Friday, 28 October 2016

eat this

Here as promised with the sexy food pics taken wit ma handy dandy phone ;D

*do note that some pics might not be that skilfully taken as i was very much likely to have been a Hungry Hungry Hippo and did not have the patience nor physical fuel within me to execute a shot of instaworthy standards lel

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I fucking love Genki.

Other than the obviously SCRUMPTIOUS sushi and non-sushi but equally delicious dishes, their train delivery system is soooooo much fun lol. Judge me for being easily amused but gahd DAMN. Each time my food comes zooming down the delivery track str8 from da kitchen...it takes me on a ride lol

not even kidding.


MUST-ORDER EVERY TIME U STEP IN A GENKI.

Don't skimp on the special flavoured pepper, either. We all gon die, ma. Might as well OD on the artificial seasoning while we're here on this earth 8)


Errbody st0p what dey doin and marvel @ this TORCHED SALMON ABURI draped over UNAGI MAKI.

As it turns out, I am slightly allergic to eel? So I wound up feelin quite sick after this. But ok. WORTH IT lol

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Can you imagine it was my very first time trying banh mi? Good lord, have I been missin out!!

Something about that crispy ass baguette and the sriracha hot sauce is just...*insert heart eye emoji*


Vietnamese style iced coffee. Strong af, TASTY AF. Loveddddd it


Pho wit my lil sis on a separate occasion <3

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Crispy pumpkin chunks and lotus root slices, deep-fried in a salted egg yolk batter. Was good but a tad rich :\

The garlic stir-fried veggies in the background were dope tho. Amazing how such yumminess can be achieved with no-frills ingredients and cooking techniques :')


Pork ribs coated in salted egg yolk sauce! Look at that goddamn golden glistening...BRUH

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Random plate of carbonara I had. Not the most photogenic but FUCK, it's good. Abundant in lean bacon too, which automatically gets an A+++ from me (Y)

Y'all really gotta drop by the nearest Dolce Tokyo and savour their lunchtime deals. If I'm not wrong, it's a little over $12 after GST and service charge. And you get a tasty ass main dish (plate of pasta being one of them. other choices include MEAT or PIZZA. very worth it) plus a soft serve as dessert!! They either serve you vanilla (my fave) or matcha ice cream. They don't tell you which one, and I don't think you can choose. What a neat little surprise lol!! (yes, back at it again with the amusement from lil things heh)

I've eaten their for lunch soooo many times, and it is INSANELY worth it. Ridonkulously g00d food in a cozy ass setting. Also, they play SUPER good music.

I'm getting so excited now on behalf of all y'all. Here you go, the list of outlets is available on their Facebook page. U betta get on dat good shit OR ELSE.

lol cheap + good food gets me fuckin hYPED im sorry


My sister's Dolce Tokyo lunch set CHICKEN CURRY BAKED RICE.

How???!!!?!?!

The portion size is freaking solid!!!! THOSE BIG MEATS


Update: in between typing this draft and seeing it through to completion, i actually went to eat Dolce Tokyo's lunch special AGAIN lol. told y'all i can't get enough of that cheap, yummy, good ass filling shit!


Snapped a proper pic of their lunch promo menu too :)

Go out and savour it for yourselves!!


Pepperoni pasta in my all-time favourite sauce: TOMATO CREAM <3


My sister's chicken and chips!


And here are the delectable soft serves as part of the set :)

Scoff at the puny size if you will, but after the main course, you'll probs be fully up anyHWAY~~!

Alright you guys, go get well-fed and save some money while yer at it!!  :*

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Halloweiners.

Guys!!!!! This is so exciting for me to share: my Halloween article has gone live!! GO READ IT!!!!! GO lol

Of course I found some way to whore out my undying love for Pokemon Go lol. Also, fun fact but I very recently smashed a guy who legit had the Typhoon Pau Auntie set as his iPhone wallpaper lmao. hi jonathan, if you're reading this. 

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This article has such a special place in my heart because the whole concept of "Singaporeanised halloween costumes" along with the Polyvore-style outfit collages started out as just an idea I had last year when I was a lil junior editorial intern :)

I mentioned it to my editors casually during lunch, not even in a formal pitching session or anything.

Also faced with the challenge of having to dedicate huge chunks of time to this organic article on top of the advertorials I was writing, it seemed verging on impossible to complete all the write-ups AND visuals in time for the halloween season.


Long story short, I decided to work on this baby of mine outside of work hours. Slogging away on photoshop late into the night as I munched on high-fat, deep-fried sugary snacks lol. Very healthy (Y)


When it was released, I was stokeddd.

It didn't go viral per se, but just seeing the glorious fruits of my labour made my heart feel all warm and fuzzy.

PLUS! Not to toot my own horn here or anything, but I had many a friend AND anonymous reader giving me feedback that they thought the article was funny!!! Hoo lord. Nothing gets me chuffed more than knowing I was able to make someone else smile or laugh :')))

The 2015 halloween article is here if you'd like to peruse it too!

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365 days later; still being a part of TSL, still getting to carry forward my "legacy" of silly halloween costumes lol. I really am so so grateful!!

Thank you to each and everyone of y'all kind folks out there who read my work :))

And thank you NOW for reading this blog of mine!! U MAKE ME SO HAPPYYYYYY AHH!!!!

hashtag BLESSED

luv y'all~~

Sunday, 23 October 2016

a whole new world~~

...where all the phone pics are crisp, and clear~~ ♫

lol ok so my mobile subscription plan recently got renewed, which meant I could /officially/ retire the Sony Xperia C3 I got for me 19th burfdaeeee. And get myself a swanky new FAKE iPHONE INSTEAD!!


huehuehue ok so it's an OPPO phone. but before y'all start barfing all over the place, this lean, mean piece o' machine is actually performing VERY decently so far!

I'm too lazy to talk about the specs, so just take my word for it that it's been serving me well like A Good Phone™ should!

I've also been harbouring secret desires to own an iPhone ever since like, 2013. EVEN THO I HATE APPLE PRODUCTS!! /exclaimed as i type away on my Macbook Pro ©/ (NO FAIR OK I WAS FORCED TO BUY THIS OVERPRICED DINKLE DONG FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES) #medialyfe

Never been financially secure enough to part ways with the amount of cash needed for an iPhone, so this iPhone-lookalike really is the next best thing lol

rose gold!! pretty AF <3 (the pinkish tones are a lil more vibrant irl hehe)

already dropped it on the second day of usage (go figure) but thankfully the complimentary jelly casing from M1 cushioned the fall. That shit bounced right off my bedroom floor lol /as my heart stopped and i screamed like a banshee/

even the camera is like a visual knockoff of iPhone's lmao. no complaints doe!!

So yeah. Stay tuned and look forward to some sexy food shots that'll have a HUGEEE quality difference as compared to the other phone pics you're used to seeing on this blog!!

so eggciting hehehe ^_^

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Perf.

Final batch of Perth '16 pics to clear :)


Day out in the city~~

I remember us passing by a sushi restaurant with the stereotypical "Asian name" signboard and it just made me think of this meme lol:


I couldn't stop chanting FUKU DEN to my sis for the next hour or so. It sounds so cute and catchy dontchu think? hahahaha

FUKU DEN.


Such pretty sights!


You know your family is CRAZY 'bout local cuisine when y'all dine at a Singaporean family restaurant literally within the first three days of the vacation Down Under lol


Obviously not as good as the stuff you can get back home. And waaay overpriced, too. But I like that they make for a slightly innovative twist on local classics! Just tastes and FEELS kinda different, somewhat. Ja feel?


Teddy paid a visit to our actual backyard. What a #blessing!! He actually got so excited about exploring a new space that he peed all over my dad's shoes lmao CALM DOWN TED.


Gorgeous juice displays @_@

I love how they look like colourful little vials of potion!! So preetz~~~


My mum bought these two for me to sample coz they were on sale. Otherwise they'd be priced pretty darn extravagantly lol #healthlyfe

The yellow one was like a banana smoothie dealio that contained VANILLA (love love love) so it was obvs mucho DELICIOUSO. That green shit doe...included lotsa actual veggies, green AND otherwise.

I've had spinach smoothies before so it's nothing new...but YO that extreme celery flavour was fucking my tastebuds up so hard, bruh.

Not good at all  T^T


My sister REALLY loves taking selfies with me, as u can see.


Is that not a look of pure joy?? lel


Mazarin cake/pastry thing from Miss Maud. I've legit been eyeing this lil treat every time I stopped by a Miss Maud for the past 4 years or so lol. Desperate much?

Finally got my mum to buy one for me to try (in case you're wondering, every time i travel with my parents, i pretty much have zero spending power coz mi madre handles ALL our finances). It was...aight. lel

Like a soft cookie encased in a crumbly pastry, topped off with sharply sweet icing. Interesting texture, I'll give you that!


Now THIS Miss Maud treat, I loooove. Elmo cookie (the orange blob is supposed to be the nose, the poor eyes got smudged away by the paper bag heh) which features two butter biscuits sandwiched together with marshmallow whip. Then a big ol' dollop of marshmallow fluff (THE GOOD STUFF <3) studded with sugar rice sprinkles. Ahhh!! So chewy and fluffy and just straight-up sugary sinfulness~~


Ok, last of Miss Maud stuff lol. The frog/lizard thing is like, a creative kiddy interpretation of a traditional Swedish princess cake I guess. kewtzz :)


Rainbow cake! Can't remember where it's from but my mum and sis ate it. I nicked a bite (as i always do lol) and it was pree good.


Cannot remember for the life of me why I tasked my lil sis to help me take this pic.


But I am gettin some serious slenderman vibes.......ok


Also do not remember the purpose behind THIS pic...maybe for the fluffy ass car seat covers? Maybe to showcase the drastic thigh size difference?? lol

My sis smol AF.


Trypophobia alert.......


/////TRIGGEREDDDD//

lol ok but on a serious note.

These crumpets are maaaaad delicious yo. Especially when drowned in quality maple syrup...and all that sticky golden goo just seeps into every one of those gosh darn CREVICES. UNFFFF

Ending off with one of my favourite parts of Aussie trips:


FLAVOURED ASS. CHOCOLATE ASS. COFFEE ASS. MILK.

lol i feel like we could've done without all those "ass" inclusions but u kno wat i mean.

Oz's selection of flavoured milk is straight up glorious?? My go-to would be the extra strong coffee milk (SO good omg) and if I'm ~*feelin fancy*~, honeycomb chocolate milk. Ahhhh!! I luv me some honey ♡


I mean, with packaging and copy writing like THAT?? Cmon. U just can't not love it.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

FUCK!!!!!!!!!!

I cannot believe that.........after MONTHS of playing Pokemon Go like a maniac.....and not having so much as SEEN a goddamn Snorlax in any of the [minimum 7] exotic locations I'd traversed for the SOLE purpose of catching some rare Pokey Manz...............


I finally got one.

Through walking 10 solid kilometres lol

WORTH IT!!!!!!!

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In between the first blogged mention of my PoGo craze and now, I actually went through a solid THREE WEEKS or so where I didn't even touch the game. Something about having to write an article about it just snuffed out all the interest I had in Pokemon Go.

Still, I left the application lingering in my phone. Never finding it necessary to press "uninstall". Perhaps I knew in my heart all along, that the spark would be rekindled soon enough~~ ♡

And yes I am well aware of how tragic it is that I'm THIS obsessed with Pokemon Go...when a solid 80% or more of the once active players have already fallen off the bandwagon and never looked back.

Let me flex my gym wins lol...it's all i have to brag about now :'))

Ffs, half of my entire Instagram profile has been hijacked by supremely loser-ish, unnecessarily overexcited posts of my Pokemon sightings lmao. While the rest of my peers upload pics of them hanging out with loved ones, getting turnt up in various nightlife scenes...fucking RELATIONSHIP GOALS of them smooching their boyfriends (*rolls eyes but secretly im bitter af and if i had a significant other, best believe i'd be posting cute and nauseating snaps of us all day err day*) and whatnot.

Another 10 km egg hatch that had me pretty darn chuffed. It happened while I was about to cross the road to go to my campus and is2g I almost shat my pantaloons right there and then.. .

It's ridiculous and as soon as this season of PoGo blows over, I'll look back at all this and realise I was crazy. But as of now, this is just where my life's at lol

and it's pree fun
and gets me out of the house
and into the glorious SUNSHINE
(yaaaas, bask in all dat vitamin D)
so i ain't even mad :)

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

imagine a platypus wearing a tux. [Fancy Food @ Platypus Kitchen]

A couple years back, I blogged about a family meal I had at Bugis Junction that was just so gosh darn, FRICKIN' fancy, I went on to have wet dreams about the restaurant's exquisite offerings for months and months to come.

never knew i'd talk about wet dreams and my family in the same sentence, but ya. also i tend to have pretty extreme run-on sentences so anything is possible, really.

You can really tell that it took place ages ago because back then, I still avoided salmon like it was the black plague, believing that I was allergic to it just like I am to white fish. SALMON!! The one true love of my life (not really lol that would be Sad)! Can you imagine??

As f8 (that's "fate" for you un-hip, millennial folk lol)(im kidding, no offence) would have it, the restaurant still exists to this very day! Only at a different part of the mall altogether, having undergone a swanky renovation as well.


Forrealzies, it's that level of fanciness where I get HELLA intimidated about even setting my foot in their plush premises.

It's like, are the service staff all able to smell just how fucking poor I am? Like...Imma be able to pay for this meal without having to scrub dishes in the back til closing time, but is it obvious that I will then be bankrupt and depending on a diet of plain white rice and longkang water for the next 3 months?

The vibes of Platypus Kitchen (such a cute name teehee) also make it perfect for a cozy date night. Except I'm perpetually single and lonely and bitter AF, so I decided to treat my beloved lil sis to a meal there instead! :D

/all while lamenting to her how goddamn TIRED i am of always coming so close to but never being able to successfully find love...but that's beside the point lol/


Ma sista's classic Carbonara! Linguine in "smoked egg creme" (does that not sound abso-fucking-lutely delicious to you??) with a sprinkling of bacon and a delightful onsen egg. Looks kinda plain but hot DAMN, that sauce was somethin' else. Very flavourful indeed. I actually lapped it all up with a spoon after my sis was done with everything else and still had leftover sauce.

I had to fight a grand total of 3 different servers who politely asked if they could clear the "empty" plate. Nah fam, clearly I gotta lick up every last drop of the good stuff and save the dishwasher the hassle.

A lil bit embarrassing but still. Totes worth it lol


My Beef Ragu Pappardelle! Was just craving something hearty and MEAT-FILLED. Can't say I was disappointed, but the flavour wasn't as robust as I'd like. Bursting that wonderful, maximum jiggle onsen egg was gr8 coz the flood of egg yolk coated the entire dish with an added level of richness. But taste wise, I had to lend a lot of flavours from the bottle of homemade hot sauce on the table, as well as my sister's amazing carbonara sauce heh.


Overall a good meal in an ultra lovely environment! Although I feel like the food from my previous trip was way better :) By leaps and bounds, even.

Guess I gotta try more of the Platypus Kitchen's offerings soon, to get a better gauge of the place! huehuehue /some mad hinting going on lol JKS!! hehe/



Look how joyous she looks!! lol

I think it's coz she was simply awestruck by the perfectly executed onsen egg hahaha

Same, lil buddy. Same.

Saturday, 8 October 2016

meme me. meme me HARD.

It's been a while since the last meme compilation. Lettuce begin!


Finally. A soup for me lol


in which i have absolutely no self control and can only hope for the best lol


well if this ain't the goddamn tory of my life :'))


how...freaking... . .. . .  . .ADORABLE!!!!!!! oh my word


LOL i can't say that this is #relatable but it is pretty fucking hilarious. look how chuffed (and quite possibly stuffed, as well) that guy looks!! so happy for him :D


the downfall of technology lol


tru


This is really just straight up terrifying haha WHAT THE DONG!!!!!!

Fun fact: i had my first Furby (the old school 90s original one) when i was a wee little girl and i loved it very much. to the point where i wanted to make sure it was well-fed, properly hydrated and as happy as its microchipped emotions could possibly be lol

so i did what any sensible person would do with an electronic toy, and used a small ice cream spoon to FEED IT TAP WATER.

yas, i shovelled actual water into it's creepy plastic mouth. lots of it, actually.

i still remember the scene so vividly, for some reason.

i was sitting in the living room of my childhood home, playing wit ma Furby oh-so-contentedly. my mum was washing some dishes in the kitchen. daddy-o was chillin on the sofa after a long, surely exhausting day at work bringing home the bacon.

and there i was, having so much fun and completely unaware that i was causing damage to a precious toy that was VERY EXPENSIVE, by the way.

anywho, it short-circuited soon enough and as if it wouldn't be bad enough for the damn thing to just die and be 100% broken, it actually went on functioning for a few more weeks after that. but the water damage to the system caused Furby to speak in demon-like tones, often times in the middle of the goddamn night when no one even got close enough to triggering its switches.

yup. that was a nightmare.

/end of story time/


LOL!!


suh kewt <3


relatable as ALL HELL


mmmHMMMMM y i always gotta do dat ?? -_-


honestly did not see that coming lol w0w


LOLLLLL


very relatable.


usually Engrish fails have zero impact on me but i laffed like a muhfucka at this for 7 mins straight lol BINBOWS!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAH

"michaelsoft" omfg sameeee