lim peh ka li kong 令伯卡你讲

Skill and style of telling stories is as per what you see - Singlish plus Hokkien dialects. Kam siah for coming into my BLOG and read, thank you! All content is copywrite "Old Beng" unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, May 29, 2008



我儿子小明仔上华文课,女老师出题 “皱纹” 让学生们造句。




老明解释说:“老师,这小孩跟俺一样粗心大意,少写了一个 “脸” 字。”

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Monday, May 26, 2008

A Conversation

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Last weekend, after our dinner, the following conversation was heard:

Old Beng: 老婆,can don’t ask me to wash the plates or not?

Cha-bo-lang: 哼!I am only testing you la, now I know your 衰款 pattern, I have already washed the plates liao lah.

Old Beng: ,I am only joking la, I actually love to wash plates one but then since you already washed them, then ok lor. (lim peh 偷偷 smiling in my heart)

Cha-bo-lang: I am also joking, the plates are still not washed, go and wash them now.

Wah-lao eh, kena tricked.

lim peh kong wan liao
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Barcelona - Spain Trip Part 1 of 2

* Be warned !! A super hyper duper long post!!!!!!!!!

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lim peh was in Spain during the 2008 Chinese New Year period. Actually, for the first 13 days of CNY, to be precise.

After a long flight of 13 hours, lim peh landed in Paris airport with a change of temperature from Singapore's hot and humid 30 deg C to a mere 1 deg C.

When lim peh finally reached my destination, Spain, after a transit from Paris, the temperature was in the range of 6 to 8 deg C.

Hmmm, not too cold la, you may say, but the 6 deg C in Spain felt much colder than the 1 deg C in Paris especially the constant blowing wind onto the 2 Chinese Singaporeans walking in the streets of Barcelona and Madrid.

Anyway, lim peh just love cold weather, so although lim peh 一边 complained to my cha-bo-lang about the super cold weather freezing my ass 一边 secretly enjoying myself to the fullest. Winter - lim peh's favourite season.

When we reached Barcelona, we first explored the streets around the hotel we were staying and after walking up and down the streets, we finally had our first meal in a local cafe - Inopia Cafe.

With the recommendation of the waiter (an English speaking hunk), we tried a few dishes of their specialties and yes his recommendation was not bad. My cha-bo-lang especially loved the design of the Cafe business-card
Inopia Cafe Business Card

After our dinner, on our way back to our hotel, we saw this interesting "clock" on the pavement. As lim peh just walked onto it without even noticing it until my cha-bo-lang started to take photo. I was thinking then why my cha-bo-lang taking photo of the ground we were walking and only until she told me that it was actually a clock with the lightings indicating the time.

Time 8:14 pm

In Barcelona, there are many many interesting places one has to visit. 2 must visit places are none other than La Rambla and Temple Expiatoria de la Sagrada Familia - Antoni Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece.

Although we had visited La Rambla during our last visit, we had planned to visit it again.
La Rambla - Romantic bo?

There were some street performers who dressed up in different outfits trying their best to attract attention of the tourists thus hoping that they would want to take photo with them and give some money in return

Though we did not openly discuss between ourselves, we had the same thoughts of re-visiting the same "Tapas" Cafe which we visited the last time we were there. We were just trying our luck to re-locate the place again and man, it wasn't easy at all cos there are many small lanes that look alike intersecting within the area of La Rambla.

And you know what? Yeah, we found the same "Tapas" Cafe - Taverna Basca IratiTaverna Basca Irati stands in a small lane but the crowd is good and the range of Tapas served, though not of a lot of variety (about 15 types), is rather tasty especially for Tourists like us who wish to taste more of the different types of Tapas.=====

In Spain, there are many beautiful buildings and fountains especially when the lightings are fully switched on in the night.

Strolling hand in hand with your loved one in such beautiful places is really 无得顶, me like.


One of the famous place in La Rambla which one should not miss is none other than the Mercat La Boqueria (Market)The stalls in the market displayed their goods in beautiful multi colours

Fruit Stall

Dried fruits and nuts

Spices stall

Meat stall (See those ham hanging, they are called "Jamon" - a very expensive ham)

Along one of the underpasses of the Metro (Spain's MRT), we saw a hyper big venting machine which had lots of things, drinks, sandwiches, sweets etc.
Lao Beng posing in front of the BIG venting machine

Walking along La Rambla again brought back lots of memories to me but somehow, the excitement, the thrill and the feeling were not the same again......


One early morning, we went to visit the amazing Temple Expiatoria de la Sagrada Familia - Antoni Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece (church construction started in 1882, expected to continue at least untill 2020)

The last time we visited the place, we did not go in but just admired the magnificent building from the outside. This time, we paid and visited the inside of the wonderful building.

The coloured glasses with the morning sun shining through them resulting a fantastic view. We took the lift up to the highest point whereby we could see Barcelona around us.
After staying up for a while, we did not take the lift down but decided to take the stairs and walked down slowly.
The spiral stairways leading down was very narrow with no hand railings and seemed to be endless and people with height phobia should not take the route down.

lim peh was ok with the route but someone was a little anxious during the route down. To be safe, lim peh will not tell you who the other person is.

When we finally finished seeing the magnificent building of all time (still under construction), we went to search for the Cafe which my cha-bo-lang had a very good and strong coffee the last time we went there.

Again, we did not really remember the exact venue but tried our luck walking around searching for it. Who knows, maybe after 2 years, the cafe might have close-down.

Once again, luck was with us and we found the cafe Aguari Bar Gerveseri and had our late breakfast there.Don't know why but the food of the "Tapas" cafe and the Aguari Bar Gerveseri were not as tasty as we remembered. Was it the taste that had changed or things in our memory are always better than reality?!


There is a landmark in Barcelona, the Torre Agbar but lim peh prefer to call it the Dick of Barcelona. It looks very normal in the day but at night it does look better with its colourful lighting.

See? The colourful Dick

Just a short distance around the corner of the building, there is a weekend day market selling cheap stuff, from CDs to Trousers, curtains to Sunglasses, old antiques to modern ornaments known as Mercat Fira de Bellcaire - Encants Vells

We had a very good and strong coffee there and lim peh really love the area, not too big and things sold are of many different varieties. It was quite crowded and my cha-bo-lang kept reminding lim peh to be careful of my wallet, money and belongings.
My cha-bo-lang We bought quite a few items before leaving that area. We went back there again on Sunday morning but to our disappointment, the market was closed. It only opens from Thursday to Saturday.


My cha-bo-lang had planned to visit the hilltop in Barcelona and we took a long journey via Metro-train before reaching one of the outskirts small town - Tibidabo.

After alighting at the Metro station, we have to take a slow Tram ride to the foot of the hill.

Tramvia Blau Tibidabo (The Blue Tram)

At the foot of the hill, we had to take another tram all the way up to the hilltop and there we saw a beautiful church.

The view at the hilltop was not bad and it was quite cooling especially with the wind blowing around us.

There was an unforgivable regret when we were in Barcelona. We knew that there is a Musical Fountain performance on weekend night (The Montjuic Fountain) and we were told by the information counter staff at La Rambla that the performing hours are from 7 pm to 9:30 pm.

We reached there around 9:05 pm and the performance had just ended. Thinking that the next show would start real soon and would end before 9:30 pm as there were still many people sitting around the fountain like us, all waiting for the next show.

BUT, 天啊!!! The show never started again that night and the lightings around the fountain were all switched off at about 9:30 pm. What kind of information counter gave tourists the wrong information on the program of their places of interests? We felt really disappointed to have missed the performance as we would have to leave for Madrid the next day.


During our last visit, we had the best Paella (Spanish Rice) in one of the "high-class" restaurant (read expensive restaurant) and we decided to re-fresh our memories and taste buds again. We had the same "Squid Ink Lobster Paella", "Monk fish" and "Plum Ice-Cream" but again the only thing which was the same as the last time was the high price we paid at the end of the meal. The taste seemed to have changed less tastier.

Nice Paella

A very tu-lan thing happened during our flight from Barcelona to Madrid.

We have booked a flight with Spanair from Barcelona to Madrid as lim peh need to report to my Head Office the following morning. Our 6:30pm flight was delayed and delayed and delayed and delayed - a total of 4 flights being delayed and cancelled.

I was a little anxious not knowing whether I would be able to reach Madrid on time for my meetings. As the flights were cancelled and delayed, there were many passengers crowding around the Spanair counters and boy, some of the ang-mohs started to show their perturbness with hash words used and the more hot templed ones even started to bang table.

Finally, we were told that a special arrangement was made and an aeroplane was flown in to Barcelona from Madrid to take all of the "off-loaded" passengers to Madrid.

By the time we finally landed in Madrid and reached the hotel, it was already 1:30am and no, lim peh could not sleep yet as lim peh still had to iron my trousers and suit for my meeting with my directors the next day...

lim peh kong buay wan

... to be continued.../

You can read my previous Barcelona trip here
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Friday, May 16, 2008

Dogs Lover

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How does one define a dog lover? Keep many dogs at home? Feed the stray dogs when possible?

I think a true dogs lover is one who never forgets to take the photo of dogs even when she is having her vacation overseas.

My cha-bo-lang had taken some photos of dogs when we were in Madrid, Barcelona and Paris.
Did I ever mention that my cha-bo-lang also loves flowers?

lim peh kong wan liao
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

So Sad


An email which made me feel sad.
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Friday, May 09, 2008

IN一周特别酷 - 访问虎王

猪记者:大家好,我是酷猪,欢迎再次收看我们的 “IN一周特别酷”,今天我要访问的是我们十二生肖里的老大 --- 苦虎。

猪记者:虎老大,您好。感谢您抽空接受我们 “IN一周特别酷” 的访问。



















苦虎:So? 我们与人类不共戴天,一见面就肯定会拼个你死我活。









猪记者:难怪你变成苦虎,heng 啊,人类不要我们的猪鞭。

猪记者:谢谢虎老大接受我们 “IN一周特别酷” 的访问,我是酷猪,我们下次再见。
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Monday, May 05, 2008

10 Incidents Which Make You Go @$%#&€@ III

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So long lim peh did not write about "10" liao, hand a little bit itchy.

After my writing of 10 Incidents which make you go @$%#&€@ Part I and Part II, lim peh manage to come out with 10 more incidents.

Ya, me know, lim peh very bo-liao.

1) You go to watch a movie and suay suay sit beside a very talkative moron who keeps telling his friend the plot as the story unfolds

2) Car alarm went off in the middle of the night and woke everybody up but the owner of it apparently slept like a stone or just plain bo-chap.
* Contribution by Kenny Ng *

3) You saw that the MRT was coming but some young couples were blocking your way on the escalator. Despite saying "excuse me" many times, they treated you like transparent...
* Contribution by Casius *

4) You queued up for a long time for the famous popular food but everything was sold out when it´s your turn.

5) You finally found / remembered the vouchers which you took the effort to exchange only to realise that the validity dates were all expired liao.

6) You were carrying your tray of lunch in a super-packed food court but the group of guys who had finished their food just sat around talking despite seeing you standing near eyeing the table.

7) Caught in a lift with some inconsiderate smoker smoking in the lift.
* Taken from Maomie *

8) After considering to buy an expensive item for the longest time and finally made up your mind and bought it THEN the price of the Expensive item was on sale at 20% discount the following day.

9) You watched your favourite soccer team kicking against one of its strongest opponent "live telecast" early in the morning and just happened that you dozed off for a few seconds and it's a GOAL!!!

10) You tried and made very hard and finally had a good hand of mahjong of full limit 五台 and waiting to win then the toopid friend finished his mahjong with just 1 台.
* A non-mahjong person will never understand what lim peh is writing and will never know the perturbness of being 截糊*

lim peh kong wan liao
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