So I didn’t blog for a few weeks and I was reminded by the dashboard to upgrade to WordPress 2.8.2! Whaaat?! :roll:

Anyway, Guan and I finally went to check out the new mall in town. ION Orchard boasts to have brands like Cartier, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Uniqlo, Topshop and Topman along with Bimba & Lola, Boss Selection, Chaumet, Christian Audigier, Dsquared2, Diane von Furstenberg, Just Cavalli, Marc Jacobs, Patek Philippe, and Vivienne Tam, which are new to Singapore or having its own stand-alone boutiques for the first time. (Taken from here.)

After touring the floors, to us, ION was like, just another Paragon across the street. Well, not till we went to the basement to look for food. There, we saw shops that were “familiar” to us. That means stuff I can actually afford

I loved the sake bottles at Nippon-Ya! Apparently, this Japanese food boutique has an outlet at The Central and I find it a really random shop because it sold food stuff along with accessories and toys. It was so random I couldn’t differentiate half the time which were edible or not :?

Guan commented that there were a lot of Japanese food around the basement. I’m hoping that Tsukiji Gindaco would restore my faith in takoyaki. But due to the rather long queue and our tired legs, Guan decided to forgo his yakisoba and I, my takoyaki. We tried The Taiyaki’s Bacon/Egg and German Potato taiyakis and they were really good as they were stuffed with really nice fillings and the batter was crispy. It tasted like a toasted sandwich :idea: I had initially wanted to try the chocolate batter stuffed with banana paste but it contained custard cream and the azuki looked the same as Chui Jia’s Ooki Taiyaki. Still, if I want to save money, I would still choose the chocolate ones at Ooki Taiyaki

(Okay, CJ! I’ve finally mentioned your store!)

We settled our dinner at Ginza Bairin where he had the chicken karaage curry and I had the ebi fry don. His karaage, although crispy, was rather tough and chewy. My jaws actually ached while eating just one piece. The curry was okay—sweet, not too spicy, but not the best I’ve tried. My ebi was okay—I think I’ve tasted better ones :? Anyway, for those who would like to try, I’ve found two very different reviews online here and here. (The first one made me laugh out loud!)

I guess we’ll head back to ION next time to try the other food stuff along with getting some pretty bottles of sake!

(A side note: This is my really lousy first attempt to write a food review. Haha!)

So I wanted to upgrade to WordPress 2.8.1 (gosh! So fast?!) but I forgot the password to backup my files before doing any upgrade. (Also, apparently, instead of deleting all the old files and uploading the new ones before running the upgrade page, I can simply click on a button on the dashboard and viola!—my blog would be magically upgraded to the latest version.)

Anyway, I’d like to say that Tumblr is extremely addictive especially if you’re into pretty things (paper, craft, illustration), photography, quotes and sad secrets. I spend more time re-blogging instead of posting at Twitter

I’m hoping that Despair would be back soon. I have been helping Naco with the checking of members and I must say that it is not an easy feat :?

On a side note, it’s my cousin Jolene’s wedding today. Hope the dinner would be as good as the last one

So I have decided that I really need to fix up this site. Well, not really on the layout since my inspirations have gone off in a puff of cloud and I have no love for making a layout at the moment.

Anyway, I have been staying home lately and catching up with the final season (or so I’ve heard) of Prison Break. Currently, no episodes are being aired for the time being. New episodes are coming back in April. Exciting!

I found it quite hard to believe that Guan didn’t pick up this show (and the only other shows I know he watches are HIMYM (thanks to yours truly), House and American Dad). He doesn’t even watch Heroes! (Oh! The horror!)

So I fed him with the first season (of Prison Break) and he was hooked. So once he’s done till the last episode (which is episode 16 of the 4th season), I’ll start him with Heroes He claims it’s too confusing so it looks like I’ve a lot of explaining to do :?

So after scoring through the classifieds daily over the last two weeks, trying to find a decent admin/data entry job, I have failed rather miserably.

And aside from doing the above mentioned, I have been slacking around at home, re-watching awesome HIMYM episodes along with my Legend of the Condor Heroes DVDs and, well, sleeping.

I don’t like not having anything to do because it makes me rather lazy.

Not to mention that even though I have thought about changing my layout (it’s been up for like, more than a year. Or is it two years now?) I just can’t get my creative juices together to come up with a neat and awesome layout like this current one. (I should mention that Alexis Bledel is still really pretty.)

Anyway, I have finally upgraded to WordPress 2.7.1 and I’m still trying to get used to the new interface :?

Rey‘s finally in Australia and I will really miss him. No more 3-am-Carl’s-Junior-burgers for me, I guess. Or awesome talk and HIMYM references

Anyway, Xavier introduced me to a bar job and I’m hoping to start next week and switch to full-time next month. So, no more hoping-for-an-admin-job for me. It’s back to the bar!

As a final note, Tarmidzie told me that the Coldplay concert tickets have all been sold out All I can say is: SO FAST?!

So I suffered from bad tummy aches over the Lunar New Year, causing me to be unable to enjoy all the goodies that everyone stuff themselves with, and the only excuse people use to just eat a little more and gain unwanted weight. Haha!

Hoo boy am I suffering now

Your rainbow is shaded red.


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Anyway, it’s my dad’s birthday as well as‘s 5th birthday! Can’t believe I still keep this domain for half a decade :?

Happy Birthday Daddy!

More about my surfing trip at Cherating in the next post…