The Lion and the Men

Christian the Lion (with interview)


In 1969 a young Australian, John Rendall and his friend Ace Bourke, bought a small lion cub from Harrods pet department, which was then legal.  ‘Christian’ was kept in the basement of a furniture shop on the Kings Road in Chelsea, the heart of the swinging sixties.  Loved by all, the affectionate cub ate in a local restaurant, played in a nearby graveyard, but was growing fast…

A chance encounter with Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna led to a new life for Christian.  He came to live in an enclosure and slept in a caravan at their Surrey home.  Then in 1971 he was flown to Kenya, his ancestral home, and returned to the wild by lion-man George Adamson.  Almost a year later in 1972, John and Ace returned to Kora in Kenya and it is their reunion with Christian at this time that is shown in the clip.

It was an emotional reunion: “He ran towards us, threw himself onto us, knocked us over and hugged us, with his paws on our shoulders.”


Astons (East Coast) never fails..

We wanted to go over to Katong Mall on Sunday. Planning to get some stuffs from V-Hive. Apparently, we don’t feel theirs any impact of recession in Singapore. Everything that we wanna buy seems to be out of stock!

Before heading over, we went to Aston Specialities across the street. Tried their branch in Jurong East. Completely cannot make it. The one at East Coast maintain the standards. Initially we were wondering why the queue was gone, seems like we were just alittle early. By the time we finished, there’s a number of people queuing already.




Mushroom soup was kinda yummy as well. 🙂

IMG_0018Ed’s Char-Grilled Chicken with baked beans and onion rings

IMG_0017Nix’s Char_Grilled Chicken with Coleslaw and Mashed Potato 🙂

I Believe In You

This song just keeeeeeeeeeppppp repeating in my mind…

IL Divo with Celine Dion

Lonely the path you have chosen
A restless road, no turning back
One day you will find your light again
Don’t you know
Don’t let go be strong

Follow your heart
Let your love lead through the darkness
Back to a place you once knew
I believe I believe I believe in you
Follow your dreams
Be yourself an angel of kindness
There’s nothing that you cannot do
I believe I believe I believe in you

Tout seul
Tu t’en iras tout seul
Cœur ouvert
A l’univers
Poursuis ta quête
Sans regarder derrière
N’attends pas
Que le jour
Se lève

Suis ton étoile
Va jusqu’où ton rêve t’emporte
Un jour tu le toucheras
Si tu crois, si tu crois, si tu crois
En toi

Suis ta lumière
N’éteins pas la flamme que tu portes
Au fond de toi souviens-toi
Que je crois, que je crois, que je crois
En toi

Someday I’ll find you
Someday you’ll find me too
And when I hold you close
I know that it’s true

Follow your heart
Let your love lead through the darkness
Back to a place you once knew
I believe I believe I believe in you
Follow your dreams
Be yourself an angel of kindness
There’s nothing that you cannot do
I believe I believe I believe in you


Came across this… Kinda like it..

Especially the part when the uncle answers to the question “why am i different from others?” and his reply was “why do you have to be the same with others”

19/09 – 21/09



Buffet at Bar & Billard Room – Raffles Hotel

(Select @ Raffles Yearly Complimentary Buffet Treat)

rcStroll to Marina Square to shop at MUJI

21st Sept


Belated Birthday Dinner at No Signboard Vivo City

ccLong awaited Chilli Crab…

ctAfter which we went for IL Divo at the Singapore Indoor Stadium…

They are really AMAZING…

1st bday after Marriage! – Emo Post


Happy Birthday to “Me”, Happy Birthday to “Me”, Happy Birthdayyyyy to “Meeeeee”, Happy Birthday to “MEEEEEEEE”….

My first birthday after getting married. I always feels that the “first” in anything should be the ones that will always be remembered no matter good or bad. This year.. Not very much what I expected..

This year is probably the year I spent without seeing any of my family members. At least in the past sis will always say “My Deat 妹妹! Happy Birthday!” in a very enthu way. Now that we don’t get to see each other so often… I miss my family even more!

I think the husband nearly forgotten about my birthday. What to do… He always have “more important” things to do….. I think if I hadn’t reminded him on Sat.. He might have clean forgotten. Or remembered a different date. (Which means the same to me). As usual… Presents not bought yet. Last minute again… Humph.. No cards.. (even though i told him million times before… Even if no present… Cards is a must….) Then his aunt called and say grandma celebrating her bday on Sunday… Thus.. My birthday= BURNT…

Both of us slept till near noon time today. Lunch at Soup Restaurant @ Compass Point and coffee at Ya Kun as per any Sundays. Then back to home… Slack awhile and leave for Ed’s Grandma Place.

Though I don’t consider myself supersitous, I always felt one should have “good” food during the bday. I remember having coffee shop vegetarian food one bday and ended up with food poisoning during the poly days. So from then on… I told myself.. NEVER HAVE VEGETARIAN FOOD DURING BDAY.

But alas… The Buffet there was VEGETARIAN… My thought was “… … ………”, since going hungry on the bday seems even more unauspicious… I did have some food there..

Left at 8 plus, send his aunt and cousin back before sending his brother home. Went over to Vhive at Katong to get his working chair for the home. Bought my bolster and just heading home. Initially wanted to stop for a drink at the Old HK Cafe @ East Coast Road, but saw a queue.. Already half “sian”… Thus forget it, just came home.

The only consolation was, sis called me, put my little niece on the phone and teached her to say “小姑姑, Happy Birthday. 小姑姑, I love you, good night” Sweet…. 🙂

Tomorrow will be IL Divo night. I’m definitely expecting it to be good. Fingers crossed…

This post – Not complaining… Just a tad disappointed…