Monday, December 31, 2012

TIGER'S BIGGEST PARTY OF THE YEAR - HAVE YOU BEEN GOOD THIS YEAR? 22.12.12

Singapore’s internationally acclaimed Tiger Beer hosted its biggest party of the year at the Pit Building. More than 1500 party goers indulged in the pumping sounds of sets performed by prominent local music personalities, including Singapore rapper Kevin Lester, DMC Champion DJ KoFlow and DJ duo Fingerscroxxed.


 
Kicking off the party was DJ KoFlow, who warmed up the decks with his signature scratch vibe and hip hop beats.

The Tiger Girls
 

felt like some newscaster but with Tiger Beer as background. wahaha..
here with Rachael Tay.. whom i get to know there..


Nice picture but abit blur.. Apple!? LoL~!
Or maybe its blur thats why nice! haha...:P

with Thy Dowager. :)

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ASAHI SILVER BEAT PARTY 21.12.12 !!!

It was held at One on the Bund! 
(opp. Fullerton Hotel)
I quite like Asahi... maybe cos its Super Dry!


William's friend, Jelly .. first time hearing this name!

Guess we did had some fun and chillin' out! 

 a nice view of the MBS at the outdoor area of the party..

Questions about Christmas!


Christmas has just passed. But i've some questions about it.. so do you?



Why do people eat TURKEY at Christmas?


People eat turkey at Christmas as part of a tradition that began in 1526, when William Strickland imported 6 turkeys from the USA, and started breeding them in the UK. The turkey then came to surpass the goose as a favourite dish. They are preferred because of their unique taste and also because they are big enough to feed an entire family during Christmas gatherings.


Why is it always RED and GREEN the Christmas colour?


During the Christmas season it is not uncommon to see many decorations in green and red. Green and red are easily recognized as the colors of Christmas. Everything from tinsel and decorations to wrapping paper can be found in Christmas colors. There are two prevailing argument as to why red and green are used as Christmas colors and both have had an impact on the use of the colors during the Christmas season.

Red and green adopted from pagan celebrations
Many cultures prior to the birth of Christ used green as symbol of life. During harsh winters they would cut down evergreen trees to keep in their houses as a way of symbolizing that life still exists in the cold and harsh of winter. Roman people would hang wreaths of holly on their doors and walls to welcome back the sun in a festival known as natalis solis invicti (“birth of the invincible sun.”) This was celebrated in December 25th every year. Other pagan holidays also contributed to the use of green and red. The festival of Yule used the colors of red, green and gold.


Red and green as symbols of a savior
After the death of Christ many Christians began to celebrate his birth on the 25th of December. They incorporated many of the traditions that they already knew of into their Christmas celebrations. Holly wreaths from the celebration of natalis solis invicti were used and red berries were added. The use of the evergreen tree to decorate houses also remained. Green still symbolized life, but with an added meaning of eternal life. Red berries, apples and other items were added to symbolize the blood that was shed by Jesus.



Why Christmas is celebrated on the 25th December?


It was said to be the birthdate of Jesus.

It is believed that the early Christians did not usually celebrate the birth of Jesus. This is most likely to be true since the primary focus was on His life, crucifixion, and particularly His resurrection (which is mostly believed by Christians). There certainly were some early celebrations.

However, we do not know the exact day that Jesus Christ was born. For the first few centuries after his crucifixion, His birth was not celebrated at all. In 336 AD, the Emperor Constantine declared Christianity the preferred religion, but even then, the church leaders celebrated a date in January as His birth.

The tradition for December 25th is actually quite ancient. Hippolytus, in the second century A.D., argued that this was Jesus' birthday. Meanwhile, in the Eastern Church, January 6th was the date that was followed.

In the fourth century, John Chrysostom (Archbishop of Constantinople) argued that December 25th was the correct date and from that day until now, the Church in the East, as well as the West, has observed the 25th of December as the official date of Jesus' birth. But then, it is quite possible that Jesus was born in the spring. However, the important thing is that He was born at all, the Word come to earth in the likeness of man.

There is evidence to suggest that Christmas was actually a takeover of a pagan festival. When Christianity was first formed, many Christians wanted to be rid of paganism. This is also evident with the wars that occurred in Rome. Many historians do believe that to get rid of paganism Christians took over the pagan festivals in order for them to have nothing to celebrate.

The believers of Christ could not profess their faith among the pagans. The pagans held a winter solstice around the late December. Christians figured out that if they celebrated the birth of the baby Jesus it would be seen as taking part of the pagan rituals.



Hope this post would give you a better idea of what Christmas is all about..

Hereby, wish you good people a Happy New Year!!!


Sunday, December 30, 2012

ICING ROOM BEST DIY YULE LOG - 3RD PRIZE WINNER!


This was the cake that won me the 3rd Prize for the Best DIY Yule Log!
 
 It consist of a Pair of USS 1-day Peak & Express Passes + 2x $50 RWS vouchers!

a laminated picture of my Yule Log done by them.. 
with my name on it.. nice! :)

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Plaza Brasserie @ PARKROYAL on Beach Road!


‘Tis the Season for Christmas and New Year Celebrations

at PARKROYAL on Beach Road



This holiday season, PARKROYAL on Beach Road ushers in merry tidings at Plaza Brasserie to celebrate the festive occasion in style with its Classical Christmas and New Year’s theme in Blue, White and Silver.  With a scrumptious spread of festive specialties, this celebration promises something unique for everyone.  Your table will have whistles and party blowers to make sure your family and friends come alive with fun and laughter at midnight! 

This year, the hotel will be introducing Pork Knuckles served in Asian inspired Spicy Sauce and Red Wine Sauce together with the traditional Roasted Turkey, Honey Baked Ham and Meat Loaf that will also be served as part of the festive treats.

At the Chef’s “live” cooking station, savour our Roasted Honey Glazed Ham with Pineapple and Cranberry Sauce, Roasted Turkey with Sausage Meat, Chestnut and Mushroom Stuffing and Roasted Pork served with Homemade Sauce, and Roasted Duck served with Chili and Plum Sauce.

Savour our main selections of Deep Fried Crispy Eggplant with chicken Floss, Stir Fried Butter Prawns, Braised Vegetable with Conpoy, Crab Meat and Topshells, Oven Roasted Duck Breast Meat with Marinated Cherries, Crispy Soft Shell Crab, Grilled Fish Fillet with Mustard Sauce, Baked Alaskan Cod with Mustard Sauce, Braised Oxtail in Red Wine Sauce, Braised Chicken in Herbs Reduction, Stir Fried Pork with “XO” Sauce, Deep Fried Crispy Almond Prawns, Stir Fried Beef with Thai Mango Sauce, Sautéed Brussles Sprout with Fish Maw and Bacon, Fried Rice with Seafood and Preserved Olive and Braised Noodles with Crab Meat and Mushrooms.

In addition, other delights such as Christmas Fruit Cake, Christmas Stollen, Bread and Butter Pudding, Classic Chocolate Mousse, Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce, Assorted Christmas Cookies, Espresso Brownies, Pecan Pies, Mince Pies, Ginger Bread as well as the Assorted Log Cakes and Raspberry and Vanilla Cheese Cake will make this Christmas a heart-warming one to remember!

For the children or the young at heart, Santa Clause will be making his rounds on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to distribute goodies to children dining at the Plaza Brasserie. Takeaway gourmet treats will also be available from 15 December 2012 to 1 January 2013.

Please refer to Appendix 1 for Festive Feasting Treats @ PARKROYAL on Beach Road prices and Appendix 2 for the Plaza Brasserie Festive Gourmet Takeaway Treats.



All you can choose from.. a very chinese cuisine style from here..

 Desserts. my favourite corner.. look at the pastries.. aren't they tempting?

Salad corner.

Customers at Plaza Brasseries enjoying the food...

Everything is arranged nicely there and easy for you to grab!


there's a stall for Hainanese Chicken Rice.

this is what i've got from the Hainanese Chicken Rice stall

My favourite Soft Shell Crab was in one of the pot... The restaurant is pretty popular for this!
Its my FIRST time i saw buffet that serves Soft Shell Crabs! Love it! :)

cakes..



yummy~!



Cheese corner..

Fruits to help your digestion! :)

 This is my favourite too!!! Oysters!!! :)

 Here are some of the food they will serve you when order it.. :)


.. even Prata!

Yea... Guess wad? its DURIAN Prata! My First time trying it too..


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Appendix 1


Festive Feasting @ PARKROYAL on Beach Road


Festive Periods
Dates
Lunch
Dinner
Pre-Christmas
15 to 23 December 2012
Adult: $40
Child: $24
Adult: $55
Child: $33
Christmas Eve
24 December 2012
Adult: $40
Child: $24
Adult: $80
Child: $48
Christmas Day
25 December 2012
Adult: $60
Child: $36
Adult: $60
Child: $36
Pre-New Year
26 to 30 December 2012
Adult: $40
Child: $24
Adult: $55
Child: $33
New Year’s Eve
31 December 2012
Adult: $40
Child: $24
Adult: $80
Child: $48
New Year’s Day
1 January 2013
Adult: $60
Child: $36
Adult: $60
Child: $36

            *Child below 3 years old dines for free.
              Prices are subject to service charge and government taxes.



Appendix 2


Plaza Brasserie’s Festive Takeaway Gourmet Treats


Christmas Takeaway Gourmet Treats selection
Prices
Honey Baked Ham (1.5kg)
$78
*Traditional Turkey (4kg)
$108
Honey Baked Ham and House Wine
$118
Traditional Turkey and House Wine
$148
Traditional Turkey and Honey Baked Ham
$168
Traditional Turkey, Honey Baked Ham and House Wine
$208
Traditional Turkey, Honey Baked Ham and  Piper Heidsieck NV Champagne
$248


*Maximum of four sauces per order. Additional sauces can
 be purchased at $5 each.

Orders must be made 3 working days in advanced.

Prices are subject to service charge and government taxes.


For enquiries or reservations, 
please call Plaza Brasserie at 6505 5710.




About PARKROYAL on the Beach!

Located within Singapore’s central business district and walking distance to the Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre and Mass Rapid Transit stations, PARKROYAL Beach Road offers 343 fully furnished rooms with cable television, IDD telephone and high-speed broadband Internet access.  The Hotel offers guests a total lifestyle experience with authentic Sichuan cuisine at Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant, tea appreciation at Tian Fu Teahouse and popular buffet spreads at Plaza Brassiere.  The spa, St Gregory offers a healthy lifestyle by integrating therapy, fitness, aesthetics and active-ageing to invigorate senses and to recharge. The fully equipped and versatile range of function rooms, coupled with gourmet cuisines and impeccable services by our Banquet Team can cater to any meetings or events, ranging from 10 to over 500 persons.   
For more information, please visit parkroyalhotels.com