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 []

Of Sushi & Tim Tams

At John’s invitation, 9 of us from the U of T gang got together for lunch yesterday (Yiling, Shawn, Yuandong and Yuehan…u were missed!). After lunch at a Jap place in Tiong Bahru Plaza, we adjourned to Delifrance so that people could attempt the Tim Tam Slam. Over steaming cups of cappucino and hot chocolate, we gleefully watched each other display their prowess at the delicate operation. Here are the results: Messiest slam: Zibin Frothiest slam: Huixuan Most stylish slam: Thaddeus Noisiest []

Definitive Bat

There are bats, then there are bats. I’d always thought Batman to be the coolest of the marvel comic superheroes because Bruce Wayne has a genuinely tortured past – not to mention being a billionaire and not actually having any super powers. And now finally, there’s a Batman movie and an actor that does justice to Bruce Wayne and Batman. Christian Bale had been on my radar ever since I saw him as Laurie in Gillian Armstrong’s Little Women. A young, fresh-faced []

Infatuated with Tim (Tam)

What pleasure, what joy… I experienced my first Tim Tam Slam yesterday, courtesy of Huixuan. All you chocolate lovers must absolutely try this! You haven’t known bliss until you’ve had a warm and drenched tim tam explode in molten chocolate goodness inside your mouth. You may have tried Tim Tams before, but you’ve got to try the Tim Tam Slam! An indication that this is a biscuit that is no trifle? It has its own wickipedia entry where you can find out []