Monday, September 10, 2012

Deardear's Day Out

For the past 2 weeks, I haven't been able to find the time for reading some of my favourite blogs, returning visits and updating my blog in between trying to tune my body's clock. After a couple of "filler" posts, I managed to churn out a more proper one.

As usual, this a backdated entry chronicling all the outings with my hubby during his off days after he came back from the seas late last year. Some of you may remember me saying that he was involved in an important mission last year and in this post too.


~*Pigging out and Shopping in Town*~

After 3 months of hubby's absence, I really missed going out with him. Pardon his silly face. You could see how happy he was too.

Photobucket


Whenever the hubby comes back, I would be relegated to the passenger seat. Oh well, it is nice to be driven around too.

Photobucket


We were famished by the time we reached one of my favourite Japanese haunts-- Ootoya at Orchard Central.

Photobucket


I had been to the Orchard Central branch a few times with different groups of gal friends but this was the first for kh. He did not find the Ootoya at the Suntec branch too fantastic and I insisted he had to try the branch at Orchard Central one of these days to know why I love the food there.

Photobucket


Here was what we ordered:
- Maguro Soba for kh's mains
- Hokke Yuan for my mains
- Marinated Maguro with wasabi
- Hijikini

Photobucket


I absolutely love their Maguro with wasabi. I love the tangy marinade.

Photobucket


Sigh... Even on kh's off days, he had to answer calls from work.

Photobucket


We are those who simply need to have our desserts to end off our meals. Kh ordered the Tamago Pudding as the description sounded like creme brulee while I decided to have my maccha fix with Anmitsu Maccha.

Photobucket


I have since been finding it difficult to remember what we ordered and also gotten lazy in doing food review on my blog. I remember those days when I did very elaborate food reviews on eateries only to have readers and lurkers being more interested in other aspects of my life. I figured that snapping pictures of the items on the menu is the laziest and smartest way to go.

Photobucket


Tell me about it. I totally detest this shirt of his. On the contrary, he seems to like it a lot.

Photobucket

Kh could always alternate between goofy and cool cat in split seconds.


You know how backdated this entry is when you see reindeer around the malls. (You would slowly get to see more Christmassy settings in my pictures as soon as I get down to blog about them.)

Photobucket


After shopping a long time at Kinokuniya, I emerged with no books surprisingly while even more surprisingly, kh emerged not with comics but with these instead.

Photobucket


I did not think the iPad 2 book was a wise choice as I always believe that much information could be found on the Internet and that such books would become obsolete as soon as the next model appears. As for Deadly Waters, he was drawn to the book after his anti-piracy mission.


Soon after our very late lunch, kh was hungry and we dined at CineCafe at Lido Shaw House. The cafe serves really good Asian and Western food at a slightly steep price, considering that it is a cafe. The chilli crab toast tasted really authentic, just like how chilli crabs were supposed to be and not some knock off. The fried chicken wings were tasty; they crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. I forgot what that baked rice dish was though.

Photobucket


Alvin, Simon and Theodore dropped by to say hi.

Photobucket



~*Shop a bomb at Vivocity*~

After a whole day of shopping for our Europe trip, the Soup Spoon made a gratifying dinner. More gratifying were the purchases in the shopping bags. They were mainly winter wears.

Photobucket



~*What's the Ooh Ha about Topless Guys from Abercrombie*~

Singapore used to be one of those sad countries with no Abercrombie & Fitch stores. Then, our very first A&F store hit our shores last year and caused a whole lot of commotion.

Photobucket

I love Abercrombie but I would prefer to ogle at hot pretty babes instead of hunks. Kh should count himself lucky that he did not have to drag me away from the delirious crowd.



~~~

Extension of Giveaway



If you haven't already known, I'm hosting a giveaway. There would be 3 sets of prizes to be given out. Click here to participate in my giveaway.

22 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, you have such a lovely life :) You look so adorable, did you use anything on your lips? They look cute and pouty. I wish there was a soba house nearby where I live! So lucky!
    x

    d a n i e l l e | daniellewu.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I think the Maguro with wasabi and the chili crab toast would have been my two favorites. You look very happy with KH...but was he jealous that you also looked so happy with the boy band members??? :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thanks for your comment^^ Our frozen yoghurts weren't very healthy indeed but only the toppings were unhealthy, the yoghurt had only 1,5% fat! XDD
    All the pics are so great, the food looks unbelievable good *v* and you look so beautiful*0*

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh, and Anko is made of red beans. It's very sweet and popular in Japan's sweets like Matcha. But I don't like it that much. Matcha is way better ^^

    ReplyDelete
  5. seriously i don't understand how you are so tiny and petite.. i think if i lived in asia i would be 10,000 pounds.. whenever i visit taiwan i gain so much weight!! ... everything in your pictures look soooo nommy!! drooling.. have not had good asian good in sooo long ::cries::

    ReplyDelete
  6. As always you boths are so cute together! :)

    He looks so serious when on the phone for work.

    The food looks so good. I think I prefer your desert. It looks so pretty. :3

    It's funny, I didn't know that people (men) in A&F go topless until I recently watched X Factor USA. What a Great way to attract customers! haha!

    Ah I definitely recommend waterproof eyeliners! :3

    Another great post of yours :) xx

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi dear, thanks so much for visiting! This looks like a lovely time out, such cute pics of you, love the sunnies. Ive never tried any of this exciting cuisine before, it all looks amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Awesome pics, and you look so happy with your hubby, Jo!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Heyyo~ Thanks for your comments on my blog :)

    It's comforting to know that it's interesting to others!

    Having said that, I flicked through a few of your posts and, of course, your "about the author segment". Brilliant! I have followed you and looking forward to travel on your adventures with you!

    Cheers~ Pui

    ReplyDelete
  10. Your posts never fail to make me drool, Jo. Every yummy delicacies looks so divine. I cant imagine being away from husband for a long period of three months, you always do so good keeping yourself occupied and enjoying your alone time.

    I have a lot to catch up on your blog . Life has been crazy but after all the packing, traveling and unpacking, i am ready to go back to normal routine and swing of things like reading and blogging before we hit the road again. Hope all is well with ya!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Looks like you two lovebirds had a fantastic time together with a ALOT of DELICIOUS food! I wish I was your guys' third wheel, this food looks amazing :)
    Especially the dessert :)
    I hope you enjoy your hubby while he's home, I didn't really get what he does exactly, but I hope you don't have to say goodbye to him too soon again :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wish I could try all that yummy food with you. When are you going to Europe. Have fun
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. Looks like you guys had a super fun date day!! All the food looks super yummy!! :)

    -Stephanie
    @LaminLouboutins.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. hahaha I know that feeling when you want a make a picture only of the two of you and then there is always something wrong :-D

    ReplyDelete
  15. Danielle,

    You are always so sweet, dear. I actually dislike my lips coz they are pretty problematic. They dry up and crack very easily which always results in me peeling them. I had on coloured lip balm. Lipsticks simply dry my lips up too.

    Do you term Japanese eateries as “soba house” or only eateries that specially serve soba noodles? I cannot imagine my world without good Japanese food. I hope a soba house would pop up near your residence soon.


    ~~~

    Rick,

    Have you eaten Singapore Chilli Crab before? You simply have to try it. I’m not so sure how authentic those served in Western countries are though. I’m always very disappointed with so-called Singapore restaurants which serve Singapore food in Western countries. The dishes on the menu are always not authentic or else then non-existent in our country.

    Boy band? You mean the singing chipmunks?


    ~~~

    TDDH,

    Yup, it was. =)


    ~~~

    Shou,

    Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comment. Anko sounds overly sweet and a little like what Doraemon loves to eat though I know it is called a Dorayaki. I would prefer matcha too.


    ~~~

    Lisa,

    Hahaha... that’s a funny way to put it. I think if I were in Western countries, I would gain 10 000 pounds coz I think those large portions and high carb diet wouldn’t do any good. I wish you find some places that serve great Asian food soon coz I cannot imagine my life without Asian food.


    ~~~

    Huong,

    Thank you for your lovely comment as always. Oh, Abercrombie is well-known for its himbo spoof. Check out this youtube video from Mad TV http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3-WzqfbVHU


    ~~~

    Sam,

    Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comment. You should try Japanese food some day!


    ~~~

    Nic Nic,

    Thank you, dear.


    ~~~

    Pui,

    Thank you for stopping by and for following. It means a lot when someone follows coz he or she is really interested in keeping in touch. I hope my adventures and whatever is on my blog interest you as much as your blog did.


    ~~~

    Nelah,

    I haven’t been visiting your blog in a while too and I would swing by real soon. I remember you going on another trip yet I can’t remember when that was.

    Since the start of our relationship, I have been trained to be independent with my hubby (then bf) constant overseas detachment. That’s how I managed to develop my mode switch mechanism which really helps me tide my time away whenever he is away. I am sure with “constant practice”, it is easier than you think. In fact, I think you have done a good job balancing work and family and that is so much more admirable.


    ~~~

    Ash Louise,

    Thank you for stopping by. I love seeing newcomers around. “I wish I was your guys' third wheel” really got me laughing out loud. That’s hilarious. My hubby is with the air force. And unfortunately, I’ve to say goodbye to him soon again for another short overseas detachment. =(


    ~~~

    PAPS,

    We have gone to Europe (London and Paris only actually) last December till a little over January. My posts are backdated, that’s why. They tend to cause confusion.


    ~~~

    Stephanie Lam,

    Thank you for stopping by and for your comment. I love seeing newcomers around.


    ~~~

    Tamina,

    Oh yes! Tell me about it too. Haha... I always experience that.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Yes, those handsome Chipmunks! :)

    I've had Thai chili crab, but not Singapore Chilli Crab.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Rick,

    You should try the authentic Singapore chilli crab which is served with mantou (a kind of chinese bun) if you ever do get a chance.

    ReplyDelete
  18. hey jo. Which are ur favourite blogs to read? Just kaypoh. Cause yours is under my fav list~

    ReplyDelete
  19. sHuying,

    I was also a being a kaypoh and clicked onto your profile. Unfortunately, there is nothing much there.

    I'm not too sure how to interpret your question. I like to read a couple of international blogs on my reading list. Some local ones and friends' ones too. =)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Pardon my poor english.
    I meant what r the URLs of your favourite blogs? ha..

    Because i blog surf and yours is one of the blogs that i enjoy reading..

    ReplyDelete
  21. sHuying,

    I don't have a list of url coz if I do, it would be a long long list as I do read certain blogs for fashion, for food, for reviews and some daily reads which are mostly my friends and blogger friends. Sad to say, now I have no time to read blogs daily at all. =(

    You could get the links from my "amigo" tab for my friends' blogs though many have stopped updating.

    As for my blogger friends, the reading list is on my blogger admin page but not as a list of url. You could link to their blogs by clicking on their ID found in the comments section.

    Hope this helps!

    ReplyDelete

I love reading sincere comments and hearing your voice. While blatant self promotion of blogs and follow for follow requests are not advisable, I would love if you leave a mark here with a trackback link so that I could connect with you. I reply to comments here or on your blog so don't forget to check back on replies! =)

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...