Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday 20.11

Finally had my passport done today. It was such a pain process. Waste of time. First, I have to arrive as early as 8am to get queue number as they only limit to 130 numbers per day. Went to the main door but was told by the staff that I need to get a security pass before entering the premise, so I had to walk to the guard house to exchange the pass with my driving license. Thanks to Mr.Gan that he gave me all the advice on what to bring, what to copy and he even got the form for me when he went to renew his passport 2 weeks ago with his darling wife.

So, after that, (trying to recap the whole procedure, damn!)...went back to the main gate and after some security screen, I went in to the Immigration Consular... took queue number to have my pictures taken, (for the Malaysians who need to renew your passport, please do not take your pictures anywhere else as they will not be accepted). After I had my pictures taken, from the photo machine like those you find at mrt station, the officer cut them into 4 pieces and returned to me in a white little envelope. Then I proceed to a counter to glue the pic, then make sure my form has been filled up completely, as incomplete form will not be entertained.

Take queue number again to proceed with the renewal. Waited till 10am before my number was called. Then, nightmare begins. You see, collection of my passport is after 230pm, what the hell was I supposed to do for the next 4.5 hrs? Mr.Gan told me yesterday to call him once I am done and he and Michelle will meet me for "makan-ing". But I felt bad as they have just started work. Not so nice to call them out. So I walked all the way out from Jervois Rd to Valley Point mall. Walked up and down, in and out of the mall. Shit lor.. so freaking bored. Had no choice but to call Michelle, and they came to pick me up and we went to Red Hill market place for my brunch. I was so damn hungry as I only had a glass of cold fresh milk before I left the house at 730am. I had chicken there, then I followed them for their errands. Then proceed back to Suntec to pick up "Small Jan" and "Hairy Teo" for lunch. We drove to Alexandra Road for lunch at shop that serves really good braised duck.

After lunch, Mr.Gan dropped me back at the Guard House to change for another pass for the collection of my passport. Started to rain again. This time, they called by the number by the pass we have. Mine was no.18, so I didn't wait that long to have mine collected. Left the Malaysian High Comm by 245pm. Shit...!!! Raining.. though I have always love rain but I still have an errand to run at Malacca Street and I was wearing a white pants. With my sandals splattering the water to my pants... yikes!!!
Anyway, this whole procedure, I hope this will be my last, as I intend to convert my citizenship by next year. Crossing my fingers.

Happy Birthday Jac!

Jac's birthday was yesterday, Friday 20.11 but as she will be away on the actual day (she has left for the Oz yesterday for a fishing trip), we celebrated with her in advance. So we had dinner at Fish Market and Bistro at Greenwoods Ave.

Here are the bunch of people I always have fun with. Clockwise: Stanley & Jennifer, the birthday girl, Jac & Me, Superhubby, Prof Kum and Clara. We always have lots of fun and laughter as we made fun of each other. No one gets offended at no matter how bad the teasing can be. Thats where the fun is.
Food was good. We ordered everything for sharing instead of a dish each, so we can enjoy varieties of seafood. As the name says it, Fish Market, they cook good seafood.
This seafood platter, speechless.. you have the best of everything in a plate. Yes, including lobster!!!
Aglio Oglio spagetti..
Seafood spagetti
This one is the best we had tried. Seafood fettucini in cream sauce. Damn good. No word can describe how good this is. We were sharing, otherwise I would have wallop this all by myself. Wuahaha...
Can anyone guess what this is? Its splashes of balsamic vinegar with extra virgin olive oil to be dipped with the bread instead of butter. I never knew they tasted so good together. Thats it...!!! No more butter for me. I am loving this new found treasure.
Haha.. dinner will never be complete without a dessert, when you have Prof Kum at dinner. He is a dessert person as he admitted he has sweet tooth. So we ordered this Hot Chocolate Cake aka Lava cake for sharing. 3 servings, 1 for each couple, except Superhubby. He is the opposite of Kum Kum, so Jac & me shared 1.

Tuesday, Super heavy rain

Tuesday 17.11 was a damn wet wet day. As I was walking towards Raffles Hospital to be picked up by Superhubby, it started to rain when I was at Shaw Towers. As I walked further, the rain got heavier and I only managed to walk to Tan Quee Lan St. After which, it was heavy pour and I was stuck under a shelter of Ritz Apple Struddle shop just opposite Bugis. Sad encounter, as I stood there avoiding the heavy pour and strong wind, (btw, I was almost wet from top to bottom)... a fat lady from the shop mentioned, came out to me and told me to stand aside instead of at her door. OMG!!! This woman has not sympathy hormone!!! I was already pathetic enough to be drenched, not only did she not offer me to come in, she actually chased me away!!! Am I a dog or cat? Gosh!!!! Where have all the sympathies hormone gone to? Missing!!!! Anyway, I didn't want to stand at the corner as I will get even wetter and COLD!!! Damn..

Too free, having to stand there for 30 mins before Superhubby arrived, I took some snaps of the heavy pour. Hehe..

As the weather was so cold, we decided to have steamboat at Beach Road. I walked passed there many times and seen all those yummy foodies, so I thought we should give it a try. We couldn't decide which one to go cos they all looked so good. Decided which one after checking out few of them as we walked passed, but conclusion, we still prefer Hey Hey Hotpot @ Pomo. Quality than Quantity.
I chose herbal soup and Superhubby had the ma-lar (hot & spicy).

These are only some of the choices we picked. The rest were not so interesting.

Dinner at Geylang

Its been a long time since Superhubby brought me to Geylang for my favourite beef hor fun. So after much hinting, after watching 2012 the movie on Monday, he drove us there for a good serving of beef hor fun and fried oysters. I find the latter rather salty and ate very little of it. Superhubby finished the rest but the beef hor fun was not bad. We wanted to buy some soya bean curd home but seems like the shop has been closed down. Not sure if they have moved or closed down.