Sunday, June 27, 2010

Unfolding March's Folder

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Cyn's birthday

More on the "mission" here.


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Beginner's luck

Success awaits when you least expect




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The bimbos unite at The Marmalade Pantry



It was a rather impromptu dinner meet up with the bimbos. Dear xtina realised that she hasn't been seeing all of us for a long time due to her frequent tavelling for work and decided to gather us for dinner. Absentee: bimbo gera




It was my first time at Marmalade Pantry. The food was fine. Nothing to shout about and nothing to write about. It's the company that mattered. =)

We kept laughing so loudly that people around us might have thought we were truly bimbotic. It was a short but fun night!




Bimbos unite!




BTW, xtina is gonna do something courageous. Being inspired by little Charmaine's fight against cancer, she's gonna shave her head for the Hair for Hope event this July.

Hair for Hope is an event which invites members of the public to shave their heads to show their support for children with cancer. Through this symbolic gesture, HfH aim to:

1. Create awareness of childhood cancer in Singapore

2..Show to children with cancer and their families that they are not alone in their fight against cancer.

3. Boost the self-esteem of children undergoing chemotherapy by sending the message that that there is nothing wrong in losing their hair or being bald.

4. Raise funds to help children with cancer and their families

5. Build a community of support for children with cancer and their families.

HfH is the only head-shaving event in Singapore that serves to raise funds and awareness of childhood cancer. Every shaven head represents an understanding by an individual of the ordeals that a child with cancer is subjected to. HfH also provides opportunity to garner support from the public in the form of monetary pledging. HfH then brings a two-fold contribution: raising awareness and funds for CCF beneficiaries.

Shaving one's head may be commonplace for some but I think it takes a lot for a lady to shave her head. Do support her cause. Click on this
link to learn more.


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Out of mainland and onto Pulau Ubin

"Pulau Ubin is in essence, the last 'kampung' (village) in Singapore. A stroll through Ubin takes you back to Singapore in the 1960's with the simpler pleasures of life. The slow lane starts as soon as you join the queue for the bumboat at Changi. As you arrive, all cares are left behind." -- Wild Singapore

Believe it or not. That was my maiden trip to Pulau Ubin. Each time I plan for a trip to Ubin, it would rain that day so I stopped wanting to go there. Fabs who isn't even local goes there to cycle almost every other weekend and invited us to join him that Sunday.


On the bumboat




Setting foot at Ubin




We, ourselves and bikes




After cycling for a while, we parked our bikes and headed for Chek Jawa, an intertidal flat on Pulau Ubin.


The sight of a "cottage" first greeted us. Better known as House No. 1 at Ubin, it now serves as the Chek Jawa Visitor Centre.








We spent quite some time at Chek Jawa boardwalk trail.


[Picture credit: Google Image]




"The beauty of Chek Jawa is that several different ecosystems can be seen in one small area. These ecosystems and the plants and animals found there are no longer common in Singapore. They are also fast disappearing elsewhere in the world." -- Wild Singapore





Tried very hard to snap a bigger and clearer pic of the cute crabs with only one big pincer each but this is the furthest I could zoom.




It has indeed been an enriching tour for me. I discovered many things there and I could not wait to share my knowledge with my Science class. Chek Jawa is often cited as examples and case studies in the ecosytems and environment chapters. Reading about Chek Jawa and experiencing Chek Jawa sure is a whole lot of difference.

For clear pictures and description of Chek Jawa and its wonderful ecosystem, go to this site. The author had certainly put in lots of effort in writing this informative post.


Next, we climbed the Jejawi tower -- a 7-storey tall observatory tower


[Picture credit: Google Image]


We stood there for quite a while snapping photos and enjoying the cool breeze until more people came up.






The famous Ubin quarry




When the sun set, we trudged towards the direction where food could be found and tucked into a hearty meal.




Back to mainland all exhausted by the day's happenings




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Photo in a photo



Tiff got herself a new Hello Kitty white polaroid camera and so we started playing with it.

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Impromptu meet up with Regina

I love spontaneity! I don't know how this dinner meet up came about but I reckon it's due to blur reg flushing her contacts down the sink and nerdy jo being in town on the day she collected her new lenses.

She recommended Ayam Bakar Ojolali at Lucky Plaza. From what I gather, Ayam Bakar Ojolali serves the most authentic Indonesian grilled chicken in Singapore and I've to agree that their food was indeed delicious.



Reg suggested I order their chef speciality -- a dish known as "Ayam Bakar" since she had already tried it before while she ordered the fried chicken. We also ordered keropok and beef ball soup to share and pinky drinks coz gals love pinky drinks don't we?

My grilled chicken was succulent and deeply drenched by the special spices from the skin to the meat. Yummy! I wiped the entire plate so clean, the staff there needn't even wash it.

As for my drink, I ordered the Es Ojolali which is an iced pink coconut drink with pieces of succulent coconut flesh swirling in it. I love coconut drinks but I'm always lazy to scrape the milky white flesh off tough coconuts. This drink is defnitely for lazy people like me. Reg opted for the Happy Soda -- a concoction of Bandung and soda which she said was one of the better ones that she had tried so far.

Thumbs up for this little Indonesian eatery tucked away at some inconspicous corner at Lucky Plaza.






Reg surprised me with a packet of Cadbury eggs explaining that it was for Easter.


[Picture credit: Google Image -edited by jo-]


I got her an extremely belated birthday present in the form of a pair of earrings.


[Picture credit: reg -edited by jo-]

She's learning how to cook so aren't my cook book and cooking utensils apt?


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Shopping hauls

On the same evening before I met up with reg, I was practically sweeping everything off the shelves of Green Petals. I spent so much money that I became a member right on the spot.


Accessories shopping loots from green petals. Aren't they gorgeous?



Stuff for myself...


a huge ass ring for my little finger




a victorian-looking dusty pink ribbon brooch




another victorian-looking brooch




For my dear frenz...

Besides reg's cookbook and utensils earrings, I also got

balloon earrings for tiffy




which reminds me of Miss dior Chérie perfume




bling bling butterfly earrings for evan




chanel-ish earrings for... I decided to have this for myself in the end

4 comments:

  1. omg the last pair of earrings are soooo myyy fav. i love gold with black aww wish i could buy some haha! anyway id also love to go bike riding, such a gd feeling and so gd for health too! bt bit too freezing for now hehe. ps beginners luck is so true, i played poker for the first time and i won woohoo but i didnt bet anything cos i was scared haha! should have x

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  2. Hi Jolene :)

    Wow I admire your friend christina! I used to volunteer for this organization that's against childhood cancer... but I never had the guts to shave my head O_O like I'd do anything but shave... haha..

    Love the jewelry btw ^^~

    and reply to your comment:
    hahaha OMG after you said that I looked at my pics again and I DO look like a christmas tree!!! ahhh!!! XDD

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  3. heartofpearl ♡,

    Hahaha...I reckon it's coz you love Chanel too? The classic pairing of black and gold can never go wrong.

    Hope the weather loosens up over at your side. I thought it's summer and then I realise you're from Melbourne. Take care! Don't catch a cold. Dress warmly and put on that gumbooties=)

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  4. Frances,

    Me too. I can do lots like stunts and all, volunteeer work, contribute funds but I don't ever think I'll shave my head too. Maybe if I've got a pretty pixie face with sharp features, I would. LoLz

    No la... u don't look like xmas tree. Don't worry. Hee

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