Archive for January, 2007

04 Feb 2007: Tagore Drive

Aunty Joy has organised another paw-mincing adventure for us.
Tagore Drive is just where Garage R is located. I bet we’re even leaner and meaner than the Evos and Skylines. Hehe

The nitty gritty:
Date & Time: Sunday, 4th Feb 2007, 10.30am
Meeting Point: Outside No. 12 Tagore Drive – Habitat Warehouse (map)


Are those make-shift weavepoles for me??!

You can check out Aunty Joy’s recce account and also Luna’s post.

January 29, 2007 at 11:44 am Leave a comment

Toy cars – part II

Spent the whole day at Garage R today, just because of one EVC.
The user manual is in Japanese (??!!) and none of the mechanics knew Jap so tuning had to be done trial and error.
Having spent the entire day at the garage, I saw some familiar faces again like Gary the guy who drives Fair Lady, and this hippy uncle who drives the blue Skyline R34 twin turbo I saw last week.

I seem to have an increased fascination for toy cars and admiration for what big $$$ people spend to fix their rides, albeit it’s a very expensive hobby.
I know it sure does BIG things to the ego of the driver whenever one drives into the garage with all the noise and, like I keep joking with Shaz, making those “piang piang POOM” sounds from exhaust or “Psst” sounds from the blow off valve. LOL!!
That’s a sure head-turner and everyone is curious what is cooking under the bonnet.
Amidst the long wait, I get to take some more photos of the one-of-many Evos belonging to Garage R and…

Meddle with the Integra Type R! First time sitting in a car with only 1 seat, plastic windows and bars all over the interior of the car. And what’s that net on the window??

January 27, 2007 at 4:03 pm 3 comments

Toy cars

Am hogging the dawgs’ bandwidth tonight. Sorry dude & dudette, but you guys have more than enough tete-a-teting.
Went for car servicing today and wanted to install some parts at our favourite garage.

Compared to our humble Colt Ralliart R, it was overwhelming to see the number of Evos when we arrived. One would think it was an Evo outing.
Now you know Singaporeans do have the spare cash to splurge on their toy cars.
As always, I’m fascinated with Lee, my vaso-constriction handshake lady. She looked uber cool driving an Evo wagon due for servicing. I’m her secret fan! Maybe one day I could drive like her and join the Sepang tracks. 😛
Alright… maybe I wont. But I can always fantasize right?

And yes, I’m very impressed that we have the same guy assigned to our car everytime we make a trip down.

Toy car: Evolution 9

Toy car: Skyline GTR R34

Toy car: World’s 7th fastest Evo standing

Toy car: Nissan Fairlady

Modding monsters

Modding is an art in itself.

January 20, 2007 at 4:32 pm Leave a comment

14 Jan 2007: Lorong Lada Hitam

In a bid to keep fit and healthy, we kept our date with the good ol’ Pet Portal gang for our fortnightly dose of morning exercise. In spite of the drizzle, all was good and merry.

Everyone reached destination early. Especially Aunty E she arrived the first, for being 1hour late for dinner the night before!
This time, even Dainty Alice joined us. (But you are soon to find out what changed her cheerful expression…)

Squeaky clean Crocs and white crisp socks will soon become….

Yummy chocolicious brownies! YUM!

The wet and the wonderful:

Aunty E: “We got lost in the forest.”
Gal friend: “Ok if you need help I will call 995 and despatch some SAR members”
Suria: My bum is my nicest angle.

Along the way we met a Spider. Psst Russ, what’s that nursery song about Spiders?

And another one

And a smoke granade.

Natural Pooch: NEW Wild Lingzhi on the menu.

Me and comrade Russ.

Why do I adore Russ?
Because I can always count on him to play Fetch!

There were no trails, no markers…

We just went on and on

Aunty E: UUGHHH!

Now that’s what I call a swim! In therapeutic icy cool mud.

Uncle Jack rescuing un-sheltie Liz out of the woods. that’s what happened to her.
In fact, Aunty Joy and mum + dad took turns to carry her.

Liz: From cheerful to cheesed off. But hey! at least we found a shed.

Jewel looking apprehensive because we were stuck in the shed and nearly got lost.

Aunty E: *unglam pic #1*  Let me have my fix first.. to help me inhale better.

Unglam pic #2: trying to make it out alive and live to tell this tail!
Aunty E: OK that’s it.. Next hash: Botanic Gardens.

Unglam pic #3: That’s very unbecoming of a girl Jewel!

Unglam pic #4: Stuck in mud

Uncle Pal: Getting lost is the most fun part of it all!
Aunty E: I see civilization, but can we get there??
Russ: This is FUN! This is what real boys do!

We hiked for 3 hours, nearly got lost in the woods and the humans got cut by thorns.
All in all, it was a terrific time for me and my friends, but a terrifying time for Alice.
We all got wet and dirrtyy and had to head to Aunty Joy’s house for a shower- humans and dogs alike.
After that we feasted on home baked cookies while humans had dinner and everyone had to retire for the day even before it ended.
Luckily training got postponed due to the rain.

For more unglam pics, go to Aunty Joy’s:

“Life is a journey one takes.. It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it.
But don’t forget to bring the dogs!” Shelley Chua.

January 15, 2007 at 1:33 pm 6 comments

Fondue Party

My humans organised a fondue party tonight to spend the rainy day indoors.
The fondue set is a gift for Xmas ’06, and from then on all parties are never quite the same! Especially potluck. Hehehe

Presenting Nicky my partner in crime…. we’re even after the same babe! (Venise)

Dad breaking his own record – heaviest (animated) object ever carried : 39kg.

See he cheated… using his leg to support the truckload. LOL

Food glorious foooooood

The sinful

The sinner…punished for banishing 1 bunch of grapes.

Hey Kaiser, Thanks for the invitation to your Birthday pawty.
Too bad we couldnt go because of the fondue.
But that’s no excuse for omitting your Birthday pressie… so here it is! Along with a Birthday Card. 😀

Will pass to you on Sunday… Hope you like it!

January 13, 2007 at 4:49 pm 3 comments

What? Dawg hashing… again!

Aunty Joy has organised another of those long trekking/hiking adventures on this coming Sunday morning!

Date & Time: this weekend – exact time TBC
Location: Lorong Lada Hitam (off Mandai Road)
Direction: From SLE, exit at mandai road (exit 8A), turn right into Lor Lada Hitam and drive all the way until a round about = trekking site.

After nursing my broken paw pads from last Saturday’s hash, I guess it’s time for another round of paw mincing!
I certainly hope my folks wont get lost or anything LOL because I havent gotten my SCDF SAR Dog certification yet.

According to Aunty Joy, it will be every fortnightly. Which should be sufficient exercise to keep me fit and sexy!

January 10, 2007 at 9:32 am 1 comment

Hash January 2007: Bukit Brown Cemetry

First hash of the year, and also my very first hash.
Now I can say I’ve been there and done that! 😀

Rough doggy head count: 30.

Meeting point where all dogs and their humans gather.

Do you recognise anyone here?

Prep talk. You know you’re on the right trail when you see toilet paper, chalk and flour.
When it happens, just bark “On on!”

Halfway through the trail…

Looking weary but the march is still on

Ahh… there’s Aunty Jenny with something precious

In the middle of the cemetry…

We had to thread through rivers and steams…

Even the humans were not spared.

After awhile, I turned around and realised Dad & Mum were nowhere in sight!
Neither did I see Aunty Jenny. I was with Uncle Pal, Suria and Luna in the front all along and wondered where my humans were.
But I still had to march on… And march on  I did. Throughout the rest of the hash I didnt see my folks again until the very end.
I suppose that’s what soldiers do in war too. Time waits for no one.

At the finish line…

Not my birthday, it’s Princess’ and Duchess’ birthdays! But we get to celebrate.
Uncle Pal was kind enough to stuff 2 muffins into my mouth, which Mama didnt share the same thoughts about.
Oh well… Maybe next time she can just ask me to do some tricks before feeding me, but please dont ask me to give up my dinner!

Downing beer in dog bowls from Ikea looks alot more fun when the Aussies sing “Down down down down down…”

In true Hash fashion, first timers have to come in a circle and down beer from dog bowls.
As you will see, anything can be worth cheering for. Hashing in a skirt, hashing in sandals, the one who smiles alot (Dad *ahem*), brown bottoms have to bottom up… anything!

From Kingsley’s:

It was fun!
I’ve never seen my papa sweat like that and mama hasnt been this tired since she ran Agility with me last month.
After that we all went home to take a much needed shower and went for dinner, or rather, the hungry humans went for dinner while we stayed in the car

January 7, 2007 at 3:38 am 20 comments

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