Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas

Best wishes for the holidays!


photo by dsnake1
taken at Toa Payoh Bus Interchange




Merry Christmas!





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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

diary of gluttony #4

Reporting from : Holland Drive Market and Food Centre



photo by dsnake1 



What I ate :

Cantonese wonton noodles, stall #02-23. Prepared in a very traditional way, the wonton is silky and smooth, with generous fillings of fresh shrimp and pork. The soup is flavourful, with hints of dried fish. The noodles are springy, not overcooked. Extra points given because the aunty helper offered to scissor-cut noodles for this old man. At $4 a meal, good value. Recommended.

chee cheong fun, arrg! forgot the stall number but the stall name reminds me of a Korean TV drama. When I was living in the area in my twenties, there was a stall in a coffeeshop that I swear, sells the best chee cheong fun in Singapore. I suspect this could be the same stall. (I went to look around the coffeeshop and the stall was no longer there.)Okay, back to the chee cheong fun. It was still made by hand. I asked for the char siew filling, at $3.50 a plate. It is still good, the sauce aromatic, the skin thin, but I find the texture of the skin a tad not that silky. Anyway, still worth a try.



photo by dsnake1


diary of gluttony #4


old friend -
the rain tree
more ferns on its trunk




21/11/2018
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Friday, November 9, 2018

diary of gluttony #3

Reporting from : Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre


photo by dsnake1



What I ate :

Grilled chicken with mushroom rice and herbal potatoes. Also whack a side dish of potato wedges and a pumpkin soup. The chicken is done just right, the rice aromatic and fluffy. The herbal potatoes are good too, the soup quite thick and flavourful. The portions are more generous than what I get at other places. All these for the grand price of $7.90, served at a stall called Wild Olives on the second floor. Be prepared to wait, always a good queue. I have been to this place a few times, and the standard is still good. highly recommended.

After all that food, a nice cup of Teh C to wash it down at Abang's Teh Tarik, a drinks stall. After this teh C, the rest of the Teh Cs at other stalls taste like plain water. That cup costs me $1 (I have tried Teh C at $1.80 and it tasted like dish-washing water). Of course it's recommended.

Burp!



photo by dsnake1



diary of gluttony #3


still life.

the noon sun
shows no compromise.


09/11/2018
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Friday, October 26, 2018

diary of gluttony #2

Reporting from : Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre, 116 Upper Bukit Timah Road



photo by dsnake1


What I ate :

Fish Porridge at Stall #02-121. the porridge has a nice consistency, not too lumpy or watery. the fish slices are fresh and quite thick. at $3.40 a bowl, good value. recommended.

Chicken and Pork Satay. forgot the stall number, but near to the porridge stall. the meat is okay but the ketupat is a bit hard. on the whole, an average meal. at 60 cents a stick, i think it is also average value.



photo by dsnake1



diary of gluttony #2


lunch time crowd

jackhammers chattering
outside the food centre


26/10/2018
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Thursday, October 25, 2018

diary of gluttony #1



Reporting from : Toa Payoh Lorong 8 Block 210 Food Centre


photo by dsnake1



What I ate :

Curry rice at stall #01-28. Average taste. value okay ($3.40 for a pork chop, ngor hiang, and brinjals). lone server surly. probably had a bad day.

Char kway teow. nice texture, not too oily, great heaty wok flavour. value ok ($3). Need to take a queue number (look out for the electronic display), quite a wait. but recommended.

Tapioca in coconut milk at stall #01-25. a surprise. doesn't look too appealing at first glance. but good taste. tapioca is soft, not lumpy. sweet but not cloying. at only $1.50 a dish, great value. recommended.

Teh C. can't remember the stall number. but the young server had lots of tattoos. good value at $1.10. taste good too, unlike most kopitiams.



photo by dsnake1



dairy of gluttony #1


lunch time crowd

the pigeons
hurry from table to table


25/10/2018
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For my foreign friends :
Teh C - Tea with sugar and evaporated milk
Teh C kosong - Tea with evaporated milk, no sugar
Teh C siu tai - Tea with evaporated milk, less sugar.

I know, it sounds baffling, but it is lit dat here.



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Sunday, June 3, 2018

i light marina bay - Illumaphonium

This installation : Illumaphonium by Michael Davis of the United Kingdom.


photo by YunPing




rendezvous


She said, "you should
come up here more often,

it is quiet and chilly
and i get a bit lonely",

but i am not too sure
because the boy Icarus

dropped into the sea
the other day while

we were trying to
fly to Mars.


09/05/2018
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My daughter was at the recently concluded festival I Light Marina Bay, and took pictures of the light installations there. She asked me if i would like to add some words to the photos. These 5 were the results. Not much, I know from more than 20 installations.




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Saturday, June 2, 2018

i light marina bay - With Love...

This installation : With Love... by Franck Pelletier of France


photo by YunPing



winters



twenty four years, another winter.
i touch her photograph again.




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