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[Outfit] Singapore National Day 2012 – Just Red & White

My work place is filled with people who are so fun and enthusiastic. 🙂

It was planned that we would go into the office in our outfits of reds and whites and have a team lunch gathering over high raved nyonya food.

The food was delicious! I had to stop myself from taking the third serving!

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Singapore has developed and progressed so much in these 47 years and I wish for prosperity and growth for Singapore in many more years to come!

I love Singapore for its stability, security and efficiency. Many a times we take these for granted but will come to better appreciate them when we step out of the country.

Anyway back to my outfit, I wore a crochet sweater over a red dress, which I wore last Christmas. (as below)

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And added a red skinny belt to give the top some definition else I would look like an overaged student heading to the library.

Wearing the crochet sweater proved to be quite a challenge ,even when it made of cotton and acrylic blend & sleeves rolled up, in the humidity of Singapore’s summer.

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Crochet Sweater: Forever21, Dress: Forever21, Skinny Belt: H&M

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And on National Day itself, I headed to Ikoi for dinner after watching the National Day Parade on tv. I will be posting about the dinner in the next post.

With the ridiculous rumors spreading like wild fire about the demise of Mr Lee KY, although I doubt the creditability of the rumor,  it was still certainly a relief to be able to see him attend the National Day Parade.

I was in the mood for another day of red and white!

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Top & Skirt: Cotton On, Wedges: Heatwave, Bag: Alexander Wang

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My nails were not spared too…. 🙂

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Linking up with The Pleated Poppy, Rolled Up Pretty & Transatlantic blonde.

DOUBLE DOG DARE Fashion Link-Up: Summer of NEON

I promise I will update at shorter intervals between posts!

Hope you’ve had a great National Day holiday! 🙂

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The Singapore Flyer

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The Singapore Flyer has become an iconic landmark along the Marina Promenade ever since it started twirling  in 2008. If I remembered correctly, it was sometime during the Chinese New Year holidays.

It has been four years since it opened its doors to tourists and locals a like and I am finally making my first trip in the Singapore Flyer in 2012.

The Singapore Flyer took about 2 and a half years to complete is the tallest Ferris wheel in the world at the point of this post ( 28 July 2012). I must have my disclaimers in place right? Since it is always so plausible that there will be another taller and bigger Ferris Wheel appearing in some parts of the world.

Passenger capsules are installed on the external circumference of the Flyer and they are fully air conditioned. There were a total of 28 capsules.

Queuing up to board the capsules.

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The capusule has full glass walls which allows passengers to have a 360 degree view of the landscape and benches are available in the middle of the capsule for passengers to rest in the 30 minutes or so journey.

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The capsules are rotated slowly as the main frame of the Ferris wheel makes its revolution.

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At the highest point of the Singapore Flyer.

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We went there at about 6 plus and by the time it was on its way down the other side, it was starting to get dark and we could catch a glimpse of the illuminated city.

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As the capsules are in some motion, albeit very slow, I did get a bit of a headache as I have motion sickness problems.

The Singapore Flyer is a good way to slowly see the city and the sea beyond the Marina Promenade area.

But some people think that the ride was a little too long and can’t wait to get out

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But if you don’t really have the time nor the patience to sit through the 30 mins ride, you can always consider heading to the top of Marina Bay Sands to enjoy the view at your own time and target.

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[Outfit] To the Singapore Flyer

I was heading to the Singapore Flyer in the evening and decided to drop by our place first to check out the renovation progress.

Beebops bought along a pack of biscuits which was a very popular snack in the 80’s . In fact this snack brings about fond memories when my granny would bring me out to the playground once a week and on our way back home, we would pass by a small shop, also known locally as a mama shop, at the void deck. And my granny would get this snack for me as she knows that it is my favourite biscuit.

Have you tried this snack before? Was this also one of your favourite childhood snack?

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Allow me to introduce you one of my neighbors…

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Thanks for dropping by! I would update my visit to the Singapore flyer in a separate post.
And meanwhile I am linking up to

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High Tea @ Straits Cafe, Rendezvous Hotel

Weekend high-teas is a popular activity that many Singaporeans love to indulge in.

And without any advance reservations, you are unlikely to get a table in the more popular restaurants.

One lazy weekend, both me and Beebops woke up rather late, he said that since we are already kind of over our lunch time, why not just head out for High Tea instead.

After many phone calls later, we managed to get a table at Rendezvous Hotel’s Straits Cafe for our high tea.

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There was quite a sizeable spread of food items ranging from salads to seafood to sashimi.

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There were a couple of sections where you can make your own Popiah.

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And try not to be too over-zealous with your fillings else it would end up being quite a mouthful like mine. : -p

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There is also a counter which you can order Laksa and the chef would prepare it for you.

As you can see below it was awarded the award like 10years ago, but trust me it is still one of the better buffet laksa that I have tried.

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The laksa gravy has just the right quantity of coconut milk and the light consistency so that you don’t get sick of the gravy half way through your bowl.

All I can say the only thing missing is the cockles!

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Order a cup of tea when you are almost done with the spread.

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How can we not have the durian puree desserts when the glass sticker is “screaming” right next to us.

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Delicious! So much that I took 3 despite a very full stomach.

It isn’t overly sweet and it manages to retain that bittersweet taste that durians naturally possess.

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The high-tea spread honestly isn’t very big but I must say that whatever they had there was of quality and tasted good.

If my memory serves me well, it costs about $25 per person after a credit card discount. At that price, it left us feeling very satisfied and very full.

Rendezvous Grand Hotel – Straits Cafe
+65- 6335 ­1771 / 7
High Tea: 3:00pm to 5:30pm (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays only)
9 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189559

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Happy 2012!!

Happy New Year!!

Where was I at the stroke of midnight?

In the middle of ECP!

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Our adventure to catch the fireworks left us stuck on the wrong section of the expressway!

But at least we managed to see some of the actions on the bay.

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Happy start to a new year!
Once again Happy 2012!

– posted from my iPhone

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46th National Day

Happy National Day!

Hope everyone is enjoying this public holiday. This year’s national day will be spent with Beebops and his family over dinner and watching the live telecast of the parade and catching glimpses of the fireworks from his backyard.

And don’t forget to say your pledge tonight at 8.10pm for the pledge moment. The SCDF will be sounding the Public Warning System for 20 seconds to inform and prepare all for the pledge moment. 🙂

It seems like ages since I last posted my outfit of the day. So here it is, my work attire yesterday.

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And nails!

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Happy 46th National Day Singapore! May we progress and prosper!

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Cinderel-Lah

A local flavoured spin off from the fairy tale story of Cinderella, her step mother and step sisters, I kept me grinning from ear to ear through out the whole performance.

It was a good way to relax after a hectic day at work.

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And my outfit for the day.

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