Wednesday, November 30, 2005

from Taipei to Beijing

cooling my heels in HK airport on a 4hr transit. cafe has free internet.

effectively spent 4 days in Taipei with Robina. spent our time visiting frens and eating from one end of TP to another. in another words,it was a gorge fest. Robina said that she neber felt hungry since arriving in TP...

also loaded up on stuff that we can't get in BJ (or even S'pore). Robina topped up her skin care and facial products. I bought 2 spiffy new suits and 3 new shirts. also pickedup some Chinese books. bought 2 bottles of excellent gaoliang wine (made in TW).

more pics when we reach home in BJ...

oh, have to pick up Sally from her (pet) hotel on the way back from airport.hope that she don misbehave and bully other puppies.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Sally's lazy Sunday morning

Sally likes to sleep in after we got up. She will take over the whole bed, find a nice comfy fold of the comforter, lean against the pillow and carry on with her kooning session.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

madcap lunch

a whole bunch of us met up for lunch to celebrate Winnie's birthday. roped in the restaurant waitresses to wheel in the cake and they sang the b'day song in Chinese for our b'day girl.

the flip side of getting a bunch of jokers for lunch is that we were up to nonsense, like spinning the lazy susan like russian roulette to determine who gets to eat the last "har kow" (prawn dumpling) or char siew pao. we ordered too much (as usual) so it was meant as a punishment. I didn't have the heart to tell what "hashima" actually was when the dessert course was up. vaguely told them it was the glands from a lizard and it was especially good for the ladies.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Selina in town

Selina was in town earlier. we met up for makan; Robina brought her around Beijing for shopping and gallivanting. they also went up to the Great Wall for the autumn scenery.

chicken tonight

figured that we might as well eat more "white meat" before bird flu strikes. made a simple dish of roasted chicken drumstick and drumlets. marinated with rosemary, thyme, fresh oregano, lemon juice, honey (to give nice golden brown colour) and soya sauce.

Robina's national service

this is a belated pic of Robina's performing at a function a few months earlier, together with other singaporean ladies (and guys in this case), they spent a few gruelling weeks rehearsing for the song-n-dance thingy. I told Robina that this was her "NS"...she was not amused...

this was her national day "duty" earlier...

Alvin's spiel

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