Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Happenings in November - Outing + Fantastic Beast + SG-JP Music Mix 2016

Sunday 27/11/16

My cousins came over to my house before heading over for their staycation at chalet. Not joining them because I was heading out in the late noon.

Headed over to VivoCity for our Sunday date. VivoCity is a mall that I visit frequently, it has lots of shops that keep us accompany, cinema threatre and walking distance to Sentosa. It has everything I need all located close within.

With le bf on our first date.

After rounds of walking, we went to Honeymoon Dessert for sweet cold treats. I haven't eat this for a long time, I miss their traditional Hong Kong desserts.

I have coconut juice sago & grass jelly with green tea ice cream.
I like this very much as it has a well balance of sweetness from the coconut juice sago and strong flavour of green tea ice cream.

Baked Mashed Taro Sago Pudding.
This is a warm dessert that is popular in Hong Kong. The cup was filled with fragrant taros and sago grains hidden under the yolk that made us went mouth-watering.

Mango in Vanilla Sauce with Thai Black Glutinous Rice.
One of the top 10 desserts in Honeymoon Dessert. Mango and black glutinous rice are a perfect match.

Dinner was settled at Menya Musashi.
Menya Musashi offer a selection of 3 soup bases for their ramen – White (original), Black (infused with garlic oil) and Red (spicy) to suit the different taste buds of the diners. I always go for the white base as I love their flavourful broth.

After dinner, it's time for movie - Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them.

Fantastic Beasts is the first prequel of a series of films based on the companion books to J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.

Being a fan of Harry Potter series, how can I give this movie a miss?

The movie took place in New York in 1926, 70 years before the Harry Potter enrolled at Hogwarts. Newton Scamander had been travelling the world in research of magical creatures, he entered New York and the magical journey began.

Newt's encounter with a non-magical baker, Jacob, has caused his magic creatures set loose and Newt's mission to capture all of them back after they caused any trouble in the city.

I find that the movie is just so-so only, not really that fantastic as compared to Harry Potter series. Nevertheless, I still have a great weekend spent. A perfect way to end of my Sunday and start of school holiday.

Wednesday 30/11/16

Meeting up with the girls again for consecutively 2 days.

We were here at The Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall for a concert - SG-JP Music Mix 2016. My first visit to to Victoria Theatre.

SG-JP Music Mix 2016 is a collaboration between Singapore and Japan to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomacy. The performing artistes have a mixture of the musicians from Singapore and Japan.

We were seated early.
Among the performing artistes, 3 are from Singapore and 2 are from Japan. They are Olivia Ong, Dick Lee, Shabir, Hideki Togi and Sachiyo.

With Tracy. 
Thanks for bringing me along to this concert.

We enjoyed the second segment where many of the familiar songs like 新加坡派, 细水长流, Rasa Sayang, Chan Mali Chan and Home were sang.

Feel so good that exam is over, I could go out freely without having the need to rush home and continue my studies.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Food Review: Spicy Thai-Thai Cafe

Made my second visit back to Spicy Thai-Thai Cafe, an authentic Thai cuisine meal serving cafe situated at Aljunied Avenue 2. This is definitely a place for Thai food lover and residents staying in the east. We were here to try the new dishes that Spicy Thai-Thai Cafe has come up with.

Read my first visit here.

Tried bandung previously, so this time round I went for Thai Milk Tea.
My all time favourite choice of drinks.
My friends ordered lemongrass drink.

Here are the new dishes that we have tried out:

Thai Sambal Sea Bass - $Seasonal Price

The sea bass was coated with sambal which immediately spice up our appetite when consumed. The spice level was bearable and was really shiok. The sea bass skin was still crispy while the inner flesh remained moist and fresh.

Kaeng Som Cha Om - $18

Spicy food lovers gonna love this soup that contain omelette, prawns and vegetables. The spicy soup was served piping hot. It has a spicy and sour flavour that leave a fierce lingering after taste. Though very spicy, we still love drinking it.

Stir-Fry Broccoli with Scallops - $20

Time to have some veggies to go with our meal consisting of broccoli, scallops, mushroom and carrot. I love the scallops, very chewy and soft.

Cold Tofu with Special Thai Seafood Sauce - $15

We tried this during our last visit. 
The gravy enhanced the flavour of the cold tofu. Very delicious.

Thai Fried Chilli Fish Head - $28

The fried chilli fish head has a strong kick of fury and has a crunchy texture. The chilli added a bombastic flavour to the fish head. My only gripe was that it has many bones so have to be careful when consume it.

I love seeing our table filled with many food.

Stir-fry Cabbage with Thai Sweet Fish Sauce - $10

I'm never a veggie lover but this stir-fry cabbage tasted really nice. It tasted flavourful just on its own together with the Thai sweet fish sauce. Simple yet delightful dish.

Jade Noodles - $6 per portion

The above is for 3 portions.
My first time eating noodle in jade green. I like how the noodle was not over greasy and the soft texture. The roasted pork was very chewy and tender. The jade noodle and BBQ pork was a perfect match together.

Here were some of the all-time favourite current dishes:

BBQ Pork Belly - $18

The BBQ pork was still as tasty as ever. Well-coated with BBQ sauce, the pork belly tasted juicy and yummy.

LaLa Bee Hoon - $18

Don't be deceived by the plain looking bowl of lala bee hoon, this dish actually gave a strong punch of spiciness when ate, contributed by the white pepper used in the ingredient. The lala was tender and juicy.

Deep Fried Kang Kong with Special Thai Sauce - $10

I missed this cracker-like snacks dish. It keeps me wanting to come back for more. The crispiness and crunchiness was what that got me hooked up, can't stop myself from eating.

It was a joyful tasting session with the girls.
Do give it a try when you drop by Alijunied area or wanting to try out authentic Thai cuisines. 

For more information, please visit

Spicy Thai-Thai Cafe 
Blk 115 Aljunied Avenue 2, 
#01-35, Singapore 380115 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Johor Bahru KSL City Mall: D' Shanghai Dim Sum + Imperial Reflexology

Finally the day is here, the day where I finished my exam. I finished my last paper yesterday at 6pm and I have 2 months of school holiday. No need to worry about assignment and school works over the next 2 months.

My weekend is back, a time for us to relax. I can now start to enjoy my weekend again. My ideal way of spending my Saturday will be a day to relax, have a hearty meal and enjoy the time doing my favourite pastimes to keep us gear up for the start of coming week.

The place I want to go after I finished my exam is Johor Bahru (JB), I want to go in for feasting and shopping. With exchange rate of S$1: RM$3.1, we can feast without worrying that the bill will become a bomb.

Wearing t-shirt in. 
I tried to dress simple each time I went to JB. Good thing to have my wardrobe stock up with a fair amount of t-shirts. They will come in handy one day.

I have been travelling to Malaysia a lot this year, so happy each time I visit.

My goodness, finally cleared JB custom after 3 hours. No idea why is it so crowded today, it took us 2 hours of waiting at JB custom. Not a wise idea to go in at 1pm. I don't want to go in at this timing again.

Even the taxi queue also so long.
There was a couple in front of us going to KSL, they asked if we were keen to share a taxi and we agreed on it. We looked like a family when standing together where the parents are bringing their 2 children out. 

The first thing we did when we reached KSL was to look for money changer, followed by hunting for food. I was so hungry because I skipped my lunch in the hope that we can reached JB early. 

Been craving for dim sum a long time, so I suggested to have late lunch cum early dinner at D'Shanghai Dim Sum.

D'Shanghai Dim Sum 
KSL L2-132

It is located right besides MBO cinema.

After 15 minutes of waiting, food were served.
Time for a feast.

I loved the mango prawn roll.  Not only was it well fried, I enjoyed the savoury of the prawn and juicy sweet mango combination.

Fried avocado rolls is a must ordered when come here. 
It was flavoursome with a tinge of sweetness from the avocado. The crispy exterior made every mouthful so crunchy.

Siew mai.

Liu sha bao. 
The bun was filled with custard salted egg that gave a savoury taste when eat with the bun. So filling and delicious. 

With my stomach filled, it's time for shopping spree. I managed to get 2 tops from one of the shops at RM50++

After shopping, we settled down for dessert at Bibingsu Korean Desserts & Snacks.

Bibingsu Korean Desserts & Snacks
KSL L1-102

I missed the Korean shaved ice dessert, so I wanted to try it at KSL.

Injeolmi bingsu at RM16.90.
A very generous portion, indeed a sweet treat. Coming to JB is always about feasting and eating our heart out.

Since the time was still early and we were done walking the mall, we decided to went for a foot massage and relax ourselves.

We have our foot massage done at Imperial Reflexology.

Imperial Reflexology

We opted for a 30 minutes foot massage which was at a reasonable price.

This was my first time doing purely just foot massage.
Doing foot reflexology is good for our health as it promotes blood circulation. 

I have an enjoyable day out with J, one thing I like going out with him is that he hardly take out his phone to surf the net. I like going out with friends like that because it is a form of respect by giving the person all the attention. That's what spending quality time with friends is all about.

Thanks for always cheering me up when I was feeling down and being encouraging whenever I meet setbacks.

The experience was great and I enjoyed it.
I was dozing off while the therapist was massaging my foot.

We then took a taxi back to City Square to buy some snacks before heading back to Singapore. The experience and spending in JB has compensated the hours of waiting at the custom. I would want to come back again.

JB, see you again soon.

P/S: Today is a day to be remembered. Thanks for not giving up even when I first rejected you and not saying yes for the second time.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Venus Concept at Shiro Aesthetic Clinic

Congratulations to Shiro Aesthetic Clinic on your grand opening.

Shiro Aesthetic Clinic is a one-stop service center located at the heart of Orchard Road, it catered to the aesthetic needs of the urban men and women.

Shiro actually means 'white' in Japanese. 
The interior of the clinic looked clean and white, just like it's name.
The elegant intertwining of the 2 "S" shapes forms an infinite loop to represent continual rejuvenation and renewal, making trust and connection between the customer and the brand.

The opening of Shiro Aesthetic Clinic has reveal celebrity beauty secrets with Venus Legacy and Venus Viva.

Dr. Zhang Yijun, the clinic's medical director, was there to share with us more about venus concept. Shiro Aesthetic Clinic is well equipped with the latest equipment that brings medically-proven treatment that makes you look flawless like a celebrity.

Shiro Aesthetic Clinic provides every patients with a bespoke treatment regime in maximum comfort and deliver promising results. Dr. Zhang also introduced us Shiro's revolutionary treatments using the world's leading technology.

Venus Viva aids in skin tightening and resurfacing. It uses NanoFractional Radio Frequency and SmartScan Technology to effectively treat scarring, wrinkles, stretch marks, skin tightening, improve texture and correct pigmentation.

The treatment is suitable for all skin types and little recovery time needed.

CALECIM Professional Serum is used after the treatment by Venus Viva as post treatment care. CALECIM is a patented stem cell-derived protein cocktail that speeds up healing and restores skin within a month. It aids in reducing the downtime significantly, amplifying its results.

Venus Legacy, Shiro's biggest secret in the key celebrity draw, is a treatment for skin tightening, contouring and eliminating fats. This treatment uses Multi-Polar Radio Frequency, Varipulse Technology and Pulse Electro Magnetic Fields to deeply penetrate the surface of the skin to realise the result.

Dr. Zhang showed us the process of Air Jet treatment. The needle-free treatment helps in treating acne scars, wrinkles and saggy skin. The propriety serum penetrated into our skin through the high pneumatic jet system.

The group of us have a photo opportunity with Dr Zhang.
With Dr Zhang's years of clinical experience in aesthetics, you know you are in good hands when you visit Shiro.

For more information, please visit

Shiro Aesthetic Clinic
333A Orchard Road 
Mandarin Gallery #03-35 
Singapore 238897

Operating hours: 
Monday - Friday: 11am - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday & PH: Closed


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