Time flies so quickly, 彼’s current contract actually ends 7th August, but we're not sure whether he will be back in Singapore yet. His boss msged to ask if he might be interested to do a onshore contract in the office for 3 months. It's good because it means he will be in Singapore and can help with the wedding planning - going around recee venues and find out more about making suits/tux in Singapore. Cons being that the salary is lower onshore, and the office is very long commute away from his house. If he doesn't go back, we're hoping he can stay on till Oct, until I go back to Singapore for my 2 weeks break.. but no guarantee on that yet too, because his job is just unstable in this matters. >_<
In the case 彼 goes back to Singapore in August, I'm hoping to fly back to Singapore during Obon to recee wedding venues and bridal shops! Tickets are freaking expensive because it is obon though.. ;x In any case, I took Amda's advice and emailed the venues 彼 and I are interested in over the weekend.
☆Ban Heng Pavillion @ Harbourfront
⇒The first to reply us. Their price and food menu is very attractive and the ballroom looks pretty.
⇒We like the idea of doing it at Harbourfront because we spent alot of time dating there during our early days . He would meet me at my office near it and we would go there for dinner and chill at the boardwalk or walk over to Sentosa, which is where we went for our first date.
☆Peony Jade @ Keppel Club
⇒ 2nd to reply us.
⇒ I love their red lanterns and Red Chamber theme! The seaside solemnization also looked so beautiful, though I have seen reviews that the seaview wasn't that great, and there was a pool behind it with lots of kids screaming and shouting. Plus, they don't usually provide chairs for the solemnization so attendees have to stand through the ceremony.
⇒ They won Best Wedding Setting & Ambience Chinese Restaurant and Best Wedding Dinner Venue Chinese Restaurant by Her World Brides Singapore recently.. and jacked up their prices for 2018 quite abit. It's almost comparable to hotels which we didn't want exactly because of the price ;x
⇒ They throw in a lot of very attractive perks.
Still waiting replies from the below restaurants
☆Grand Shanghai - Love their Shanghaitang theme!
☆Qian Xi - not very familiar with them, but their ballrooms and menus/price looks good, so decided to ask for information.
☆Orchid Country Club - 彼 attended a wedding there, and it seemed nice
☆Imperial Court @ Grassroot Club - The food is great!
☆Tung Lok - Food is not bad. And decided to check it out.... simply because... Nathan Hartono! The layout of the restaurants are weird though....
I can't wait to go back to Singapore to check out the actual venues! >_<
I should get around to emailing bridal shops.. but I'm actually not sure what and how to ask... ;x
未満都市 20 Years Special!
Miman City!!! This was definitely one of mayu and my favorite KinKi Kids drama. We watched so many times our VCD was getting scratched. So I can't express my joy when they announced earlier this year that they are coming out with a 20th year special. In the drama's storyline, the characters promised to meet up 20 years later. The Special is the story on what happens now that they are 38 and adulting, and still recovering from the terrors from the drama. I just love it because it is KinKi Kids and because we get to see what happened 20 years on ;3
Skyped mayu throughout the show so that she could watch it too.. lol
Watched with PS today at Sakuragicho!~
Tsuyoshi as Takasugi was sooooooooo good!! It was totally Takasugi XD
Hijikata and Okita was sooo cute! ^3^
Hoping there will be more movies coming up!
Realized that the cinema here doesn't offer mixed unless I order a large ;(
I like this even better because it mainly features Shinsengumin!! Hijikata!!
Saturday was Adachi Fireworks. PS and I headed out early to chope seats along the river. I love how in Japan you can just leave a mat there and no one would take it. Non-Singaporeans probably won't understand the "chope" and the tissue box... but i'm sure any Singaporeans who were there would have laughed at our ingenosity.
After choping our place, PS and I headed to Tokyo Sky Tree to meet up with E, J, KH and Tomoya to celebrate E and PS' last days in Japan. E and KH are going back around the 3rd while PS is going back around the 12th.
We had lunch at Hitsumabuji. It's truely the best unagi I've ever eatn in my life. So so so so good!
After that we walked around Sky Tree waiting for the time to pass so we wouldn't have to sit under the hot sun for hours. Pokemon center was selling this cute gacha pokeballs and we decided to try out luck. I really wanted Snorlax but ended up with Gengar. J wanted Gengar but obtained Bulbasaur. KH wanted Bulbasaur and ended up with Mew. E had Charmander whom no one wanted lol. BK was lucky and got Pikachu~ I was happy with Mew so J, KH and I swapped our pokemons around until we get what we wanted... and E paid PS to go buy another (we have this belief that usually the person with the least interest in it, has the best luck), and with her good luck, she got E Pikachu, and E gave the Charmander to PS. lol So we all get something nice for the day~
Sky tree was so good to shop actually. I foresee myself going back there again. Around 5pm, we headed back to Gotanno which was closest to where we set camp. The roads are closed due to the matsuri.
Bought this Yakitori to snack while waiting for the fireworks to start. It was super good!
Playing around with the pokemons while waiting for the sun to set.
And the show starts! 12000 fireworks in an hour.
PS and I really picked a super good spot. We were right under the fireworks!
Which also meant we were showered on by ashes!
But totally worth it!
My lunch these days are all at the canteen, because it is really relatively cheap compared to eating out, and since the menu selection changes every day, it's harder to get sick of the food.
Cream croquette and carbonara!
For dinners, I've been trying my best to keep to a diet of salad~
More salad.. and cooked carbonara today for lunch.
Breakfast! I can't resist having a good breakfast for weekends!~