Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Singapore Trip in July 2014 Part 1

My Singapore trip this time was different from the usual. I was invited by Yang to join him and his friends in Singapore for a short getaway. I've always loved Singapore for its oh-so clean and safe streets, just strolling in and out of shopping malls that are easily accessible without getting scorched by the sun or wet from the rain and of course the awesome transportation system aka SMRT. I could gallivant alone the streets feeling safe and not feel frightened of getting mugged and etc. I wonder when will that day come for Malaysia, will it ever? 

Anyway, Yang and I booked a last minute flight with AirAsia! Our first trip together, was super exciting! Silly boy surprised me with upgraded seats and food! An apology gift for pissing me off HAHAHA! ok you're forgiven :P 

Fun fact: the upgraded seats (which was the second row in front) didn't make much difference because the plane was pretty much empty! Not surprising as we took the 6am flight hehehe! anyway really appreciate the thought :3 thank you!

Mom and dad of course had to send their beloved daughter to KLIA 2 and see her off at the gate! Thank you dear parents :)

The Loaf @ KLIA 2
ignore the forks, wasn't thinking when i took this, lack of sleep!
DSC_0040That's some intense conversation parents. (mom's gonna kill me for posting this up!!)

meanwhile on board...

*air stewardess pushing food cart across the aisle* 
Mel: It would be funny to order their Nasi Lemak! Lol
Yang: *smirk*
*air stewardess passes two boxes of food towards our direction*
Mel: *thinking they made a mistake*

awww sweetness overload! their pancakes were really not bad, fluffy enough :) yummm! by the time food was served and after taking multiple pictures of the food, we only had about 15 minutes to eat! You've no idea how funny that was! lol not enough time to finish the nasi lemak. #thecoolestsurpriseever #thankyou (˘̩̩̩˘̩̩̩)

We met up with Min aka Aye as he was awaiting our arrival! He offered to drive us to meet up with my auntie and visit the kids before going to his.

Introducing.. Prince Jordan! it was my first time meeting him and he is as adorable as he is in pictures sent by Ee Jasmine. such an angel <3

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New toys from Canada! 

We had breakfast together at the nearby kopitiam, unfortunately it was such a short visit but che che promises to be back soon enough ok? :) my usual visits to Singapore is mainly to spend time with this mischievous fella and ee Jasmine! Since now there is an addition to the family, i guess there will be more noise and fun during my next visit! ƪ(ړײ)ƪ​​  

Min drove us back to his vacation house immediately after to settle in and put up our feet. Yang got 0 hour of sleep while i got about 2 hours?

Our jaws literally dropped when we caught a sight of the condominium. You'll understand soon enough ≧◡≦

Without further ado let me present to you, Nassim Park Residence in the heart of Singapore, just a 10 minute walk to Orchard Road.
the view from one of the rooms, gorgeous huh? ƪ(◡♡
and here's a mini tour around the place!
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previously the fridge was empty until Min stocked up for us, so sweet of him :)
Its own personal lift (⊙_⊙')

After settling in we didn't bother leaving for the malls just yet, the bed was way too tempting and comfy so we took a short nap.


Cute Fact: Min got us toothbrushes along with toothpaste and towels! Just like in the hotels! SO PAMPERED RIGHT? the most hospitable host ever! ❤

Yang and I had our first meal at Jones The Grocer @ ION Orchard! Their menu during our visit was pretty limited because of the odd timing so we ended up just ordering from the bar. We were also still quite full from earlier and saving our tummies for dinner with Min.

yang01 food04 food03Smoked Paprika Chicken Burger food01 Dukkah and Hummus Dip with Assort Jones Toasted Bread
I think i'm becoming a fan of hummus! yum yum (˘ڡ˘)
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It was finally time for dinner after some shopping was done and believe me Yang shops way more than i do!

Sun with Moon Japanese Dining & Cafe @ Wheelock Place was where we had our substantial and satisfying dinner! ڡ˘)

min01Min who was probably describing all his favorites to us! Yes order everything thank you :D
DSC_0163Assortment of SushiDSC_0157Foie Gras bursting with flavor!
This fruity smoothie has 'Melissa' written all over it (◦'ںˉ◦)
I can't remember what this is exactly but i'm pretty sure it's Fried Mochi! I LOVED IT!
Giant Scallop Chawanmushi and more shushi!
so cute :)
food07Unagi & Yakiniku Kamameshi
food08Sesame Tofu Dessert was heavenly! it melts in the mouth :)
Wah this dessert damn special, needs to be in a cage to protect its fine texture!
food05The highly recommended infamous Tofu Cheesecake was really good! *craving now*melyang01look who i found along Orchard road? a 16 year old Thai boy! hahaha!! KIDDING! ƪ(ړײ)ƪ​​ 

Spent the rest of the night just chilling at Min's place with whiskey by the pool, couldn't feel more relaxed :)
We've got ourselves a sexy bartender ('ںˉ)
I think he sweated while getting more ice from the kitchen Lmao! so far far far away..

Shamelessly posing in my jammies!

(pictures below were taken with my iPhone5)

Staying by the pool wasn't cool enough so we went in for a dip. We also figured out that the pool is an exercise pool! Basically you swim against the water jet endlessly for maximum workout, just keep swimming :D a sort of treadmill pool!


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and of course bikini selfies! #abercrombie

That's all for Day 1 in Singapore! Much more happenings coming soon, the next day Yang's Hong Kong girlfriends arrived and joined in our trip!


to be continued....


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Dinner @ Noble Mansion

hey, I've missed you.. totally miss sharing my "eventful" life with you guys! been incredibly hung up with work and basically enjoying life to the fullest since my friends came back. i've been going out every single day. there's no day i stayed home, especially during the night, it was either at a club, bar, the movies, cafes.. well you get it.  still very amazed by the amount of energy i would still have even after a day of instructing 4 classes, sometimes i don't even take naps in between because i'm well.. Out.

they've all left me now (sad face) so i can dedicate more time in keeping this blog more lively! i've so much to blog about since these few months were pretty amazing! i would say it was really the best summer ever!

OK, let's start with our mini reunion dinner at Noble Mansion!

my expectations are high when it comes to good food and when you say it's good it better be GOOD and i'd say their food definitely met them expectations! 

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fish and prawn dish 

before we continue on to more food, here's our very own Armani Model (inside joke), Alex! ladies you know you want a piece ;) alex
DSC_2598 crispy noodles with gigantic prawns swimming in thick eggy gravy DSC_2599
the pork ribs, definitely was the highlight of the night! Exploding with flavor!
DSC_2625 hehe DON'T HATE CAUSE WE CUTE!DSC_2626 DSC_2635 DSC_2634 no idea where this pose came from but i think it's a China man thing. *dies laughing* DSC_2637 DSC_2619
i laff you so much ah lick gor :3
Kelvin! the most chilled out fella i know (lovin' your badass scar btw ;))
oh shit! so lucky i got a picture with this model! LOL 
sailor moon Rachel
we annoyed the boys with so many pictures! sorry boys, by now you should be used to it yeah ;)

anyway if you're interested in dining at the Noble Mansion, it's located at Jaya 33, section 13 PJ. 

a few of us took a "slow" drive up Genting to just relax and enjoy some breeze! we damn chiak par sniau eng (after meal too free)!

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till next time :)
xx, Mel