A Sneak Peak into The Future

Although 21st October was long gone, I still feel the need to write a blog post of our day’s events. It’s just really nostalgic to revisit all those events and relive those emotions. How my brain works is that it would go through all that has happened in the day trying its best not to miss a single detail. It’s only after writing it out that I see how even the smallest of things are worth remembering.

My day started off with a major craving for Well Dressed Salad Bar’s Vegan Brunch set. Prior to my virgin experience of eating this amazing meal, all I could do was to drool over images of it on Instagram posted by some of my friends. I just had to eat it. The day has finally arrived where it’s my turn to devour this plate of goodness!

I drove that day and parked at Club Street where the parking was insanely expensive. It’s $1 for half an hour. This other car that came after us, decided not to park here because it was freakin expensive. And hence decided to park somewhere else. While we on the other hand, felt like rich kids and decided to just park there for convenience sake. Funny thing was that both of us were unsure how to peel the parking ticket. Both of us had varying ideas as to how we should peel this. I was utmost certain that I was right and insisted that we do it my way (cos i’m the boss 😛 ) . It was not until we got to Well Dressed that we could’ve Googled. Turns out, I was (am) right. HEH.

My food arrived and it looked beautiful. It comes with a complimentary drink too and I decided to get a glass of passionfruit juice. Believe me, it’s the best passion fruit juice out there, super refreshing and sweet yet sour at the same time. A flavourful burst in your mouth. YUM. My brunch platter came shortly after, comprising bread waffles (just bread but they squashed it using a waffle maker) , avocado slides, feta ‘tofucheese’, vegan sausages (amazingg), alfalfa sprouts, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes. Typically, a non-vegan breakfast platter would consist of bacon, eggs, sausages, mushrooms and a slice of toast. This is just as good if not even better, because it’s guilt-free and nutritious with tons of greens. I can literally eat this everyday for breakfast. Also, Nic ordered fries that came with Vegan mayo on the side. And the taste of the mayo, completely blew us away. The resemblance is simply uncanny. How is possible to replicate something that’s 90% dairy and eggs?! I was also pleasantly surprised to have met morethanveggies at Well Dressed while I was happily tucked into my meal.

Moving on, we headed down to the Arts Science Museum to check out the Future World exhibition. Yes, it was my 3rd time there but it’s always the company that matters 😉 Nic was super impressed with all the exhibits. From the flower room, the video screening of the rising sea levels (I really like this), the drawing of animals and scanning it over, to the spectacular lights at the end.

the flower room

Now you see the hill (?) and five minutes after you don’t. There were bean bags for people to relax while watching the sea levels rise, which is very reflective of what is going on in the world today – global warming. Whoever that created this art piece, thank you very much. It serves as a timely reminder that this is bound to happen if we don’t step up our game and do something about it. The rapid pace of the rising sea levels illustrated in the video suggests that this is going to drown out our precious land very soon. They are indeed rising at an alarming ra

that’s nic’s art piece

Designer indeed. Full of creativity yet full of precision as well. 

The waterfall was simply breathtaking. Same goes for the photo ^^

Nic in awe of those gorgeous lights

Pink ain’t my favourite colour but it did do me justice.

At the lobby of the Arts Science Museum, we were greeted with the aroma of coffee beans and these cute little DIY tote bags. I recalled on my last visit to the museum, it wasn’t a cafe but a ticketing booth. Now it’s a cafe. A really shrewd move of them to shift the ticketing booth downstairs and have a cafe upstairs. Feeling thirsty, I just had to buy a bottle of water from there. Great way to maximise profits hahahaha. It also had tables and chairs, it looked like a really nice place to chill or do some work.

We then headed out to take more photos! And because I brought my tripod out, testing out the remote control function my phone was necessary. 

couple photos heehee. >< 

I’m so in love with my new camera, thank you olympus.

the wind was blowing quite strongly and my pants and hair were just flying in the wind

love my tan here heehee. the sun was really shining directly at my face. so I was kinda posing but not posing ;P

my model my bae <3

it was just a test shot but it turned out really nice. Probably an ad for a watch commercial.

After that long photoshoot, we decided to fill our bellies with some warm food. While we were walking along the shoppes at MBS, we came across Din Tai Fung. It was a pleasant surprise to know that they do indeed have Vegan options! I wasn’t too hungry so I just ordered a classic Red Bean Bun. Taste wasn’t fantastic but i was still really stoked and glad at the fact that they even provide Vegan options. I would definitely go back.

What A YUMZY day.

160m Above Ground

The morning was beautiful and we had a whole day of activities planned out perfectly for an awesome Friday 21st October. The plan was: Breakfast at my place, Nic’s doctor’s appointment, Cups n Canvas, and Future World exhibition at Arts Science Museum.


Breakfast + Grocery Shopping

The menu of the day was fluffy pancakes and waffles. And because I just got my camera, getting a stunning photo for my blog was utmost necessary. Presentation (this includes having blueberries/strawberries and a myriad of colours on my plate) is key and time is of the essence as well. By the time we were done grocery shopping, it was close to 11am. I took a bold move by whipping up a brand new pancake recipe which I haven’t tried that I gotten from some Youtube video and made my own modifications. While I was mixing the batter, it got so thick and I panicked for a moment there. To salvage my mistake, I kept adding rice milk. Thankfully, it got slightly better. A wild and cheeky Nic would occasionally pop his head into the kitchen to watch me which I felt really embarrassed about because it would just add pressure on me plus the batter was already messed up. A few times I tried flipping the pancake by tossing it up in the air, but to no avail, I always fail ;( Perhaps next time then. The tough part was finally done, and the fun part (the assembly) is now here! Take a look at how it looks! Delectable isn’t it 😉 Unfortunately it didn’t turn out as good as it looks. The pancakes were really chewy, but taste wise it was not bad.

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I’m Back

It’s really been awhile since I’ve written a post. A lot of things have happened while I was on this hiatus away from gooyokers. From changes in my relationships to entering into a completely new environment (aka. university). July and August was probably one of the worst periods of my life, the most challenging one at that. I’ve made mistakes and life-changing decisions – got out of a relationship, and got into one within the past 4 months. And during times when I felt down, I’d strayed down the wrong path, doing the most rabak stuff possible, having alcohol almost everyday, essentially killing myself slowly. I’m glad that those days are gone and I have moved on in life.

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Handmade Heroes!

I never really liked conventional products that you find off the shelves of Watsons or Guardian. They are always loaded with weird chemicals and stabilisers that were absolutely foreign to me. Do we really need such chemicals to make our skin glow? And personally, because I have sensitive skin, I would have to be extra careful about the products that I use. I always believed in organic and natural stuff to nourish our bodies on the inside and out. In my search for cruelty-free make up, I found Handmade Heroes at the corner of Naiise and thought, hey this seems pretty natural plus no animal testing was done, immediately I signed myself up receive these awesome goodies.

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Acai By Selva

If there’s one thing I have to eat for the rest of my life it would be Acai. I literally ate it for breakfast, lunch and dinner once or twice before and till today I am still not sick of it. For those of you who reside in Singapore, the only acai places available are Project Acai, Afterglow, Haakon, Superloco, and Absolute Acai (pretty limited options if you ask me). Plus, a bowl of acai is not cheap here in Singapore, it easily costs up to $15 SGD ($11 USD). So instead of spending my money and time traveling, I took the liberty to make my own Acai smoothie bowls and smoothie at the comfort of my own home! With courtesy of Selva foods, I allowed my imagination to run wild and did a little twist on my very own version of an Acai Smoothie bowl, adding fruits and a myriad of flavours that would satiate my taste buds.

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Is Honey Vegan?

Most of you may or may not know this, but honey is actually not Vegan. Despite the fact that we aren’t directly killing bees to harness their honey, we are still enslaving, exploiting and stealing their honey which they have worked so hard to obtain. Each bee has to visit 50-100 flowers in order to fill their stomachs. To make just 1 pound of honey, bees would have to visit 2 million flowers and they would’ve flown 55,000 miles (which is about 2 times around the world). And we are just taking all their hard work away from them for our own selfish consumption.

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Vegan and Pet Ownership

Most of you guys wouldn’t know this (or at least I didn’t), is the controversy of pet ownership while being a Vegan.

Why is this a concern?

You might be thinking, as long as we feed our pets Vegan food, it’s completely fine because we’re still not supporting the meat industry. However, let’s look at this issue from a ethical perspective. Ethical Vegans strive towards a day where animals of any kind are no longer considered property, or held in captivity. The whole idea of animal liberation is not compatible to pet ‘ownership’. Domestic pets even in the best case scenario, they are exploited to reproduce in order to create cross-breed species that we humans desire. We train them to be compliant and servile. So for as long as we stand, complete animal liberation is our ultimate goal, to evict them of this environment of vulnerability and give them the freedom they deserve.

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Do Vegans Drink Alcohol?

There’s always this huge debate on whether Vegans are allowed to drink alcohol, and if they can whether they should or not. People tend to associate Vegans to a ton of restrictions. I hope as you read my blog, you’ll find out that despite not eating meat, dairy and eggs, we still aren’t missing out on much in life. The whole part of being a Vegan for most of us is for the sake of our own health. Its all about feeling our best and being in the right state of mind at all times. So if the question is can vegans drink alcohol? the answer is only certain brands.

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SuperMeat | Meat of the Future

Recently, I chanced upon one of Freelee’s videos of her promoting the consumption of meat. Curious, I went ahead and watched her video. SuperMeat is the latest craze amongst Vegans and animal activist. They are currently in the process of developing a system to produce a small scale of cultured meat. It’s like growing meat in a petri-dish. Best part is that there isn’t any animals harmed in the process!

How do they do it?

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Raw Vegan Matcha Oat Balls | MyMaha Mix

My latest obsession is with oat balls and this recipe that I’ve made is inspired by teenyweenytreats a little startup selling Vegan treats such as oat balls, tarts and cereal bars. They offer a wide a range of flavours, from nutty nuts to chocolate cinnamon. My personal favourite is the nutty nuts because its overloaded with peanut butter goodness. Show them some love by ordering their treats via their instagram

Anyway back to my recipe.

This Raw Vegan Matcha Oat Ball recipe is the easiest one ever. It’s simply combining all the ingredients into a single bowl and mixing it up! It literally takes less than 10 min to get it done. Jammed packed with plant-based protein, it serves as a great afternoon snack that is convenient and portable especially if you don’t have time to fix breakfast for yourself. Without further ado, let’s get into the ingredients:

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