Monthly Archives: June 2012

Happy 3rd Weekend of June (2012)

This weekend, we ventured into 2 parks Central Park in Manhattan and Prospect Park in Brooklyn.

We went cycling with Dor for 2 hours in Central park on Saturday afternoon and boy was it hot and crowded. Prospect Park on sunday had waYYYYYY fewer people and was very cool and airy.

I used my Mickey Mouse and Minnie mouse mat which I brought from Japan’s Daiso and boy was it kiddy sized!

It was very nice watching kids play in the park, people bringing portable grills and having a fun time. Kris even managed to catch a nap while I finished my book. I loved the greens! It’s very chill and relaxing, I need to do it more often. Weekdays in Central Park should be pretty chill, one day I shall bring a book and a picnic basket (and a bigger mat) and soak in the glorious and hopefully windy day!

Pictures 1st column (top down)

1) Cute pickle stall at outdoor bazaar, near Bryant Park (It’s a roaming bazaar that travels all around NYC)

2) Sunsets

3) Hungry Ghost cafe (Coffee, Cookie, Cupcake!)

4) Gate at the North side Entrance of Prospect Park

5) Horse escort of International Cultures Parade

Middle Column

1) Peaches! Sweet and yummy

2) Kris

3) Central Park Map from cycling shop

Last column

1) Elmo with an identity crisis

2) Me and my look at my bag pose

3) My ride at Central Park

4) Tenzaru Soba and Tempura from Gen @ Brooklyn

That my friends! Concludes my awesome weekend

Sunsets and Fillet Mignon

For some reason, I was craving steak. A nice juicy piece of steak to be precise.

I researched a little and there are awesome steak places just around the corner where we live, namely Delmonico’s and Capital Grille.

 

However, they both cost around $40+ USD excluding tip and tax. For Delmonico’s, sides are not even included with your steak! (At this juncture, the Singaporean in me goes, “SIAO AR! eat gold meh?”.

So today at Trader Joe’s, I saw two relatively tiny pieces of fillet mignon for 11.86USD and decided, WHAT THE HECK, I’m having steak tonight!

This is the result:

Fillet Mignon by chef Charbot. OMG! Just plain, pure OMG!

It hit the spot completely, utterly, hopelessly.

The best part was, it was a super fresh cut of meat that didn’t cost an arm or a leg. I love fresh food that tastes really good and is affordable.

It was so fresh that all I needed was a small piece of butter, 1/2 teaspoon of oil and a dash of salt.

It was the first time I ate fillet mignon and I am a NEW CONVERT! No more subpar rubbish pieces of steak, only home cooked goodness.

I know red meat is bad for you, steak is unhealthy, butter is artery clogging. BAH HUMBUG! For that piece of heaven, I’m willing to die a little younger.

On another note, I’ve started to take photos of (almost) daily sunsets.

Here’s some for your viewing pleasure πŸ˜€

Storm Clouds

As I am making dinner, I peek out of the window and see this. The eminent storm clouds. Honestly, it is kinda nice. A cool reprise from the overbearing afternoon heat.

It is quite beautiful actually, as I type I see the clouds looming near accompanied lightning and thunder. For some reason I find that a beautiful sight.

Its amazing the beauty of nature.

Engagement Photo 4: We scream for ice cream

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Lovin Ice Cream, pitapat, pitapat, imagine
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Sweet flutters, it melts in slowly
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Happy moments, hope of being absorbed
닀가와- 느껴봐 음- My sweetest love
Come closer~ Feel it, hmmm~ My sweetest love

Photo taken at Sackets Habour