My V Day today was a simple one spent with the BF. Just a nice dinner (that he took the effort to plan) at this nice restaurant that I'll definitely like to go back to and some gift-exchange.
Fantastic Roast Chicken at The Royal Mail
I declare my BF the world's MOST difficult person to buy a gift for. If you think your other half can beat this, then tell me all about it in the comments!
1) He has a super strong opinion about all the things he own.
He loves things that are unique, and loud. And quite frankly, things that I don't find attractive at first (second, third, fourth... etc) glances till maybe the 100th glance I take. Although, by then I think it might be more appropriate to categorise it under "getting used to" instead of "liking it".
2) He is quite a contented guy.
He really doesn't need or want much material things. He is also very good at taking care of his belongings, which means he can really use 1 wallet and use it for a very long time. If something that he needs does break down, he will usually find a suitable replacement for it within 1 month. That means absolutely no window for me to get for him as a gift for a special occasion.
So I thought ok fine, I'm sick of all this. So I am just going to get him whatever I FEEL LIKE. So on my recent trip to the US, I got him a Coach wallet. One that was really really slim - just the way he loves it.
He even hates most branded stuff cos he thinks it's too mainstream and ugly, but this one I got him did not carry the usual Coach colour and pattern. So he seemed pretty alright with it.
And then when it got nearer to Valentine's Day, as luck would have it, his watch broke. WAHAHAHAHA! Then he brought me into this Casio store and started saying how this particular watch "OOZES manliness" and totally represents him and when I got this as a gift for him (as a surprise), he didn't really like it. OMGGGGG
But I already did the necessary precautions of ensuring there is an exchange policy. So he exchanged for another limited edition one and he is super pleased with it.
V Day turned out not too bad then.
On the same note, here are 10 articles on the topic of Love from MFP that I think is worth a read! Check it out!
....the little decisions you make in life will affect theirs.
Today I spoke with a friend. She finally told me what was bothering her all these while.
I felt like it's a story everyone can learn from.
I knew her dad passed away but little did I know how complicated it was.
Allow me to share her story.
Some years back, her mom was very sick but her dad was in Shenzhen with another woman instead of being there by her side. He left 3 kids and a wife in Singapore.
Later, her mom died. Her dad brought the china woman back to live in the house in Singapore. Thankfully the government did not approve her permit and so they went back to China.
The china woman said she's not with her Dad for money. But she's the same age as my friend's eldest sis... What did the man see in this young china woman that made him decide all that he had was worth giving up?
She asked money from her Dad in so many ways over many years.
It was really difficult for a smitten, once smart man to see that money was all she's after. And that's why everything that was so right went so wrong.
Later on, her Dad passed away. The china woman had her Dad's child. Maggi received a call from that woman telling her that her Dad is dead.
Till today, they still don't really know what is the cause of his death because the china woman refuses to tell.
She gave him some medicine to eat, claiming that it's her village recipe and was good for her dad's heart.
Her dad died of heart failure. But what caused it? I guess they'll never know for sure. The china woman could have poisoned him for money over an extended period of time.
When they went to Shenzhen to claim his body, the china woman refused to tell her family where her Dad was. She wanted money first.
They begged. And finally they got a lawyer to help find his body.
She refused to give them his passport. She demanded money first.
2 years on, they are still fighting over her Dad's assets.
It's so sad that the children of this man has to suffer the consequences of decisions made by him.
There is karma she told me. Karma for cheating on his wife, for leaving his family for some fun action in the sack. Karma for causing grief to his loved ones. Karma for not being there for the wife who stuck with him through thick and thin.
His karma (result of his actions) is his death. And his karma will now affect his children as well.
What a sad story. We have all heard enough of the stories of china woman but when will it be enough for the men we love to truly, truly understand?
The dick is not the brain.
Anglers' Paradise is a new prawning and patin fishing spot at Punggol - behind the Punggol Golf Driving Range. Nearest MRT is Riveria LRT station. It is kinda far and quite secluded! If you don't drive, this could be quite troublesome for you! There's a KFC at the driving range that you can have some food at, or there's always the option of ice cream/cup noodles that is sold at Anglers' Paradise itself.
Prices are as follows:
Prawn Fishing Rates
1 Hour - $18
3 Hours - $33
Salt Water Fishing Rates - $8 per rode
Fresh Water Patin Fishing Rates - $5 per rod
I think this is a great activity to do as a couple or with friends. You get to do a lot of sitting, and reflecting and just enjoy each other's company.
The most gross part is the baiting. I think it was chicken liver or gizzard that they gave us as bait. The last thing I wanted was to let myself be so girly that I didn't dare bait my own rod, so I got some tissue ready and grabbed the yucky slimey bait and fixed it on the hook properly.
After 30 mins of staring at other people pulling up pranws at a rate of 1 prawn every 2 mins, I finally got my first and second prawn.
Big yah big yah!! Haha When I felt the prawn pulling my rod it was sooooo exciting!! It got even more exciting as I pulled the prawn closer to the surface and watch the rod bend like crazy - hoped that it was a huge one I caught!
And 2 short mins later, I caught prawn number 2!
I only spent 1 hour there and caught 2 prawns. So sad. Haha! But I'll definitely be back with more patience!
Dating couples, families with children, and friends should definitely give this activity a try. And come late at night (this place is opened 24 hours) cos that's when the prawns are more active! I was there around 1-2pm when they were sleeping mostly. -.-||
This is also a pretty good activity for corporate day-outs!
Kids will have so much fun at their Longkang Children Fishing where kids get into a small shallow pond with nets and try to catch little fishes.
I think it's between 6-10pm that you get to BBQ the prawns you catch on the spot! So that's when the place is probably also most active.
Address: Angler’s Paradise at 60 Punggol East #01-11 Singapore 828825