Bootstrap Script

One of the sections in the Learn Responsive Web Development from Scratch course teaches us how to use Bootstrap from the basic code to build a web page.

As I followed through the video, there is one part whereby the trainer removed the CDN version of jQuery at the bottom of the basic template which you can find it from getbootstrap.com, and replaced with a downloaded copy of jquery.js from jquery.com. The placement of the script sequence in the <head> tag section is important as the compiler reads through the first script we put in the <head> tag.

For example,

<!-- jQuery Javascript-->
 http://js/jquery.js
 <!-- Bootstrap Main Javascript-->
 http://js/bootstrap.js

The compiler will run the jquery.js file first and follow by the bootstrap.js file where some of the controls are being overridden and you can see the effects according to the sample shows in Bootstrap website.

In any cases where you accidentally put the jquery.js script below the bootstrap.js script, the Bootstrap is not working accordingly. So, do not panic!

Oh ya, just in case, you do not know what I meant by CDN version of jquery.js file, it is a file hosted in the distributed servers (networks) that delivers the web content or file to users based on geographic location of the user.

The Difference Between Responsive and Adaptive Web Design

I just signed up the a course in Udemy called Learn Responsive Web Development from Scratch. I chose this course because it is free to learn and it has good reviews from the past subscribers. It is also a stepping stone for me to understand the new HTML5, CSS5, Twitter Bootstrap and etc in which my friend in Bangkok, Thailand did share the same interests to learn more. No harm to learn more and re-skill while I am looking for new job opportunity.

On its introduction, the first topic being taught is web responsiveness. A student asked a good question. What is the differences between responsiveness and adaptive. The trainer shares a good article, you can read it from this link, https://blogs.oracle.com/marketingcloud/difference-responsive-adaptive-web-design.

The link includes another web link which it shows the differences in visual format for a better understanding. Besides that, it provides quick tips for the designer as well as the web developer. It is a good article and I would like to share it here.

Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple

The Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho temple in Singapore, which located at Waterloo Street is always crowded with people coming here to pray for family and themselves. I came here occasionally to make my prayer too since I am a Buddhist. It is nicely decorated with red lanterns and it is full of festive mood here.

It is quite easily accessible when you walk from the Bugis Street market which sells a lot of Singapore souvenirs and local food. When you are visiting Bugis Junction shopping mall or the flea market, do drop by the temple and make a prayer.

Keisuke Ramen

Keisuke Ramen, Suntec, Singapore.
Address: #02-391/392 Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983.

A night outing with a group of friends cum runners in January 2017. On the same day I received a sudden news about my colleagues are leaving my previous company because of the company restructuring. It is quite bad to them as the departure news came a week before the Chinese New Year.

This ramen shop was suggested by one of them who also left the company due to the restructuring. The ramen shop offers free eggs, beansprouts and plain water. It is pretty good service. The food ordering is based on their order form below.

Since it was my first time I followed their recommendations to choose their crab broth ramen and I added the egg. As for the soup level of oil, taste and noodle texture I chose for normal which is their recommendations.

My apology for the bad lighting of the above picture of the beansprouts.

It turned out a WOW to me. It comes with my ordered egg, a pork chashu, bamboo shoot, black fungus, fish cake and some spring onions on top of the ramen.

I will suggest to go for less oil and light taste because the level of taste determines the thickness of the soup. After a while I did feel the broth was salty. My friend who opted for the strong taste has its soup dried up while we were taking his bowl of ramen which came with three pieces of chashu.

It is very nice presented and served by the waitress who called us by the name on the order form. Great experience of eating this ramen and greater moment spent together with them after the dinner with a movie show in the cinema on the same night. 

Old Town White Coffee – Signature

Old Town White Coffee – Signature, Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Address: T.014A, Third Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Another throwback entry of January’s event. A day before the Chinese New Year, I went to the Mid Valley Shopping Centre in Kuala Lumpur with my cousins and my uncle in the late afternoon to settle their issues at Digi centre which is located at The Gardens Mall.

Initially, they wanted to try the food court which is located at Mid Valley’s level three, Food Junction. Unfortunately, the food court is closed that day.

Instead of keep searching for the next restaurant for late lunch, we crossed to the opposite side and settled down at Old Town White Coffee. It was half-crowded when we entered the restaurant and the waiters served us immediately after the tables were arranged for us. We sat outside of the restaurant, just two steps from their entrance.

It took us a while to decide and place our order. Some of us ordered the noodles, the steamed rice and the signature nasi lemak and drinks. They served the noodles first, followed by the cold drinks and then hot drink and next, the nasi lemak and lastly, the steamed rice.

I ordered the dry egg noodle with barbeque chicken. It does not come with a small bowl of soup. It seems different than the normal Old Town outlets or this set meal does not come with soup.

The noodle texture is disappointing because it is soggy and less taste. The chicken meat are generous and so does the vegetables. It is just a bit hard to eat such a big stalk of vegetable 🙂

I completed my meal with a glass of warm soya milk and I felt filling. I would recommend to go to normal Old Town White Coffee restaurant instead of the Signature brand which makes no difference except the prices and bigger plates and bowls!

Mak’s Noodle

Mak’s Noodle.
Address: Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #B2-27 & 27A Singapore 098585.

A throwback entry of what happened last month, January 2017. A quick meet up with two friends before the Chinese New Year whereby I handed the aromatherapy essential oils bought from Bangkok to one of my friends. Upon arrival at the Vivocity, I was given a choice to choose between the Hong Kong food and the Japanese food which both of the restaurants are located at Basement 2, side by side. Unable to decide which restaurant to go for dinner since I am fine with any food, we played the rock, paper and scissor game to decide for us.

And finally we headed to the Mak’s Noodle for wanton noodle. We asked the waitress for a recommendation and she said the best seller is the beef brisket and the dumplings wanton noodle (dry version). We chose our food based on her recommendation.

Beef Brisket

In Hong Kong, it is called ngau lam mien. It is a famous food among the Hong Kong people. It is really delicious although it is quite oily for me. The sauce is good to mix it with my wanton noodle which it slightly coated with oyster sauce for the dry version. The sauce is the best of everything in this dish.

Wanton Noodle

Although the waitress suggested us to try the dumplings wanton noodle, I still chose to try the original wanton noodle. For me, by trying their wanton noodle for once, then I will know whether it is worth to visit again this restaurant. I find the noodle is slightly soggy. I prefer noodle which is springy, not wet. The wanton size is medium, unlike those in Hong Kong, which is large, as large as a ping pong ball. The ingredients are fresh.

My friends tried the dumplings noodle which comes with two medium size abalone. It is their special meal for Chinese New Year. My good friend gave one piece of the abalone for me to try. Although, I am not a big fan of abalone, I find the abalone is well-cooked,easy to eat and well-tasted.

The restaurant offers desserts as well which you can try after meal.
I still prefer the wanton noodle I tried myself in Hong Kong, Tsim Chai Kee Noodle.
*Finally a group picture with friends and the food.