Finally. The holidays are finally here. Which marks the end of my first semester as a Year 3 student. I'm still not sure if the next se...

November / December

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Finally. The holidays are finally here. Which marks the end of my first semester as a Year 3 student. I'm still not sure if the next sem would be my final sem, but I sure as hell hope it won't be.

This semester has been one of my most smooth-sailing ones in my 3 years in NUS. I guess most people wonder whether I've even been studying during my study break, but most of them don't know that I only have 2 final papers this semester, and both are a week apart. Haha that gives me plenty of time to play and also to adjust back to my studying mode. I've been blessed with mods I like this sem as well, which means lesser effort in mugging because I really do enjoy what I learn.

So now, I'm currently in the second week of my holidays.

I don't have travel plans, but my schedule is starting to flood itself which I'm really happy about (though I'm not sure if my bank account feels the same way). I'll also be updating this space with more back-dated food reviews! Haha I'm sure you have observed to lack of reviews this couple of months. I used to what? Dish out 4/5 per month but now I can't even seem to bring myself to write a proper one without taking up a day. Nah it's not THAT difficult, just that my attention span is really failing me.

Ok enough with the rambling. Here's what I've been up to for the past couple of weeks (including my reading week)

1) Last day of reading week

Met up with Claudia for a meal at Upper Thomson that morning before catching Fury in the afternoon. (Really didn't like the movie leh :() 

Headed over to town after that w the Cafe hoppers. Haha it's sort of mandatory to celebrate the last day of school with some decent booze, so we made use of the Yummypin coupons we had! I would really recommend the burgers and the sliders here at Blackbird Bistro. Like what I've mentioned in my review HERE, it's definitely one of the most underrated restaurants / bars I've been to. 

3 slides and 2 glasses of beer for $40! We got 2 sets of that from the Yummypin Store. 

2) One man coffee 

With C again a few days later! Hahaha quite funny lah, how we went up and down to meet one another that day. But I was pretty disappointed cos I feel that the standard at One Man Coffee drop liao :( The eggs just aren't 6 minutes anymore! 

3) Museum Hopping! 

Got to visit one of the latest exhibits at SAM: Still Moving
Pretty interesting with lots of moving theatre and art!

You can check out more about the exhibit on their website!

4) Pasarbella

Have always wanted to visit this place and was glad that I did! It's basically a huge supermarket + food hall that offers a variety of organic produce as well as Beer + German cuisine. They even sell the cutest macarons which I did not get cos it was like $4.50 per piece? 

Pork crackling + Roasted pork with lemon grass rice & potatoes - $18
Pretty good I must say, though it was definitely overpriced :(

5) Backstage cafe.

Sigh. Where do I begin about this. Was supposed to visit Tian Kee and Co on that day when we realized it closes on Mondays. So we had to think of a cafe to go on the spot (it was raining reaaaaally heavily too btw) and we decided on Backstage cafe.

But smartass me brought him to the wrong bus-stop twice, and we even ended up taking the wrong bus. 
(For those who don't know me well enough, my sense of direction can't save me for nuts. My sotong understands this fact really well and not only did he trust me from the start :'), he wasn't the slightest bit angry when we only get to have lunch 2 hours later. #touched #bff) 

Anw so, back to the story...

We had to walk quite a distance from the bus-stop to the cafe and it was raining heavily. 
So smug me was like,"Nehmind, eh today I got bring umbrella wor ;)" 
(My friends know that that rarely happens too) 

And so while we were struggling to fit into my really tiny umbrella and trying not to get drenched, it suddenly flipped on us. Yup, the whole thing turned upside down. And we were like what? Around 200m away from the next sheltered area. Hahahaha so us being us, we just gave up, stopped in the middle of nowhere and laughed our heads off in the midst of getting drenched.

Sigh... Life.

Hahaha I'm not sure if I wanna do a review about this. Quite lazy la but ok lor the food was not bad. Not really worth the travel if you don't work there (It's located in the midst of all the ulu industrial buildings). 

6) Santouka

After my Tokyu Hands trip with Carolyn! Stuffed ourselves with the delicious pork cheeks. Well, I really needed a good meal anyway. 

7) Taste of Thailand!

I'm sure those who live in the North would know this place well! Hahaha impromptu-ly jio-ed C for dinner and we ended up eating more than we should. Love the gelato I had at sembawang shopping centre too! $3.90 only leh.

8) Murtabak @ Zam zam restaurant

Met my sotong before the Nex fashion show and he brought me to one of the BESTT Murtabak places in Singapore - Zam Zam Restaurant which is located at Haji Lane. Omg, even thinking about it now makes me super hungz. Its like chewy prata + tons and tons of meat. What's there not to like? And I felt it was pretty value for money for just $5.50!

Haha we spent $16 in total for one chicken murtabak, one mutton murtabak and 2 drinks. Prolly the amount we would spend on a dish at some random cafe. Definitely a good change!

9) Last paper 

A small celebratory dinner for my final paper with beer and waffles at Revelry. 
Review will be up soon, I promise! 

10) Brunch + TH 

The last one! Met Carolyn and Hui min for Sin Ming prata which we have planned around a month back. Hahaha everyone has been so busy that we had to keep post-poning it. Had a great time singing our lungs out at Teo Heng but I really felt damn paiseh since both of them had such nice voices. :'(

Ended off the night with dinner at JJ Thai (which I've reviewed before this) and quite a long HTHT session afterwards. Still very thankful for Yummypin which brought us together. :')

I hope I haven't been rambling too much and thanks for reading till the end.... if you did! And a huge thank you to those who have been reading my blog religiously. Like you guys part of the reason why I'm still keeping this space alive :')

Hope I didn't bore you too much!