Monday, June 30, 2008

viva le tour.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

the ultimate bike.

my new bike
i feel like getting one of these babies
flying pigeon bicycle
from the people's republic of china
the ultimate market bike
to end the reign of all market bikes
the best part about this bike
single speed
no cables
ridden by chinamen everywhere
need i say more?

teochew mutton soup
new world mutton soup
berseh food centre
jalan besar

the fragrant soup full of herbs
just masked the smell of mutton
it has a very nice herbal taste
which goes well with the yam rice
they give plenty of the soup
which is the most important part of this dish
its perfect if u dont want to eat something too heavy.

mango with milk shaved ice & ice cream
ice monster
180 Bencoolen Street

officially the best shaved ice mango ive eaten
there isnt too much ice
the mango is pre chilled
there's enough milk to make it creamy
and the ice cream is not too sweet
havent had it for about a year though
but still just as good
i wanna go back and try their durian with mango.

just got back from desaru
it was an insanely hot day
i carried my water bag today
so that made for five litres of water that i was carrying on me
not really used to carrying load on my road bike
that really put plenty of strain on my back
the heat today was a bit crazy
i was really feeling the burn today
i came back today feeling dehydrated
gonna throw back like a gallon of water tonight
i need to rehydrate
tomorrow is another long day in the saddle
with filming going on i need to have a clear mind
oh well
i better get some work done and go to sleep
dont know if i can make it for training tom
really tired.

category: before & after

after moving and fixing for about a week
the house is almost just about but not really done
at least the living room is all sorted out
but we still have no tv
because incredibly
scv doesnt run cable here
we have to pay to get them to install
genius right
but thats ok
i dont watch much tv anyway
the room you see in the photo is the living room
i dont know how we did it
but finally everything is in its proper place in the cupboards
moving is nostalgic
it lets you dig up old stuff that you havent seen in years
and you wondered why you never threw some stuff away
and you wonder why you didnt take better care of other stuff
oh well
glad its
almost just about but not really over.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

happy anniversary my dear.

its been a month
and i'm happier than i've been in a long time
we've had our ups and downs
and our fair share of misunderstandings
but its been wonderful all the time
and i really hope
that i am what you want
because you are to me.
so here's to us,
(i'm purposely not finishing this sentence)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

another bike shirt.

another biking tshirt
this was the design we talked about tonight at meeting
it didnt really occur to me then
but when i finished
i thought it looked like one of those
"singapore is a fine city"
which cynthia happily pointed out to me also.
oh well, time to be more decisive lah
we have like tons of options
at least we're steadily accumulating
i suppose we might shortlist some of the better ones ourselves first
then we open to the floor for more comments and ideas?
not sure whats gonna happen
so im just gonna keep contributing to the ever
growing pool.

Monday, June 23, 2008

our first photo together
for u. till we meet again.

smux camp teaser.

edited version
you can play
"spot the difference"

09 tcr advanced sl

giant's 09 tcr advanced sl
the ones we've been seeing highroad race
is finally available to us mortals
it features a square downtube
much like cervelo's R3
i really think giant have outdone themselves this time
they've taken some very nice features from some
purebred racing machines
such as the downtube, the press cup bottom bracket
and the tapered integrated headtube
flared top tube
to make this one hell of a stiff ride
this model seems to have the new mechanical dura-ace
fitted on
the new crankset looks super fierce on this steed
im looking forward to check out and
grope the new shifters
they look freakin awesome

Friday, June 20, 2008

you've only been gone for three plus hours
and i already feel like
im short of something
like there's something not done
like i haven't said goodnight
like i haven't talked about my day
like im just going to bed without words
plus just after you scared me to death today
when you told me what happened
with that
i realise that the next few days
arent going to be easy
and that it must've been crazy for you to wait for me
when i went to thailand
and now i can't imagine going away for two weeks
can i bring you along?
just like how im wishin i could fit in ur suitcase
but i really hope you have fun
you finally have that holiday you wanted!
have a blast
i'll be right here.
with much forced patience.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

living in a red light district.

finally moved into my new place
first night spent in the new house
i must admit i cant believe im here
after that long and tedious process of moving everything
but its all still not over
oh, useless trivia time
this place used to be a red light
in fact, there're still plenty of lupsup places here
and desker road is down the street
oh well,
should be fun
and i can take plenty of pictures around here.
teochew muay
near balestier/lavender

this was one of the many food places
around my new house
you really wont be afraid
to not be able to find food around here
i've already found two 24hr establishments
and this was some of the best porridge dishes i've eaten
maybe it was cuz i was hungry from a day at the house
i loved the sauce they gave with it
it wasnt salty and it tasted like chicken essence
mom was convinced some special ingredient was involved
anyway, the quality was consistent and high
nice haybeehiam also.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

moving & shifting & transiting.

my new street.
its going to be a new life
a new start here
more nooks and crannies to explore
more good food to sample
im out of the ulu part of singapore
and into a more central place
so i dont have to ride so freakin far
just to meet up with people
i move tomorrow.
who knows whats nice to eat in the Jln Besar area?

Monday, June 16, 2008

the moon reflected off the water at lower pierce
an incredible view
with the horizon glowing red
at 3 in the morning
once again our supposed haunted places recce
dug up more
but im glad the route is finally settled on
im just gonna be incredibly busy this week
i move to my new place on wed
im going to be living in serangoon
10mins away from school
im going to love my new house
moving plus all my other stuff is gonna be one hell of a ride

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

my work for the biking team t shirt
it was really easy to do
each person has a bike in a matching colour
i was thinking if i could do a connect the dots thing
oh well
start with this basic one first lah

Friday, June 6, 2008

truly an amazing malaysia & thailand.

ben is back from his recce trip
it was an endless road trip
after 7 days of nodding off in the car
we're finally home
i'm too tired and lazy to blog so much about it
the panorama was taken in krabi
on this really amazing looking beach
which during low tide
you can walk to the islands
if its too small to see here click on it
i uploaded in quite a huge resolution

trip pictures here, here & here.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

ride from the hut.

this marks the end of another
successful roadshow by the
ride from the hut (beach hut)
i really think this whole thing is gonna work out
just fine
this thing is really the biggest thing im doing for summer
i leave this tuesday for the recce trip
i hope all goes well
im really tired.
took the 1am to 6am slot for the cyclethon
im totally like drained now

beef noodle
thaksin beef noodle
seah im food centre

the texture of the beef is nice
and the soup stock is pretty ok
my only gripe is the price
3.50 for a foam bowl
the presentation was totally sucky
and a real turn off from the start
so no matter how tasty the product
its kinda disgusting to eat it from foam
i have this thing against this kinda packaging
i get irritated when i scratch the bottom of it
it makes this scratching noise that
just gets on my nerves

i still love donut factory
happy days,
i love peanut butter.