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live like there’s no tomorrow

The past week was jam packed with errands & this week seems even crazier with all my friends from overseas coming over for a visit! I need to plan a list of places to take them to, excited to be eating more than ever & getting champagne showers like never before.

I can only imagine how burnt out I’d be once the weekend’s over not even a lymphatic drainage massage could save me. Anyhow, here’s a couple updates on the week before!

Lately I’m not even bringing my camera much out, Instagram does an equally fab job & it’s majorly addictive! First up, it’s time to catch up with ZL & Ryan over movie at Cineleisure.

With my honey bunny at Maison Ikkoku & China BBQ.

Dinner at The Coffee Bean with Ben.

Incredibly euphoric with the girls at Butter Factory..

Brunch at Baker & Cook.

I love this place so much I’m gonna explore the whole stretch of restaurants along Hillcrest! Thank you Brad for the introduction!

Pre-Mismatch at Shokudo where I stuff myself silly with sweet treats aplenty.

MISMATCH at The Butter Factory.

Ended off with meat fest at Robert Timms. Feels good to be up early today & without a migraine. These days I’ve gone quite obsessed with watching way too many online movies. Let today be rejuvenation day!


A Date with Orchard Central

The fun-filled day at one of my favourite malls –Orchard Central. I get my hair done at Essensuals Evolution by Toni & Guy, my face peels at ClearSK, my pedicures at Pink Parlour & my bubble tea fix at Gong Cha.

From shopping to dining to beauty indulgences, the options here are endless & you’re guaranteed to have a rocking good time. Plus, hanging out with Benjamin always multiplies the fun by a hundred!

Let’s see some of the places we decided to explore! First stop : SG Flight Simulations. We were really excited to give this a shot after hearing so many good reviews about it. There were options to fly either daytime or night time, and you even get to choose which airport you want to depart from!

Are you ready to fly with me? Please fasten those seatbelts! I promise you I would try to minimize the turbulence & fly you to an even better destination. Yikes I’m always up to no good!

On a side note, I love you ZALORA so much for keeping me lovingly clothed 24/7!

Lucky for us, we got a very patient instructor who ha to deal with our 1000 questions! There were so many controls we had to configure but once we got the hang of it, we had incredible fun! In fact, we were enjoying ourselves so much it was almost impossible to get us out of the pilot’s seat.

SG Flight Simulations is located at #04-31/32. It’s such an amazing experience, you’d be missing out if you don’t give it a shot!

Next up, we decided to do a lil’ shopping at QUIKSILVER & ROXY.

We were busy picking out stuff, there were way too many things I wanted to get my hands on! My dearest Ziling has got her eyes set on these two pairs of denim shorts, wow someone’s really decisive today.

Little shopping turned into massive shopping. That’s really typical of us! We even turned the store into our ever own playground.

QUIKSILVER is located at #01-04/05.

Thank you so much BlackBlue Media Group & Orchard Central for giving me and my friends the chance to have this wonderful experience! Don’t forget to like Orchard Central HERE.


Bringing Fun into Cooking with Cookyn Inc

Yes I’m finally back from a month long trip where curry was my everyday meal & internet was non-existent. It felt like bootcamp all over again where I had to fight time on a daily basis & instructed to look fab despite the obvious lack of sleep. And obviously I’m a survivor since my battery doesn’t run low. In fact, I’m all rejuvenated & so ready to party!

But before all that, let’s settle that huge craving first! Off to Hide Yamamoto for the KAISEKI course!

3 kinds of Seasonal Appetiser

Seasonal Assorted Sashimi

KINME Snapper YUZU

Black Truffle Flan with Fresh Sea Urchin Chawanmushi

Grilled Wagyu Beef & Bamboo Shoot

WAPPAMESHI Green Bean with Boiled Sea Eel

Almond Sponge in Coffee Syrup 66% Ganache & Kinako Ice Cream

Maccha Roll Cake with Mango Cheese Cream & Maccha Ice Cream

Of course some things have obviously changed like how I’m starting to gain interest towards cooking. That is shocking to everyone around me since the kitchen was never quite my territory & I used to resent it!

Thanks to one9ninety & IKEA, I had the chance to undergo a Swedish cooking session at Cookyn Inc & got to interact with all the lovely food bloggers!

Fret not, with Chef Mervyn & Chef Rayner around, I’m not about to set any kitchen on fire. It really helped that the recipe was so easy to read & comprehend. In fact, today I realized I’m pretty good & able with the knives.

We also attempted the Dark Chocolate Kladdkaka with Raspberries! You’d be startled to know I’m not one who’s obsesse with chocolates, but one bite later, I’m 100% converted. That’s how GOOD it is & so easy to create!

Now this is what I waited all my life for, I’m not even exaggerating. Once I perfect this cheese sauce, I’d be using it as my secret weapon! Never mind how sinful it is, we only live once so let’s savour all the way. It tastes so incredibly good I want to let it drizzle all over the baked salmon or any kind of meat right now!

I’m really starting to enjoy this whole cooking session. It actually feels so therapeutic I’m considering doing this long-term. Soon it’d be hard to get me out of the kitchen & the only place you’d catch me at is the market where I’d be busy picking out fresh ingredients. Don’t freak out on me yet, it’s just a thought!

It’s amazing how we could accomplish four dishes in a short span of three hours, usually my attention span doesn’t even go past ten minutes. But today surprisingly, I seemed like a different person altogether all focused on doing a good presentation of the Cold Shrimp with Mayo in Vol-Au-Vent Shells.

I even convinced the beautiful Cheryl Wee to create a domesticated-ish photo together with me on our first meeting. Aww look at us! Housewife-material enough?

So apparently I’ve been told I could consider food styling, told you I’d discover a hidden talent through this!

Who could forget how the last time I attempted cooking during my school days, the entire kitchen was filled with smoke I had the whole class gasping for air. Yeah they called me troublemaker. Since that day, nobody wanted me anywhere near their stove. But look what I whipped up today, boy was I proud of myself!

And now, the Baked Salmon & Potato Gratin is ready for consumption! The taste was so heavenly I just had to help myself to more that just one serving.

I’m gonna domesticate myself for a bit to perfect the recipes & invite my friends over for a feast when I’m ready! Cookyn Inc is located at 60 Jalan Penjara, Garden Hub, Block O, Singapore 149375.