We would usually go for a holiday as a gift to ourselves. But due to his work schedule, our trip would be early December instead. So we had a comparatively much smaller celebration over the weekend. I am not complaining since it would mean we are having a winter holiday!
Last year we did not go for an anniversary holiday as well because it was too close to our family trip though it was a short (I do not have enough days of annual leave!!).
On Sat, we went for afternoon tea at our favourite hotel. Ever since our first visit in 2009 (a dinner on our 4th anniversary) even before it was officially opened, this hotel topped our list of places for celebrations.
Dim Sum Afternoon Tea at Cassia Capella Singapore
Stayed for another 30 minutes after our meal, chatting while sipping the hotel’s handcrafted chinese tea (needed more tea to help us digest).
A very relaxing afternoon tea indeed. Delicious dim sum served by very attentive staff. Anyway, Capella’s service has always been superb. Whenever we needed anything, we would be attended to within a couple of seconds. And our teapots were constantly filled throughout the 2-hour afternoon tea (we drank a lot of tea by the way
After leaving Cassia, we still felt bloated so took a stroll around the hotel.
I craved for some sparkling and some rosé so hubz bought a rosé champagne to pop that night.
The next morning hubz surprised me with a bouquet which was delivered to the café we having brunch at – Wildseed Café & Bar.
Our team trip to Taipei in April and this year, hubz joined me 😃
First night was dinner with the team. More than 250 of us had dinner at a local buffet restaurant – Hi-Lai Harbour Tianmu. This year’s was not that good as the time spent in travelling from hotel to the restaurant including a 45-minute traffic congestion, in seven coaches, was not worthwhile.
Meanwhile, hubz explored the area nearby and had his favourite beef noodle.
Besides the team dinner on first night, it was a free and easy 3D3N. Every morning after meeting some colleagues for breakfast, we would set out separately.
Visited a few cafés, did a bit of shopping and indulged in some street food at Ximending.
Had early dinner at a Japanese restaurant in Uni-UStyle – Hataka Tempura Yamani (博多天麩羅 山海).
Chose this Japanese restaurant because it was just 5-minute walk to a brewery where we wanted to have some post-dinner beers. We had their Dark Lager (which uses Bavarian chocolate malt from Germany containing caramel and chocolate flavors) during our last trip in Nov 2016 and so missed it. And it was cheap too – SGD5.20 a pint during their HH which was a 1-for-1 promotion!
The night did not just end there. Were being “summoned” to gather after we were back at hotel. So after freshening up, we met the ladies at the hotel’s lounge for some back-to-school card games 😄