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Week 30 Day 2

We have reached week 30 already!! Time flies in 3rd trimester! 

This morning my weigh is 61.3kg and tummy measuring at 39 inches. Gained 0.3kg over 1 week. For the past 3-4 days, I get hungry pretty quickly. If I were to have dinner at 6-7pm, I would need to feed again at 10-11pm. Normally for that 4th meal of the day, I stick to a cup of Milo and some crackers or a slice of white bread. 

Tomorrow will be my regular visit to the gynae again. Hopefully I don’t exceed the target of 61.8kg. I am scheduled for regular check-up every 2 weeks (starting from week 28), so my weigh gain allowance is 1kg/visit. Anyway, I am not the only one who grew fat. The Husband has also gained quite a bit of weight with me. His love handles are pretty thick now. I wonder why… 

Recently, my hip joints aches when I sleep on 1 side for a few hours, or when I walk more. And if I sit for too long, like 1-2 hours, my tailbone hurts. It’s the kind of sharp pain which makes my legs weak. To avoid such pain, I have to keep fidgetting when I sit. 

Craving wise, I still don’t have a specific one. But for this pregnancy, I can eat M&M’s chocolate! In my previous pregnancy, I simply couldn’t stand the smell of it, especially the sugar coating. I could even detect the smell 1-2 metres away. Surprisingly, this pregnancy’s food aversion is different. 

Oh, I had nightmare last night. I dreamt that baby is already born and 2 months old. In the dream, the MIL and SIL were feeding my 2 month old baby with rice in soup!!! I screamed at them for feeding solids to baby but they refused to listen and the Husband wasn’t supporting me. So I carried baby away from them. Next, I was looking at baby and found that she was a super fat and ugly baby. =___=”

I guess the anticipation is making me crazy or subconsciously stressed… 

Yesterday, I joined the company’s CNY lunch at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium Hotel. It was great to see all the colleagues in MBC and PSA offices. We also had lo hei (Chinese salad tossing)!   

 It comes with raw salmon and abalone, so just pick the abalone and avoided the raw salmon. This is my last lo hei for 2016 and I will surely miss it! Didn’t manage to stock up the ingredients before the CNY ends.   

The cold platter is also one of my favourite dish in a Chinese lunch/dinner. Yum yum~ 

Baby had a satisfied meal and was happily kicking after the lunch. =)

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MBS Orchid Suite – Food

In previous post, I shared how the Orchid Suite looks like. So in this post, I shall share about the food we had during the stay.
Note: All the food is complimentary as part of the room’s perks.

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This is the 500gm wedding cake which was delivered to our room on the next day. Just give them a call and the cake will be sent. This mango cheese is really light and yummy. Love it lots~
Initially we thought that the cake has a chocolate base, but soon we realised it’s just a brown cardboard to hold the cake. LOL~

As mentioned in the previous post, the Orchid Suite comes with access for 2 to The Club (Daily, from 6:30am – 7pm) in Tower 2 on level 55. At The Club, You get to enjoy:
– Complimentary Afternoon Tea
– Complimentary cocktail & canapés from 5pm to 7pm
– Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages
– Complimentary internet, international newspapers and magazines
– Laptops, MacBooks and iPads for use in The Club

I only found out about these on my second day stay and hence we only get to try the cocktail and canapes. Wasted our complimentary afternoon tea! =(

Anyway, we went down to The Club at around 5.30pm.

theclubbanner(Picture from MBS website)

The place is brightly lit with natural light. We were given a seat by the floor-to-ceiling glass window. I did not go around taking pictures because I didn’t want to disturb other guests.

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The ambience is great and there’s staff taking care of specific tables.

Once we were seated, the staff presented us the beverage menu. We were only interested in the alcoholic drinks, so the staff recommended Shiraz and Chardonnay to us.

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Snacks were given to each table. Non-alcoholic drinks and canapes are self service at the buffet counters.

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I skipped the bread and went for crackers and cheese. I love the mushroom pate the most because of the intense and rich flavor. The sesame breadstick tastes so good with the mushroom pate.

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For the canapes, this Kong Bak Pau caught my attention. Look at the braised pork belly so beautifully glazed and sandwiched between the steamed mantou. How can I resist it?

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The other 2 canapes were not bad too. I skipped the tofu canapes because SK doesn’t like tofu.

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The highly recommended item is the roasted chicken with cream sauce. It’s the best chicken I ever had! The skin is sooooo to-die-for and the meat is sooo tender that you hardly need to chew. Even the breast meat is juicy. I was at the chicken station when I heard a little boy saying “Can I have the whole chicken?”
LOL~

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The greedy husband went to get more canapes after finishing off 3 roasted drumsticks.

If you don’t like savory items, there’s also sweets (e.g. macarons, fruits, tarts etc.) at the buffet counter.
We had 2-3 glasses of wine before heading back to our room with flushed faces.
=)

For breakfast, we tried the buffet spread at the level 1 RISE restaurant on the first morning, and Sky on 57 for the second morning. I didn’t take many pictures for the RISE restaurant. Basically it’s like a normal hotel breakfast buffet with a good variety of cuisines. Also, the restaurant is pretty crowded and noisy during breakfast hours. Here are some pictures to share:

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For Sky on 57 at Tower 1, the experience is totally different.

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It is less crowded and much quieter compared to the level 1 restaurant. Also, it comes with a beautiful view from level 57. Similar to The Club, you will get special attention from the staff serving your table and empty plates are cleared very promptly or rather almost immediately. Thumbs up for the great service.

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This is the menu presented to us on that day. Each of us get to choose 2 items from the menu. The husband and I chose 4 different dishes to try.

Item 1: Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon

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Both the husband and I love the eggs benedict lots! The hollandaise sauce is perfectly done; tastes creamy but not jerlat. The English muffin was pan-fried with butter, giving the crispy outer layer with fluffy and moist inner layer.

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Evidence of eggs perfectly poached~
Yum yum~~~~

Item 2: Tonkotsu Ramen

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The broth is good. Usually tonkotsu broth will taste a bit porky, but this doesn’t. The soup is rich in flavor but yet not too oily or heavy. The ramen is very springy and char siew is tender. Both of us finished the whole bowl.

We were a bit worried that the serving might be too big, but it came out just nice for sharing and leaves room for other food.

Item 3: Chef’s Special – Zha Jiang Mian

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The husband likes this Chinese zha jiang mian. The minced meat and tofu is cooked in sweet and mildly sour sauce. The sauce tastes like a combination of ketchup, chilli sauce and soy sauce. Again, flavorful but not too heavy.

Item 4: French Toast, Wild Berry Compote with Vanilla Whipped Cream

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This doesn’t taste like the typical french toast because it’s so fluffy~~~ And full of egg aroma. Initially I thought it’s vanilla ice cream made with fresh vanilla beans until I noticed that it doesn’t melt. Aiyo.. how can whipped cream taste so light and yummy??!

I was supposed to end off the breakfast with the dessert but, some how it made me greedy for more food. =P

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The husband went to the buffet counter to get some cheese and pastry. He loves sweet breakfast while I prefer salty stuff.

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Greedy me went to get some fish congee and miscellaneous savory breakfast items.

For Sky on 57, the variety at the buffet counter is quite limited in comparison to RISE restaurant, but we get to taste the more exquisite menu which is only available at Sky on 57. So my recommendation is to try both if in doubt, otherwise, stick to Sky on 57 for a different breakfast feel.

For our wedding package, it comes with a pre/post refreshment in the Bridal Suite. We can choose 2 main courses and 2 non-alcoholic drinks from the in-room dining menu.

(Pardon me for the poor image)
main course menu

non-alcoholic

 

Both of us chose the Flame-grilled Wagyu Beef Ribeye (200gm) because we are beef lovers! Having decided what to eat, I call for the in-room service and was informed that the food will be delivered within 40 mins.

I went for a hot bath and when I came out of the bathroom, the tables were already set up and the steak was there waiting for me~~~

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Ribeye

 

The steak was nicely done (medium-rare). We love it lots~ The mashed potato was creamily good and I poured some red wine sauce in to add more flavor to it.
We had red wine (leftover from the banquet) in the room to go with the steak. Yummy~

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The meal also came with warm bread and butter. The multi-grain bread is pretty good.

We felt like we were having dinner in restaurant. LOL~

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For the non-alcoholic drink, we chose Mango Smoothie and Chocolate Milkshake. We felt that the Mango Smoothie is a better choice because it’s not too sweet and very refreshing.

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After the dinner, we just have to call again for the removal of table service~

In case you wonder what other food is available for in-room dining, here are the menu:

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The hotel also offers late night (after 11pm) in-room dining and breakfast too.

That’s all the food I had during my stay.  I am so going to come back for staycation!

*Blissfully Married*

MBS Orchid Suite

While waiting to sort my wedding photos, I shall write about the awesome stay at Marina Bay Sands hotel after the wedding.
My wedding package with MBS entitles me a 2-night stay in the Orchid Suite. I didn’t get to enjoy the hotel room on the first day because of the banquet, but I made sure I stay in the hotel for the entire 2nd day. =)

I was given a garden view Orchid Suite at level 52 in Tower 3. For Orchid Suite, there is city view and garden view, so it depends on your luck or you can try requesting for the view you like. By the way, city view is more expensive and the room layout is different (and no balcony if I am not wrong) from the garden view. The room range from 92-97 sqm, as big as a HDB 4-room flat!

For the Orchid Suite, it comes with:
– Complimentary breakfast at Sky on 57 or at RISE Restaurant (level 1)
– Complimentary Standard Internet access (wired/wireless)
– Complimentary garment pressing (one item/day)
– Access to the stunning Sands SkyPark Infinity Pool
– Access to The Marina Bay Sands Club (Daily, from 6:30am – 7pm) (Club access has been personalised for two guests per room; additional guests are welcome to use all of our offerings at a supplementary fee. Children below the age of six are complimentary.)
– Complimentary Afternoon Tea (2.30pm – 5.00pm), Cocktail & Canapé Hour (5.00pm to 7.00pm), non-alcoholic beverages
– Complimentary internet, international newspapers and magazines at The Club
– Laptops, MacBooks and iPads for use in The Club
– Complimentary local calls
– Complimentary wi-fi (Daily, from 6:30am – 7pm)

So here’s my bed with the roses when I checked in.

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The king bed is really comfy. With this Sealy Posturepedic mattress and the don’t-know-how-many-thousands-thread-count bedsheet, we slept so well on both nights. I did the “snow-angel” move on the bed because the bedsheet is so smooth~ Air con temperature can be adjusted in the bedroom and living room (separately).

Bedside cordless phone allows you to roll on the bed while calling for room service. LOL~

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I used the rose petals for my bath tub~ 泡澡 with bath salt and rose petals~ Just like the scene in movies~
=)

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There are a total of 3 vases of roses in the living room, bedroom and changing room. Universal sockets and usb ports are also available by the bed and work desk. I forgot to bring my cable for iphone so I used the iPod docking station to charge my phone.

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That’s the 42-inch TV for the bedroom, there is another TV in the living room. It comes with satellite/cable TV channels and payable inhouse movies.

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This is the living room with sofas and coffee table. There’s a full length mirror beside the main door, so you can check your appearance before leaving the room or simply camwhore there. *Selfies alert*

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That’s the work desk area with more sockets and usb ports.

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This is the TV for the living room. Behind the wall will be the bedroom as shown earlier. It’s supposed to have a DVD player according to the website but I don’t see it in my room, or I may have missed it. Anyway, no time for DVD! There’s so many more fun things to do in the Sky park than the room.

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The mini bar and coffee station along the corridor. You have a selection of Nespresso coffee capsules and tea (complimentary). The mini bar has a good variety of drinks and snacks but do note that items will be automatically charged if you remove them from the mini bar for more than 30 seconds. Anyway, if you really accidentally take things out of the fridge to look and put it back later, you can call the service hotline to inform them, so that it will not be charged to your room. To save the trouble, don’t touch it unless you intend to drink it.

Wine glasses are also available in the drawer. We used it to drink the complimentary champagne and leftover wines from our banquet.

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Here’s the dressing area which is linked from the corridor to the bathroom and bedroom. Meaning there are 2 doors (2 entrances) to the bathroom. Remember to close both doors unless you want to perform full monty show.

Note: bathroom sliding doors do not come with lock.

Anyway, there’s a safe for you to keep the ang baos collected from the banquet, extra pillow and blanket, iron facilities, bathrobes and slippers.

Alright, time to see the huge bathroom~

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There are freestanding bathtub and walk-in shower to choose from.

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The bathtub is so ergonomic that you won’t feel like getting out.

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Bath salt, loofah, soap etc. are nicely displayed on the rack across the tub.

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Toilet is separated with frosted glass door.

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There are 2 sinks with hair dryer and all the toiletries you need. The body lotion is good, do try it.  (Cousin and mum eyeing at my bathtub, planning to enjoy it while I am busy with the banquet prep…)

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That’s the view of the Gardens by the Bay from my bedroom and living room balcony. Remember to close the glass sliding door or else the air con in the room will be automatically switched off after 3 mins.

By the way, the curtains are remote controlled. Simply press the buttons beside your bed or the living sofa to open or close the curtains. I had fun playing with it~ LOL~

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I woke up to this view the next morning… Oh, sunrise~

That’s all for the Orchid Suite intro~ Stay tuned for the food and Sky Park review~

*Blissfully Married*