Time : 5:45 PM
Green Apple Day!
Time : 11:12 PM
Today I got this beautiful, big, green apple on my desk, which is greatly to my favour! =) I seriously think i m a freak, i hate red apple but i just cant have enuff of green apple.
Benefits of Green Apple:
- Cleans teeth and strengthens gum
- Eating 2 apples a day will reduce cholesterol level up to 10%
- Has an antiviral property and detoxifies the body
- Prevents constipation because it helps digestion
- Improves immune function and prevents heart disease and some cancers
- Due to its high level content, apple is cooling and moistening and aids in reducing fever
- Grated apple when mixed with live yogurt may be helpful in cases of diarrhoea
- Steamed apple sweetened with honey is beneficial for a dry cough and may help to remove mucous from the lungs
For dinner, went down to Selegie for Soya Beancurd aka Tau Huey.
'Rochor Original Beancurd' operates everyday and claims to have the best Tau Huey in Singapore. Located at short street, a small lane diagonally opposite teh Cold Storage @ Peace Centre.
During its peak, the crowd was so full and teh people dun evn mind to take the seat beside the drain.
Its specialty is Tau Huey(soya beancurd) and Tau Zhui(soya milk) but they also sells other items such as: egg tart, curry puff, fritter dough aka you tiao, butterfly and so on.. which go well with the beancurd and soya milk. Smooth, white curds made from soya beans are served in a bowl with syrup. It's a popular dish for breakfast and as a dessert in Singapore and Malaysia. You can eat it cold or hot with other ingredients like peanuts and jelly. For me, I love to mix my Tau Huey(soya beancurd) and Tau Zhui(soya milk) in a bowl and eat it together with You Tiao(fritter dough) - deep-fried dough which is totally unhealthy but absolutely tasty!
Address [Map]: 2 Short Street S 188212
Graze-ing thru the nite
Time : 6:57 AM
Its D2's bday and we decided to pay a visit to this park, situated near Holland V, just beside Buono Vista MRT Station, an area which exudes the aura of an unhurried world. There aint many restaurants in Rochester Park and I quickly set my mind on the most-spoken Fusion restaurant- ‘Graze’, an offspring of the award-winning OPIA (the famous restaurant in the 1st in Asia boutique hotel designed by Phillippe Starck - ‘JIA’ @ Hongkong), brot to us by young enterprising Singaporean - Ms Yenn Wong who made her name by making success in both establishment in HongKong.
No dinner is complete without a good bottle of wine! Our server suggested Aussie white wine - 2003 Brokenwood from Cricket Pitch (@ SGD 86 per bottle). A perfectly smooth and light wine to celebrate the evening of joy!
The waiters served dessert soon after we finish the main course. They fetched out a nicely set Lava pudding Plate with a twinkling candle while humming the bday at the same time. It was a surprise as none of us ordered anything yet, the thoughts was kind however the pudding aint a complimentary gift on the house, we found out that its included in the bill later =P. The warm Graze B&W chocolate lava pudding (@ SGD18) are oozing full of warm bittersweet from within, served together with B&W chocolate by the side. It melts in ur mouth and melted away ur hearts at the same time. It could be the million-dollar-worth dessert for those with sweet tooth but to me, it’s a tad too sweet. Generally it’s still worth trying.
As the name suggest, ‘Graze’ it’s a place for a cozy and sleek dining experience, encouraging its customers to take their time and enjoy the glassy lawn in the airy ambience. We decided to check out the whole place after the nosh. Besides serving delectable dishes, Graze also hosts a gourmet store selling home-made conserves, imported cheese, chocolates and boutiques wines and beers.
Upstair of the indoor dining area house an indoor lounge bar – Mint. Fitted with a DJ booth playing cool music, adjourned with comfy sofas, flo stools and otto mans, and a unique bisazza mosaic bar with floral motif, offering a list of unique blends and cocktails.
I have this special likings of their adjoining terrace, where there is a large sofa bed and banquette seating overlooking the garden from the top. Perfect for a relax lounging! According to the bartender, they also offers a wide range of cigars for those who enjoy piping a smoke or two.
I requested Apple Martini (@ SGD 18), which is not in the cocktail list, Soro - the bartender kindly prepared it for me. It smells great and tasted heavenly, perfectly added a pitch to the joyous evening tune. Then Soro suggested us to try out his newly invented – Peach Cosmo (@ SGD 20). It is nice but not really my glass of choice.
To sum it all.. this is definitely a memorable evening with commendable food, wine & drinks. Ambience and service wise, Graze is definitely top of the list-of-choice. However, its not a every-day dining type of place as the bill could be rather intimidating. Average expenses with wine is SGD 120 per person. No harm indulge once in a while for some special occasion though. Remember to call up for reservation as it could be rather packed during weekend and certain days during the week. Best to take a cab down as teh parking space is kinda limited.
4 Rochester Park S139215
Tel for reservation:
Breakfast - Sun: 9am to 3pm
Lunch - Sat: 12pm to 2pm
Dinner - Tue-Sun: 6:30pm to Midnite
Bar - Tue-Sun: 6:30pm to 1am,
extended to 2am on Sunday and Public holidays eve.
Fiesta Latino - Sway by the beach
Time : 11:58 PM
All the GOs are in bright tops and white bottoms, its gonna be the ever first beach performance in Bintan Clubmed. I m fortunate to witness and participate in their virgin beach show!
An extravanganza with vibrant clothings and flirtious dancing, With all the drinking, dancing, swaying and limbo-rocking, its definitely one of the best party i ever attended.
I m in ClubMed!!
Time : 11:58 PM
For the uninitiated, let me give you a bit of background on this concept village resort. Clubmed actually started off as a French corporation, which is seen by many as the pioneer of the all-inclusive-resort. Each resort provides an extensive list of services and activities in one single package. This includes lodging, food & beverages, use of facilities, sports activities, games, and shows.
ClubMed staff are called "GOs," or gentils organisateurs (gentle organisers). Clients are "GMs," or gentils membres (gentle members). The resort is known as a village. The resort manager is called the chef de village (village chief).
The unique feature of Club Med is that the GOs and GMs play, dine, drink, and dance together every day and night. Grand spread of Buffet dining (usually on tables of eight, mixing GMs and GOs), daytime sport tuition and evening show with extensive audience participation are part of the holiday experience.
Ria Bintan which is 55 mins away from SG, has now become a popular vacationing style and a conveninet getaway for S'porean or tourist from all over the world.
This is my first visit to Bintan and also my first visit to a Club Med property. The experience is definitely enjoyable and memorable. Upon arriving at the village, you will first greeted with a warm welcome by the staff and given a bracelet which is good for free drinks and bar food throughout your stay. At Club Med, guests choose how they spend their day. You can fill up your schedule with action packed sports and adventure, or you can simply lie on the beach staring out onto the breath taking turquoise surf. I, myself, opted for some adventure. After grabbing some snacks, i headed straight to a good squash game. Then came lunch with a wide variety of food to choose from. After a short rest, did some Pilates in the fitness centre before lounging on the beach. Bintan Beach, which fronts Club Med, is almost heaven-like. The waves are nothing like I've seen and the color of the sea is in mesmerising turquoise color.
When lounging got a bit too dull soon, and I bravely took up trapeze. This is one my most memorable experiences. I was so nervous as I waited in line for my turn to attempt my first try hanging in the air! The tension was greater when i was told to climb up to a vertical stair of approx. 2 floor high. When came my turn, I reached out and grabbed hold of the bar, almost hanging off the edge of the platform. I was a bit shocked at the speed in which I glided toward the other end of the trapeze. I did my flip (fail =P) and landed comfortably on the net. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience that everyone should enjoy while at Club Med. I felt like a kid again. Watmost, the quantity of exercising was almost equal to all the activities i did for the past year, haha.. another step towards my slimming goal! Then.. its time for some swimming b4 dinner.
The performance put up by the GOs after dinner was awesome!! The Circus theme really live up to its name.
Whew!! Best if you can come down to experience it, Shall tell u more abt my adventures tmr. Nite, cheers!
Time : 12:12 PM
Just another Sunday
Time : 11:16 PM
=( would have gone to EastCoastLife 1st blogger's Popiah Party.
Brought Zico to WestCoast DogRun. I noticed he was kinda scared while other doggies approach him. My bad my bad... should hv bring him down to socialize and networking wif his fellow doggies frens more often.
Caught 'Music & Lyrics' @ Vivo. GV Vivo is definitely one the better cinema these days. Esp heart the spacious leg room. The movie is juz a so-so, can skip it if u hv betta choice.
Trying it out now.. so far so good. =)
Time : 9:09 PM
After work, joined my colleagues for lunch at a indian vegetarian restaurant at Little India, Serangoon. See, we need to work half day on Sat, dats y we hv to pamper ourselves for the hard work. =P
Ananda Bhavan has been serving a mix of North and South Indian vegetarian cuisine for over seven decades. There are currently four outlets, all located along the Little India belt. Popular with locals and tourists alike, the Ananda Bhavan restaurant chain prides itself with serving wholesome food without the use of monosodium glutamate (MSG) and preservatives. There is no reuse of cooking oil either.
Address: Blk 663, #01-10 Buffalo Road