They offer a wide selection of broths and dips, ranging from Chicken Broth; Tom Yum; Herbal Broth; Kimchi Broth; Laksa Broth to even Japanese Sukiyaki and Chocolate Fondue.
Rachel and I ate at there a few weeks ago. We ordered the Herbal Broth and Tom Yum Broth with beef and pork respectively. The price was pretty reasonable, a dinner set costs around S$10 per pax. If you make use of their various credit cards tie-ins, the bill can come to even lower.
Overall, I enjoyed the meal although it wasn’t fantastic. Rachel didn’t like the fact that the meat and some of the items were still frozen when served. Nonetheless, for the same price, it is still better tasting and healthier than other similar range restaurants like Seoul Garden.
If you are interested to visit the Hotpot Culture, here’s their address and detailed info:
Singapore Blog Awards return with more categories and prizes
Singapore, 28 April 2009 — The Singapore Blog Awards return this year with more categories and prizes for bloggers!
Organised by omy (www.omy.sg), a bilingual news and interactive web portal by Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH), the Awards honour “new-age wordsmiths” who devote their time and energy to create and maintain informative and innovative blogs.
A total of 6000 blogs were nominated and over 70,000 votes were cast for last year’s inaugural event.
This year, three new award categories, namely Best Modeling Blog, Best WTH (what-the-hell) Blog and Best Food Blog are added to the existing list of seven categories, which are Most Insightful Blog, Best LOL (laugh-out-loud) Blog, Best Individual Blog, Best e-Commerce Blog, Best Photography Blog, EASB (East Asia Institute of Management) Best Youth Blog and Best Lifestyle Blog.
With more sponsors participating in the event, prizes will also be more enticing for participating bloggers.
Ms Lee Kuan Fung, Associate Editor of omy.sg, said: “The blogosphere gets more exciting with more people sharing their stories online and more readers supporting these stories. With the launch of the second Singapore Blog Awards, we hope to bring these voices to a new high. ”
Nominations and registrations for the Singapore Blog Awards are now open. The public can log on to the official site (http://sgblogawards.omy.sg) to nominate their favourite blogs. Bloggers can also participate directly by registering themselves for the Awards.
The Awards will be divided into three phases. The first phase consists of nomination and registration, which will end in June 2009. Following that, the omy editorial team will select the top ten blogs for each category. These blogs will then be put through a rigorous public voting process as well as scoring by a panel of ten professional judges.
The judges this year are Mr Man Shu Sum, CEO of Mark Burnett Asia; Mr Kelvin Tong and Mr Royston Tan, both Singapore movie directors; Ms Kuo Jian Hong, Co-Artistic Director of The Theatre Practice; Ms Anna Lim, Radio 100.3FM deejay; Mr Josh Lim, Managing Director of Advertlets; Mr U-Zyn Chua, CEO of Ping.sg; Mr Samuel Ng, Executive Consultant of Marine Parade Family Service Centre; Ms Xiao Han, Director and Lyricist of Funkie Monkies Productions and Mr Chua Chim Kang, Editor of omy.sg and Lianhe Wanbao.
In the third and final phase, the winners will be crowned at a closing ceremony, with details to be announced later. The winner of each category will walk away with a custom-designed trophy created by Singapore Cultural Medallion winner Mr Tan Swie Hian and a variety of sponsored prizes.
Commenting on the Awards, Mr Kelvin Tong, who is one of the judges, said: “There were pagers. Then, there were mobile phones. Now there is the blog. Blogging has become a vital and intrinsic part of youth culture. They express the experiences, thoughts, ideas, dreams, hopes and fears of the new generation.”
Adding to the excitement are fringe awards which are determined entirely by public voting. They are the Best Local Celebrity Blog, Best Overseas Celebrity Blog and the Most-Blogged-About event in 2008. There will be no prizes given to the fringe award winners.
All bloggers and voters stand to win a total of over $20,000 worth of prizes by participating in the Awards. Prizes include mobile phones, shopping vouchers, overseas hotel accommodation packages, food products and more.
Jacobs was raised in a secular family, but became increasingly interested in the relevance of faith in our modern world. By embarking on his quest, Jacobs delved into the world of the deeply religiously, and seek to understand and look at the world from their viewpoint.
With the recent AWARE Christian-fundamentalist siege incident, this book might be a good read for both side – the atheists and the Christian-fundamentalists. It is difficult to step outside one’s comfort zone and one’s worldwide to try and understand what another person who shares a different set of values experiences.
Jacobs managed to keep the tone of the book relatively light-hearted, injecting humour into otherwise, chim religious topics and their application to our current society.
Before you dismiss Jacobs’ book as a crass paperback, seeking to make a quick buck by poking fun of Christianity, the book is well-researched. Before he took on his quest, Jacobs read through all the different versions of the Bible he could get his hands on and consulted with many respected religious figures.
The book was an interesting read for an atheist like me who never gave the Bible a chance. What I concluded was the Bible is fundamentally a book. A book with written words in it. Words are free for human interpretation and that’s where the problem lies. If one were to take every single words in the Bible as the literal Truth, one will wind up like Jacobs during his one year experiment – having to avoid shellfish, stone adulterers, tell the absolute truth in all situations, among other hard-to-apply words-of-truth.
Hence in our modern world, selective interpretation of the Bible is usually applied, ignoring the more tricky portions while cherry-picking those verses that are closer to the values we hold.
The book did not change my view about religion, I am still very much an atheist. However, it did made me seek to open up and be more receptive towards others’ beliefs and value systems. The world would be a much better place if everyone could do just the same. 🙂
I am back. 🙂 The flickr photo issue has been fixed after a few email exchanges with the friendly staff at flickr and wordpress. More about that in another blog entry.
For now, check out the two videos below.
A boy who goes by the nickname, zSimplicityzuploaded videos of himself adding extra wasabi with his bare hands into two pieces of unagi sushi at a Sakae Sushi restaurant and returning it back to the sushi conveyor belt.
In the second video, it seems like zSimplicityz and his friends returned empty plates onto the sushi conveyor belt to avoid paying for the sushi they ate – not too sure as it was not too clear from the video.
Some netizens had left comments on his video, criticising him for his actions, but check out what he has to say in rebuttal below:
After the recent Indian Rojak food poisoning scare, I think this boy is either extremely dense or extremely insensitive. The forummers at EDMW have done a good job CSI-ing out his identity. If you want to know more about zSimplicityz, click HERE.
For some inexplicable reasons, the photos on this blog are no longer loading since three days ago… I guess I have to stop blogging for the time being till the problem is fixed since a motto of this blog is to include at least one photo or video in every single entry.
This must be the first 100 percent pure text-based entry in this blog. 😦
Any kind soul can help or give me some advices?
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or just leave a comment below.
Rachel and I went to try out this French crêpe restaurant at Seah Street last Friday for lunch. Rachel has read many glowing reviews about this restaurant in various magazines and newspapers reports and had wanted to try out their crêpes for the longest time.
I ordered an Emmental Cheese crêpe. Rachel ordered the Tile aux Moines crêpe (Roquefort cheese, walnuts and chives) and a cup of cider.
The crêpes here are said to be made from organic buckwheat, which explains the dull brown colour. I am not a big fan of French food as the portions are often only enough to feed a baby. This was the case with the crêpes here too. I think I can eat ten of their crêpes and still be hungry!
Taste-wise, it’s not too bad. A tat too healthy-tasting for my liking (I am not a big fan of organic food either). I miss my oil and meat. Rachel seems to enjoy the meal very much though.
If you are a light eater who enjoys eating rabbit and hamster food, this restaurant should be perfect for you. For the average Singaporeans who prefer unhealthy but tasty food, stay clear please.
Address and other details as below:
Singapore 188 383
Via VR-Zone forum. Why is the vending machine being placed in such a weird location in this clubhouse? LOL I am sure many Singaporeans enjoy eating their Gardenia bread, sitting beside the men’s toilet.:p