Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Pod

Just heard of this new hotel called The Pod. It seems like a cool idea, especially for those backpack travelers. Lolx~

The POD is Singapore's latest boutique capsule hotel catering to discerning travellers who desire fuss-free and convenient living.

With 83 cosy capsules inspired by modern and minimalistic living, you can look forward to convenience at your fingertips without compromising on comfort, quality or style.

At The POD, personalised concierge services are on hand to satisfy your every need so that you can focus on the things that truly matter.

Enjoy complimentary laundry service, hot buffet breakfast and Nespresso coffee, high-speed Wi-Fi access and more. A complete set of amenities ensures effortless living right at the centre of Singapore.

For more information, see here:

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Bus in deadly Genting crash reportedly overloaded

Taken this from

KUALA LUMPUR: A bus that plunged into a ravine, killing 37 in Malaysia's worst-ever road accident, was overloaded according to reports on Thursday.

Authorities said the express bus was carrying 53 people when it veered off a busy and treacherous mountain road on Wednesday, tumbling into a deep gully and scattering dead and injured on the mountainside.

Housing and Urban Wellbeing Minister Abdul Rahman Dahlan was quoted as saying the vehicle's capacity was 44. 

"You do the math," Rahman told reporters when asked if the bus was overloaded.

Officials on Thursday confirmed foreigners were among the 37 people killed.

The dead included 14 Malaysians, a Korean, one Nepalese, and a Bangladeshi-born Canadian passport-holder, said health ministry official Jeya Indran Sinnadurai.

The rest were yet to be identified, he told reporters. Sixteen survivors are in hospital, including Malaysian, Indonesian, Bangladeshi and Thai nationals.

Jeya said the survivors were expected to pull through.

The bus plied an express line bringing visitors to the Genting Highlands resort, a mountaintop gambling and entertainment park about an hour's drive from the capital Kuala Lumpur.

Leading daily The Star said the vehicle had previously been "blacklisted" by authorities, but it did not say why and AFP could not verify the claim.

Survivors said the bus's brakes appeared to fail before it swerved off the road and down a steep 70-metre (230-foot) hillside.

"It kept picking up speed and everyone was screaming in fear... There was a lorry in front and the bus driver had to swerve to avoid it and lost control," passenger Suriardi Budiarto was quoted saying by the Star. 

He survived because he was flung clear of the bus. Rescue personnel have resumed search for more possible victims on Thursday morning.

Bentong Police deputy chief DSP Wan Azhar Ruddin Wan Ismail said the search was resumed at 9.45am after several people reported they were unable to contact relatives suspected to have been on the ill-fated bus. 

"The search has been resumed for more possible victims besides looking for valuables of the victims which can be used to identify them. 

"It will continue until we are satisfied and before we move on to determine how to haul up the wreckage of the bus," he told reporters at the scene. 

The tragedy is certain to bring new scrutiny to the issue of safety on the route leading to the resort, which is popular with both Malaysians and foreigners. 

"That road is very dangerous, with too many curves. They should make it smoother. Even without touching the accelerator you can end up crashing," Ong Cheng Hoe, 54, told AFP. 

Ong's brother-in-law Lim Kok Hoe, 43, was the bus driver. He was among those killed.

In ordering an investigation of the crash, Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin called for greater attention to safety on the Genting route.

"The Genting Highlands road is a very important route used by many tourists on a daily basis, thus the enforcement of all relevant laws must be given priority to ensure it remains safe," The Star quoted him saying. 

The resort's casino and a theme park draw about 20 million visitors per year. It is undergoing a major refurbishment, aimed at bringing in still more visitors, which will see a Twentieth Century Fox theme park open in 2016. 

The resort is operated by Resorts World Genting, which is owned by Genting Malaysia, one of the country's largest companies. 

Resorts World Genting expressed "sadness" over the accident, but stressed in a statement that it does not operate the bus line. 

The Genting Highlands road is notoriously steep and winding and has seen several accidents in recent years, some fatal. 

Two Indian tourists died and 22 other people were hurt when their bus overturned in the area last year. Seventeen people died in 1996 when a bus veered off the steep road.


OMG!! Hopefully, they will do something to ensure safety on the Genting Highlands road. I like going to Genting! It does look/feel kinda dangerous driving up and down that steep hill.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Review - Hoshino Coffee

I finally had the time and chance to try Hoshino Coffee with Diana at the Plaza Singapura extension. Went there with Jeanette previously ( Hoshino Coffee specializes in hand-dripped coffee, which is lighter and cleaner in taste compared to the normal coffee and the espresso drinks which we are familiar with. There is almost always a long queue. Luckily, we didn't have to queue for long on that day.

I like the environment. It is beautifully decorated.

Looks bitter!

Souffle. I love it!

There's pancake with softee. I love it too!

Conclusion: I find the desserts there are better than the main course. Can go there for tea.

Review - Paradise Dynasty

Went to have lunch at Paradise Dynasty (the Lot One branch) with Diana one day. As Diana was late, I spent some time camwhoring. Haha.

Colourful xiao long baos. Yummy! But I still prefer the yam xiao long baos from Ding Tai Fung.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Happy Birthday Mummy!

Wishing my mother a very, very happy birthday today. We are going to try out a new buffet place for dinner. Will blog about it another time.


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Review - PHO 99 Vietnamese Delight

Robin and I went to try Vietnamese food located near Amoy Street Food Centre (around Tanjong Pagar area). The restaurant is called PHO 99. It serves authentic and nice Vietnamese food. The prices are pretty reasonable too. If you are in the vicinity, do try out this small restaurant!

Decided to try the tradition Vietnamese coffee. It is really bitter! 

Robin's beef noodles.

My chicken noodles. I really like, especially with the chili there.

Yummy spring rolls! 

Growing Old

Just watched this video. Wah.. I really think and feel that I am getting old. Seriously. I have these 3 symptoms of getting old.

1. I am becoming forgetful.

2. I have less energy. Don't really feel like going out as I get tired easily. Haiz~ We really should play and enjoy when we are young. I think the best times are 18-22 years old. Too bad, I didn't really party or what during my prime age because of my nagging mother. Oops~

3. I am irritated more easily.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Cabby donates liver to stranger after reading Facebook appeal

Please read this:

Mr Tong Ming Ming, 34, was on a tea break during reservist training in early March when an SMS and a Facebook post by his secondary school friend Regina Lim caught his eye. He then went to donate his liver to a stranger. Wow~!! Amazing. I really salute him. Usually, we will only do this for our close ones but he did it for a stranger.

Remember this post: I am so sick of many people but this piece of news has made me feel good about people. At least there are still many nice people around. I like =)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Meme: The Liebster Award

The Liebster Blog Award. Does anyone have any idea what it is about? Actually, I'm not sure what it is about as well. I was tagged/nominated by Mia. Here's her blog URL -

Rules are as follow:
  • Post 11 random facts about yourself. 
  • Answer the 11 questions the awarding blogger has posted for you. 
  • Nominate 11 bloggers (with less than 200 followers) for the award and link them in your post. Let the bloggers you have nominated know that they are nominated. 
  • No tag backs!

However, Mia only has 5 questions for me so I shall just answer the 5 questions. As for the 11 random facts, just read my blog and you will be able to discover many facts about me.

Here are Mia's questions:
  • Why makes you decide to join the bloggers' circle? - To share blogs.
  • Name the current love of your life, and tell us why. - I am shy. Why I love him is because he treats me as 宝。I can be totally myself around him =)
  • If you're left with 100 dollars, how will you spend it? - Gosh, I am totally unsure. If I am really really hungry, I may use it to buy food? Haha.
  • What's the number 1 item/to do thing on your bucket list? - Gosh, I have so many. Number 1 will be to catch up on my blog posts! 

I am not sure who to tag so I shall not tag anyone at the moment.

Friday, August 9, 2013


I was ever asked what is the most difficult thing to deal with in the workplace. Well, I think it is people. Really. No matter what profession you are in, handling people is definitely the most difficult. Be it your bosses, colleagues, clients/customers or whoever you have to deal with. Even if not at work, there will be XXX people around. Oh well. It is always the people who create trouble/problem for each other. Goodness! I hate some people sometimes. Really. Maybe I will turn into a loner one day? Hm..

Happy 48th Birthday Singapore

Singapore has just turned 48 years old. Happy 48th National Day and many more to come. Enjoy your long weekend people =)

Sunday, August 4, 2013


Why am I easily stressed? Robin is not stressed lor. I think he can handle stress very well. Hm..