Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Blu Experience

Last night, mom and I had dinner at Blu, a restaurant in Shangri-La Hotel Singapore located on the 24th floor. Most tables are seated in front of a glass wall so the diners get a good view of the city. I chose to have the Experience Menu, a 6 plate menu of gastronomic cuisine that the chef will choose for you.  I was pretty excited since mom was raving about this restaurant. The meal starts with the server asking for any allergies,dislikes and favorites and then they serve you your bread and butter. You think it's just regular bread rolls, but they aren't.

Tomato Parmesan and Potato Onion
It actually tasted like potatoes and tomatoes!

Even our water looked really good.
For S$20 a bottle, it should! Mom didn't realize it was so pricey that she ordered two! haha

Our Experience Menu
Written and signed by the chef himself!

Barbecue Chicken Puff with Pink Lemonade
Can you say famished? I was starving and wolfed down the first dish in less than 5 minutes. The chicken puff looks like the flowers on the blossom tree. You have to eat it whole and drink the lemonade with it. After a while, you start tasting the barbecue chicken.

Lobster Thermidor
The foam on the right side was actually added after serving. It added a nice touch to the dish.

Greek Squid
Or at least what's left of it. In my excitement to try it, I forgot to take a picture.

The Egg Came First
This is actually onion soup. Before you eat it, you have to cut the poached egg in half and eat all the parts together. This is one of Blu's signature dishes.

Cod en Salsa Verde
I know it doesn't look all that appetizing but it's really good, I promise!

Breakfast for Dessert
The bottommost part is pureed passion fruit, the white of the egg is made of coconut and the yolk is mango. It was SCRUMDIDDLYUMPTIOUS. I wish I had two plates of that. There's no way to describe it, you just have to try it yourself. Oh. by the way, everything else on the plate is just a photo. Don't be fooled!

The Blossom Tree
You take one flower and dip it in the cocoa found on the pot of the plant.

The Blossom Tree just doesn't just give you yummies, it can give you a moustache too!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Animal Crackers

When I was a little girl, I wanted to work in an Animal Wildlife Preserve and be surrounded by all kinds of animals.  Now that I’m older (and a little wiser), I don’t think I’ll ever work in one, I do not have the patience to study any field of Science. But that doesn’t mean that I’ve lost my love for animals. I just found another outlet to manifest that interest. As of the moment, I have 16 future pets in mind. I say future because it is impossible to keep that many pets when you live in an apartment and have a little puppy who thinks of herself as queen of our building. Let me introduce my 16 little treats to you. 

Dinah (a really really fat cat)

Mr. Snuffles




Buck the Duck (from The Little Rascals)

Pudgie, Porkie and Petunia

Pippin "Ip" (I love Audrey Hepburn. I want to be just like her)


Sapphire the Unicorn (No but she'll really just be a white horse with a toy horn)





I don't think I'll get any of these pets soon. Heck, I might not even get some of them at all. I guess I'll just have to stick to stuff toys and animal crackers.

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Because it's a Monday and Monday's are so dreary.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Tree

This is my kind of Christmas tree.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Dear Santa

I've been a very good little lamb this year. I thought I'd make it easier for you by making a list of things I'm hoping to get under the tree this year.

Alice in Wonderland Premiere tickets (please, oh please)

Lots (and lots and lots and lots) of new clothes and shoes.

Audrey Hepburn Movie DVDs

English Telephone Booth

Chanel 2.55 Reissue or Chanel Classic Flapbag

Period movie DVDs

Fairy lights

Tickets to see the Tim Burton Exhibit in MoMA (Please include roundtrip airfare and a stopover to Disneyland and the Alice in Wonderland Display. :D )

Polaroid camera

A bike

Photobooth (Like the one in A Lot Like Love)

Fairy books

Old books

Eternal Clouds for my room

A little sister (You might need the stork's help on this one.)

My list this year is a bit long but I promise I've been extra good. I know you're only supposed to give one present per kid, but maybe the elves can put everything in an extra big box? The milk and cookies will be ready when you come.


Disclaimer: This is a personal weblog. Photos have been borrowed from free websites to depict my opinions which are personal. The opinions expressed here represent my own and are in no way directly linked to the photos used.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Let's Play Dress Up

Just found this on a tumblr site, and I must say, I could not agree more.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cosmic Dreams

I'm not serving my own universe, but am responsible for illustrating the imaginary world of others, sharing it with inspiration." - Christian Lacroix

Inspired by the great man himself, I found myself making these magical pieces.

Victorian Spring
Penelope was always a great romantic. Her dreams are always filled with sweet young ladies in corsets and colorful ball gowns happily enjoying the company of chivalrous men in their dapper suits. She imagines the soft laughter of ladies being drowned by the sound of the horses hooves hitting the cobble-stoned streets. Oh, how she wished to be part of this beautiful world of galloping horses, delicate lace gowns, freshly picked flowers and coquettish romance. A world that once was, a world that will never be again. But she has her dreams and the flowers and lace that she wears in her hair.

Summer Frolic
Lily spends most of her summer days lying in fields of flowers. Her cheeks often flushed from the heat of the warm summer sun and her eyes sparkle at the thought of popsicles and the cobbled stones of worlds beyond her dreams. Her mother thought it was silly for Lily to spend her days with her head in the clouds, but Lily knew otherwise. She knew her daydreams would take her places someday. But for the meantime, she'd rather laze around and make crowns of flowers.

Autumn 's Embrace
Chelsea loves to sit in the park under her favorite tree which she lovingly calls Monica. Monica is a regal tree with branches outstretched far and wide. She has witnessed most of Chelsea's teenage life. Chelsea's first love, first kiss and even her first break up. Just as Chelsea witnessed how seasons have changed her favorite tree, Monica has likewise seen how each season has also made Chelsea bloom to an even more beautiful person. And just about this time of the year, for the past 10 years or so, when Monica's leaves are just about to change its colors, Chelsea would spend an entire day just sitting by her tree and watch as each deep-hued colored leaf gather around her. She mindlessly creates a wreath of leaves and flowers that have fallen from Monica’s branches, a little souvenir until spring comes around again.

Child's Play
Marisa and Rosie are two of the most opposite sisters you will ever meet. They hardly agree on anything and quarrel over almost everything, but if there is one thing that they can ever agree on - it is child’s play. They both love to play make believe and let their imaginations run wild. Sometimes, they even dress up in their swimsuits and pretend they were mermaids in search of the sunken city, Atlantis. Other times, they would gather little rosebuds from their garden and make headbands and pretend they were fairies in Neverland. Whatever adventure they were having, they were always fighting for the same team, and keeping each other safe. These are the times when they are the sisters to reckon with.