Same Same But Different - A Solo Exhibition by Warren Khong

Hubby was invited to his friend, Warren's exhibition opening. Located on the 4th level of Reading Room, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road.

Colourful acrylic on canvas expressionless female portraits were hung on either side of the place.
With paintings that seek to look more like they were printed by machine rather than  hand painted, Warren's pursuit of the perfect beauty through representations in art.

Reducing the human face to a mere abstraction of lines and shapes using only the essential human facial features, he raises the question of 'beauty'. Through the iconised depiction of human female faces, he aims towards reaching a resolution.

The exhibition is from 27 June till 21 August 2013. 

The exhibition is up on the 4th level. 
Two rows of colourful female faces.
I love the one in blue background.
The biggest piece in the exhibition. 
"Lips. Like claret. Painted brighter than Chinese lanterns."
Warren has exhibited both internationally as well as locally, most recently having had two solo exhibitions - 'A Collection of Shapes in Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Black and White (I still don't remember the name of the girl I saw that day)' at Marcuard Asia Pte. Ltd, Singapore and 'Warren Khong: A Solo Exhibition (In partnership with Whisky Live & Fine Spirits Paris 2011 and La Maison Du Whisky)' at the Hotel Salomon De Rothschild/ Salon VIP, Paris in 2011. His works have also been used by La Maison du Whisky for their 'Artist' range limited edition whisky labels. He has also exhibited in several group shows, including 'Coincidence' at Renaissance Art Gallery, Manila, and he worked on both Sol LeWitt wall drawings at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore.

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Hello Kitty Fairy Tales plushies - #5 The Singing Bone

The last Hello Kitty of the McDonald's Hello Kitty Fairy Tales plushies is officially on sale today. However, all Hello Kitty The Singing Bone plushies are sold out even before it's 12 midnight. Sold out on Wednesday before it is officially on sale on Thursday.

People started queueing on Wednesday evening before 8pm at outlets that are opened 24hours. And McDonald's decided to give out coupons to those in queue, the number of coupons = the number of dolls. So technically, even before it's 11pm, most of the places were already out of stock.

These are NOT mine. Credits to Friend's fren.

For those outlets that opens in the morning, people were already queuing outside the shop after McDonald's closed their doors to end the day. Overnight queuing.

We KPO went to Lot 1's outlet to check out the queue. Lot 1 outlet opens in the morning.

Yep, we attempted to queue. Reached at 1145pm. And we are FAR FAR FAR away from the counter. We queued for about 30minutes before going back. The staff came over to say no more coupons... and I think we are queued 200% behind the people with coupons. Sighs..

While queuing, we saw alot of things. Since the place we went to has drive thru, people were queuing in their cars, thus, leading to a traffic holdup. And since it's near a junction, can you imagine how dangerous it is? And cars are trying to cut into the queue by squeezing the inner lane cars. We saw alot of almost scratch kind. And best of all, there was a police car trying to go out... But stuck. Even when the policeman came down to make the 2nd lane cars go off, they did not move off, stubbornly waited for a chance to cut in...

Can you see the police car? It can't move. Even sounding the siren, nobody moved.

And... if you go McDonald's Singapore Facebook or ebay or anywhere, people are busy selling at high price from their loot. Damn irritating. But I love this... THUMBS UP for the prankster.

Kenna plucked! Yay...

Sighs.... Now I'm one kitty short for the series. Just great.

The plushies are available at $4.60 each with any Extra Value Meal purchased Sold Out. Different Hello Kitty Fairy Tales plushies are for sale each week.
  • Wizard of Oz (30 May to 5 June) Sold Out in 4 days
  • Little Red Riding Hood (6 June to 12 June) Sold Out in 2 days
  • The Frog Prince (13 June to 19 June) Sold Out in 24 hours
  • The Ugly Duckling (20 June to 26 June) Sold Out in 12 hours
  • The Singing Bone - Limited Edition (27 June to 3 July)  Sold Out even before it's 12mn
  • Special McDelivery Hello Kiity – (Available 30 May onwards and via McDelivery ONLY) Sold Out

Eng Kee Fried Chicken Wings 榮記炸鷄翅膀

An accidental find.

Initially the hubby wanted to bring me to the Commonwealth Cresent Market & Food Centre (Oh. I'm a very hawker person, I always ask him to eat in hawkers haha. I don't mind eating in a non aircon place as long as there's cheap and delicious food) but the whole place is not open. I guess they only operates in the day time?

On our way to the hawker, we saw this place, Eng Kee Fried Chicken Wings 榮記炸鷄翅膀, with a long queue and decided to join the queue when we realised that the hawker centre is closed.

About 20 minutes later, our dinner is freshly out of the wok and on our table. The beehoon and the chicken wings were piping hot. 3 chicken wings, 1 wuxiang, 1 plate of cabbage and 2 plates of beehoon costs $7.70.

The beehoon, I can just eat it plainly without any ingredients. It's chewy and a little soupy. Maybe because it just came out of the wok. And the quantity is alot. I love the beehoon.

Reviews on Foursquare raved and praised the chicken wings here, although it was mentioned that the shop has changed hands and the reviews were a few years old. One of the common comments was that one is not enough. So we got 3 haha.. Also piping hot from the kitchen, the chicken wings are juicy and tender.

The only negative side is, our table place is hot and stuffy. The windier tables were taken up. We were sweating while eating.

Definitely coming back here again.

Eng Kee Fried Chicken Wings 榮記炸鷄翅膀
Blk 117, Commonwealth Drive #01-711, Singapore 140117

Stay calm and do what?




Last friday, a shocking announcement was made, surprising all of us. It was highlighted that the announcement was given a week earlier to give us mental preparation. Whether prepared or not, I really do not wish for the forecast to turn into reality.

As I telling the hubby about the situation, he seemed prepared, like he already had a plan in mind. I should feel reassured. But I don't. The amount of insecurities that will surface are too huge to stomach, especially with so many plans in motion that requires the "loss".

What to do?

Gordon Ramsay Accepts SingTel's and Food Bloggers' Challenge

Amazing challenge. Gordon Ramsey vs Singapore Hawkers.

At 10am on 5 June, a challenge was issued to Ramsay by Singapore's more popular food bloggers. With the support of SingTel, they have asked the most (in)famous awardee of Michelin stars to engage in a cook-off with the country's most popular hawker. (quoted from

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Daniel's Food Diary owner, Daniel Ang, posted this on his blog:
So Dr Leslie Tay asked if a Michelin star chef like Gordon Ramsay can fry a plate of char kway teow as good as Hill Street’s Mr Ng? Well, even though chef Ramsay has 14 stars under his belt, the answer is maybe (with no offence intended) no.

Vote for your favourite hawkers on to take on the challenge.

Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles

The hubby brought us to eat the famous bah chor mee (minced pork noodles) at Crawford Lane. When we reached at 9.50am, there was already a queue of 6-7 people. Little did we know the amount of time it took to get our orders.

You can choose to order $5, $6, $8 or $10 portion for your bah chor mee. But I seriously wonder what is in the $10 bcm? haha.. Huge bowl of noodles?

The shop pasted photos from the past when they were located in Hill Street on the wall. There is also a news article on the wall too.

It took 50 minutes to be in the front of the queue. And while the cook is still busy with other side orders (orders from regulars, customers who ordered and gotten their food but placed another order for seconds), we stood there looking silly, thinking that it was finally our turn.

One hour of queue, we finally got our orders. $6 bah chor mee. It really is tasty. Chewy noodles and the ingredients are quite alot. There are a few pieces of dried salted fish, 2 meat balls, 2 meat dumplings, some pork liver and minced pork.

I think once is enough for me, unless I have alot of time to queue. The food is great, but the amount of time, I don't think I would want to go through this process again. The queue didn't move, the numbers of "orders insertions". Nah..

You should try it once. But go on a day when you are very free and in a patient mood :)

Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles
Block 466 Crawford Lane #01-12 Singapore 190465

The HAZE - the blue sky is out

Yay! The blue sky is out. PSI reading was 178 at the time of the photo. 2pm. Now it has dropped even lower 122 (3pm reading)

Traditional Bakery Supplier

The hubby got to know of this bakery supplier when he passed by the previous time. He described that the delicious smell of these freshly baked bread made his mouth water and hungry to try some.

We took quite some time to find the place, as he did not remember the exact location, and somehow we searched for the wrong location online. haha

And we were welcomed by rows and rows of freshly baked bread. Some of the bread were charred and I was still thinking if we are able to eat these. Smells super delicious.

More rows of bread out to cool down.

The shop front. Everyone was busy, cutting away the charred crust, and throwing them away. I was curious why they cut and throw away. I wanted to eat the bread with the crust!

And I was disappointed with the outlook of the bread we bought. It's white and it looks normal. And without crust. I love to eat that part of the bread too... I really thought we will be getting something similar to those on the racks.

But the bread, I can tell you, is a surprise. Once you tried it, you will want to go for a second slice, then a third. It's really very soft and delicious. And I can still taste abit of the charred taste. Nice!!

If you have the chance, go down and get a loaf at S$1.40 to try. They have other bread for sale too.

Traditional Bakery Supplier 
10 Kim Keat Lane

Hello Kitty Fairy Tales plushies - #4 The Ugly Duckling

I am lucky to be able to get the forth Hello Kitty from the Hello Kitty Fairy Tales series: The Ugly Duckling. One more to complete the set.

McDonald's Singapore finally made an announcement last night. To limit each customer to buy a maximum of 4 Hello Kitty in one transaction. Like finally... Everyone was complaining about not able to buy the Hello Kitty: The Ugly Duckling as early at 7am in the morning in some places. And complaining WHY some people are able to buy 11 Hello Kitty: The Ugly Duckling at one go. I am one of the complaining people, as I am unhappy people snap up many Hello Kitty dolls for SALE, to earn profit.

While queuing to get my Hello Kitty: The Ugly Duckling, there are two late teen girls. Both queuing side by side in two counters. The one behind me, G1, was getting on my nerves.
G1: (very loudly) Every week come eat McD with you will get fat.
G2: (murmur reply)
G1: (very loudly) Do you think I should buy a Hello Kitty to sell? Online sell $20-$50. I can sell like $20. People will buy. You think I should?
G2: Don't want la. Like very jek ark
G1: (very loudly) I think I SHOULD (and she bought like 3?)

Please people. Some of us just wants to collect a series and not to sell for profit. And yet we have to queue and fight for a chance from you people. Keep this kind of thoughts to yourself. It's disheartening to see sellers have so many stocks while collectors are without one. And stop posting your kitty sale on McDonald's Facebook page. Go somewhere else. McDonald's Singapore had already requested you guys to stop doing such a thing from the earlier kitties.

One more to go. The Singing Bone. Hopefully I am able to get this.

The plushies are available at $4.60 each with any Extra Value Meal purchased. Different Hello Kitty Fairy Tales plushies are for sale each week.
  • Wizard of Oz (30 May to 5 June) Sold Out in 4 days
  • Little Red Riding Hood (6 June to 12 June) Sold Out in 2 days
  • The Frog Prince (13 June to 19 June) Sold Out in 24 hours
  • The Ugly Duckling (20 June to 26 June) Sold Out in 12 hours
  • The Singing Bone - Limited Edition (27 June to 3 July) 
  • Special McDelivery Hello Kiity – (Available 30 May onwards and via McDelivery ONLY) Sold Out

The HAZE - Day 5

10 minutes ago, Singapore hits a new record. PSI at 401. Wow.

Saw some photos that friends posted, the Singapore Flyer has disappeared. So has the MBS. And yet, we are labelled as "Children"? Sighs.. Children or adults, aren't we all human? We just want to breathe normally as soon as possible. People are falling sick...

We managed to get our masks yesterday. Hubby went to buy in the afternoon from the Dräger's distributor, PSE Safety. $24 for a box (20 pieces).

PSE Safety
48 Mactaggart Road #11-02 MAE Building Singapore 368088

Lipice Fruity - Redeem your free sample

LIPICE has a new lipbalm. LIPICE Fruity lipbalm with SPF15, no colour and with 4 flavours to choose from. And you can get your hands on a free sample.

Visit LIPICE Facebook app to register for your free sample here: (App works on a desktop browser and not on mobile)
LIPICE Fruity is a lipbalm for every occasion and lifestyle as it moisturizes and protects your lips. Comes in 4 fun flavours and trendy packs for everyday use!
  • With natural moisturising ingredients. 
  • Unique cooling sensation. 
  • SPF15 sunscreen protection to shield your sensitive lips. 
  • Colour free. 
Available in 4 fun fruity flavours: Strawberry, Lemon, Apple, and Grape-Blackcurrant.

*Free sample is only applicable to Singaporeans/Singapore mailing address. One sample to one address only. You will receive your FREE sample within 3 weeks.

I received my sample within a week, bubble wrapped nicely. Moisturize and protect your lips, register to try out the new LIPICE Fruity lipbalm.

My sample is nicely bubble-wrapped
The LIPICE Fruity lipbalm sample. Strawberry flavour
Some tips from LIPICE

Lipice Singapore


The current trending topic: #sghaze, #mustbethehaze.... The HAZE.

19 June 2013 6.45pm (PSI at 6pm:161)

The PSI, Pollutant Standards Index, hit a new high last night at 10pm. The readings on NEA website indicates the PSI was 321, a Hazardous level. Shocking.

When the haze first reached Singapore, I was being optimistic, thinking and hoping that, it will just last for maybe two days and with an unexpected rain, everything will be back to normal. Now I am hoping that it will rain soon, so that we can at least take a breather for a while.

The visibility is getting worse. The skyscrapers in town are "disappearing". Being on the road is not safe too. Drivers have to be even more careful especially with the low visibility on the road. Some friends posted even LOWER visibility photos on facebook... omg...

20 June 2013 9.40am (PSI at 9am:131)
20 June 2013 9.40am (PSI at 9am:131)

Now, the PSI reads 371 at 1pm. A new HIGH. Now breathing has become such a chore, my nose and throat hurts with each breath. The first two days was still tolerable for me, but now... omg...

Keep yourself updated here:

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Get yourself covered. Haze Protection Face Mask.


Hubby decided that we needed a filling good breakfast and suggested Spruce at Fire Station along Upper Bukit Timah Road. We went past the place many times, and each time indicating that we should try out this place soon.

Savor Relish Indulge
The concept of Spruce was formed out of the love of wholesome and unpretentious Modern American cuisine served with the warm hospitality that has become a trademark for Spruce.
It was a Saturday morning and we did not make any reservations. The place was relatively crowded, mostly families. Luckily there were available tables.

From previous experience, we dare not order two sets of breakfast, as we were unable to finish, and thus wasting food.

Eggs (Scrambled, Poached or Sunny Side Up) with bacon, German sausages, mushrooms, Focaccia toast, roasted tomato and potato.

Hot Cakes S$6
Side dish - three pieces of Hot Cakes with maple syrup.

Two Eggs S$4.00
Side dish - Eggs, the hubby preferred to have them sunny-side up.

Busy saturday at Spruce at Fire Station.

A place worth to come. Comfortable, modern interior, friendly service crew and food is good.


320 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247980
Tel: 6836 5528

260 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #01-01, Singapore 588213
Tel: 6466 5582

HTML in HTML title tag

Whoever did or maintain this page or site for the company is really good.

Putting in HTML <sup> tag in a HTML <title> tag. And proven in Chrome, IE, Firefox and Safari, HTML tag in HTML title, does not work. 'Nuff said :)

五月天[諾亞方舟]明日重生版 世界巡迴演唱會 2013

It was a HIGH HIGH night with 五月天 at their 新加坡 [諾亞方舟]明日重生版 世界巡迴演唱會 2013 on Saturday, 15 June 2013.

Ticket Price (Exclude Booking Fee) ranged between S$28 to S$238. We had gotten the S$198 ticket (S$201 with booking fee) in February, on the day ticket was on sale. The S$238 tickets were sold out by the time we wanted to buy.

We were indoors around 7.30pm. The place is still pretty empty, though it was pretty crowded outside. Some queuing to get in, some queuing to buy their Tshirts and some sitting around waiting (for friends I guess?). We intended to get tshirts too. Each costs S$40. But our sizes are no longer available. Sad. I didn't know there were tshirts on sale. Else we would not have taken our own sweet time for dinner.

Everyone of us is issued a light stick that emits six different color. It's during the concert then we realise the power of this lightstick. Our lightsticks colours are controlled by someone, so that the lights we wave are of the same colour. It is a very grand. I was mesmemised by the sea of lights.

The concert finally started. With "explosions" that scared us, making us jump and hearts THUMP. The screen shows JJ Lin, announcing the end of the world as a newscaster. 

So happy~ The concert started. It was HIGH from song one all the way to the end. The guest of the night is Jia Jia 家家, a Taiwanese singer. She has great vocals.

Although our tickets are of the 2nd most expensive, our seats are not considered far, neither are we near. And I was envious of those in the mosh pit. They are SO NEAR 五月天, and from our angle, some of the visual is cut off. Sobs.

It's HIGH HIGH high~ 阿信,石頭,怪獸,walked to the back of the mosh pit and brought the crowd even higher. Solo display of their skills on their guitars and drums. 瑪莎 and 冠佑 remained on the main stage and showcased their skills.

Love this shot. 石頭's solo. I'm too far from 怪獸! Boohoo.. Same position as 石頭 but he's at the other side of the stadium.

I love this led visual.. So pretty. Glowing graffiti.

They are going off... sobs... 五月天。五月天。五月天。Encore. Encore. Encore.

And they came back! Thrice! So happy. And the departing song was their newest song, 傷心的人別聽滿歌。So happy. So high..

And the concert ends..... And all of us were still hoping that they come back on stage again. Only the backstage crew came onstage to keep the stuff..

It was a great great night. I had fun. Loads of it. Even though we sang/shouted along to our throats sore, it was still worth it. Sad Chyi didn't managed to come with us.

Favourite quote: 阿信: 「我相信我已經看到新加坡最美的景色。那就時你們。」

Here's the list of songs for the night. Not very accurate. Some missing. I too busy high-ing.
  1. 2012
  2. 垃圾車 (forgot issit this song)
  3. 愛情萬歲
  4. 星空
  5. 我不願讓你一個人
  6. 倉頡
  7. 你不是真正的快樂
  8. 抓狂
  9. 我心中尚未崩壞的地方
  10. 如煙 + 如果還有明天 (合唱,家家)
  11. 知足 (合唱,家家)
  12. 拥抱
  13. 第二人生
  14. T1213121
  15. 三個傻瓜
  16. 春天呐喊
  17. 離開地球表面
  18. 溫柔
  19. OAOA
  20. 第一天
  21. 有些事現在不做一輩子都不會做了
  22. 乾杯
  23. 諾亞方舟
  24. 突然好想你
  25. 憨人
  26. 洋蔥
  27. 傷心的人別聽慢歌

♥ Mayday 五月天 rocks~