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!!