9am, Dear Poh text me she on leave and yes, we met up! She was really kind to think of me. First part of the day was running my errands..
My suddenly-dead, Thinkpad x61 needed help! It just keep going into Rescue & Recovery instead of windows no matter how many times I restart. I checked online to check the warranty validity & great, expires only next Feb. First stop, IBM Service Centre at Changi Business Park. Initially, I thought I have to leave my laptop there and collection for few days. But no! I’m delighted that the problem was solved instantly as the Customer Service Officer did a System Restore. OK that’s something my bro taught me before but the interface for thinkpad was kinda different and I’m very much an IT Noob despite a daily user.
First Attempt of System Restore Failed.. that’d mean my work is gonna be delayed! No! I have 2 notebooks and this one is purely for work. There’s my company program in it.. if I’ve to reformat it.. gotta get my company IT Dept to install the program.. Hassle and Time Consuming..!
Just as I was thinking of the hassle, the customer service made a 2nd attempt. This time, I held my hands and prayed sincerely & silently to GOD to help me. I prayed very, very hard. 3minutes later I saw Miracle! I Thanked GOD & SMILED with Great Relief. At the same time, I purchased the 4-cell battery at $172 after GST. Last year, I was quoted a higher price and had to wait few days before I can get it. What I like better was that, I could collect it instantly! Yeapie.
The customer service officer was my saviour of the day! A trip which reinforced my loyalty for IBM – Working Notebook.
Next, Changi Airport. Lunch at Fish & Co.
My Dear Poh
My favourite Fish & Chip has to be at this restaurant! And I always order the same kinda dish. So fresh.. and Big Portion…!
New York Fish & Chip
Yummy… Really Fresh! I am most fearful of fishy smell and have avoided fish for most of my life. Glad I tried Fish & Co!
We took our own sweet time to eat and catch up. With Dear Poh, there’s never lack of topic. And we just went on and on… I personally find the session a quality conversation! Hope her appetite will revert back to normal. No more bloaty feeling! And I also hope HAPPINESS & JOY will surround her Mon-Sun, 24/7. Her words may come too quick sometimes but other than that, she makes a true great friend and family.
And then, I had to meet Janson(he works at airport) for some errands. Also, purchase postage stamps & mailings at Singpost. I love the Singpost here – No queue.
Next, Baking at my House. Last month, she bought Betty Crocker rainbow chip premix for me and I told her, we’ll do together! This is the night! We succeeded!
Butter Cake with Rainbow Chips
With Dear Poh’s guidance and help, I managed to crown this cake my “Best-Ever Butter Cake”. Can’t see the rainbow chips from pic.. too bad. Its really yummy, Chew Family, Mr Khoo and Dear Poh agreed! Yeah!
While the cake is in oven, Dear Poh, me and my mother had a chat. Mother Chew asked: “So when is your turn to marry, Beelian?”
Dear Poh has an ANSWER already. But I”m not going to announce here! heehee You’ll know when the time is ripe.
During the chat, I kept telling my mother Dear Poh is very filial to her mother and sweet things she does. I spoke from bottom of my heart and I wondered if Dear Poh felt shy..heehee but I feel her strength needs to be recognised!
Having own mother and friends mingle well is something nice to have.
11pm.. Dear Poh had to leave. Never mind, there’s always technology to keep our communication going!