Paris Baguette Cafe

I had always wanted to try Paris Baguette. The place was one of the to-try, highlighted by misslittlepatches. Paris Baguette is a Korean based bakery which has outlets in countries like China, California, New York, and others. A new addition in the Singapore food industry. The first outlet is in Wisma Atria.

Ying was bored from the home-work-home routine, so we arranged for dinner at Jem, the newest shopping mall in Jurong East. Our original aim was to shop with our birthday gift vouchers from Chyi. But first off, dinner. We were hungry. And I remembered the pretty cafe in Jem, so, we went. Luckily we managed to spot an empty table.

The cafe is located on the 2nd level. From the linkway between the MRT and the mall, turn right, and you will be able to spot the cafe easily.

The queue for the food is long and non-stop. Luckily it was pretty fast. Though I wasn't so lucky, as they were all too busy for me.

The Royal Pudding seems like a must-try. Everyone's raving about it. I wonder is it really that nice. Pretty bottles, and a little pricey too.

Lots of tarts, bread, pastries to choose from.

They have pretty cakes!

Tray for eat-in. Cool eh. But it was a little difficult to hold from the height over the counter. 

Pad Thai Noodle Salad [$8.50] - Ying's main. With everything mixed in, chewy noodles, fresh ingredients with the sweet sour sauce, it's pretty delicious.

Seafood Chowder bread [$6.00] - My main. A little disappointed. The soup is great, with one fresh prawn. But the bread is sooooooo HARD. Difficult to pull apart even using both hands and difficult to chew too. HARD.

Crunch Crunch Choco [$6.50] - I love this. Dessert. Treat from Ying. Chocolate cake with crispy coco balls in between the layers. Decorated with two grapes. Green is yummy, red was yucky sour with seeds. haha..

Strawberry Royal Pudding [$4.50] - Yet to try this. Bought this home for the hubby. Pretty and expensive. haha..

Overall, love the place, love the food. But it's on the pricey side. Would love to go there again and when I feel richer or when I wanna pamper myself. haha...

Paris Baguette Cafe
Jem, 50 Jurong Gateway Road #02-20/21, Singapore 608549
Wisma Atria Shopping Centre, 435 Orchard Road, #02-48/53, Singapore 238877

A photo a day : Heritage building

Saw this building after having lunch at 126 dim sum. Pretty right? It's located at Lor Bachok. 

Happy Birthday to Me

Received birthdat wishes from friends and family. Thank you and love you guys. I'm officially one year older. Ok.. It's pretty scary to get older these few years LOL..

*PS. I deliberately turned off the birthday notification on Facebook :P

My mummy was on her off day, so daddy called to see if we would like to have dim sum together. We brought them to 126 dim sum at sims avenue. First time going there for lunch. Pretty crowded but luckily we were able to get a table. Got a red packet from my parents. 

Dinner with the hubby at Blue Garden Korean BBQ Buffet at Link Hotel. Pretty nice place but not really the best place for korean bbq buffet. Hubby gifted me a feet bubble spa massager. Hoping to ease my lousy painful ankles. So sweet. Love you lots. 

A photo a day : puffs + k

The girls treated me to a k session today. I even had them travel all the way to the outlet near my home. Muacks. And thanks for the gifts *touched*

Fifth day of rest.

It's my third weekday at home. And I haven't been blogging much. Stayed home most of the time, so nothing interesting to blog about. Though most of the time I'm home, there's nothing much to do. Pretty boring sometimes, played Candy Crush, catch up on Running Man, slept and rest and can't go out. Feel too sick to go out. Haha.. Lousy side effects. Don't feel like going out even for meals.

Sounds like a sickie hor? Haha..

A photo a day : Homecooked dinner

It's the 2nd day at home. Cooked our dinner. I would say, not bad not bad. haha..

A photo a day : coffee at eat play love cafe

Pretty coffee cups for lunch

Eat Play Love Cafe

My last day lunch was at EatPlayLove Craft Cafe, a Thai-Western cafe. It was my second time at the cafe. A very interesting place, craft themed. The cafe has a Kids Craft Corner and has a range of easy crafts for purchase for customers to create while having their meals. They have foil art, paper puppets, DIY dolls & monsters, sock monkey kits and range of Shrink plastic for all to create your own masterpieces. The cafe is very colourful and decorated with crafts, vintage pieces and old-school snacks are on sale. These little things adds up to happy memories of our childhood.

We each ordered a set lunch which comes with a drink at $9.90 Nett. Choice of drinks includes coke, sprite, iced lemon tea, hot coffee or tea.

The coffee came in a vintage looking cup, with a touch of childhood complimented with two sugar biscuits that most of us liked while we were young.

Colleague's Basil Chicken with Rice. Comes with two fried spring rolls and a fried egg.

Colleague's Olive Rice with two fried spring rolls and a fried egg.

My Green Curry Chicken Rice with two fried spring rolls and a fried egg. The spring rolls are crispy tasty. The Green Curry Chicken is a little too spicy for me, though my colleagues gave me the "are you sure it's THAT spicy" faces when I was fanning myself and sniffing. haha... I do have low tolerance for spicy food.

There is a Kids Craft Corner, a corner with craft items for children and adults to play and do crafts.
We offer free-flow use of our craft materials at an hourly charge.
$5 per 2 hours on weekdays
$7.5 per hour or $10 per 2 hours on weekends & Public Holidays
There are 2 craft corners in our cafe, a smaller one that seats 6 children and a larger one that seats 15 to 20 kids. Let your kids experiment and enjoy the free-play concept and be surprised at what their little minds can dream up!

Plan a day with your childhood friends or a party for your child at this child-like place. A happy place.

EatPlayLove Craft Cafe
28 Aliwal Street #01-07 Singapore 199918
Tel: 6444 6400

A photo a day : meow

Kitty meowed at me. I was on my way to the bus stop. 

A photo a day : Sleepy cat

I cheated. This photo is from Saturday at Changi Village in the afternoon. The cat is sleeping so soundly and shielding its eyes from the blinding sun. Don't you feel envious?

A busy weekend

It has been a busy busy weekend. Pretty tired out even though I didn't really do much except walking here and there and eating nonstop. At the end of the day, got pretty 不舒服 haha weak.

Was surrounded by lots of balloons for the weekend. Cute eh?

Will be updating with more...

A photo a day : A toast

A toast with the minions. Chilled Moscato Rosa is the best. Happy one year old to girlfriend and son. 

A photo a day : Guess who?

Adorable! I soooooo want to keep for myself instead lol. Hope he likes him. 

Keep Calm and Just Keep Swimming

Two weeks ago, on a Friday, I had received a not so good news.

One week ago, also on a Friday, I had received an interesting news.

Today, a Friday, I just confirmed my interesting news.

In three consecutive weeks, my life went on a a mini roller coaster. A little unbelievable on my luck, but it is an opportunity. And I'm counting on it. Hopefully everything turns out good.

Credits: Drew my shark from this tutorial:

A photo a day : My minion Tim

My minion, Tim, is doing all the typing for my blog posts today~

McDonald's Happy Meal Despicable Me 2 toy

The McDonald's queue queue queue craze is back again. Following the sale of Fairy Tales Hello Kitty at $4.60 each with every Extra Value Meal, now it's the Despicable Me 2 toy free with every Happy Meal.

From McDonald's website

And this time, McDonald's learnt from their lessons. Limiting to 3 meals per transaction and not available via Drive-Thru, McDelievery and Schools.

Taken from the McDonald's website

The thought of wanting to collect the set did not cross my mind, but seeing people posting photos of their minions, made me want to trend too.

So in the end, I went to get myself a Happy Meal for dinner. Queued for about 15 minutes, and I got the Giggling Tim. But sadly, the staff did not give me a Happy Meal box house.

And... The instructions made me confused. I really thought I was to pull the hair to make him giggle. I pulled hard and nothing happened. I though I gotten a broken toy. Then I realised..... I had to SHAKE... faint.

What about you? Are you collecting the entire set?

Email Marketing - Multiple emails at once

My current company does email marketing for clients. My job scope for some of the clients includes, designing the look and feel, creation of the edm in HTML, and blasting the edm.

There are many important things we look out for when creating and sending out to clients' databases. For example. In creation, we have to ensure that the edm show up properly in different desktop and web email clients, no misalignment. And in blasting, we have to ensure no duplicate email and not sending to recipients who have already unsubscribed.

I just checked my email inbox. And I was surprised. I had received the same email, EIGHT times. Hmm.. Did their email marketing system not check for duplicates? Not that I remember I subscribed for this deal site either.

One of the danger of such incidents can cause recipients to simply mark the email as spam, thus, endangering the reputation of the sender's email.

And me? I trashed it even before reading.. How would I even feel like reading when the moment I open the email, what I saw is... that...

Hill Top Restaurant

My dad said that my brother misses me a lot and wants to have a family dinner together since everyone is available. I'm sure that my dad is joking on the first part. haha... My sister suggested going to this Hill Top Restaurant near Jurong Birdpark for Curry Fish Head. The drive uphill in the evening is accompanied by my beloved family and a beautiful sunset.

By the way, it's free parking after 5pm on Sundays. Free Parking Rocksss. haha..

We did not make any reservations and I was worried that we may need to wait. Luckily there were tables available. Not full, but the crowd is there. Quite surprising as the location is quite far off. The waitress is very hardworking in refilling our cups with iced water. We need not ask even once for a refill. Cool! And the food came pretty fast.

Ikan Kepala Masak Merah (Fish Head with Chilli Gravy) - Medium [$33.00] - Yummy Yummy. Spicy, but shiok. Sipping the gravy like it was soup. Sour, spicy and a little sweet. Nice. Quite alot of meat too. Our comments were there were little bones and easy to eat. It's only near the end of the meal we know where all the bones went. Haha.. My dad's plate was covered with bones.

Telor Dadar Bahan Laut (Fried Egg with Seafood) - Small [$16.00] - Very expensive egg. We didn't really want to order this, but the other two version of egg was with chilli. Nothing fantastic.

Fried Kang Kong with Sambal - Small [$9.00] - Crunchy and spicy with the sambal. Mum's comment was that the kang kong was too thick (粗). I asked if it was a good thing or bad. haha... Both Mum and Dad said that if the Kang Kong was thinner, it would be nicer.

Kai Lan - Small [$9.00] - Pretty normal tasting. Not much comments on this.

Tauhu Telor (Fried Beancurd with Egg & Shrimp Paste) - Small [$9.00] - I like this. Love how the grounded peanut and the beancurd and cripsy veggie taste together. Also maybe because the sauce is a little sweet.

Jurong Hill Top Restaurant. Hmm.. The wet tissue (and I suppose refillable cold water) costs $0.70 per person

There's Teppan Yaki, Japanese food and Indonesian food in the restaurant. Ours was under the Indonesian menu.

The sun was setting when we parked the car. Excellent sunset scene. Just that it's covered by trees, and I can't seem to go nearer to the sunset without being blocked by even more trees 

Excellent view from the top of the building which you have to climb up. Forgot to capture a photo of the exterior, the building or however the place is to be described (not sure what to call that).

Total bill for 6 person amounts to $100.90. Not very expensive, neither is it cheap. Recommended for the Fish Head with Chilli Gravy. Delicious.

Definitely will visit again for the fish head, if we are nearby. haha...

Hill Top Restaurant 
Jurong Bird Park, Jurong Hill, Singapore 628925

Singapore National Day 2013 - NDP CR3

Girlfriend invited me to join her and her son to view the NDP CR3. The third combined rehearsal of this year National Day Parade.

Dashed there after attending the Singapore Blog Awards 2013. Many people were already there, seated or waiting to get in. GF's son was super excited. Jumping on his mummy's laps to the rhythm of the music. By the way, he's 1 week away to being a one year old.

My sister is part of the parade too. But I can't see her. They all looked small and looked the same when they stand together. Even when I went down, so that I can be see nearer, I was unable to spot her too.

First time attending a combined rehearsal. I got to see how a rehearsal looked like haha.. One of the videos was not completed yet, some mic problems, and misalignment in their dance steps. Not complaining. Just going witnessing the transformation from rehearsing to the actual perfect NDP performance. These participants put in a lot of time and effort to practice and train for the actual day. In chinese, the sayings goes, 台上一分钟,台下十年工。One minute of performance on stage requires ten years of practicing backstage.

Too bad I am not lucky enough to ballot the tickets for the preview or even the actual day to give support to my sister. But nevertheless, great work.

Some of the photos taken during the NDP 2013 CR3: