Sunday, February 28, 2010
Holland Village is famous in Singapore for eateries and the bar scene. It's also where I had the most delicious crab of my life! I am not a huge fan of shellfish, and particularly crabs because I find the nuisance of breaking the exoskeleton not worth the small amounts of meat hidden underneath. But just this once, I actually found myself not minding the tedious efforts so much because it was just that delicious!
It's a type of rice noodle soup cooked with crab and XOXO cognac. Not gonna lie, it was definitely the alcohol that made the dish extremely tasty.
Afterwards, walked around a bit before checking out the highly acclaimed Wala Wala Cafe Bar. It's two floors, with a bar downstairs and upstairs, the difference being there's a live band on the second floor.
The lead singer (guy in the middle) was kind of cute in a nerdy way ;]
Definitely one of the best live sets I've watched -- in a bar at least. Not sure what the group's name was, but they did a lot of popular cover songs with an extremely alluring flair.
Have you ever seen a yellow Elmo?? So weird!
Posted by Liang at 8:36 PM
Monday, February 22, 2010
Big congratulations to Apolo Ohno for being the most decorated Winter Olympian ever!
Is it bad that he is one of the only reasons I watch Winter Olympics? That and maybe figure skating. I am such a estrogenic chick when it comes to sports
I was a moderate Michael Phelps fan during the Summer games and gymnastics kept me interested the other half of the time (I feel like this is the Summer equivalent to figure skating?).
Anyways, I absolutely loved this set of images Annie Leibovitz did for the April 2008 issue of Vogue. It features Olympians and supermodels in their different elements; one set of photos being in the athlete's natural environment and the other involves a strategically placed backdrop to make it look like it's on set.
Apolo Ohno & Doutzen Kroes; Michael Phelps & Caroline Trentini; Lebron James & Gisele Bundchen; Jared Rome & Raquel Zimmermann; Shaun White & Daria Werbowy
Are you watching the Winter Olympics? If so, what are you watching?
P.S. More Singapore posts to come, along with Bali!
Posted by Liang at 10:29 PM
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Went to Dempsey Hill for brunch one morning and had a hard time deciding which restaurant I actually wanted to eat at. There were a LOT of choices, all of them looked mouthwateringly inviting.
Ended up going to CA*California inside Ben & Jerry's (I think seeing Ben & Jerry's sealed the deal).
I ordered this sandwich with turkey, mango and... (okay, I can't remember. They don't have a menu online). Looks yummy right? Because it definitely was :]
My friend ordered this sandwich that had an egg cooked on top of it, also wonderfully yummy!
Took photos with my phone first before switching to my camera ;]
Afterwards, went to Vivocity to catch the MRT to Sentosa!
One of my absolute favorite places in Singapore was Sentosa beach! Nothing beats looking out into the ocean while sitting at a cafe on a warm, breezy day, awaiting the sunset. For beach aficionados, Sentosa may not seem all that spectacular, but having grown up on Houston, the only beach I was exposed to was Galveston beach -- a place known for its murky brown waters. So I was absolutely entranced by Sentosa, the warm sun, white sand and blue waters.
Stopped by Café del Mar for a quick drink before sunset to cool down. They had a really nice outdoor pool bar I want to jump into next time :]
I shall be back ;]
The past week at school has been crazy hectic, so this blog post is quite overdue. I have some gaps now, so expect all my Singapore updates to finally make their way online in the next few days :]
Posted by Liang at 2:38 PM