29 June 2006

Kena Corn-ed

Bowie (looking at Mommy): "Mommy, what is this corn-look-alike thing? Can it be eaten? yum yum..."

Mommy : "Aiyo, all you think of is EAT! That is a toy for you which we bought while holidaying in Canada last year. It's made up of many rotating discs which help to clean your gum and teeth while you chew on it."

Bowie: "Oh I see!" *chew chew chew*

... ... * and aaaahh.... let me open my mouth bigger; better be more thorough cleaning my gum ...*

I Water Plants At Every Walkie

This is actually part of an earlier post "My Everyday Walkie":

I wonder why myself that I have this habit of 'watering' plants/shrubs especially those at the edges or corners. Any of you furry friends are like me?

The Entertainer

Oh nooooo..! Why do I have this feeling that there's nothing good out of this -- me being placed on the TV console, next to this 14" TV??? Mommy is bound to be up to something AGAIN :( The big TV had died and was disposed of. So while waiting for the new TV to be delivered, I became the object of entertainment. Hmm... is this one of the reasons human keep us as pets? So that we can drive away their boredom?

Please, Mommy, carry me down please please? I promise I'll be a good boy (for today)...

Mommy would only carry me down if I posed next to the TV and put on a smile. Better do as she says or else I'd be up here for eon years. So here goes:

How's that for the camera? ^_^

26 June 2006

In & Out of Jail

While in jail ... ... (*melancholic music playing in my head*)

It's TIME to be released from jail! Yeah! So happy! Hurry hurry, open the gate Mommy!

... ... and what a pleasant surprise awaited me; Daddy's timely arrival back home ^_^.

25 June 2006

How To Beg For Food?

Step 1: Look intently and straight at your boss's face. Let him know you are THERE.

Step 2: If your boss ignored you, try threatening him/her. For example, say "Give me the food or I shall claw you; see my dog-cula claws? See, see?"

Step 3: If both earlier steps failed, try looking at the food intently instead. You might just have a hidden telepathic power to move things!!

Step 4: If all above didn't work, try the last tactic. Stick out those pinky tongue and act cute!!! If this still doesn't work, GOOD LUCK! You are on your own, buddy!

Tongue Got Caught!

Caught on camera, that is. See those lick-licious tongue of mine? * happily hopping away*

And another flicking action of my tongue heeheehee... ... Mommy! You have superb photo-taking skill, thumbs up!
Mommy: "No dear, it is because you lick and flick your tongue every single second so how difficult it is to catch your tongue in action?" *Mommy rolling her eyeballs till the whites can be seen.*

21 June 2006

Hong Kong, Hong Kong! -- part 1

Nope, of course it wasn't me who went. Hmph! *Sulking*

15 June 06

For this trip, mommy decided to stay in HK Island side rather than Kowloon. They chose Metropark Hotel which was rather near to the Tin Hau MTR station. The humans booked a Standard Harbourview Room. When mommy requested for a non-smoking room, the recept came back with a pleasant surprise!! That they would be upgraded to an Executive Room. Daddy was further away and didn't hear what was said to mommy, but mommy said "Yes! Ok." immediately ... this was the very first time she ever got upgraded for anything so of course she jumped at this opportunity lah!

As the room wasn't ready, they were given free drinks at the bar. Wow! Not bad at all! The chips were also topped up when the first serving was finished. The reception was manned by a rather young group of staff, all able to speak quite up-to-standard english. Bellboys also very courteous! *thumbs up!*

Now, a tour of the room:

Coming in from the doorway, the bar and luggage storage area, and the sofa behind:
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The beds, TV and study desk:
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Zoom in to the study desk corner, this is where the dresser is, and where mommy had used the laptop every nite over there:
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On the other side of the beds was the bathroom:
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Walking in, to the right was the bath tub:
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The vanity in the middle:
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Aiyo so cute must take:
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Cotton pad and cotton bud holder ^_^

Shower area on the left:
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The closet:
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The closet and room door:
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Now, the harbour view from the window:
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View of the Victoria Park opposite:
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Then, time for dinner!

Went to 永华 Wing Wah Noodles at 89 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, to have noodles. Chose Dumplings Noodle, bad choice! A dry one somemore piang! HK$38:
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Go for soup one at all costs! Dry one is only slapped with oyster sauce.

The dumplings:
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Fried fish skin 炸魚皮 HK$18:
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Taste not bad. But later mommy saw that other eateries also got sell, cheaper!!

Mommy's die-die must have:
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It's called 薑汁撞奶 (HK$20). A kind of milk pudding with ginger juice, where hot milk is poured into ginger juice and voila! it becomes pudding like. You can choose the original flavour, 雙皮燉奶 (HK$18.50)if you dislike ginger. Daddy prefers the original while mommy only has eyes for the one with ginger juice!

They had the above desserts at this Yee Shun Milk Co.:
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Address: 85 Percival Street, Causeway Bay.
Causeway Bay MTR, exit B, then turn right & go up the overhead bridge to go over the street opposite, which is Percival Street. It is on the right side of the road.
They have other outlets as well (in Kowloon too) but sorry, mommy didn't copy them down.

Hong Kong, Hong Kong! -- part 2

16 June 06

Today my humans first day having breakfast in HK, so naturally must go and eat dim-sum! Went to 蓮香樓
in Central. A very typical dim-sum place, sharing table, old waiters serving tea and topping up with hot water, and aunties pushing the dim-sum carts. Check out the videoclip for a live feel of the place. It was a Friday morning mind you:

Sorry, that was so much Mommy managed to video-taped. Dared not hold the camera too high, sekali let people scold :P

After that they went jalan-jalan at Mongkok. Went to Argyle Centre but most shops not opened yet. Aiyo, it was already 11am+ so boh-pian. Then walked and walked saw Langham Place Hotel so went in to take a look. Hmm, an expensive looking place. Luckily mom/dad did not stay here since they were upgraded for free ^_^.
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Mommy said the hotel lobby smelled very fragrant. Both humans went to use their toilets; didn't stay but must at least try the toilets hahaha.....

After that, daddy said time for 菠蘿油Po Lo Yau! So yeah! They went to Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Honolulu Cafe for lunch-cum-teabreak.

The famous HK 菠蘿油 Po Lo Yau HK$5:
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The also famous 蛋撻 Egg Tart HK$6:
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And the 壇島咖啡 HK$13:
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Tasting the coffee now, it has a sourish tinge to it. A different flavour from what you humans usually get back home in Singapore. Oh, have to add sugar on your own unless you prefer sugarless coffee.

It was back to the hotel for some rest before going out again when it was DINNER time!!! Went to a restaurant for some seafood to make up for the 西貢 Xi Koong seafood trip that they didn't go.

Fish with ginger on fried rice HK$78:
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A tad too salty.

Mixed breed of prawn & lobster, called 瀨尿蝦Lai Niu Har (in cantonese), with crispy fried garlic HK$68 PER PIECE:
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For desserts, 椰汁燉燕窩 double-boiled bird's nest in coconut milk HK$38:
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It was so hot mommy scalded her tongue. OUCH!

One thing I wish to note, mommy says it must be the HK culture that unlike in Singapore, the waiter/ess stood there waiting instead of leaving the bill with you before coming back to collect the money. Then when the waiter/ess returned with the change, he also stood there waiting. Daddy didn't see a HK$20 note flipped/stucked onto the other side of the folder and the waiter went off with it thinking it must be the tip! Duh! They were supposed to give a 10% discount because mommy presented the discount booklet. Not only no discount was given, they took off with our HK$20!!! Arrgh! Luckily it was only HK$20 otherwise it would seem so petty to ask back for the money alamak, what a dinner!

20 June 2006

Hong Kong, Hong Kong! -- part 3

17 June 06

Because the hotel provides FREE internet access for ALL ROOMS and my humans brought their own laptop, they were able to do some research work while in HK ^_^. Found this greatly recommended place by the locals called 澳洲牛奶公司 (Australia Dairy Co.) (wonder why 'Australia'; they also from Australia like me??? hmm...)
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From the hyperlink, you will be able to view some photos of the food. Mommy did not take any because the place was even more noisy (waiters shouting orders, all male hor) and 'chaotic' (bcos the pace is fast, and I mean FAST!!) than the usual Cha Chan Ting. The place is like the fast food type of Cha Chan Ting. It takes less than a minute for your food to be served after the waiter left with your orders. Unless you go in group of 4 to occupy a table on your own, sharing table is unavoidable. That was why with that environment and sharing table and all, Mommy felt paiseh to take pics of the food. Kinda stressful eating like that but with all the raves, it was a must-try!! Verdict? Ok lah, not bad. Can go once for the experience.

The breakfast sets costs HK$20 (comes with a plate of 火腿通粉 ham macaroni, 2pc triangular toast with scrambled eggs 炒蛋多士, and choice of coffee or tea) and HK$24 (can't rem what choices :P ). Have to add HK$2 if asking for cold drinks.

The breakfast was rather filling. Till lunchtime, my gluttony mommy and daddy didn't feel hungry. But as the weather was rather hot and mommy wanted to have dessert at 許留山 Xu Liu Shan, they cheong-ed to one when they spotted an outlet at Tsim Shar Tsui. Mommy had 楊枝金撈 Yang2 Zhi1 Jin1 Lao1 (mango and pomelo with sago) HK$25:
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...while daddy had 多芒鴛鴦黑糯米 mango with black glutinous rice in mango & coconut juices HK$25:
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Aiyo..!! Daddy ate soooo fast! By the time mommy remembered to take picture of the yummy desserts, daddy's bowl empty liao hahaha.... when mommy was putting away the camera, he even stole some spoonfuls from her bowl!

Before long, it was time for dinner! Wow! The humans sure lucky while I rotted in Singapore -- ; They went to Cafe de Coral (大家樂) near to the hotel. Mommy had Dory Fillet with Mushroom & Cheese in Tomato Sauce HK$31:
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the cheese (and everything else) was delicious! Not bad at all!

It came with a soup of the day:
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... and daddy had 叉燒雙拼 Char Siew Mix Rice HK$25:
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What a sumptuous yet cheap dinner!! ^_^

Hong Kong, Hong Kong! -- part 4

18 June 2006

Breakfast at a 24-hr eatery near to the hotel. It's called 點心皇 Dian3 Xin1 Huang2. They ordered one of the sets, with Fried Beehoon and Chee Cheong Fun (mommy said taste not bad wor):

.... and porridge; the set costs HK$14. The porridge looks plain but it tastes good!

What else but Char Siew Bao ^_^:

... Siew Mai:

... Chee Cheong Fun:

It was just nice lunch time, so made one last killing at the Hong Kong International Airport before dashing to the boarding gate. Wanton Noodle in Soup, HK$38:

They said the wanton, aawww... so wonderful! Singapore's wantons please stand aside!

~~~~~~ So much for this HK trip! ~~~~~~

After coming home from boarder's house on 18 June 06, the night Mommy & Daddy came back from HK, I was totally knocked out. There were 4 or 5 other dogs so much of my energy was expanded. Shhh..! Don't disturb me! 阿寶 charging battery... ...