After a few failed attempts, we finally made it to West Coast Park to catch the sunset.
It was a very productive Sunday morning, where we managed to locate and purchase two Viewsonic monitors Mr Bb has been trying to find. We went on the mission to Funan Centre, brought them to his office and set them up, and then had meatballs at IKEA.
I could not believe he had never eaten IKEA meatballs in his life. Apparently, food and furniture do not mix in the US. Are Singaporeans really food-crazy? :P
He quite enjoyed the meatballs. :)
The timing was perfect for sunset at West Coast Park. We didn’t get (too) lost and managed to make it there before the sun had completely set. Lots of large puffy clouds made the view pretty interesting with the sun’s rays.
Bliss is doing absolutely nothing on a Sunday evening with a special someone.
Or being fed bites off an apple cinnamon muffin.
Or being brought yoghurt in the bathroom while putting make-up on.
Or strolling hand-in-hand, anytime, anyplace.
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My wonderful brother scored two tickets for me to see Faye Wong in concert. I was a big fan of hers when I was a mere teen. Loved many of her older songs. When the price list for the concert was released, many people were shocked at how expensive it was. I wasn’t planning to go even though I really wanted to. Could not justify the price!
Thank goodness for brothers. :)
After having some of our pie, Mr Bb and I made our way to the Singapore Indoor Stadium. It was his first time there.
As it turns out, our complimentary tickets were for seats right at the very last row on the balcony. We could not be any further away. LOL. But no matter, I was just happy to be there anyway.
A bit of goofing around before the diva appeared…
In full swing!
While it was awesome seeing my longtime idol live on stage, I must say Faye’s attitude was a little less than appropriate. She did not interact with the audience at all, not even to say “Hello, Singapore”. At the end, no one actually knew she had sung the final song. She simply left and didn’t come back out again! We sat there wondering for a while, going “Is this it?”.
Some of the stage sets were amazing though. The opening set was gorgeous, and there was also a flying carriage scene where she sang 天空 while floating above the audience. I was glad to have attended but I wonder if the people who paid $580 each were disappointed!
We were starving by the time we made it out and detoured to Crystal Jade for supper take-out – beef noodles, lean meat congee and deep fried squid. Definitely hit the spot after a long journey!
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After v1.0, Mr Bb was determined to create an improved pumpkin pie. I must say v1.1 turned out very nice indeed.
We had a slice each before heading out to see Faye Wong in concert. It was lovely. Not as rich as v1.0 but the pumpkin flavour was just right, which makes it much easier to chomp on. <3
We didn't get around to making pumpkin muffins but Mr Bb insists we have to make some for my mom the next time. :)
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We started our Saturday with brekkie at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Off to a good start with an Egg Benny and Salmon Scrambled Eggs, washed down with a coupla Vanilla Lattes.
While it looked extremely promising, the egg yolk was too cooked. No runny goodness for bB. :( The Hollandaise sauce was deliciously creamy though.
His Scrambled Eggs with Salmon was quite tasty. But they may have forgotten to dress his salad. Mine had a pretty awesome tangy dressing but his was rather dry.
Vanilla Lattes always save the day. I wish they could be more consistent with the food standard though.
After that, we were off to the supermarket for supplies, for our second round of pumpkin pie-baking!
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We made pumpkin pie on Wednesday, since it was a public holiday in Singapore.
Mr Bb has been pretty excited about it for a while, after he managed to find canned pumpkin in the grocery store. He bought and hoarded two cans. Pumpkin pie is a pretty big tradition for fall and early winter for them.
It was a crazy stormy day! Sorta autumny I guess. Here’s Mr Bb scribbling a grocery list while we waited for the storm to subside.
Square pies, yup. Who says we’re conventional?
Pre-heating the oven, which had been used a grand total of three times so far.
Filling is in!
And the pies are ready for action!
At this point, I got whisked away to dinner with a few friends because our Swiss friend was in town. Poor Mr Bb insisted on waiting for me to have the pie together. It was a torturous few hours for him.
And then, I finally made it home…
My first slice of pumpkin pie. :)
It was pretty awesome but really dense because we used cream cheese. He wants to perfect it this weekend with ricotta cheese instead.
I brought some for Mom to try but she didn’t like it so much. LOL. Might be a little too Western for her, gooey texture and all. My brother liked it though.
I was pleasantly surprised when Mr Bb suggested making pumpkin bread for Mom. I counter-suggested muffins. :)
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bB: I just remembered my dream. I was building a sand castle.
Mr Bb: Where were you?
Mr Bb: Really?
bB: Beach was cloudy and cool. And nicer than Singapore beaches.
Mr Bb: I had an idea for your birthday. Luckily it would allow us to build a sand castle.
Mr Bb: What are you, an owl?
bB: Owls go hooo!
Mr Bb: Not Chinese ones.
bB: Well? Are you going to tell me or keep me in suspense?
Mr Bb: Banyan Tree Bintan. Have you been?
Mr Bb: Ni Yao Qu Ma? (Do you want to go?)
bB: Hokay. :)
This will be bB’s first time at a proper beach resort!
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He mixes his own fruit yoghurt with dried cranberries, flaxseed powder, and sometimes a bit of protein powder. This one had mashed bananas as well. The protein powder gives it a vanilla taste which I like very much. Makes it taste like ice cream. <3
He offered to let me decorate his plate but I thought it was more interesting to see our creative differences. :D
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Lunch with Kate at Imperial Treasure Teochew Cuisine on a Tuesday arvo. Imperial Treasure is fast becoming a favourite of mine. Everything I’ve tried is so good!
A new dish we tried was the deep fried squid.
I’ve tried many deep fried squid dishes in my life at many places and I have to say this could easily be one of the best. The batter wasn’t too heavy and the squid flesh was succulently tender. Kate approved as well.
I also had a few of my regular favourites, roast pork and deep fried intestines.
Imperial Treasure absolutely has the best roast pork EVER. Deep fried intestines were awesome as well.
I gobbled everything with a bowl of smooth, plain congee.
And we finished off with red bean pancake for dessert.
Absolutely stuffed but very satisfying!
Imperial Treasure Teochew Cuisine
391 Orchard Road, #04-20A
Ngee Ann City
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Saturday brunch with an Aussie friend was at Artichoke Cafe + Bar. I finally made it here after putting it on my list for months. I remember the lovely courtyard when I was here before the current owners took over.
I had the scrambled eggs with mushrooms. Very generous portion. Ingredients were fresh and everything was tasty with the right touch of seasoning.
Dessert was a scoop of artisan sorbet – raspberry, lychee and rosewater flavour. This was delicious! The flavours came together beautifully. Apparently, Artichoke gets their gelato supply from Latte e Miele, a gelato shop founded by two Italians in Singapore. Each flavour is handcrafted with 100% natural ingredients and no added preservatives.
Yes, those are champagne glasses. Bubbly for brunch!
We visited the Singapore Art Museum to walk off the food and finished off with coffee at Olio Dome. I’ve missed the iced mocha with ice cream but it absolutely wrecked my gut for the rest of the day!
Artichoke Cafe + Bar
161 Middle Road
Latte e Miele
Dome Singapore Art Museum
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I’ve always wanted a little black peacoat. It’s so hard to find one in my size! I quite liked this one. :)
S$99 from H&M, Singapore.
Getting a bit of wanderlust. Might have to go somewhere cold next year! I’ve been so good this year staying put here!
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