Blog #0258

Suddenly have a need to stop whatever that I’m doing and re-organized my thoughts and TO-DOs. I’m distracted, by something, but I couldn’t figure out what it was. Starring at the excel and trying to generate a tracking report out of it doesn’t help at all.

With the MIL moving in next week, and the number of things I heard that she’s bringing over, I couldn’t help but fear that there’s a lot of things that I will need to cover my eyes. The house ain’t big… where is she going to store all those things?

IKEA will be sending over the bookshelves, table and chairs today. I hope that will help me to re-organize at least the study room before she moved in. And soon… my privacy will be gone. The luxury of walking around in minimal clothing and leaving all doors wide open will be gone as well. Alas…

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Blog #0257

The way some people talk can be real irritating. It’s as if they are the king and know-it-all, and that the company can’t survive without them.

Talk politely to your colleagues as much as possible. It will not only brighten up your day, but theirs too, making the whole working place a better place.

It’s so simple but yet people just don’t get it.

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Blog #0256

Monday Blues… but I’m not wearing any blue on me. I’m quite sure I woke up at the wrong note today. Hadn’t slept well last night, probably partly due to the comments made by the lil’ hub while we are chatting and lying on the bed.

It’s true that the house was in quite a mess. There were bags of things everywhere and none of us tidied it. I mean, put it this way, if I don’t keep, the lil’ hub will leave it as it is too, since I’m the one doing most of the whatever household chores that we are doing. But for the past few days, I’m really too tired and shagged by the time we reached home to do anything at all, not even mopping of the floors on alternate days. And the weekends were spent outside researching and getting some things for the house.

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Food – Granny’s Secret @ OG Albert Complex

I just had my lunch actually. Ate Long John Silver, since they are having the 1-for-1 promotion that cost less than $11 for 2 sets.

And now, I’m having some snacks with my parents, godmum and sister at this restaurant called the “Granny’s Secret”, located at level 2 of the OG Albert Complex. It’s somewhere at the corner, near to where they sell all the auntie’s clothings, and to the toilet.

Well, the first impression wasn’t that good already. I sat down at the point where the waitress was pouring the tea into the cups. And as she poured, thanks to the design of the teapot, a lot of tea flowed out and onto the table instead, wetting one whole patch of tablecloth.

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Blog #0255

The lil’ hub is awake! But I’d already had my breakfast – a cup of milo with biscuits, and a piece of cheese, so that I can take my multivitamin for the day.

Went to the baby fair yesterday which was so packed. Only bought the stretch mark cream from Mustela which caused $75 for 2! I usually got it for at least $54 per tube and the cheapest I’d seen so far is like $48 per tube.

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Blog #0254

After having a few discussions with the various people that I chatted with yesterday, I’d decided to take a walk to the library while waiting yesterday at NEX, and borrowed some books on pregnancy and breastfeeding. Since the lil’ hub most probaby won’t be reading up on anything, I guess I’ll have to be the one. And after chatting with so many groups of people, you’ll realise that each has their own thinking and method.

Conclusion, it makes it (sometimes) even harder to make decisions.

And so, I’m going to take all those advices, plus whatever that I see, touch, feel and read, and decide on my own (with lil’ hub) regardless of what any other people said. After all, their babies like it, doesn’t mean our little milkie will like it too, right?

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Food – Hot Tomato @ NEX

Finally going to have our dinner! After walking from the top level searching for the food that the lil’ hub wants to eat, he finally decided on this Hot Tomato restaurant, which he mentioned that it’s cheap and nice, at the other branch at 313 @ Somerset.

But here we are today, at NEX @ Serangoon instead. Located at Basement 1 of NEX, it’s not especially noticeable. If I hadn’t saw the big poster that wrote “Opposite KFC”, I probably will skip trying to find it. Know the reason why? Because there’s simply too many restaurants and eateries at NEX! So much so that the rest of the bigger shops are taking all the attentions away! Furthermore, it’s located at a level where there’s quite a few fast food restaurants, that’s at least 2 units big.Hot Tomato… hmm… seems to be one one unit only.

Anyway, it’s not really that difficult to locate after knowing that it’s just across KFC, which is rather big and spacious. There was a short queue by the time we were there. It’s late but there’s still a queue. A problem that seems to arise rapidly in Singapore – almost anywhere you go, during peak hours on meal time, it’s difficult to get a seat, until late. Sometimes it really makes you wonder why…

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So how’s the food? We both ordered their promotional set, with Aglio Olio. I’m not really a fan of that, and I prefer creamy pasta, but I would give a thumbs up for this! The one that I ate, with salmon, the salmon tasted just right and not fishy. And the sauce tasted a bit mango-ish, sweet in short, which seems to be a rather good combination.

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As for the lil’ hub, his first medium cook steak wasn’t that good, think it’s full of veins and couldn’t chew it thus, he exchanged for another one. The waitress that served us was kind enough to exchange it without asking too much. Overall, the service was not bad for a restaurant with that pricing. Range? The whole meal cost less than $40 for the two of us.

Definitely can come and eat it though the varieties of food weren’t exactly that great, but I’m sure it’s enough if you are just looking for a normal western kind of meal.

Updates on 12 Nov 2013:
Came over to this restaurant again today for dinner. Decided to choose this over KFC as the crowd doesn’t seem as much. BUT, it really is somewhat disappointing as the waiting time is a bit long for that kind of crowd. We waited for around 20 minutes before the food came after the soup. And their minestrone was a tad salty.

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Not only that, other customers’ food started coming before ours did! Why? It’s the way they “queue” to cook the orders. Same orders, cook first. So example if I’m having salmon, and just nice, there’s someone in front ordering the same thing, mine will be cooked at the same time, and I’ll get it earlier. There still wasn’t a great difference between mine and the lil’ hub (3 minutes) but I pity the couple beside us. The guy’s salad and pasta came at least 15 minutes earlier then his girlfriend’s. It’s definitely bad arrangement in the kitchen.

In conclusion, I’m condemning this restaurant, even though it’s not really that pricey. Anyway, the food ain’t really fantastic, and now with such service, it’s out of the list.

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Shopping – Isetan @ NEX

WE GOT OUR FIRST THING FOR THE BABY! – A 3-in-1 milk bottle steriliser! Brand? Philips Avent. Cost? $99. ^^

One of my cousins passed us a steriliser that’s spoiled, and asked us to trade in at the promotion baby fair at Isetan. And so, that’s what we did. Since we have no idea what’s good, and what’s not, we just have to listen and follow all these hearsays.

But anyway, the usual price, after buying it and walking around to check out the price, yes, this brand – Philips Avent, seems to be not very cheap (though it’s not the most expensive range). And it seems rather popular among the parents.

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