Buddha Jumps Over the Wall @ Ban Heng Restaurant

This is a month of celebrations. After celebrating Colin’s birthday on the last day of July, next comes my mother-in-law’s 60th birthday on the first week of August. It is never easy to think of dinner venues for birthday celebrations, let alone a 60th birthday celebration. After much deliberation, we decided to go for a chinese delicacy, Buddha jumps over the wall at Ban Heng Restaurant. Earlier, we have tasted the dish two years back when my parents gave us a treat in celebration of the July babies at home and we were satisfied with the quality of the dish. So, I thought, “Why not celebrate my mother-in-law’s birthday there this year?” Colin agreed and I proceeded on with the restaurant reservation a week before the celebration. Here is the world acclaimed Buddha jumps over the wall at a glance.

Buddha jumps over the wall

Buddha jumps over the wall

Round 2 tasting Abalone, sharks cartilage and sea cucumber

Round 2 tasting
Abalone, sharks cartilage and sea cucumber

Round 3 tasting Pork tendons,black mushroom in broth

Round 3 tasting Pork tendons,black mushroom in broth

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Amazon Solid-State Drive (SSD) Price Tracking

Wish to look for good deals on solid-state drives (SSD)? What is the cheapest price for SSD that I can get it for? What is the most value-for-money cost per gb of the SSD? What is the best value to size SSD to buy? I have received quite a number of mails from readers after a few reviews of SSD. Yes, I have now compiled some of the commonly purchased SSD in Amazon to answer your questions.

The prices are updated close to real-time, and you can grab the most value for money deals when you are ready to make a purchase! Enough of talking, let’s head to take a look at the SSD Price Checker. As requested by some, I have also included the breakdown of Cost per GB for the different drives.

SSDPriceChecker     SSDPrice

Steak Night at Greenhouse, Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

Earlier in my post on Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora, I mentioned I wanted to deviate from Colin’s favorite steaks to bring him somewhere different on his birthday. But once again, our fate with steaks never ends when my mum made reservations for a birthday dinner treat at Greenhouse Ritz-Carlton Hotel and as the title suggests, “YES, it’s steak night!” Instead of just classic steaks, we were surrounded by 11 hearty beef dishes prepared by Executive Chef Massimo Pasquarelli including a 36-hour Braised Beef Shank, Grade 5 Tomahawk Wagyu Beef and Wagyu Burgers a la minute. We were practically spoilt for choices given the variety of beef dishes and not let alone, there was also a wide variety of cold dishes, Indian cuisine, garnishes and desserts to go along for a hearty buffet meal.

Here’s a brief look at a portion of the buffet spread of the night,

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Review: Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Jumperoo

As parents, there are always thousand and one things you would want to get for your little angel at home. Colin and I are no exception. With Baby Ashley growing up day by day, we decided it’s time to start buying her toys that she can play in or play with to keep her entertained at home. Nowadays, toys are not just meant for entertainment. Instead, majority of them are equipped with additional benefits such as educational value. Therefore, choosing toys for kids are no longer a no-brainer but instead, you have to review and analyze what is most suited to the kid before any purchase.

So, what sparked our thought in the purchase of the Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Jumperoo? On a random day of scrolling through events on my Facebook page, I came across an uploaded video of my friend’s baby in her jumperoo. It was pure cute-ness as I watched the baby bounced up and down the jumperoo and you can totally share the baby’s joy through the video clip. With no doubt, I showed Colin the video clip and “TA-DANG”, we decided we should get one for Ashley. We believe she’ll love the toy as much as my friend’s little one given that our active little sweetheart loves to give her body a nice workout every moment of the day. In addition, there are several plus points to the jumperoo as a toy, (1) the moving, spinning and jumping can greatly enhance the child’s large motor skills and (2) the colorful toys and fun music  can act to further stimulate their visual and auditory senses.

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Root your LG Optimus F5 (LG-P875) Non Camera (Singapore)

As usual, it is time to root my phone after a full battery charge. Well, the purpose is to have full access to the phone. Below is the documented process of rooting the LG Optimus F5 (LG-P875) using motochopper. Kudos to the guys from xda-developers.

The rooting process provided below DOES NOT unlock your bootloader. Motochopper would work in the different operating systems (Windows, MAC, Linux). However, I am only going into the track for Windows.

** Disclaimer: Please note that your warranty for the phone may be voided by LG after rooting. Do it at your own risk. I shall bear no responsibilities should your phone brick due to any reason. Please ensure that you understand what you are going to do and why you are doing it before proceeding. Please ensure that your phone is left with at least 60% battery charge.

You will need the following files before you are able to root your phone.

  1. LG Optimus F5 (LG-P875) USB Drivers. Go to http://www.lg.com/sg/support/software-manuals and search for “LG875” as highlighted in red. Navigate to the “Software Update” tab below and download the drivers.
    F5 USB Driver Download
  2. Motochopper Root  Kit.

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