Saturday, July 31, 2010

It's an insect, a bird, it's........

Found this in mum's garden. Awesome. Mother nature and her antics.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Weekend In Pg

Changed into the sarong and the overall, removed all items and sat patiently for her turn. A serbaceous cyst that had gone quite big and unsightly on the right leg. All over in half an hour with a huge bandgage on her leg. Spending the next few days with mum as she recovers from the 3 stitches long incision.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Zooming In

Walking back after lunch, caught this still busy having his.

Monday, July 26, 2010

M for Magnum

Clarke Quay on a saturday night a buzzing with life. The cool breeze and the many events taking place there. The Food fest on the bridge selling all the favourite local fare and the flea market. A place for youngsters to show off their creativity and also to sell them. As we strolled down the stalls, something caught our eye and made a U turn back. According to the young entrepreneur, she handmade this. After scanning through her delicate/intricate ware, I too picked up a dangling swarovski earring.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


After all the reports in the papers, I shudder everytime I'm caught driving in torrential rain. Of sudden floods. Of falling branches and uprooted trees. For the past few weeks, there have been reports of branches falling on cars with one death when a tree uprooted and fell on a moving vehicle. This morning, along my area, I see the NEA/NPark not only prunning the brances but also chain sawing the whole tree up and removing those tall thick trees along the road. Planting new scrawny tree sapling in it's place. Preparing for more foul weather in the weeks ahead.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


A board full of thank you notes. She is soft spoken and never fails to patiently explains to me each time I visit her, where and how to place the toothbrush correctly to get rid of that plaque. So much have changed. 20 years ago, if it's cracked, broken or loose, it's gotta go. Now, soothing background music to calm the nerves. The local anesthetic works wonders. Every possible means and ways to prevent the tooth from being extracted and if that is not possible, implanting is now recommended. And so faithfully I visit her every half yearly. It's Dentist day Today.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Food For thought

Recently had dinner at a Little Peranakan restaurant near my home. Ordered most of the all time popular peranakan dishes and waited in anticipation. Then, I glanced into the kitchen opening and I noticed. Just two kitchen staff inside preparing. No sound of the chef tossing his wok nor any sound of a bustling kitchen. Then I realised. Most of the items on the menu were dishes which need only to be heated up. Babi ponteh, ayam buah keluak, ayam rendang to name a few. The vegetable offered were either sayur lodek, sambal timun or rojak chinchang. In other words, no cooking needed. I found this disturbing. Startled when the food arrived in petite portion. Seems like we are being served in a restaurant, paying restaurant price, with reheated food. Will not be going there again.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Drop Dead Diva. My latest wanna watch series. Comedy-drama, taking a refreshing perspective on some everyday issues. Been catching snippets of this series always missing the ending as I doze off during commercial breaks.

Saturday, July 17, 2010


An invitation to tea on a friday afternoon? With friends I've come to know while reading each others' writes? A rare opportunity especially when one is back from the States, the other flew in from Sarawak while one made specially arrangement just for this meet. I could not refuse. After the initial introduction, there was no stopping. Chatting, laughing, talking and listening. Amazing how writing could bring us together. SAHM, the ever thoughtful one, even bought us a huge yumyum kueh lapis.Thank You Girls for the wonderful time.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Garden Fest

Amongst the huge collection of creatively displayed plants, this caught my attention. A pitcher plant so nicely nestled in the damp of the mossy log.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Garden Fest

The Singapore garden festival returns. Visited the exhibition on it's opening day today at the Suntec Convention Centre level 6 & 4. From the previous visit, the flowers and plants can only look fresh and perky for only 3 to 4 days in the week long festival. The varieties of exotic blooms, creative decoration and presentation was just awesome especially the wild orchids and flowers from Australia.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


On impulse, we rented a tandem and two bicycles and off we went. Cycling along the east coast park on a lovely cool sunday evening. Been a long time since we last came here to cycle. Youngsters cycling and blading, little ones running, dogs walking, famillies and friends barbecuing, it's Saturday!
After two hours and 16km later, we had to no qualms on going for a well-deserved dinner at the nearby restaurant. Our next family cycling trip will be in 4 weeks time.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Milo Truck

Youngest saw the truck and instantly moved towards it. Yes, a cup of Milo from the Milo Truck. A once a year treat for the students. On Sports Day. In Penang too, I remember as we patiently queue under the scorching sun, for that cool cool cup of thirst quenching sweet Milo. Only one cup per coupon . How we wished we could get just one more. According to youngest, The Milo truck makes the best cup, as she helped herself with another cup. The Milo truck, parked at the Health and Wellness exhibition at Suntec convention centre until tomorrow.