AHOY! Sail Onboard a NAUTICAL-themed Party!

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AHOY! Anchor designer cake— by afternoonsinthekitchen

Check out her bakes at:Β http://afternoonsinthekitchen.wordpress.com/

20 October 2013, this date: it’s the big celebration for Jason as he turns 21 in exactly a weeks time!

Birthdays are always a joyous occasion to celebrate someone’s birth. It is an important annual date. The date that you Thank God and Your Mother for giving you life.

As for Jason, this is not just an ordinary birthday celebration, it is his 21st Birthday party—what’s more special? IT’s THEMED! NAUTICAL THEMED!!!!

And as co-host for his big day, I had planned all the decorations and sweets bar to ensure that they are all themed.
Also, his family and friends are all spontaneous enough to dress up accordingly.—RED, NAVY BLUE, WHITE AND STRIPES.

The FOOD

Besides the usual BBQ-ing, ‘cooking your own meat or chicken wings’, stinking yourself up with all the smoke from the black char coals, Buffet Catering is another option to go for.

Fortunate for Jason, his uncle does catering so all these delicious food are practically HOME-MADE by his mum, uncle and aunt.— starting from 7am!

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WHAT A SPREAD!
From Fried rice> Char siew> Chicken wing>
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Spicy fishballs> Otah> Veggies> Fruits>

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Kuehs> Angry Birds SOUP (which is the best!)

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OH! and the ‘Popcorn’ Hashbrowns!

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Even the Cups are themed!

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These Jello Sailboats are the most prettiest dessert ever! ^^

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The EXTERIOR

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Aww.. Jake is so dressed up the party too! Look! It’s a tie with stripes on him! ^^

At his door step, right there, stood the backdrop, firmly held by gold painted rope, which was capable in withstanding the strong and heavy rain that day.—- Solely Handcrafted
I am so proud of that anchor in the middle—- made out of Styrofoam, newspaper and toilet rolls. (especially out of <3)

And yes, the pictures turned out great!
Below are pictures of the Birthday boy with his family and friends πŸ™‚

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My bro seems to be showcasing the backdrop to everyone!

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The INTERIOR

Some candid pictures on what’s happening in the house party!!

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Cake cutting time was at 4.30pm. The time where everyone gathers together to sing and celebrate…. *Happy Birthday to you*

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Birthday Boy making his Birthday wish.

And just like all birthdays…

The mandatory group photos of different cliques with the birthday boy.—all waiting for their turn.

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Despite the horrible, heavy weather, I am glad his birthday turns out to be successful. The numerous amount of unexpected guests…. On behalf of Jason, I thank you! πŸ™‚

Now, I can’t wait to attend more birthdays and also my 21st birthday party which will happen in 2014!

Have a Cup of Macchiato—-‘FIVE and DIME’ eatery.

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Macchiato- simple means: ‘marked’ or ‘stained’.Β 

On a Saturday, I had brunch.— Nothing is more pleasing than this.Β  Jason and I settled in FIVE and DIME for peaceful brunch before my work. yes, Brunch together.Β That’s all we ask for. I had always assumed that Five and Dime is located at Clarke Quay. Well, it is, but not exactly. It is better to drive your way there. DSC01628-001 Standing alone as a 2 storey level building, I would say it is pretty established. The concept of the cafe is terrific too.Β  DSC01629-001 Oh, and when I say it is better to drive your way there, I meant it! Because, parking is free behind the eatery!Β Hassle-free eh? And there is likely to have parking spaces as most people walks here. Trust me, I surveyed. πŸ™‚ DSC01630 DSC01590-001

Back door of Five and Dime. — Which leads to a staircase and a glass door.Β  DSC01591-001

I thought this was the main door to its eatery. But no.

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Β Apparently, the eatery locates just another level below the toilets. How mysterious ?Β 

So, this is how it looks like inside this mystery place. Friendly staffs and cosy ambiance. Hmm.. but rather typical tho.Β  DSC01594-001 DSC01595-001 DSC01600-001 DSC01599-001 DSC01596-001

This ‘style’ of Menus made of paper and clipped on wooden board are seen practically in most Sgcafes.— Norm.Β  DSC01597-001

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— High caffeine to make me stay awake for the long day ahead πŸ™‚

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Egg Mayo and Bacon Panini. ($12) Β DSC01620-001

Buttermilk Pancakes with pork Bacon. ($15)

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Jason was obviously having a great time munching on the Panini! LOLDSC01627-001

Okay, so here comes the critiques.

The FOOD

1. Buttermilk Pancakes

It was fluffy indeed. I love their butter tho! Odd, it may sounds but it just tasted different from ordinary. Wonder if there is some kind of secret recipe to it.

2.Β Egg Mayo and Bacon Panini Just like all sandwiches, it tasted nothing special. Something that I can make out of my own kitchen. However, I do love their bacon– crispy!

The PRICE Average pricing for average meals.– Yeah, that’s How I feel about it.Β 

The AMBIANCE It was cosy and lovely. A good hideout place to chill and get rid of those dreadful weekdays. A place that can kick away any MONDAY BLUES! Β The concept of having two storeys– eatery and school hall. I will come here to study or read a good book.

In conclusion to my above comments, this is a place worth re-visiting! So why not give it a try? πŸ™‚ New found BRUNCH PLACE. xD

Located at : 297 River Valley Road. Singapore 238338

It’s Never too old to celebrate.

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Birthdays– The day that you Thank God and your mother for the chance to live in this world.

September had just passed and now we had no choice but to welcome October.
2013 indeed flies like a breeze, or rather, fast forward way too quickly that you could hardly catch a breathe.

So in the month of September, I had three special dates to celebrate.— THE SEPTEMBER BABIES.

1. 11 September—– always a date remembered, due to the loss of many loved ones, deaths of many because of the horrible terrorism of 911. And on this date itself, it is the birth of a child that had given me life and everything ever since.

MY MOTHER.

We went to Kiseiki Japanese Buffet restaurant to celebrate and feast. We are all suckers for Sashimis so a Japanese buffet would be best choice for all.

This restaurant located at orchard central offers a wide variety of Japanese food and also dessert.

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Well, but if you were to ask me, will I go back again? I would give this place a second thought. For the price its worth it and affordable, ONLY Β if you are a SASHIMI lover. If you are looking for authentic Japanese food tasting, this is not the place for you. Not to forget, the massive crowd they have, its literally like a market that everyone is ‘fighting’ for food.

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But all in all, we did enjoy ourselves. And I am glad my dad came back for my mother’s birthday. πŸ™‚

2. 19 September— Another birth of a child that I had met 3 years ago. MAXINE.
Its her birthday and I had lined out a list of plans and surprises for her. Initially wanted to give her a BIG SURPRISE TO GMAX, but unfortunately, it is under maintenance for a month?! Holy shit. Β 

Jess and I had to crack our brains to solve this last minute issues. Β 

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‘Surprise’ Fruit tart/ cake!Β 

We dined at a Lil’ French House, Ma Maison.
Review: Good ‘House/ Homie’ ambiance that gives the feeling that you are really in another country or state.

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I love how this Huge key is the key to our bills. ;/

Some images on how the restaurant inside looks like…

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Pastas are no doubt delicious. I would say you get to taste for how much you pay.

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Birthday girl trying to dig her present out!

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Tada! We got her an URBAN DECAY SMOKE EYE PALLETTE. Just as she wished.Β 

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Opps >.< I just had to take an #ootd by Jess! Think my outfit is pretty cute that day. πŸ˜›
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Movie was up next on the birthday celebration list. And I have to say, ‘The Bling Ring’— another genre of ‘Spring Breakers‘.
Conclusion: Β Sucks. Do not waste your time and money to watch it.

As soon as the movie ends, we had to rush for the Last Surprise…. Maxine’s house. Literally, had to get to her place before she does Β and hide at the third level.Β 

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It was a success! (Y)

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Group photo to end the day off.

Great friends are hard to come by. So, treasure every moments. And I can’t help but to Thank God for every joyous day I had. Β 

3. 27 September—– Girl I met an international known themed park. Maz.

Decided to dine at Fish and Co. because I remembered them having this ‘Fishy surprise’ for bday people. But, this particular outlet was a disappointment. 313 Somerset.Β 

Lack in manpower = Service to customers were bad. Fishy surprise was lead to a not so enthusiastic surprise.

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Danish fish and chip

Maz was embarrassed by the birthday shout out and surprise. But like I just said, it was NOT GOOD at all!

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I got Maz a new company, PAUL.

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Tgif with a bunch of awesome people I met from USS.

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Have a taste of Paul’s Macaroons.
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Red velvet white chocolate cheese cake. #orgasmicfood

September: Hectic shits and thoughts.
Lots of adventurous LifeHappenings. Be it bad or good.Β 

‘Live like there is no tomorrow.’ —- dailyquotetomotivatemyself

The Green Lovers went on a date.

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Last Sunday, we had a moment at the park…Β 

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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:Β http://www.canopydining.com.sg/

“Live, love and laugh, for food.”