I am always amazed at the fresh seafood offered in Singapore. This being an island afterall, surrounded by the ocean. Whole, fresh lobsters for dinner. I liked mine sashimi style or steamed simply with mayonnaise. The restaurant even makes lobster XO soup with the shells after you are done.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Of course, if you are like me and have to own a piece of peranakan culture, head on down to the gift shops. I was a little surprised as well that you can buy a small green & pink ceramic pot similar to the exhibits for $150 or a gold necklace for $3000. More conventional offerings such as books and magnets are also available. I bought a limited print micro beaded stamp (below) and my sis got a cookbook.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
No drinks and smoky clubs this girl's night out. Instead we had dinner of Sri Lankan crabs steamed in Shaoxing wine and soyabean milk. That's a 1 kilo crustacean in the photo, each! It took us over an hour to make our way through it. Smelled heavenly and tasted divine... =)
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
I read about this specialty store for plus sized girls in the Straits Times, recommended by a pagent contestant. Everyone in Singapore knows you can't buy party clothes off the rack if you're larger than a size 12. Tailoring is an option, as is travelling to Australia/UK for shopping trips. So I am glad they have this store here at affordable prices. Business is brisk, by the time I made the trip down, the shop only had 2 dresses left in my size. I found stretchy jeans with elastic waists (!) and extra long belts to accessorize.
Friday, April 16, 2010
This hurts! It doesn't look like it does, but, it is painful as the gel bonds with your bare natural nails activated by the UV light. I have decided to use gel overlay as a top coat. Finally kicking the perfect manicure (aka expertly applied fake nails) habit. The gel will protect my natural nails, preventing it from chipping and breaking.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Singapore Botanic Gardens creates a new hybrid orchid and names it after Gucci Creative Director Frida. Who in turn creates a Singapore exclusive limited edition Paravanda Frida Collection. Hand painted orchids on a standard boston bag and another with handpainted leather flower appliques and white croc handles. Of course there are wristlets and T-shirts available as well.
Exclusive (again) to the new Paragon boutique. No point rushing down as it's completely sold out save for a few wristlets and T-shirts. I absolutely love the flower applique version.
official picture above