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Located at The Star Vista, Bornga is a Korean BBQ restaurant. This restaurant does not accept reservation. Or maybe it was because it was a public holiday eve? We waited a little more than 1hour, even though we were queuing as early as 6.40pm.

The restaurant's design looks very modern stylish, with grey tones, dark brown and glass panels. I did't manage to view the inside of the restaurant as we were seated outside. The outdoor seating is just towards the right side of the passageway into the restaurant. The queue is along the edge of the outdoor seating. People queuing can salivate by looking in while they waited. It's torturous, to smell such great food, only to have to wait.

We ordered a vegetable cold soup, one sausage and ham hot soup, one vegetable set, one pork set and one beef set for BBQ-ing. Chyi, AL and I don't eat beef, so only Ying and Jet ate the beef set. We also attempted to order rice to go along with our orders, but the waiter discouraged the thought.…

Phewtick - Cashout

I have just cashed out for the first time on the app Phewtick. Minimum cash out requires 24,000 points.

View my previous post on Phewtick.

I have 26,492 points. Even though converting with the exchange rate, I should get SGD 41.06, but I won't get the full amount as there will be a transaction fee. Click on the cash out button to continue.

Select the Amount from the list of three values, and enter your valid PayPal email address. Click on the "Confirm the application" button to continue

You will be shown the number of points and the actual amount that you will be cashing out. Check whether your email address is correct. Click on the "Complete the application".

And ta-dah... The cash out process is completed. You will be shown this confirmation message. So now I have to wait for 10 days for my money to be checked into my PayPal account. *Happy*

Update: 28th December 2012
Just receive my payout on 27th December 2012. Received an email for the transaction. Checked…

Merry Christmas!

It's's first christmas~  Wishing everyone a merry christmas and a happy 2013!

Porn's Sexy Thai Food

Finally... We went to Porn's for a meal. The first outlet was at Liang Seah Street and my friend and I were thinking of going there since, ages ago. But I went to the one at J10. Love the cute butt of the elephant. Sexy.

It's a no pork no lard restaurant.

Thai Prawn Cake - I LOVE this prawn cake. Very tasty. A MUST order. There are three pieces in a basket. Eat them hot. Yumm.

Green Mango Salad - Not as spicy as I imagined it to be. Which is good for me as I can't take food that is too spicy. I remembered the Mango Salad I had in Bangkok many years ago, we can't even finish half the plate. This Green Mango Salad is crunchy and sour and the nuts compliments the taste too.

Seafood Pad Thai - The main course are not really fantastic. This Pad Thai taste like Char Kuey Tiao with fresh prawns and sotong.

Pineapple Fried Rice - Pretty normal Pineapple Fried Rice. Kudos to the fresh big prawns.

I would recommend to order side dishes to eat with plain white rice. Most of the p…

Tiger Beer: Have you been good this year?

Participated in the Tiger Beer: Have you been good this year? (see previous post) and won three tickets to the Tiger Beer party on 22nd December 2012, Saturday from 7.30pm at the Pit Building. Each ticket is entitled to two beers.

We got there only at 10pm, as my friend had other appointments in the evening time. Here's the view that greeted me while walking towards the F1 Pit Building. The silhouette is stylooo..

The queue was empty, and yet we gotta go round and round to get to the registration counter. The weird thing is, they did not check for my invite, or tally my name against their guest list. They only checked our IDs for our age and we were granted access with a Tiger Beer blue wristlet and 2 drinks vouchers. So does it means that anyone can just go and there is no need for an invite to our email? Hmm...

The drinks counter set up in the building. There's two of this counter on the extreme sides of the wide party space. Guests are entitled two free drinks, by exchangin…

Asahi Silver Beat Party

Participated in the Asahi Beer Facebook page's event guestlist giveaway and had gotten the invite for 2. The event is held at One On the Bund on 21st December 2012, Friday from 10pm to 2am with free flow of Asahi Super Dry all night!

The event features the AOS Collective, a six man DJ/MC crew founded by Celeste Chong, Co-founder and Marketing Director of The Butter Factory. The crew consists of DJ HAPA, MC N’FA, DJ T.T and three The Butter Factory’s resident DJs,  DJ Stanley, DJ Andrew T and DJ Dave Does.

The venue for this party is One on the Bund. It seems like a pretty difficult place to get to. The address given was quite vague, and while walking along the stretch, we were not able to find it. But the restaurant is located just inside the hotel lobby. Walk straight in, and you will see the restaurant. We waited till it was 10pm before heading to the hotel.

We were greeted by the tall chic looking christmas tree in the hotel lobby.

There was a queue for attendance. There are t…

End of the world: 'Gangnam Style'?

Read a doomsday news on inSing:, pretty entertaining. It shows a spoof video on the prophecy on doomsday on 21st December 2012, the end of the Mayan calendar. 
The original video posted on the news page, reported to have 1.5 million views, was being brought down by YouTube, showing this message "This video has been removed because its content violated YouTube's Terms of Service. But I found another version here, though with only 321 views.

Here's the video:

The prophecy from 1555 reads: From the calm morning, the end will come, when of the dancing horse, the number of circles will be nine.

It's interesting how this "prophecy"was analysed. Quoted from inSing news:
South Korea is known as "land of the morning calm", the dancing horse is Psy's signature dance style and the nine circles refer to the nine zeroes he will rack up when the 'Gangnam Style' video passes one billi…

Singtel Festive Treats

We redeemed two scoops of Häagen-Dazs ice cream at only $1 each. Promotion is by Singtel.

Singtel has offers over thirty days in the month of December to celebrate Christmas. Redemption of these offers are open to everyone, not just Singtel users. There are offers for food discounts, travels, mobile phones and others. Food offers are usually snapped up within a day. Enjoy your treats at!

Only $1 for One Scoop of Häagen-Dazs ice cream (Usual Price $5.50). Choose any flavor of your choice today! Selection includes - Macadamia Nut, Belgian Chocolate, Cookies & Cream, Vanilla and Strawberry. Flavors are subject to availability. Present e-voucher to enjoy your treat now! Offer is limited to 2 redemptions per user. See more offers at

Fold A Heart

Singtel's charity campaign, Fold A Heart, is here again. For every submitted folded heart, SingTel will donate S$1 to the SingTel Touching Lives Fund.

I used to see it as an offline campaign, where a red color square is printed on newspaper for cutting out and folding it according to the line into a heart.

I just realize that they have an online version ( for us to submit the heart online. It's a great idea as it's much easier to track how much hearts were submitted and convenient. Though I haven't seen the offline version this year, but I think they would still print in on newspaper.

Do your part, and fold a heart to help children and youth with special needs.

Turi Beach Resort

We purchased a deal online for a 2D1N trip to Turi Beach Resort in Nongsa Batam. Our ferry departs from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal at 12pm and a roughly 45 minutes trip, we reached Nongsa Ferry Terminal.

Turi Beach provides Shuttle Bus service from the Ferry Terminal to the resort.

There were another two couples checking in at the same time as us. Checking in was pretty fast. As we have an upgraded our room to a sea view resort, we managed to get our room right away upon checking in. On our way to our room, we saw the resort and the pool from the lift lobby. The view was fantastic.

The resort rooms near the pool and the beach. Doesn't this place look relaxing and comfortable?

A short walk from the lift, and we reached our room. It is very near the swimming pool and the beach. Our room is very spacious, but nothing fantastic indoors.

We made reservations for both of us to get on the shuttle bus to the Batam Mega Mall at 1.30pm. The shuttle bus departs the resort at 1.30pm and fetch…