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This is a Monday's Musings - Random thoughts, feelings and musings by Yours Truly entry under my themed blog posts! For more info about the themed blog posts, do read the entry here

I think most of my Monday's Musings entries comes from real life experience

It's been a while since I wrote a Monday's Musings piece! Missed it! Blogging has kinda taken a backseat these days as I've been busy with the home. And this is way before we even started renovation!

There is just so much research to do also with visiting showrooms, shops etc! Much to do!

Recently, with the upcoming home, I have encountered lots of 'well-meaning' advice from neighbours, acquaintances, friends, family.

Honestly, I am fine with people sharing suggestions, thoughts and experiences but not in an obnoxious, shove it down my throat way. You can DISCUSS with me.

fd8It's really ridiculous how some people think that their opinions are so important. F off

I've also had remarks given to me about my 'expenditure'. Granted it might be given by kaypoh well-meaning neighbours strangers acquaintances but come on lah, mind your own fucking business. Hello, I don't even know you, what makes you think that you have the RIGHT to poke into my financial business?

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I wanna take a loan, I take lah. I wanna have a brick wall, I have lah.

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Will you DIE or SUFFER if I do so? If yes, then let me know. If not...

FUCK OFF.

That being said, the whole home renovation research thingamajig has been fun. Only the fucking kaypohchis pisses me off.

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I've just returned from The Bravery Cafe, Singapore (located at 66 Horne Road) with a very nasty surprise.

I visited The Bravery Cafe Singapore a couple of times before as it's located really close to my workplace.

I really liked (past tense) The Bravery Cafe because the food wasn't too bad and honestly, most of my pictures there were very Instagram friendly. If you get what I mean 😉

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Today, I had lunch at The Bravery Cafe. Food was good, the company was amazing till I got a rather nasty cut on my back thigh from the corner of the metal edge of their benches.

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I wanted to inform the staff nicely about it.

Gave my feedback to a very apologetic young server chap who wanted me to show his manager, the boss of Bravery the cut. He also mentioned that he had a few customers with such feedback and wanted me to show his boss Shak the severity of the cut. Honestly, I genuinely wanted to caution them about their furniture as it's very dangerous, especially for kids.

Unfortunately, the boss Shak waved off his staff and refused to speak to me as he was busy with a "sales talk". Which by the way was with a dining companion of mine, Sabrina. Knowing Sabrina, i know that she wouldn't mind if Shak had asked to excuse himself.

The server tried a couple of times to get Shak to talk to me but he ignored and waved him off. I was at the corner watching this by the way. Server gave me an apologetic look while I continued waiting there. After 5 minutes, I didn't bother. Server did offer me a plaster but I didn't accept it. Need to wash the wound first!

After waiting for him, I decided to go off. At this point, Sabrina saw me heading off and waved me over to introduce to Shak. I told him in a very upset tone that I had wanted to talk to him but he didn't bother to talk to me. I even told him that I would be giving him his feedback online since he couldn't spare the time to talk to me. At this stage, Shak didn't even say anything. No apologetic expression whatsoever.

I was leaving the office when Sabrina came to me and I showed her the wound, in the cafe. I believe Shak would have seen this. This was at 2pm. I believe if Shak HAD wanted to talk to me, he would have stopped me in the cafe. There he was, hanging behind his counter. Doing nothing.

From genuinely wanting to just caution them about it, I am now freaking pissed over their attitude. What sort of attitude is that?!

It's still bleeding and it stings! Don't even know if there was rust on the metal edge -_-"

Will NEVER go back there again.

Their responses on Instagram were very bad.

At 4pm, I posted about the incident on Instagram.

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Let's take a closer look.

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Yes, it was damn unfortunate of me to kena cut by a piece of your furniture. Tone of voice: Indignant much?!

Plus, it's a bench, not a table. Isn't my description of the incident pretty detailed? Not even a #SorryNotSorry here. It's a 'too bad lor. got plaster leh? you make noise for what?'

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A friend's comment on Facebook.

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Picture of wound again.

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Are you freaking kidding me? Come back to kena cut again? I haven't recovered from this wound. It's still bleeding by the way. If your 'server-manager' tried to get your attention in regards to a customer's feedback, it is quite pressing isn't it?

But of course, sales promotions comes first. Over customer's feedbacks. Or injuries.

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Unfortunately, I have other pressing issues like finding a doctor first thing in the morning and getting a tetanus shot.

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Wound looks even more infected, swollen and nastier. Wound hurts. badly.

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Again, nasty bench at The Bravery Cafe. Avoid at all costs. Not sure if metal bits are rusty or part of design. ARGH.

In anycase, beware of The Bravery Cafe. Nasty furniture that may cause cuts.

At 8ish pm, Sabrina commented.

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Honestly, if he had wanted to talk to me immediately, he would have. Right after I had told him in an upset tone, wouldn't he have bothered to find out from his server (or manager as he said) there and then?

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My friend TigerKiller said it best.

I mean, come on lah. Do you leave your customer waiting at the counter while you talk to your vendor?

In restaurants, when customers would like to talk to the chef, do the chefs wave them off dismissively? Or do they try to stop what they're doing and immediately talk to their customers?

Or did he only bother because I posted about the incident on Instagram? By the way, I wasn't pleased that my number was given without my permission to him. I told Shak to email me instead but he only did so, much later.

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Almost ten hours after the incident.

Number 1: Had he bothered to even address the issue in the first place, in his cafe, this would not have happened.

Number 2: Responses on Instagram made it worse. He sounded indignant in fact.

Number 3: There was no apology whatsoever till after midnight. Which is after this post was published. After numerous comments on Instagram and Facebook.

This, my friend, is an example of a huge PR FAIL. Guess that you'll have to be brave to eat at The Bravery Cafe.

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I've visited a doctor and got the wound cleaned and a tetanus jab. Doctor indicated that the wound is a deep open laceration and infected.

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Zzzzz. Have been applying antiseptic cream and hopefully the wound will heal fast.

The main point of this entry is to highlight that customer service is very important. Why wait till shit happen and THEN work on service recovery. Shak sent another email after all this drama FINALLY apologising and suggesting that I sent my medical bills to him. (It's pretty evident, someone helped to craft out the email or advised him on tone of voice)

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Which should have been the way in the first place! At the cafe, he should have apologised immediately.

Was I angry I got cut?  No. In Shak's words, it was really unfortunate of me.

I was angry at his response at the cafe (twice) and on social media. I do not wish to seek compensation nor do I wish to return to the cafe for a coffee or a discussion with Shak on what they can do for me.

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I really do not want anything from them.

Well, just one thing. To fix their furniture before someone gets fatally hurt. I won't be returning to The Bravery Cafe ever again. But for those who do, do comment and let me know if they've fixed their furniture.

Thanks for those who felt so indignant for me and helped to share this post. Was really touched by everyone 🙂 I'm also shocked to hear stories from those who know Shak personally and what he really thought of the incident. But like I said, I don't wish to continue this anymore.

I won't be updating this entry anymore. Close case liao.

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This is a Monday's Musings - Random thoughts, feelings and musings by Yours Truly entry under my themed blog posts! For more info about the themed blog posts, do read the entry here

Honestly, I hardly set New Year Resolutions but for 2015, I decided to do so. Best to set goals and work towards it! Let's get straight to the point!

Here are my 10 New Year Resolutions for 2015!

1. Catch up with old pals. 

I actually wrote about this on Facebook. I decided I should start putting in more effort to catch up with old pals. Be it through messages or in person. I have already pre-empted people that I am not in Insurance, Property, MLM or Time-Share just incase. LOL!

There are so many friends who have drifted apart throughout the years and while it might be difficult to catch up with everybody, I'll try my best to have at least a good chat with one every week.

2. Write off toxic people.

There are some people who are just not good for you. They spread negativity and that is not something I would want in my life. So.. goodbye and good riddance to toxic people!

3. Work towards a healthier lifestyle.

I have pretty much reached slacker zone after 1.5 years of hardcore-ness. I will try to strike a balance. No carbs and working out 5 times a week is not sustainable for me. Instead I'll try to go low carb and work out every week.

And also try to cut down on way too much sugary drinks. I used to drink 3 cans a day. Time to cut down!

4. Save more money and spend lesser on frivolous stuff.

I'm a SUPER shopaholic but I do save aside moolah for a rainy day. With the Punggol BTO coming really soon, it's time to cut down. Time to save more moolah for the house!

5. Spend more time with family.

As I grow older, I realised how important it is to spend time with family. We only have so much time with them. They are more important than work, hanging out with friends etc.

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Family comes first. Always.

6. Let it go.

There are things that can't be explained. There are people who can't be helped. Just let it go. And don't bother. In other words, why give a flying fuck to such things?

I have friends who are extremely opinionated. After a while, I just turn a deaf ear to them or well, let it go.

7. Try to be less messy.

Almost impossibru. 30 years of my life, messy all the way.

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But I'll try for my new place.

8. Start new projects

I've been talking about starting new projects with 3 separate parties for the longest time. Time to make at least one of it happen this year.

9. Sleep earlier.

I sleep really late everyday and it's really bad for me. Shall try to sleep earlier from now on. Need more rest!

10. Improve on my punctuality.

I'm usually late for work because I oversleep. (i.e. Look at the point above). Usually when it comes to gatherings, meetings, events, appointments, I don't have a problem. I endeavour to improve my punctuality! Sleep early, wake up earlier, go to work early! I shall try!

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These are the 10 New Year Resolutions that I've set for 2015. What are yours like? Do comment!

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It's that dreaded time of the year again. Christmas.

Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas. I just hate decorating shit, wrapping presents and buying presents. Sometimes buying presents can be a chore, especially if it's hard buying things for each other.

Honestly, I prefer not buying presents for Christmas. Like for Skai aka c(hubby) and I. We hardly buy presents with each other. If we do, it's usually bought in presence of each other.

Isn't buying presents for Christmas like exchanging gifts for each other? Why not just concentrate on buying presents for birthdays?

BFF and I usually just buy presents for each other (for Christmas only) by asking each other to choose a present and we'll just purchase it! For Fidel's birthday, I brought her to Sephora and ask her to just pick something.

Okay, I'm the Christmas (present) grinch. :p I don't mind buying presents for people who I know what they want. If not, it's so hard!

Anyway, here are just some presents I really dislike receiving. Well, I dunno about you but I feel that these are also presents that most people would rather not receive. Don't mind, perhaps. But rather not. I could be wrong though!

1. Photo frames.

Who gives photo frames these days? And why? They just smell of 'recycled presents'.

2. Shower gel gift set.

Unless it's an interesting flavour that you know I'll like, it would just be 'Oh it's an easy present'. I did buy a Philosophy Shower Gel set for Esther for her birthday though! But it was a birthday themed present and I know Esther likes pretty packaging!

3. Weird ornaments.

Probably would look more like souvenirs. Some weird chopstick set? It'll just be clutter.

4. Stuffed toys.

Unless you are below 15 years old.

5. Coupons.

WHY? Seriously just give me chocolates instead!

6. Apparel.

Unless you know what the person wants, it might not fit. Then it'll be troublesome to get it exchanged.

Here are some tips on giving better gifts.

a) Ask.

Find out what the person wants.

b) Vouchers.

Sephora vouchers, Taka vouchers works well. Let the person choose what they'll like.

c) Food.

Let's be honest here, sometimes it's basically just a small token for Christmas. One gives because, it's the thing to do. A little chocolate or snack would be easy. While boring, you can hardly go wrong here. Unless that person has a nut allergy or something.

Okay fine. Call me the Christmas presents grinch. I know I am. Why not, let's skip the presents and just have a good meal together? My colleague was saying I'm in a Grumpy Cat mood. LOL

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This is a Monday's Musings - Random thoughts, feelings and musings by Yours Truly entry under my themed blog posts! For more info about the themed blog posts, do read the entry here

I think most of my Monday's Musings entries comes from real life experiences. When irked, amused, I think it makes good content for Monday's boliaoness posts. These are all true experiences where I faced during dating then engagement till marriage life.

Before Marriage.

1. When are you guys getting married ah?

I'm sure many of you guys face this question, especially during Chinese New Year. If your partner has yet to propose, this will be an extremely awkward moment. I myself have made this mistake many times. Oops.

2. Have you applied for a BTO?

There's a saying that there is no romance in Singapore. Nowadays couples apply for a BTO before getting engaged. Declaring that you have applied for a BTO is as good as saying "Yes, we're getting married." I remember reading this on a t-shirt "Would you BTO me?" Hurhur.

After the proposal.

3. How big is the ring? How much did he spent on it?

Seriously, I had this question posed to me. Why are you comparing my ring? It feels like that person just wanted to 1-up us. Bo liao. Compete for what? Wanna compete if your balls bigger than my husband's?

When planning for your wedding dinner.

I've written about this before in my wedding pet peeves but I'll summarise and add it in here too!

4. How much is per table ah?

WTF. You do not ask a couple that. It's like a loaded question. Give whatever you wanna give la. And can't you Google? Please don't tell me you wanna know cos you wanna gauge how much to give for the angbao. KNN!

5. Can I bring a +1? 

If I answered no and you persist on bringing a +1, then why bother asking me? You "forgot" ah? You good.

After the wedding dinner.

6. How much was the wedding ah? How much did you lose?

I find this extremely irritating. If you are not looking at the extent of what I did for my wedding then it shouldn't affect you. I don't know some people (mainly the unmarried ones) thinks that wedding = profits. Honey, that's the wrong mindset. And seriously, some people are so el cheapo. Don't do wedding dinner lah if you have that kind of mindset!

7. When are you gonna have kids?

How about, when are you gonna shut the mother father up? I wrote about this in my last Monday's Musings post.

8. Why bother having a wedding dinner?

Because we have our reasons and it's a choice? Showing disdain over our choice of having a traditional banquet is silly. Not everyone is like you. We don't show disdain over your choice of partners, do we? Personally, yes, a traditional banquet would have never crossed my mind in the first place, but I loved planning for it and I loved how it turned out. I don't regret at all having a wedding dinner and it was a great experience for me. It's not my fault if you didn't enjoy planning yours. If you choose to elope or have a BBQ for your wedding, by all means. That ain't our style.

9. Why "this", Why "that"?

For example, why the choice of your BTO's location, Punggol so mother father far! Why Punggol? Why you choose to host your ROM there? Singapore Flyer so ex! Why did you have 47 tables for your wedding? Why Orchard Hotel? why the venue? Why did you have a candy table? Why did you have a Photo Booth? why the setting of your engagement ring? Why a half infinity ring for your wedding band? Why your ring don't match with Skai? Why are you going to Maldives? Not ex meh? Why do you go for Singapore staycations often? How much do you spend a year on staycations? Why did you buy a Chanel bag? Not expensive meh? Why did you choose that design for your MCM bag? How much was it? why why why mother father why why why?! Because we like it lah. Can? Wah lao eh. Lao niang buay tahan lah!

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These are some of the irritating things that people have asked Skai aka c(hubby) and I. SO DAMN IRRITATING!!!!!!!!! What have you faced personally? Do comment in this entry! Also, what other things you've heard that you think should be on this list? Please feel free to comment!

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