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Lake Toya, Japan

Spot of Tranquility.

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Little India, Singapore

Spices, gold and splashes of colour!

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Singapore Flyer, Gardens by the Bay

Garden City, City in a Garden.

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Bryce Canyon, USA

Thor's Hammer

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Chocolate Test, Singapore

"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." -Charles M Schulz

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Me and My Cello- So Happy Together

I found this an exceedingly happy video. It speaks volume on how you can be happy alone, when you're doing the things you love. By the way, if you haven't heard about The Piano Guys, you should listen to their fascinating videos on YouTube. Amazing is an understatement.

May this bring some cheer to you this weekend.

Monday, March 26, 2012

My Generasi

For people who were born in the '80s.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Remembering ECP McDonald's

It's rare that the closing of a McDonald's branch can make so many people emotional about it. But here in East Coast Park, Singapore, it is the collection of memories of generations that make it so very special. The children who used to patronise this place are now parents, bringing their own children here. The countless times we used to eat at this branch after a cycling trip, or after a run. It's not about the food, but about the company you hang out with, the warmth that radiates from families and the embodiment of literally a "happy meal".

Remembering ECP McDonald's from Colourbars Media on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Muffet's Room

Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet 
Eating her curds and whey, 
Along came a spider, 
Who sat down beside her 
And frightened Miss Muffet away

Truth to be told, I can't remember that nursery rhyme at all. Sometimes, I wonder whether some of the nursery rhymes are age appropriate, or are they just gore masquerading as a nursery rhymes. Things like how humpty dumpty could never be put together again after falling.

Anyway, this is a little shop in the Tanjong Pagar area at ICON Village. It's really quiet during the weekends because who would go to Tanjong Pagar on weekends? The eatery is really small and can fit less than 20 people. But the decor of this place is really interesting. Loved the quirky posters hung around the shop!

We ordered the Aglio Oglio with Bacon and Ham ($9.90). Not a fan of bacon because I find it too salty, but the spaghetti was cooked al dente and aromatic because of the garlic. Not too oily as well, just right.

This is the dish that my sister kept raving about. This is the Traditional Beer Battered Fish and Chips ($11.90). It comes into two sizes, small or large. I recommend you get the large and share it, and order another dish. Because the portion is really quite big.

Fish and Chips is the kind of dish which you either make or break it. And it was the former here. Look at how beautifully deep fried it is. Sure, it's oily. But, find me a fish and chips which is not oily. And the fish meat was smooth, and doesn't feel like it's going to get stuck in your teeth. I have eaten fish (in the fish and chips) so tough that it totally ruins the experience of eating fish and chips.

This is the Banana Fritters ($6.90), served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. It's basically goreng pisang with caramel goodness over it.

The only thing I did not appreciate about my lunch today was the fact that it was a little too oily. But, who do I have to blame? Only myself, really. There are so many other healthier food options you could turn to!

The great thing about this small little cosy place is that it's so unpretentious and it's really worth it. Imagine getting fish and chips at this price in the middle of CBD! Well, you could probably get it at Manhattan Fish Market but still, no harm giving this place a try! Plus, there's no GST and service charge. And the guys at the shop gave us an extra plate to share the fish and ships, gave all of us water, and were pretty friendly - all these at no service charge!

Muffet's Room
12 Gopeng Street, #01-16
ICON Village
Tel: +65 6410 9353

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

iLight Marina Bay 2012

Have been seeing too many photos of this event circulating on my newsfeed, that it's due time I mention it in this blog post! Running from 9 March 2012 to 1 April 2012, the iLight Marina Bay 2012 is for anyone who loves taking photographs or love looking at pretty things, or one who would like to take a nice stroll without paying anything yet being able to witness a spin on some Singapore icons!

It is the first and only sustainable light art festival in Asia which was first held in 2010.

I haven't been able to see them for myself, but a few photographs on their website caught my eye!

(photo credit: iLight website)

(photo credit: iLight website)

(photo credit: iLight website)

Please drop by the website before going to have a look at the map in order to plan your route, as well as see what other activities you can join in!  

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Phantom of the Opera (Nick Pitera)

For fans of the Phantom of the Opera, you should check out Nick Pitera singing the parts of Raoul, Christine and the Phantom. His vocal range is so amazing and tone full of expression. His talent doesn't stop there though- he's a Pixar Technical Director and was part of the crew working on Up and Toy Story 3- yes, the movies that make adults weep.

You may want to check out his Disney medley as well!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Kirkland Signature Belgian Chocolate Cups

I know this blog looks like it's fading into space and never going to appear again, based on the dismal updates on this blog. But this is due to more urgent needs at hand, which is why all eating activities which are worth blogging about have ceased. Please come back in May and there will be more updates! But for today, a new label for this blog- food products! 

My mum's friend gave her a box of Kirkland Belgian Chocolate Cups. When I see the word Belgian, the two words that pop up in my mind are- waffles and chocolates!

Here are the flavours you can find within the box- Caramel, Vanilla Honey, Mocha, Almond Sea Salt and Dark Ganache.

Aren't this little chocolate cups so dainty and pretty? A thin layer of chocolate shell, filled with smooth goodness within the little cups! And then they top it off with pistachio, chocolate bean, etc! So you get to crunch on something while enjoying the delicious chocolate within the cups! It just doesn't do the chocolate cups justice if you eat the whole cup in one mouth.

My favourite is of course the Dark Ganache- every bite contains a punch of chocolate goodness. I tried the Vanilla Honey but didn't like it as much because it was a tad too sweet!

Perfect for chocolate lovers, and as a gift, just to deviate from your usual suspects!