One of our team traditions here in my company is to eat out whenever one of us is celebrating our birthday. Today, we celebrated 2 of my colleagues birthdays, Sarath and Eng Kiat.
We usually have problems choosing the right resto for us because 2 of my team mates are vegetarians and one is also a vegetarian but also doesn’t eat onions and garlic.
My boss recommended Cafe Salivation and just by looking at the website, I instantly liked it. The cafe is located near Mustafa Centre. It is a modern western type vegetarian restaurant that serves meals with no onions and garlic.
Well, I was reluctant at first but I would say I really like this cafe.
We ordered a lot of food. We ate pizza, lasagne, penne, gratin, mushroom risotto, potatoes and everything tasted great! Here are just some of the food that we ate:
Flat Bread with Dips
And the best of all was the Spinach Pizza. I love how the pizza tasted normal even if it’s vegetarian.
This was us after our great meal! I really liked this cafe! We will surely try this in the future again.
My 2012 is geared towards being healthy, losing weight, being physically fit and having a good and healthy life. In line with this, I will also try to de-stress my life, start making myself feel good, making myself up and making sure that I smell good.
So, I bought 2 new fragrances that will surely make my 2012 really smell good.
Lanvin Eclat 50ml (36SGD) and Lancome Tresor 100ml (110SGD)
Among these two fragrances, I like the smell of Lanvin Eclat more. Good thing Efren made me buy it during our company Christmas Bazaar because I love it so much. It has a powdery smell that makes me feel refreshed and fragrant.
I’m not into heavy perfumes but I want a smell that lasts long. I usually just wear Johnson’s Baby Cologne or Victoria’s Secret Body Mist but they always wear out at the end of the day.
So, making sure that I smell good entails buying EDPs or Eau De Parfum instead of just colognes.
Lancome’s Tresor In Love smells much more sophisticated and classy. It smells so girly and I like it so much I even joked the sales lady about the package and freebies.
Anyway, I never leave without any of these perfumes with me. You’ll never know you’ll need it. Once I’m finished with these bottles I try other perfumes in the market that I like.
Sephora offers a new innovation in nail art. Well, I’m not sure if this is new but I just saw it recently while shopping in Sephora, ION.
The Sephora Nail Patch Art is very easy to use. You just need to match the sticker with your nail size, peel of the back part and stick it to your nails. Apply heat and pressure to “melt” the nail art patch. Viola! You now have your professional looking nail art!
The Sephora Nail Patch Art costs 16SGD. For better and longer lasting effect of the nail patch, add top coat to the patch.
Merry Christmas everyone! The year went by fast and I’m in the good mood to greet everyone a happy holidays!
This picture was taken in the gigantic tree of the Marina Bay Sands Shoppes. I really like this picture!
Anyway, here’s a sneak peek of what we did during the holidays.
Christmas Eve, 24 December 2011, we went to the house of Efren et al to have a “semi formal” Noche Buena Dinner. Check out the food that we ate:
Yes, we ate a lot! The menu consists of my Baked Salmon, Fruit Salad with Corns, Efren’s Stuffed Mushrooms, Chicken Wrapped in Pita, Cecil’s Sweet Spaghetti, Virjerry’s Lettuce Tacos and IKEA Meat Balls, Jame’s Salad with Goat Cheese and Max’s Style Chicken and the Ivy’s Cordon bleu and BBQ ribs. I was so full! I had a hard time sleeping because I think my stomach was tired of digesting all the food that I ate. We did some singing and played bingo!
On the day of Christmas itself, we went to the house of JB an Loraine.
We ate Shrimp Aglio Olio, Cereal Prawn, Pata tim, Liempo and Fried Chicken.
We really enjoyed our holidays! 2011 really is a memorable year for me and I won’t forget the happenings and the roller coaster of emotions that I felt in this year.
More pictures to follow!
It’s 5 days before Christmas and instead of being excited with the holiday season, I am now reflecting and mopping on what happened to me in the past year.
I feel sad.
I feel down.
I feel depressed.
I actually don’t know what the reason is. Sometimes, I think I never did anything to mark on other people’s lives. I never tried to make myself known or matter. I just allowed the year to pass by without me enjoying it.
Was I too selfish?
Was I too self centered?
Was I too preoccupied with what I want instead of what really matters?
I am again thinking. And I hate it. I never really had to the to relax my mind. The whole year I I wasted a whole bucket of brain cells just about thinking of what will happened next. I worry a lot and even up to this point, when I’m writing this entry, I’m still worrying about what I did this morning to one of my colleagues.
I can’t stop thinking.
I can’t stop analyzing.
I can’t stop worrying.
The other day I was feeling good and I believed that I have an effect on others I just don’t know about. I was brought up that way. Believing that I am somebody and believing that I can be whoever I want. But I am not somebody and I am not who I want to be.
I want to be happy.
I want to be free.
I want to fly.
But I can’t. I need to slowly assess myself and pick up the pieces and try to rebuild myself again for 2012. I’ve been through a roller coaster of emotions and I need a break from it.