Tuesday, June 28, 2011

In the beginning

I'm an ordinary worker. I worked throughout my life till I opted for an slightly earlier retirement. Looking back and comparing my life with many of my friends and colleages, I believe I have made it in life.

It is not easy and smooth but working life is more stable and receive less "hiccups" encounters !

God blessed me to have a wonderful wife and 2 lovely daughters, a stable working life and to build up a simple peaceful family life. Indeed, my working life was quite a smooth sail. I only served in two companies in my 34 years' of working. Like many others, inorder to enjoy the fruits of my labour, I also upgraded my home once. Having stay in the city areas for 26 years, for a change, I made a switch to rural area with bigger space of accomodation. I lived simply and comfortably and enjoy my retirement to the umost .

I have no regret . What more in life would I want to ask for ?!

Birthday / Father's day celebrations in 2011 ! WOW

I'm 64 years' old in June , 2011 !

I really had a wonderful birthday month and Father's day falls in June, too ! My wife and my good friend are also having their birthdays in June, too !

Imagine 9 celebrations altogether .... LOL

1) My wife and I had lunch at A Yat restaurant,Turf City for the abalone set on Tuesday 14/6 ;
2) My wife , younger daughter and I had dinner at Zhou restaurant, Anchor Point on Wednesday 15/6;
3) My wife, Reggi and wife and I had dinner in Zing Long restaurant , Bedok North on Friday 17/6 ;
4) My wife ,my two daughters and I had lunch in Zing Yie resturant, Liang Court on Saturday 18/6;
5) Barberque with neighbours (dinner) at Segar on Saturday 18/6
6) With Woon Oon and wife at Farjar for lunch on 22/6
7) Barbeque with church wardens (dinner) in Saint Teresa Church on 25/6
8) With wife and younger daughter have lunch at Wishbone restaurant, Bukit Timah Plaza on 27/6
9) With good friend (Mr Ong) have lunch (chicken mee) at China town Point area on 25/6

WOW !!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Revisit to Bangkok, capital city of Thailand 4-8 May 2011

My elder daughter bought us (my wife and I) 2 returned Singapore Bangkok tickets and 4 days' stay at Four Points By Sheraton. My younger daughter bought us insurance and provided us pocket money to spend in Bangkok on 4 - 8 May 2011.

4Th May 2011 (Wednesday)

Tiger Airway flight was at 6.40 am. We woke up at 4.30 am and left home at 5 am by taxi to Budget Terminal ,Changi Airport. Everything was OK. The flight was in schedule and we reached Bangkok airport at 8 a.m. We were too early for hotel check in time and we lingered around the airport to have some snacks and drinks. Our elder daughter SMS us that the hotel room had already been checked in by her and we could collect our room key from the front desk anytime we wished. We took taxi ( 45 minutes 380 bahts) to hotel. We left our simple lungages in the room and planned our next day's trip (Ayutthaya : Day tour arranged by the hotel front desk @ 1200 Bahts per person) .

It was 10 am and we took taxi to Mall next to SAM YAN MRT station. Upon arrival, we had our lunch at SOMBOON restaurant. Signature shelless crab meat, flat fried fish, vegetable, oyster dishes and lemon glass tea. After lunch , we strolled around the mall to do some shopping.
We returned to hotel for a nap at 3 pm. by MRT .

5 pm , we had our 2 hours Thai massage at Heart Land Spa near hotel. (10 minutes'walk from hotel ). 7.30 pm at Robinson Departmental store to buy some bread. Being too tired and too full, we direct back to hotel to rest.

5 May 2011 ( Thursday)

Ayutthaya Trip :

A quick breakfast at 6.o0 am at our hotel. we have to join day tour (travelled by van). It took one and a half hours to reach Ayutthaya. After an hour drive, we reached Wat Phu Khao Thong (temple) . The place looks like an deserted kampong with lots of strayed dogs running around. There were few huts around and the place were full of flies. The weather was very warm and we did not manage and border to climb up the steps to see the pagoda. We stayed for 20 minutes and then on our way to the second capital city of Thailand. We visited many Wats and The Royal Palace at Bang Pa.

Night : Central Square - Sabu Sabu dish (1000 bahts for 2)

6th May 2011 ( Friday)

Full breakfast at hotel. We travelled by skytrain to Chilom and walked around Siam Paragon where we had Thai lunch. We then visited Siam Discovery , Siam Centre and walked to MBK for some shopping.

We took from National Stadium MRT and Skytrain back to Heart Land for our 2nd time 2 hours' Thai massage.

Dinner at foodcourt in Robinson.

7th May 2011 (Saturday)

Full breakfast at hotel. At 10 am we went to Chat To Cha market. The weather was warm. We went back hotel at 3 pm. We were surprised to see both our daughters at the hotel!

We had Mothers' day dinner in Grand Hyatt.

8th May 2011 (Sunday)

Full Breakfast at hotel. We went to Chinatown wet market and enjoyed a bowl of birdnest each. Later, we went to Le Meridien Hotel for a look.

Back home from Bangkok @ 1.30 pm jetstars flight. 4 pm reached home.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Jakarta/Bandung Trip 19 - 25 August 2010

My daughter bought Value Air tickets months ago for the family to visit the Indonesian capital - JAKARTA ! Each ticket costs $28. and the hotel charge per day is $ 75.

19 Aug 2010

Left home exactly at 6 am.

The flight VF501 took off at 7.40 am. from terminal 1 Changi airport. After 15 minutes of the flight journey , Captain announced that there was a technical fault in the air pressure measurement equipment . To be on the safe side , the plane would be returned back to it original place - changi airport. Captain assured all passengers that it was just a safety measure and there was nothing to be worried about. This was our first encounter that plane had to be landed because of emergency ! However, everyone on the plane seemed to be acted normal. The only thing I noticed was the aircon system not function well.

We have to change plane and at 10 am we left Changi airport for Jakarta.

We went straight to IBIS Arcadia hotel.

Monday, July 5, 2010


I have massage occasionally. There are many types of massages. Most claimed that theirs are authentic. I tried on many types of massages.

Of all massages, Thai traditional massage is the most effective and relaxing.

Before I retired , I had "thorn in the bone" . I felt sharp thorn on the back heel of my leg. I suffered from this agony for a number of years. Iwent to Bangkok for holidays and was introduced to 2 hours Thai traditional massage. After a single session, the pain was completely cured !

I had both shoulder back pain for a couple of years. I felt "pain" when I raise my hands and had difficulty in changing T-shirts. I went for a 2 hours traditional Thai massage at Odyssey in Terbau City. After a single session, the pain was no more there anymore !

Monday, June 21, 2010

Johor Bahru -REVISIT 20/06/2010

We left home at 10.30 Am and it was a smooth drive to Woodland. The causeway was JAMMED. It took us 1 and a half hours to clear the Singapore and Malaysia immigrations. Thereafter, we were on our way to Bamboo House restaurant for lunch ! We had durian for desserts. We then drove to have our car washed.

We went to Jusco. It was very crowded. The ladies went shopping. I strolled around the mall and enjoyed water crest drink at Macau restaurant on the 3rd floor. At 5 pm we had body massage at Thai Odysiss ( it was really good !) and then ate at Nando’s restaurant. It was spicy chicken meal! . We bought some provisions from Jusco . Its time to go home after the shopping spree at 8.30 pm. !

Reached home at 10 pm.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010



3 Mar 2010 , Wednesday

We left home for Changi budget airport terminal in a taxi at 2.30 pm.. The airfare only costs us $36 ($12 @)) and taxi fare is $22.50. We were early and had snacks at Macdonald. At 6.15am scheduled flight sent us direct to Penang. We reached Penang at 7.15 am. We took a taxi (RM 42) to Sunway hotel at George Town. Night time, we had seafood dinner at De Happy Restaurant near the hotel.

4 Mar 2010, Thursday

We had breakfast at the hotel. We went to Ferringi, Komtar, and Gurney for sight seeing and shopping.

We came back to hotel for rest and change and proceed to E & O Hotel for Chong’s birthday dinner.

5 May 2010, Friday

After breakfast at the hotel, we went around the city to buy Bata shoes, cookies. We went to Komtar Centre and had body massage .

Back to Singapore by evening flight !