Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Silly Us!

Guess what is this for?:

I think most of you must have guessed it, it's for washing the bowls and spoons etc. On the first day, they gave us 2 teapots both with tea inside and this plastic. So we were pondering if they will be giving us hot water to wash or not. Then we observed that the other tables had tea inside the plastic bowl so we reckoned that they normall use tea to wash the cups..

And this was what we did....

We basically put all the cups inside the plastic bowl and poured tea over it. Then we put the bowls in and do the same thing, lastly, the plates.

It doesn't really make sense to me cuz if we use the tea to wash the cups first then isn't the tea in the bowl be dirty? If it's dirty and we put the plates and bowls in, then the bowls will be dirty too. It's all very weird.

However, we continued this practice without questioning.

Eventually on my last in GZ, someone asked the waitress to show us how to wash...

Apparently, we had been washing the WRONG way for the past 5 days!!! My god... How silly we are! We should have asked first.

They actually poured the tea into the bowl (our own glass bowl) to was the cup and chopstick and they they wil throw the dirty tea into the plastic bowl. Hence the plastic bowl is not meant to be used as a basin.

Now u alll know so please don't repeat the same mistake as us when eating dim sum.

I am thinking that the people at the other tables must think that we are weirdos.

Dua Leng Kim

I have never heard of this fruit, leng kim, before. It was the first time I see it when I was im HK last month. QY said that they sell this in Singapore too but really I have never seen it before leh. It looks like a soursop bu it's not. I think it's the soursop's brother.

I forgot to take a picture of it before it was being chopped into pieces.

Really look like soursop hor? But they insisted that it's not. Because it was a very big fruit, we call it dua leng kim.

And apparently dua leng kim rhymes with DLQ so we called DLQ as Dua Leng Kim. Da Li Qin with Dua Leng Kim.

Anyway this is really a very nice fruit! It's quite sweet and the flesh is soft. I told my mum to find in the supermarkets here but she always come back and report that the dua leng kim are very hard, not ripe enough to eat. So till now I haven't seen any ripe and edible dua leng kim in SG. I miss it leh~~

Monday, March 12, 2012

Guangzhou Steamboat

Can anyone believe it that we consecutively had steamboat for 4 days in GZ? It was a steamboat mania!!!!

ONe thing it was because teacher loves steamboat. Second because the weather was freaking cold. Lastly because the steamboat restaurant is just below my hotel and it's cheap! Look at the menu!

Is that cheap or what?

And in Singapore we don't see pig's blood or duck's blood anymore but they do still sell those frozen blood cubes there. I don't really fancy this kind of food but apparently, teacher and the rest of the group really love the duck blood. I dunno. It's just weird to eat blood cubes, I imagine them to taste very ironish. They keep telling me that it's very nice so I tried one small piece. It wasn't as ironish as I imagined it to be but still it's not really my kind of food.

Baohua loves the yam dish, it's a side dish, fried yam. I must say that I like it alot too! And every time we eat there we will order this dish. The first time when we went to the restaurant, they let us sit a the only round table there. It was in a nice cozy corner. And then at the end of the meal, they gave us a voucher for our next visit.

So because of the voucher also, we kept returning to the restaurant. It was a 20yuan voucher. Not too bad! And everytime when we went back there, we will sit at the round table. So much so that the restaurant workers started recognising us. There was once when Teacher and BH went to the restaurant first, DLQ went back to hotel for the toilet and I went to buy something.

When I got to the restaurant, the waiters recognised me and immediately showed me to the table without me telling them that I am looking for someone. LOL....

Why the pouty look on BH face??? hahaha... On the last day, the last time we went to the restaurant, I told the owner that he don't need to give us anymore vouchers (he gives us one everytime we visit). I told him that we will come back here to eat if we ever come back to GZ...

Actually the variety of dishes are not to many over there. There are only a few things that I eat. They sell mainly beef and mutton. There is not pork!!! Damn.. So I ate mutton instead. Still not too bad la. Better than nothing. I love the cheesballs though. The dishes they provide are different from SG. Their prawns are very tiny and they don't have crabs. Fortunately, I am not really a meat or seafood person so I still enjoyed it.

On average, each meal cost about 200yuan. Not too bad! About $40 for 5 person. Thinking about the steamboat makes me hungry.... tsk tsk...

Erm.. I also dunno what they are doing.. hahaha

Thursday, March 01, 2012


I have been so busy for the past 1 year I think. Each time someone wants to meet up with me, I will say that I am quite busy so maybe have to wait till after certain month.

Last month, I told my friends that I probably will have more til after Feb because I went China. Then when March arrived, I realised that my March schedule is almost full! Again!!

As guan yin dan is on 11 March, I have to practice for that show. The practice schedule for SL will be every Wednesday and Friday. Then on 2 saturdays, I have to go down for final rehearsal. Ang's schedule will be every Tuesday and Sunday.

Ang's full length show will be on 17 March.

This week:

Tuesday - Ang
Wednesday - SL
Friday - SL
Saturday - SL
Sunday - Ang/SL

On Sunday I chiong 2 places for rehearsal, 4-6pm at Ang's, 7-9pm at SL...

The only free days are Monday and Thursday and on these 2 days I have to do my powerpoint presentation for 3 library workshop and 1 school workshop.

3 library workshops on 10, 18 and 26 March.
1 School workshop on 27 March.
3 Perfromances on 3, 11 and 17 March.

You say, I busy or not????

So yah, I probably cannot meet anyone right now. Maybe April lah...

Then again, I dunno what's up in April also.. Gosh...