Saturday, January 14, 2012

Paradise Inn, 303 Somerset

Spent the whole day spring cleaning my room and ironing bucket of clothes. Very tired now but I still have the mood to blog. Went to Singapore to visit my bro and watched Wicked. It was awesome! 

Bro brought us to this Chinese restaurant in 313 Somerset. It was 7.30pm and we got a table, so lucky! My bro says that you have Q for food in Singapore, literally any restaurants. 

We were given a piece of paper and tick whatever we would like to order.

Hot Plate Tofu (SGD10.90)

The tofu was served in a sizzling plate and on top of a layer eggs. 

Crisp Fried Prawn Roll (SGD8.90)

This was similar to our lobak. It tasted so-so.

 Pork Bun + Pork Belly (SGD2.20 per piece)

 Close up on the pork belly (slurp!)

Eat with the bun!

The pork belly was well-marinated, slightly charred. The meat texture was well balance between the fats and the lean meat. 

Wasabi Prawn (SGD16.90)

My bro strongly recommended this and indeed, it was pretty unique and it taste really good! The wasabi taste was not strong, it was slightly tint of wasabi. The prawn was fresh and eaten together with the mango pieces, it was an excellent dish! I would eat 10 plates of this!

 Spare Ribs soup with winter melon (SGD17.90)

It seems that all the tables have a pot of soup, so my dad feels that it is a must to have the soup here. Yes, all 5 of us praised the soup. Very flavourful and not salty.

Stewed Egg Plant (SGD10.90)

This one was the least impressive dish of the night. 

I will beg my bro to bring me here whenever I come to SG. I just super duper love the wasabi prawns! Btw, the food overall was really good.

Paradise Inn

Tiny ratings:
Food: 7.5/10 (9 for the wasabi prawn)
Service: 6.5/10
Ambiance: 7/10

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Company Annual Dinner - Movie Night

My company annual dinner theme is MOVIE NIGHT. We get to dress up for movie characters. I just love annual dinners where I get a "permit" to shop!

The Research:

I have thought about Memoirs of Geisha and Red Ridding Hood which are simple to dress. However, the kimonos are very pricey, like RM300 for the whole thing. If I were to buy the kimono, I bet that I will wear once in my lifetime, which is on the annual dinner itself only. I just couldn't justify myself owning a kimono.

How about red ridding hood then? A simply red cloth wrap around my body will do. Now, where do I get the red cloth? I couldn't sew. It was like a week before the annual dinner and I can't find someone to sew the hood for me. Never mind, just give up.

My final decision? 

Don't ask me how I ending up choose this movie, maybe it was from the costume surfing that I decided to go ahead with this movie: Moulin Rouge. It was a daring option where I have to wear corset and fishnet stockings! After some googling, I got a feel of how moulin rouge / burlesque costume looks like and I have listed down what I want.

The Preparation:

PY and I went to Time Square to search for the corset - an essential part of costume. We went to Offline Blogshop where Queen Chloset has displays there. Yup, being a frequent online shopper, must support other blogshop a bit.

There are a range of corsets available but limited sizes though. You know lar, I am fat at the waist part and small at boobs, so I couldn't decide whether size S or M. So, I kept on trying a few pieces, and PY kept on tying and untie the corsets for me. Poor her. 

#1 Three different types of corsets I tried on

My initial design in mind was red / black combination and lace. The second corset matched my requirements. However, there was just too much gap on the boobs part (Ya, I have small boobs). The third corset fit my body but the colors are not so burlesque. Finally, I ended up with the sweet pink one.

After that, we went to I Shoppe to search for tutu skirt. The shop has a wide range of colorful tutu skirts ranging from RM38 onwards. I bought the cheapest black tutu skirt, bearing in mind that I would not be wearing it second time. I bought the black gloves from this shop too.

Slightly off topic a bit: I just need to comment that this I Shoppe in Time Square is freaking lansi (proud) of themselves. Even the sales girls (foreigners i presume) was very unfriendly and rude. They kept on showing faces to us when we are choosing the skirts and rushing us to buy the skirts. HELLO! Your shop has no other customers ok, we are not blocking your time or your space! Freaking give us customers a curtesy to decide ok.

Done complaining. Now I have done with my purchases.

The day has arrived. Jeng Jeng Jeng!

#2 Nik curling my hair

#3 Camwhoring in the car while Nik driving
(Say hi to Sill and Mar)

The Dinner

Dinner was at Le Meridian.

#4 In the hotel ladies preparing. Ladies in red spotted

 #5 die die also wanna camwhore since there is a big mirror in the ladies.

 #6 Me and Chun Li Jess

 #7 My guest models on my blogshop: Red Witch Sill and Audrey Nik Hepburn

 #8 Two witches

 #9 Zie cowgirl

 #10 Is movie night, not Halloween night my dear Adrian.

 #11 The flash nice or not??

 #12 Part of the gossip girl gang

#13 Ya, I know, you are looking at the Shrek instead of me. :-(

 #14 Dracula RAWR!!! Does dracula even rawr?

 #15 Nominees for best costumes

 #16 Edward Hasnul Scissorshand

 #17 Shrek Farish. His tummy is real!

#18 Cleopatra Norma

#19 Cover up with my cardigan

So what do you think of my costume?