Sunday, July 27, 2008

Wish List: Rose Time

Drooling over this. Sigh.

A Swatch watch. I've never had a Swatch watch. And it's pink. Yummy!


My Titus is still pretty, but this piece really caught my eye.

I just hope I can get it here in SG. Haven't really tried looking around here for it. Hehe..

Monday, July 21, 2008

Singapore Adventure: The Cookies @ The Magic Box

The Cookies went to see the matinee show of The Magic Box at the Esplanade Theater on 19 July 2008, Saturday. It was a magical experience!

The Cookies even got the chance to have a photo and autograph signing opportunity with the Father and Daughter tandem. Well technically, it was just me because my Cookie took the photo. ^_^
Our seats were at the VIP Box C and they were great seats! Comfortable away from the noisy crowd and cozy enough to enjoy the show.

It's both our first time to see a live magic show, and it is a memorable one indeed.

More photos on my Friendster account. ;)

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Singapore Adventure: The Cookies @ New York New York

The Cookies have dined at New York New York at the City Link Mall twice already. Both visits proved to be pleasureable for our palates. Customer service needs some more work but still a gem nonetheless.

First Visit - 21 March 2008, Friday

The Cookies' had:
  • Seafood Platter - fish fillet, calamari rings, shrimp fritters, soft-shell crab, smoked salmon on a bed of veggie salad with vinaigrette
  • American Coleslaw

If you crave for something less sinful, the Seafood Platter is the one for you. Also, if you want to try a little of each kind, the "platters" they have on the menu should work perfectly fine for you. Their "platters" are best for sharing as well.

The salads did not quite agree with me. But they completed well with the fried foods we had at that time. At least just to clear the oil out to appreciate the taste of the food better.

It's a cozy place for hanging out. ^_^

Second Visit - 19 July 2008, Saturday

The Cookies craved for some food after seeing the Magic Box at the Esplanade Theater, which is by the way, a great great show! ^_^

The Cookies had:

  • Clam Chowder for starters
  • Big Big Breakfast - pancake, mushrooms, bacon, sausages, and scrambled eggs
  • BBQ Roasted Spare Ribs - ribs smothered with bbq sauce with sidings of fried potato wedges and veggie sald with vinaigrette.

Very sinful dishes for an early dinner. Hahaha... But it was all worth every calorie and cholesterol. The ribs are especially "finger-licking-ly" delicious. And yes, New York New York serves breakfast all day. I ended up choosing the Clam Chowder soup as it is the only one the rings a bell for me among the soups on the menu roster. :)

And to cap off this wonderful dining event, it's time for some mudpie! Yum!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Singapore Adventure: Weekend Snaps

Sharing the Cookies' weekend snaps taken at Vivo City on a Sunday afternoon. ^_^

My photo was taken at the Insight Optical while my Cookie had his spectacles fixed.

My Cookie's photo was taken at Carl's Jr. where we had an early dinner treat of charbroiled burgers, crisscut fries, and onion rings. =P~

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Singapore Adventure: Siam Kitchen @ Jurong Point

It's another food adventure for the Cookies. This time we went Siamese. Hehehe...
In celebration of our 2.5 years togethers, we spent the Friday night at the Jurong Point Mall in Boon Lay. We had dinner at Siam Kitchen.
I had a plate of Phad Thai Goong. It's noodles with "phad thai" sauce, beansprouts and prawns. Yummy! My Cookie had Black Olive Fried Rice with Chicken and Cashew Nuts. No need to break down what's in my Cookie's food. Hehehe...
Aside from the "quick meals", we also tried the Grilled Boneless Chicken Leg with some "special sauce". :) It was nice, but somehow it has some coconut-y aftertaste which did not totally please my palate. I can't determine if it is the chicken or the special sauce. Hmmm.... But my Cookie loved it, since it is boneless.

A dessert of ice cream in cones at the nearby scoopery completed the meal. We had it while strolling the mall.
A quick trip to the bookstore and the grocery, and we were done for the evening. It was another great date. As always. ;)

Monday, July 7, 2008

Singapore Adventure: Food and Movie Trip

The Cookies were off for an early start. First stop, a buffet lunch at the Straits Kitchen of the Grand Hyatt Singapore at Scotts Road.
We got there a little early, so during the wait, some snaps. The background is a bit blur, but it's supposed to be a collage of photos depicting food preparation, ingredients, people cooking, cooking utensils, condiments, etc. The photos are in black and white and indeed very nostalgic.
When the restaurant opened, the guests were invited in and there were a lot! We first stopped by the reception desk to inquire of our table number. Lesson learned when craving to dine at Straits Kitchen is to place a reservation the day before. The restaurant never fails to fill up specially on weekends.
What does Straits Kitchen offer? Plenty! Hehehe... Well, technically the food served are from Chinese, Malaysian, and Indian Cuisines.
The Cookie favorites included! Chicken Rice with its matching soya sauce and chili. Roasted Duck is my Cookie's pick, but I am still for the Hainanese Chicken. Popiah. Roti Prata, my Cookie's recent fave. Satay - Mutton, Chicken, and Beef with warm peanut sauce and onion and cucumber chunks, plus the rice cooked in bamboo (dunno what it's called) . *Drool* And there are a lot others we still haven't sampled. Reason why we just need to come back again! :)
After a filling lunch, we took the train to Harbourfront where we have booked a movie at Golden Village in Vivo City. After last week's Wanted, this week's offering is Hancock, the new Will Smith-Charlize Theron flick.
It has an interesting plot with all the heavily beefed up effects in the action sequences, but the storyline didn't really step up compared to the time-tested comicbook superheroes formula. There's a protagonist, a love interest, a (somewhat) secret identity, but no worthy antagonist like a Lex Luthor or Green Goblin.
Spoiler up ahead...
The story is fairly predictable. I already had an inkling that Hancock (Will Smith) and Mary (Charlize Theron) had a connection. And they have actually. Also, there was this scene where Mary finally revealed herself as having the same "powers" as Hancock, and they went to the streets of L.A. to fight it out in the middle of a busy intersection. This scene just reminded me of the Uma Thurman-Luke Wilson flick My Super Ex-Girlfriend. I don't know, it just hit me that I have seen the scene somewhere.
The ending isn't as promising also. Though the director must have tried to send across a message that Hancock actually turned out to be the hero that he was trying to be and it ended with a "happily ever after" note, it just didn't work for me. And the ending was a bit cheesy also, with that "All Heart" engraving on the surface of the moon. WTF?? And please don't tell me Hancock gave up on girls after Mary and just settled for that eagle at the last scene? Hahaha...
Oh, well, it's not worthy of the 20SGD the Cookie's spent, but it is a good enough means of relieving oneself of stress after a hard week of work.