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March 29, 2016

My experience at Charlie Brown Cafe (Cathay Cineleisure Orchard)


Awhile ago, I was invited back to Charlie Brown Cafe as I was told that they had revamped their menu and there were a few new offerings on their menu. Charlie Brown Cafe now has 2 outlets mainly in Singapore, one located at Cathay Cinleisure Orchard, a popular youth destination, and One KM Mall at Paya Lebar. 


The entire cafe is designed in a Charlie Brown theme, if you had watched the movie, Peanuts or you grew up watching Charlie Brown, then you should be familiar with the characters in the show/movie. The entire cafe takes up about 30-40 seats and the ambience was conducive. 

Root Beer Float & Coffee Macchiato Shot

Mashed Potatoes 

Price: $4.20 

Made from fresh potatoes topped with gravy and chicken chipolata (sausage). The mashed potato was fluffy and wasn't lumpy just maybe the sauce was slightly overpowering which diminishes the taste of the mashed potatoes. I would prefer if the sauce was lesser. However, it was a great combination of adding the chicken chipolata and mashed potato together. I don't mind just walking into Charlie Brown Cafe next time just to by their mashed potatoes for take-away. 

Seafood Tomato Cream Pasta


Price: $14.80

Needless to say, this was my favourite dishes and I did not regret ordering it. It was recommended by the waiter as she said that it was one of the popular dishes that customer will always order. Being a cream-based lover, I decided to give red tomato sauce a try for the first time. I was pleased with this dish because firstly, the portion given was very generous (unlike some other places) where you will only get a handful size of spaghetti. For a big eater like me, the portion was satisfying. The sauce was rich and creamy and it is non-spicy, so it is perfect for children as well. The dish was also topped with hearty amounts of squid, fish and also prawns.  

Charlie's All-Time Favourite


Price: $12.80 

Charlie Brown Cafe serves all-day breakfast, so if you are looking for a quick pancake or scrambled egg fix then you found the right place to dine at. The breakfast set is served in a big plate with chicken chipolatas, turkey ham, scrambled eggs and pancakes (or crepe upon request). 

Grilled Ribeye Steak 


Price: $22.80 

The streak was prepared well-done and the consistency was there. It was also topped with pepper sauce, served with mashed potatoes and a few pieces vegetables. Plus points for efforts for over presentation of the dish, more sauce would be preferred if not the dish will be quite dry. Overall, it was a good piece of steak.

Hawaiian Pizza

Price: $12.80

For a decent price of $12.80 I find it valuable as it can be shard among 4 people. Though from afar, it might not look appealing but  after your first bite, you might want to change your perception as because as first I was deceived by it's looks. The pizza was thin crust, and the pizza was served with generous pieces of pineapples and topped with melted cheese. It would be better if there can be more parmesan cheese added. 


Do check out Charlie Brown's Weekday Promo lunch set for only $7.80 onwards, every weekdays from 12:00PM - 15:00PM! It comes with a lava-cake dessert and also iced-lemon tea as well! 

For more details and food offerings visit: 

Address:
Cathay Cineleisure Orchard
8 Grange Road
#04-01
Singapore 239695
Nearest MRT Station: Somerset
*This was an invited food tasting session

January 16, 2016

Damien's 21st Birthday Party! #tehpeng21


As the title speaks, it's pretty amazing how time flies so quickly. It was just like when I was 14 when I picked up blogging as a personal diary and now I'm blogging about my 21st Birthday party. Prior to this event, I was really tensed up and nervous because I'm the kind of person that likes everything to be well-organised and activities are planned out nicely. Despite my heavy school schedule, I'm glad that I was still able to pull this party off successfully! Many may know that my actual birthday is in early January, I've decided to celebrate in December because it just happens to be at the festive season where everyone is celebrating and also it falls between my term-break before my finals next year. As such, I supposed this is the best time to plan my 21st birthday party. 


First thing first, I would like to thank my dessert table sponsor, Petite Desserts! Thank you for making this possible!!!! 

Their official Facebook page is accessible here: 

Baked Cheesecake topped with Strawberry 

Many of my guest complimented about the cheesecake that it tasted really good! Within minutes after the cake-cutting session, it was one of the first to be wiped out. 

Rainbow Agar Agar Shots

Novi and her team suggested to me if I should select the Rainbow Agar-Agar shots as one of my dessert items. I'm glad that I've chosen it because it was one of my favourites! The taste was well-balanced and best of all, it wasn't that sweet. Every layer of the colour is so pretty and I can't bear to eat it! It seems to be quite tedious to make hence, plus point for the amazing effort!!! 

Red Velvet Cupcakes

You can't miss out something that is red-velvet flavoured! They are topped with whipped cream which resembles clouds! 

Lemon Meringue Tartlets


The Lemon Meringue Tartlets was another well-received dessert item as mentioned by my guests. The pastry was crumbly and the taste of it was tangy and delicious. I don't mind having 10 pieces on my own! And also the dessert stand has my initials of my name with the letter "D" on it! It's so instagram-worthy! Wait till you see whats below for the macarons! 

Macarons 

It was a macaron stand filled with blue and white macarons with mini marshmallows. Notice that the stand also came along with a hot-air balloon to match my cloud theme? It was so cuteeeeee! 


and of cos, my pretty rainbow cake prepared by Qin Pin! Thank you for always being there for me! 



Another view of my dessert-table set-up. Novi and her team came to my service apartment very early to set up the table, and I'm amazed by their dedicated service and utmost effort to make sure that I will have an enjoyable birthday celebration. I'm really thankful for their service and will definitely collaborate with them again if I'm planning for another celebration or event in the future. Her team was really corporative and they were able to accede to my requests of wanting a cloud theme for my dessert table. Thank you for making this possible and I wouldn't have done it without you guys! 

To find out more about their service you may wish to check out their Facebook page at:

and also follow them on Instagram at:


PHOTOS TIME!!!! 

Thank you Kai Hui, Evelyn, Sally & Zachary for turning up! 


Thanks Joyner, Bella & Jenny for coming! 


Thank you to my Secondary school classmates for turning up! 


Thank you Trinity Choir from my church for turning up! 



Thank you Vivian, Weiqi, Krystal and Chester for coming! Love you guys to the max!


My beloved friends from blogging! Thank you Susan Jie, Michelle & company for coming!


Thanks for coming Noelle and your boyfriend!! Hehehe! Hope to see you guys soon!


Thank you to my Japan buddies, Nicholas and Brandon for coming! May our everlasting friendship grow forever! #brocode


Thank you Celine and Amanda for coming!! Especially Amanda, I know you were sick! Thanks for coming! Study hard in NUS!


Thank you Anna, Cihui and company for joining me on this special occasion! Appreciate that you guys took the time off to come to my party!


My course-mates from SP, Naga and Kuu, thank you for always being there for me! I'm glad to have met you guys!


Maria and her sister, Elizabeth! Our 8 years of friendship will never break apart! Thanks for coming!


Mel & Don, thanks for coming! I know Mel, you were sick! Thank you for taking the effort to come to my birthday party! Don, I know you had to book in the next morning! Thanks for attending! 


Thank you Joeyyyyy for coming!!! Goodluck in your studies in Aussie! I'm honoured to have met you in my life! 


My poly classmates gave me a coffee-machine for my birthday! Super touched because I always wanted to purchase one for myself! Most of them came from the west side, and I'm really touched that they took the effort to come down to to the east side celebrate my birthday! Thanks for coming guys! Love y'all! 


Thanks for coming, Guanwei & Samuel 715!! Miss you guys! 


Thanks Mynt for coming to my party with your bf! Glad you enjoyed yourself! 


Thanks Jenny for always listening to my random rants! Really glad you could make it!

and also lastly, my family members whom I'm told not to upload any of the photos of them online. Thank you for everything. I'm truly blessed. 

I would like to thank everyone for the wishes and the presents! Thank you for making my 21st birthday so memorable! To be honest, tell you guys the truth, I'm actually an introvert living in an extrovert body. I never really liked big parties like this, because I find myself a socially awkward person. I'm glad I was able to hold a successful birthday party and I would like to take this opportunity to thank every single guest for attending my birthday party. Guess my next big event would be my wedding? Hahahahaha! Till next time! Thanks for reading! 

July 16, 2015

My experience at TrappedSG & Home Of Joy Steamboat Restaurant


I was recently invited by Trapped SG to try out one of their escape rooms! Never in my life I have experienced a real escape room game (I have perviously tried the outdoor version where I played with more than 100 participants but I always wanted to try the indoors version) so this was counted as my first time! I decided to bring along Bella, Cheryl and Joyner with me as we haven't met up for more than a year! Thought it would be a fun experience to work together as a team and solve the puzzle/mystery together. 


This is the outlet located at SCAPE, Orchard Road just beside Cathay Cineleisure Ocrchard. The place is quite prominent and easy to find because it's not exactly inside the SCAPE.


Q: What is the escape room all about? 

In a nutshell, you will be trapped in a room with a limited time of only 1 hour. Within the hour, you are suppose to solve the puzzle by looking and solving the clues in order advance to the next round, for instance, the key to the next room. Electronic devices (that explains the lack of photos in this post, means you have to come down and experience it yourself!) are strictly not allowed during the gameplay and you will only be given a wireless phone with a hotline to call if you need assistance or help but you are only entitled to call a maximum of 3 times. Not to worry for your valuables because you will be given a locker and a key to store your barang barang.

Q: How I felt after playing? 

My friends and I got the opportunity to try out the "World War 3" room which was a zombies theme. I heard that there was another room which is much more scarier and it is the "Friday the 13th" room. So for more adventurous people, you might want to check that out because that room is one of the latest addition to the one at SCAPE's outlet. Guess what? We managed to make it out within an hour, If I could recall we came out at 54 mins! Of course with the help of maximising the 3 helpline calls and we kinda broke the rules by calling another two times for help. I shall not spill any beans about how we solved the puzzles but I must say that IT IS NOT EASY and it really required you to think out of the box! You will need to brainstorm as a team in order to advance to the next round. It was really fun as my good friend, Joyner was really a joker, he likes to make things funny even in the most serious situation. It was really fun and many laughter (I think the staff heard our laughter haha)! I do wish to come back and try again!!!

Here is the pricing if you are interested to find out! Good news because they have student promo if you are below 21 years old. I would say that Escape Room is a great activity for team bonding!


For more information you may wish to find out:
http://www.trapped.sg

Address:
Trapped Escape Room, Singapore
SCAPE 
2 Orchard Link
#02-20/21/22, S237978 
Email: enquiry@trapped.sg
Tel: +65-66369722 (Booking in advanced is recommended)
*This was a sponsored product review. 

Home of Joy Steamboat Restaurant 

We took a cab to Kembagan to Home Of Joy Steamboat Restaurant


We picked the Chicken and Tom Yum Soup Base!



Pork


Chicken Slices



Prawn


Location was quite convenient for us despite we took a cab. Anyways, it's only a 5-10 mins walking distance from Kembangan MRT Station. Just use google maps to find the place! Generally, the food was decent, my favourite was the pork belly. Variety was quite limited; pretty much what you see at a regular steamboat restaurant. However, I would like to compliment their cleanliness and how fresh the food were. Food items were wrapped with plastic wraps and it was very hygienic! Just that I wished they provided rice as well, instead of just maggie noodles! Overall, it was a satisfying meal especially if you are with your friends! I don't mind coming back again :) 

Address:
Home Of Joy Steamboat Restaurant
494 Changi Road, Singapore 419901
Operating Hours:
Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am

For more information: