Sunday, March 18, 2018
Friday, March 16, 2018
Prince Bandar Bin Khalid was about to be deported to Saudi Arabia when he "fell" to his death at London Airport.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
I had cataract operation on my right eye. In August last year I had the ops on my left eye. This time I did not take any pictures of the time I spent in the hospital. It was day surgery and all went well except that my wrist was blue black due to the needle that was inserted for the anesthesia. The young male anesthetist was not so efficient or experienced hence the blue black mark!
The ops it self was fast (about 10 minutes) but the prepartion and the recovery time in the ward was about 2 hours. They will take your blood pressure, instil eyedrops etc and make sure you are fit to go through the ops. One thing that is bad is the temperature in the ward and ops theathre which is very cold. With the anxiety and cold environment, your BP could shoot up skyhigh.
The ops cost for 1 eye is about $1,200 after subsidy. I was told w/o subsidy, it would have cost 4+K.
I was allowed to use 1K from my medisave (which is actually my own money) and $200 cash.
The surgeon who operated on me had 9 other patients on the same day. Must say the nursing staff are nice and professional people. About 50% of the nurses in the operating theater were Filipinas.
I am now in the recovery mode and should be up and about in the next few days.
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Monday, March 5, 2018
There is a newly opened Food Paradise coffee shop at block 417, Fernvale Link (opp H2O Condo). I was there this morning. The kopi and tea are much more expensive than most coffee shops. The kopi/teh O is $1.10 and with milk is $1.20. The service is very very slow as the kopi uncle is old and inexperienced. I had the nasi briyani which is so lousy and expensive ($6 for a fish briyani that is full of fish scales) that I didn't finished eating it.
Friday, March 2, 2018
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
I revisited Northpoint City again and tried the Pan Mee ($4) from Malaysia Chiak. The mee was like the Singapore home-made bain mian. The texture was smooth but somehow, the chilli sauce etc lacked the "punch" or "kick" as we call it. Overall, the taste was quite good.
Since, I was there just passed 3pm, I ordered a cup of local coffee which cost only 50 cents. This is the cheapest coffee in SG but this low price (50 cts) for a cup of coffee/tea is only available from 3pm till 5pm on a weekday.
Just before I left Yishun, I went to Block 928 and "tar pow" our favourite laksa. I was pleasantly surprised that there was no queue at this laksa stall. I think the newly opened Northpoint City which has more than a hundred eateries, has overshadowed this laksa. I will be very sad if the laksa stall closes due to poor business.