Post-Taipei Syndrome

Just came back from a 5-day trip to Taipei on August 17 – 21. Feeling the post-holiday blues now and I haven’t got time to sort the trip photos yet. In the meantime, here’s something cute to feast your eyes on:


Yes, little Udong went to Taiwan too. This is her at Jiufen (九份) enjoying the bustling market.

Random Photos on an Off Day

I’ve been keeping this post in the draft for more than a month already -______-

Ok, just gonna post random pics today! It’s an off day for me cause the company gives us a day off to replace the Singapore National Holiday that falls on August 9.

Saw these bread at Paragon Market Place…


Hahahahahahahaha! Pretty clever, I would say. They have the bible scriptures written on the packaging some more!



Would love to try it one day. Not cheap though. S$13.xx for a loaf!



Went to have Monster Curry for dinner with the mister last Saturday. We ordered the combo for the first time and it was huge! We feel the plate was bigger than the non-combo meals? Went there twice in less than a week. Hehehehe



My dinner the other day.. Nemo Brioche from Paul! Hahaha so cute la this bread. But the greedy mister just had to steal it from me. Look at that, he could suck the whole fish in. #poorfishy



The mister had his wisdom tooth extracted last week and this was the photo he sent me after he reached home. Poor boy! So I added the cute frog (Leonard from LINE) to make him feel better. Hahahahaha :p



Our COO flew in from Bangalore for 2 days and he brought 2 boxes of these Indian sweets. Sugar high early in the morning yo! But too sweet for my liking.



Went to Five & Dime for dinner last week and tried their Milo Panacota for the first time. OMG so good! The mister and I went silent the moment we had the first bite and we lick the plate clean! all the way to the last bit of Milo powder. Hahahahaha!



Shainah brought Toaster’s Yoda and Mario back to life! Thanks Shainananah, you saved my life.



Tried manju for the first time! There was a food fair at Takashimaya and there was this Japanese stall selling authentic Japanese snacks (even the seller was Japanese). It was yum, albeit quite pricey at S$2 a piece.



Also tried dango! It was yummy as well =9



The S$3.5 million roasted pork from Kay Lee Roast Meat Joint. The char siew was especially good even though I ate it a few hours after it was bought. It was really juicy and succulent. The mister and a couple of our friends went for it on a Sunday morning but I couldn’t make it since I had a Confirmation class to attend, so he dabao-ed for me, with extra char siew! :D



Was at a Sony Store yesterday and was trying out a camera on display. The mister was standing and checking his phone in front of a couple of photographs and it looked quite nice. But as I was pressing the shutter, he moved and thus resulted in this. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA damn cacat lor! Still laughing as I am looking at this picture again!



Jokowi for President!!!

Yesterday was a joyous day for (most of) us Indonesians because Jokowi won the presidential election! :D

Truly hope he will be able to bring some positive changes to Indonesia.

In the light of that, look at what went on my company’s WhatsApp group last night:










HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! How not to love them!!

Whaly on the banner!

Edit: so apparently this is my 500th post! :D

So I casually asked the mister last night whether he could help me draw a cute whaly when he is free sometime cos I wanted to update my blog banner.

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Little did I know, he did it today.

And he did not just draw the whaly.

He created the whole banner!!!!

OMG! Totally didn’t expect that!!!! I was just expecting a cute, fat whaly for my banner!! T______T

This is definitely way nicer than what I initially thought of making!

Thank youuuuu, darling!!!

I can haz cute header now!!! :D

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Happy Saturday!

Wanted to visit the Trick Eye Museum that has just opened earlier this month at Resorts World Sentosa. When we reached there though, the tickets for the day were already sold out!! -______- And there was a friggin’ long queue outside. Turns out people needed to queue to get in. Think they were just limiting the number of people inside so it wouldn’t be too crowded. There was a signboard saying how long do you have to wait in line before you could go in.

It says 360 minutes.

Yea, 6 hours.


Then there was this man who asked us whether we wanted to buy his tickets. Apparently he has bought it but couldn’t wait for 360 minutes as he has a small kid and it would be way too long for them to wait. But we also didn’t want to wait for 6 hours obviously!

And the sun was scorching hot! So we quickly find a sheltered area and bought McDonald’s sunday cones.


Since when did they change the cone to green, ah? Never knew that!

And the price at the RWS outlet was like 1.5 times more expensive than the other McDonald’s outlets. It was S$1.40 whereas normally it is only S$0.80!

Oh well, touristy place.

Look at this cousin of mine:


Too green! You can’t see it but his backpack is green as well (like his polo shirt)!! If we lost him in a night club, we just need to look down and search for the neon trainers.

He used to own a neon green phone case too. Luckily it has gone to the trash can, otherwise he would have totally been a green man.

So anyway, we went back to VivoCity and watched “How to Train Your Dragon 2″! It was really good! Toothless is soooo adorable! :D

The cousins went home afterwards while the mister and I attended the sunset mass at St. Peter and Paul church. During the homily, the Reverend said the church is gonna held the last mass this week (or next week) before it’s closed for a full-year renovation. It really needs a good restoration though. Just look at these:




Not sure how much they need to cover the renovation cost but I hope it will be more than enough!



The mister and I both happen to be wearing our new tops from Uniqlo. Hehehe. His is Uniqlo X LINE while mine is Uniqlo X Moomin. This Moomin seems to be pretty popular in Japan. I only knew about it not long ago when the news about the Moomin café providing a huge Moomin soft toy for single diners went viral. Basically if you are a single diner at the café, they will put this huge Moomin soft toy on the seat in front of you so you won’t feel lonely. Hahahaha Japanese and their quirks! But I find it quite cute actually. Would love to try it if I ever go to Japan alone next time. HEHEHE.

Anyway, look at the mister’s forced smile. He loves to do that I don’t know why. Hahahaha silly boy!



One more! Hehehehe… This time he smiled normally. :D You can’t see it, but there’s a Cony besides Sally there in an idiotic expression (puckering her lips looking like she’s longing to be kissed by Brown hahaha).



Look at these cute Moomins!!!!!! So cute I cannot! I actually love dumb-looking animals / soft toys hahahaha.

Ok, random pictures time!!


The mister and my personalised EZ-Link cards! There was a NETS Exchange roadshow at the office last week and besides changing your current EZ-Link card with a new NETS FlashPay card for free, you could have a personalised one by just paying S$2. The above designs were of course created by the mister. He made these before using LEGO blocks to create these. Yep, he actually used Illustrator to estimate how many blocks needed to create the Tako and Whaly to ensure it’s enough!

I’m really impressed. Really.

Was craving for sashimi the other day and went to Sugisawa.


Ahhh… The good ol’ tori katsu bento. S$16 for all these. Very value for money, IMO.



Toaster went back to Manila and of course I had to ask her to bring back some polvoron and dried mangorind (Mango Tamarind) HEHEHEHEHE. This whole box is not just for me lah. It’s for the whole office. Didn’t know Goldilocks have the Ube flavoured one. It’s yum! Thank kew Toaster!!!

Friday’s post-lunch muffin. Got this at “Bake Of” at Amoy St. Food Centre. They call it “Volcano”. Guess it’s an active one after all…



Then we went to IKEA after work and bought this Japanese milk soft serve at Fish Market Sakuraya at Anchorpoint (just across the Swedish furniture shop). =9

Mini Udong!

My close friends and family would know that I have this giraffe stuffed toy that I love called Udong which I’ve had since my uni days back in 2005. So back then, I managed to found baby Udong.

Last Friday, the mister and I were just walking aimlessly at Raffles City after dinner and we ended up at Cards ‘n Such (a gift shop). I wanted to look for Udong there just for the fun of it. Didn’t expect anything cos I know her species has been discontinued awhile ago, but as we were screening through a rack of small Nici plushies…

The mister spotted her!! :D


I went into an ear-to-ear grin right away! There were only 2 of them left, and the other one had a bigger snout but it did not look as cute.

He immediately offered to buy it for me. Hehehehe thanks darling!



He likes it too cos it’s just so cute! Look at those innocent eyes staring at you!

Ok I know I’m talking as if she’s my real baby. Hahahaha sorry ah, can’t help it.



So now Udong has got a little sister!


So I was talking to the mister on LINE about registering for the upcoming presidential election next month…

Him: My name is registered. What’s your passport number?

Me: Axxxxxxxxx

Him: Your name is not in!

Me: Oh, I had just registered a couple of minutes ago actually. I think my name was not in the list cos I’ve just renewed my passport

Him: Oo.. haha I see. The list is a PDF so it’s offline

Me: Yea, I saw it too just now. How many Pelix Susanto are there?

(I, and some of our friends, like to call him Pelix instead of Felix)

Him: Pelix? Felix you mean?

Me: I call you Pelix ma. Hahahahaha

Him: Cos my name in my NPWP card (Nomor Penduduk Wajib Pajak – Taxation Identification Number for Indonesians) was written as “Pelix” last time

Me: Really???

Him: Yup


How come??

Him: Then they asked me to change it

Me: Wahahahahahahahahahahaha

Him: The worst one was when I went to a salon last time. The staff was asking for my name… Then I replied. She didn’t seem to get it, then I repeated for another 3 times and she finally wrote it on the paper. Then I glanced at it…

She wrote my name as “Polip” (“Polyp” in Indonesian)

(I replied him 3 minutes later…)



Couldn’t reply you right away just now cos I was laughing!!

Him: Hahahahahahaha

Me: Polip Susanto!