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Trick Eye Museum opens in Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa!

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Korea’s top tourist attraction in Hongdae, the Trick Eye Museum has finally opened their first overseas branch in Singapore, at RWS! Whoop!

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My husband usually doesn’t like to attend media events/previews with me but for this one, he was super game to go, which makes it super fun because you have an obliging partner! *yay* And thus our Sunday morning was spent taking pictures in various positions and having a ball of a time!

It can be quite confusing getting around RWS (especially if you’re driving and don’t know where to park), but thankfully the museum kindly offered us a map and directions – The Trick Eye Museum is located just behind the Malaysian Food Street!

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(Please just park somewhere near the middle at either the blue or orange area (where you get up to the circle aka the Red Ring)
I parked at the green side and took a loooong walk to the middle!)

A reader asked how much time I would allocate for the latest attraction at RWS and I would say… at least 1 hour, but it can go up to 1.5 or even 2 if it’s a little crowded as you wait for your turn to take pictures and especially if you want to spend time at all the stations.

Luckily, they only allow a certain number of people in at any one time so there’s crowd control and doesn’t get too overly crowded in there. Expect kids though, and bring your best cameras! (Although I wouldn’t recommend that you bring a 20mm lens like me because the proximity of the 3D images aren’t that far, and you may end up crossing into one 3D image to take a picture of another (which means, you block people lah!).

I went at around 11 and there was no queue yet – but when I exited there was a queue (thankfully not too long) to get in!

There’s currently a promotion from now till 22nd June for the Trick eye Museum entrance fees – 50% off all price categories!

That means $12.50 for adults, and just $10 for children and senior citizens till 22nd June 2014!

That means $12.50 for adults, and just $10 for children and senior citizens till 22nd June 2014!

Here's what you see when you enter the place - the giant baby! The exhibits are sturdy and some are meant to be sat on, like the giant baby - and from this photo you can gauge the proximity of the 3D exhibits.

Here’s what you see when you enter the place – the giant baby! The exhibits are sturdy and some are meant to be sat on, like the giant baby – and from this photo you can gauge the proximity of the 3D exhibits.

There are photo points which tell you where to stand for the best effect.

There are photo points which tell you where to stand for the best effect, but it also really depends on your camera’s focal length – sometimes you gotta walk a little further just to get it all in or at a certain angle.

My husband made a beeline for Van Gogh's Starry Night. It's now his cover photo -_-"

My husband made a beeline for Van Gogh’s Starry Night. It’s now his cover photo -_-“

I'm actually sitting on the floor!

The magic of trick eye 3D exhibits – I’m actually sitting on the floor!

On hindsight, I should have done a "tripping over" shot instead of just posing! Heh heh.

On hindsight, I should have done a “tripping over” shot instead of just posing! Heh heh.

One of the optical illusions - mirrors on the floor creates the impression of a never ending drop... D:

One of the optical illusions – mirrors on the floor creates the impression of a never ending drop… D:

This is quite possibly one of the most famous and well known exhibits! I had to climb into a box to get this shot. Thank you Mandy for helping us capture some precious moments!

This is quite possibly one of the most famous and well known exhibits! I had to climb into a box to get this shot. Thank you Mandy for helping us capture some precious moments!

This one took a little bit of time to get right. I decided to tie my hair and pouf it up so that it wouldn't look weird - this photo is upside down to look like as if we're hanging on the beams but we're actually sitting down/hugging the beam!

This one took a little bit of time to get right. I decided to tie my hair and pouf it up so that it wouldn’t look weird – this photo is upside down to look like as if we’re hanging on the beams but we’re actually sitting down/hugging the beam!

This is one of my favorite, right after the sleeping on the moon one! It's just so bright cheery and colorful and requires very little skill to take, haha.

This is one of my favorite, right after the sleeping on the moon one! It’s just so bright cheery and colorful and requires very little skill to take, haha.

Do try to wear something comfortable that would allow you to climb all over the exhibits and not zao geng – my shorts were admittedly a little too short and I had to take extra care not to flash at anyone! Ooops if I did.

For example, I had to climb in and sit on the lady's lap as suggested by Mandy (from Trick Eye Museum) and it was some tough challenge climbing in, man! Or maybe I just didn't do it properly.

For example, I had to climb in and sit on the lady’s lap as suggested by Mandy (from Trick Eye Museum) and it was some tough challenge climbing in, man! Or maybe I just didn’t do it properly.

I would love to show you everything in one post but I’m afraid that I’ll spoil the joy for you! If you are keen to view more, please click read more below!

(wah, feels like livejournal days suddenly)

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Kith Cafe, Quayside Isle with Julius the husky + Detox with hic’Juice!

By | Brunch, Food, Life, Pets, Randoms, Western | One Comment

When I heard that a friend of Yang’s got a husky pup, I was excited and wanted to meet him! You know how cute and small husky pups can be – Julius is about 6 month’s now, and is a pedigree breed from a famous husky breeder, Hubert’s family line (Kenzo x Thelma are his parents) and he’s gonna BE A STUD (in his mom’s words, hahaha).

I asked Jess to pick a dog-friendly cafe and she very nicely arranged for dinner at Kith Cafe, which was relatively near me – I’ve always wanted to try Kith Cafe but the outlet Dhoby Ghaut was a little boring for me – their new outlet at Quayside Isle sees Brussel & Sprouts and Saint Pierre as its neighbors – it’s my first time to Quayside Isle, and I was surprised by how easy it was for me to find parking, their informative website with instructions on how to get there complete with parking rates. For the uninitiated, it’s inside Sentosa Cove, so you have to pay entrance fee to get into Sentosa unless you stay at Sentosa Cove (lucky you!) or you get a resident to get you.

Even the parking lot walls are turquoise! *_* Loved the spacious lots!

Even the parking lot walls are turquoise! *_* Loved the spacious lots!

Information off their website:

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The Quayside Isle is clean, new, dog-friendly (at least Kith Cafe is!) and also baby friendly! They have lots for families as well as diaper stations etc. They even have Jason’s Supermarket (no doubt for the residents at Sentosa Cove)! I think it’s a nice place to check out, chill out and I’ll definitely return with my girls some day! You know how much we love brunch.

Kith, at Quayside Isle.

Kith, at Quayside Isle.

Anyway, I was all up for a carbo-laden dinner before I go on a juice cleanse diet (aka detox) from all the junk I’ve been eating from my trip (Ying said Japanese food is healthy food – but I’ve been eating cup noodles, lah!) and it couldn’t come more timely! I’ve been thinking of going on a detox to improve my skin condition as well – for some reason I keep getting pimples on the sides of my face no matter what products I use – It’s been getting better, but still oily and new pimples still pop up randomly, much to my annoyance. I believe it’s high time I tried a detox to aid recovery as well, so yep! I’ll talk more about that later.

Where were we? Oh. Food. FOOD.

Kith Cafe serves breakfast till 5pm, and had a good selection of breakfast - they're pretty popular for their eggs benny, I believe! I NEED TO COME BACK AFTER THE DETOX. *nudges Yina & Eve*

Kith Cafe serves breakfast till 5pm, and had a good selection of breakfast – they’re pretty popular for their eggs benny, I believe! I NEED TO COME BACK AFTER THE DETOX. *nudges Yina, Jayne, Tricia & Eve*

 

Earl Grey Lavendar Orange Tea for $6.50, or you could just go for plain water. I liked the tea.

Earl Grey Lavendar Orange Tea for $6.50, or you could just go for plain water. I liked the tea. I’m a tea person, no doubt about that.

Fries with Mayo dip. Not too bad! But I ordered a pasta main so I stayed off these.

Fries with Mayo dip. Not too bad! But I ordered a pasta main so I stayed off these.

Calamari. I found it very chewy, but the husband thought it wasn't too good. I like that the batter wasn't too thick, but I wished it came with a tartar dip instead!

Calamari. I found it very chewy, but the husband thought it wasn’t too good. I like that the batter wasn’t too thick, but I wished it came with a tartar dip instead!

The husband's dish. Gamberoni, I believe? It's King Prawns with Kaffir Lime ... and some other ingredients I didn't recall. RESTAURANTS, ALWAYS HAVE YOUR MENUS ONLINE PLEASE.

The husband’s dish. Gamberoni, I believe? It’s King Prawns with Kaffir Lime … and some other ingredients I didn’t recall. RESTAURANTS, ALWAYS HAVE YOUR MENUS ONLINE PLEASE.

Jess' Vongole... with more Chilli.

Jess’ Vongole… with more Chilli.

And my Vongole in White Wine Sauce ($19) with a poached egg (add $2) on top! I loved the poached egg!!! It was the perfect way to end my pasta. I cannot resist eggs.

And my Vongole in White Wine Sauce ($19) with a poached egg (add $2) on top! I loved the poached egg!!! It was the perfect way to end my pasta. I cannot resist eggs.

We didn’t order a huge selection, but I finished every single morsel on my plate (except the garlic and chillies, I took ’em off my plate). I think it was nice, the clams had no fishy taste and it wasn’t too salty – everything was done just nice to me! Could probably use a bit more punch, but it was satisfying – I’ve always been a noodles person.

 

The Tiramisu was nice to me too! We ordered one for the two girls to share - I didn't choke on the powder, which was a good thing! It was creamy, and just wet enough - could have done with a bit bit bit more flavor, but that's a personal preference!

The Tiramisu was nice to me too! We ordered one for the two girls to share – I didn’t choke on the powder, which was a good thing! It was creamy, and just wet enough – could have done with a bit bit bit more flavor, but that’s a personal preference!

Waiting for the doggie pics? Heh. Here's Julius the husky's adult looking mug!

Waiting for the doggie pics? Heh. Here’s Julius the husky’s adult looking mug!

... Actually he's just 6 months old and still very boyish and playful, heh!

… Actually he’s just 6 months old and still very boyish and playful, heh!

He was kindda niappish – still under going training classes, but so far he’s quite smart! I’d say that if you want a husky… please read up on how to handle these dogs, because if you’re a first time husky owner their antics can shock you. They are famously temperamental, and stubborn – as well as a one way ticket if you let them loose (not all, of course. there are some well trained ones, but generally they are like that.) They are very friendly to kids and a lousy guard dog – and they are adventurous, they bite everything and they love digging through gardens. (Again, not all, but a general trait). Expect to have a pretty frustrating first few months while your huskies get used to you and respect you as the alpha before it will behave the way you want him to. A husky can grow pretty big, so you do have to keep things away from their reach. They are strong, so you have to have some strength to keep them around when they start sprinting after cats in the neighborhood.

Okay very lohsoh, I’m sorry, but all I wanted to say is, don’t adopt a husky just for their looks, please. A LOT of them get abandoned because people think that they cannot be trained – but the truth is they just cannot handle huskies. Please consider to adopt or foster before deciding to buy. Or at least, purchase from a reputable breeder (which can go up to the thousands) and not a puppy mill. I made the mistake of getting my dog from a puppy mill and I regret supporting the puppy mills 9 years ago.  I’m sorry : ( But I love my dog, ah!

Okay, I’ve digressed. Jess is a great owner and I’m sure Julius will be a happy stud-to-be! *coughs*

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Doggie talk aside – Quayside Isle is beautiful, and it’s a little darker than I imagined it to be but still illuminated by the ships on the dock and the Christmas lights. I did’t get any mosquito bites so… THAT’S A GOOD THING! The sea breeze was cooling – it had jus rained and it wasn’t too humid at all.

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hic’Juice – Raw + Organic + Cold Pressed

A little more about the hic’Juice detox I’m doing – Juice detoxes are in, I can tell you that! I was noticing the number of juice bars in USA! And hic’Juice is the first to bring this detox + delivery service into Singapore, so that you can get your detox done in the comfort of your own home and not have to think about what to drink or where to find your drink the next day!

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3 days of Reboot.

I’ve been wanting to do a detox again for some time. When I stayed off sodium, picked healthier carbs and did a detox, I felt that I was less fidgety (ADHD much) and could concentrate better – all these did wonders for my work and blogging – these days I feel lethargic easily and I am in serious need of some concentration to churn out all the entries + work backlog! It’s Christmas season and everyone’s rushing to do something these few weeks!

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All juices are freshly made in Singapore with the freshest ingredients – and certified (stamp, chop!) by a nutritionist – who is none other than my bff’s mom, Dr. Doreen Tan whom I respect + look up to and is the main reason why I picked this detox plan over others. I trust her, simple as that! The juices are freshly made and non-pasteurized, so they are delivered just the night before you start your detox plan and are fresh for up to only 3 days. What does that mean for me? NO PROCRASTINATION. Once I’m on it, I HAVE to finish it, in 3 days!

Keep in fridge! In fact, make space for it! There's a total of 18 heavy glass bottles - glass bottles are the best - and you'll need to make sure your fridge has space for them!

Keep in fridge! In fact, make space for it! There’s a total of 18 heavy glass bottles – glass bottles are the best – and you’ll need to make sure your fridge has space for them!

There are 6 labelled bottles of juices in a day for you, and hic’juices + tea/water will be all you’re ingesting – drinking plenty of water aids your body in flushing out the toxins so you shouldn’t take in junk food to build it up again. I know it’s difficult for a carb lover like me, and it takes a lot of determination to complete even a short 1 day detox – but just timely – I have tonnes of backlogs to clear and will only be heading out for a short errand tomorrow, so for these 3 days… PLEASE DON’T ASK ME OUT. Hahaha. Till Thursday la, okay?! I can do it! Or rather, WE CAN DO IT! I don’t know what Tham is doing it for, that woman is so skinny – but okay, good to have a partner you know! Misery loves company, ahhahaah. LET’S GO LET’S GO!

Day 1, Starto!

Day 1, Starto! Ikimashou!

Write for yourself.

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A few weeks ago while having lunch at a quaint little cafe in San Francisco, Emily D, Benefit USA’s Digital Marketing girl asked me what I had in mind for my blog down the road. Vlogging? (It’s big in the USA)

I had no proper answer for her. I don’t know where I’m going with this or where it’s taking me. But it kept me thinking throughout the entire trip.

In the past, blogging was a way to update people and make new friends online – people still kept hits (little stat counters, how cute) and all and we shared the love by linking back to the blogs we love (and also for convenience as I haven’t discovered RSS feeds yet). Back then there was no WordPress, just Geocities where you built your own site – then blogger came along, and b2, movable type. Back then, you wrote mainly for yourself and your friends (whether online or offline).

These days, we talk about stats related to money, we talk about OOTDs by professional photographers (some people even hire), we talk about agencies (are you from Nuffnang, or XX, YY, ZZ?), and also we talk about the rude bloggers online (who threaten to blog bad reviews about a shop if they don’t reply her) – not that making money from blogging is a bad thing, but it’s like everyone who starts a blog these days just wants to make some money or get some free things. It’s… ugly. Let’s not forget that we have to take a picture of everything before we eat / swatch / use it!

I took a slightly different turn when I started out this blog – it wasn’t an avenue to make money, it was a place for me to share what I’ve purchased and also to show people the things I like – because it is what I like to see on blogs – swatches and reviews to help me make decisions, information about new stuff because all girls love shopping, friend’s opinions especially. Before Benefit and Clarisonic even came into Singapore, people were already buying them off the internet and shipping at exorbitant prices to Singapore just because it is good – not from a sponsored post, but real person reviews.

It seems like my blog has gone down another different path – and these days I’ve been thinking about what to say to avoid offending people (I can be quite rude and too straightforward for most people), how to categorize posts (if I do it the lifestyle way, I’ll be reviewing hauls and not by the item / brands), how to lay out images to make it easier for people to read, how to arrange things, tone of post… etc.

It’s so difficult.

I’m not even sure if I can call myself a beauty blogger if I go down the lifestyle road. There are so many judgmental people out there – “oh you not true blue beauty lover” (but why do I need 10 lipsticks in one color!? After I get 10 lipsticks in that one color I feel like I’m being too 浪费) “she’s not a dedicated beauty blogger” “shes too vain” But you know, a beauty blogger has to eat, wear some clothes, and has a life outside of lipsticks and mascara too. Why can’t I talk about everything? Do I have to have a niche? Will people stop reading my blog just because I don’t just talk beauty? (Admittedly, I get annoyed when the bloggers I follow for beauty/polish start blogging about their pets and skip those posts altogether). Do I write about everything I am sent? Where do I find the time, 6 hands and 3 faces to try everything? How do I reject events and people nicely without sounding like an arrogant b**ch, because I have NO time, and have to spend money on petrol and parking? My computer is barely 2 years old and my hard disk space is already half gone from all the photos I’ve taken!

I was asking the husband on the cab ride back at 4+am yesterday morning:

“How do you think I should write the posts about this trip? By tips on things to do in each city, or by that day’s timeline?”

“It’s very easy, dear. Write for yourself. Many years later when you look back at the blog, it should remind you of how you felt then, or bring you back to the moment when you were there.” (not verbatim, but this is the gist of it)

I don’t write to impress; I write to share. I write to jot down memories for myself because I am seriously forgetful. It’s nice to be given things that I would have otherwise bought for myself, but I still want to be myself and keep my own flavor in the posts. I’ve been so burnt out by my obligations that I’ve been on a semi-hiatus – but the trip has given me many happy memories, which I want to “pen” down before I forget everything. That’s for myself.

Let me go get enough sleep first!!! It’s so good to be home, too.

Last day in Tokyo

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It’s 5:45am right now and I’ve just finished my newfound Nissin Cup Noodle in… Spicy Seafood (Japanese one), along with oden items of radish, konbu (seaweed) and an egg. IT IZ DELICIOUS!

I found the flavor in Don Quijote (also known as Donki, or referred by me as the Mustafa of Japan because it sells practically EVERYTHING) and it was only 158 Japanese Yen – that’s around $2 SGD? Okay what! Carted two and wanted to try one tonight so that I could get more if it’s nice. I’M NEED MOAR.

Anyway, it’s also my last day in Tokyo. We’re gonna take a quick hop to Ueno for omiyage shopping, then to Harajuku to Oz Abstract, the silverware shop Yang loves going to. It’s where he got his rings and I think it’s time for an update so I hope he finds something later on!

I wanted to update my blog but I’ve been so busy trying to get some decent sleep – We’ve changed 4 hotels in 3 cities, gone through 5 different airports (not including Singapore) and been walking everyday for the past 14 days. If not for the Lush bathbombs I’ve brought over I might have had even more sore muscles. Seriously. When I get back to Singapore I’m just gonna pi (collapse in hokkien).

Save for a 2 hour flight delay at SFO, there were no other major mishaps, thank god. I think the smartest thing we’ve done is to not drive in San Francisco, after witnessing how steep the hills were, yikes. You wanna complain about parking in Singapore? It’s $40 to park in SFO for a day! And the

taxi rental is $6000 a month for cabs in SFO. *omg* I was surprised many times on this holiday!

 

I even wanted to blog while I was on the plane – while I did manage to type out something, I’m not happy with it and my thought process relies quite a bit on the images I work with for the post and I couldn’t install the software I needed on my dinosaur laptop because it’s still running on OS 10.5.8. I can’t believe this laptop is already 5 years old… and still working rather well I must say. I just really need to update the OS because it’s limiting the apps I want to install! Bah, failed by technology.

My trip has been amazing so far – Meeting new people, meeting friends on my trips to practically EACH city, and exploring new places – even though I didn’t really like Las Vegas, I still enjoyed exploring some place new. I would have whined about being in the states previously because I was so carbo reliant but I really enjoyed SFO’s diverse food offerings! The prices of food on the Strip’s so expensive that I found Tokyo really cheap in comparison. I got a 2l bottle of water for 98 yen. THAT’S $1.28. Evian is also just $1.28. It’s freaking $5 USD for a bottle of water in YOUR HOTEL ROOM. Fiji is $6 USD FROM THE HOTEL ROOM. No complimentary water whatsoever (spoilt rotten by Singapore hotels) and the cheapest? Vending machine, $4 USD. WHAT. The minute we saw $0.99 USD for a bottle of water on the strip, we GRABBED IT even though we had to walk a ridiculous distance lugging the bottle of water after that.

Oh before I forget, There is no water kettle like in Japan – and Vegas charges you $2 for HOT WATER. Yes, you also have to tip the server – in fact, it’s included in the bill for you already. 18% Gratuity. I know a lot of people think it’s acceptable, but I think I’m just really not used to the culture and I think it makes things so inconvenient for us.

Spent the bulk of yesterday night/today morning packing the luggage and then taking my last relaxing bath for this holiday. *cracks back*

I’m so worn out I don’t even have the energy to blow dry my hair anymore. Just completed transferring my pictures (16gb x 3 times) and it’s really time to sleep – Did I mention that I’m supposed to wake up at 10am?! GAWD I CAN SEE THE SUN RISING NOW. I need to sleep.

Goodbye, and I’ll be updating this space once I get enough sleep! In the meantime, I’m updating a fair bit (controlling myself so that I won’t flood timelines) on Instagram! ; )

K.O. for now!

August Weekend Randoms

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I haven’t even finished editing July’s randoms but it seems like August is off to a great start already!

Last week, Tricia, Eve & I attended the Elle x Canon Beauty Journal event and we had a great time chatting away and making our scrapbook pages! To be honest, I think my scrap-booking skills need more brushing up… but whoa, look at Tricia’s!

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this charbor gleefully snipping away and also using my tapes lol

this charbor gleefully snipping away and also using my tapes lol

the lovely scrapbook page she made for Yina's birthday!

the lovely scrapbook page she made for Yina’s birthday!

Other than Tricia’s beautiful scrapbook page (which was more like a gigantic birthday card for Yina), there were a lot of talented people hard at work in the room, man! We were all provided pages and materials and a crash course on scrapbooking – there were girls from PaperMarket giving us advice and tips – and there was also a lucky draw for the participants!

Judges deliberating on which piece to pick as the winner... the one on top won! Congrats, Priscillia! (I think that's how it's spelt?)

Judges deliberating on which piece to pick as the winner… the one on top won! Congrats, Priscillia! (I think that’s how it’s spelt?) The lucky girl walked away with a Canon Pixma printer!

Looking forward to more events by our local magazines – I was seriously impressed by the beautiful art pieces and also enjoyed the talks Larry gave. Thank you to the girls who participated in my ticket giveaway and also attended the event! Packed a little personal goodie bag for each winner from my giveaway and I hope you girls enjoyed them!

And guess what happened that very night? Yes.. a proposal rolled out for my dearest fellow blogger-in-crime Yina Goh!

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She had a gig at switch and invited all her friends over – being the supportive friends we were, we all turned up and… boom! SURPRISE OF THE YEAR! hehehe. You can read all about it on her blog and it’s been a week now but she’s obviously still basking in the after-proposal / newly-engaged glow. That woman’s high on 爱~爱~爱~爱~ man. hahaha.

Check out her beautiful cake baked by Jess (Shiberty)! I didn’t get to taste it, but it’s red velvet x salted caramel flavored – sounds super yums!

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I had quite a good long weekend, too! For the first time I took some time off and enjoyed my weekend loads with the husband. We stayed home on the holidays and cleared our room! Felt so good wrapping up my many toys (I collect dolls, blythe and nendoroids) and also clearing out all the useless schtuff lying around. More to clear though…

Started off Saturday with what I thought would be great brunch – headed to P.S. Cafe at Palais Renaissance with some pals but the food was so bad that I don’t wanna post up pictures (obviously I took pictures before I tried the food) at all. Soup was chunky but tasteless, eggs were okay, the breakfast set was meh and even the truffle fries disappointed. I could barely taste the truffle. It was like mcdees’ fries but saltier! Fortunately, their service was top notch – they were attentive and responded well to our feedback.

Did some light shopping (anyone missed H&M’s Spend-$70-get-$10-gift-card promotion?) and picked up 2 dresses! I must say, this H&M is giving some online shops quite a run for their money with nice dresses at just $24.90! Swung by ION and visited mt expo before they close the exhibition – it was their last day and I spent some money on the gacha balls – and got lucky! 2 LE tapes score, and also a special uniqlo x mt tape (the only one left in the machine) for Trisha! Hahaha I jokingly asked this woman if she wanted to put $ with me like how some people would put money with gamblers at the casino for luck lol. And oh yeah baby, we got lucky!

Thank goodness for dinner – it saved me from the horrible food that afternoon!

Headed over to a new friend’s place for a homecooked meal with some pals and web acquaintances – it was funny – the host works at the hosting company evonnz.com is hosted on, the host’s wife used to be colleagues with a good friend (Estrella) and my good friend’s ex boss (Nick) at said company is an old online acquaintance (I’ve been following nickpan.com since his first daughter, hahaha) and here’s the kicker, if you’re still following me – I used to INTERN at that company. *phew* So yeah, Singapore is that small. And the hosts are not even Singaporeans to begin with! Congrats on the PR, Au Yong TC! It was nice meeting nick’s wife for the first time too. Hello, Pearl!

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Dinner is served. Bah Kut Teh, M’sia style! (Herbal)

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Thank you for the gigantic pork ribs, the pig’s stomach, and the other delicious 配菜 on the table! All home-cooked (er, except the 油条) and super yums!

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After dinner, we had some champagne from The Cellier, a local wine distributor!

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The bubbly was just nice after BKT! I’m no champagne drinker but I’ve been craving alcohol for quite some time now. I’m still salivating whenever I see kronenbourg blanc on menus.

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Thanks for the champagne and food, and the wonderful company guys!

I ended my weekend with some delicious red velvet pancakes (I kid you not!) for brunch over at Little Diner in Bukit Timah, but that’ a blog post for another day, separated for archival purposes!

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