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Saturday, January 23, 2016

For my Hubby, Samuel Lim

For my Hubby, Samuel Lim

 

This blog post is dedicated to my 24/7 Hubby aka Daddy of Valerie.

My Hubby is named Lim Yak Long @ Samuel Lim Yak Long. Why such long name? Eh, forgotten but he finds it very cool. Birthday is on the 24th of January 1978. I was forced to memorise his full name, birthdate, I/C number and HP number. And how was I being forced? For every time he pinched me, I will have to recite out everything before then he would let go. HAHAHA. It would probably be a good training for me if there's any case of emergencies. I can state the details without it being an issue then! But then again.....he seldom answer or reply at  the moment of contacting one lor. So ar, if ever there is an emergency, jia lat~

Anyway, okay... This is supposed to be a "THANK YOU" post.

I know you will be reading this blogpost. A really big Thank You to you.

Firstly, for always sharing all my blogpost, although I know you seldom read them... You only read those which got either you or Val in it. But still, for the effort and support, thanks hubby.

Talking about support, he never fails to give me the support I need, be it for school or work. Whenever I feel lousy about school or work, he's always there being a good listener and adviser. He also encourages me to not give up when things get tough.
 
 
Although he turns 38 today, he doesn't look or act his age. HAHA, I meant it in a good way lah of course. He looked younger than he supposed to look and which he will often boast about it ~
He quote "It will help to bring my age down too. -_-"
 Always acting like a big kid. However when it comes to work-related or any matters that requires him to man-up, you will see the 45 years-ols Samuel. Tsk tsk~ 
 
 
 
  

Many people often told me that men would tend tochange after marriage, if not, they would change after there's a kid in the family. Come on, let's be truthful here, who doesn't change? wahhahhaha... actually both of us changed quite a bit after marriage :) In fact, Sam has been teasing me non-stop about the part that I was supposed to be the one who wakes up every day and make him breakfast like a goody good wife~ but sadly, all these lasted only two weeks! Well, enjoy while it lasted. Lol!
 
 
And talking about changes, I think for me, the biggest change would be on the HOUSEHOLD CHORES! I never had to do a single chore on my own back then. So, you see, it was obviously a pretty BIG change on my side.
Thankfully, I have my WONDERFUL HUBBYPOO to lean on!! I do not have to shoulder all the chores on my own. We each share a fair amount of chores. Whenever I'm having to study for ecams, he will see to the chores all by himself. He can even handle Valerie on this own for a whole day. AND I dare to sat that not many MEN out there are able to do half of what he is capable of. 
进得了厨房,出得了厅堂 doesn't apply to females anymore. Hahahahah.
 
Apart from that, Sam still continue to shower us with unconditioned love. He never fails to give me a peck on the forehead before leaving for work and before going to bed which unless he dozes off first ... haha. Recently, he will have to make more changes. That is he will have to peck on TWO foreheads instead of one...MuHAHhahahah

That's my loving hubby for you guys
 
 
 

Ever since I have given birth, I seldom or rather hardly cook anymore. And we need to wash our clothes almost on a daily basis now. So we decided not to do any heavy frying or cooking so we don't have to end up spending more time and energy to clean the kitchen and most importantly, our clothes that is airing themselves dry in the kitchen, won't reek of oil. On the other hand, my AWESOMEPOSSUM HUBBY changed his role and became the CHEF!! Every weekend, when Valerie is back with us, Sam would be the one doing the cooking. ISN'T HE SO AWESOME ALREADY? He will wake himself up at 7am (on weekends hor!) and wash the bottles, preparing meals for the day, washing and even folding clothes! SERIOUSLY! What more can I ask for? I must have done something right in my previous life to be deserving of this kind of treatment. And of course, after being spoilt for so long, I will tend to take him for granted and thus, become (slightly) lazy. That's will be time Hubbypoo will show his "LE FIERCE HUBBBY" face and I will surrender myself before all hell breaks loose..... Wahhahahahahha
 

 
Cooked and prepared by him
 

Often, I will have all sorts of requests like dining out at some places, watching a particular movie or going for short trips, Sam will always try his utmost best to accommodate me. Even when comes to food, he will offer me his first bite of the food on his plate and will also let me have his last bite.
 
He gives me the freedom to meet my friends as and when I desire. He have no objections on the way I dress myself or even taking a vacation with some of my closest friends. I, counting my blessings everyday, are not taking all these for granted, obviously~ Now, for me, weekends are always for my family. A.L.W.A.Y.S!
 
  
OH! Talk about dressing... As all of you already know and seen. We will always try to have Family Outfits. CUTE HOR! Every time without fail, Sam will ask what will I be wearing and he will try to match my outfit of the day. So nice right?!
The best part is that he is okay with wearing the same outfit out together, not a lot of people I know can accept that...hmmmmmm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Do we quarrel? Of course.. just like any other couple would.
But, we try our best not to bring the issue over to the next day, we will sort it all out tactfully after we have cooled down. And most importantly, we never use profanities on each other. We also apologized to each other after each quarrel no matter whose fault it is. Quarreling will not solve issues, it will only make things worse.
 
 
 


He is someone whom I can always trust.
Someone who loves me so much more than I ever will love myself.
Someone whom I can rely on wholeheartedly.
Someone who will take care of our family.
I am super glad to meet this "Someone" who now became my Hubbypoo.
 
 


Thank You very much, Hubby! From the bottom of my heart.
Thanks for always being a loving husband and a very loving Father to our Valerie.
You are always my pillar of support and in return, I promised to be yours too.

Happy 38th Birthday to You!
May your wishes come true.

 


May we all be blessed with good health and happiness.
 
 

 
 
 
Can't wait for our Post HONEYMOON trip to MALDIVES!!
WoooHOooo!!!

 
 


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Saturday, January 09, 2016

Paddy Hills

Paddy Hills

Address: 38 South Buona Vista Rd, Spore 118164
Contact: +65 6479 0800
Opening hours:
Mon to Fri 10.30am to 5pm, 6pm to 9.30pm
Sat and Sun 9am to 5pm, 6pm to 9.30pm

For more updated information: https://www.facebook.com/paddyhills.sg


If were to travel there by Public Transport, simply take the Circle Line to Haw Par Villa station. Either walk a 15 mins route or take Bus 200 for 3 stops.


Tada, the bus will drop us at the bus stop directly opposite the café.


Was deciding whether we should head to Curious Palette or Paddy Hills.
But Paddy Hills seems to have better review... and so Paddy Hills it is!








Pretty nice ambience for a nice catch up with my AJALYA....
Our quarterly affair...
Got rustic feel... I like :)






Guessed what!
Actually I came all the way here for their HIGHLY RAVED PANCAKESSSSS!
But I just found out that they only serve those during LUNCHTIME!
NOOOO~ so SAD!

And we only got informed that if we want to have the Pancakes for dinner, we will need to make advance order. That's WHY I SAID HIGHLY RAVED! NOW YOU BELIEVE ME OR NOT!

Anyway, their Menu quite limited eh.
I saw their Menu previously got more varieties eh. Why like that?!

There's only 3 mains and 1 of them is beef which I don't take.
So in the end, we ordered 2 mains, 3 small plates and a dessert.





Christmas gifts from Limin and Audrey...
Oops, did not prepare any... But well... My presence is everyone's present! wahhaahhha


Group pic before the food


Salmon Tartar $24
(Salmon skin, Ikura, Dill oil & Yuzu ice)

Initially, I was really doubtful of the dish. But it turns out to be so much better than I expected. 
I feel that this is really a MUST-TRY dish!
It's so refreshing. The Salmon taste goes well with the Yuzu ice!
It's a good match.



Squid ink Tagliatelle $29
(Fresh pasta, Scallop, Ikuro, Tobiko & Mentaiko)

To me personally, Squid Ink Pasta is only unique because of its colour which makes it so Instagram-worthy. 
Doesn't really give me a "WOW" factor.


I told ya it's Instagram worthy... lol...
Halloween please... wahhahahah


Look at my crooked teeth... wahhahhahah


Spanish Octopus $28
(Tofu emulsion, Smoked egg, Ikura & Chamame)

When the Menu states small plate/portion... they are really not joking on the servings. 
Octopus is chewy. Chamame, which is a kind of Edamame, tastes good.
But.... serving was too littleeeeeee...
Already in our mind, we were like thinking that we might need to look for some café or kopitiam for prata liao...


Roasted Chicken $22
(Romesco, Pumpkin & Roasted grapes)

Chicken was tender. I preferred the Chilli sauce than the Romesco sauce. And I didn't know the Roasted Grapes would have such a pretty interesting taste. 
But then again... $22 for only 5 pieces of chicken...



Paella $29
(Clams, Unagi, Scallop & Prawn)

We assumed that the Paella was gonna be quite a big serving. But in the end... we all only had a mouthful each... Wahahhaha..

The fishy seafood note was a little strong for us.


Yakitori (pork belly)
fatty fatty... but I like it... waahhhha


Yakitori (Mushroom)

A little too dry and bland.


Yakitori (Salmon belly)
 This was YUMS. Real YUMS!
Not sure what were those on top... crunchy crunchy one.
The salmon belly was so smooth, it melts in your mouth kind, no joke.


Texture of Fruits $25
(Vanilla yoghurt, , Freeze dried fruits, Yuzu gel, , Mango gel, Seasonal fruits, Strawberry chips and Raspberry dust)

Pretty interesting combination. Not too sweet, not too gelat.
But still... where is my PANCAKE!
Sad.


 Luckily, we got a birthday cake too. wahhaha.
Post bday celebration for Audrey!

Purposely bought a smaller one, thinking that we gonna be too full by then.
But... oh well.




Yang Rui. Apple. Audrey. Limin. Jeslyn. Annie.
(Single, Married, Married, Single, Attached, Married)

I'm awaiting for Phuket wedding, please make that happen soon.


Our next gathering will most probably be in March. So.... till then!



Overall, I felt the food, ambience and customer service was good. However, it's a little pricey and not much variety in the menu. Would rate it a 7/10.
I might come again for its HIGHLY RAVED PANCAKE!


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