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  1. Heartlander

    How many kids do you have? local singaporeans only

    I definitely am not expecting my kids to take care of me machiam a nurse like that. I would be happy if they are around to keep me company when free that's all. I would think keeping myself financially independent in my older days is my responsibility. Hopefully there is enough left for them to show more concerns haha.
  2. Heartlander

    How many kids do you have? local singaporeans only

    If no kids, when old how? Have you really thought through how you are going to manage the last days especially we cannot be sure we will be so fortunate as to die in sleep or healthy? It will actually get complicated if a couple do not have kids to support them, and one is going first before the other. The one going first will be sad to leave the other half behind as will be worrying sick of how he/she will be coping alone, while the other one will have to mourn the passing and facing the bad situation of being all alone now. How sad! Better to have kids if can. This is definitely not the sexiest reason to have kid(s), but very compelling one. Recently just witnessed an old single relative went away. Very bad case.
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    Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak in China

    So fast got 7 local suspected case already. https://sg.yahoo.com/news/wuhan-virus-outbreak-singapore-female-resident-44-is-7th-suspected-case-122147286.html
  4. Heartlander

    Back to Nature - scallop picking along East Coast Park

    You do not even need to dig when harvesting in this locale, just be spotting the upright shells jutting above the sand or water. Maybe if dig got more hidden there, but my last harvest of about 11 shells were spotted just be looking. There were many more but I did not want to take back too many, not easy to cycle back with the loot as quite heavy already haha. I am sure other nearby beaches also have as my first attempt was at a big canal nearby. So long as the tidy is low enough that is.
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    Back to Nature - scallop picking along East Coast Park

    Glad that others may benefit. I also heard from my FIL who grew up at east side shared that long ago the village people staying by the sea would use their feet to feel for such shellfish when low tide. So doing this is not something new over here. Maybe the few who know about this just keep quiet to continue to benefit haha. And for those keen to try this out, please go only during ultra low tide at evening. The pictures I showed were when the tide was at 0.3m, very low and does not happen every week. I check out the tide table from myNEA that the next very low tide at 0.6m occur at 352pm of 22/1. There are many low tides occurring after 8pm, please do not attempt then as too dangerous in muddy area. Enjoy but be safe. https://www.nea.gov.sg/weather/tide-timings
  6. Heartlander

    Finding Freelance to do Car Cam

    Just curious if you would poh mata over this if you were the TS?
  7. Heartlander

    Finding Freelance to do Car Cam

    I do not want to comment further on the case, as I do not have all the details and hate to start doubting what you put forward. I am sure if Sky is around he would have a lot to say about you too. Btw your above sentence is full of flaws. Ever heard of a fool and his money are soon parted? You as a consumer must take responsibility in doing due diligence and have the appetite to accept risks that you are taking. Kpkb after things turn sour does not really achieve anything, especially if you are partially responsible also. Have a good day and hope your story have a happy ending.
  8. Heartlander

    Finding Freelance to do Car Cam

    Personally I think you have been too impatient. Your exchange started close to 9am in the morning, and by 1pm already want to poh mata! I would think you should give more time and set an ultimatum dateline for the installer to do rectification. As these freelance installers most likely sell you things at thinner margin, so they would not be so inclined to replace your with a new one but rather will ask you to go through a checking process to double confirm that really got problem and not due to human factor. But you have been too kang cheong already lah. Hope you learn something out of this. You want cheap, then better know the risks and willing to take them when things go south. Seriously no one can guarantee that the car cam they sell to you will be working well for the next 2 years, so if you are minimal hassle, please get your services from brick-and-motar shops only. And I really cannot understand why you did not insist on a receipt. After-sale services always hinge on that piece of paper. I feel for you, but you really have to evaluate your thinking else history sure repeat itself one of these days, maybe bigger than this peanut case, like buying car from a shady PI and ganna run-road treatment. Good luck in getting police help on this.
  9. Heartlander

    Back to Nature - scallop picking along East Coast Park

    This is a video that explain the difference between the 2 main types of scallop. Should give you the confidence to prepare and cook them haha:
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    Back to Nature - scallop picking along East Coast Park

    I attached this very relevant video on how to harvest this scallop and process it before cooking it Chinese style. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjaCp0sFWm0
  11. Heartlander

    Back to Nature - scallop picking along East Coast Park

    Watch more of those seaside scavenging videos you will know more and learn how to deal with them (aka cook them), then maybe you will dare to haha. It is a shame they are literally everywhere and there for the pickings, but many of those walking around just know how to pick dead seashells which are aplenty also.
  12. Heartlander

    Back to Nature - scallop picking along East Coast Park

    Chewy chewy is what I can say, similar to normal dried scallop but this is fresh version. My wife and a few kids loved it but I not really into shellfish haha as I do not like the seafood smell. What I got from my daughter is that if baked like how was done previously, should have tasted much better. I doing it more for the fun while my family benefit from it haha.
  13. Heartlander

    Back to Nature - scallop picking along East Coast Park

    If got laosai you think I will still share this over here? Done twice already. The soaking in clean water is to rid the shellfish of sand, essential if you dealing with clams or oysters where you eat the whole body of the shellfish. But for scallops where you discard all the innards and eat only the muscle chunk, no need to as sand cannot get into the muscle. Confirm eating got no sand with proper cleaning. And soaking also got nothing to do with the seafood smell.
  14. Heartlander

    Back to Nature - scallop picking along East Coast Park

    I did the same when was in Tasmania 3 years back. The rocky seaside was full of big mussles. Picked up some but did not cook as not sure how to then. Should have been more adventurous just cook them in cheap wine there. The water there very clear and no need to wait for the mussles to spit out sand.
  15. Heartlander

    Back to Nature - scallop picking along East Coast Park

    Our generation is definitely more involved but hopefully what the kids remember fondly is not of their parents fetching them from all the lessons/ classes and forcing them to take up the whatever musical skills haha. I have been actively doing weekly cycling trips with kids when possible, planning to do camping next. Have bought some camping gears as well as fishing gears as well as an inflatable kayak. Hope to use them soon haha.
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