Wednesday, March 7, 2012

pending big breakfast

Via Flickr:
Last sunday, I have invite my friend to my place for a home cook breakfast. I told her that I wanted to try making poach egg and she was very supportive by making her way and be a guinea pig. Anyway, I always think poach egg is easy to cook but it is not true. I tried the 4th time and got it right (of course I still serve the first three eggs to my guest). Here is what I did. First, I break the egg and put it into a small bowl. Then I start stirring the hot water and slowly pour the egg in. I cover the lid and let the egg sit for 4 minutes after which I scoop it up and towel dry and serve!!!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Nescafe Dolce Gusto

This tiny coffee capsule machine is recent purchase for my new place. Though it is not as chic as nespresso (heh) and but I find this coffee machine presses out very nice coffee. It comes with 4 different flavors, mocha, cappuccino, latte macchiato and espresso. I like the outlook of the machine, it look like a very cute mini penguin that invading my home?!?

To be frank, I bought this not because I am a coffee lover (I prefer tea) but I want to serve my guest next time when they come my place. Heh, if you want to have a sip of nice affordable coffee, please pop by pending for a cuppa!!



Friday, December 23, 2011

Pending Road

Finally my humble house is getting ready to move in. Yesterday the movers had came and shift most of my things into the house but it is in a messy condition. Here are some parts in my house....

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Everyday in Paris


Paris Market from David Lebovitz on Vimeo.

After hearing from a friend to read this book written by David Lebovitz, I start googling more about him.
 
http://www.davidlebovitz.com/

Interesting blog

http://kitkadesigntoronto.com/

Please check this blog out!!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Finally I went for the op!

A lump (Lipoma) was found two years ago. I decided to went for the op cos it was growing bigger and bigger.

Two weeks later!

I had hard time sleeping for two weeks but now it is slowly healing. I had an infection 3 days ago and the wound was swollen and I had a slight fever. Went for an injection and is getting better.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Outline drawing of Pending Kitchen

Finally, Steve has give me the drawing for my kitchen.... Still have alot of things to trash out but this is rougly the outline drawing of my firstever kitchen. Choosing of the tiles for my featured wall is already a headache. Luckily yesterday WN went to choose the tiles with me. It is not the typical tiles so I am looking forward to see the final result.

Monday, September 19, 2011

When I am down, what lift me up?

So many years, there are so many ups and downs I have encountered. What really change my perspective and make me stronger each time I fall, is to pick up a camera and shoot. Seeing the view finder make me think how can I make myself a stronger person and better person. There are so many subjects we can shoot but how we can compose and make it look nice is all in the eye and mind. So everytime when I need to think or rather when I cannot get my thought straight, I will pick up my camera and shoot. Of course, God is with me too!



Saturday, September 17, 2011

My Ideal Dining Table

Been thinking of getting a dining table or fabricate a dining table. I have not found any table that I like but recently been surfing net for my new dining table and hope to get one that suit my new place. I will fabricate a concrete bench and re-upholster two dining chair that I bought 2 years ago. After surfing net, I found some dining table that I like.
Red Plank Dining Table
Black Plank Dining Table

Natural Plank Dining Table
Fabricate Steel Pipe Legs

Fabricate Steel Pipe Legs with rollers

Richard Hamilton and Pop art (24 February 1922 – 13 September 2011)

Richard Hamilton, considered one of the instigators of the British Pop Art movement, who died last tuesday. Let's take a look at some of Hamilton's most iconic work.






Sunday, September 4, 2011

Get a new perspective!!

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Sometimes it is hard to see things clearly when we were too close till we missed out alot of goodness in life. Step a little out of the zone that we have been trapping and get another perspective. Might be a new perspective, we never know....

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Soul Surfer



Please watch this inspiring show. "See the world in a different perspective!"

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

那怕只有一次机会,都要用尽全力翻滚!

Short video clip for a sunny morning ride

Cycle to The Plain

A good sunday morning to cycle to The Plain for a cup of nice latte and toastie!

Homemade scone

Recently I went for a baking class with Sham and Anne. We make scone and bread which is one of the pastries I love. bread making require alot of kneading which I think if I really want to make bread I will just get a bread machine but definitely will taste different. My dad has tried the bread and he think it is very nice and ask me buy from that bakery shop again but how to buy for him???

As for scone, it was easier and I will definitely bake scone when I got a new place.
Learning bread making @ The Loft by ʘ ‿ ʘ synthetic happiness Ò ‿ Ó

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

精彩

人生的精彩是因开心而落幕的!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bianchi Road Bike

My bianchi road bike was being featured in 男友 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

White Aerospoke

Nice Aerospoke lying in my room for months untouch!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

My latest bike project!!

I have recently help lirong with her new sparton track bike project. Though I never really fix anything up for her but I have been picking up her bike frame from punggol to sending it to TR bikes to fix up her bike. I especially love her wheelset and of course she spend alot of money on it. Nevertheless, it is one kick ass bike and hope she will appreciate it!!!

I have bought a fizik arione saddle and rewrap it for her. Nice looking elegant bike awaiting for her to ride it!....

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Bukit Panjang is my future home!

Finally I have purchase the most expensive asset in my life. Searching a home is not as easy but paying for a house is equally not easy. Anyway, I will update the renovation process. I hope cute cute will like this too but I have a feeling she will not like it.

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Button

I have not been shooting with a Polaroid for a long time. I took this baby for a weekend shoot but was very disappointed with the result. I think I have kept the Polaroid for too long so the output is too blurry. I will still want to continue to shoot Polaroid.

The early 90s Faggin

This one is another bike that I have set up recently. I have gotten this for quite awhile but never have time to set this up. All the parts are from the old Maurizio.

I did the first ride when we were having manic monday. I didn't lock the BB tight enough so throughout the ride I have to tighten it once it got lose. I love this bike :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

USD75


Bought this off from EBay.... It was a good purchase cos I only paid in total of S$150 which I think it is very rare to find this at this price and this size. When I first bidded it, I thought I will not be able to get this frame cos a lugged frame usually cost around $700 - $1500. Though it doesn't have a brand but I really do not mind cos the paint work is brand new and the sizing fit Shannie or even me very well. I am happy to get this frame.

After gotten this frame, I decided to build it up as a single speed. I sold off my beloved Maurizio which I spend alot of time building it but I also want to retain part of Maurizio so I decided to keep the fork and put it onto USD75.

I went to Benson and get it fix but Benson spend a long time to shorten the fork. After shortening the fork, he realise the diameter of the fork is too small for the headset, so he said there will be some "play" when braking. Well, what is a play? The term "play" in bicycle term means lose! He tried to find a suitable ring for the most bottom of the headset cos it is where the foundation is. but after finding for a long time, he still cannot find a suitable one. He said it can still be ridden but will be lose. He give me another suggestion is to use tape to tape around the fork and force the ring into the fork. I ask him to go ahead.

Once the fork is in place and headset is fixed, I brought it home to fixed the rest of the parts onto the bike. The first one is to fixed the BB but I face another hiccups when I start fixing the BB, it was alittle too big for the frame. So I have start filing the fixing cup so it can be fixed into the frame. I spend almost 2 hours and still cannot fix it on. Finally I take a closer look and realise the thread on the frame was damaged. I tired using a flat screwdriver to crave out a thread to fix the BB on and it was successful. I did the same for the adjustment cap side and I had to force it in. Next  was the stem. It could not go in totally to the length that I wanted and I filed it again. After filing for almost a long time I told myself it will not fit in still so I think the best way is to saw it. After 3 hours and so many difficulties, the BB and stem is finally on the frame and the rest is a breeze!

Ofmega crank, MKS pedal, Izumi gold chain, Nitto 60mm stem, Shimano 600 front brake, Odessey monolever, Airwalk riserbar and orange hand grip, lastly a temporary Fizik Arione (I am still thinking should I get a brooks for this bike). A single speed bike is born!!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

Desaru

Do you believe I almost lost my passport? I am staying over to Sarah's place tonight so I have pack my bag since last night. I remember that I have put my passport and money in my crumpler bag but when I reach Sarah's place, I realize I can't find my passport and money. I was so panic and my heart almost drop. I wish cute cute is here. At least she is calmer and can help me find but when I think of her I am sad. I thought after losing her is already a terrible thing happen but now I lost my passport and the money that the whole team entrust me. I felt lost and worry. I rush home and search the car park and can't see any trace of it. Then I quickly rush back home and flip my whole room up side down and can't find it. Then I asked my dad and he point out to me a yellow pouch beside my sofa and I realize I didn't put that pouch in my bag. I felt relieve at the same time I wish I can share with cute cute what I have encounter.

I was flipping thru an album that cute cute sent me. She say :" as we grow older together, as we continue to change with age, there is one thing will never change... I will always keep falling in love with you again." I think all this is not true already. Man is funny and selfish. Everyone wants life to be perfect and when bad things hit we tend to run away. We went thru so much yet we can't cross one hurdle together. I choose to stay still, She choose to run away from me and choose to run away with another person. What have I done wrong? What really went wrong?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

三 一 一

二零一一年,日本遭遇了9.0级的大地震。心里十分难过。原先已经定了机票准备去五月的design festa,看来应该去不成了。希望日本人可以渡过这个煎熬的灾难。

日本加油!