Keeping up with the demands of being a wife, a mother and a daughter is not easy. I feel like everyone wants a piece of my time. The demands of work and my own family had made it near impossible to go out with Mummy on a one-on-one date.
Invited mum out for dinner at STREAT, a signature event which was part of the Singapore Food Festival. The main draw was of course Celebrity Chef Justin Quek (of Sky on 57 fame) Pop-up Restaurant.
I ordered a 3 course set menu paired with a glass of JQ Poupille 2009 100% Organic Merlot for both of us from Chef Justin’s Pop-up Restaurant.
Mummy doesn’t usually drink wine but tonight she did and finished the glass all on her own. The lamb was delicious tender, flavourful and no game odour. Dessert was simply divine with the fusion mix. The price was a steal for a fine dining cuisine!
Halfway throught our meal I looked up and saw Mummy looking at me smiling nostalgically. “It was I who used to be the one asking you to sit and I ordered food for you when you were little”, she said. “Now its my turn to do it for you, all you have to do is relax and enjoy.”, I replied.
During dinner we chatted about the recent activities/events in each other’s life and made plans to do this more often.
As we were leaving Mummy asked me to take a photo of her with the “One Fullerton” backdrop. She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an Angel’s. She said:: “I told my colleagues I was going out with my daughter for dinner here and they were impressed.”
At that moment, I understood the importance of saying in time:: “I Love You”, and to give our loved ones the time they deserve. Nothing in life is more important than our FAMILY (Father And Mother I Love You). Give them the time they deserve, because these things cannot be put off till “some other time.”
There are various eateries at “The Punggol Settlements” you have all the seafood restaurants occupying the ground floor and on the second floor you have the boutique restaurants/cafes.
Izakaya 95 caught my eye, a Japanese restaurant located on the second floor. They serve yakitories, a variety of Japanese dishes with an array of booze from draught beers on tap to Sake take your pick.
Ambiance is chill and relaxed, the all black decor, tea lights in lamps on the table gives the place a cool Japanese hipster kind of feel to it.
Come early to snag a nice table along the veranda to enjoy the sunset and a view of containers/shipping at Pasir Gudang, Malaysia. If your lucky you might see fireworks too (don’t ask why there are fireworks am not sure either).
Overall, all the plates are tasty, flavorful, and consistent. There are plenty of choices to choose from but it can be a little overbearing when it’s the first time seeing the menu.
The sake that we chose was extremely smooth, clean, crisp, light body with unami and nicely soft sweetness. A perfect food sake that is complementary to the flavors in the food.
The service staff are friendly, attentive, cordial and efficient for how busy it was. Food comes out at a good pace.
I have since been here twice once with the family and the second with friends. Its a great place to chill out, relax and unwind after a tough day/week with family or friends.
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Izakaya 95 is located at 3 Punggol Point Road, #02-05 The Punggol Settlement.
If you’re going for that minimalist kind of look, where you want to look feminine and classic, yet not too overdressed and flashy, then this is a nice approach which I have put together. I wanted to keep it clean and simple, so I chose this cute little black dress from Nanz that I fell in love with when I saw it and paired it with a pair of yellow and black stripe heels to give the outfit some contrast.
Going further along with the contrasting theme, I paired a red clutch to balance out the black and brighten up the outfit a little more. For jewellery, I kept it simple and minimal. And there you have it!
This is how I would style my little black dress bringing me from work to a night out.
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:: Outfit ::
Classice Black Dress :: Nan_Z Collection by Si Nan
Accessories :: Clutch & Bangle (Chanel), Necklace & Ring (Flea Market in Australia)
Saying goodbye to the weekend and embracing the beginning of the work week is already hard enough, but thinking of an outfit that is both cute and comfortable to stand the heat only adds more stress. When I’m getting dressed in the morning and am at a complete loss as to what to wear on, 9 times out of 10 I will head to something black or black and white because they are easy to throw together but still look polished and chic even if you’ve put zero effort in!
Today’s look is a skater dress – skater dresses always have a special place in my heart – they look cute whilst hiding a multitude of bits and bobs that I am conscious of!
We finished the look with a pair of pump wedges to amp up the luxe factor!
:: Outfit ::
Monochrome Skater Dress :: Nan_Z Spring Collection by Si Nan
Its been a while since we last went out on a date. Last Thursday we went to Beerfest Asia held at the Marina Promenade.
There were alot of fringe activities and entertainment taking place one of which was the Beerfest Comedy Club, they had a line up of gigs by comedians from Singapore and across the causeway.
We watched the segment “Panel Show: The Last Laugh” a comedy show featuring all of the comedians of Beerfest Comedy Club. A show where comedians compete to see who will truly have the last laugh, it is played out in a competitive game show format with 2 teams of comedians pitted against each other in a battle of wits, genius, and hilarity. The audience get to decide which team walks away with victory by how loud their applause was.
We ended the night on a high with Frozen Rose Beer Ice Cream! Its yummy bitter sweet and refreshing!!
Basic colors ~ Black and white are awlays trending. It is definitely androgynous but yet oh so sexy and feminine.
Monochrome black and white never fails, is great for any day of the week. Whether you are suiting up for the office or for a casual outing you can create multiple looks with this color combo. You could choose to wear your monochrome look in a print, or to colour-block; the options are endless.
I don’t often mix prints enough, but I like the contrasting top and the rose embossed skirt combi. I think I have managed to pull it together rather tastefully. What are your thoughts?
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:: Outfit ::
Black & White Top and Embossed Skirt :: Nan_Z Summer Collection by Si Nan