Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Career & Education 2015 - This annual event enters its 27th year next year!

So excited to announce the next installment of the Career & Education 2015 show will take place on the 12 to 14th of March 2015 at the Suntec Singapore.

You can visit for more information on this event.

NEW! 2015 show features include:
  • Industry Focused Pavilions for job-seekers 
  • Country Pavilions for Education – Europe/USA and Australia
  • ‘Study in Singapore/Europe/Australia/UK’ Pavilions covering a multitude of local, overseas, public, private, full, part-time, vocational, training and education options
  • A full programme of activity in the hall will include
    • a revamped programme for job-seekers students
    • social events with alumni to exchange advice, tips from recent graduates and young professionals
    • industry sessions helmed by associations with speakers who are rising stars / youth talent
    • lucky draws and competitions conducted at the ‘Job hub’ and ‘Edu hub’ located centrally in the hall
    • advance notice of publicised events at exhibitors’ booths and pavilions
  • Exclusive Goodie Bags sponsored by top youth brands for early bird visitors daily

Calling All Exhibitors! Now open for raw space, shell scheme booths and tailored sponsorship bookings.
Maximise your exposure and secure the best locations early!
Visit for more information today! 

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Tony's pizza- really not worth any positive review

Tony's pizza was an option when we were craving for pizzas recently because it was along river valley and close to where we are. 

Honestly I was excited and looked forward to some good pizza. 

Positives about the place: 
- Decor was great
- Sufficient outdoor seats giving diners an option of indoor/outdoor 

Negatives : 
- Price
- Service Staff ( this factor killed the experience for me! ) 
- Taste of pizza ( First attempt! ) - we then sent it back, got them to put it back into the over for another 10 mins, and we got a better tasting pizza, with cheese that was melting! 
- Insufficient cheese on pizza

Ok so here's the run down of what happened.... we were REALLY hungry - ordered the pizza, paid SGD 42 + a small amount for the toppings. After we were done paying, we were then informed that they had many orders and the wait would be 25 mins. I told the waiter it was only polite in future to inform customers of the wait time before they pay for something, not after.  Also $7 for a can of beer! ( that's expensive or am i being cheap?!)

Anyways as you can see from the first photo, hot out of the over, the cheese looked like it wasn't warmed up enough and honestly tasted BLAH - we sent it back and got them to put it back in the over and TA-DAH - this is how it looked like after: 

see that cheese melting off that slice! now that's what I'm talking about!

Overall, I have to say it was a very disappointing experience, from having zero staff asking if we needed help when we walked in, to having no menus on our table when they weren't crowded - staff were actually sitting and chatting to serving us a pizza that wasn't cooked long enough.... I honestly don't think I will be back. 

  check out their full menu here :

Monday, 14 April 2014

Sopra Cucina

Recently while researching for Italian restaurants in Singapore, one of the hot tables for the month was at pan pacific ( the one by orchard towers) called Sopra cucina which served Sicilian food. I mainly got excited cause the exterior of the building looks so beautiful ....

photo taken off their Facebook page

For the starter, we decided to have something off the bar menu instead which was the fried mozzarella with a tomato pepper salsa.. this was delicious! We wished it was a slight bit saltier but really it's hard to go wrong with fried mozzarella. 

now as I'm writing this, I'm realising we did have a lot more food than i want to admit! we asked the waitress for a recommendation and she recommended the: Culurgiones Ogliastrini, stuffed pasta pockets of potato, mint and pecorino tossed in butter and sage.

i would say this was my least favourite dish of the night - no it wasn't awful, it was indeed tasty, however i preferred other dishes over this. i would describe this as extremely soft mash with A LOT of mint and a strong hint of cheese.

next up was the gnocchis also known as the small shaped dumplings on their menu. we did not stick to the recommended pork and rosemary sauce and instead change it to a bolognese sauce. BOY - were we pleased! the boyfriend wished the "dumplings" were bigger however it was definitely a tasty dish! highly recommended.

We went nuts and decided to order something else -   tortellini soup - that was just amazing.

 We also had a bottle of wine recommended by the waiters. I was very pleased with the service, and the food was fantastic. Overall a great night in a gorgeous atmosphere - another place i would certainly go back to!

Friday, 11 April 2014

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”

it's been awhile - and i recently lost my granny on april 1st 2014.

i knew this day would come however i really wasn't sure how i would feel about it.

looking back to 10 days ago- all i can remember is thinking i was seeing her breathe when everyone said she wasn't and me thinking that everyone was being a jerk saying she wasn't.

it hasn't sunk in and i do feel guilty for the times i never showed up - feeling guilty for never being able to speak to her because i never bothered to learn the language.

to my amazing grandma - i love you more than you'll ever know. I am sorry for disappointing you but it doesn't change how much i love you.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Singapore needs more cafes like Freshly Baked By Le Bijoux

this weekend - the boyfriend was craving for a corned beef sandwich from Freshly Baked... I have never had brunch there so i figured it was a great opportunity to check it out. It is about 5 mins away from where we live so decided to head over for breakfast.

firstly - everyone that visits this place MUST MUST MUST MUST buy the freshly baked cheese loafs. You're never gonna find cheese bread in this form with a big thick slice... actually a big chunk of cheese in almost every bite.... gosh i'm now hungry.

Anyways back to breakfast.....

we had a corned beef sandwich - and for the price it's a big WOW!

tastes good and the boyfriend absolutely loves it. the slight issue we had was that they had forgotten the cheese so we sent it back for it to be added, and the sandwich was toasted again causing the bread to hardened, which made a little tough to chew on, nevertheless - it was good.

For me, I wanted to try and be healthy and ordered the cajun chicken breast sandwich

this was disappointing as it was very dry and i really struggled to eat the sandwich. 

overall though, i would certainly be back for the breakfast meals and the corned beef sandwich. 

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Signs you're being taken for granted

Very often most of us feel that we're taken for granted - it's really hard to find the line when it comes to any relationships be it love or friendships.

Give too little and people may assume you don't care..... give too much and people may get used to it and only start expecting you to drop everything or do everything when they need you.

I'm not saying that everyone takes their partners / friends / family for granted. I can only imagine there's people out there like me, you want to make people you care about very happy and you do that often enough but buying them gifts, buying them pretty much whatever they want..... overtime, these gestures may become expectations.

Imagine buying lavish gifts for a partner for 5 years in a row, and on the 6th year, you give your partner a card, imagine how they would feel about that, when the expectation has been set (probably subconsciously)

in my opinion, these are signs that your partner is taking you for granted.... and of course these rules apply to me:

1) They just don't have time for you. Who cares if you put in time to plan something 3 weeks in advance. If something comes up, you will have to drop it and you will probably be willing to but if tables turned, you had better drop everything for them.

2) They tend to forget to be in touch - now this is debatable as i am the sort who likes being in touch with my partner in ridiculous amounts, but for all your normal folks reading this, i think a partner who forgets to be in touch or forgets to reply, clearly is taking you for granted. come on - no one IS THAT BUSY!

3) they are very impatient with you - simply because you are taking too long to understand their point of view but sometimes in moments like these, when situations arise, people may try and explain themselves in very confusing way, heightening the patience level of both parties trying to understand each other.

4) they will never say they are in the wrong. they will probably tell you white lies to prove they are right.

5) you know you deserve better. - i really don't need to explain this do i? fine, sometimes the worse thing to do is to over think everything and think you deserve better - but if you're feeling that way 90% of the time, it's definitely not going to work in the long run.

i think the list goes on - but i think if you feel the need to verbalise in your head and heart that you're being taken for granted, then you probably are. it is ultimately a vicious cycle, you start to think you need to do more so that they will love you more, however then they start expecting more and this really just never ends.

it's easy to feel defeated. maybe a chat with your loved one is the only way to go

I am no relationship expert - in fact i am in no position to even be talking about this (because of how many failed relationships I've been) however I'm just verbalising thoughts. and I'm sure there are people out there who agree with me

Gastronomia da Paolo - The Paragon - Take Home meals - WOW

I suck at cooking and so while walking around paragon during lunch, i walked past Gastronomia da Paolo - The Paragon and figured the take home sauces and pastas might be a good idea for us to have a good tasty Valentine's meal ( which didn't happen as my boyfriend lovingly cooked for me so this ended up being a post valentine weekend meal)

so what exactly did i buy  ? 

1) Cream Sauce, Bolognese , Egg Tagliatelle 

All 3 items cost me SGD 26

The cream sauce and the tagliatelle was an absolute WINNER! I love my pastas drowned in sauce, so i wished there was more sauce between the two of us but in terms of flavor - an absolute WOW! I was very impressed. 

The bolognese was OK - tasted like normal bottled pasta sauce with some cooked minced beef thrown in. 

But OVERALL - fantastic idea for lazy days when you want good quality food. I will definitely be going back to try the other sauces. 

end product of the cream sauce with the tagliatelle. Sorry gobbled up the bolognese before i took a photo.