Archive | February, 2012

Sunday Brunch: Pique ✽ Nique at Takashimaya

26 Feb

Yet another lazy Sunday!

We woke past noon and only stepped out of house at close to 3pm.

Guess who wanted to join us?

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Royce was being cranky, blocking our way when we wanted to step into the car, and then climbing in on his own. Usually, he wouldn’t even want to step in, because car rides meant going to the vet.

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Anyway! Our plan was to head to Wild Honey at Mandarin Gallery. The place was full, and so we headed to Jones the Grocer to try our luck. 330pm, and both places were packed to the brim! Singaporeans really do eat all day long (:

Last stop, we finally decided to try Pique Nique at Takashimaya.

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What we ordered.

Classic Benedicts
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Hot ChocolatePhotobucket

Pancakes with Maple SyrupPhotobucket

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Unfortunately, the food left us very unsatisfied. The Benedicts weren’t served on english muffins, and the ham was like those cheap ones found in supermarts. The hollandaise sauce didn’t pack a punch at all.

Pancakes were not bad, fluffy and all. Very simple, nothing much to rave about. The hot chocolate with marshmallows saved the day at least (:

Maybe we were extremely hungry and expecting too much. The food was quite disappointing, I must say. Most people ordered the dessert, maybe that’s what they are famous for.

If I ever do come back, I might likely try their desserts instead!

Pique Nique
Takashimaya B1-01/02
Ngee Ann City Tower A
391A Orchard Road
Singapore 238873 

Never look back and regret

17 Feb

Work has been taking a huge toll on me. And I think now’s one of the worse times where life is throwing me a curveball. With everything going on, it’s got me thinking abit.

At 25, I feel unaccomplished. I’m at a job that I don’t mind, but yet am not passionate for. Now that work has more crap that I have ever encountered, there’s no passion to tide me over. So, what am I doing, at my mid-twenties, living life day after day, doing the mundane and not chasing for what I genuinely love. I used to think passion doesn’t matter. Money makes the world go round, whether or not people grudgingly agree, it’s a fact. Now, I beg to differ. I’m feeling a void in life. Everyday I distant myself from my job. Everyday I shut off the detractors and I’m now emotionless to any comments. Since my job is not exactly high paying, I don’t see any loss in pursuing what I enjoy.

Now, if only I had that job interview.(:

All the thoughts in my head are now, ‘If only I had..’, ‘why didn’t I…’, ‘I wish I had..’. All the words of regret. Not only for my career but for other aspects in my life.

And now I tell myself, never to step onto that path of regret again. I tell myself it’s never too late. But if I’d knew, I would have been earlier. I’m taking one step at a time, and I’ll reach my dream someday.

Make that first move today. The plans that you have been thinking about for oh so long. Stop procrastinating. And I don’t mean planning that lavish holiday or purchasing that outrageously overpriced branded bag. Plans for your life like, doing what you love, getting that higher qualifications you’ve always dreamed of, planning for your future. You never know when your life might take a turn for the worse and how those plans might tide you through.

I think it’s time for me to stop living for the present but for the future. Maybe I’ve muddled a tad too much in life. I don’t mean to turn my life drastically overnight and be harsh on myself. I will still enjoy the small happiness in life with family and friends. But it’s time I do something more for myself!

WordPress App for Blackberry

16 Feb

Just downloaded the wordpress app for my bb while waiting at the busstop! Yayy to more random posts (:

NLB & Steakout!

9 Feb

I finally managed to take a day off just to see the doctor for my nasal thing. Work has been so hectic that I can only choose one day in the middle of the week to take medical leave.

Anyway, on to happier things! We went out for a bit and kinda did an early V-day meal together.

 Nails with blings.

I digress.

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Headed to National Library Board to see some exhibitions.

First up, From Books to Bytes – basically the history of NLB in chronological order.

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Someone being bored as usual.Photobucket

Next, the main highlight – Stories behind Singapore StreetsPhotobucket

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Interesting history of how Singapore’s street names came about, I would highly recommend anyone to check it out. Plus it’s free!

We wanted to check out the Adam Park exhibition but it wasn’t ready ):

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Sights along the way to dinner.Photobucket

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We wanted to try Republic of Steak – apparently cheap and good steak.Photobucket

It was replaced by Steakout. Not sure if it’s a change of name only or a change of owner altogether. Photobucket

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We both wanted yummy thick steak, so we ordered the Tenderloin (S$27.80). Came with 2 sides which we could select.

Mine in medium rare with baked potatoes and coleslaw. My sides were nothing to rave about. The beef was fantabulous, if I must say. Done perfectly.

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M’s Tenderloin in Medium, with corn cob and brocolli.Photobucket

The food definitely didn’t disappoint! Because we weren’t very hungry, we didn’t try any sides or desserts. Besides being well known for their steak, their menu includes sandwiches, pastas, and other main courses. I think we foresee ourselves coming back very often  (:

Rest day was well spent, but it’s back to work tomorrow to fight more battles.