Monday, November 28, 2011

Back From Bintan, Off To JB Again!

I just got back from a Staff Retreat at Bintan a couple of days ago, and now I’m already in Johor Bahru on another retreat! And that explains why I haven’t been blogging. =) Nevertheless, I’m still taking photographs as and when I can, so stay tuned for new posts when I’m back!

Here’s just something from my Bintan retreat… I love the blue skies!!! =D

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Be back soon! =))

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Weekend Snapshot: Zaffron Kitchen (Another kids-friendly venue!)

Located along Tanjong Katong Road is a contemporary modern Indian restaurant, that’s unlike any other Indian restaurants I’ve ever been to. When I visited Zaffron Kitchen with a bunch of friends last week, I was mightily impressed with the place. It presents Indian food with a tinge of humour and sophistication. I absolutely love that place!

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Just a quick look-a-round the place. If you love everything Scandinavian, you’ll love the decor of this restaurant.

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Possibly the only hint in the restaurant that it serves Indian food. Pretty interesting to see this tray of spice exhibits, as I’ve only tasted them, but never seen them in raw form before. =P

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And this is why the restaurant is kids-friendly and popular among parents with young children. There is a wooden playhouse inside the restaurant, with a small corner equipped with toys and even a small kitchen playset! =D I love how the play area is right smack in the centre of the restaurant – Makes it so easy for parents to dine in peace, while watching their kids.

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And now, wanna see what the food looks like? =D As we were in a big group, the restaurant specially prepared a buffet line for us, and because of that, I get to show you a wide array of items they offer on their menu. Awesome much!

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I’m not good with all the names of the dishes, but all I can say is that their naans (not in pictures sadly!), both garlic & butter ones, nasi bryani and fish masala were DELICIOUS! The rest were also yummy, do I am officially an Indian food convert! (Try their sour plum lime juice! Refreshing & cool!)

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Don’t you love how prettily the food was served? It makes THAT MUCH a difference to the overall dining experience. And I love the un-conventional labelling. Very nice. =)

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Definitely recommended! Zaffron Kitchen is located at 135/137 East Coast Road, S’pore 428820.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Elves & The Shoemaker

On Saturday, I brought the girls to visit my parents and we decided to have dinner at Downtown East. It’s been so long since I last stepped into Downtown East, and it was really rowdy and colourful with Christmas decorations. Downtown East always gives me a relaxed holiday feel. Love it. =)

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I didn’t know there is an on-going Christmas production going on there, so when we happened to walk past the central atrium area at 7pm when the performance was about to start, the girls immediately sat down together with the crowd and watched. The production was a familiar story – ‘Elves & The Shoemaker’!

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The production was a musical, and the songs were all chirpy & joyful!

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Check out the crowd. =) Kids love this kind of thing, don’t they?

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There is a ‘story-teller’ who’s dressed up as a fairy, and she told the story from the beginning to the end. She’s a really pretty narrator!

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The elf! =)

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The duration of the performance was about 10 minutes, with a Meet-and-Greet at the end. I thought it was a rather entertaining show, mainly because of the nice songs used during the performance. Overall, it was a show worth catching, especially when it’s FREE! =)

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After the show, Grandpa treated them to grape-flavoured cotton candy! =)

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My whole family will be in Bintan tomorrow onwards for my Staff Retreat.. It’s going to be a great time of  bonding with my kids and fellowship with my colleagues! Be back with photos this weekend! =D

Friday, November 18, 2011

Back To The Past

Just some photos to share today, cos I reached home super late last night and had no strength to blog an entry. =)

My hubby’s grandma lives in Johor Bahru, and she lives with her son who is an avid collector of antiques and old things. Visiting her at her house brought so much nostalgia to me. I saw many old things that I saw as a kid in my dad’s old wooden house in a small Hakka village in Seremban!  I absolutely love it. =)

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