I'm here to dayre about my weekend!
The initial plan was to head to bed but I'm strangely awake so…
Slacked off a little because things got a little hectic and well, I don't really take that many photos on weekends to begin with. Heh.
But I had a particularly good Sunday last week so I'm here to jot down that good memory. 😌
We woke up uncharacteristically early on Sunday morning (yes 11am is early for Sundays 😩) so ZL turned to me and asked me if I wanted to have brunch.
The funny thing is… We've never ever had brunch before. LOL.
So I asked him, "what kind of brunch are you thinking of?" Cos yknow girls associate brunch with eggs benedict kinda food but to guys it means a hearty meal at the local hawker. Hahaha. Just to clarify what. 😂
So he listed a few options for me.
We can either have the local food at the hawker centre (SEEEEEEE I TOLD YOU), or go check out the upper level at Bedok marketplace, or I can make you brunch, or we can go to Penny University.
Is it my lucky day???
Him wanting to step out of the house before 2pm and offering me a cafe as brunch option???
Hahaha okay la I exaggerate but this is vastly different from our usual Sunday routine. Allow me to feel incredulous about it. 😂😂😂
So of course I settled for the last option. 😉
Btw, Penny U is on the Entertainer App so it was a win for us! #JoyceisEntertained
Mr ZL's first time at a cafe for brunch, so I let him take his time with the menu. 🤗💕
Can't believe he's never been to brunch????
But then again maybe guys aren't as enamoured as girls when it comes to the idea of brunch… I don't think he has any guy friends asking him out for brunch. They are all nocturnal creatures.
There was only one seat left in the entire cafe when we got there. RIGHT BESIDE THE CAKE COUNTER. All the temptations.
Idk why they called it Earl Grey Tea Cake when the cashier told me it's an Earl Grey Cheese Cake. 😂
Right from the start we sat down, we started discussing which cake to order. Lolol. Two gluttons. Yepp that's us. ✌🏻
Dried flowers so pretty. 😍
With so many people in the background. Hahahaha. I'm sorry guys. Weekend mood got me anyhow when it comes to snapping photos. LOL. All sense of aesthetics vanish into thin air.
"Omgggggg I loveeeee coffee." Sips. "As much as you love me?" "Errr no la a bit lesser than that. 😶"
Ordered the Spiked Muddy which is basically their signature brew + gula melaka.
SO DELISH. But so expensive. One tiny jar for $6?!
His first time having eggs benedict/poached eggs cause I told him aircraft ones don't count.
He kept asking me if poached eggs are any good but like how I reply him??? 😂 It's so subjective. Some people like some people don't.
But I told him that he has to try a proper eggs ben at least once in his life.
And the verdict…? He enjoyed it!! 👌🏻
Told him I'm going to bring him to more brunch places next time.. Any good ones to recommend?
I'm thinking Wild Honey and Pacamara for a start! ☺️ Provided that we wake up "early" again.
My moroccan baked eggs.
It was good and wholesome which was what I wanted when I passed up french toast in favour of this.
I FELT SO CHEATED. 😭 Moroccan baked EGGS but only got one egg. How can. 😭
Again, sorry for the ugly photo hahaha but we ordered the speculoos cheesecake bar.
Other than it being a little too sweet for my liking, it was good. Slightly rich but not overly so. And I could taste the speculoos flavour quite distinctly. Thinking of recreating it this weekend cause @jazreeltan gave me a bottle of speculoos the other day to bring home!
Meal came up to $31 for us both. Pretty good deal for 2 drinks, 2 mains and 1 dessert. 😇
Omg it's one street away from our favourite hokkien mee place! Can we have that for dinner?
Just had brunch and thinking of dinner already. That's what our weekends are mainly about. 👌🏻😂
So we picked the nearest mall to go walk walk and wait for dinner time.
Spent close to 3 hours shopping for him (I didn't buy anything except truffle chips LOL), skulking around Best and Harvey Norman checking out tv sets, browsing through the aisles at Giant.
Oh and I accidentally found out what he was intending to get for my birthday. OOPS. 😬
I shall not further ruin his plans by announcing it on dayre. BUT JUST KNOW THAT I NOW KNOW. 😏 Hahaha. And also he's giving me one wish for my birthday so I'm gonna try to make full use of that as best as I can.
I wanted to wish for two wishes but I think he will kill me. 🙃
Soon, it was the time for hokkien mee. 🍝
It's called Geylang Lor 29 Hokkien Mee but it's at 396 East Coast Rd. There's another hkk mee at the actual Geylang lor 29 which was supposed to be the authentic stall but I prefer the one at East Coast Rd.
Sigh haha all these f&b family disputes making people confused. 😨
But anyway, hkk mee is one of our favourite dishes so we have it every now and then. And we've been to quite a few! Next up I'll drag him to go try the famous ones at TPY and Golden Mile. Hehe.
I didn't take a photo cause it was the 3rd time we had it. But I'm sure I can find the photo somewhere from my previous visit…
This photo even more cui. Never even filter. Hahahaha.
We usually order $10 to share and polish the entire plate clean.
THE CHILLI IS THE BOMB.
The slightly charred taste of the noodles, chilli and the crispy pork lard bits make this hkk mee my favourite as of now!! 🥇
On Sunday, we went home with tummies full and hearts even fuller. ❤️
I'm going to shift the rest of my #dayreflea to another day guys!!
Need some time to settle the payment and mailing. 😇 Don't wanna overwhelm myself cause I have quite a lot of work the next few weeks. But maybe later list some watches???
Ooooh but anyway, @jongsy just listed some of our preloved TTR pieces on my Shopee yesterday!
Yes we are really springcleaning the house. Our house can't wait till CNY already. Hahaha. Too many things. 😩
I had the luxury of time cause I got up bright and early this morning.
It's been long since I've made myself oatmeal for breakfast so I got down to work.
Oatmeal for one includes: oat (DUH), milk, a tsp of natural unsweetened peanut butter, sprinkle of chia seeds, another sprinkle of flaxseed powder, a handful of nuts and slices of Korean white peach. 💕
I'm really addicted to white peaches lately 🍑🍑🍑 especially ever since I went to google about all the benefits you reap from eating peaches.
Plus they look so pretty! Makes me happy eating them. Hehe.
And I think it's the season for peaches right now so you can find them easily in supermarkets! I'm gonna be so sad once the season is over.
Also, very proud of myself for forgoing my usual peanut butter bread and coffee today.
I've been wanting to switching to a healthier breakfast options but it's so hard to break the habit?! I feel like my body is programmed to want bread and coffee once I wake up in the morning. 😩
And now I feel so sluggish even tho it's just past noon. Grr.
All new arrivals are now stocked in!!!
Including Diya Pleated Dress (which I'm wearing today hehe) and and…
Go try the solid colours too.. And help me decide if I should keep white or navy. 😂
Which comes in a Navy Palm Print (like the dress above) and White Palm Print.
When your makeup matches your dress…
YOU TAKE A SELFIE.
Or two. 😂😂😂
Here's more photos of the v neck top which I wore yesterday! 🤗
I really, really like the neckline design. 💕
The caption of this photo is "hello??? I can't hear you 🙉" LOL 🙃
And feeling so happy that I finally wore my new Diya Pleated Dress out.
You guys won't know because I hardly take photos on my "off" days.. But Diya is one of the designs which I wear endlessly. 😂 I kept 3 colours from the previous batch and there were months where I wear them at least once a week.
There's just something about this dress which makes it soooo easy to wear but at the same time makes you look good effortlessly. 😎
You can glam this up by throwing on some accessories and pairing it with a nice pair of heels, but at the same time you can also pare it down by matching it with sneakers (do a hair bun with it!!) for casual vibes.
It also goes super well with sandals/mules/sliders which are all the rage now!
Erm. I kept another 3 colours (aquamarine and black!!) this time round so I have a grand total of 6. I think I also have 6 colours for Bondi. 😂🙊
But yeah these are the two pieces which I don't mind overloading my wardrobe with!
Black is def a must-have for me because weekends are for blacks. 🌚 I guess my weekend mood is always lazy so black is the easiest to reach out for.
This neckline and the tiny pleats!!!! 😍😍
I bring this on almost all my holidays because…
There's no need to iron it. 🎉🎉🎉
There's no need to iron it!!! (Yes I repeated this twice because it's MAJOR for me. LOL.)
I can just take it out from my luggage and wear it immediately. Super no fuss!! Who wants to spend time ironing clothes on holidays amirite???
Plus it suits a variety of locations and occasions. 👌🏻 For the beach/resort, for a nice dressy dinner, to wear on flights cause it's so airy and non restricting. 🙌🏻
Totally justifies the fact that I actually own this dress in 6 freaking colours. Hahaha.