When an old friend is back home
Hi everyone! Firstly, I wanna wish everyone a happy 2016! Can't believe that the year flew by so quickly and now we have restarted the year all together. Haven't been blogging as diligently as I'd like and every year without fail, one of my new year resolutions would be to blog more because you never know if all these memories will be gone one day.
Anyway, my good friend Carol was back home from Paris after her Tokyo trip (lucky her!) and I took half day off from work to accompany her since it was low peak season what with the factories being all closed and she was free that afternoon.
Headed to Wimbly Lu at Jalan Riang which is a few minutes' bus ride from Serangoon MRT for brunch. I was actually the first customer for the day because they had just opened only :D
First time at this quaint cafe despite hearing raves about its waffle. I've actually been to its neighbour but that was years ago so it was a nice surprise to be back in the vicinity.
Carol came not long after and we were so famished so thankfully the food was served very quickly! Food was decent, nothing to rave in particular but just decently nice food. However their waffles which we shared after our mains, mmmmmmmmm. Delish. I would actually go back for the waffles if I had the car so that's one place to put on the 'places to visit when I have the car' HAHAHA!
Next venue was actually the National Art Gallery of Singapore which Carol wanted to visit. This is probably one of the last places in Singapore where I'd go willingly because such places bore me. And do you know why she wanted to visit? Because the place is so Insta-worthy #camwhores
It was pretty empty due to it being a weekday afternoon so feel free to head there if you're around the area on a weekday. Anyway, the place offers free admission for Singaporeans and PRs so remember to bring your IC along!
*points above* There were a ton of people taking such shots LOL!
The place really bored me to death HAHAHA #sorryCarol There were hardly any art pieces available and certain places used to be part of the old High Court so there were some areas that looked very down and gaudy. But it was still fun hanging out with Carol taking pics non-stop lol. I was dressed really sloppily that day cos I had woke up late again so it was a rashly put together outfit that wasn't OOTD-worthy. Ended up being designated photographer for Carol instead, although she got lazy as well to bring out her DSLR wth #thatswhywearegoodfriends
Took this at the top floor which had the restaurants and bar facing Padang. Lovely sight :')
Brought Carol down to ION Orchard because I wanted to grab some new Dior Spring'16 items that had just arrived then (last week of Dec). It was pretty fun doing makeup shopping together because we do it so often on a daily basis just that through LINE/Instagram and not in person. We always say how lucky it is that we don't live in the same city else we'd be pretty broke going crazy over all the new makeup releases lol! Anyway, we both went home pretty broke after that but at least we have awesome makeup yo! Hehehe.
Come back more often girl, so we can cafe hop and take more rubbish-y pics together! And piss XZ more often by spamming non-stop. Heh.
So just a shout-out for Carol who is doing a giveaway over at her blog. She's giving away a copy of her self-designed planner for 2016 aptly titled Bonjour Paris because the city is where her current home is. I am one of the lucky few recipients who was gifted a copy of the Bonjour Paris planner and can I say how adorable her drawings are!?
Paris is one of my favourite cities in the world (if you don't think about all the hobos and dirty roads la lol) so you really take a peek into Carol's version of Paris through the planner. Think Chanel, pastries and macarons! Oh and the iconic Eiffel Tower of course. Can someone please teleport me back to Paris again T_____T
Anyway, do hop over to her blog here to enter the giveaway! The giveaway ends in 8 days from the day I post this entry so good luck to whoever enters. The giveaway is open internationally :)
(Side note: Carol, can I enter anot ah? HAHAHAHA. But I want an army green version (*coughs* to piss XZ *coughs*)
Picture credits to Carol.