Sunday, October 4, 2009


Ryan picked us up at the airport, and we headed to Brooklyn, got lost, attempted to borrow a phone at a Chinese shop, got shunned, finally found our way, had brunch and rushed off to the outlets. It was totally worthwhile

After a long day of shopping, we stopped for supper at a trendy Shanghainese restaurant with hipster servers in Brooklyn. Eating meatballs at 1AM after taking the red eye, and being up the whole day is something I'd only ever do when on vacation

Next morning: tried our luck at Grimaldi's pizza but decided to eat somewhere else with a shorter queue

The bf shopping at Sabon, and really getting into it

Ta-da! After so long, we finally made it to dinner at WD~50

We were fooling around outside the restaurant before getting seated. Wendy took a photo of the bf leaping over a pile of garbage bags (at my dare). I still owe him $20

A quick recap of the experience

We met chef Wylie Dufresne who was busy working in the kitchen, to our amazement. Nice guy

Clay came to visit us in Brooklyn and were 'happy' for many nights after

My breakfast at Pastis: steelcut oatmeal and roasted bananas

The highlight of the meal? Seeing Hugh Jackman walk through the door

While Wendy and I were gawking and trying to snap pictures of the famed Wolverine (who btw, was sitting a mere few feets away from us) the bfs were cool and all

Chris having and intimate moment with the love of his life. It's too bad pitbulls aren't legal in Singapore

Being silly at Urban

At the High Line, Meatpacking District

This felt a little like Singapore's Hort Park, with much cooler weather. We stopped at Chelsea market as well, where I had the best whole milk in a long time since Switzerland

Hogs & Heifers: the place my old clients and I chanced upon during a business trip to NY. Good times!

Chris & Marcos go to White Castle

Doughnuts from Babycakes by Wendy. Though they tasted nothing like the original fluffy deep-fried variety, they were tasty. Arguably the best everything-free dessert we've ever had

Club Monaco' cupcake truck handing out free cupcakes to passerbys. Don't you just love promotions the American way?

Wendy enjoying her vanilla + chocolate in the rain

Lunch at Gramercy Tavern was SO perfect it deserves a post on its own

Thanks Wendy for being such a fun and lovely host!

30 Rock in the night

Afternoon tea at Bergdorf's where we had the yummiest passion fruit souffle with white chocolate sauce

...and Bergdorf's was where I saw this beauty, which I regretfully did not buy

After all the ridiculous amount of fun we had, the trip ended with a low-key birthday celebration at Narita airport over tempura and soba *Sobs
. We miss you NY!

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