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Crazy Shoes, would you dare?!
Oct 31st, 2009 by niceyfemme

Whoah!

I can’t believe that there are some people who would want to wear this type of shoes!

I don’t know bout you but I don’t think I can handle this…..

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As in it’s bad enough that it’s this high but it’s you’ll be bending your feet way too much.. So unnatural…. Read the rest of this entry »

Mustafa Part II
Oct 31st, 2009 by niceyfemme

Date: 22 Oct 2009
Location: Mustafa, Little India, Singapore

The beginning and the end

of this tiny adventure…

This started from me, craving for Sauteed Green Mung Bean Soup and Bee missing Tinola, or Chicken Ginger Soup.

Most ingredients are readily available here, specifically in my bestfriend Sheng Shiong, the neighborhood budget friendly supermarket πŸ˜‰ except for the important leafy veggies Malunggay and Chili Pepper Leaves…

Since I’ve been in Mustafa once and saw Malunggay is available there, I decided to go ahead, never mind the cost of the trip and all, and just head there.

When niceyfemme has something in her mind, nothing, as in nothing can stop her. Whoah!

I bought some food stuff like this one…..

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I like this… More so Cheese Naan… That made me gain like 8-10 lbs in two weeks… That addictive! (That cheese naan I love is made by Chef Sahani Bairagi of Spices of The Peninsula Manila.)

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The birdie that scared me. Takaw!

And so this is the second half of my Mustafa adventure hehehhe…..

Roaming = Hunger

I headed to Mustafa around 1300H and haven’t had my lunch yet, so after two hours of roaming around in my happy place, I naturally felt hunger. But in this case strong, very loud crumbling noises from my tummy.

I didn’t know where to find yummy food there. I remember my Indian friends Gopi and Raja mentioning before that there are so many yummy Indian food stalls and restaurants in Mustafa. So I wonder which one?

I walked and walked and chose this one.

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The guy who runs this restaurant or stall was nice enough to let me snap some shots there….. Here he is…

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I just can’t remember his name…. Sorry!

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Looked yum to me….

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I chose this.. This has a little bit of everything….. Meat, veggies and seafood…..

And here is how my plate looked like.

Took this video as an evidence of it’s existence before I “finished” it hehehe….

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What can I say? I liked it! I liked the seven spice chicken the best.

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I was able to handle the heat of this food, thanks to a bottle of water and a KitKat… Eating something sweet can help when you ate something too spicy..

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The street beside my table….

I think my jeans shrunk, sumikip kasi eh heheheh…. Ok I just ate too much aminin ko na hahaha!

So I decided to give it some time to settle and just sit where I was for a few minutes.

Oh and it was already 1630H (yeah way too late for lunch) then so I decided to head straight home. Headed to bestfriend MRT….

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A street in Little India..

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The first time Bee and I went to Mustafa, we got a little confused. We alighted in Little India station. Turned out, Mustafa is closer to Farrer Park station. This time around, I still almost forgot that and was a little confused at first whether to alight in Little India or Farrer Park, so I called Bee. He remembered so I didn’t get lost and walk around until my feet hurt.

See I get lost a lot hehehe… I always end up walking for like an hour trying to find my way but it’s alright, it’s part of the thrill of the “adventure”.

I know other people have their own things they like doing for reasons only they truly understand. Usually because of sentimental reasons that has something to do with their past and this is just one of mine. Psychology thingy. So interesting, right?

Reach home so tired but I still cooked Tinola with Malunggay. We liked it so much I forgot to take photos and only remembered when what’s left was bones. πŸ™‚

But it was good. Another memorable day to add in niceyfemme history.

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Mustafa Trip… (Part 1)
Oct 30th, 2009 by niceyfemme

Date: 22 Oct 2009
Location: Mustafa in Little India, Singapore

Severe Food Cravings?

Yes, that’s the reason I gave myself for going to Mustafa yesterday… I had this irresistible urge to go there to buy some things, so I did. (Please see previous post.)

Edit: This entry is supposed to be published last week 23 Oct but because of the internet problem, can only do now.

I’ve been there before. Bought some chocolates and sweets (candies) but one product that struck us was that Malunggay is available there. It’s not available anywhere else. So went back to buy. I found it.

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But when I looked for Dahon ng Sili (Chili Leaves) the Indian woman gave me a funny look and repeatedly repeated what I ask her. “Chili leaves ha? Leaves of chili?”, she asked. I was like, “Yes, chili leaves.”, with a lot of nodding. Apparently, she found it funny because they don’t use it there. I’ve seen many types of leaves used in Indian cooking but no chili leaves. Ok no problem, I could still use the Malunggay as substitute in my Tinola.

See, my happy place is the grocery area. I love supermarkets. I could stay there for hours and hours until my feet finally give up on me and beg me to sit down. When I was still in college, my best friend and I during our long breaks would go to SM Dasma to go roaming around in the supermarket. We love it there. I remember, we were there for the grand opening and we were kind of broke then, worse thing is we were hungry. There were lots of free taste offering and let me just put it this way, we went out of the mall feeling full! Hahahah! Yeah, happy place.

Going back, even after I have found the one thing I came there for, I still stayed to roam around and check every little product they have there. A supermarket is like a world of wonder hehehe….

Some of the things I’ve found interesting…..

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What we Filipinos call Atis. This is imported from Thailand? This variety is just bigger than ours. I actually have seen bigger ones in Bugis.

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Some ready made food…. I really thought hard and long if I’d buy this….

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Drumsticks, seasoned Indian style.

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Some mixes, I bought Satay mix…

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and Rendang mix too… I’ve always been intrigued so I’ll try cooking this myself….

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The pile of Malunggay leaves. Imported from Malaysia I believe.

And guess what I’ve found?!!!!

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Bagoong! SGD 3.00 lang!

SALE, SALE, SALE

As usual so many items on sale. Aside from the chocolates that’s on sale all year round, there’s perfume sale too. Good thing I’m not a musky perfume person because I’d be in big trouble as the stocks on sale are popular brands Filipinos love. (It’s a different issue if Bath and Body works lotion and spray colognes(?) are on sale, yey!)

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Or is it? I checked the prices, most are regular priced, except for chocolates, perfumes etc…. For me, it’s still worth it, going here… Just the wide array of choices made me drool….

Paid for the chosen stuff after a good two hours of roaming there…

Hungry….

Mustafa in Little India is known for good Indian food….

Though I have to admit, I’m not a very big fan of this cuisine or any really spicy food in general.

Why?

I believe I was burnt.

When I was new in Singapore, in one of work’s lunch breaks in Newton, we tried a food court and I chose dishes that looked kind of familiar, looked like Pinoy dishes, there was one that looked like Sarciadong Isda. Turned out everything I chose would make me cry, it was that spicy. Of course I can’t eat it. Also expensive so I felt I wasted money so for almost two years I didn’t have any interest with Indian and Malay cuisine, until now.

For some reason, I wanted to eat Indian food. So looked and looked I did.

There was a lot of stalls(?) lining the streets there, you’ll be confused which to choose, like how confused I was.

How to know which is good? Either ask around (which I do not want to do) or follow you’re instincts hehehhe….

So I jalan jalan…..

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See? So many…..

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I found a fast food/ food court style one with aircon, very tempting as it was very hot and humid that day, but I thought it’s unlikely I’d find authentic indian food there.

Birdie!

While browsing this black bird surprised me! Flew in front of my face then landed to this sack of rice…

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There’s a lot of these birds in Singapore and they scare me, I totally forgot my tummy was making a lot of noises begging me to eat….

Finally!

I found one stall.

But will post that next time.

I’ll sum the food experience up in one word.

YUMMY.

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I’m Baaack!!!!
Oct 29th, 2009 by niceyfemme

hahahha!

Yeah, finally. BUT. Not because of Starhub. Hmmmn…

Will update tomorrow, I’m sooo tired today…

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Turbulence took a lot from me.

Shaken my knees. Literally. Hahahha!

Will post a video about that…. pretty weird!

Good night!

*Yawn…..*

Starhub problem…..
Oct 26th, 2009 by niceyfemme

It’s been four days now………

Yes, four days since my internet connection went beserk and It’s not fixed until now…

I’m so crazy now that I connected to an unsecured wireless connection….

I’ve went back and forth many times to Starhub and they still haven’t fixed it.

I’m so upset.

Hope this gets fixed ASAP.

Off to Mustafa!
Oct 22nd, 2009 by niceyfemme

Will buy some Malunggay and Chili leaves…. (Sus! Malunggay at dahong sili! haha!)

Where?

In Mustafa!

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So nutritious you know? (In Singlish twang hahaha!)

Will rush now, I don’t know if they have plenty of stocks in there.

I want to cook Munggo and Tinola, that’s why. (Mung Bean Soup and Chicken Ginger Soup?)

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See? Looks yummy right? I cooked this myself.

I have this really bad craving for Tinola.. But it’s not the same without Chili leaves, so yes, I’ll go that far just to buy that. I have to say though, that I’m not comfortable buying these leaves as I have them at home. Malunggay trees are plenty in the village and I have some Chili plants. Well, what can we do right? But complain? hahahhah!

So I’m off to my “adventure” trip. Let’s see what “finds” we’ll find in there.

Good luck to me. πŸ˜‰

Best Part of Air TraveL
Oct 21st, 2009 by niceyfemme

Every time I have to leave the country, I always kind of hate the idea of packing, checking in and being on queue, waiting for boarding time, not to mention my butt always ending up in pain for sitting Β for hours in the plane, basically everything that has to do with air travel.

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Not to mention the “I’m-happy-to-go-but-I’m-leaving-someone-behind” part. You know how heavy your heart is? Even though I’m always back in just weeks I still feel that, EVERYTIME.

The only nice part I look forward to? The plane’s taking off and landing parts…..

So exciting!

There’s just something about it. It has always intrigued me. How the plane defies gravity. I know it can be explained by science but for someone who doesn’t get science that well (hehehe) that’s still fascinating….

I hope someone could explain to me how planes do that, in layman’s term.

I have an idea from what I read and what I was able to “get”.

My theory about how a plane flies

The plane’s engine “supplies” hot air beneath it’s wings. Hot air naturally has to go up. So when the plane blows hot air in it’s wings, plus buwelo (enough flight?) then the plane will fly. Yeah, this is my theory.

See I’ve always been wanting to take a video of the plane’s landing and take off. Was only able to do so the last time I left. I have to say, it was pretty nice. I like how it excites me. I have to admit, there’s a tiny tiny bit of nervousness in the deepest part of me heehehe…. And once I get seated, a lot of emotions overpower me.

Oh and you can see our house from this video hehehe…. You can see SM Bacoor and we are very close from SM. *wink!*

Take off!

Exciting right? I didn’t expect the sight I saw. Very beautiful! Every time I watch these videos, I feel like I’m there.

Then after this take off, its hours or seating and waiting for hours to pass me by. I ate a whole lot of food, mind you. As
in I finished two bags of chips, one small bottle of water, one bottle of orange juice and some nuts. When I’m bored, I eat. When I’m bored I gain weight. πŸ™

I really can’t stand sitting for hours. Understandable because i’m someone who always multitask even if I dont have to.

Landing! Finally!

There’s always some kind of relief I’m feeling every time it’s landing time, well aside from the excitement. I’m not scared of landing. I just have some kind of doubts? Well, planes still crash, you know. Even in large planes. Remember Air France?

Never mind, I love travelling and I will continue doing this as long as possible. I hope I could explore other countries as well, most especially in Europe. Oh wow!

I just wish I have a job that will pay me to travel. Oh wow!
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Lucky Plaza on a Sunday……
Oct 20th, 2009 by niceyfemme

Date: 18 Oct 2009 / Sunday
Location: Lucky Plaza, Orchard Road, Singapore

So not recommended!

See, Bee and I have new found friends here…. She’s Ate Jane and her Portuguese boyfriend Cedric…

Please go on weekdays if you can… We just went as our Ate Jane can only go on that day….

They invited us to go out to go eat Halo-halo… Knowing it’s a Sunday I was hesitant at first but we can’t resist their offer hehehe… So off we went…

Btw, I loove their food there! I mean, it’s better than restaurants at home… I really appreciate the food in Kabayan Restaurant… Their halo-halo was superb! The mango ice cream on top was wow! There’s even bits of fresh mango… One of the best ice cream i’ve tried…. Their food, Kare-Kare to be specific, I have tried last year was good too…

But I got dizzy with the number of people there! Ate Jane’s friend, Venus, one second is just infront of us the next she’s gone! We had to call her many times….

While waiting for her I browsed some stuff there… Passed by a shades store…. Since mine was crushed I needed a new one… I didnt check the prices first hehehe… So I liked one with no price tag…. Then checked other ones… One with a tag says SGD 599.00! Heart attack! I was like, “Ate Jane, if this one I like cost more than SGD50.00 please don’t let me buy this.” So I asked how much… SGD 25.00! Yey! and they just looked equally nice….. I was like, “Why the price difference?” The sales person who happened to be Pinay said the expensive one is branded and the one I liked is not…

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Ok ba?

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And I got discount! Bought it for only SGD 20.00! Yey!

Mga Pusang Gala (Filipino & Singaporean Cats)
Oct 20th, 2009 by niceyfemme

Filipino Cats Versus Singaporean Cats

We Filipinos are used to slim cats… It’s unusual to see fat cats in the streets…

That’s why we noticed everytime we’re out in the streets here how unusually big they are and we’re not used to seeing cats this big… They scare me…. They look like mini lions…. And they’re always in a group… Unlike this one….

Here’s a sample….

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Another one….

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Katakot o! Mabagsik! hehehhe…………..

This cat scares me so much I had way too much distance away….. Hehehehe….

Here’s our humble, sexy cats….
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Sina MingMing malalambing…. Pinoy eh heheheh…..

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See the difference with their bodies???

Off to Sentosa…… Part 1
Oct 20th, 2009 by niceyfemme

Sentosa…. so chic!

I’ve been living in and out of this country for a long time now but I didnt have any interest to go out before and try and see the tourist spots here…

Why?

First reason, I really enjoy the comforts of home. I love how comfortable my room is. I feel safe inside the house. Ask me what an ideal day for me is, I’ll tell you it’s chilling at home, maybe cook a bit, watch any of my favorite tv series, lay down in bed…. oh heaven!

Second, I know that if we’re going out, it means we have to spend. Spend money on bus, Mrt, food (and I eat alot) and I might get tempted to buy some things… So better be safe and stay at home….

Since I called Singapore my second home, I believe I have only been on one tourist spot here (malls excluded hehehe) it’s the Singapore Flyer. Myself and a friend, night time just for kicks. Pretty pricey, around SGD30.00 per person. It’s like a pretty big ferris wheel but you don’t feel it moving. So comfortable, it’s airconditioned, spacious it can fit up to 25 persons at once? (hope I remember it right)… and one full rotation will take around 30 minutes… So relaxing I remember…. Unfortunately, no photos. It was unplanned. Singapore night scene was so beautiful then. Still is. I just know that more buildings are under construction in the area, I hope the view isn’t ruined. I know they won’t let it happen. πŸ™‚

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I love how it changes it’s colors, they look so pretty at night!

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So spacious you can even arrange an elegant sit down dinner for you and your wife or girlfriend…. It was fun….

Here we were on our way to MRT….. Btw, you can see in this video, the yellow blouse(?) or shirt I mentioned I bought in a sale when we went to watch in cathay? when we went out for jalan jalan? we bought at 80% off! I really like it… Who can tell it’s priced at SGD5.00? or roughly around Php150-160? Lovett!

And after this video, I bought my favorite gulaman… In Pinas, we call it Chinese gulaman, here it’s called grass jelly.

Change of heart….

This time, Bee recommended Sentosa and I was like why not? (Problem is I wore jeans, we’re going to the beach and I’m wearing jeans?!)

We were thinking if we should go by cable car. But for people who wants to save while still able to see things and nature, we can’t make the decision. I didn’t know there is another way of going there, by train, by Sentosa Express.

So we headed to Vivo City where the train is. Of course going there, we’ll pass by boutiques. Window shopping a bit on our way to the train. Bee went in one store, with sale. I browsed the stuff. Saw one, seems pretty interesting. I had no intention of buying but tried it on for size. I was hooked. I reason with myself thinking with this pair of shoes, I could wear this with dresses and even jeans. So it’s okey. Had to buy it. At SGD 109.00 original price, I bought it at SGD 49.00! Wow!

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He insisted we try that as that one is cheaper just SGD 3.00 per person (cable car is SGD 11.00). I actually enjoyed the train ride. I like riding in trains, especially small, cute ones… As I see, they have a lot of that here. There’s one in Changi Airport, used to transfer to Terminals 1, 2, and 3 so comfortably. Now I discovered, there’s one going to Sentosa too.

You can see in this video, niceyfemme showing off so proudly her new shoes!

Here we were going to Siloso Beach… I like how Sentosa looks…

Here in the sands of Siloso….. Almost dark…..

I loove the smell of the sea…. So fresh!

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Mainit!

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Bee here…

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Bee again…

Here’s Songs of the Sea shot from afar….

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I’ll take a better shot next time….

Since we were running out of time as it was so late, we decided to try the Luge and other things next time… So there will definitely going to be a Part 2….

Bitin!

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