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Poo 99 | 31st Jan 2007, 06:26 AM | Poolog, Pootography | (3400 Reads)

Since a blogger asked me about the conditions of living and working in Singapore, I may as well post the information here for everyone's reference emoticon

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Poo 99 | 29th Jan 2007, 11:06 AM | Bon Appetite | (1716 Reads)

懷石料理與會席料理的起源雖然不同,但在日文中懷石與會席的發音相同,二者均有宴客的性質。「懷石」的由來原本是與禪宗的修行有關,是指禪宗在修行打坐之時,為了強忍腹中飢餓,故於懷中放置烤過的溫暖石頭,以收止飢禦寒之效。而進行茶道前所進食的懷石料理,乃是在於寓意點飢,避免空腹飲茶以達保護腸胃之效。然而隨著時代進步,懷石料理已自以往簡單的三菜一湯,轉變成為精緻、講究的日本料理,並已成為現代日本料理中最高級的經典料理。懷石料理的最大特色,就是配合季節,選擇新鮮的海產蔬果調製;但因記取懷石之原意,量少、精緻、考究可謂是其獨特風格。由於懷石料理緣起於京都,所以亦稱「京懷石料理」。

"懷石料理、精進料理和會席料理有什麼不同?" Yahoo 知識+

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Poo 99 | 27th Jan 2007, 05:33 AM | Poolog | (878 Reads)

在客戶服務中心工作, 通宵值勤的叫[墓地班] (graveyard shift)

在我的辦公室, 一般都是大約三至四個月才會輪值夜班(晚上七時至早上七時), 一星期四十小時的工作時間=>雖則每星期會有三至四天休假, 但是要敖夜, 特別是上年紀的女人emoticon.... , 不易為呢!

回鄉探親前十一月十九日至十二月二日剛完成了兩週的夜班...滿以為現在聘用了大量新人, 當夜班的週期會更稀疏....

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Poo 99 | 16th Jan 2007, 20:30 PM | Cultural Difference | (847 Reads)
Little India is a place full of Indian products, Indian culture and Indian people to me.  Apart from taking photos for Thaipusum last year, I didn't go there again.
I wanted to do threading for a long time already.  Although my Mom knows how to thread and she did thread for my niece, my sister said it's very tiring for the arms and fingers (cos she's an amateur).  So when I  found that there are many beauty salons at Little India that offer eyebrow threading service, I made a trip there to have treading for my face and brows, the first time in my life.
Since there are many threading salons around, when I was told to wait for about 1 hour, I turned to the one that is on 1/F.  The one upstairs was empty, but the charge was more expensive.  I was thinking, the one on ground floor was cheaper and packed....they must be good and skilful... and cheap to have so many customers not minding long wait.  So I took a queue number and waited. 
A few of the customers came out of the room with tissue wiping their tears and making "pssst....pssst"sound.  When it's my turn, the customer who was just finished was tearing, kept using the sanitized cotton to wipe her eye brows,  I was horrified and asked, 'Is it very painful?" She grinned and kept wiping her eyebrows and tears.emoticon
Then it's my turn.  Luckily my agony tolerance was quite high and I didn't find it unbearably painful. 
The next day when I returned to office, my colleague said I looked brighter on my face..... the cost is SG$15 including face and eyebrow threading.
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Poo 99 | 15th Jan 2007, 01:40 AM | Poolog | (466 Reads)

牛頭角Poo99 (一) - 牛津畢業生, 很感謝博友Claire的厚意, 特意到了牛津小學拍攝了以下兩張照片, 喚回不少回憶.....

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Poo 99 | 15th Jan 2007, 00:01 AM | Travel Log | (547 Reads)

The first "Botanical and Experimental Garden" in Singapore was established in 1822.

 In the early years, the Gardens played an important role in fostering agricultural development in Singapore and the region through collecting, growing, experimenting and distributing potentially useful plants.

The Gardens is now in the process of making major improvements and creating new horticultural attractions to enhance visitor enjoyment and to make it a leading botanic instituion, and a key regional park.


...........Singapore Botanic Gardens pamphlet

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