For every

For everything good, I am grateful.

For every sadness, I find faith.

For every challenge, there I grow.

Today we managed to finally complete our 2 Star kayaking assessment! Everyone passed! It was pretty fun today and having two instructors with us was such a blessing. I’m really looking forward to learning more from them and more pool sessions.

The day went by in a flash, and it didn’t help that my brain only remembers 1) sneezing and 2) sniffling as having felt occupied 80% of my day. It was really bad, especially when we first hit the water. I’m pretty sure I was running a fever because someone asked me why my face was so red.

this is me looking very sick (and as you can see the stress is getting to my skin too)

After lunch, it was more nua (chillax) time. I went to the Stadium library to get my laptop charged and took a good hour to nap. Following that was a nice trip to Changi City Point at Expo to get Wolf Burger take-away for the fam.

Crunchy Curry Chicken, $6.90
Wolf Burger set meal, $12.90 (also comes with a drink that’s not shown here)

The food there is really worth the buck. Super succulent and crispy chicken fillet for me, although I was a little upset that there wasn’t a strong enough taste of the “curry” that was supposed to be paired with this fillet. $6.90 tho so it’s pretty worth it. The shredded carrots and purple cabbage served in the bun are very fresh and crunchy, unlike a lot of places which just serve really bland limp lettuce in their burgers.

 

happy hansel

 

A must have is the Truffle Mushroom Soup (at $2.60 for an ala carte side or $3 to top up your burger with any one side and a drink)! It is a small serving (they serve it in a coffee cup), but it is extremely fragrant and packed with that truffle oil.

A good bet here would really be the beef burgers and their special Umami burger. But I’ve yet to try both myself, however I can attest from my family that it’s solid.

Week 12 coming in like a mad storm and I know I’m not ready but I will be geared up to do my best. Time to take a Saturday bed rest for the second time in a row. This virus is really no go and now my family has been infected too. But I know there’s no point in killing my self especially after the weather and effort expended today. Received a reminder today to put my trust in the Lord yet again.

If your faith is not enduring, you will not endure.

Isaiah 7:9 GNT

The Secret Route from East Coast Park to Marina Barrage you never knew

Hey guys~ for once I’m actually posting something on time. So block tests are finally over WOOOHOOO. That deserves extra applause, but anyways I’ll get right to it. The gang and I decided (of course in a very impropmtu manner) to go cycling at ECP to celebrate. But before that we had lunch with an unexpected but very welcomed 大人!! Yeah we all missed him dearly, clearly things weren’t the same with him around anymore…On to happier things! We had a good lunch and headed to ECP via the Kembangan park connector… but alas the weather was not on our side. Fortunately we had some sort of shelter to seek refuge in whilst the rain subsided. And finally here’s a peak at our (mis)adventures for the day!

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/2 JAN 2015/ ECP: walk bike eat

Hey guys! So it’s me again. Yeah busy busy start of the year but since it’s the Chinese New Year holiday why not do some updates?

Right after New Year’s Day I met up with YL and well we had fun. This is probably one of the coolest things I will remember for life: bicycle cafe hopping– a combination of two things I love to do. We started by renting bikes at ECP and made our way around the Katong area.
First stop: Chin Mee Chin Coffee & Cake Shop 
Specialty: Custard puffs and sugee cakes (unfortunately didn’t get to try that)
Meluvs: I’m not a fan of custard but this was creamy and light. Not too sweet and the pastry itself was really good. I also tried the butter cream swirl– pastry was great too but cream a bit too buttery for my taste.
Notes: Try to come earlier. There are many people who come here in the mornings for coffee and their eggs and pastries so it’s really difficult to get a seat. (We just bought take-aways as there was a really long line outside just to get in.)

Address: 204 East Coast Road Singapore 428903
Contact: 6345 0419

Butter cream swirl and custard puff

We continued to cycle around East Coast Park for a while. (Actually it was to scout area F for my BBQ)

Second stop: Bar Bar Black Sheep (Tanjong Katong outlet) 
Specialty: Butter Chicken and curries
Meluvs: We couldn’t stay long but I ordered the butter chicken and garlic naan. I wanted more. If we weren’t in a rush I would stay there all day and keep eating it. The butter chicken has a really good sauce and it was just mouthwatering. Naan was nice and soft too. Great with the chicken.
Notes: There are two other outlets. Yes that’s right–one more at Bukit Timah and at Robertson Quay. They are bigger than the outlet we visited and offer a wider range of food so I’d want to check them out if possible. (You might want to do that too)

Address: 362 Tanjong Katong Road Singapore 437122
Contact: 6348 8275

Last stop: With a Pinch of Salt (Not too far away from Bar Bar Black Sheep)
Specialty: Chocolate souffle, Jumbo Chick’s Leg (large portions and affordable prices)
Meluvs: Cute and vibrant atmosphere makes for a happy eating experience. I was looking forward to having dessert here but when I heard that their chocolate souffle was not available we had to settle with the lava cake. It did suffice however I was disappointed with the cheese fries because I had expected something special for having to pay $7-8 for one serving. 
Notes: Try out their mains. My friends have given good reviews about this place about how they have large portions and reasonable prices around $11-14 for food which tastes pretty good too.
Address: 297 Tanjong Katong Road Singapore 437080
Contact: 63482297

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Sing a song of Christmas

Hey guys! So after YCS EOY we had caroling on 20 December 2014, Saturday. I had loads of fun singing and making people happy 😀 I hope they were happy…. haha I got to know knew people as well and we shared fun memories. Despite being really tired, sweaty and almost not getting home– I look forward to caroling next year.

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