Monthly Archives: January 2012

CNY with the Gang

Met up with the gang at Lisa’s place on Saturday to celebrate CNY. Was too busy eating and catching up to take many photos. Juan went to learn how to make abacus beads from Yun’s father and she’s managed to produce quite a yummy version! The kids had a good time playing with Lisa’s nephew’s toys and I must say that Anya is so much more sociable now! School is really doing her good.

pink frangipani in Lisa's garden

mee siam by Lisa's mum

Juan's abacus beads

chicken wings

three kids on a swing

Sophia and Sam

with her beloved Auntie Vonnie

The Tiger Who Came to Tea & Epicurious

We went to watch The Tiger Who Came to Tea at DBS Arts Centre on Saturday. It’s based on the book by Judith Kerr which Anya is familiar with, but the stage adaptation had many songs which were all quite catchy. Although I felt that it was slightly draggy relative to the original story which is much simpler, it was still enjoyable and I especially liked how they made the food disappear! We are going to catch Stick Man this Saturday and I hope they stick a little more closely to the story since there’s so much material to work with.

Adrian and Adam were waiting at Epicurious while Anya and I watched the show and we joined them there for brunch afterwards. We haven’t been there in more than 2 years because there’s another one at Rail Mall which is much nearer to us. It’s really to sit outdoors and watch the joggers and the kids zipping around on their skate scooters.

Anya not looking at the camera

by the river

"I want a skate scooter too!"

drooly Deets

refreshing iced tea

green eggs & ham

LOVE Sculpture Found! Where is the LOVE?

Ever since we took a picture with the LOVE sculpture outside Taipei 101 in 2010, I’ve been wondering where the Singapore LOVE sculpture that used to be in front of the Fish & Co glass house has gone to! No one seemed to know and it slipped my mind until we drove past it yesterday!

It’s now at Lanson Place along Penang Road and you can’t see it from the main road because it’s blocked by The Dubliner Irish Pub. It’s not in very good condition. I really think it should be cleaned up and placed somewhere more prominent!

Adrian and the kids

colour-coordinated family!

with the one in Taipei

Malaysian Food Street at Resorts World Sentosa

We were quite excited about trying out the food at the Malaysian Food Street at RWS and we imagined that the food would be almost as good as the original in Malaysia but maybe just a lot more pricey. We were there at 4.30pm and the place was very crowded with long queues at almost every stall. While I liked how they recreated the shophouses and the signs, the food was quite a letdown. :(

The fried Hokkien mee and Penang fried kway teow both looked pretty good but weren’t very tasty and were lacking in wok hei. The Ampang yong tau foo was quite salty and the fish paste wasn’t up to standard. The cendol was also only so-so and the gula melaka used wasn’t fragrant enough. We liked the pig’s intestines porridge though! Overall, the food was generally not bad but not worth travelling specially to Sentosa for. Malaysian food is best eaten in Malaysia!

Malaysian Food Street

street scene

fried Hokkien mee

Penang fried kway teow

pig’s intestines porridge

Ampang yong tau foo


Sentosa Flowers

My mum, aunt and sister wanted to eat at Malaysian Food Street at Resorts World Sentosa so I persuaded them to walk around a wee bit more after lunch to check out the Sentosa Flowers displays. We went last year too and it was really hot and crowded because it was the 2nd day of CNY. The weather was pretty good today and it was a weekday so the crowd wasn’t too bad. Debs still complained about the heat though. Anya was on medication for a cough and she was a bit dazed throughout the whole excursion so we didn’t stay too long. Poor baby!

Debs, Deets and I with the RWS Auspicious Dragons 

mum, aunt and Anya with a floral dragon

Dragon Gate

fat merlion

my aunt was eaten by a fish

floral spring dragon

I like this flower

River Hongbao at The Float

Brought Anya down to River Hongbao at the floating platform yesterday afternoon. I thought she would be interested in the Uncle Ringo amusement park rides since she had quite a bit of fun at the MGS funfair. It was a scorching hot day so it was good that many of the rides were under the shelter of the spectator stands. The rides were old-fashioned but the prices were not! Her train ride, fishing and teacup ride were all $5 each. She had fun though so it was worth it. Didn’t think she would be able to catch any fish but she managed to catch about 3!

entrance to River Hongbao

posing with her Ox zodiac lantern

Misters Fu, Lu & Shou

choosing a little dangly ornament

train ride

fishing game


she won a hideous green bear

remember this game?


spinning around