Monday, 4 December 2017

La Vida Hotel Taichung

I'm going to write about my favorite hotel in Taichung area and it is located within Fengjia Night Market.

For people who know me, I love to stay in really clean and cozy hotel when I travel and I don't really care about the price as long as it is affordable. :) I dislike rooms that are made of wood, example wooden furnitures, wooden flooring etc.

When I travelled to Taiwan with the mister in 2016, I chanced upon this hotel and this was my stay here in 2017. There's even a television in the bathroom so that you can soak in a bath or use the toilet with entertainment, haha! 

This is a family room with 2 double beds, fit up to 4 adults.

You can view the write-up of previous stay here .

Breakfast is included too, but I still do not really fancy the breakfast here. 

I always recommend people to stay here when they are going to Taichung. 

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

無老鍋 - 台湾必吃火鍋

Long time no see, my dear blog~~~ I have been busy & lazy to update new food places :)
I just came back some time ago from my week long Taiwan trip with Mum & Sis - we went to Taichung, Cingjing & Taipei! 

I'm suffering from post-holidays syndrome now.. Haha! I'm looking forward to Hong Kong trip in 7 weeks with my dearest gf, it's been a long while since I travelled with her on an airplane. 

I'm going to write about a steamboat - 無老鍋 in Taiwan today, I have came across reviews about this online and the sister also told me about it thus it became my "must-eat" during the trip. There's many outlets in Taiwan and just nice there is one outlet in Taichung so I went to eat for lunch on my first day in Taiwan. I walked a long way from 审计新村 as the mum wants to help her friend buy the famous 小林煎饼 snacks. 

**Credits to Google Image**

Waiting time was around 10 minutes as I reached there approximately 2.30pm. 

The moment we sat down, we saw this.

This is not drinks, it is soup for you to refill.

I love both the taste of the soup and there's free flow of Duck Blood, so so so love it!

There's not much varieties of food but the food standard are quite good especially the scallops!

Last but not least, when you have finished the steamboat, a special type of smoothie will be provided to you to cleanse your palate. I love the 水蜜桃 flavour, sour sour taste. :p 

The overall cost is about SGD 100 which is not cheap and can be compared to HaiDiLao. Of course, the service is also very good her, the staff keep bowing 90degrees like japanese service. 

Tel:     04-2319-1158 或 24小時線上訂位
Address:     台中市公益路二段74號  
Opening Hours: 11.30am t0 4am daily

I can't wait to bring the mister there during our March mini-honeymoon trip. 

Monday, 12 June 2017

Midst of Miss becoming Mrs

Yes, I'm getting married! =) 

We had initially thought of a simple wedding but it is always never about 2 persons but 2 families so now I'm getting headache and stressed over the planning. :p But lucky our wedding is in 2018 so I still have plenty of time to do research. 

We have confirmed our wedding dinner at one of the hotel and deposit has been placed to secure our booking. That's one thing off the checklist. I have also just confirmed a photobooth, going to place deposit by end of this month. I'm now looking around bridal shops for actual day packages, the things included are almost the same but the price may differs.

The first bridal shop I went to was in JB, Malaysia when the mister and me had a 3D2N staycation at DoubleTree Hilton near Citysquare mall. I will update that in a separate post. I went to Digio Bridal Cafe but the price was not to my liking. :p I then headed next door to H Gallery and I tried on 3 white gowns and an evening gown, I liked the white gown most especially the bottom mermaid design but the back is not revealing enough. The mister liked the evening gown though. I like classic design with a little bit of sexiness. :) The price is quite good for the whole package (less than SGD 700), though it doesn't include Kua (tea dress) and makeup. 

Back to the shops in SG, I went to Malena Bridal Haute Couture during GSS sale and the package price they offered were pretty decent. I like the white gowns but evening gowns were limited so I had my hesitations. Since this was GSS sale, the SA was trying to ask me to take their package since I like their gowns. When it comes to slightly huge amount, I will think twice instead of impulse decision as I haven't seen around other bridal shops. The SA said I won't be able to get this price again if I left but I said it's ok, I will come back again if I really like the package. 

I have made appointment at La Belle Couture soon because I really like their gowns design. I have also contacted Digio Bridal and The Gown Warehouse, am hoping I can find something I like and confirming it soon.

I have also checked out our wedding bands from Love & Co. and I'm thinking to check it out at Michael Trio too. I'm not sure if we should have it custom-made instead, as Nelly has recommended me to check out Josi Gem. But let me settle my actual day package first. :) 

It can be an excited yet scary thing to plan for a wedding, nothing grand but full of blissful feeling. I'm so happy to have found the right man and he is putting in effort in running around finding the perfect gown I want.  =) 

I can't wait for the day to arrive to marry the love of my life! 

P.S: Please leave down your email address in the comment box if you want to find out more about the package price or what is included. :)