Thursday, September 2, 2010

We stuffed ourselves, and we're happy

These sinfully delicious food was one of our dinner at Chili's last month when my sisters came to visit me. Great companions plus great food equals great dinner and happy me :)

Oh, I promised someone to upload some HD food photos. So here they are. Enjoy, buddy :)

Their nachos is just simply the best. You see the jalapeno on top of each nachos? Yeah, that's DA BOMB! literally..

Buffalo Wings with sides of celery stalks and blue cheese dip. I HATE celery, but eaten this way, I like :)

Four Mini Burgers with Fries and Onion Rings. The burgers are okay, but I do love the onion rings. They're not too crispy, just the way I like it. And the batter has so much flavour in it. Nice.

Two half slabs of Ribs. One is Original BBQ. Another one is (I can't remember the name) but it has mustard and honey in it. Perfect combination. The best part is actually the mashed potatoes. It's very creamy and buttery and heavenly. Hmm...

Okay, enough talking about food. I kinda make myself hungry now.

Anyways, lovelies, you have a fun weekend, okay :)

Monday, August 30, 2010

Taking a step forward

Sometimes, taking a step forward is not as easy as it seems.
You might prefer to stay where you are.
Because that's where you feel comfortable.
You might prefer to step backward.
Because you don't want to lose what you have left behind.

But sometimes, taking a step forward is the answer.
You might not know what's ahead of you.
It might not be comfortable.
You might miss the things behind.

But one thing for sure, you're going forward.
You're reaching your goal.

So, take that one step forward.
One at a time, and you'll eventually find yourself running into your dream.

Start your Monday with a step forward, guys :)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Nothing beats..

... a cup of coffee and a good book, with a little sunshine, on a lazy weekend morning :)

Have a wonderful weekend guys!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


It's always somehow heartwarming to have things that remind us of our childhood memories. Something from the past that is so precious that we keep until today.

This blanket is sewn by Han's late grandma for him. He said his grandma really loved him. When he was sent by his parents to Singapore to study, his grandma cried and asked her son, Han's dad, to bring Han back. Some weekends, she would take bus alone from Malaysia to Singapore just to visit her favourite grandson.

Han said that the only time he had ever cried, as an adult, was when his grandma passed away. He still keeps the blanket, and uses it everytime he's back home.

I didn't get the chance to know his grandma, but somehow I can feel the warmth of her love when I touch this blanket.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

a Little India

I've been trying to figure out how to make my (Blogger) images bigger. And I finally did it! Yay! I realize that I'm not a computer idiot anyway.

Here are a few photos to try out.

I snapped these along Little India, on our way to have some Chinese hotpot. Sounds weird. But Singapore's Little India is very near to Chinatown.

What do you think guys?

Next time, perhaps I'll post big-ass photos of food to droll over :)

Update : The Big Day is less than 3 months away!! I'm so excited. I really need to work harder to lose weight though (says a girl who gulped McDonald's Hot Fudge Sundae last night). Oh, me and some friends will be joining a Bollywood dance class next week. Haha. I have no idea how we're going to get through, but I think it will be fun :)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Will we really be okay...

When we say that we're gonna be okay?

We love
We hurt
We fix

When we say that we're going to be fine,
do we believe truly in it?
or are we making believe?

I don't know

I'm not sure that I want to know

I just want us to be okay

Just make us okay...

*I'm back after more than two months. I miss you guys. But things are just rough, lately. Send me your love, please. I need lots of them.

Friday, June 4, 2010

You are beautiful

Remind yourself to do this every day. You are beautiful. Yeah, YOU!

Have an amazing weekend, my dears :)

Monday, May 31, 2010

Summer oh Summer

Well, I guess it's finally the peak of summer here in Singapore. The weather has been crazily hot and humid. I can't force myself going out of the door wearing jeans or pants anymore. I have locked my cardigans and blazers inside the closet. There.

And now it's time for the summer dresses. Light material and soft colours, paired with minimal accessories and simple sandals. Aren't they just perfect for this kind of weather? Oh, and wearing up the hair into ponytail or bun, and I'm ready to go.

I found these dresses from J.Crew are perfect for sporting clean and simple summer look.

I really want them all!! Pretty, aren't they? What's your summer look?


And, oh, I'm so glad to be back to the blogging world. Finally work is not taking much of my time, and I have time to do my own stuff.

For some of you sweeties who asked about my wedding preparations, it's going well so far, thanks :) I'm going to do fitting for my dresses next week, and I'm super excited :)

The groom hasn't found his suits though. But, he doesn't seem worried at all. Gah, if I were him, I think I will be worried sick. I mean the groom not only needs suits, right? He also needs the shirt, the tie, the shoes, and whatever that comes with it. And this groom of mine doesn't seem to care much about it. Oh well...

And the wedding is 5 months ahead! I really can't believe it...

I'm so excited and nervous at the same time..

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I think she's beautiful

"À une Passante Paris Shanghai" from Elle China, May 2010

Liu Wen looks so gorgeous and elegant in this editorial. She has always been one of my favourite models. Not just because her name is similar to my Chinese name (Yes, I do have a Chinese name, given by my Grandma, but it's so rarely used. It's Li Wen).

[Okay, forget what I just said about the name thing. I know it's silly.]

I do think this editorial, styled by Stephanie Zhuge, captures the best side of her. So lady-like, yet so chic.

And I'm so into this kind of style lately. Anything with mini, girly skirts, paired with camisoles, tees or cute shirts and blazer. Dressy dresses and blazer. They just never go wrong.

Monday, May 3, 2010

I hate to say this, but I do live for weekends..

How's weekend, dears? I'm having quite a nice weekend. But weekends are always nice, aren't they? And surely they're never enough.

I used to try to do as much things as I could during weekends, but lately I'm happy and satisfied with spending the precious weekends by relaxing at home, catching some movies, reading, having cups of warm coffee, cooking, and spending quality time with beloved ones. And I do think that's a great idea for weekend. Don't you agree with me, dears?

Of course, some shopping and eat out always brighten up our days. But yeah, sometimes doing nothing at home is really something.

Last weekend, I stayed at home almost the whole day. I made my first tiramisu. Yummy!! But I couldn't find Kahlua anywhere nearby, and too lazy to go to town, so yeah, tiramisu without Kahlua, but hey, it still tasted great. I'm thinking to buy an oven, just because I want to try to make my own cupcakes. I don't know what's wrong with me lately, I become fond of cooking. My mom will faint, if she knows. I never went near kitchen until I was like 22 years old. I was just not the cooking type. But nowadays, I often find myself planning on trying to cook this and that. Gosh, I think I'm getting old...

Anyways, I'll be showing you some food pictures that I didn't get to post last week. These were my brunch and dinner two weeks ago.

I always wanted to try Marmalade Pantry. So finally one Saturday morning, we went there to try their brunch.

Han's brunch was this Steak Sandwich. It was lovely. The steak was tender, juicy, and definitely tasty. The bread was warm, slightly crispy. The chips are the healthy kind of chips.

These are the pretty Lemon Ricotta Hotcakes. The name alone sounds lovely, right? The three rather small but yummy hotcakes are fluffy and creamy. The syrup, lemon, and the peach really work the wonder.

Mine is Eggs Benedict. Who can resist this heavenly egg dish. Warm and crispy English muffin, topped with Bacon and Poached Egg, plus the Hollandaise Sauce. I like Rocket salads, but Han hates it. He said it's like eating grass. Gah, meat-eater..

But he's loving the over all meal, I can tell.

So am I.. Gosh I look damn chubby. I'm working hard on loosing those extra cheeks.

My latte. No breakkie nor brunch without a cuppa.

I always got overly excited everytime I see sugar cubes and the tongs. I don't know why.
I heard Marmalade Pantry have delicious cupcakes, but I didn't get to try them. Will definitely come back for their cupcakes next time.

After Western style brunch, we decided to have Japanese style dinner.

Nirai Kanai Okinawan Restaurant. The interior and atmosphere was so Japanese. That guy, the Soba man, is Japanese. The waitresses are Japanese too, which made Han really excited (grr..)

Ocha, or Japanese Green Tea. I love their mini tea pot.

My meal, Japanese Hamburger Steak. It's Beef Burger meat (Asian style) topped with shaved radish/daikon and chopped green onion, some wedges, and stir-fry beansprouts. The set meal came with a bowl of Japanese rice (super tasty), seaweed soup, and Agedashi tofu. It feels really homey.

Yummy. I would certainly come back for more. I will not post Han's meal. Nothing special. I'm better at choosing meal :)

Gosh, I'm hungry now. Do I make you hungry? I hope I do ;)

Have a nice Monday, guys!!

Friday, April 30, 2010

I'm Recovering

Last week had been quite a tough week. I was down with flu, at first. And then, when I thought I was recovering, I had stressful days at work. As a result, I got hives soon afterwards. Hives is a kind of rash which is caused by allergy or stress. It's common and not infectious, but very annoying.

The doctor said, in my case, it might be caused by the low immune system since I just recovered from flu. Luckily, the hives went away after four days. So it was not serious. And I'm actually quite grateful that I was able to rest for the whole four days.

I want to thank all of you guys who have been very supportive, especially by dropping me some lovely encouraging comments on my last post. They mean so much for me, really :)

On the other note, I've been struggling with food and health nowadays. Although I wouldn't say that I'm overweight or fat, but I certainly have gained a lot of weight these past few months. I haven't paid attention to what I'm eating lately. I eat a lot of fast food. I drink sodas. I don't do much exercise. And well, it frustrates me. I've decided to do more exercise now and control what I'm eating.

I never really cook, but I tried cooking my own dinner these past few days. And it turned out quite nice. Although the looks are not really convincing, but they tasted good.

Stir-fried Chinese cabbage and egg

Stir fried lean pork and leeks in oyster sauce

Our dinner a few days ago. A warm bowl of rice always makes me happy. I'm a rice person.
A warm bowl of chicken and egg porridge. I'm a porridge person too.

I cooked some soya sauce fish with ginger and garlic. It goes really well with the porridge.
I'm kinda proud of myself and my cooking, although it looks very amateur. But, it's a good start.

Okay, it might not be that healthy, but well I deserve a treat, right?

Starbucks' blueberry muffin and latte for breakfast.

I'm thinking to post my daily meal here, so that I can keep track of them. And you guys can remind me if I'd been eating too much junks. Good idea?
Anyways, it's Friday guys. Have a fabulous weekend!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Things that keep me alive

I've been feeling extremely exhausted lately. It's not physical matter. I'm exhausted mentally. Things are going well, as a matter of fact. It's not that my life is messed up. But, they're just so, ermm, normal. My days have become routines.

I wake up at 7.15 in the morning and only have time to take shower and get dressed. Han and I then spend the next one long hour on the train to office. It's never a good thing to start a day, one-hour-ride-on-a-stuffed-train. We barely talk nowadays while we're on the train. Perhaps, nothing to talk about, or perhaps we're just too lazy to talk when the listeners are 5 other strangers standing too close around you.

Reaching office at around 9, I go to make myself a cup of coffee, then have my breakfast. After that, I basically just do stuff to get over the next 9 hours. I guess that's what happened when you work on something that don't "excite" you.

At 6 o'clock, I leave office. Another one-hour-train-ride to go before I have my dinner. After dinner, I go back home, take shower, basically do nothing significant (i.e. watch TV) for around 3 hours, then sleep.

I'd never been a cry-baby, nor a complaining brat. But lately, I think I'm turning into both. I'm so exhausted of this routine that sometimes all I want to do is just to cry and complain. I feel that my life has missed out a lot of things. Things that I used to enjoy, for free. Where have all those things gone to? Does working life really take away almost all the fun?

I miss sitting lazily by the window at 5 p.m. looking at the pinkish late afternoon sky.

I miss travelling to new places, exploring cultures, foods, nature. Or maybe, I just miss getting away from routine and just doing something spontaenous.

I miss walking barefooted along the beach, or just lying there under the afternoon sun and reading my favourite book.

Or maybe just lying on my warm bed, with the sun shining through the window, feeling nothing but peace and happiness, safe and sound.

I miss waking up late and just laze inside my big fat blanket. Not really sleeping, just closing my eyes, hearing to my own peaceful breathing.

I miss, I really do, hanging around with my two little sisters. We can do nothing, just sit and joke around. I miss feeling the kind of love that I could never find from anybody else. And lacking of that, just sucks the happiness out of me.

I miss sneaking around just for one sweet kiss. The kiss that simply sends those butterflies inside the stomach. The kiss that sweeps me off my feet.

I miss sitting on one of those old school swing, just to feel the air and time pass before me. I miss the feeling of flying and not touching the ground. Feeling that for a while I'm actually far from the real world.

Maybe, I just miss home. Maybe. Or maybe I just need some holiday. Maybe.

I'm sorry for my random rambling, guys. I just feel that I need to let this one out. Pray for me and please send me some loves, okay dearies..