Saturday, February 28, 2015

Things that 90's kids in Singapore miss

Was browsing fb when I chanced upon this article (90 things that all 90's kids miss) and clicked on it randomly while thinking "meh, one of those lists again... I will just scroll through...."

Then I saw the first few things and immediately thought, "wah! so accurate ah!" Here are some of them, which are quite uncommon nowadays (I think)!


- Ladybird
I had a set of Ladybird books as a gift from my mum's friend, and they were my first books when I was a kid! I remember my maid read it to me and a sentence was "His father LIGHTS a fire". I thought it meant "His father LIKES a fire." Hahaha it was only until many years later when I reread the book and realize the correct meaning.

- Enid Blyton
I remember Enid Blyton was my favorite author and I loved The Wishing Chair and The Enchanted Wood/Faraway Tree series. The stories are usually magical, mystery, and adventurous! I still have the books in my shelf, maybe one of these days I will reread them.

- Sweet Valley High
Whenever I visited the library last time, I go straight to the Sweet Valley section. After that, I moved on to similar books like The Babysitter's Club.

Some other books which I almost forgot till I read the list:
- Bookworm Club
- Goosebumps by R.L. Stine
- Russell Lee and his True Singapore Ghost Stories
- Roald Dahl books

Oh my, all these remind me about how I used to be such a bookworm!


- Pencil cases like this. Nowadays students have cuter stationary like sushi eraser! We used to only have these chunky ones :(

- Stackable pencil – which was really cool, until you lost one pellet and realised the pencil couldn’t be used anymore. Do kids nowadays still use such pencils?

- Blue notebooks

- Autograph books
Bought so many pretty notebooks with little locks and glitter color pens just for this! This is when we learn poems like "Birds fly high, hard to catch. Friends like you, hard to forget", or "Roses are red, violets are blue. I have a friend, my friend is you" Haha.

- Friendship bands
Ahem, somehow the string version of the current loombands.

- OHP projector
I remember that I love to write on the transparent sheets with a marker! Then when exams coming and we had to bring home all the textbooks we chucked under our tables, some of us stored it inside the OHP projector. :x


- Ice Pops
10 cents only!!! Cheapest snack ever.

- Pola snack
Another cheap snack, which I hated. But the packaging.... so nostalgic.

Some other candies and snacks which were quite prominent during my teens:

- Push Pops

- Pez refillable candies

- Wafer Biscuits

- Haw Flakes

- Mamee (now still available easily but I don't think current kids eat it as much as we do!)

Oh anyone remember the spraying candies too?

Games/ Toys

- Bubble balloon

- Waterful ring toss

- Tamagotchi / Game Boy

- Paper flipping game
I almost totally forgot about this!

- Card games like Snap, Old Maid, Donkey and Happy Family

I think we all used to just play using our hands... Like "Chopsticks", "Oh-Pillar-Caterpillar-Lazyboy-Sexygirl-Pingpong-Gotoschool-Playafool-", and one that goes "Liang Xi Mei Liang Xi Mei Liang Xi Mei Chey! Liang Xi Mei Aiyo Shang Nao Jing Oh Liang Xi Mei Chey!"


- "It is now safe to turn off your computer"

- Snake game on Nokia phones

- Discman

- Dial up modems
(When I first started my blog, I only had 10 hours of internet per month ok! I would open up sites and then faster turn off the internet before reading so that I can save on internet time...)

- Video tapes
I had a tape with all the theme songs of channel 8 dramas!


- Neopets!!!

- MSN messenger/ IRC/ Friendster
"Write testi for me can?" Hahaha now we also don't tell people "Eh write on my facebook wall lei."


- Non aircon buses
Gosh, almost forgot about this!

- Old farecards before ezlink
Last time when taking MRT I always feel very kanchiong because I need to insert and grab my card fast enough before the gate close!!

- Bus tickets
Press a button then collect the tiny ticket/receipt which can fold into a heart shape! People always squeeze it into the back of seats!

Others in the list

- 10cent phones

- The Unbeatables
I went to learn how to shake dice in upside down cups without dropping the dice... Wonder if I can still do it now or not... Later I go try!

- Power Rangers
Go go power ranger~~~ the old type of transformers. The actors must be sweating inside the suits! And, even if they change actors for different episodes, we wouldn't know lor. Haha.

- Powerpuff Girls

Others that I thought of...

- Huan Zhu Ge Ge
- Young and Dangerous

One more.... Neoprints! Something all couples have to take together!

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Jing Hua at Palais Renaissance

Jing Hua recently celebrated its 25th anniversary and opened its third branch in Singapore. Was invited to the new restaurant at Palais Renaissance together with my mysterymakan girls!

A special mention here is the Guo Tie - I don't usually crave for pan-fried dumplings but after having the ones here, I crave for it every other day! Read on to find out what else to order when you visit.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Spring In Bloom

Here's my Spring In Bloom nails done at Millys for the Chinese New Year! Pink/white base with florals and glitter!

Done by Coreen at the Bugis Cube branch! It's the newest Millys outlet and I really like how spacious and comfortable it is so I now often choose to go there for my manicure sessions! It is opposite Bugis Junction, very accessible!

To book an appointment with Millys, Sms 83835395 or call
Far East Plaza #03-131/#03-141: 67376723
Bugis Street Level 2: 63384137
Bugis Cube #02-12: 63376876

Remember to quote my name!


Baked cornflake cookies with bf that day!

Especially love Chinese New Year because it's when I get to eat many bakkwa! Yum yum!

Enjoy the holidays before we go back to work on Monday!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Happy Lunar New Year!

Photo with Cai Shen Ye at the office! Huat ah!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Jamie's Italian

On one of our usual weekend dates, bf suggested Jamie's Italian so we went for a movie before lunch there! The movie ended at around 230pm and I wasn't hungry yet so I said okay when bf said he had to settle some work issues.

I was bored and hungry by 3pm and he decided to continue the work at the restaurant. So.... the point is, we only started eating lunch at almost 4pm because the food took quite a while to come.

Love my outfit that day! Skirt and white top c/o, matched with a bejeweled necklace I bought from!

Very into printed skirts recently and kept buying so many of them! Still love this textured one very much though!

Walked around Vivocity after that and the huge lollipops outside this candy store was so amusing! Hehe.

Went to Haagen Dazs after that for ice cream, and while flipping the menu, we decided to order this one because it looked so pretty!

In this end, this was served -_- Totally don't look like the photo on the menu! Bf's friend came to find us afterwards and we asked him to guess which one we ordered and he looked through the entire menu several times but couldn't figure out which one this was! Hahaha.

We looked around the cafe and the ones that other people ordered look totally like the menu! Guess we ordered wrong thing. Haha.

After that, we went to a popular traditional claypot rice eatery for dinner and had the yummiest dry san lou bee hoon!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

My Line Family

Two new additions to my Line Family!

How can anyone not love Line Cony, Line Brown, and Line Sally? (I also have one other sally, two Moon plushies, and one Leonard the froggie, but these below are the cuter ones that I favour more! Hehe)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Fu Lin Men Restaurant

Was invited to Fu Lin Men few weeks back, located at Jurong Country Club. I almost had to cancel due to some last minute issues at work but I'm glad I finally made it in the end!

We were all treated to a wonderful feast and I was so satisfied at the end of the night! Here are some of the highlights.

Sunday, February 8, 2015


I'm so full now because I just ate two pieces of bakkwa. Having a bit of headache now maybe because of the fullness so I shall quickly update and go back to watching my favourite Taiwan variety show "Kang Xi Lai Le"! Haha.

Some time back, me and bf decided to dine at Concetto by Saveur after I found it online while searching for somewhere that serves fish as I had a huge craving for fish! The food was so yummy that it is now one of my favourite restaurant! I seldom ever want to go back to the same places unless I really like the food, and Concetto has found its slot on my repeat list!

Concetto is located at the ground floor of The Cathay.

The lunch set was so enticing so we went for it!

The concetto pasta was so prettily plated! "Chilled Capellini tossed in lobster oil and seaweed; served with crab and shrimp tartare, finished with lobster foam and ikura". Sounds so yummy already right? To my tastebuds, any pasta with a strong flavour of crab/shrimp/lobster is a winner.

Red snapper for me. I relished every single mouthful of it.

Bf ordered the Kurobuta pork cheek which was so tender and tasty, I am actually very undecided if I should order this or the fish on my next visit! Can I have both please!

Happy me because good food = good mood!

Pistachio Panna Cota for dessert.

I like Concetto so much. It is one of the rare restaurants I know that is affordable and serves quality food.

Wore my floral outerwear from over a black ensemble, paired with a red Prada bag and earrings from Forever21 in Hong Kong! Something different from my usual dressing!