2016’s CNY

This year’s chinese new year was slightly in fact a vast difference from last year’s CNY. This year marks the 2nd year of CNY without grandma and as usual during the eve, I was super devastated and feeling emotional without her presence.

I wasn’t able to work during CNY eve like last year with the doubled pay job as my arm is in elbow brace and can’t carry any heavy items. I spend the eve at home with my laptop and had mac for dinner as usual alone. It was just another lonely cny eve while everyone else is with their family.

IMG_0344

My little bae came at 10pm like as if he was god sent. He accompanied me till around 3-4am and I felt really blessed with his company. He was just sitting right outside the gate and staring at me and even fell asleep while waiting. SUPER CUTE! ❤

Monday was CNY Day 1 and Nydia invited me to join her family for house-visiting and dinner. For the first time ever in the whole of my entire life, I experienced house-visiting and going to “relatives” place with a family. It felt really amazing and fun. Then during the evening, she brought me to her aunt’s place, we tossed “yu-sheng” and her uncle cooked “pen-cai” it was deliciousss, especially when it’s filled with lots of luxurious goodies like scallops, abalones, prawns and mushrooms.

Later that night, my cabin crew cousin texted me out of the blue to join them to play “ban-luck” and I went. I lost alittle money but it was fine.

IMG_0361

The next day was the highlight of my CNY experiences, Mrs Warren invited me to her place for CNY party. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned before, Mrs Warren was Scotty’s owner and Scotty ran out of their house and wandered to my place while they were in UK. So, I called and returned Scotty to their owner and that’s how I got to know them. They have 2 little boys now, Cam and Finn. And Kermit passed on because he was terribly sick. Scotty is 14 years old now.

IMG_0421

Thank you Scotty, for bringing me to get to know Mrs Warren and Mr Warren. They are really nice former neighbours who treats me really well, advised me and taught me many important life facts that no one told me. They are like my parents, elder siblings and really cool and hippy parents!

Mr Warren is a chef and the food that he cooks is superb! That amazing tender and soft baked chicken was the best chicken I ever had. And Mrs Warren is just a super humorous and funny lady hahaha, I spend from like noon till evening at their place before leaving to Ah Bao’s place (my former workplace’s supervisor) in Bukit Panjang.

IMG_0399

Day 3, I went out shopping with Felicia and Orchard for her valentine’s present for her boyfriend and the shops were pretty much like ghost towns and I felt totally like VIPs in there. Awesome! But we ended up not buying anything because she couldn’t decide and the shops closed promptly at 9.30 and 10pm. OOPS.

IMG_0411_副本IMG_0413_副本

And I can’t believe v-day is coming again. Damn I’m single again with no one for v-day this year. Oh wells… 😛

 

Advertisements

Post-CNY Outing!

It’s the first day of the study week and I was supposed to be studying for the exam on friday but the group of us decided to give ourself a break first by going to Emrys’s house to “bainian” and to visit her cats followed by a long-awaited ramen meal at Marutama @ Clark Quay and then watching Ah Boys to Men 2!

The trip sounded so exciting right! Plus, everyone of us dressed our best for the day and it felt so cool! Especially entering the Marutama restaurant!

So, we all met at Woodlands MRT on a monday morning and many of them were late…and some were unable to make it which was kind of sad…

ImageA photo of us on the bus to Emrys house!

ImageA funny photo!

Image

Some of them are so scared of the cats and started dashing out of Emrys house!

And did you know that there’s 5 cats!!!

ImageHere’s the boy that frightened them! He’s such a sociable cat!

ImageHere’s my favourite one, Boyboy! She’s so scared of people that she hid behind the mattress!

ImageShe looks like a Garfield!

Image

She hides at a corner in the room!

Image

 It took a hard time for me to wait for BoyBoy to look into the camera!

Image

Her eyes are huge and look so cute!

Image

Then, we went to Marutama!

Image

Another photo!

Image

B & W!

Image

Wet tissues of Marutama! LOL!

Image

 Marutama menu!

ImageAjitsuke Tamago arrived in bowl!

Usually, they would place it in your ramen!

The ajisuke tamago is the best I have eaten so far among many of the ramen shops! I love the hint of japanese soya sauce in their egg yolk where the egg is 60% cooked! Not too runny nor fully cooked! LOVEEE IT!

ImageNext came the Gyoza! It’s steamed and I loved it!

The sauce is actually a mix of japanese soya sauce and chilli oil with a dash of garnishing!

ImageMy ramen arrived! It’s non-spicy because I couldn’t take spice! Haha!

So, the first thing I did was to take a sip of the chicken broth! Relatively nice! But the first sip felt like the soup base of chicken instant noodles, I only got hooked on to it after several sips!

The noodles were rather nice, not to thick nor thick, springy and chewy! LOVELOVE!

Overall, I think that Marutama ramen is worth a visit especially for a dining place for girls’ outing!

ImageThe eight of us took a photo by the friendly staff before we left!

The staff were very friendly and helpful especially in helping us take photos! Teehee!~

ImageAnd we went to watch Ah Boys to Men 2! The movie was awesome and I’ve been wanting to watch the movie for like sooo LONG!!!

ImageAnd this is my outfit of the day!

Did my own french braid, Self-tie back dress in green from MDScollections, MaryJane wedges in black from Code Red!

I enjoyed the outing so much!

Can’t wait for the next one!~

CNY 2012~

我先在这里祝大家龙年快乐,万事如意,恭喜恭喜!

During this CNY, I spent it in Malaysia, Kota Tinggi where my grandparents lived…

So, this is where I waited for my maju bus 227, to Kota Tinggi…

This is random but I bought Beard Papa Durian Puff in City Square@JohorBahru…It was cheap and delicious!

Stopping by Ulu Tiram Interchange during the journey…

In my uncle’s car before heading home!

CNY goodies at grand’s house!

Little QiQi on 初一!

We had charcoal style steamboat, using only charcoal to cook the food! How awesome can that be! I bet most Singaporeans wouldn’t be using such steamboat during CNY…

这就是沙炮!

This is a 8m long red firecracker! boomboomboom~

This is the dalmation that we keep in our kampong, her name is Xiao Qi.

This is our neighbour’s cat resting under my grand’s car!

My sis took a funny photo with the dog…LOL!

And check out my self-DIY nails! I did it myself and I used Sally Hansen Ink Splatter Shatter and Sinful Colors Beautiful Girl nail polishes that were bought from New York!

They look really lovely right?

Anyways, Happy Chinese New Year, every-boardies!