Reviews & Happenings in June (Father's Day and Food trip!)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I finally got my first part-time pay that actually exceeds $1k! 
Well, I guess I got pretty excited when I saw the figure in my bank that NOW, AS OF 18 JUNE, I am only left with $100+ in my bank. AND YES I CAN HEAR THAT HUGE GASP FROM YOU. 

It's crazy how much I've been spending.. I paid for things that I guess I really didn't need, I paid for things that were on promotion, and some sports apparel, my healthy groceries, my bills, etc..... and boom! I'm left with only $100 for 10 days in this month :(

One of my most expensive buy this month was this Makeup Forever Starter kit (retailing at $155 at Sephora) that comes with their primer, HD foundation brush, and their HD powder! 

It's a good buy! I love their foundation and with the application of the primer and the HD powder, everything glides on perfectly. But honestly I feel that there's not much difference in terms of coverage between my Revlon Colorstay and the MUFE foundation though. They cover well and glides on with a pretty touch.  However Revlon is thicker in its texture, thus it can be cakey when applied generously but MUFE is of a much thinner texture. I'm still using both of them for different occasions :)

I applied the MUFE foundation for my grandma's 80th birthday.. As you can see, the difference is not very huge as compared to my previous posts of me having Revlon's foundation on. 

Anyway, June is a pretty much expensive month for me especially it's also Father's Day!
Took Papa out for dinner and movie at 112 Katong!

We had our dinner at Old Hong Kong Tea House :)

 Papa having his bittergourd pork rice. 

And my instant noodle with egg and cheese and chicken cutlet! (this is not bad actually) 

Dear's pork rice (Was super disappointed cos it is WAY too bland) 

My brother made it in time from Harbourfront! When I called him, he was still at Vivo at 7.30 pm -_- but he managed to reach 112 Katong at 8.10pm! Woohoo ^^

Ordered some dim sums such as pan fried dumplings, siew mai, and others together with our mains -_- It was so filling please!

Siew Mai

Cheese Baked Rice (which took 30 minutes to come, wtf)

I wouldn't recommend people to go there at all damnit. The food pretty much sucks, and so does the service. I had to wait 30 minutes for my drink too... And they took 15 minutes just to tell me that my drink is not available! Zzz. Plus the restaurant was hot and stuffy.. Bad experience :/

After that, we caught our movie at 9pm, Man of Steel! It was soooooooooo good! I loved the storyline and I love it when the evil guy dies in the movie :P

The guy was pretty hot too... *Drools*

Gotta catch it! Anyway I'm really super happy that Golden Village has taken the initiative to take one step further and implement english subtitles for certain movies at some of their cinemas. It really helps the hearing impaired community a lot and watching movie is quite important since you can learn and educate yourself at the same time.

With this action, Dear and I have much more movies to watch now! A big thank you to Golden Village.

Had an enjoyable night with the three men in the family :)

Love them too much! And my mum who's in Malaysia now T_T

 And just one last photo before we hit the sack....... :p

Yesterday (Monday) was soooooooo hazy! We were on our way to Johor for some yummy food but it was so hot! Thanks to the haze -_-

Nevertheless, it wasn't dampening our mood to get some kickass paper baked herbal chicken for lunch!

I blogged about wanting to go Teck Sing's restaurant to eat their signature paper baked herbal chicken (a few posts back) but unfortunately, it was closed that day. This time when we went, Teck Sing was open! Super happy that we get to eat their herbal chicken finally!!!!!!! WOOP

 Signature Paper Baked Herbal Chicken (RM 18)

This was so damn good!!!! Honestly one of the best I've ever had. The fragrance, the aroma, the taste was just right that Dear and I ended up digging for more (even though there wasn't any meat left :P)

Fu Yong Egg (RM 6/8) 

This is a common dish I'd normally order at most chinese restaurants. I love Fu Yong egg! It goes well with anything you order :)

Stir fried Brinjal aka Egg plant (RM 8... erm I kinda forgot)

I don't really like eating egg plant but this dish was definitely GOOD! Dear ate them all (though I had a few pieces) and he said this was really good!


With all the recommendations, they were even featured on Singapore's magazines before! 

The interior, a rather normal Chinese restaurant setting 

Had such a great lunch that we didn't even regret coming and getting stuck at the customs because of the lunch jam for 30 minutes.

After that, we went to KSL Mall to shop around, got my organic chia seeds from Nature Health Farm, got his hair cut by a new hair salon (It's only RM 28 with hair wash; their opening promotion) and went to get his car washed!

What'd y'all think? His hair looks so much better! And more handsome now hehehe sorry but he's mine yo 

 In my favourite pair of wedges again! This is so comfy I can prolly do my bodycombat in it HAHAHA

Some camwhoringgggggg omg I look like a man here -_- 

We went to City Square Mall next to walk around too, and I got some DHC products at only RM 10 each wtf!!!! It's a steal since they were clearing stocks and I just happened to spot their tiny sale section HAHAHAHA. Yes I am budget barbie and I love itttt.

Got my pore lotion and acerola extract for only RM 20 for both! Which costs only SGD 9? And I bought it from Watsons :)

Dear also got his branded authentic caps (Rebel etc) for only RM 60 each cos the shop was having some clearance too! Compared to the one he bought in Bangkok which costed him SGD 60+.. Mad expensive -_-

Quite a lot of promotions in City Square now so gotta go fast before the deals are over guys!!!!!

Anyway, City Square just recently opened a few shops at the top level which is mostly cafes / restaurants.. Am tempted to try the brunch menu at Delicious but Dear was abit skeptical about the quality and taste. :(

Hmm, but there's this new concept cafe (which is similar to Taiwan's) called T Bowl and it is so cute!!!!
The cafe concept is that everything is designed as if they're in the toilet! Especially the seats (toilet seats), soup, noodles, ramen are served in toilet bowls, and so many more! Super duper cute!

They kinda have a mix of western, asian, all types of food available. 

 The interior

And yes, the seats! 

Oh well, there're a few seats outside too.. :P 

 And "toilets" are supposed to have mirrors right? ;)

And the counter is in the shape of a bathtub!

Am going to visit this cafe during our next visit to City Square. Too cute to resist! And hopefully, the food taste as good as what they claim to be.. 

It's located at the last level of City Square :)

Dear and I eventually had our dinner at Sakae Sushi (Yes there's one in JB) and yum, the quality was still rather good! I loved the chanwanmushi and I had 2 bowls of it. LOL. Dear had the sushis on the conveyor belt and also, a bento set -_- I was wondering how he could finish all that food..

They're having a promotion for Citibank card holders, 1-for-1 pink plates so we had 6 plates of it, but paid for only 3 :)

Had such satisfying meals in JB and I can't wait for our next visit again!


Random Roadtrip to Malacca

Friday, June 07, 2013

According to my web stats for the past few months, many people have been actually coming to my blog because of the blog post I did about Phuket, Batam, Bangkok, etc.

So I thought I could do up a one about Malacca!
Not exactly new to Malacca since my boyfriend and I have been going to Malacca ever since we started dating. This was our 3rd or 4th trip together there again! -_-"

But of course, these trips were mostly a 1 day thing :)

Just wanted to share with y'all what to do in Malacca, their famous spots, and their damn good food!

I know I haven't been posting recently for a month but I've been so caught up with my new job recently, working from 9am to 6pm is no joke....... I don't even have the energy to hit the gym after work at all! :'(

Mondays are normally my off days so on Monday, we took the day off together and decided to go on an impromptu trip to Malacca by driving there! 
It's not exactly that difficult because there'd be signages directing you the ways to reach Malacca. It's pretty easy!

Initially we wanted to leave the house at 8am, but apparently I was too sore to wake up after the RPM lesson at my gym the day before. But still, I dragged my almost dead body out of the bed and quickly washed up! We ended up leaving the house at 11am :(

Went to change money at Raffles Arcade and it was already 12pm plus! Yes, it's a 2 hours ride and every minute counts! We wanted to be at Malacca as early as possible to enjoy the historic walk along their famous landmarks and indulge in their yummy food!!

Trying a daredevil stunt by actually placing my baby out of the window when the car was travelling at the speed of 130km/h O_O 

 And as you can see, normally Mondays the highways are pretty empty! :)

"Getting baked" in the car -_- 

Yes, the weather was damn hot that day! I think I got sunburned in the car. LOL 

It was about 3.30pm when we reached Malacca's Jonker Street. We were so hungry that we decided to have their signature chicken rice balls! Yes, Malacca is famous for their chicken rice balls because of its unique way of eating the rice as compared to Singapore's.

We went for Famousa's outlet just right outside the entrance of Jonker Street.

The interior of their restaurant

At that timing (3.40pm), there were considerably quite a number of people in the restaurant! Most of the people were Malaysians, which even gave us a more enhanced local experience. Hahahah

Omg, I love their Luo Han Guo!! It's damn shiok especially for their mad hot weather there!

And here it is! Dear ordered Roasted Chicken Rice Balls while I ordered Steamed Chicken Rice Balls :)

Side Dish 1: Stir Fried Veg with Oyster Sauce

Pork with the crispy skin. I forgot what this is called but this is my favourite!!!! 

My boyfriend ordered another plate of normal, ordinary rice because he didn't felt used to the rice balls. For me, it was something that everyone should experience when you're in Malacca so I had no problem eating it :P
Their vintage machine 

 One of the must visit restaurants in Malacca, especially if you want to experience their culture and way of life here!

Next up was Jonker Street.
 Yes, apparently Malaysia is having their own school holiday too so it was a little bit crowded with families :(

Dear and I enjoy walking along Jonker Street because it is so clean and peaceful! The shops are so vintage and traditional, and we always feel like we're in another world or something. Hahaha. Especially with the smell of freshly baked tarts and pastries all over the street. Ahhhh~

There're almost drink stalls everywhere here! 

Naruto drinks for you? 

 Chinese Temple that offers foot massages for tired tourists (of course need to pay la)

I guess if you're looking for a place to shop and expect to find trendy clothes/bags/shoes etc, this is not the place you'd want to shop :(

Their bags and clothes are not very trendy, mostly quite old fashioned but if you're lucky enough, you can prolly get a few trendy stuffs at quite a reasonable price!

Next up was the famous Durian Chendol Shop along Jonker Street!
It's located near the entrance and it is a MUST TRY if you're a durian lover!!!!
*I kinda forgot what the shop's name was but it's quite noticeable*

 They sell yummy pastries and tarts and coffee too! (Most tourists from other countries will stop by and buy a whole bulk of their packaged pastries)

And here it is! Their famous durian chendol! IT IS SO GOOD I CAN CRYYYYY

 But Dear insisted on sharing it with me so I was abit angry lor :( Why can't I have my own bowl! Zzz

Our happy meal~ 

After that, we walked down as we wanted to go to the Malacca' famous Christ Church.

Checking out their menus... it was quite expensive! 

Yes, you can travel by foot, by their fanciful trishaws (that blast horribly loud korean songs blah), or even their boats! 

We decided to hang out at Dataran Pahlawan Shopping Centre instead so we went to park the car at the nearby hotel which only charges at RM 2 for 4 hours! Whoop, that is only $0.90 for 4 freaking hours!!

The link between the hotel and Dataran Pahlawan has a few shops that sell really cheap and pretty clothes! I was going abit crazy over there :P Wanted to buy a few dresses but I wanted to save the money for our Korean dinner later :P

I love walking at Dataran Pahlawan Shopping Mall! Their mall is huge and there're quite a lot of things to walk and see!! They're like a mini version of Fareast Plaza, but they're only 2 storeys. Hehe.

After that, we walked out to take the Menara Tamingsari ride. It's one of Malacca's famous attractions too!

We paid RM 15 for each person cos we said we were locals :P Obviously she started talking to us in Malay and we just nodded our heads like idiots. LOL.

 The ticket comes together with a muffin and a drink for you to snack on during your ride!

 Super excited! It was my first time :)

The queue time wasn't very long, because around 10 minutes, it was our time!


So the ride went up super high...... And we could see the entire Malacca! I was a little scared cos it felt like it was going to drop down anytime and we would all die in pieces boohoo :'(

Jonker Street from afar 

Just couldn't stop imagining what it'd feel like if we fell down :( 

Anyway, it is a good experience that everyone should go for when you're in Malacca!
Now, the best part........

One of the best Korean restaurants in Malacca is just located right next to Pahlawan Shopping Centre and opposite Starbucks. We've been patronising them everytime we visit Malacca because their service and food are just SO GOOD!

Do visit Daorae Korean Restaurant when you're there!!

We ordered beef and pork, and there were so many side dishes that came together with it! We also ordered our all-time favourite ginseng soup! :) 

Yes, the waiter was cooking the beef for us, and even placed it in the appropriate sauces and side dishes for us to eat! :)

FREAKING good ginseng soup! 

Loving the authentic Korean food served here. Even the atmosphere.. everything feels like it. The waiters were speaking to each other in korean too! 

Eating in the stylo way with really good service :) 

Love their seafood pancake too! Dear and I finished this even though we were quite full :P This was actually on the house, they were so sweet  :)

Visit them when you're in Malacca! ;)

Grabbed a hot Green Tea latte from Starbucks before heading back home~
Another 2 hours ride back home and though we were tired but we enjoyed ourselves so much! :)

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