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Monday, October 8, 2012

A Photo A Day #11

Persimmons are in the season lately. However why are they so soft!! I should buy and try it, it should be quite sweet. 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Photo A Day #8

Bukchon Hanok Village

Monday, October 1, 2012

A Photo A Day #7

Maple leaves are gonna change colour soon... Autumn is really coming.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Photo A Day #4

Alive Museum, Jeju

Sunday, September 23, 2012

A Photo A Day #3

Bread from Paris Baguette.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

A Photo A Day #2

Korea Post looks like this.

A fateful meeting with an uncle

This usually happens only once in a blue moon. Wanted to blog about this, but wasn't free to write this out until now. But I'm supposed to sleep already! 

Before my thoughts disperse. Anyways a day before I fly to Korea I was on my way to apply for an international driving license. Jo unnie told me it was situated at Peace centre, so I went to dobhy ghaut and walked down, only to be told that there is no AA (Automobile Association) here. Being puzzled, I thought I saw her whatsapp message wrongly and had a look again, it was correct! Luckily I brought out my laptop and immediately had a check. OMG its at Pearl centre, located at Chinatown. Jo unnie ah...

So I took a cab down. And I realised that the outlet does not open until 12 noon. And I reached at 9 plus am. Having nothing to do, I decided to have a meal, sit around and chill. Had quite some stuff to do today and my first stop was AA.

There came along an uncle in his sixties, and he spoke to the food lady in Hokkien if there was rice. The lady doesn't seem to understand very well and there was a slight miscommunication. He was about to walk away when I just did the translation to the food lady that this uncle asked if there was rice to eat. Then the uncle thanked me and sat down. 

My portion of Hong Kong fried noodles arrived. Out of nowhere, the uncle started to talk to me. Asking me if I'm here often, I couldn't remember how the conversation started but then yeah it just started.

I was apprehensive, hey to be honest, who wouldn't? Pearl centre wasn't a place I frequented often, when I stepped inside, it looked a little sleezy. The shopping centre wasn't re-furbished and the overall light was pretty dim for a shopping centre. A lot of uncles were there, and I could feel their glance on me which was a little uncomfortable, but still okay. 

Upon more conversation, we realised that we could click along very well, and from there I got to know about his daughters, and family. He advised me a lot, and there was one thing that I learnt from him. To save money for ourselves. In chinese we call it 女人本. That is, no matter how rich or poor our guy partner is in future, we should always have a sum of money for ourselves, just in case. Because anything may happen.

I remember, I had met such kind of person several years ago. It was a waiting period to go into university. Couldn't remember whom already, but it was also something that made me realise some life experience, imprinted deeply. But I can't remember what it was about though, now. Hahaha... Just important stuff that I had realised.

Thanks so much to the uncle who had given me such precious advices during that almost 2 hour chat. For sure, I hope to see you again. Uncle william.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

A Photo A Day #1

Just want to experiment how I would want to take my photos everyday, here is a new project!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

아이처럼 - 김동률 (Like a child - Kim Dong Ryul)

Was clearing up my computer backlog, and I saw this saved lyrics. So nice. From last time, not understanding what it meant, till now upon looking at it, I know what it means immediately meant my Korean must have improved I guess. XD Meaningful song. All time favourite.


[작사.작곡.김동률]

사랑한다 말하고 받아줄때엔
이상 나는 바랄게 없다고
자신있게 말해놓고
자라나는 욕심에
무안해지지만
하루 종일 그대의 생각에
졸여요
샘이 많아서(아이처럼)
겁이 많아서(바보처럼)
이렇게 나의 곁에서 웃는게
믿어지지가 않아서
너무 좋아서 너무 벅차서
눈을 뜨면 사라질까봐
들어요@

주고 싶은데( 모든걸)
받고 싶은데(그대맘을)
남들처럼 할수 있는건
함께 나누고 싶은데
맘이 급해서 속이 좁아서
괜시리 모두 망치게 될까봐
불안해하죠@

웃게 해줘서(아이처럼)
울게 해줘서(바보처럼)
이런 설렘을
평생에 한번
느낄수 있게 해줘서
믿게 해줘서 힘이 돼줘서
눈을 뜨면 처음으로 하는
고마워요
내게 와줘서
꿈꾸게 해줘서
우리라는
선물을 그대
사랑해요@

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Answer Me 1997 - the painful one-sided loves

Do not have the time to watch dramas nowadays, no idea why. I used to remember I have time for all of these, but these recent 2 years I have gradually stopped and resorted to reading their recaps, until some good ones really attract my attention to chase the drama.

Have been following this drama recaps - Answer Me 1997 for quite a while. And while reading it, I can totally feel the realistic vibe from the students. Even the recappers have been talking about how it feels so good. The drama year revolves about teenagers from 80s. Fandom, school life, first loves.

There was a few that I like and thus sharing it here. A painful one-sided love. Episode 10.

Joon-hee: The reason I like you? Because you're that person. Because you're you. Is there another reason besides that one? I'd rather know the reason if there was one. Then I could find a way to not like you. If I can't avoid it, then there's only one thing I want: to remain by your side, unchanged, for a long time. Here's to our love, that chills our hearts. (toasts)

Joon-hee asked Yoon-jae: Why do you like her (Shi-won)?
Joon-hee: “Isn’t Shi-won the person you’re closest to in the whole world, like a twin? You like it when you’re together, and it’s comfortable, and even if you’re not doing anything, there’s no awkwardness between you. That’s what I was always most envious of. Isn’t that why you like her?”Yoon-jae says no, he’s wrong about that. Joon-hee: “Then why? Why do you like Shi-won?”
Yoon-jae: Because... she's pretty. Awwww.

Its the same for Yoo-jung and Hak-chan coupling.
Yoo-jung: Why do you like me?
Hak-chan: Because you're cute, and pretty.

How about Shi-won and Tae-woong?
Shi-won: Oppa, Why do you like me? Because I'm like Song-joo unnie?
Shi-won asks if Tae-woong likes her because she reminds him of unni, but he says no, he did at first, but not now. “Because you’re pretty.”
She points out her un-pretty features, but he says she’s still pretty in his eyes. “Though, not in anyone else’s.”

Back to their reunion, someone answered in the same manner too.
Because she's pretty. Because everything about her, from her wrinkles to her moles, is pretty in his eyes.
So sweet. P.s. Due to translation difference, the pretty here does not only refer to the appearance. Subtlely, it refers to a person being pretty as a whole. A pretty heart. A pretty smile. A pretty vibe. Just everything is pretty about her. Quotes taken from dramabeans.

Friday, August 24, 2012

What do I want to change, what do I want it not to change?

人与人之间的情感是很微妙的, 今天, 与明天的感情都有变化.

那到底, 什么才不会变呢. 什么才是永恒不变.

一旦想起这点, 我的心, 就感到无畏的恐惧.

世界上, 有几个人才会无条件的付出, 贡献?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hey Lady, can you cook, or can you not cook?

Recently, I've have been hearing a lot of people telling me ladies can't cook nowadays. *My topic here all refers to most ladies generally can't cook, not all.* At first I brushed it off, as in well, yes I know, a lot of young ladies are busy to cook. For me, I am able to cook a little. Not too well. But just enough to get by.

It started off with friends from Tasmania telling me that ladies can't cook and another friend from Brisbane lamenting the same thing. That was the initial first few times I have heard people commenting on that this year. But I thought, perhaps its because they are in overseas and in such an environment they have to learn. Not a choice given. Guys / ladies in overseas. Somehow different eh? Because of the overseas experience they are more jaded?

I am so wrong.

Lately, my university mate whom I had been in contact with these few months also mentioned that ladies can't cook! OMG. That really caught me by surprise. Why is he saying this too? By the way, we had known each other during university times for 2 years, but only up till now then I deeply realised I had mistook his age. I have all along thought he's only two years older. I'm 89'yr, by right he should be 87'yr isn't it. But no, turns out he's 85'yr, 4 years older! Arghh the ignorant me. 4 years down the road, after we had graduated 2 years later then I realised this grave mistake. 

Grrr, I guessed I really breezed through my university years, without having a deep connection with my uni mates. Or prolly he looks youthful. Aww those were the days. But he's good. Because right now, career wise, his resume is totally WOW. I'm impressed. Back in the uni days I was already impressed. But now I'm even more impressed. Using 3 times of impressed, is that too exaggerating? But one thing I can conclude, he really works very hard. I admire.

And what's with the topic nowadays? Why is this topic becoming so commonly discussed? Even my male colleague also laughed that we ladies can't cook. OH DEAR.

Furthermore, something I had realised in common for all my friends who had made those comments above.
THEY ALL CAN COOK. DECENTLY WELL.

And... I just came accross a blog, and she blogged about a korean friend being warned not to marry Singaporean ladies because they generally don't / can't cook.

Oh man. What the f. So. what. now. I better whip up my cooking skills before I leave for Korea. One month to brush up my driving and cooking skills. I think. I can do it.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A little self thinking these days

Hmmmm.

Hmmmmm.

Hmmmmmmm.

Hmmmmmmmmm.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

..........

I am just not in the mood to conjure any entries for today. Hmmmm. I kept writing and deleting and to only write again, and to only press the backspace.
I am not able to piece up my thoughts.

Monday, August 6, 2012

What a great weekend I had

I've been throughly enjoying my holidays so far. My life is always in a cycle that is cycling furiously with time. Entwined with time and money. I'm always chasing for the moon, maybe one day I think I am able to cycle across the moon who knows? This holiday is great, I have quite some activities lined up. Awesome.

Saturday. I went for a breakfast with Japanese girl. It feels good to wake up early in the morning. Although a little behind scheduled time, I was still happyyy. Its already very good that I could reach so early. Its later than our work time definitely, but basically because my time would shift automatically when coming to weekends, this timing is early. Heh.

After our breakky, we split ways. I went to the national library. Gosh it was raining so heavily. And Japanese girl laughed and laughed because she said bedok there wasn't raining and it was so sunny. Poor me, it was just a street away to get to the national library and I couldn't get there. Not that I didn't had my umbrella though; the rain was so heavy that I would get drenched even with the tiny umbrella on top of my head.

I snuggled in the library finally after some time, and got my books to browse through, while waiting for my next appointment. My next date was damn late! Hahaha. But that did not affect me, I was looking through my stuff and doing some travel homework. Finally I got to meet her and we had a discussion over some matters.  

I realised she had got so much things she wanted to do and achieve. Thinking back, could I have done as much as she had aspired to do in future? A Pang in the heart as she chattered to me about what she planned to do. A lot and a lot. Wow. She is a girl with lots of thinking. Somehow I feel I seem to mix with a lot of these types of girlfriends! Gives me free mind exercise and makes me reflect back too. But somehow I feel that our objectives are kind of different and that is why I see such diverse perspectives from her.

Sunday Morning. This weekend was especially good because I myself made the extra effort to wake up early. I really woke up early. My dad was impressed because he only knew that I was going to hike Bukit Timah hill the day before. Had some granola with milk for breakfast and boarded the bus 171 straight to Beauty World shopping centre. I was earlier than my friends, they were punctual but I reached so much earlier and I decided to pangseh and start my hike first. hahahahaha oops.

The air was crisp and fresh. And there were so many monkeys..... scared. Some were sitting on top of the cars, some on the landed property door gates... some on top of the rubbish chute... But a lot of people were already there, some had already finished the hike and were at the visitor centre, chattering away.

The inital walk up was pretty steep, I thought it was going to be all the way like this and started to fret. Luckily it was only for the first 5-10 mins and the trail started to become more gentle. To be honest, it was my first time, but nevertheless I would come back here again. Great hike.

Next up, Hort park? Treetop? Yay.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Some of the funny conversations Jap girl and I had

Me and Jap girl. We had lots of starking differences, yet we have quite surprising similarities at times too.

Sometimes the way she converse with me, and the way I converse with her makes both of us laugh like mad, in our small small office room. hahahahahaha. She sure knows how to tip my laughter gas.

Kor girl: oh ya, wanted to ask you, how was hatched?
Jap girl: ....(cut away the unnecessary info) I think its nice but the winner now is still riders cafe and wild honey XD
Kor girl: ...(cut HAHA) you sound like you are giving it a golden prize, and then a bronze prize to hatched.
Jap girl: Cause that place very humid... Dx Hmm drips is also nice, you can gobble all their pastries, and le chocolate cafe!!! DX

Pretty simple convos, to be honest, but to me, I was pretty entertained for the day. There were lots and loads of little little tweeny funny convos we had. I'm constantly amazed at the tiny bits of life she had instilled and influenced me.

There was once where we were talking about our interests, a sparkling similar interests we had were our love for our foreign language. She learned japanese and I learned korean. She loves to draw, and I love to take photos. Both of us agreed how important our interests are, and how we should keep maintaining it. And how we should allocate our time to run our interests. An inspiring talk, she never fails to let me realise her wisdom everytime when I need it most. When my motivation starts to seep downwards, she's always there to boost it up again. She, a girl, knows what she wants. *loves*

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Awesome typography paint drawing

For a moment. I thought this was photoshopped. Then I realised. It isn't.
Really awesome. Credits to Colossal
Have a great Tuesday~

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Big Mama @ Kim Tian Road, Tiong Bahru, Sg

Today I had lunch with my Korean language classmates; it was in such a long time ever since I had seen them! We catch up, and then mostly of our discussion was about our trips to Korea.

The food at Big Mama was really good, the lady boss was from Busan. She was a very friendly lady, and kept saying that her food has no MSG, hahaha. Anyways its really delicious. See below!
 After finishing the stir fry meat, we can additionally pour rice, and they stir-fry rice for us! With additional ingredients like, the dried seaweed, some leeks, and a little sesame oil if I didn't remember wrongly. Bbokkeumbap. Yum.
This was suyuk, its really tasty, you either dip the meat into the sauce on the right(sour based), or the left(salty based) and eat it with the cucumber and celery. The middle pink thinly sliced radish will be matched with the slight spicy bean sprouts, with the meat. 
 Lots, and lots of conversations.
Actually in general, korean food is all about rice, and rice and rice. Koreans eat rice for breakfast, rice / noodles for lunch, and rice for dinner. In fact, rice and noodles are their staple, very much like chinese. The difference is they are accompanied with lots of seasoned side dishes. Very filling food to fill our stomach, lots of fibre and carbohydrates. I believe it has got to do with their history and culture.

You will realise that you don't have a lot of variety of food, but yet, when eating them you get full easily. When I reached the restaurant, the rest of the unnies were already there. They had proceeded to order a mix vege rice (bibimbap), and I was given to try and finish it. Haha. I finished it of course, but I was already halfway full because of the rice.

Lets meet up again, asap, say next month again? Before everyone starts flying. ;)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Roses hanging in the air~

So romantic.. seems to say, love's in the air..~ 
Awww. Sweet. A lane where so many of these were in the air. Full of love. ^^
Have a great friday ahead~

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Day 10. Brisbane sunday market, South Bank lifestyle market, Qpac - Brisbane, AU --> And back homeeee.

18th March 2012, Saturday

Rise and shine, the sun was about to scorch my butt already. Hahaha. Sb should have reached back Sg safely, I wondered. Anyways meeting time today was around 10am, because I was going to check out directly from the hostel. (The careless me, had realised that I had left a piece of dress at that hostel, only when I was back at home. Sadddd. Because it was one of my loves.) Lost my ballpen at Launceston, and then a piece of dress in Brisbane. Argh.

Wow, this brisbane sunday market was really big. About the size of a big carpark, there were a lot of stores, selling vegetables, fruits and food. More of these grocery stalls, unlike the salamanca market (Hobart, Tasmania) which concentrated on the more exquisite crafts, slightly targeted towards the tourists. Breakfast was good. Coffee was good. Sausages were good. Everything was good! LOL. Basically, any food that's piping hot would be tasty. It was where I bought my cranberries and nuts, and I realised I should have bought more snacks back at the supermarket yesterday. 

Apparently King felt sick, oh dear. I guess he must had caught a bad flu. He dropped me off at South Bank, and went back home to rest first. Lifestyle market was there, but there weren't much things to see anyways. Oh dear, I just missed Sb out of a sudden! Being alone at first, and then meeting friend halfway, sending her back, now I'm being back to alone. Just felt a little.. empty? Boo.. Next time I shall leave first! Hahaha.

I went back to Qpac and saw so many people waiting for the Mary Poppins musical. Hmmm. I tried my chances at it again, and this time I managed to score a ticket! No idea why, and how, as I heard it was long sold out, but apparently some people released the tickets from the reservation and so that was how I had the chance to purchase the tickets. Furthermore, it was the a good timing, evening 7 plus. Great.

I ate waffles at Max Brenner, wow this was exaggerating. Very very long queue and the whole store was bustling, full of people. People eat and go, for me, alone, I had to sit by the bar, which would be more comfortable for me since people in groups would wait for the tables. Not bad, the presentation was beautiful. Couldn't eat much as I was alone again. It was drizzling when I finished and was preparing to head back to the threatre.

The musical was awesome! Kept me wanting for more as I watched. As it was the last musical sitting, the whole cast came up to thank the audience. Loads of clapping, and I was happy for the cast too. A stellar performance by all. Wonderful. Sound system was good; the cast's voices were clear.

King came to pick me up after the musical, and it was there then I got to know that he fell sick and slept through the whole afternoon with panadol medication. Oh dearrr. Gotta take care man.. We had pancakes as supper before I left.

All in all, it was really fun. With friends in another country, really meant a lot of fun, and sorry to bring trouble tooooo. Thanks so much. My treat when you guys are back, yep? ;)

And then. My whole Aussie trip recap. is DONE! Whew~ One thing down. Yesh.~ ^^

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Day 9. Lonepine's Koala Santuary, South Bank, Queen's street - Brisbane, AU

17th March 2012, Friday

I'm counting down. 2 days left to spend in AU! I couldn't believe my holidays were going to be over! That is practically what everyone would say.

In the morning, we headed off to see koalas~ Koala, koala~~ at the Lone Pine Santuary. Gosh, there were a lot of Wallabies. And in fact they were rather smelly too. And a lot of shit scattered all around the green field. If one is not careful, they may just step onto them. Oops~

And it also featured the most koalas over there. There were a lot of koalas, and its where I took my photos with the koala. I was contemplating to take, since it felt normal on the spot afterall. Want to carry, no? Well, since I'm there, just carry I guess, its the signature shot in AU.

We spent a great amount of time over there, before heading to University of Queensland (UQ). Was it just me or what? It felt so asian. University campus, awwww. I missed those times. Full - time. Of course, its just opportunity costs. King said they had a famous pizza shop in UQ, and its a must try. Its indeed delicious. The pizza texture was similar to Skinny Pizza back at home. Yum.

Then we boarded their city cat. Its a ferry ride apparently and it linked up the whole city by the river which included UQ. And it seemed to be a service which faciliated a lot of students there. We dropped off at South Bank and did shopping. Hmmm, don't ask me about shopping, I know nuts, especially in AU. In Hong Kong or Taiwan, perhaps I would still be quite excited because at least I know what to expect. But in the end, unexpectedly I bought 2 pieces of clothes, but that amount was equivalent to a few shopping pieces that Sb had bought. Oops. But if I didn't bring it back, I would regret. So I bought. What a pair of wicked eyes I had.

Sigh, and I went back to QPAC on the way to refund my musical ticket for Bombshell. A pity though, I thought I would be able to catch a musical here in Brisbane.

It was the night Sb was going to leave already. We had beef steak, with King and his friends. Expensive! But it was really juicy, thick, sweet. Accompanied with the mushroom sauce, it was really tasty. Me and Sb just shared, because the portion was quite big, and anyways.. we knew that we were going for supper... >.< King really squeezed our time to make everything possible for us man. Thanksssssssssssssssssss. ^-^*~V

Supper was at Three Monkeys cafe. Oh my gosh. So crowded. I had chai tea latte, while sb had mocha? or latte. I couldn't remember. (hey, I only started to recap it like now, when my trip is all the way back in Mar...) The cakes were yummy.

Then we wheezed sb off to the airport. Hugs and kisses. I was pretty sad to see her off. Suddenly. I wrote her a postcard. It was good that my trip was with her though. No idea why, but I gotta give her lots of thankkewsss. Without her initiating to me the trip, I wouldn't be here. I would be well off to somewhere else definitely. I could still remember her casual mentions about her plans to go AU alone. Sauntering along Robertson Quay with our Mr ong. Hahaha. Mr Ong and I were like, what? You?! Alone..? What a load of rubbish talk we all had that time at Hummerston. But soon everything was into plans. From her taking her own sweet time to plan initially, my sudden involvement prompted her to hasten her footsteps and put it into action. I guess. Motivation helps. Till today, I would think, 'Why did she mention to me that time?' hmmM~ it felt great. Of course our friendship leaped by bounds. Closer bonding nowadays, albeit ours were of a different style, she was more wild externally, but I was more wild internally. Different wildness I would say. Strangely we clicked well.

Anyways. Tomorrow would be my turn to fly. Awww.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Film taken from slr cammie. Hmmm

Hmmmm! I sent my first film taken from a slr camera to wash yesterday. And this was the results I received. Uploaded one of them. The effects were quite unexpected, but still, rather lovely. Grainy, though. But I had expected worse, so~ its okay.
Nice effect, isn't it. Looks processed, but it isn't! ~ Weeee.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Failure and Success

Something I had written as a survey for my friend. As all my thoughts flowed together and I pieced them up, I realised that it had become a long essay, in which my friend exclaimed that he only required a super short paragraph only. Would just want to share my thoughts here since I had written it, and lets not waste it!

Failure. What is failure? I’m more of the latter; I believe that failure is a process that would lead me to success. Personally in my opinion, failure and success is only a thin veil apart. There was an illustration I saw before. 2 people are digging the underground for diamonds. One gave up, but little did he know that upon another few burrows, diamonds would be trickling out, while the other one is still digging on. This indicates that the person who did not give up will meet his success if he could overcome his failure feeling, and the person who gave up has clearly overlooked success as a very easy factor to achieve. It is an evident example which supports my statement above. Failure and success are intricately linked; you will meet success if you are capable of coping with failure, vice versa, you will hit failure when you overlook success.

For instance. Being in a situation of work and study, everyone says it’s not easy to juggle both and it is indeed true to an extent because a lot of time management is required. Failure looms around us all the time and we are easily deterred by the surrounding distractions that will cause us failure. However, the failure could become a huge motivational springboard (strength) if we are able to overlook the fact that we are constantly lacking of time, and by thinking, “Since I have lesser time to complete my studies and I know I will fail, I have to start my studying earlier and complete my semester. Let’s just do it.” 

Everyone has their own strength. And everyone has a different capability of achieving what we want in life. Some can tolerate and handle people’s relationships well. Others just could not control their emotions and feel so mentally weak that they could just cry on the streets while walking home one day.

Likewise, this also applies to our work and studies as well. True enough, it does get a little depressing; we are all human being and our emotions run when we do not get the appraisal or the results we had hoped for. Is that a failure? I think this is a very subjective answer. Everyone deems it differently. To be honest, I think this is not about a right or wrong (i.e. failure or not), it is my own process of growing up to be a better man, and being able to deal with my current issue would mean I will have the courage to face some other more imperative issues in future.

Lastly to conclude, I’ve always believed failure is inevitable. To me, a real failure is when we do not learn anything from our failure and continuously to attempt the same mistake once again. Subsequently, we then complain about the mistakes we had made and how hard it is to move on, when the issue is that, have we learnt to cut corners and avoid the problem in future?

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

A half year Checklist - June'12

Its roughly about time too. JUNE. I just wanted to record what I had done so far, not to miss any of my precious time this year.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Maison Kayser @ Scotts Square, Orchard, Sg

 27th February 2012, Monday

A Paris bakery restaurant, which got very famous in Japan, opened its first outlet here a few months ago. Have heard from my colleagues that its bread was rather tasty, we decided to head here for a try for lunch. Which also means, bread for lunch.

P.s. Paris Baguette, which also got itself very famous in Korea (yes, really very famous for its delicious bread and cafe atmosphere), is also going to open its first outlet here in Sg! It will be opening in Wisma, level 2. Can't wait. Recently here in Orchard, really opened a lot of upscale bakery restaurants and outlets. I could even name them immediately. 

New ones
Maison Kayser - Scotts Square B1
Paul  - Ngee Ann City Level 3
DonQ - Takashimaya Dept store B2
Paris Baguette - Wisma Level 2

Existing ones
Swiss Bake
Pecks
St. Leaven
Breadtalk
Cedele
Delifrance

Wow. Do we have the demand to open so many upscale bakery outlets in such a short time? But I do see the crowd to buy the bread. Or it may just be a fad? Hope it won't.
 As you can see, because it is famous from Japan, its a delight to a lot of japanese ladies here. The staff are also Japanese because the outlet is opened from Japan, and not from the Paris HQ.

Their bread, indeed looks yummy. XD
 Since we were all here, we took their set lunches, which includes a soup of the day and our main course. 
The soup was Broccoli cream. Its tasty! My first time of tasting such soups was at the Raindrops cafe, located at Scape*.
 One of the baguettes that my colleague had ordered. Yum! This was cheese and ham.
This was stuffed with tuna. With a different type of baguette.
Alternative, you can choose to order a breakfast set, a croissant, with scrambled egg and bacon. 
Delicious. The croissant was fragrant, crispy on the outside and soft inside.
A Monday morning. Have a great day ahead! 
Hopefully it can clear your Monday blues upon seeing this! Cheers. XD

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Day 8. Byron Bay, Dreamworld, Brisbane AU

16 March 2012, Thursday

Very fast, one day down, another day down. Its my 8th day! We woke up at 4am. King woke us up. Seriously how did he manage to wake up so early using our phone alarms? I'm seriously impressed at people being able to wake up so early, because I'm one who cannot wake up early myself.

We prepared ourselves, and headed out. The weather was gloomy, and it was drizzling. I just noticed that our rooftop had windows to the sky! Its beautiful. Only that it was still dark. Pfft. It took around an hour plus to reach Byron Bay, and King mentioned that we probably would be late to catch the first sunrise. But the weather... it slightly drizzled.. and drizzled.. and drizzled..

Upon reaching, we hiked for a short distance. Hmmm really, we cannot see the sunrise. Due to the heavy fog, the 'salted egg' was covered in between the fog, and it had risen up. Weeee.

The lighthouse was pretty. Really nice, accompanied with the surrounding scenery. Its similar to the lowhead lighthouse, where the surrounding seas and the walkway to it were so comfortable to walk along and enjoy. Byron bay lighthouse was built beautifully, very victoria-like. A picture to go along~
Not processed yet. >.<
This picture was actually taken in a haste. Because suddenly the drizzle of rain, from little drops, became bigger and more. There were photo spot, so I fixed this camera on the spot and took together. Upon taking this precious shot, we all quickly rushed down the lighthouse to seek shelter. I was the last one, because I wanted to take more of the lighthouse.

It rained heavily. Luckily it stopped after some time, and all of us rushed back to the car. Had our breakfast at one of the cafe situated in Bryon Bay town. It was savory. Coffee was good!

Seriously, the days we were in Gold Coast, seemed to be gloomy, if not raining almost all the time. Whew, I told them luckily I did my sky diving yesterday! Because it was drizzling for the whole day. I'm really lucky. So far. I'm really thankful as well. Sometimes, during holidays, one just needs a tiny weeny luck to get through. Holiday luck, we call.

From Byron Bay, we went back to check out from our hostel, and went to Dreamworld. Alas, it was raining the whole day. Drizzling quite heavily, I would say. Then it made no sense to go Dreamworld anymore; a lot of rides weren't opened. And it also meant I would be drenched by the time I finished the rides. Awww... I took one picture of Dreamworld before we left. Goodbye Dreamworld. Will I be visiting you again? I've no idea. Because I don't know if I'll be visiting AU in the near future.

We then sped up to Brisbane straight. The moment we stepped into Brisbane, my feeling was, hmmm.. so was this Brisbane? Feels 'normal'. A little just like home. Checked in and then we just walked around in town, the man-made beach, the ferris wheel, and all the buildings around it, I had almost mistaken it for Sg. Hahahaha.

Night time King came to pick us up, and we had korean food cuisine at Madongsan. It was reallyyyy tasty. It had been a while since I had korean food and imagine I had it here in Brisbane. Couldn't forget the taste of the beef sashimi salad and the pork belly (Bo ssam). My impression of Brisbane was really food, food and more food. Haha. Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, supper.

Went to drink hot chocolate at La Dolce Vita. Oooh, its really yummy and left a very fragrant aftertaste. The chocolate was creamy but it would leave you craving for more. King said it was too thick for his taste, but to me and Sb it was fine.

All these hangout places seemed to be the ones the younger ones hang out at. And Brisbane is considered a city that ends later as compared to the other cities in AU (even though I'd never been to Sydney, Melbourne, but I'd heard the shops closed pretty early as compared).

A special mention: The YHA hostel at Brisbane was very clean. In fact really bright and clean. ^^

Friday, June 29, 2012

PS Cafe @ Paragon, Orchard, Sg

Finally!! 

I am able to post a food post properly after all the woo haa that had happened earlier on this year. Which also meant that finally I had the time to arrange my photos and give it some light in the blog now! Hahaha. Yay! Started on some simple posts first. I've some glitches with the way my blog is presented anyways. Got some stuff to learn and edit as well. My photo resolution (which is affecting the mobile presentation, grrr), anyone who can help me? >.< its all the complicated html thingy. And I also want to remove my profile and all the other stuff from the sidebar to pages so leaving my main web body with all my posts. Wanted to put a certain default handwriting for posts. I'm always so not satisfied with my blog. Guess that's the only way that keeps me going. Because I'm always not satisfied and I crave for more changes that could be done.

25th January 2012, Wednesday

It was the first day back to work after the Chinese New Year! While it may have been the day for some to head back to school, it was ours back to work, as per normal just like the other working adults. The Japanese girl and I agreed to eat something nice, and I suggested PS cafe as I had heard it was good. Come lets go!
 Have heard that PS Cafe is not bad, but upon reaching, it was pretty crowded over at the outlet at Paragon, 
and its like upclass market chatting away instead of the comfortable cafe-like atmosphere. 
 I have to be frank. Their food was so so. And yet pretty expensive for us working adults, for lunch. 
I had this very cheesy macaroni. But it doesn't leave a great aftertaste and after sometime, I felt 'jelat'.
(i.e. feeling full just by eating another mouthful, or seeing it)
This was laksa pasta that the Japanese girl had, and it wasn't that fantastic as well even though it was touted as the best selling. 
Are you sure its one of best sellers? I saw people ordering more of their sandwiches across several tables straight. Haha. 
Yep, so it wasn't as good as what the reviews had mentioned.