Saturday, December 29, 2007

This is what happens...

if you marry into a family with lots of advertising people...


http://www.elfyourself.com/?id=1831939341

No comment, just laughter.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Same Same all over the World

There are some things that are the same, no matter where you are in the world. Here some expamles from my observation:

- Sundays bring out the worst car-drivers. Better stay off the road
- Mondays in the Gym: Everyone working out chest and biceps
- During Christmas people go absolutely nuts: Forced spending + false friendliness

Besides, McD seems to have a new strategy. Fast food now turning "Long Order"...
Ten years ago: you order a Burger, the guy behind the counter gave it you and tells you how much.

Today:
Me: One Cheeseburger please. Only the burger, nothing but the burger!
They: You want the meal?
Me: NO! Just a cheesburger.
They: You want fries?
Me: No, please just the burger.
They: Having here, or to go (Yes, I want the burger "to Go" not "take away")
Me: For here please
They: Any drinks with that?
Me: No, JUST THE BURGER!!!! THE BURGER WILL DO.
They: ok, how about a apple pie with that, is on offer!
Me: No, please just give me the burger
They: Ok, that will be XX dollar. Would you like to pay cash or credit card. If you pay by UOX card you get a free drink.
Me: Thanks, I will pay cash and I don't want the drink - Just the burger...!!!!

Bon Appetit!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Merry Christmas all around!

Dear all, we wish you a rocking, happy and merry Christmas!
Today we are having a "white Christmas" in Singapore as we are painting our apartment - freshening up the white paint :-).

Well, hope Santa will bring us all a lot of presents and have a good time everyone!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

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An answer to Heiko's Question

On a number of occasions Heiko asked me: "What is so great about Asia?" Here is the answer:


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

One year in Singapore


It has been an exciting year 2007. Almost 12 month ago we started with our relocation to the "Garden City". We left behind our hamster (see picture) and upgraded to a dog. Wondering how the hamster is doing now...Perhaps ended up in some chinese soup. Good for your ahem... you know...! :-)

Previously sitting on a plastic covered sofa, enjoying the view over haze covered hills, we are now enjoying the sound of cicadas right next to our place while lazing on the mother of all sofas.

We now got private owned vehicles (push bikes) and we both got new jobs. Besides that, we are now engaged and my parents will pay us another visit in April 2008. Errrr.... we do feel bad as we can't make it to Germany for the festive season, but we will try to make it in summer.
In two weeks time, Nicole's family will come to Singapore for a few days and we are going to celebrate Christmas in Singapore with them. Here the hilarious bit: I just can't get over it, every shopping mall plays Bing Cosby's famous hit "Dreaming of a White Christmas"(just like the one it used to be)... Very bizarr in 30 Degrees and glaring sunlight.
With a number of exciting trips abroad, this has been an amazing year, let's hope 2008 will keep going in the same style.
Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Things that make you go "mmmmhhhh"

Sometimes one is just amazed... Two rides in taxis on the same day, one day one night.
The first one was horror. Running late for an appointment, the taxi does not show up. And that is despite booking it from a predefined location, plenty of time in advance. Then the driver takes the wrong way, incurring more cost and heading away from where I want to go. Well, he did not argue about the reduction in the fare I offered. He claimed he did not know the place. Right, it is like going to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, or the Colloseum in Rome...Rarely anyone would want to got there.

The next one takes me straight there, no diversion, smooth and easy ride. However, I am out of cash and there is no credit card reader in that particular cab. I realise this at the end of the ride, apologize and the guy just says "Is ok, no worries...." So he doesn't want the money! Amazing... Thanks to the unknown cabby.