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Melt - The World Cafe @ Mandarin Oriental Hotel

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I've been hearing raves about the buffet at Mandarin Oriental'sMelt - The World Cafe restaurant. With the on-going UOB promotion on 3 diners + 1 diner free, my colleagues and I decided to go and discover what the buzz was all about on this famous restaurant. Armed with an adventurous and curious appetite, we lavishly feasted on the extensive repertoire of combined asian and international buffet.
A wide array of fresh seafood on ice was the star of the buffet set-up. It's beaming with fresh oysters, crabs, lobsters, scallops, mussels and prawns. This was a very good station to start with.

Pardon the very limited food shots taken for this post. The dimly lit ambiance at the restaurant made it relatively difficult to capture a nice angle. The buffet showcased a total of 7 stations to choose from :


1) antipasti, salads, breads & cheese, sushi & sashimi
2) fresh, cold seafood
3) chinese & thai cuisine
4) indian cuisine
5) combined asian & western cuisine
6) roast specia…

Christmas at Home

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This year's Chirstmas brought so much difference into our lives. It's a far cry from how we usually celebrate it. Read this previous post why it's so. Anyhow, celebrating it (sans the traditions we were born to) is still a must thus, the customary christmas decoration at home.


Christmas tree is the typical icon of the holiday season. It brings an unexplainable cheery ambiance especially at home. From an orange - gold themed Christmas tree back in the Philippines, I decided to go tradional (red - silver) this year for our Christmas tree in Singapore. I got most of the tree hangings at Ikea, IMM and the Warehouse Sale at Tampines. The tree was a steal at 50% off the original price. For this tree, I spent S$300 to complete the look albeit I think I'm still half way to what exactly I want it to look like. (Anyway, I'll just keep that idea for next year), my children are already ok with it. It's exactly 4 days to go before Christmas! My goodness! time really flies so…

Christmas around the Island

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The festive season is already at its peak. While we all get busy on the final stretch of the Christmas shopping and party preparations, we get more excited with wonderful decorations around. This year, the Orchard road is once again well adorned with amazing lights and colours. Inspite of the mix reviews (some say, last year's decor was better), it still manage to provide a nice Christmas ambiance. I would agree though, that last year's was more vibrant and appealing. Popular shopping centres have likewise put up their own decors and below are some of my favorites...


TANGS...



WISMA ATRIA....

NGEE ANN CITY / TAKASHIMAYA...

PARAGON....


VIVO CITY....

Christmas Party Potluck

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The party season has officially started. How many parties have you been into lately? As for me, I've been to an office potluck party just recently and boy, was I fully stuffed with sinfully delicious home made goodies that can be translated into a parade of international cuisines! Mainly attributed to the multiracial ambiance at work, we feasted on different cuisines from different countries. The experience was actually more than just a delight to the palate. It's beyond sharing different cultures through food. Here are some of the foods that we had. I wish I could have taken better, more stunning shots as well as the rest of the items we had, but I was too busy digging into each of them that I can hardly contain my enthusiasm in trying all the dishes. Besides, I only had my ever reliable iPhone camera at hand. I'm so looking forward to post with my food shots taken through my new EOS. That'll be the bigger "facelift" happening on this blog soon!!

Hongkong : …

Christmas Party Potluck

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The party season has officially started. How many parties have you been into lately? As for me, I've been to an office potluck party just recently and boy, was I fully stuffed with sinfully delicious home made goodies that can be translated into a parade of international cuisines! Mainly attributed to the multiracial ambiance at work, we feasted on different cuisines from different countries. The experience was actually more than just a delight to the palate. It's beyond sharing different cultures through food. Here are some of the foods that we had. I wish I could have taken better, more stunning shots as well as the rest of the items we had, but I was too busy digging into each of them that I can hardly contain my enthusiasm in trying all the dishes. Besides, I only had my ever reliable iPhone camera at hand. I'm so looking forward to post with my food shots taken through my new EOS. That'll be the bigger "facelift" happening on this blog soon!!

Hongkong : …

Flavored KIT KAT Chocolates

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Wasabi & Lemon Iced Tea Straight from Japan, a colleague spotted and brought some samples of Kit Kat's new product innovation to the office. The chocolate that's positioned as a favorite "snacking item" now comes in more exciting flavors. Think of fruits, drinks and some classic savoury flavors infused into the wafer chocolate. Sounds odd, huh? Well, definitely not. Kit Kat has done it. And honestly, I was wowed by the product when I tasted it. Among those that I found really good from the range of flavors are the Cheesecake, Cheese and Green Tea. The Wasabi is a bit selective but acceptable too. Each flavor is being marketed as a specialty of a certain place in Japan. Say for instance Green Tea as Shizuoka edition and Cheesecake as Yokohama edition. These sweets are just perfect for the season and I do hope they will be made available world wide soon. Green Tea

Cheesecake

Savoury Cheese