Friday, June 23, 2017

Happenings in June - Mariners' Corner Restaurant + Father's Day Dinner

Tuesday 13/6/17

We went Aston again for the second time in the month of June, we love coming here for the western food because it tasted good and the price is quite valuable at $9.90.

Once I like something, I always ordered the same time. Char grilled chicken and onion rings had become like my fix selection. The only item changing was the other side dish. This time round, I opt for mashed potato. I like this combination and I foresee ordering this selection again.

We went to try the new Starbucks Frappuccino that was having 1 for 1 promotion - Matcha Earl Grey Jelly Frappuccino. Earl Grey tea is transformed into a delightful jelly layer that filled the bottom of the drink and finished with Matcha powder. The drink was very tasty and a rich indulgence.


Wednesday 14/6/17

We discovered a new dining place located at Cantonment Road that serve quality food at decent pricing. Best to come here during weekdays lunch hour because they have set lunch promotion.

Mariners' Corner Restaurant is a well-known hang out area and dining place for sailors. The restaurant has a very cozy setting with sailor theme that make it a perfect place for chill out. 

I ordered the lunch set at $11.90++ that consist of a soup, main course, drink and dessert of the day.

First up, we have soup of the day and garlic bread.
I love dipping the garlic bread into the soup to soak up the flavour of the soup. It tasted delicious eating it this way.

I have grilled dory fish as my main course. The fish stayed moist and retained its tenderness. I enjoyed every bite of it.

A cup of tea and cake to end off my meal.

I personally find that the food served here are pretty similar to the concept of Jack's Place. In term of valuable meal and portion size, Mariners' Corner Restaurant definitely stand ahead of Jack's Place. 

I always prefer tea over coffee. 
The taste of the tea was just nice with milk and sugar added. I liked to have a smell of the aromatic tea before drinking it.


Friday 16/6/17

Here comes Friday. 
Today was also GH's last day, we decided to go Liang Court for a sumptuous meal to celebrate for him. We went Tampopo for our lunch.

Upon seeing Nick ordered this, we followed the same. We ordered the top grade Black Pig Tonkatsu set where original price was about $31. Since it was Great Singapore Sale period, this set was having 50% discount. So we paid about $16++ for the top grade black pig.

The tonkatsu was fried until so crispy on the outside and succulent in the inner. This was so different from the usual tonakatsu I have. The meat was delectable, no wonder it was price as top grade.

In the night, GF, Tracy and Claressa met up for anti-drug abuse campaign 2017 Break In! Music Concert held at Suntec City Convention Centre. The concert was jointly organised by The National Council Against Drug Abuse (NCADA) and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) to promote a drug free Singapore, while creating opportunities for locals to showcase their talents and further their passion.

Local music artistes featured in the concert are Taufik Batisah, iNCH, Scarlet Avenue, THELIONCITYBOY and The Sam Willows. 


Sunday 18/6/17

Today was Father's Day, I decided to treat my family for a dinner and mummy suggested to go Choa Chu Kang for their zi char. She loves the fish soup there. To satisfy her cravings, we traveled to the west for Father's Day dinner. It was nearly 8pm when we reached and we waited awhile before food was served.

Some of the dishes we ate - prawn rolls and kang kong.

Mummy loved this fish soup. The soup was tasty with milk added, perfect for rainy day as it warmed our stomach up. We can ask for refill of the soup once we finished it.

The salted egg pork rib was succulent with the creaminess of the salted egg sauce, enhancing the fragrance and taste of the pork rib.

We were shocked by the portion of prawn paste chicken that Mummy has ordered. The deep fried chicken wings have a very crispy exterior and tender meat in it. Nothing to comment on the other dish because I am not a fan of broccoli.

The dinner bill was $123. The dinner was supposed to be on me where I treat the family for the meal, but dad went to foot the bill instead. Awww.

Since my cousin was staying just a few blocks away from the food court. We went to his house for a visit after the dinner. It was my first time to my cousin's new home and seeing Latte too.

Meet Latte, Pomeranian dog breed.
Latte looked so different now because it just got haircut. It still looked so cute and will come to you if you have treat treat for him.


Friday 23/6/17

Welcome our T.G.I.F with Tampopo @ Liang Court again. Now is the period to visit Tampopo because of the GSS promotion. This time round, I decided to go for their ramen.

I had black pig shabu ramen and I loved it so much. 
The broth was tasty with the chili powder added, every mouthful tasted savoury delicious. The bowl of ramen also come with generous amount of black pig shabu in it. 

This sums up my happening updates, stay tuned for more.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A Better Florist - Luxury Floral and Plant Service

Love is something that should not be displayed only on special occasion, it should be shown on a daily basis. Sending your loved ones flower is a good way to deliver your message.

Girls still love receiving flowers, it makes us feel excited at the sight of it. Flower symbolizes romance, it is a tradition to buy a flower for your wife or girlfriend as a token of love. 

There’s a story behind every flower gift, it can deliver the message of: 
- Thank you. 
- I’m thinking of you. 
- I love you. 

You want to show someone special that you care, and so every detail has to be right.

It has been awhile since I last received flowers.
That's why my mood instantly lifted up when I received this lovely bouquet flower from A Better Florist.

Thanks A Better Florist for brightening up on day.

Rest assured of the quality because the flowers are sourced directly from flower farms in the Cameron Highlands and the bouquet is designed by their professional florist. Each bouquet looks stunning and is long-lasting.

I received The Keira bouquet ($98) from A Better Florist.

The bouquet is filled with fresh lilies, roses and a delicate posy of ammi majus that is wrapped in their signature rustic burlap. The Keira makes me stop and stare. 

Being wrapped in a rustic burlap helps to protect every petal, making the bouquet long lasting.

I was charmed by the floral fragrance, the smell of fresh flowers made me feel like I was in a garden with flowers close by my side.

A Better Florist is Singapore's leading luxury floral and plant service. They are available islandwide in Singapore.

Purchasing a bouquet of flowers is an easy process:

1. Visit the website 
2. Browse through their creation of beautifully curated bouquets
3. Fill in your details to checkout

A Better Florist offers same-day delivery, the flowers is deliver from 9am - 6pm daily. They also provide 90 minutes express flower delivery for last minute orders. No delivery cost and GST.

Though flowers will not last long, looking at the flowers make people feel happy. So just enjoy the moment of being loved and pampered. Receiving flowers make a girl feel special.

A Better Florist also teach us flower care to keep our flowers blooming and looking gorgeous.

A Better Florist offers a variety of flowers/bouquet that you can choose from, ranging from signature blooms and farmer's choice.

Signature blooms

There are 4 options under this category:
The Allison: Tulips and meadow whites
- The Emilia: Pastel roses, calla lilies, matthiola and protea
- The Lilah: Bright blooms and starburst pincushion
- The Julianne: Red and champagne roses.

This bouquet are handcrafted, thoughtfully designed and Instagram-ready. Perfect for birthdays and big days.

Farmer's choice

Also 4 options under this category:
The Spring Breeze: Luscious blooms that comes with a rustic mason jar
The Ayla: Sunflowers and luscious greens
The Keira: what I receive
The Hayden: comes in a reclaimed wood box

Thanks A Better Florist once again for brightening up my dull week, adding colours to my day.

First time user can key in the promo code: “ABETTERWELCOME” for $5 off your first order.

For more information, please visit https://www.abetterflorist.com/

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Happenings in June - Dessert Story + TungLok Signatures + Weekend Outing

Thursday 1/6/17

Began my June with a dinner catch up with GF. We usually have our meet up over lunch which was a bit too short for us since we only have an hour. This time round, we met up for dinner which allow us to have ample time to catch up.

We have our dinner at Xin Wang Hong Kong CafĂ© situated at HarbourFront Centre. This is a good place for casual dining and not too crowded. We could sat there for hours to chit chat.

I ordered the set meal that comes with a glass of ice lemon drink, soup of the day and a main course.

Here's what I have for my main course. 

Thanks GF for getting me some souvenirs from her Tokyo trip. We also shared with each other about our upcoming trip and our overseas trip experience. We always enjoyed each other company because we can relate many things together and have neverending topics to share. Let's have another round of dinner soon.


Friday 2/6/17

Finally it's Friday again, weekend is approaching. It has sort of been a mandatory for us to eat out for lunch during Friday, to have a sumptuous affair to welcome the weekend.

We have our lunch at Aston which offers a variety of side dishes to go with different variety of meat.

My choice of selection: Char grilled chicken with potato salad and onion rings at $9.90 net. No GST and service charge.

I have a bad afternoon that day. I feel I am not suitable in the position that I am at. At that moment, I really regretted not taking the chance to try out something different. I should go for what really suit me and what I am good at instead of what others think will be good.

I ended my day with something sweet to sweeten up my unhappy day. I tried out Dessert Story for the first time, a place for people to enjoy wholesome oriental desserts.

I ordered Peanut Ice Cream Roll at $3.50, a famous dessert in Taiwan. 
The ice cream was wrapped in a popiah skin together with peanut bits. The exterior was very soft so be careful when you eat, if not all the bits and ice cream will dropped out, making it messy to eat. The  popiah skin was soaked with the ice cream, tasted so delicious.

We also tried the milk pudding cendol at $5.50. I love the milky sweetness of the coconut cream and gula melaka. 

Hope next week will be a better week ahead.


Monday 5/6/17

A blue Monday.
Dreadful for the discussion later on.

Nevertheless, we have a sumptuous lunch at TungLok Signatures. Each of us have a 6 course individual lunch set and my lunch cost about $56. The lunch was also to farewell GH so we treated him for the lunch. That explained why my lunch was so costly too.

We have the Deep-fried Prawns with Salted Egg Yolk and Fresh Fruits.
The prawn was great but one wasn't enough for me. 

Soup.

Steamed Sliced Australian Barramundi with Preserved Vegetables.
We don't really enjoy it because it has this translucent sticky sticky substance in th meat.

Other dishes.

Our dessert - Osmanthus Jelly.

Test tube drink to end off our lunch.

All the best GH for future endeavour. Hope you new workplace will be a better place for you to strike even better.

The question popped out to me again and I have 2 days for consideration. I think I know what to do this time round.


Wednesday 7/6/17

We went back to Nana Green Tea for lunch today, one of the frequent place we visited for lunch. 
Usually I always ordered the same thing whenever I came here so I decided to try something different today.

I tried on Chicken Cutlet Curry Rice.
The portion might seem lesser compared to Chicken Nanban as the other comes with potato salad and veggie. I still feel full after finishing it.

The timeline is up, this time round, I decided to go for it. No matter good or bad, I really want to have a change.


Saturday 10/6/17

We made our way down to City Hall to check out the various money changer stalls to compare the rates and chose the best rate to change our Hong Kong currency. We will be going to Hong Kong in another month time and already sort of got our itinerary planned. Now what's left is just to wait for the day to arrive. So excited.

We were in matchy colour outfits, this was not something planned.

Feeling hungry since I only had brunch earlier on, we went for early dinner at 5pm at Just Acia. I have cravings for their wide variety of ice cream flavours.

While waiting for our main course, we shared a cup of chocolate and vanilla soft serve mix.

Our main course was here. Bf had salmon spaghetti.

While I have my all-time favourite crispy chicken rice. I just love crispy chicken so much.

Taro, green tea and strawberry ice cream.
Of all, I love taro flavour the most. Super delicious and addictive.

We have been running out of places to go during weekend, so we always went to our regular hangout places to just walk around. Any recommendation on where you guys normally spend your weekend.


Sunday 11/6/17

Today was a relaxing day for us as we just lazed at home until dinner time. It's been awhile since we just spent our time at home, I think since my exam period last month. It's nice to do nothing once in awhile.

Pardon my messy hair, I just got up from bed.
Time to get up for dinner.

Since Father's Day is approaching next week, we brought bf's family out for a zichar dinner at nearby coffeeshop. Spending quality time with family is also important and should not be neglected. Aiming to spend time on that too.

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