It’s our engagement-sary!

This time last year, I said yes to become B’s partner-for-life.

It was the last day of our vacation. After spending a few hours at the National Museum of Singapore, checking out the shops along Ang Siang Hill, and stopping by the URA Centre / Singapore City Gallery (it’s worth a visit, we promise), I was ready to call it a day.

Even if I knew that seeing the city aboard the Singapore Flyer was on our day’s checklist, I asked B if we could go home as I was so tired from all the walking (plus I was stricken with my ‘monthly aches,’ blech). At that point B was rather worried he’d have to think of an alternative plan to pop the Q!

I did fantasize that B would propose to me on the Flyer (something he didn’t know at that time). So I figured an hour more of sightseeing wouldn’t ‘hurt.’

Apparently I was the only one who didn’t know of B’s plans. All of our SG-based friends were in on the surprise–and they all did a fantastic job in keeping the secret too!

Even the skies were in on the surprise, but they tried to give me a clue.

Can you see the heart-shaped outline? :)

B waited until we got to the very top, knelt on his knees and asked me to be his.

After a quick nap back at my friend’s apartment, that evening we celebrated with B’s friends over buffalo wings, coffee and ice cream. When we got back to our friend’s apartment, he was waiting for us to surprise us with wine!

What a perfect way to cap a perfect day :)

To our SG-based friends: Thanks a million once again for having us over. See you all real soon!

To B: Happy e-sary! See you in a short bit, wuv.

Cheers, friends! Have a great day :)
– P.


“-Ber” months are here! Hooray!


That means I’ve returned to my good doctors after weeks of rest and rehab for my knee, and they’ve ordered me to undergo another series of physical therapy – this time though, it’s so that I may begin walking again unsupported!

I'll be getting rid of these soon!


And to celebrate, B and I are going to treat ourselves to chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate!

Here’s a new favorite of ours – Singapore-based Chocolate Research Facility.

We were attracted to their store because of its minimalist and clever approach to their displays and packaging. I loved how some of their boxes resembled some tile designs we spotted at Ann Siang Hill.

And once we sampled their chocolates we knew we’d leave with a bagful!

The Chocolate Research Facility ‘s 100 flavors range from classic (such as dark, milk chocolate, sugar-free variants) to fruity (raisin, banana, mango), nutty (hazelnut, walnut, pecan) and exotic (azuki, sichuan pepper). We can’t wait to try them all!

For SGD 8 to 15, one gets a cleverly designed “soapbox” filled with 70 grams of joy. You can also check out their merchandise for chocoholics here.

So here’s to a great final quarter, folks! Here’s to our health and to the benefits celebrating with chocolate doth bring!