Happy Birthday, Myself

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Before I start on my 19th birthday post, I would like to post mention a few things!!!!!!!!!

Yesterday, I made a decision which I'm (still) unsure if it's a correct one.

Yes, it's just right across my house (downtown east) & the classes are intensive yet fun! Problem is will I be able to keep my determination up throughout the one year period? And it's not cheap given the pay I'm earning every month too. Sigh.

You may think that it's fine, I can just stop anytime if I wanna stop. But no, I HAVE to commit during this one entire year. If I were to quit, there's a penalty fee which is fucking expensive.

So.... Let me find the motivation again & I'll be in the gym every week!

Another thing was that I tried cooking Aglio Olio based on the recipe Dear gave me, but I failed terribly. It's not the recipe that's wrong but it's just me. I don't even know how to fry the garlic for heaven sake! Don't even mention what should be cooked first. ~_~

Ended up pouring everything away....

& after that, I wasn't ready to give up yet. I still BELIEVE I have a talent for something. Maybe not in main courses... Desserts? Sweet treats? 

So Dad brought my brother and I out so we went to grab some baking ingredients for Chocolate Lava Cake!

Ingredients are the following:
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Van Houten Baking Chocolate
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 spoonful of sugar
  • Unsalted Butter

The moment we reached home, I was quite excited to start baking! 

So is my brother too! :) 

And this is definitely our life. We totally depended on it to weigh how much ingredient was needed. 

So after some mixing & preparation, the mixture was ready!
Poured into the ramekins and there was still quite a lot of leftovers!

Already looking yummy & delicious! 

We didn't fill it to the top because the lava cake would rise throughout the baking process.

After 15 minutes.............
Ta-daa! Our Pride & Joy :)

And my verdict is it was really chocolate-y! But it wasn't too sweet and it actually tasted really awesome!

Just in case you're wondering, my brother lent me his Canon EOS 1100D for the above photos :)
Some photos I took with his 1100D.

I love this shot of Dear! 

Caught a crab! (But I wouldn't dare to eat it.. Caught it at Changi Beach) 

 Love this shot :) It's actually just a pot of Mummy's money plant. Love the focus!

Now, back to my birthday post!
This year, I have to admit that I haven't been a good friend to anyone.. I think I have even neglected some. Maybe it's because I'm bad at prioritizing people in my life. But nevertheless, I'm glad I have made the decision to keep some people in my life, and stayed away from some.

I guess it's just part of growing up. 

Anyway, Dear surprised me with a rather early birthday present!!!
I found it on my study desk when he sent me home. 

:') SO TOUCHED. Almost to tears, in fact. I think it's the first time he's written a heartfelt letter? Hahaha. 

 And yes.. My gorgeous Agnes B wallet! These 2 colours have gotta be my favourite combination :)

On my birthday itself, I had to work :( Dear couldn't take leave cos it was a Friday..
It started out as a really bad day actually. 

I woke up really late, my handphone had no battery and I couldn't start it at all, (my phone was off the entire day), I was having a bad hair day, bad face day, I looked fat, my parents looked like they weren't bothered with me, etc.

I was thinking... this must be the worst birthday of my life. 

But thankfully, my SPH staffs were very nice & they surprised me with a birthday chocolate fudge cake!!!!!!!!!!!
I was so surprised because I didn't expect them to do so they are definitely the sweetest :)

And knowing that I love chocolates so much.. They really bought a cake FILLED with chocolate. It was soooooooo good!

Groupshot with Mama VJ 

VJ & Lisa! 

Love y'all :) 

And yes, my favourite buddy!

After work, Dear ended work at 6pm too and came by to pick me up!

From a distance, I wasn't sure if it was him in the car because the person was wearing formal... and had gelled hair!

To my pleasant surprise, it was Dear!!!
I thought he was wearing his chef outfit (HAHAHA) but it was him... all dressed up for me. From what I've known, I've never seen him in formal, always t shirts/polo shirts and bermudas. 

And he looked so HOT & SEXY in his formal shirt. hahaha.
I couldn't keep my eyes off him the entire night though....... Oops

Anyway he was rather sneaky and mysterious about where we were about to go...
He refused to reveal/drop any hint at all :(

Look at my hot man!

He drove into Sentosa and I was getting a little excited already.. Hahaha.
However, we got a little lost but GPS saved our lives :)

So the place he wanted to bring me for dinner was Tanjong Beach Club!
In fact, he had already made a reservation 3 months ago........ :') I could die from all the sweet surprises that everyone has sprung on me that day.

We were seated outside at the beach which was really romantic..

 Romantic dinner by the beach~

Thank you dear.. You have no idea how blessed I am to have you in my life :') 


Love this shot even better! 

Ordered Moscato to start the awesome night.. :)

This is the life yo! Loved the idea of having white wine by the beach :)

The man whom have redefined the definition of love~ 

Loved this shot of myself.. Hahaha. Good hair & face day here :p (Sorry I'm contradicting myself hehe) 

Took this shot using the self-timer :) 

Our food! 

We ordered Foie Gras Kaya Toast, (okay it sounds really weird.. but the combination is fucking awesome!) Grilled Snapper :)

Grilled Snapper 

Yes we had the whole beach to ourselves..

Anyway back to the food, the combination of foie gras and the slight sweetness and fragrance of kaya goes super well! with the toast of course.. It's a must try! :) 

We finished within 15 minutes & we were rather full..

 Red face from the wine :p

After clearing our plates, the staffs suddenly came back with a mini cake............
I totally went, "OMG!" 
Haha, my "OMG" moment for the 2nd time in the same day.

With a message :) Anyway it was a chocolate brownie cake with vanilla ice cream on top of it.. My second serving of cake filled with chocolate goodness! Hehe 

Awesome night thanks to him :) 

Thanks..  :')

After dinner, it started drizzling, so we went back to my house.. and Mum had actually bought a Durian cake for me!!!!!!

Okay I have this obsession with durians so Daddy and Mummy bought a durian cake for me!! :)
In fact, they spent the entire day looking for the best birthday cake ever :')

So this year's birthday I had 3 birthday cakes in total! 
Hehe guess I grew fatter but all for the right reasons :)

Would like to thank everyone for all the birthday wishes.. Even friends whom I haven't been in contact with for a few years also wished me for my birthday :') I took quite sometime to reply everybody's messages because I was out the whole day and my phone was spoiled at the wrong time zzz. Thanks to my close friends for the birthday treats, meetups and many more! You guys have no idea how much I love y'all.. Definitely keepers!

And my family who never fail to stand by my side, support all my decisions, loved me unconditionally, showered me with so much care and concern and tolerated all my nonsense and crap for these 19 years..

And Dear, who made such great efforts to make me feel like a princess all again.. who always tries his best to make me the happiest girl in the world everyday, and for loving me despite my wilful character.. 

THANK YOU, everyone.

Happy 1st year anniversary!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

On the 14th of November this year, marks the 1st year that Dear and I have been together!
I've been so excited because it's of course, another day whereby we can dress up, go on a date, and celebrate this special day :)

It feels even more special than Valentine's Day! (duh..)

But this year, I'd be working on the 14th so decided to celebrate it on the 13th itself. It was also Deepavali! Which was public holiday so I need not go to work :-)

Yep, wanted to go Gardens by the Bay for the longest time ever but we didn't have the chance to since both of us were busy and only free at night.

So that day was a good day to explore that new attraction that was opened earlier this year!

On our way...
Dark, gloomy  clouds :(

Was a little afraid that it'd start pouring because that would mean we couldn't go anymore!

Brought my furry furry jacket just in case ;P 

Dear & I! Feel the couple-y atmosphere cos we're wearing white! 

"Been waiting my entire life for someone like you~~" 


Finally we reached!

Excited! Could feel butterflies in my stomach already.. And looked quite sunny aye? 

However, it started drizzling the moment we stepped out of the car so we had to go for Plan 2.

TWG at MBS was my 2nd choice and Dear accommodated me 'cos he knows I've been telling him about TWG for the past month and how much I wanted to go there... So he brought me there! :') How sweet of him.

Ordered Ace Of Heart Tea & some chocolate brownie cake along with tea ice cream for dessert. 

Am so loving the chocolate brownie cake & the tea-infused ice-cream! 

Well, we also ordered 2 macaroons at the side but the rose macaroon kinda sucked..

My baby boy! 

 & Myself hehe

As a tea lover myself, I love all kinds of tea.. Dear is not much of a tea lover but he found that the Ace of Hearts was good! So guys... next time if you're dropping by TWG at MBS, check out their Ace of Hearts tea, and the desserts please! 

The brownie cake is so good I could just literally die on the spot.

Brought my polaroid out for this special occasion but we didn't take much because the floor was wet from the rain and there were so many people around!

Love this shot of my bf~ So nice!


And this photographer offered to help us take a photo so yeah... hehehe 

Went up to MBS & saw that there's a bridge connecting to Garden by the Bay!
So we just strolled around the bridge, waiting for time pass since our reservation for dinner was at 8pm at Ikoi Restaurant, Mirar Hotel. (Japanese Buffet)

For dear's birthday/our 1st year anniversary, I'm thinking of booking MBS to celebrate heheh oh SHHHH 

 Love the view!

 So near yet so far...

Love this shot! Looks like it was taken in the afternoon right? But nope.. It was taken in the evening, when the sun was just setting. Heheh 

In the end, we didn't walk over to Garden by the Bay since we were a little tired from walking....
Just decided to rest at MBS awhile before heading over to Ikoi Restaurant for our sumptuous Japanese Buffet!

I didn't take any photos, unfortunately :(
However, the food there (other than sashimis - Sorry, I'm not a fan of raw food or anything in shells except for prawns hahaha) was really good! I miss the fried Udon, Tempura, Fried mushroom though..... So damn nice!  It's really worth the money and the price isn't that steep.

About $30+ for Japanese buffet for anything from the menu and if you love sashimi (raw salmon), it's worth the money! FREE FLOW and FRESH.

However that place was a little small and reservations have to be made especially for weekends. When we went that day, it was full house. (Thankfully I made my reservation 1 week before. HAHAHA)

I am sure that we'll last..... AND if money & time permit, we'd probably tie the knot in a few years time HAHAHA.

Well, let nature take its course!
Happy 1st year anniversary, baby. Cheers to many our years to come ;)

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