Sunday, June 10, 2012

金马仑高原 =)

Have been yearning to go to this place because of the wonderful strawberries farms, tea plantations etc etc.. I finally went to Cameron Highlands =)) all thanks to Groupon irresistible promo which gave me an additional push. 25 May, we packed our bags and off we go..

I would say the trip was purely relaxation because there's nothing much to venture and we stayed in the Strawberry Resort without a single red strawberry fruit insight. Nevertheless, we signed up on a land tour to bring us the strawberry farm (finally!) and some hydroponice vegetables farms. To my disappointment, due to time constraint, we are not able to visit the 'legendary' Boh tea plantation. Traffic was horrifying too as it was the first week of sch holidays..

Monday, May 21, 2012

Next stop: Hosted @Patio

Hosted on The Patio 
991B Alexandra Road 

All thanks to Groupon, we purchased $60 worth of food at only $30. As I've mentioned, good food are meant to share, this time, we invited our best pals along. 

Hosted on the Pation is tucked away from the busy streets. Situated along Alexandra Road, the restaurant is rather down-to-earth, cozy with the settings in white and lush green. 

This spaghetti has a rather sophisticated name. To make things easy, Law named is Mee Poh with Salmon.

Then the breakfast set - Hosted on Patio Breakfast 
Rosti with saugages
so-so only, I think Marche's rostti is still the best!
Bear with us, we still have couple more dishes coming up.. 

 Beef Burger
I don't fancy the beef burger because the patty was rather dry and too thick.

Did you see James Wong behind me?? 

The sumptuous bistro cuisine was good especially with great accompany. The serving portions are rather huge for some. It is a great place to chill and relax especially on a lazy Sunday afternoon. 

Tiramisu, heaven!

I guess we wouldn't be here for a 2nd brunch visit because the price paid doesn't make justice. Probably you may want to come by on Friday / Saturday night, there's live bands.  

Good Food are meant to share =D

Tiong Bahru Bakery
@56 Eng Hoon Street 
#01-70 S(160056)

We're so pampered and thanks to the growing trend of cafes in Singapore.. following the opening of atas bakeries such as PAUL and Maison Kayser at Orchard, we found one, Tiong Bahru Bakery in the heartland. 

The ambience is casual but slightly cramped or probably the business is really good, the traffic flow is endless. You probably have to queue 10-15 minutes for a table. Big groups are not advisable as you'll probably occupied the whole store.

We ordered a Chocolate croissant, Topped with Bacon and 2 coffees. The chocolate is tastefully rich, croissant not oily and flaky at all. After the sinful chocolate croissant, we had Topped with Bacon, filled with crisp lettuce which makes us feel a little healthier. 

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Updates updates!!

I hasn't been updating my blog for the longest time so here I am!! =)

Jan was a fun month with CNY and holiday. Went Hongkong for holiday, came back with a serious flu infection.. I doubt I gonna go back to Hongkong for holiday again, it is quite a yucky place!

Us @ Disneyland.. =>

I seriously love Disneyland because I deem it the happiest land on earth!

We @ the Peak, glaring sun..

View from the Peak.. amazing!!

We at the Avenue of Stars.. ok, we're tired already, look at our eyes..

Me & McDull!! *hugs*

Dinner outing with my Hkg colleague..

LKF with friends.. Fantastic clubbing night till 4am.. zZzz..

We @ Repulse Bay

@ Langham Place, before we head on for shopping!!

Macau!!! I've always been wanting to visit Macau but after the visit, so-so....

& we spotted a missing trade in Central..

Feb was busy busy!! Finally it was over. Then here come March which is my fav month! =) Dec and March are my fav months of the year because March is my bday mth and Dec is holiday cum clearing leave month.. =)

This year March is slightly special too because my fav cousin is getting marry! We're so excited & its gonna be a big event of the family.. hehe!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Lo Hei, 捞起魚生

Lunar New Year is round the corner and usually on the 7th day of Lunar New Year, which is also known as Renri 人日, Chinese must have this special dish called Yu Sheng 魚生 (some call it Chinese Prosperity Salad).

The trend has been so common that nowadays, even before Renri, most restaurants already started selling them. But do you know the meaning of Yu Sheng? The meaning of each ingredients meant for this dish? Let me share with you..

All thanks to HSBC (= because we received a FREE Auspicious Yu Sheng Plate after charging $120 to the card at Cold Storage.

History: Yu Sheng means 'abundance' and the tossing action called 'Lo Hei', is a symbol of prosperity and good health.

How to eat Yu Sheng: We have to put together these 11 ingredients, each of them also comes with a new year greetings. Do be mindful not to say them wrongly..

1: Fish, symbolising abundance or excess through the year, is being put in the centre. 年年有馀

2: The pomelo, put over the fish adds both luck and auspicious value. shout 大吉大利!

3: Pepper & Cinnamon Powder is then dashed over 1 & 2, hoping to attract more money and valuables. 招财进宝 We love this the most!!

4: Then pour over the oil in circular motion around these ingredients. This is to increase all profits and encouraging money to flow in from all directions. This is the most important for business man cos it represent 财原广进

5: Carrots are added to the fish indicating blessings of good luck. Here we wish for 鸿运当头

6: Followed with the shredded green radish on the fish to symbolise eternal youth. 青春长驻, for ladies especially.

7: After which, we put in the shredded white radish is added – prosperity in business and promotion at work. 步步高升

8: Chopped Peanut bits are dusted on the dish symbolising a household filled with gold and silver. As an icon of longevity, peanuts also symbolise eternal youth. 金银满屋

9: Sesame seeds quickly follow symbolising a flourishing business. 生意兴隆

10: Deep-fried crispy crackers in the shape of golden pillows is added, wishing everyone (literally) filled the whole floor with gold. 片地黄金

11. Sour Plum sauce is being added, wishing all couples/ families 甜甜蜜蜜!

At this moment, you should be on your mark, ready with your chopsticks in your hand. You are encouraged to toss the Yu Sheng 7 times, shouting loudly the 10 greetings mentioned earlier and lo hei (toss with luck) with other auspicious New Year wishes!

Hereby, I would also like to wish everyone Good Health and Have a prosperous Dragon Year! Cheers & *hugs*

Sunday, January 8, 2012

GREAT start for 2012!

Hello people! Happy New Year.. still not too late for greetings right?
We are only into the first week of 2012..

As the old saying goes 'time files'.. Yes indeed, we're in 2012 already! Can you imagine 12 years ago when we were all extremely delighted, celebrating the Millenium? Gosh!! Time really flies, don't you agree with me?

I wouldn't say 2011 was a fantastic year for me, I would rate it 70/100! It was an 'ok' year for me. Of cos, it was also a year that I traveled the most. I went to KL, Vietnam, Malacca and Jakarta, both for work and leisure.

Well.. I'm satisfied with who and what I am now. Of cos it can be better but I'm not going to bind myself with those 2012 New Year's Resolution because I know I won't do it. lol! And my cousin shared with me this:

'People treat New Year's like some sort of life-changing event. If your life sucked last year, it will probably still going to suck tomorrow!'
Truly, I raised both hands and legs to this!

Company's retreat kick start my 2012 perfectly (despite the flu bug which followed me since 27 Dec '11.). We headed to Sentosa Shangri-la for 2D1N retreat. Lovely~

Mum & me @ our Suite, located at L11..

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Our room. (Dear colleagues, if you're seeing this, please don't be mad at our 'free upgraded room' lol! Cos we waited for 1.5hrs for our check-in.)

It all pays off as the Head of Event.. Happy me!

Dinner by the beach. So lomantic... <3

We're blessed! Rainbow decided to pay us a visit.

The KDK family!!