Friday, October 28, 2016

super late post: Christmas @ Makasuntra

This post is super overdue! i just want to post this for my "online diary purpose" :)

Last Christmas, my parents and our family not-so-little baby boy (he just turned 7!) flew to Sg to celebrate the holidays with us. We went to MBS for the Christmas displays and to Makasuntra for dinner :) As always, jampacked! Full of tourists pa din! And ang daming Pinoy haha!

I can't recall the exact names anymore of our orders haha! Sorry!

Of course,we had the famous chili crabs! But for me, mas masarap p din ang Crabs sa Eng Hoon! Will try to post about it hehe!

Tip: If you plan to dine at Makasuntra, bring lots of tissues. Sometimes, you need to clean the table and chairs. And bring lots of patience too! Minsan, matagal talaga ang mag intay ng seats haha!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Jatty, the Sioplet

When you have two siopao-faced parents, it's inevitable that you became a sioplet..... To my dearest blogosphere friends! Please say hi to my Jatty, the Sioplet! :)

This photo was taken during his first pedia check up, if I remembered correctly..he's around 2 weeks. I miss blogging and i think i can blog again. Fingers crossed, I can blog this weekend! i have tons of photos and drafts!

I'm happy to touch the keypad of the laptop again too! haha!

Goodnight from Mrs,Panda and my sioplet! :)

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Mothercare Sale 2016!

I always have a thing for baby stuff - those cutesy clothes, softest mitten, shoes for the tiny toes and even the muslin wraps! Whenever someone is pregnant among my circle of friends, I enjoy shopping for the gifts. And I check out the baby sections when shopping even if I don't have to buy anything.  Imagine how much I controlled myself not to buy when I learned that we were expecting our little sioplet!!!! Waited for the 6th month before buying anything, one the first day of our 6th month we immediately purchased some newborn clothes online and went to the mall the following day. LOL!

But we still waited for the boxing day sale and the Mothercare sale 2016! I was stalking their webpage for the online deals and learned there are better deals on the January 2016 sale. Last year, I already went to the Mothercare annual sale and I had no problem getting inside on the 4th or 5th day. I was monitoring the Facebook Page of Mothercare Singapore for the queue updates and the first day which is exclusive for the VIP holders was terrible, buyers were waiting for 3 hours to get in to the store (Harbourfront branch). I decided to go on the third day of the sale which is also the first day open to the public. Went there around 5pm and luckily, no more queue! Hubby arrived around 6:30pm and I already have few items on my shopping bag. It was a bit hot inside the store, maybe because of the crowd or maybe because I'm nearing my 7th month? :)

Initially, we wanted to buy Mothercare Roam, I even showed it to my parents when they were here for the holidays. But yesterday, I was informed it was pulled out and they were offering me the Mothercare Expedior. Then, I saw the Silver cross Wayfarer on sale! I always have a thing for Silver cross and I used to tell Mr. Panda that one day, we will purchase that pram system :)

Silver Cross Wayfarer in Chilli
-- Got it for 40 to 30 off from it's original price!

And here are some of our baby loots! We tried to focus on newborn needs! Mr.Panda was scolding me when I did my holiday shopping and I ended up buying 6-9 months and 9-12 months outdoor clothing. 

Set of 2 shorts for 0-3 months
from 19.90sgd to 10.00 sgd

My first mittens set of 3 per pack
from 9.00 sgd to 2 for 10.00sgd

Set of 7 newborn bibs with waterproof backing for 0-6 months
from 25.00sgd to 19.90 sgd

Set of 2 comfy pants for 3-6 months
sale at 10.00sgd

Daddy's Little Monster tshirt for newbaby 
from 11.90 sgd to 5.00sgd

Green comfy pants for 0-3 months
sale at 5.00sgd

Sleepsuit for 0-3 months 
sale at 5.00sgd

set of 3 sleepsuits for 3-6 months
sale at 25.00sgd

set of 3 cotton bodysuits for new baby
sale at 15.00sgd

set of 2 onesies for new baby
sale at 10.00sgd

set of 3 cuddle and dry robes (bath towels) 
from 34.90sgd to 24.50sgd

we liked the almost no-scent of this baby powder
sale at 5.00sgd

Mothercare Pram Shoes size1
sale at 10.00sgd

Mothercare Pram Shoes size 0
sale at 10.00sgd

And that's our Mothercare loot! Yes, it's crowded (of course, it is!) and some of their staffs are not fully aware of some details. Maybe, they should brief their sales staff and cashier more. The guy who assisted us at the strollers and pram system section told us that the wayfarer is not parent facing, but I just saw it on you tube a couple of minutes ago that it can be done (yes, i googled on the spot for the reviews) and the cashier staffs were not aware of the credit cards they can accept. Good thing I messaged Mothercare Singapore via Facebook weeks ago and I showed the cashier staff of the response of their e-commerce team. They do accept Amex and UOB/DBS/POSB for 0% installment payments. I'm impressed with their Facebook page and E-commerce team on how prompt and detailed they replied to me.

Plus points also that you have to claim the bulky items you purchased at the ground floor of Harbourfront centre across cold storage. Mr. Panda and I were able to have dinner without lugging around the huge box of the wayfarer. However, the cashier forgot to gave us our claim stub and we have to go back to the store to get it. We also waited for around 15 minutes at the pick up area for the wayfarer, but they were very apologetic and even assisted us with a trolley to the car pick up point.

I guess this Mothercare January Sale will be our yearly thing :) 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Who hearts Salpicao?

I'm overwhelmed with the messages of love from my dear readers! Thank you guys!  :)  even if I don't blog that often anymore, you guys are always in my heart. Speaking of heart, who hearts Salpicao?! 

We were supposed to go our last Friday for a mini celebration when we decided to stay home and have nice dinner instead, I wanted to surprise Mr. Panda but I was so sleepy the whole afternoon. I woke up at 6pm and dragged my feet to the kitchen. Unfortunately, we don't have that much stock in our fridge. Grocery shopping was due that weekend. We have chicken, pork and beef. But we already had steak the day before, so I took out the pork and chicken. And went to the pantry, the oyster sauce was staring back at me. lol! Ok, salpicao na ito. Haha.

Siopy Salpicao

1.Marinate together for 1 hour or so:

500 grams Pork or chicken ( I used 300 grams pork and 200 grams chicken thigh)

4 tablespoons oyster sauce

3 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons canola oil 

1/2 cup water

2 garlic cloves


3 cloves of galic for garnish and set aside

3. Saute
Marinated pork/chicken in 1 -2 tablespoon of canola oil until brown 

4. Serve

Add the toasted garlic for garnish :)

Please let me know if you enjoy our Siopy Salpicao! :) 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Thankful and Blessed!

Almost 5 months! I'm so sorry dear readers! Last July, my parents were here for quick vacation and we went to Malaysia (I was meaning to post my review of the hotel we stayed in Johor Bahru but I lost the pictures..... Silly me). Then, our close family friend with her adorable half pinoy half swiss son, visited us here in SG and we went to USS and the national museum. I was tired from 2 weeks of non stop lakad and had really bad colds, took my high dosage colds medicine and still woke up feeling sick. I was supposed to drink another tablet, when I decided to have a pregnancy test. Yung medicine ko kasi is not ok for preggies. I was not really feeling positive about it kasi hndi naman ako delayed that time. And negative nga, 1 line. So I popped the tablet and went back to sleep.

After 3  hours, I woke up and throw something sa wastebin sa bathroom... when I saw the test with two pink lines! I sent a viber message to my doctor friends and asked if its accurate or baka evaporation line lang. Dr. Bride 2015 replied promptly to take another test the following morning. I messaged Mr. Panda to buy me a different brand of pregnancy tests and because he's used to the fact that I have my PT whenever I'm taking medicines, deadma lang siya. LOL!

The following morning, I took another test. And seconds pa lang, there was a smiley face!!!!! :) :) :) I called Mr.Panda who's sleeping soundly because it was a Saturday. I showed him the test, and we stared at each other for a few second with goofy smiles on our faces. After a celebratory hug, we went back to bed and dreamland. Took another test on Sunday morning and we still got the positive sign. 

After 3 years of waiting, God blessed us with our little sioplet. Everyday, we thank God for our blessing and we're doing our best to enjoy each day of our pregnancy. 20 more weeks until we meet our little sioplet! :) :) :) Please pray for us too :) 

And before I end this post, I would like to give a shout out for my dear readers for still loving my blog! I checked my blog yesterday and was happily surprised that my ranking is top 18!!! :) :) :) :) Thank you!!!!! 

Planning a little Christmas giveaway! Hopefully, I will get to do it as my lttle way of saying thank you to everyone! :)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Walking Pantry

Growing up in a family restaurant business, I've always thought I'll end up in the same industry. When I was in grade school, I had baking classes every Saturday! Yes, I know the very undomesticated Mrs. Panda was a young baker, shocking! LOL! But from old fashioned oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips, banana pie, carrot cake, pandesal, baked macaroni, crinkles, food for the gods and the list goes on, I know how to bake them. The anticipation if the pandesal dough will "rise" was my favorite part! The tedious part of measuring the ingredients, the mixing of wet and dry, the swirling of ingredients in my mixer! Those were the days. There was even a time, relatives will expect me arriving in any family event with my famous 2 pyrex trays. Maybe they're wondering what happened to my baking life haha! From time to time, I still bake but right now I'm trying to start again my collection of baking utensils here in Singapore. :)

But if baking is making a slow comeback in my life, the food industry is making  a quick comeback. Nope, we're not building a restaurant! Not yet! haha! But, I'm supporting one of my closest friend in her new venture. My friend, Elery, is a whiz in the kitchen. I remember when we were in Highschool, we will do projects at their house and her mom will pop in her room and offer us some yummy homemade treats. Tita Ellie can create delicious treats from scratch. I guess Elery got it in her genes, plus the fact that her father's side were into catering business before also. She graduated with a degree in HRM and for a while, I honestly thought she'll be a famous bartender! LOL!  But of course, Life have other plans for her and now, she's a happy wife  and a mom to one of the most adorable girls in the universe. Proud Ninang alert. She was planning and dreaming to venture to food business for years already and yes, DREAMS do come true.  :) :) :)

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Here's our choice of delicious treats :)

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Makati City - P300.00
Manila Area (depends on the location) - P300.00  to P450.00
Eastwood City - P500.00
Ortigas City - P400.00
Taytay Rizal - P500.00
Quezon City (depends on the location) - P400.00 to P500.00
Tagaytay City - P1,000 (inclusive of the toll fees)

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Friday, July 3, 2015

First Timer at GSS!!!!

How are you, guys?! I was busy for awhile because my close friend is here for a visit and we spent days together --- eating, window shopping, eating and shopping. Hihi! But before she arrived, I told her I ran out of my allowance because I got a bit excited when the GSS started! 

Now I know why everybody is excited for the Great Singapore Sale! 

Dears,this is not a "brag" post ha :) sharing lang of what you can buy during the GSS! 

Sephora have 30,,40 and 50% off! but what i bought were the ones naka 50% off :)

i love the push lipstick tubes!

not my typical shade, but the purple hue is so pretty!
shade: little pretty
around 25sgd

Not my typical shade too, I'm more on the nudes and reds but this pink is calling out on me!
Shade: Happy Ending
Price: around 25sgd

Sephora's Artist Blush
Shade: Coral
Price: around 9sgd

And my bargain loots!

From Typo: my friends and I are planning a business and i love to jot down my to-do lists :)
Price: 10sgd

From Typo: Magnetic Scrabble Tiles! For messages sa ref! hihi!
Price: 10 or 5 sgd

From Coach Takashimaya: wristlet for 50 sgd!

From Cotton On @ IMM: white l/sleeves

From Cotton On @ IMM: this shirt reminds me of my favorite zara shirts

From H&M: white sweater ( I bought the same one but in mustard color last year for 19sgd)
Price: 7sgd

From H&M: summer dress
Price: 7sgd

From a nice store in Holland Village: Pink Runched Sleeves
Price: 8sgd

From Cotton On @ IMM: sleepwear shorts!

From Mango: travel pouch for chargers
Price: less than 10sgd

From Mango: blue shorts with leather zipper pull
Price: 19sgd

 From G2000 @ IMM: blue sleeveless top ( can be worn for office or casual look)
Price: 19sgd

From H&M: white cotton shirt (Men's small, because I love soft white shirts!)

From Typo: Vintage Map Fabric
Price: 10 or 20sgd
I was supposed to hang it in our living room, but even our big white walls is kinda small for this "not so huge" fabric.

From Cotton On @ IMM: Gym Bra

From Cotton On @ IMM: Superman Shirt
Price: 3sgd

From Rubi @Westgate: blue sandals

From Cotton On @ IMM: Batgirl Shirt
Price: 3 or 5sgd

From Cotton On @ IMM: Hello Kitty Sweatshirt
Price: 10sgd

 From H&M: Baby Shirt for my inaanak

From Typo: Baggage Tags

From Typo: Travel Purse
Price: 10sgd

From Benetton @Takashimaya: Grey Sweater for the Hubby 

 Hope you enjoy my first batch of loot! :) Happy Weekend Everyone!