Thursday, October 24, 2013


Re-tracking back to our September Taiwan trip, the last post (read about it HERE) was about Tim and i taking 4 hours and 10km to find Fantasy Story, a place where cafes of all kind gathered for the viewing and tasting pleasure of customers. After browsing the entire place, we eventually settled on one place for dinner, Pumpkin House.

Just so you know, prior to us choosing to dine there, we were casually strolling and taking pictures of the exterior when the staff (crazy friendly) let us walk through the entire restaurant just to snap photos. And when we said we would continue checking out the rest of the restaurants first, they said "Thank You" with genuine smiles and even asked if we wanted them to help us take a picture.
Which is how this picture came about. 

 It would have put our service standards to shame i tell you because our service people would be like "WTF, i let you come in and take photos of my place, treat you so nice and you still walk away." But even though some of the cafes had the same kind of food, the service impressed us so much that we went back there for dinner. 

But another highlight of the place was definitely the American Disney vibes they had to the place. Besides an amazing ton of Disney characters placed all around the restaurant, they were also playing classic favourite songs that i kept singing or humming to.
 Tim, unfortunately is not a Disney child...

Food was good and the servings were huge such that Tim and i couldn't finish our meals. Prices were normal for this sort of themed restaurant (About $30 each for a set meal plus appetizers) and were around the same from the other restaurants that we checked out. 

We had a great day at Fantasy Story and for those of you stopping by Taichung for a holiday, do remember to check it out.

Don't forget your phones!

Till then,

Sunday, October 20, 2013


We have officially resumed our ABC Dating with G ending in a blast! I honestly think that this was our best date ever so far! 
So a few weeks ago, i send Tim an invitation HERE. I thought it was pretty obvious with all the neon lights but he didn't seem to get the hint so this entire date was a surprise to him. 
All the information he got was we were heading to a place for our G date and he had to meet me at my house downstairs at 7pm and wear white. What he didn't know was that we were merely having a simple dinner in my room. 

My glow-in-the-dark room.

Yes, G is for Glow-in-the-dark and Games

Imagine Tim's face when he entered the room. He was very surprised because he really thought we were heading out to dinner and was waiting downstairs for a good 15 mins. Kinda pissed too because i kept harping on him to be on time and yet i was mega late. In fact, i was rushing around decorating and cooking dinner and pretending that i was preparing to go out.

Since i was "late", i told him to come upstairs to wait first. And then pretended to lost my phone so i got him to call and help me look for my phone in the room while i went to check the other places.
And then he saw it and said "You Lied!"

We had a simple dinner in the room with music around us, chatted about how i managed to trick him and all and simply marvelled at how everything looked so pretty around us. 
After dinner, it was Games!

We first started with a simple card game whereby whoever picked the biggest or smallest card wins and whoever lost had to do a forfeit which involved glow face paint. 

Safe to say, you guys know who's winning.
And the end result is...

1 very disgruntled losing Tim

and a very happy winner me

Just in time for Halloween

And then we had some funky dices that i had lying around and basically roll them and do whatever the dices said. One of which involved me carrying Tim. 
No easy feat.

And him carrying me which is easy peasy lemon squeezy.

And then on to the final game "Pick Up Lightsticks!" that Tim has never played... 

... before we called it a night. 
Last few pictures of the room before i had to take it all down:(

It was really simple to do up but the end effect was mega amazing that i couldn't stop taking pictures of my room at every single angle. 

For this G date, i bought 

4 tubes of 50 lightsticks each, 
2 glow face paint, 
4 mason jars, 
2 glow cups, 
A set of highlighters, 
1 white string 
Preferred games
1 black light

I placed the black light on a shelf i had, taped white string around the room and hung bunches of lightsticks on it. There was more i could have done but apparently 200 lightsticks aren't enough to decorate a whole room. 

To create my table lights, i took the inside bit of a highlighter and soaked them in water in the mason jars.
In normal lighting, they looked like this...
 ...but under the black light, they glowed brightly.

And that was all for our G date.
I'm sorry this post is so image heavy but i super love everything here. After everything, here's my boy and the dog that joined us on this glowtastic date...

...and to everyone whose reading this


Till then,