September 28, 2012

Don't you worry,

don't you worry, don't think about tomorrow morning.
what's your hurry? just focus on tonight.

September 26, 2012

#CassadeeOnTheVoice



been a heymonday fan for years, safe to say i was obsessed with her when i was younger. heymonday was one of my favorite female fronted bands that started my love for pop rock music, i also covered 'homecoming' and recorded a cover track of it w my band then. sad about heymonday's closure, but i'm seriously happy for cassadee. i remember watching her sing acoustically in heymonday's vids and she has so much talent! and she's extremely beautiful inside out. fangirled so hard when she came on, so great to see her so well on the voice. i mean seriously, four chairs turned around? 'nough said. am so proud of her.

seriously, the voice finds amazing singers. season 1 had dia frampton from meg&dia. juliet simms from automatic loveletter in season 2. and now, season 3 - im sure cassadee's gonna be a strong competitor (gosh i loved these girls so much back then... will always be a fan i promise)

Never give up.

in need for some inspiration and enlightenment. instead of debating w myself yet coming to zero conclusion on a certain something, i decided to look up quotes hoping to find the sounding board i need. bad move though.

unknown said "don't exchange what you want most for what you want at the moment.", then again, i found this one, "never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about." 

which makes more sense? my life is over.

September 22, 2012

Scenes from last week,

three things that made my week:
1. brunch at eM by the river (scroll and read text below)
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just take a look at our lovely brunch spread...

2. this bowl of miso ramen and hanjuku egg at ramen santouka, cuppage terrace.
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or maybe a little more than just this bowl of goodness.

3. these heavenly tarts from naomi kitchen, crawford lane.
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instant love for the strawberry x blueberry tart. the creme patisserie filling was spot on, i cant wait to try other fruit tarts as well. brb i'm in love.

OH YES i do realise they all revolves around food........ food makes me happy.

last week was almost perfect - two working days (ching-$.$-ga-ling-ga-ling, moolah-come-to-me), and i managed to fix dates and head out w my friends on days that i'm not working. trying to strike a balance between earning moolahs and also my social life (ok an attempt, but mostly i haz no social life) disclaimer: this post contains lots of foodtography. if you're hungry or have not eaten your meal, please just leave now. grab a bite before coming back. ok, i'm bored as you can see.

flor patisserie,
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left: waguri millefeuille right: wakakusayama (swiss roll of honey infused green tea roll and red bean cream)
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sean and i took a walk to ann siang hill last week, at tea time, he was craving for japanese pastries and cakes. we've been to k-ki together before, but not flor. so all along, i knew that flor's at duxton hill - which is v close to ann siang. i've tried flor's toufu chiffon and whole cake once, and they were pretty decent! so i took him there instead; the millefeuille we had was good, but i didnt quite like the green tea swiss roll! the one we had at dulcet and studio beats this hands down. looking forward to try their iced cheese tarts one day, are they any good?

Flor Patisserie
2 Duxton Hill #01-01
http://www.cakeflor.com.sg

toby's estate,
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this girl pretty only. 
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last monday, goodfren and i decided to head out for brunch at toby's! great, we're trying our best to resume our goodfren outings hahaha, cant rmb when was the last time we get out of our vicinity alr. we decided to go w toby's estate even though we have read so much mixed reviews about that joint, but i thought that breakfast food cant go very wrong, no? we also planned to explore and walk around robertson quay after toby's anw. of course, we started off w a cuppa cappucino since this joint is well known for their coffee. then we went on w the usuals - i had egg benny and she had egg royale. well, all the cafes in town are mostly serving up the same things, yet i'll never get bored of eating egg benny again and again. i once ate a egg benny where my poached eggs were cooked way too long, and my egg yolks were literally hard boiled when i sliced it in the middle, instead of oozing out. i was so disappointed i had to ask for a change... disclaimer k, i'm not always like that! in fact i'm not that fussy w food, but not when it's one of my favorite food - EGGGGS. omg i love to eggs and i'll only eat them the right way, like how it should be prepared. alright nvm, it's me and my rants again haha. back to toby's, we also shared a kids poriton of mac and cheese, which wasnt impressive at all (besides the croutons, haha i like croutons too) 

took some shots of the cafe's interior as well,
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sacks of coffee beans next to a hugeass coffee machine..
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Toby's Estate
8 Rodyk Street
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http://www.tobysestate.com.sg

swirls bake shop,
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we decided to drop by swirls bake shop since it's just round the corner, behind toby's. been hearing so much about swirls for months alr, and i really wanted to lay my hands on their cupcakes as swirls have been described as one of the best cupcake stores in singapore. notice that the icing are not frosted and piped using piping bags, but manually frosted using a flat palette knife. we picked the red velvet cupcake, which is also the bestseller of the shop (they have more than a hundred flavors. talk about variety!) there's always something about red colouring, love just looking at it. well, but these didnt exactly blew me away, maybe it's because aussie's cupcakes were way too delightful... still, these sugary bliss are definitely worth a try.

Swirls Bake Shop 
8 Rodyk Street
#01-08 (Off Robertson Quay)
http://www.swirls.com.sg

eM by the river,
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from where i was sitting...
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made a trip to yet another robertson quay's cafe on friday! there's so many dining spots to check out at robertson's quay, the next time i head there, i'm going to pay a visit to either a ramen shop or stacked dim sum bar fo sho. dated lishwen out for brunch at eM - i love the location and atmosphere. place was really chill, a really great place to have breakfast. i went ahead w the american breakfast (came along w a cuppa coffee and fruit juice), while lishwen had the club sandwich. also, i chose scrambled eggs over poached eggs or sunny side up since i felt like they're a safer bet. remember, when in doubt, always order scrambled eggs. and i wasnt disappointed, food was pretty decent!

happy nineteenth pretty girl! see you when school starts x

eM by the River
Gallery Hotel
1 Nanson Rd
http://www.em-n-em.com

ending off w some shots from red dot museum,
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yes sean wore his suspenders out! hahaha just to please me.

i cant believe how quickly time flies. fourth week into the holidays already, in other words, three more weeks till school resumes. i dont think i've had my fair share of fun yet, not much time left though. i managed to glance through my new timetable and it's not exactly ideal since i've got three long school days (yes, you are right. one of those's on a friday) but i shall not complain since i've got a day off this semester - come on', that's right, cheerios.

September 08, 2012

You build a fine shrine in me,

every time i listen to purity ring's, i have an urge to you know - just run through a field of wildflowers or even roll in grass lawns and lie flat on it, and listen to the birds sing. other days, i'd feel like diving from a cliff that's 60" off the ground, into a cold still lake. it's pretty crazy what music can do to you.. this is so amazing.



caught both ted and brave last thursday. ted was ace! rude, filthy and silly, yet i laughed so hard at some parts. well, brave on the other hand was weak. worst pixar film to date.... hmm.

September 05, 2012

Everyday should be a holiday,

second week into the holidays. expected myself to be so much more productive though. sucha disappointment once again zn. like i mentioned, week one has been nothing short of meet ups, food dates, and work. oh and of cos, lots of extra sleep. i get to sleep in mostly since my shifts at work are mostly in the evenings. work has been pretty pleasant so far. if you dont alr know, i'm working at a this bakery, which sells really yummy molten lava cakes, trust me they're pretty good. you know, i really love to work - it's not just about the money. it's also about learning new things otw, and meeting people? i always feel more like it that way. i met many nice and sweet customers even though i've only worked for like what, four days? had customers coming back to me the second day, and of cos, customers giving lots and lots of tips (though i dont get to keep any of those). i love it when i meet nice people. i've learnt so much from my bosses too. so thankful that my bosses are no tyrants at all. in fact, they're all pretty easy going people, and really nice to talk to. i finally managed to clear all my fucking debts (nightmare debt collector please do not come to me HAHA) ok if you get what i mean. though i haven been getting any of my pay yet, i alr spent close a little more than 250bucks by the end of week one alr... srsly. fuck expenses!! but well i definitely do not regret buying some of those dresses... that said, am gonna dress up this friday oh yes x

alrighto, here's some visuals from last week,
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1. red x black cha shu ramen at menya musashi. love love the thick soup bases!
2. #ootd top: black diamond crop top from bkk (finally wore it out wow it's been almost a year since i got it) bottom: slit maxi skirt from nolipsservice.lj bag: cotton on shoes: korea.
3. teatime w the boy who still gives me the most attention after two years

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4. bacon x shrooms aglio olio at the tea party cafe w dearest wenshit. free flow of soup & really affordable pasta if you wanna satisfy your craving and yet go on a budget date hehe
5. vain girls are vain. hahah as usual.....
6. decided to drop by muffinry since wenshit wanted to try their green eggs and ham. read my previous muffinry post here. we also tried the lychee and raspberry muffin for the first time, so good!

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7. made our way to benjamin's surprise party at wcp. and there you see, the birthday boy!
8. cj brought jacjac along, so cute! we had to snap a pica each hehe
9. group pica is a must! haha tgt w sk, and alvin - both my beeone classmates five years ago.
10. and of cos, w the girls x hy, jm and cj.

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11. two weekends spent at the audi urban challenge event, and yes work w ong gdfren @cixian for the first time ever!!
12. met a lot of cutesy kids at work, i mean that was pretty much our job scope haha. uh i love kids! (ok disclaimer first, this statement does not apply all times) of cos, we met pretty annoying ones. but generally, kids are so cute omg i want to pinch all their cheeks hehehe
13. and a pic w @juikern and @elevnte! x

random sidenote, i want to do something....... spontaneous. goodnight.

September 03, 2012

Unnecessary Pressures,

"some people are great singers, some are really smart and others are great athletes. but none of them are, or ever could be you. you are one of a kind. so stop comparing yourself to other people. you can't be them any more than they can be you."

to learn: stop comparing yourself to other people.
why waste time self-deprecating? i've had enough of accumulating all sorts of redundant burdens and shit.
fucking keep it real already. i rather be original and real, than to be a copy of somebody else.