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07 August 2006 @ 11:44 pm
the new newton food centre  
i hope everyone realises by now that i'm whipping out all the backlog i've chalked up in the past few weeks/months, and i'm currently still extremely unable to chew very well. :) there are at least 7 more entries to go before i catch up to present time, so hang on to your panties!

many weeks ago, i spent a wonderful shopping day with one of my oldest galpals, nicole. nic, kalla boo and i have been firm friends since we were 13. i hadn't seen her much for many months, so it was great to finally catch up. it was also a brilliant sunday of retail therapy for us and we hauled along an impressive loot each. famished and tired, we decided to check out the newly refurbished newton food centre.

i do not like the new newton food centre very much. :[ what a terrible design layout! man, it not only seems like it's shrunk, the horseshoe layout traps hot air within and keeps the breeze out. with all the extra illumination, the seating area surrounded by a fence of food stalls felt like an open-air sauna with dining options. even though the old layout was a little messy and wasn't aesthetically pleasing, it was at least comfortable with ample tables and seats which were spread out over what seemed like a bigger area. it probably wasn't any bigger than it is now, but that's what poor design can do to a hapless food centre.

the saving grace was, food is still good there. we ate from one of the numerous barbecued seafood stalls, and promptly forgot the name of the stall. heh. it was a blue signboard which said either 'A5' or 'A9', if that helps. :P i need to get myself into the habit of snapping the signboards... i'm getting senile.

young ladies intending to have a meal there, beware of sleazy seafood servers who may attempt to hit on you as you dig into the food (even if you're totally engrossed in filling your tummy and yabbering to your girlfriend).


feelin': sleepysleepy
vanessafridavanessafrida on August 8th, 2006 02:24 am (UTC)
I heard my fav popiah stall is gone! darn it!

Hey great pics...the stingray is making me hungry!
JV: eatdrag0nette on August 8th, 2006 04:38 am (UTC)
the chinchalok paste they serve with it rocks bigtime!
vanessafridavanessafrida on August 8th, 2006 04:40 am (UTC)
the stingray @ chomps chomps is goodz too :)
JV: eatdrag0nette on August 8th, 2006 04:55 am (UTC)
i seldom go to chomp chomp... a little out of the way. but i guess one day i must go and have a munch. :)
vanessafridavanessafrida on August 8th, 2006 05:43 am (UTC)
There's an old couple who make a fantastic mince pork noodle. Out of this world.
JV: eatdrag0nette on August 8th, 2006 05:48 am (UTC)
i love minced pork noodles! :)
vanessafridavanessafrida on August 8th, 2006 05:50 am (UTC)
This one is really excellent. And they have this special crispy fish shavings on top...oh man!! *drool*
JV: eatdrag0nette on August 8th, 2006 05:52 am (UTC)
what is the stall called? or, where is it?
(Anonymous) on August 8th, 2006 08:39 am (UTC)
HD again
I should have mentioned this sometime ago, but one of my guy friends got onto your blog, saw your photo and would like to meet you. He has just reminded me, that I said that I would arrange something. I reminded him that I never said I would arrange something what kind of psycho person fixes up someone she's never met personally with someone else that they've never met personally and how does he think I'll ever get anything done if I spend all my time fixing up complete strangers. But anyway. I'm probably going to get another call from him, in a few months time, reminding me that I agreed to fix up something from him. That's persistence for you.
JV: goodhairdaydrag0nette on August 8th, 2006 11:03 am (UTC)
Re: HD again
hahaha! that was about the funniest close-to-complete-confusion sentence there... i had to read it twice to get it. well, i don't think i want to be fixed up with anyone, but like your hubby MM suggested, it would be fun to finally meet the two of you for food and drinks sometime. :)

(after all my dental issues are over, when i can chew and talk properly)
(Anonymous) on August 8th, 2006 05:03 pm (UTC)
Re: HD again
That would be great. Though I'm going to get another reminder by about that time from my friend-who-wants-to-be-introduced.
JV: japogothdrag0nette on August 8th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
Re: HD again
i had a funny realisation. some time back, i was clicking on links and basically being a nosy-parker online, when i thought i saw someone i've met before at a party, who had actually tried to hit on me in full presence of his gf. or wife. i can't remember. but this person seems to be your friend. haha! i don't know if i got the wrong guy though. :)
(Anonymous) on August 11th, 2006 03:53 am (UTC)
Re: HD again
Really? Who was he? Gimme a name!!!
JVdrag0nette on August 11th, 2006 06:08 am (UTC)
Re: HD again
S _ _ _ _ _ - D.

lawyer at D&N. chinese gf (at the time). that was a few years ago now.

ring any bell?
(Anonymous) on August 11th, 2006 08:44 am (UTC)
Re: HD again
JV: goodhairdaydrag0nette on August 11th, 2006 08:50 am (UTC)
Re: HD again
i dug out his namecard. haha! :P

so i got it right? :D
(Anonymous) on August 11th, 2006 09:05 am (UTC)
Re: HD again
Yes! That's correct! So how?
JV: japogothdrag0nette on August 11th, 2006 09:06 am (UTC)
Re: HD again
this is not the same friend requesting for an intro, right?
(Anonymous) on August 11th, 2006 09:13 am (UTC)
Re: HD again
Er.. well yes it is!
JV: japogothdrag0nette on August 11th, 2006 09:15 am (UTC)
Re: HD again
ok this thread is getting long... i'm starting a new one.
JV: shirtdrag0nette on August 11th, 2006 09:16 am (UTC)
HD: wow, your pal obviously doesn't even remember that he has hit on me before! hahahaha!
(Anonymous) on August 11th, 2006 09:31 am (UTC)
I was going to say that he is consistent.
(Anonymous) on August 11th, 2006 09:32 am (UTC)
And it's NOT the mountain/ Mohammed guy who was posting on both our blogs some months ago!
JV: japogothdrag0nette on August 11th, 2006 09:33 am (UTC)
hahaha! i've forgotten about that one!
JV: japogothdrag0nette on August 11th, 2006 09:32 am (UTC)
i guess you could see it that way...