Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Pasta Brava

Rch and I decided we should do dinner some time last week, after wanting to meet for quite some time since our holidays started, but we never really had a chance. She introduced me to this Italian Restaurant, stashed quite at a corner near Duxton at Craig Road, Pasta Brava. She had lunch with her colleagues one day, then she texted me and raved about how she had just tasted one of the best pasta ever. I couldn't go wrong with a friend's recommendation, and at that time she had Beef Ravioli - which I love equally, I had to try it for myself. I got too excited on the day we met after her work, so I left home earlier and sat at a cafe for 2 hours, reading a new book I got from Kino after yoga --- "The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera".

I haven't touched a Literature book ever since I left Secondary School but Kundera definitely made it possible to read and fall in love with opposites that he portrayed with characters in his story. I once said I was bad at food applications, and I'm still bad at it - Maybe that's because I'm not used to change, or acceptance in other applications that do not generally have a "network effect" on me. I checked into Foursquare once again, and saw that their Squid Ink Pasta was highly recommended -- I decided to give it a try. I also love Squid Ink, and I love about many things. We also ordered Prosciutto Con Melone where they had thin slices of prosciutto with rock melon, another dish that I would love to have before my main. Rch decided to go with a new order, Salmon Ravioli this time but she reckoned it didn't taste as good as the Beef she had earlier with her colleagues.

We had attentive waiters, and the ambience and lighting was perfect just for the both of us. The pasta and its food were not too pricey but I would defo recommend my friends for a go-back :) And I know I can always count on Rch, in school or out, to do the things I love with me, and likewise I would for her too. Thank you x

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Beerfest Asia, 2013

It doesn't take more than a minute to get tattooed by Gumtoo - Designer's Temporary Tattoo and you get to feel like a kid all over again. After a 3-hour shift at Beerfest Asia, I went home looking like a girl with cute graphics plastered all over my body. And no, awkward and weird stares I got from strangers didn't stop me. I thought I loved the motorcycle tattoo best, and I saved it for almost 5 days until I met Justin so I could show it to him before I finally decided to wash it off in the shower.

Trish and I got pretty excited when we were being gumtooed at work. We've met pretty awesome customers at Beer Fest and what made our night even better were people being so spontaneous to get it on their head, neck and a "full temporary sleeve"! So we popped by 7-11 and bought 2 takeaway microwave meals back to Studio M (which Dan booked for her weekend staycation and lovingly accommodated us, thank you!), and got a What's for dinner?-conversation from a really nice traveller while waiting for the lift at the lift lobby. The best time after work is to be around friends that you can be comfortable and look ugly with, I think they can be those companions.

Some of the customers that we gumtooed on the last day of Beerfest... And a Chow chow mixed Poodle that I spotted and fell in love with, had a connection and it was special. I love dogs, and it made me miss my 2 little ones at home already. Right now I'm pretty stuck in bed switching between Food Network Asia and TLC; in attempt to scribble try-its-at-home that are good, and doing some research on Vegas, LA and SFO, exciting the monster in my head. If you have anywhere that I should visit for the next 2 months in these places, please feel free to share with me :) You guys are awesome x

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Beerfest Asia 2013

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It doesn’t take more than a minute to get tattooed by Gumtoo - Designer’s Temporary Tattoo and you get to feel like a kid all over again. After a 3-hour shift at Beerfest Asia, I went home looking like a girl with cute graphics plastered all over my body. And no, awkward and weird stares I got from strangers didn’t stop me. I thought I loved the motorcycle tattoo best, and I saved it for almost 5 days until I met Justin so I could show it to him before I finally decided to wash it off in the shower.


Trish and I got pretty excited when we were being gumtooed at work. We’ve met pretty awesome customers at Beer Fest and what made our night even better were people being so spontaneous to get it on their head, neck and a “full temporary sleeve”! So we popped by 7-11 and bought 2 takeaway microwave meals back to Studio M (which Dan booked for her weekend staycation and lovingly accommodated us, thank you!), and got a What’s for dinner?-conversation from a really nice traveller while waiting for the lift at the lift lobby. The best time after work is to be around friends that you can be comfortable and look ugly with, I think they can be those companions.


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Some of the customers that we gumtooed on the last day of Beerfest… And a Chow chow mixed Poodle that I spotted and fell in love with, had a connection and it was special. I love dogs, and it made me miss my 2 little ones at home already. Right now I’m pretty stuck in bed switching between Food Network Asia and TLC; in attempt to scribble try-its-at-home that are good, and doing some research on Vegas, LA and SFO, exciting the monster in my head. If you have anywhere that I should visit for the next 2 months in these places, please feel free to share with me :) You guys are awesome x

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Arranged, Maybe.

Last Saturday was a fun-filled one. Justin and I woke up at 8am, grabbed a burger and rode to meet Silver and Jeremy for their product-launch shoot. It was an amazing experience, pretty crazy and fun. Sammy got both of us tickets to Beautifuladieu's workshop - which I bagged home a new bag of amazing tips and tricks of natural light photography and photoshop. New stuff taught and learnt; so I don't get too boring.

It was nice to see Sammy again. He just started his work and writings at curiouspaperplane.com so if you're a little curious bout his work and photography, that space can be awesome. Slightly personal, mostly inspirational :) I might have more than a hundred and one things on my mind and it feels pretty stuffed right now, but the people in my life thus far made this journey more bearable and amazing. Those knots must find its way to get untangled, and I must stop being a sloth (I have been one since the start of summer break).

Stace suggested I should blog about my workouts and routines. She'd be interested; maybe I would? x

Meantime, my swim's site is up and running. Head over to http://newindecember.tumblr.com to view in 2 colors (Black and Pink)! It felt pretty arranged, delicate maybe. I had another awesome shoot with Anastasia on the following day by the pool and it was my first, learnt new stuff on the job and I must say I loved every single minute of it. It was joyous, chirpy and conversational. Wait, pardon me the rookie and it was an enjoyable process, nonetheless.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Digital Shoots and Photography

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Last Saturday was a fun-filled one. Justin and I woke up at 8am, grabbed a burger and rode to meet Silver and Jeremy for their product-launch shoot. It was an amazing experience, pretty crazy and fun. Sammy got both of us tickets to Beautifuladieu’s workshop - which I bagged home a new bag of amazing tips and tricks of natural light photography and photoshop. New stuff taught and learnt; so I don’t get too boring.


It was nice to see Sammy again. He just started his work and writings at curiouspaperplane.com so if you’re a little curious bout his work and photography, that space can be awesome. Slightly personal, mostly inspirational :) I might have more than a hundred and one things on my mind and it feels pretty stuffed right now, but the people in my life thus far made this journey more bearable and amazing. Those knots must find its way to get untangled, and I must stop being a sloth (I have been one since the start of summer break).


Stace suggested I should blog about my workouts and routines. She’d be interested; maybe I would? x


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Meantime, my swim’s site is up and running. Head over to http://newindecember.tumblr.com to view in 2 colors (Black and Pink)! It felt pretty arranged, delicate maybe. I had another awesome shoot with Anastasia on the following day by the pool and it was my first, learnt new stuff on the job and I must say I loved every single minute of it. It was joyous, chirpy and conversational. Wait, pardon me the rookie and it was an enjoyable process, nonetheless.