Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Trekking with Hubby at Sungei Buloh Wetlands

I woke up at 6.30am to the chirping of the birds outside my bedroom window.... Literally. (Annoying birds). Prepared fried rice (The Nasi Goreng Daging Belachan Chilli Padi i was talking about, Nadssy =)) and sandwiches for our outing while Hon was still sleeping. Left the house around 9am and off we went to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserves. It was very quiet and peaceful once we reached, except for the occasional tourists scattered here and there. Nature at its best. We know that if we stayed at one spot for more than 5 minutes, we are bound to see something moving, something interesting or capture the flora and fauna surrounding us. However, patience isn't in our dictionary. We followed every single trail, all 3 trail routes, walking for about 3 hours. On stoned path, wooden path and grass we trot.

On the path less travelled. Peace and Nature.

Among the mangrove, spot the mudskipper.

Mosquitoes attacked Hon's legs.

The process of the life cycle of the jackfruit.

Red Ants and Us.

Ants carrying a green butterfly back to their nest.

The Komodo and the tree crabs.

Spot the spider, spot the flying squirrel.

I realised dragonflies looked like aliens up close. Basking in the sun.

We reached here, the end of Route 3.

Spot the bird, spot the butterfly.

Komodo and Crab.

Swamp Things.... Huge prawn

We bought a whole bottle of chilli sauce. Haha! At home finish already. So that's the end.

Took a 2-hour bus ride home..... Continued sleeping for 2 more hours. What a morning!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Transformers: Revenge of the fallen (Opening June 09)

Revamp of the bedroom again.
Finally, the poster (double-sided original teaser) has arrived. Have reserved the poster since last year even though I do not know what the design will be. The price has gone up $10. This shall be my 10th collectible poster. It is now hanging on our bedroom wall. =) To see more of our movie posters collectibles, click here.

Of course along with the poster, there has to be a matching bedspread. Honey bought this from Taka and I should say that it is quite exp for a queen sized quilt cover. (cost more than the poster!) Nevertheless, our transformers craze is here to stay. Looking again, yes, it seriously doesn't look like a married couple's bedroom. Haha! Told you we're kids stuck in adult bodies! But we just love it!

P/S: Happy 94th Monthversary, Honey!!
Can't wait for our trekking adventure tomorrow morning!

Friday, January 23, 2009

OK OK, I know we're already married for more than a year, but Bride Wars movie is just crazy! Hubby and I love the movie. It made me tear up a little bit too. Good show for our friends who are getting married soon who just wants a light laughter and just crack up and relieve their stress.
You know who you are. =)
Blog song is changed! I love e song! Let me reminisce my wedding day now....... *Sighhhhhh*

Click here to View our Wedding Album again!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My Adorable Class

Today we had a CNY celebration and most of the children came in beautiful Cheong Sams and Qipaos. Being an early childhood educator opens my eyes and heart to the simple things in life. I am Happy! I am currently attached to a Nursery 2 class and yes they do make my day everyday. =) Beats working in the office anytime. Hehe!

P/S: Some of my friends and colleagues mentioned that I do not have that 'Garang' look and that they cannot imagine Me scolding the kids and that the kids will step all over me. Haha! I beg to differ. I have a special trick up my sleeves. It needn't be scolding. =) Love em to bits, even the discipline-challenged ones.

On another note, the long weekend is coming! Yeay to that! I can finish my essay assignment and while our Chinese friends are going visiting for their Lunar New Year, Hubby and I will also be going visiting. We are gonna visit the wildlife, flora and fauna of a certain part of Singapore. Yes, we are going trekking at Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve. Also, the alone bonding time of us husband and wife amidst the natural greens to just let our guard down and relax... that's priceless. Stay tuned for more updates. =)

Oh yea! Guess what? I'm meeting up with Jenny.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Lunar New Year

Out of context, I have been such a good samaritan this week. Good begets Good and Evil begets Evil. 3 consecutive days in a row, i gave up my seat in the MRT to pregnant ladies. I don't know why the heck would they always stand right in front of me even when I sat in the middle! And for 3 consecutive days? That's really bizarre! And just today, again, my luck to have found a handphone in the cab I was in. It was a Nokia N series and yes, i admit it is indeed tempting to you know i know. But instead, I took the handphone with me and once I reached home, I waited and waited for the owner to call, but she did not. So I decided to check her SMS and found out that she (her name is Jenny) is meeting her friend at Tampines Mall an hour later.. I called her friend using her phone. It was a guy. Haha! He answered, "Hello? Ni chai na ni?" errrr.... I told her friend the whole story of me finding her phone in the cab and how i can return it to her. You know what he said? He said," Wah! You so kind one ah!! Tankyu!" Sounds like ah beng.. So we made arrangements and it's good that he said he will save me the hassle of coming to Tampines Mall. So we decided to meet at the Esso near my house. And my predictions were right. He IS a young ahbeng...... Jenny must be his girlfriend. Hehe! Jenny called soon after and thanked me and wanted to treat me to dinner as a token of gratitude but I just said it's just a small thing and that I had to do what I had to do. Cheeyyyyyyyyyy! See? Good Samaritan or not? =) Feels good to be honest.

OK! Just wanna say that I am sooo loving school and lectures. My coursemates are the most fun bunch in the world! And work is soooo fun too! I have a very good and kind mentor teacher and I am indeed blessed. I get to go on a field trip to Chinatown today!! So excited am i! I feel like I am one of the kids. haha! *Although I could see how stressed the other teachers are in managing the kids* So for the first part of the day, we visited a Tea house, and walked around Chinatown. I managed to capture pictures with my camera! Yeay! Photography is so fun too! Then I headed for my lecture in the afternoon. So interesting!

The children drank Chinese Tea and made 'mandarin oranges' potpurri out of tea leaves.

The internal decor of the tea house.

As I am not allowed to post pictures of the children on the Internet, I managed to position my camera so that their faces are not seen. Haha! But you can see the mess they made with the tea leaves on the table! The way their faces cringe when they drank the bitter chinese tea is so cute!

One of the children made this mandarin orange potpurri. And while they are 'enjoying' the tea, the teachers have their share of food too. We had Lotus Paste Buns, Tea Egg (I don't know how to eat this, it's kinda weird tasting) and Ice Cream Puffs (now THIS i had 3)!!

Again with the interior decor which is really very nice. What is WITH me and interiors!?

We went to Chinatown next and the atmosphere is exactly the same like Geylang during Hari Raya. Stallholders blasted their voice through the loudhailer selling their wares, customers scouting for the best prices of Kuih and Bak Kwa and the decorations are like being 'photocopied' from a photostating machine. I have no idea what the picture on the right is. I have a hunch it might be dried duck. ( I almost error-typed 'dick' there. Phew! Dried dick wouldn't sound so nice now would it?!)

A wide array of sweets!!!! And the atmosphere of Chinatown.

On the right, you see aunties choosing the deco for their house. Pretty random, but nice, right? Especially the woman in red. Her standing position is typical of a kpo auntie! Haha! Wooops Sorry auntie whoever you are.

A further down and I see a temple with the banner "Lunar New Year" hanged in the front. It shows how multi-cultural and multi-religious our country is. Chinatown is indeed vibrant and colourful during Lunar New Year.

OK, That's all. Thank you for viewing my Chinatown shots! Enjoy celebrating your Lunar New Year to all our Chinese friends/blog-readers!