Saturday, September 05, 2015

Instagram Snapshots ~*July 2015*~

How was your week? Mine was eventful!

The hub came back from overseas with a bad case of cold. I caught his bug due to his lack of social responsibility, only that the bug attacked my stomach instead and I had been suffering from gastric flu first and then a slight cold. It's no fun feeling so hungry yet nauseous and puking my empty guts out during the initial part of the week and then blowing my nose out the past few days.

The good that came out from all the discomfort of being sick was that I caught up on loads of lost sleep. The anti-nausea tablet knocked me out like a date rape drug. I've also lost some weight which totally leaned out my tummy and I've got visible abs and obliques for a few days.

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I always beat myself to this. Better late than never is Instasummary for July... in the month of September. T_T




~*1 July 2015*~
A bountiful harvest of bananas from my in law's garden. I never knew green bananas could be soooooo sweet. My MIL uses compost from vegetables to fertilize the soil so I guess we could consider these organic bananas.
#banana #organic #harvest #healthydiet #healthylifestyle #whatieatforsnack




~*2 July 2015*~
Colouring my intestines purple with red dragon fruit and apple juice. When the stall assistant insisted that dragon fruit could never be sour, I knew she didn't know her stuff. She quipped that the apple would add on to the sweetness. I was conned. This is a sour purple drink.
#dragonfruit #fruitjuice #purple #healthydiet




~*4 July 2015*~
Oops. I took a photo of this cute flower and forgot to post it up. I'm always thrilled to receive handmade or personalized items coz it is a gift of time from the gifter. So well, I wanted to say "cute flower from my colleague" but somehow the lines between friends and colleagues are always a blur here and if I use "colleagues", my colleagues might jump and say "we are friends". Lol.
#pink #tulip #handmade #lovenote #giftoftime #origami #igsg #instagood #iphoneonly




~*5 July 2015*~
At La Strada AGAIN coz the hubz had craving for pasta. This white asparagus with Parmesan cheese and egg confit is a special appetizer available today. We wiped the plate clean in under a minute. Yummy!
@lastradasg #lastrada #lastradasg #asparagus #parmesancheese #instafood #instagood #fatdieme #ilovefood #foodgasm #foodie #foodporn




~*5 July 2015*~
Penne Al Sugo D'Agnello
Tube pasta, lamb and artichoke stew, eggplant, tomato. Well, I hope somebody's pasta craving is satisfied. I don't get how pasta craving could be satisfied with lamb stuff but the hub remarked that the flavours were dancing in his mouth. Somebody has been watching too much food channel to be spouting words like that!
#lastrada #lastradasg #pasta #foodporn #foodie #foodgasm #fatdieme #instafood #instagood #ilovefood




~*5 July 2015*~
Costata Di Manzo
Grilled US Black Angus rib-eye, mixed mushroom. emoji I was deciding between their awesome carbonara for the third time or to try something new. I decided to try something new instead. Steak in medium rare is always the way to go for us!
#lastrada #lastradasg #ribeyesteak #foodie #foodgasm #foodporn #fatdieme #instafood #instagood #ilovefood




~*5 July 2015*~
Tiramisu Limoncello
A refreshing take on the traditional tiramisu. There is a fresh citrusy burst with every bite and a little hint of bitter lemon rind.
#lastrada #lastradasg #limoncello #tiramisu #dessert #ilovefood #foodgasm #foodporn #fatdieme #instafood #instamood




~*5 July 2015*~
Chocolate Surprise
Love the generous drizzling of warm coffee alcohol over the chocolate dome and it was indeed a surprise what was in the dome.
#lastrada #lastradasg #chocolate #alcohol #dessert #foodie #foodgasm #foodporn #fatdieme #ilovefood #instafood #instagood



~*8 July 2015*~
So I thought of doing clean eat for dinner today and little BIL @jovennnnn offered me this extremely spicy chicken ramen stir-fried with bacon, cheese, egg, onion. Not too bad at all! I was supposed to just pick a mouthful to try...
#ramen #stirfried #spicy #noodles #instafood #instagood




~*10 July 2015*~
Happy anniversary my dear hubby! This chocolate rainbow cake went through overnight neglect in the cold store, vigorous shaking and lots of hard knocks. So you just texted me saying you would not be home so soon, and to postpone our celebration to next week together with your birthday so that I could save a present? No way... This rainbow cake is all you get!
#happyanniversary #chocolate #rainbowcake #dessert #thebakerychef @thebakerychef #instafood #ilovefood #foodgasm #foodporn


~*11 July 2015*~
For the past two weeks, there was simply too much indulgence in delicious food, too much exhaustion for cardio and too much laziness for simple toning workouts and stretching. A new sports bra is needed to keep the motivation going! Guess which one I picked in the end?
#motivation #healthylifestyle #exercisefreak #sportsbra #changingroom #changingroomselfie #adidas #nike




~*12 July 2015*~
It feels like being transported back to Taiwan with salt and pepper chicken (盐酥鸡),bubble tea (泡泡茶),pig intestine vermicelli (大肠面线) and braised beef noodles (红烧牛肉面) at Lee's Taiwanese (台湾庙口美食). Super red lighting due to the red lanterns that remind me of 九份.
#leestaiwanese #taiwanesefood #bubbletea #meesua #braisedbeefnoodles #instafood #foodie #foodgasm #foodporn #ilovefood #fatdieme




~*13 July 2015*~
Got myself a new toy when buying for the hub his birthday present. Finally found a dress watch for myself! It's not those classic and classy black or brown leather strap watch that I've been looking out for but for a Solvil et Titus at more than 50% discount, of course must buy!
#solvilettitus #dresswatch #whitewatch #motherofpearl #like #love #igsg #instagood #instamood




~*14 July 2015*~
Latergram. Ate #greenbites salad for lunch again coz somebody (@ange1ajane) had craving for #healthydiet. Lettuce base, pasta, shiitake mushroom, sliced oranges, diced apples, corn and smoked duck with honey soy sauce.
#healthylifestyle #cleaneat #salad #eatgrass #foodie #foodgasm #foodporn #instafood #like #love




~*15 July 2015*~
Mid week lunch indulgence-- Ichiban Jyu Don! Delicious with lots of sesame oil but not filling at all.
#japanesefood #ichibanjyudon #salmonsashimi #foodie #foodgasm #foodporn #fatdieme #ilovefood #instafood #instagood





~*16 July 2015*~
During the past 2 months, I was so glad to have connected with so many of my blog friends on Facebook.
Now, I want to connect with my Instagram friends too especially those of you who often have meaningful 2-way communication here. If you want to be friends on Facebook, send me a friend request. wink You know who you are.
To anyone else reading this and want to be friends on Facebook, I'm sorry but I'm pretty selective about accepting friend requests. You could still follow me to get updates as I have public albums and posts too.
Tap on the link in my profile (http://iamjolene.blogspot.sg/2015/07/connect-with-me-on-facebook.html?m=1) and let's connect on more social media platforms !




~*17 July 2015*~
Out to celebrate the VIOS July and August babies' birthday. We are all getting old but we would forever be young at heart (and forever acting silly).
#VIOS #friends #oldfriends #actingsilly #instagood #instamood #instafriends #igsg #like #love




~*18 July 2015*~
Happy birthday to my dearest hubby! I won't go all soppy and say all the good stuff. So all I've to say now is that I've got no idea why you always look like 你在强吻我。
#happybirthdayhubby #ilovemyhubby #kisskiss #强吻 #iloveu #instagood #instamood #igsg #sgblogger




~*18 July 2015*~
Hubby's bday wefie and we are at our new home to paste those "defect stickers".




~*18 July 2015*~
The sashimi dish that begins it all for hubby's birthday indulgence #2 at Tatsuya. He's really grabbing the golden ticket of my allowing him to indulge. The uni (sea urchin) on the flounder is pure heaven.
#tatsuya #goodwoodpark #sashimi #seaurchin #foodie #foodgasm #foodporn #fatdieme #instafood #ilovefood




~*18 July 2015*~
So we finally got to try the legendary Tatsuya beef bowl in mini version. What a little heaven in a bowl! Gonna blog about the rest of the dishes instead of posting them all on Instagram. Meanwhile, the hub is still hungry and asked the chef to prepare more dishes for him. PIG!
#tatsuya #goodwoodpark #beefbowl #heavenly #japanesefood #ilovefood #foodie #foodgasm #foodporn #instafood #fatdieme




~*22 July 2015*~
Nostalgia... When life was much simpler.




~*24 July 2015*~
Rare moment when hunger got the better of sleep and I had to get up just to eat or I wouldn't be able to sleep. No, I don't think it's weird to eat savory cheese with sweet oatmeal cookies.
#healthydiet #latenightsnack #iamapig #cheese #oatmeal #cookies #ilivetoeat #ieattosleep #igsg




~*25 July 2015*~
Latergram - It was a hot and sweaty day today with no indication of sinus so it's the perfect excuse to get hot and sweaty with my old running shoes. With one sole off, I expected this pair of running shoes to disintegrate on me the next time I wore them. The sides disintegrated but the other sole remained beautifully intact. When can I throw you away???
#mizuno #mizunoshoes #mizunorunning #healthylifestyle #running #instagood #instamood #iphoneonly




~*25 July 2015*~
Before the run-- hot and sweaty, motivated, raring to go, no hint of sinus, harbouring the thought of giving the shoes one last run and throw . During and after the run-- hotter and sweatier, motivation sustained, sinus acting up, left knee hurt, wondering at the resilience of the shoes . Haven't worked out for more than a week and this feels good ! Totally energized after a very hectic week of many late nights.
#hotandsweaty #fitness #postworkout #postworkselfie #healthylifestyle #dontbelazy #moveyourbody #selfiequeen




~*26 July 2015*~
I don't usually waste stomach space for bad Kway Chup but hubby assured this Kway Chup is ho eh. Well, he's right! This is totally not #healthydiet and I'm still not full. Hubby is so full and says I'm a P-I-G.
#kwaychup #粿汁 #instafood #igsg #sgfood #foodie #fatdieme #stillhungry #iamapig




~*26 July 2015*~
I missed those times the family, friends and department feasted on durians and I kept telling everyone I haven't eaten any durian this season. To all those who laughed at me saying the durian season is ending and to stop hoping to eat durian... Nah! Here's Mao Shan Wang for you!!!
#durian #durianfeast #durianparty #bittersweet #maoshanwang #榴莲 #猫山王 #sgfood #igsg #instafood #fatdieme




~*29 July 2015*~
Never knew Jim Thompson makes T-shirts till I received this lounging tee as a gift. (Ya, I'm a noob can?) Love it! Now I've got another decent indoor tee to wear on holidays coz orientation tees, PE tees and SAF tees just don't seem right as home clothes when on a holiday. People think #ilovepink #jimthompson #jimthompsonfabrics #selfiequeen #love #sleepwear #igsg #iphoneonly #instagood #instamood




~*30 July 2015*~
Lim Soup is a soup stall that's worth a post on Instagram. The soup is not too bad but what I like most is the option of healthy brown rice and the generous serving of naturally sweet and crisp cabbage topped with little silver fish. I could sometimes smell the cabbage and silver fish when i crave for something from this stall. I also like the good service from the stall holder. You could tell that he cares for the health of his customers. He would give more cabbage at no extra charge. He once informed a pregnant lady that she couldn't order certain soup coz of certain ingredients in the soup. Today I ordered the ABC soup and finished everything except the bones of the meat and the inedible parts of the corn. I usually only drink non-homemade soup without eating much of the ingredients so that says a lot. Oh yes, how could I forget. They are famous for their coconut husk chicken soup! #limsoup #doubleboiledsoup #chinesefood #healthydiet #foodie #foodgasm #foodporn #instafood #ilovefood




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27 comments:

  1. that purple drink looks pretty cute...too bad it is sour:) maybe some sugar would help...but that wouldn't be the healties option:) and speaking of health, yeah for healthy organic bananas!!!

    That paper flower is adorable...such a sweet gift it is:)

    Happy very very belated birthday to your husband...well, as you say better late then never:)

    I see many yummy yummy dishes....and good for you for managing to keep up running, I sometimes do it but I kind of hate it, ha ha ha:) not my fav sport or physical activity at all. My back starts to hurt and I get all sweaty too:) adorable sporty bra, I once tried buying one but it was really bad, it made me feel like I can't breathe...I should have shopped at sport not lingerie section.

    you look so adorable in that selfie..such a cute pink tee! pretty in pink<3

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    1. You're right about the sugar not being healthy. I seldom drink my stuff with sugar. Ooh... If you don't like running and still run, you are really something. How about trying other forms of cardio that you would enjoy? I also don't particularly like running and for me, I just run for the sake of doing cardio for health and vanity. Hehe yup, you should shop for sports bra in sports sections or shops coz those lingerie ones wont do the trick. And thanx for your sweetness always, Ivana. xo

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    2. I would like some kind of cardio that involves dancing but not typical aerobics....I was planning to look up some type of dance classes....if nothing else, I might start dancing in the privacy of my home;)

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  2. omg, your food pictures, as always, are on point.
    durian !!! too bad no one else in my family eats it but me... lol ><

    getting a new sports bra, always keeps me motivated.. haha

    Judy | Simply MiuYee

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    1. Hey Judy, Good to see you here. Did you change your blog url? I don't remember your blog url as this. We should catch up on each other's blogs more often! =)

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    1. Thanx! I love seeing newcomers around and would drop by your blog soon.

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  4. All this food, looks so good!! The picture of you and your hubby at his birthday is so precious, I love that a lot :) I hope he enjoyed himself :)) Happy week to you lovely xx

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    1. Aw, that means so much. Thank you, doll. xo

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  5. Canadian food would so bore you Jo... ;-)
    I think that's why I have such a limited palette for food, I could live on salad, fruit and vegetables... pretty bland compared to what you eat.

    I'm happy to hear you are feeling better... being sick is awful...:-(

    I was SO happy to finally replace my sneakers... I walked mine full of holes and thin soles. The new ones feel great xox ♡

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    1. Hey Launna, I hear my Asian Canadian friends grumbling about the same thing too! I guess we really have a lot more variety of food here. Whatever you could live on is so healthy! I wished to be like that too. I'm so glad you replaced your old sneakers and that the new ones feel good! I feel that way too and it's a huge motivation to run or walk in them. xo

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  6. So sorry you have been sick- that does not sound fun at all. Glad you caught up on some sleep. Loved seeing your July summary- such delicious looking meals. As I sit here trying to decide what to eat for dinner tonight- my mouth is watering from your photos. I have never had green bananas- but now I want to try one. :)

    Thanks for sharing and feel better soon!
    ~Jess

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    1. Hehe... Thank you for your concern and sorry to make your mouth water, Jess. Oh I'm surprised by the green bananas too. I guess not all species of green bananas are the same coz I've seen unripe green ones too.

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  7. I literally stopped and took a second look at your selfies with the sports bra. You don't have muffin tops! Wish I had flat belly like yours!

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    1. I have muffin top when I wear bottoms with elastic waist band like my home shorts. The flabs would hang out. That collage is an illusion coz 1. that was before dinner on an empty stomach, 2. my denim shorts is loose and not body hugging 3. I sucked my tummy in. =D

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  8. Wonderful month of instagram. I love all the food you enjoyed and your discipline to work those abs!

    Natalia | Lindifique

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    1. Thank you. I hope I could continue to feel motivated. I love seeing newcomers here and would check out your blog soon!

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  9. Dear Jo,
    So sorry you didn't feel well and I hope really you are totally recovered now. Thanks for sharing your interesting and yummy July! The birthday cake for your husband is so cute - I never saw something like that before. And I'm really impressed how many obviously very yummy and various food you had. But in my opinion you are still very slim. The July here in Bavaria was very hot but now with the start of September it cooled down and it feels already very fall-like. Wish you a very happy weekend!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. Hi Rena, Thanx for your well wishes and sweet comment. I've recovered from the stomach flu. Such an exciting season fall is. I do wish we have fall here. We are currently experiencing haze from the forest fires in our neighbouring countries and we are summer all year round.

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  10. Loved this instagram round up Jo!! I totally laughed when I read "due to his lack of social responsibility"!! Well I'm glad to know you're better now, I haven't had a full blown proper flu in a while but did have bad food poisoning some months back so that's the last thing I'd wish on anyone because it just disrupts your daily life so badly!! Loved your food shots, that durian, the steak, the kway chap (OMG I LOVE ORGANS), the home grown bananas (our banana tree also had a nice big bundle of bananas and I made 3 batches of banana products and we ate plenty but still had to throw out some that didn't last! Also belated happy birthday to you hubs and I loved seeing those photos of you guys together and kissing! I would love a new watch about now but I'm looking at a more practical everyday type that can take a good battering, getting wet, soaked in sweat..etc...but I sure love a slim strap mother of pearl face watch! :)

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    1. Hahahahahahahahahahahaha... You're the only blog friend who doesn't squint her eyes and pinch her nose and wonder "Why this Singaporean Jo loves to eat organs?" So nice to hear that you love organs too! I don't eat all organs actually. I could only stomach the taste of liver, intestines and stomach. So cool that we have another thing in common, that is, having a banana tree and having bananas to eat and make stuff with! "Good battering, getting wet, soaked in sweat" sure sounds like Baby G to me. Hehe... which I happen to have too.

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  11. The sour purple drink looks too delicious!
    Lovely impressions!

    JOURNAL OF STYLE / BLOGLOVIN

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    1. So glad to see you here! Gonna check out and follow your blog now!

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