Monday, May 28, 2007


We went Tun Lok signatures for Mother's day celebration.
The place looked a lot nicer when I read about it in the papers.
Oh well, it's always the food that matters most.
Food was nice, price was reasonable and best of all, the person attending to us was friendly.
Service always greatly appreciated.. Guess it's because I have to provide service too..

You've just seen the most expensive laksa I've ever tasted and very likely, the most expensive laksa I will ever taste! Laksa from Chatterbox, Marriott hotel.

$32 for the laksa! But then again, it was really nice.. with big portions.. their famous chicken.. And a whole lobster. Luckily we had 50% staff discount through a friend. But it was still too ex by my standards..

Though the above places are nice.. and the food is nice.. My personal favourite out of all the food I've eaten lately is....

*Drum Roll*

*Ta da*.. Sandwich of love.. with ham, eggs, vege.. and *yum yum* melted cheese!.. *slurp*

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- Food paradise..

Bloody Driver

Got into a minor accident over the weekend..
Just pure bad luck I met such a inconsiderate driver.
I was just going straight in my own lane when the idiot tried to filter and turn INTO my car!
It was a Sunday afternoon with heavy traffic. Don't know what he was thinking.
The scratches started from about half of my front door..
So my car was actually passing him by half a car length already..
The worse thing is, he was totally uncooperative after the accident.
Was very pissed.. But thankfully not that pissed (or stupid) to punch him and end up in jail..
Sighz.. See what Comfort says.. Give me some justice!!
The BLOODY taxi!

The scratches *sob*

And the "murder weapon"

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- Part and parcel of driving i guess...

Monday, May 21, 2007

Live Commentary.. Coming to a cinema near you..

Was watching a movie over the weekend.. And it's unfortunate that I remember more about the incidents that happened in the cinema.. than the movie it self...

Question: What can be more irritating than handphones ringing in the middle of a movie?

Answer: When some idiot is giving a live commentary throughout the WHOLE movie!

Handphones ringing in the movie can be very irritating.. Very inconsiderate behaviour.. But.. the thing is.. sometimes it's understandable and forgiveable as long as they don't go on chatting for long.. because people may forget to turn it to silent..
At most it's over in a matter of seconds..

Please tell me what I can do.. When somebody gives a live commentary throughout the whole movie!..
I don't expect people to keep mum for the whole movie.. Because I don't.. I think it's inevitable there will be some whispers along the way.. clarifications here and there..

But what the 2 person seated behind me did was totally puzzling.. Totally disregarding social protocol.. or not understanding the meaning of Shhhh.... or totally inept at understanding body language (of people turning around and staring at them!)..

They went on to give the people around a live commentary such as (after a long time deciding from the many entries that I can put down.. here are the top 3!):

2nd runner-up
When the actor was searching through an ambulance with the words AMBULANCE clearly painted on the side of the vehicle and clearly shown on screen.. the girl went:
"Eh.. Ambulance hor.."

1st runner-up
When a shadow clearly passed by on the screen..
"Eh.. Got people walk past leh.."

My personal favourite
When the actors entered a stadium.. With a field.. Rows of gallery seats etc.. (confirm cannot mistake it for something else.. like shopping mall etc!) she went:
"Eh.. Stadium.."
At this point.. I couldn't help but shot back a reply out loud
"Wah lao.. Idiot also can tell lah.."
That shut them up.. BRIEFLY..

Only can think of 2 scenerios where this "live commentary" can be totally understandable and acceptable..
1) If the friend beside her is intellectually challenged - where he can't comprehend that it's a ambulance or stadium that is being shown on the screen..
2) Her friend is blind - So she needs to give a scene by scene explanation and description
But the last I checked when the movie was over.. They were walking and talking like anybody else I know.. Far from being blind.. Hmm but then.. not too sure about the intellectual part though..

As you can see.. I'm really pissed about the incident coz I haven't wrote such a long entry in a long while..

- Ginseng Tonic Maker - If you can't keep your mouth shut.. Rent a DVD...

Monday, May 14, 2007

Broadway Beng Returns

Fun.. Fun.. Funny...
My kind of show..
Spare me those arty-farty ones.. Thank you very much...
Give me local.. heartland.. hokkien jokes and entertainment anytime..
Next on the list..
Dim Sum Dollies - The History of S'pore..
Kumar The Queen..
Would really love to catch STOMP if they ever come back again...
-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- Name me 3 body parts that start with L!

Friday, May 11, 2007


Having problem going to bed..
Totally no idea why..
Maybe haven't been exercising enough?..
Maybe work stress is starting to get to me again..
Argh.. Half a year gone already...

Feels like I haven't been working hard enough..
Jia you...
Bali... HCM.. Paris.. Here I come!!!!!!...

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker--

Monday, May 07, 2007

Michael Buble – Everything

You're a falling star, You're the get away car.
You're the line in the sand when I go too far.
You're the swimming pool, on an August day.
And You're the perfect thing to see.

And you play your card, but it's kinda cute.
Ah, When you smile at me you know exactly what you do.
Baby don't pretend, that you don't know it's true.
Cause you can see it when I look at you.

And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times
It's you, it's you, You make me sing.
You're every line, you're every word, you're everything.

You're a carousel, you're a wishing well,
And you light me up, when you ring my bell.
You're a mystery, you're from outer space,
You're every minute of my everyday.

And I can't believe, uh that I'm your man,
And I get to kiss you baby just because I can.
Whatever comes our way, ah we'll see it through,
And you know that's what our love can do.


So, La, La, La, La, La, La, LaSo, La, La, La, La, La, La, La


I HATE lies..

Big or Small..

Black or White..

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Goal Setting...

Was talking to a buddy of mine recently..
The conversation went something like this...

Buddy: I'm hoping my assingments this year will get me $40,000.
Me: Why $40,000? Go for $100,000!

My rationale:
If you choose not to be like everybody else with an office job..
Then you better aim for a income that is not like everybody else with an office job..
Why go through all the stress and emotional roller-coaster of being being your own boss when you are going for a income like $40,000?
Might as well just find a comfortable job that pays you that amount with probably less stress..
And aiming for $100,000, even if you don't hit, you'd still get $80,000-$90,000.
Not that bad a deal...

I'm not saying employees have less stress...
It's just different kind of stress...
I'm not saying employees aren't earning $100,000 or higher income at this age..
I know of people who do!
One is NOT better/superior than the other..
I'm just referring to the different mindset.. different strategy.. different goal in this game of money..

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- Money isn't everything.. I'd rather stay in a 4-Star hotel than a 10-star hospital!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Land of Tom Yam...

Picture paints a thousand words..
Only problem is.. We hardly took pictures as we were busy shopping!..
The shopaholic in me was unleashed Haha..

Great trip.. Great bday.. Great companion...

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- Next stop.. BALI!!