SG50 National Day Long Weekend

It’s the start of the long weekend. Kids celebrated National Day in school this morning. While driving to pick them up, a plastic bag flew onto my windscreen.

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All I did was stare at the plastic bag. I didn’t know if I should activate the wiper or just wait for it to fly away. Will the plastic bag get stuck if I used the wiper? Luckily for me, the green light came on, and I drove off. And the plastic bag flew off.

Picked up my kids and went to ToastBox for some snacks. I ordered 3 thick toast sets – toast, eggs, milo. The group at the next table kept staring at our food. We must have looked very hungry, as they (4 of them) are sharing a plate of thick toast.ย  ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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Visit to Jurong Bird Park

Jayden had a school excursion to the Jurong Bird Park 2 weeks ago. He was very excited when I picked him up from school. He told me that his favourite penguin toy is available at Jurong Bird Park, and it comes in pink!

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We bought this blue penguin from Ocean Park Hong Kong ๐Ÿ˜‰

I checked the website to see if I can purchase it from the online store, but the delivery charges were too high to justify the purchase. So I decided to bring them to Jurong Bird Park instead. There’s a promotion going on now, where we can enjoy 1-year unlimited entry for the price of 1-day ticket. You can check it out here.

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The first place we went was the Penguin Coast. Jayden told me he wants to become a penguin, because all they do is eat, sleep, swim and lives in a cold place. And they no need to go to school! ๐Ÿ˜

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I found this superman telephone booth just outside the Pools Amphitheatre.

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Here’s a shot of us ๐Ÿ˜€ I don’t have a selfie stick and I don’t think I will get one.

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Off to see the birds~

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Ostrich came over to say Hi!

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We managed to catch the High Flyers Show at 11am. They have a singing parrot now! You can watch the short video below. Starring: The Parrot – Singing ๅฎขไบบๆฅ

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After the show, we stopped for overpriced lunch at the Hawk Cafe.

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And purchased the penguin at the shop :)

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Lunch Buffet @ The Seafood International Market and Restaurant

We dined at The Seafood International Market and Restaurant last Friday because we saw this promotion while searching for a place to have lunch. I think it has been around for quite some time.

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The prices seemed to be quite reasonable, so we walked in to have our lunch. We were seated in the east wing, facing the sea. There were 10 dishes which were limited to one serving, and the rest of the 40 dishes were unlimited servings.

This is the deep fried fish skin (unlimited) and braised shark fin soup (one serving only). Fish Skin was crispy but the soup was a little cold.

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Mini Abalone with Oyster Sauce (one serving only). One for each of us. ๐Ÿ˜ It was cold when served.

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“Hae Zou” (unlimited). 2 each. This is nice, my kids love it.

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Deep fried crispy beancurd with mayo sauce (unlimited). Requested by Jayson and I think he ate most of it.

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Pan-fried carrot cake with Fresh Scallop in XO Chilli Sauce (one serving only). Carrot cake was warm, and there’s only one scallop!

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Drunken Chicken (unlimited). Lots of bone and meat not tender at all.

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Poached Boiled Live Prawns with Hua Diao Wine (one serving only). 6 prawns in the bowl. 2 each for adults and 1 each for children. I felt cheated when they served this. ๐Ÿ˜› Oh, and it’s cold too.

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Fried Rice with Spring Onion and Egg (unlimited). Plain rice tastes much better than this! This is Rice and Oil with Spring Onion!

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Black Fungus in Aged Vinegar (unlimited). I didn’t try this, but Jayden likes it.

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Steamed Fresh Scallop with Thai Curry Sauce (one serving only). This one is quite nice. 8 pieces, which means 2 each! lol

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Golden Calamari Strips (unlimited). Soggy. Cold. Not Golden.

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Crispy-fried Fish Fillet with Chicken Floss in Thousand Island Sauce (unlimited serving). This is nice, and I think they just cooked it. So it’s hot.

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Crispy-fried Soft Shell Crab (one serving only). I think I forgot to eat this. Or maybe I was too angry with the SLOW serving to eat.

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Deep fried Lobster with Orange Portuguese Salad Dressing (one serving only). This dish took 2 hours to come. 2 HOURS! omg, I checked with them like 4 times and they kept telling me that it’s coming. Were they hoping that I’ll say – please cancel it?

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Wok Fried Sliced Whelk with XO chilli sauce (one serving only). This is nice but too spicy for me.

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Random stuff from their self-service corner near the entrance.

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We spent 2 hours in the restaurant. The food was served slowly by unhappy people who tend to drop plates on the table as if they were playing Diner Dash. Our total bill added up to about $148, including GST and Service charge. It is considered cheap for the wide spread of food but I seriously don’t like my food to be cold and I also don’t like to wait for so long.

If you ask me if I will go back again, I will say NO. I rather go to the hawker center and order seafood soup.

SG50 Hello Kitty Mcdonald’s Order Day

Today is the day you can log in to Mcdonald’s Online to place your order for the SG50 Hello Kitty Set. Did you manage to get your set?

I went to their page at exactly 11 am, and while being redirected to the payment page, IT WENT OUT OF STOCK…. wahhhhh….. damn pissed. But I just went back to the page again, and stock is now available! What is wrong with the system? Did they restock due to complains over the hotline?ย Anyway, I happily ordered one set ๐Ÿ˜€ Yay!

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