Chilling out ...

Oh.. I had an early afternoon meeting today and finished around 4pm. This was the time where I will be heading home to JB as the causeway is all-clear and it's Friday too, but due to the fact that I needed to wait for my lovely niece-in-law  (on command by my wifey), I decided to go to Starbucks at Bugis Junction to work, until 6pm. Got myself an ice-blended green tea latte with black beans and a rashberry cheese cake, while working. I had too much coffee in the morning thus a green tea is good enough to chill me down.

Quite a productive 2 hours, as I cleared a lot of my emails and work, though its noisy here but I love the environment here with lots of pretty girls to look around ...muahahaha... I will be going to do some shopping while waiting for her to reach at 6+.

Have a nice weekend!


Seafood for Mother's Day celebrations ....

Well, I mentioned my family delayed the Mother's Day celebrations by a week in my previous post. And, finally, we had a good time savouring some good seafood by the beach while celebrating the event. There were two mothers here, my SIL and my wifey and I am one lucky chap who got to enjoy a nice dinner where my nephew and his wife brought and bought us the dinner.

We intend to return to Todak Restaurant but it was a rainy day where they closed half of the restaurant which is an open area. Thus, there were not enough tables around for the waiting crowd and we decided to go next door, instead of fighting for seats with others. We went to TKK restaurant which is also by the beach but I did not take pictures of the surroundings as it was dark already. This restaurant is less crowded but we needed to wait quite a while for the food to be served.

The food were actually delicious except for one....

Steamed fish ... I can't remember the name of this type of fish but it sure tasted good. The meat was very fresh, tender and smooth. My kids love it!!

Freshly steamed prawns - Since we are having fresh prawns,my SIL suggest to steam it instead. Yes, that's a good idea as the prawns were very fresh and I enjoyed this dish very much! 

Another favourite dish - the lala ... but there seems more shells than meat...hahaha...  My kid loves it! It's very nice with the ginger flavour everywhere and it's hot!

Ah ... at last and I am yearning for it - Salted egg crabs. The crab was quite big we only ordered one , which is a good idea as we cannot finished all. It's been a long while since I had crabs as my wifey is health conscious and I gotta wait for occasions like this to eat it. However, though the crab has lots of meat, somehow the gravy didn't cover the meat so much. It didn't taste as good, though fresh. The meat was missing the fragrance of the salted egg gravy.  Nevertheless, I ate a lot! :D
Anyway, it was a good meal before I headed back to SG for another work week.
TKK restaurant is located at - : Lot 648, Kampung Teluk Jawa, Masai, 81750, Johor Bharu, Johor, Malaysia


Just follow the 'law' ...

Sometimes I wonder are too we blindly follow the 'laws' until everything also have to follow unnecessarily. Well, I was sending my first ever P*slaju parcel after donkey years last Saturday morning. The P*st office was empty, thus I walked straight to the counter. However, the officer asked me to get a queue no. first. I was puzzled, there were no patrons around, thus why do I need a queue no. I thought queue no. are supposed to help us managed queues so that everything is in an orderly manner when there more than 1 patron. Feeling slightly irritating, I continued to stand at the counter (while the officer look down and did her work), and I asked my kid to get a no. Once he clicked,  I just pass the stuffs over to the officer before my kid passed me the ticket. The officer also didn't bother to verify the ticket and we just put it aside. Sigh ... I remember whenever I was at  TMTouch shops, the friendly officers just called me to the counter whenever it's empty.

OK, that's all about my rantings last Saturday morning, meanwhile it was a great Sunday after-all as Liverpool lost (opps.. no football talk here... hehehe) and we had a good time with our lunch. We were back at Lavender Bistro after a while. I simply miss my sandwiches and my little princess has also forgot about her strawberry shortcake which she alway ordered back then.

Mushroom soup for my kids

My kids also ordered a carbonara pasta, seems very wet.

A mushroom fried rice for my wifey

And, I had my favourite cheddar and ham ciabatta. 

And, not forgetting my Americano. :)

After lunch, we walked nearby to Baskin Robbins for some ice-cream. My little princess, who ordered a wrong ice-cream, took my sherbet orange instead while I gotta finished her 'cough medicine' like strawberry ice-cream. *shake head*

Enjoying 'my' sherbet orange.
Have a good week!


Time to rest ....

Well...all work and no play will make you dull but too much work and too much play and less rest will break you too! LOL .. That's sum up my week ! I have been waking up very early for early meetings daily for the past week with only 5 hours + of sleep. I also been working out as usual and run since Sunday till Thursday, with a group run along the beach at East Coast Park on Wednesday. Though I feel good after all these workouts as well as completing my work, I was down with a mild flu today. Though it's mild, it's so difficult waking up this morning as I felt so tired and I decided to take a medical leave. Anyway, doc checked my throat and it's red, as well as a slight runny nose. Its time to rest and I feel comforting. :)

Btw, I am back with my favourite bento, Shokado Wazen at Men-ichi Ramen in Northpoint Mall for yesterday dinner. I was late and just in time for the last order. The captain even told me to call in to reserve the food next time while I am on my way so that I won't miss out on it after the last order ...muahahaha...

So comforting ... got chawanmushi, teriyaki chicken, salmon sashimi and tempura.
Have a nice weekend while I have started my long weekend :)


Going for my first half - marathon ....

OK.... I did it! I have signed up for the Sundown Half-Marathon scheduled on July 4th at 12.30am! Alamak...running 21KM at 12.30am ??? Initially I almost regret signing up as I thought it started at 5pm. Then, I  realised the event starts at 5pm onwards and the HM was the last run! Oh no... that means I gotta take an afternoon nap or else I will probably slept on the street before I complete the race .....hahaha...

I am bit nervous, as so far, I only completed 12KM and was feeling tired after that. There's still 1 and a half months to go before the run. My runners' colleagues told me once I managed to train for 15KM, then I should be ok. Yeah, as Lina mentioned, I gotta pace myself and I have been running at a comfortable pace and make sure I got enough rest before training to avoid muscles ache and joint pains. Anyway, the good news is it took 4.5 hours to qualify for the medal which should be more than enough.

I remember I was feeling nervous too when I first trained for my 10KM last year where I only ran 5KM then and never completed a 10KM run. Nowadays, 10KM is not really an issue for me. Thus, I guess I should be able to complete this race. Wish me luck. I will be running a long run once a week where I gradually increase the mileage. On other days, I will just do 5-6KM runs, which I did one tonight.

And, to reward myself, I had a Kuro Tonkotsu Ramen. I simply love the garlic fragrance in the soup. It was delicious!!
Kuro Tonkotsu Ramen

After stirring the soup and the ramen and egg surfaced.... yums! :)


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