Zen. Food – Zen.

Never knew healthy food could be this tasty or this chic. I had a lovely dinner for two with my mother today at Aiwo in Raffles City. We had about 12 different dishes, all very tasty…and topped it off with a guilt-free chocolate brownie with soy ice-cream and a strawberry ice-cream with fresh strawberries. Everything that we ate was sugar-free and wheat-free, and amazingly under 50 calories (except for the brownie dish which was 197 calories). This place really reminds me of []

An Evening with Dionysus

Look. Swirl. Nose. Taste. Exhale. It was a night of education in pleasure at the Highwood Wine Cellar where I attended a Wine Appreciation Dinner with Zibin, my sis-in-law and her fiance. “Dinner” was a misnomer as only finger foods were served. But there wasn’t much complaining as the headliners of the evening were not disappointing. We tasted two Argentinian wines – Alamos’ Malbec & Chardonnay and two American wines – Washington Hills’ Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz. In between heady sips of []

The Youngest Yeong

He’s back from Brunei! Didn’t quite realize just how much I’ve missed him till he was back in the backseat of our car with me telling funny stories of his past 10 days in the jungles of Brunei. He may be a 6ft tall ‘lean mean machine’ kinda young man now but his eyes still light up when he’s telling stories and he still asks his jie jie to pay attention to his stories when he thinks I’m not. In moments like []

Yinwei = My Shopping Soul-Mate

Had been so long since I went shopping with Yinwei. We always have the MOST fun by-passing stores cos we’re too busy chatting and then entering the few stores that we always go to, and then spending ridiculous lengths of time trying on clothes and swopping clothes to try on each other. And FOOD has always been a VERY important part of our shopping expeditions because we could never go on for 3 hrs without stopping for drinks and food. In Toronto []

Touching Base

Spent the better part of the afternoon yesterday touching base with the Singapore education scene at Suntec City. MOE’s ExCEL(Excellence through Continuous Enterprise and Learning) FEST turned out to be a pretty interesting experience for me. I confess, ever since I began reading abt the new movement towards I&E (innovation and enterprise), promoting creative thinking etc in Singapore schools, I have been partly skeptical. I know too well from personal experience how quickly Singapore schools jump on any bandwagon pushed out by []

What Flavour Ice Cream am I?

You Are Coffee Ice Cream Energetic and lively, you are always on the go. You’re doing a million things at once and doing them well. You tend to motivate others and raise spirits. You are most compatible with chocolate ice cream. What Flavor Ice Cream Are You?

Power of Love?

I know Zibin’s influenced me in big and small ways since we became a couple. I started spouting singlish after 20 years (much to his dismay at first, thought he ‘corrupted’ me). Started eating raw onions. Learned to take more spicy food. Most amazing of all, I actually began to think Stephen Chow is an entertaining and witty guy. But I didn’t realize just how much I’ve influenced him till just now. We were working on our laptops side by side. I []

All in A Day's Work

Went to ICA. Extended my social visit pass till August 21st. Yes, this foreigner is continuing to stay in Singapore legally. Had lunch with Mom @ Ding Tai Fung in J8. Ech… not tt good. Had tea with Yinwei. Chocolate cheesecake. Girl talk. Saw and held her little botak boy. Took SBS 74 from Marymount Rd. 1st time since Sec 4 days. Had a filet-o-fish at KAP. 1st time eating there alone since JC days. Took TIBS 61 home from KAP. Walked []

All in A Day’s Work

Went to ICA. Extended my social visit pass till August 21st. Yes, this foreigner is continuing to stay in Singapore legally. Had lunch with Mom @ Ding Tai Fung in J8. Ech… not tt good. Had tea with Yinwei. Chocolate cheesecake. Girl talk. Saw and held her little botak boy. Took SBS 74 from Marymount Rd. 1st time since Sec 4 days. Had a filet-o-fish at KAP. 1st time eating there alone since JC days. Took TIBS 61 home from KAP. Walked []

Yesterday Once More…

Today my mom cleared out everything from the cupboards at our veranda. I was tasked to sort them out into piles: keep, throw or give away. Sneezes aside, it was a trip down memory lane for me as I laid eyes on some things I haven’t seen or touched in more than a decade. Colour pencils I used in primary school, mini drums, cymbals, rubber balls, hand-held computer games, card games, my sea-shell collection from 1987… there was also a huge get-well []