Love

Love Knows No Limit

PK Mahanandia and Charlotte Von Schedvin in 2014

“I did what I had to, I had no money but I had to meet her. I was cycling for love, but never loved cycling. It’s simple.”

I was in awe when I read this article (link of the article below in red) about how this guy cycled all the way from India to Europe, it didn’t only touched my heart but I felt that their love was real. This is certainly no fairy tale but surely some director in Hollyweed will be milking movie out of a movie of them, seems worthy of the big screen. I would watch it if it comes out.

but what made this story so interesting is that, how in the world did the mother predicted the shit out of her son’s love life ..DAMM.. that is some real shamazam there, spooky but it’s real pure luck I say but surely awesome predicting skills she got there, for all it’s worth he could have rep his country in the Tour De France cycling those miles and maybe made a name for himself as well.

Anyway from the look of their face, that is truly love and good for them. Would you cycle across country for LOVE? in this day and time, I think people just swipe left and right, who cares about REAL love.

The story of PK and Charlotte Mahanandia

 

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K-Swiss 50 Love Singapore

Last week, I had the pleasure of celebrating the 50th anniversary of American footwear brand K-Swiss, where a new heritage collection of all their classic, signature models was unveiled.

Founded in 1966 in California by two Swiss brothers, their aim was to bring their knowledge of ski boot technology to the emerging tennis shoe market, as both sports require footwear with a tight fit to support sudden and powerful side-to-side movements.

The collection will consist of seven classic styles that have been updated with modern footwear technology and high quality materials. The first shoe to be released will be the Classic 66, which is fitting as it was the first and only shoe to be produced in the first 20 years of the brand’s illustrious 50-year history. There will be a limited stock of 1,966 pairs as a nod to its humble beginnings in 1966 and will run alongside six other models; the Si-18 International OG, Surf ‘n’ Turf OG, Lozan III, The Classic VN, Irvine OG and Hoke.


My Dad’s Story

What is going on this cloudy Saturday, maybe it is reflecting the emotional feeling I have inside after watching this really beautiful short clip on Youtube, It moved me so much and I have to say if your emotional barrier is so thin and could just easily break ? You better prepare to wipe those tears away.

This clip was shared by Jason on the chatroom a couple of days ago and boy oh boy it sure moved all of us boys, and excuse me who says boys dont cry. Show this clip to your man…. or woMAN. Definitely a tear jerker.

Tell me what you think? did you cry ?


Hong Kong Short Weekend Food Trail

Mind you this was back in 2013 and I never got around posting it, I do hope you enjoy my post as I usually do not post about food and my travelog, if you do have any “DIE DIE MUST TRY” food  in Hong Kong do share

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As you guys know my blog is not your regular travel blog or food blog, I wish I can do those hotel posting and detailed food review but I will cut to the chase of all the this is airport this is this ,this is that, am just going to jump the gun and just post the few places I have eaten that made the trip so memorable.

Tourist Map

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Reached Hong Kong on a Friday afternoon, most shops weren’t open yet at about 5am in the morning and just walked aimlessly as usual, saw this noodle store that looks pretty interesting. Just look at the humongous serving, my whole palm could not even cover the bowl.

Restaurant : Eat Together Food

Address: 473 Shang Hai Street Mong Kog

Tel : 2771 9818 They are open 24 hours

website : http://eattogether.com.hk

Hui Lau Shan

They are every where and this place needs no introduction, this dessert place is one of our usual haunt when we arrive in HK and same for the one I am going to share below…

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I came to Hong Kong for this … and this only, This is the only smelly tofu establishment that is worthy of smelly tofu, I can’t really pin a location to this stall but its the one at the corner of Prince Edward MTR. There use to be a uncle that sells smelly tofu on a push cart back in 2001. I ate so much of it that the uncle knows me by name, but that is the past there is no more push cart smelly tofu anymore in HK, but if you do know where are they do let me know.

Thinking of smelly tofu makes one shudder, people should not be afraid of it, just cause it smells like garbage, well this is what smelly tofu is to some Asian as to some Caucasian says about Durian.

I do agree about the smell but this is somewhat a love hate relationship, you just have to bear the smell and sink your teeth into one of these freshly fried tofu, make sure you drench it in sauce (can’t really describe if the sauce was sweet or savoury) but the combination of both and the tofu juice that just oozes it out complements the sauce.

It like a perfect blend of flavor in your mouth, but if you do not dare to try this, I suggest you give it a go but pinching your nose to stop your sense from stopping you eating one of this delectable.

Yee Shun Milk Company is particularly famous for their Doubled Boiled Milk With Egg White (aka Steamed Milk, Two Films) Steam Milk with Ginger Juice.  In chinese wording it would be \港澳義順牛奶公司 Yee Shun Dairy Company or some would call it Australian Dairy, ok I really do not know why its called Aussie Dairy

Standards and quality seems to have dropped over the years, as I usually patronized their Causeway bay branch, this was the first time I stepped into the Prince Edward store and I hope it is the store standard and not the overall.

This place I went for dinner is totally crazy, Most of you who follows Anthony Bourdain “No Reservations” will know of this place. He featured it in his Hong Kong segment and I have been wanting to eat that plate of squid ink balls for as long as I know.  Tung Po is crazy filled with people and please please do make your reservation if you ever want to eat here.

Stratifying my craving for this little black sucker and now I have sunken my teeth on it, verdict is : Noodle was bland, but the squid ink balls was bouncy with very smooth chewy texture.

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Fried Oyster Omelet recommended by KK’s mum, looks ordinary but trust me this has got to be one of the best Oyster omelet I have ever had, Not a tad oily yet fried to a light fluffy texture with plump oysters to every bite. If I had the chance I would want to eat this again.

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Deep fried spare ribs coated in a mayo and sesame seed sauce, anything FRIED surely taste nice doesn’t it ? need I explain more?

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The next dish was the Fresh Water Shrimps with Chinese wine, the prawn were just swimming a while ago in the tank and now they are dished out on this plate served with lots of garlic and spring onions, can you believe how fresh this guys were on every bite and with them cooked in Chinese wine they taste heavenly.

isaac976Glutinous rice with loads of goodies inside, they dont taste like those you eat on wedding dinner.. this rice is so soft and fragrant, I surely dont mind having seconds, in fact I was so stuffed I still made some space to fit some of this in my tummy

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Claypot fish slice so so, nothing special .. it was alright

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This is the water-spinach in claypot cooked with salted fish, OH MY the fragrant infused vegetable just goes so well together with the crunchy vegetable. This was not on the order list but we ordered this dish cause of the table next to us, we just can’t resist the smell of salted fish. Who can?

Actually this place really need no introduction, if you want to go eat at this place as Anthony Bourdain did, you better make sure you make your reservation if not prepare to wait. You can find these scrumptious dishes dished out at Tung Po Seafood Restaurant, 2/F Cooked Food Center, 99 Java Road, North Point. Tel: 2880 9339. Opening Times: 5.30pm- 12.30am

Anyway here is to my extended family in Hong Kong whom I will always visit when I am in HK. Thank you for having us every time we are there.

my extended family in HK

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year with iFLY

15 JANUARY 2014: iFly Singapore today released the details surrounding two exciting upcoming holiday specials. The announcement of these special festive rates gives first time flyers an added incentive to experience the feeling of flight in iFly Singapore’s state-of-the-art wind tunnel.

During these promotions, iFly Singapore is offering first time flyers more than 30% off the usual price to experience indoor skydiving. In addition, the Cupid’s Package offers Valentine’s romantics the unique opportunity to see water droplets suspended within the wind tunnel, before taking turns to encounter an exhilarating free fall experience.

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FORTUNE FLIGHT 88
$88 for 1st Timer Challenge Package + 1 complimentary DVD (U.P. $134)
Terms and Conditions
• Book from 24 January 2014 to 12 Feb 2014 and fly from 26 Jan – 14 Feb.
• Valid only for two days advanced online booking. No phone booking is allowed
• The Challenge Package consists of 2 skydives per flyer
• Rescheduling within 48 hours is subjected to a fee of $20 per flyer
• Offer is not valid for use with any other voucher, discount or promotion
• Please visit http://www.iflysingapore.com for pre-flight requirements and guidelines
• iFly Singapore reserves the right to substitute promotional items with products of equal value without prior notice
• iFly Singapore shall not be liable for cancellation of any programme due to unforeseen circumstances
• iFly Singapore pre-flight requirements and guidelines apply
• iFly Singapore standard T&Cs apply

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CUPID’S PACKAGE
Have an unforgettable and romantic Valentine’s Day on wings of love at iFly Singapore at $222 (save more than $100!). Package includes:
1. 2 x First Timer Challenge packages (worth $198)
2. Sprinkling of Love Experience: Step into the magical world of floating droplets of love in the wind tunnel – only available for Valentine’s Day promo, a spectacular sight not to be missed!
3. Memories of your flying experience: Two Photos & One DVD recording of your flight session, and Two iFly Singapore bottles from your Sprinkling of Love Experience! (worth $131)

Terms and Conditions
• Book from 1 February – 14 February 2014 and fly from 8 February 2014 to 16 February 2014
• Valid only for onsite/online booking. No phone booking is allowed
• Onsite booking is subjected to availability of slots for this package
• The Challenge Package consists of 2 skydives per flyer
• Flyers will be taken for their flight experience one at a time by the instructor for their own safety
• Note that DVD is the recording of the flight session only
• Sprinkling of Love Experience is only valid for customers who have purchased the Cupid’s package
• Sprinkling of Love Experience is non-exclusive, there may be other customers in the wind tunnel experiencing at the same time
• Rescheduling within 48 hours is subjected to a fee of $20 per flyer
• Offer is not valid for use with any other voucher, discount or promotion
• Please visit www.iflysingapore.com for pre-flight requirements and guidelines
• iFly Singapore reserves the right to substitute promotional items with products of equal value without prior notice
• iFly Singapore shall not be liable for cancellation of any programme due to unforeseen circumstances
• iFly Singapore pre-flight requirements and guidelines apply
• iFly Singapore standard T&Cs apply


Volkswagen Family Weekend Singapore

Gold Healthy Food Art Program is collaborating with Volkswagen Singapore to bring you a fun filled family weekend. Gold Healthy Food by NutriVille  is offering trial workshops at the two Volkswagen show center for convenient access.

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Details are as follow:

It will be two days of great family activities on the 11th and 12th May, do visit the Volkswagen Center at either Alexandra or Macpherson to participate in many entertaining activities such as
• GoldHealthy FoodArt Program by NutriVille
• Smart Trike Rental for Kids
• OTO equipment for Pampering Corner
• Kids golf by Kindergolf
• Creativity Corner (drawing/colouring) by Rise & Shine
• Delicious food

Not Forgetting the three main attraction

  1. Food Paint
  2. Food Print
  3. and Food Clay

Volkswagen will be having great deals on their family cars, Jetta, Touran and Sharan, with a free child seat for every purchase.

You can make cards and present for your loving mum for this coming Mother’s Day

Please take note of the time before you visit

11:00am to 2:00pm @ Volkswagen Centre Singapore (Alexandra) 247 Alexandra Road

3:00pm to 6:00pm @ Volkswagen Center Singapore (Macpherson) 1 Kampong Ampat

Do come down and have a great Family Weekend


Have a Sporty Valentine

Valentine is just 10 days away and this is the time of the year the florist will turn to Pirates and charges $10 / stalk of rose, if that is not pointing a gun to consumers head then what is?  Poor guys spending dumb money on roses on Valentines day and teddy bears. Why not 5 Romantic Sporty Valentine ways you can spend your time with your loved one.

1. Picnic

Bring a Frisbee or a soccer ball, A picnic is a great idea for Valentine’s Day. All you need to do is pack some of your favourite foods and maybe try something new to create a special memory with your loved ones this year.

2. Biking trail

Do visit the East Coast or the West Coast park for some evening night ride, rent a bike or two (tandem) and serenade  her with your love while coasting to the windy breezes of the Park

3. Roller Skating

If you are those that has been wanting to hold your girls/guys hand but have not pluck up the courage, this is the best sport for your to do it, but make sure one of you is good at it before you start roller skating,  cause falling on your bum every inch is not gonna be a fun date for you guys unless you think spending time in the Hospital treating for bruise and cut is also a romantic venue.

4. Kite Flying

Bring champagne and fruits over to Marina Barrage and fly them kites, proclaim your love by flying the highest one there, or better yet why don’t you guys make your own kite as a per-activity at home and bring it over. Now wouldn’t that be wonderful (I suggest you guys to make a Heart Shape Kite) if you ever do post it on my blog.

5. Star Gazing

Ok, not all are sports, I am not all crazy of it as well, drive your girl/guy up to Mt Faber or maybe just to Sentosa and lie down on the beach, look at the stars and talking all lovey dovey hugy snugy ! ok that last bit was a bit too much. Hey can’t blame me for wanting some.

I wonder if there are any other sporting events that a couple can do together…  have a Fabulous Valentine guys !


Gorgeous song !

update : I just watched her singing in the X-factor live show, and I have to say her voice is buttery smooth, infact somewhat like Adele, voice control is beautiful.  You can watch her original MTV below and Glee’s version as well

Just watched  Glee Epi 8 “Choke” and there was this song that is so beautiful I just got to share, originally sung by Florence and the Machine. I am sharing both version here with you as well as the lyrics, I love both equally..Glee’s version is more upbeat but Florence owned it .

 

Regrets collect like old friends
Here to relive your darkest moments
I can see no way, I can see no way
And all of the ghouls come out to play

And every demon wants his pound of flesh
But I like to keep some things to myself
I like to keep my issues strong
It’s always darkest before the dawn

And I’ve been a fool and I’ve been blind
I can never leave the past behind
I can see no way, I can see no way
I’m always dragging that horse around

And our love is pastured such a mournful sound
Tonight I’m gonna bury that horse in the ground
So I like to keep my issues strong
But it’s always darkest before the dawn

Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaah
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaah

And it’s hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off, oh woah

I am done with my graceless heart
So tonight I’m gonna cut it out and then restart
Cause I like to keep my issues strong
It’s always darkest before the dawn
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaah
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaah

And it’s hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off, oh woah

And given half the chance would I take any of it back
It’s a fine romance but it’s left me so undone
It’s always darkest before the dawn

Oh woah, oh woah…

And I’m damned if I do and I’m damned if I don’t
So here’s to drinks in the dark at the end of my rope
And I’m ready to suffer and I’m ready to hope
It’s a shot in the dark and right at my throat
Cause looking for heaven, found the devil in me
Looking for heaven, found the devil in me
Well what the hell I’m gonna let it happen to me

Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaah
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaah

And it’s hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off, oh woah

Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaah
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaah

And it’s hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off, oh woah