Lunch at ITE Central (29 September 2014)

My office colleagues decided that we should go to ITE Central for lunch as it is during their holiday period.

Ayam Penyet

Ayam Penyet

I tried their Ayam Penyet, it is rather affordable.

The chicken is nicely grilled and there is enough crispy bits which added a nice texture to the whole meal.

Hopefully we can go there for lunch again. We will just need to wait for their holiday period again.

Ah Hui Big Prawn Noodles @ Balestier Market (28 September 2014)

My father saw this stall on TV and decided to give this a try, so we met early in the morning to give this a try.

Ah Hui Big Prawn Noodles

Ah Hui Big Prawn Noodles

The place was easy to find. And there was already a queue when we reached the place at around 10.30am.

The portion is big, but it is really tasty.

Personally, I do not think I will go so far out just to eat this again, if I am staying nearby, i will not mind eating it, but to travel around 1 hour plus just for noodles isn’t my cup of tea.

Dinner at Hougang Mall (26 September 2014)

I had a meet up with my current and ex-colleagues together.

We met at Housing Mall and decided to eat at Soup Restaurant.

Stir-fry Deer Meat

Stir-fry Deer Meat

Olive Rice

Olive Rice

Fried Noodles

Fried Noodles

Fried Homemade Tofu

Fried Homemade Tofu

After dinner we went to have coffee at toast box and we chatted till it is time to go home.

Both of them are going back to study again.

Sometimes I feel that there is a need for me to go back to study, but it is also kinda expensive for me to do that.

7 Habits Happy People Have [But Never Talk About]

Sometimes, happy people are glaringly obvious. They have “pep in their step,” are often smiling, rarely complain, and won’t say a bad thing about anyone.

What’s that extra special element that they have that most people don’t?

Certainly, it appears there are some obvious things like genetics, up bringing, birthrights, money, fame (although both can be a downfall for many), a good job, a beautiful family, etc. But, none of these guarantee happiness.

Most happy people have very unobvious reasons that create happiness in their life.

Habit #1: Happy people don’t need acceptance.
In our culture, it’s often about your “inner circle.” It’s not what you know; it’s who you know.

Right?

Wrong. For many happy people, they are simply themselves, and through their infectious, radiant energy they attract other happy people.

Happy people don’t need to fit in with the crowd or change so that others will like them. They live and are guided by who they truly are and don’t need others to accept them.

Habit #2: Happy people embrace the temporary.
Happy people enjoy the ride and accept the bumps in the road that come along with it. They do so because they know that life is short and that things always work out. Besides, they are too busy excitedly awaiting the next good thing to come along anyways.

Jobs, relationships, and circumstances all come and go. In the meantime, happy people seek out their next adventure, learn and make the most of it.

Habit #3: Happy people refuse to be denied their dreams.
Happy people are not only gregarious, loving people, but they are also passionate about their dreams and tough-minded. They take hits in stride. They don’t settle for excuses or problems, they create solutions. Their dreams are far too important!

They deeply care about their hopes, dreams and goals. Ask a happy person what they want out of life. Most times, they will have an immediate answer. Happy people are driven, passionate and creative individuals with a positive end goal in mind that is usually for the betterment of not only themselves but for humanity and a better future.

One tip though… Don’t get in the way of that dream. They may take their happy face off for a minute or two.

Well, maybe not. But, they surely won’t let you stand in their way.

Habit #4: Happy people embrace equality.
There are people among us who have a pedestal and tend to look down on and criticize others. They look for other’s faults like theirs a reward for it, as Zig Ziglar once said.

But, truly happy people are completely different. They treat other people as equals, regardless of differences.

Look at some of the revolutionaries that have lived amongest us. The Dalai Lama, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Theresa… the list goes on. Do you notice a characteristic that is common among them all? They are ALL for equality. They were also optimistic and loving people who went to any level to help others.

We are all one, and happy people know it.

Habit #5: Happy people put themselves first.
Putting yourself first is important. Our society needs to re-evaluate the misconstrued belief about this. We aren’t referring to being selfish, greedy and “Numero Uno”.

We are talking about healthy self-care. Happy people love and take care of themselves because that is the only way that they can show up for other people.

It’s true!

By constantly sacrificing your own needs, you cannot truly and fully take care of others. Happy people know this and have to put themselves first once in a while to show their best selves and be of service to others.

Habit #6: Happy people don’t worry about money.
Many of the happiest people in the world are just average people with modest means. They take pleasures in the small, free things like the weather, their family and friends, good food, a good book, the ability to walk, clean water, and the list goes on…

Happy people understand that money is just a form of energy and there is always enough provided at all times. Money creates more freedom, but happy people know that they truly don’t need money to be happy – it’s just an added bonus.

No matter how much they have, there is never lack – there is always enough. Happy people don’t talk about money problems, even if they have less than everyone else.

Most happy people don’t lust money. Lusting is greed. They may welcome more, but they don’t allow the worry for more to consume their life so much that they can’t enjoy where they are right now.

Habit #7: Happy people make small differences every day.
One of the greatest things about happy people is that they often do little things every day that make themselves and other people better and happier. They see humanity as something that needs to be improved, and they perform whatever deeds necessary to do so.

Happy people have daily habits that are positive and they strive to live every day this way, because they understand that overall small differences make a BIG difference. Happy people truly enjoy making a difference. =)

Ever notice when you are particularly happy, you are more likely to leave a bigger tip, smile or make someone’s day?

This is perhaps the best thing about happy people: They make these small differences every day, all day.
They smile at the stranger looking down, they leave the tip for the waitress struggling to make ends meet, and they embrace and support the friend that is hurting.

The insightfulness of happy people is truly something to behold, and it can be summarized easily: Happy people are consistently positive in all ways!

~ This is from an article I read from Facebook.

After reading the article, I feel that most of us wants to be happy, but it is not easy. Yes, being happy is a choice in the mind, we have to choose to be happy. But there are times when we feel down as well, during that time, we want to have people around us who can support us and encourage us, some of us do not stay in that period of downness for very long, we can look beyond our situation and feel better.
Do not be discouraged just because you are not always happy all the time, just try to feel better as soon as we can. Practicing the tips above should make it easier for us to feel better the more we incorporate those habits into our daily lives.

Frustration (23 September)

I really do not understand what she is expecting.
She really expects things happen according to her instructions but she have no idea what is the procedures. And since she dunno the procedures, she wants you to find the procedures yourself, but after you found the procedures, she doubt the procedures….

So, what is she thinking.

I am so pissed off with her now.
If she wanna do it her way then she can do it herself. No guidance and doubt other people’s instructions then might as well she do herself la. Right?

I DO NOT CARE!!

Batam Trip (20 – 21 September 2014) – Day 2

We woke up rather early today for breakfast at the hotel cafe.

IMG_0052.JPGFirst plate of breakfast goodies

IMG_0039.JPGSecond plate of goodies

IMG_0053-0.JPGLontong

IMG_0036-0.JPGSunny Side Ups

Their spread isn’t too shabby, it was pretty tasty as well.

After breakfast, as more and more people come down for breakfast, we went back to rest in the room again.

Then we went down to the swimming pool to enjoy the facilities.

For lunch, the hotel have a dim sum buffet. So we went there to try it out.

IMG_0043.JPGItems on the buffet tables. The fried prawn dumplings are nice.

IMG_0033.JPGBun options

IMG_0309.PNGSteamed goodies

IMG_0083.JPGHoneydew Dessert – Very nice desserts.

After lunch, we took a cab to Nagoya Hill Mall to shop a little. After shopping and walking around we took another cab back to the hotel.

After putting down out loot, it is time for dinner.

We walked to the nearby place to eat.

IMG_0073.JPGVegetables

IMG_0064.JPGFried Fish Fillets

IMG_0065.JPGHot Plate Tofu

After the dinner, we had to go back to the room to pack our belongings, and prepare to leave the next morning.

Batam Trip (20 – 21 September 2014) – Day 1

My colleague invited us for his wedding in Batam.

I went there with my husband as a short holiday trip. 😉

We went there in the afternoon, then we walked around and did a little shopping for some stuff like water and other necessities. Then we took a short stroll to the hotel we are staying in.

After checking in, we went for lunch in the hotel cafe. After lunch, we had to make a trip to 7-11 to get panadol as I am having a headache.

After that we went back to the room to rest till it is time for the wedding dinner.

Below are the dishes we had during the dinner:

IMG_0301.JPGMenu of the day

IMG_0298.JPGAssorted Cold Platter

IMG_0300.JPGShark Fins Soup with Crab Meat

IMG_0302.JPGScallop in XO Sauce

IMG_0303.JPGBraised Pork with Bun

IMG_0304.JPGSteamed Sea Bass (Hong Kong Style)

IMG_0305.JPGSteamed Chicken with Candle Nut

IMG_0306.JPGBeancurd with Seafood

IMG_0307.JPGSteamed Abalone with Broccoli

IMG_0308.JPGLongan with Beancurd

After the dinner, we went back to the room as it was quite late already.