Tuesday, 23 May 2017


I realised I haven't blogged ever since work started. It is now week 3 of internship ! ! !

Work is manageable, colleagues are really nice and I'm so lucky to have met tons of interns from other departments :))))

This is gonna be my last summer and I spend it slogging away, hahahaha. Looking back, all my summers have been pretty good:
  1. Year 1 - went for Arts Camp, CNM Camp and Tembusu camp as a councillor, AOGL and OGL respectively. This was back when I was young and full of energy to run around and be all rah rah. Sigh, those were the days.
  2. Year 2 - Interned at Free Food For All, followed by interning at MBS.
  3. Year 3 - Joined Arts Camp ocomm, then went for summer school in Korea.
  4. Year 4 - Internship at NCSS.
It's been a good mix of fun and work :)

Anyway, I have a strange obsession with pretty skies and I've been taking lots of sky photos recently. Every evening when I'm at home, I will peer out of my window to look at the sky, hahaha.

Kh bought a second-hand drone and went to test it out. Quite interesting leh! Imagine all the pretty skies you can take with a drone!!!

 Taking a break from the pinkish skies. I quite like the blue and orange combination as well.

Okay, I'm too tired to churn out more words. I shall save my brain juice for work.

Sunday, 30 April 2017


Just came back from Bangkok and I am raring to blog about it, wew! I shall give quick reviews of places I visited + include links if relevant.


TRAIN | I used this map, which conveniently combined the BTS + MRT lines.
TAXI | This website estimates taxi fares. Some useful tips:
  • Ask for meter before boarding the cab. 
  • Avoid cabs that hang around tourist areas and intentionally approach tourists.
  • Try to have the address in Thai. Some drivers couldn't understand the address in English.
  • Alternatively, use Uber/Grab since the driver can follow his own Google maps.
  • Uber/Grab worked fine, but it takes time/luck to find a driver.

Hotel: TENFACE Bangkok

tenface bangkok hotel suite living room review
At $67++ per night, our room was freaking huge. We had a living room and a bedroom, there was a bathtub and everything was nicely decorated.

Location was good, near BTS Ploen Chit. The hotel is located deep within an estate but it's still convenient since they have free 24h tuk tuk service to and from the BTS station.

Service was amazing. Everyone was friendly and helpful. One night, we were alighting a cab and a staff happened to be nearby. He immediately rushed over to see if there were luggage he could help with. I was so impressed by how proactive he was.

tl;dr - this surpassed expectations. 10/10 would stay again!!!

After You Dessert Cafe (Central World)

after you central world outlet
They have so many outlets that we passed by the cafe 3 times.

after you review shibuya honey toast ferrero
Shibuya Honey Toast
Honey, butter and ice cream - simple and good. Mine was too sweet because I greedily drizzled too much honey, oops.

after you review ferrero toast
Ferrero Toast
I feel like the Ferrero Toast had potential to be amazing, but something in my toast tasted a bit stale :(

Overall verdict: worth a try, but consider sharing bc it is very sweet.

Audrey Cafe Glamour (Central Embassy)

audrey cafe glamour review crab souffle with lobster sauce
Crab Soufflé with Lobster Brandy Sauce
I loved the lobster sauce! It basically tasted like lobster bisque. Sadly, the soufflé was this airy tasteless poof that seems to serve no purpose other than looking pretty.

audrey cafe glamour review thai tea crepe cake
Thai Tea Crepe Cake
The taste of Thai milk tea wasn't strong enough and this wasn't as crepe-y as the cakes from Lady M. Hmm... ok lah, I will be less critical. The cake was actually pretty good! It's quite refreshing and wasn't overly sweet.

We didn't take photos of the food we really enjoyed. The Baby Pizza Tom Yam Kung was a great mix of thin crust pizza, seafood and spicy tangy tom yam sauce - 很开胃。The spice was tolerable as well (because I am w34k af and cannot take spicy food). I would order this again.

Overall verdict: damn this was an expensive meal, considering the numerous cheap alternatives in a country famous for street food. I liked the ambience though, it reminded me of Antoinette. I guess if you compare it with Antoinette, this was quite affordable.


thecommons the commons bangkok thailand review
This "mall" is filled with cafes and I guess you can cafe hop just within the mall alone. The place was oozing with hipster cafe vibes and it's such a nice place to chill for brunch or dinner.

thecommons the commons bangkok thailand review
We need theCOMMONS in Singapore, I would go there all the damn time.

Roast (theCOMMONS)

thecommons the commons bangkok thailand roast cafe review
Out of the many many cafes at theCOMMONS, we decided to drop by Roast. I think it was a good choice!

thecommons the commons bangkok thailand roast cafe review truffle alfredo
Truffle Alfredo
THIS. WAS. MINDBLOWING!!! The tagliatelle was so thin, silky and soft, it was the most perfectly-cooked pasta I've tasted. The truffle was just right, without being overpowering (a trap that many truffle dishes fall into). I think I could eat this all day every day. This review sums it up.

thecommons the commons bangkok thailand roast cafe review smoked chicken croquette
Smoked Chicken Croquette
If I could taste the haze from Indonesia, this would be it. I feel like this dish was smoked till it cannot be smoked any further. That aside, the croquette had a nice crisp skin and the chicken was soft and creamy. I did enjoy it after I grew accustomed to the smoke.

Overall verdict: worth visiting for the Truffle Alfredo!!!

Ban Khun Mae

Found some really good reviews for this restaurant at BTS Siam, so we decided to give it a shot. 

ban khun mae review chicken green curry baked rice in pineapple deep fried mushrooms with crispy garlic baked prawns in glass noodle
(Clockwise) Chicken Green Curry, Baked Prawns in Glass Noodles, Deep Fried Mushrooms with Crispy Garlic, Baked Rice in Pineapple
The Baked Prawns in Glass Noodles was average - mushy prawns and normal glass noodles. But the spicy sauce they gave us really elevated the dish, so it was good overall.

The Deep Fried Mushrooms with Crispy Garlic was shiok!!! I hate mushrooms and I hate garlic, but I loved everything about this dish. Unlike most mushrooms I've tried, this wasn't bitter. And it was very fragrant when paired with the crispy garlic.

The Baked Rice in Pineapple was alright. Nothing outstanding, although it looks really cute in that mini pineapple "bowl". But it was damn shiok when paired with the Chicken Green Curry! That combination was THE BOMB. I miss green curry, time to hunt for good Thai food in Singapore.

ban khun mae review mango sticky rice
Mango Sticky Rice
This was quite disappointing actually. The sticky rice was too hard. And they served this first, so we kinda had dessert before our meal?

Overall verdict: the dishes were pretty hit and miss, but I still enjoyed the meal. It's worth going if you know what to order. 

Cha Tra Mue

chatramue cha tra mue don muang mueang airport
How could I resist Thai Milk Tea when I'm in Bangkok??! Anyway, this outlet was at Don Muang Airport, so it was my final milk tea in Bangkok before flying off.

chatramue cha tra mue soft serve review
Thai Milk Tea soft serve
The outlets at Terminal 21 and Don Muang Airport had soft serve! It's quite refreshing on a bloody hot day, but I personally found it too creamy. I think I just prefer Thai milk tea as a drink.

Asiatique the Riverfront

bangkok thailand asiatique free shuttle boat
Came here on day 2 and proudly left empty-handed because everything was more expensive than Platinum Mall and Talad Rot Fai Ratchada. Also, we reached Asiatique at night and I wish we went earlier because everything would look even prettier at dusk.

bangkok thailand asiatique free shuttle boat
Btw there's a free boat from BTS Saphan Taksin to Asiatique. This woman was shouting "30 baht" and I think it might be a scam.

Open House at Central Embassy

We kept going to Central Embassy because the mall is near our hotel, next to BTS Ploenchit.

central embassy open house bookstore book store cafes
There's this Open House area at level 6 and I really love the concept! A book store sprawled across the entire level, with cafes scattered around. The cafes have this "food court" concept, so you can sit anywhere regardless of the cafe you order from.

I love how spacious it is, with sunlight streaming in. They also have lots of comfy-looking couches for you to sit and browse the books.

Big C Supercenter

This supermarket is apparently a tourist attraction, hahaha. We went to the "supercenter" outlet since it was near Platinum Mall and Central World, all at BTS Chitlom.

big c supermarket supercenter supercentre things to buy must buy mama tom yum seafood instant noodles
MAMA Tom Yum Seafood instant noodles
According to the many listicles online, this is one of the must-buy items.

big c supermarket supercenter supercentre things to buy must buy tasto crab curry potato chips
I also got this on a whim and omg I love it!!! I am going to hunt for it in Singapore.

Some useful links for your supermarket snack hunt: 1, 2, 3, 4

bangkok thailand cheap massage bai po review
Wanted to try cheap massage and research brought us here. Around SGD14 for 60 minutes full-body Thai massage. Quite shiok, although it was painful when the masseuse pressed into my (probably very tense) muscles.


Bumped into Lijun THREE TIMES this trip. We even arrived and left Bangkok on the very same days, hahaha. We must be very fated.

And also a big big big thank you to this dude who got dragged around while I ate and shopped, carried my bag when my shoulders were aching, looked out for clothes I might like, gave me fashion advice when I was indecisive, helped me bargain, prevented my 路痴 self from getting lost, put up with me when I was whiny or angsty or taking lots of unglam photos of him. Hehehe.

Friday, 14 April 2017


Today is a rainy day and I have decided to laze around without a care in the world (▰˘v˘▰) Such nice weather is undeserving of anything less.

I've been neglecting my blog because the past few weeks have been crazy. 3 essays, 2 speeches and 1 Random Blends, among many other things.

Well, the worst is over and I survived!!! It is time to revive my blog.


Wandering around Fullerton area with kh

Being a very unwilling photo subject, haha. I am too awkward, self-conscious and camera shy for this.

This is the best photo of me because my face is not shown.
"You want me to walk up the stairs? How far? Am I walking too fast? Quickly take!"

Impromptu lunch to celebrate Esther's birthday!
1-for-1 lunch at La Nonna, followed by my first taste of an acai bowl at Project Acai.

We were supposed to visit Artbox today but decided to postpone it due to the weather. I think half of us went to nap in the end, hahaha. Why are we always choosing naps over outings.

Sunday, 19 March 2017


Ew I can't believe I quoted One Direction lyrics in my title. Cheesy and cliched af.

Anyway. I am too stressed out to do any work, so imma spam some photos taken at iLight! There was nothing much, so I only have two photos of the actual iLight installations.

With my fave MBS in the background

Woah woah, photographer in action siol

Woah woah, photographer in action part 2 

I was creepily taking photos of this couple lol

Eh hello, trying to take photo why you smiling to your phone instead??!?!

Ok I got mah photo (▰˘v˘▰)

I am feeling extremely stressed out these days, although it's mostly self-imposed. So I end up worrying like crazy about all the work I have to do, ironically to the point where I lose the mood to do anything. I know people get Monday blues, but this time I look forward to Monday because it signified a fresh new start.

Also, next week is gonna be the Random Blends exhibition!!! Drop by ArtScience museum from 24-26th March to take a look! Free exhibition at ArtScience Museum, why not?

Friday, 10 March 2017


Played with VSCO all afternoon because screw deadlines. Some photos from Korea:

I guess this is a continuation from my previous VSCO post.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017


atlas coffeehouse milky way white cold brew coffee review

It is week 8 of school and I am feeling the stress from my many impending deadlines.

Made a detour to Atlas Coffeehouse yesterday because I wanted to try their white cold brew (aka The Milky Way).

Brought back 2 bottles to drink in the subsequent mornings, because splurging $7 per bottle motivates me to be productive. Strange, but true.

It's quite strong, which is typical of cold brew coffee, so I have a major case of caffeine buzz right now.

I think I prefer the white cold brew from Old Hen Coffee Bar simply because it's sweeter and milkier. Sorry, I am not some coffee connoisseur who likes my coffee black and raw. I am just a coffee noob, sue me.

Sunday, 26 February 2017


Left things to the last minute and had to rush my speech outline today.

Decided to take a very undeserved break and ended up editing some photos that I took in Korea. I was mostly just experimenting with the VSCO settings.

I also got bored and created a Dayre account today.

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