Saturday, January 29, 2011

New Year Dinner @ Asmara Middle Rock Bar

31. 12. 2010

On that day, we celebrated last day of year 2010 and welcome the first day of year 2011 together. He have made a reservation at Middle Rock Bar, Bishan Park. In such special day, we decided to order set dinner instead of ala carte.

The environment here is just nice for dating and also a great place for friend's gathering. Of course, sometimes I wish to have some private times together with my bf. Just he and me. I think he understand me well, therefore he choose that night to have such wonderful dinner with me.

Our first dish of the night - Prosciutto Di Parma Con Melone. It is appetizer. I love the taste! The appearance of the appetizer looks yummy with luscious rock melon wrapped with thinly sliced parma ham. It served together with zesty apple spaghetti & my favorite cranberry.

2 choices for the soups on that night. Without hesitation, we ordered each of them. First we have hearty french onion soup topped with gruyere cheese. It is a bit salty for me. It would be great if it is not that salty.

Second we have mushroom soup infused with truffle.

A glass of champagne each person to toast for our 2 years anniversary! ^_^

For him, a roasted beef loin served with roasted mixed root vegetable and Shellot red wine sauce.

For me, pan seared black cod fish and braised endive bacon, served with mash potato and asparagus fritter. The portion is just good for me.

Girls' all-time favorite!! THE DESSERT!!! No matter how full I am, I still can swallow any dessert that put in front of me. =P Our dessert of the night - Fresh fruit Pavlova. A taste with sweet & sour combination. Loving it!!! ^_^

The night is sweet when he popped out a question "Will you marry me?" and I nodded. ^_^ I am happy to be known as Mrs Tan now!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Christmas Dinner @ Chalk

My colleagues and I had been planned for year 2010 Christmas party one month before the actual day. We had considered whether to do it indoor or outdoor. BBQ would be always a top option as outdoor party. Due to our laziness, we ended up decide to have our Christmas party indoor. We choose Chalk restaurant as party venue and we celebrated our Christmas eve there.

Chalk restaurant is located at old school, Mount Sophia. It happened as a school before, but now it turns into restaurant. Means we had our dinner in classroom. The ambient is nice and suitable for gathering and dating. You never feel like you're in the classroom at all.

Old School
11 Mount Sophia, #01-03
Singapore 228461

Telephone No.

65 6883 2120

First we warmed our stomach with a glass of beer.

We started our dinner with a plate of bread. Bread is always a great combination together with butter or olive oil. I prefer eat it with olive oil because it makes feel more healthier. Simply mental reaction. =P

Today's special is chicken salad and meat lover thin pizza. I love the chicken salad very much! It whet my appetite. Sharing is always enjoyable moment. I never say NO when share the food. And now we have 8 person shared 1 plate of salad and.. 1 plate of thin pizza. Hmm.. feel sorry for those who have big appetite.. =P

Every people order one main course. I choose to eat roast spring chicken Cardamon wild rice sauteed mushroom and fine beans. It is licking good! Others main courses such as seared duck breast, roasted quail and carbonara are also recommended for those food lover.

Soup of the day was mushroom soup. It was so filling for every spoon. Luckily it comes after our main course, else I don't think I can finish my portion.

It's time for gift exchange!!
We set a lot of rules on buying the Christmas gift.
- No food.
- No toiletry like tissue paper, but body lotion is acceptable.
- No jigsaw puzzle.
- No mugs.

So, no one break the rules! We got what we want! ^_^

It is never complete if no log cake in Christmas day! Last activity in our Christmas party was Christmas log cake. They all really puzzled with this 1kg log cake and wondered how to finish it after the dinner. Therefore we decided to cut the log cake into half and we eat the half of cake. The other half would be handled by one of our colleagues.

Christmas is meaningful when you have a bunch of friends celebrate it together. Laughter and joy filled the restaurant. No wonder I love Christmas so much! ^_^

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Phuket Trip Day 3: Patong Beach / Sukko Spa

13 July 2010

Another relaxing day for us. No alarm clock. Woke up around 9am and had our breakfast again at 7-11 shop. After breakfast, we walked to Patong Beach for sun-bathing. Patong beach is crowded with tourists. Since it is near to Patong's most happening area, so it becomes one of attraction in Phuket.

Occasionally you will see some tourists set up their "territory" on the beach. =P

I have booked SPA online. We booked the SPA from Sukko Cultural Spa & Wellness Resort. We signed up the "Really Relaxing" package which costs 3600 THB per person. This package includes
- Steam & Jacuzzi
- Thai Tumeric (Thai Herbs) body scrub

- Floral Milk Bath
- Serenity Aromatherapy body massage
- Aloe Relieve Moisturizing Facial Treatment
- Land transfer to/from hotel

I am quite impressed with their service. Would love to visit Sukko again if I find a chance to Phuket.

The driver from Sukko dropped us at Jungceylon shopping complex. We had dinner at Fuji Japanese restaurant. It is recommended by my friends due to its cheaper price.

I love the mocha milk shake! I feel so refreshing and content after a glass of milk shake especially under such hot weather. =) Mocha milk shake 120 THB.

Bacon roll 70 THB

Garlic fried rice 35 THB.

Beef Teriyaki set 220 THB.

After dinner, we strolled around before heading back to hotel. We returned to Singapore the next day. In the morning, Mr Wooddy's staff picked us up in the hotel and sent us to airport. It is free of charge, of course.

My entries about Phuket trip are as below:
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Looking back on 2010

Travelled to Shanghai with mum during CNY 2010. First time touched the real snow. Saw it melt, and experienced the coldness of snow. Been stepped on the land of SuZhou, NanJing, WuXi, HangZhou and finally come to Shanghai. The night in Shanghai still as charming as it is, just like the song "夜上海".
Spent half year planned for the Malbourne trip. Excited throughout the trip as this is my first time backpack to non-Asia country. Been drive along the Great Ocean Road, and saw the greatest 12 Apostles (although now just left 7). Been experience the Australia's oldest steam train - Puffing Billy. Been visit their city without spending any dollars on transportation. Very close to kangaroo and koalas for the first time, but I wish to hug them one day.
Phuket Trip, ThailandRelaxing and sun-bathing near the beach. Having a lot of delicious and cheaper price seafood. Been captured photo with tiger cub. Saw people have fun when snorkeling but I myself cannot overcome my own fear or phobia to sea.

Cambodia and Phnom Penh Trip, Cambodia
Saw the sunset at Angkor Wat. Feel amazed when saw the greatest Angkor Wat. Been prayed hard for herself for not fall down from the temple when climb up to one of temples in Angkor Wat. Climbed up to 3 temples in one day. Ended up muscle pain. Understand how the Cambodia people living.
Got 2 free tickets and able to visit to the event. Without any proper preparation, ended up feel dizzy and headache due to the loud racing sound.
Been practise my photography skill from time to time. Night outings to Marina Bay Sands but too bad it was raining day.

Been celebrated my birthday, friend's birthday, colleagues' birthday. Even celebrated Mid-Autumn, Christmas and New year. Apreciate very much for those who accompany me throughout the year. Thanks for those giving me support to let me continue my dream and hobbies without any complaining, especially my loved one.
May this new year brings properity, happiness and love! ^_^