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belated birthday brunch @ Hai Tien Lo

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“Happy 31st Buffday to my dearest Hubz… time to grow up yah? Can you please please please don’t spend so much time on your games and crazybid?” Have heard about the superb Hai Tien Lo’s dim sum, with it’s equally superb price tag…. hence always had two minds about dining there given Hwa is never really someone who likes to indulge (stingy poker! hahahah!)., yet loves to eat! Oh well… so without thinking too much, i made the reservation… and we made our way there on this lovely public holiday morning. On storey 37 of Pan Pacific Singapore, this popular restaurant serves an a la carte brunch buffet of over 50 dishes (i think) every weekend and public holiday. Let’s have a look at some of the yummies we tried…. Mini Buddha Jumps over the wall – Never tried this before from any other restaurants, hence this is my first…and not sure if it is good or otherwise. But, at first taste tells me it is well flavoured, hinting the richness of the ingredients used during preparation. Loved t

recognition…

Something I am quite proud of and would love that teeny weeny bit of recognition is the fact that I worked on launching an FB page for my current company. Social Media, while quickly taking over and finding its way into many marketing teams’ plans, it is still a medium that is shunned by many others, especially so in the industry I am in. There are concerns echoing in the organisation about how well we will do this, and whether or not it will backfire etc. One month on…results on the page seems encouraging and has in fact created waves in the company. I am so sure FB will be a main medium of communication in the months ahead. Having said that, no matter how big or small, everyone wants to be recognised for something…. but i think we are often shy to stand up and tell people that we deserve recognition… and most people needs that little bit of push to open up and share their untold stories. Well… the campaign currently running on facebook.com/avivasingapore   - “ What do you want to

Perth Trip 2010 – Final Instalment

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I finally completed editing my favourite photos taken in Perth.   Sunset coast…. we spent  two days at a bed and breakfast at Sorrento. Not only was the property and our hosts fantastic…the beach and the view you get is simply breathtaking! Enjoyed the evening walks we took along the beach with the cool sea breeze and warm sunshine… if only we stayed there longer. :) The pic on the bottom right is Sorrento Bed and Breakfast which i just mentioned. The property is split into two levels, where the owners, Alan and Clodagh lived on the first storey, while the the second storey is kept exclusively for visitors like us. The bed was the cosier than most hotels i have stayed at… for the price we paid… we got so much more from staying here…. :) Rottnest Island… having lived in Perth for 3 years…. i have never stepped foot onto Rottnest. It is only now that i realised what I have missed! An almost untouched island… with soft white sand… and clear blue water… Love Love Love the sun an

Perth Trip 2010 – Part 2: Swan Valley Experience

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First stop @ Houghton Wines Clear blue skies @ Houghton Wines…Lovely! One of the best apple pies I have ever tasted Chocs galore @ Margaret River Chocolate Company Yum Yummy Gelato @ Margaret River Chocolate Company         Love this pic taken at Sandalford Wines…

Perth Trip 2010 – Part 1…

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  Ok.. as promised, here’s moi update on what I would define as a pretty “unhappening” holiday. Well… but we don’t always need an activity packed holiday all the time yah? It is sometimes the simple things in life that counts?!   We landed in the western shores of koala land mid-afternoon, and by the time we sorted ourselves out with the car and hotel , it was already 4-ish…We decided  to check into an airport hotel and settle for whatever food we can find around the area.   Formule 1 Perth Hotel , is part of Accor Hotels… but don’t expect any great service or luxury from this establishment… rooms are tiny …. bathrooms even tinier… I actually wouldn’t find myself here for more than one night…   Dinner on day 1 was much better compared to our bed… I decided to  bring Hwa for authentic Vietnamese fare @ my fav Trah Vinh… ermm… cud not find it… so ended up at Viet Hoa instead. Still a pretty decent choice…and had my tummy filled with their mixed beef pho! *Slurp*  

it’s friday already?!

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Unfortunately…. it is …. and I am due back in Singapore  as well as to work in another 3 to 4 days time.   Hmmm…. although this holiday isn’t much of a sight-seeing one… but generally… we are enjoying every bit of doing almost nothing everyday away from humid & hazy home. Hwa is still sleeping the morning away at this time, leaving me with the time to type this entry.   Coming to Perth brought back so much memories of how cool and relaxing life is… and can be. Nothing has really changed over the 8 years which is quite amazing. Can u imagine some shops at the popular shopping malls are still at the very same unit it was about 8 to 10 years back?! It feels like so many things just stood still… Not quite sure if it’s a good or bad thing…. but it is comforting to know that change is not necessarily needed to move on and progress.   Anyway… some piccies first before i load more when i get back…   Ready in our car for a day out at Swan Valley I am having a JetSta

trying to be excited….

After a hectic month…plus news of more changes in the office again… i feel i am getting burnt out soon…   Glad that my holiday is just 4 more sleeps away, but i am hardly excited. Have not planned…. have not thought of what i want to do in perth…   Breathe shermeen …. breathe!