28 April 2013

QWeekly - My BFF

On this week's QWeekly cover! Myself *ahem* and Michelle! Click to go browse!

So i decided to ask Mich over for a BFF photoshoot for QWeekly. Haha. She quite game so i think she is a closet famewhore lololol. I did her hair and makeup and i think she look awesome =DDD
OI-ZHANG (ulzzang)!!!! Lololol. I even told her "What the heck lah mimi, tell Shio i am the real kami no te" Lolol. I say tell Shio i am the real hands of God =X Lololol. I anyhow say one lah.
Us ^.^ I am sorry about my black bra!!! =X It's a bra i bought from UNIQLO in Korea. And then it's sooooo comfortable i haven't changed into another once since =X I bought only one =XXX

Mich edited. Lolol. She should constantly do this face cox it makes her look slimmer.

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For this week's QWeekly!!! Omg you all can never guess Feng Ye's age!!! =X Especially not after the makeover!!! Shio working on her hair. He is awesome. You have to see the results on QWeekly!
Thank you Feng Ye for coming ^.^ And thanks for trusting me with your face ah!!! And thank you sooooo much for the ROYCE Chocolates!!!! WO REALLY HEN LOVE!!!! Haha ^.^

As you're reading this i might already be in Bangkok / Koh Samui already. Filming Budget Barbie with the Clicknetwork crew thanks to Air Asia!!!!!!!!

AWE BU AWESOME?! Who knows, next Budget Barbie might be filming in Australia, USA, Hong Kong, Japan etc etc. Lololol. They say dream big right? Wo xian zai jiu zai dream! Lol.

Okay lah i go off liao, don't worry i'd bring along my laptop so i'd still blog =D And i bought data plan so i can still gram and tweet (if Singtel don't screw me up again)! =D

Yeah i am social media hungry like that lol. But you can also see it in a way i really treasure you all and wanna always keep in touch. Haha. Okay bye bye now go browse QWeekly!!!

26 April 2013

Eat-See Bitsie Korea Part 2

So we woke up early to go stroll around the hotel area. Although we are staying within Gangnum (which is kinda like our Orchard Road) there were little lanes near the hotel area. And they have morning market. The guys found out about it cox they went out to get me food before that! ^.^ I wanna say again.. I am very very blessed to have the best team behind DocDoc.com to help me plan this trip and the best buddies and husband to accompany me through out =')

A little bit more about what i think from my experience with Korea! I was saying the other time that shopping is generally quite cheap and fashion-forward right. Especially their skincare and makeup!

What i think about their food is.. It's pretty.. One taste O.O Like the bowls of different kinds of marinated vegetables you see on the picture above. These are typical side dishes served for you when you order a main dish. Haha. I don't even know what i'm eating anymore, everything taste like kimchi. And then for their sauces, it's most of the time orangey. If it's not spicy and sour, it's sweet and sour like this. Oh but i love it that they have instant noodle almost in every other shop lah.

Went into a small cozy restaurant where the ladyboss was very friendly ^.^

Actually ah, i realise that most of the restaurant server / ladybosses are very friendly. It's almost like your step into their house like this. They serve you like you are their family guest ^.^ Very warm and friendly and smiley. Not like normal prim and proper restaurant kinda service for sure but very.. How to say. Very like.. The shop lady is my mother like this?! Lolol.

I forgot to mention but during my first day in Korea, we went for BBQ with the docdoc team right. This lady running the BBQ table for us, saw me having problem eating my pork (i just don't like to eat big chunks of meat i like to chew off smaller pieces) and i eat very slowly, she just take a pair of scissors, and cut my pork into smaller pieces for me and then give me a "I got it!" expression. Lolol.

Very thoughtful and motherly kind of service. Hahah. I love it.

BUT it's soooo strange that the people mending the clothes store / fashion outlet are most rude ones O.O Why ah??? Like got a lot of storekeeper from Dongdaemong gave us dirty stares / tell us off for touching their stuff . That, or they just ignore us totally like treat us as transparent one. Only rare few will really serve and smile.

Mich and Monkey. Got feel he look like Jay Park not? Hahaha. We were afraid people will come up to him in Korea for his signature. Don't say lah, the staff at REGEN say i look like Soo Young from SNSD when they first saw me *smirk* lololol. I don't think so thou!
One huge but shallow pot of instant ramen with lotsa liao.
Samgyetang. Ginseng chicken soup. Inside the chicken got glutinous rice one. The soup is awesome!!! But the chicken.. I am not sure if it's supposed to be soooo dry? I would have ordered instant ramen everywhere i go but i thought i should at least try all the Korea specialty!
After lunch we continue to stroll around the morning market. Monkey wanted to get some souvenirs for his colleagues as well!
Me with my melon milk ice cream ^.^
Mich and her sweet potato ice cream which i regret not choosing!!! I love the melon one but this sweet potato one is really like biting into sweet potato!!! But more milky. WO HEN LOVE!!!
And then we went on to Insadong. Supposedly a more cultural place where you can find shops selling traditional items. Like tea, brushes, painting, handmade souvenirs etc.
Ice cream in a spiral cone O.O I didn't get to try this though i'd love to cox the Q was tooo loooooong.
Them buying nuts for people. Haha.

OH BY THE WAY!!!!!! THIS IS VERY VERY VERY IMPORTANT. If you walk around touristy places like insadong, myeondong, dongdaemon ehwa uni area etc, you will see stalls selling seaweeds (laver) pieces. They sell it for like one big packs of 18 (i think) for $10 SGD like this. If you go to convenient stores, it's about the same price.

DON'T BUY. Omg i bought soooo many big packs =((( I feel very dumb when i go to the supermarket right across our hotel (Ritz Carlton, the supermart is right across the street), where they sell the same thing, in a lot more flavours and varieties at $5 - $6 per big packs =OOO

And i am supposed to be the Budget Barbie. Lolol.

Anyway! Everything is really cheap in that supermarket!! I am not sure if all the supermarts are like that in Korea but that one, is awesome cheap.

Back to Insadong..
Spotted a brush with the same hairstyle as me lolol.
And then we head off to Itaewon again becox we wanted to go there to look at their A-Grade copies =XXX BUT like don't have one leh!!! We went the other time in the day, don't have. So we go back during night time also don't have. So unless you wanna go for clubbing / food don't bother. Lolol.
Food selection is HUGE in Itaewon! You have anything from Turkish cuisine, to Indian, to African, to Mexican, to Japanese, to Western, to all sorts of grill bar. Just think of any cuisine from any country, you can probably find it at Itaewon. But just to be safe, i ask for us to hop into a all-day breakfast shop hahaha. I LOVE AMERICAN BREAKFAST!
Then we head back to Ehwa uni area, to sweep clean the cheap masks and makeup.. I was having like withdrawal symptoms earlier on cox i promised myself NEVER to buy any more mask / skincare products / makeup cox i bought so much the past few days!!!
BUT EVERY SHOP IS RUNNING GREAT DISCOUNT HOW TO STOP YOU TELL ME. Lolol. You just don't stop!!! Shop shop shop away!
Next day~ Lai liao lai liao, Pei Yong Jun (Bae Yong Joon) shang shen. Lololol.
We went to eat around the hotel where they serve Asian food. Like Thai food, Singapore food, Indonesia food and Malaysia food. Lol. Not very authentic at all but taste good anyway! =D
And then we went to.. Was it Myeondong, i can't remember.

Anyway! We went to the Hello Kitty cafe ^.^ Where i bought cute Hello Kitty and My Melody cookies ^.^ For SGD$2 around there? I didn't go explore the cafe thou you can do it for free, becox i feel slightly depressed that i have the splint on and that my face was still swollen and i can't smile properly hahaha. But i got over it as soon as i stepped out of Hello Kitty cafe. Haha.

Actually from the first day we touch down i already exclaim that i wanna go to Hello Kitty cafe! But after the surgery i sort of gave up on it but then on about the 6th or 7th day we are running out on places to go (becox a lot of places i only wanna go visit if i can camho lolol so i rather save it for next time) so i say i suggest we could check out Hello Kitty cafe and then..

Stupid Mich was stifling her laughter and ask me.. "Can i you ah.. You wanna go to Hello Kitty cafe.. Is to camho?" Lolol. She think i don't know i look like shit meh lolol. So i was like no lah.. I just wanna go see it =( Then she was like "Oh no lah don't get me wrong! You look so cute now! You look like Hello Kitty!" =___=" Lololol. After that they keep calling me Hello Kitty. Not in the "you so cute" way, in the "You look so swollen" way lolol. Go jiak sai lah lol.

Mich even did this side by side picture. Die bitch. Lolol. Though i do find my pouffy face quite cute.
At their flea market ^.^
Just a random artsy shot i decided to snap. Lolol.
It was maybe 4 or 5 degree celcius that day i can't remember. STUPID JOSH AND MONKEY, dumb and dumber, challenge each other to an ice cream cone each!!!! o.O
Monkey and his pride.
Josh and his pride. Lolol. They both finished their ice cream =___=" Leng si ni men ohrbigood.
I think becox it's winter time, we get hungry a lot easier! So we went into another cozy small restaurant and have food again =DDD WO HEN LOVE THE STEAM EGG!!!!
My kimchi fried rice with egg ^.^ I LOVE EGGS SO MUCH THAT I CANNOT SAY HOW MUCH.
Me and Mm ^.^
And then we went to another uni i think it was Hong Yip or something. This street snack can be seen everywhere. It's like muffin / bread thing, with egg and cheese sprinkled on it.

By the way!! We cab a lot, in fact we only took the train once. Cox we wanted to end up n Gangnum subway station to shop again. But all the other times we cab around cox it was surprisingly cheap!!!

Like we went to so many places from everywhere, the cost of cabfare was mostly less than $10 for nearer trips like maybe 2 - 3 stations. Or less than $15 for longer trips. Only once it was $16 plus.

And since there were four people, it makes it even more worth it to cab than to take the train! =D

The cooked version. I would love it if there wasn't sweet sauce on it!
And then we eat again lolol. Porridge! =DDD We went to a shop that only sells porridge ^.^ I finished it all cox it was yummy + i am hungry. This is probably why i gained 2kg from the trip =( Lol.
OMGGGG THIS BEST KNEADED BBQ CUTTLEFISH EVER. I saw the storelady add small cube of paste to the cuttlefish before slotting it into the kneading machine. I thought it was miso paste. But now i see the shop pictures it seem like the cuttlefish is holding a peanut. Do they have a salty peanut paste? It really is the best tasting cuttlefish i ever tried!
Went back for super duper awesome fried rice ^.^ I ate a lot more than the rest cox again.. They were not hungry but i am VERY hungry!!! WHY LIKE THIS =OOO
And i end the posts on eat-see bitsy Korea with cutest yummiest (and cheap!) ice cream we got ^.^

I would love to visit Korea again.. For the shopping. For the fried rice, for the kimchi, for the cuttlefish, for the porridge, for instant ramen with cheese and eggs, for Hello Kitty cafe, for people-watching. People-watching is super interesting becox most of their girls..

Are so perfect and pretty that you just wanna study their faces. Haha.

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24 April 2013

Diary of my encounters with taxi drivers

I take taxi at least 10 times a week. Usually more. That's about 50 times a month.
And i think with this vast experience i have with different taxi drivers almost everyday, i am qualified to write a book about the taxi drivers in Singapore. But i think i'd start with a blogpost. Lolol.

Actually what inspire this post was cox i was tweeting about one of my taxi encounter (AGAIN!!!) and then this follower reply me and say i should write a book about my encounters with taxi drivers.

Haha. Good idea, follower. Thank you. I am sure i'd love to remember the taxi driver spitting phlegm into his plastic bag of phlegm collection, for the rest of my life =D Hahaha.

Of course if i can don't remember it's even better lah!!! But if it might be interesting to you guys, i'd share! Hahaha. But some of the incidents i came across, is not i can choose to remember or not one, it's really scar me for life one O.O

Like one time, about 4 years ago, i hop onto a cab (mint green and white colour one) really fast cox it was picking me up by the road. Soon as i sit down and shut the door (all in maybe 1 or 2 seconds) i swear to god i froze. Like i remember only my eyeballs moved to scan the interior of the WHOLE taxi. And i only dare look around for a few seconds. Becox.. The whole inside of the taxi..

Was filled with stuff like these!!!
Lots and lots of these!!!!!!!!

Trust me, it's not the "I am going to bai bai with my family later" kind of lots. IT'S STICK-ON, PASTED ON, HOOKED ON, TIED ON, HUNG ON EVERYWHERE, covering the whole car.

Car ceiling also have =OOO

Front window, also have some, the driver only had just enough space to see the side side mirror and the front. Anyway.. The taxi uncle (I don't think very old lah, oldest is maybe 45) ask..

"你要去那里?" Asking where i wanna head to.

So it took me quite a while to respond becox i was in total shock, scared shitless. Like what if he's a serial murderer!!!!!!!!!

So i replied like with shivering voice and only manager to mumble out a "我..." Then he asked in the most calm (which makes it more eerie) and slow manner, "你怕啊..?" (Asking if i'm scared).

ERM OF COURSE I SCARED LAH!!!!!!!! I don't even dare to look at him or his rear screen mirror!!! Cox i scared i'd see a ghost or something sitting beside me, i was just very very scared cox i got this feeling he is scared of something in his car that's why he have to put these stuff in his car to send offering to the ghost or whatever! O.O I couldn't think straight and i'm all like illogical already.

So i never reply right i just keep rubbing my fingers and looking down cox i really don't dare to anyhow look around anymore. My hair already all standing and i'm breaking out into scold sweat dee.

I know i very humji but you tell me if you're in that car with this eerie uncle you won't be scared lol. So then he ask "你想不想一起去兜兜风?" (Asking if i wanna go for a ride together).

I might be over-sensitive but i feel when he said "together" he actually meant him and me and the ghost(s) in his car O.O Lolol now i think back i think i'm too superstitious already. He probably have mental illness only. So i become like a bit teary already and i ask him "Sorry ah.. 请问我可以下车吗..?" I ask him if i can get off.

So he was like "啊? 你要下车啊? 你怕啊? 没有什么好怕的.. Okay 好.."

So i got off and he drove off and i stood where i alighted for like 5 minutes to just calm my nerves. Lolol. I am actually laughing at how ball-less i am hahaha.

So this is the most strange incident lah.

And then one time i tweeted about a taxi uncle who has like 10 over big bulky packs of unknown stuff wrapped in plastic bags. All stuffed in his car. And there's this very bad dead rat smell all through out. I was soooo thankful it was a short ride. And i asked if i can open the window. I thought of what he could be keeping in those bags. What if.. It's dismantled body parts =OOO Lolol.

Talk about bad-smelling taxi. One other time, i hop onto a taxi and then all i smell.. Was urine. Like old, concentrated urine smell =___=" It is very gross cox it's so choking i can sort of feel urine air going down my throat i don't know how to describe!!! Lol. And then i look around.......


It was placed right under the driver's seat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Must be pee right?? I really don't think it's chrysanthemum tea lor! It looks clear of particles (unlike home-brewed chrysanthemum tea) but it's kinda like a darker tone of yellow.

This one i remember was a longer ride so i really is stick my face at the window the whole time.

I don't understand leh! Why must you pee in the bottle lah, just take a quick break go pee in toilet cannot meh! I mean i've heard from some taxi drivers that they don't leave their taxi one, so drink kopi, eat also is all in the taxi. But cannot be so unhygenic right?

Like one time i also hop onto a taxi with the taxi uncle spitting phlegm into a plastic bag. I understand he is feeling unwell lah. But that whole bag is all his phlegm can you imagine. It's not say very little leh!!! I think it's a collection from the start of his shift. And it's all germs lah.

Other than the fact that it's gross and unhygienic, i also think it's a very stupid thing to do. Becox you like this work + soak yourself around germs, then how you get well? Earn money is important but if no health / no life to spend the money also cannot work out right.

And then another time, i got onto the cab and the driver seem quite nice lah. Like polite and all. So it was all fine until about half way through the ride he asked me..

"Do you follow the news? With all the earthquakes and flooding happening around the world now.. Do you think we can survive?"

I'm like.. "..... Er...? Yes?"

He's like "Woah you are very optimistic. The people i've asked so far all feel that we cannot survive. They feel the end of the world is coming very soon"


Less than 1 minute later he go again "Miss ah, earlier when i ask you about whether or not we can survive, is becox...." And then he spend the next 5 minutes telling me about God and his greatness (which is a bit annoying but it's fine) and how we must all believe in him if not we will be taken away by natural disaster and that God is the one who created these natural disaster in order to firm up the beliefs among people and that the only way to survive is to believe in Him. A bit =__="

Then he say say say actually nevermind one but he keep asking me leading questions and i feel if i don't have a correct answer to it (which will be an answer he wanna hear) he will give me more lecture like this. Like he ask me "God has a plan. Do you believe? Today you hop onto my cab, it's also part of his plan. So that i can share with you on how we can survive with our belief in him"

I told him to stop very politely and i say i am a free-thinker and he's all like, "You can't say this you know. Becox you are also enjoying what he have provided for us - we are his children, right?"

WA EH LAO PEH EH NAME IS BOON KAK. He provided for me and raised me when i was young. And he have only 6 daughters and no have a nutcase son like you. Irritating max!!!!!!!

I don't care if you wanna yabber on about how great your god and your belief is. BUT DON'T TELL ME WHAT I CAN / CANNOT THINK AND SAY LAH.

So at this point i was very annoyed already i don't even wanna hear him talk lah! So i tell him "Actually you can stop becox i am not interested. Sorry ah" He's like.. "Not interested..? Haha" Like laugh at me for being ignorant and for not knowing better. HANAH YOUR GOD DAMN BEST.

Anyway he didn't really stop. Every now and then through the ride he will still say / ask a bit. I give him the silent treatment. Then before i alight he say "God bless you" Bless you lah you need it more.

Then also one more i find very strange!!! I have by far, twice, took cabs, with the wife of the driver sitting in the cab!!! Why ah! I don't know is it cox the wives are just bored so decided to go join the husband for work or more likely i think the wife is paranoid about the husband cheating on her during his work hours. Haha. Sound more likely hor? =X

And then since i am already rambling so much and is on a roll with it haha, i might as well also share what kind of taxi drivers i come across mostly. A few typical types lah.

The Dua Kang Yao Xiu (Boastful ones!)
I met many taxi drivers who say they only drive taxi for fun becox they have other big businesses / they have investment in this and that business, they just wanna have a transport vehicle for their family cox don't wanna always drive the BMW out (really one young chap told me this before i'm like =___=" Yeah right). And then got some really wanna smoke you big time.

One time a taxi driver was just going on and on about how he is actually a photographer but he drive taxi cox it's cheaper than buying his staff a car...... Only towards the end then i tell him my bf (now husband) is also a photographer and he shoots for commercial ads and all and i ask the dude for his company name and he's all like "Oh not very big lah my company!" Okay then you talk so much just now for what. Lol.

I am sure there are taxi-drivers who really do very well / raised up their children well and big and the children are doing well and they really drive taxi to kill time, i have met a uncle who is quite nice lah and then after talking about his family then only i realise he owns like 2 condos and rents it out and the kids are like lawyer / working overseas expat / youngest child is medical student kind. And i don't think he's boastful lah, i think he is very very wise and does good planning and is very capable and noble for raising up three good capable child by driving taxi =D

The has-been
Those who keep talking about their glory past. Like they see this need to tell you they were more than taxi drivers once. Actually what's so bad about being a taxi driver lah!!! If i can drive and if i am not such an idiot with directions and with my hand + leg coordinations, i also wanna be taxi driver lor! Their income is not bad one you know!!! Years ago i really had plan to be a taxi driver =X

I was like "I can't wait to turn 30 and be a taxi driver!". Whole day so carefree. Everyday go different places, meet different people. And yeah you have a car!!! That can make you money instead of depreciate in value and make you lose money haha.

So anyway talking about the has-beens. They mostly used to own businesses before and then business fail or business partner cheat their money, or they were VP / GM / manager in the corporation but got retrenched or just got tired of the corporate world, so they say. Or some used to be sign-ons with the army etc lah. they all have very colourful stories to tell and i sometimes quite enjoy listening to their stories but provided they are not sad and sour about how they end up a taxi driver lah becox i think there's nothing bad about being a taxi driver.

The anti-government
You know them. EVERYTHING ALSO BLAME GOVERNMENT ONE. Road change, road tax, traffic jam, no customer, too many customers not enough taxi, weather too hot, house too expensive, car fuel too expensive, all also blame government. You know them. I don't need to elaborate lol.

The "this one don't know, that one don't have" driver
It's frustrating enough to meet a taxi driver who doesn't know the place you wanna go to, especially when you also don't know the place yourself lol. Like last time i will think "how can taxi driver not know! It's their job to know!" I think this is too much to ask becox how can they possibly know all the big and small roads in Singapore! So i have lower my expectation to where they need to at least have a streetdirectory in their car. But with time, i expect them to have a GPS in their car.

It's okay you don't know, but shouldn't you have a GPS in your car!!! It's like part of the preperation for your job ma! Like if i work as waitress i'd have pen and paper with me to take orders. If i am a photographer i will have to prepare all my equipments and props etc. Taxi driver have to prepare their car and themselves also ah! Then sometimes you show them the place on streetdirectory they can still don't know one. Then how lah. The ride already started. Do i pay or not pay if i wanna get out and get another cab. I realise, i have to pay. Lol. One time i paid $3.40 for a cab ride that got me nowhere cox the taxi driver really don't know how to go.

The dead log
Those who say NOTHING AT ALL throughout the whole ride. Rude dao yao si!!! I greet taxi drivers all the time when i board one "Hello~! I wanna go to _______. Thank you ah!"

And then the deadlogs won't look at you, won't nod their head, won't say anything. Really there's no way you can find out if they know where you wanna go or not one. Lol. Maybe they so deaf and mute they don't even know you hop in their taxi =_=

These non-responsive ones are actually the ones that irks me most. Cannot just give a reply meh!!!

The number collector
If you call cab a lot, you'd have encounters with taxi drivers who will text you after that to try to chat you up. Lolol. I mean not a lot, but there are. Maybe out of the 20 times i call cab, 1 or 2 will do that. Can they please don't. I find it quite disturbing like they know where you stay lol. And they have your number. And i feel that the number is something they get from work and it should stay confidential and private lah. And should use it strictly for work like this. But there was once i call cab to go head somewhere that i am not sure of. So in the end i ask the driver to drop me somewhere and then i'd just ask my way around cox cannot drive in all the way one. The taxi driver very nice after like 3 minutes he text to make sure i manage to find where i wanna go to. So nice one!

Of course there are still nice, helpful and really kind taxi drivers around!!! These are my favourite kind of taxi drivers!!! Chatty but not too chatty! And only chatty when the passenger is responsive haha. And they are usually very family-oriented. They share with me about their family, kids and grandchildren etc ^.^ Sometimes hear already very happy for them also one! Like one time an indian uncle share with me how he very headache becox his grandchildren always only bully their mother (his daughter) when he's around hahaha. And then one uncle share with me how his wife is very cute and nice to him and they are married for 30 years etc. All these things lah, i like to hear!

And then there are taxi drivers who are very nice with helping out with loading and unloading your stuff. And some taxi drivers who will give you a round-down on the fare. This make me just wanna round it up for them!!! =DDD I really tip taxi drivers all the time (when i am on my own) one lor!

But those who SHAMELESSLY round it up for themselves, i will be quite irritated but i won't ask for my change back lah. Like most of the time it's only 5 cents / 10 cents. Max i got was 20 cents being rounded up by the driver. But i feel like who gave you the right to decide that this 5 cents is yours or mine to keep. It's supposed to be mine. So i feel it should be me who say "it's okay". THAT. Or it should be you saying "It's okay" so you earn lesser by 5 cents. But you cannot decide to keep an extra 5 cents AFTER deciding you don't wanna gimmie a 5 cents discount. You know what i mean. 你要算, 人家也在算.

And then if you don't know.. I always sing out loud when i'm in the cab when i am alone on the ride one. Like no other passenger lah. Like bath time mah, very bored so just sing lolol. I have met two very nice and friendly drivers who sang along with me please. Hahaha. KTV on the go yo!!! Hahaha. Also got one taxi driver who ask me to sing louder. Zhen tao yan lah~~~~! Aiyo~~~! Lololol.

Good taxi drivers deserve encouragement! Like if i meet really good ones, who are helpful polite and knowledgeable about their job (like know where and know the best route) i will write in to compliment them one! =D

But it's a pity that there are more taxi drivers who are bad or mediocre than good =X

Recently i collected 2 receipts that i play bluff about wanting to write in to complain about. One took me on a longer route. Instead of the usual $10 the ride was $15 and there's no like extra charges involved and he's not apologetic about it. And then one other gave me VERY bad non-responsive attitude and then the fare was $22 plus. So i gave him a $50 note. And then he finally speak up and it was..


TSK GE PI. $22 leh the fare!!!! Also not say less than $10!!!! Kp simi. Whole trip tell you where we wanna go, tell you which route to take, tell you later take which turn, you all ignore. Speak up only wanna scold me. So i was like "Yeah that's the smallest i have. Please give me a receipt"

"Please give me a receipt" is also another way of saying "I wanna write in to complain about you" lolol. But i promised myself sometime last year that i will not tell someone "I will write in to complain about you" too easily. And i really never lah i only ask for receipt in hope they will watch their behaviour cox i can complain about them if i really want to.

So true enough, he speak much nicely after that when passing me the money and receipt.

WHY MUST BE LIKE THIS AH. Good people easy to bully is it.

Don't like this lah. Everybody do good with their own job, don't push it with other people. You think about this, why you don't wanna be nice to nice people, and only be nice to people who threaten to be nasty to you? Or why would you only wanna be careful when handling nasty people?

Just do your part and duty equally with everyone. Those who are extra nice to you you be extra nice back. Those who are nasty to you, if you do your part, they have no excuse / reason to hold it against you one. Like this everyone happy. Okay ending here!


Wah this one super rage. If you stay in Punggol or any other god-forsaken place you'd know. There is NO WAY, NO WAYYYY to get a cab in the morning one.

Like you can wake up 1 hour earlier, to wait for cab, i am sorry you will still be late.

You can call until your phone from 100% batt become 34% (true story) you still won't get a cab one.


All the different companies, you can raid their phone operating system, you can burn their offices, still, no taxi one. Omg i am so angry just thinking about all the time i run late becox of the no-taxi situation in Punggol. WE NEED MORE TAXI DRIVERS!!!!!!


Actually last time only morning time cannot get cab in Punggol. But NOW EVEN EVENING (6-7PM) ALSO HARD TO GET A CAB. I think morning no cab is becox too many people staying in Punggol waiting to grab a cab to go work. Then evening no cab i think is becox all the cabs flock to CBD area to pick up all the working class =( Then Punggolians how lah =((

Omg. I hope more people will want to be taxi drivers. Lol. Why not! You be your own boss! And then you have a system lah. Come up with an app or something, to determine where the most frustrated people are due to lack of cab. Actually i can tell you now, IT'S THE PUNGGOLIANS.

Good luck to me for all my cab rides in the future!!! And i also hope i will never meet taxi uncles who love to zam-break like freaking tap-dancing while driving. Will vomit one!!!

22 April 2013

Eat-See Bitsie Korea Part 1

Annyeoung! =D

Second day after surgery i feel all better so we went out in the evening to walk see a bit ^.^

Snap a picture with this building cox it looks really nice when i saw it in real life haha. But then in picture it doesn't look so nice anymore. How's my $3.70 huge scarf?! =D Bought it on my first day in Korea ^.^

One thing i love love love about Korea is how cheap their strawberries are =OOO Like REALLY cheap compared to in Singapore =(  Singapore is maybe minimum $6 plus? And mostly sour one. And if you buy the Korea Strawberries in Singapore, it's usually $11+ and above.

1000 won is about $1.10 SGD.

You see lah! As cheap as $3+ for one box of strawberries!!! =OOO And the more premium ones are $6+ =OOO I don't know if it's possible to get any side-effects from eating too much strawberries but we have A LOT of strawberries! A lot. Hahaha. Singaporean
With the one and only friend who can take care of me like that ='))) Thank you ah Michelle Thian.
And with the best husband Josh becox i only have one husband. LOL. He really took good care of me also! Suo yi wo jue wo hen lucky during the whole trip =D Except when his laptop crash *ANGRY*
Hot sweet potato selling on the roadside..
Mich ki siao again lol.
Went into a random eatery and i asked for fried rice and then i ask for extra egg and the auntie told me off hahaha. Not in the mean way lah. Just saying the fried rice already have 3 eggs mixed in and that i shouldn't eat so many eggs in one day. Hahaha. Auntie obviously don't know i am 鸡蛋狂. Lol.
Me and Josh ^.^ My furry cap nice not ^.^ Bought it for $2 or something.
Korea's version of ramen. It's just instant noodle but they add eggs and cheese to it it's awesome becox i love instant noodles O.O
A simple fish cake soup. Their fish cake is of a flat piece. Different from our sliced from chunks one.
My egg fried rice with ketchup and lotsa seaweed. Their seaweed very nice cox got mix with seasoning powder one haha. But it's actually just salt lah i think.
Went on a socks spree with Mich and Monkey haha. It's about $1+ - $2+ a pair for the cuter ones ^.^
Bomb biscuit O.O It's like chocolate coated biscuits, and then when you buy it, the dude will crack it with some kind of hammer thing for you haha. The guy won't have anger issues i think. Anytime angry just hammer these biscuits after that will feel better one becox they smell so sweet. Haha. We bought one to share ^.^ The chocolate one. It's kinda like pocky in a different form.
Mich met her boyfriend, i don't know what's his name but Mich calls him "My Baby Kim". She very erxin. Ahahaha. Ren jia de lian bi ni xiao, how can be your bf =X Hahaha.
After some shopping ay Dongdaemon, we went for Lotte fast food. Meh =X
Back to the hotel room we have our own STRAWBERRY AND FRIED CHICKEN PARTY!!!!!!! It was awesome. These pointy sharp strawberries are soooooooo sweet and big and juicy! Two layers of them, we finished everything + other snacks that i didn't care enough to snap pictures of becox i am only interested in the strawberries and the fried chicken. Lol.
Small chicken wings are the best. Becox they just taste better and have less meat to chew on. Not sure if you feel the same as me. But i really lost interest in big chunks of chicken meat =X That's why i still love 4fingers becox they use really small chicken =D Hawker center / coffeeshop de chicken wings are all really huge i don't love! Oh and, the fries are awesome good. Even when cold it taste great. Of course it taste best when it's hot lah. But you know they say, good food taste good even when cold. Lol. Last time the manager at the restaurant i worked at tell me one. And i agree!
Next day ^.^ Lobby of Ritz Carlton hotel ^.^ They have a girl in traditional Korean costume most of the time! ^.^ And i swear i was smiling in all the pictures =( But cannot tell cox face swollen lolol.
Went to looksee around the hotel de morning market ^.^
Mich and i ^.^
Went to Itaewon for lunch. One of the tastier meals we had in Korea. It's located in a very very not obvious corner of a small alley. Haha. I WAS THE ONE WHO SPOTTED IT. Haha. Everyone was happy becox everyone's food were good!
I love kimchi.
ROARRRRR!!! MY FOOD!! My favourite spam and egg and seasoned seaweed all on one plate!!!!!!
Mich's pork. Very nice also. Josh and Monkey both ordered beef soup in a pot thing and they both LOVED it but i don't wanna snap a picture of their food cox it's all like.. Brown/ Black looking? Lol.
Josh snapped this from the outside.
Mich and Monkey.
And then we went to Ehwa Uni area ^.^ Hop inside this random cafe cox we were feeling too cold. Great choice!!! Cox the cakes are all very nice ^.^ Especially chestnut cake you see on the right.
I snap this picture of Josh's coffee cox i think.. It's very art. Haha.
Mich going crazy over sugared fruits. Haha. Noobshit. I already tried it when i went to KL last time!
Sugared strawberries and grapes. I didn't eat it cox the crystalised sugar will prick my tongue lol.
Went back to around the hotel to rest and then head out for dinner at this cute place call Kanival.
The fries was so good. I love all battered fries!!!
Fiery drumlets. Didn't eat them cox Josh say they are very nice but is a bit too spicy.
Kimchi risotto!!! =D This was nice but they sprinkled too much chili flakes on top! So i had to eat around it! Haha.

Okay lah! A lot more pictures of food and Mich than myself cox i can't smile very well lolol. Overall i think Korea is really really good for shopping for cosmetics and skincare products!!!

Their clothes are quite cheap too but by cheap i mean $10 SGD (dresses/ cardi) - $40 SGD (for very nice ones). And then i bought all the $5 - $6 ones!!! Haha. Mostly basics like plain tee shirt, sweater, knit wear, simple cardigan and leggings!! Oh oh oh, i bought this pair of floral leggings (despite Mich begging me not to lolol) in bright yellow and blue omg i major love it!!! $5 only!!!

Next time show you all lah okay! I mostly bought makeup and skincare and maskssssssss. But i couldn't take pictures of the loots cox there were too much =X I spent another $100 USD to buy an extra baggage for our flight home =X So when i got home, the night itself i already started packing like what to give to who, so the next day i went on to deliver them. BECOX if i don't do it, i can't walk around my beauty room at all. That is how much i bought. Lolol.


Thanks to DocDoc.com for this medical tourism experience! Sorry guys i can't be of much help in answering your questions on what and how much becox DocDoc was the one who took care of my whole trip, from flight to hotel to the clinic and doctor for my surgeries, they were the ones who gave me advice and suggestions so i can't be giving you suggestions cox i don't know also ah! Lolol. Different doctors have different practices and different clinics charge differently! So if you wanna know more about medical tourism in South Korea, consult DocDoc or visit THIS PAGE =D