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June’s Birthday Baby

It’s already mid-year – how time flies! – and here at SV, we’re celebrating the month with our only June baby – Rachel. Have a happy and blessed birthday! Not to be confused with the savory version, the cake of the month was a beautifully spiced carrot cake. Packed with shredded carrots, walnuts, and cinnamon, the sponge cake was generously …

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Ciao, Casa Tartufo

For our June company lunch, we set off for Casa Tartufo – roughly translated to the House of Truffles – that’s located at Ann Siang Hill. From its name, we deduced that truffles are its specialty, and from the looks of the menu, we were in truffle paradise. The wooden furnishing, simple greenery, and soft lighting made for a slightly …

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Starbucks how we love thee

If you’re wondering why there aren’t as many Starbucks cups on the table as the previous times, it’s because our Muslim colleagues are fasting for the month. Plus, there was a company lunch scheduled for later so, you know, gotta save some space. For those who are unfamiliar with SV’s tradition, here’s a quick brief: Every month, 3 individuals will …

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A Swedish lunch date

We were at Fika for our April company lunch. If you haven’t guessed, it’s a Swedish restaurant and that means Swedish meatballs and Daim cake! If you do a quick Google search, Fika means coffee/coffee break. But Fika is more than that. It’s the Swedish culture of consciously slowing down and taking the time to enjoy, reflect and savor life. …

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Happy birthday to our April baby!

April is the fourth month in our modern calendar, but did you know that around 700BC, April was the second month of the Roman calendar year? The word april is derived from the Latin word aprilis, which means “second/latter”. This month, there’s not only April Fool’s Day, but also the birthdays of 2 SV members – Jiayu and Xiu Zhen! …