I've been to this restaurant twice in 3 days and I'm pretty sure I'll be visiting them pretty frequently. Nithe went there last week and was raving about how great their pasta and pizza were and their prices being very reasonable too ($15 each). So we decided we shall go there to celebrate the end of my exams on Saturday. We reached at 830pm and had to wait for over 45 mins for our table. That's how good their business was (PS. we were eating 2 tables away from Fiona Xie). We were not disappointed.
2 days later, we came back, reservations made and stomachs empty =) The boss goes around and takes your order personally. Throughout dinner, he and his other 2 partners will walk around and talk to their customers. They are really friendly people. His wife and sister rule the kitchen.
Some of our food including crab and lobster ravioli in tomato sauce, mushroom ravioli in cream truffle sauce, gorgonzola pizza and the guys had brazilian churrascaria.
After dinner, I casually asked one of the boss what's the drink that many people are drinking (it's this white liquid in a champaign glass). He explained that it's their lemon sorbet and the next thing he said, 'I'll give you some, complimentary.' He brought over 8 glasses, one for each of us, FREE! See, ask and you shall receive. Their lemon sorbet is really refreshing. Nithe kept stealing mine.
Donna Carmela & Caipirinha
2 Greenwood Avenue
For the second half of my dinner, I rushed to town to meet the NYGH babes for post dinner. It has been forever since I last met up with them.
Desserts at Canale. We were all satisfied =)
Labels: Gatherings, Holidays
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
DIY Project - Sass and Bide Beaded Top
Exams were juz over on Friday and I'm gonna lock myself up until I've tried all my DIY ideas. For the past few days, I think I've worked harder than studying for exams =) Anyway, I LOVE this Sass and Bide
beaded top. There's juz something about it that drew my eyes to it at first sight.
So I've spent many many many hours, beading thousands and thousands of beads by hand. It's really damn tedious. I think I've beaded over 10m of it and my eyes are pretty dead now. But I guess it's worth US$140.
Top: Topshop basic (DIY Beads)Denim: Rock and RepublicShoes: Pedder Red
It isn't perfect yet and the beads are not as close as I wish. Maybe I'll have to bead another 10m to obtain the original look. This is my favourite t-shirt now =)
Sunday, December 07, 2008
christmas part I - Alleluia Sing Noel
Even though Christmas is still 3.5 weeks away, I'm kicking start it with Hallelujah Oratorio Society's Annual Christmas Concert - Alleluia Sing Noel. A friend was singing and Nithe's brother was in the mini orchestra so we had VIP box tickets =)
The singers comprise members from Singapore Lyric Opera, vocal majors from Singapore Bible College and non-professionals with a heart for choral music. I developed a better appreciation for choral music after our choir did a short presentation of Handel's Messiah for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday earlier this year. The pieces were tough and we practiced so hard that every time I hear the tune, the lyrics comes automatically.
Something that turned me off during the performance was the audience.
- They applauded after each piece. Mistake. They should only applaud after each set. If unsure, don't clap unless EVERYONE around you claps. Still they might be wrong.
- They started clapping before the song ended. The basses were sustaining their decrescendo and before they stopped, some smart few started clapping and the rest followed.
- People who have heard coral music before will surely hear of Handel's famous Messiah. People started clapping a full 3 bars before the piece ended. I mean it didn't even sound like the piece was over and clapping? Obviously they don't know what they are watching. I was like 'OMG! This is so embarassing.' Luckily some knew they had to stand for this piece and most followed even though they were clueless.
Nithe said the audience were 'uneducated'. I guess it's not entirely their fault but it doesn't really reflect well on our 'artsy culture'.
I love my maxi dress. It's almost floor sweeping and walking in it with heels can be a real challenge. I stepped on my dress while walking up stairs and nearly fell. Nithe was like 'later you ripped off your dress then you know'.
Nithe trying to make fun of my dress
Most of my non-BIE friends are done with their exams. I'm determine to make these last few days as painless as possible. Ay, I thought it ended 1.5 weeks ago and vacation started. Crap, I still have 2 more papers =(
Monday, December 01, 2008