Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I thought this building at Harbourfront looks really neat. All glass and its really shiny.
Few months ago we thought that they will close down.
But it seems ML is keeping this for the time being. There seems to be people working here with the lights on etc...
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Would you associate a Trade Union to a supermarket?
Somehow in Singapore, when you mention NTUC, people's mind will think of a supermarket.
Fairprice is the name of the supermarket chain by NTUC. (National Trades Union Congress, Singapore)
At the entrance of Fairprice:
Chinese 'aunty' speaking hokkien with another chinese 'aunty'.
"Ooo buay pang sai zhua boh, jin phee leh, bah lu si kor pua, oo sar chap lak liap leh. Wa chu ey lang, jing gao pang sai. Gao jiak, gao pang."
Malay 'aunty' speaking to another malay 'aunty'.
"Kak dah beli sirap ros kat NTUC tak? Ohper lah. Minggu ni murah. Boleh stok up lah.. Biskut Oreo pun ohper. "
When Chinese 'aunty' and Malay 'aunty', who are neighbours sees each other at "NTUC", they will speak as follows:
Chinese aunty: "Today vegetable on offer in NTUC, you buy already or not."
Malay aunty: "No lah, yesterday I buy already. Yesterday I go Giant, also got offer. Very fresh somemore, so I buy vegetable there already, today come here buy fruits only."
In many places in Singapore, Chinese 'aunties' and Malay 'aunties' will speak their own dialect/language amongst themselves. But when they need to speak to people of other races, they break into "Pidgen English - Singapore style."
AND.... They understand each other!!
Thi is NTUC Centre at One Marina Boulevard.
I wonder if there's a Fairprice outlet in this building.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
For some of us, this looks a bit weird, others a beautiful work of flower arrangement.
Our family went to this restaurant some time ago and saw this 'flower pot' being used. Do you know what the 'pot' is used for in the olden days? It's called a 'Tam Pui' in the local Hokkien dialect and its used for urine and spits.
So we teased the lady owner about it, and she said that it's all brand new. No smell right? A sure conversation starter. LOL.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
On the way to lunch, my colleagues and I stopped and admire this car for a while. We seldom see such cars around.
Most Porsche you see are the small little ones. This is the Cayenne that's built for the tough terrain, but the roads in Singapore are so smooth! LOL..
Anyway, the person probably worked hard, save enough to buy it. So he can do what he wants with his money. The price of this car can buy a HDB flat in Singapore. :-)
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
'Choot' in the local Hokkien dialect is 'come out'.
The locals like to say 'someone choot pattern' meaning to say someone is being difficult.
Eg: He's not coming for lunch anymore, he choot pattern again. (haha.. try understanding this singlish)
But this car we saw today at a carpark also 'choot' pattern. LOL...
I don't think the car is trying to be difficult though :-)
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
People in Singapore will recognize this 'lion'. It's Singa the Courtesy Lion! The mascot of the National Courtesy Campaign. The lion has been around since 1982.
This lion in the photo is a new installation. It makes me wonder...
They brought out the lion again, the courtesy index must have gone way way downhill again!
Test 1: Did you let people out of the train before you rushed in today?
Test 2: Did you hold the door for someone today?
Test 3: Did you give up your seat for someone in the train or bus today?
Test 4: Did you curse at the driver who overtook you on the roads today?
Wikipedia has a write up about the National Courtesy Campaign.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Do you sense something odd here?
Spiky roofs and balloons = loud bursts! LOL...
Somehow, the photos shows that the balloons likes the spikes and leaning towards it. :-)
The people in the photo, most of them are working in the finance and corporate sectors. Rumour is that those who participate might not get the 'axe'.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tomorrow at the CBD, roads will be closed for the Annual JP Morgan Corporate Challenge.
Momo has been hitting the gym and will be participating. I wonder if she and her colleagues will be running or chatting while walking. LOL...
The runners have all got their tags like the one shown here.
Labels: Run in the city
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 09, 2009
I was at a rehearsal for the Good Friday service for tomorrow. Here's the orchestra and the choir practising very hard for tomorrow's service.
Have you wondered what is Good Friday and Easter?
It will be a long story if I write them here.
But if you are reading this and can make it for the 10.30 am service at the Singapore Expo Hall 3 on Good Friday, come and join us and find out more.
This is a combined service of all the English speaking Presbyterian Churches in Singapore. But you read this too late and missed the Good Friday service, then visit the nearest church to where you live this coming Sunday.
If you are staying in Bukit Timah or the surrounding areas, I invite you to join me at Glory Presbyterian Church at Pei Wah Avenue. There are 3 services, the 7.30 am, 930 am and 11.30 am services. You are most welcome to join us for our Easter Services.
Come and find out what Easter means to Christians and what it can mean to you too.
Labels: Good Friday
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Monday, April 06, 2009
Saturday, April 04, 2009
Friday, April 03, 2009
Thursday, April 02, 2009
One of the most unique building around in town. The supreme court has a top that looks like a space ship.
The building in front is the Parliament building.
Conspiracy theory: When Singapore is ever invaded, the space ship will power on and get detached from the building. Our ministers will fly off to somewhere safe to continue their planning. LOL.... I wonder a submarine is under the Singapore River in front....
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
It's the first of the month again and many City Daily Photo community bloggers are participating in the Theme Day post. The theme is "Yellow" for April.
I think yellow is the theme colour for "Shell", the petrol/gas company. Most of their signs are in yellow.
With regards to saving money, why not take public transport if possible if you are in Singapore. 1 April is the day that public transport rates go further down.
To get more details about public transports in Singapore, visit: http://publictransport.sg
Click here to view thumbnails for all participants of the City Daily Photo Theme Day.
Labels: Daily Photo Theme Day