A Reason, A Season, A Lifetime

A Reason, A Season, A Lifetime

People come into your life for a Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed or just felt. They have come to assist you through a hard time, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. Then, suddenly, the person disappears from your life. Your need has been met; their work is done.

This totally reminds me of Tze Ming, the special guy born on the same day, month and year as me, if you’re reading this, thank you for being there for me at the lowest point of my life. I really wish you’re still here with me, can you return?

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share or grow or give back. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They give you great joy. Believe it; it is real. But only for a season.

I guess this applies to all my failed relationships. The happy moments we once shared as a couple will remain as sweet memories in my heart, forever and always. 

Lifetime relationships teach you lifetime lessons – things you must build upon to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all your other relationships.

Honestly, I’m still learning how to accept the lesson and love the person.

Think about the people in your life over the years. Whether they were there for a reason, a season or a lifetime, accept them and treasure them for however long they were meant to be part of your life.

And when they are gone, be thankful for the gifts you received from them when they were here – for a Reason, a Season or a Lifetime.

IceKo Korean Food Cafe @ The Cathay

Just happened to pass by this small little stall, IceKo Korean Food Cafe @ The Cathay #B1-24 yesterday night with Tigger and decided on a quick dinner. Surprisingly, the food’s quite nice and the prices are very reasonable and affordable. Yum yum! Will definitely be back to try the bingsu (Korean Shaved Ice Dessert)!

However nice, still cannot be compared to today’s adventure with Woof to JB! Hehe.

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Crab porridge breakfast, spicy korean chicken wings lunch, bibingsu ice dessert tea break, squidto golden giant fried squid snack, magnum pink pomegranate ice cream.

Happy Meow, Happy Saturday!

Tai Cheong Bakery Singapore @ Takashimaya

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Fancy some bright yellow egg tarts with buttery fragrance, crumbly crust and smooth and soft egg custard?

Good news, the famous Hong Kong egg tarts  Tai Cheong Bakery has finally set its foot in Singapore with the very first outlet at Takashimaya.

These piping hot signature flaky egg tarts are sold at $1.90 for one, or $7.60 for four.

Well, I personally find the pastry a bit too sweet and the colour of the crust don’t seem very even. Nevertheless, the egg custard is really wobbly and soft and melts in the mouth. The overall taste is definitely sweet and milky, but not so egg-ish to me.

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The queues are really loooooooooong, so I guess you’ll probably take an hour or so to get your egg tarts.

Tai Cheong Bakery Singapore
Takashimaya Shopping Centre #B208-5 (Food Hall), 391 Orchard Road, Singapore
Tel: 8223 1954
Opening Hours: Mondays to Sundays from 10am – 9pm

https://www.facebook.com/taicheongeggtarts/

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Karaoke Manekineko @ Cathay Cineleisure Orchard Level 8

The buffet spread at Karaoke Manekineko is average food. The grilled chicken, lamb, fish and sausages were alright but no wow factor. The otah was extremely small. I thought the siew mai with mushroom was nice though. Sashimi only 3 slices per pax per round you take. They don’t give double servings or anything like that. I saw a small cockroach and flies around the open sushi area so I didn’t dare to take the sushi. Desserts, nothing too appealing as well.

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I went to the Cathay Cineleisure Orchard outlet at 8 Grange Road #08-01, Singapore 239695. You may wish to call 6756 3113 for more details on bookings and all.

https://www.kbox.com.sg/Home.aspx

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Nene Chicken @ Scape

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Going by its name, the word “Ne” in Korean means “Yes” and Nene Chicken simply means “Yes Yes Chicken”. This expression is often used by Koreans to reflect their willingness to put the best effort in any kind of situation with a positive mind. Sounds so positive eh?Founded in South Korea in 1999, with the philosophy of providing a happy and positive lifestyle, NeNe Chicken very quickly became one of the nation’s favourite fried chicken brands with its crispy batter and juicy meat. Well, the very simple secret is through their batter-dip process where oil does not seep into the chicken meat unlike most other Korean fried chicken. Our dear Nene Chicken landed in Singapore in 2012.

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Nene Chicken @ Scape

Address: 2 Orchard Link, #02-39, S237978
Tel: 6509 0907

Opening Hours:

Sun – Thu & PH: 11am – 9:15pm

Fri, Sat & PH Eve: 11am – 10:15pm

Website: http://www.nenechicken.com.sg/

Kushi Kushi Japanese Kushiyaki @ 313@Somerset

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Dear fellow readers working in Orchard / Somerset area, I just came to know of Kushi Kushi Japanese Kushiyaki (so rhymes hor?) at #B3-45, 313 @ Somerset, 313 Orchard Road, Singapore 238895. Bento lovers, you’re in for a treat!

I’m sure many of you know / heard of Tori Q, and I think Kushi Kushi is similar, or rather almost identical. The prices for both are comparable as well.

I personally prefer Kushi Kushi to Tori Q because I find the former less salty and less flavorful.

Bento sets are good for takeaways as they are packed very convenient-to-eat. Not to worry, there’re long tables and many seats for sharing around 313 @ Somerset basement and dining in is not a problem.

I’ll be back!

2D1N Hatten Hotel Melaka & Jonker Street

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I guess I’m quite a fan of Melaka as this is my third visit just in this year! Check out my March 2016 2D1N Hotel Equatorial Melaka & Jonker Street and April 2016 2D1N The Straits Hotel & Suites Melaka Food Trip: Ee Ji Ban Chicken Rice Ball, Restoran Nyonya Cottage Spices, Ah Hui Bak Kut Teh.

This time round, I stayed in Hatten Hotel Melaka. Once you enter the room, you see a living room with the most comfortable couch ever. The toilet is also quite spacious and neatly designed but sadly, there’s no bathtub. I stayed in Room 1709, directly facing the swimming pool view from the 17th floor. Si bei got condo feel. I loved the milky colours theme in the room especially the bed frame and curtains as it’s very cozy and romantic. A very comfortable night’s stay in a big and tidy room.

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After being very satisfied with the room, it’s time to throw all the barang barang in the room and head out to explore Melaka! Passed by this “Sushi World” which really caught my attention as the sushi’s super cheap. Randomly bought a few varieties and damn, they tasted fantastic. One thing I don’t understand though was that each sushi’s individually packed in a so called box and I thought it’s quite a waste of packaging. They could simply use some plastics or foils to wrap it mah! Save the environment please.

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With a mixture of sushi in my tummy, it’s time to “exercise” and walk to Jonker Street for street shopping! Along the way, we enjoyed the heritage feel and vibe of Melaka. We also walked into this “train” where it’s actually a shop selling mainly clothes and souvenirs. Cool concept. Reminds me of a recent movie, Train to Busan!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you haven’t already watch that movie, let me spoil you. It’s a zombie virus effect and at the end, only two survivors weren’t infected by the zombies and made it to Busan safely.

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I tried this lime “egg” ice at Jonker Street for RM3.00. Very cute leh eat the cooling ice in the shape of an egg under the hot weather! I almost melted as the weather was so damn warm and I had to buy watermelons to quench my thirst.

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We didn’t have proper dinner but just street food as we walked along the stretch of Jonker Street in Melaka. We loved every bit of the fried giant squids. It’s crispy, crunchy, fragrant and chewy. I also ordered an additional Nyonya Classic Cendol lemon shaved ice for RM7.00 just to combat the hot weather.

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Being kiasu Singaporeans, we were worried we might be hungry in the middle of the night and decided to ta pau giant squidtos (RM 16) back to our hotel. It’s my first time trying, it’s basically huge squids wrapped with an outer layer of crispy flour and an inner layer of rice in it and drizzled with special sauce / sauce of your choice like honey mustard / thai / black pepper / etc. It’s actually very filling for the stomach. The very tam chiak us also bought 3 BBQ sticks of chicken + sausage for RM10. Don’t play play, eat this eat that, end up also like eat a lot lor!

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I was so lazy to walk any further and so we cabbed back from the end of Jonker Street to our hotel for RM20. After displaying everything that I bought for the day, I realised actually I’m getting better and better as I’m buying lesser and lesser for every trip nowadays. I think I’ve learnt to buy what I really need / super love and not anyhow buy and chuck them aside in my cupboard to collect dust. 2 “signboards” for RM20, flowery tube dress for RM25, team Mystic T-shirt for RM20, blue printed shorts for RM10, pink flowery skirt for RM10, pink angel lego for RM15, stitch LED light for RM10, stitch true/dare cards for RM10, 3 layer colours “Wild Heart Can’t Be Broken” dress for RM68.90. Overall, affordable shopping.

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Hatten Hotel buffet breakfast is available from 6.30am to 10.30am and it is located on the 11th floor. The dining area is huge and seats are almost never full. Food variety is nothing special though.

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In fact, I actually only found the soft boiled eggs and mee rebus most edible. The hashbrown I had happened to be very hot and crispy, so luckily still tasty in my opinion. The rest of the food really don’t look very pleasant in terms of outlook / colour and taste wise was also just barely passable. Back to basics, go for the cornflakes and milk, and the fruits and drinks to avoid disappointments.

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Thankfully, the rain stopped after we were done with breakfast and this meant that we could visit the swimming pool for a dip! The pool is big and it’s a very relaxing feel to just lie on the curvy yellow couch/chair and watch the kids play in the waters. Lovely.

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After checking out at 12 noon, we deposited our baggages at the concierge and walked to Dataran Pahlawan Shopping Mall for a simple stingray (they call it pari) lunch set at Station Cafe. Cheap, only RM9.90 but with miserable amounts of stingrays. Basically most of the time you’re eating the rice with chili with a bonus cracker and a cup of very sweet ice lemon tea. As we still had some free time after lunch, we wandered around a bit and spotted an angel bolster (RM 79.90) at one of the soft toys shops. We grabbed it and off we headed back for the coach to Singapore. A 2D1N getaway trip is indeed short but still can be fulfilling and happening! Last but not least, thanks Alex for accompanying me and entertaining me throughout the trip. I hope you enjoyed yourself as much as I did. More trips to come!

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