect, I shall not come into any conclusion in that. What I am going to tell is just something that poured from my heart immediately after the incident.


It reminded my of the Columbine High School incident that happened in USA quite awhile ago, and I couldn’t believe that something like this could have happened in the school I am in! 

Stress. Yes. We are all in stress. For students in NTU (or perhaps NUS and SMU and others..), I CAN TOTALLY UNDERSTAND your feeling. Everyday is like war. Everyday we are filled with commitment and tasks to be fulfilled and no one second can be wasted.

Whatever we do, whatever we say in the campus, it all comes down to the final objective – Exam grade? Results? Or the ultimate degree certificate that we are going to get?


No I don’t think so!

Degree is important. But it is just a tool to open the path for you in your career when you are graduated. But whatever it is, it is just the opening part! And often when we concentrate on what we are aiming, sometimes we derail from the most basic stuff that we are supposed to pursue.


The society nowadays is derailed so much, that many of us mistake that Money is equal to a better life.

I do notice that in myself. I do wish I could have more money, thanks to the mindset of the society nowadays. Because without money you can’t do much for yourself.

But I realised that what we need is to earn what we could, and what we need.

The Last Samurai is a very good movie to remind yourself to be mediocre. Sometimes you walk a big round and return to the starting point, only to realise that what you really need is just some basic neccesities.

OK. Those are not reasons for you to slack off! I don’t mean that. What I am trying to convey here is… Sometimes, we need to slow down, look around, and enjoy.

Don’t be so serious. Just follow the flow of life. And you might find what you really want afterall.


p.s.: Seriously, from a stabbing incident I can talk all the way to something not related at all… =.=”

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March 2, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Nice Company Name to Start With

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I spotted this near my working place.

Well.. I sure will enjoy the services they are going to provide.. Just wondering how much they are going to charge?! =P

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February 26, 2009 at 12:01 am

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Japanese Ads

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Really oh… Sometimes you can deny how creative Japanese are… lol… Just watch some ad videos that I’ve chosen! And you will know what I am talking about !! =D


Yea… A bit lazy to update… =(


So I am now going to “Wala Wala” ? Or “Geylang” ?? Guess while I enjoy !! =)

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February 20, 2009 at 12:20 pm