Monday, 28 March 2011

Another GIVE HOPE.. Let's rebuild Japan..!

Hey readers! :) Again still talking about Japan.... I found another interesting charity to express our deep condolences to Japan.

Now, Here we are.. Spotted at Milennia walk, Parco Next Next, the local fashion incubator programme located at Marina Bay. What kind of event that they held? They held a "Singapore Designers Give Back"  which started from 25th-27th March. At the end of the 3 heavenly days event, a cheque of the sales done will be given as donation to the Red Cross Charity, the organization handling all donations for Japan’s disaster.

*Parco front view (The display)

*The "Singapore designers give back" event

Those three heavenly days totally feels like heaven.. haha. They really put unbelievable prices for all the clothes. My friend came on their first day and she bought a dress by 20 SGD!!! the original price was 200+ SGD.. Wasn't it crazy?

All the discount clothes were placed in an one corner of Parco next next. Local designer's brands and others local brands were all hanging there and the prices were just nice. :)

 *The discount clothes's corner

I came on their last day and it much much crazier. So, without thinking to much.... I grabbed a few clothes!

* The cowls knit tops that I bought (Original price were 60+ SGD)

 *The taffeta a-line skirt! Love it

I bought those two by 10 SGD only! All the payment for every purchased items (only at that corner) went to Parco cashier's (again I said) will be given as donation.

*At the cashier counter. (Can you see the white box there? It was a donation box.)

I was so happy and also glad that I could be a part of it (Helping Japan from Tsunami and Earthquakes crisis.)

Let's help Japan! yeay!!

Saturday, 26 March 2011

GIVE HOPE :) Let's rebuild Japan!

Deeply solicitude for Japan. :(
Tsunami and Earthquake in Japan really caught attention in the world. It was unfortunate and yet fortunate.

Why I said fortunate? It is also an opportunity for lots of people to show their empathy towards Japan in different and unique ways. I found an interesting charitable activity to support Japan. What is that? I will tell you now! :)

Yesterday, I went to a cake shop in Ann Siang Hill. It is near clark quay and chinatown area. The place is called KKi. What is so curious about them? You can eating your cake while you are hunting toys or stationary in there. The shop has cozy and cute concept.

*The banner

Here's the pictures of their interior from their facebook (I downloaded it). Left side is their bakery when the other side is their toys shop ( known as "The little drom store"). You can find many fascinating toys, artist series books, vintage clothes, retro accessories, and many more.

*The interior of the shop

What is the unique activity that I mention before? Yeap, here we are.. Because of Japan natural disaster, currently they are having an event called GIVE HOPE* Rebuild Japan.

What is all about? Hmm.. you buy cake, you help Japan. They sell cakes look like Japanese flag. Every amount spent will be given to Japan. The event itself is only until April 10th. for more info visit this link.!/event.php?eid=119275584817574.

I went there with my roomates and you know what? Although it was just a rectangle shortcake with a round slice of strawberry on top of it......... but..... tasted really super duper good. (okay, I'm being overreacted. :P)

* The Japanese flag cake

*Side view

It was very thick layer of cake! Creamy and Moist. The cream was so milky, the sponge cake was yummy and buttery savored. It really melted well in mouth with fresh and thick dices of strawberry in there. Awesome! What a great combination. The price for a slice is 8 SGD.

One of my roomie really loves the cake. She said her first bite feels like she is in heaven. It was all worth it waiting for 30 minutes. We came in the evening and the first round's cake was finished. So, we did wait for 30 minutes to eat their second round's cake.

* Caca, my roomie. See? She was so happy and her face looked extremely excited to bite the cake.

What's more fun about the shop? The Chef is Japanese. HAHA.

So, Let's help Japan readers! :)

Friday, 18 March 2011

Death by Chocolate.. :p

Gastronomic pleasure time! :)
I really like desserts! yes it's true. I am badly addicted. Like human need air to keep breathing, I need sugar to keep moving in this life.. :p

All those kind of cakes, muffins, ice creams, local desserts make me feels like in heaven! Yeay.. Tons of fat but at the same time, I don't even bothered with the consequences. My mother always says that I need to be careful with "them" because those may cause diabetic. But still.. They are so incredibly toothsome.

Last time, I got a box of chocolate cupcakes. It was given to me and my roomies from our housemate, Jessica. Anyway, Thank you sweet.. :)

* Awfully chocolate

She bought it from Awfully chocolate. One of the most famous chocolate shop in Singapore. What we had? yeap, definitely... chocolate cupcakes.

* The closer look of the chocolate cupcakes

It tasted so yummy. The cupcake itself was just a soft chocolate cupcake, textured like pound cake and dressed in delicious soft dark chocolate frosting with a dollop of dark chocolate fudge.

Sounds heavy and too sweet, isn't it? But what I found in the cupcake was great and perfect in the combination.

* The toppings of soft chocolate frosting and chocolate fudge

The chocolate frosting which covered the cupcakes was so good. It did tasted sweet but the sweet originally came from pure milk chocolate so it would not make you feel dizzy if you insist to lick it. :) The dollop of chocolate fudge was less sweet and much bitter so it melted well in your mouth.

I thought those topping would make me nauseous because of the sweetness. When I bit the cup cake it did not taste sugary at all. I just could savor a chocolate powder flavor which bitter yet sweet. I think they already managed the level of sweetness in every each of component. So, All together in my mouth? Perfect balance.

Love it! :)

Where to find?
- ION Orchard
- Raffles Place
- Vivo city
- Other places (East Coast Road, Kallang Leisure Park, Brighton Crescent)

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Amusement Time!

Hi people! Here's some updates of my daily journal. :)

Actually, all the photos were taken around few weeks ago and today, I just happen to write about those. sorry for the lateness. :(

Again.. I was spending my weekend time with my friends. What was I wearing that day? I feel my style for the past two months have changed. Dunno why, it was all about sophisticated and chic. haha.

I was wearing my black bow tie blouse and of course, It is so sophisticated look. For me, bow tie usually known as women officer's must have items and because I did not want to seem formal, I tried to get a bit relax mood, I wore an abstract yet colorful pattern pants to get a contrast effect. The whole look? Voila.. I'm totally in love with my new style. haha..

*me with my new style

Remember a friend of mine, Janissa? The girl who I mentioned in my previous blog? For some reasons, I really like her accessories. So again, I spotted cool accesories that she wore. Let's check it out.

 *Janissa and me

 * Spotted accessories

It was all black. Look at her ring! It's cute. Black pearls with different size is so stylish and edgy. The bangles? She combined a squared shape and round shape together and those created an exquisite combination which I like so much. But, I love her necklace the most. Although the stone is fake and the middle part of the stone were crushed intentionally. It created a rough look yet fashionable.

Yearning for the necklace, I decided to buy the same necklace but in different color. lol. It was turquoise which I found much nicer than the black one. haha. Just for the info, I bought it at Forever 21 somerset and the price? only 9SGD.

* The necklaces

A classmate said to me; there is a feng shui believed that if you have stone which get crushed or smashed in the middle it will give you a good fortune. So, Grab it now!

Friday, 11 March 2011

Playing with Fabrics!

Around Last week, I was doing something exciting and it was so much fun at my school studio! :)

I made clothes using whatever tools in there. The studio have quite a lot roll of fabrics, sewing machine, etc. So, I tried to create some simple clothes for me and one of my roommates!

Firstly, I chose a pastel yellow jersey to create a simple knitwear from the stack of fabrics at the studio. The pattern was simple and just half-round shape which would draped nicely if you wear. The finishing is just raw edges. It's okay because knit fabric does not fray easily. Sometimes, raw finishing look much better than a proper one. Except for the neckline. I used binding with different fabric (polka dot black-white).

 *The pattern and flat view of the clothes

I really like to create color blocking in my design. I love to combine contrasting colors or motifs to play around with the design. Below is the picture of my roommate wearing my clothes. :)

*My roommate, Pamela Halomoan.

The whole look? yeap! It's so casual. The mood? Cheerful! :)

The other clothes that I made also quite simple. I was using polkadot fabric which was for the neckline binding.
The making of the pattern? Just took a few minutes. Square shape! Yeap, I made a loose square top.

At first I was going to create a dress. but a friend of mine, Leoni said that it did look like surgeon clothes. HAHAHA. So, I just make it shorter and her opinion is so true. It's better to be a blouse.

* The flat view of the blouse

For this clothes, Instead of raw edges, I did double fold and stitched on it to block the fray.

 *Sewing the edges

Here's the final look,

 *The Final clothes

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Japanese delight!

Craving for Japanese foods since last week and was recommended by a friend, I decided to go and had lunch with my friends at Senki this afternoon. Located at 109 Killiney road, Somerset.
It was a suitable place to hang out and indulge your gastric.

*Senki restaurant (exterior)

*The interior

The place quite cozy and the people there was friendly to greet us when we first entered the restaurant. They have a buffet and ala carte menus but we chose ala carte for our lunch. It was good and of course, reasonable price for a Japanese restaurant.

 *me and my friends

I really like their sashimi. It savored awesome! 
The sashimi was moist and fresh! The left picture is their sashimi platter, assorted raw fishes such as maguro (tuna), shake (salmon), mekajiki (swordfish), tako (octopus). The right picture is thick slices of salmon which tasted so juicy. Love it!

* Sashimi Platter

Besides that, my two friends and I ordered set lunch. The set lunch was a flat-rectangle box filled with main courses, rice, chawanmushi, miso soup, peach salad, and fruits. The price? range of 18 SGD-29SGD.

Those pictures are the set lunches that we had. Each set had two maincourses.
1.  The main courses are Beef Yakiniku- Grilled Mackarel fish
This set lunch was ordered by me. The yakiniku so tasty and toothsome. Perfect balance!
2. Sashimi- Unagi  yanagawa.
3. Sukiyaki- Sashimi.

Another friend of mine ordered unagi don. She said the unagi so jellied and tasty. (Feels like in Japan? Indeed..). Served with Japanese mash potato, miso soup, and fruit salads. The price is 12 SGD.

* Unagi don

It was a good afternoon with a superb lunch! Love it! :)