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Sunday, December 24, 2006
It's this time of the year again. Tampines will always be damn jampacked in the shopping centres, it's only worse this year as IKEA n Courts Megastore are opened besides the two big shopping centres at central. Cars are moving in slowly into the small driveway outside Tampines Mall, with the queue stretching all the way to the previous traffic junction. It only gets worse when it's raining.
Talking about rain, Singapore experienced its third highest rainfall in 75 years earlier this week. The rain was pouring crazily over a period of close to 48hrs before the sky decided to turn off the tap. It was so heavy that MacRitchie Reservoir overflowed severely n flooded the whole stretch of Olive Road n many parts of Thomson Road. Property loss in those areas were estimated to be in millions according to the news. Thank god flooding won't happen so easily at where i live. Driving in such heavy rainfall at night do need extra focus, with my speedometer barely hitting 60km/h. The rain has subsided now but the damage it has done is bad enough. Malaysia's Johor state is badly hit with floods at the moment. They experienced the highest rainfall in 100yrs. Traffic was at a standstill n the trains couldn't move due to floods n mudslides in some areas. All these damages are going to take months to recover.
It's raining here, but England is experiencing another bitterly cold winter period. I watched the match between Liverpool & Watford on TV last night. The temperatures at Merseyside fell well below 5 degrees Celsius n numerous players were wearing winter gloves to keep themselves warm. Sometimes, I really take my hat off to the premiership players. I mean, how the hell they endure such extreme temperatures n continue playing delightful football to entertain us? I would certainly be cuddling in bed beside the fireplace at that kind of temperature. The English Premier League is the toughest league in Europe. When all other leagues are having the winter break, the teams in EPL are gonna play FOUR matches in a span of TEN days. That's approximately a match every 2.5days, in THAT kind of weather. Imagine the strain on the players. There will be matches on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve n New Year's Day. Crazy huh? I hope none of my Liverpool players will suffer any serious injuries during this period. The Reds beat The Hornets 2-0 at Anfield last night, but they were made to sweat for the hard earned victory. Watford were strong n powerful n posed great threat in set pieces. It was not until the 88th minute that i breathed a huge sigh of relieve when Xabi Alonso curled in an amazing shot from 25yards to seal the victory. In other matches, Arsenal destroyed Blackburn 6-2, Man Utd won Villa 3-0 convincingly with Ronaldo scoring a brace, n Chelsea needing a last minutes magic from Arjen Robben to steal 3points at the JJB Stadium from Wigan Athletic with a 3-2 scoreline.
17h December, Sunday
Went kayaking at Bedok Reservoir to help friend Denis be the safety boat for his dragonboat session. These are the boats i miss so much..
I miss my top physique form too.. Heh
19th December, Tuesday
My sofa finally arrived in my room
Next up was the Pioneer HTS
The amplifier cum DVD player
The tower speakers
Great, i can 4get about the cinemas. I'll watch my movies at home. What i lack now is only a 42inch Plasma screen. I'm working towards it
22nd December, Friday
Accompanied MQ to ChinaTown to get some stuff. Well, i found out that the place has quite a lot of girls. Haha.. MQ stared at me n could almost kill me when I said that to her..
On our way to Chinatown on the bus. After days of heavy rain, every canal in Singapore is filled up with water
Ok enuff of self-portrays.. Here's the tunnel lights of the CTE
Time to feed our stomachs!!
Inside the food centre
We both had laksa
Walking around in Chinatown
People's Park Complex
Don't u think this sight looks like somewhere in Hong Kong??
The CBD in the background, with some vintage shophouses in the foreground
The road towards city
Went past Suntec on the bus n saw some "fancy vehicles"
Last one... Check out the huge white pigeon
Went Tampines Mall to get Zheng Rong his long overdue birthday gift..Chanced upon this cute Santa
Kids were queuing up to take pictures with him..
Night time, went Bedok85 with MQ for dinner.. It's been long since i last ate their minced pork noodles
This is wad i saw below my flat.. Spot the rat!!
It disappeared in the dark.. Can u find the hole in which it disappeared into??
Home at last, this is fantastic parking
23rd December, Saturday
Cousins n nephews came over for a mini gathering at my house in the day. It was a non-stop eating day i must say.. Bee Hoon, curry chicken, century egg congee, Bobo Chacha & cockles!! My nephews couldn't stop jumping on my bed n new sofa.. Pics below are during the night time when we went out for more food before ending the day
Had the famous wanton mee @ Still Road
Wad's nephew Timothy(left) & Edmund up to??
Nephew Issac with his mum..
Oops, who's peeing??
Nottie boy Edmund wants to eat in the car.. Grrr...
Cutie Parco resting in the car..
Last pic of the day