High Tea at Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Axis Bar and Lounge

I am at Mandarin Oriental Hotel again! Here, I have a lot of beautiful and precious memories. Axis Bar and Lounge is my first dating place. My husband was still my boyfriend back then and now we are married and have a little baby girl. It is one of our favorite places to visit for an afternoon high tea.

a1Our first dating photo. Young isn’t it!
*Throwback*

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My postnatal confinement

As a Chinese, there are so many traditions to follow during the month long postnatal confinement. I always find it ridiculous to follow them. I have done my confinement in a very simple way and received a lot of negative feedback from relatives and friends. They do not understand why I did not follow the traditions.

Some of the popular “rules” are: one must not shower; one has to take a lot of Chinese medicine and herbs, no drinking of water and no fan and air-conditioned are allow during this period. Why does the Chinese practise postnatal confinement? It is because they believe that during childbirth, the mother will lose a lot of blood and ‘Qi’. By doing the above, it will further weaken the mother’s body.

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Peony Jade and Goodwood Park Mooncake

As Mid-Autumn festival (中秋节) is around the corner, there are mooncake fairs at most of the local shopping malls. It is a tradition to eat mooncake on this occasion and the young will be playing with lanterns. This year, we bought traditional skin mooncake from Peony Jade and snow skin mooncake from Goodwood Park Hotel.

m_a1Mooncake Fair at Takashimaya basement

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BAKE Cheese Tart at Ion Orchard

BAKE Cheese Tart origin from Hokkaido, Japan. They started out with Blueberry cheese tart in Japan. It look so yummy from their website. In Singapore, there is only one flavour – Cheese. They opened their first outlet in Singapore in April. The queuing time for their cheese tart is an hour or more. During their launch, some queue for 2-3 hours! Anyway, F&B trend can’t last long here, so there’s no point in queuing hours for some tarts, since I’m not the type of queuing person. Now, it is the good time to go for a try!!

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3D2N Staycation at Marina Bay Sands

This is our second time staying in Marina Bay Sands (MBS). Since it’s my birthday month, my husband specially arranged for a staycation of 3 days 2 nights to celebrate. MBS has a spectacular view of the Singapore city skyline and the Gardens by the Bay. Our skyline has a lot of skyscrapers, as well as the Esplanade. This time round, we requested for a city view. Anyone visiting MBS will definitely visit the Sky Park at 57 floors to take the following amazing panorama. For hotel guest, it is free entry. We did not take any photos of the infinity pool because it is always so crowded. Luckily, the weather is very forgiving therefore we are able to stay up there for quite some time.

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High Tea at The Rose Veranda, Shangri-La

One of the pastimes I enjoy the most is to try different type of cakes and tea. (It is not recommended to take too much caffeine during pregnancy, 1 cup is the limit. I use to take 4 cups a day before pregnant). Anyway, back to The Rose Veranda. It is in the 2nd level of Shangri-La hotel. The hotel is located near Orchard. It is better to visit by car or cab. They do provide shuttle bus services at fixed timing to various pick up points in Orchard. I took a cab there though. After climbing a flight of winding stairs to level 2, you will see the restaurant as below. It has a very old-school feel to it!

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