NYE Dinner

NYE dinner at my place; Simple fare with amazing company ;)

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Kickstarting 2014 with optimism :)

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One of the few things I learnt this year:

They say happiness is doubled and sorrow halved when shared. Likewise, forgiveness is also doubled when shared. It takes 2 hands to clap in *most* situations. Hence, true forgiveness can only occur when it comes from both parties, no matter who is to be blamed (more/less).

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And the saints we see/ Are all made of gold

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Spending at least 2.5 to 3 hours a day traveling. Painful, but necessary. There is no progress without some struggle. Though I agree that traveling to and fro work is quite a waste of time.  But it has been refreshing so far and I can’t be more thankful for this opportunity.

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It is up to you yourself to decide your own destiny.

However, we don’t always make the wisest decision. Well, not me. I try my best, but you know how there always seems to be a devil and an angel. The worse kind of struggle is that of internal struggle.

Mediterranean FEAST for two the other day, yumm :) My favorite is still Baba Ghanosh!

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Check out the plate of chicken below. Looks like a portion to be shared by 2 or 3? Nuh-uh. It’s a main course meant for ONE.

Yes, ONE.

Portion size aside, the chicken was done to PERFECTION. I have never, NEVER (!!) ever eaten such perfectly stewed chicken until this. It was warm on the outside, soft and succulent on the inside. Not for those with weak stomachs as the chicken was done medium well. It was an ENTIRE chicken omg but I actually managed to finish everything except the wing. Never really liked chicken wings (too much skin and very little meat!!).

In case you’re wondering, this was from La Cartina at Changi Hotel. Totally worth the price paid.

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Rockin’ it since 2000~

One of my FIRST ever best friends :) I know, who uses the term best friend now anyway? Le sigh. So glad we managed to ‘rekindle’ our spark haha

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TGIF; I say this because at times I feel like a r o b o t going through the motions.

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Nooooope. Not feeling it. But I am starting to learn to take it easy and focus my energy on things that actually do matter. As for the rest… Well, I shall toss them into a bin. A bin named Ignorance.

Cuz hey yo mama ain’t no time for this shit.

 I think I’ll be so proud of myself. My thinking has gone up a notch on the mature counter! :)

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Perfect weather to snuggle up…

“Don’t be afraid to live the life you’ve always wanted to.”

Mmm I will try. Baby steps!

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Let’s talk quality

I have been considering making my own lunches to work. I mean, lunch boxes can be the cutest thing!

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That aside, the most pressing reason would be my dislike of how our usual hawker fare (though delicious) are usually sooooo oily. Maybe it’s the coming of age… “You are what you eat.” Sometimes I cringe thinking about the kind of junk I put into my body. Our body is our temple, treat it well and it will likewise.

I’m gonna sound ironic here, but I actually love burgers! I know they have a reputation of being ‘unhealthy’, but I guess that’s because regular patties are made up of mostly unwanted meat (think ears, nose…eww). No wonder they are relatively cheap. However, if the patties are of higher quality (consisting of mostly real meat instead of unwanted meat), I think burgers make a good meal. Of course, alongside with some greens :)

American sliders for lunch at House@Dempsey!

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Cuz it’s a burger-kinda-day ;)

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What’s in my burger… Ground beef, tomatoes, onions and ‘secret sauce’ (hahaha).

I asked for medium rare but the waiter told me that it’s better to go for medium well because (in his words) ‘it’s ground beef’ and ‘I don’t want it to spoil your lunch’. There you have it – Medium rare is only for higher quality meat  like steak. Always go for steak if you can!

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Besides burgers, I love wraaaaps too! If only we had Pret-A-Manger here… I miss the Hummus wrap :(

Back to meal preparation. My only concern is the freshness. How long can I keep the rice in the fringe? Will the texture of the rice turn funny the next day?

How a typical meal prep looks like:

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We don’t have a microwave at home (mum isn’t a huge advocate of microwave – radiation and stuff) so I’m not well-versed in that arena. But I guess it’s pretty foolproof – Pop the tupperware (with the lid open) into the microwave, press the button, and your food should be done in less than 5 mins! Let’s hope my new office has a (functioning and clean) microwave in the pantry ;)

Ending the post with a picture of our Pleated Playsuit ^^

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And it’s gonna be Fridaaaaaaay!

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Fog in my head

Omg I had the weirdest dream yesterday. And it seems like I have had similar dreams before. I don’t know what to think. Or maybe the opposite is true – I over think.

I’d like to think of myself as a simple person. Though I’m well aware, beneath that smiley and bubbly exterior lies a somewhat dark soul.

Nobody’s perfect. At least that’s what we say to comfort ourselves (no?). Imperfections are what makes a person unique. Would you rather be perfect but boring (think Korean stars) or flawed but unique?

If even I can’t go beyond that, how can I expect anyone else to do the same for me?

Every time I close my eyes, it’s like a dark paradise

Celebrating Vintage Glamour~

Thanks ladies for gracing our event with your presence :) My first ever official project!

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It’s great to be able to finally able to put a face to the name ;)

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Me & my long-legged friend x

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Me & the 2 very helpful part-timers! They were amazing! :)

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Bittersweet feeling~

I will be helping out at the showcase today and tomorrow at House@Dempsey! Yay to free staff lunch at House restaurant, yum yum :p

“Every end is a new beginning.”

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Ramblings on a chilly afternoon

It has been rainy the past few days and right now my nose is leaking like a faucet. Looking much like Rudolph soon, channeling the spirit of Christmas right in my face. I just had an entire takeaway consisting of Pumpkin Yam Rice (!!) topped with soy sauce eggplant and baked salmon. That’s a lot of carbo right there, but what to do, blame the Asian blood in me. I love rice! 

Had too much cakes (desserts) over the weekend – I am seriously turned off at the mere sight of any cake. Even my favourite strawberry shortcake and chocolate mud cake. Yikes, why am I even talking about them?!

I feel tempted to get a cold pressed juicer. Not any regular juicer, but a cold pressed one. Why so, you ask. Because the benefits of a cold pressed juicer beat any regular juicer or blender. I dislike it when my juices separate or worse, oxidise.

But a cold pressed juicer is SOOOO expensive :( Times like this I wish Santa Claus isn’t a myth.  

 

An eventful week

Let’s start with yesterday (Saturday).

Met up with S for lunch and impromptu high tea session! :) Shopped quite a bit and I am happy I managed to find some stuff that I like – Like finally! Ahhh… Shopping is supposed to be enjoyable, why am I making it sound like a chore?!

Don’t mean to sound like a first world brat but I am still looking out for the PERFECT Kate Spade wallet.

Caption: Welcome to the tech world, where our eyes are glued to tech gadgets almost 24/7. It’s unhealthy, I know. But what to do? This is the 21st century and it is hard to imagine life without the Internet!

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It’s been a year since I last had Kouigh Amann! A perfectly glazed pastry… Yum

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A series of…candid and synchronized (how cool is that) expressions ;)

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Simple fare~ My favorite Qiji popiah and home cooked delights by Mum!

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Cakes and more cakes… We are having a showcase at House@Dempsey and evidently over-ordered cakes. We ordered them to serve customers who drop by but most of them are patrons of House restaurant and they were too full to even have any. We ended up eating them and bringing some back home. We even had to distribute to the staff at House cuz we didn’t want to bring back so many. First world problems much?

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Home-baked by S! It was indeed a dessert overload for me yesterday.

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My appetite… It’s increasing at an alarming rate :/

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The voice is my head

I’ve always assumed that I will be someone who would never allow work to consume her life. However, it has been a month into my current job and I find myself getting swamped (overwhelmed maybe) with the amount of liaison I have to do. A stomach discomfort on Tuesday that continued for a few days straight made me realized how I should never take my health for granted. I try my best to stay healthy by eating right and exercising, but I guess I tend to go off balance at times. I am only human.

TGIF – Thanks for popping by! :)

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T’was a good evening – Unwinding over a good chat with S and my ice cream :)

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Never thought I would be one of those ‘salad eaters’ but I guess our assumptions can be so wrong! I love a good salad and this was not too shabby. I chose roasted pumpkins, tempeh, mushrooms, tofu and french beans as my toppings and Japanese Wafu as the dressing. My favorite topping from this shop is definitely the roasted pumpkins :)

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Cute gingerbread man cookie box  - Couldn’t resist taking a picture ^^2013-11-22 09.54.48

Christmas is near which means it’s almost coming to an end of 2013… Wow

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When the curtain’s call 
Is the last of all 
When the lights fade out 
All the sinners crawl 

So they dug your grave 
And the masquerade 
Will come calling out 
At the mess you’ve made 

Don’t wanna let you down 
But I am hell bound 
Though this is all for you 
Don’t want to hide the truth 

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