Telok Ayer Street
Because I went for a 30-40min swim in the morning, I was gagging for some food afterwards. Lunch was at Amoy Food Centre, close to where my cousin
The famous Lor Mee stall and Nasi Lemak stall
$3 Lor Mee – 1st time ever I’ve had it, it was sooo good! Yellow flat noodles
in a thick slightly-sticky gravy with tons of fish/pork/crispies. Mmm :)~
The Nasi Lemak stall where you can make your selection
$2 Nasi Lemak – super duper tasty, the queue for this was huge!
Wanton Noodles stall
$4 Wanton Noodles – this was MEGA sized, so much food that you can’t
actually see the noodles! Really good though, the pork was sooo soft.
$2.50 Or Nee – a hot yam dessert with pumpkin and Gingko nuts. I don’t
really go for Asian desserts but THIS IS AMAZING :)~
Did a bit of shopping at Suntec City afterwards.. I’m after a pair of teal heels to go with my bag, but to no avail. I’m really particular when I shop. Most people assume I buy anything and everything, but I’m SUPER stingy with my money and often walk away without buying anything. I consider anything above $2 “too expensive”.. yet I’m OK with dropping $1,000 on a handbag. My mum calls me schizophrenic and friends say “I can never figure out if you’ll think something is cheap or expensive. Your valuation of stuff is really warped!!” They’re right 😛 ANYWAY, so I walked into every shoe store there but couldn’t find the *perfect* pair – I only like buying ONE pair of shoes in a particular colour.. so I need to find THE perfect pair of teal coloured heels.
Well, me being me.. I go looking for a pair of teal/green SHOES.. and end up with a teal/green BRACELET instead! There was a stall there selling gorgeous stone jewellery, and I fell in love with this little jade bracelet. I’ve really gotten into green stuff and jade jewellery in the past year, especially after Chris told me I look nice in green. Anyway, this particular bracelet was so pretty and actually fit my wee 6″ wrist – so I took it as a sign that I had to get it 😛 They also had a drop-dead-gorgeous jade bangle that I wanted so much (I plan to put it on and just never take it off, like you’re supposed to) but it was $500, because it was cut from one big chunk of jade. I really liked it though.. it’s so Oriental and classic looking, it beats a diamond bracelet any day!!
And Mum also gave me her opal/diamond/gold ring. Actually, I think it’s mine.. but she was keeping it for me. Opal’s my birthstone and the ring fit my weirdly-skinny finger, so that was another sign I was meant to keep it 😛 It changes colour when I move it under the light, which fascinates me to no end.
Opal ring set with diamonds and gold
Carl’s Jr Burgers
#01-202 Marina Square
The only thing I know about Carl’s Jr Burgers is that it’s pretty hot in the USA.. and that Paris Hilton looks like she’s having sex with the burger in the advertisement. I never saw it when I was in California, and it doesn’t exist in Australia.. so imagine my shock when I saw it in Singapore, of all places! I actually saw an advertisement for it in the newspaper, and asked my uncle next to me if Carl’s Jr really was here.. and he confirmed, plus my cousin gave me the low-down on what to order 😛
So since we were at Marina Square checking out the sports stuff, we popped by for some grub. I was completely shocked when ONE meal cost SG$15.10!! Considering you can get a full meal (see above) for $2-3.. this fast food meal cost over 5 times more. Revolting. I suppose since it’s a franchise, they think it’s justified to jack up the price. And probably also because I ordered my meal separately instead of their ‘value meals’ which are marginally cheaper (ie. $11).
I got the Portebello Mushroom burger with charbroiled beef patty, Swiss cheese, sliced onions, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. It was totally delicious, all cheesy and wet and beefy. A decent serving of mushrooms too :)~ I envisioned a totally massive burger but it wasn’t really all that big, just normal sized. Also got the CrissCut Fries which my cousin told me were great. I really liked them, so tasty and reminded me of A&W’s curly fries. Drink was a Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Shake (Vanilla) which was utterly divine – I rank it up there with one of the best milkshakes I’ve ever had – so lovely and creamy and refreshing, with no fake vanilla flavour at all. Yum yum yum! :)~
Portebello Mushroom burger, CrissCut fries, Vanilla shake
After that… decided that the Bev makeover from the other day was still going on – this time, it was time to makeover the feet 😛 I’ve been running quite a bit over the past few months.. and because I run on the road/sidewalk for over 5km each time, it’s important I get good shoes. Currently, I’m using Reeboks – which were that really cheap $17 (!) pair I bought in the USA. You pay for what you get.. as like Nike, the shoe looks totally gorgeous.. but disintegrates in a few months :X I’ve been speaking with a lot of sports people, and also asked people in shoe stores, etc. The unanimous consensus amongst these sport-mad people is that Asics and New Balance make the best shoes that actually WORK. Unfortunately, it also means they spend most of their money on Research & Development and not Marketing & Design.. so the shoes don’t look that hot IMHO 😉
Ended up getting the Asics GEL-KAYANO XII.. which almost everyone I asked swore up-and-down that it was the best and most elite of running shoes. Apparently, it’s a “technical training shoe for the serious high mileage athlete.” – makes me a bit embarassed as I’m not reaaaaaally a “high mileage athlete” but recently I’ve been having tons of problems with my knees and ankles so I want to make sure I’m protecting them as much as possible. There’s something seriously wrong with my kneecaps – I can run UPhill, but I can’t run DOWNhill.. I’ve done so a few times here in SG and my knees absolutely scream with pain afterwards.. to the point where I can’t really stand up after I sit down. When I’m back in AU, I’m going to get an MRI scan on my knees as the specialists are better there. But in the mean time, really good shoes are what I’m after – and since these are 12 times the price of my cheapo Reeboks, they better work!! And they better last for aaaaages.. I’ve never spent so much money on sport shoes before. Even my sexy heels don’t even cost that much 😛
Asics GEL-KAYANO XII
Went home for a short rest.. then at 10pm, headed to a family friend’s place for supper. We Singaporeans like to eat non-stop, so it’s nice to be in SG where I don’t feel like a weirdo doing so 😛 Our family friend makes a killer Pei Dan Chok (okay, I have NO idea how to spell that), which translates to “century egg congee”. Except we don’t call it Congee in Singapore, we call it Porridge. It’s really satisfying and warming and just utterly delicious. She filled it with TONS of ingredients – most importantly – braised peanuts, which I can eat and eat buckets of. We all had 3 or more bowls each because it was so good, hehe :)~
Big bowl of porridge, with condiments (fried onions, shallots, century egg)
My aunt an uncle, about to dig in!
Dessert was Mini Cornettos
Tiramisu and Choc Mint
And that was yesterday. WHEW!!