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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Charisma D'Venue @ Joo Chiat

Charisma D'Venue is a restaurant that also caters to Malay wedding functions.  Our first trip here didn't work out as they were hosting a wedding event.  We made a trip to the restaurant again the following week after I checked on their facebook page and they posted on their page that they would open from 12pm onwards.  We reached around 12.45pm but the place was very empty.  We walked into the restaurant and the two staff who were playing with their phones, didn't really notice our existence until I called them and asked whether they were opened for business.  The staff then politely told us that the kitchen wasn't ready yet, probably had to wait for another 30 minutes.  Since I had to redeem my voucher, we took a walk over to Geylang Serai then went back to the restaurant at 1.15pm.  We were the only customers.

The basic stage set-up for the wedding couple.
 Very minimalistic decor of the restaurant and gave us a very "clean" feel.

 The pinkish menu...

I ordered Thai Iced Tea.
 I was entitled to a free plate of Aglio Olio Prawn with Turkey Bacon Pasta.  The prawns were fresh.  Thanks to Openrice Giveaway.  
 Hubby ordered the Bandung Pasta which was their specialty.  However, the supposedly poached egg was actually fully cooked!  What a disappointment... :(

Charisma D'venue Restaurant
37 Joo Chiat Place
Singapore 427761
Tel: 6346 4232
Opening hours:  Although they stated on their website that they would be opened from noon onwards,                            I would advise you to call before heading down in case they are hosting an event.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Snoopy Run 2016 @ Singapore Sports Hub

Pauline and I had signed up for SNOOPY RUN this year.  This was the third fun run that we had taken part together.  The first two were "Meiji Run" and "Hello Kitty Run" last year.  Another friend of ours was supposed to join us as well but she was too occupied and forgot to register.

Race pack collection was held at the Sports Hub Library.  I went on the second day and there was no queue.  Pauline went on the first day and she queued almost an hour to get her race pack!

 The yellow Charlie Brown carrier which I brought along for the fun run.
 We had arranged to meet at Stadium MRT at 7.30am so that we could join the 7.50am or 8.05am run.

 Starting point...  We started at around 8.05am.  As this was a fun run or should I call it a fun walk, there were many children as well as quite a number of elderly.  When the "race" started, nobody ran and we were stucked at our starting point for around 5 minutes before the line started moving.  I am not complaining... as we had paid so much for this event, definitely most of us would like to take more photos during the run.  This was not a timed race so it doesn't quite make any sense to treat this like a competitive race and you would miss out all the fun of taking photos with your friends and all the PEANUTS' props.  

 At around 8+am, we were surprised to see so many elderly practicing Tai Chi here.  That's something really encouraging, to see our old folks engaging in healthy lifestyle.

 We walked past the old Kallang Airport.

Before reaching the finishing line, we stopped here to take photo with the giant snoopy.  There was a long queue (expected).  We didn't queue and just made do with taking photo with it from the side.

After that, we queued for "Picnic with Snoopy and Woodstocks".  This photo was one of our favourites and we instagrammed it and got it printed out for free at the Sports Hub Library after the event.
Snoopy Run's finisher medal (Front)
 Finisher medal (Back)

After we had collected our finisher medal and certificate, we went over to the main stage area to see whether there were other activities/ games.  There was an emcee on stage and was very proficient in both Mandarin and English.  Later I found out that he is Jeff, a Deejay from YES 933 FM.

Look!  Who is coming up the stage?
 Jeff asked her to give us 10 different poses.
 There she goes.... Pose #1

After Lucy, the next mascot who made an appearance was of course SNOOPY!  
 Snoopy also gave us 10 poses.  Pose #1
 And they hugged each other.... ohhhh... So sweet!  Haha...
There were some games and lucky draw before the whole event ended.

We didn't go back immediately after the event ended as we were not in a rush.  We went to Cheers to get some drink and then walked over to the Sports Hub Library to print our instagram photo for free.
 Pauline and I also downloaded this app "SPARK ASIA" and sent them 10 photos to try out for fun.
 After we got our photos, we realized that most of the props were still around and there wasn't much queue already.  Thus, we took our own sweet time to take photos with all the props!

By the time we finished all our photo shoots, it was almost noon and we were both famished.  Instead of going over to Bras Basah for lunch (initial plan), we decided to have our lunch at Kallang Wave Mall.  After lunch, we went to Singapore Philatelic Museum as there was a "PEANUTS" exhibition.