Monthly Archives: August 2011

Our initially planned ktv session was turned into a pig-out session. I like buffets because of the wide variety of food but I am only “takaw mata” and never really eat that much so as they say in Tagalog and in Chinese, I am “lugi” when it comes to buffets. But nevertheless, I think I ate well enough to cover the $25++ dinner buffet charge at Sakura in Safra, Tampines.

Plate #1

sushi and sashimi

Just from the name of the restaurant itself, you would already know that it’s mainly Japanese food and I’m not complaining! As much as I wanted to try all the sushi and sashimi, I stopped myself from trying it all because I know I won’t be able to finish it and there’s a price to pay for wasting food – literally! This is the only buffet restaurant that I’ve been to wherein you get charged for wasted food! $5 for every 100grams!

Plate #2

i need my staple - RICE!

I couldn’t help it, I just had to have rice! This was a wrong move on my part because after this plate, I was already full! A big no no for buffets!! I should’ve known better.

Plate #3


I noticed, girls are more into seafood unlike guys. I found out that peeling a shrimp with spoon and fork is not something all of us can do, apparently some still use their bare hands hehe. The clam here was to die for! The salad pasta was a big mistake, same goes with the takuyaki balls! The takuyaki balls that I buy from the food court is so much better! At this point I was really full and I had to have a 45 minute break chit chatting just to have more enthusiasm for dessert!

Plate #4

strawberry, chocolate and mint chocolate

I was actually looking forward to eating pistachio ice cream but unfortunately there wasn’t. The unlimited ice cream at Just Acia was so much better.

Plate #5

cakes and mochi

My last plate for the night, what a shame!! My colleagues kept pushing the durian puff (cream puff) and raved that it was really good. I was hesitant to try it since I knew I dislike durian but I gave it a try anyway. A teeny tiny pinch from the durian puff validated my dislike for it hehe.


I love Ikea!

Among the jobs that I wanted to have (i.e. writer, photographer, graphics artist, web designer, etc) was actually to become an interior decorator so Ikea is like heaven! Before we were based in Singapore I already heard so much about Ikea and I was thrilled to find out that Ikea has stores in here. I remember the first time I set foot in its Tampines branch, I couldn’t contain my excitement! The sofa sets, dining tables, the ergonomically designed seats, the closet organizers, all the nifty little things that you wouldn’t knew exist but can actaually make your house prettier and your life more efficient! I’m an Ikea fanatic and a proud one at that!

When my parents came for a visit last year, I knew I had to take my mom to Ikea. And I was right, she loved it! But all we could do is gawk and dream on! She managed to purchase a few items, among those the simple yet clever plastic bag holder. Now our plastic bags will no longer be be piled up behind the kitchen door.

Today is Singapore’s National Day and we all decided to look for a shoe rack so off to the nearest Giant Supermarket we went. We ended up buying a rice cooker instead. We were all craving for Ikea’s hotdog sandwich so we didn’t have second thoughts on paying it a visit either since it was just a few steps away from Giant. We  weren’t lucky on finding that elusive shoe rack but we were able to enjoy our hotdogs plus purchase a few goodies from Sweden.

See, I don’t know how Ikea does it – sell pretty and awesome stuff plus drool worthy food and yummy snacks.

Hazelnut chocolate - we are yet to try this one!

Milk chocolate

My husband, being the chocolate addict, devoured this right after paying at the counter. It wasn’t bad at all! And we could bring some back home, perfect for pasalubong hehe.

Godis Gula Snoren (Toffee flavoured candy laces)

This one caught my eye and reminded me of the candy we bought from Hershey’s store a few months ago. It looked like spaghetti and when my sister gave me some samples to try, I was sold! I liked it! It’s not for everyone (i.e. my husband) but I like it! It’s chewy and not too sweet. Perfect when you just want something to munch on.

BILAR Chewy Car sweets

My sister and I are on a chewy candy craze phase right now so we just have to have this! Not too sweet and chewy – perfect! Again, my husband is not too thrilled with these stuff but what the heck!


Potato chips to die for!

How could I forget to blog about the potato chips! THE POTATO CHIPS! This instantly became one of my favorite junk food right now!

Ikea, til we meet again! I may not afford your awesome kitchen cabinets, comfy beds and stylish sofas but I will definitely come back to try your cookies, cakes, coffee, etc!