Updating the trails of what happened in July...
~*Farewell for our temp 小弟*~
Our combined gift for our 小弟. Presenting...
and the people
Boys do not seem to be able to follow instructions.
~*The hubby's turn to burn a hole in my pocket*~
The night before my hubby's birthday, we had dinner at Sushi Tei with my FIL. It was supposed to be a family affair but my 2 BIL couldn't make it in the end while my MIL decided that her Taiwan drama serial was more important than her son so it was just the 3 of us.
The birthday boy was really greedy and ordered everything he felt like eating while my FIL and I kept asking if he was able to finish all the food.
Well, almost. We "takeaway" the beef and mushroom dish for my MIL. My FIL wanted to instruct the waitress to pack the prawn for my MIL too when greedy kh casually reached out for the last prawn and devour it in a flash. He even helped me finish my salmon and roe rice.
We still had room for desserts!
I like macha green tea ice cream a lot more than black sesame but it was kh's call that night. Hence, we ordered the latter. For tangy flavours, I would always order the pineapple ice that looks uncannily like a real pineapple but tastes better than a real one without hurting the tongue.
After dinner, we had some time to shop. I spotted a shoe shop called Daphne with Taiwanese pop girl band S.H.E fronting the glass windows and decided to check out their shoes.
I've never seen this brand anywhere and asked the shop assistant if it was a new company. She replied that it is a popular line of shoes originating in Taiwan which produces comfortable shoes yet doesn't compromise on looks.
I was sold by what she said and by this pair.
When my eyes fell upon the shoe box with Rene Liu staring blankly at me, I can't help feeling amused.
Even the elegant Rene Liu endorses this brand? I was all the more convinced with my prudent buy.
I've always been buying my work shoes from the likes of Scholls and Clarks due to my feet problem. Everyone knows that comfort and beauty do not go hand in hand in the shoe department so you could visualise how ugly my work shoes are. Imagine my joy when this pair fitted my feet like Cinderella's glass slippers upon the first try. I walked and jumped in it too! It was comfortable and it paired well with my jeans. I did not walk like a klutz in them and kh gave this pair the thumbs up, saying that it looked better than my normal work shoes.
I was jubilant. Proud of the purchase I've made, I decided to go shopping the next day in this pair to test its comfort. More on that later!
The next day, I treated kh to Italian buffet at Basilico.
Great food! I love all the rosy sheets of cold cut hams! We ate and ate and ate for almost 2 hours.
Their desserts weren't too bad. Both the tangy and creamy ice creams were heavenly.
A champagne buffet was available too but we did not opt for that as we would not make our money's worth with the price tag that went along with the free flow of champagne.
After we had eaten our fill, I brought kh out for an all expenses paid shopping trip. It was really fun seeing him venture out of his fashion comfort zone. He's usually a regular polo and berms or jeans guy but that day, we bought casual blazer, colourful and loud berms, pants and footwear in psychedelic print.
Ok "psychedelic" was an exaggeration but what he bought was a huge a deflection from his usual style.
We bought apparels which covered him from head to toe and the hole in my pocket increased in diameter at an exponential rate.
5 paper bags full of apparels for him which gave him the passport to reclaim back his closet space from a sixth to a fifth of the space.
My only loot for the day -- Pedro bling bling slippers
[Start of rant]
To continue my shoe story, I would not have bought the slippers if not for the fact that the Daphne shoes almost killed me! My whole feet up till my knees turned all red that I could walk no more and had to buy footwear to change into. I was elated when I saw SALE signs plastered all over Pedro. I chose from their range of 50% off and headed for the cashier, only to be told that this pair was not on discount. It was placed a few millimetres away from the discount sticker range in the shelf and I had mistakenly thought it was on discount.
$40 for a replacement footwear was way too much but I was too embarrassed to put it back especially since I was already getting ready to pay at the cashier. Kh also told me not to bother too much as he thought the slippers were quite pretty.
[End of rant]
The Mickey Mouse tee was one of the T-shirt he bought and changed into immediately just for fun. On normal occasions, he would not even take a second look at such childish print tee. FYI, the traditional Mickey Mouse in that trademark pose is a fashion statement ok? I recall DKNY manufacturing clothes with that Mickey Mouse pose a few years back. D&G recently saw Mickey and Minnie Mouse tees strutting down the runway. Since then, the Mickey fashion has been scampering up and down the fashion scene.
~*Halia Restaurant & Hair for Hope*~
On a resplendent Sunday morning --afternoon to be exact-- tif and I met up for a hearty brunch at Halia Restaurant before heading down to Vivocity to support xtina for her HFH campaign.
& by night
[Photo credit: http://www.halia.com.sg/singapore/html/halia_restaurant.html]
I've since worked out a fondness for breakfast that is served till the afternoon. At Halia, brunch is served till 3pm. Perfect excuse not to skip breakfast for an insomniac like me!
There's every reason why breakfast is served till 3pm. With food so delicious, it's only right that it's made available for a longer duration. I took great satisfaction in their orange salad. On the other hand, tif who was suffering from severe famine did not take well to that, declaring that the acid was gnawing at the internal walls of her stomach.
I'd wanted to explore Botanical Gardens as the last time I was there was when I was a little girl. However, we were running late for xtina HFH event and had to leave.
We still managed to take some snapshots of the surroundings though.
A few months back, I've blogged about xtina's unwavering courage to sacrifice her hair in a bid to raise funds for charity.
I'll be including some photos of the event again in this post. To read more, click on the link in the paragraph before this.
After we parted ways with xtina, tif, zanne and I had peppery bak kut teh for dinner at the crowded food court and Häagen-Dazs for desserts and chats following that.
Cute little toddler from one half of a pair of twins melted tif's heart and she started playing with him for a while.
~*Random stuff in July*~
Sunset skies taken using my hp.
J poem from pris
Muffin with love from one of my fave student.
I adore this smart and well-behaved P6 boy a lot. Although I'm a little sad that he did not continue attending my sec 1 class, I was ecstatic when I found out that he scored 263 for his PSLE.
Good attitude and good results are two of the best gifts a student can give his or her a teacher.