Saturday, January 25, 2014

Antoinette

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Woohoo! \(^ω^\) \(^▽^)/ヾ(^-^)ノ 
Tabby & Dougy are in Singapore for a few days before they have to fly to Penang to celebrate Chinese New Year. Super happy to be able to meet them 2 days straight on Thursday & Friday!! Their schedules are usually very tight when they come back to Singapore because Tabby's family & relatives will book them solid to go for meals and outings! 

We really have to squeeze time like crazy, but we always manage! Even if we have one hour or have to go to their place at 11pm to sit for a while, we will go because the only time we all get to hang out is when they come to Singapore or we fly to Perth! It's so hard to see each other so all of us do the best we can.

Luckily Le hubby has a very flexible work schedule cos he works from home (so we can sneak out during the day. heh heh!) and I am currently not working (looking for a new job!) so we can arrange our time around their schedule. 

I miss them like crazy lah.. (╯︵╰,) Why are we living so far apart???

Anyways.. distance has never come between my friendship with Tabby (18 years and counting!), and it never will! We were Primary School friends who happened to go to the same Secondary School (we didn't know until we saw each other in the same class on the first day of school!) Then she went to JC and left for Perth to study to become a doctor. I was supposed to join her there too. My childhood dream was to be a Marine Biologist cos I love the ocean and all sea creatures. I want to do my part, an active part in saving & preserving the marine ecosystems of the world.. Everything was planned but at the last minute things didn't turn out the way it should.. So in the end I didn't had the opportunity to pursue that dream.. So we parted ways... (o・_・)ノ”(ᴗ_ ᴗ。) 

But we fought really hard to keep in touch through MSN, emails & letters! There was no whatsapp, no Facebook, no Twitter.. no Skype and all the conveniences we have nowadays, so it was a struggle to keep our friendship alive but both of us put in a lot of effort and we made it!!

Super glad that both of our husbands hit off so well.. in fact they get along so well, they usually get lost in their own techie world and ignore the both of us. Which is kinda good cos both of us can gossip, catch up with each other and not feel guilty about neglecting our husbands. Heh heh heh!!!

They always have word vomit when they see each other. That's because both Tabby and I are super non-techie people and we are totally not interested in what they have to gush about.. so when they meet each other, it's like FINALLY meeting someone who speaks the same language with you and you have a lot of things to unload and share with each other. LOL!! Le hubby always say things like "I must share this with Doug!", and when I told Tabby that.. she said that Doug said the exact same thing to her about sharing stuff with Le hubby! LOL!!!


On Thursday night we met up after dinner and we went to the Antoinette at Palais Renaissance in Orchard. The service there is usually so-so but at least it's quieter and there's no need to wait for a table. Well, not sure if there's new staff or they retrained their existing ones.. the service that night was better than usual. I commented about it to Le hubby and he said it's probably cos Doug is with us. Oh yah. He's an Angmoh and somehow Angmohs receive preferential treatment in Asia. Well, we hang out so often and Tabby has localized him so much to become a Singaporean that we see him as one of us, though he still has his strong Aussie accent. 

Anyways they really wanted to try the Strawberry Shortcake cos I kept raving about it, but unfortunately we arrived too late (8pm+) and all the Strawberry Shortcakes were sold out. =( So we tried the macaroons and some of their other cakes instead.

On Friday afternoon, we meet up around 2pm and went for a late lunch at the Antoinette at Penhas Road. The decor was really lovely and the ambiance was good! 

We had a nice quiet corner to ourselves and the wait staff were very attentive and polite (again, not sure if it's because Doug is with us)... Hmmmmm.

They even gave us a big plate of complimentary snacks from their Chinese New Year snack menu to munch on! The snacks are quite expensive, but some of them were really good. Tabby bought some back for her mum. Hahaha!

As the Strawberry Shortcakes were sold out the day before at the other outlet, this time when we arrived we made sure we 'chope' the cakes first the moment we went in!! Kiasu but no choice!! LOL! We ordered 4 for dine-in and Tabby tabao a few back home for her family.

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Honestly I've tried much nicer cakes in Paris & Tokyo, but this is the best thing I can get in Singapore that's above average yet doesn't make me bankrupt. Some may say it is not the best strawberry shortcake in Singapore, but that's their opinion. This is the best for me because it suits my tastebuds.


I also like their macaroons! Not too sweet and most importantly.. not overpriced!

Doug and his signature monkey face

Tabby will catch him and yell at him to smile properly..

When all else fails, she will pinch him! HAHAHHA!

#cutestcoupleever  ~ヾ ^∇^

Mushroom soup was really good =)

Le hubby and his obsession with bread & burgers

Tabby's yummy cabornara pasta!


My crabmeat pasta!

We chatted for a few hours then sent them home so they could have dinner with Tabby's parents.. At night they messaged us to jio us out for coffee and we ended up having supper at Kallang's KFC! LOL!

Doug's first time trying KFC in Singapore!

Tabby said the chicken in Singapore is more delicious than Perth cos the chicken they used there are all free range chicken while the ones we have here are injected with hormones. The way she says it is damn funny.. something like "Nicer here! All injected with hormones!".  (」゜ロ゜)」

We won't have time to meet up when they fly back to Singapore from Penang because they will only have a like a day here before they have to fly back to Perth. Hope they can come over soon so we can meet up again!!!!!

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