31 October 2012


Lego has been my wished-for toy since young. Yap it is Lego, not barbie or 家家酒. I enjoyed Lego tremendously as it provides the freedom to create and build whatever comes to my mind. Coincidentally, it is also my boyfriend's favorite toy. When Legoland was launched, we jumped with joy! We bought 2 tickets through Groupon and visited our dreamland yesterday.

About 5 min walk from main road to the entrance.
A lot of walking required, do wear comfy shoes, sun block and hat.
This theme park is packed with innocent fun, interactive games and creative activities!
Variety of Lego bricks and parts sold here based on weight. Yes to more creativity!
Tables of Lego bricks in almost every corner of the park for us to play. 

Lego Chess set sold at the store, my ideal Christmas gift!
Happy Halloween!

Excited to see my beloved toy in human size!
A toy train! And we get to ride in it! Wohoo!
A guy picking up a lady in red, anything can happen in Miniland!
Gangnam Dance at Legoland.
Driving school. Too bad we are unable to join... Only for 6-13 years old.
Here, we could test our Lego construction if it could withstand earth quake.
My duck car and boyfriend's Kiasu truck. He likes it ultra long...
Drive a giant toy boat!
Spin and be shot!
After the wild rides, you may get this at the Minimart to curb the giddiness and nausea.
Tods get high! Vertical rides for kids.
Behind this wall is the activity that got both of us crazy!
We get to aim, shoot and compare scores!
Tikum Tikum!
About RM 6 per game. RM 10 for 2 games.
We had good fun at Legoland. It reminds us the joy of  playing. It is only 15min away from the Johor custom. Excellent for couples and family bonding. The restaurants accept Singapre dollars too, very convenient for Singaporeans (about RM 20 per meal each). Hope to visit it again real soon! 

23 October 2012

Prawn Noodles & Rojak

This is the 2nd time I visited this local restaurant. Excited to be here. I shall be back again!
Geylang Prawn Noodles
Address: 325 Upper Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 534946 (shophouse)
Other branches:
Blk 682 Hougang Street 61 Singapore 530682 (inside Coffee Express)
Prawn Noodles, Dried and Soup Version
1. Dried Prawn Noodles –  Sweet tasty soup, not too prawny. They serve yellow thick noodles, kway teow or beehoon. I prefer to mix yellow noodles together with beehoon. You get to chose between pig's tail, pork ribs or just prawns alone.
2. Rojak –  Fresh ingredients was used to make variety of Wu-xiang, po-pia and prawn biscuits. Crunchy crispy good!
Crispy Chinese Rojak

Ambience: 8 out of 10

Cleanliness: 9 out of 10

Clean, neat environment with wooden interiors.
Parking lots available in front of the restaurant at Upper Paya Lebar Branch.
Open air public carpark besides Block 682.

11 October 2012

Perk Myself Up

What do you do when you are stressed, listless or upset?

Everyone has different preference to deal with their issues. Some likes to shop, some likes to get drunk, while some likes to pull a prank on others. Shopping is therapeutic but can be draining to our finances. Being drunk might get us into trouble. Pranks might cost us retribution and relations.

There are many activities that we can do to make ourselves feel fabulous. But we want the fun without damaging our purse or reputation.

I encourage you to draw up your own "Pamper Myself" list. Brainstorm 20 healthy activities you have done in the past which made you feel awesome.

My "Love Lydia" list:
1. Taking a bath
2. Going on nature walks
3. Meeting new friends
4. Re-arranging my room
5. Hearing an inspiring speech
6. Pleasing my parents
7. Watching a comedy
8. Playing board games
9. Singing
10. Gardening
11. Wearing smart clothes
12. Seeing good things happen
to my family or friends
13. Talking about Philosophy
14. Drinking hot ginger tea
15. Complimenting someone
16. Preparing a new dish
17. Swimming
18. Getting massage
19. Spending time with my loved one
20. Listening to relaxing music

You will be surprised that most joys are pretty simple to execute, inexpensive and wholesome!

This list is an incredible way to remind ourselves the varieties we have whenever we need a recharge! This "Love Lydia" list also acts as my saviour. It distracts me from binging on my favourite potato chips. Oh… how addictive these Wasabi flavoured potato chips are! I could chomp down 3 packets at one go! Imagine the guilt aftermath. :S

I saved this useful list in my handphone and refer it whenever I feel the need to indulge. You might prefer to write it down in a card and keep it in our wallet or paste it in front of your desk. Whatever is more effective for you. Happy Pampering!

5 October 2012


WKBT anchor Jennifer Livingston took a moment during 2nd Oct 2012's morning newscast to address a recent insensitive email from a viewer complaining about her physical size.

"To the person who wrote me that letter — do you think I don't know that? That your cruel words are pointing out something that I don't see?" Livingston asked in response. "You don't know me. You are not a friend of mine. You are not a part of my family. And you have admitted that you don't watch this show. So you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. And I am much more than a number on the scale." She said, the hurt still raw in her voice.

I am so glad that she confronted the person who made critical, hurtful and stereotypical remarks.

Jennifer is a news caster, not a porn star. Why must she be slim? What is wrong with her size? Does being slim definitely equate being presentable? What has she done to make her a bad role model for young girls? Why can't women in media be appreciated for being kind, courageous and wise?

It is easy to pass sarcastic remarks to put others down. But victims have to take time, emotions and energy to recover from the scars. Some never get to recover as proper support is not rendered. Without healing, they might become defensive, dejected or detached. I wish people will be more mindful of the effects of their words.

I have friends who eat normal healthy portion per meal and exercise regularly, but they are still size XL. Due to career, family commitment and health reasons, it is not practical for them to go for extreme dieting. It would be unfair to judge them as being lazy due to their build.

If you want the best for someone you cared about, understand them before we give them comments. If certain areas can be improved, motivate them with grace. This is how we could treat people with care and respect. Saw this comment on Facebook and I so agree with what the author Jason said: Be a buddy not bully.

October is Anti-Bully month, let's spread this message to encourage words of kindness, acceptance and wisdom.