Daily Archives: September 22, 2010

Farmers’ Market at Loewen Gardens

We went to the Farmers’ Market at Loewen Gardens on Saturday to look around and have brunch. The market is held twice a month and there are lots of interesting stuff for sale but everything’s pretty expensive. But it was nice ‘cos it made us feel like we weren’t in Singapore. :) There’s a trampoline and a small playground there beside The Pantry Cafe for kids to play and some toys outside this cute little shop called ‘The Children’s Showcase’. We bought something there for Anya to wear for Halloween. Hehe. Also got her a new swimsuit and some cutlery.

the children’s showcase

bacon butty and vanilla cream drink

anya managed to pour lots of water onto her t-shirt

lots of food and drink…

Poster Boy

We went to take a look at the ‘Campaign City – Life in Posters’ exhibition at Evil Empire in Niven Rd because I thought it was an exhibition of Singapore’s campaign posters. But it turned out to be a rather pathetic display of about TEN posters which were re-imaginations of original campaign posters. I liked the one of a very tired-looking Singa but the rest were just so-so. There was this area where you could pose in front of the wall and recreate either a ‘Speak Mandarin’ or ‘Small Families’ campaign poster so Adrian did. An image of the original poster is below. I think the Speak Mandarin campaigns now are really much better. Haha.

courtesy begins with me

adrian likes to speak mandarin (yah right.)

so does she

Marche @ 313 Somerset

Lin & Kenneth came back from the US for a visit so we met up with them and celebrated their birthdays at Marche @ 313 Somerset. I love the fact that they have these mobile high chairs so that you can push your kid around to order food even if you’re alone with your kid. I also really like the little play area there cos there’s quite a bit that the kids can do there even though it’s a small area. A lot of parents like to leave their kid in there and just go off and eat but I think they should check on their kid now and then even if it’s a relatively big kid ‘cos sometimes kids just can’t behave! There was a girl there who kept hitting the other kids with her balloon and she even made Sam cry.

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