Wednesday, October 31, 2007
C'est la vie...
We watched "Singapore dreaming", tickets courtesy of the Sun Festival organisers.
After the movie, Terence insisted that we try to get back some of the cool life (yeah right...) that we had before Kai came along by getting a drink at the bar. I had my first Cosmopolitan. Felt like Carrie from "Sex and the city" as I ordered it. But after I tasted it, I decided maybe I'll just stick to good old boring Bellini.
The moon shone high in the clear night sky, and all was bright and gay
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
It took 22 minutes to walk there and 30 minutes to walk back. Kai insisted on walking on the way back though he was bent on self-destruction (i.e. running off the jetty) everytime we put him down.
We didn't think he got anything from the trip. All he wanted to do was switch the TV on and off in the observatory room (8m below sea level). (Please understand darling, it was something Mommy and Daddy HAD to do. And you've got no cause to complain. We carried you for one solid hour!)
To the warmth? Together with my friends. Draw nearer. Is it too warm for comfort?
You see the wood burning. Pretty colours. Red, orange, yellow.
Sparks fly. Heat in your face. Look up and see the faces around you. Are they friendly, happy, soulful, sad.
What about the shadows that dance around them. Are they friendly, frightful, fearful.
Now look at the faces again.
Am I with friends?
The event is a "celebration of the arts and the art of living well". It consists of a series of events covering music, film, wine, literature, wellness, cuisine and visual arts. The team attended a Sun charity event where trishaws decorated by celebrities (e.g. Hossan Leong, Pam Oei, Denise Keller) were showcased.Highlighted here's my favourite trishaw decorated by Ketna Patel, which is in line with her Asia Pop project. And here's the Channel News Asia team conducting their interview infront of the trishaw.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
It was fantastic. We walked about 5km, which took about an hour--inclusive of the stop to catch whales at the Whale Lookout point. And we saw whales! Yeah, ok, they were far, far away but we caught some breaching action (or so we thought were breaching action) and water spouting from the blow-hole. We both took turns to carry Kai. The Macpac would be one helluva good investment if we lived in Australia.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Saturday, October 06, 2007
It is a big deal. You see the Art Singapore poster almost everywhere in Singapore!
Firstly, we couldn't find the place in the badly lit area. Signage was non existence, or at least we couldn't see it in the dark. When I finally trudged up the hill on my heels, two staff were at the entrance busy ignoring me. I finally asked: "Do you work here?!"
They clunked my Bellini on the table. Perhaps it was hard to gauge the distance to the table in the dark, so they set the Champagne glass rather loudly on the table. Same happened to Constance when her drink arrived. It's not damning, but we certainly raised our eyebrows at this.
My wagyu pizza took a long time to arrive. When it did, it was average. But I must say the crab cake was good though. When it was time to pay up, the bill took a long time to arrive.
I don't think I'll go back again, especially when there're so many more places to check out at Dempsey. We wanted to take a picture together, but it was just too dark. All I took on the outing was the tea light on my table.
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Over lunch, Michelle narrated a friend's misadventure with the restaurant:
Three of them brought an overseas angmoh friend to Oosh. Being the gregarious person that he is, the angmoh told the waiter/chef to just serve them something special, be creative.
(At this point, alarm bells were already ringing in the heads of everyone listening to Michelle.)
Guess how much the bill came up to. Gary started off with S$500. I said S$900. Michelle said: "No, higher."
(Stunned silence around the table.)
The final figure? Close to S$3,000.
What on earth did they eat?
OK... they should have been more savvy and someone ought to have reined in the angmoh guy after he said that. But seriously, the restaurant should have warned their customers that it is going to cost them. Even if they were served toro, the best grade of sake ever etc. we can't fathom how it could come up to S$3,000.
After this incident, I'm certainly avoiding Oosh for sure.