Friday, December 04, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
There's only one way to celebrate your birthday... BarFly Style!!
Now that you are 21, there are a few things you should take note of;
1. Flashing the 'V' sign while taking photos is not cute anymore hokaay?!
2. If you wanna talk to a girl, just walk up to her and do so. Don't send a whole section of boys to do it for you, and pretend that you just want to take a photo.
3. Filling your stomach before a night of heavy drinking; Good idea. Ordering dory fish with heavy cream sauce; Bad idea.
4. The sing title is "Don't Stop Me Now", not "Having A Good Time".
5. Don't keep dissin' the CowboyBar/BarFlies, you will kena your just deserts many many times over one.
All in all, you performed admirably. And had the good sense to merlion very, very far away.
Happy Birthday, chow-keng Robin!
Sunday, October 04, 2009
Monday, September 07, 2009
On an earlier date with some friends, after a nice home cooked meal, they popped out a cake for me. I almost singed my eyebrows trying to blow out all the candles...
My better half had planned thursday night around a "Rockstar" theme and gave out KISS masks that she lovingly made by hand. We had fun walking around in it and taking many many photos. The Gene Simmons one was the crowd favourite, no surprise there.
I was prepared to be subjected to the Waterfall treatment, a birthday staple amongst us, but was not ready for the 2nd one, as can be seen from the video. There can ever only be ONE waterfall per birthday...
Flickr pro account, and carting back a foldy back from Japan.
Now excuse me while I go feel the burn from all *pant that *pant cycling *pant ...
Sunday, August 30, 2009
As with most of what I do though, I got bored. The meetings, the logistics, the paperwork. Oh the paperwork!! I have taken on more than I can chew. Productivity on my part came to a halt. It was not doing both clubs any good for me to stay on.
And so I stepped down. It is a win-win. I can continue to like what the clubs are doing for members, and still maintain a casual, civil relationship with the exco.
I shall stick to organizing random ctivities on the fly with the motley crew I hang with. More fun in that.
And look, no paperwork!!
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
It been a while since I met the motley crew for a nice meal.
It was through a casual conversation on plurk, coupled with the fact that I could not get a decent meal without burning a hole in my pocket whilst in Zurich, that I suddenly had a craving for curry fish head.
More plurking here and there, and after some googling, we settled for Ocean Curry Fish Head at Toa Payoh Lorong 8. I actually saved my tummy the whole day for this!
The thing to note about the group, some of us are fashionably late.
6pm became 7pm, meaning we settled down by 8pm. Those that got there early had ordered ahead-thankew JF and Aloe, so by the time we plonked ourselves down the table started filling up with plate after plate of delectable dishes.
Won't go into a detailed review but suffice to say all were well satisfied. The mouth didn't stop moving; we were either wolfing down the food or engaging in light-hearted banter. Not bad for $10/head.
We walked off the heavy meal...to another food area. Durians were bought this time to go with more refreshments. An eager drink stall lady had to come back to us twice for orders. Some of us had the bright idea to wash the durians down with beer. Mistake.
The gang dispersed slowly from 10pm onwards. All that food made me dizzy, and I dozed off on bed promptly.
Sunday rounded off nicely.
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
This was the day that 10 Arsenal fans went to Novena, Velocity to have their heads shaved in support of Childrens Cancer Foundation, on their annual Hair for Hope event.
If you would like to support this worthy cause too, consider pledging your donations to any of these guys below. Words of encouragement are welcome too!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
It's been running in my head, bad pun I know, for a while now.
Many want it, some have embarked on it, others are just sitting it on their asses (that would be yours truly).
Well, not anymore.
On 2nd of August, we will be heading to West Coast Park for a 5km fun run/walk/blading/cyckling(kids only this one)/dog walking/drinking outing.
45days to D-Day.
Now, where are my dang Mizunoes...?
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
After Shirlyn jet off to LA to pursue her passion in yoga, my Mummy dearest celebrated her 70th birthday with a dinner that had a huge turnout. She has worked hard all her life, and deserved the bash 101%!
Plenty of it. Movies, Wii gathering, a great dinner party with good friends, capped off with a vacation in Boracay. Woots!
They are not a convincing force this season, though they do have their moments. That we were not in contention for the top spot was glaringly apparent. To not grab the FA cup was a disappointment. To reach the semi-finals, only to concuss over 2 legs, was both a high, and a frustrating low. As a fan, I can only keep the faith and see a newer, tougher team emerge next season.
I don't start till the 17th. Jealous right?!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
"Another reason to get
So we all know that my sis, Shirlyn, is embarking on her journey to be a fully qualified yoga teacher. I don't need to say again how her gigs at Timbre and Wala has sustained many of us for the countless weekends beginning on Thursdays.
Yes. Her fees have been paid. Yes. Airfare has been taken care of. There's the little detail of expenses though.. And this is where I suspect many of her friends have came in to assist.
"The "Yogini Bear" Fund
Fundraising for Shirlyn's Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Palm Springs
Host: Shirlyn Tan
Type: Causes - Fundraiser
Date: Monday, April 20, 2009
Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Blu Jaz Cafe
Street: Bali Lane ( near Arab Street)
City/Town: Singapore, Singapore
Come share Shirlyn's dream of becoming a Certified Bikram Yoga Teacher!
She has taken the first big step to being accepted for the Spring 09 Bikram Yoga Teacher Training from 26th April to 28th June in Desert Springs.
Now she needs all the help she can get to raise funds for her fees and expenses. We hope to raise a humble $5,000 tonight to help her along with her food and expense.
Door Charge: a minimum of $15. There's no stopping you should you feel the urge to help a little bit more.
Two sets of acoustic music performances by Shirlyn & The UnXpected
One sizzling performance by Belly Dancer Belinda of Sahara Sundance.
One Belly Dancing Lesson with Belinda
A date with Carrie Lim (Shirlyn's lovely, single flatmate!)
5 weekly passes for Bikram Yoga at Bikram Yoga City Hall"
If you've celebrated your birthday with her, your engagement with her, your break-ups with her...you'll be there on Monday.
If you ever came across her on FaceBook, at the smoking corner, in the neighbourhood...you'll be there on Monday.
You've always enjoyed what Shirlyn has brought to you. If her songs have made you laugh, made you cry, made you drunk...you'll make it on Monday.
Friday, April 03, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
My sister Shirlyn, who leads The UnXpected, will be going away for 9 weeks from the end of April.
Time to get in line early at Wala Wala (still the best place to hear her) on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 09, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
At least not those at Wala Wala last night...
Someone handed in a song dedication for the band, and wished one and all a happy Chinese Valentines'. The whole band, all Chinese by the way, looked puzzled and began to ask each other about it.
I nodded and told my group that yes, it's true. Again, I got blank stares from the early 20-ers...
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
When I got home I had this itch that just wouldn't go away. Started plurking about it. If not for the last minute logistics plus the midnight charge, we would've had a game right at my place the same night/morning. We settled for one round of WahJong on Viwawa instead...
A game was finally organised last night, I was impressed at how we made the decision at such short notice. I had to lug a Mahjong table from my brother's place, along with the set. Then the splitting of the chips (I would've preferrred to play with actual cash la). After which it was a matter of waiting for the kars to arrive...
All came with significant other in tow, but the Wii made sure they were not left gawking over our shoulders. Nick Lee came with refereshments, and Cow went to buy MacDonalds for the peckish gamblers. Thiang this time had a chance to improve on her MarioKart, sans alcohol punishment. Credit to 嘻哈赌妹 1121 for keeping the spirits up throughout the night till first light in the morning.
Perhaps it had to do with the fact that I haven't touched a set of tiles for so long, I was wide awake for the whole sesion. The clickity-clacking, the friendly banter, the mindphucking amongst 4 players, the cursing at an inanimate object. It all came back to me...Funny how I used to struggle through even 2 rounds, and once dozed off while picking up a tile.
It could be that I no longer am the 放炮菜头!
Friday, January 23, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
当然，把家布置起来，就为了和好朋友们聚在一起。 有了 Wii 之后， 就更容易在一起闹翻天了！！