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More of my daily life and things i do....ya ya....メルヴィンリ- です

月曜日, 1月 28, 0020

Lego 50th Anniversary

50 years of bricks building with Lego... yipprooo...



planned to go down to town at about 4-5 pm when the kids have woken up... and true enough.. both of them got up about 4 pm...

we shopped at Taka.. had dinner at Republic food..








日曜日, 1月 27, 0020


went down to ICA to collect mrs and the 2 kids passport... ( cost me $210 to apply online ).. spent nearly 1.5 hrs just to wait and collect the passport.. I find it very silly and time wasting just to collect the passport.. the last round i collected mine on a weekday.. also waited nearly 1 hr for it... hiaz..

after this , it was neary 1230 pm and the kids were hungry and started to be grouchy... yeeks... quickly brought them to lunch and off we went to bugis.. by then , both Rachel and Marcus were tired.. ( aiyoo like that how.. Japan trip all sleep ?? ) ...had lunch at one of the coffee shop nearby .. where Hill Street TaiHwa Noddle Store was.. ( seens to be famous wor.. i queued neary 15 mins for a bowl of Minced Pork Noddle...

All these ppl in front of me.. 3 of them packed away nearly 15 packs of noddles.. dammm...but ppl still i assumed it must be good..


Verdict : so so niah.. maybe i dunno how to enjoy good food...

shopped a bit at BHG , got myself a long sleeve shirt which mrs wanted me to buy... cause i told her no need to buy , have so many shirts...just grab one of them to wear during Lunar New Year will do.. but she insisted..


Bought 1 lego set for Marcus.. Recycle Truck.. cheap wor ( 19.90 ) usual was 31.90... dunno why offer?? of all the lego sets he has.. he loved the Recycle Truck the most




土曜日, 1月 26, 0020

Ayumi - Secret DVD...

managed to get this DVD ... luv her songs... especially Momentum.






火曜日, 1月 22, 0020

World stock markets plunge as global recession fears grow

oh no..... just saw the papers this morning... yesterday's STI fell 6%.. as bad as 1987 Black Monday.....this is bad .. bad...


found a good buy at Metro Woodlands.... Usual 135.. because of dented corner , they cleared it at $99.. and i redeemed my UOB Smart Dollars.. in the end i paid $75 buy for me this month!!! In Fact this month did not spend much on my hobby...

City Construction super pack include the following sets:
7905 Building Crane
7246 Mini Digger
7990 Concrete Mixer
7248 Digger

Marcus wanted to open the Concrete mixer badly.. so i opened it for him...


土曜日, 1月 19, 0020

Sat at BHG Bugis

mrs wanted to get some knee hi socks from BHG for upcoming Japan trip.. also for the kids... we think it will be cold in April.. Went out early about 930am... and arrive at Bugis about 1030am..

shopped at Bugis till about noon time.. had lunch there.. afterwhich dropped by the Bossini store along the Bugis Village area...





金曜日, 1月 18, 0020


bought 2 x Toshiba 1GB Thumb drive at $10 each... waaa.. cheap wor....
only thing irritating is that its has got the U3 program installed on it... but thank goodness there is a way to remove it.. but once its removed.. its permanent...


also Collected this pair of BT headset from a friend... good wor.. can use on my mobile.. lappy.. and Desktop.. which has to be Bluetooth enabled..


木曜日, 1月 17, 0020

Marcus and laptop...

somehow or rather.. the boy has picked up using the computer... he has been checking out one website called Learn ABC.. pretty good site for toddlers...

anyway.. i turn the storeroom upside down and inside out.. trying to look for the laptop bag which was given out during the last KLA Serminar... and at last i found it today.. in my master bedroom's toilet... dammm....


水曜日, 1月 16, 0020

bought the lappy....

at first i was skeptical about the seller.. thinking he might con me or what... but upon reaching home , played around with the set installed and updated the windows on it.. authentic Windows license... USB port working.. wireless working.. screen was flawless....all i could say.. i loved it... mrs also say its a good buy... anyway i luved it also that the RAM is upgradable to 4GB Max..

Just resigstered a account for Wireless@SG.. hahaha... now lets try it at hotspots in town... or at my place downstairs.... hehehe




火曜日, 1月 15, 0020


found a lappy... Sony Lappies are way off my budget... too ex.. at least 1.7K for a 11" unit...

wat to do .. on budget.. so i chosen this one..Acer Aspire 5551AWXMi .. about $700.. at least still has warranty till 2009 Oct by challenger


Intel Core Duo Processor T2050 (1.6GHz, 533MHz FSB, 2MB L2 Cache)
Intel 945GM Express Chipset

Expandable to 4GB DDR II SDRAM, on dual So Dimm sockets (Subject to availability of 2GB DDR II RAM)

Hard Drive:
80GB hard disk drive (5400rpm)
Optical Drive:
DVD-Super Multi Double Layer Drive
Optical Drive Details:
Read: 24X CD-RW, 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-R, 8X DVD+R, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD-ROM, 4X DVD+RW, 4X DVD-RW, 3X DVD-RAM, 2.4X DVD+R (double-layer)
Write: 24X CD-R, 8X DVD+R, 8X DVD-R, 4X DVD+RW, 4X DVD-RW, 4X CD-RW, 2.4X DVD+R (double-layer), 2X DVD-RAM

Display Size:
14.1" WXGA Acer CrystalBrite colour TFT LCD
Intel 945GM integrated 3D graphics, featuring Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 and up to 224 MB of shared memory

I/O Ports:
3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x PC Card slot (Type II), External display (VGA) port, Headphones/speaker/line-out jack with S/PDIF support, 1 x Microphone-in jack, 1 x Line-in jack, 1 x Ethernet (RJ-45) port, 1 x Modem (RJ-11) port, 1 x DC-in jack for AC adapter
5-in-1 card reader, supporting Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card (xD)

Integrated Fast Ethernet
Built in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network connection (dual-band tri-mode 802.11a+b+g) Wi-Fi CERTIFIED solution, supporting Acer SignalUp wireless technology

Operating System:
Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

Acer Empowering Technology (Acer eDataSecurity / eLock / ePerformance / eRecovery5 / eSettings / eNet / ePower / ePresentation Management),
Acer GridVista, Acer Launch Manager, Aspire Arcade, Norton AntiVirus, Adobe? Reader, CyberLink PowerDVD, NTI CD-Maker

334 (W) x 243 (D) x 28/35 (H) mm
(13.4 x 9.57 x 0.94/1.38 inches);
2.35 kg
44.4W 4000 mAh Li-ion battery pack
3-hour battery life
Acer QuicCharge technology: 80% charge in 1 hour; 2-hour rapid charge system-off; 2.5-hour charge-in-use

Package Includes:
1x Acer Notebook Bag
1x Windows XP Home CD
1x AC Adapter

土曜日, 1月 12, 0020

Sat at ChinaTown

Whole of this week at work.. got home daily about 8pm... i am so tired.. but at least my boss told me i am put up for promotion this round.. yeah.. hopefully my Base Salary hit what i wanted... Also this month got for Marcus another Endowement fund.. Pay 5 yrs($250 per month).. keep for 10 yrs.. mature when he is 20 a sum of about $20K... its just a form of savings for the rascal..

Mrs wanted to drop by Chinatown to get that boy some New Yr clothing... Lunar New Yr is just about 3 weeks away... waa.. this yr so was so sunny today as we headed to chinatown after lunch... Marcus kept on complaining sweat sweat... hahaha the boy cant tahan hot weather.. at least i think he will get to enjoy himself in Japan.. i am more worried about the girl...anyway we have started both the kids on VitC and it seems to help.. been taking for 2 months.. and so far so good... but Marcus nose is still sensitive to dust...

Whole of Chinatown was crowded... but it was still "walkable" with a Pram... hehehe...











金曜日, 1月 11, 0020


looking around for a lappy.. got a couple of offer.. A sony Lappy 2 GB of rams $750..

a HP NC4010 for $380... but 512MB of ram... i think i will choose the latter.. its for me to lug it to japan to transfer files at the very least

水曜日, 1月 09, 0020


very busy day in office.. and another person in my dept.. direct report to my boss tendered...

tomorrow going to do something "bad".. hiaz....

anyway... about 58 days to Japan...added a Vacation Ticker

日曜日, 1月 06, 0020


hiaz... weekend liao... and its over... anyway i am counting down to 5th April... last week ask a money changer for the exchange rate for yen.. quoted 1290 for 100K JPY... ok not too bad...

Rachel has gotten used to the bed.. now we are debating how much Milk powder to bring to Japan... we have been monitoring the consumption of the milk powder and its roughly 1.8Kg per 10 days... looks like i might have to bring nearly 5 Kilos of Milk powder along... hiaz... ..

itenary is nearly ready... i think this round at Osaka.. we will try to spend more time in the city itself.. will be giving Universal Studio a miss as the kids are still small.. but will be checking out this place : Kiyomizudera...

i really hope that we will be in time for the Cherry Blossom.. hoping to see the full bloom at Shinjuku Garden

dinner last night...

had a Crab dinner last night at Ghim moh's Master Crab... restaruant looks popular... with many tables reserved... at least the kids had their afternoon nap....

everyone was there.. my 2 bros.. his wife... my uncles.. and my grandma....






火曜日, 1月 01, 0020

Happy New Yr!!!!.....

its 2008.... and 2007 has passed... looking back 2007.. its has been a good year for me.. in terms of work , family and hobby... hahahaha

anyway 2008 is here.. new challenges.. new goals...

at Least Rachel has gotten used to her new sleeping location.. heee

have to remember.. 5th Jan.. i need to reserve seats on my flight to Japan... in APRIL.....