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updated 4 years ago

coffee appreciation @ Joe & Dough + gardens by the bay


Woke up at 7am despite sleeping at 2am?😰

My body refuses to sleep.😀

Anyway, so I had lots of time to 'play' in my room before meeting my date. 😁

Who else could he be?πŸ˜‚

Started our day with a brunch session @ Joe & Dough!

Sports hub again!πŸ˜‚ my 3rd time here in 4 days. πŸ˜‚

He and his interest for coffee. ☺️

We were joined by J and V as well! ^^

Though we like to have intimate sessions but we enjoy good companies too!😁

My flat white and his latte.

Since it is Easter weekend, we tried their hot cross bun too! Comes with chocolate or raisin cinnamon flavours.

Check out the gluttony me with chocolate stains on my mouth!πŸ˜‚

And in case you think I'm very skinny. Angle only please, flappy arms don't lie. 😀

I'm especially excited to try their sandwiches!!!

My love for good bread! Hehe..

We tried a total of 4 sandwiches! Since 4 of us. 😁


I pause here first. I'm hungry now. Lunch first, dayre later!😁


Ultimate sandwich, $6.

We came for this!! Created specially for the 6th anniversary. This sandwich is really one of a kind!

So you're seeing:
1. Parmesan cheese ciabatta
2. Herbed chicken
3. Honey baked ham
4. Green lettuce
5. Mozzarella cheese (A LOTTTT)
6. Black olives
7. Jalapeño cream cheese spread

all in one sandwich. ☺️ and $6 only!

Some people find the flavours very confusing, but the 4 of us agree that it was good!

That amount of cheese!😍 only for cheese lovers!😁

But sadly, today is the last day to enjoy this sandwich! Would be nice if they have this as a perm item!

The girls shared this while mr tan and I had one each. πŸ™ˆπŸ™Š

Our second fav is this!

Bacon and mushroom melt! $8.20! Also the most popular sandwich on their menu!

Can't see the mushroom, but it was huge and juicy!

I actually felt like helping the ladies to finish their sandwich when I see them struggling. πŸ™ŠπŸ™ˆ

Anw this is a brioche bread toasted to crisp! πŸ˜‹

Salted beef & caramelized onion jam, $9.50.

This entire sandwich, I like the sweet onion best! The bread itself was too hard for my liking.

Ham and cheese & sundries tomato, $8.

This sandwich didn't leave deep impression in me honestly. πŸ˜‚

Go with the ultimate sandwich or the bacon and mushroom one!πŸ˜‹

Good company!☺️

Honestly, looking at how the other girls eat and how I eat, I feel a bit.. Conscious? Like is there something wrong with me? Because I'm not eating like a normal girl!😰

Moving on. We chose some cakes to share as well! ^^

Blueberry yogurt tart, $6.50, caught our eyes first!

A very refreshing dessert which I'm already planning to replicate at home!😁

Gula Melaka pancake cake, $5.50.

We got attracted to this as well!😁 and got 2 slices!

But but.. Quite disappointed that the cake cake out to be quite dry. :/

Zesty orange tea cake, $4.20.

This was a good choice! Buttery and moist!πŸ˜‹

Chocolate trio, $6.50.

Honestly I chose this because I think it was insta-worthy.πŸ™ŠπŸ™ˆ

This was good as well! Cake was light and not overpowering kind. :)

Even though the girls 'warned' me not to order too much, since they were quite full, I still have to get this carrot cake! $6.

But sadly, it was just ok~ wish the cake was more moist!

Do you think the 4 of us will be able to finish the cakes?😁

Of course! No food wastage when there is Lirong around. πŸ™ŠπŸ™ˆ

But but.. When Mr Tan asked 'don't you feel full?'

Actually.. No?

I don't feel in any way stuffed. πŸ˜‚ I think I was having a good appetite day.


That's only part 1 of the session!

Part 2 was coffee appreciation!

So not only we had lots of sandwiches, cakes, we drank lots of coffees too. 😁

The head barista educating us one the art of coffee. ☺️

That precision in order to make a good cup of coffee. πŸ‘

Do you know that a good cup of coffee tasted like a tea as well?

And we were taught the right way to drink our coffee too! Literally have to slurp!πŸ™ŠπŸ˜‚

Then the fun part!

We get to be a barista for 10min!😁

The amount of coffee powder to use.

The compression.

The making.

The wait.

Feeling proud of myself. πŸ˜‚

This is the amount of true coffee you have in which cup. The rest is all milk, foam and etc.

Pouring our own latte arts too!

With the help of the pro of course!😁

To happy with my cup?πŸ˜‚

Admiring. πŸ˜‚

The 4 of us and our cups!😁

Guess which is mine?πŸ˜‚

Not bad for first timer right! Hehe..

We had lots of fun for sure!😊

Ok lah. This is mine. 😁


Our next destination after the time at Joe & Dough. ☺️

Such a pretty day. ☺️

He brought me here! Tulipmania is on @ gardens by the bay! Now till 10th may! ^^

We are wearing the paper crowns because the theme for the exhibition is fairytale! How appropriate?😁

Human mountain, human sea. πŸ˜‚

Like this photo because my legs look long! Hohoho!😁

Didn't know there are so many different breeds of tulip!

Now you know why I wore this skirt?πŸ˜‚

Perhaps the only spare where I can take photo without being photobombed. Come on weekdays if you can!

Thank you for remembering. :')

Left shortly because the human traffic was too heavy for our liking!

Went grocery shopping instead. 😁

Those strawberries so sweet!!!

We bought bubble tea too! But! I think I had too much desserts? Drank a mouthful and I feel so sick. πŸ˜‚

Back home to unmould my cakes! 😁

and I had another 2 pieces to taste the cakes before 'distributed' out to my guinea pigs. πŸ™Š

Cakes intake of the day: 8. 😰

But luckily my cakes are light tasting ones. ☺️

Rest a while before we headed out for dinner. Tried this fried Kway Teow near our place. Quite nice oh! πŸ‘

Weird that I never crave for ckt, chicken rice, Hokkien MEE or any of the local food. πŸ˜‚

I crave chilli!πŸ˜πŸ˜‚

The more the merrier!😁

Spent the night researching on our jap trip. Just 2 months away!!

Can't wait!😁

Was really tired when I got home at the end of the day.

but I feel so happy because we had a great day together! Quality time away from our work! :)

Although we meet almost everyday but most of the day we are pretty occupied with our own things. :(

Well, we should consider ourselves lucky that at least we still get to see each other!☺️

Happy 18th month, Mr Tan! ❀️

Day 95

Sunday, 5 Apr 2015

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musiciseverywhere (avatar)

musiciseverywhere Ha! You know Jennifer! She's my friend! Meow! @lirongs

4 years ago

lirongs (avatar)

lirongs YESSSSS!! Haha! Small world!πŸ˜‚ @musiciseverywhere

4 years ago

musiciseverywhere (avatar)

musiciseverywhere She my excolleague to be exact! Ha... Hello! Nice to meet U!

4 years ago

lirongs (avatar)

lirongs I see! Haha! Hello to you too! ^^ @musiciseverywhere

4 years ago

eatpraylove_pumpkin (avatar)

eatpraylove_pumpkin But still so slim!! Hahaha lucky girl! ☺️

4 years ago

lirongs (avatar)

lirongs Aww~ thank you Cheryl! ❀️ You should see me in real life! @complicatedsimplicity πŸ˜‚

4 years ago

eatpraylove_pumpkin (avatar)

eatpraylove_pumpkin Hahaha I'm sure you're as slim ☺️☺️

4 years ago

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