|White Neck was grooming himself, oblivious to the strong wind. He got a shock from my bag which got blown off the stone chair to the ground.|
Monday, July 31, 2006
Sunday, July 30, 2006
Sis and I watched Miyazaki's animated movie "The cat returns". It's about the adventures of a schoolgirl, Haru after she saved a cat from being knocked down by a truck and the cat turned out to the Prince from the Kingdom of Cats. The very fat cat character reminds me of Fat Cat. It's a simple story and it was good entertainment for a Sat evening when there are nothing interesting showing on Channels 5 and 8.
I was dragging my new cabin luggage (bought from John Little) around Orchard yesterday late afternoon as Sis wanted me to accompany her for her late lunch and some shopping. I was worried that my 25 inch luggage will be too big to bring around in Japan, so I decided to play safe and buy a cabin size one.
Thursday, July 27, 2006
My course of antibiotics finished on Wed but I have been still coughing with runny nose. When my colleague asked me to join her and her daughter to see a Chinese physician in Toa Payoh area, I readily agreed. It's well known that western medicine tries to cure the symptoms while TCM looks at the root problem. I had to rattle off my symptoms and discomforts by speaking in Chinese. The physician took my pulse and said I'm heaty. He wrote down my Chinese name and prescribed some medicine for me. I had to down more than 5 tablespoons of familar tasting bitter solution and 2 tablets 3 times a day. My colleague was very nice to call me just now and said she can bring me for follow up consultation if I find the medicine effective. Hope I get well soon! :)
Sunday, July 23, 2006
I visited the doctor this morning as my sore throat has progress to cough and runny nose. I hope to recover soon by staying at home today. The cough mixture and flu tablets are making a little drowsy but I am wide awake enough to blog about interesting gastronomical experiences! Hee.
Forgot to mention that even though I didn't get any shoes and bags like the girls from Makota Plaza, I managed to buy some nonya foodstuff (pineapple tarts, "pigs' ears" and curry powder for mum) from this Nonya shop in Malacca that Joan and family like to visit whenever they are in Malacca.
We left Malacca before 6pm and along the highway, we found many cars whizzing past us at speeds faster than 130km/hr. We managed to find this eatery in Johor Bahru and had a feast of fried bee hoon, stir fried kailan, assam fish, mixed vegetable with beancurd and steamed squids. With full stomachs, we happily headed for Singapore.
Another speciality @ the eatery is the fried dumplings. Nestled inside each dumpling is a whole prawn. Very fresh and absolutely worth my sacrifice despite me developing a cough and sore throat. I didn't try to push my luck by dipping into this nice vinegar chilli sauce.
Yesterday Joan and her dad drove me and Pauline along the North-South highway to Malacca. We left the Tuas Checkpoint around 9.30am and with some toilet stops in between we reached this eatery (that Joan has been raving about) after noon. We were hungry and started eating some homemade yong tau hoo.