Saturday, October 17, 2015

A Year On

So, it has been almost a year since I've updated this space. I've gotten rreeaalllyyy lazy over the year. Whatever free time I have left would be spent just nua-ing as much as I can. Honestly, I feel like I've aged so much thanks to work. 

So much has happened in a year, I don't even know where to begin. I guess what the past year has shown me is that life is indeed extremely unpredictable, and that I'm not as invincible as I had hoped to be. I've felt like I'm on the top of the world one moment, and then I'm plunged beyond darkness the next. Truly, the only thing that's constant in life, is change.

And the past year has really really shown me that people do change. I am a firm believer of this because really, I've changed so much that I think the person I was a year ago was insane. I would stay away from myself if I could. 

I'm a hell lot calmer now, and life is so much easier that way. And I think I have a lot more tolerance for everything in general, except maybe a certain area of law where I just want to strangle both parties whenever I read their affidavits. 

So, moving on... this year, despite being what I would term the shittiest year of my life (and I hope it stays that way), I've had amazing moments. It really helps to focus on just living in the moment. I mean honestly, when you constantly think you're going to die at 30 due to liver failure, it helps. Lol. 

Anyway, this is a reeeallyyy short one. I thought if maybe highlighting some of my favourite moments this year but then it's s a huge hassle having to scroll through my 1239482839274 photos and editing and uploading them and then putting them here. 

So until, I've figured out how to do all that in a less "tiring" manner, this will have to fill in the 10 months gap.

:)




Sunday, December 21, 2014

Le Le Pot

After a crazy night at Zouk when Dash Berlin was spinning, the roomie and I needed some warm comfort post-drinks food for lunch.

And yes, this was months ago.

All my posts are never on time.

And yes I last posted more than a month back.

I blame work. I really do. It sucks up all my energy. And now I have a HUGE backlog of photos.

So much food to share, so little time :(

But thank god for Instagram and Yummypin. Both applications allow me to update on the go.

So back to Le Le Pot aka 乐乐锅, this is my second time having it. I first posted on this yummy steamboat place maybe 2 years back? I know Hai Di Lau is all the rage now and I've tried Hai Di Lau but what the heck it's so damn pricey. And how can a steamboat not be buffet style?! #clearlyaglutton

Hai Di Lau is good. But really the price prevents me from going back there any time soon. Le Le Pot, on the other hand, has an amazing price of $21.80 for a weekend buffet.

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Although there really is nothing special about the range of food served there, what I really really love about Le Le Pot is the tom yum soup base. I have never had any other tom yum soup better than the one served at Le Le Pot. It's sour and not too spicy, almost as if it's tomato base.

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Roomie can attest to that. She loves Le Le Pot because of the tom yum soup, and mind you she's picky about tom yum soup. She loves it so much, she went again with her family a week after.

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And of course, the lychee freeze drink is just superb on a hot day and super refreshing.

The food is fresh in general and they have a wide range of cooked food too. I have to say though that their cheese fries standard has dropped a little. The fries came a bit soggy this time.

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Other than that, everything is great! I still love their fried mantou with condensed milk.

To date, Le Le Pot still holds the title of favourite steamboat place, even after 2 years.

Le Le Pot 乐乐锅
Address: #01-23, Blk 58,
Seng Poh Road 
(Opposite Tiong Bahru Market)
Singapore 160058

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Summer Diaries 2013: Melbourne

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My favourite city in Aussie has got to be Melbourne. 
It has such an interesting mix of modern street art and old school victorian buildings. 
I love victorian buildings, they add a touch of grandeur to things.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Walnut Tree

Everton Park is home to tons of new hipster cafes as well as one little humble Korean food place. 

Step into Walnut Tree and you'll be surprised at how simple the homely the place feels. Run by real Koreans (who would be next door making and selling rice cakes along with other Korean goodies), it's a great place to have a simple yet yummy 'home-cooked' meal away on a lazy weekend away from the crowd.

(p.s. photos taken with an iPhone and edited with Lightroom so pardon the quality)

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Something about starting the day with something soupy is always very appealing. And honestly, aren't we all suckers for Korean ramyeon? So even though we know that we're paying a premium to eat Korean ramyeon at eateries when we can have it at about $2 in the form of Korean cup noodles, we still do it anyway. 

The ramyeon here is yummy (as is with all ramyeon honestly). The soup is slightly salty and the combination of melted cheese with springy noodles is irresistible.

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The beef bulgolgi with rice is a surprising dish. Firstly, I didn't expect the beef bulgolgi to be served on top of the rice, since we are all so used to the usual hot plate way of serving. Secondly, this beef bulgolgi with rice is loaded with gravy, which is light and sweet. I've never had beef bulgolgi which tastes sweet ever so this is really new. The beef is cooked well and not too dry.

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Tteokbokki, or spicy rice cake, is a must order when eating at Walnut Tree. I mean hey they're making it fresh next door! I love the texture of their rice cake. It's really chewy. The only thing I didn't quite like is the hot pepper paste itself. Although it was at the correctly thick, it was a little too sweet, which I could not get used to. I much prefer the spicy version. But I guess if you can't take spice well, you would enjoy the sweeter version of the tteokbokki here at Walnut Tree. 


Walnut Tree
2 Everton Park, Singapore 081002
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