The Green Lovers went on a date.

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Last Sunday, we had a moment at the park… 

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NOTHING BEATS SUNDAY BRUNCH WITH MY BF, YIRONG! ^^

Well, I need to emphasize that she had joined the 20th member club last saturday. So, instead of the usual dinner treats, I chose SUNDAY BRUNCH @the Canopy, Garden dining.

Its located at Bishan park, and hence the greeneries~

It is actually a three combination restaurant known as canopy, the green room and middle rock bar. I had been to middle rock bar twice to chill and drink so that is how I discovered the CANOPY.

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Such a breathe-taking place to dine in…

If you are afraid of the merciless heat, you can opt for an air conditioned dining table. Another star given to this place is the fact that it is a pet-friendly place! You can bring your dogs to enjoy with you too!
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Instagram instagram….

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&Thanks to Ladyironchef’s reviews and recommendations, I came here especially to feast on the smoked salmon!

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Just look at the big fat Fish roes!

Egg Oyako- Scrambled eggs topped with smoked salmon
Egg Oyako- Scrambled eggs topped with smoked salmon

Yirong had carbonara pasta. It is surprising that instead of the usual spaghettis, they enticed the food with the use of Spiralis.

Giving the pasta a different kind of feel. Maybe I shall try this in Pastamania next time. Hmmm..

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Carbonara pasta, this time, it ain't no spag!
Carbonara pasta, this time, it ain’t no spag!

Lastly, another Ladyironchef’s great recommendation, THIS FLUFFY PANCAKE! YES, I MEAN IT! ITS BIG, ROUND AND FLUFFY!

Fluffy Buttermilk Pancake!! -Big Ass size at only $6!
Fluffy Buttermilk Pancake!! -Big Ass size at only $6!

We had loads of fun catching up, like always! heehee.

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And obviously, we had to take photos to remember this date!

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Yirong got a new canon camera from her mummy and we are totally making full use of it!

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Self timer lets go!

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If you are a nature and outdoor lover, this is definitely one of the places that you should give it a try! *THUMBS UP*

You can check out their official website to learn more about what good food they serve: http://www.canopydining.com.sg/

“Live, love and laugh, for food.”

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‘God’s Gift to Musical Theatre…’ — THE TIMES, UK

Music of The Night…

“Close your eyes and let music set you free.” ― Charles Hart

July 2013 marks one of the most Spectacular month of my life. Having to be part of the audience for two great musicals and plays from Broadway, US. It is indeed an eye opener.

These are what I call passion-for-the-arts, the hidden talents only seen in theater at such. You can’t compare anything else with them. 

Before I elaborate more on ‘the Phantom of the Opera’, I shall reverse back to what’s happening in the day.

Beer Market Flea!

Featuring famous blog shoppes such as ohsofickle and markeddownmarket where they had a clothes buffet session of only $30 for a bag and you can squeeze any amount of clothes inside the bag.

Very competitive indeed, but considering the large crowds of shoppers, business was pretty good.

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I had to clear all my old stocks away and so we were selling everything as low as $5 for one dress!

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Girls,  you just have to dig in the box and find that lucky dress of yours! 🙂

And yes, many girls did dig, which was pretty surprising! I’m glad they are happy shopping with us and we are also happy that they found their favourite pieces out of that massive haystack! LOL.

I stayed at that event till 5pm before getting my ass out of the chair to MarinaBaySands with Joyce!

I am so elated for this day to come! Having the privilege of getting a pair of complimentary tickets to watch this artsy musical, I am more than just fortunate and grateful. Thank God.

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It was still pretty early before the show commence. So me and Joyce decided to go for a little tea session at TWG Boutique. Well, it was her virgin moment! 

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Golden Tea Book– Histories of  TWG Tea.

TWG Tea Boutique always gives me a great feeling to be seated on their comfy sofa seats, along with a heart to heart talk, smelling the fragrance off from the tea in the little tea cups, sipping bits of it and biting the macarons, flavour to flavour. Ahh!! Such awesome Life. The only thing missing was the MADHATTER. 

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Matcha. Earl grey chocolate. Lemon bush Tea. Napolean Caramel. Vanilla Mint tea
Matcha. Earl grey chocolate. Lemon bush Tea. Napolean Caramel. Vanilla Mint tea

‘I am glad I was not born before tea.’ -Sydney Smith

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I am a tea person. Like, literally. A fetish for it and a sucker for it. 

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Joyce seems to be enjoying the tea as well! Finally, a date with  my secret partner ❤

Our seats were pretty steep and far away from the stage. As you can see from the image, we were at level 3. Well, I wouldn’t conclude that it is a bad seat. We  can still see the whole play clearly, but we were just too unfortunate to be seated behind to big, tall couple! Damn! They were annoying.

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“I am the little boy who went into the sea to rescue your scarf” – Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of  the Opera

The musical lasted for about 120 minutes with a 15 minute interval.

The effects and props they used are more than just AMAZING. Not to forget, the vocals are INCREDIBLE.

Exhilarating, I am. After the musical. 

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The casts.
The casts.

To mark this memorable day, we took a picture with the nice back drop.

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In addition, a small donation of $10 for this memorable picture of ours! 🙂

For the Singapore Cancer Society.
For the Singapore Cancer Society.

I strongly recommend everyone to catch this musical while you can. But, read the love story and be touched by the phantom’s strong love for Christine!

Listen to the music of the phantom and Be dazzled by music and synchronized contemporary dance.

You can find out more enlightening info of this play from the official website : http://www.thephantomoftheopera.com/asia-pacific

Trust me, you will not regret the night. 🙂

We find FISHIES on Birthdays!

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Yet, the most happiest day of the week has arrived.

On this date, 19 July 2013, we celebrate a belated birthday for a friend of ours, Jessilyn Tan (star of the night;).

I had it all planned out way before this date.

Part 1: Dinner at &MADE by BRUNO MERNARD. FYI: http://andmade.sg/

Well, I came across this restaurant about a month ago when my mum drove passed it. The ambiance and setting attracted me, so I just made a decision to bring my girls here to try out the food.

Located at the Pacific Plaza, this restaurant is particularly well known for their unique burgers.

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The menu was in classic brown paper, which is one thing I loved about this place, its CONCEPT.

Pixellated, mosaic features and the retro tiles on the fore walls definitely gave the vibe of modern vintage atmosphere.

Me and Maxine reached earlier to set up the area around our table. We chose the corner seat so that the Tap-to-Sing Disney Princess balloon can be hidden well.

‘Surprise!’, we shouted, as the princes of the day arrived at her seat. Immediately, we tapped the damn huge ass balloon and you can simply hear Cinderella’s voice singing ‘Happy birthday to you..’, literally. LOL!

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See, I didn’t exaggerate, the balloon is huge ass right! 

And, it was on sale. Wonder where to get affordable helium balloons of any kind?

I got it from Party joy. FYI:  http://www.harvestwell.com.sg/zencart/plain-helium-latex-balloon-c-196/pearl-gloss-080-helium-balloon-c-196_199/

We ordered three burgers and a dessert to share.

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N.Y Bacon. #1 Favourtie!

Beef patty and bacon drizzled with the cheese.. mmmm.

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Go fishy by choosing Honey baked Salmon 

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The norm beef burger.

The fries comes in three types: original, smoked, garlic and vinegar

What makes this place exclusive is non other than it’s unique sauce. Also, the burgers are huge in size. Calling all burgers-lovers to definitely give this place a try! Definitely beats, ‘The Handburger’

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Lollipop waffle; one of their signature dessert. Only $9. 

Shaped like a leaf and accompanied with three flavours: caramel, dark chocolate and vanilla. Best combination ever! 

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Jess trying out her birthday luck for the Sure Win lucky dip happening this month in &MADE.

She got herself a free Milk Shake.

Part 2: Time to pamper yourself by feeding the fishis with your nasty dead skins.

After dinner, we dropped by Sephora for Jess to redeem her free Birthday gift.

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We reached 313 Somerset at about 10pm. With Tingying’s excuse to go to Forever 21, we went on a search for Kenko Fish spa instead.

Jess started to question, but she still had no idea what we were planning.

We found Kenko and we said,”Surprise number 2!” Her face was like >.< and said, “OMG! I am wearing jeans!” LOL!

Too bad Jess, you got to fold them up! 

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Newly opened at 313 Somerset, this outlet provides an internet cafe.

We went for a 30 minute session which includes free wifi and a drink/ tea.

There are actually small and big fishes available. Depending on your level of tolerance, you choose which fishes to feed on you feet.

I personally prefer the big fishes as they really clean up your feet! I swear the effect was instant! My feet was damn smooth after the session! But, if you are super scared of tickle, you probably should stick to the small fishes.

Join Tingying’s team -ultimate nonstop laughter and screams LOL

Birthdays are annual celebrations that you don’t want to miss as it is the day that counts how long you had lived in this world. #Epicbirthdaycelebrations -Got better ideas? Share your plannings with me!

For all Themed Park Lovers– Osaka III

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‘Disneyland is the at the tippy-Top, Universal studios will definitely be the next climber.’ –#internationalwolrdknownthemedparks

Continue from Osaka Chapter 2 ….

#Day 6: UNIVERSAL STUDIOS Japan, LAST FASHION BAZAAR

We were all set for this EGG-CITING and THRILLING day!

Fyi on Universal Studios Japan, the official website : http://www.usj.co.jp/e/

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This is like a dream come true. I conquered yet another famous themed park in the world.

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The map of Universal Studios Osaka. –the one back home definitely can’t win the fight. 

IMG_5881Look! The queue was massive, and it was only about 9am in the morning.

But I like how they can queue up in such an orderly manner.
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First step into the park and we were welcome by Elmo and friends! Lucky~ ^^

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Even Woody woodpecker was all dressed up for the season.

Who wants some Popcorn?!
Who wants some Popcorn?!

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Me and Maxine went to take our first ride. – Hollywood Dream.

Its a thrilling roller coaster that you can have a choice to choose your favourite music to play. –Trust me, end up, you only hear screams. And it is a super long ride as it goes up and down, all around the whole park! #thrilling

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Such a Fancy Pharmacy!
Such a Fancy Pharmacy!

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Pink Panther cafe!
Pink Panther cafe!

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Well, Jess and Jo didn’t dare to take on the rides so they waited for us at the pink panther cafe.

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We managed to catch some glimpse of the Parade, but other than that, we were actually heading off rides to rides.

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So, the next ride in line was ‘The Amazing Adventures of SpiderMan’.

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As you can see, the design and features of the ride are similar to the one in USS. – The Transformers ride

I would say its exactly the same, except the fact that the 3D images is Spiderman instead.

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We walked to the Sesame Street and spotted Elmo and Cookie Monster! Oh, Dream Factory is literally loaded with Sesame Street Items. Well, this is special initially, but now that USS has it as well, it’s just too over-rated. IMG_5980 IMG_0325

Subsequently, we took on more rides such as ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘Jaws- boat ride’.

We're on the boat ride!
We’re on the boat ride!

The last station was Snoopy’s world, more for the kids but Jo was already screaming on their mini roller coaster! LOL!

Friends of Snoopy.
Friends of Snoopy.

We were limited to 6 hours in the park only, considering the fact that we managed to take all the rides… we were pretty fast eh?

Snooopy!
Snooopy!

When you visit a foreign country, what’s the place you die die must go? SOUVENIR BOUTIQUES- Duhh! Typical tourists here.

And of course, some picture shopping.  A photo of the items are good enough to be considered as bought. 

1 Cookie Monster, 2 Elmos
1 Cookie Monster, 2 Elmos
Sick Toy Soldiers.
Sick Toy Soldiers.

I was pretty fortunate to bump into the toy soldiers and betty boop!

With Betty Boop!
With Betty Boop!

I prefer this Betty Boop than the one back home! This one is more real, to me.

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Snoopy BAO!

It’s kinda sad that because it is winter, we cant take the Jurassic Park ride. The water will prolly freeze us. Oh well~

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Yet another long haul bus ride to a shopping centre. WE reached our destination in the evening when the sky was almost turning dark.

There was a pets’ shop at the end of the shopping centre, and grooming the pets’ was actually open to public to view!

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Look at the professional groomers, handling the dogs at ease!

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The cutest moment came when all the dogs on sale were PUPPIES!!!!!

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So I managed to buy some souvenirs back home.

Best buy: The stitch dog house.

LOOTS FROM OSAKA.
LOOTS FROM OSAKA.

For the last night, we stayed at Washington hotel. Kimono was provided and they had a 24/7 Family mart.

Wearing Traditional Kimono to sleep~
Wearing Traditional Kimono to sleep~

A mini party was thrown in Jo and Jess’s room, where we end up drinking and talking cock through the night before our morning flight the next day.

#Day 7: We’re coming Home. 

It was a dreading morning flight back home. Had a tiff but peace after.

Transfer flight at Hong Kong makes me wanna just get out of the Arrival Hall and meet dad! So near yet so far. :/

Memories of this trip live forever. 

As we seek for more from the world, till then~ Sayonara! 

For the Nightlife lovers– Osaka II

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‘Shopping is just an option, Exploring is more than just an option.’

#Day 4: Japan’s culture and belief. Mazda exhibition and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To continue from 2011: Osaka, Japan Chapter 1 …..

We were all set for an early morning to discover more of Osaka. We were heading for Serenity, the temple that was well known for wish-makers.

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Entrance of the temple, where we gathered to enjoy the magnificent view of the architecture =. 

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The ‘fortunate’ well, located just outside the temple was said to be blessed and that a handful sip of it can make your wishes come true.

Holy blessed water.
Holy blessed water.

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Yes, of course I had to give it a try. Chilly water~  so? 

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These are zodiac-styled handicrafts and were believed to bless family and friends that would receive them as a gift.

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A variety of meaningful ways to make wishes and pray for good luck.

Paper knots of wishes.
Paper knots of wishes.
Wood blocks of wishes from all over the world.
Wood blocks of wishes from all over the world.

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Chicky!
Chicky!

I got a chicky for myself, and a full set for my family! Wishing for everlasting happiness and good health to the Leung family.

The visit to the temple did not take too long as we arrived at our next destination, Mazda exhibition.

Mazda exhibition.
Mazda exhibition.
Briefing before the exploration begins.
Briefing before the exploration begins.

Greeted with a warm welcome by the fellow Japan workers and they even hosted a short story telling to us on how Mazda was developed and later came alive!

Here we were at the exhibition, where we get an eye opener on the great development and creation of Mazda vehicles.

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A huge variation and different types. From lorry to bus to even mini displayed ones~

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This figure shows how ‘safe’ Mazda cars are, as a a damage to it is just SURFACE.

Now, I am introducing to you the two world’s (so far) most environmental-friendly, yet chic vehicle. 

These vehicles do not require petrol to roll, they work with hydrogen gas instead! Cool isn’t it? 

And the design of the cars are just too cute and pretty! I’ll purchase one if its avail in the market, but also if I’m loaded. Teehee~ ^^

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Talk about technology- the prodigious creations and innovations of human beings. Be inspired. 

Morning fest passed by like a flash of lightning, and lunch was served in a midst of time.

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Western buffet for lunch!

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With only 1000yen, you get to eat til your heart’s content. Varying from all sort of food, meat, vegetables and dessert. Not much photos were taken as we were all too famished and were busy digging in.

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Our next destination is Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street! 

At last, we were at the famous shopping district of Osaka! One thing I love about the Xmas season are the fascinating lightings. 

The long dreading hours of bus ride was immediately waived off as this particular night scene is certainly worth it.

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Dinner’s menu: OMU-RICE. *Yums* -The eggs are just so smooth and soft, like a tofu in disguise. 

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After dinner (a quick one in fact as everyone can’t wait to hit the lights of  Shinsaibashi-suji shopping street) , we rushed off to grab as many photos as we can. Also, to see as much cutsie stuffs as possible. The time given to us was short, so we need to make use of every minute!

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Sexy Lingerie Boutique- selling all sorts of kinky sex toys – guess they are pretty open minded here 

This is one of the famous Crepe house in Osaka. So, if travelling to Osaks is in your wishlist, remember to visit this special one! (image below)

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My last stop was PET PARADISE!

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This pet shop is indeed, PARADISE. Every little things are just too cute and irresistible. I literally feel like buying the whole shop for my dogs back home! Eventually, I got the ducky diapers and toys for Amen! 

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As mentioned, time spared for shopping is short. Today, instead of taking the bus, we were told to experience the common train ride back to our hotel. Apparently, it is just located a few stations away from here. Well, it wasn’t the shinkansen we took, just a normal one.

Ticketing machine.

what a complicated ticket machine -.-

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Courtesy of Japanese- they follow rules strictly.

at the Subway.
at the Subway.

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Oh, and one of their rules, phones are not allowed in trains.

Starbucks green tea latte!
Starbucks green tea latte!

Another tiring yet well spent day at Osaka. Stopped by the convenience store to grab this guy! (image above). Seriously, it taste exactly the same! Cheap too! Why can’t 7eleven sell this!

#Day 5.Chuou Oroshiuri Market Honjyou, Kobe Motachi and Chinatown 

Rise and Shine! Woke up exceptionally early because we were going to the fish market! Fresh sashimis! 

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Fresh Veggis and Fruits!!

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Maxine :” Mmmmm…” IMG_5677 IMG_5680

Photo-taking session! What else to do when  you are in a holiday! 

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It was just a mini exploration at the Fish Market, or rather man slaughtering fishes area…

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Yet another favorite #potd! 

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Ticking the to-go list, another museum was on the list. Here, we see ancient coins, lots of it.

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Just at the entrance, a BIG ASS one!

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Seems like Maxine was having a hard time carrying this small bag of coins. INDEED. 

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The walk through the museum didnt take long either.

The last learning journey was to the NHK BROADCASTING STATION.

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There was nothing interesting except the fact that we learned how real television works and how they made the settings for hosting shows. Just like another Mediacorp.

Here comes the long awaited, shopping time at Chinatown and Kobe Motomachi shopping street!

This time, dinner was settled by ourselves. But with such a short shopping time, we only bought some snacks to much on.

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We’re at lovely Chinatown! Well, every country has one at least.

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So many Kawaii Shops and boutiques. If only I can steal back to Singapore! Their design and architecture are just way too Marvelous and Sophisticated. ❤

Its the season to be jolly~
Its the season to be jolly~

And Duhh~ Its December bitches, of course I need a picture with this good O’ Christmas Tree.

To be continued in Chapter 3…

Welcoming a new member of the 20th club.

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‘When all else fails, bake a cake. ‘- #thejoyofbakingboard

10 July 2013, on this date, we welcome another member to the 20th club!

Baked oreo cheese cake for Jess. Surprise Success! 

As she took a last minute day off from work,  I took half day off from work to deliver my so-full-of-love cheese cake to her house! 😀

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Let's make a wish.
Let’s make a wish.
Blowing of the candles.
Blowing of the candles.

And may all her hopes and dreams come true because she got Cinderella on her cake – which was headless after awhile. LOL! 

Now Jess can join me to welcome more new members into the club!

 

The Weird and Wonderful– ADDAMS FAMILY

Appreciate arts and theater-- Classic Comedy Musical
Appreciate arts and theater– Classic Comedy Musical

Who doesn’t know the famous classic cartoon, The Addams Family *Snap Snap*- Creations by the American cartoonist, Charles Addams.

It was a great pleasure to be able to catch this broadway musical. I literally grew up with Addams Family. It was my childhood.

I had been waiting for this day to come when I booked the promo priced tickets! *Screammmsss*  

Well, let me turn back time first. Before heading to Festive Grand theater, I went to meet Jason to have Dinch – lunch and dinner

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I just had to settle my craving for Saboten -located at Changi Airport Terminal 1 ! I never get enough of its cabbage! Yums! (Y)

Saboten for lunch!
Saboten for dinch!

Like all typical girls, SELCA~ Don’t mind. Heehee.

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We ate until 6pm. Then we took the bus back to Jason’s place to get the car before driving to Resorts World Sentosa.

We were almost late. Fortunately, we managed to get there just on time. My seat was just perfect! Cat 3, its good enough to see the whole view of the stage.

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We’re all ready for the show / musical!

The musical lasted for 120 mins. Every minute of it was definitely worth it. It is so lively and the casts are  filled with enthusiasm as they performed sing and dance. Not to forget, their synchronization are almost too perfect!

The most epic scene is the zombie- when he tried to ‘run’. HAHAHAHA! You’ve got to catch the show to know what I mean!

Lucas and Fat kid signing!
Lucas and Fat kid signing!

After the musical, I purchased the programme book and got the chance to be up close and personal with the casts! Damn, Lucas is so damn HOT and he is signing my book!!! *SCreamms*

Meet Wednesday on a Wednesday!
Meet Wednesday on a Wednesday!

With such a beautiful voice and  funny personality, meet GORGEOUS WEDNESDAY!

I enjoyed the musical, every bits of it. I would not mind to watch again. Guys! Get the tickets before its too late! Yes, I am advertising for them! Because, trusts me, it is definitely one of the best musicals that you would not want to miss!

You can learn more and watch the trailer at the official website : http://www.theaddamsfamilymusical.com/index.php

 

‘ Through words of mouth, let the know world about us. ‘ – Gomez Addams