23 Oct Timber
281 Holland Avenue
Had an early, lazy brunch on Sunday with my boyfriend. We’ve been together for so long; it almost feels like we’re already married. We don’t quibble over small things anymore, and I really love where we are now. We don’t have much time to spend together; just small pockets of quiet between the hustle and bustle of work and school, plus whatever I can squeeze out before or after my lessons. On Sunday, we helped our friend Daniel with a photography project that had the lot of us carrying a SOFA across 5 meadows (and a carpark). Basically secreted about 5kg of sweat LOL.
So anyway, back to brunch. We were early, the rest were still asleep so we went to Holland to try out Park, a cafe that I’d walked past on several occasions. We went at approx 10am, when they’d just opened. Quiet and serene, nary a person in sight at that point of time. I had a Hangover Platter (pictured above), which consisted of 1 style of eggs (I chose poached), bacon, a sausage, one tiny pancake (lol wut), mushrooms and several plump tomatoes. It wasn’t super fabulous, the sausage and eggs were the standouts here. Sausage was fat and juicy, eggs were poached perfectly. Everything else on the plate was not memorable. Still, I quite liked the quiet and the general ambience. I’d go back again to chill and maybe try their pancakes perhaps (: ! The bf had Seafood Aglio Olio – at 10am in the freakin’ morning, mind – which was pretty good.
Will return just for the ambience alone, that’s for sure. Plus points for having Somersby Cider too, one of my fave drinks :D !
Random candids at one of the locations. My friends are all equal parts crazy and creepy (as you can clearly see from Edward, um, fondling my boyfriend’s ear LOL).
Canton Paradise on a random day on which I ended classes early. It’s kinda nice that he works one stop away from my school. I love love love Canton Paradise! The porridge in particular is one of the best congee dishes I’ve ever had. I usually order the one with scallops, prawns and fish cause’ I’m greedy as hell lol. Comes with freshly fried (and perfectly crispy) youtiaos ^_^ !
That was also the day I discovered that he HATES Canton Paradise. Now I can only eat it once a month, after much cajoling T_T.
Dinner date after work on another random day. Ate at Urban Spoon at Jalan Kayu, really used to like their risotto but they recently updated their menu and it kinda sucks now -_- . Look at my fat face omg. Did I mention I’ve put on weight due to the me not giving a fuck about my carb intake anymore? Now look where it got me FUUUUUUUUU !!! Gotta go back on no carb again soon T_T.
He tried to grow out his hair, hence the ah-beng hairband. This stupid boy always wears it with such great pride, much to MY shame lol.
Despite the new shitty menu, discovered Brothers Toffee Apple Cider, which i completely fucking love. LOVE to bits seriously. Damn tasty?!!?! But it’s pretty hard to find, sadly. Going to swing by East of Avalon Wines (at Joo Chiat) to grab a carton soon :D !
More Vintage bags to be up on Nakedglory. Had a hard time shooting these, who knew composition on concrete was so damned tedious? Almost broke my back bending over these to get a good angle -_-. Also, random shot I never came to post on instagram. The mood watch on the right is slightly defective. Half of it changes colour at a slower speed, giving it an ombre appearance. Totally love it and kept it for myself LOL; sometimes being different can be a good thing, yes/no ?
Random loot post ahead btw lol.
ASOS Simple Shift Dress in Black. Wanted the green but it sold out damn fast tsk !
Glamorous Maxi Dress with Plunge V Back – Via ASOS. Probably going to slice into a minidress, as usual.
New Look Maverick Black Slip On Flat Shoes & New Look Marl Black Plimsolls. I usually get plain shoes without such bright detailing, but it looks quite comfortable and fun to wear for a random trip across the road to the mall, so why not? Got the plain ones as well, FUCKING CHEAP CAN?! On sale now on ASOS for $12.54 SGD NO JOKE. I’ve tried them on at New Look before, they were pretty comfy so I suggest you get a pair too :D ! The embroidered ones are only $15.97 SGD, also quite a steal for such cute shoes. Don’t say I never share good deals k ;P
ASOS DAMIEN Trainers – they look really cute, and I like the speckled base. Just buying shoes to wear to school, kinda bored of forever wearing boots to school.
On a side note, someone commented on formspring saying I rarely post now except about watches. It’s true, and I’m really sorry about that. If you’re a long time reader, you’d know I’m bitchy as hell. I bitch about stupid people and things that irritate me, but lately that largely involves my clients and customers. Some are lovely, don’t get me wrong! But quite a few make me feel like they crawled right out of satan’s ass -_- . As much much MUCH as I would like to complain, bitch, share the joke and make a big fuss, I can’t. I want and strive to be as professional as possible regarding my work, so I have been censoring a lot of my posts. I’m so very sorry for that, but there’s not much I can do about it T_T. If you’ve stuck by after all this while, thank you once again T_T. I will try to bitch about non-related idiots la if possible LOL.
Okay that is all! I hope this post will suffice as something a little more personal than what I’ve been posting lately :x ! Have a good night y’all, tomorrow is thursday which means THE WEEKEND IS NEAR WOOHOOOOOOOOO! Honestly makes no difference to me though, I work on weekends anyway T_T. Hope to see y’all at the flea this Saturday at Scape k (: ! Come support and buy my chio watches WAHAHAHA hmkay back to work ttyl ^_^