Tuesday, December 29, 2009

One Saturday Evening..

Unable to finish the curry packet sent over from mum, decided to share it with friend. So off we went to buy ingredients for the cooking adventure. Chicken meats, potatos, garlic, onions, rice, garlic - all checked. We didnt actually make a list of what we want to buy. As we got home, we realised cooking oil was missed.

My friend immediately called a friend of his to buy a bottle of oil who was on his way. Thats right, my friend invited his friend for the session. Not just one, but 3! Not meant to exagrate, I have never cooked for my friend. Let alone his friends whom are total stranger to me.

Cooking huge portion at a time is tough. I had to keep tasting the food to make sure the taste was reasonable.

Fried egg with onions, curry chicken, and chicken rice all single-handedly prepared by me. My friend helped slicing cucumber.

See even my friend gave a thumbs up. Ok. Not lah. That was taken before the meal started.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Bottle Cap Opener Alternative

This is what I am talking about. The belt as bottle opener.
I bought few bottles of drinks and realised that I did not have any bottle opener. After searching high and low, even searched on the internet. Found out that the belt I was wearing ideal for the job.

This is not alcohol, for your info..

I am going to try this method next...

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Glimpse of What to Come

Taken from my room when it started to snow. I wish to go out but shall leave till daytime and I will try to take more pics.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Conversation

I was having a conversation with my mum the other day. The last time I had it was a few months back.

I realised how much I missed my family. They had not been updated of my life and likewise. My sister has her own car! My grandparents is moving in with us!? Good to see things are going well with them, though there are some downs in between.

Everytime we talked, my mum would convince me to go back home and settle down there. I understand the care and me being thousand miles away from keep her worry. Unfortunately I am one who would not just stay in my comfort zone. No matter how difficult the life is in UK. Yes, its pretty hard, let alone the recession since. Well I have been through the worst this year. I think *touchwood* nothing can come even worst.

Yea, back to comfort zone. I am not going to stay comfortably in there until I get something that I would be happy to say my achievement. That will mean my mum will be nagging me for another 2 years. She cares, I know.

I told my mum about my relationship, she understood. Typically, she consoled by saying something like 'there are many girls around and soon you will find one'. Ironically, when i told her I am reaching 30 and I have no plan to look for another one. She burst into laughter and warned me not to bring home ang moh. I just giggled. That was so casual and odd. Seriously, I didnt mean to crack that joke or ended up into such conversation talking about my life partner. Perhaps it was never taken seriously by me. Oh dear, I am already in my late 20s, just turning into a grown up man.

Most importantly is, no matter how lonely I am right now, I know I got people to support me as I learnt from that conversation. Being alone in a foreign country can be very hard sometimes when family and friends are far from reach. Even advanced technology couldn't bring us so close together. The feeling would be different, yes?

Sunday, December 13, 2009

It is 12 days to Christmas and yet I have no plans. However, I will be attending company's christmas party alas no booze for that day because the MD hopes everyone to get home safely after the event. I dont mind really. That is the right thing to do.

My last year christmas was nothing but a visit to Manchester. The worst thing is during the Christmas, majority of the shops is going to close. Which mean I have to stock up food a day or two prior. Then cook at home on Christmas and perhaps watch TV or online at home. This year I will be on my own. Call me anti social or anything, I really wish to celebrate christmas with someone whom I care the most. Nah.. its not gonna happen.

4 days of holidays but i have no idea how to utilize them. If I go out, I will be spending money. I think I should just stay at home. Ok fine, I might go to London. Date anyone?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

London night

Few weeks ago, my friend made a visit to London, and so I have to be a tour guide. Well, not exactly, I am simple bringing her from Point A to Point B with google maps and my experience with London tube. Moving London is simple but sometimes can be exhausting because as everything is within walking distance, you rather walk than take a bus or tube. I enjoyed the night view in London.
Guess what? This nandos opens under one of the railway bridge. The wall is actually meant for the pillar to support the railway. Interesting, once a while you will hear a train passing by and the whole place will trembling a little.
I never miss the opportunity to take a snapshot of Tower Bridge. Its just wonderful.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Chopper on the road

I was on my way home on a motorway, then I saw a helicopter appeared from between warehouse buildings which was odd.
After making a few circle airborne, it started coming down nearer

and nearer
lastly it landed on the road.

I think there was a serious accident but I did not bother to see what was going on.
Dowan to kay poh ma!

Seriously, I need a compact camera!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Drummers and Shakira performed

Great stage show. I love it more than among those I have seen.

Even the original MV is brilliant.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Greenwich Mean Time

I have been anticipating to visit this place. Some people find it boring or nothing special, but I find it fascinating.
The view was breathtaking too..

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Greenwich Park

I was seeing Autumn. Winter's coming$#%@. Temperature has dropped tremendously. I shall hibernate.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Things I Did in Stockholm, Sweden

Two weeks later since Manchester trip, I went to Sweden. Simply enjoyable especially in solo. Having said that planning was a pain. Better to go in pair because double room is cheaper when shared. Transportation is also cheaper when purchased in pair. Sweden is hell expensive. Here is some of my things I did.

1. Walked around, checked the buildings out and took trains in the cave. Unlike UK's underground, it really make you feel that you are entering a cave down below earth surface.

2. Fishy. Herrings fish is a must try whether in fine dining or street stall.

3. Swedish meatballs hunt. The meatballs is a mix of pork and beef. Or was it chicken? The one I tried was Ulla Winbladh.

4. Checked out the food market and ate reindeer meat. I guess I won't receive any presents from Santa this year T_T

5. Went to City Hall and enjoyed breathtaking view as well as wonderful piece of architechture.

6. Went to Swedish's Royal Palace and watched the changing of the guards ceremony. I think its not worth money to go inside.

7. Visited Vasa museum. A big war ship. Special, no?

8. Visited Icebar and ordered one of vodka drink poured on a icy glass. Go after 945pm and you get to enjoy unlimited time in the bar. Eventually some would not stand the cold and get out within 45 minutes. It's cheaper if you choose non-alcoholic drink.

Those pretty sum up my holiday. There are more to see so you have to explore yourself.

Till then. Ta!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Most beautiful sun I've seen

Managed to capture this at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5. Too bad the control tower got in the way. Anyway, that was the prettiest sun I've seen.

I went to Stockholm, hence the airport ^_^

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Safari Park

My last day in Great Manchester, visited Safari Park. This was the first ever animal park I entered to get close up with animals. It is even better than going to zoo as the animals are caged.
The monkey that eat the car's 'peanuts'. If you love your car like you love your wife, then this monkey zone is not recommended. Whenever they see a car, they will jump on it and try to break things.
This dear wont break things. It loves to lick. You are allowed to touch but not to feed.
This was the best part. You can be as close as about 5 metres to these group of lions/ness. As I was in that zone, I forgot to wind up one of the window. I might end up as their dinner that day. Of course there are rangers moving around in their jeep to look after us.
Safari park is more excited than zoo. especially when you can sit comfortably in your own vehicle, move at your own pace, stop wherever you want to take photos.