Perfect Ten

I'm posting my fine dining experience in Ten, Marc Residence again because it is just too good not to share out. 
Chose this place to treat hubby on his birthday. Thank God we both adore Jap cuisine. Luckily we arrived at about noon as it was fully occupied by 1pm! Amazingly, on this Saturday afternoon, the occupants were mostly Japanese and they seemed to know one another as they exchanged greetings and bows. Probably residing in Marc Residence. My instant thought was that for a Jap to dine in this restaurant, i know it must be good.
After a few flips of the lunch menu (dinner menu's priced differently), my choice was their Signature Lunch Box.  

The prettiest Bento Box i've ever seen! So pretty i dont even know where to begin eating. 

Their selection of sashimi is super fresh! 

Hubby chose to indulge in a lunch course set. This is the middle range priced course. 

Look, no kids! 😜

First course. 

Second course. 
Main course of wagyu beef 100g only but cooked to perfection! Even a toothless grandma would enjoy this to the last bit.  

And this gets my vote for best garlic fried rice ever! Looks meh here but something about the aroma and texture of the rice made me gobble down the entire bowl even though i was already stuffed from my bento. It was seriously THAT good! 
Even hubby was stunned by the first mouthful! 
Last but not least, dessert was a generous 2-piece cheesecake served with heavenly yuzu ice cream. Sinfully delicious. 
I would so recommend this place again for their wagyu n garlic rice (hahaha). Gotta start coming up with new 'reasons for celebration' to dine here again. 

Oh and don't forget your coffee/ tea afterwards, a perfect ending to an absolutely fulfilling Saturday lunch. 

parthay for evie, ian, ryan

I always look forward to any kid's birthday party for the food and great fun that makes me feel like a kid all over again. Whatmore when it's a party to celebrate not one, but 3 kiddos! 
Meet my brother in law's sister, Jade's twin boys Ian and Ryan who turns 5 and my sweet niece Evie who just turned 1! 

At home, my own little monkeys are all dressed up to head to the party. 

I recall my last visit to Chili Espresso in Sooka Sentral for Chun Beng's Pierre's 1 yo celebration.. This time around, they've moved to Nexus Bangsar. Not a very spacious restaurant, we had the whole place to ourselves.
One of the main attractions has got to be the picture booth set against a red backdrop of a tree and hanging deco. 
It was so fun watching everyone scrambling to take their best poses for the camera, especially when there's a timer involved. May have cost 1k to bring this booth in but at least everyone went home with at least a polaroid memory on print! 
Thanks to Jade and Cindy for playing decorator to this entire restaurant. Everything was tip top and perfect! 
Uncle Richard and parents came from Mcca too.
Goodie bag awaits every present child!
The dining area and what it feels like to dine al fresco style. 


Meet baby Evie! 
Sarah and Evie
And then it was time to eat. 

A rojak of everything on my plate. 
All kids get to play in this small lil corner. 
Baby hayley. 

Cake cutting time for the 3 very lucky kids.! Even my sister cant recall what made her look so shocked. Lol. 

All together now...
This is Evie's birthday cake upclose. The cute giraffe on it is an exact replica of Evie's fave soft toy. 

Last but not least, the photo booth pics!! 

And because of the loose fitting dress i was wearing that day, 3 people asked if i was pregnant! Hahaha... My aunt even congratulated me right away. 
Well sorry to disappont that there's no bun in the oven. Time to get rid of this dress too. ><

darren's first report card

Last Saturday was another proud parent moment for me and Mark as we collected Darren's first ever report card on his first semester exam results. Yup, even kindergarten level have to sit for exams wan, man! 

Even I have never come out first in any class watsoever. I must admit i was very skeptical at first that Darren could even complete his exam papers (yea bad mama rite?), so THIS came as a shocker indeed. After speaking to his teacher on his behaviour in class and all, she pretty much sums up Darren as 'intelligent but quiet'! My brain interpreted that as 'oh oh, a nerd in the making?' 😂 

The entire kindergarten was full of the kids' artwork and mini projects throughout the first semester.

Acting like a 'jakun', we were so excited scrambling around every nook and corner looking for Darren's masterpieces.  First time ma,... Second sem won't be so hyped up dy im sure. Lol

Darren pieces found! 

Art competition winners got their works of art displayed as well! Nope, the one Mark's pointing to is not Darren's.

Some dried flowers and leaves that we had to hunt high and low for, especially for someone staying in a condo! 

Look at the perfectly colored animals from the 4-year old category winners. 

And this is Darren's. Ribbitt. 

Met one of his friends at kindy.... She's 4 too, by the way. 

One of Darren's prizes. 

The main prize; something i never even knew existed when i was Darren's age. 


An exceptionally delighted father made his son exceptionally happy coz he got to eat McD that morning!
Keep up the awesomeness, my pleasantly quiet / quietly pleasant boy!!