Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Brunch at The Assembly Ground.

I'm always on a look out of new cafes popping out and thinking which one to visit next for brunch but one of my main concern would be the location. I probably won't visit the cafes in the west no matter how good the food is unless there is another reason (other than food) for me to travel all the way to the west. It's scary how cafes are popping out one after another and it makes people wonder how long each will last but it seem like the cafe hopping culture in SG is still going strong. Ever since The Assembly Ground opened at The Cathay, i thought of visiting the place to tryout their food.
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This is a pretty overdue post so i can't really remember the details but i think i went on a weekday which explains why the cafe is quite empty. I totally enjoy visiting cafes on weekdays although i don't get a lot of chance to do so due to work, it's like less crowd, no queue, less noise, i can hear the bg music playing and i get to enjoy my food in peace...
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The 4 photos above are pretty much what we ordered for 2 pax. Nowadays when you go cafes hopping, cannot just order one main for each person one. Must order mains liao then choose sides so that the table looks full, then can take a photo in square format, edit with VSCO cam then upload onto instagram and show the rest of the world that you are enjoying yourself. Nowadays all the hippies not like that one meh? Haha, jokes aside. I think we ordered the Eggs Benedict, i had the rosti with sausage and eggs (not very nice btw) and for sides would be the popcorn chicken and truffle fries. Anyway the popcorn chicken is i came up with myself one, not sure what they call it on their menu. LOLOL
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That's all i have for this post. Short and Sweet. Ta-dahhhhhh!

Can't believe i have been unknowingly updating this space for more than 6 years. Thank god blogger is free. Imagine one day *touch wood* blogger decide that they are going to implement monthly subscription for blogger and if you don't subscribe, they will remove your blog that kind of nonsense then i swear most of the bloggers would pay for it no matter how unwilling. It's like like how ALL my photos are hosted under Photobucket and i have to pay a yearly subscription literally forever if not my photos on this blog will all be gone. Photobucket is free to use but the bandwidth is the issue, to make it simpler, the more people who view your photos, the more bandwidth is being used up. Geddit? I'm quite sure most bloggers outsource their photo hosting. Or maybe just the more serious ones? HAHHAHAA Bu dong the rest lah! LOL

Sometimes i wish i can update my blog everyday with my nonsense and pen down,i mean type down my thoughts and anything that comes to my mind, or an impromptu topic that i randomly think of but i don't know what's stopping me plus i don't really have the time to sit in front of my computer every night. Nowadays i try to update my blog at least once a week so that i don't disappoint, it's like a obligation to update my blog. As much as i want to proudly say that i blog purely for myself and nobody else, i can't. It's like a commitment to produce quality blog posts because you know that there are people reading based on stats, you know there are readers waiting and probably visiting your site every single day hoping there's an update and you hate to disappoint. Not only them, but yourself. How many can understand?

I don't deny that there are a lot of perks being a blogger. Invites to events, free movies, free food, free this, free that, sponsored overseas trip, monetary benefits and the list just goes on and on. But no one sees the hard work being put in behind the computer screen. The amount of time to take the photos, to edit them one by one, to think of what to write, how to relate to the audience, the amount of drafts submitted before being approved by the client. I hate it when people try to relate things that i do to blogging even if it's not related at all. Like for example when i go on holiday, some people will go, "sponsored again ah!" or when i buy a new gadget and they go, "wah, free de ah!" Totally feel like shredding their face but i have to give a very PR fake smile and go, "No lah, i pay myself one. Not everything is sponsored hello?" Some people just don't get it. Even if it's free/sponsored, do note the amount of effort needed behind the scenes even though most of you don't get to see it. There is no free stuff in this world. Ok, maybe there is but still.

Unknowingly i typed 3 huge paragraphs. This post was supposed to be a pure cafe/food post, LOL