Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Braces: First Tightening Session

Here to update more about my braces!

After the first month, it's time to tighten the wires! Dr Enrica removed my old wires and brackets (they were quite stained towards the end of the first month because I went to eat curry quite a few times, not heeding her advice :x Must avoid curry in the next month!)

The entire procedure was easy-peasy, just a bit of pressure applied while fixing the wires. Everyone told me that after each tightening it would be very painful but for it was kinda ok! Pain but not as pain as the first time the braces got on. Even went to Milly's birthday party after the dental visit and had lots of fun! Can't really eat much the first day but by second day I was back to my usual diet.

Just an update of my diet, I only watched my food for the 1st week after fitting of braces. Thereafter, I ate like normal already. Just rinse after each meal to ensure that no food get stuck inside!

Personally I felt that meat was easier to eat. Leafy chinese vegetables tend to get stuck easily so I avoid those. Things to avoid are the obvious ones like chips, pop corns, peanuts, chewy candy, harder fruits like apple, etc. I can't really bite with my front teeth anymore so I always cut into smaller pieces and bite with the back teeth. I thought I couldn't eat my favourite chicken wings but I am so happy that I still can! I just have to pull out the meat using my fingers instead of biting directly on the wing. Overall having braces is still quite bearable lah! In the end I never really get the chance to slim down because I am still eating like a pig. Hahaha. 

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Monday, July 21, 2014

One Man Coffee

Another brunch entry...

I look at my list of backlog entries and realize that most of them are food entries. This means that I need to go out there and do something else instead of spending all my time stuffing myself with food. Haha. Even when I meet up with friends, our main activity is eat! No worries, I'd try my best to make sure that I sandwich my food entries with non-food entries~ I must remember that I am a lifestyle blogger, not food blogger! :-)

So anyway, we visited a small and cozy cafe, One Man Coffee some time back!



One Man Coffee serves affordable All Day Brunch at $12 and less!





Had the above Ice Lemon Tea because I was advised to avoid coffee as they could stain my ceramic braces. I miss having latte with my brunch food so much! Took me so much willpower to not order it. Bf got it instead!


Brioche French Toast W/ Homemade Berries Compote, Candied Walnuts and Fresh Cream was one of their main highlights so bf ordered it to share! It was indeed quite heavenly.


He also got the Gashouse Egg with Bacon Jam for himself. It is actually bread with egg in the middle. Quite interesting!


I got myself the butter croissant with butter and jam. I don't mind having butter croissants for breakfast every morning!


Overall was a yummy brunch! :) One Man Coffee is worth a visit!


One Man Coffee is located at 215R Upper Thomson Road!



The mandatory outfit photo everytime I head out~ Still in love with this red satchel bag that I got for $5! What a lucky buy :)


It was a scorching hot day that day! Anyway, my ceramic braces hardly bother me anymore and I think I am able to smile properly already! Yay to that!



Friday, July 18, 2014

Food For Thought / Botanic Gardens

It started with me asking my sister if she wanna join me for brunch food one weekend and it became a family thing when we realize our parents are free that day too! Decided on Food For Thought at Singapore Botanic Gardens!



Food For Thought is located near the Tanglin Gate. We didn't make reservations but it was fairly easy to get a table because of the large seating capacity.


I didn't really like the d├ęcor (felt like food court), except for this wall.


Coffee for them while I had juice.


Here's what we had!

Basic breakfast of butter toast, bacon and scrambled eggs. Simple but satisfying. The toast wasn't as crispy as I wanted it to be but it was quite yummy!


Grilled Ham & Cheese! This was not bad.... but the next is even better!


Slow Roasted Pulled Pork! I knew I wanted to order this the moment I saw this on the menu. The meat is tender and delicious!


And we ordered a plate of full breakfast with everything inside! A little surprised that the "hashbrowns" came in ball form. Quite nice lah! Love the chicken sausage and bacon and mushrooms.


I also ordered chicken wings since we are such fans of it but it was a mistake because the chicken wings here are so-so only.


Was tempted by the Mixed Berries Pancakes and ordered them for dessert! The pancake was very buttery and tasted almost like butter cakes! The fluffiness was also just right!


I think we over-ordered because we were extremely full after that!



Afterwards, we went to walk around Botanic Gardens!


It began raining soon after so we seek shelter in a pavilion and took some photos!


Then we took some videos and edited it using an awesome app called Meipai! This became my first Meipai video! Inspired by ben's twirling style. Hahaha. It did look quite ridiculous behind the scenes though.


After the rain stopped, we started on our journey again~ How adorable in this little one!!!!! And the one behind, tiny and cute! ^_^ These two really brightened up my day!


OOTD: Floral chiffon top from www.earthdoll.co! Specially wore this one because of the lightweight chiffon material - Botanic Gardens was sweltering hot everytime I went, but this time felt slightly better! Loved the layered fluttery sleeves and how the florals fitted so well with the gardeny background.


Took a photo for my parents~


Only walked one round around this lake and we decided it was enough. Hahahaha. And to think at first we actually planned to walk half the Botanic Gardens! We only barely covered a small area in the end! The swans in this lake were so graceful the way they glide on water!


Then, I found this bush with pretty pink flowers, perfect backdrop for photos!!!


We had quite a fun time at Botanic Gardens that day! Was good to spend some time with the family in nature instead of our usual shopping malls :)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Grateful

Just want to document this although I have already shared it on instagram.

5 days ago, I was on the MRT on the way home. I was very distracted on my phone, editing videos to post on instagram and did not realize when I have already reached my station. So I walked down slowly, still distracted with my phone.... and at the exit, I realize I couldn't tap out of the mrt because my wallet is missing! I went back to the train to look for the wallet but it's not there anymore. I went down to the control station to report loss. I was feeling very sad because the wallet is new and I just transferred my cards and IC in just that day. Also, almost a hundred was inside when I usually only carry $20 cash around. The station staff asked me what my wallet looked like and to my surprise, it was right there on her desk! Felt so thankful to whoever picked it up and returned the wallet to lost and found! I remember I was the last one to alight from my carriage so that kind person who found it must have boarded the train after I left, saw it and made the effort to go down to the control station to return.

This year I already met two kind souls, few months back was the miracle story of my camera and now my wallet. Feel so grateful. ❤️

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Klarity

Some time ago I attended local brand Klarity's CC Cream media launch and thought I'd share some photos I took! The event was held at Salt Grill. I was previously there at night with bf for our 2nd anniversary dinner and although the view was already spectacular then, I love the place even more during the day. I hope that my future home will have full windows too! :)



Random photo of my table.


The event started off with an introduction of the Klarity CC cream. Something I learnt that day - the difference between BB cream and CC cream is that the latter is usually less heavy and dull. Also, the CC Cream from Klarity is not tinted, perfect for light makeup days. Oh, and something interesting - It's halal-certified and not tested on animals. Awesome!




Group photo with Julie. So many gorgeous ladies at the event that day!


With Kathleen, who I sat beside with.










Thanks Klarity for the invite! I enjoyed the food very much! :)
I tried the Klarity CC cream for myself and it was indeed soft, light-weight, and not greasy at all! Also, it has a whitening effect which gives the skin an instant glow after application. Although I am comfortable with not wearing makeup out on my lazy days, perhaps I should at least put some CC cream on my face so that I don't look that bad? Haha.


With Lydia.


Another group photo to end this entry! 4 ladies with printed outfits and another four ladies with black and white coordinate. What a coincidence!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Arossa Grill and Wine Bar

When I received the invite for dinner at Arossa Grill and Wine Bar, I told bf that since he always bring me to eat good food, this time I shall be the one bringing him! Haha. To be honest I did not have very high expectations of this place initially since I have never heard about them before, but I ended up quite pleasantly surprised at how good each dish was.

Arossa is located in a corner of Scotts Square. Don't you love the entrance?? Such a pretty backdrop for photos!