Home for the Holidays!

It’s 1:10am and I have a 10:00 am flight to catch. But I cannot sleep. It’s not because I’m worried about something but because I am overjoyed and excited. Why? After 392 days of being away, I am returning home for the holidays. I got no complaints with staying in Singapore. In fact, I am…

10 Signs Mom is (oh so) Bored

1. The next door auntie is mom’s new best friend. 2. All her plants blooming, none withered or died in the past weeks. 3. No surprises of spoiled veggies or leftovers in the refrigerator. 4. Mom got time to sit down and get acquainted with Ina Garten of the lovely show, Barefoot Contessa. 5. Mom…

Weekend Getaway: BATAM, Indonesia

We had a weekend trip to Batam recently. It was an enjoyable, affordable and relaxing quick escape from the city. Batam is another major city in the Riau Islands of Indonesia aside from Bintan and it is also another favorite holiday and shopping destination for many Singaporeans and expats living in Singapore. Harbourfront Ferry Terminal…

Learning to Bike at East Coast Park

We went to East Coast Park to spend the afternoon outdoors. My daughter, Jodee, packed her small bag with light snacks, extra T-shirt and Maths workbook. She always wanted to try cycling but never had a chance. We had a good feeling this would be the day that she will learn how to use the…

10 iPhone Apps Useful to Expats

The iPhone apps listed here are easy to use, work well with the latest iPhone OS, very useful to globe-trotters and best of all – it’s FREE to download! 1. Viber Free Viber to Viber local and international calls and text messages. Needs internet connection to work. 2. XE It works even when offline, you…

My Kitchen Challenge Day 3: Seafood Fritata

Good Morning! Don’t you just love eggs in the morning? I do, and today’s recipe could be eaten not just in the morning but on any time of the day (that is if you are not too choosy with your meal). It is also very easy to prepare and cooks in 20 minutes or less.…

My Kitchen Challenge – 4 Days of Healthy & Yummy Meals

Singapore is a food paradise. It offers wide assortment of flavorful food which origins may be traced from China, India and the Malay peninsula. Like its culture, the food here is so diverse and it’s people has this deep, long relationship with good food. Singaporeans would know where the best place to eat Hainanese Chicken…

Marche, Vivo City and M-I-L

We invited my mother-in-law (MIL for short) to celebrate her 70th birthday with us here in Singapore. We thought of bringing MIL to Universal Studios so we headed to Vivo City, the largest shopping mall in Singapore and the gateway to Sentosa Island. Vivo City is easily reached by Harbourfront MRT Station and on the…