chuvaness
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My dad invited me to go to Singapore for a few days with my mom and sister for wala lang.
Singapore is my dad’s second home because his BFF lives here. My nephew studies here now, so we wanted to see him too.
When we arrived at NAIA I saw this cute surfer looking dude complaining to the guard at the entrance that his big bag disappeared just as he was about to go in. With it, he lost his travel documents. It was so sad, the guard looked clueless on what to do. I prayed that somebody would help him. What a horrible last day in the Philippines.
Inside I saw another cute Japanese-looking surfer dude hand-carrying a bag of Max’s fried chicken. So cute.

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Here’s the front view. My sister Ana drew it

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Some of the food stuff people hand-carry:
1) Cebu lechon
2) Davao pomelo
3) Krispy Kreme donuts
4) Royce’chocolate
5) Hainanese chicken rice from Singapore
6) Bacolod chicken
7) In the ’70s my uncle used to bring home McDonald’s from the U.S.!!
8) Magnolia ice cream
9) Famous Amos cookies
10) Jean-Paul Hevin chocolate, and so on….

The flight to Singapore was scary—for me anyway. (Ana told me later she was scared also, but didn’t tell me because that would be the end of me.) The plane flew through turbulence for about 30 minutes—the kind that had the crew stopping inflight service to sit and buckle up. I was so restless. I held my sister’s hand while praying the Rosary many times. It was Our Lady’s birthday on September 8. I prayed really hard.
After what seemed like an hour, the plane finally calmed down and we landed safely.
We’re now in this really big hotel room. I love it here. Ana is my roommate.

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So much space

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I was jogging here last night

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The bathroom is really big too, and more spartan than anything. Nothing spectacular.

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It needs some warmth

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The lavatory fixtures are old, so that’s a disappointment. And just for that little thing, I’m not coming back—haha.

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Everything else is lovely though. Especially our dinner tonight was so amazing!!
Went to this place called Ming Kee at 556 Macpherson Road.

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Started off with fish skin chicharon, which tastes better than pork chicharon, I kid you not.

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And then these clams cooked in this special sauce. (Ana put the Award pin from Zombadings, the movie.)

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The sauce was so good, I ate it with a spoon and the Singaporeans were alarmed. Too much sodium, they said. But I didn’t think so! I would go back for this.

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And then, the pièce de résistance, this huge mountain of gigantic enormous crab cooked in salted egg and cereal.
So good, Ana gave it an Award

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She even gave the Coke an award

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This was a seriously huge crab claw that dwarfs the fork next to it.

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Mom had the shell with the crab fat

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My dress was a mess! Full of crumbs all over.
I had no more space to enjoy the bamboo clams covered in garlic.

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Ming Kee Live Seafood is at 556 Macpherson Road, Singapore
Tel. 6747-4075

Ana has a funnier version of this entry. Click here.

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Veira Gonzales

It’s my first time to comment and I just found out that you don’t post the all the comments, so I hope you don’t post this one. You stayed in Fairmont hotel, right? I am a frequent visitor of this hotel and I do love the rooms, especially the bathrooms – but in the south tower. Bathrooms are al-white with all glass fixtures, and even has that overhead rainshower optionYou can also apply online in their website for the hotel membership, and they send me personalized luggage tags every year. This year, I was upgraded to a platinum member and… Read more »

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qtvei

I recognize this hotel from the toiletries, and I am a frequent visitor of this hotel. You must have stayed in the north tower which has the older and unrenovated rooms. You should come back and ask to stay in the South tower as these are the more modern rooms, with the all-white bathrooms with glass. I can send you a picture of the rooms in the south tower if you want

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CVS Reply:

thanks for the tip. Please send to chuvaness@me.com

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Anonymous

i carry mary grace ensaymada when i go to canada.

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I thought you particularly liked Magnolia Ice cream which surprised me (because of the cool smiley) but then it took 10 seconds to register it was typo.

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concerned customer

for someone who’s very particular with bathrooms, kindly check the bathroom of pepper lunch (greenbelt branch). the floor is flooded due to the busted lavatory pipe. thanks!

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CVS Reply:

ok!!

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Guest

i soooo love Ming Kee….my sister and her husband never fails to give us a dinner treat here to complete our Spore trip!

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Guest

What’s the name of the hotel? There are stains on the carpet! Horror!

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CVS Reply:

where?

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kathy

miss C saan ba nakakabili ng award button na yan and other zombadings stuff? 

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CVS Reply:

i dont’ know. I want some more nga eh

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Monica

I got a message that you sent the  dove kit to Valle na… Thanks a million!!!!  Pls let me know when you’re in Cebu,  would love to meet up with you!  

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CVS Reply:

ok!!

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Abc Reply:

 ms. C! where do you get your dove case? i’ve tried searching for it in 3 different supermarkets pero wala! i really want et!! :-/

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CVS Reply:

try SM Hypermart

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Guest

tawang tawa lang ako sa “AWAAAARD!” button. i want one!

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Lambchop Reply:

Me too! haha!

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Me too! haha!

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marlon

Chuvaness, what time was your flight? I also flew Singapore Airlines and also experienced turbulence. My flight was at 4:50p.m. [Reply]CVS Reply:September 9th, 2011 at 10:35 AMmine was 2:20 PM. how bad was yours? [Reply]marlon Reply:September 9th, 2011 at 11:26 PMReally bad. What made it worse was that there was turbulence for about four times pero deadma lang ako. The crew was serving food during the third one but they still continued even if they were told to stop. [Reply]marlon Reply:September 9th, 2011 at 11:41 PMBtw, I met up with my sister at Mcdonald’s so I wanted to try the seaweed fries but they didn’t have… Read more »

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Shirleylim26

thank God you are all safe!

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Fish skin chicharon?!?  I’m intrigued… Is that available here in Manila?  I want!   Btw, I loved the photo with the award… May button talaga. Hahaha! [Reply]CVS Reply:September 9th, 2011 at 10:36 AMI think they have fish chicharon at Bangus restaurant, but it doesn’t taste like this [Reply]The_Sung_Empress Reply:September 9th, 2011 at 1:18 PMI’m starting to like fish skin chicharon when I moved to HK. Mas crunchy although minsan, I still check the sodium level dahil mahal ang maintenance medicine! 😛 Btw, Ms. C., Shake-Shake Fries are back in HK!!! “Awaaaard” din ba yun? 🙂 [Reply]CVS Reply:September 9th, 2011 at 1:46… Read more »

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Yummy especially the fried fish skin. When I was I kid I would always eat the skin first of  the fried Tanigue (sometimes just the skin). Need to try that when I go to Singapore.

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Misapatos

You have lovely reviews about Singapore (esp. their food!) ! It really makes me wanna be there..Like NOW NA!

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Suejolens

Thank you for mentioning Bacolod chicken inasal 🙂 they are really something. The ones sold in food chains taste nothing like The original inasal here in Bacolod, despite contrary claims

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Thank goodness you guys are safe!

Grabeh naman the food, Ms. C! (^_^) So kakagutom. Hehe. Mukhang delicious. Ma-experience sana minsan yan hehe.

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Donna

I love seafood! Nakakainggit naman tignan ng crab, ang laki! *drool*
I’m into sauces din. Nakakadagdag sila sa sarap ng pagkain. Lucky you. 🙂

As for pasalubong na i-hhand-carry, feeling ko bongga ako pag nakakauwi ako sa amin sa Cebu na may bitbit na Krispy Kreme. Ang Krispy Kreme pala yung head-turner. hahaha 🙂 Mag oopen na soon ng Krispy Kreme sa Ayala Center Cebu so this time Cupcakes by Sonja na hopefully mauuwi ko. Hahanapin pa namin ng classmates ko come November. 🙂

 

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Jazon Saavedra

Visit the newly open H&M in Orchard 🙂

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mine

which hotel is this?

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