我失戀了。 (Friday, February 7, 2014 / 9:17 PM)
Jojo's guide to SG eateries (Dessert) - Tiong Bahru (Sunday, August 18, 2013 / 10:16 PM)
Today's post is about the cafes I've been to in Tiong Bahru!
I've been there for 3 times for now. I love that neighborhood. It's quaint, cozy hippy neighborhood, that doesn't seem like Singapore. And it's so real. You can see people living there, there's traditional sundry shop, traditional hardware business and etc. It's that kind of place I would want to stay when i retire ahaha.
Anyway. The cafes. There's a lot cafes, I haven't ventured all of them yet, will probably go another time again.
1. Orange thimble.
It's difficult to define Orange Thimble. It serves almost everything - burgers, breakkie sets, ice cream, coffee, cakes and etc. I had their mushroom burger and I love it. The patty is juicy, and I love it they don't serve with fries, but with salad. Seems healthier. Will probably go again for their burgers!
Another thing is that it's way more spacious. One of the most spacious cafes I've been so far, and it's nicely segmented. So it's also perfect for a weekend girl friends catch up!
2. Drips bakery.
OMG it's one of my favorite cafes now, and I've been twice for now, and more to come! They serves really nice tarts, both sweet and savory. One thing I realize in cafes SG is that they serves mostly tarts, instead of cakes. One notable difference between Malaysia cafes and SG cafes haha.
I had the chocolate tart the first time I was there. I don't usually take chocolate dessert but this is SO GOOD. So rich. So soft. The edge was crispy. Everything that makes a perfect tart. Yums!
The next time I brought #stupidbf, Sanam, Eve and Darren there. We had plum tart and cherry tarts if I remember correctly. Both are equally delicious! I prefer the plum one though. Saw they have cinnamon egg tarts! Would love to go for that again!
3. Forty Hands
Oh, one of the most popular cafes in SG. Almost everyone knows about it. They serve really nice coffee. Slightly pricey, my mocha was $6.50, but it was so good. so worth it. Best mocha ever! Hahahaha!
Also brought #stupidbf, Sanam, Eve and Darren there for dinner. I had mushroom sandwich again ahaha my love for mushroom. They had meaty burgers/sandwich which I cant remember haha. Stole a bite of bf's porky sausage it was really yums! Guess they also serve nice "proper" food too. Unfortunately we were too late missed their breakkie sets. Will go there again!
Oh did I also mention they have cool graffiti wall painting too? Picture perfect!
4. Caffe Palet
This is one of the least raved cafes in Tiong Bahru. They are in fact a culinary school that specialize in cakes! Finally cakes! So hard to find cakes in Singapore, most cafes serves tarts. =.=
I had strawberry shortcake! It's nice! Love the layer of strawberry mousse in the middle, giving it a slight soury kick! Their macarons was great too. Not too pricey, $10 for 4 i think.
5. Famous curry rice.
Apparently there's this famous curry rice with really LOOONG queue. #stupidbf insisted having it. =.=
It was mediocre at least. Maybe I was expecting more, since so many of them queued up for it. It's not spicy, taste a bit sweet, similar to Japanese curry. Porkchop was good though. Afterall, I still love Malaysia's rendang, and omg yes, kelantanese curry! Indian curry!
Okay, thats all for my Tiong Bahru experience. Will go there for more! More cafes like Flock Cafe, Poteato, Open doors policy, Tiong Bahru Bakery, Plain Vanilla Bakery and many more!
Jojo's guide to SG eateries (desserts) - Tiramisu Hero (Sunday, August 4, 2013 / 12:32 PM)
Reviving my blog, for the sake of these 3 months here! You're reading Jojo's guide to SG eateries! My personal mission here is to conquer/venture all the hippie indie cafes here! I LOVEEEE CAFES! AND CAKES AND ICE CREAM AND ANYTHING THAT'S SWEET!
Lets's get started. Tiramisu hero!
Came across this when I was reading some blogs, and they mentioned about how awesome tiramisu in a jar is! So I literally went high and low to look for this. There's no cafes for this, so I had to look for few locations which carry this! Bought mine in The Burger Bar at Far East Plaza, $7.50 i think.
Verdict: It's awesome! It's creamy and the sponge cake is not too dry either. Best part is there's a slight hint of alcohol! It's infused with liqour, guess that's the reason it's not too sweet!
Okay this is a short entry. Coming back for more updates! Cafes hopping ftw! =)
Abraham Lincoln my late husband (Wednesday, July 4, 2012 / 12:23 AM)
Omg I have decided to start blogging about movies I watched. Because I tend to forget the title of movies after I watched them. This is a great way to keep track on my lists. :)
Anyway,Abraham Lincoln. Hahaha I have been saying him as my husband all this while. Especially in my American civilization class in college years.
I have to say, kudos to the team who came out with the movie that transform my mr president to a vampire hunter. Storyline was interesting,not surprise of the theme of the movie after I saw Tim Burton's name in the credit. Quite an interesting collaboration. But what kept me excited is the fact that they remained some of the legendary names in the movie.
One,Stephen Douglas. Famous for his debate with Lincoln on the matter of freed slavery. I have been wondering how inspiring the debate would be, and when I finally saw the part I almost tear wtf!!! It's soooooooo real! So aspirationL! And Lincoln is such a wise man omg how can he be so great wtf!!
Then next one was Tubman. The famous freed slave who save many lives of others. She actually look prettier than the late Tubman, but I would say she resemble Tubman a lot too. However it's such a waste to have so little scene of hers. It would be better if there's more scene of her contribution. But then again, not everyone would appreciate if she appears too often though, after all nobody knows her. Except for us who know about the history.
Oh ya, the war in Gettysburg was hilarious too! Fighting against vampires wtf hahaha. Not a big fan for vampire movie,but it was awesome to have witnessed (?) the civil war!
Okie I shal stop my review abruptly. All in all, great movie and love all the characters! Who is this domino copper btw? He reminds me of Robert downy junior. Hmmmph.
Escape (Monday, April 30, 2012 / 10:30 PM)
I need an escape.
Just so u know, it has been a long time since I blogged. Yeah,I found a job n worked for 3 months already. As pr in an exhibition organizing company,which I thought i would have lived it,but to my horror,I actually start to disguise it already.
The big show is coming in less than 5 days,n I don't feel excited not anticipated about it. Probably I don't have the sense of belongingness. I don't treat it as "my show". Why? I always love organizing events,like what I did in my previous years. I just felt... I'm doing what I'm supposed to do,or ordered to do. Everyday in the morning I feel dreaded to go for work. I worked very long hours which I didn't want to bring it up.
Worse,I don't feel accomplished at work,though I managed to call for some sponsors etc,someone still makes me think I have done done enough,and I don't feel appreciated at all. Began to disguise whatever shit that I'm working on it.
This is fucking unhealthy man. I had nightmares for not being able to accomplish the tasks; I had constipation n missed periods. I don't even have the fucking time to go for gym or yoga or any sports I like!
When I tried to share with u about it, u r giving me cold shoulder. Every time. I know u may have many things to worry about too,but giving me cold shoulder makes me feel as if all the feelings I had are worthless,not worth mentioning at all. U had no idea how upset that was, coz when u thought u may have a shoulder to lean on,where he just turn his back at u. So I learnt to keep everything inside, and keeping everything inside doesn't calm me down by a bit. It makes me so exhausted n lonely.
Ah whatever it is. There I said it. My colleague said I looked so cheerful n bubbly when I first came in,but now I'm releasing the stressful aura.
Really,I meant it.I don't know what makes me happy anymore. Things that used to cheer me up lose its spell. I need help. But who's listening?
I need an escape. Really.
Blessed. (Monday, August 1, 2011 / 1:21 AM)
Many times, I complain about things that doesn't go well, things that go against my will, things that other have but I don't. Most likely, things that happened in the past.
Well, this rings a bell. I made my life harder.
"Why not take it easier?" I hear a voice within me.
Yeah. Why didn't I give myself a break and get rid of those fugly green eyes?
Small things that makes me happy. Surprises that I received. Never know I'm so blessed all this while, because I took it for granted.
From now on, I will think of what can I do for others, instead of what can I receive in return.
Also, stay positive! *reminder!!!!*
Macarons that made my day! =)
Thank you, love. =)
ISOLATED (Thursday, June 16, 2011 / 9:58 PM)
The picture speaks it all.
I'm always watching from outside, unable to understand what's going on in there.
Gossips. Secrets. Updates. News feed. So many information flowing inside there and I couldn't even grab a bite out of it.
They seem happy. Oh well. Only losers like me will understand how is it feel to be isolated and alienated.
Feeling so left out all the time. and yeah, a lill of jealousy.
I'll be okie. Staring from outside ain't that bad. Yesh im trying to hypnotize myself but apparently I fail miserably.
I still care. I still value.
and that's why it hurts so much.