Summertime Fatness: July Edition

First day of Year 3 was yesterday 😥 the only reason I’m still at home’s cause there’s no evidence tutorial this week, otherwise tutorial’s usually at 9am `\o/`

Instead of reading for class later – I am digging up food photos to post HAHA no okay I’m determined to be a good student this sem k and will start things right.

Let me reminisce about the holidays a little first though :’)

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Come to w39!! ^^

Caesar for Chalet

Caesar Salad making during AC Chalet – turned out surprisingly good! (Y) Credits to Vernon as well, we spent almost 3 hours leisurely making this after we reached there to check in, while waiting for the rest of the interning people to arrive. While Jo packed her whole house to bring to Taiwan HAHA no I kid, but srsly Jo.

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Flat Whites at Forty Hands, which were so good I wished they were twice or thrice the size. Kudos to the newly inducted coffee snob for the introduction, and of course also to very inspiring conversations – glad to have you around David, thanks for always looking out for me.

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Forty Hand’s incredible chocolate tart and good-but-not-incredible chocolate pound cake. GIVE ME MOAR CHOCOLATE.

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Mex Out with the MTF to celebrate the birthdays of the 2 very retarded and very smart kids, jp and skoh *\o/* Descriptions interchangeable. hehe

The nachos were SO HEAVENLY I haz nu wordsk elfkjsnrfl ❤ Also the owner looks like Jonathan Sidwell from Suits right!!! Okay skoh and I were so sure we insisted on a photo but no one really agreed after that :< Idk why the photo is so grainy and I am lazy to edit.

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Height received a boost that night with the help of shockingly comfortable platforms, which I had to throw out cause I haven’t worn heels for fun for so long (interning no count) and the soles started peeling like mad :'< BUT THIS HEIGHT IS GOOD!! Usually my face is armpit-level.

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I love eating with people who love eating as much as I do haha! Many moments of silence at the table where we contemplated the food, first with our eyes and then in our mouths.  (they probably also contemplated strangling me taking many photos of this before they were allowed to touch the food HAHA sorrz guys).

This was at Cucina at Holland Village.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetThankfully, we got this a voucher for this, which just made it more exciting because we felt invincible – ORDER ALL THE FOOD!!!

I’m serious, friends who eat together, stay together :’>

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetThen we moved on to my favourite ice cream place: the Daily Scoop.

Not pictured: GOY, who got her durian ice cream without consideration for anything else and went back to sit and eat it while the chee, qq and I took about 10 years trying all sorts of flavours. I think none of us eventually got any of the flavours that we tried LOL.

Processed with VSCOcam with m5 presetDimbulah, long ago, with Yasmina who’s from Canada and was interning in the same place I was, and I headed down to say goodbye before she left Singapore for good.

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The Sushi Bar’s Salmon Aburi Sushi deserves all the hype it has generated – steph and I clinked our first sushis together in a toast before placing it whole into our mouths and o-m-g I would have made vaguely indecent noises if not for how cramped to the point of slight claustrophobia our seats were to the other tables.

In any case, I don’t think the other diners would have judged the indecent noises anw~ Steph and I were probably the most exaggerated in showing our appreciation for the food though, hahaha.

Not pictured: Chirashi Don and Wafu Spaghetti. I’m trying to forget the impact of the price tag of this meal on my student budget and focus on the food ~

Not captured: The warmth of old friendships.
TungLok

 

 

This was the sashimi at TungLok, where my family celebrated my brother’s birthday before he booked back in on Sunday – didn’t take more photos of the food because as usual, we ate in a rush for him to book in on time hahaha ugh my stupiak brother.

Chee with BoonTongKee

Bonus photo: Chee being a cutie at supper at Boon Tong Kee ❤ hehehe.

I think I was pretty good this month at taking photos of my meals!! I admit I am still lazy sometimes to take photos tho.

A new semester, with a new beginning. Please be forgiving. There is too much to say so I will just end with something no less relevant:

“There’s nothing that I’d take back,

But it’s hard to say there’s nothing I regret.”

21st Party *~\o/~*

I’m never really one for throwing parties or holding events with the centre of attention being myself – this was actually my first birthday party that I can remember. But our exams were so close to my birthday this year that I couldn’t treat my friends for the incredible things that they got me and things that they did to celebrate this big milestone in my life with me, so what else can I offer but food I make from the heart?

I took a while to plan the menu, shopped and bought what felt like the entire supermarket and catering shop and then lived in the kitchen for a few days before the party. I’m not sure how to write this post – elaborating on every recipe would make this a novel hahaha and I didn’t even take a single photo of the food table!!! Not one!! Was too busy trying to make sure things were going well that I didn’t even take that many photos of my friends 😦 So I have no record of how the food looked like all laid out, except in my head.

Here’s what the menu looked like:

Savoury

  1. Penne Aglio Olio with bell peppers and mushrooms
  2. Salad with honey-balsamic dressing, feta, walnuts and cranberries
  3. Cold soba
  4. Egg Mayo Sandwiches (worst item on the menu, didn’t like it myself)
  5. 4 fingers chicken wings (catered; mum queued for so long for this, <3)
  6. Chicken pie ordered from my favourite shop in pasir ris, thanks dad for collecting it ❤
  7. Homemade salsa and tortilla chips (store bought)

Sweet

  1. White Chocolate Cheesecake
  2. Blueberry Apple Pie Bars
  3. Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate cream cheese frosting
  4. Cookies (Snickerdoodles and oatmeal raisin)

Drinks

  1. White wine sangria
  2. Assorted drinks which friends helped to buy (<3)

 

And I don’t really have photos of the food while baking too, so ahh this is just gonna be a garbled collection sorry :((

salad

Salad~

Blueberry Apple Pie Bars 1

Blueberry Apple Pie Bars

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

snickerdoodles

 

More Snickerdoodles 🙂

Aaaand that’s all the photos I have. Argh pulls hairs out but no choice luh. But the planning process was equal doses of fun and exhausting, I planned out an exact schedule and stuck to it, and I smelled like cooked food for 12 hours or more a day. Hahaha

Thank you all friends & family for coming and for all your love, I love each and every one of you ❤ Thanks esp to my mum for all that you’ve done, my brothers for being there even tho Clement couldn’t come cause of army (arghhhhh army), Benz for buying me balloons, Dill for being my music and transport man, Dawn and Gw for coming earlier to help me set up ^^

Time to be a big girl now, with 21 years behind me :’) Here’s to even more amazing years ahead, I’m ready to be brave