Hobby · Indonesia · Travel

001 – Happy New Year

As the new year come, I started a photography project to improve my skill (I hope..). It’s a 365 photo challenge where I need to take photo (and post it) everyday. Let’s see how it goes but I want this to be a success project. I posted the pictures on my facebook page but I figured I need to do it here as well. So.. here is the first photo :

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This photo was taken at one of the hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia on new year’s eve. They have a firework event and it was beautiful!

 

Experience · Food · Travel

Singapore Trip – Final Day

Since it passes the time so long already, I combined my 2 last days in Singapore in this post. My 4th day was basically spent in Farrer Park Medical Centre for the check up and meeting my doctor. This hospital is quite new and they have a very good imaging laboratory (for ultrasound, MRI, etc). To reach this hospital, I went to Farrer Park MRT Station, and searched for “Farrer Road Station Rd” exit. I think this one is easier than “Farrer Park Medical Centre” exit. At the exit, go to the left then turn left, and there you will see it already.

I had an appointment with them which was arranged by my doctor. The staff brought me to changing room and asked me to wear the top gown. After that I was ushered to the room. I often do this ultrasound check and they normally done in less than 30 minutes. But this one, it took 1 hour! She really did a thorough check and very detail, didn’t let the time hurried her.

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Instruction in Changing Room

After the check, I went to cashier and paid for it. Then I had about 3.5 hours before the appointment with my doctor. I contacted my friend who lives near that area and apparently she was busy with her child. So.. Let’s go to Plaza Singapura! It is very convenient since it is at the same route so I don’t need to change MRT. It is only 2 station away from Farrer Park.

I haven’t had breakfast and this started to bother me. I’ve been to Plaza Singapura before but it was many years ago, so I didn’t familiar with their layout and shops. But.. I found Old Chang Kee! My favorite snack there is the crispy squid head.I’m not a fan of squid head but for this one i love it!

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Old Chang Kee

The next plan would be finding place to sit and buy a drink. And I failed on that… Couldn’t find somewhere to sit and enjoy my morning. I was sure there is a place or two to sit, but I just wasn’t familiar with the place. I ended up sitting at the bench outside the plaze lol. Enjoying my squid head and headed back to the building. Wondered where the drink places are!

There are many interesting shop in Plaza Singapura. I don’t remember what I did there but it was suddenly already 12pm and time for lunch. I had lunch with my friend at coco ichibanya. I like japanese curry rice, and they made a good one here. It was hard to find the place though, since I wasn’t familiar with the plaza (again..). Apparently it is located at the junction area, the new plaza Singapura, connected at 3rd floor.

There were many construction area inside the plaza, so I was amazed that I could find my way back to MRT Station on my first attempt xD There were no signboard or anything to lead me to Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station. Maybe I could find it because I’m used to play RPG games lol. Finding routes and such. Anyway.. I’m back at the hospital and met my doctor. After a few examination, I’m done for the day. Everything is okay according to her (hooray!).

I had about 4 hours before my dinner appointment. My bag was heavy because I brought my samsung tab. So tempted to go back to hotel and put everything away so I could walk without any burden, but there were many stores at plaza singapura that I haven’t checked it out! So I went there instead. Strolling through daisho with their halloween collection, and bought some for dog costume. Bought a game at game store. Trying out nana’s green tea.

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Finally I had a chance to open my samsun gtab and worked on my blog while enjoying this houjicha latte. It was yummy. Their place is very strategic. In the center of the plaza and big cafe as well.

After that, I continued my journey to look around more. There is paper market, where they sell MANY kind of paper for scrap book, cards, etc. They also have stamps, stickers, and other cute stuff to make paper craft. Next to it is Art Friend. There is one in Vietnam as well, but this one in Plaza Singapura is huge!

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In the end I didn’t have time to go back to hotel and put my heavy things away. Just went to meeting place directly. My friend wanted me to try Mentai udon in Matcha House. She said it is really delicious. So let’s try!

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This is the udon. It’s similar with the one I liked at Marugame Udon before they removed it from the menu. But this one has bacon as well. I mixed all of them together. Yup, calorie bomb! But it was delicious. Need to finish it quick though, or else it won’t taste good when they’re cold.

 

After dinner, I just remembered that I wanted to buy a battery charger for my camera. I emailed the store already and they gave me the price. With hight hope, I went to Center Point and went straight to camera store. It was closed. I couldn’t believe it. Before 9.00 pm and they already closed! My friend told me it was because of Monday. They normally closed the store early on Monday. Whaaa??

Last day

I had breakfast at Watanabe Coffee (again). This time I ordered banana cinnamon. Ahh.. they were sooo tasty. I normally can’t eat much for breakfast, but this one I can finish it.

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Banana Cinnamon Toast @ Watanabe Coffee

There was not much to do during last day. I already tired of walking, especially my back already sore from carrying the backpack all the time. I just visited some stores without buying anything, and just keep walking. And it was time for lunch before I knew it..

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Lucky Chicken Rice

My Singaporean friend asked me, why foreigner soo in love with their chicken rice. It’s just chicken and rice. True indeed. I also don’t know why people going crazy about this chicken rice. But one thing I know, I like their hainan rice. I used to hate hainan rice when I was in Indonesia. I still hate it though, but I love Singaporean hainan rice 😀

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There you go, all done for my trip. See you next time, Singapore. I’ll be back.

Ciao.

Pet · Vietnam

Lucky, the amazing girl

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Last Saturday I went to morning walk with A.R.C (Animal Rescue and Care) as usual. The difference was I brought my camera to take the pictures of dogs on the walk. I got some nice pictures that morning. On top of that, I luckily got this picture of Lucky, the rescued dog. She was stretching and yawning lol. I was so happy because I needed a good picture of her to make a post about 1 year she’s been with A.R.C., and I got this picture! Thank you Lucky for making my day.

I posted this picture along with the old pic of her from 1 year ago, and it got unbelievable responds from people. She is living happily now. She even gained some weight! Hopefully we find someone suitable for her to adopt her. She is ready for a home now!

Cherry On Top

Pet

Natural or Made – That is the question

Details is the theme for weekly photo challenge on WordPress this week. I never knew about this challenge before until I stumbled upon a post in one of WordPress blog. It is an interesting one, so I decided to enter the challenge.

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I don’t have a macro lens so this is the closest I could get with my camera. I used Sony A6000 with standard lens. This is my close up photograph of my dog’s hair. She has this crimped hair which makes her looks cute (Ahem..). Many people thought I brought her to pet salon to make her hair like this. They are wrong! This hair is her natural hair. (And of course, people didn’t believe me when I said so..). They often made joke that I did it in secret and said it is natural 😀 Possible.. but for some friends who know me, they would laugh if they heard it. I never done anything to my own hair, let alone doing cute stuff to my dog’s hair lol

So, the answer is Natural. She is a natural beauty (my dog, of course) 😀

Ciao!