I DON'T EAT CHILI !

Whoever is the first person to say that all Singaporeans like to eat chili, I want to whack him on his head. I DON’T EAT CHILI! I don’t like the chili taste and I don’t like the chili smell, and I choose not to include chili on my food since I don’t like chili anyway. I can still remember back in my school days when classmates would eat their ikan bilis with peanuts or french fries, all soaked in that chili sauce which gave off such a pungent stench. Yucks. And nowadays I can still smell that revolting stink when people eat pass me, it can literally churn your stomach.
 
There is an urban legend which, either I heard from somewhere, or I made it up, in which: If you dine in a fine restaurant and if you add extra sauce or chili to your food, the cook would come out of the kitchen and chase after you with his cleaver because, you are actually implying that the cook had not prepared the food well enough and therefore the food is not tasty enough. I don’t often add extra favour to my food because, I’m eating the original taste of the food as the cook had intended when he prepared it, which should be the case whenever we go eating. By adding chili to your food, you are not eating your food in the way it is meant to be tasted.
 
What I detest most are the hawkers who assume that when people order their food, the hawkers would automatically think that people would expect them to add chili even when they did not tell them to add. Tell me, which part of the words "Yong Tau Foo", "Fried Prawn Noodles", or even "Carrot Cake", does it spell "chili" ? Many a times I find myself unable to enjoy my lunch or dinner because the food is spicy when I did not ask for it. In worst cases I had to return the food for another as I simply do not eat chili. There was once I ordered popiah from a hawker, specifically mentioning that I do not want chili. The next customer behind me on the other hand ordered popiah with chili. But when the hawker prepared the popiah, he first sliced the chili popiah with his knife, then proceeded to slice the no chili popiah with his already chili-contaminated knife. As a result there was a nasty chili aftertaste in the popiah that I ate. That hawker fails in his customer service.
 
And I am particularly angry at KFC for introducing their ‘hot and crispy’ favour fried chicken, offered alongside with their ‘original receipe’ favour. I like to eat crispy food, but if it is too spicy I can’t eat it. Why can’t KFC also offer ‘crispy’ favour and leave out the chili when frying the chicken? KFC is sure doing all non-chili eaters a great disservice here.
 
 
If I never asked for chili in my food, you’d better not add any. I don’t eat chili. Deal with it.
 
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Awesome Toy Collection – The Dark Knight 4″ Figures

And I have made a new purchase online via Ebay, it has arrived. This is Two-Face, from The Dark Knight 4″ series of figures.
 
 In The Dark Knight, Harvey Dent is the newly appointed district attorney of Gotham City who pledged to rid the city of the mobs. However, his efforts are frustrated by corrupt cops and a new enemy, the Joker. Harvey is finally driven over the edge when the Joker kills his girlfriend, and also severely disfigures Harvey. Blaming the mobs, corrupt cops, and Batman for all his ordeal, the scarred Harvey Dent takes the law into his own hands by becoming Two-Face, who attacks both the mobs and the cops.
 
Come together now, these are the Batman villians from TDK 4″ figures.
From left: Scarecrow (who has a small cameo in TDK), the Joker,
a Gotham Thug (who helps the Joker rob a bank), and Two-Face.
 
Over here, we have a special appearance by Ra’s al Ghul (center), leader of the League of Shadows as seen in Batman Begins.
Flanking Ra’s on the left is Batman in his TDK Batsuit, and on the right is Bruce Wayne, Batman’s alter ego.
 
 With my new purchase, I now have the set of TDK 4″ figures that I have been looking out for.
Now we have a group shot of the TDK 4″ figures, together with Bruce Wayne’s sports coupe.
 
 One last word: The Joker’s head sculpt for the 4″ and 5″ figures has been widely criticised as being too cartoony and in no way resembles how the Joker actually appeared in The Dark Knight. In the above picture, we have for comparison a 4″ Joker, and a Joker face magnet which more realistically protrays Joker’s shocking and terrifying appearance in the movie.

Awesome Toy Collection – Showcasing my stuff

Here’s a short showcase of my awesome toy collection, some of them collected quite a while back, and others my more recent acquisition.
 
Here is a set of three twin packs from the Batman Movie Collection, showcasing Batman and his enemies from the first three Batman movies: The Joker from “Batman”, Catwoman from “Batman Returns”, and The Riddler from “Batman Forever”.

 
Henri Ducard is Bruce Wayne’s trainer and mentor in the movie “Batman Begins”. I have managed to find a Ducard figure in brown costume, which was how Ducard appeared in the movie. I had earlier found a green costume variant of Ducard.
 
Brown costume Ducard, and his green costume variant.
 
 
And these two characters are Batman’s enemies: Firefly and Deathstroke, produced as part of “The Dark Knight” 5″ figures range. Both of them didn’t actually appear in “The Dark Knight”, but are notable enemies of Batman in the comics and the animated series. Firefly terrorises Gotham City by setting property on fire with his pyrotechnics, while Deathstroke is a mercenary and assassin who possesses superior physical strength and prowess as a result of secret army experiments. Deathstroke is missing an eye, but that serves as no handicap to him and his killing skills. For a while I thought I may not be able to find these two figures, I sure got lucky.
 
Just one more: This is Bruce Wayne in his ninja training attire, the figure comes with the Batman armour which he can wear and transform into the Dark Knight. This figure was previously produced (with a different costume colour) within the “Batman Begins” figures range, and continued into “The Dark Knight” figures range even though Bruce Wayne didn’t appear as such in “The Dark Knight”.