Sunday, September 15, 2013

Dinner & Dance; Chock Full of Beans

Company's Dinner & Dance
13 Sep 2013; Friday

Annual dinner and dance is an event that shows appreciation to all employees for their endless hard work throughout the year. This year's D&D was held at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, right next to Zouk. Same as last year, I was always the one sitting on my table, waiting for lucky draw but didn't get to win a single prize. =( Nevertheless, the food was nice and we had a great time together at the dinner as well as in the club later. I'm glad to be working with a bunch of cool and fun people from different parts of the world. My colleagues in my department are from different countries such as American, Columbia, Germany, Malaysia, Philippines and Australia. It's very interesting to work with people with different cultural background.

Here are some photographs from the night:

Make up done by myself, hair by Kristel

Look at how gorgeous Shujuan was that night! This girl should really dress up more often!

Revenue Management & Network Planning


We partied off the night at Zouk/Phuture. I'm too old for club seriously. Ya, I know I'm still young (my age) but I can't feel the 'energy' I had when I was 18 half a decade ago. Even though I left the club at 2am, I was so tired on Saturday that I stayed home all day.

Chock Full of Beans
Blk 4 Changi Village Road #01-2090 Singapore 500004
Opening Hours: Tue - Fri: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm; Sat - Sun: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

15 Sep 2013; Sunday

Recently I've written down a list of cafes-to-try on my iPod touch and Chock Full of Beans was one of them. Located at Changi Village (TPE Exit 2), easily visible from the street and it's just next to the carpark. There's a bus stop nearby with bus no. 2, 59, 109.

We arrived at about 11.30am and we had to put our name & mobile number into the waiting list at the entrance. The wait was about 15min as the cafe was full and there're two names in front of us.

Waiting List & Menu
The cafe was quite small with indoor and outdoor seating. We were assigned to be seated at the high table as it will be another long wait if we want the lower ones. Don't worry, the chair was even high enough for me to sit comfortably and you can rest your feet on the chair/table.

Food Menu (Click on the photo to enlarge)

Drinks Menu (Click on the photo to enlarge)

The cafe was very busy, nobody's taking order. I told my BF that maybe this cafe operates like Wild Honey, you have to order and pay at the cashier. One great news, they don't charge 7% GST and 10% service charge! We've ordered Portobello Benedict, Omelette (with 3 fillings of your choice) - Smoked Salmon, Swiss Cheese & Tomatoes, Honey Matcha and Hot Chocolate. I specially requested to have a minion from Despicable Me on one of our drinks and the woman at the cashier kindly agreed!

So cute right?!

Hot Chocolate, Portobello Benedict

Omelette with Smoked Salmon, Swiss Cheese and Mushrooms

Disfigured Minion

The drinks with art designs were so adorable! We couldn't bear to take a sip as it will destroy the artwork. Hot chocolate was not bad, not as sweet as Starbucks'. Honey matcha was nice too. The mains were very average, I wouldn't recommend any of the dishes we've ordered as they tasted normal. However, it will be a great place for coffee/drinks! All their drinks are picture-worthy and will certainly put a smile on your face when they are served. Who can resist such cute coffee art? =D

I'm not very sure if I'll return to this cafe as there's a long list of cafes for me to try and their food wasn't that excellent. For those who're staying in Changi/Loyang, it will be great to have a coffee session with your friends/family.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Saveur le French restaurant; Saturday with Uni Clique; 07 Sep 2013

Everyone should start their day right by eating the right food. I had brunch with my Mum and Brother at Hougang Blk 106's coffeeshop and found a stall with cheap western food. The portion was big and tasted good as well. It's only SGD 5!

S$ 5.00 Chicken Chop

BF came over to my house with Popiahs (spring roll) for my family and waited quite awhile for me to get ready. I didn't get to taste the Popiah when I got back home at night though... My mum said it was very yummy and she finished them all with my brothers. =(

#OOTD - Cotton Candy Dress from BKK, Contact Lens from Dream Color, Hello Kitty Necklace from Poh Heng Jewellery, agnès b. Earrings, and my new favourite Chanel's rouge.

Address: 14 Scotts Road Far East Plaza #01-07B Singapore 228213
Operating Hours: Mon to Sat - 11.30am - 9.30pm (last order), Sunday - 11.30am - 9.00 pm (last order)
Contact: +65 6736 1121 (No Reservations)

Saveur has two branches, the one I visited is at Far East Plaza (Orchard) and the other at Bugis. The Orchard's branch was pretty small and according to my friend, Huiping, Bugis' Saveur is more spacious. The eight of us waited for 10-15 minutes for the staff to prepare our table and they were quite particular about the full attendance of our mentioned-number-of-pax-at-the-start as the waitress asked us 'All 8 of you are here?' before we could enter the restaurant.

Saveur's Entrance

Saveur's Interior

Table for 8

Choices choices

We've ordered 3 Duck Confit and 5 Chicken Roulade as our individual mains. BF and I ordered Salmon Confit as our starter.

Salmon Confit ($9.90 before taxes)
Salmon confit was decent as a starter. The salmon skin's crispy and eating it together with a fat slice of salmon tasted good. This wasn't a dish that will greatly satisfy my taste bud though.

Duck Confit ($12.90 before taxes)
Duck Confit (side profile)

The highly raved Duck Confit isn't famous for nothing. Seen many pictures of it via Instagram and Facebook, now it's my turn to try! The meat was really tender, smooth mashed potato, tasty sauteed shiitake mushroom which my BF kept stealing from my plate -.- and the oranges were sweet! Very good combination and this is definitely gonna be a MUST TRY dish whenever one visits Saveur.

Chicken Roulade ($9.90 before taxes)
The portion for Chicken Roulade was so small that my friends had to eat a second meal after. Nevertheless, the chicken thigh with creamy basmati rice & parmesan sauce was yummy as well. DeLIGHTful dish suitable for people with 'smaller' stomach.

Cookies & Milk ($9.90 before taxes)

Cookies & Milk - Cookie dough ice cream, milk soil, honey cloud, cherries kirsch & peanut butter 
When the dessert was served, we were startled by the look of it. It looked like a dish of foam. Don't judge a dish by its appearance! The mixture of cookie dough ice cream, peanut butter and stuff was very tasty!! I find it a little pricey though.

Overall, the dining experience at Saveur was satisfying. French food was well-known for having small portion of food and being expensive on the contrary. Saveur offers good french-styled food at affordable prices. I've never tried dining in an authentic French restaurant before so I could't make a fair comparison in terms of their food quality. I'll probably try the other branch at Bugis and order more variety of dishes soon! This isn't a place where you can chit-chat after the meal as there'll always be a long queue and the staff will 'chase you away' courteously.

Shaw's reflective black mirror

NUS Statistics Graduates!!

姐妹花 - Girls' favorite acitivity

V-sign, tsk tsk

Wendy's Cheese and Cheese Baked Potato

Awesome gathering! We indubitably miss the days in school, having lectures and meals together, gossiping, learning and laughing at one another. We made a point to meet every month from 7 Sep 2013 onwards to maintain and further develop our friendship. Yay, I was the one who suggested this and yay again as everyone agreed. =)