Fullerton Singapore

Dear Dad,

Last night was Co. D&D, K1 wore a colourful dress and won 1 night wkend stay at Fullerton hotel. 2nd time win Fullerton hotel stay at 2 different lucky draws in last yr and this yr. So long as it is not Raffles hotel again as K1 prefer Fullerton to Raffles.

K1 will book another room so that mum, papa, mama, K1, K2, N1 and N2 could tag along for wkend staycation. N1 and N2 are looking forward to hotel staycation especially after check-out, they ask when are they going for the next staycation? Thus, their parents said they are being pampered as they had the opportunity to stay at 5-star hotels (W Sentosa, Fullerton, Raffles and next year Fullerton again). Thank you good luck as K1 could only bring them along when K1 won a night hotel stay.

2 yrs in co. and 2 more wks before peak season is over, it’s not easy for the past few mths from no motivation to finding motivation and going to ofc cuz of responsibility. It’s challenging to handle 1 of the key agents which have many groups with complicated itineraries (in/out different city). It takes time to build rapport and good working relationship with them. Sometimes, K1 feel that K1 is working for agent and not co.

Last mth, K2 ask K1 for tentative itinerary. K1 overlook that day is short and night is long during winter, luckily K2 reminded K1. 1st time plan free and easy trip for winter so need to have backup plan in case of snow storm. Found out that most attractions closed on X’mas so change plan to go mountain to see Santa Claus and have an experience of winter activities.

 

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Dad,

K1 went window shopping while waiting for mum and saw your name in the brand for kitchen utensils @ BHG. Google the brand online and found out the brand came from UK. Maybe K1 can consider to buy 1 of the kitchen utensils and Dad is always with us whenever we cook using it.

Last wkend, we went to watch N1 & N2 concert, and we enjoyed their performance. After that, we had lunch @ Han’s cafe that served huge portions of food (maybe cuz not many people go to that outlet). In the night, we went to B1 is 1 bday party that has vege buffet, prawns, satay, cupcakes, fruit tarts etc.

Your grand nephews (N2, B1) and grand nieces (N1, S1) have grown taller and smarter. They are imaginative and like to role play. Recently, papa mama bought stuff for S1 but S1 said K1 gu gu bought for her and it happened twice. So K1 bought Elsa bag for S1, she’s happy to receive it and carry it to sch. K1 gu gu will try to dote on them equally if possible… This wkend, mama, K1, N1 & N2 are going to kitty carnival (not sure if they will enjoy but cuz K1 want to go and feel bringing them along will be fun…) After carnival, K1 watch concert with mum, ah yi, yi zhang, Uncle D etc.

Good night…

 

 

 

Happy News…

Dad,

During Hari Raya PH, we went to KL by Malindo Air and stayed at Aloft KL Sentral Hotel (minibar FOC in Twin room). It’s a makan and shopping trip. I received a surprise – Best Employee Award for 1st half of this year (Thanks alot Ms T for the nomination and Co for the award of an iPad). The iPad come in handy as we FaceTime K2 when he’s overseas for exchange program.

Aloft KL Sentral Htl

Award

Before K2 go overseas for exchange program, we had makan gathering and staycation @ Deluxe Villa, CSC Changi. The next day, we head to Temasek Poly for lunch and watch All As One musical (Satay satay Rojak rojak). After musical, we went to NDP Preview @ Floating Platform.

Makan...

SG50

K2 is now overseas and the exchange program starts next week. K1 will meet K2 in Dec and we come back together in Jan next yr. At first, K1 plan to meet K2 in Taiwan cuz of exp airfares. However, mum encouraged K1 to go Canada and meet K2 for holidays – Thank you Mum :). Looking forward to board Hello Kitty aircraft as we will stopover at Taiwan.

Next mth, we’re going to Yilan and Taipei by Jetstar promo fare. 1 of the places K1 want to go again – Shifen to release sky lantern as few wishes came true. Hopefully, this yr few wishes will also come true for next yr…

Good night…

Jan – Apr 2015

Dad, I felt that you gave me good luck to win good prizes at lucky draw. The day before CNY hamper draw, I chose Eiffel Tower keychain in gold colour and the next day lucky no 6 won XO Brandy in fragile Eiffel Tower… During CNY lunch party draw, I won 1st prize – 1N stay at Raffles Hotel… Aunt LH said Goat Luck will follow together with Good Fortune and Good Health! 谢谢你!

Mid-Nov last year, Mum went for radiation therapy for 1 month at NCC and she got to know of the concert ‘Hope 50 – Together As One’ that is organised by S’pore Cancer Society. She requested for 14 tkts at the booth at NCC and I went online to request another 4 tkts. We went to watch the concert on 16 Jan at The Star Theatre. In addition, we got stickers for the closed door event (dinner buffet, games and activities such as face painting, Cartoon Caricature) before the concert.

Mum said she has not been to Penang for many years so we went to Penang in Jan. We flew by Jetstar and stayed 2N at Four Points by Sheraton Penang (private beach with plentiful of seashells) and 1N at G Hotel Gurney. Upon arrival at Penang, we meet my ex-colleague, Annie for lunch at Real Food Sonnentor, Straits Quay and explored Armenian Street Got Talent where I did Henna. 2nd day, we took bus 101 and went to Little Penang Street Market that is nearby E&O Hotel. We had late lunch at Passion Heart Nellcis at 83 Muntri St (nearby Camera Museum) and also ordered yummy CNY goodies such as pineapple tarts. We had late dinner at the hawker centre nearby Four Points by Sheraton Penang. 3rd day, we booked car rental with driver to bring us on a day tour around Penang to attractions such as Peranakan Museum, Penang Time Tunnel, Kek Lok Si and Penang Hill. While waiting for the delivery of pineapple tarts, we had Happy hour at Tree Bar, G Hotel. We had vegetarian meals at Idealite, Gurney Plaza and did our last minute shopping before our flights back home.

CNY is in Feb, a month of makan and gathering. You still remember my tall friend, HX? She got tickets to watch Chingay Parade so I went with her (hopefully can get tkts to watch NDP as this year is SG50, fingers crossed…) As usual, we always support Papa in the RC makan so we went for CNY makan and won lucky draw 4th prize – a bicycle that is a hint to us to keep fit haha… L1 and L2 gave us a surprise as both of them were back from LA for CNY gathering and we took photos as most of us were present. I had special order at dept CNY 素 lunch cum lohei @ Tung Lok, The Central.

Salad Day

V Day cum Reunion Dinner

CNY Day 2

Chingay 2015

K2 had 1 week term holiday in March thus we went to Sibu, Sarawak to visit relatives. We took Air Asia night flight to KL and stayed 1N at Tune Hotel klia2. The next morning, we walk to Klia2 for our flight to Sibu and had our breakfast (mee siam and nasi lemak) at the cafe, departure hall. Upon arrival at SBW airport, ‘wow’ is the word to describe as it is refurbish and air-condition (a mini version of KCH airport). Hopefully there will be direct flights from SIN – SBW… Our nephews and nieces have grown taller and K2 is only few years older than the oldest nephew and niece so he’s thinking if they call him ‘kor kor’ or ‘uncle’ haha… We also meet up with Macik Nona and her family, Macik Nona made yummy snacks… YE jie jie’s sister made yummy kueh lapis of different flavours and I almost eat all the kueh lapis. 1st and 2nd Aunt bought makan such as Kampua noodles, white and black pepper seeds, white pepper powder for us to bring back. 3rd day, we had local food such as Kampua mee, Kompia for breakfast before our flight to KL. Upon arrival at KL airport, we check-in our luggages for our flight back home and had late lunch @ The Gateway. Home sweet home…

Apt / Htl

Klia2

Mr & Mrs Teow recommended us the makan @ Putian, Hougang so we went there again for K2 bday makan (yummy yam and spot K2 fave fish in the photo below). Staycation @ Raffles Hotel, I use the 1N lucky draw voucher and requested complimentary bday cake for Papa. Service very gd, there’s a butler who brought us to our Courtyard suite and also gave N1 and N2 a surprise – visor cap for the kids. We walk to Raffles City and had Korean dinner @ Bibigo. The next morning, we had A-la-carte and buffet breakfast and explored the hotel that has many antique Chinese vases and furnitures.

K2 bday makan

Korean cuisine

Raffles Hotel

Breakfast

Jul – Dec 2014

Dad, I have many stories to share with you. Let’s start with the month of July – mama & K1 went to watch NDP NE Show 2 (Thank you Ms R for tkts), K1 won 1N stay Fullerton Hotel @ TTG fun run lucky draw and Mum’s bday makan @ Aloha Loyang chalet.

We went for a week holiday to Taiwan by Scoot promo airfare. 2 nights at Legend Hotel Kaohsiung – nearby Liuhe night market (yummy white bittergourd juice and crispy king oyster mushroom) and we went to E-Da Theme Park. 1 night at Misty Villa Cingjing – rental of taxi driver to bring us to Green Green Grassland and photostop @ The Old England Hotel. 1 night at Leofoo Resort Guanshi (breakfast and dinner buffet have a wide variety of food) – rental of taxi driver to bring us to Taichung Rainbow Village, DIY Leicha @ Beipu Leicha. 2 nights at Westgate Hotel Taipei – nearby Modern Toilet restaurant, Ximending. We explored Taipei by train to Longshan Temple, Tamsui old street, Starbucks at 35th floor of Taipei 101 office building, release sky lantern @ Shifen. We took High Speed Rail (HSR) from Taoyuan – Zuoying station, Zuoying – Taichung station and Hsinchu – Taipei station.

In Aug, cooking team bonding with colleagues, a lucky year to watch NDP twice – 2nd time on NDP day, Garden Festival @ Gardens by the Bay, attended ZK & KW wedding (saw many friends whom said long time no see, how are you getting on?) and Sports Hub open house.

Sep is my fave month as it’s a month of makan and celebration. We watched Cavalia, it’s a nice show and had Thai cuisine @ Porn’s for dinner. Received hello kitty stuff, rainbow bear and bunny from family, relatives and colleagues. Was sick and lost my voice, luckily recover few days later. We sang K @ Ten Dollars Club, Aranda CC and had dinner @ Just Acia, Downtown East. N1 drew K1 and bday cake.

We had Hokkien cuisine for Uncle D bday and vegetarian cuisine for chit chat session with Mr & Mrs T in Oct.

Nov is a busy month @ work. However, I went for Fam trip to Balkan region (Vienna, Ljubljana, Bled, Postojna Caves, Opatija, Zagreb, Plitvice National Park, Zadar, Krka National Park, Split, Mostar, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Podgorica). Family, relatives, friends and colleagues said ‘You are lucky’. Yes indeed I’m very lucky for the opportunity to go for 2 week learning overseas trip and started to miss Eastern Europe after back in home country. A weekend getaway to Kukup and stay @ Piggy House chalet – a relaxing trip that included lunch and bbq dinner, boat ride to kelong, sing songs and play mahjong @ chalet.

XH ge ge’s wife gave birth to a baby boy when I was overseas in Nov and it’s Baby B shower in Dec. I bought baby bib from Croatia for him but forgot to take photo. After attending Baby B makan, we head to T3 for X’mas display. N1 and N2 are delighted to see the X’mas display of snow and that they watched it twice – 2nd time with XM ge ge. This year, we did not have year end dinner as a company. Instead, we had lunch and dinner gathering as individual dept. We had lunch @ PS Cafe that has nice ambience and serves big portion of mushroom soup and main course. We had dinner buffet on another day @ Triple Three and I’m lucky to win 2nd prize @ lucky draw (Capitaland shopping vouchers). Staycation @ Fullerton Hotel, I use the 1N lucky draw voucher and also booked another room as a gift to Papa and Mama (Papa is like my 2nd Dad after you left us). N1 and N2 also stay with us and hotel arranged a complimentary bday cake for N2 as well as decorated the room with ‘Happy Birthday’ balloons. ‘Wow’ was the word when we enter the hotel lobby that was decorated with X’mas decor and makes me feel like going to Europe again. This year, there’s X’mas market @ Gardens by the Bay but I prefer the X’mas market in Vienna as we pass-by and stop for awhile to shop so not sure if there are other nicer X’mas market in Europe.

K1 birthday without Dad

19th Sep is Mid-Autumn Festival. We went to collect complimentary mooncake from MBS.

Mid-Autumn Festival

On 21st Sep, we went to Batam and stayed 1 night at Turi Beach Resort. We bought 2D1N vouchers from AllDealsAsia.com and the rooms allocated to us were at the old wing. As Aunt J had difficulty to walk, 2 out of 4 rooms were upgraded to suite that was at the new wing. We bought 2 way transfer from resort – Mega Mall – resort at S$8 per person. Our lunch ~ Indonesian cuisine and A&W (curly fries & root beer float).

2D1N Batam

On 23rd Sep, it’s my 2nd attempt for practical driving test. We’re delighted that I had fulfilled late dad’s wish of getting a driving licence. HOORAY!!!

9th Oct is XH ge ge & G jie jie wedding at InterContinental Singapore. We had fun posing for instant photo shoots. We either get a mug or a luggage tag as gifts.

XH & G Wedding

13th Oct, we went to Swensens for lunch as well as to celebrate Naomi’s birthday in advance. After lunch, we watch the movie ‘Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2’.

K1 went for few interviews hoping to get a full-time job. HOORAY… K1 is going to start work in Nov.

Birthday celebrations

It’s been a month since my previous post. What have I been busy with???

~driving lessons

~do household chores such as vacuum the floor, do the laundry and hang the clothes with either Dad or Mum

~birthday celebrations

~K1 and K2 had flu

31st March, my family & Papa’s family went to eat dinner @ Gurney Drive, Terminal 3. That’s the last day for me to earn Changi Rewards points so as to redeem $30 Changi vouchers. The chair for elderly to sit is hard, we must remember to bring cushions for Dad so that he will feel comfortable to sit on the chair.

2nd April, Aunt LH & K1 went with Dad for his appt with Dr Tang @ NCC. Dr Tang was glad to see Dad’s cheerful face. Uncle W & Aunt LH came to our house for dinner. Dad – the chef and Aunt LH – the assistant chef. K1 was unwell and went to sleep after drinking Chinese flu medicine. After dinner, we celebrated K2’s birthday in advance – cookies & cream cake from Prima Deli.

4th April, Papa & Mama bought 2 mini choco cakes for K2 and kueh lapis for us. Sarah’s parents drop-by to wish K2 ‘Happy Birthday’ and give bday hong bao to K2. Papa, Uncle KS & relatives from Dad’s side of the family also gave K2 bday hong baos. Thank you very much 🙂

8th April, Papa, Mum, Mama & I went to Giant Tampines to buy grocery and bbq items for Papa’s bday makan makan.

12th April, K1 was delighted to eat breakfast & lunch with Dad & Mum, Papa & Mama. We ate kaya toast set while mum ate liang tofu soup. After breakfast, we went to do last minute grocery shopping and bought food for bbq @ Giant, Tampines Mart. Next, we proceed to Blk 138 Round Market for lunch. Dad, Papa & Mama ate kway chap while Mum & K1 ate mushroom noodle. In the afternoon, K1 went with Papa & Mama to check-in @ chalet NTF, Aloha Changi. K1 hungry, Mama cooked Mee Pok goreng for K1 to eat. In the evening, Papa, Mum & Aunt J arrived @ chalet. We went to Changi Village hawker centre for desserts, chwee kueh and fried hokkien noodles.

13th April ~ Papa is 60 years old. Chefs of the day ~ Mum, Mama, Uncle S, Uncle D & Aunt J.

Menu of the day ~ Tom yam glass noodles, pineapple rice, fried noodles, cold tofu, fruits salad, stir-fry vegetables, fishballs, popcorn chicken, chicken nuggets, stir-fry fish etc.

Soups of the day ~ ABC soup, Ginseng chicken soup, Lotus soup (complimentary yam rice).

Dessert of the day ~ Red bean soup.

Drinks of the day ~ Chrysanthemum Tea with Luo Han Guo, Snow Pear Tea, 100 plus, water, Tiger beer etc.

@ 3.33pm, we took family photos, sang birthday song, cut the Longevity Cake from Cake Avenue and ate Crystal Jade Longevity Buns.

Papa's 60th Bday

Mahjong session began ~ Dad was very alert and played mahjong for awhile before he went to take a nap.

In the evening, Alvin started the fire for bbq. Food to bbq ~ sweet potatoes, potatoes, corns, chicken wings, salmon, stingray, sotong, prawns etc.

14th April, Mum cooked red dragon fruit rice, curry fish, potato wedges, guo tie. After lunch, we started to pack up our items so that Papa & Mama could proceed to reception office to check-out for chalet NTF. ~ Home Sweet Home ~