Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Model: Rebecca Weiner
Wardrobe: Hello!Blogshop

Here's an outdoor shoot I did for Hello!Blogshop a couple of months back, with my all-time favorite model and one of the nicest, if not nicest, blogshop owner ever who is extremely kind and easygoing. I like how she entrusts me with the entire shoot and just let me carry out the whole shoot comfortably. I can't wait to work with you again, Jayce! (: One of the best things that photography has brought me is the people that I got to meet, which I'm really blessed to have met so many awesome new people.

I really have to say Becs is the nicest, most down-to-earth and honest model ever. I'm not saying the rest aren't, but Becs and I hit off so well it's incredible, and we just have so much to talk about. I think we spend every minute talking except when I'm pressing the shutter. She is also one of the most appreciative and kind person I've known, and I'm just really happy to have gained a friend like her who's amazing in and out. This is dedicated to you my love, I know you'll read this <3.

Hang in there, y'all! It's midweek. It's time for me to work over the weekends though but I cannot be happier. I'll try to squeeze in another blogpost before the weekends (:


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Food and moreeee food

You've all probably heard of Saveur for it's crazy down-to-earth pricing for French food. I brought my best sister- Simon, and the bf over for dinner and it was madddd. We had to wait for about half an hour before we could get a seat, which is understandable since everyone came because they're curious what this is all about and just how nice would the food taste.

Crispy Pork Belly with Poached Egg. I had this and I liked it. When the food came I was like.. o.O. I never knew the portion would be THAT small. The pork belly looks just like a bigggg ice cube. But we shared our food so at the end of it I wasn't exactly hungry anymore. I like the crisp of the skin, but overall Des and I agreed it could have been better. I find that the skin wasn't crispy enough.

Crispy Duck Confit with Orange Segments and Shittake. Simon had this and he loved it, and we all ended up ordering another plate of it. You've probably heard the raves by now, but it was by chance when we ordered this (our visit was about 4 months ago /: ) and it was really good. Trust me when I say that, since it's coming from someone who has tried Duck Confit before and didn't like it because I generally do not like duck meat. The portion is undeniably small, and it definitely wouldn't fill up a guy's tummy but well, it's value for money. I liked the mashed potato beneath too (:

We had the Angel Hair Pasta with Tiger Prawns, and I really like it too. Yes again, ridiculously small portion (but again, value for money) but it was nice and we all liked it. I've other friends who loved their pasta too ^_^ It's $3.90 for one!

Lastly, we shared another Angel Hair Pasta with Sakura Ebi. I just realized we ordered quite a lot and there're a number of repeated dishes of what has already been ordered. This is also $3.90 and Simon and I shared it cause we just needed to have more of the pasta, and we were very curious what exactly is Sakura Ebi to only realize it's basically shrimps but it tastes a little different. I wouldn't say it isn't nice but if you don't like it, then you just wouldn't like the pasta cause it's full of sakurra ebi taste.

Address: 05 Purvis Street S188584
Operating Hours: Everyday 12:00 -14:15 & 18:00 - 21:15
Tel: 6333 3121

When I first heard about Joan Bowen cafe from my cousin, I wanted very much to drop by for a visit because their concept is for a good cause. So I suggested bringing Kat here since it's nearby her area as well (: This cafe is opened as an arts themed cafe and culinary centre to provide training for teenagers with special needs and the cafe is named after their daughter (Joan Bowen) who was also born with special needs. The kitchen and service crew are made up of these teenagers with special needs.

If you are in search of gastronomical experience, this would probably not be on your list, but I'd have to say that food is pretty decent. We took a long time to get to the cafe cause we got lost in the private estate area and we almost couldn't find our way out again haha.

I had the Seafood Aglio Olio which was honestly... not that good. The pasta was a little overcooked and the squids weren't fresh squids. Overall, it was only average.

I can't quite remember the name of Kat's dish, and I can't seem to find it on the menu so I think it's an off the menu dish. I tried a bit of hers, and I like it (: If I didn't remember wrongly it's breaded chicken thigh with tomato sauce and cheese, and the serving was huge. One of the server recommended this to Kat (:

This is Kat! She was the photographer for The Tinsel Rack if you hadn't known (: I love how we have endless amount of things to talk about. It's a pity how busy they both of us are, I hope meet ups can be made more frequent. ):

Address: 9 Jalan Wangi S349354 (this is the outlet we visited)
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri  11am-3pm
                               Saturday  12pm-9:30pm
                               Closed on Sunday and PHs
Tel: 62813629

Lastly, it's Victor's Kitchen! A gem just 3-5 minutes walk from my school that I NEVER knew until recently (and I'm graduating soon -.-). I've always known that there is this dim sum shop at Sunshine Plaza that is always full but never once stopped to realize it's Victor's. Then, my friends brought me there quite a couple of months back and I'm hooked, so I brought Des there to try!

I love love love the porridge there. This is the Minced Pork with Dried Veg Porridge, which we shared! Please do not get a full bowl on your own. You might end up being too full for the rest of the yummy stuffs! The pricing is extremely affordable as well (:

Crispy Golden Shrimp Rolls! Yummy, it's the boy's favorite and I really like it too (:

This is the Chicken in White Wine and I loveeee this! (:

Plus my favorite dim sum of all time- the Pork Ribs with Black Bean!

and..... the Liu Sha Bao!!!! ^_^ Love it when the warm salted egg custard flows into my mouth. My friends and I love it. Speaking of which I'm really craving badly for it now ): I honestly can't be the best person to give my verdict because I've heard a thousand times that Swee Choon has good dim sums etc and I still haven't been there. But for now, this would suffice!

Victor's Kitchen
Address: 91 Bencoolen Street #01-21 Sunshine Plaza
Operating Hours: Tues- Sun 1030am- 8pm
                               Closed on Mondays

I hope you guys like the food porn spam.... which is actually an attempt to consolidate some of the place I've visited for noms over the past 3-4 months with my loved ones (otherwise these photos might be stashed in my hard drive and never get to see the day light). It also dawned upon me while typing this that I haven't documented any of my friends' faces (except for Kat :D) because I'm busy taking photos of the food. Mental note to self: Take photos of who I am dining with.

But anyways, I've been told a couple of times by the people I've gotten to know lately that they have no idea how I looked like after ploughing through a few pages on my blog because they can barely find photos of me /: I can't promise more personal shots (of my faces especially) because of esteem issues but if you are curious how I look like, you can always check Instagram out..... It's the only place I let narcissism take over since filters are awesome for making people look better than they really look hahaha.  I'll probably do a a couple of posts of my recent shoots first before I put up the photos of beautiful Redang and everything else!

Hope it doesn't bore you! Thank you for reading (:


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Carpenter and Cook

Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Tart

Raisin Scones

Passionfruit Meringue

Our free unsure-of-the-name-but-let's-just-call-it-fruit-tarts-or-mini-cakes! Courtesy of Carpenter and Cook's extremely lovely staff :D

Loving the cosy and warm interior! It feels so cottagey with all the vintage stuffs placed around :D

The bestie girl and I stayed and htht-ed till they closed, and we were the last customers to leave (which explains the emptiness) and we took the liberty to walk around everywhere we like to shoot. My faaaavourite has got to be the Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Tart! It's too good to be missed, and of course, if you know me, you'll know my never dying love for sconeeees with a crazy amount of strawberry jam. ^_^ Would love to come back again even though it's very out of the way and this place brings back a lot of memories...... But anyway! If you're clueless about where Lorong Kilat is, it's in Bukit Timah area.

Carpenter and Cook

Address: 19 Lorong Kilat #01- 06 Singapore 598120
Tel: 6463 3648

Operating Hours: 
Tues- Fri: 12pm- 10pm
Sat: 10am- 10pm
Sundays: 10am-7pm
Closed on Mondays

I actually am pretty unsure of what to say without sounding like I'm on repeat that I'm just.... really preoccupied and I'm just trying my best to juggle everything on hand. I am superwoman who knows no sleep, and I forgot how it feels like to sleep without a worry/alarm and to have sufficient sleep. Work and school makes Fiona a dull and tired girl, and that just pretty much summarized my life of late. No complaints, I'm really happy being busy except that it gets really overwhelming at times. That aside, I've been extremely mindful of my health lately after knowing all the symptoms that are appearing and my mom has been really nice to engage a masseur to our house to ease my aches. Please do take care of your health by minding your diet and getting enough rest! Stay in shape and in good health, y'all!

More food post coming up soon! xx

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Decadent Dreams part 2

Part 2 of Decadent Dreams (:

I actually can't decide which I like more, but then again, the segregation is only because I'm trying to cut down on the amount of photos in each post and there's no distinct grouping but it so happens that part 2 gives off a darker feel. By the way, if you didn't know, this shoot wasn't done in my room, it was shot at a hotel. My favorites would be the one of her smoking.

Hectic week ahead but I'm injecting every bit of positivity in me to battle it. I need a getaway so badly, can't wait for the long trip at the end of the year. So psyched hehehe!

I hope y'all ilke the photos! G'night xx