IKEA SG Bloggers Task #2: The Living Room – I did colours!

August 1 - IKEA Living Room2

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Disclaimer: This post is part 2 of the IKEA Bloggers Program. I wasn’t paid in cash but was given a budget to revamp my place. All ideas and comments are my own.

August 1 - IKEA Living Room

The Living Room Challenge is is part 2 of the IKEA Bloggers Program. Read about my kitchen makeover in Part 1 of this series: IKEA SG Bloggers Task #1: Bringing the outdoors in! Kitchen Makeover

My living room is very typical of a Chinese family. Dark brown leather sofa, wooden cabinets, traditional embroidery-type cushion covers, Chinese vase by the side complete with fake CNY pussy willow (銀柳) and a terribly out-of-place Victorian style lamp with mismatched floral lampshade. Oh, and that Chinese painting on the wall passed down from my grandfather – it is apparently worth a lot of money.
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02. August 2015 by Chris-budgetpantry
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Food review: Bottura @ Suntec – Casual Italian restaurant which is dead serious about its food

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Invited review
(This was an invited unpaid review and all opinions are my own.)
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What comes to mind when I mention Italian food? Pasta? Fine-dining? A hole in the pocket? Pasta Fresca? Or – God forbid – Pastamania?! It’s high time since Singapore had Bottura, a casual kind of Italian restaurant where everyone can afford to eat at. The two-month old restaurant serves most mains under $20.. with many mind-boggling under $15. Not that I’m complaining. The pricing is great. It means I can mind-trick myself to order more and as a result spend more overall, as compared to if each dish was $25 and up.
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13. July 2015 by Chris-budgetpantry
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Easy Mee Rebus with Toast box’s Asian Delight Ready-to-Cook Pastes

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Advertorial
Toast Box celebrates SG50 with the launch of Asian Delight Ready-to-Cook Pastes
July 12 - Mee Rebus1

I came home last Friday to a package from Toast Box – they had sent me their new products: Asian Delight Ready-to-Cook Pastes featuring Curry Chicken, Laksa, Mee Siam and Mee Rebus.
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12. July 2015 by Chris-budgetpantry
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Low-carb lunch idea: Tofu “Pasta” – Pappardelle in Light Cream Sauce

July 5 - Low carb pasta

July 5 - Low carb pasta

I’m going to Japan in a week! I made Jason promise he would only eat Yong Tau Foo (no carbs!) for lunch every day, so that he can eat his ramen, tempura, sushi and tonkatsu during the trip without worry.

His reply? Even if he doesn’t eat Yong Tau Foo every day, he will still eat during the trip without worry. How can?! His face looks like it’s going to explode. If it does then how? I gotta clean the floor! I cannot let that happen.
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04. July 2015 by Chris-budgetpantry
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