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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

date night :)

On friday night, maro and I decided to go watch the movie, Date Night, and of course, have our own while we were at it. We went to the newly opened mall at Millenia Walk, Parco Marina Bay, which was still pretty quiet though the entire mall concept was great! It reminded me very much of a typical Japanese departmental store (ahhh Shibuya malls ~) -- laid out neatly in open sections so you can see many stores and their wares all at a quick glance. I loved how refreshing that was but I suppose it's a bit of a walk from the nearby Marina Square haunt so maybe most people have just been too lazy to explore the place. I know if I hadn't been dragged there specifically for the ramen I probably would've waited for a perfect non-humid non-fatigued day (which may never arrive =_=) before going. Sooo...thank goodness I acted against feminist instincts and agreed to being dragged along?

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Nantsutei なんつ亭
Parco Marina Bay
9 Raffles Boulevard
#P3-06 Parco Marina Bay, Millenia Walk


We went there specifically for this! It was sooooo tasty. :) Definitely didn't disappoint. Apparently it's got some special broth made from boiling the pork with garlic oil (can't recall the exact details) for days and days... whatever the case, it was good. I LOVE garlic anything so I ended up slurping up most of the broth. The noodles were well cooked -- had just the right amount of spring to them and weren't too soggy... comparable to Marutama Ramen at Central Mall :D which is one of the best I've eaten. Am no ramen expert though. Whatever tastes good to me ends up being labelled good.

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Date Night was a great movie. Tina Fey and Steve Carell fit the bill of exasperated suburban parents perfectly. There were some really hilarious moments in the movie and it had a sweet ending (which I'm a total sucker for) so that wrapped it up nicely. Oh and JAMES FRANCO was in it too! Though he acted like a total (still charming) bum.

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Saw this display set at a bookstore on one of the top floors. I totally want something like this for my house in the future so that I can put all my framed family photographs on display like this. I also bought the most gorgeous black bag from a store there (photos next time!) and there were lots of Japanese labels that I didn't have the chance to check out after the movie... looking forward to exploring the mall again soooon.

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Ok I know this probably elicits a couple of mixed reactions ;p Shocked?? Alarmed?? Impressed?? Wondering what the hell it is?? Haha it's basically a glorified shaved ice topped with soft vanilla ice cream, covered with black sesame paste and sprinkled with condensed milk dessert from Azabu Sabo at Marina Square. NOT really my kind of dessert ><>

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Maro's new Olympus EPL-1! :)) So happy for him that he finally managed to get a camera to use just in time for his trip to Europe. It's AWESOME finally seeing him pause after the food arrives to take out his camera and start shooting a couple of shots before digging in (because I do the exact same thing). Maybe now he'll finally stop giving me exasperated looks whenever I ask him to take photos for me?

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3.5 weeks in Europe for him and then I'll be off for my own trip to the U.S. Won't be seeing him for another month and a half. :(( I really quite miss him already...but then again, this is the chance for me to do all the things I don't usually get the chance to do when he's around. ;D

5 more days 5 more days 5 more days till the last of my final exams and then it's the summer holidays for me. I just need to study for the next 5 days but it's so hard focusing especially in the afternoons >_< Have been suffering from a chronic lack of motivation for the past 2 years so this ain't new. But well, what's 5 more days? After that it's gonna be read read read/yoga/bake/photography/sleeeeeep/read/jog/take it easy for the rest of my holiday.

wish me luck!

20 comments:

  1. Love the display on the bookstore, so cute! And yes, I agree, Date Night is hilarious! Can't stop laughing from the very beginning. Tina Fey and Steve Carrell should play more movies together.

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  2. Oh that food looks amazing. Wasn't sure about Date Night as I haven't read any reviews at all, but I'll definitely see it this week now (maybe tomorrow as I have a day off work - yay!). Keep focused for the next 5 days - it's almost over and then you have a fab summer to look forward to. Take care of you. xx

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  3. you & your love are so cute. it's so awesome you call him maro haha. the food looks delicious.. that shaved ice looked like cookies and cream ice cream!.. but it doesn't look that good to be honest. haha, my <3 still needs a camera too.. I've been meaning to get him one but they're expensive! maybe when 4/3rds drop in price... I might get him an olympus pen or something. :)

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  4. did you ever read the blog fops and dandies? she LOVED ice cream with black sesame on it! i'm not sure if i'd be up for it, but i think my boyfriend would try it.

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  5. HOOOOOOOORAY for more delicious pictures!~
    I wish SOOOOOOOOOO badly that they had that black sesame dessert here :( I want to try to make it!

    What part of the US will you be visiting?! Come and visit me! :)

    GOOD LUCK ON ALL YOUR EXAMS! Hope you do well on them all!

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  6. mmm the noodles look sooo good! bean sprouts are my favorite :]

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  7. Ncie top, good luck with your exams!

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  8. I watched Date Night last week and enjoyed it thoroughly! Steve Carell never fails to make me laugh out hysterically!

    Good luck with your exams!

    x

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  9. i truly wish i could taste all the dishes you are showing :) look fantastic!
    i can see you and Maro have had a lot of fun and i hope you spent the time profitably ;) say "hello" to Maro from me, i'd love to meet you both some day...
    in response to your question in my blog, i did spend a long weekend (there were about 4-5 days off in Poland this weekend) and i have been relaxing, doing lazy things and so on.. ;) it was great. even didn't want to come back to Cracow. but i had to :)

    big kisses! <3

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  10. Aw, date nights! I'm glad to hear you two had such a great time together before your impending trips. Just think, when you're both back in Singapore seeing each other will be all the more special :)

    I haven't seen Date Night yet. Maybe I'll go to the cinema soon. It's been a while since I've watched a good comedy. Ah, I didn't know James Franco was in it... ;)

    Best of luck with all things school!

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  11. your blog is awesome!!
    the soup looks so yummy!! and the dessert it looks divine! good luck for your finals!

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  12. all your food piccies always make me wanna go back to singapore soon! lolz... the ramen looks and sounds delicious!!

    good luck with the exams and have a great holiday too!!

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  13. finalllyy a new post! date night was DAMN funny. so many ppl in it! hahaha mila kunis was funny, i really like her.

    tbh i'm not a fan of ramen? but that broth sounds pretty godly. udon > ramen anyday though hehehehehe!

    1.5 months IS a long time to be away from eachother but I promise it'll go by faster than you think ;)

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  14. Those food look so yummy.
    I love those dramatic Japanese characters they have.
    They are so powerful!

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  15. what a lovely blog...and lovely pictures!
    good luck for your exams - and i'm sure maro will love europe - it's SO beautiful here! :)

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  16. Love the pictures, especially of the food! It all looks so yummy!

    Thank you for the lovely comment!

    Carmen.xx.

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  17. ohhhh man i really wanted to watch date night but it's stopped playing here already ):...just gonna have to go and download it now hahahaha sha's crazy for not liking ramen...but yeah udon IS better ahahahah

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Thanks for the comment! :D I'll definitely get back to you~