Friday, 31 August 2012

Singapore #3 Part II

Part 2 of the Food Posts is here!  I am actually posting the food according to day #1, #2 and #3 of my Singapore trip.  Sorry that I had to split the posts but I don't want you guys to miss any pictures so hence the multiple post.  If you have read my previous post here, you would've known we spent our second day in Universal Studio so here it is, all the food pictures that we've taken from Universal Studio Singapore <3

Early in the morning, we woke up to the smell and the sight of the wonderful bakery at the hotel lobby really does challenge ones' will to control their appetite especially for a bread person like me. 

#1  Bread, Bread and More Bread

#2  Me and the Beautiful Beautiful Banana Crossaint with my awesome He No He No Mo He Ji Ms Paint drawing <3

#3 What we had, noms!

#4 See who I actually found! Don't he reminds you of "Mini-Me" from Austin Powers? Hahahahahahahahaa, sorry but I had to take a sneaky shot of this man and share it with you!

#5  Lunch in Universal Studio Singapore <3

#6  Mini Salami Pizza!!

#7  Pastries and Cakes will be my downfall T_T


#9  Sesame Street Cupcakes: How can they make such wonderful creations??  /dies

#10 I want to bring everything back home!  Dies from diabetes or obese hahaahahha

#11 Godma saw me and godbrother staring at all the cupcakes and finally she bought this Cookie Ice cream for us to share!  Check out the expression:  "I am going to bite into you as soon as this photo is taken! Bite! Bite! Bite!"

#12  After Universal Studio Singapore that day, we went back and swam at the rooftop pool of our hotel and the view is just *whistles*~  It's honestly a dream came true, no exaggeration. 

#13  After dinner, we went for a stroll in the mall and I was ogling over this pair of Adidas shoe and Godbro suggested that I do a silly post like this but I have to say, it turned out pretty convincing!  Didn't buy of course, where could I wear it to (lies)? Pft!

Well, that's it for post #2!  Not too long and not too many pictures to kill your bandwidth <3

So long! (no pun intended lol)

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Singapore #3 Part I

The FOOD POSTS (yes plural) are finally here!  I am sorry for breaking this into 3 posts but there are just too many wonderful pictures that I want to share with you and if I did put everything under ONE post, you are gonnna kill me cause it will take forever for the pictures to load and that's something that both you and I don't want to happen.

First day, we had Todai Buffet for lunch.  It's actually a Korean buffet restaurant but they carry lots of other culture food such as Western, Japanese (sashimi! sashimi!), fresh seafood (you shall see :D), Deserts and much much much more and without further ado, here it is!!

#1  The Billboard in Blue is Todai.  Just posting this picture up cause Godbrother took a wonderful shot of this water reflection picture :D

#2  Unlimited Fresh Mussels and Prawn!

#3  Unlimited Awesome Desert

#4  More Deserts T^T 

And just when you think things couldn't get better, Todai proves you wrong.  Look at the below picture.

#5  Unlimited Macaron TOWER! That's our close friend, Mayyie who joined us for the meal <3 AND

#6  Look at the amount of Alaskan King Crab that we had.  It was amazing.  Fresh, Juicy and Sweeeeet!

#7  My plate =P  This should be Round 1, the "Warming Up' Plate.  Of course I am not going to show you how my subsequent rounds plate looks like, ate like a gluttony!

#8  Our Desert Plate!  "Artistic Ice Cream" bowl made by Godbrother.  He wanted to make a part of the human anatomy but the ice cream wasn't hard enough so it turn out like poo.  Very yummy one though.

After all that fulfilling lunch, we thought we are never going to know the meaning of the word 'hunger' for the next two days so we then went for the Gardens By the Bay tour and what do you know, after 5 hours of walking, our tummy's calling out for food once again.  It is not human nature to defy the calling of our holy stomach, so we feasted in "The Clan Restaurant' for dinner.  The Clan does not feature buffet style.  Instead, they offer the 'Dinner Set' Full Course Meal or of course you could go for ala carte as well but I would really recommend the Dinner Set and you will soon find out why. 

#9  The Clan's Menu

#10  Dinner Set Menu.  

They offer a 6-course meal from Appetizer to Desert and they are the real deal because what you ask for is what you will receive.  They also offer excellent services and make you feel like you are dining in a 5 star restaurant with really cute looking and polite waiters.  They introduce your meal to you, ask if you are comfortable with the taste and when we were too full and we didn't finish part of our food, the Head Waiter actually came over to ask if the food is not to our liking.  Basically, a very hospitable restaurant who serves really good food.  It's 2 in  1!

#11  Iced Apple is perfect for thirst quenching!

#12  Bread with Cream Cheese

#13  Salmon Cone, Scallop and Egg Foie Gras

#14  Close up shot on the Salmon Cone

What's best about this is, from picture #11 to #14, it's all complimentary food from the Chef!  Which means none of this are in the menu and they are serving you this free of charge!  Iced Apple!  Bread sticks with cheese and ooohlala, Salmon Cone was really good and to top it off with fresh scallop and steamed egg foie gras,  we couldn't wait for the main course to come and sure they deliver!

#15  Chef Starter:  Beef Carpaccio - It means, raw beef.  

Trust me, it taste yummy.  I never knew raw beef would be this good o.o  Absolutely no yucky taste at all.  It's creamy, fresh and heavenly.

#16 Chef Starter: Oysters in 3 ways

  As you can see, 2 fresh oysters are laid on the platter and the third one is actually in the small shot glass, mixed with one raw quail egg and sake. 

#17  One of the Chef Starter.  This is the Deep Fried Foie Gras and boy they don't cheat.   

If you could notice that thick darker layer underneath that Parsley, that IS the entire slice of Foie Gras.  There's nothing else that I could do other than to go om nom nom :D

#18  Another Chef Starter:  Herb Crusted Mushroom with Escargot

# 19 Another Chef Starter:  Alaskan King Crab with Kareshi Dressing

#20  Main Course Number 1: ;48 Hours Beef Short Ribs on Haba Leaf with Madeira Sauce on Lava Stone

#21  Main Course Number 2:  Kurobuta Pork in Pistachio Puree with Pickled Zucchini and 64 Degree Egg Yolk

#22  Main Course Number 3:  Spiced Braised Lamb Shank with Potato Panko and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Powder.  

In case you are wondering, the white powder on the side of the plate IS the Extra Virgin Olive Oil Powder.  It's a weird sensation when you take a mouthful of just that because it melts on your tongue and give you this nice, light taste.

#23  Main Course Number 4:  48 Degree Poached Salmon with Japanese Broth, Dehydrated Wakame and Leek Confit

#24 Clan Signature: Chocolate Fudge

#25  Chocolate Lava with Raspberry and Homemade Gelato

Well, this concludes the food tour for day #1.  There's 2 more post on food tour day #2 and #3 which will be up really soon but really, all those amazing food has done an amazing job in expanding my waistline and cheeks.  Hopefully I will not end up like that cute Michelin boy in my previous post, here.

Sorry that I filter so much of the photos from this blog as some of the quality of the picture aren't as good or as clear as my previous post but no worries, I will try to brush up my photography skill and try not to disappoint you all in my future posts!

The next time you are in Singapore and you want to have nice food, you would already have 2 places to go and their information/address are as below <3

Todai Singapore
#B2-01 The Shoppes @ Marina Bay Sands
2 Bayfront Ave 
Singapore 018972
Phone: +65 6688 7771   Fax: +65 6688 7701

The Clan

18/20 Bukit Pasoh Road
Singapore 089832
Operating Hours
 Lunch- 11:30am to 2:30pm (Last order 2pm)
Dinner- 6:00pm to 11:00pm (Last order 9:30pm)
Telephone- 62222084
Facsimile-   62223415

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Apple vs Samsung - Who's Laughing Now?

Well, when I first read the news on Apple winning the law suit, I was wondering to myself:  What are other people's reaction to this?

1.  Rejoicing for Apple?

2.  Samsung users worried about the Samsung company?

3.  How could this happened?

4.  Tim Cook must have came today.

I believe this would be the top 4 thoughts that ran through the peoples' mind.

What I am really worried was, wow the Board of Directors of Samsung must be having a really hard time.  Insomnia, stressed and this does not only goes on to affect themselves, the company but also their families as this could strain their family relationship.  You know how company crisis affects your family :<  And also your employees!  I believe their employees would be scared to even hear the footsteps of their bosses in the office:  Imagine a walking volcano that could erupt anytime.  I don't want to work in an office like that.


After reading today's article, I take back my thought.  Apparently, Samsung would be having the last laugh after all.  Damn this Asians >D

I quote:

Samsung Pays Apple $1 Billion Sending 30 Trucks Full of 5 Cents Coins

Posted on the 28 August 2012 by Jesusmsanchezl
This morning more than 30 trucks filled up with coins of 5 cents arrived at Apple’s headquarters in California. Initially,  the security company that protects the facility said it was diverted to the wrong place, but minutes later, Tim Cook (Apple CEO) received a call from Samsung CEO explaining that  they will pay $1 billion dollars for the fine recently ruled against the South Korean company in this way.
The funny part is that the signed document does not specify a single payment method, so Samsung is entitled to send him to the creators of the iPhone its billion dollars as they deem best.
This dirty but genius geek troll play is a new headache to Apple executives in the sense of the method that they need to apply for counting all that money, check if it is complete and try to deposit it crossing fingers to hope a bank will accept to receive that.
Lee Kun-hee, Chairman of Samsung Electronics, told the media that his company is not going to be intimidated by a group of “geeks with style” and that if they want to play dirty, they also know how to do it.
"You can use your coins to buy refreshments at the little machine for life or melt the coins to make computers, that’s not my problem, I already paid them and fulfilled the law."
A total of 20 billion coins, deliver hope to finish this week.
Let’s see how Apple will respond to this

I wonder where did Samsung find all the 5 cents.  Genious, this people lol

P/s:This article is quoted from the PaperBlog at here.

Edited:  I just saw this off a friends' Facebook so I guess the rumour aren't true after all?  By the way, this guy should get an award for being a Math genious >D

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Do They Have Any Idea What They Have Done?

I came across this picture on my Facebook and I nearly choked on my saliva.   For all the Asians out there (especially Chinese), you will know why.

Dude in the red DRESS, YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG!!!

From Left to Right:  Empress - Emperor - Princess / Concubine

That's why they said, when in Rome do as the Romans do.  You do not go around prancing in a Empress or Princess or Concubine's DRESS (yes it's meant for the female sex) with the HUGE PINK BLOB OF FLOWER HEADDRESS on your head but somewhere deep down, I am glad you did it red dressed guy, cause you just made my day! HAHAHAHA.

I think the guy obviously know it's a female dress (that's what I hope) and maybe they ran out of male clothing but to go as far with the hair ornament, lol.  I don't know what to say to that.  It's really funny and I don't know if it's insulting (which is not the case for me) but it's definitely inappropriate if you did it knowingly.  It feels like the old wizard in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire where he wore a long flowery nightgown and attempts to walk around and argues that just because he bought it in a Muggle shop, he is wearing it right.  

Here's the paragraph from the book for your reference:

There was already a small queue for the tap in the corner of the field. Harry, Ron, and Hermione joined it, right behind a pair of men who were having a heated argument. One of them was a very old wizard who was wearing a long flowery nightgown. The other was clearly a Ministry wizard; he was holding out a pair of pin-striped trousers and almost crying with exasperation.
"Just put them on, Archie, there's a good chap. You can't walk around like that, the Muggle at the gate's already getting suspicious--"
"I bought this in a Muggle shop," said the old wizard stubbornly. "Muggles wear them."
"Muggle women wear them, Archie, not the men, they wear these," said the Ministry wizard, and he brandished the pinstriped trousers.
"I'm not putting them on," said old Archie in indignation. "I like a healthy breeze 'round my privates, thanks."
Well, maybe red dress dude is going for the same concept.  He likes a healthy breeze round his privates >D
Anyways, happy Tuesday.  Weekend is just few days away <3
Ta-ta-ta-ta-ta <3

Credits for the picture goes to Kent Mok.  

Monday, 27 August 2012

Singapore #2

Behold guys, this is the continuous of Singapore #1 of my Singapore trip so get ready for more photos less words in this post =P

I am going to arrange the pictures in chronological order as per the Theme Park's Order so that you can know what to expect when you go there :D  Well, just a small advice:  Bring ENOUGH money cause there are just so many nice things to buy ;_;  Especially the Pyramid shop.  Just goggle over the shirts, the key chains, the jewellery boxes and well, lots of things :D  For guys you might want to spend your money in the Transformers shop or even Jurassic Park souvenir shop <3

Here comes Universal Studio Singapore! <3

#1  Universal Studio Store Greets Your First Sight!

#2  Betty Boop's Stall!  This is the Junction that leads you to the first theme park stop or it could also signal the end of your tour for that day <3

#3 Surprise!! Betty Boop in flesh <3

#4  First Stop:  Who knows whose hut is this?? Answer issssssssssssss SHREK!!

#5  This is how it actually looks like between Shrek's Land and Jurassic Park :D

#6 Full View

 There are lots of rides and the one I really recommend would be the 4D movie of Shrek.  It's really fun cause you will be rocking on a horse, getting splashed by water fall waters spiders crawling over your leg and all this happen just with you sitting on a chair and a pair of 3D glasses!

#7  Inside of the Shrek 4D souvenir shop!  See how pretty the decorations are! <3

#8  The Entrance to a Shrek Theme Cafe <3

#9  Next Stop:  The Famous Jurassic Park!  They even had the Jurassic Park Theme song playing in the background and you could hear a bit of dinasaur roaring as you stroll along the park :D

#10  If you are not careful you might get eaten by a hiding T-Rex ;_;

#11  A Splendid Replica of the Spinosaurus from Jurassic Park III

#12  HWUAH! 2 Hardworking Anubis doing Morning Squats :D Jk lol

#13 See the Size of the Anubis.  HUMONGOUS!

#14  Idiotic Person :D

#15  Muscular Ancient Egyptian Man :D

#16  I want to go to Egypt one day.

#17  The Futuristic Park

#18  You can take pictures with humanoids parading down the street :D

#19  See what I found inside the Futuristic Souvenir Shop ;_________;  Hotness Overload

#20  Transformers Stop

#21 Transformers, The Ride

Guys:  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GO FOR THE TRANSFORMERS 4D RIDE.  It's worth it.  It's worth it.  It's worth it.  It's worth it.  It's worth it.  It's worth it.  It's worth it.  It's worth it.  It's worth it.  It's really really worth it.  Just go.  No questions ask.  JUST GO!

#22 Optimus Prime

#23  Some symbols for you to decipher while waiting for your ride

#24  Godbro Trying to Prove that He Is (not) Superman

#25  Roman Carvings

#26  Hollywood Street - The Museum Library

#27 See Who Else Came to the Party! Sesame Street!!


#29  Working hard over here!

#30  Brother got banged!


 #32  Last picture of the day:  Me getting choked by Frankenstein.  I know I look funny but that's because I was trying to smile but Frankenstein was really choking me.  No joke, pressure around my neck hence that weird expression.  Try smiling while someone strangles you and you will probably look like this too :D

This mark the end of the Universal Studio Singapore trip but not the end of my Singapore Trip post! Wait for the last one, which will all be on foooooooooooooooooooooood!!!!