Friday, March 27, 2015

Change Blog template

I have finally change my blog template. Didn't wanna change cos I like the cute apples... hahaha.

Anyway, I have long wanted to change already, cos the blog entry column is so narrow. I always have to resize my photos manually by measurements. Also, I myself couldn't even find some of the entries from the blog archive.

So, I got this free blogskin from Blogger Candy. You may wanna check out at the below link.

I have tried many blogskins template, but doesn't turn out well. Looks fine using the computer, but cannot navigate using mobile. Aiya, so decided to use this lohhhh.... Easy to navigate, cute and simple, just like me (cute and simple).... Wahahhaha....

And did you realize something? There's a apple shape tab icon. Cool right! Ok, maybe I suaku mountain tortoise la... Hahah... Anyway, it's called Favicon, also known as shortcut icon, website icon, tab icon or bookmark icon.

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There's also the search box, so you could easily search entries like Taiwan blog entries? Shangri La high tea, wedding entries, etc. just by typing the keywords...
So much easier...!

Think I got too much Food Entries recently.... cos I gonna start my DIET soon!!
So, just wanna eat shioks shioks first... wahhahhaa...

Probably, I should start blogging about myself and little Val more too.
Check out for more updates!

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Valerie says HI to everyone!! wahahhaahah

p.s: the photo of myself on my main blog was the slimmer me a year back. I'll be back ok!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Park at Holland Village

Park at Holland Village

Address: 281 Holland Avenue, #01-01 Spore 278996
Opening hours:
Tues to Thurs, Sun 11am to 12am
Fri to Sun from 11am to 2am
Every Monday is closed.


Finally, a chill out after my confinement...
Fyi, i have hired the confinement lady for 2 months. My confinement lady was pretty good, i shall blog about it hmmm some time later... together with all my stories during my pregnancy and post natal period.

During the 2nd month after giving birth... I started to go out, do my hair and nails, meet up with friends. Cos it's really crazy to stay at home for the whole month.

And so I have met up with my colleagues and ex-colleagues (AJALYA) without the last two. Y. A...
haha.... [A]pple. [J]eslyn. [A]nnie. [L]imin. [Y]angrui. [A]udrey

Decided to have dinner at Park - Holland Village.
And before I reached... always do some fast homework... on what are the Yummy and INstagram worthy dishes.... wahhahhhahaha

Park is alone on its own, located infront of the exit of the station, opposite of HSBC and Hatched. There were indoor and outdoor seatings... and yup... I always prefer indoors... cos got AIRCON ma.... wahhahahhaah
But of cos, I'm also ok to stay outdoor la yahhh...

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For the appetisers and main course, we have ordered:

- Spam chips $8.50

Pretty crispy.
Eat it while its hot.

- Park Wings $9.50

Nothing fanciful about the wings, was a little dry too.

- Spaghetti Aglio Olio with sautéed prawn and diced pepper $17.80

Am not a fan and don't really appreciate aglio olio... But since my friend have ordered...
have a taste of it... and ya...
conclusion: I still don't like aglio olio.... haha

- Truffled Mac & Cheese

I love this a lot. Although I could smell the truffle, but couldn't really taste it in the dish, not a fan of truffle anyway. But the Mac & Cheese were cooked just nice. It's not too dry like I have tasted a few elsewhere. I finished every little single bits of it! Awesome!

- Mushroom Risotto

Tasted not bad, slight wet. But overall, still taste good.

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Quite yummy. Finished within minutes. :)

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Pancakes with Choco Bananas $12.50

Saw a lot of people posted the pancakes on instagram. So, it seemed like a MUST-order dessert.
However, it was really disappointing. Apart from the pancake, everything taste just fine. But the pancake tasted horrible, not sure if its just that night?

Average price per pax: ~$25 - $30 without alcohol

Overall, its quite a nice place to chill out. Should really try the mac and cheese. Pretty accessible location.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Shangri La, Rose Veranda: High Tea buffet

Shangri La, Rose Veranda: High Tea buffet

Mezzanine Level Shangri-La Hotel
22 Orange Grove Rd

Operating Hours:
Mon to Thur 11.30am - 6pm
Fri to Sun and PH 11.30am - 2pm and 3pm to 6pm

Wanna try out some taitai life, hence went for a few rounds of high tea session with different group of people. Like a shioks only... wahhahaah
Wanted to try Equinox, however, they no longer have high tea buffet, only the semi-brunch lunch available. And I realized not many high tea buffets nowadays, more of like a high tea set which is non-replenishable.

I think the price has increased. $48++

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There was a whole selection of TWG tea.
However, I was pregnant, so I gave it to my bro instead.

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And I chose Orange juice, for Vitamin C!

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A welcome tea, tasted not bad, refreshing... just had a little sip.

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A variety of savory cooked dishes

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truffle mash potato..
This was good! I had a few servings of it.

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Sauté mushroom
Not bad... but my bro doesn't like it.

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Duck Redang
I find this quite yummy too. Good to go with some rice :)

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Beef... but I don't take.

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prawn mee soup. the soup was quite savory, overall was quite ok.

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Prawns with crispy oat and almonds.
Taste alright, but I think will taste better if its hot.

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Cod fish?
I felt its a bit overcooked? not smooth and tender.

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Spinach & Ricotta Canneloni
The cheese on top a little hard already. But still taste quite ok.

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Dim sum...
soso... not really yummy. Kinda like those frozen pack ones.

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Fried chicken and chicky puffs.
The chicken was not bad, not oily. Taste a bit like Mcdonalds fried chicken.

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The sushi n sashimi doesn't seem appetizing, doesn't look fresh.

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Cheese corner.

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more cakes!

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Quite a variety of dessert...

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nonya kuehs... not very yummy though

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prawn mee soup

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my bro's.... cos I cant eat SASHIMI!!!

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also my bro's... cos I cant eat not fully cooked food!!

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carrot cake was not bad. the carrot is so cute! wahaha... although I didn't eat that.

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only took a bite of everything...

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crème brulee
very sweet

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still prefers Canele... but... Canele has closed down!!! so sad.

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Me and my bro and Xindy...

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the twins :)

Overall, service was not bad, good ambience. The variety of cos again wasn't what I expected. The dessert were really so-so. But a good place to chill though.

Friday, March 06, 2015

Chatterbox - Hainanese Chicken Rice

Chatterbox - Hainanese Chicken Rice

Address: 333 Orchard Rd, Spore 238867
Opening hours:
Sun to Thurs 11am to 1am
Fri, Sat & PH 10am to 2am

Hainanese Chicken Rice, one of our famous local food. And I was given a treat to the most expensive chicken rice in town at Chatterbox. So, basically, everything in the menu is expensive (as of for local food) cos its at hotel ma!

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Cutie chicky.....

As a preggy mama, you will go to the toilet pretty often. So, after i'm back from toilet. The small square size table was filled with food! My crazy colleague always think we super tam chiak...

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The portion was pretty big. And the whole set just look atas and attractive.
The rice wasn't as oily and fragrant as compared to those hawker stalls.
The chicken were rather tender and smooth though. The sauces were so-so, nothing to rave about.

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My this fellow colleague who always likes to order taw gey.
Hmmm, nothing special... Just to satisfy someone's crave.

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Don't know why they order so much vege. Nothing special though. But of cos doesn't taste bad.

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Fried chickey. Pretty crispy. But I wouldn't say its really great.

Overall, its a nice atas place to have local food, just that I wouldn't pay this price for it again.
For tourists, I would suggest to go to those neighbouring place, hawker centre to try our famous local delights... which are cheap and good!

Yeah... more good food to come! See you again!

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