50 Shades of Grey

This has got to be the most racy book to gain such immense popularity in a short period of time. Basically, it’s a porno book without pictures.

To all those that are wondering whether to read it or not, my suggestion would be maybe if you’re a girl. It’s very much chick lit and there were many parts that were simply draggy.

To the guys that are still curious, well, it probably helps in understanding a girl better.

I won’t be reading the other 2 books in the Trilogy because I think there are better books out there that I have yet to find time to indulge in.

Besides, there’s always the Internet nowadays when it comes to such genre…

OSOS Running Man (Episode 1)

We thought it was a grandiose plan that would not succeed. We thought it would never materialize. But it did =D

Presenting to you OSOS Running Man (Episode 1)

First stop – Kallang Leisure Park

Fighting~

Team Underdogs: Jeremy, Amerlyn, Kian Yong, Yiwei

Team A: Eugene, Evadne, Jun Xiang, Ching Hui

Mission: Be the first team to find the clues given out by PD Wilson, and to not get eliminated!

It was really dangerous playing in a public mall on a Sunday, because there were quite a lot of shoppers around and the security guards are literally staring us down wherever we go. Nevertheless, we still managed to go around snapping pictures of the clues and tearing off name tags.

Ching Hui was the last person standing from Team A, and Team Underdogs won with Yiwei and I left! It was an epic battle outside the pet shop, but too bad the VJ couldn’t keep up with the action.

Winners: Yiwei and I were awarded running balls!

Second Stop: Waterside Condo

Team Chasers: Wilson, Amer, and I

Team Seekers: Ching Hui, Jun Xiang, Eugene, Yiwei, Kian Yong

Mission: Chasers must eliminate the Seekers by name tags, while the seekers must find RM clues with the name of the Chasers to eliminate them.

This was a mission where we totally under-estimated the size of Wilson’s condo. It was HUGE and us chasers had a hard time running around chasing them, while the seekers couldn’t find the clues as well.

We Chasers had two bells attached to our legs to warn the seekers that we’re coming. It was really a giveaway that made it so much harder to sneak up on them and catch them!

In the end, we called an end to the game after 1.5 hours because we just couldn’t find the sneaky Chingz.

Winners: Amerlyn, Wilson, Ching Hui, and I

It was a really healthy and fun day playing OSOS Running Man, and it really wasn’t that hard once we got the velcro sewed onto the tees.

Success!

Special thanks to Amerlyn and Wilson for organizing the games and Evadne for being the PD too!

Summer Internship

I have concluded my 10 weeks of professional attachment at an audit firm in the East. The main reason why it was in my top 6 choices was because it’s a mere 15 minutes bus ride from my house.. Which I really did appreciate once work started.

I must admit, even though it was tough in the beginning because there was so much to learn on the job, it was eventually a fruitful one. I guess I picked up much about audit, more than what I expected to learn in 10 weeks. I also got a good feel about my future career after I graduate.

Most importantly, it’s the other interns at the firm that helped tide me through! There are a total of 8 of us from NTU and NUS, and the highlight of the day was always where to eat for lunch.

I might just miss this place a bit now that it all ended. Especially the rooftop.

Equinox High-Tea Buffet

My girlfriend and I celebrated our 31st Monthversary at Equinox Restaurant, having their High-Tea Buffet! We had to make a booking 1.5 months in advance (yes seriously) because it was a weekend, and even so the window seats that have the best views were fully reserved already. It costs $43++ per pax, but it includes 1 pot of TWG tea as well as a sumptuous spread. The only concern is that the buffet only lasts from 3.30pm – 5pm.

When we arrived 30 mins earlier (kiasu) we were made to wait downstairs at the hotel lobby, and when we slowly made our way up 10 minutes before the starting time, we saw there was a long queue to be seated already.

Smoked Salmon

The TWG Classic Green Apple Iced Tea was the BEST drink there. In fact it was always emptied out as soon as it gets refilled.

The usual starters.

I took a bit of their salad. They had 4 different types and the 2 above were the nicest.

A pity there was always a mad line of aunties at the other queue where they have food such as dim sum, duck confit, vegetarian lasagne, and the most delicious kueh pie tee I have ever eaten in my life.

Yes. The queue for the KPT is also the longest though, since everyone is rushing to make their own ones, and we only have a very tight time frame to eat to our heart’s desires.

Their desserts were slightly more average. I didn’t try their pastries because I was too full already.

These were nice but I forgot what they are called…

I really liked their raisin scones too! Goes especially well with their cream cheese and blackberries.

We also took some time off while we were digesting our food to admire the beautiful scenery from the 69th floor of the Swissotel.

Very happy and extremely stuffed.

I really liked this high-tea buffet a lot and I will probably come back here again for another special occasion!

H&F – Himbo & Friends

After a 1 and a half years, Wilson and I finally got to meet up together with Amerlyn and Evadne, and we specially chose an entire Saturday to chill together at the himbo’s.

It was just like old times once we meet; it really feels good to forget about work or being an undergrad/working adult and just be ourselves with a bunch of good friends. Nobody would believe us if we were to tell them we are 23 year olds doing what we did that day.

Firstly, we were going to make Kimchi Pancakes at his house.

Secondly, we had no other plans.

Therefore, we proceeded to embark on a musical experiment where Wilson had to painstakingly find our vocal keys while he tries to blend our voices in with his piano. 99% of the time, it was just him doing his own thing while Amer, Evadne, and I just wanted to sing and complete the song.

Anyhow, I found out that I am a G key. Whatever that means.

We also started “jamming” with keyboard-drums, 2-person piano, and vocals.

From today onwards, the new SG pop legend H&F will be born.

Introducing our album cover!

And also some of our summer-themed photos

You saw that right! Evadne AND Amer can indeed fit into 1 swimming pool tube!

More pictures that will certainly up our street cred and boost us to instant stardom.

Our first single, which is totally original and definitely bound to be a radio-hit is smartly called “I’m Yours”

It might be available on itunes soon for just $0.99. No sneak preview yet because you have to buy it to support us.

Serious.

In case you think we were really being total retards the entire day, we actually did successfully make the Kimchi Pancakes after our recording. The star-chef of the day is actually Wilson! The first time we’re in awe that he managed to impress us with 2 skills in a single day.

=D

It was a fun Saturday and I wish there will be more like this!