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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Ah Balling Peanut Soup, Bedok 85 Food Center

After dinner in New Century Village Eating House, my sister suggested to buy Ah Balling Peanut Soup for dessert in Blk 85 Bedok Food Center (the bak chor mee here also not bad, I tried it two years ago). At first I thought the name is quite funny because my niece keep saying. Ah Balling, Ah Balling and I don't have any idea what is it lol.

Turn out, Ah Balling is tang yuan 汤圆 (glutinous rice ball) cook in a peanut sweet soup with a lot of peanuts. You can opt for the fillings for the glutinous rice ball. You can choose from sesame, peanuts,

Damn. I've never tasted something like this before the peanut soup is very good and I like the soften peanut that I can still chew on, unlike the grind peanut soup. The rice ball is quite big, very smooth and quite chewy. Makes me crave for it now that I am writing this post. I should have go for another round before I come back to KL.

Rating: 4.5/5

I later found out from the Internet that Ah Balling started since 1947 in a hawker stall in Chinatown. Now they have stalls in a few food center. There's a very detail description from Street Directory here.


Ah Balling Peanut Soup

Blk 85 Bedok North St 4
#01-259 Fengshan Market and Food Centre

Stall No. 4
Chinatown Complex Food Centre
335 Smith Street, Chinatown Complex

Golden Mile Food Center
505 Beach Road
Golden Mile Food Centre 01-75

On the side note. After tapaoing the Ah Balling, we passed by this bakery and were attracted by the aroma of cakes. The smell is too good to resists. So we bought variety of butter cakes. I chose Butter Walnut Cake, which my mum mistakenly eaten and left a bit for me the next morning -_-

I will say that the butter cakes here is very nice. One for SGD $1.20 and two for $ 2, not too bad right?

The cheese cake look tasty too, so we bought one box for SGD $4.80.

Cake Magic
Shop in the HDB flat in Bedok 85, opposite direction of Ah Balling stall in the food center.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Nuffnang Hong Kong Will Be Coming Soon!

Surprise! Surprise! Last week from an online interview of Boss Ming I was able to guess that Nuffnang has expanded to China. Check out Nuffnang China's website. It's all in Chinese. Feel quite weird looking at a familiar Nuffnang website all written in Chinese. There's even Nuffnang Bloggers of the month from Malaysia, Singapore and Philippine and their posts were translated to Chinese. Nuffnang in Chinese is called "拿福能" which also can mean "Can get prosperity".

There are already activities going on in Nuffnang China.

Then yesterday I had a chat with Timothy when I met him in an event and he told me there will be another new Nuffnang launching in another country by this year. So, that's mean besides Nuffnang China there will be another one coming up before the end of this year. He don't want to give it out though.

Well, this won't be too difficult, using my deducing skill I was able to roughly guess. By reading the blog of both Nuffnang bosses, I was able to see that they travel to China. The other country that they also went to is non other than Hong Kong. As logic, if one opens Nuffnang China, why not do one in Hong Kong too which has lesser red tapes than doing it in China. Timothy told me that they need to apply load of licenses to open Nuffnang China, a license is even needed to register the domain

True and behold. I went home and type on my browser. Voila, loaded the Nuffnang Hong Kong portal. Although it's still not developed yet but I can see testing of a Tweet from @NuffnangHK. I think there's still work to be done on Nuffnang HK like having Chinese Traditional as language option because Hong Kong uses a different Chinese typeset.

So, Nuffnanger be sure to see two more flags added to the Nuffnang portal. Congratulation to Nuffnang to be able to expand to China and Hong Kong. Maybe we might see Nuffnang India not very long from now.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Fish Head Steamboat at Century Village Eating House

The night following the day that my sister brought me to Chew Kee for the soya sauce chicken noodle, she then brought me to Century Village Eating House in Bedok factory area for fish head steamboat. Fish head steamboat is popular in this eatery my sis told me.

But turn out, we're not ordering fish head lol. We just ordered a sliced fish meat hotpot.

Ordered extra enoki mushroom to be added to the hotpot.

I found that the fish stock taste very nice and has a natural sweetness to it. Dig deeper and I found out why.

The stock is cooked with yam. So, I guess the natural sweetness come from the yam. I can assure that no MSG is added to the stock because I was not thirsty after drinking the soup. The fish sliced is quite fresh too.

Rating: 4/5

We also ordered other dishes to go with white rice.

Beer pork ribs. Not too bad.

Their signature tofu.

Stir-fried vegetable.

We only ordered 3 more dishes because the fish hotpot is actually quite big and filled with generous amount seaweed, cabbage, yam and fish slice.


Century Village Eating House (世纪村餐厅)
Blk 3014 Bedok Industrial Park E #01-2158 Singapore
Tel: +65 6445 0972
Open Daily 11am – 11pm
Nearest MRT Station: Tanah Merah Station.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Hitting the High Notes with Lin Yu Chun 林育羣 Malaysia Showcase

I was invited to Lin Yu Chun 林育羣 未來的第一站 大马音乐会 Malaysia Showcase last Saturday at Rootz, Lot 10, Bukit Bintang. Thank you Sony Music Malaysia. Not many familiar faces there. The only one I knew there is Tian Chad. He then bumped into his friend Patrick. I think most of the bloggers went to the other event happening at the same time. Yupe. I saw loads of Tweet from there.

Oh. You don't know who is Lin Yu Chun or more popularly known as his nickname Xiao Pang (小胖). He went on to One Million Star Season 6 (超级星光大道 6) and PKed the contestants there. Then the video of him singing Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" got so many hits on the Internet that the people from US of A started to noticed him. They even nicknamed him "Asian's Susan Boyle". The people from Sony Music then signed him up as a recording artist and as the saying goes, the rest is history.

He was down in Kuala Lumpur to promote two of his debut album, an English ("It's My Time") and a Chinese album ("未來的第一站') . I think he is still in Kuala Lumpur because I heard him doing interview on local Chinese radio station 988 yesterday night.

There were a lot of media there that night. I overheard someone from 8TV 八八六十事 was there too.

Camwhored with Tian Chad while waiting.

After an hour of waiting, finally DJ Jason from MYFM took the stage and introduced Lin Yu Chun.

Chit chat later, everyone is waiting for him to sing. The first song he did is a song from his Chinese debut album. I didn't manage to take video of it though.

A bit of interview with DJ Jason after the first song.

Then he sang the song that made him get noticed, and the crowd went wild. "I Will Always Love You". Man, the high notes that he can do will embarass a lot of female singers.

Time for some fun and game with his fans. There of the fans picked have to sing one song from the album. Juliana, one of his fan there flew all the way from Sarawak to meet him.

Two songs are not enough of the crowd of course. He then sang a cover that he did on one of 順子 Shun Zhi's hit single 星星 (I Am Not A Star) from his Chinese album.

He sang one last song from his English album, "Under Your Wings", which is composed by Walter Afanasieff, whom produced "My Heart Will Go On" for Celine Dion.

It doesn't end there. It's now autograph session for the fans. He did another one at 3pm in Lot 10 a few hours before. One of his PK mate from Malaysia 馬嘉軒 was there to give him her support. She was the first one to get his autograph.

Fans lining up to get his autograph.

After almost half an hour and it's all done. It's time for Lin Yu Chun to say goodbye to his fans. Ah such talented young man.

P.S. For those of you that don't know. PK means "Player Killing",in One Million Star, not Penalty Kick or Pok Kai. It's like a one on one between two or more contestants, the one of the lowest score will be "killed" (put in the loser's area).

Monday, November 22, 2010

SML Volatile - The Journey to iStyle Fashion KLIA Finale

For those of you that is involve in the fashion industry might know that there's a fashion competition going one between a few fashion design schools here. The competition is iStyle Fashion KLIA. Which obviously took place at KLIA. Tomorrow on Tuesday 23rd November 2010 is the grand finale of this competition. Here's a recap of what team SML Volatile has done so far.

1st Heat – BeAccesserized (2nd November 2010)

SML Volatile get access pass that enabled them to access places such as the Main Terminal Building (MTB), Control Pier (CP), Satellite Building (SAT) and LCCT.

Then they start to familiarized themselves with the environment, especially their styling booth.

Their model for the 1st heat Eliana Efendieva getting her make-up done.

This is the result of their work.

Read more about their 1st Hear here in their official blog.

2nd Heat – Man About Town (9th November 2010)

Very obvious the 2nd Heat's theme is to style a male model. SML Volatile's model for this heat is Isaac Ong

After the make over, NingJen and Gizo of SML Volatlie styled up Isaac with their sponsored products.

So what do you think of the styling? I think it's quite catchy.

After all that, it's time for the photo shoot. Where the end result of the shoot will be judged.

Get the details of Heat 2 here from SML Volatile official blog.

3rd Heat ad campaign – Indulge Till You Fly (16th November 2010)

For the 3rd Heat, SML Volatile has to do an ad campaign for KLIA with the theme title – Indulge Till You Fly. It could be anything from shopping to food or even spa.

There's board displayed in KLIA with the short bio of all the 6 finalist teams.

Their model for this heat – Indulge Till You Fly, is Constance Lau

The stylists of SML Volatile, NingJen and Gizo styling up Constance for the photo shoot session.

I don't have to be a genius to know that kind of indulgence team SML Volatile is going for here.

Get more of the scoop of the 3rd hear here.

The judging for the 3rd heat will start tomorrow 23rd November 2010 (Tuesday). There will also be showcasing of all works and result in KLIA.

Good luck and all the best to team SML Volatile.

My Magical Journey

Narnia is back for the 3rd installment. I watched the 1st but missed the 2nd. So now the 3rd, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, I will want to watch it. If I were to be able to go the the magical world of Narnia, I will truly like to explore the Eastern Ocean.

One can get a very beautiful view of the surface of the earth meet the sky view travelling on Eastern Ocean due to the fact that the world of Narnia is flat (yes, Columbus will be wrong with his theory here :p)

Not only that, it is said that the "sweet" water from the Eastern Ocean capable of sating both hunger and thirst, and is completely covered by large lilies. So, I will really want a drink of the "sweet" water to see if it really as it's said and what it taste like. Will it taste like honey?

Good news if you're a GSC-EON Bank Credit Card holder or plan to sign up for one. You'll get to participate in the The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader contest on going now. What more, you'll get free GSC tickets just by signing up. Terms and conditions apply of course. Want to know more about the contest? Go click here.

RSS Feeds in iTalk Whoa!

For us active user of the Internet, we like to keep up to date to the online news and blogs that we read. Someone created RSS (Really Simple Syndication) Feeds so that updates can be receive without us having to surf the website or blog everyday to check for updates. Some of us put the RSS Feeds on our blog or add it to the web browser. I find this kind of making my blog or browser cluttered with RSS Feeds. I read a lot of blogs mind you lol.

Well now I don't have to clutter my blog or browser. All I have to do is login to my iTalk Whoa! portal and add my favourite website or blog RSS Feeds and voila, my personal RSS Feeds portal.

Here's a short tutorial on how to add RSS Feeds to your iTalk Whoa! portal.

Select the RSS Feeds under Mail panel and click on New Group to create a new category/group

Pop up box [RSSFeed Category Name] will appear and please input any name for the new group – example News

Then click on button [Add]
Automatically the News Feeds will appear in current Category Panel as below:

To input any info on News category, just search for RSS News that interest you. In the example, the feeds gather from The star newspaper.
Just go to the The Star Url -
Scroll further down till the end of the webpage and you will see image as below:

The RSS icon placed on the right side and click on it –
You may input or place any RSS in iTalk Whoa! for any website that have the RSS icon
You may get RSS Feeds from:
• Any newspaper – The star []
• At PC/Entertainment website – Apple []
• At blogger website

Shown above the link for RSS Feeds in The Star newspaper. Thus you can just choose any topic that interests you the most. In this example, Sport under News been selected.

Just right click on the RSS icon besides the Sport News and select ‘Copy Link Location’.

Go back to your iTalk Whoa’s account and highlight the News icon, input ‘Sport’ under ‘Feed Description’ and paste the url copied previously.

The Sport RSS url will appear and click ‘Add New’ button and the Sport RSS will appear in the Feed Name Box as below:

To view all the RSS Feeds for sport, just click on Sport under News at the Mail Panel:

All the Sport highlights will be display in split second and you can just click on any link to read/view the full story of the day.

Sometimes, the link create does not appear immediately. Thus user needs to wait for a few minutes before the link to appear. Or user may logout and login again into iTalk Whoa! to view the link.

Voila. Now I can uncluttered my browser or blog from RSS Feeds and move them to iTalk Whoa!