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Delicious kimchi-flavoured noodles

20/01/2018 Leave a comment

I sometimes buy some instant noodles and keep it at my office should I ever be too busy to have lunch. One time, while browsing around the supermarket, I came across these delicious kimchi-flavoured instant noodles. I had never tried them before so I bought a couple of them. They came in a bowl, complete with a fork, with all the ingredients. All I needed to do was to add some hot water and I was good to go. The portion was quite good so I had a very filling lunch once about a week back, when I could not go for lunch because I had work. I might see what other flavours this brand has to offer


Loudspeaker with a bulb

19/01/2018 Leave a comment

To be honest, I took this picture about 5 years ago in a club that I was retrofitting with a new sound system. Speakers with bulbs are not new…they have been around for years. What the bulb does apparently is to “absorb” the extra power the speaker does not need and this lights up. I do not know how it does it but it does apparently. Thus, the bulb serves two functions. One I have listed and the second function, well, it serves as a warning that you are over-driving the speaker. I just do not know what brand or model of speaker this is. Anyone who reads this blog, just let me know if you do will ya? Thanks.

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Building a house from a shipping container

18/01/2018 Leave a comment

I was watching a show in YouTube a couple of days back about this young lady that wanted to save on high rents by living in a van. It was a very interesting video and I must say that it was a revelation indeed, to live in a van that can take you from place to place. And you know YouTube…they suggest similar videos on the right of the screen. I clicked on one of the interesting videos on the right and found a couple that made a house out of a double-decker bus. They made it really well and the dialogue from this Dutch couple that made it was pretty interesting. After I watched that, I came across this…living in a house made out of a shipping container.

O must say that this man was honest about living in the expensive city. I remember his narration: “It does not make sense to eat beans and toast for breakfast just to put petrol in your car.” That made a lot of sense actually. So what he does is live in the bust, off-grid, with his wife, in a few shipping containers. He has devised a pretty ingenious way of getting electricity and water, and how he gets rid of waste by recycling when he can. The man’s name is Paul Chambers…and this video above from YouTube tells it all. Watch it…it is very interesting.

Applaws canned cat food

17/01/2018 Leave a comment

My wife and I, we have two cats at home. We buy this cat food for them as one of our cats has a problem with his stomach and for some reason, cannot eat fish. Eating fish will cause him to throw up. But he loves this cat food made by this company Applaws. It is a little pricey but for our cats, it is worth it. They love the chicken mixed with pumpkin. They devour it down like it is their last meal on earth!

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Nice light for my mum’s house

16/01/2018 Leave a comment

A couple of weeks back, I wrote about how I wanted to get a new light for my mum’s place. I chanced upon this light while walking around Haji Lane a couple of days back. I thought that this would be the perfect light to get for her. It looks nice, has this “old feel” about it and I dare say, it can handle the weather elements. Now all I have to do is to find a reliable and reputable dealer who sells this kind of lights online. I have to get a light that is at the very least IP65 rated so that it can withstand the unforgiving weather Singapore has.

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Siren on a building in Haji Lane

15/01/2018 Leave a comment

I was walking around Haji Lane yesterday afternoon and I happened to glance up and saw this revolving light and what looks like a siren. I wonder what it is for. Is it some kind of alarm or something? I am not too sure. Maybe someone can tell me. Interesting this is!

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The Feast of Pongal

14/01/2018 Leave a comment

Today marks the Feast of Pongal. According to Wikipedia, Pongal is a harvest festival dedicated to the Sun God. It is a four-day festival which according to the Tamil calendar is usually celebrated from 14 January to 17 January. So to all my Indian friends, I hope you enjoy the Feast of Pongal.

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