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Howdyyy chewyyys! Previously, I blogged about our wedding gatecrash and tea ceremony, followed by our wedding banquet dinner in a separate post. Today, I’m gonna tell you more about another very awesome wedding sponsor of ours! The husband and I were so thrilled because we had been toying with the idea of having an instant prints photobooth set up at our wedding banquet venue for the longest time! :D
Founded in July 2010, Beehoon Productions (米粉制作) specializes in cinematography and photography for weddings, parties and events. No doubt founders of Beehoon Productions, Nigel Tan and Hacktor Chris Wong are barely 3 years into this business, but after looking at their various works, I can truly feel their sincerity through the tremendous effort that they put in, in producing the best memories for their clients. Not forgetting that this duo is young and full of vibrant energy, anything and everything is possible! They have even ventured into underwater wedding photography!
About 1.5 months before our wedding, we met up with Nigel and Hacktor to have a look at the quality and past designs of their instant prints artwork. Basically, there are two sizes to choose from – 4R or card sized prints. Besides the photobooth, Beehoon Productions also offer the “Roaming Photographer” instant prints service whereby the photographers will roam around the reception and banquet to ask for shots.
Of course, we opted for the photobooth because there is a wide variety of cute and fun props that our guests can choose to pose with at the photobooth! These props definitely liven up the photos and also give an extra touch of wackiness!
Beehoon Productions took about 30 minutes to do their setup outside our ballroom at Orchard Parade Hotel and they were kind enough to stay till around 9pm in order to make sure that our guests had a chance at the photobooth. They were also very generous in sponsoring us unlimited 4R prints. At this point you must be wondering what printer they use! Beehoon Productions uses an industrial grade printer with a printing speed of around 12 seconds for each 4R photograph, which means that if you have 5 people in a group shot, it will only take about 1 minute for everyone to receive their instant prints!
My cousins seem to be having a good time at the photobooth!
More cousins! (LOL sorry my creativity in captioning is limited)
The idea is very simple. You queue, pick up as many props as you like, position yourselves properly in front of the backdrop and then strike your best pose for the camera guy! Speaking of backdrop, we chose a white one. There is also a pink and a blue backdrop, but you can only decide on one color. Beehoon Productions also offer, at a top-up, a live projections service whereby images can be viewed instantly while your event or wedding is ongoing.
Hahaha yeah call me bochup but I was simply too lazy to think of a layout design that I want and left everything to Nigel after sending him a few of our wedding photos for him to choose from. Basically, he cropped us out, together with ladder, blackboard, TV, stool and radio. Hahaha. I guess Nigel chose the wooden borders to fit our photo since it had some wooden elements in it. I chose to stay with this design so as not to complicate the overall outlook of the photo. Every customer is entitled to a unique customized border design which I think is really cool!
I have selected some shots to be shared in this post. You will be surprised that as many as eight or more people can fit into the photo booth!
I’m so glad we managed to take a keepsake shot with the Beehoon Productions team who helped out at our wedding banquet. Love them! Do head over http://www.facebook.com/beehoonproductions and view more of their works! And don’t forget to stay connected to us via Facebook and Instagram @missuschewy and @misterchewy :D
Hello chewys! It’s Friday, like finallyyy! To me, it means just two more days to our big day! Within this week alone, misterchewy and I had so many things to settle because we are really number one procrastinators. Things such as the entire day’s programme, emcee script, photo montage, arranging of guest tables, angbao for the young ones, final gown and suit fitting etc etc etc. Phew! In the meantime, I shall keep everyone updated about my bachelorette party, also known as hens night, which took place at Zouk! :) I got all these photos from Maureen and Bee.
My dear bridesmaids planned the party for me and it was supposed to be a surprise I think. But they asked me to choose either Movida or Zouk when they came over to my place for the manicure session so no more surprise liao. Haha.
We agreed to meet at about 10.30pm outside the club. Me, Adelene, Ying Pei and Bee shared a cab from CCK. The cab auntie was really nice and friendly. She actually told us to take care of ourselves and not drink too much. Hehe :)
Deng deng deng deng! See the props already?
Red furry furry tiara
With matching red butterfly wings
Duno why the butterfly wings were like ‘senget’ the entire night. Me no likey!
Photo with the girls while Ying Pei and Pei Rong went off to get the first round of drinks.
The girls all wore black/blue. All I wanted was to make sure that I was suitably covered and hence I wore stockings because my dress was too short. Hohoho.
There was a one for one promo before 12am so we ended up with 2 jugs of Vodka orange, 2 jugs of Vodka cranberry (which was pretty tasteless), 16 sour plum shots, 4 tequila shots and 4 sex on the beach shots. All in all, it was MAD. Almost fainted at the sight of all the drinks. Lol.
Sour plum shots were yummy!
Someone figured that the best way to finish the drinks fast was to play the number guessing game. This game really very popular leh. Casmin’s hens night also got play.
And for some reason, Pei Rong kept guessing the correct number and I was made to drink! Like 90% of the time leh! >_<
Gloop gloop gloop..
Group shot with the.. ohhhhhh sexay ladays! LOL.
Soon, it was time for the dares. My most dreaded moment!
Somehow, the two Korean guys who had been sitting next to us knew what was going on and very quickly turned to look at me which made things really easy for me. Hahaha!
Ehhh nope, I don’t think their names start with a vowel :P
Ok basically it just went like this throughout the night. Instead of asking or talking to my targets, I went up to them and showed them the tasks that I was supposed to carry out. LOL.
Wah piang! Go where find the tallest man?
You gotta be kidding me. Am I really the tallest? HAHAHA.
The husband saw this photo and asked, “Like that is bear hug meh?” Wah someone very encouraging hor.
Horror or horrors. I just realized that I didn’t take with Pei Rong! How come nobody noticed?!
We decided to call it a night at around 2am which was super early la. And I think we look as though we had not gone in yet :P No drunkard look.
This dude photobombed us and….
All of us were really hungry and we had yummy bangers and mash from the cart outside Zouk!
Thanks to my lovely bridesmaids for the unforgettable party! <3
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Helloooo chewys! We are counting down the days (less than a week) to our customary wedding! Many friends like to ask me this question, “So how? Wedding coming soon. You must be excited right?” Answer is NO. Really, I’m not excited at all. In fact, having been legally married to misterchewy in September 2011, it feels weird to be preparing for the customary wedding now. Somehow, we feel like 老夫老妻 already. LOLOLOL.
Ok so anyway, I decided to pamper all my bridesmaids with a gelish manicure party recently. Hahaha it wasn’t quite a ‘party’ but it sounds nice so yeah. It was during the CNY period which explains all the goodies lying around! Nom nom nom~
Ying Pei was the first to reach so Krist worked on her first while we waited for the rest.
Cant remember what they were talking about. Haha.
Maureen spent 3 days making jelly hearts for us! So niceeeee!
Sorry my photo doesnt do justice to Maureen’s jelly hearts. It tasted damn awesome I tell you! I wonder when will I get to eat this again :P
Duno why Pei Rong looked so happy here. LOL.
All my bridesmaids really very serious. Sometimes I wonder who’s the one getting married. Hahaha. Discussion and taking notes in progress!
Maureen’s turn! She also knows Krist.
Bee seemed to be most excited about the manicure party. Hehe.
Playing with her Samsung Galaxy camera.
Adelene offered to be the last since she wasn’t rushing off to anywhere else. Yup at this point a couple of them had already left.
Me and Krist :)
Ok! Wait for my next post! Either this week or next ;)
Hello chewy chewy friends! It’s me again! Not misterchewy yo. Aiya he’s supposed to be the one typing out this entire post but he’s reaaaally busy with work and wedding prep (not that I’m not doing anything) so this will be a pictorial post on his behalf. Introducing misterchewy’s gang of brothers cum groomsmen who were also his university mates! Aiseh.. Look like Backstreet Boys! The hubby treated them to dinner at Saveur which is a very popular French restaurant at Bugis. The food photos were taken by misterchewy himself. Not I want to praise my own husband but they are not bad considering I’m usually the one who takes the photos! :P Oh ok he just told me he can do an introduction on his xiongdis. So I’ll pass the typing over to him now! :D
Duck Rillette ($7.90) – Cracker slices, Romaine lettuce, gherkin & pickled pearl onion.
Foie Gras ($9.90) – Pan-seared duck liver served with apple-infused port wine and vanilla bean.
Saveur’s Pasta ($4.90) – A signature of Saveur’s, pasta tossed with chili oil, fine-chopped Japanese konbu
& sakura ebi with minced pork sauce.
Duck Leg Confit ($10.90) – Duck leg confit, homemade mashed potato, sauté shiitake mushroom, orange segments and orange infused natural jus.
Name: Joel Ong
Alias: Muscle Ong
First impression of him: Combination of brawns and brains
Special Move: Bombastic engineering jargons at speed 12.5 words/sec. You do the math.
How I think he will protect me from jiemeis: 4.999/5
Name: Hong Ming
Alias: Arty Seow
First impression of him: Quiet Killer
Special Move: Paper cutting (his paper cutting skills is close to professional standard)
How I think he will protect me from jiemeis: 4.999/5
Alias: Cheeko Fong
First impression of him: Guai guai boy (impression somehow changed along the way, hence the nick)
Special Move: Rap and cheekopek-ness
How I think he will protect me from jiemeis: 4.999/5
Alias: THAT John Lim
First impression of him: Haolian Bio student
Special Move: Act cute while doing R&B dance. Would be able to mesmerize the jiemei with those dance moves (read: cute moves).
How I think he will protect me from jiemeis: 4.999/5
Alias: Kool Chia
First impression of him: Friendly and “speak righteous gas” (讲义气)
Special Move: BODY SLAM
How I think he will protect me from jiemeis: 4.999/5
Xiongdi’s unite! Look left look right, also no one more hamsum (not hamsup hor) than we are.
With an average protection score of 4.999, the groom, along with his brothers, are ready to face off the sisters. Thumbs up for the brave warriors.
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12pm – 2.15 pm
6pm – 9.15 pm
Hello chewy chewy peeps! Hahaha sorry this is another long overdue post! Celebrated my primary school bestie’s birthday around December last year and it also became a double dinner date for us. Hehe :P We agreed to meet at Kith Cafe, Park Mall, which is directly opposite Plaza Singapura but like many hundreds of metres away. LOL.
Read about Kith Cafe from a few blogs and it seemed like the reviews were not bad.
I think the brunch items were more appealing but they stop serving brunch at around 3pm or 4pm, which was really quite a pity.
Heh.. I realized misterchewy looked kinda tanned here but he is actually not so tanned la. Haha.
Adelene and her bf, Alvin! Don’t you think that they look really compatible? Got couple look!
The husband is a huge fan of mutton and lamb meat, so I wasn’t surprised when he declared he knew what to order within 35 seconds of glancing at the menu. The Lamb Shank ($28) arrived piping out and laden with delicious smelling gravy. I had a piece of the lamb shank which was truly fall of the bone tender. There was a slight gamy taste but I think it was still quite manageable because misterchewy polished off the entire lamb shank with ease.
I honestly didn’t know why I chose the Nero Seppia ($22) over other pasta dishes. Ended up having to wipe my mouth after eating each mouthful of spaghetti. It was cooked past slightly al dente and the flavors were actually a little on the mild side.
Adelene had the King Prawn Pasta ($20) which I thought was pretty value-for-money given the size of the prawns.
I think Alvin’s Crab Pasta ($22) looked quite delicious too, with chunks of crab meat in it.
I just realized that we are in polka dots..
While our partners are in checks!
Group photo from our double date! :D
9 Penang Road
8am – 10pm
To be honest, I have never quite liked Chinese New Year since young. Things have not changed much today. I just find it troublesome that we have to observe various customs and traditions. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not being disrespectful or anything. Hahaha and I absolutely dislike spring cleaning. But look what I found in the process of throwing away unwanted stuff from my room! Posted this pic on Instagram too! Follow me @missuschewy if you have not! :)
This year’s CNY was not as happening as last year. We did fewer house visits which also means that we collected fewer angbaos. *cries* We had a combined reunion dinner like last year on CNY eve. This time, we reserved a table at Park Royal on Kitchener Road’s Si Chuan Dou Hua. Full house that night!
With Granny Chewy!
Heh heh. Didn’t make use of my DSLR at all during CNY. All photos were taken with my iPhone, and hence the quality. Hmm..
Lost count of the number of times I lo hei-ed this year! I think we are all very gentle. 99.9% still remained on the plate. LOL.
The husband and I decided to treat everyone to Pen Cai this year since we only get to eat this once a year. Needless to say, the menu cost us slightly over $1000 after GST and service charge.
HEHEHE hope this pic didn’t give you a shock! Tried something different for my eye makeup. I don’t usually attempt this because it’s troublesome and slightly time consuming. Also made an effort to put on falsies. Let’s just say I’m usually very lazy :P
Double chin is visible in this pic. Argh.
As usual, we went to my gugu’s house first. Played Blackjack for a couple of hours (I think) and we won quite a bit of money! More than 60 bucks in total if I’m the wrong. Not bad considering that our bets ranged from 50 cents to $2. LOL.
Wokay here’s the mandatory OOTD (outfit of the day) shot for us on CNY day one. Haha. Since everyone on Instagram is doing so!
At my maternal grandma’s place.
Sometimes I really wonder how did I end up with a guy who is a head taller than me. It’s so difficult to get a decent self-shot when both of us are standing!
One of my aunts sculpted this God of Fortune balloon! Very talented right!
Hehe I like this photo a lot so I posted it on Instagram as well :)
Baby Adelle is the second youngest baby in the family! OMG I’m really getting old. I have 7 nieces and nephews now. Everyone is popping babies. O_O I think baby Adelle is afraid that her aunt will mishandle her. LOL.
She seemed to regain her calmness after we gave her a baby biscuit.
Adelle and her sister Lavelle, who is almost 2 years old.
Another cutie in the family! My niece Marion, not my brother la. Haha.
My youngest cousins, Anthea and Aloysius. Oops didn’t take photo earlier and they changed into their pjs after showering.
That’s the end of CNY day one!
Our OOTD on CNY day two! My caption for this on Instagram, “Our styles are totally mismatched. I look like I’m dating a young boy!” Don’t you think so?
After going to misterchewy’s aunt’s place, we caught Ah Boys to Men II at I12 Katong! Didn’t expect myself to watch this. The night before, we watched part one via YouTube on our iPad and we really enjoyed it! The cast can act really well and the movie was full of humor.
We took our paternal grandpa to Dragon Phoenix Restaurant at Liang Court for a round of lo hei. iPhone lousy, focus on wrong subject ._.
This concludes our CNY celebrations this year! Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? Check out our guide to Valentine’s Day 2013 if you have not. And don’t forget to ‘Like’ us on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/missuschewy :)
Helloooo everyone, I’m back. Firstly, I wanna thank my friends and readers who sent me messages to console me over Mambo’s departure. They had similar experiences too and could empathize with my situation. A week has passed and we are coping well now. My mum might be getting everyone new mugs with Mambo’s photos printed on them soon :) Ok anyway, I wanna introduce this really cool bar that serves cheap beer and standard Western fare to all of you! I used to dislike beer but under misterchewy’s (bad) influence, we find ourselves searching for watering holes with attractive Happy Hour deals during dinner time on weekends.
Sometime back, we stumbled upon SAUCE Bar at Esplanade. Following the expansion of The Butter Factory from its old spot to One Fullerton, SAUCE is the latest innovative project by The Butter Factory group. Drool over SAUCE’s selection of reasonably priced gourmet cocktails and enjoy the sauciest Happy Hour deals all night every day. With beers priced as low as $5 nett, it’s good enough reason to start guzzling that bottle of beer! So.. The husband and I paid SAUCE a visit once a week over 3 consecutive weeks. Yeah the *thing* on the table is our motivation. LOL.
Prior our 3rd visit, I decided to jio my bestest tennis partner/bridesmaid Ying Pei and her bf Wilson to go on a double date! When it comes to drinking, I thought of her immediately and guess what? She had been to SAUCE before! Why am I even surprised.. :P
I decided to try the Lunch Meat Chips ($8) because I loveeeee luncheon meat but unfortunately, it tasted quite bland. The next time I visit SAUCE, I’m definitely gonna give this a miss.
We also ordered Fish Bites ($12) because the name sounded cute. LOL. It is actually a light bites version of the below. /facepalm
The House Fish & Chips ($18) Pacific Dory coated in Belgium beer batter, topped with mayonnaise and “dancing” bonito flakes, served with fries and jalepeno tartare sauce was actually quite good and tasted even better with our Asahi beer. The bonito flakes gave the fish and chips an interesting dimension.
You know the place to go to the next time you want a beer! Till the next double date with my favorite tennis girl! ;)
Connect with us at www.facebook.com/missuschewy and have a great week ahead!
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Tel: 6837 2959
Sun to Thur
5pm – 1am
Fri, Sat and Eve of Public Holidays
5pm to 3am
*Last order for dinner daily at 930pm
*Last order for light bites is 30 minutes before closing
This blog post is dedicated to our dearest Roborovksi hamster, Mambo, who passed away on 14 January 2013 (Monday) sometime between 8am to 3pm. My regular readers and followers would have read about Mambo through my previous posts. I really don’t know how and where to begin. This post is the toughest to write so far.. As I’m typing this, Mambo had already left us for more than 24 hours but I can’t control my tears each time I think about him :’(
We will always remember Mambo’s cute and innocent-looking little face and his big round eyes which made our hearts melt every single time we looked at him. He had brought so much joy and laughter to everyone of us. We really love him and treat him as part of our family. My mum even prepared his breakfast before ours every morning. This post is written in remembrance of Mambo and his brother Jumbo, who passed away when he was 5 months old.. I have selected some photos taken within this period of 1 year 7 months from our DSLR, iPhone and iPad. Misterchewy and I even have a hashtag #mambotherobo for all photos of him on Instagram even though there are not many :(
On the night of 10 June 2011, two little hamsters about 3 weeks old arrived at our place. They were part of a sibling group given by my brother’s friend, Abel. I was away in Taiwan then. My mum and bro came up with the names ‘Mambo’ and ‘Jumbo’ for them. Jumbo was slightly bigger in size, and he was more timid as compared to Mambo.
We were quite amused that Mambo and Jumbo could sleep in the most awkward spaces.
We call this their playground. Mambo and Jumbo liked to sleep at this spot of the playground too. Both of them also passed away at this very spot.. :’(
This video was taken by misterchewy, when Mambo and Jumbo were about one month old. They were truly brothers. They ate together, ran the wheel together, slept next to each other. They did everything together and never fought. An unfortunate incident happened and Jumbo left when he was around 5 months old. We felt really sad, and at the same time, pitied Mambo. We could sense that Mambo was agitated when he could not find his brother and he ate very little for a couple of days. It must have been really tough on him. I feel very sorry for him, even till today..
Here are some of my favorite shots of Mambo, mostly taken by my mobile devices. He was awaken when I opened the cage. Hehehe.
Giving me the “Wassup???” LOL. :)
Every now and then, we would find him sleeping comfortably sandwiched between this cage and log and it never fails to amuse us.
Mambo was a light sleeper because every time we opened his cage, he would scurry out of his log or playground with half-closed sleepy eyes. He surprised us once when we found him curled up in a ball when we lifted up his log! Awwwww.. :) But of course, he woke up about 5 seconds later with a blur look. Hahaha.
My bro liked to carry Mambo and sayang him on his head but our poor friend doesnt seem to enjoy it!
Here’s something else we found highly amusing! We wanted to let Mambo ‘see the world’ outside his home and let him out one evening but he scurried round and round his cage and finally climbed up his log and fell back in. Seems like home is still the best place to be!
On a few other occasions when we just wanted to kajiao him, we placed the log far away from his cage :P
When Mambo was younger, he used to be afraid of us too. We found it hard to stroke him because he often ran off in fright. As he grew older, he got used to us :)
Sometimes Mambo could get quite lazy! Hahaha.
Clearly enjoying his frequent well-deserved back massages from us.
Apart from his favorite sunflower seeds, Mambo also loved eating his Vitamin C! We just had to wave it in front of him and he would come and snatch it away from our fingers.
We also introduced dried mealworms into his diet after my friends Shi Jie and Joslyn told me that their hamsters loveeeeee mealworms! Really glad that Mambo loved them too. We had also given him other special treats such as cheese cubes, donuts and pudding from the Pet Lovers stores.
Here’s a video of Mambo munching away happily!
I’m also glad that I bought the cottony blanket for him when I caught sight of it at Pet Lovers because Mambo clearly loved it very much! He was found snuggling in it most of the time :))
I think it was in October 2012, when we first found little traces of blood on Mambo’s bedding and he looked unwell. We weren’t sure what happened and attributed it to him eating too many sunflower seeds. He didn’t bleed anymore for a long time after that day.
This two videos were taken on 17 November 2012 evening. I was alone at home and spent some time playing with Mambo. Not sure what was he digging for!
We were always tickled by Mambo’s ‘kungfu moves’!
In 2011, we decorated Mambo’s cage during Christmas. I’m sorry that we didn’t manage to celebrate Christmas with Mambo at home last year because our house was undergoing some renovation work, which was also why I stayed at misterchewy’s place for about a month.
These are the last few photos taken just two weeks ago when I finally returned home. I was really glad to see my little treasure again :’)
Mambo looks pretty small right? Hehe..
Caught munching on his dried mealworms! This is one of my favorite photos of him :)
For the past few weeks and especially over the weekend, my parents noticed that Mambo’s appetite shrunk considerably and he was not as active as before. They said that we had to be mentally prepared. The last time I saw Mambo was on the 12th, Saturday evening because I was at misterchewy’s place on Sunday, but Mambo appeared normal to me. On Monday, my brother called me at around 2.50pm when I was at work and he said, “Jie.. Mambo is dead..” We spoke briefly before we hung up. I was calm but only for a few seconds. The tears started to well up in my eyes and I found it impossible to fight them back. I cried behind my computer at work for at least an hour and a half.
The husband met me at my workplace and we cabbed home. It was pouring very heavily on Monday evening and my heart felt really heavy while we were on our way home. I used to think that it was very difficult to take photos of Mambo because he was constantly running about but the truth is, it is the hardest when he was lying there motionless. My tears were rolling down my cheeks the whole time.
I kept asking myself these few questions:
1) Did Mambo know that he was going to leave us?
2) Did Mambo choose to die at the very same spot as his brother?
3) Was Mambo waiting for us to stroke him and bid him goodbye?
4) Was Mambo lonely when he left?
My only regret is that nobody was around to watch him take his very last breath and I also regretted not coming home earlier on Sunday. Mambo, I am really sorry but I sincerely hope that you felt loved by all of us. I really really miss you and will never forget your cute antics and random noises made throughout the day, especially in the morning when you were busy eating at your food bowl and at night when you were running on your wheel :’( My only consolation is that every single one of us in our family really doted on you and you were always on our minds. You will always be missed by us.
My mum stuffed his cotton blanket and his favorite food in a box.
My dad placed Mambo’s body in the box. I took quite a number of shots and wanted to make sure that I was satisfied because I didn’t wanna regret afterwards. It was very depressing for us to see Mambo go.. My mum finally sealed the box with a tape and at that moment, it really felt as though all the air had been sucked out of my lungs and I cried harder than before. My parents buried Mambo next to where they had buried Jumbo previously at a piece of vacant land along Sungei Tengah Road. We know that Mambo and Jumbo will be reunited in Hammie Heaven. Hope they become good friends with Coconut, Dodo, Mimi, Rei-Rei, Snowy, Sleepy and Milo too (thank you ahpoohbear and bubble_jen for comforting me)!
Mambo lived to about 21 months. In our hearts, he is irreplaceable. We love you Mambo and we hope that you are forever happy and contented in Hammie Heaven. :’)
Messages from Grandpa Ben, Grandma Christine, Daddy Bertrand and Daddy-in-law Chewy:
Mambo, you are dearly missed and fondly remembered by us.
- Grandpa Ben
It is painful to see that you are gone…..You have brought joy n laughter to our family. Mambo, you will stay in our hearts forever…….. Rest in Peace.
- Grandma Christine
Hi Mambo, many will say that hamsters are just small pets that are cute to keep. To me, you and Jumbo nothing like pets; more like family members to us. During my time in NS, you made me forget all my problems and worries. When I was preparing for exams, having you around made me less stressed with my studies. I will miss the times you bit my finger and ran away after that. I will also remember and miss how you showed those big eyes of yours, wanting more mealworms and sunflower seeds. I will miss how you ran to the sand bath to clean yourself after Grandpa Ben or me played with you. I will miss how you ate everything from the food bowl and hid the food remnants under the bedding, laying them out nicely. I will miss the times you ki siao and scratched around the cage wildly. I will miss you and Jumbo very very much. Grandma Christine cannot stop crying whenever she sees the empty cage now. You have brought so much joy to our family and everyone miss you dearly. Mambo, I hope you will get to meet Jumbo in Hammy Heaven and hope you will enjoy a happy afterlife. You stupid boy, I will not forget you and Jumbo not as my pets, but as my sons. Farewell son…
- Daddy Bertrand
Dear Mambo, although you are mischievous at times, you are always very cute to me. I have always loved to look at you and stroke your fur. I will always remember that bite that you gave me. Now that you are gone for good, I really want to tell you that I miss you, and I will continue to miss you in the future.. Take care and have fun in your little hammie heaven with Jumbo :')
- Daddy-in-law Chewy
Hola chewy chewy friends! It’s the start of a brand new week! *Groan* Ok just kidding. Anyway, many friends have been asking misterchewy and I, “How are your wedding preparations coming along?” Our standard reply would be, “Ummm.. Like that lor.” We are researching on our honeymoon trip first because friends are shocked that we have not booked our air tickets and all. As for the wedding, we have yet to send our invitation cards for printing and look at the Guo Da Li (betrothal gift exchange) things. Yes very last minute I know. But wait! At least I managed to hold my very first bridesmaids meeting at Au Chocolat @ Marina Bay Sands! :D
I was actually very thrilled to have all my jiemeis meet one another because they are very outgoing and sociable girls! Everyone in the group knows at least one other girl because they have met before. Shall elaborate later! I had to pick a good venue because all of us reside in various parts of Singapore so we agreed to meet in a more centralized location. I picked Au Chocolat because I wanted a place with a feminine and taitai-ish vibe (even though I have not been there prior to the meetup!) :P Not a very wise choice because almost everyone was lost when they reached MBS!
Tadah! Meet my bridesmaids! From left to right: Ying Pei (YP), Pei Rong (PR), Bee, Maureen, Adelene :) YP knows PR. PR knows YP, Bee and Maureen. Bee knows YP, Maureen and Adelene. Maureen knows PR and Bee. Adelene knows Bee. Confusing or not? LOL.
Me and my bridesmaids! Welcome on board! Hahaha :D Ok I shall introduce all my pretty bridesmaids one by one according to seniority!
Name: Pei Rong
How did we meet: She was my Orientation Group Leader in JC.
Fun fact: After her GCE ‘A’ levels, we kept in touch through snail mail for a while before Facebook made things easy for us.
Number of years of friendship: About 10 years
My thoughts: Pei Rong will be the big sister to guide my other bridesmaids in the planning. She is more serious and I will go to her for advice.
How did we meet: Social Media
Fun fact: We crap a lot almost everyday on Twitter.
Number of years of friendship: More than 2 years
My thoughts: Maureen is the craziest, loudest and most-not-shy bridesmaid and I actually fear for misterchewy that she will come up with lotsa Mission Impossibru ideas for the gatecrash.
How did we meet: Secondary School
Fun fact: She’s the only female friend from secondary school whom I regularly stay in touch with.
Number of years of friendship: More than 10 years
My thoughts: Bee is the most clearheaded bridesmaid so she might help to assess how realistic the situation will be when the ladies are brainstorming for the gatecrash. She is also too innocent for her own good so I hope she becomes less innocent after this.
How did we meet: Primary School
Fun fact: We were in the same class from P2 to P6 and I used to bully her in P2. LOL. And I don’t call her Adelene actually.
Number of years of friendship: Almost 20 years
My thoughts: Adelene is very responsible and she lives just across the street so she is my emergency contact person. I am very relieved that she agreed to be my bridesmaid.
Name: Ying Pei
How did we meet: Tennis
Fun fact: I didn’t like her when we first met on the tennis court because she seemed quite hiao but guess what? She turned out to be nice enough to be my bestest tennis partner after getting to know her better.
Number of years of friendship: About 8 years
My thoughts: Ying Pei is not the loudest but she is very wild. Maybe it’s an age thing. If I am ever going to have a hens night party, I’m sure Ying Pei is the one who will help me plan something that I will remember for as long as I live. LOL.
Ok and now, the food! I’m absolutely crazy about Truffle Fries ($15) and I’m glad to say that Au Chocolat’s did not disappoint with its generous amount of white truffle oil and truffle sea salt. The truffle fries was served with mayonnaise and BBQ sauce instead of truffle mayo but it was good on its own nevertheless.
Ying Pei’s Handmade Mini Crab Cakes Sliders ($18) certainly look too cute to resist. The specially seasoned crab cakes were made in-house with guacamole, tomato & caramelized banana ketchup sauce sandwiched between mini sesame coated burger bun.
For those with a ravenous appetite can opt for the Au Chocolat Club Sandwich ($20) which is easily mistaken for a ginormous burger from afar! Not that my petite bridesmaid Pei Rong has a monstrous appetite, but how could anyone turn down a traditional double decker stuffed with bacon, a sunny side up egg, grilled chicken fillet & sautéed mushrooms finished with Swiss cheese & tasty guacamole spread? Now that’s a mouthful, pun intended. The poor girl was desperately trying to share the calories with everyone else!
The Homemade Garlic Herb Pesto Pasta with Prawns ($25) is also a good choice if you wanna jumpstart your day with a bit of carbo boost. Our dear Adelene seems to be enjoying her dish!
Maureen and I chose the Au Chocolat Benedict ($18) which had perfectly poached eggs atop bacon, spinach, tomatoes on an English muffin smothered in their very own hollandaise sauce infused with red wine & dark chocolate. It still tasted pretty much like the usual hollandaise and I didn’t manage to detect any hints of red wine or dark chocolate. Be warned that eating this can be a very messy affair. The yolk squirted all over my plate instead of oozing out gracefully.
For something even more awesome, go for the Ultimate Benedict ($22), which Bee did. Imagine hot fluffy pancakes topped with sautéed spinach, tomatoes, crispy bacon, roasted ribeye steak, roasted chicken & two poached eggs with our very own red wine & dark chocolate infused hollandaise sauce. I don’t eat beef but this sure sounds like one hell of a brunch.
I think candid shots tell a little bit about someone’s personality. Look at these two shots and read “My thoughts” on each of them again. Hahaha.
Basically, during the meeting, I introduced the girls to those whom they have not met. We talked a bit about the agenda of the actual day wedding, their responsibilities and I will check out on their bridesmaids dresses in the meantime.
Let’s start counting down to the weekend! Take care everyone! Do check out our facebook page www.facebook.com/missuschewy for updates :)
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