Monday, January 31, 2011

Xmas Gathering @ Prive

Guess where this lady is going in her all white outfit?

Not that anyone is going to notice in this setting... ... Muhahaha (evil laughter)

Prive for our Christmas (cum secret surprise for Kenneth) dinner.

Turned up in our theme for the night: Ribbons and Bows. Initially we reserved a table for indoor seating, but the whole fine dining ambiance was so awkward and restrained that we decided to just go alfresco.

The irresistible bread basket. I think it helps that Prive has their own bakery at their cafe section so that their bread is served fresh from the oven. Also their salted butter was like icing on the cake. We nearly ordered a third helping for the bread.

Here comes the food. Skate wing with grilled lemon and whole garlic confit. The texture is somewhat like our good old BBQ stingray minus the sambal. I like the roasted garlic.

Capellini with Sakura Ebi. Like how Kenneth puts it. High class char mee. But I gave the thumbs up for this dish. Very fragrant given that the pasta was tossed in prawn oil and the sakura ebi (aka hei kia) adds a punch to the flavor as well.

Braised French Duck Leg with pearl barley risotto. So far the best duck I had was at Brussels Sprout and the best barley risotto was at Zambucca. I find the sauce a tad weird.

My vote for best dish of the night went to Rack of Lamb. Primitive, grilled to medium rare served with pearl onion and rooted vegetables, accompanied with some mint sauce. As you can see in the pic, the lamb was very moist and tender on the inside, highly recommended dish.

Cheers to good health!

After meal, time for the surprise! Happy Birthday to Kenneth.

Ha ha, and my small gift to Kenneth, his Happy Birthday shades.

Not forgetting the other December baby. Blamer who got a pair of the Happy Birthday shades from me too.

All in now

Everybody had to have a go with the shades.

Kenneth wanted us to comment if he looks better in white or red?

The chocolate truffle cake was really rich. Had to order something else to neutralize it. Lemon Meringue Tart. I really love this refreshing dessert, might be too sour for some though.

FMQ and Ray popped by when we adjourned to the waterfront bar after dinner. FMQ was screaming for us to order Primm's lemonade which we did. The other drink that we tried, Havana Sunrise, I suggest you give that a miss.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Xmas Shopping

Finally have time to sit down & blogged as we took a break from reno due to CNY season. We celebrated Xmas followed by New Year and soon, its time for CNY! I was pretty ill for the Xmas season, but fortunately, Xmas celebrations started early for me :) Headed down to Orchard to get some Xmas shopping done, wore my trusty flats!

Thankfully I wore my flats that day cuz I walked b/w ION and Taka almost 4 times, just to hunt for Leecher's shoes & not forgetting an impromptu call to MinQian to borrow her Taka card - thanks FMQ!

Before we start shopping proper, time to feed the hungry man.

Flipping through the menu.

Leecher was so hungry that he couldn't have the energy to pose for the camera.

Excited @ shopping later - it will be even better if Leecher were to suddenly take out his credit card and pay for my purchases (which DIDN'T happen, so sad)

Leecher ordered Black Pepper Crab Pasta while I had Chicken Portobello Kumara. In the end, we decided to swop dishes cuz we actually preferred what the other party ordered.

Before we start shopping proper, must hug Leecher tight tight so he will make my wish come true, LOL

The iconic bear Xmas tree in Taka! It's also a tradition for us to take pic at the spot whenever we finished our Xmas shopping in Taka. This year, they displayed the pink bears & changed the paper bags to a dark pink shade. So girly! And yes, that shopping bag belongs to Leecher & Leecher only while I ended up with nothing :(

The lovely Xmas lighting along Orchard road. Love the blue section the most & here's the reason why

The magical robin-blue box! Who can ever resist this?

Disappointing shopping trip & I had to drag Leecher to my comfort place

"Dear Santa, I've been a good girl this year. So, you should know what to do :p"

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Permit

Ever since we opened the door to our love nest on 20 Oct 2010, we had to face the daunting task on making a decision on which ID to reno our love nest. In the end, we finally made our decision


The HDB permit to start renovation works, can't wait to see the final product :)

Monday, January 24, 2011


Finally have time to on my lappie after 3 weeks! Lots of backlogs to clear, so please bear with me. Headed to Margarita's @ Dempsey for our Friday dinner with the Uni mates :)

Khim's recommendation. Since he's the driver, we cant disagree with him in case he throws us out of his car on the middle of the expressway!

The crowded outdoor session on a Friday night.

Strawberry margarita's for the first session. Khim's favourite & he could easily drink 4 glasses! On a random note, I missed Morton's martinis!

The usual gang with Khim, Pris, Kenneth dear, Leecher & Yaozu!


We ordered lots of food to share. Apparently, nachos were a hot favourite as we ordered 2nd helpings for it. However, the rest of the dishes were a tad salty for my liking.

2nd round of magaritas to end the night - this time, in mango :)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Short Note

Back from BKK with Leecher! Lots of shopping done, personal & for our love nest :)

Will try to blog about it when we have the time! I wish I have more time a day to complete all the stuff that I wanted to do!

Anyone has a time traveling device like Hermonie in Harry Potter? I desperately need one of it now!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Busy start to the new year!

9th day into the New Year ..... extremely busy week ever since the clock strike 12 on 1st Jan 2011.

1st Jan 2011 - spent the day with Leecher @ Geylang & Balestier to look at lightings for our new house, walked A LOT. Ended the day @ Paya Lebar looking at electronics.

2nd Jan 2011 - crossed the causeway to look at our album layout & choosing of pics for the photo frames.

3rd Jan 2011 - went to love nest to look at the installation of air con trunking, met up with designers & tilers to select materials and discussion on the wet works.

4th Jan 2011 - officially the first day back in office. Confirmed tickets, hotel & meetings for my trip.

5th to 7th Jan 2011 - flew to BKK for business trip. Leecher was sick on MC (he's just sick and not love sick, LOL)

8th Jan 2011 - arrived back in SG at 12.30am. Reached home at 2am & called lil bro to help me with my luggage. Out to love nest @ noon to look at wet works, designer sent us the proposed timeline.

Busy month(s) ahead! Can't wait to see the end product of our love nest ;) Till then, I have to forsake spending quality time with my bed!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Sweet email :)

Hectic week since the beginning of the new year - on biz travel for the first week, busy year ahead.

Leecher sent me an email with subject "For my darling". I was expecting pics from the new house when I saw this ....

Love you dearie! You have definitely earned the present that I got for you :)

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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy 2011

All the best for 2011, everyone!

I wish for health and happiness for my loved ones - nothing beats being healthy and happy everyday :)

Enjoy the wonderful year ahead!
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