0111 HRS

Friends & Food: Marutama, Sukiya & Kko Kko Nara


YAY! I finally got the space to put up some of my brand new pieces and my pre-loved pieces for sale!

I know some of you joined the mailing list when i had the "shop" tab (at the top right hand corner) and supported my pre-loved/brandnew items.
Thank you so much but sorry that i didn't update it for a while as there were bandwidth issues when i loaded all the pictures there.
Nearly got my blog suspended due to that!!

Leney used to be doing pre-orders & sale of apparels/shoes at her old livejournal site (maybe some of you were her customers even!),
but she's doing well and has moved to this new domain/website - Klarra officially.
i'll be placing my items there with her for sale! Am helping to model there as well. ;)

Do join the mailing list to support and please help me to clear my stuff!!
heh, i'll update from time to time and make sure they are affordable and of good quality! ;p

P.S: my prevloved items will be under the "Sale" segment

The past last week has gotta be one of the most sinful week ever because i was totally indulging in good food!

It's a love hate thing cuz you get so excited and satisfied after an absolutely great meal,
but knowing that you need to work out after and somehow control your diet for the next week or more.
If not, the figure is gonna go haywire with such constant indulgence!

Nonetheless, I tried a couple of new places as well,
and am here to do some recommendations, especially those places that I gave two thumbs up for them!
Not to forget, great company makes the food better too. ;)

Met up with the girlies and we had a night out to one of my favourite steamboat places!
What's best is that it's a SUKIYAKI (i love sukiyaki!) steamboat place, with free flow of Shabu Shabu (chicken, beef, pork).

Leney and applepie. <3

The sukiyaki steamboat venue is called SUKI-YA,
i bet you have heard of it or went before as it has been around for years.
I still remember my first time was with momsie 3 years back when it was newly opened.

free flow of all three kinds of meat! Chicken, pork or beef.

Two soup bases too: we had sukiyaki and spicy miso.

there's a bar that has free flow of other food as well!

What i love about eating there as well is that you can mix your own sauce for your food.
And after dipping the cooked meat into the mixed sauce…the taste is brilliant!

Not just those, but they have desserts – ice cream & fruits.
The only thing to note is that the buffet is for 100 minutes strictly, starting from the time you place the first order,
but based on my own experience, it's a pretty reasonable time frame.

My lovely pills..

<3 Applepie & Leney.

Wore my new found favourite leopard prints maxi from ,
and it's just so comfortable on the skin and perfect for me eating buffet! heh
What I like about the design is that they have an enhanced waist design to make sure you don't look preggy in the dress.

After dinner, we caught Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga) and i must say the show is all about smooches and pregnancy.
A lil draggy, but i suppose it was on purpose to make sure we all watch the second part! heh.
Well, i'm still looking forward to the next!

Coming year end also marks the day for Yalin's Birthday,
and birthday means exploring a new place for our group gathering.

All were racking our brains to think of one, but knowing that the birthday girl likes Japanese food,
we decided on Marutama Ramen – the Central branch for the dinner venue.

Outfit for the dinner was a pretty unique layered dress from ,
love the cut and the classic colours, flattering.

The venue was kinda interesting as the staff mentioned to me that the restaurant does not have seats for about 14 pax.
So the best he can come out with was a room at the corner, which he mentioned that it was the staff room but convertible for guests.
And that's the room above, more pics below! hehe, pretty cozy I must say. :p

Here comes the food:

Gyoza. This wasn't really worth it in my opinion, a lil bland tasting no doubt the sauce.

Chicken miso ramen.

Our char siew ramen.

The Ramens were tasty, soup base was rich and quite a big portion of noodles.
But the only concern i have was that it's a tad oily :(
The egg & char siew was good nevertheless!

We proceeded to give the birthday girl a surprise- her cake!
And fortunately, poots has a friend who owns Freshness burger and we got to know that they have tasty nuggets promotions at just $2,
so there we were, having second round of food and the perfect place for the surprise.

oh did i mention poots is so cute, she used to work at freshness burger!!
hahah check out the demanding customer "me" and poots behind the counter.

One of their specialty- dough pancakes with banana & chocolate sauce.

Happy birthday Yalin!

The girlies :)

I realised I do have quite a couple of friends who are year end babies and Calvin is one of them!

Got to know Calvin through my university internship,
but i actually seen him around in school pretty often before that.
Didn't he's such a funny guy to hang out with and definitely the joy bringer of the group!
He even organized a Mcdonald's birthday party last year and made us all wore kiddo outfits. seesh!

But this year was kept somehow simple but not too simple,
we first started with a dinner at a Korean Restaurant called Kko Kko Nara he picked cuz his wife was craving for Korean food.
I'm a great fan of korean food too and it was my first time visiting this place,
didn't really try the signature dishes like bibimpab or so as we all shared a huge wok of mixed food and a plate of their signature fried chicken.
Still, from what i remember, the food was pretty good,
and the signature chickens (drumlets and wings), tasted rather similar to buffalo wings, were really delicious!

Would head back there to give it a second try one day!

Us all!

Goodness, i didnt know they open till so late daily!
Another place for supper if you are having korean food craves.

The second plan for the night was a chill out session.
Calvin & Angie really treated us with great hospitality and booked a suite at Carlton Hotel to host us all for his birthday party.
Just friends, games, and booze.

This convertible dress from came just in time for the Friday's gathering!
I was still deciding if i should wear it simple orange or having a mixed of colours with a layer design, and settled for the latter as seen above.

the room at Carlton

the birthday gift hurhur and I got for Calvin for his Korea Trip! And the guys with him, what's up with the food and liquor..

his birthday cake from twelve cupcakes.

It's Sunday today, a great day for a relaxing brunch and off I go in another of my new favourite dress from
Love Maxi(s) and this one is looking great with its swirls and light pink colour, can just never get enough of them. <3





0211 HRS

Romance with Pretty

Year end has always been a season of joy-
Think many weddings, Christmas, countdown to a brand new year, (clearing of block leave :p) and many more.

Jiahan and Zihe's wedding was no exception,
and though I didn't know them exactly too long,
but it was heartwarming to see them walk hand in hand down the aisle on their special day.

The venue was at Holiday Inn and though it looks perhaps a plain looking on the building exterior architecture ,
but I must say I was pretty impressed with the Ballroom,
especially with the fact that the chandeliers in the room and outside were amazingly gorgeous.
Food was passable in my opinion,
but the decorations and all exceeded my expectations of the place.

Was tagged in some of the pictures taken by their friend, as well as ,
and I have to admit they are pretty good, (not just because they captured two shots of myself and I like them very much hahaha :p)
thus I decided to share them – a mixture of both of their pictures!

For wedding couples, here's one you can consider! ;)

As you might be wondering,
yes that's one of my favourite dresses from LoveBonito's past collection! :)

Here are a few more dresses that are new in the wardrobe,
and they came just in time for my events last week.
Perfect thing is that they are all for different occasions! ;)

This CheongSam corporate hybrid dress from Pearlavish is looking pretty and unique at the same time!
Could be your perfect new year dress or be spontaneous and get indulged in the CNY season, wear it as a work dress for next year. ;)

I love the colour red, always, and this was a semi casual dress from Pearlavish too.
The details at the top part and neckline is pretty interesting, something neatly scrunched, making your dress something different.

I wanted to wear this Web Front Dress from Pearlavish out for a more dressed up occasion,
but couldn't wait to wear it so i wore it for a casual weekend out with my favourite pumps- can be really versatile and unique if you want!




0211 HRS

The Nuffnang Journey & Boomerang



The blog has been my baby for the past 5 years, and is absolutely one which i share my many countless happy memories and sometimes… sadness,
but I probably didn't get too much into the latter because i don't think it's good to get you feeling like an emo-elmo everytime when I am being an emo-elmo huh.
Especially if i blog about sadness stuff on a Sunday night, and i reckon you will just outcast my blog every weekend cuz it will make your mondays even blue-er.
Well, we are all humans and to err is human,
there are definitely ups and downs which I myself go through quite a fair bit too.

But today, some thoughts just got me feeling thankful and contented,
and it feels really nice to be taking moments to truly appreciate what has been going on,
together with whatever good has happened in your life.
Many a time, when i'm in this mode, i would realise that the downs brought me up to who i am today,
and gratitude to the good definitely surpasses the negativity of the downs,
perhaps, some goods wouldn't have happened without the downs..

Righto, so the blog is definitely one thing that I couldn't be more than thankful of,
and i just be really amazed how my passion got me thus far, and can actually become such a great thing that i look forward to do everyday with tremendous enjoyment.
With this in mind, I must say there is one company that gave me the opportunities to experience more than what i could have,
and it's none other than Nuffnang.

I believe you guys have all heard of Nuffnang (NN) or are already in the family, and I suppose i'm one of the newest addition to the NN family.
They have been a team of people who we work closely with in regards to the commercial side,
but experiencing the commercial side in our most personal way is the catch to why I am thankful for them too.
Because we get to try out different interesting products, services or events by ourselves personally,
and yet at the same time, sharing the experiences in our most truthful and honest views, i swear.

Am sure we all don't just blog for the sake of just promoting stuff with all the technical facts and purely positivity,
but instead, its the first hand direct experiences we have and want to share because it might just be as helpful or interesting to yoy.
That's probably how we make sure you would come back to read and at the same time,
not just us but for you to also get hold of good deals to experience them yourself too!

So here's my journey with nuffnang in pictures, and
thank you Nuffnang for all the wonderful opportunities you gave me so far since months ago. :)

1. Being a true blue foodie, you can imagine how excited i was to get my first ever assignment with PIZZA HUT,
trying the latest pasta in town with a bunch of new great friends!

2. Another that is one of a kind! when can we all experience a 4 course gourmet dinner by Mcdonalds?!!
this was an eye-opener for me and yes, we got to try the mcgrill burger before the launch and share this piece of news with you guys in advance!

3. Goodness, now you can see what i put on weight (some said i got slightly slimmer now hahaha but i seriously dont think so, cuz if that is really true, i am really plump back then!! -.-")
cuz nuffnang feeds me well. Dove was uber generous and i got to try a whole lot of new chocolate flavours. I believe some of you guys read that entry before, and chocolate-lover readers loved this! ;)

4. hahhahaha, food again but this time round it was gummies by Katjes!!
OK, i didn't realise i got quite a number of food assignments and do i really have that foodie face?
Yes or no i would still think it's a good thing, can eat is a fortunate and enjoyable thing (福).

5. My first ever headphones!!! LOVE the colour and until now i am still using it.
If i wasn't with nuffnang, I wouldn't know that philips has such good and stylish headphones. now you know it too. ;)

6. Got to keep in touch with gorgeous friends once again, and this time we get to have fun together trying out gorgeous pretty things!
Not the cupcakes nor balloons, but it was for Estee Lauder's new skin care product, the skintone illuminator!
Good stuff, good company.

7. phew! awesome to try out another skincare brand- cellnique with a range of products that helped to minimize my fine lines and improve my skin!
I mean, i wouldn't even know this product can be really good that i actually re-purchased it after i had the chance to try it on my face.
Thanks to nuffnang! ;)

8. Very thankful for this opportunity to be sent overseas to Hong Kong Disneyland!
Never expected this at all, and again, to the greatness of Nuffnang team,
thankyou for letting me have so much fun with my bestie girlfriend at a place that I have never been to before!

9. And the singtel robinsons event which i got to know a table of gorgeous new friends like the above,
and taking pictures with tough fresh meat (you know which picture am i referring to, hahaha).
Well and got to know these latest news and fashion of singtel and robinsons respectively without even reading the news!

These good-ness for these.
The most amazing one has yet to come- having the chance to grace an annual international award event – Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards,
specially organized by Nuffnang and this time it would be at Kuala Lumpur!

"Come 16 December 2011, 500 bloggers from around the Asia-Pacific region will flock to Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia for the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2011 in Putrajaya Marriott.
The Awards aims to not only honour the region's best bloggers,
but also to bring together blogger communities from across Asia-Pacific.
The Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards is brought to you by Volkswagen Malaysia and Putrajaya Marriott.

To those who are already in Nuffnang family, or have yet to be in,
this is a good chance you should join and get to experience this one and only yearly great scale event.
The previous one was a blast so I have heard, and it was amazingly fun that you can never imagine.
You must be wondering – KL!! what about my expenses or so? And I am here to clear your doubts and share this with you.

By just doing this….
a)    Write a blog post titled "My Nuffnang Story".
b)    Tell us about your journey with Nuffnang – the fun times you had, the friends you've made.

a)    Write a blog post titled "Nuffnang Blog Awards, Here I Come".
b)    Tell us the top 3 reasons why you want to attend the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2011.

And share it….

Click to complete your submission!

You get a chance to win…..
1. One invite to the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2011
2. A 3D 2N stay at Putrajaya Marriott, with breakfast included
3. A semi-guided itinerary around destinations in Kuala Lumpur
4. One invite to an exclusive Blog Awards after-party at a secret location in Kuala Lumpur
*Invite does not include flight ticket to Malaysia

What are you waiting for?
Come join me and us, and see?
Nuffnang allows all of us to experience greatness too,
hope to see you there!! :)

Thank you nuffnang for all that you have given to me! ;)



I finally upgraded my macbook pro aesthetically, you must be wondering what was it
(but no i didn't do any plastic surgery to it by dismantling any of the parts though i dont know if there is even a possibility to do so),
but instead i did an enhancement to it all thanks to a friend, Sabrina, who recommended me to do it.

I WISHED i knew about this earlier,
and that could seriously help save my macky (yes i named my macbook pro macky, and yes masculine cuz opposite sex attracts :p) from all those scratches by yours truly unintentionally.
Yes i repeat – Unintentionally!!
Apparently, anyone that sees Macky goes like:

1. "wah, how long ago did you buy your laptop?"
2. "!!!! what happened to your laptop??" (for friends that know it wasn't too long ago)
3. " did you buy that 5 years ago?" (with pun intended, cuz the model was out only like 3 years ago i think!! boohoo.)

Anyone that knows me knows that i'm super attached to Macky, carrying it almost everywhere I go,
and using it almost 16 hours a day everyday.
No doubt those scratches came along and accumulated until one fine day,
when the battery went flat, couldn't use and i was outside waiting for someone and had time to spare,
i took a serious look at it all round….

goodness.. no joke, i didn't realise that it was so uber worn out. :(
Feeling heart ache cuz i got Macky as a present for myself after savings for months, and paying it right at one shot I still remember.
And that's like 4 digits off my pockets instantly.

So anyways, im not quite a big fan of having designs on my laptop (eg. gmasking it all over with pretty prints),
pretty much a guy for this, and i like it original and simple without doing plastic surgery for my belongings especially gadgets,
(except maybe for my iphone cuz i love changing covers + glossy/matte/mirror screen protectors muahahaha).

The only thing i got to protect for Macky is this lovely hard external cover that trish and leney got for me for my birthday last year,
but i recently took it out while i take Macky out as it does add on to quite an amount of weight to the laptop!.
Until Sabrina introduced to me to get this particular product that really helps to take great care of macky,
and I did some research and was convinced to get this to give macky something good since i use him EVERYDAY.

Not sure if you heard of it before but it's called ,
pretty popular among the mac lovers cuz they do this particular awesome protective layer for just Mac,
and for just quite a few mac products such as Macbook pro, air and ipad 2 as they are specially customized for those models.

I saw it online at first on a picture that my friend posted and thought that it's just a mere normal protector sheet only,
and not really seeing any thing special until one day i got to touch and feel the real thing.
So my friend went on to tell me how good this product is,
and that it's not just a protector sheet but is one that is TEAR-RESISTANT and FINGERPRINT-RESISTANT.
Another factor that got me surprised was that there's a need to "install" it on the laptop and not just take and paste sheet,
good to know that cuz it means that the sheet must be something quite durable or special that what i have expected.

SEE!! Macky could have been saved from those scratches!! ;\

Went down to the main store to get it done – DG Lifestyle at vivocity.

honoured to get the lady boss to help me!! :p
No worries, all installation will be done for you by the professional staff.


Here's me all dressed up in corporate printed work dress, and holding on to macky!
Love prints and this is definitely one dress which goes well with blazers for corporate and formal events too.

Done!! Thanks for introducing me to this, Sabrina! :)

My mom actually asked me if i bought a new laptop -.-,
but that is definitely awesome to be asked, woohoo, it's worth it then!! :p

Was at the stall for about half hour to get macky all covered up in a set of - two sheets (one front and back),
and this sheet is known to be originated from protecting CARS!! (even hurhur knows about it)
Powerful huh. So this was also one reason that i was convinced to get it cuz it can really protect the laptop.
Well, though macky has pretty severe marks when you look closer but…. better late than never!!!
Afterall, laptop already costs quite a bit to get, might as well top up a bit more to make it of better quality- to last for a long period of time.

Check out my "new" macky equipped with !!
looking DIFFERENT and SMART from the normal macs (especially when in starbucks,
i usually see many using a mac and mine is unique with the GLOSSY surface yet looking original!! hehehe).

i know i know, you can see the scratches, but they will stop there and not multiply thanks to klearzkin!!

You can check out more at their website or facebook in fact if you are interested to get it or see more.
Their has constant updates and from what I know,
they will be having these awesome Klearzkin protective sheets customized for other products (eg. laptops, gadgets),
so perhaps you can like them or check them out there for more latest updates.
Just saw that they had a contest for people to win a complimentary set of Klearzkin at their facebook page,
ahhh miss it now but lady boss told me there will be more,
so don't miss it if you want to get your product protected too. :)


DG Lifestyle Store @ VivoCity (IPad & MacBook)
DG Lifestyle Store @ Northpoint Shopping Centre (IPad only)
Lifestyle New York @ 112 Katong (Opening Very Soon)  (IPad & MacBook)



Weekend brunches never fail to brighten up my day, and this one last week was no exception.
Val, apple and myself arranged a brunch catch up session on Monday, the long weekend and decided to try Boomerang @ Robertson Quay.
We were rather looking forward to try out the food there as it was one of Val Aussie boss's favourite places of all for meals,
so i reckon it must be something good!


I was told that Boomerang is popular amongst the Caucasians and as well as friendly for big group/ kids.

Here comes our food!

Milk Chocolate drink (S$6)

Strawberry smoothie: Strawberries, yogurt, milk, honey (S$10)

Mango Smoothie: Mango, milk, yogurt, honey (S$10)  + my very pretty nails, read more about it at the end of this entry! :)

The "Bondi" (S$15)
Val had this, and she mentioned the bread was really good, and i suppose the avocado and tomato wouldn't differ much from else where.
But we were rather disappointed with the mushrooms (we are great fans of mushrooms), and they were rather poorly marinated and cooked that day,
the taste had a bitter aftermath which wasn't really to our likings. :(

Beef hash (S$16)
Apple had this and she likes it! I tried a mouthful of her beef, which was some sort panfried together with bacon and ham,
and it was indeed delectable. Good choice and well done with the poached eggs.

Egg's benedicts (S$17)
The set came with the potatoes only but i added S$3 to top up for the mushrooms.
Like I mentioned earlier on, it was pretty much a waste cuz we didn't finish the bulk of the mushrooms in the end.

Sticky Date pudding (S$12)
The ice cream was good, but the cake was a lil tough, but i suppose it was because it wasn't warm enough,
but overall this dessert is reasonably good.

Love my strawberry smoothie, and this is worth a try!
Wore this white top with gold shimmery design by and I love the intricate designs at the gold area,
especially the sequins all sew on one by one together,
and this could very well be one of my Christmas outfits for the upcoming gatherings!

With val dear. :)

And apple pie :)

Boomerang is a good place to hang out with family and friends in fact,
but after visiting it, i heard that they are better for their mains instead of the all day breakfast,
so perhaps you can try the mains and do share with me what's good if you do visit there!



Got this versatile pleated bottom dress from as well,
and the quality of this is really good.
Wanted to wear it more formal with just a think sleek belt but decided to wear it in a more casual way -
with the thicker brown belt!

Bold colours are my favourite and so are colour blocks in those awesome stunning colours!
This top from has quite a unique cut at the bottom, looks good when tuck out too,
but i love to pair tops with high waisted.
Had such a hard time deciding the colour!

Mom likes me in this dress and said both the cut and design look demure on me. hehehe
does have great sense of style for us girls!


Not only does clothes get me excited,
anything pretty gets me over the moon too!

As seen above, my so-in-love nails are done by my friend, Jenny,
who has a GORGEOUS home-based nail salon.

Known her for a while, and she never fails to surprise me with her creativity and passion with nails,
and this time I did a quick gelish with her, and i wanted something cutesy yet having a LOUD base colour,
so there you go!

It's always enjoyable visiting Jenny and catching up with her,
and we have so much to talk about.
Cuz of that, every nail session for at least 2-3 hours seems like just half hour as time just literally flew!

Anyways, here's her GORGEOUS GORGEOUS ROOM!!!

good thing about home-based nail salon is that you really feel so cozy just like your are at home.

love the chandelier and the humongous chair!

Suddenly pink looks really nice to me hahaha.

entertainment during your nail session. how pampered.

great variety of colours just for ya!

one reason why jenny is awesome, she has won competitions and yes, she deserves it all. ;)

my before- very untidy i know. :(

after! gelish polka dot nails!




0611 HRS

A day out at sea

As you can see, I was decked in my turquoise bikini & fuschia dress one day last week,
and was utmost ready to hit a day out to the sea together with leney, hurhur and other friends!

We took some time out one weekday to actually go on a yacht together for a day of relaxation,
and it was truly amazing. Can't remember when was the last time that i went on a yacht,
and if i'm not wrong, the last time i went on board was on my wakeboarding trip a couple of years back!

So I have been wanting to try the highly raved cupcakes by for a while,
and finally, it came the day whereby I went to collect a box of freshly baked cupcakes in my favourite flavours from Lace, herself!
Perfect timing and a great snack for the trip out to the sea. <3

Flavours in Red Velvet, Irish Coffee, and Chocolate!

i must say the cupcakes were simply HEAVENLY!!

They were soooo goood, tooo goood.
Love it that it's not too sweet at all, and the cream was flavourful.

Not just my own sentiments but every single person on board who ate the cupcake had the same consensus!
In my opinion, i think it's better than the very raved about twelve cupcakes by daniel ong & Jamie Yeo,
and the flavours are absolutely alluring and different.
I never thought that a cupcake can be that good, but (BBL) cupcakes are definitely one of a kind,
and i'm actually craving for more after eating.

Just joined her facebook page cuz she always introduce new flavours,
and too bad i didnt have the chance to try the SALTED CARAMEL that day,
but i definitely must must must try it one day!

we must be the one of the lucky fews to enjoy such delights on board! <3

It was Selene's first time on the yacht and I could see that she was uber excited about the trip,
she even got a new dress for it! (that's how excited she was) :p

Besides that, we three went crazy and even got ourselves NEW SHOES!!
Figured that being on yacht would also mean the possibility of getting drenched or wet,
so we went to shop for a pair of waterproof from Crocs!
I suppose when it comes to waterproof and non-marking shoes,
Crocs will naturally come to the mind for most on this.

hahaha cool , didn't know they have such cute lil kiddo bag for kids!

And us trying to decide which pair to get for ourselves,
and i think the sales person might just get pissed at us for taking so many pictures and trying on too many pair of shoes.
Luckily they had the sizes all displayed outside.

There were just so many pretty pair there, and we wanted to get a pair of pumps,
but we both caught our eyes on this pair of wedges (waterproof too!), decided to be twin sisters  and settled on the same exact pair in the end.
Figured that we can wear that together with our dressier outfits too.
Scroll down more to see our pretty pair! ;)

hurhur was already wearing a waterproof slippers but he couldn't resist on this pair he saw in the store and got this.

Though it's a male shoes, but i am madly in love with this pair,
especially the colour and definitely a good buy, very light-weight as well.
He even told me he wanna head back to buy another pair of shoes for his dress-down fridays!

Before you read on,
here's a video that I did on our trip, love the sea, and the time spent together with the friends on the yacht.

And some peeks for the day, BEAUTIFUL..

one degree fifteen, sentosa

the restroom

Hello bee <3

love the sofa bed!

Smithy, and us!
And yes, that's the pair Selene and I got for ourselves in the end.
Thought it was a good choice too cuz it matches my outfit! ;p

leney's braids <3, braids are simply gorgeous.


our yacht!


with holly.

with cherie and smith!

leney zhang <3

my macho man.

The group of friends and captain who went on yacht together!

I had such an amazing time on the yacht with the group, especially catching up with some friends such as smithy.
Knew him since i was 18 years old while working as a DBS Santarina job attached to his company.
Good to know that he's doing well and getting married soon! Congrats Smithy :D

The day ended earlier than expected due to the rain and we were freezing with the breeze out in the sea. heh
It was around dinner time by that time, and we settled for Jpot @ vivocity for hot and yummy steamboat!

Been there a few times already actually and it's a subsidiary under Jumbo Seafood.
It's not too bad, quite a unique concept and i love that it's individual pots.
So we just have to order our food (raw or cooked), and share it between everybody.

love the chilli table!

they have instructions to tell you what to mix to get their signature chilli sauce and all.


Here are the outfits of the days last week!

Here's a Karen Millen inspired piece which comes in very good quality by herwalkincloset that does up the professional corporate look.
The pleats at the front and the waist design make the design somewhat sophisticated, which in turn, make the whole dress stands out in fact.

I suppose Karen Millen has one of the most gorgeous designs in the fashion industry,
and here's another inspired piece, more dinner and party style, self manufactured by herwalkincloset too.
You probably would love the toga design, yet not worrying that it will slip or so because the dress is designed to be secure yet looking gorgeous!

And to those who watched and liked the first episode of weekbits, thank you so much!
It's really awesome to know that!! ;p
Selene and I am preparing for the next video to be put together, (yes we are gonna try anything that is crazy that we thought of, or anything we have always been wanting to try)
and i know i promised to put do something for the weekbits every week!

Am afraid that i can't fulfill that promise because it takes too much time,
and there's not enough time to have it filmed and edited all by myself within a week :(
But it was so much fun to do that and we will have our experiences and as many videos filmed down as we can, but it won't be too long till the next!
I will still be posting more weekbits (in the midst of preparing the next!! shall not tell you what's next :p),
so do watch this space for the next one!




0510 HRS

How I spent my birthday ♥

This backdated post will sum up my entire birthday eve and birthday of this year!

It was my first birthday spent with hurhur, and i was asked to keep the eve and actual day free for a surprise.
Exciting, i must say, and i was itching every single bit to know what will the plans be back then, and finally on the eve of my birthday, 6th oct,
which fell on a Thursday, I met him at around 12 noon to go for a lunch before the plan starts!

We had a lil game and it was hilarious- i told him i will write down on a piece of paper to guess what are the plans,
and will share it with him after the entire thing to see if i'm a good guesser or if he's a good surpriser!
So turns out i got two wrong and two correct, read on to know. :)

I decided on this thai food (yes, im a great fan of thai food!) at Ang Mo Kio, and we tried this new place introduced by my golf khaki Justin,
who lives right smack within areas of good food.

Thai ice tea is a must have, and the basil pork which wasn't as good as expected.
Other places have better tasting basil pork.

Pineapple fried rice.
Absolutely tasty and flavourful, worth every single penny!

Located amongst the neighbourhood area and it's a lil pity on its location.
You can't really see it while driving along the road as it is situated below a block right inside of a carpark,
but It's definitely worth the try!

The first step of the plan was revealed and it turned out to be a one night stay at Naumi Boutique Hotel!!
Heard about it long ago, and this hotel is situated at a good location (bugis area) with only limited rooms,
totally excited to see the room then!

The artsy lobby.

Got a birthday eve lilac dress from , wore it with a matching feathered hairband, very purple-lish i know! :p

And the man behind the surprise! <3

Finally, we got our keys and guess what?
They upgraded us to a suite, wouldn't complain about birthdays falling on weekdays! :D

the suite was awesome, it was totally like a one room studio apartment.

The so called living room

bed room

yes, balcony!!

but boohoo, it was raining!

Love the spacious bathroom, it is bigger than the pictures in real life.

it has a mini kitchen, doesnt seem like it but wait till you see what's hidden behind the mirrors.

It has everything that you can whip up a good meal! Though the toilet roll stuck to the door seems a lil off place. heh

i love coffee machines!

premium coffee and teas.

One thing about have a holiday (eg. staying in hotels) locally, especially in Singapore,
is definitely more worth it than anything else to just rest in the room and not go anywhere, (probably the very affordable hotels are an exception).
So we had a well-deserved rest chilling in the room, and caught movies – it came with complimentary movies rental!

We got prepared around evening time, i mean i was tasked to prepare by 6.30pm in due for a dinner at a "place"

outfit for the night!

and upon reaching, yes yes yes, dinner was totally AWESOME!!!

Morton's steakhouse, definitely a surprise for a first timer (me), they have birthday specials!

very cosy but not pretentious at all. it might seem like a posh place with hush hush talkings around but no,
love it that people were at ease eating, and it was comfortable just like eating in your own private area.

love their homemade bread, i could gobble up the entire thing but i was told to leave my tummy for better food to come.

seafood platter, fresh definitely, thumbs up!

steak was in a huge portion, and they are known for that.
so do note to just order one and share between two will do!
Very tastefully done up and meat was absolutely tender, ahhhh, i can't wait to go back for more!

Brussel Sprouts with bacon, i am so IN LOVE with this.
The crunchy brussel spouts and bacon combi was a total killer, and for people who do not like vegetables,
you might fall in love with vegetables after eating this i bet.

Experience was heavenly, and i must give them two thumbs up for the service and food quality.
Worth every single cent for sure, and though prices are a lil on the high side, but they do not compromise on the quality as well as quantity.
Would head back there for occasional dinners that's for sure.

For birthday specials, it came with a complimentary dessert! i chose their chocolate lava cake, anything for that!

what more can i say?

thank you hurhur, i had a wonderful night and an absolutely great dinner with you. <3

So back to the guesses and surprises, i guessed:

Hotel: studio M
present (wasnt sure if there was one at first or not, but somehow i got a feeling via some lil hints :p) : wallet
dinner place: carnivore
activity on actual day: the lion king musical

and i was right for the present and activity! (yes we caught lion king the next day).
as you can see, i was wrong for the hotel and dinner, heh.
Guessed purely out of fun but wasn't expecting anything, just wanna be cheeky and i must say i was truly surprised by hurhur.
thank you bee!


Here's one outfit of the week to share!

Got this rich purple dress from which definitely has a good material and one which accentuates your figure,
and perfect for a luncheon with a good o-time friend last week!