time for friends IV

the month of may has really been nothing short of supreme, because i finally completed my goal of meeting up with some of my dearest friends.

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first up, my bffs and i found time to meet up again, and on this occasion, on rather short notice, which was a miraculous feat by itself, given that the birthday boy, keryeong, has such crazy schedules.

we had dinner at a cafe he recommended, which was surprisingly well-received by us; this was already the second time that we were impressed by his choice of dinner venue, so it seems like he is getting more and more trendy, and i’m very proud of him, hahaha!

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and then it was meet-the-parents session for the new addition to our JC crew – boyfriend of our baby of the group, amantha; oh how time has flown, it seems like only yesterday when we attended her 21st birthday party, and look, now she’s all grown up, bringing her boyfriend to show us and all! *wipe tears of joy*

and speaking of birthday parties, D and i ended off the week with two birthday celebrations on the same day.

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D’s twin nephews turned one.

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twins are the best!

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though having an extra sister as a play mate is even better, of course!

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and then in the evening, we celebrated vincent’s 21st. YES, MY BABY BROTHER HAS TURNED 21ST, OMG!!! i know i have said this before, but yes, it’s probably time i stop calling him my baby brother already.

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see how even nemo looks so happy! though he’s like already 90 over years old in human years, and will probably find all these celebrations quite lame.

so yap, this is the last installation of my time for friends series. i hope i have proven my point that I HAVE FRIENDS, hahahaha!

here’s a recap of the other time for friends episodes!

time for friends I
time for friends II
time for friends III

time for friends III

finally, time for time for friends III, hahaha!

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caught up with my only friends from ntu. (i’m very selective about making friends, can?!)

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had my regular HTHT session with my bestie, may.

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and with one of my prettiest, old friends, jiaqi.

then of course, every other month should be adorned with a wedding or two.

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this time round, of D’s friend.

i wish i could elaborate more on each occasion, because each one was with people who mean a lot to me, but i’m in frankfurt now, six hours behind singapore, which means i have essentially lost one night of sleep again, which means…I AM SO TIRED!!!!!!!!!!!!

my bed is calling out for me now, practically screaming actually.

so take this opportunity to check out my gatherings in the previous two weeks?

time for friends I
time for friends II

play date!

weekend date with D again!

this happened quite long ago, hehe, but the photos will make the wait all worthwhile!

we visited the last kampung of singapore, and then dropped by at the japanese cemetery park too. both were D’s ideas. i don’t know how he got to know these places, and why he would think of going there, but i love it when D does all the planning, because he always knows the best things to do, and best places to go to! most importantly, he takes the best photos. ♥

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cgls right?



it’s been a week since my last (rather insincere) update, hiak hiak, and i’m afraid this will be one of those again, oh nooo!

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D brought me to some ulu pandan peranakan restaurant for dinner, which i really enjoyed, not only because of the food, but also because the place was not really crowded, and…

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there were good photo spots nearby, hahaha!

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though it seems like D has another way of sabo-ing me on camera now, secretly zooming in max on my prata face, tsk!

i promise my next update will have more content okay?

good food ♥

the best thing to do after a hard day’s work…

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D and i don’t usually eat at a hawker centre, but once in a while, especially after a long trip away from home, having such singapore-flavoured dishes is a welcoming treat.

now that we have scarlet to bring us around, we make it a point to venture out of our familiar territories, and try new food that we don’t usually have; things like char kuey teow and satay and all that, yums yums.

okay i better pause here for a bit because i’m starting to feel hungry, but it’s already past midnight here in sydney, and i only have milo snack bars in my room, of which i already had three, eeks!

later then…

time for friends II

here we go, more gatherings with some of my dearest over the past week. ❤

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it’s been a long time since we last had a birthday celebration, especially for the boys, because hmm…boys don’t do birthdays, i think? hahaha…which explains why we were late for samuel’s by three months, oops!

a few days later, i met up with the batchies for MOOKATA right here in our territory, cool beans clementi!!!

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and surprisingly good gelato in the same neighbourhood, which is apparently, getting even more awesome sauce than usual!

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just look at the kind of photo props that we have here, hahaha!

and then, to end off this week’s episode of time for friends, here is a picture of the last gathering i had.

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baby andre’s first birthday party! it was hmm…very lively, with many kids, again, if you know what i mean, hahaha!

okay, so that was before i made my long-overdue trip to amsterdam, which was yet another spectacular adventure! so stay tuned for more updates!

click here for time for friends I.

time for friends I

looking back at my blog updates in the past few weeks, it has suddenly come to my attention that it’s been a long time since i last did any socialisation, so i have lined up my next few weeks with loads of gatherings, woot!

firstly, i managed to get a time slot with my sp/ntu girlfriends!!! ❤

and we had the BESTEST steamboat dinner ever. it’s upin steamboat at clarke quay, a close knock-off of the acclaimed hai di lao, sans the queue.

from the variety of ingredients to soup choices to the taste of all the dishes to quality of service all the way right down to the selection of sauces – absolutely tip-top. *drool*

i know putting up pictures may deliver my point better, BUT that will only distract me from the real purpose of my post, which is…

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i know i look pregnant, but nope, that’s just my food baby, hahahaha! i think i was quite clever to have chosen such a loose fitting dress for the evening, seeing how much i had wolfed down at dinner, hahahaha!

nothing beats sitting around a hot pot with my past comrades, with whom i have fought through countless school projects for four years. we talked about everything under the sun, from our individual career progress, to babies, and boys, to families, and other friends, to gossips about old school mates, and last of all, a course that angelynev recently signed up for, titled “communciation with spirits”.

so many questions came to my mind when she told us that, but it was a pity that we were already running out of time to further elaborate on the topic, argh! it’s alright, i guess that’s something to look forward to at our next meeting, which hopefully won’t have to wait another five months to materialise.

the next day, i had a date with wendy!

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we had a rather disappointing lunch at adam road hawker centre, but dessert at atlas coffeeshop redeemed the afternoon for us, yay!

more importantly, we made full use of wendy’s two-hour lunch break, catching up with each another’s latest happenings, sharing stories from our marriage (five months for me vs. five years for her!), and exchanging our flying experiences.

so those were some highlights from the past few days, kicking off a series of gatherings with some of my closest friends in the coming weeks, so stay tuned! 🙂