Barossa Xmas in July

Its never too early for Xmas! Perhaps, Christmas comes early … BAROSSA Holland Village will be throwing an Xmas party on July 10th from 6.30pm to 9.30pm … and hence, I’m not gonna leave you out for the awesome great times with Santas and Santarinas! Dress up and eat till you drop! Its only $38/pax if you purchase the tix before June 23, else $55/pax. Oh, before I forget, freeflow beer and food!

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BAROSSA Holland Village
Add: 22 Lorong Mambong Singapore 277681
Tel: (65) 6468 4688
Website: http://barossa.com.sg

One Night in Bali

So yeah. What or how your ideal one night in Bali would be? I traveled alone and all I have in mind is I wanna make the best out of the one night. Whatever I can!
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Hop onto the 9.15am flight from Singapore and it takes about 2 hours and 35 minutes flight before you land your feet on the soil of Bali. Hence, by the time I reached, its already lunch time. For Malaysians/Singaporeans who travel to Indonesia, fret not there is no Visa required.

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There’s a shuttle to pick us up to the Arrival Hall.  photo DSC_0636_zps409f7596.jpg

… and hence …  Welcome back to Bali baby!  photo DSC_0640_zps0a5cdfd3.jpg

Crap! When I was on my way to the hotel, I saw those clouds and it dashed my hopes :( If it rains, then I will be literally sleep the entire day.

Journey from Ngurah Rai Airport to Harris Hotel at Bukit Jimbaran takes about 20 minutes and of course depending on the traffic as well.

I was welcome with a glass of cordial orange juice upon arrival. Well, hey! The room looks great! photo DSC_0645_zps72824be2.jpg photo DSC_0646_zpsc3bf5a52.jpg

Gloomy sky made me stay indoor. Hence, I decided to go for a good 60 minutes of Balinese massage at Harris Hotel. 200’000Rupiah for an hour for a massage from a skillful masseur. Then, I dropped by at the Travel Desk and we do actually have shuttles from Harris Hotel to a couple of different places. That’s when I have decided on sunset at Jimbaran Beach, something which I have been dying for.

The sun is scorching hot when I arrived and of course, the sun won’t set at 5.30pm. photo DSC_0649_zps4fac4e75.jpg photo DSC_0648_zpscae9430d.jpg

Grilled corn at 20,000Rupiah. All time favourite! Its a MUST TRY when you are in Bali!
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 Alongside with the beautiful sunset, here comes good songs too. Such a blissful evening on the beach. photo DSC_0680_zps11c090b6.jpg photo DSC_0678_zps3e2b7e51.jpg photo DSC_0647_zpsc9c55fd8.jpg photo DSC_0656_zps7dd176e8.jpg

and me? Let’s just enjoy the sea wind and the sound of the waves :) photo IMG_20140221_3_zps0fba0831.jpg

Oh yea, remember to spare 150’000 Rupiah for the airport tax upon departure :)

and to AirAsia, thanks again for the awesome experience, be in the air or by the beach!

Jabeerlicious

After a good two months of slavery, the company organised an event and they named it “Jabeerlicious”. From the name, obviously, they serve beer and I believe that it should be one of the items we were looking forward to.

IMG_4649 IMG_4651 IMG_4653 … and one of the important element of the day is, I won myself a flask from the Lucky Draw :) Yes, much needed at home!IMG_4669 IMG_4693

Indeed, it was fun for us to mingle around.

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Bringing the culture over, to drink from the jug instead.

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We were once all from the plant in Penang.IMG_4698IMG_4699

My planner and my super high IA.IMG_4700

Well, everyone had loadsa fun drinking today but my mind was off away despite it added a little joy to me.

Introducing McDonald’s Ebi Burger in Singapore

So, I was one of the first in Singapore to have tasted the Ebi Burger before everyone else does :P .Yes, you read it absolutely right! I believe you never had the idea of having McDonald’s to serve shrimps in their burgers. So, yeah! Now they do. Ebi Burger will be launched on November 7th, 2013 and that also mean I was one of the first who get a taste of how the Ebi Burger is like!

Ebi burger is the best selling burger in Japan and now it is invading Singapore!  Ebi Feast meal which consists of the Ebi Burger, a refreshing Tropical Tango McFizz, a hot toasty Banana Pie and large French fries are all new items on McDonald’s menu in the Lion City! photo MCDEbiBurger_zpse25a3188.jpg

It will be served in a meal: Ebi Burger, Tropical Tangi McFizz, Banana Pie and one large fries!

Upon arrival at the Ebi Bloggers’ Party, I was asked to fold an origami, perhaps an ebi. (*FYI, ebi actually mean prawns in Japanese). Wanna try? Well, you may follow the steps below and tell me if you manage to fold one ;)

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It took me a while before I am able to get the shape right.
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Here is a preview of the refreshing Tropical Tango McFizz which is also new in town! photo DSC_0895_zps2671e497.jpg

Sauce anyone? Curry Sauce is the flavour which they do not have back in Malaysia. Hence, when you are in the Lion City, do not miss this out! photo DSC_0896_zps072b79fc.jpg

I know right! My meal looks so pink! photo DSC_0897_zps45097e2c.jpg

The ebi burger is served with the succulent whole shrimp in a golden breadcrump patty, topped with thousand island sauce and crisp lettuce, in between lightly toasted sesame seed buns. photo DSC_0899_zps04e979c3.jpg photo DSC_0900_zpsc3e64d9b.jpg photo DSC_0898_zps4f794fcb.jpg

Sorry, I can’t wait any longer! You don’t wait till your burger is cold and soggy then you eat right? ;) photo DSC_0901_zps5161f7c9.jpg

Oh, ya. Thats the little origami shrimp I DID IT MYSELF!! photo DSC_0904_zpsbd7d4b38.jpg

On the other hand, the dessert was something special. Knowing the fact that I haven’t been taking “goreng pisang” for long. The banana pie is awesome and its super crispy when it is served hot! photo DSC_0908_zps96f8759a.jpg photo DSC_0905_zps74e52de1.jpg photo DSC_0909_zps3a25231e.jpg

Anyway, the Ebi Feast Meal will only be available for a limited time only! It will be launched next week. So stay tune, and feast soon!

A Guest In Town

Two weekends back, (which was my first week here), so happened that one of my colleagues from Penang was here. Yep, we headed for dinner right after work on my first Friday. So happy to see a close friend in town, you will never know how it feels but her presence does mean a lot to me. Topping up with the fact that I have not been out exploring the town yet.

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At Chinatown we were and the lanterns captured my attention. As usual, there is always the kiddo side in one :P photo IMG_0778_zps25539206.jpg

Headed off to Clarke Quay right after in order to replenish the many day and night of not having ‘milk’, if you know what I mean. Clarke Quay hasn’t change a single bit since my last trip here, approximately 3 years?! Oh, well. photo IMG_0786_zpsaf3a6ee6.jpg photo IMG_0789_zps1956950f.jpg

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My favourite drink and I. You would have guessed it I presume. photo IMG_0792_zpsc82c205e.jpg

So, when I was in the train, seated, Michelle noticed that my legs were not touching the ground, and she laughed :( I’m just sharing, just if you wanna laugh too :(  photo IMG_0805_zpsb086b2ab.jpg

… and the Friday night ended by catching the last train home! LOL. I know, I haven’t get use to depending solely on public transportation but soon I will be! :)

So, the next day, I decided to head to the city and one of the reasons why I was busy hunting for flats before I left is the fact that I know that I will doing a lot of walking :) Nuff said! photo IMG_0849_zps9da103fd.jpg

Which when I reached Orchard, I decided to drop by to collect a Starbucks card and buy myself a GreenTea Frap (the same old). photo IMG_0822_zps98905af7.jpg photo IMG_0823_zps6f97dbc8.jpg photo IMG_0821_zps9438eef3.jpg

Spent half a day with myself before I called YH to meet her up. The both of us were just being us. We started off at Cotton On, Somerset and yes, started picking dresses for herself and me, I’ll just go for the same old, denim shorts! photo IMG_0846_zpsebde7d04.jpg

… then to the three stories Forever 21. Being a typical girl, I was busy shopping. photo IMG_0851_zps46fc009c.jpg

… and some ice-cream :P

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I just love spending quality time with buddies. photo IMG_0895_zps9f9931ac.jpg photo IMG_0894_zpsa0db15c3.jpg

Something which I couldn’t ask for more :) all in all, for the first week, shopping had been massively crazy :P