Posts Tagged ‘Singapore’
Celebrating Six Years Together
Posted on: 19th of October 2009 | Under: Life & Love, Palate Pleaser

It is of no question that JR and I both love food. We enjoy treating ourselves to scrumptious meals together, whether it be home cooked, fast food or fancy dining. Even in the early stages of our relationship, we were always happy eating together. That’s why, to celebrate our sixth year together last Friday, food was of course a big highlight of our day. :)

I started the day early by getting up while JR was still snoring away in dreamland. I whipped up a meal for both of us, and surprised him with breakfast in bed:

Breakfast in bed!

Our favorite breakfast treat: bacon and pancakes!

The smell of the food wafting from the kitchen had  already jostled him from his sleep before I even brought him the tray of goodies, but he stayed in bed and let me surprise him anyway. :)

For dinner, we wanted something a little more fancy, so we reserved a table at Novus.

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We hadn’t really heard of the restaurant until only a few days before. Nestled inside the Singapore National Museum, we quickly agreed that it was just the perfect place to celebrate our relationship.

What a wise choice it was, because we were definitely not left disappointed.

The food was delectable! We chose our meals a-la-carte, and started off by sharing our starter:

Starters!

Angus Beef and Buffalo Mozzarella Carpaccio garnished with Parmesan Flakes and Celeriac Julienne with Hazelnut Dressing.

This was simply divine! The mozzarella cheese snuggled at the center of the thinly-sliced beef was a surprising treat that got us emptying our plates in no time!

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Night Shoot
Posted on: 29th of July 2009 | Under: Life & Love

For the last leg of the Wedding Celebration, the group got dolled up and put on our gowns and suits. We walked around Orchard, posing all over the place (including standing in the middle of the busy Orchard road!) while our photographer took glam shots of the group. It was rather tiring having to walk in our heels, so we ended up just heading to Clarke Quay for dinner in the middle of it.

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All dressed up, with our photographer sneakily squeezing into the shot! LOL!

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The ladies. Don’t we all look color-coordinated? It wasn’t planned at all. =P

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Group shot! :) Photo by Pausebybald.

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Celebration No. 2 – Singapore
Posted on: 29th of July 2009 | Under: Life & Love

Cil and Dee’s Wedding in Brunei was an event that took up an entire day, but it wasn’t the end of it. The following weekend, another grande celebration was held back in Singapore. There was a ceremony held in one of the temples in Little India, followed by a lunch reception at Holiday Inn. In the evening a bunch of us also walked around the streets of Orchard for a photo shoot.

It was another long and tiring day, but again, a fun-filled one.

Sharing several photos for you guys:

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The bride and groom during the temple ceremony. Such a happy couple! :)

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The bride looking gorgeous and us ladies crowding around her. :)

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Take That Look From Off Your Face, You Ain’t Ever Gonna Burn My Heart Out
Posted on: 8th of April 2009 | Under: Entertainment

Less than two weeks after the awesome Coldplay concert, the boyrfriend and I were back in the Singapore Indoor Stadium for yet another rocking concert. This time for that British band who was very much a part of my teenage years: Oasis!

Oasis was probably the first rock band that I really enjoyed listening to back in High School. That was the time when my musical universe revolved around the Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, 3T and Michael Jackson, just to name a few. I was mostly a popstar-loving teenage girl, who swooned over Howie D. and TJ of 3T, and idolized all the different persona of the the Spice Girls. Yes, I was that girl who loved to dance and performed on stage to the tunes of Wannabe, Stop, and Get Down! LOL!

But then there was Oasis. The band who managed to make me appriciate rock music a little better. I had an Oasis craze back in High School and overplayed their tapes (recorded copies only, because my sibs and I had no allowance back then) in my yellow Sony Walkman for months. Sometimes I would take my walkman, walk around the garden, close my eyes and pretend I was standing in the middle of an actual Oasis concert. I always dreamed of hearing and seeing them live, and was beyond thrilled that it finally came true last Sunday.

I have to admit that I’m not the biggest Oasis fan anymore. To be honest, prior to the concert I wasn’t so familiar with their latest album. It was only about three weeks ago when I actually listened to their new stuff. But that didn’t stop the boyfriend and I from seeing one of the greatest music legends from our younger years. And I was really happy that we did.

I thought the concert was great!

A lot of people commented that it wasn’t as good as they hoped it would’ve been, and certainly not as grande as Coldplay’s concert just a few weeks before. Frankly, I think the two bands should simply NOT be compared. Coldplay is Coldplay. They are known to perform “full-on” concerts with their bouts of jumping and running around the stage. While Oaisis, on the other hand has always been the reserved type of band. They go on stage, play great music and talk very little. That’s how they’ve always been, and that’s what makes them Oasis. I paid to go to an Oasis concert and frankly, that was exactly what I got. :)

Here are a few photos of the whole experience:

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I thought the lighting was awesome. There were massive lighting equipments (like those big outdoor lighting) strategically positioned behind the band. The effects gave just the right mood for the different songs that they played. I also wished that we had been downstairs with the rest of the standing crowd. The energy seemed so alive down there, and I wish we could’ve jumped around with them too. =P

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