Wednesday, July 28, 2010
X: No la...just tired lo
Y: tomoro i sick
.....like that oso can
Y: as calculated
Y: 14 days mc
X: i cannot la...so many things
Y: you better fully utilise
X: Annual Return filing due Friday
Y: your math teacher will be dissappointed
X: wana sick oso cannot this time
Y: next week lol
X: i tell u
Y: choose friday or monday to sick ?
X: in spre, go work better than stay at home
......boring until u die u noe
Y: i see
X: somehow now i started not so looking forward to weekend
.....cz u sick at home. u alone
.....u go work still got kaki
Y: sick means
......come back here only sick lol
X: oh yahor
Y: pre-planed sick haha
X: haha ok get it but i need to see doctor lol
.....the look not enuf sick later not approve mc
Y: you sat can go and buy toto mah or go casino on behalf of me
Y: i give you formula
Y: you go and try
X: tak mahu >.<
Y: y?sure win de wo
my conversation with my dear brother just now..........
Im not going home until mid September...which means im away from home 2 mths....sob sob....
Im tired today.....
Don't feel like talking and eating.....
Im still thinking..........human beings....other than being bornt.....grow up......get married.....old.....die......what's the purpose of being existing in this world?
hmm im still thinking
hmm im still thinking
hmm im still thinking n thinking n thinking
I bet.....there's many out there who lived for half century but still havent figure out the answer....
I just.....don't want to be regretful bcz i coudnt do anything more when i figure it out too late.........
Monday, July 19, 2010
I must say...Life is like Minutes Taking sometimes...
Im kinda busy recently......it is peak period now and i forsee it's more peak in August as more of the Listed Companies quarterly meetings....Board Meetings.....Committee Meetings....coming soon......but still okay.....manageable and (shhhh.....) Im still stressless here hohoho.....
Saturday, July 3, 2010
for a weekend shortrip....hehe...how nice we can actually
Ferry ticket can be bought from Harbourfront centre
(alight at Marina Bay MRT station)...3rd floor
the ferry company we had chosen was Batam Fast....SGD47 for 2 ways ferry
(Harbourfront Centre-Batam Centre)...free seating...
Passport details are required when purchasing ticket...
the point to note is: Make sure u arrive at least 1 hour before ur
departure time...both when u r at Harbourfront or Batam Centre
cz u gonna be crazy when u see the looooong queue at the immigration check point
and the ferry might not wait for you : X
Batam centre is the central of the whole Batam Island
just like those kampung areas in Msia....
The taxi driver recommended us to eat the local famous
Yong Kee Fish Soup
(and it was also recommended by travellers who visited there by Googling)
About transportation....no worries cz there were lotsa taxi driver
offering to take you when you 1st step out of the Ferry Terminal
All we have to do is to know our distance and so we can bargain for it
Do some research online and also converted it to SGD and see whether you can
accept the taxi fare or not....
In fact....the restaurant was just like
and we managed to ask for 25000 Rp for 5 persons in one taxi
(less than SGD1 per person!)
We dare not say that we r from Spore cz afraid that later we kena "chop"
(cz we earnt SGD)
they turn without a need to look anywhere....just turn...("Just do it")
So....."enjoy" la haha....
Seafood noodles and Fish soup noodles...
of cz you may wana try Tomyum too...
looking at the menu....it's just like what we had in Msia...
typical chinese dishes heh~kinda missed cz i barely have chance
to eat home cooked food with bunch of pple here
Prices are actually reasonable....until we curi-curi laugh : D
(We exchange SGD1: 6500Rp)
1st tried at Sun Moon at Raffles Place
seldom see Msia's fruit stall or elsewhere selling Avocado's juice
and I "infected" Ordy to become a fan of AH too : P
and also...seems like Avocado juice is also quite famous in Batam
so we ordered.......
the seafood...especially the prawns were SOOOOO fresh!
the taste is like abit different form Thai or Msia's tomyum
somehow.....it lacks abit of the sour taste....asam?
but still taste good...just that it's different
nice : )
5 of us ordered 5 bowls of noodles+2 dishes+5 fruit juice for 264,000Rp
Then we take a ride to Nagoya Hill
which is a shopping centre in Batam Centre
and the interior n exterior were not bad
though not 100% occupancy rate
most were One-stop centres for
were similar to Time Square KL or Sg. Wang
their departmental stall..called Matahari....
was similar to our Parkson some sort...
not bad also...
and to my 2nd surprise
the song in the air was Joanna Wang's English songs.....relaxing~
it's a 4 stars hotel (it's official website said so)
and To my 3rd surprise.....NOT BAD ALSO!
actually it was abit impromptu cz the idea of going to Batam was just being raised
on Tuesday and the travelling day was on Saturday
so for the few days we were busy googling and searching everything
n i booked the hotel on Thursday itself...phew...
but at last...we manage to make it...
We booked 1 room (for 5 of us) with 2 twin size beds....one night for like SGD75
The hotel even have swimming pool....buffet breakfast...
internet in room (cable) and anothere thumbs up thing is:
to my 4th surprise it has
MANY TV Channels available! (the chineses' Phoenix Channel included!)
After a whole day walking here n there
we spent our Saturday night together with supper n GuessGuessGuess
in the hotel room.....chatting and laughters...
After a short rest we started looking for food AGAIn
Im doubt whether it is Lunch?Tea or Dinner? cz it was around 3-4pm that time
but so long is everybody's stomach is available
How many meals or which meal it is...it doesn't really matter right?
This is our concept lol...
A tips if you would like to try out local things here:
Try to ask the locals that u dealt with: Hotel receptions...drivers...shopkeeper
which are the best place to eat seafood...do massage etc.
Different pple will have different suggestions but of course it will have
some common suggestions...
I mean...if u have no time to google much and malas to compare etc..just ask!
But one suggestion is: ask those who u are using their service (eg. taxi driver...
hotel workers etc)
Try ask goreng pisang seller where to eat best seafood when u
dun wana buy his food......you wont get any answer probably...
got what I mean : P
We did asked the hotel pple where to eat nice local food...
but somehow the locals'pronounciations...
though it's Bahasa Melayu but...kinda different with Bahasa Malaysia
they used to say "Kasi" instead of Terima Kasih
and we will always stare at them wondering for seconds before we get used to it
Thus...im doubt is this really the shop recommended by the hotel pple?
Ikan Bakar Pak N'Dut?
aih dun care la....we just go in...
Those fishes are Indon species and seldom available elsewhere
according to the seller la haha
cz in KL what we did is order 1 ikan bakar for all pple ma...
mana tahu the sellers all stared at us like in a kinda unbelievable expression
then ok lo...we ordered 2 fishes:
one with Ordinary Original Bakar
and another one Masak Asam Pedas
I tell U.....the Ikan Bakar Original is a MUST TRY!
Real fresh and the bakar-ed taste was just nice!
(or maybe we were numbed by those tapao food outside food in Spore so
we were so into "primitive" food....?)
frankly...the taste of Ikan Bakar is "primitive" and original
(unlike Ikan Bakar in Msia which is more emphasised
in the sauce and flavour....)
The meal costs us 193,000Rp in total....fuyoh~
when we took taxi to Harbour Bay...the driver told us another place pulak
but Kelvin's research was the place would charge us SGD30 per head at least
so we stil opt for Harbour Bay there....
and dun be surprising when they keep saying "Siput"
their "Siput" means Seafood and dun misunderstand that it's real Siput (escargot?lol)
From Nagoya Hill to Harbour Bay Mall....another 25000 Rp also
but Harbour Bay Mall is abit far from Nagoya there...
There's Carrefour inside Harbour Bay Mall
spotted some different way of displaying goodies compared to
Carrefour Msia as well as Spore...so i snapped them
told us that packaging strategy might be different in countries
cz some of the nations might only afford to buy stuff in small units
In Batam the shampoos are sold in packets...
of course there were also in bottles too~
Not even SGD1.00 per set!
Harbour Bay...Harbour Front...Water Front....sooooo confusing!
Seafood restaurants are all there~
Each person less than SGD15.....(ard 500,000Rp)
Nice! Real Fresh!
Nobody is free to talk that moment haha
(FYI...Pizza Hut in Spore sux compared to Msia's)
and Batam's Pizza Hut thumbs up!
i mean...in terms of the varities....i feel like stealing their menus back....
taste...i duno...but nice looking and at least it's available
i mean...not a big deal...but since Msia dun have it i guess...
4 of us grab at least 2 packets of sanitary pads each lol....cz each of it costs around SGD1
and the Sustagen was mine too : )
you can expect a cheapest massage at 50000 or 60000 Rp and
Overall it's an enjoyabe trip
no rush for the trip and we just kept hunting or food
a good runaway from boring city like LionCity (though we are not stress la)
i mean....though there weren't many attractions
but...it's a good experience to see new things
Can't wait for the next massage n i wana choose the
most exreme one next time!