Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Royal Treasure Discovery

If you have seen an earlier Tokyo post of mine, you'll know that I love Royal Milk Tea. Now, here in Singapore, it's almost impossible to find the drink in almost any form. Imagine my surprise when I stepped out of the subway into Plaza Singapura shopping mall and found this (in a basement corner next to Carl's Jr). A Pokka drinks vending machine ... with Royal Milk Tea in it! That's not all. In Japan, the Royal Milk Tea from their vending machines are served cold but from this machine in Singapore, it's frickin' HOT! Check out the middle row with the red bar below it. Those are the hot can drinks. Far as I know, this is the first time I ever had a hot can of drink pop out of a vending machine here. Anyone else seen this before?

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Weekend Dallies

What I'm watching on DVD:
Battlestar Galactica Season 1

What I'm playing on my Nintendo DS:
Clubhouse Games

What I'm listening to (and watching over and over again):
Take from 2003 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony. Gawd, it just doesn't get any cooler than this. Well, this one is pretty good too. The Boss and Chuck Berry. Aw hell, you can't talk about the Boss' best team-ups without this. Well, since we got on the topic of Roy Orbison, here's another of me favourite team-ups.

What I'm reading:
Bats goes hardcore this week in Justice #8.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Another Lazy Sunday

So here we are again on Sunday. Only this time there were 7 1/2 of us for breakfast. It wasn't as crowded as the last time but that's probably cos of the haze that has blanketed the entire island for last couple of weeks. Anyway, service was a lot better than the last time. No wrong orders and the food came real fast too. This time, I had the omelet with sausage, tomato, onions and of cos, mushrooms. So can anyone tell me the difference between a flat white and a latte? Everyone pretty much enjoyed themselves (including the mosquitoes again) and we hung around till about noon.

In a totally unrelated bit of news ... Gen Con is coming to Brisbane in 2008!

For those who don’t know what Gen Con is, it’s THE gaming convention event for the gaming industry. It’s been around for about 40 years and every year, there are two in the US as well as recently Europe. And knowing me and games, well, it's a given I'll try ne best to be there.

It’s the closest Gen Con has ever been to this region and after speaking to some friends, we are pretty hyped up about it even though it’s two years away. A couple of me friends were lucky enough to make to Gen Con in the US a few years ago and it’s definitely an experience.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Meat On A Stick

Trust me, this cheese sausage resting in that little heap of mashed potatos and gravy is a lot better than it looks. Although famous for their beer-battered fish and chips, their sausage on a stick is pretty damn good too.

After dinner, caught the Miami Vice movie on DVD. Well, that's almost two hours of my life I'll never get back.

What Gong Li said, "I am a business woman."

What we heard, "I am a piece of woman."

Sunday, October 08, 2006

It's All About The Game

Woot! Finally hit Level 60 with me WOW (World of Warcraft) Horde character last nite. Took me longer than usual cos I was on a PVP server which means I spent a lot of time ganking, corpse-camping and causing Alliance players tons of grief instead of leveling up my character. Ah...good times.

Far as I can remember, I have always been into games. Playing them board games and pen-and-paper role-playing games way before I had a computer. These days I have a bunch of friends who get together once in a while (used to be real often before WOW) for board games (Citadels) and collectible card games (VS).

Besides WOW, here's a little rundown of some of me gaming ...er...'artifacts' around the apartment.

Here's where I used to plant meself every day in front of the Xbox. Believe it or not, I haven't sat in there for months, ever since I started playing WOW. It's a real comfy bean bag! I might move it to another room.

A very different kind of game but one of my all-time favourites. Fencing. Here's me trophy for foil from some years back. Man, I could go on and on bout what a cool sport fencing is. I think it's probably one of the very few contact sports around where it doesn't matter what your sex is or how old or big you are. I remember I laid the smackdown on a giant German while I had my candy ass handled to me by a little girl half my size. It's all bout speed, agility and reflexes. Oh yah, tattoos are cool too!

Now these are the little ones currently keeping me occupied...for now at least.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Comfort Food Pt 1

It's been another crazy week at the office so I figured it's time for some comfort food. Usually if it gets really busy, I'll try to grab some breakfast outside before heading to work, instead of making me own sandwiches like I always do.

Here's what I treat meself for me comfort food, roti prata for breakfast. That's kinda like an Indian flatbread. I used to have 3 of those but now it's just one plain and one with egg. Of cos, you gotta have teh tarik or "pulled" tea to go with it. Here's how Anthony Bourdain describes it, "This Indian tea is brewed from leaves, dosed with condensed milk and then pulled, meaning poured back and forth between pitchers from increasing heights until it is frothy."