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Feb22.2013

Syogun
STC
after-hours at sunsun
green grotto
temple run battle

: )

The Black Hoof, feb15.2013

Arrived for dinner @9pm and the place was packed, so Jen, owner and hostess, recommended we go next door at Hoof Raw Bar to have some snacks first while we wait. At the bar, the server recommended “Fish Snacks”, which consisted of a tai, squid, and pear salad, crab croquettes, and grilled octopus served with garlic creme fraiche and smoked mussels.

Despite being “bar food”, the presentation was very dainty and detailed, served on a wooden platter with separate constructions for each dish. Everything tasted like a lot of thought was put into it; the different marinades and sauces complemented the seafood surprisingly well. Everything was very balanced, light, and refreshing, a perfect starter to the tasty charcuterie I came to the Black Hoof for.

When we were finally seated at the main restaurant, we already had a good idea of what we wanted to order (I’ve been wanting to come for a while… Their menu is available online!) We had the charcuterie platter, smoked sweetbreads and albacore tuna, horse tartare, and bone marrow. My favourite was the horse tartare; it didn’t have a strong gamey taste to my surprise, and was crazy delicious paired with the lemony, earthy sprouts and roots. The sweetbreads were overly salty, and were inedible unless paired with bread. Fortunately, the tuna was delicious, fatty, and fresh, which played a nice balance to its salty counterpart. Dtrainz’ fav was the charcuterie platter; he’s usually prefers quantity/value over quality (note: all-you-can-eat sushi), but he enjoyed the novelty and the interesting palettes the dishes provided. Eating pretty dainty dishes is not what we usually shoot for.

It’s definitely a cute date night location, and platters are always fun to share. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my camera with me and it was too dark for phone cameras to capture anything. Hopefully my little review was enough to convince some kids to go, because despite the long wait, it was definitely worth it. 

photo from Cookies and Tomatoes

Back with Lewbz :):)

Back with Lewbz :):)

Valentine’s Day 2013 with Dtrainz

Burgers (over-easy egg, bacon, mushrooms, gravy, cheddar, onion rings, angus patty) + Tempura oysters

Just another excuse to feast like happyfatties

Valentine’s Day 2013 with Dtrainz

Burgers (over-easy egg, bacon, mushrooms, gravy, cheddar, onion rings, angus patty) + Tempura oysters

Just another excuse to feast like happyfatties

loo2lemon:

best onscreen kiss only after rachel&ryan @ the mtv movie awards/the notebook :D

loo2lemon:

best onscreen kiss only after rachel&ryan @ the mtv movie awards/the notebook :D

"Was it hard to do?"

"It was very easy!"

I don’t know who it will be, but I know who definitely won’t. But when I know, it will be very easy.

I love surprises

Shopping Ban

After registering for certificates ($500+), i vowed for a shopping ban. Lasted 10 whole days! HIGHFIVEVIV

But to justify (always), I’ve wanted these for a while, but was always looking for them on amazon/ebay. Turns out their actual company had an online store with reasonable shipping, so I had to (didn’t expect it as they are based in UK). 

EXCITE

I PASSED

In my faculty, you must complete an aquatics requirement in order to graduate. You can either take an aquatics course (AquaFit, Learning to Swim, Canoe, etc), or you just take the swim test. I had enough activity courses so I just took the test.

25m freestyle, 25m backstroke, 75m endurance, front dive.

The swimming part I was fine, but my dive.. I think I landed in the water with my face first, ‘cause it felt like I walked into a wall. But they passed me, so water can just SUCK IT. IM GRADUATING.

(Source: all-studioghibli, via calcifer)

allcreatures:

Photograph: Vyacheslav Oseledko/AFP/Getty Images (via 24 hours in pictures | News | guardian.co.uk)

allcreatures:

Photograph: Vyacheslav Oseledko/AFP/Getty Images (via 24 hours in pictures | News | guardian.co.uk)

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