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Saturday, December 6, 2014


It was Z and I 45th monthsary on 22nd Oct and we decuded to go out for a walk. We don't exactly celebrate our monthsaries now and usually just spend our time idling around at his house during the weekends.

It was raining everyday that week for i don't know what reason but we planned to visit the Singapore Botanic Gardens on that day for a walk/picnic since we both have never been there before. However, the pig Z was feeling tired in the morning as he was drained out from Navy so we postponed the trip to the afternoon and who knows it started raining. :( Plan was kind of cancelled and Z didn't have a backup plan. :@ Decided to settle our lunch at Jurong Point first since i am feeling super hungry at that point of time and Z wanted to go home to change.

Luckily for us, the rain stopped after that and he decided to continue the plan. It was like 3+pm when we were waiting for the train at the station. Finally we reached at around 4pm and then our tour begin! :)

Amazed at how my Samsung Note 3 is able to capture a good macro shot.

Z who look like a monk that day. Hehe


Ducks! A pity we did not bring any food along so i am not able to feed them. T.T

Black swans?

Paid $1 each for the entance fee to Orchid Garden as we are still students. I like the perks of being a student!  ^^

Was only halfway or 3/4 through the Singapore Botanic Garden when we realised that the sun is setting. Didn't expect to spend so much time exploring and walking around Singapore Botanic Garden. Hurried to walk to the other end and have dinner at Food For Thought. Couldn't take any pictures anymore as the lighting is very poor

Passed by a small man made waterfall while walking.

We were rather famished and tired from walking for half a day and quickly ordered our food.
Pic Credit: Food For Thought

Crispy Curry XL Chicken & Kaffir Lime Chilli Butter Fries ($20)

Steak and Sambal Potatoes with Sunny Side Up Eggs ($29)

Overall, I think that Food For Thought has a rather nice concept with an open kitchen (which I forgot to snap a pic of) and the food portion is rather huge which makes up for the a little expensive price.

Finished dinner at around 8+pm and it was totally dark in Botanic Garden with a few place that were light up and we had to walk back to the other exit to take the train. It's like a courage trail because some places are really dark. :( And being the scaredy cat, I was scared and hooked to Z almost the whole time and we walked in roundabout for the first time before finding our way out. What a way to end the day. Hahahaha. Despite this I am looking forward to our next adventure, Hehehe.

Food For Thought
1 Cluny Road,
Tanglin Gate #B1-00

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

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Soaking both the sponge and soap in hot water to soften them.

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BLACK PAINT® Water Cream is watery once you spread it out on your palms.

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