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Tea with AK71: Family, friends, Abercrombie & Fitch and BPA free water bottles.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

I had a restive long weekend. Long weekend? Yes, for someone who has to work half days on weekends, this was a nice long weekend for me. Hmmm, well, I did visit a customer for slightly more than an hour on Saturday but that's not really work. Just delivered mooncakes and had a chit chat.

So, what did I do this "long weekend"? I had tim sum with my family, caught up with some friends and did some shopping. Spent some money (quite a lot by my standards) and helped to stimulate the economy, not that the economy needs much stimulating. The restaurants were packed! The shopping malls were packed!

Tim sum was at East Ocean Teochew Restaurant in Shaw Centre. I took some photos of the more creative pieces (only available on weekends and public holidays) with my trusty Samsung phone camera (as usual):

Penguins! These had lotus paste and salted egg fillings. Yummy!

So cheerful, right? Almost couldn't bear to eat it.

The one on the right didn't look as cheerful but it was still cute. :)

Called "Ugly Ducklings", these were a bit like "wu kok".

These were filled with "mei cai", the same vegetable that they would have with stewed pork.

Looks like a duckling, doesn't it?

This is a photo of the gigantic poster at Knightsbridge (the former Crown Prince Hotel) some two or three stories tall where Abercrombie & Fitch  is going to have their second branch in Asia.

Apparently, it caused a Singaporean auntie some distress, enough to write in to the papers, saying that it was indecent and that people turned away when they walked past it. I don't see why is it indecent.

Actually, I saw people (male, female, young and old) taking out their phones and snapping pictures of it while waiting to cross at the traffic lights. So, what do you think of it?

Apart from spending money at restaurants and cafe, the only other place I spent money at was in a Nike shop, where I bought four BPA free plastic water bottles for myself and my family.

Barley drink not included.

I think not enough people realise that harmful chemicals leach from plastic water bottles into the water they hold. We should make sure that the plastic water bottles we use are BPA free.

I also paid my bills at an AXS machine, got a friend a belated birthday present, got a pair of socks and had a haircut at QB House in 313 Somerset. I like the haircut too. Definitely a nice weekend!

Tuesday is a holiday again! Selamat Hari Raya! Yeah!


INVS 2.0 said...

Hi AK71,

Well, it is sure a long weekend and I am off on Monday as well. That sums up a very long weekend. But somehow on Sunday I was disappointed by the fact that someone I don't like has become the president. :(

Other than that, end of Aug is also a time to collect dividends too.

AK71 said...

Hi INVS 2.0,

Wow! You get four days off from work in a row? That is so wrong. I want it too. ;)

I shan't discuss my feelings on Tony Tan winning the Presidential Election for fear of opening another can of worms. Ha ha. Well, at least we did not end up with Tan Kin Lian. ;p

I am collecting dividends this month and next. Nice. :)

Hwang said...

I like the dim sum!

AK71 said...

Hi Hwang,

I love tim sum too but it has been a long time since I had tim sum in Singapore prior to this visit to East Ocean.

It seems that prices have gone up quite a bit. To my mind, it seems like a 50 to 60% increase in price from 3 or 4 years ago.

East Ocean's business was simply booming on Saturday. We went the moment they opened their doors at 10am and we could only get a table because we made reservations a few days in advance! Amazing!

mark said...

Bro u gave me an idea for the next round table..!

AK71 said...

Hi Mark,

Yum cha and tim sum? Hahaha.. ;)

bummy said...

On !

AK71 said...

Wah, bummy likes tim sum too. That is a nice surprise. :)

Dividends Warrior said...

Hi AK71,

The penguins are so cute. ^^

I dun think I can eat them. Lol.

Glad you enjoyed the weekend.

AK71 said...

Hi DW,

Yes, they are sooo cute. I agree.

It took me some determination to bite into the head of one. Guess what. The lotus paste got squeezed out from its buttocks!

Everyone had a good laugh because it looked like, er, you know what. ;p

chnrxn said...

Hi AK,

I was just wondering, with the convenience of Internet banking, why would it still be necessary to pay bills via AXS?


AK71 said...

Hi chnrxn,

I actually find AXS very convenient. They are everywhere and I can pay for virtually anything including, I found out recently, my road tax and ERP fines. To encourage the use of AXS, I was actually given a discount for the ERP fine too. I like that. ;)

There is also no need to login and no need for two factor authentication. :)

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