Saturday, August 20, 2011

Buckley Classique SOSO

Freehold is the selling pt. not so much of the prestigious dist 11 n schools as claimed by the developer. always feel tat the qi at tat part of newton rd too strong! if u r a serious gambler den living or working near school is suay! other v strong qi amenities r revenue hse, mrt, medical ctr n newton circle.   

 here shows the highlight colonial clubhouse n not the apartments.

b4 u put depost to buy, send in the geomancer to chk the unit facing, shape,  n its environment. all tis factors mus b to your advantage.

Hillsgrove SOSO

999 yrs what an attraction! 3-storey semiD. hope the actual house is broader than its pic. from the pic with its lush green, my imagination is tomb n cementry! mildly bother by the crossroad of boundary rd, upp paya lebar n upp serangoon rd. qi or energy in kovan area is flat. hope no more 'chicken' hang around that area. 

a friend almost bought a 99 yrs, 3 1/2 storey hse in Yishun for $2m!!! siao!

Friday, August 19, 2011

eu Habitat soho NG

My Goodness! is my remark each time i pass by this devt! pty developer squeezes all lands! 'u can touch the overhead bridge fm ur window!' the facility ease ur access but obstruct energy flow, view, & its angles poke u! more deadly the crossroads of jln eunos, eunos link & pie will shoot u! in feng shui lingo, such's woman's legs, & u r in between them! man's legs equally NG. as a geomancer, it's my duty to tell the truth.

geomancy whether u believe in it or not is there either to comfort or discomfort u not only u but your family too. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Oldest Watch - Vacheron Constantin

as an avid watch collector (novice) sure will not miss Treasures of VC, a legacy of watchmaking since 1755, 24 jun - 14 aug 2011. amazed by the exhibits! in addition to exotic watches, there're tools, machinery n workbenches that provide a holistic n contextual intro to the complexity of the trade. here i captured some interesting exhibits: 

1st known Pocket Watch created by J.M. Vacheron, 1755. 


 1st Chronometre Royal Gentleman's Wristwatch, 1953.

Platinum, Perpetual Calendar, 250th Anniversary in 2005.

Some Unusual, Unbelievable, & Exotic Items:

i learnt that 2 master-craftsmen, Vacheron & Constantin, are involved. besides rolex, patek, ap, there's also VC. a book is available at the national museum n maybe major bookshops too.

What's The Time, older page here, will tell you my humble adventure with watches.

Value of Antique n Vintage Watches will only appreciate. before the price moves up soon, grab it at 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Terracotta Warriors Expo in S'pore

educational tour with my family to see the real thing outside china. the queue was long but surely worth the wait. they waited 000 of yrs before seeing the sun in the 70s! Qin Shi Huang, born with the name Ying Zheng, 1st emperor of the Qin dynasty, 221-206BCE. his other famous deeds were the Great Wall, Burnt Books.

Other Exhibits in Asian Civilisation Museum worth your time.

 Value-Added Activities

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Wedding 1986

sep 5, lunar 8th mth 2nd day. w/o tis there wouldnt b Silver Wedding, c pg below. n my dream wouldnt b fulfilled! some said i'm still in party mood. well...yam sheng! cheers! to my best memory.....

a small restaurant was chosen not coz of budget. it can fit in 20 tables nicely. hotel wasnt tat popular in those days esp their food. main reason i shy abt march in, all stand up...... who knows the restaurant capt told us to go out, she closed the main door. march in music was played, the door was pushed open, n the bride n groom marched in w all stood up!!! tat wasnt planned at all! drinking was a big thing then. free cigarettes by the host was a must. although the groom's side provided beer n hard liquor, my kind late father-in-law brought carlsberg. wine wasnt heard of. my kind 4th uncle n family gave $2000 angpow. the banquet cost was abt $230 per table. my mum who know good food picked the improved menu. the basic menu was $200. lots of yam shengs. as i disliked to go on stage, gd tat restaurant didnt hv a stage, we went table to table to toast. buddy steven got me to drink a glass of stout. mine's actually beer. drinking isnt an issue! 

for the big day, a new pair of glasses rodenstock & new watch givenchy were done. for the day, i wore a red tie to match the white suit. a pink tie for the dark suit for the nite. all items r still around. for her the famous glomesh evening bag.

my 1st cousins sponsored my evening dark coloured suit. day white suit was part of the bridal shop's package. bright at serangoon belonged to my cousin's classmate. they gave a good deal. cousin felix acted as chauffeur cum bestman in their family's benz. cousin jimmy in his cordial car was oso bestman. gd fr peter in his benz oso bestman. another gd bestman andy came to stay overnite b4 d big day. in d afternn they helped to carry the roasted pig wich weighed no less den 30kgs. cantonese a must w roasted pig.

grand-aunt yoke sim, my late granny's buddy sis, came fm sereban, malaysia, to assist. she's surely a great help in all functions. cousin loke helped to ensure the banquet went on smoothly. my late 4th aunt who in a way encouraged the wedding ensured her kids helped fully. 

over d next few days several parties in my flat were held for my teaching colleagues n students. i was their 'favourite' art teacher. some lady colleagues n students told me tat they're heartbroken! heng ah! no male told me tat! 

for our honeymoon we went to cameron highland n genting. stayed in d in-thing of tat era strawberry park resort. after nice breakfast, we're given little baskets to pick strawberries. wow isnt tat romantic! in d evening there was floorshow. lucky we met tis v nice tour members. he helped us to photograph coz we forgotten to bring the camera stand. genting was a cool place. 

i managed to save $10k in a year for the Wedding 25 years ago! 

envy me but dun be jealous. marriage can be several times but Silver Wedding probably only once in a life time. give & take. pamper your spouse alittle. life would be so much sweeter! am i tired? certainly, i'm no longer the young man 25 years ago but i can feel that my romanctic sentiments increase daily.

Happy Romance Folks!