A Slice of 26
as i have mentioned in my previous (birthday) post, i greeted my birthday after coming from an event. we came from People Asia's “Men Who Matter” event and went straight to The Fort afterwards, to wait until the clock stroke 12. congratulations again to People Asia, by the way! despite not being so jolly for my birthday, i thought of spending the last hours of being 25 and saying hello to my new age. since i love coffee too much, we went to Slice at The Fort for late coffee and dessert. it was my second time there and again, it was quite packed. i can’t blame the people; they do sell quality desserts and coffee at just the right price. our orders were: Pinoy Chocnut Coffee, Blended Lava, Very Berry Muffin, and Caramel Yema Chiffon Cake. i usually dig desserts that have a citrus-y or fruity kick partnered with specialty coffee, when i feel full or just had a hearty meal. i feel i won’t get tired of the sweetness or richness of the dessert that way. in this case, i didn’t want to indulge too much but i wanted to enjoy their blended coffee with a cupcake (for balance). thus, i tried their Very Berry Muffin with the Blended Lava coffee. i made the right choice as i felt satisfied with the sweetness level of both- not too rich. i think the muffin would go well with hot coffee, too. the Berry Muffin served as my “birthday cake” for that night as i welcomed being 26. maybe it represents my sweetness level too? haha! visit Slice’s facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/SliceHighSt for more details!
my outfit for that night was totally unplanned! why? well, because i only received those wide-leg pants (yes, those are pants!) earlier that day as a birthday gift! how timely, right? i was supposed to wear the blue top as a dress but decided otherwise when i realized it matched the pants. good thing the outfit did not end with just the event, but in greeting my birthday! thank God the outfit looked special enough as “birthday gear”. haha!Randy ortiz x Kashieca top/dress, Apartment 8 gifted pants, Tango belt, Mango purse, bracelets from Singapore and Pedro heels
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p.s. apologies for the slightly blurry photos! all of them were taken using my phone as i forgot to bring my camera that night. boo!
Holy Week In Singapore (Part 3)
apologies for the late post!
during one of our days there, i accompanied my mom to the grocery and the hardware store around the area near dad’s flat. i realized how my dad’s area was such a convenient place to stay in- you can get almost anything you need without going to the mall! look, i found Black Canyon Coffee in Singapore! woohoo! it’s located in Fusionopolis, a couple of stations away from dad’s (yellow line). Black Canyon Coffee originated from Bangkok and that’s where i first learned about it. i’m really a FAN of their food AND their coffee as you have read in my previous posts (not only in my most recent Bangkok trip but also in my past ones). for Black Saturday, my family and i joined fellow Filipinos for Visita Iglesia (where you visit Churches and pray together by following the Stations of the Cross). gatherings remind me how GREAT God is. :) after spending the whole morning doing Visita Iglesia, my family and i had lunch at a Hawker Center near the last Church we went to. i took this photo while on the bus and on our way home. spot the Singapore Flyer! have you had enough of my food photos? haha! this is what we had for lunch one time at Ikea: i didn’t have an outfit shot that day so here’s an outfit shot of my mom instead! i tried the Iced Cappuccino in Anchor Point's food court instead of having the usual iced coffee or iced kopi (for Singaporeans). a must-try! i’ll come back for it when i visit again. :p i hope i’m not boring you (that much) with my Singapore trip posts! don’t worry, my next post MIGHT be the last one! haha. :p
Holy Week in Singapore (Part 1)
last month, my family and i went to Singapore to visit my Dad and spent the Holy Week with him. sadly, my sister couldn’t make it but nonetheless, we still enjoyed each other’s company. when my Mom books flights, she makes sure to maximize the days, so she booked us for almost two weeks! i got kind of worried for work but i guess God has plans and wanted me to be with my family, especially with my Dad. so there, almost two weeks with my family enjoying time with each other, reflecting for the Holy Week, having food trips, and taking a break; among all else. we immediately ate after the three-hour flight! am i focusing too much on my food? haha! we ate at SOUPerlicios! at the airport. for my order, refer to the photo above. ;) this is what i ate for lunch in our second day. we ate at a Hawker Center in Holland Village. it’s Char Kway Teow, a noodle dish with egg, bean sprouts, and oyster. it’s quite similar to Thailand’s Phad Thai. here are my brothers and my dad checking dad’s phone for the Church directions. remembered my childhood days when i passed by the Charlie Brown Cafe. i call myself a “coffee addict” and i was very determined to have my iced coffee fix in each day of our whole stay. i’ve passed by the Blue Mountain Cafe in 313 @ Somerset even in my past trips to Singapore but have never tried eating or drinking coffee there. so after checking out Uniqlo, i suggested to my Mom that we eat and have coffee in Blue Mountain Cafe, while waiting for my Dad (who left for a meeting). i ordered iced Tiramisu coffee with vanilla ice cream (forgot the actual name, sorry) plus my Mom, bros, and i shared a Margherita pizza. i totally loved the combination! or am i just biased because i love coffee and pizza too much? haha! i really liked the mix of espresso coffee with ice cream and Tiramisu flavor as there was a balance between bitter and sweet. it didn’t turn out to be a dessert, which i liked, but just a cooling iced coffee drink. i really hate it when i order coffee that turns out to be either too sweet or lacks the right coffee taste. this didn’t disappoint! on the other hand, the pizza tasted just as i wanted it to taste like- simple yet filling. i also liked how the crust had the right crunch to it. lately, i prefer pizza without too many toppings and layered flavors. just “fuss-free” pizza. my parents brought us to The Original Katong Spoon Laksa for dinner one night in Queensway Center. they said people always come back for their Laksa and Chicken Curry. at first i thought it would be just like any other Chicken Curry but alas, they were right! it was delicious! best eaten with rice or Prata. i didn’t have much outfit shots during the trip because my brothers are impatient with taking photos, my dad wasn’t with us all the time because of work, and my mom seemed to always be in a hurry (haha!). so below are some photos which can, i guess, pass for an outfit post. this was what i wore in our third day in Singapore. i wanted a chill and hassle-free outfit to beat the heat, but playful with the choice of colors. good thing i brought my colorful paisley harems and paired it with a plain white tank top. i also added my neon necklace for a bit of quirk.Uniqlo tank top, from Bangkok harems, Rubi sandals, H&M purse, F21 necklace, and Sinequanone sunnies
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