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Flat Layout

Google Sketchup has gotta be the most amazing thing ever. haha. After I found out about it, I spent more than 12 hours playing around with it, and then coming up with our home layout. Prior to that, both Donald and I have been drawing them on copies and altered copies of our floor plan. Which was sorta insane. Having this just gave us a better look at how our home will look like if we were to design it a certain way. I’m really loving it!! =) 

Donald and I have fallen into a routine back in SG. A sorta comfortable one. I’m getting spoilt without having to cook and clean. Having said that, I finally had a chance to bake yesterday. I had been dying to bake something, and the idea of cupcakes came up. A few days later, a link appeared on @jamieteo’s tweet, which was a sign obviously. =P  The cupcake pops were so adorable! How could you not resist them?? I decided to give it a shot. I bought the ingredients over a span of two days whilst waiting for Donald at Clementi. 

I SO failed. DOH. I did think that they were alot of work, having to bake a cake first, followed by putting cream cheese frosting, and then rolling them into litle balls, and then making the shape. But I tried. They wouldn’t stick, they wouldn’t shape, and when I dipped them into the chocolate, they fell apart! The white chocolate wouldn’t remain fluid and became pasty. =( 

Seriously, I was quite upset, and then thought of throwing everything away and never see it again. haha. Donald came in and gave me a hug and told me to do with what I could do rather than throwing it all away. I gave it a thought and then told myself, screw it. it’s cute in the shape on Bakerella’s, but if I can’t do it that way, i’ll do it MY way.  and I ended up with little cupcake balls, with their tops dipped in chocolate, and with star sprinkles on the top. they don’t look really nice, but they don’t taste half bad. =P 

And I learnt the essential lesson of FOLLOWING THE DAMN RECIPE. I substituted cake mix with sponge cake mix, chocolate buttons with couverture chocolate (i loooove  couverture chocolate). So hah. Okay, when I get my new place, I will bake them again. 

And I was thinking of cheating by using a mini muffin tray, so maybe I will do so the next time. *inno* 

Donald and I had quite decent weekends for the past two weeks. My birthday celebrations sorta stretched into 2 weeks. *grin* nothing fancy, just eating alot. On the morning of the actual day, we slept in, then headed out for my favourite porridge buffet at Suntec Centre, then went for a walk in the Food and Travel expo. We went out smelling fresh, and out smelling like we had been barbecuing for hours. GAHH. Went to check out movie timings at GV Marina so that we could use my voucher to catch Clash of the Titans, but apparently it was too new so we watch any. But we did go for a massage! The foot reflexology was awesome as usual, but the rest of it was abit…bleh. 

Tuesday was spent with a small group of friends from church, and we went out for desserts at Benten Cafe at Iluma, Bugis for that legendary bucket of ice cream. We went crazy with photographs with it came out obviously. hehe. I mean, look how big it is! It took 7 of us to finish all of it, and sitting outside, were 3 skinny girls who finished it all by themselves. -_-” Eh, we were eating in moderation. Too old to finish so much ice cream between 3 people liao. hahaha. 

Joyce, Icecream & Ron

 Oh, the highlight of the week? Scoring Jay Chou concert tickets!! The online purchase was insane! All tickets were sold out within 2 hours. We managed to get our 5 tickets all sitting together. We only found out that heaps of people weren’t able to get seats together and had to resort to buying single seats just so they could attend the concert. Donald was just saying that we were lucky to have been able to get the tickets, let alone sit together. I ABSOLUTELY CAN’T WAIT!! hehe. 

Following Saturday was our 6th month SG-wedding anniversary AND our 5th year dating anniversary. *beams* Very happy to have reached the 5 year mark leh. Granted we are not really dating liao, and should just concentrate on celebrating wedding years. haha. Well, if getting together wasn’t that interesting, I wouldn’t be that bothered by it. =P We used another of my birthday vouchers and went to 2am:dessertbar at Holland Village for dessert after a dinner of laksa. 

The lounge chairs were so comfy!! The right position for watching a movie at home. I actually went to ask the waitress who did the chairs. hahaha. Donald and I reckoned that the chairs for two would probably cost more than $2k if we were even remotely interested in getting them done. (I am more than remotely interested, but Donald will probably kill me..) The desserts were good, very chocolatey, and the vinegar chocolate wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Our sorbets were awesome though, and they were all handmade. I peeped over the bar counter and saw them handmaking all the chocholate! The 2 pieces of marshmallows that I received were lavendar marshmallows. It was sweet, and a little like eating potpourri. Otherwise, it was good. =P 

This weekend, we are chilling in, finishing some overdue work, before going out to play tomorrow. Speaking of which, I’ve procrastinated enough (I even put photos in my entry! =P) Time to get back to work. =D

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