Weekend fun, weekend farm!

No more lamenting there isn’t anything to do on a weekend! Recently I came across this weekend farm   from an ex-colleague’s Facebook posting. His daughter had gone to the farm on a pre-school day trip and gotten a mushroom home growing kit. Super interesting to be growing (edible) mushrooms at home!  The weekend farm is a farm shop concept by Kok Fah Technology Farm Pte Ltd, who also retails its pre-packed vegetables at supermarkets.
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I went there with Mr Goh 2 Saturdays ago because I was bored and wanted to do something fun. It was a hot day, so we ended up buying some vegetables for my family and take a quick walk around the farm before we called it a day. Besides vegetables, there were also some goats, fishes and birds (not for sale la)… I suspect the goats are being reared for their prized fertilizer. LOL
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The vegetables were very fresh, having being harvested no more than 3 hours prior. On the website, it also boasts of their super pearly sweet corn, but there was none around when I was there at around 2pm. Probably sold out already. I wouldn’t say the vegetables are extremely cheap (after all, Giant sells 2 packets of imported vegetables for only $1.40), but they are reasonable for the fresh quality.
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The prepacked and imported vegetables, such as the tomatoes from Malaysia, the bell peppers from Malaysia and the Chinese cabbage from China, are of standard pricing – similar to FairPrice.

As it was scorching hot, we were in desperate need for some drinks to cool us and there was this chiller fridge, displaying their homemade aloe vera drinks and desserts. Perfect for this hot weather! Both of us got the lime ice jelly which was very refreshing, but pity it wasn’t cold enough. Still I enjoyed the texture of the aloe vera bits within the ice jelly.

Besides the vegetables, there were also some other sellers, displaying their dried fruit snacks, their homemade goodies, and some frozen seafood I think. The farm also has a section of potted flowers and plants such as aloe vera and pandan.
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We went back a week later for some weekend fun and also to purchase the dou miao home growing kit! They also have the kit for kang kong, but kang kong requires lots of water and sunlight – too much fuss for me.
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I’d recommend this place for a family weekend outing and a regular place to get your fresh vegetables if you have a car. As there is no public bus that goes past the weekend farm, the only way to get there would be by private car or taxi. A real pity because there is a lot of potential for this place. Even without public access, the place was packed full of private cars when we went there!

Interesting personality test

I was watching this variety show when they had some fun personality tests where the guests had to draw pictures. Try it!

Draw a picture of a house.

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Done drawing your house? Highlight below to see what it means.

*A house tells how a person thinks about family

*Windows indicate a passage to see the world and vice versa. No windows might indicate that the person is socially awkard

*If there is smoke coming out from a chimney, it indicates the strong desire to be loved.

Next, try drawing a tree.

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Ok, highlight below to see the results.

* The tree tells what you think of yourself, self-esteem

* If you drew growth rings (ie, branch stumps), it indicates growing up pains. 

* If fruits are being drawn on the tree, it indicates the desire to be loved.

Lastly, draw yourself and another person of the opposite gender.

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Let’s see!

* Size of the head represents anxiety regarding the person’s intelligence

* Adding accessories to the drawn person represents the desire to look prettier and nicer.

 

So, is it accurate for you?

Take that Brother printers!

I love Brother printers because they’re cheap and give me good quality prints. But I often have problems with their ink cartridges running out very quickly. I can put in a new cartridge, only to have the printer say the ink has run out after 5 pages of printing and endless cleaning. But when I take the cartridge out, I see that there’s still lots of ink in there, but the printer simply will not detect it. Frustrated with that, I decided to do a search online. The solution was easy: black electrical tape. I tried it and it works!

In case the video is not clear, I’ve taken some pictures! I’m using Brother MFC-260C which looks like this… I love it cos it can fax, scan and print… simple set up as well. I used to own a 110C but that’s gone kaput… Now I’m thinking… perhaps I can try the same black tape trick and see if it still works.

So every ink cartridge looks like this:
The part circled in red is where the printer will detect ink levels. What happens is that the ink sensor will emit light and detect ink levels by the amount of reflection. If the cartridge is full of ink, there will not be any reflection. If the cartridge is near empty, a lot of light will be reflected. So it’s a simple trick. Cover the part with black tape so that the sensor will be tricked into thinking that the cartridge is full of ink!

Abortion Ban

Was reading news on Yahoo and came across this article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/afp/20100301/tap-lifestyle-skorea-population-abortion-2a5be5e.html

What do you think? I think a ban on abortion might not necessarily be good for the country. I’m not sure how S.Korea is, but if the teenage pregnancy rate is high, then perhaps, forcing these teenage girls to give birth is not really advisable. I mean, you increase the birth rate, but there are many other implications – like are these girls able to provide for the little mouths. Also, the article also mentioned that the decreasing birth rate is partly due to delayed marriage. Shouldn’t the government do something about that then, since these couples are the ones they should be targeting at?

又在疯狂啦!

最近,在电视上看到“就是爱放电”的节目。然后“认识”了蓝钧天。越看越帅,就上网查他的资料。在网上也有非常多他之前上过的通告,看着看着,才发现他原来是最近轰动台湾的时尚F4成员之一。

他们真是帅爆了。OK,除了陈绍诚。老天啊,怎么会有这样的人呢?又帅,又有钱!

高以翔 Godfrey (本名:曹志翔)

丁春誠 Sphinx

蓝钧天 Gaby (我觉得他挺像Vanness,难怪我会喜欢他。哈哈!)

cute boy

Puppy love or a crush is an informal term for feelings of love, particularly between young people during pre-adolescene adolescence, so-called for its resemblance to the adoring, worshipful affection that may be felt by a puppy. The term is often used in a derogatory fashion, describing emotions which are shallow and transient in comparison to other forms of love such as romantic love.

i’m finding my neighbour really cute these days. he’s away quite a lot (studying in Melb), so when he’s back, i always find myself trying to catch a glimpse of him in his home. yeah, i know i behave like a stalker. actually, i think the last part of the wikidefinition holds true for me. i definitely do not love him, it’s just a passing phase.

i’ve never knew his name though we’ve been neighbours for almost 10 years now. it was only recently that his maid mentioned his name in passing when we happened to be in the same lift and mum asked about ‘the boy’ (that’s what we all call him). so being the curious cat i am, i started to google. i think i found his myspace page (cos the description sounds very him) but he hasn’t logged in since eons ago.

wondering when is he going back to Melb…