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Santa is gone… here comes the Giant Rooster for Chinese New Year!

It’s only 5 days after Christmas but the Chinese New Year decoration is already up in Chinatown!

There are many chickens along this stretch of roads, and I can’t help but think of the “Why did the chicken cross the road?” jokes as they really seem like they are ready to jump onto the roads and dash across it!

Keep a lookout for the giant Rooster, as well as the smaller chickens and chicks by the roads! Don’t count your chickens before they hatch! and make sure they cross safely to the other side where the Force is strong!

Saap Saap Thai

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“Kra Pao” Basil Crispy Chicken Rice at Saap Saap Thai, Our Tampines Hub, Singapore

I crave for Thai food!! and I’m glad I will be getting my dose of AUTHENTIC THAI FOOD in Chiang Mai come 4 January 2017!

I’ll be visiting Chiang Mai for the first time as the all-time favourite destination in Thailand is Bangkok (shop, eat, massage, repeat).

I love Tom Yum Goong, Pad Thai, Pad Krapow Moo Saap (Fried Basil and Pork), Green Chicken Curry, and their Fried Fish! Just thinking of all these Thai food makes my mouth water! Fast Forward to 4 January 2017 please!!!

Cheapskate?

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At a glance, I thought this is “CHEAPSKATE”…

At first glance, I thought I saw “CHEAPSKATE” on the packaging.

I was wondering why Pepperidge Farm named it “Cheapskate”, but after googling, I realised that “Chesapeake” is a Native American tribe, also known as Chesepian. There’s a city in Virginia called “Chesapeake” too!

Guess we all learn something new each day!

Christmas Dinner

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Singapore Fish N Chips at Fish N Co, Changi Airport Terminal 2

This year’s Christmas dinner is held at Fish N Co in Changi Airport Terminal 2 since April is working.

Why is this called “Singapore Fish N Chips”? It’s just because it comes with ‘Chilli Crab’ sauce… But to be honest, Fish N Co needs to work harder on the flavour of the chilli crab sauce as it tastes nothing like it!

I’ve not been to Fish N Co for a while and these days, they have given fancy names to their Fish & Chips such as “Swiss Fish & Chips” – Fish & Chips with Mozza-Oregano Stuffing, topped with garlicky lemon butter sauce, “Bombay Fish & Chips” – Indian herbs-and-spice twist with curry mayo dip, “New York Fish & Chips” – Signature Fish & Chips stuffed with parmesan cheese and topped with lemon butter sauce.

Happy Boxing Day!

IKEA Restaurant

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Fried Chicken Wings, Swedish Meatballs and Siew Mai at IKEA Restaurant Tampines

Needed to do some groceries shopping at GIANT, so took the free shuttle bus from Tampines MRT Station to get there and stopped at IKEA for dinner before it gets crowded!

The standards of the fried chicken wings and swedish meatballs have gone down the drain for quite some time, but it’s the ‘comfort food’ we will usually order when we go to IKEA restaurant. The Jumbo Siew Mai, however, caught us by surprise.

It’s SGD1.60 for 2 pieces, so we thought its alright to just buy and try. We were glad we did it as its actually quite yummy! One more comfort food to add to our list next time we visit IKEA Tampines!

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Participated in a 2hr event – Pound & Zumba – at Pasir Ris Sports Centre on Saturday, 17 December 2016

Signed up for this 1mth ahead and paid $5 for this 2hr fitness session at Pasir Ris Sports Centre.

The event was fun! Pound was quite tiring, but Zumba was my all-time favourite fitness activity. However, I was quite pissed by these Malay ladies who came in and out of the area and caused a lot of hazards. Please join in only when we are into the next song and not just cut in halfway while we’re still moving. We could have knocked each other down!

ActiveSG has been organising quite a number of activities (some are FREE) to encourage people to lead a more healthy lifestyle.

I’m going to make use of the $100 credit inside my account to sign up for some classes next year!

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Met the chef at Legoland Malaysia, Johor Bahru

Went on a short getaway to Legoland Malaysia with my niece and sister-in-law from 13th to 14th December.

Some of the rides at Legoland Malaysia are quite thrilling even for adults.

We were all wet taking the boat ride in Dino Island where we plunged from at a high level and splashed into the water… Luckily the weather was quite hot and we eventually ‘dried’ ourselves without the help of the electric dryer which requires RM$10.

We loved the NinjaGo Ride so much we took it 4 times in total! It is a 4D ride where you need to move your arms at the sensor to shoot the objects and harness your ninja powers to kill enemies.

There’s a similar ride at Adventure Land where you need to point and shoot with a gun. However, the gun was rather difficult to control, but its a similar concept to NinjaGo.

We also took The Dragon roller coaster where some of the turns were quite sharp and fast.

We enjoyed ourselves at the theme park and would perhaps return the next time for the Water Park.

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GOT7 Flight Log : Turbulence in Singapore, 11 December 2016 at Big Box 

One of my favourite Kpop groups – GOT7 – visited Singapore for a fanmeeting session yesterday and my niece and I bought the CAT2 tickets (SGD202, inclusive of SGD4 administrative fees) to watch them!

“Three Angles Production” did a very bad job in securing a lousy venue with bad sound systems. The backdrop is pretty when the boys were singing and dancing to their songs from the latest albums.

The security was also damn tight. This was compared to Day 6’s fanmeet at the same place with the lousy audio systems and faulty microphone problems the day before on 10 December (Saturday).

Anyways, the boys were lively and performed quite a number of songs beginning with “Let Me”, “Prove It”, “Boom Boom Boom”, “No Jam” in the first half before moving to 2 game segments – “fulfilling fans’ wishes on post-its” and “feel the item in the mystery box”.

JB “killed” the ginger that was in the ‘hyung-line’ mystery box. While BamBam described the cinnamon as “long and hard” and Jackson immediately went over to stop him from turning the show R21. After they tied with the correct guesses in their mystery boxes, they had to do ‘scissors, paper, stone’ to decide the winner and Mark won on behalf of the ‘hyung-line”. The losers need to take an ugly selfie.

BamBam told the crowd “Please don’t leave after seeing this photo”. They took the second shot and BamBam said “I lost 10,000 followers on Instagram already.” To which Jackson replied “BamBam! Your instagram account is gone!” Haha… what a funny couple!

The funny thing is everyone tasted the cinnamon and the emcee was like “What are you doing?? You are supposed to just guess the item! Not eat it! How come Got7 eats everything?” I guess they are just curious and hungry idols! Haha…

After that they returned with “Fly” and “If You Do”, before playing charades with fans. And ending it off, they performed “Hard Carry” live!!

The encore track was “Home Run”, which was another one of my favourite songs from their previous album “Flight Log: Departure”. Can’t wait if there’s a “Flight Log: Arrival” coming in 2017 as they speak about returning to Singapore with a bigger and better concert!

All Cat 1 and Cat 2 ticket holders gets a free copy of the Flight Log : Turbulence album at the entrance, and I got the design with BamBam on it. The album was good, and the members of GOT7 produced most of the tracks themselves. They really “Hard Carried” the album!