We first had dinner at Dean and Deluca flagship store at Orchard Central. Since Dean and Deluca hit our shores in 2012, I've always been meaning to experience what so many people have been raving about. "Icon of New York City culture and lifestyle", "defining brand in gourmet food retail around the world", "international array of artisanal products" etc, my appetite was indeed whetted! However, we felt that the food wasn't worth its hefty price tag. I think I had the American Country breakfast. The scrambled eggs were not really warm and fluffy and the sausage had a weird porky taste.
Evan had the Bacon Macaroni and Cheese which looked quite like lasagne. The bacon was served later in another dish. We both thought the bacon was mine as bacon usually goes with American breakfast, right? She was scraping the bacon onto my plate when I asked her, "Didn't you order bacon something?" That was the first enlightening moment. The next was when we suddenly recalled that she ordered Mac and Cheese and was scrutinizing the lasagne look-alike. So here's the final product of how the Bacon Macaroni and Cheese look like!
I got Evan a nanoblock minion to which she was screaming like a muted Banshee much to my amusement. Laughing, she showed me a photo of her minion plushie and another nanoblock character. Just great for adding on to her collection!
Evan was the first friend besides my colleagues to receive my customized magnet. I always love to personalize some parts of my little gifts to people as I find it a lot more meaningful that way. People think I'm so creative that a few were mistaken that I hand-made these magnets. I didn't hand-make them though I did the designing and digital aspects of it (which took many nights to complete) before sending them for print. I will write more about these magnets in a separate post so look out for it!
Orchard Central had a pink Christmas theme and "pretty in pink" is a befitting caption to this wefie.
We had some full length shot because we started helping an "auntie" to take photos with her phone and then the auntie followed us everywhere as we helped each other to take photos. More so of we helping her to take photos actually.
Fairy Fairy Quite Contrary. This shot wouldn't have been possible without the auntie's help so thank you Auntie!
More wefie moments. What you don't see are the decorative props swarming with people from all angles.
We had to take turns to snap photos with the decorations or angle other people away. Sometimes, we had to make do with slight photo bombs.
Nevertheless, we would always have a great shot to choose from in the end.
We simply had to do our signature bauble reflection shot and walked from Orchard Central down Orchard Road just to find reflective baubles. It was weird that most malls didn't have the clear reflective and unscratched baubles we were looking for until we reached Paragon. But why oh why were the baubles so near to the ground?
We looked stupid crouching down to take photo of baubles so we tried to act cool. Pardon the big hands and phone.
And then as we walked on, we saw more baubles within standing reach and felt so stupid crouching earlier on.
As if taking photos with the iPhone 6 wasn't enough, we also took using Evan's Canon S95.
The story behind these flowers was that Evan nearly dropped my phone onto the flower bed in front of us and she went, "Ooh, nice flowers!" -_-|||
Replicating the signature 白痴 Chipmunks smile! Look at my hands. I look like I'm going "Wheeee!"
The signature idiotic ear-to-ear smile in bauble shots was totally inspired by Dale in the classic Disney short film, Pluto's Christmas Tree which was one of my favourite cartoons when I was young. Here's the screen capture from the cartoon I found on YouTube.
This is the classic 1952 cartoon if you're interested in watching. I bet some of you grew up watching these classics.
Ok how about a normal, non 白痴 (non-idiotic) smile?
The Dog look.
And by now if you're still not sick of our bauble faces, this is my favourite shot to end this post.
[All photos in this section were taken using iPhone 6 and Canon S95.]