The day I went had ridiculous weather, sunny and then rain and back to sun again. Anyway theDBS Marina Regatta is back! And it’s held at the Promontory from around 8am to 11pm, since you’re reading this the last weekend to catch it is this 2 and 3 June!
Don’t carry too many things because there is a bag check at the entrance for the safety of all. After that, you’re through!
It starts really early because you can join the workouts by the bay in the Play Dome, it’s near the left side of the stage if you are facing it.
BUT YEAH FREE WORKOUTS!
All you have to do is bring your own mat and wear your exercise stuff, more info on the various workout schedules is on the DBS Marina Regatta website.
Meanwhile, do pick up the bay passport when you’re there.
You have to complete various actions around the area and you might win a Porsche Design HUAWEI Mate 10, Scoot flight tickets to Berlin, Maldive and Kuching or any other prizes!
I signed up for Fashion Sewing 101 at Fashion Maker Space . If you guys are confused where it is, it’s on the second floor, next to 7-11 at 258A South Bridge Road.
Very near to Chinatown MRT station.
Alright, why Fashion Sewing 101? Because I figured I should start from the very basics even though I have done cosplays and whatnot like woah. Those are like… hack and dash. It works cause it works but this time I want to learn properly.
So Fashion Sewing 101 it is!
I was early so I got to choose my own seat. I got a little pack of informative stuff of where to buy fabric and haberdashery plus a diagram of sewing machine parts plus a piece of fabric to practice on.
This was totally for a beginner but I did learn things! Such as tension and what the zig zag stuff means and how to get the curves in stitching you want etc.
On my right was also samples of the various workshops/classes they hold.
It’s a fairly spacious space and there was another class going on, on the other side too.
This is me “tracing” the lines of what to do. You can see me experimenting after the instructor (Isabelle) told us how to use the different settings and what each one is needed for different materials.
I was legitly like “AaAAaaAAHhh?” but quietly in my mind.
Because I could technically do embroidery with my machine or even do finer sewing with the machine I have at home?!
In any case, it was a pleasant introduction to sewing whether if you are truly a super beginner or someone who needs brushing up in sewing.
On the road to DBS Marina Regatta 2018, one must eat like a champion to be a CHAMPION!!!!
Ok, ok. There was a sharing session by May Schooling (Joseph Schooling’s mother) on how she feeds her son and Benson the chef at Mahota on healthier cooking.
May Schooling told us for breakfast pretty much she makes fruit smoothies for her son. I thought that that was pretty simple, I could do that. Just choose my fruits, freeze in portions like what she does and then just blender it together with Greek yogurt and milk.
And then especially since he does train a lot, cheese toasties help for him since he does need carb replacement for energy so he wouldn’t “lose muscle”.
There’s parmesan for the umami melted in this toasty too but it is a simple enough recipe.
Hence why our hashtag was a pun on FeedMenang2. I didn’t go to the first trip, just the second.
Anyway, our hotel was the Cititel Penang and it was the most convenient hotel to stay at since we mostly walked around to get to the food places.
Tips if you want to go for a weekender in Penang, install Grab. We used that to get from the airport to our hotel. It’s around 20-30 minutes journey from the airport to Cititel. After that it was walking for food for us.
BAM. Char kway teow from Bee Hwa Cafe (10 Lebuh Dickens, George Town, Penang Island). It is so good and that place also has good curry mee too. FYI, the food stuff in this post is Halal, so yeah.
We drank pat poh which is something like cincau but… DIFFERENT? It’s sweet, nice and cold in the heat of Penang.
On an early Saturday morning I ventured all the way to 60 Jalan Penjara to visit the Citizen Farm. (Facebook is at Citizen Farm in case you want updates from them!)
There’s no penjara (jail) that I know of, just a nice edible garden farm of sorts.
My main reason was to attend the cheese making workshop by Annisa of Milky Whey Cheese who came all the way from Kuala Lumpur! (You can check out her instagram too at @milkywheycheese.)
Also that’s a chicken who was eating the mint on the other side before one of the Citizen Farm people shooed it away since his food was already in a tray.
Ohhhh my goodness. I learned how to make mozzarella cheese. The “instant” kind (aka took at least an hour) while Annisa brought some curds she had made in KL where it would take maybe 6-12 hours I think?? Anyway, since we only had 3 hours of the workshop, ours was a ‘fast mozzarella’ type.