Hola chewys! Recently, I found myself hooked onto Pickat SG which simply means Pick Your Place! Pickat SG is a location based social mobile phone application that allows for easy discovery, creating, and sharing of interesting places in Singapore. You may start downloading now (Apple / Google play) so that you can play around with the features while reading this post at the same time!
If you wanna share an awesome place, you gotta make a Pick! A Pick is like a check-in to share your experience of the place that you have visited. Simply click on the red bubble on the bottom right hand corner to start creating your Pick!
Creating a Pick is as easy as ABC but at first I stumbled when I had to choose a Theme.
Think of Themes as short reviews, quick tips, or your own perspective of a place. If a friend asks, “What should we eat?”, and you say “I feel like something light for lunch.” So an appropriate theme would be “Light and Healthy Lunch Options”. In simple terms, Themes are short snippets of our moods, perspectives, or descriptions. The above are some examples of my Themes!
Sometime back, misterchewy and I dined at Stellar @ 1-Altitude and we both thought the ambience was pretty romantic! I wanted to share this place with everyone and created a Pick for this place. Simply type in the place in the search bar.
Select the correct place that you want to Pick!
Since Stellar @ 1-Altitude left us with a lasting impression that it is a romantic place, naturally my Theme for this place is Romantic Dining in Singapore! Anyone who want to take his date to a romantic place will be able to see my Pick.
You can upload up to 4 photos each time you create a Pick. There is a ‘choose from album’ option so you may create Picks and upload photos at your convenience!
Rate how much you like the place by tapping on Liked! or So-So. Pickat allows you to share your Picks with your friends on Facebook and Twitter!
I usually leave the review to the last because there were a few occasions I created my Pick and forgot to share it on other social media platforms! I like to keep my reviews short and sweet.
You know that you have successfully created your Pick when it appears in the Public Feed! Hurray!
Other than food, I would very much love to share my favorite dating destinations in Singapore!
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Oh yay! This post is a super duper happy one because it’s about our trip to Disneyland Paris! So far, I had visited Tokyo Disneyland with my family twice and also Hong Kong Disneyland with my university friends. Likewise for misterchewy who had also been to these two Disneylands before, so this means that we experienced the magic of our third Disneyland together, in the city of romance! :)
That morning, I woke up with a pretty bad headache but I brushed it aside, thinking that I would feel better after a while. The train ride to Disneyland Paris took about an hour and I slept all the way. When I woke up, the pain was still quite unbearable, so I popped a couple of Panadol pills on an empty stomach because I did not have any appetite to eat. Paid €79 per person for entry into Disneyland and Walt Disney Studio.
This is why I love love love Disneyland! It really feels as though I’m being transported to a totally different and magical world upon stepping in.
Love walking along these streets in Disneyland! It never fails to excite me even after all these years! :P
I was keeping a lookout for Disney mascots roaming around but misterchewy was more keen on conquering as many thrill rides as possible. The Big Thunder Mountain queue was freaking long and I think we waited for about an hour. Friends would know that I’m not the most patient person on Earth. LOL.
The ride was mild but it was kinda worth the wait, as compared to some of the other attractions in Disneyland. I reckon the Big Thunder Mountain is suitable for kids too!
Before I could suggest anything else, misterchewy dragged me to the Space Mountain ride. We have tried the other Space Mountains before and loved it! It’s the most thrilling ride in Disneyland! :D
Needless to say, the queue was even much longer than the one for Big Thunder Mountain. Oh yeah, I mentioned earlier that I was having a headache right?!
YES! Yours truly actually survived the crazy Space Mountain 360 degrees ride with a splitting headache! In fact, I had thought for a moment that my headache went away thanks to the ride. Haha!
The Chewys accomplished Space Mountain Mission 2! ;)
Next, we decided to check out the Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters ride.
My memory is really poor! Realized that I had experienced this same ride before in the other Disneylands!
Basically, we were supposed to shoot down some aliens and stuff. Pretty lame but I suppose kids will love this.
When we were in Paris, my mum whatsapped misterchewy that I love churros and asked him to buy some for me in Disneyland. Sadly, I don’t think churros are being sold in Disneyland Paris. We didn’t see anyone else eating it so I settled for a crusty waffle with chocolate sauce! As I was still having a bad headache, I took more pills but apart from the headache, I was feeling quite nauseous because of taking Panadol on an empty stomach earlier in the day.
Of all characters, Darth Vader was the first out of the handful of mascots that we saw in Disneyland, before the parade. Quite pathetic and I don’t even fancy Darth Vader or Star Wars. Mehhhhh. And the trend in Paris seems to be getting these autographs from these characters rather than taking photos with them. Kinda weird I would say. Tokyo Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland were much more happening because of all the high profile characters like Mickey, Minnie, Donald, etc, walking around.
Back view of the Disneyland castle.
At this point, I felt really weak and wanted to throw up every now and then but since we came a long way and paid so much for the tickets, I tried to force a smile and take as many photos as I could for memory’s sake. You have no idea. LOL. Told misterchewy that I felt like an old granny because I was finding somewhere to sit and rest every 10 minutes.
I seriously have no idea what’s with the husband’s act cute expression. Really unlike him. LOL.
I kept complaining that I wanted to vomit and faint, to the point that misterchewy announced that it was time to head back. But of course, I refused and told him I wanted to stay for the parade.
Since we had a bit of time to kill before the parade, we walked around Disneyland aimlessly and took more photos. It sucks to be sick. :(
The parade was scheduled to start at 5pm and about half an hour before that, the entire pavement was filled. Luckily, we managed to find somewhere to sit.
This 3 year old boy named Zack kept talking to me and he asked me a lot of funny questions! We started talking because he held on to me to balance himself as he sat down and I gave him a surprised look. He then smiled cheekily at me. Awwww..
All photos of the parade were taken by misterchewy while I took some videos. Enjoy! :D
We didn’t check out Walt Disney Studio in the end and went back to our hotel. The first thing I did was to throw up and that night, I ran a slight fever :( But I’m still very glad that I survived an entire day at Disneyland Paris because it’s my dream to visit all the Disneylands in the world! Stay connected with us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/missuschewy and on Instagram @missuschewy and @misterchewy :)
TGIF chewy chewy peeps! I can’t wait to finish blogging about our honeymoon trip because I have so much other stuff to share with you guys! Our second day in Paris was spent visting a museum and two churches. It’s not just any museum or church, mind you! Do you see the iconic triangle in the picture? ;P
Yes it’s none other than the Louvre Museum or Musée du Louvre if you wanna act yi ge French. Lololol. As you can see, the weather was kinda dark and gloomy in the morning, which made it perfect for indoor activities such as… visiting the museum!
Bought tickets at €11 each! Thank goodness there wasn’t any queue.
The very first thing that we did once we were inside the Louvre was to check out the famous Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo Da Vinci! Sadly, we couldn’t get anywhere near it! There was a barrier and we could only admire it from a few metres away.
The other visitors were all huddled in the other end of the room, trying to snap photographs of the Mona Lisa painting. Impossible to get a good shot, really.
The husband told me that one of his colleagues bought tickets just to look at Mona Lisa and that was it but of course we were not that extreme.
I dared misterchewy to imitate this pose but I had to quickly stop him when he was about to raise his left arm. He not paisey I also feel paisey! LOL.
My attention span was too short and I started yawning away so misterchewy suggested we end our museum tour :P
We were totally starving but the husband insisted on joining the queue at Angelina. Singaporeans love to queue but so does everyone else. *Gasp*
The interior of Angelina exudes elegance and charm.
Reminds me of Canele and Antoinette. *Ahem*
Here we have misterchewy pouring himself the best hot chocolate drink in the world. The Old-fashioned Hot Chocolate “L’Africain” (€7.90) is an Angelina classic and is unbelievably rich, thick and chocolatey.
Yours truly had the Omelette Angelina (€16) which was expensive for just eggs, ham, cheese and mushrooms. Very yummy but not filling.
The husband went for the Seafood Risotto (€26) which was not bad too!
There was absolutely no way that we would leave without having their desserts! There were so many desserts that we wanted to try but we narrowed it down to just two. The Tarte Praline Chocolat (€8.70) had a good mix of praline chocolate and chocolate ganache and had a nice crunch when bitten into.
Once you step into Angelina, you must try their signature pastry, Le Mont-Blanc (€8.80), other than their famous hot chocolate drink of course. For the benefit of those who don’t know what a mont blanc pastry is, it is made up of meringue, chantilly whipped cream and chestnut cream.
A pair of happy chewys! :P
Our next stop was Sainte Chapelle, where we had to pay €17 for the both of us to get in. The most famous features of the chapel are the beautiful stained glass windows.
Skipped to Notre Dame Cathedral. Surprisingly, admission is free and not surprisingly, the queue was insanely long.
Decided to call it a day and wanted to head back to our hotel but there was an anti-gay demonstration going on and many roads and metro stations were closed! We had to alight a few stations away and walked a long way back :( It was kinda scary because the available routes got lesser and we almost thought we wouldn’t be able to reach our hotel by nightfall.
We eventually did of course, and tabao-ed dinner nearby. Guess what our next post is about? Disneyland Paris! Must read! Stay tuned ok! I’m gonna have a blast this weekend! Jay Chou concert and staycation! Whoohoo! Stay connected with us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/missuschewy and on Instagram @missuschewy and @misterchewy :D
Bonjour chewys! Hahaha I act yi ge French :P If you realize a different format for our blog title (it’s usually country/city), that’s because Paris was the only city in France that we visited during our honeymoon trip. We spent 4 days in this city of romance but it was actually shorter than that because I was holed up in bed on the last day being down with fever.. *Sigh* Despite this, I am still a happy girl because we went to Disneyland Paris and I got my Chanel loot! *Squeals* :D :D :D
You know, everyday during our trip, I would tell misterchewy, “Omg today is day X liao” and as the number got bigger, I became more depressed. Day 14 meant that we had only one more week to enjoy! On the morning of day 14, we checked out of our hotel in Switzerland. Bought tickets at the bus stop and waited for the bus. Actually, we could walk about 20 minutes but with our luggages in tow, we decided against it.
This is Zurich Hauptbahnhof, otherwise known as Zurich HB, the largest railway station in Switzerland. It is also one of the busiest railway stations in the world, serving almost 3000 trains each day.
Have you heard of this phrase, “as punctual as a Swiss train”? They are indeed very very punctual, so be sure to arrive early so that you don’t miss you train!
This train is different from the ones we took previously during our trip because it is a double-decker train and the seats are a lot more comfier! We were seated on the higher level :D
I wasn’t kidding when I said Arc de Triomphe was very near. We walked there but we took longer than expected to actually reach there because you can’t just cross the road to get to Arc de Triomphe. We had to go by some underground path and there were so many exits, we ended up at the wrong places many times!
I was pretty pissed by then because there was no escalator, only stairs and boy, I hate climbing the stairs. So we finally decided to seek directions from the people working at the metro station. Should have asked earlier right? Lol.
Admission to Arc de Triomphe costs €8 per adult and the queue was well-contained underground.
The Arc de Triomphe was built to honour soldiers who fought selflessly and died for France in the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars.
The inner and outer surfaces of the Arc de Triomphe are inscribed with the names of all French victories and generals.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier beneath Arc de Triomphe.
Went up to top of Arc de Triomphe!
Spotted Eiffel Tower in the distance! It looked quite close because we zoomed in quite a bit :P
Yes, Eiffel Tower was where we were headed for next! Do you know that it’s the tallest structure in Paris? And while we were there, we had to take many many photos! We reached in the evening and stuck around till night to watch the tower light up :)
We waited and waited, for what seemed like eternity and to our amazement, the tower finally lit up in a beautiful shade of gold. But this was not the best part!
Ok this is the best part! Video was taken off YouTube because the quality of ours is not fit for viewing lol. The Eiffel Tower sparkled when we were making our way to the train station! Very beautiful sight! You can fast forward to 0.54s in the video :)
Dinner was at Leon de Bruxelles! Had been wanting to try it ever since my friend recommended it to me :) This photo was taken when we left. The queue was actually quite long when we were waiting for a table!
Yes, this place specializes in mussels and it’s served in various ways.
The husband chose his mussels with cream and bacon which was delish!
Dinner was an extremely satisfying one and both of us felt very happy! :D Till the next post, chewys! Connect with us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/missuschewy and on Instagram @missuschewy and @misterchewy :)
Greetings my beloved chewys! This will be our last post on Switzerland! Hurray! Again, we booked a tour with Viator and this time to Jungfraujoch. This place is definitely a must-visit for any traveller planning a trip to Switzerland because it is the only way to experience being on top of Europe, at more than 4000m above sea level. No trip to Switzerland is ever complete without a trip to Jungfraujoch! ;)
I think we were given about 40 minutes to take photos, buy souvenirs and do whatever business that we had to do during our short stopover at Interlaken.
This shot totally cracked us up big time. It’s either I’m really too heavy or misterchewy couldn’t handle my weight. I also wanna add that I was carrying my bag which was quite heavy. Lololol.
On board the railway train! We had to take two different trains and we spent more than 2 hours travelling, which was really quite tiring.
Enjoyed the beautiful views on the way up!
Just look! Breathtaking or what!
The husband commented that these houses look like gingerbread houses with cream on top. Hahaha :P
We alighted at Eigerwand railway station as we were given about 5 minutes to snap photos.
Isn’t this mad pretty?! I could just stand there and look at this forever but of course we only had 5 minutes. LOLOLOL.
At Eismeer railway station.
Eismeer translates to ‘sea of ice’. Gorgeous view of the glacier.
We were disappointed that we were given only about a couple of hours on The Jungfrau! It is the third highest mountain of the Bernese Alps and it is very very steep. This photo was taken after we had our yummy lunch at the cafeteria! :) But this is not the highest point yet!
Dont see us look like very steady like that.. We were totally freezing in the cold! The wind was blowing straight into our faces and we just couldnt wait to get back indoors!
During our trip, we were crazy over buying snow globes to add to our small humble collection whenever it snowed and we were thrilled to see this ginormous thing! :D
Inside the Ice Palace!
We started to panic when we realized we were running out of time to meet the tour guide at the designated area because this was the highlight of the trip! So no jump shots this time. Hahaha.
I posted this photo not for you to laugh at me hor, but to show you how freaking windy it was on the top of Jungfrau! I was like.. Ahhh my hair my hair!
Mandatory shot with the Swiss flag! :) This is our only one without all the extra ppl behind us. LOL.
A kiss from my favorite boy on top of Europe! :333
One last photo before we ran down (the stairs la duh) to meet the rest to board the train!
When we finally reached Interlaken, we were greeted by a beautiful view of the north face of the Eiger.
Thanks to a lovely Singaporean young couple who helped us with this shot! We started chatting happily and shared each other’s travel plans while on our journey back to Zurich :)
Hello chewys! Here’s a relatively shorter travelogue on day 12 of our honeymoon trip spent in Zurich, Switzerland. The husband booked a half day city tour, which we felt wasn’t really necessary. LOL. Waste money only. It’s not that difficult to navigate around Zurich, at least that’s what I feel cuz misterchewy’s sense of direction and navigations skills are quite good :P
As the city tour was scheduled to start only in the afternoon, we took a leisurely stroll from our hotel in search of breakfast before doing a bit of shopping.
We walked damn far before spotting Bäckerei Walter Buchmann! *Heaves a sigh of relief* The pastries were really good but mine was too sweet and misterchewy helped me finish it up. :P
Love shopping? You gotta stop by Bahnhofstrasse, one of the world’s most expensive and exclusive shopping avenues. You will find various luxury brands and also shops selling jewellery and watches.
Lake Zurich is behind me!
Asked misterchewy to help me carry my bag while I adjust the camera on the tripod. Got the metrosexual look or not? LOL.
We went into the Grossmünster, a Romanesque-style Protestant church and is one of the three major churches in Zurich. Photography is not allowed inside the church.
Looks like a piece of vandalism done by someone who was trying to be funny. It says, “Human Charger”. LOL.
We walked to Sihlquai Bus Terminal for the afternoon city tour and our first stop was Zurich Harbour. Look closely, do you spot the word “Sentosa” anywhere in this photo? :P
Next, we took the cogwheel train!
Passed by The Dolder Grand which is a 5 star luxury-class City Resort. The rates of a superior double room start from at least about SGD800 per night. We were told that many celebrities stay in this hotel. There were some female teenagers seen hiding in the lorry, apparently waiting to mob their idols. Haha.
Back at Lake Zurich! Told you that we didn’t need the city tour :P
Ok to be fair, this experience of sailing across Lake Zurich was quite a novel one because cars, vans and coaches were also being ferried! The other tour members were also very excited and hurriedly got off the coach to snap photos.
We continued to Adliswil for an aerial cable car ride to Felsenegg at 800m and the ride was quite steep. Someone asked the tour guide what if the cable car stops halfway, to which the tour guide replied, “Don’t worry it’s made in Switzerland” and everyone laughed albeit a little nervously. Hahaha.
The tour ended and we scrambled to find somewhere to settle our dinner! Decided on Restaurant Swiss Chuchi because misterchewy wanted to eat cheese fondue and rosti :D
We chose to sit outdoors for that shiok factor eating hot cheese fondue in the cold!
Ordered a cheese fondue, raclette rosti and two bottles of Erdinger! Our fondue contained wine. Really shiokkk! :P
We were really satisfied with our awesome dinner and walked back to our hotel! Stay tuned to our next post on Jungfraujoch! Connect with us on Facebook http://www.missuschewy.com and on Instagram @missuschewy and @misterchewy :)