So. I finally brought Mr Toh to try 49 Seats.
I think, one should never have too high expectations about anything, be it food or people.
We topped up $4.90 to add a soup and drink.
The soup was awesome but we had no idea what it was until we asked the staff. Mr Toh guessed it was potato soup but it was actually carrot soup!
Actually, even before he ate it, Mr Toh HATED the food….because of the metal plates. Says it reminded him of army life. LOL. =X
Tasted it and my first thought was….”why so salty?”. But as I ate more, I was rather confused. I didn’t know if I liked it or not. ?.?
The seafood was fresh though.
Hmmm…..I think that there was nothing much to rave about actually. I don’t know why it’s so popular, almost every blog post about 49seats was raving about them…maybe it’s just us. *shrugs*
Only redeeming facts were that there was no GST and service charge plus the absolutely yummy carrot soup.
Selfie time!! I love my new specs from Furla.
Just look at the difference in quality. Tsk…
Brought Mummy to Nakhon for dinner on 01/03~~ The boss still so handsome and much fitter this time. Funny how he changes every time we go. LOL.
We didn’t order much though. I did ask Mummy if she wanted to add a chicken dish but she was afraid it’d be too much. End up kinda not enough for her. LOL.
Also tabao-ed dinner for Mr Toh and his colleagues. Silly boy was so happy when I asked if he wanted anything from Nakhon. Hahaha~
Going on leave tomorrow~~ It’s a happy occasion!!
I had an awesome Valentine’s Day this year. =D
I posted a Valentine’s Day photo and message on Facebook to Mr Toh for him to see. He usually does not reply to stuffs like these hence I was super surprised to see that he replied me in the afternoon.
It may be a small thing to most but to be honest, stuff like these makes me happy knowing that he thought of me and made the effort to reply when he usually does not. Love you!
I was supposed to go to Grandpa’s house after work as their family was celebrating the 15th day of CNY together. Called him as I was walking to the bus stop, as usual, when he asked if I wanted to find him at his shop before going to Grandpa’s house.
My first thought was “Flowers?” but I didn’t say anything and told myself not to think so much also. No expectations = no disappointment.
When I reached his shop, he was busy with paperwork so I waited for him. Once he was done, we chatted a bit and he suddenly said, “我有买花给你.”
I was like, O.O “真的吗? 你有买花给我?”
And he brought out the flowers from behind the counter.
Awwww…my favourite tulips! Such a gorgeous gorgeous shade!
What I posted on FB:
Gorgeous blooms. This surprise put a big smile on my face. I admit. I love tulips. I can’t justify spending too much on a bouquet for Vday so Mr Toh sourced for a more reasonably priced bouquet. Mr Toh asked me to find him at his workplace after I knocked off. Am I BHB if I say I suspected flowers? But told myself not to think so much. :X However I was pleasantly surprised when he said, “我有买花给你。” Awwww…so touched! Am a super happy girl this Vday. Thank you my love.
I couldn’t stop smiling. =X Heehee. Very glad that he was sensible and did not buy a $100 bouquet. This only costed $50. And for tulips on Vday, I find it very very reasonable! xD
Took super many photos of it over the next 2 days~~
Happy that Mr Toh had off on 15/02 Saturday so we could go for a Saturdate!
I woke up really early to finish up Mr Toh’s Vday card. I had the idea during the week to do a pop up card. And since we were playing WoW again, I really wanted to do a WoW themed card.
Since I was also the healer in the guild, I thought of telling Mr Toh that I’ll be his healer forever regardless of what game we were playing. Heehee. It helps that I like to play healers!
Cover page. Trying to be humorous. Though I should have added “a lot.” LOL.
The 2 hearts are paper doilies I bought for $2 from Daiso! Good buy huh! Haha~~ The wordings were supplies I got from Huiyi~ She has lots of materials for scrapbooking and those were perfect.
Inside of the card. I used our own characters! Print screen, then printed and cut them out.
“I’ll forever be your healer”
Left the card on Mr Toh’s keyboard and went to wake him up after I did some dungeons.
When he saw the card, he said something like “我也有礼物啊?＂
He laughed after seeing the card. Muahahaha!
Once he saw the phrase “I’ll forever be your healer”, the 1st thing he said was, “Forever be my healer? 你说的hor. PVP?” LOL. Bth…~~
Am really glad he likes the card. He thanked me and again when I was going to bed. Aww… *touched* *muacks*
We didn’t really go anywhere special, just had our favourite sushi.
Selfie time while otw. Thank you Mr Toh for indulging me. =*
Itacho Sushi @ Plaza Singapura. Ordered quite a lot and I tried their salmon sashimi on Mr Toh’s assurance that it is very fresh.
And it is really fresh!! Texture was awesome, not slimy like the ones from Sakae Sushi I tried many years ago. This was very similar to the one I tried in Hokkaido!! Just lose by a bit only! Damn nice!!
Mr Toh said he purposely chose the fattiest slice for me to try and asked if I got taste any fragrance/sweetness from the salmon.
Um, to be honest, no.
He said “我选最肥的给你try, 你跟我讲没有香味. 我要跳楼!”
Sadly, Mr Toh said the fatty salmon sushi was not that good, not very fresh. He ordered the tuna sushi to try but realised that he really does not like the taste. Grilled pork was good this time. Unagi taste was good and quite a thick slice, but the meat was kinda old. My crabstick sushi was awesome.
The pork don was quite spicy but shiok! I love my salmon belly as usual but there were so many bones, I was afraid of swallowing it. We super love the clams here~~! I love the butter flavour.
Had an awesome satisfying meal. =)
Went to Dad’s house to meet up with his brothers as we’re catching a movie later that night! Wee~~
Marcus Luttrell, a Navy Seal, and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious al Qaeda leader Ahmad Shahd, in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders and capturing them, they were left with no choice but to follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Now Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.
Had no idea what this movie was about but I liked it. I was very into it and was very kan cheong throughout the movie! Love how graphic the movie was, very violent but entertaining. =X
Wanted to have Ah Seah porridge for supper but it was closed. T_T So we cabbed back to the coffeeshop near Dad’s place for dinner. 阿姨 treated us to zi char, though the sotong was a tad undercooked, the rest of the dishes were good.
Sunday was housework day. Had to clear my backlog. Lol. WoW-ed then napped and waited for Mr Toh to come home to help me complete my quest. Haha. My healer’s DPS sucks balls. Hai.
Mr Toh’s off again today. Wonder if he wants to go for spaghetti or ramen. Hmm. Hungry now just thinking about it.
Vday today. Happy Valentine’s Day to you!!
We don’t really celebrate Vday actually. Sometimes we buy gifts for each other, sometimes I make cards for him, sometimes he buys flowers for me and usually we’ll just spend time together like everyday lah.
Because it is also 元宵 (15th day of 1st lunar month), we are celebrating it with his Grandpa and relatives. Lol.
But Mr Toh is off tomorrow so we can go out! Yay~~
Huiyi & I made cheesecakes yesterday! For our own colleagues~
This is Huiyi’s~ Gelatin cheesecake. Soooooo pretty!!
Happy Valentine’s Day to my dearest 老公! I will love you forever and always, even with your messy hair and chubby cheeks, through good times and bad times. Thank you for everything you’ve done, thank you for caring for my family.
执子之手，携手到老。下辈子我还要做你的老婆。Love you~ ♥
Thank you also for completing Huiyi’s gelatin cheesecake when she slept early due to her fever. We got a pleasant surprise this morning. Hahaha~~ Love you deep deep!!
Lookie what I got from Kukup!
Company CNY dinner on Friday 07/02 at Ah Yat Abalone Restaurant, Grand Pacific Hotel~ We got off work at 6pm! Shiok!
Me! 黑眼圈吓死人. Hai.
8.5cm abalone, according to our boss. But I forgot to bring a ruler along to measure. =X
Roast duck. Before.
After. This was pretty yummy~~
Bird’s nest~~ Nice. I have learnt to appreciate bird’s nest as I get older. =X
Wa, Eric so cool sia.
Us girls wanted to take a selfie together and this Weiliang came and kpo. Singing still want to take photo~~!
Me and Daphne who was sitting beside me.
“Hot” lady that night, Irene, who was busy pouring hot water for those who wanted to mix with their cordon bleu.
We finished 6 bottles of cordon bleu that night, 1 more bottle not pictured.
Went for my dental appointment on Sat morning~ Was in and out of Dr Djeng’s office within 5 minutes! Super fast, haha!
Meeting the babes at Char’s place after that, so I bought cupcakes and 4Fingers chicken wings! YUMMEH.
Char’s house is not yet ready but she was there to enjoy the condo facilities as they already have to pay the monthly maintenance fees. So we kpo along to view her house. Sooo nice lo!! Have already started planning to visit her and her house more often. Wahahaha =X
Chilling at the jacuzzi pool which I stupidly submerged myself into 10 mins later and wet my denim shorts. LOL. Luckily Jiahui has extra shorts which she lent me~~ Love you babe~~!
After Char’s swim, we proceeded to buy lunch and headed to my house. Char’s hubby was very nice to drive us around~~
After dinner, while Christina was sitting in the living room chatting with Char’s hubby, we fasterly brought out the cupcakes and sang her a birthday song as Jia was leaving soon. Christina was like, “Huh? Whose birthday?” LOL.
Different artist’s impressions. Hahaha.
So happy to finally meet up and have a proper gathering with my girls~ Jia left first as she has something on. Me and Char then proceeded to show each other our wedding photos as we could not attend the wedding. Hee.
One last gathering for CNY at Mr Toh’s 大姨’s place.
Drank coffee before going out! 乘机 use the new coffee machine, wee~~!
It’s very easy to use and the coffee tastes great! Have yet to check out how much the capsules cost, hope it’s not too expensive!
OOTD~ Floral dress from Forever 21. Got compliments from Mr Toh when I wore it! He said he missed the way I used to dress. =) Shall take note to dress more femininely~
It’s very comfortable but a bit loose on me, have to bring it for alteration~
After visiting, we went to catch the Robocop movie.
In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop – is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.
Ummm….I really liked the actor, Joel Kinnaman. But I thought the movie was quite weak….especially the ending. Quite a waste, especially as it took so many years before we got a new movie..
Headed for porridge at Ah Seah after that and then went home to WoW. Yes, we have fallen back to the dark side. T_T
Ran a few dungeons and I was so stressed. Seriously. Like freaking noob. Dungeon only leh, not even raid. Tsk tsk tsk. Gotta take some time to get back on track and build up my equips. Chiong ah~~
On leave tomorrow, hopefully can play more tonight. Hehehehe. =P
Hope everyone is having a good year so far.
Went to buy flowers for praying on 29/01 as 30/01 will already be CNYE and most places would be closed. Luckily Mr Toh remembered, if not, I think we’d have to pluck from roadside. Tsk.
The market at Kovan has a flower stall that expanded its stall for CNY and Mr Toh told me to buy the flowers there. They really have a wide range and all so pretty!
Boss gave us half day off on CNYE, yay!! But it was a hectic day.
Asked Mr Toh to buy Toto for the $5 million draw because I have no luck. But he said this year should be good cause we had half day. Lol. So I did buy but never tio. Chey. He tio $60 though, not bad!
Went to Vivo to buy a saucepan as we need a new one for cooking vegetarian food, then went to Kovan to find Mr Toh as he was getting off work at 3pm~~
We had tea at the half closed coffeeshop after that and cabbed home for my side’s reunion dinner~~ Still had to rush to clear the house. Luckily Mum and Sis prepared the food already.
Then, we rushed to Grandpa’s place for 2nd round. We reached quite late, everyone else had ate already so we ate a bit only.
Went to Dad’s house after that and he passed us some vegetarian foods for praying.
We had to pray for 初一 after 12 midnight and we took quite a while to prepare everything as it was our first time. T_T
It was about 3am by the time we were done. And we had to wake up at 4:30am to prepare for Kukup. *sigh* We only slept for about an hour before leaving for Grandpa’s house. Goodness.
Stopped for breakfast when we entered JB. Ummmm, food was quite bad…the chee cheong fun wasn’t the same as Singapore’s and had a weird texture.
But we had lots of fun at Kukup!!
The house wasn’t ready yet when we arrived so we went for the kelong trip first! Still as scary as ever. I was paranoid that I will fall into the water. T_T
After the kelong trip, we went back and I took a shower. When I came out, there was tea break waiting! Yummy prawn crackers and fried beancurd. Awesomeeeee~~~ Refillable somemore. Hehehehe. SHIOK!! We took a nap after that.
When we woke up, dinner was almost ready. BBQ seafood! Double shiok! Food was pretty ok~~ Considered not bad lah.
姑姑 bought so much fireworks for us to view and play! Seriously, she is the best. Without her, we won’t be going on family outings like this… We love her so much!!
We watched the fireworks until our necks ached. Shiok!! I love it when we put firecrackers too! Really have the feeling of Chinese New Year!
叔叔们 also had lots of fun playing with the firecrackers. Mummy said it reminded her of her childhood. Heh.
The next day (01/02 初二), we were woken up really early at 6:30am as Hongyi was crying. =X But it’s ok~~
Xiangming, Huiyi, Mummy, me and Alex went exploring till the end of the area. We also discovered a temple and 3 cute puppies!! The early morning air was sooo cold and refreshing!
Mummy even saw her ex colleague whose family was managing the resorts there. And just nice the place we were staying at was his cousin’s! Kukup so small. Heh.
The bus brought us to Grandpa’s house and we cabbed back from there.
When we reached home, frantic packing began!! Still haven’t completed packing our home. =X
Then our relatives came over for a while to visit Mummy. Rested for a while then we went for a movie with 姑姑!
Caught From Vegas to Macau.
The fourth instalment of the “God Of Gamblers” film series with Chow Yun-fat to reprise his role as the titular protagonist. Super hacker “Show Hand” and Karl go to Las Vegas with their mentor, the retired swindler Benz, to visit Benz’s old buddy Hendrick, a renowned conman who has left behind his troubled past to work as a security consultant for a casino. During their stay in Vegas, Show Hand bumps into his friend Ken, who is working undercover for Interpol to gather evidence against Mr. Ko, a mafia boss. Realising that he has a mole in his company, Mr. Ko puts a hit out on Ken, but Ken hides the USB with the evidence with Show Hand, only for it to be accidentally taken away by Charlie, Hendrick’s daughter. Now Show Hand and Hendrick must work together to gather evidence against Mr. Ko to save Charlie.
I loved this show!! I loved Chow Yun Fat in it, he was soooo funny and soooo cute!! Charming too! Can tell that he 保养的很好. *swoon*
I find it a simple show but it was done well and turned out to be very entertaining. =)
初三 (02/02), we went visiting at Grandma’s place~~ Yay to delicious braised duck and pork belly!!! *looks at my expanding tummy sadly*
After that, we went to 二舅’s place for a while before everyone moved to our home.
Heated up some food for them as we had a lot of food from praying that we had not eaten yet. Luckily they helped us finished it!
CNY home decorations!
We couldn’t eat as we were supposed to be going to Godma & Godpa’s place. Cabbed down and we had steamboat! Super yummy!
After the delicious meal, we left for 姑姑’s place to 拜年 with the other brothers. Stayed till late and had McD supper before 姑丈 sent us home. We are so blessed.
初四 (03/02), I was on leave! Mummy went out early to pray with my aunt and I stayed home to clear my household chores backlog. Went to Aunt’s house in the afternoon to 拜年 where Mummy and the rest were playing poker. Sad to say, Mummy lost $80. I didn’t even play but only helped Mummy to look at her cards when she wasn’t free. Lol.
Played till quite late, around 6pm plus and we left to go to my uncle’s place for a while which was nearby before cabbing home~~
Officially started work on 初五 (04/02). Huat ah!!! Got early knock off at 5pm! Shiok max!! Went to find Mr Toh then headed home for some me time and watched Running Man! Hehe.
Dinner gathering at 姑姑’s place yesterday (05/02 初六). I had early release from work again at 5pm~~~
So I went to Vivo to buy fruit tarts from Fruit Paradise for the gathering!
Had lots of time so I didn’t mind waiting for an hour as I was buying 2 whole tarts. Got one chocolate banana and one mixed fruit tart. They were so pretty!
Went for dessert break at Honeymoon desserts. I had some mango thingy with mochi and vanilla ice cream. The mochi was soft, chewy and sweet. Very yummy and shiok!!
Dinner was great, the food was nice~~ Waited till 10pm for my Mr Toh to arrive after he knocked off work. We stayed till 11pm plus before 姑丈 sent us home again. Seriously so thankful!!
I’ve been pretty absent minded in the mornings for the past 2 days. Kept forgetting this and that. Tsk. Wake up your idea ah!
But it’s been an awesome new year so far. Hoping for the best for all my loved ones!
Yay, it’s CNY eve today!!
It’s our first ever in our new home. I love the idea of it but it’s sooo tiring! Spring cleaning aside, there’s a lot of things to buy too. Also need to pray so that’s more things to buy. It’s also our first year so we’re still very new to this praying things.
Had to buy everything yesterday and poor Mr Toh was so tired as he had to keep popping out while working to buy stuff.
I helped him buy the flowers yesterday, luckily he remembered, if not, today I’d have to go pluck from the roadside. Hahaha.
The flowers were soooo pretty!! I told Mr Toh that I had a hard time choosing the flowers and he asked me not to buy the whole shop. Told him that I already did and asked them to deliver to our house. LOL.
Need to pen this down for next year’s reference.
Every last lunar day of the year must pray to ancestors & Buddha.
- Roast duck
- Roast chicken
- Roast pork
- Stir fried vegetables
- Fried whole fish
- Fried beancurd
- Joss papers
1st day of the new lunar year must pray and replace all fruits & flowers for ancestors and Buddha. Must pray vegetarian.
Hmm, think that’s about it.
Excited for our Kukup trip!! Can’t wait!
Was at KissJane Vivocity looking for a red top for our company’s CNY dinner but no luck.
Managed to buy a red top online from MGP though, their service is fast! I got my top through normal mail after 2 days! *thumbs up!!*
Went to find Mr Toh at Chinatown on 23 Jan as he was queuing up for Lim Chee Guan bak kwa. The queue is crazy! We didn’t manage to get the sliced pork as it was sold out by then. So we bought the gold coin pork and spicy pork. Also bought some bacon to try. Can’t wait!!
We went to Chinatown again on 25 Jan again with Mummy & Huiyi. Shopped till 1am plus. So tired!
Bought some decorations, peanuts and pussy willow + a vase. Super heavy dragging them home, luckily we could fit everything in a cab, if not, Mr Toh will have to walk home with the pussy willow. LOL.
Super happy news today, we get off work today at 1pm! Woohoo!!
Gonna rush home, still got to clean up the house and prepare food for steamboat.
Tiring but satisfying. =)
I hope everyone enjoy the holidays and Happy Lunar New Year to all!
Wishing all of you happiness, health and prosperity!!