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27 March 2007 @ 09:49 pm
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sebastian was only in town for 24 hours (such is the life of a pilot), so we crammed a few activities in. after dinner at the cellar bar, which was the previous entry, we took a walk down chinatown and popped into my old hangout, charlton's, for some british pool.



that is the infamous alley, one that holds many memories for many people. all sorts of strange happenings have taken place here. good things, bad things, messy things. :)

since i was showing a visitor around, i couldn't resist a tourist-photo opportunity. hee. the two young men whom we bothered to take the picture for us, were highly amused. i made sure they caught the charlton's signboard behind us.

an early night was (attempted to be) had, and it was rise and shine the next morning for a trip to the queen victoria market and a barbecued pork (char siew) lunch.



isn't it weird that i took seb for char siew when he lives in singapore? hehehe. well, this is seriously some kickass char siew! it beats all the char siew i've ever eaten in singapore. no kidding. i've never had such tender, succulent char siew in my life before i was brought to rose garden. the singapore versions are all too dry and too tough. these were juicy! i removed the fats though. :p

this is one thing i'm gonna miss very much when i leave.

one of the elderly ladies who run rose garden is never without a smile on her face. when she speaks to you, her face lights up with a genuine smile. i love it. i'd always try to place my order with her when i'm there. the world would be a better place if there are more of her around.

:)


 
 
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Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on March 27th, 2007 12:21 pm (UTC)
hes SO tall? or hes standing on steps?? =x
JV: knottydrag0nette on March 27th, 2007 12:24 pm (UTC)
i is a very short person. :)
JV: knottydrag0nette on March 27th, 2007 12:25 pm (UTC)
who was wearing slippers. :)
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hianhwee, tracy LIMhianhwee on March 27th, 2007 02:15 pm (UTC)
hmmm, weee i want the food!
JV: eatdrag0nette on March 27th, 2007 02:57 pm (UTC)
hehe! any good char siew to reccommend in singapore? i don't know if my standards are lower because i just don't find good char siew back home!
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.that girl.: cheekygirlwhowaits on March 27th, 2007 02:20 pm (UTC)
*dribble dribble*
JV: japogothdrag0nette on March 27th, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
*towel towel*
miasmafnork on March 27th, 2007 04:39 pm (UTC)
Mmm.... Char Siew... how I miss it. Where I lived in melbourne, Box Hill (or Bok Choi as my bogan bro called it) was full to the brim with chinese and viet restraunts, shops and people... like the new Springvale. Chinese restaurants are tricky to find here and usually a bit more expensive. Me wanty Hawker noodles, damnit!

They have Cha Shu over here but it is sadly very fatty and not done proper chinese-stylez. Makes me a sad panda.
(no subject) - drag0nette on March 27th, 2007 04:50 pm (UTC) (Expand)
vanessafridavanessafrida on March 28th, 2007 03:57 am (UTC)
CHARLTON!!! hahahahahahahaha
JV: cuedrag0nette on March 28th, 2007 04:00 am (UTC)
hahahaha! :p
goodshithappens on March 28th, 2007 06:38 am (UTC)
ROSE GARDEN!! nice nice nice. oily oily oily.

try the "qiu ying kai pa" - supposed to be some spicy chicken fillet thingy. FRIED. VERY VERY NICE. :)

i'm still confused - are you on holiday or what? we should meet up ok? :)
JV: summerdrag0nette on March 28th, 2007 07:09 am (UTC)
lol!

yes, babe. i'm on holiday. :) email me!
JV: summerdrag0nette on March 28th, 2007 07:10 am (UTC)
just got your other comment. :) adding you now!
(Anonymous) on July 1st, 2007 11:04 am (UTC)
u should try the shredded duck fried rice at rose garden.....hummmm
JV: eatdrag0nette on July 1st, 2007 01:12 pm (UTC)
too late! i'm in singapore now. :)

but thanks for the tip-off, i'll try that next year! :D