Friday, April 24, 2015

met up with gb & jt on wed for her bday dinner. as usual, we tried to hunt down the new eateries in town to try.
this time round, we ended up at FYR Cycene Ond Drinc on boon tat street which specializes in charcoal oven-baked food with lychee wood so most food turn up with the nicest aroma!
between us, we polished off 4 small plates, 1 mains (for 2-3 sharing) & 2 desserts. burp! and after that we still headed to dean & DeLuca at far east square for coffee and ONE MORE cake.
over-ordering & eating is always the theme of our outings! 
 
relatively small restaurant with nice décor & ambience
 
their small plates were all good seriously. I tried bone marrow for the first time and it was really good. the other usual suspects like foie gras (duck instead of goose), scallops were done up well too.
 
anyway this week, I managed to have 2 dinners with the husband without the kids. :P
we popped by to ramen play at breadtalk HQ on tue for a quick dinner before fetching the kids from my mum's place since it's so near to her house and we got off work relatively early too.
 
today, hubbi was out running errand in the late afternoon so he came fetched me from my work place and we headed out to my fav. telok ayer area for dinner. we settled eventually for wang dae bak since I have cravings for budae jigae. BUT, sad to say, WDB's standards since to drop and I was thirsting for water since dinner till now. I wonder what did they put in the soup?
so after the bad experience at the far east sq's branch and tonight, I wont be revisiting anytime soon.
 
hope we can continue our short date evenings. :)
 
some outfits for the week:


left: top from zara, skirt from gg5
right:dress from BCBG
 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

the weekend is here again! and today, I brought the boys to haji lane on a whim.
felt like doing a spot of window shopping and didn't feel like bringing them to the usual malls so thought will be nice to explore kampong glam and show them how a mosque looks like up close - so here we are!
 
definitely livelier in the weekend. first time for the husband coming here on a weekend too. he used to come here for dinner with me during the weekdays when i were working around this area 3+ years back so he has never really see it in action before. :)
 
the boys enjoying the area
the very nice owner from the children little museum even gave them free toys from yesteryears!
 
and of cos, how can I resist buying nothing when im here! got some nice shades from digbyduke though hubbi doesn't really like it. but again, since when I take fashion advice from him. :P


dinner was at fika café and it's not too bad. there must be a reason why it can survive for the last few years!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

this week has been a saddening one.
a very close friend of mine - his gramp passed on earlier this week. went down to the wake 2 nights in a row with some friends. hopefully, our presence can bring his family and him some comfort no matter how small.

once again, life is really too short and fragile. we need to appreciate and treasure our loved ones while we can.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

random updates

yesterday was alexa's 1YO bday and the party was held at sandbank at parkland green. i brought the younger son with me and it was good fun seeing the friends and of cos the cute bday girl!
 
@ sandbank
 
 
and today I did it again!! I bought another lego expert set - detective office!!
hubbi and I really need to get the display shelf to be customized in our living room like SOON. I need it to build all the sets sitting in my storeroom now!!
last count, i have 7 sets!! I need to be more selective in my lego purchase going forward...

Thursday, April 09, 2015

date night

heeding advice from an ex coll, I think it will be good to start having dinner with the husband at least once a fortnight without the kids. :D
 
since hubbi was on PM leave to run errands this afternoon and around my work area, we met up after im off work and headed straight to ps café at ann siang hill for dinner!
 
given its proximity to my workplace, we were comfortably seated in it by 6.30PM! and it was a good uninterrupted flow of conversation for the next 1.5hrs before we decided it's time to pick the boys up from mum's place! :)
 
the boys didn't get home too late to miss bedtime or anything so everything Is great! I hope we can do something similar soon again!
 
my laksa spaghetti is super good!

Sunday, April 05, 2015

long easter weekend for the ng family!

its the long weekend! so, what are the highlights for the ng family (or rather me) these 3 days?
we headed out to town to catch F&F7 on fri! personally, I found 6 better but 7 is what it is - a tribute to paul walker. when those old scenes played back from earlier F&F series, cant help but amazed at how young they look! like it or not, F&F is indeed there with us for the past decade..
 
and then it's shopping time for me! the shopping desire is finally back after being dormant for some time. and by the end of Friday, I found myself with a new adidas top and earrings from dior. ahhh... sweet!
 
we headed out to marine barrage on sat late afternoon for a spot of exercise. the boys hit the road with their bicycle and scooter while I went for a slow 40mins jog (at snail's pace). it's been more than 6months since my last jog!
 
dinner was at satay by the bay where the satays were really heavenly! we ordered 10 sticks after our main meals but obviously those were not enough.. but re-ordering is out of the question given the queue.. next time, we will go for at least 20 sticks! the boys sure can manage their share of satays!
 
at satay by the bay
Sunday saw us hitting the town again and I think the boys+man are really patient to accompany me on my shopping trip. :P
we were in town for I wanted to look at some carrie.K (local designer) rings and im aware that keepers at somerset area does have her line of accessories.
long story short, the excursion to town ended up with a new bracelet (from heeren robinson), a new carrie.K ring and a necklace from keepers.
 
I got the rose-gold plated one. its carrie.K x wit & folly
its actually the word "breathe" made into a ring!
I find it unique and gorgeous!
 
a good weekend for us, mostly me. :P

Thursday, April 02, 2015

luck is running out

or so it seems for this month closing. issues galore! but as someone mentioned, you need such stuff now and again so you will learn. so, it's my learning time. @_@
it's not as bad on hindsight today though yesterday was really a case of just planning step by step. at 8+PM, it just doesn't make sense to hang around anymore so I called it a day and today was much better and we are back on track again. :D

people issue is more or less settled for now but knowing how things are, it's just a matter of time before someone throws me a curveball again.
it's a journey and I will try my best to enjoy the sights rather get too hung up over the ache in my calves!