Peacocks at Sentosa

Hello everyone (who is still reading my blog)(despite a hiatus suggestive of my passing)!!!
I have so much to blog about T_T and I don’t know where to begin T_T so I’ll just shove some pictures I took of some peacocks at Sentosa some time back, just to let everyone know that I’m free now!!!

I believe it’s my first time seeing a peacock fanned out, by the way.
It’s really mesmerising…
I was actually out about the island looking for candidates to do a survey for our final year project. Actually, I could have been out for a site recce. I’m not sure anymore. This all seem too distant.
Anyway, at Siloso Point I caught sight of peacocks up close and one of them fanned out. So I had to halt whatever I was doing since I brought my camera with me that day. Thank god.
This is what the butt looks like, if anyone’s wondering (I was wondering).
Peacocks are great.

Ok, so I just returned from my Hat Yai trip that I am very excited to blog about and am thinking of creating a video of.
But, I also have tons of stuff from the past 3 months to share: lots of food, USS trip, Swedish food tasting for an elective module, fun run that I signed up for and shocked a million people, I don’t even know what else I have…

I spent the whole of today laying in bed with a sore back (honestly, the hotel bed for the 3 nights in Hat Yai was like stone with a mattress protector, I felt like a pampered lion sleeping on a cushioned plateau) and a headache, occasionally looking through the pictures and videos I took and feeling lost about how to resume blogging.
I finished my last paper of polytechnic last week, and the day after I had to go have reunion lunch and the next day was CNY and then the next day I was travelling. I couldn’t possibly waste my trip sleeping when there’s so much to see!
So for a whole week I couldn’t hibernate like I’d hoped to T_T

I’m literally so exhausted from school T____T
When I was a toddler I cried because I couldn’t go to school yet. Man, I have no idea what I was in for…
Polytechnic has changed me. For the worse. I am now a total slob.
A few years ago, I used to be someone who rise at 9am to go to town before noon to enjoy nothingness before meeting friends past noon. I was never late. Ever. In fact, I was always an hour early.
Now, if I’m lucky I’ll be on time and on rare occasions I’ll be 10 minutes early. Anything too early, I’ll just not give a damn and be late without a care. (Ya, I cared a lot before, like I cried the few times I was late for school.)
I was really repulsed by one lecturer in the last semester of year 3, I literally slept through all but one of his tutorials to ease my life, never listened in all his lectures as hard as I tried to pay attention, and only ever did one tutorial.
Sounds like I’m describing someone else, but much to everyone’s horror, it’s me.
But even with such a terrible attitude, I managed a good score for the common test (thanks Casia, I can always count on you) and I’m just hoping the same sort of miracle happens for my finals.
I was so distracted from studying I really had to adopt the yolo thing I once thought was stupid.
But sometimes you get so hopeless yolo is the only way.

Ok I’m tired…
I’ll do the video tomorrow (hopefully) and write a post on Hat Yai real quick so stay tuned!! :D


So like 3 months ago, I went to Bangkok…
12 October to 15 October to be exact, except that I didn’t have the time to blog…
I even tried to blog before the year ended but I had to stop after 5 minutes because I just didn’t have time. Damned school lol. But here goes!

Maybe I should begin with the whole intention and highlight of my trip: #whereisthecup
They are basically selfies with sawadee cups and I was cracking up every single time.









#sawadeemug (but I pretended it was the #sawadeecup because it was one of my last meals)
Was really looking for a personalised mug maker dude so that I could end my trip with a legit #sawadeecup but that’s ok. One day I shall.
This is the sort of humour I have tbh, and maybe in a decade I would look back and cringe.

Ok, now to the actual trip.

Singapore Airlines was cheaper than budget airlines so thank god ^_^

Airplane food was not bad! :D
Chicken noodles were nice, the macaroni drowned in ham seemed made for me (look at the amount of ham!!), and the sketchy shell pudding was good!!

Arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport in the evening and as it was the only weekend of the trip, we went to a night market which was close to the airport.

Talad Rod Fai which is train night market or something…
Was lugging my luggage around and was judged thoroughly by everyone.
Wanted to explore more but my mum hated it and said we were easy targets as tourists.

Dinnered at some random spot I think was opposite a hair salon if my memory isn’t failing.
These spring rolls were super yummy and super cheap (actually everything was cheap)!
Roasted chicken. It’s ok.

There were tiny puppies unleashed around.
Damn near stepped on one!! Luckily I did not or else I would be branded a demon.
Also, their pet shops had animals like cats, dogs, rabbits, sugar gliders, PIGS, and whatnot.
I’m serious. And they were all in tiny cages T_T I hope everyone buys them into a better place. But then again it fuels their business. Man…

Went to Sweet Wow Station for desserts before leaving for the hotel.
This is witch ice-cream. It’s ordinary except that it looks like a cauldron.

If you’re afraid of ingesting the green liquid, it’s just water with food colouring.
We were shit scared when we spilled the green liquid on our ice-cream .___.

Accommodation was The Berkeley Hotel Pratunam.
Quite strange because staff shared the same lift and the building had two towers and we were unfortunately put in the other tower which was far away and required a transfer at the dining lobby -___-
Also, to get to the malls, we had to jaywalk, or walk thrice the perpendicular distance for safety to get diagonally across.
My legs were severely overworked this vacation and I now have calves like Chun Li.
There was a night market along the adjoining mall. It’s called Palladium or something…

Got this put name free keychain but to date I have not found a use for it.
(I’m a total sucker for personalised stuff (like the birthday cake I got from Japan not for my birthday (I will talk about this another day after I am done with school)))

Also bought a decoupage clutch cos it was sooooo cool but I have only used it thrice thus far omg…
I don’t think I’m made for the Bangkok shopping… You’ll understand why at the end with my haul picture.

Breakfast at the hotel!!!
First one is to sample all and then subsequently select the nice ones only.
Their chicken noodle soup thingy was super good!!!!!

Somewhere along this ulu-looking building houses the awesome wanton I will talk about later.
I honestly don’t know how to take nice landscape photographs and I’m beginning to worry for my Japan trip lol…

Pomegranate juice time!!
Was desperately taking a few shots but each time the vendor’s face was accidentally silly mid-talking T_T
So I chose the one with the best composition lol I’m so sorry.
Yummy :D

Went to Erawan Four Face Buddha
It was SO smoky and crowded and warm and my nose started leaking and I was so pissed!!
Shades were falling off my face, candle flame kept dying, kept getting burnt by joss… T_T
Brought to you by Coca Cola.

Went to Chinatown.
I couldn’t understand why we went to Thailand to go to Chinatown O.O
We have one in Singapore and there’s also another country called China we could’ve gone to…
Saw so many street fruits that looked so good but then it’s so unhygienic cos they’re pre-peeled!!
Had some desserts…
Not entirely sure what I was eating though lol.
Saw a bunch of pork things I do not like eating but oh this was what my mum came here for!
Apparently this is Thai kway chap, which is a whole different thing from Singapore’s!
Tastes very much like pig intestines soup! Yummy!! :D (Of course I only drank the soup and ate the noodles)
Their kway chap is curled into a spiral lolol so cute…
This crispy pork thing looks really good but I didn’t eat them because I am a lean meat person T_T
I want a stainless steel cup…

Took a tuktuk back!!! :D
Seriously fun!! :D
Until you think of all the dust in the air lol…
Tuktuk is bae.

Went to Siam Paragon!
Stickhouse’s display looked sooooo good!!
Mine’s a trio nuts gelato with chocolate and chopped pistachio. SO GOOD T_T
It’s in Singapore too but I’ve yet to try it!!
Mum’s is strawberry cheesecake.

This mall’s name is actually my only memory of Bangkok from my childhood lol.
Wanted to play but I didn’t know how to get to the compound :(
A limousine tuktuk!!! OMOSHIROI LOLLL.

Terminal 21 is my ultimate only favourite place in Bangkok.
Unfortunately, it was darn far from where we stayed and also the ultimate bore of my mum.
And because I’m not the adult with a say here, I could only long for a solo trip to this mall alone in the future.
But oh no there is gonna be an accident or something cos a car is driving the wrong way???
Pier 21 was also a genius food court.
You can rinse your cutlery when you get them!!!
Décor was so cute too!
My first ever mango sticky rice and OMG it’s soooo yummy!!!!!
T_T I miss this so much right now!
The mango is perfection T_T
Some duck noodles my mum got.
I didn’t like it.
I mean, that slab of brown thing is blood. :(

Took a boat to Asiatique!
I liked the place but once again my mum hates it and kept giving the vibe that we ought to leave instantly and I was just damn sian… Didn’t even get to see anything while we walked around ZZZZZZZZZZ
And she’s so against me travelling on my own??!?!?!??!?!
Ugh stranger’s forehead.
Got a kebab.
Then it began to pour and we went back…

Walking along the said ulu-building opposite Berkeley Hotel…
Their youtiao is darn oily but very yummy!
Wanted the soya bean milk though…
Then here is the crab claw wanton mee!!!
I took about a billion pictures but the aperture wouldn’t set to focus on both crab claw and meat T_T

Then I resorted to my trusty phone camera lol.
The char siew and shrimp wanton is sooo super good!!
You should buy it without the crab claw and also without the noodles if you can!
The char siew and wanton is what char siew and wanton ought to be :D
Portion is for baby though :(
I understand that Singapore’s food portions are actually meant for two and we’ve been eating for two all our lives but this is just so small :(

Woke up real early looking for Pratunam market but it was gone despite my top-notch Google maps navigation skills.

Went back to sleep after breakfast.
Woke up and went to the famous wanton mee place near Glow Pratunam! Soi Petchburi 19 Pratunam??
Gotta enter a street and find this bandana man

Packed with lard :(
What’s this anyway?
Soup and noodles are so yummy but the others are ok only…
This and the previous one should just merge and make the bestest wanton mee ever?

Outside the overhyped store is something that deserves the attention though!
Freshly juiced what??????
Green oranges. (I asked him what the fruit’s called and with the language barrier he managed an “orange” .__.)
It’s the colour of a lime, size of an orange, taste of a pomelo, and makes an amazing and refreshing drink!

Platinum mall had a crepe stall!
Yummy!!! Lol can’t remember what I ordered…
Thank god for Instagram!!! I ordered a chocolate banana soft crepe with vanilla ice-cream! And the stall’s called Penn Crepe! God bless social media.

Was at Central World because mummy said Bar-B-Q Plaza was yummy.

Pardon the yellow I really don’t like editing my photos lol.
Apparently it completely changed from some other thing into mookata and I must say this place is not very nice at all.
The moat is so darn shallow and narrow a spoon couldn’t even fit!!
Really ordinary otherwise.

Street corn! Yummy!

The chicken sausage is really nice lol.
Check out the ham in the background hahaha!

Went back to the green orange juice guy for some more!! Bought the fruits too (from somewhere else)!! :D
Finally, for the first time in my life, I was then allowed to roam a foreign country by myself. I really don’t get what the deal is because we all have cellphones now??? T_T TY

Went to After You Dessert Cafe
Latte? Vanilla latte? Flat white? What on earth did I order???
Oh thanks Instagram, it’s flat white!
Shibuya honey toast!!
Delicious but it’s not something so wow!
I thought it was like a bread form of waffles!

Got the really cute toast pouch though! :)

Walking to the malls I saw this dude doing some arm exercise or something and on the way back (2.5 hours later), he was still in the same position doing the same thing omg???

Check out time!
My luggage had some space left. My duffel was half empty and meant to throw in any shopping bags. I am a strange female sub-species, am I not?

Jackfruit time!

At Suvarnabhumi Airport, I saw Mark Lee. We took the same plane. Lol.
Had pineapple fried rice before boarding!
not very nice.

Found my shop hahahahahahhahahahahahahahahhaha

Two favourite flavours from TWG – Napoleon tea and caramel, Camelot tea and praline :D

Not a huge fan of Oreos (I’m so sorry) but this tin was too cute!!!!! :D

Before the flight took off I saw this stewardess giving this kid some toys!
OMG I nearly forgot that plane GIVES toys to kids!!!!!!!!!!! :((((
I was 19 :(((( OMG :(((((((
Then while I was begging my mum to ask for it for me, this pair of grown ass adults behind me asked the stewardess for the toys and having been replied positively, they brazenly asked for two!!!!

*heavy breathing*

The spoilt kid who first got them was such an ingrate though!!
She just took them, stuffed them into the magazine pocket, and plugged in her phone to charge it and starting playing games on it.
You are the reason these free toy services will cease to exist in the future.

Beef buttered noodles on the plane was so yummy!!!
The coconut jelly thingy too!
Wow airplane food :D

Home and unpacked

I tried my best to fill my bed with my haul like many others who also went to Bangkok this holiday.
They do it with everything folded and here I am desperately flaring all the cloths to cover any gaps lol.
Ok, that’s all.
Sorry this post took so long and in the end turned out really boring :(
Once I’m done with exams I’ll post 4 months worth of food and then continue being active on this blog again! (Lol I’m really trying!!!)

I just booked tickets (◕‿◕✿)

TO JAPAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FOR SAKURA!!!!!!!!!!!

About my money, I’ll probably have to feed on grass and maybe flowers if I want some pampering… (◡︿◡✿)
(although it’s not something I can control)

And I have yet to blog about my Bangkok trip (◡△◡✿) but I will soon when I have the time and I should really start on the 3 assignments due tomorrow yet are hardly near completion.

School is killing me but I won’t die until I go to Japan again.

The Missing Pan

Went to The Missing Pan on Deepavali because mummy suggested it and I’m not turning down free brunch :D
The other time we were here we missed the brunch menu T_T
But now that I’ve eaten this, I kind of need to return.
Soy flat white!
Coffee smells great but with soy it tasted quite strange.
I shouldn’t randomly soy my coffees next time…

I didn’t want to post my food on Instagram until I had the photos from my camera but then the plate sort of instructed me to lol…
I ordered the French toast salpicon and it’s the most splendid fusion of savoury and sweet in a dish ever.
Fruits were all really fresh and they had goreng pisang (they call it banana nuggets awwwww ^_^) to win my heart over lol…
Strawberry-smoked maple syrup tasted unboring and it’s not super sweet and super thick like other maple syrups. LIKEZ.
French toast was great!! I hate those places with French toast with barely-there eggs man.
Inside I found chicken, spinach and mushrooms and they’re so tasty ;___;
Couldn’t taste much of the spinach though… but the others more than make up for it.
Omg the chicken.
I want to eat this every other day man…
The boss, Grace (whom I remember from a birthday party during my internship) asked me about it and all I replied was “It’s good.”
Lol I am so sorry… I think she expected more but here’s the more now…

Then she recommended the rosemary focaccia which I was staring at a lot.
Bought it and it was humongous.
Tossed the last third away today because it’s been 4-5 days and I don’t know how long it’d last.

Smells really good and it’s a pity I was too… lazy to heat it up before making my sandwiches.

One day I made a sandwich with eggs and only eggs because I had no other stuff at home .___.

Another day I made a sandwich with ham and tomato slices :D HAM :D
8 slices :D

And this morning, I recreated the sandwich but with the normal plain loaf.
8 slices HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I should try more next time.

Also decided to clear my jar of Nutella since I had bananas at home.
SO YUMMY but I was so stuffed after.

Today’s small dinner part ii was Nissin’s seafood noodle but the Japanese version.
This $4 cup tastes better than the $2 ones in terms of broth flavour and noodle texture, as always when it comes to Japanese instant noodles.

On Thursday night, I went to the Shiseido sale after school and watched my money leave me T_T
And then I was craving for Japanese food and then I saw some Japan exhibition at Orchard Central so I took a look.
A really nice Japanese dude started introducing me to the stuff laid out and I wanted to buy some of the socks but I just blew $75 I couldn’t spend more on something that isn’t my dinner… T___T
So while I was hunting for my Japanese dinner, some lady thrusted a flyer at me and I looked and omg it was hotpot for $9.90 and I was all like WHY NOT!!!!!
(I should know $9.90 was a great reason to NOT, since it was a good gauge of its quality…) (I regret this)
So I headed to Shi Li Fang (a restaurant whose name I can’t even pronounce was another good reason to NOT).
I like the concept of personal hotpot because it’s very me – table for one LOL, share table with friends LOL, etc.

So I ordered the beef tenderloin set for $9.90 and an additional shilifang specialty chicken thing since meat and seafood were 50% off…
I shouldn’t have. The chicken was spicy.
Anyway, that’s not the point.
The broth I got was tonic chicken soup or something and it’s just does not taste as nice as its name suggests.
The beef looks terrible, just bad, like it’s not beef, I can’t describe it well.
The thick bee hoon was a very strange white and had a strange texture and a strange taste and it just breaks and it’s just no.
Nothing made me happy except the price.
I guess it’s like a hotpot version of Saizeriya…
The whole while I was eating it I was facing Tonkichi, which was just a store away.
Can you imagine my plight?!?!?!?!

Friday had a meeting with the client for our final year project T_T
It’s only the first week of school and we’re actively staying back after school to discuss stuff omg T_T

Anyway, I tried a new wanton mee stall in school, RedRing Wanton Mee.
It’s a blogged store LOL so I tried LOL and…
The char siew is so yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The wanton is ok only…
And I went home. And then I went out again because Yuxuan asked me out.
She was craving the pistachio ice-cream from Sunday Folks, which the other day she told me she disliked because it was too strong and she didn’t fancy pistachios in the first place.

I, too, got my favourite pistachio cone ^_^

Also took a picture with this wall, which Yuxuan first laughed at T_T

Yesterday I went to collect my race pack, which you, if you don’t already know, will soon see that it’s really lame.
Me? Running? 5km? Please.
Then I went to L’Entrecôte for lunch with Lynette!

Le poulet with steak sauce :D
Yummy enough. I love the fries :D
I should return for their steak and fries (and with my camera). They’re called the steak and fries bistro after all.

Also, I should bear in mind not to give in to the $9 bottle of Evian because my finances do not support any lifestyle inclusive of expensive drinking water. Yet.

Then I headed to Sentosa for site recce with my group!
So hot T_T

Discussed work over not-very-yummy pizza at Bora Bora Margarita Bar (which has a sign that says Bistro 42 and it’s so confusing).
Then we left…
And I met Lynette again -______-
And we had dinner at Poulét because we couldn’t think of anywhere to eat???

I ordered the duck au vin.
Yummy! Meat slides right off the bones too :D
To be honest, I find it better than the poulet roti which is what most people eat there (right?).
Then we went to Carl’s Jr for fries :D
Then we had to go home because Lynette got a call and anticipate scoldings lol… Typical curfew prisoner ;_;

Ok, the end.
2nd week of school’s tomorrow.
Bye :(

Oishii Japan 2014

Last Saturday was the open-to-public day of Oishii Japan.
Went with Don so we could exchange souvenirs. He didn’t bring mine lor. Friendship is temporarily over.
Saw Yi Rui at the ticketing counter lol. Always seeing him working at events -__-
And then at one booth I recognised Kok Hoe.
And then when we were leaving for home we saw Janice.
Such a TSS day????

First there was a fish man.
No idea what fish this might be or whether it is cooked.
YOLO-ed and tried it and took me quite long to chew and swallow.
There was this snow ice thing that was $10 for a cup but JUST.
Considering how airy it is, every spoonful is probably $1 -___-
What’s left was apple flavour and it was good!
Just that it’s finished too fast and it was collapsing while we’re eating it.
I love Japanglish!!!
Wanted to buy it but decided against it because it’s so expensive T_T and I couldn’t buy just one.
Hokkaido beef!!
Was gone the instant it was placed in the testing dish because there was a crowd who snatched for it and promptly dispersed.
Tried both and ok.
I couldn’t resist ice-cream and the like.
And bought this puny cup for $6 T_T
What was I thinking T_T
Azuki bean as recommended by the promoter.
It’s ok.
Then there was this Grand Place nama chocolate which tastes SO good T_T
They were left with two boxes but I couldn’t buy it cos it has to be kept refrigerated :(
Really cute snacks…
Powdered popcorns… (the seaweed one is so good)
Managed to try this yuzu konnyaku jelly that tastes so damned good T_T
Chef Eric Teo even shared the recipe and here’s what I remember:
Ingredients – 2 bottles (seriously?) of that yuzu syrup, 1 packet of konnyaku powder and water according to directions, pineapple, wolfberries.
Method – I don’t know? Just follow the packet’s instructions?
And it’s super yum ;__;
This Lento kokuto shochu is some crazy nice drink that I didn’t finish because it was very strong although the aftertaste was like bae. ;__;

The puru puru apple drink is so yummy!!!! ;___;
IMG_4509 ;___;
The grape’s not as nice.
This is a super cool skewer machine and they blatantly displayed all that goodness WITH a sign like that T_T
Look! T_T
And we were just in time to queue for a sushi roll making workshop!!!!!!!!!! :D
Kani and kyuuri like they know what I always eat lol…

This dude teaching us the how was so funny!
The lady demonstrating in front of us was like goddamned rude?!?!?!
Not only did she think I couldn’t speak English, she tried to correct me when I was actually reading the instructions and going ahead.
I was just checking the seaweed for its rough side because I didn’t know about that, BITCH!!!!! I have checked the bamboo mat!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Took some badly-framed pictures while I was at it because I wasn’t looking into the viewfinder.
It’s supposed to be squarish and it’d be done!
So it was done.

Turns out it wasn’t very squarish anymore, but more like the shape of my face LOL.
Ok then we left.
Yea, that’s pretty much all for Oishii Japan.

On the last day of my holidays, I decided to cook my Kumamon’s Champon :D
That’s because there finally were ingredients at home to complete the dish lol…

So cute ^_^

And so yummy!!!! Albeit a little salty…
Fried garlic, napa cabbage, carrot, corn, chicken slices, pork slices and shrimps!
Way too much effort for “instant” noodles but NO REGRETS MAN ^____^

First day of school I volunteered to be a module rep for a module I don’t think is anywhere near anything you could call my forte. Did not listen in class either. What a mistake.

Second day of school had me bombarded with work already and lunch was sitting with my group discussing a tutorial and waiting for lunch delivery by those who couldn’t be bothered with school work.

Thankfully for them, I got to have my favourite oyako don from Ootoya :D
Tastes good even when packed :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
(Of course, less beautiful)

Had sake gohan at Yoshimaru Ramen Bar for dinner with the fish!

Then we went to Sunday Folks for ice-cream! :D
Since she was getting pistachio, I decided to try a new flavour since I’ve only ever had 2! I’m always sticking to one once I find a bae .___.

Strawberry ice-cream was studded with cheesecake and strawberries!
While I watched it getting made I didn’t know it was mine and I laughed so hard the way he meticulously STUDDED the toppings onto the ice-cream!
No reasons whatsoever, just funny.
Anyway, it’s nothing impressive and I have 3 other flavours to try before I settle on one to eat FOREVERRRRRRRRRR…


Ok the end. I think I can manage a new blog post now. LOL.

Founder Bak Kut Teh Restaurant 发起人肉骨茶餐馆

Thought I should write some posts before I get too busy and have a whole chunk of posts to write all at once.
That includes a post on my trip to Bangkok. And more.

So upon my return (midnight flight), I was immediately summoned to meet the new internship slaves for bak kut teh that night.
I had all hopes to sleep in after unpacking but I can’t really turn bak kut teh away.
Bak kut teh was the main motivation. Not my friends. I’m sorry.
But I care for you guys enough to cancel a prior plan so I have already redeemed myself okay?

Met them at Founder Bak Kut Teh Restaurant/Cafeteria (yes, it’s a cafeteria according to their name card but restaurant according to the sign) at 347 Balestier Road.
I grew up around Balestier and have zero memory of having any bak kut teh along the road of bak kut tehs and tau sar piahs. Bless my soul.
Meat’s quite tough but the soup is so good!!!
I really should consider bringing pails when I go have bak kut teh.
Endless refills, bring it on .____.
Not overly peppery and very flavourful; similar to that of Ng Ah Sio’s I had at MBS.
Bae soup.
I don’t know what size this plate of tau kee was but it was humongous and not soft enough for me to finish them all before the rest can prompt me to. LOL.

All the unprepared faces.
Except that what seems to be my unprepared face is basically my default face .__.

The very next day, I had to meet up again T_T
I really wanted some sleep.
No complaints, though!

THE PEW PEW OF LIFE at HomeTeamNS’s Laser Quest at $12 per pax for two rounds.
Very exhausting for a completely unfit person like me to run around in the darkness with bad music blasting.
[GOVERNMENT PLEASE TAKE NOTE LOL] I am evidently not suited for combat and suggests that the government takes a hint and stop sending me those career letters inviting me to work in the defence force because the recruitment would probably put Singapore’s safety in jeopardy.
(ok maybe I take that back, in case one day I remain so unemployed I no longer can afford to live…) (touch wood)

Went to Beans & Cream right after for some ice-cream!

Hazelnut and salted caramel!
I like the hazelnut one better :D

Then we headed to Yong Chin’s place for pre-school-reopen steamboat!
After that it was their drinking session with me in the kids corner and reading a book. Not that I got to read much… lul…

Ok end of post.

ChunkFest 2014 & the weekend

4 October, I met Lynette at Orchard at noon for lunch and shopping before heading to the grass patch of Marina Bay.

Bought some eyeshadows (341, 357, 329) from Inglot because I felt like it T_T
Takashimaya had a Japan Travel Fair and I am not one to miss stuff like these.

Some hokkaido soft serve for $2! :D
Very milky and in a very small portion :( Yummy nonetheless.

They were selling bentos!!!!
This shinkansen bento is only $8 and comes with a bottled drink AND A TOY OMG ^___^
Then we took a bus and made our way to Gardens by the Bay.
On a bridge en route to The Meadow, we spontaneously planted our asses on the planks and had a picnic .___.

The bento’s packed by Tampopo Deli!
The rice and chicken is goddamn yummy T_T, but half of the sides were not so yummy T_T
Thank you for giving me a toy to redeem yourself T_T

It’s a maneki neko and inu hariko ;___;
Apparently the collection has a sukiyaki and sake set too and I want it T_T
I love capsule toys T_T
Why am I crying non-stop on this post T_T LOL T_T

So then Lynette and Danish had media passes and free ice-creams (unlimited) goddammit T_T
But we benefitted too because they gave us the coupons for free scoops :D

Tried Scotchy Scotch Scotch and White Russian.
Not much comment for the former but White Russian is SOOOOOOO YUMMY!!
Wish it’d stay put in Singapore.
Thought ChunkFest was kinda terrible because the venue was so muddy after the morning rain!
They also didn’t have a wide array of merchandises for purchase, nor was it prominent in the whole area.
I didn’t even buy any faircoins!

I did have fun, though, playing this nonsensical sumo thing with Lynette.
Suits were smelly as hell but after this I felt a need to own a set myself (just for the sake).

There was a video of me winning LOL… They weren’t strict on the rules anyway, they just wanted people to get in and be fools HAHAHAHA

Then there was a cat named Coco or Cocoa or something like that.

It’s the fluffiest and softest cat I’ve ever touched.
Also this cat is the best form of a pet ever: doesn’t touch you but lets you touch it.

Do you believe I’m afraid of cats lol…

Left after a while because Joe was being a bitch and blaming me for bringing him to that hellhole that required us to pay for ice-cream.
He thought ChunkFest was like Free Cone Day!
We walked from Gardens by the Bay all the way to Dhoby Ghaut. Ghautdammit -___-
Afterwards, my legs were aching and there were no place I could sit after we parted.
Walked to Somerset to meet Lynette for dinner.

Thought I’d bring her to Ootoya because she had wanted to eat there last time.
There is this curse that ensures food to not be satisfactory every time it’s under my recommendation.
She ordered my favourite oyako jyu at this outlet I’ve not patronised.
It came with eggs so done I felt so sorry I brought her here T_T

Ordered miso tonkotsu and some of the pork was really tough T_T
I was so disappointed with this branch T_T (or the said curse T_T)
Even the gokoku rice wasn’t as nice T_T
Oh ya, the miso tonkotsu had a really long name on the menu, so much so I gave up while reciting it to the waitress HAHAHAHA!
It was something like ‘deep fried breaded pork loin cutlet in miso sauce’ or something like that and after the third word I just told her “aiya, you know what I mean!” because it was the only item on that page LOLOLOL

On Sunday, I went to my first concert ever.

Who would’ve thought it’d be a Chinese concert.

Everyone was thinking this was a getai because it looked like a very extravagant getai T_T
There were Hokkien songs too! -____-
Anyhow, I went there with no expectations of being entertained because WHAT DO I KNOW ABOUT CHINESE? LET ALONE THE SONGS???? FOR THE OLDER GENERATIONS???
Turns out I was quite wrong.
I did know about half the songs sang. I could anticipate the lyrics (somewhat) involuntarily and hit jackpot when they sang the line.
I don’t know for sure how that is possible when I can’t form a line of the verses even if I tried.
Really funny too how one was singing a song and suddenly blurted out that she forgot the lyrics, then continued with the song LOL!
Another lady was speaking and then she was attacked by thirst so she went to get a bottle and she kept hesitating for no reasons and was so flustered about it HAHAHAHA!
So this guy called Su Yong Kang was the last act.
Everyone loved him and I don’t even know who he was.
He began by asking if he should sing an English song too, as did the rest.
There’s a guy shouting “不要!” (“NO!”) for all four times he asked LOL and then the singer heard someone requesting for him to speak in Cantonese and there was a roar of applause so he did.
I understood nothing. I have heard before every song he sang. I don’t know to be proud or ashamed LOL.
Then he descended the stage to shake hands with the audience.
He must have regretted taking a selfie with one of them because everyone started getting up for a photo with him.
Then everyone, even those far from where he was mingling, started to prepare for the opportunity by rushing to the aisle where he was walking.

What you see here isn’t even the worse yet.
It was a mess and I kept on laughing, confused as to whether this was a concert or a stand-up comedy.
His last song was a really popular one (I’ve heard it SO many times) and my mum said this was a song not many people can sing, and he could.
When he announced his last song, this dramatic guy in my view (he was so dramatic the whole duration of the concert, I looked his way too many times) shouted “YES!!!!! YES!! YESSSSSSS!!!!!” with his arms in the air OMG!
And he proceeded to sing along really dramatically OMG.
Yea, that’s all about my first concert experience.
I hope Arctic Monkeys would come soon. T______T

Had this kway teow thing at PappaRich before the show.
Not bad!

Went to AMPED Trampoline Park on Monday.
$15 for an hour of jumping (with tons of restrictions), wasted on getting really tired and spending most time slacking.

Before that, for lunch I had duck rice at Sin Fong Restaurant while everyone else had kway chap.
It’s not bad but I reside so close to a better duck rice.
Went to Old Airport Road Food Centre for dinner.

Had really delicious chee cheong fun from #01-155!
Got chicken and mushroom because prawn and char siew were sold out.
These are so yummy, I haven’t had any so yummy since the one at Marsiling Lane Block 20 closed down!
This is to say, the chee cheong fun at Far East Plaza is a whole level below this.

Also had wanton mee from Hua Kee (#01-02)!
A different taste from that of Wei Ji’s at Chinatown but I’d say it’s on par.
There were so many recommendations for this hawker centre, I wanted to eat everything T_T
I think this confirms that I always appear to be sharing a table with my friends rather than eating with my friends because I always eat something of my own selection rather than share a bunch of food .____. what.

Yesterday was spent on my bed lying around reading a book or playing Puzzle Bobble because the few minutes of jumping gave me an intense body ache and a laziness I couldn’t shake off…
It remained today so I have spent no more than 4 hours away from my bed in these 36 hours or so LOL.

Last Thursday I went to Chinatown for dinner with Jia En and Yuxuan! :D

There were more food but they left to get their individual meals after I got mine…
So I was alone with all these food .___.
Twice, people came to ask the location of the xiao long baos! HAHAHA :D

I miss my friends T_T


Last Wednesday I made amazing hojicha kanten jelly!
Wanted to remake it the next day because I finished the whole batch -___-
I did remake it but it was SO humid, my sweat dripped into the mould while I was pouring them in, despite vigorously mopping my forehead with a handkerchief the whole time I was cooking.
I have yet to chuck it, but I ought to, soon, but I have no desire to touch it LOL.

Also made half-boiled eggs and seasoned them for about only 2 hours.
Dinner comprising instant tonkotsu ramen and the half-assed ajitama…
So darn yummy! The hefty price tag is really worth it!
I doubt I’d ever buy non-Japanese instant noodles.

Costed me about $45 from Rakuten T_T but I want more T_T

Ok bye :D

River Safari & Roadhouse

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Went to River Safari yesterday to celebrate Michelle’s birthday!
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This boat was really hot under the noon sun it could fry an egg (serious)!!
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We were about to enter when someone stopped us for a photo but we handed our camera over and they couldn’t make our money…
Anyway, I thought this zoo was neat because it had a proper route so we could see stuff as we go without missing areas like the other zoo.
BUT the boat ride was closed for maintenance goddammit >:(
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Used Jun Yang’s camera at times because he had an amazing prime lens!
I didn’t bring mine because I KNOW from experience that I wouldn’t like all if not most of the pictures I took…
But his camera was great… I need a prime lens T_T

Posting only pictures that I took ok, so this isn’t stealing.
(Yes, I remember which were those I took) (sexy brain aye)

One of the firsts living and trapped creatures we saw at the enclosures.
This was taken with my phone and throughout it will be very distinct which photos came from where with the vast difference in aperture :(
Anyway, the actual first creature we saw was an otter, which swam close to the glass.
Michelle was gazing at it in close proximity when it shat right in her face.
I watched as its dung was expelled with air bubbles, lumpy and looking somewhat like a muddy mutant raspberry on steroids, which was then scattered into little balls when the otter somersaulted and whacked its poop with its massive oar of a tail.
What a birthday gift!
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Some fish…
I didn’t read the labels much.
I don’t usually do because it would take much too long for everything and I didn’t want to be stranded lol (since 1995)
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Then as we approached the monkeys there were many excited visitors around because there was a monkey perching on a branch close to the glass and in a very unobstructed view AND carrying its little baby!
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It was sticking its fist into its mouth, much like human babies O.O
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Also sucking its thumb, much like human babies O.O
We are indeed primates.
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Some bird… crane?
(I really should read labels, shouldn’t I)
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I have never in my life taken zoo pictures half as good as these.
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Even if they were underexposed.

The panda enclosure felt like China in winter what with the bamboos and perfect temperature and all LOL.
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A red panda on twos because it was feeding time LOL!
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So cute ^_^
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Kai Kai idling…
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with its poop…
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without Jia Jia because apparently she’s shy and in her den and only visible on a screen through a live feed.

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Bullseye catfish or something.
Glanced at its label but I’m not entirely sure if that’s what it is.
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Shot this picture and it looks like some aquarium advert! HAHAHAHA
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Finally an active animal! :D
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How it is related to a “river”, I’ll never know.
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It was swimming around in a repetitive course with a kick-off at the glass.
Very cute :D

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Beneath us was a panda figure lol…
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Bridge hogging!
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This trip ended really quickly so we headed to Wimbly Lu for a snack.
It was closed.
So we ended up at Sunday Market.

A really bad picture of the skinny wings and truffle fries.
Not bad…
The others had some other food but I don’t know what they were.
Afterwards, we went to Dempsey Hill too early for dinner.
They played around until the shop opened -____-

Dinner was at Roadhouse!
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Built my own burger!

This is more true to colour because white balance wasn’t set well or something.
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Chicken thigh + romaine lettuce + caramelised onions + mozzarella + BBQ sauce and fries!
Very yummy :D
Also clean to eat because it cuts down without its insides falling everywhere.

Ordered a s’more ice-cream cake for myself because I felt like it.
Quite yummy but $12 is an absolute rip-off.
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Michelle’s sticky date pudding.
I’ve never had one in my life and I don’t think I’d intend to.
No reason…
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What is Michelle so happy about?
LOL Leslie’s taken! LOL

Went home and collapsed on the bed in fatigue and woke up at 11.30pm or so!
Was really tired after and I spent some time using my laptop and FaceTiming Amanda in Maldives and reading bits of a book and eventually giving in to my sleep-deprived soul.
Woke up at 4.30pm or so and after idling a while, I went to cook instant noodles!

Tsukemen and natchan! :D
It’s so yummy albeit plain as hell without any other ingredients! :D

I love natchan still <3
Not really yummy but it smiles at me :D
Ahhhhhhh all these packagings T____T

Had beer-battered fish n chips at Fisherios for lunch on Saturday!
The prices are higher now…

Bought the November 2014 issue of Vogue Japan because the cover shoot was so gorgeous!!!
Also got a copy of The Little Prince in Japanese in attempt to improve my Japanese.
Not reading it any time soon because I borrowed a few Haruki Murakami books from Marissa and I’m really slow with reading it because I have been watching some anime and Fruits Basket is super nice! Funny and sad and all that…

Mummy bought baumkuchen from Juchheim!!
Always wanted to try some but I never did.
Mummy sampled some and so did I and it is beautiful and she bought the plain one and the chocolate one.
The chocolate one is kinda meh compared to the plain one :D

Bought lots of stuff from Meidi-ya preparing for the apocalypse.

And really yummy suupaa sushi too!
Nibbled some of the salmon sashimi mummy got for herself and it was yummy but I’m still scared of eating it.
LOL I shall try again.
All these were paid with gift vouchers she got from her ex-colleague.

Meidi-ya had 1-for-1 Hokkaido soft serve and I got the melon one and <3 <3 <3 I LOVE IT <3 <3 <3

On Thursday, I mailed a parcel to Amanda in Maldives because she was asking me to send her food and so I sent her some instant noodles and Koala's March and some tea.
Now that I think of it, I sent really really little food, it might even be disappointing.
But that was all I had at home at that time!!
Had dinner at my favourite Ootoya and made it a point to try something new!

Chawanmushi that came with the set.
I still think this is really unimpressive given that everything else has NEVER disappointed me.

Moromi chicken!!
I’ve wanted to try this out because it sounded good.
It does taste good!
Moromi miso was so yummy with the super tender chicken, I wished the serving was larger T_T

Ordered white rice but came was gokoku rice.
It’s brown rice with barley and sesame and corn or something like that.
Who would’ve known the rice was so goddamned delicious T_T
I really love Ootoya T__T
I want to eat at Ootoya every day T___T
Or marry someone who can cook foods like Ootoya’s or something T____T

Very yummy miso soup T___T
I want to go to Japan again T______T
And seeing Don backpacking in Japan now… GRINDS MY GEARS T___T

Ok, that’s about it!
Can’t wait for ChunkFest :D :D :D
(Really just the merchandises lol)

W39 Bistro & Bakery

Spent the whole of yesterday caught up on the selection of timetables because the school’s system screwed up and caused so much trouble >:(
Today I woke up early too, to select an elective module.
So troublesome :(

Anyway, last night I walked to W39 Bistro & Bakery to meet Marissa for dinner and some catching-up! :D
The dinner part was mainly for me because I didn’t consider the fact that it wasn’t a Halal-certified place but then again she said she didn’t really wanted to eat although she could’ve.
That aside, going out with her is great because we talk so much and I feel like we do not have enough time to chat sufficiently…
We do not converse through messaging much either.
I love it man.

I ordered duck confit :D
Most of the items on the menu sounded great though, so I’ll probably return to try them out some time.

Thought this was not bad although there was one bit that wasn’t crispy at all but totally fat :(
Meat was very tender and considering French cuisine isn’t its specialty I think it’s alright :)
Flavour wasn’t very strong as compared to others I’ve tried.
Might I add that the mashed potatoes were the chunky sort and I like eating those :D
Didn’t eat much of the salad though…

Being the honest and totally awesome person I am, I reminded Marissa I owed her $28 for the pizza I had the last time we met.
She was entirely skeptical of it although she’s the one benefitting from this.

So I paid for her apple crumble and returned her the remainder in cash :D
I hereby present myself the Very Damn Good Friend Award ;)

Got myself the rainbow cake for aesthetic purposes although Marissa advised against it.
When I first discovered its existence in 2010, I wanted one so badly but nowhere in Singapore sells them.
My mum also refused to bake it or let me bake it so I watched as my hopes and dreams vapourised into the abyss of darkness.
Then a few years ago, it started popping out EVERYWHERE!
Everyone was eating it and raving about it and I still haven’t come close to any.
Then last weekend my mum saw a picture of a rainbow cake in a magazine and asked me where it can be bought.
Fast forward to yesterday, I saw the cake so I decided I needed a closure.

My verdict?
It’s horrid.
I don’t know man, after 4 years of yearning a slice (and losing hope promptly after the discovery), I never once thought about how plain it would taste in contrast to its very vivid and exciting exterior.
I remember looking for recipes back then and I know it’s a super plain cake except that it looks totally totally tripping.
So ya, I guess you either have to close your eyes to eat it, or eat it with a blocked nose and blame the blocked nose.
Otherwise, it’s basically a slice of disappointment coated in rainbow rice.

Bought a slice of crunchy hazelnut home because it sounded and looked sort of promising…
Ate it today and was so upset :(
It’s totally not crunchy and I couldn’t even taste any hazelnut very much if at all!
It’s all chocolate to me and it’s not even very rich chocolate :/
So maybe what I felt about the rainbow cake is all phony and I have to have another slice somewhere more renowned for it (recommend some if you know please) or something.

Before I ate the cake today I made myself instant noodles for lunch.
After yesterday’s dinner I walked to Marissa’s area and bought some groceries (which are about to be completely depleted soon).
Thought I’d give the Singapore’s CQYD a try to make sure the amazing made-in-Japan one that I had previously was amazing simply because of its origin.

Japanese one on the left, Singaporean one on the right.
One look and you know which one has a better tasting broth.
Don’t really know how much one packet of the Japanese one costs but I’m sure it’s more than the $2.50 I paid for a bundle of 5.
Taste wise, please splurge if you know what’s good for you.
(I mean that for both the noodles and the broth)
The kick is just not there T_T

Yesterday’s groceries include 3 russet potatoes for $1.
I had in mind to make some oven fries but then I found out I had no garlic nor parsley so I postponed that recipe for another time lol…

Had a go at Hasselback potatoes!!
It did not turn out as crispy as I’d expected…
It did not look golden either .__.
That’s thinly sliced potatoes, brushed with lots of butter (in between the flaps too) and some olive oil, salt and black pepper.
Baked it for 1 hour 15 minutes or so…
I shall try again someday .___.
That was my dinner and so all the food I had today was disappointing… Dammit.

Found a zillion photographs of me when I was little a few days ago.

2 to 3 years old and looking cute even with a drum handle up a nostril…

3 (or 4) years old and looking very happy doing nothing except standing on the swing .__.

Also might have killed a duckling at a tender age of 2.

Also had awesome face AND hair at 6 years old.
I absolutely resent my puberty.

Have a nice day :D

Sunday Folks

Today I woke up at 4.30pm or so…

Had dinner at Yoshimaru Ramen Bar with mummy :D

Traditional Hakata Ramen but no 50% off T_T
50% is so bae T_T I still have a week left to utilise it T_T

Sunday Folks for dessert because mummy likes waffles and this is so yummy (coming from someone who doesn’t adore waffles much) I had to bring her here!

Roasted pistachio with yuzu kanten and chocolate honeycombs!
She said the waffles were like those of A&W.
Why can’t A&W just come back to Singapore??? :(