Friday, December 30, 2016

Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte - Meeting with the Filipino Community in Singapore (16th Dec 2016)

ABBEY: When we heard the news that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will visit Singapore we got excited. We'll be able to see the tough head of state in person. He visited the city-state for two days where he spent some of his time for the Filipino community. Come December 16, we went to Expo and waited for him to stand behind the podium and listen to his speech. The schedule of his arrival is at 6PM, but the gates were opened three hours early. Snacks were given to each guest. It was well organized and no major issue happened.  

His delegation includes:
Philippine National Police Director General Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa
Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Lieutenant Edgardo Año
Senator Allan Peter Cayetano and his wife
Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Pefecto Yasay
Special Assistant to the President Bong Go...and many more.

During the 3-hour wait the audience were entertained with dances and singing by the hosts and performer.
And then the crowd roared when they saw President Duterte coming up on stage.

We were given an instruction to remain quiet and be seated on the duration of his speech. But still some walked here and there disturbing the ones eagerly listening. Some even played back the videos that took early in the program. And it became worst when the excess snacks were given. The organizers started to "shhh" some of our kababayans who wants that brown bag.
Come on, where is the respect? Are you here for the food and for the entertainment only?

Back to President Duterte's speech, he explained about his administration's fight over drugs. He denied that there is extra judicial killing and the salvage-type killings are not of government's work.
His stand is: if you will destroy my people, I will destroy you.

He even did the math of the narco-business which starts at 200Php per user per day. And that is a big number.

He also reiterated his support over the burial of former president Marcos in Libingan ng Mga Bayani. He told that the law states anyone can be buried there if he is a president and/or a soldier in which Marcos was fully qualified. And with regards to the claim that it is false, he called them to submit a case.

He asks for peace and end the hatred.

Internationally, he made quite a scene by slamming US President Obama. He explained that he cannot be reprimanded by anyone as he holds sovereignty except by UN.

He proudly shared that there are no more queues and will be no more in the future for the paper works to be obtained by the citizens. The process will be smooth and clear.

He encourage everyone to be assertive of their rights and wished a merry Christmas.

Now, that's the kind of president you'll be wasting your time to listen.


Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte
Meeting with the Filipino Community in Singapore
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Meeting with the Filipino Community in Singapore
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Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte
Meeting with the Filipino Community in Singapore
16th Dec 2016

WILL: 
Be careful what you wish for... This is my another "sana" (i hope)for this year. Every time my silent hopes were granted, all I can do is smile and murmur "thank you" to HIM. 


Before my year 2016 ends, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte visited Singapore!!! I took an unpaid leave just to see him in person. See! I spend time listening to the President of the Philippines. 

Gosh, the queue was very long. There is discipline and all are enthusiastically waiting for their turn. Not more 30mins I am on my designated seat, second right side. 

Before he arrived at Singapore Expo Pavilion, some of our "kababayans" showed off their talents in music, dancing and even martial arts. The Masters of Ceremony do not let any dull moment pass through. Oh! Even General Bato performed a song for us. It is a happy event! 

President Mayor Duterte got on the stage and Philippines National Anthem was sang. You can see in every Filipino on there the love for our country. No seconds were wasted, Mayor spoke. We laughed and clapped and cheered his name! He thought us how to help the Philippines to get rid of corruption and how big is the drugs business in Philippines (trillions of Peso a month). 

Thanks Mayor Duterte for visiting us! It uplifted our spirit during this holiday season! Mabuhay ang Administrasyong Duterte!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Great Wall (Film 2016) - Singapore Premiere Screening

ABBEY: Wow, it is definitely a Christmas gift that we're able to watch The Great Wall starring Matt Damon almost two months before it hits the theaters (globally). 

It's usually been told that the wall was built for protection from raids and human invasions. Or is it really for human invaders only? The movie has its moments of action and comedy. Colorful and uses innovative army tactics and weapons; that's how I'll describe the army. The war scenes are great and intense. 

Watch the movie and you'll see that Tian Jing (Commander Lin Mei) is more than just a pretty face.

Golden Village Gold Class Ticket for
The Great Wall (Film 2016) - Singapore Premiere Screening 

WILL: 
Abbey is well aware that I am fascinated with Egypt's treasure, power and its enigmatic pyramids and of course China's dynasty, empires and specially the Great Wall. So when Matt Damon announced that he will star The Great Wall Film, without second thought, I invited Abbey out. 


This is our December 25th date. He bought the Golden Village Gold Class at VivoCity ticket. 

How the film went? There is no dull moment. Now I know that Great Wall is not just to protect the village inside from intruders but also from other beings. :) 


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The Great Wall (Film 2016)
Casts
Matt Damon as William Garin
Jing Tian as Commander Lin Mae of the Crane Troop / Nameless Order 
Pedro Pascal as Pero Tovar
Willem Dafoe as Ballard
Andy Lau as Strategist Wang


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Our Ways to Get Free (or Almost Free) Airline Tickets to USA

ABBEY: Flying to United States for free? Wow. We harnessed the power of our card to collect miles just in time to visit my sister. 

We swiped here and there. Let me make this clear: the miles were accumulated for a number of years. And whenever there is a huge purchase by our friends by cash, we took the cash and then we got our bonus miles without actual spending. 

The miles covered one return ticket. It was a good experience and a very rewarding one. 

Know or befriend your card, spend wisely and reap your reward.


Premiere Citibank Miles

52 Week Money Saving Challenge

WILL: 
Abbey tagged me as a "freeber" (a woman who extremely loves free stuffs) so, pinanindigan ko na! Ha! 

We have a US invite and checked the amount of fare we will be spending on that! And holy molly! It will cost us a fortune for a SIN-CHI-SIN flight. And on that, we look out how to get there for free or almost free. And viola! Seek and you will find, ask and it will be given :) Presenting the Citibank Premiere Miles. Our black credit card :) 

For almost 4 years, we have this card. We charged everything and anything on it. We topped-up our ezLink using that. Abbey and I encouraged our colleagues and friends to use our card on their purchases. Yes! We tag-along to their shopping escapades. We trusted them and no one ran after their bill haha. Actually, I am frantic when they want to settle the bill before the actual payment date. Grrrr.. 

For 119,886 miles piled from the credit card, it is the reason we got a free 2-way (1pax) ticket for our US trip. 

You are thinking how about the fare for the other person? That is when, we opened our 52-week money saving challenge. For another ticket, we spend S$1,631.27 out of our savings. We still have S$600++ pocket money. :) 

But what can we spend in Chicago? We are there not to tour the place but to be a nanny to our Ate Abigail and Kuya Victory! Haha. 

Plan ahead guys! There are STILL free things here on earth. :) You can save a lot of money with proper planning!


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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Two Men Bagel House

ABBEY: Wilma is a fan of bread. And she was delighted when we dine at Two Men Bagel House (01-12 Icon Village Altez at Enggor Street). They have different flavours of bagels like garlic, rye, multi-grain, black and white sesame and they also have the original or plain one. 

You can ask to put cream cheese, jellies and peanut butter. There are a lot of options to choose from. And then they have bagelwiches. Yup, bagel made into sandwiches. I got their bagelwich of the month: the Yoe. It has roasted lamb slices, coconut red curry, onions and tomatoes. The toasted bagel is crunchy and flavorful. It will be messy but worth it. My meal costs $14.00 and it came with a cup of coffee. Only NETS and cash are accepted.


Menu

Porkey

Two Men's Special

The Yoe


WILL: Abbey is ecstatic that he will be presenting to me the newly repaired engagement ring. We agreed to meet at Two Men Bagel House, few steps away from my office. 

I ordered Porkey at the counter. It was consisted of tomatoes, bratwurst and melted cheese, garlic aioli and egg (S$8.90). Once we are settled and while waiting Abbey threw a second engagement. Haha. The ring is exquisite (see our  separate blog here). Food arrived and we dug in. What's the taste? Not your ordinary "burger". Bagel is firm and the taste of bratwurst complements well with other ingredients. 

Oooh! The guy behind the cashier (I think he is the owner) is handsome and friendly. Haha! 

Abbey always proposes to me with the food that I love. First at pizza now at bagel shop. Now I am thinking where will be the next? ;) 

Two Men Bagel House are very recommendable. And it is a must try at Tanjong Pagar area. You will fall in love with their food. 



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Two Men Bagel House
(A) 16 Enggor Street Icon Village Altez #01-12
(T) 6509 4125
(W) http://www.twomenbagels.com/

(H) Weekdays - 8am - 7pm or Sell out
Weekends - 9am - 6pm or Sell out
Public Holidays - 9am - 6pm

Monday, December 19, 2016

Ateneo School of Government: Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship (LSE) Batch 38 Singapore

ABBEY: Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship is a program of Ateneo School of Government to empower Filipinos worldwide to become entrepreneurs with social responsibility and at the same to become leaders of their own teams. 

It is a 6-month program (10 sessions / 1 every two weeks). The fee is 300SGD but for the Household Service Workers it is half the price. All students are required to finish their journals, final essay (your LSE journey), and presentation of business plan. 

A certificate of completion will be given once the requirements are met. Yes, there is a commencement exercises at the end. 

I learned a lot from this program and I recommend this to my friends. Thanks Ateneo. Now I can wear those Blue Eagle jackets :)



Ateneo School of Government: Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship 
(LSE) Batch 38 Singapore - Graduation (November 20, 2016)

Ateneo School of Government: Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship (LSE) Batch 38 Singapore 


WILL: Yes! Not only our gadgets are being upgraded, but also ourselves. 1st week of January, I attended Peng Joon's Internet Income Intensive  and almost end of the year Abbey graduated from Ateneo School of Government: Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship Course. Naks! Atenista na! 

Unlike the 3-day seminar I attended. This LSE was stretched for almost half of the year. It is only held on Sundays to accommodate all the Filipino working group here in Singapore. I can see in Abbey's eyes the excitement every time he has a class on the following day. He will check his drinks and candies (baon) and looking forward to their lunch. 

When he got home, he is full of stories! Haha! How to do this and how he calculated our financial standing. It is astonishing that we are pretty far from what we should achieve. But it is okay, at least we know our target. 

LSE only not taught my husband on finance side, as promised, they honed my husband's leadership skills. 

Thanks LSE. hoping for more and more people for you to teach. Thanks for helping not only the OFWs achieved their goals but be a good steward to the blessing they are receiving and being a help to each's community. 

Viva Ateneo! Viva LSE! 


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Ateneo School of Government: Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship Course - Singapore Batch
2017 Batch Starts on: February 19
Venue: Bayanihan Centre - 43 Pasir Panjang Road
Kindly send email to: lsesg47@gmail.com



Saturday, December 17, 2016

Holiday Inn® Singapore Atrium Restaurant - Dinner Buffet

ABBEY: We had our send-off party for Gil and Noel at Holiday Inn Atrium. It is a dinner buffet. 

They have BBQ pork ribs (it slides off the bone) and chicken, slow-cooked salmon (had to come back twice for this), sushi, sashimi, roasted lamb leg, and Thai beef noodles. 

I also tried their kiddie meal: red sauce pasta and pizza. For dessert I got ice kachang and ice cream. It was a feast. But when the BBQ pork ribs ran out, it was not replenished. 

We had a good time; good stories and good meal. By the way we availed their one for one promo.



WILL: No, it is not a farewell party. It is just a send-off to our friends. An "all-the best for your future endeavours" party. We gave them choices where to pig-out and they selected the dinner buffet at Holiday Inn Atrium.

As soon as we arrived at the venue, Abbey took videos and started eating. For only $45.90nett we feasted on that dinner. I am not sure how many times I stand to get food for my plate. Haha. My favourite? Their sushi topped with mayonnaise and their ever tender grilled pork. I never had a pork like that. But be alert, it is easily refilled and you will never know it is all gone. Yikes! This is the only buffet that I know that I ate a rice. Grilled pork and fried rice. Perfect!

Plate after plate, we chatter about the next plans in our life, on career and on being an investors. Their tea, coffee is bottomless. They enjoyed a dessert that comes up with a ball of alcoholic drink. :)

We went home with full stomach. Happy belly again!




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Holiday Inn® Singapore Atrium
(A) 317 Outram Road Singapore 169075 
(T) +65 6733 0188
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Kids 6 to 12 years old
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Thursday, December 15, 2016

More Than Diamonds (Handcrafted Jewellery)

ABBEY: The diamond on the engagement ring I gave to Wilma became loose. At first I planned to have it fix once we go back to Philippines since I bought it there. But Wilma tried to search for a jeweler in Singapore so she can wear her ring again. That's when we knew about the service of More Than Diamonds. 

We went to their showroom at Tanglin Road (131 Tanglin Road, #02-16 Tudor Court, Singapore 247924). And it's closed. Visiting is only by appointment and we didn't have that. Seeing there's somebody inside, Wilma knocked at the door and Chris greeted us. He didn't shoo us away but instead welcomed us and asked how can he be of service. We told the ring's story and he examined it. He quoted us 110SGD to fix the broken claw that holds the stone and for plating. He searched for unique marks in the diamond for us to make sure that it is still our diamond when we come back. I also learned that you can put laser inscription on it. Wow. 

After two weeks of waiting, I was amazed of the beauty of the ring; all cleaned and sparkling. Thanks Chris and team.  More Than Diamonds is literally more than diamonds. They know the value of their clients and their clients' precious possessions.


Second Proposal? Ha! 

WILL: 
 OMGGGG!!!! I am on shock when I examined the diamond clinging for its life on my engagement ring. That is when we are at Centara Ras Fushi. Imagine, if I didn't notice it, the whole vacation in Maldives will be ruined because of such lost. Blessed to detect just on time. 

While Abbey is taking a nap, I can't control myself to look for an expert help. I found More Than Diamonds in facebook and right there and then, I send them private message. Surprisingly minutes passed and someone replied on me. 

Abbey and I scheduled it to be done by November. Yes, 3 months after. Yes, we have a very busy schedule. For that 3 months I feel so incomplete. Haha! 

November 14, we went to their office, without appointment (please book a schedule) we are just lucky that we were accommodated by Chris that time, maybe he feels my desperation about the ring, haha. 

Chris educated us about the diamond. That it has a birthmark and you can encrypt some messages inside (isn't cool?). Then, he found out that one of 4 tower that hold the diamond was cut-off. He charged my husband for $110.00 for cleaning, plating and repair. 

Weeks after, Abbey proposed again to me, using the same ring. Haha. So kilig! 

Thanks More Than Diamond for saving one of the most precious thing in our married life. 




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More Than Diamonds (Handcrafted Jewellery) 
(A) 131 Tanglin Road #02-16 Tudor Court (S) 247924
(E) info@morethandiamonds.com.sg
(W) http://www.morethandiamonds.com.sg/

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2016 - 10KM Race

ABBEY: This is the last challenge we setup for ourselves this year; to join the 10-km run of Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore. It was held last December 4. I was told by my brother-in-law to train for endurance as I need to finish the race. And since this is my first time, finishing the run fast is less priority. But my goal is to finish it within two-hour mark. 

Race day came and it took off at Esplanade Bridge by 7:25AM. Even before we start, some of the full marathon runners already finished the race. We were able to reach the first kilometer by running but Wilma got pain in upper-right part of her abdomen. We walked while she applied muscle rub. After another kilometer, we're able to race again. At the third kilometer, I jokingly told Wilma that I'm already questioning my existence and why I'm running instead of lying down in bed on a Sunday. Haha. 

We reached a drinking "pit stop" to stay hydrated. We enjoyed the sights as we run; like the Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands, and F1 Pit Building. It is very rewarding to finish the race itself and a bonus for receiving the medal. We both finished the race the same time and within the two-hour mark. Another item done from our list of targets for 2016.




WILL: This 2016, to cap off the year, we need to one more thing to tick off all our to-do list. Join a 10KM marathon!!! 

This is an extra challenge for me. Really! Why? I have a problem with my lungs. Since birth. Hahaha! So this is competition not against the time of the other people but a battle against my whole being. 

4am, we are up already. Arrived at Capitol Piazza minutes before 5pm and warmed up our muscles from there. Our wave, starts at 7:25. Gosh! It is too late. 

So when the loud horn was heard, we started to jog on our way. Approaching the first 300m, my right side part just below my lungs began to hurt. It is too painful that I immediately halt my jog and began my walking pace. It is an excruciating pain. This is not my first to experience that, I felt that on my practice ran months ago and I usually go home and rest. I do not stretch myself too on that time. But this is the real thing. It is now or never. So I decided to go on. Its me against me. My brain against my body. 

Motivated to finish the race, every time I see on the gutter a person holding a Active Muscle Rub tube, I always ask for a pinch and rubbed and pressed it hardly on the painful side. I do remember that until 5km, I am still on the lookout for people giving out those rubs. Haha. 

When I see the banner welcoming me on my 6th, 7th..8th. I am congratulating myself. On the 9th mark, Abbey tapping me on my shoulder and we fist bumped on our our 9.5 mark. Gosh! On last turn, there is with a camera that applauding the soon-to-finishers. 

Few steps at the mark, Abbey held my hand and we stand side by side to get the same time at the 10th and final checkpoint. 

Whew! I have done it. I know Abbey can finish earlier than that time but he is a very supportive husband. Waaa! I want to cry! 

Thanks to my eldest brother Kuya Ric. He is a professional marathoner. My parents are very proud of him. I am so jealous of his trophies and golden medals. Do you know his best time for 10KM is only 39mins... Winner right? 

Thanks Abbey and Kuya Ric for pushing me to my death. Hahaha! Joke! This is a memorable experience indeed!



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Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2016 - 10KM Race

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Easy Chinese Chicken And Corn Soup Recipe

Ingredients : 
2 cups shredded chicken (from left overs or boiled)
1 can kernel corn
1 can cream corn
2-3 eggs
Green onions
2-3 tsp cornstarch
2 chicken cubes
1-2 tbsp soy sauce
1-2 tsp grated ginger


Put 1 cup water into a pot and let it boil. Then add in the chicken cubes, kernel corn and cream corn.
Also add the ginger and soy sauce. Let it simmer for 3-5 minutes.
Then put the cornstarch slurry.
Whisk the eggs and add it to the pot to thicken the soup more.
Serve hot and enjoy.

Easy Chinese Chicken And Corn Soup
VERDICT
WILL: Soup!!!! Abbey knew how I love soup. I even bought cookbook for that. Haha! 

Then, Abbey one time told me to free up the Sunday menu and he will be cooking something special. After few minutes in the kitchen, he announced that dinner is hot and ready. Joyfully shocked I saw a huge amount of not so familiar soup on our table. 

The taste! It is creamy and amazingly fulfilling. Another yummy food hit our menu list. Yey!!!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Singapore River Festival 2016

ABBEY: Singapore River had more life during the festival. People flocked the area, malls, restaurants and bars. The main event is Crossings by Underclouds Cie. It is a performance by a pair of tightrope artists. It was thrilling as the performers can fall into the water. But they managed to finish their act without a hitch. Kudos to them. Only disappointing is that one side of the bridge is closed so the spectators squeezed themselves in a small space. I know that it is for security. But there is a larger space wherein only the official shutterbugs are allowed. But how many of them? Less than 10. And whole space they have occupied.  Hope there can be more viewing space for the public.

Next event we went into is the Silence Disco. It was a cool concept. Dance with the music from your headphones. People were shy at first but when the dance floor was almost full, they began to groove to the beat. But still it was not a silent one since the disco was located in the Clarke Quay fountain where all the bars are playing loud music.

All in all it was great and new experience.

Silent Disco - DJs 
Underclouds Cie
WILL: This is our first time to attend the Singapore River Festival. And we are deeply sorry for blogging this wayyyyy too long! :( 

Actually we where there to witness the stunts of Underclouds Cie. We saved our seats 2 hours before the performance and yep...we got somewhat perfect view of the tight rope. After the breathtaking act, we headed to Fountain Square to check out the "Silent Disco". Queue seems like a mile and we decided to pass the participation on it. We stand just behind the Disco Jockeys and just stared to the people with headsets on. It is quite saddening that you can count on your fingers who are enjoying the night and dancing off the music they are listening on. And the others? Standing, smiling and taking selfies. 

Looking forward for more surprises for 2017! And please let the restaurant have some promotions in lieu of the Singapore Night Festival.


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Singapore River Festival 2016
(E) team@singapore-river.com

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Japanese Cotton Cheesecake Easy-Peasy Recipe

Ingredients :
1 block cream cheese
4 tbsp butter
6 eggs (yolk and white separated)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
3/4 cup cake flour (sifted)
2 3/4 tbsp corn starch (sifted)
7 tbsp milk
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp vanilla (optional)

Preheat the oven 320F (~162C).

Mix butter, milk, and cream cheese. Add in the yolks, cake flour, corn starch and lemon juice. Mix until smooth. Set aside.

Mix the egg whites and cream of tartar. Add the sugar gradually. Mix until soft peaks form.

Put 1/3 of the meringue to the first mixture by folding it. Do this until the whole batch is done.

Grease the baking pan and put in the mixture.

Baked the mixture in a water bath for an hour.

Enjoy!
Japanese Cotton Cheesecake Easy-Peasy Recipe
Japanese Cotton Cheesecake Easy-Peasy Recipe

VERDICT
WILL: YouTube and Facebook is the culprit why the human kind is craving for food. Haha! 

This is another food that was shared and became viral. The fluffy and wiggling Japanese Cotton Cheesecake. We were supposedly going to Japan this year but some plan raised and we cancelled the idea. 

Abbey is quite creative, he bake the Japanese Cotton Cheesecake on his birthday...and the rest is history. I can eat the whole cake. Yup! I instructed Abbey that do not touch and dare to eat some. Haha! Gluttony indeed! 

Try to bake it. It seems easy to do. Ha!


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Yellow Cab Pizza Co. Singapore - (CityLink Mall Branch)

ABBEY: At last the looooong wait is over. Yellow Cab is opening in Singapore. Yes, it is true. The store location is at City Link Mall B1-01-02. And we got a chance to taste their food items before their formal opening (Dec 9) like a movie premiere night.

They have their signature New York's Finest, Four Seasons, and Dear Darla. Their Four Seasons is great; four pizza flavors into one. How good is that? Add few drops of Tabasco and you're in for a kick. 

Also we tried their Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings. Good thing about it? No blood. :) You can eat it to the bones. Crunchy and flavorful in the outside and moist and juicy in the inside. They also serve wine, beers, soda and juice. Each serving can be shared by a couple. 

Another point is for the sounds. Not too loud so you can still chat with your date, friends, or family. We'll definitely come back to Yellow Cab.



WILL: I am astounded/delighted to see a post in Filipinos in Singapore facebook group about the upcoming arrival of one of the famous pizza chain in Philippines...Yellow Cab pizza. Yes! The hippy-millennial pizza arrived at the shores of Singapore. 

What is the difference? Ok, I will walk you through, haha! Yellow Cab Pizza do not rely on hot sauce to spice-up their menu, they introduced the chili oil + chili flakes that complement well with their unique flavour. Yellow Cab brings the New York style pizza in Asia, and on that, you will not see a "handle" on the edge of your pizza. Well, make your way to Charlie Chan Pasta, the not your ordinary, red/white sauced pasta. Most specially, make your way to Dear Darla!!! They are the first restaurant that I know that you do not need to pull up to get your slice, but you need to roll and wrap it together with greens (arugula and alfalfa). 

More words for us to persuade you in visiting Yellow Cab Pizza? The place has a homey feeling. It has also bar that you can order your favourite alcoholic drinks. 

It is just located just above the Esplanade MRT station. It is a good place for you to unwind after your busy/hectic/stressful day. 

See you there! Oooh! Can't wait for the delivery service too :) 


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Yellow Cab Pizza Co. Singapore 
(A) B1-01/02 CityLink Mall
(H) 8189 7490
(F) https://www.facebook.com/yellowcabpizzasg/

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Q & M Dental Clinic Singapore

ABBEY: Going to the dentist is more fun whenever I visit Q & M dental clinic at Selatar Mall. The dentists there are friendly, give feedback to your dental hygiene and advise how it can be improved. 

I met Dr. Taylor Dilan on my last visit. I got dental prophylaxis and fluoride treatment. He even told what procedures to be done to fix the gap in my front teeth. I know that it is part of their sales but knowing that someone cares for your betterment is a plus. 

See you again after six months.


Singapore Dentist How Much

WILL: The nominated dental clinic of AIA is full that next available reservation will be on next year and on that we opted to use the non-panel clinic for our dentistry needs. 

We chose Q&M. Upon checking their company's website I am astounded that they are into SGX. Wow! And it made a reputation to me instantly that they are on pursuit of excellence. 

This year, I visited them thrice and all I can say is they are thriving to make their patients happy. And I felt that they do not over-bill me but they always surpass my expectations. 

I commend the receptionist that are always serving with a smile and all the dentist specially Dr. , I love her.

A heartfelt thanks to Q&M from A&W. 




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Q & M Dental Group
(A) 33 Sengkang West Ave 
#04-16 The Seletar Mall 
Singapore 797653 
(T) 6702 3738 | Fax: 6702 3739
(W) http://www.qandm.com.sg/

Friday, December 2, 2016

Equinox Restaurant at SWISSÔTEL The Stamford (Semi-Buffet Lunch)

ABBEY: This is where we celebrated my 33rd birthday. 

Equinox is located at the 70th storey of Swissotel (City Hall MRT). They have their own lift to carry their guest to the top. We had lunch there and it is a semi-buffet. 

I went for sushi and sashimi on my first round. Then I was surprised by the beef chunks when I'm helping myself in a serving of beef soup. The beef is so soft that it melts in your mouth. No chewing needed :) I think I had 3 bowls of them. 

Then I tried their crackers and cheese. For the main course (one time only as well as the coffee) I had slow-roasted pork belly. It is delicious. I enjoyed putting some Truffle and Cauliflower Emulsion sauce before having a bite. 

We were given a table with the view of Marina Bay. But it was cloudy and foggy as it is raining during that time. 

The staffs were polite and warm. They also gave me a cake for my birthday.



Baked Norwegian Salmon
Slow-Roasted Pork Belly

WILL: I gave three options to the birthday boy, three restaurants that not only will give him a good food but also a good view. Then he chose Equinox Restaurant of Swissotel. 

Why he went for that? Because it is semi-buffet and all the other are offering only a set meal. So what is semi buffet? This will be our first time to experience  this. Haha, so this explanation is not only for you but for me too (to inculcate this new knowledge on my brain), semi buffet offers an eat-all-you-can appetiser and desserts. The drinks and main course is limited in one serving. You can order more on menu, well of course with additional payment. 

What strikes me the most in this 70th floor restaurant in Swissotel? Beside of the outstanding view by the window, their sushi and their loveable cauliflower soup keeps me coming back for MORE! 

I did not enjoy my main course, Baked Norwegian Salmon, its is pretty bland and it needed a help of pepper and salt to somewhat gave some flavour. 

I am not fond of the selection of their pastries. But I like the fact that they surprise my husband with complimentary cake with my special dedication on it. 

Is it worth the money? The view plus the well-mannered staffs plus the sushi ... hit the value of the money we had paid for. 

One of the best place to propose! High up in Singapore Sky. :)




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Equinox Restaurant Dining - Luxury Hotel Singapore - Swissotel
Semi-Buffet Lunch $59++
(A) 2 Stamford Road Singapore 178882 
(E) singapore-stamford@swissotel.com.
(W) http://www.swissotel.com/hotels/singapore-stamford/dining/equinox-restaurant/
Semi-Buffet Lunch: Monday to Friday: 12.00 - 14.30

Thursday, December 1, 2016

52-Week Saving Challenge - (2017) Free Template


Hey! Hello December! Few weeks more 2016 will come to its end. 


How was your 2016? We hope it is great and your time is used to invest in yourself to achieve your target goals in this year.

As we are nearing to start 2017, it will be nice(good) to start a habit of saving. Right? Last year (2015), we used the method of 52-week challenge and due to the excitement and fun it brought to us, we continued it this year and we set in for a higher value. That 52-week challenge will serve as our "Fun Fund" for 2017.

To give back, we enhanced our 52-week challenge template to accommodate our readers' requests.
How to use it:
1. Download the excel file.
2. Key-in the amount you want to start with.(inside yellow box)
3. Print
4. Write your GOAL.  
5. Post on wall.



Write your "GOAL" on top of the paper because as you put why you aim for that target it will surely drive you to stay and finish this challenge. 

In posting on your wall, we highly recommend it to put that just beside/above/below of your room's light switch. You can see everyday your performance on and if you are still on track.

Maybe you will be quite confused why on the 27th week, we begin again on the starting amount. Because if not, the value will be too high and it will be unpractical that you will withdraw a chunk of money out of ATM just to put inside your piggy bank. And some horror stories we heard that when they reached the half year the amount is too high and they do not felt the excitement anymore. Instead the anxiety sets in (pain truth in saving). 

We do hope that this will help you to learn the habit of saving. See you again on 2018 for a new template :)
To Happiness, Prosperity and Holiness!
**Abbey and Will**