T.A.Z Cafe and Bistro— A place for your Paw Buddies to meet New Friends.

I’ve decided to visit this newly established dog-friendly cafe as I had always wanted to dine with my three lovely dogs. Besides, it is always good to bring them all out to mingle and play right? Yes, there are many dog cafes available in Singapore. But why T.A.Z? 

T.A.Z Cafe and Bistro was found by a kind-hearted and hardworking woman,  Adeline Ho. She is a major sucker for all kinds of dogs. Like Literally. She practically picks up most stray and lost dogs on roadsides and bring them home to raise and take care of them. This lead to the cafe titled as T.A.Z, which is named after three of her dogs- Teddy, Ah girl and Zealous. She is the chef of this cafe as well. From cooking delicious human and dog foods, to baking extremely cute cakes. 

Whats makes this cafe unique is the fact that, T.A.Z cafe always host private events such as birthdays and even raise awareness for dogs by collaborating with various dog adoption drives!!! So, be sure to help save all these poor puppies~ 

The Interior

The layout of the cafe is fantastic and ideal for all dogs to come along and play as there is a huge space for them to run around.

And if you notice, all the brown chairs are accompanied with a white chair. I reckon that these white chairs are specifically for all your paw buddies! How thoughtful is that? 🙂 

Wall decals~

Comfortable seats~

Besides having a big and air-conditioned area, they even have a VIP room catered to any of your groups’ celebrations or requests!

For food wise, I would not comment much as I did not order any food that day. My ultimate goal was to let my dogs have fun. So, the owner herself made a specialty for them: Sweet potato, meat and carrot bits.

They do look  pretty appetising for dogs yea? Definitely smell good too.

And here’s Adeline giving treats to all the dogs. Haha. They are so obedient! CUTE~


Meet Teddy the Poodle!

I bet it tasted really good that Clover finished the whole plate!

Amenthyst, the love of my life. ❤
Enuff said about the food and place.
Retail services are available too! You need pet shampoos, dog tags, apparels? You can get them right after your meal here! No need for the hassle to buy from other places. Woo-hoo~

All dog lovers, do visit T.A.Z cafe and give it a try! Remember, your purpose of visiting a dog cafe is to let your paw buddies meet new friends as well as to enjoy themselves in a new environment by stepping out of their comfort zone at home. 😀 It is always good to socialise. 


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T.A.Z Cafe and Bistro
10 Jalan Leban, Thomson
Singapore

Tel: +65 9027 6109/ 9234 1926

Happiest 5K Ever— Color Me, Color Run! #theswissecolorrun2014

HAPPY MESS indeed.

The Swisse Color Run has been ongoing internationally for a period of 4 years. Since March 2011, it has been created as an awareness to promote health, joy and fun. But now, they had expanded into fund raising!! So, Run for a cause!!
Read more on: http://thecolorrun.com/about/

YAY~! This year, Sydney’s color run had almost a total of 20k runners, raising a total of $123K AUD! Good job!!

PRE-EVENT.— Package Pick up at Wynyard Park.

It was a gloomy and rainy weather that Saturday morning.
We were all praying so hard for a Sunny weather on the actual event date, which it was! Thank God. (:

Merchandise Booths were set up as well. There were so many colorful, adorbs products such as neon-colored sunglasses, tutu skirts, socks… All the stuffs made-ready to kick start an awesome and colorful day ahead~ EXCITING MUCH

ACTUAL EVENT DAY.— Centennial Park

I only took a 2 hour nap before the day of the event because I was so worried that I couldn’t get my ass off my bed!
Prepared and went out at 7.30am++.

Color run organisers were kind enough to provide free public transport for us to the destination. It is funny how you can some really creative people that made themselves really bright and colorful! From colorful long socks, tattoos on face and arms, to even WIGS. HAHA!

Meet my brazilian peeps~ Liza, Fernando, Hellen.
#Perksofbeinganinternationalstudent #friendsfromallovertheworld
Oh ya, did I not mention that Gopro cams were everywhere that day~ I am so tempted to get one too! 

And Our team is named ‘Life in TechniColor’. Kuddos~ 

Even though it was pretty cold that morning, but I am pretty sure this unicorn is sweating more than shivering inside. The sun was super hot and glaring! 

The race course included 7 zones in total. They are positioned accordingly:

-Pretty in Pink
– Free Sun Tan with Orange
– Welcome to Blue Smurf Village
– Purple that never rhymes with anything
– Snow Foam
– More Green Grassy color ahead
– Bubbles all over

Oh, we took a break after purple zone to camwhore!!

What’s color run without #colorselfie !

YES~ WE MADE IT TO THE END!!

These three man were just too cute! Thumbs up for their enthusiasm and the well coordinated sunglass and tutu skirt colours!!

AFTER PARTY

It was so fun!! It almost felt like Zoukout in the day!!

The music was so damn good! I could just dance all day~~ and the color throws look so fantastic !

One of the best day of my life in Sydney.—24 August 2014.
Party for a cause! Party for health! Party for dance! Party for music! 

 

Like what you see? Hurry sign up for the next color run in Feb 2015 then!! What are you waiting for!!

The Coastal Walk.— Coogee to Bondi.


FYI and abstracted from: http://bonditocoogeewalk.com.au

The Famous Coastal walk of Sydney.— approx. 5.9km, if you calculate from the map. Yes, we ventured out on this 2 hours of long walk, bracing through the strong winds and sweltering hot sun, just to see the beautiful horizon and cliffs…Worth it!

Oh first, HAPPY EASTER/ GOOD FRIDAY peeps!
In Aussie, this special day is very important, so most of the shops are closed. Thus, only the beach is ‘open’ right? And with the weather forecast being absolutely accurate for once, we decided to go for this coastal walk. Enough of hearing people say how gorgeous and magnificent the views are, I am bringing my pairs of eyes to see them, literally. Thank God for this perfect weather! 🙂
Our Starting Point: Coogee Beach.—- Quiet. Serene. Calm.


We walked along the path to the other side of Coogee beach, which also marks the end of Coogee. So, the next spot is definitely the cliff! The view there is indeed, stunning.
At the cliff… We spent quite a while at this area. We went all cray cray over the whole view. It’s so pretty, I can’t even. 

Mandatory tourist shot~ ❤



Oh, we managed to see one of the sweetest and coolest confession ever.




I love this picture so much!
And many other confessions carved on the rocks.

The view from the cliff is so irresistable… MUST TAKE PHOTOS.




As we continue our walk….



We finally reach one part of Clovelly beach!
There lies a row of boats and kids playing with shallow, clear waters of the ocean.


This area— magical and colurful.
As the strong currents and waves hit on the walls of the cliff/rocks… together with the sunlight shining through the prism-like water dropets… you see the formation of rainbow… Countless times~


And yes, and an hour… its Clovelly Beach.– my new love.


It tooks us another 30 minutes to reach Bronte Beach, where we took a rest for awhile. Immersing the Sun rays and Breeze~

Then, followed by Tamarama beach, the smallest beach of all. 
About an hour after Clovelly beach, we finally see BONDI! YAY WE MADE IT!
US— sweaty, sticky and thirsty…. and HUNGRY.


Bondi beach— Crowded. Overrated. Popular.


Ending point: Bondi Beach.— my ex-love. Why?

Because after exploring and experiencing all 4 beaches, my favourite is  Clovelly Beach. — the side where the ocean is  equivalent to being a public pool! I’m definitely going to swim in that clear water the next time!

The coastal walk is a great time to relax your mind off your busy life and also a good body-aching workout! Your butt will get firm with all the walking. Trust me. Hehe.

Next mission: Coogee to Marouba!
^^ #cfaithtravelogue

CUPS N CANVAS—– Appreciating Arts at a different angle.

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Omega Fatty Acids, that’s an essential.— c.Faith 
Last seen at a cafe: Nov 2013
It has been quite awhile since I last visited a cafe. (Even tho I still have a long list of it to complete. LOL!) 
CUPS AND CANVAS, the idea of having a cup of tea of coffee  in an atmosphere of appreciating arts. This can be seen when you first step into the cafe as it is decorated with canvas everywhere. The creativity of different paintings through minds and hands that had put together marvelous pieces of art just hanging around. —- the original thoughts of c.Faith.
ART- the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.— Google definition
My presence in the cafe that day (actually, its yesterday), was to celebrate my dear, Dawn’s 21st birthday.
A piece of her favourite cake— oreo cheesecake

The FOOD 

  • Smoked Salmon Sandwich— healthy, no fat meal. Best for those on diet and still want to eat. There isn’t anything fatty or unhealthy because its mainly tomatoes, cucumber and lettuce with a thin layer of smoked salmon. Think Subway.
  • Blanc Bacon— Super creamy! The taste is thick. Delicious, but best to share.
  • Vermillion Prawn—- Norm tomato based pasta.
  • Olive Room—- Did not get to try this, but if you are a aglio olio fan, you might just fall in love with it
  • Potato Wedges with Cheese— Apparently, this is the signature side dish of Cups N Canvas. To be honest, I feel that it tasted just like all other potato wedges. Nothing special at all.
  • Oreo Cheesecake— The outer layer of the cheesecake is slightly crisp. It’s pretty obvious that it was baked a little to give it such a texture. Sweetness level just alright. I love it!

The PRICE

NO GST AND SERVICE CHARGE! This is the best part. Their prices are all NETT. I like. I really really like. You pay for whatever that is stated in the menu. This is good. No hidden charges. (Y) The price ranges from $10 onwards, but definitely less than $20 for a main, such as pasta. Norm Price. 

The AMBIANCE

  • I’m an artsy person. I love canvas. Be it painted, or photo printed, I just love canvas. Being able to be situated at this pleasant surrounding of craftsmanship, it’s indeed perfect.
Verdict: This cafe is good for people that want a quiet place to study, to have coffee with your girlfriends and desserts while resting those exhausted feet after a long day of shopping. 
Words from Cups N Canvas:

Welcome to “Cups N Canvas”, a humble art space that celebrates the peculiar friendship between art, food and coffee. Do drop by, be merry, you can always have a cup, a canvas, or both at our place.

For more information:
139 Selegie Road, Singapore 188309
(Opposite Rochor Beancurd)
Contact: 6884 6855
Tues to Thurs: 10.30am – 10pm 
Fri to Sat: 10:30am – 11pm
Sun: 10am – 8pm
 
Mon: cafe closed

A POWDERY, WHITE CHRISTMAS— HOKKAIDO, NISEKO VILLAGE III.

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Love this Moment: Being buried by the fluffy, powder-like snow.

#Day 3: Public Affection towards ‘SNOW WHITE’  

I yearn for nothing else but this moment.—where I am able to see with my own naked eyes, the fall of snow flakes that covers every ground bits into the colour of blank white papers. 
I brave through the negative degrees, cold shivers and icy feel on my hands, to just lie on the thick sheets of snow and get buried with piles and piles…


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The  heavy snow piled up on my toes, to my fat tummy, to my shoulders and chest, disabling my abilities to move and wiggle.–I feel like I’m a happy fat snow man just sitting there waiting for cameras to come snap a picture of me. 

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Having a quick bite on onigiri as lunch before we ski! Omnomnom….

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We pretty much acquired the basic skills from the day before and hence, we are ski-ing all by ourselves today. This is the ABC Family ski lift, which is open for beginners.-— more kids around

DSC03472Catch me on action on my IG: http://instagram.com/p/hdQG7AByEy/

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We are definitely enjoying this season, this activity, or rather sport that doesn’t seem to bore me at all.
I had bad falls along the way, so bad that I felt I had a short brain concussion. Even so, I still pick myself up and ride my way down the mountain.

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I’m on the ski lift! Credits to Maxine, which I remember clearly that after this picture was taken, her gloves fell off!!
Well, I did manage to retrieve it back after climbing up a trail on the mountain. Tough job.


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We ski-ed for 2 hours and our energy for the day pretty much got drained out from it.
We had snowball fights along the way back home.

But before resting back at our crib, we had to satisfy our tummy with their local ramen store for the last time!

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Fried pork rice= sex! 


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Hokkaido, one of the best countries to experience snow and I am looking forward to travel back here once again. 🙂

Check out previous post : https://cassandrafaith.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/a-powdery-white-christmas-hokkaido-niseko-village-ii/

A POWDERY, WHITE CHRISTMAS— HOKKAIDO, NISEKO VILLAGE II.

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A pleasant sight at 6am.—- I wish to open up my window in the daylight for this view everyday. 

#Day 2: Virgin SKII-ers. 

As mentioned in my previous post, I lived in a pretty luxurious apartment named, Shinsetsu.
Seriously, life here will be great. Boring as it seems, but there was a hell loads of leisure activities available. Not to forget, ultimate relaxation and spa one could yearn for.– Soaking in the hot onsen in a cold, snowy weather. Now, that is indeed life in paradise. 

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The exterior of Shintsetsu.
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The trail that we walk out of Shinsetsu to the mart and around the village.

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And just outside this wooden cottage, lies a pile or rather, a pool of powder snow.

Ever since I was a child, living in a one season country makes me desire for a day to see what makes christmas a jolly season.— Snow. 

Just like all kids on TV shows, they played Snowball fights, makes Snow angels and also, their very own SNOWMAN.
I want to do all that! And I am proud to say, Yes. I did it. 
I’ve waited 20 years of life to finally chance upon this magical season. Dreams do come true. 

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So, here I am, standing alone on the walking trail at the time of 8am. I couldn’t sleep at all since the last night. Not that I am scared or nervous, but more of the fact that I am too excited and I can’t wait to turn myself into a 3 years old kid to play in the snow.

Ski lessons only starts in the afternoon but already wide awake and ready for the day of excitement and fun!

After 30 mins, I build my own snowman. Because there wasn’t any props around except those lying sticks on the ground. The facial expression of my snowman turns out like this. (see image below).

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Well, it’s pretty cute isn’t it? >.<

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It’s so cute!! My creation! I am so proud of myself.
One of my lifetime wish.– Fufiled.
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OH! Have I forgot to mention that winter is also the best season because it makes your skin flawless! I swear I was on minimal make up only and my face still looks damn clean and fresh.

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Attempting to feel snow in my face as it was snowing non-stop again.
Caution: Selfie Spam below, can’t help it, but my skin really look so damn good! Flawless!

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Crazy it may sound, but I love falling down, especially onto these powder white snow.

Lying down on the snow like an idiot, ignoring all the weird stares from passer-bys, I am trying to form my snow angels.

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Whee~ I was having so much fun just by lying on them.
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My ‘sad’ face because annoying Jason keep pushing me down.
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It’s snowing! snowing! Just had to snap a picture before these beautiful sight are gone!
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One of this best trip was to spot this lovely snow dog. It is so friendly and it lives in the Australian house— that explains why it is so friendly since his owners are too!

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The ‘struggling’ stroll up the mountain and renting of skiis and boots took an hour plus before leading us to this magnificent snow mountain!

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Because we took an hour to reach the mountain, we were late for our ski lesson but our instructor was so nice to allow us to extend the time. He is from England. Amazing man, he only lives during the winter season with snow. — What does this mean? He travels to different countries for snow throughout the year to teach and to live. Amazing. 

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Snow flakes falling from the sky again!

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And so, to end this tiring yet exciting day, a group photo! Of course! 

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Ski, one of my favourite sport. For a first timer, I can proudly say I do ski pretty well! Even tho, the boots are heavy and seriously challenging my leg muscles, but still, it’s worth the muscle ache and pains for this wonderful experience. Marked vividly in my mind. 

Maybe I should be a Ski instructor one day and just live in the winter season… Idea? ^^

‘Dear Snow, you are so gorgeous that I want to marry you now.’ – C.fatih 

Continued from [ Hokkaido, Japan Chapter 1 ]

Food and Shopping Paradise: HONG KONG I

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‘Above the ground, Hitting the skies to paradise. ‘

An annual traveler to Hong Kong.

This makes me ‘take advantage’ of the fact that I get to travel at least once a year.  Hong Kong has always been rated as ‘BORING’ to me. Used to, as I was a kid and I do not have any idea on what’s food and shopping to me. OR should I be specific, the chance to see the world.

However, now that I am so busy with my life. Holidays are essential to me. It is my only breaktime to be away from the shit loads of work always piling on to me every month.

Hence, Hon Kong doesn’t seem that boring to me anymore. I had planned this Hong Kong trip with Maxine long ago as our graduation trip. This time, I want to travel to Hong Kong with friends instead. But this mini trip ended as a Family and Friends trip.

Something new, but its still worth the experience and fun we can have together.

Airline: Jetstar Airways

Accommodation: MY SUITE IN YUEN LONG

Duration: 9 Days 8 Night

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#Day 1: Ready, Set, GO!

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It was a super early flight to Hongkong. I guess I have a thing for EARLY FLIGHTs– realised all my flights are always before sunrise.
Super tired yet excited us were all perked up!

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oh, did I not mention that this trip was somehow my bro’s last trip as he was going to NS as soon as he comes back.

The three and half hours journey in the skies flew like a breeze. We were all too exhausted and just slept through.
Very quickly, we were welcomed by my relatives and my dad at the airport where we were picked to my second home, YUEN LONG.
SO, we managed to be greeted by DIM SUM and I finally get to taste my favourite bun on EARTH. CUSTARD BAO.

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The first day was just a day of settling down and getting our rooms packed to sleep in.
We only walked around my home area and also to just keep eating. Come on, you are on a holiday. No dieting man,   

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Curry fishballs and chee cheong fan!  Favourite supper dish okay! 

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Oh, we visited a new dessert place and damn it was good! Especially love the pastry layered mango dessert, topped with ice cream.
God, it taste heavenly! 

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Introducing my HK cousins ! 

 

#Day 2: HONGKONG  DISNEYLAND

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Rise and Shine! We were all ready and packed for an exciting day ahead!

Travel like an adventurer, but play like a kid. Yes, that’s what we do.

 

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Breakfast: At Sai Yuen. Offering the best french toast in the world.
Maxine couldn’t get enough of this.

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Mandatory Tourist shot!

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rying to do the GWIYOMI pose! Even the person taking for us knew about it and laughed at us! haha.

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We are PRISONERS, for no apparent reason. LOL.

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Sings *As we walk to the left as we walk to the right…. *
We reached the newly open area of TOY STORY LAND! But unfortunately, the most thrilling U SHAPED Kart ride was CLOSE!!!!!

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So, we just took our own sweet time to goof around.

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The only ALIEN deemed as Adorable to me.

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Next up, at Fantasy Land, we have to take the mandatory tourist shot with our Favourite DISNEY CHARACTERS!!!
Okay, I’m not exactly a tourist, but just trying to be one. 😛

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Ice Popsicle to take those HEAT off.

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In Mad Hatters TEA CUP.. Spin spin away!!!!!!!

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We are all ready for a 4D Magic Experience with Mickey Mouse!

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Carousel! Love riding on them, makes me feels like a princess. >.<

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o infinity, and Beyond! 

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We are SWAG!

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Cinderella- my childhood favorite classic. She’s so sweet in person.

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To all Disney Fans: ‘ Disney land will never be completed as it will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.’ — Walt Disney
So, keep your imagination growing, and never stop fantasizing!