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…

My Phuket Retreat

I wanted to unwind, to distress, to free myself from all the clutter occupying my mind. So one fine day of August, I asked permission from my daughter and husband to allow me to have some mommy time. Mommy time turned out to be traveling solo for the first time. There were understandable apprehensions initially,…

Confessions of a Food Photo Addict

I must confess. I am one of those who is addicted to taking picture of the food before the eating. Some food photos I took are posted in FB or twitter while some are simply occupying a few MB space in iCloud just for mementos of where I ate, what I ate and the stories…

Counting Blessings over Adobo Wraps

Jodee, my only child, turned 10 last weekend and we hosted a small gathering to celebrate her birthday in our home. It was a “royal” party as every adult wore their glittering paper crowns and the pretty little girls wore their cute silver tiaras. As host, my family felt happy when we see our guests…

Pinoy-Style Chicken Curry Easy Recipe

We found our new nest! Tweet! Tweet! :) :) :) I, the mother hen, along with my brood, is so happy to settle in our new home. Our rented, two-bedroom HDB flat is simply adorable with its humble furnishings, freshly renovated sit-down toilets, comfortable bedroom, airy living room, and spacious kitchen. Our block is just…

Shopping for Durian, Black Chicken and Frog Legs

What have started as a smooth-sailing start of my expat life has turned quite challenging lately… It all started three exhausting weeks ago when I accepted a contract work here in Singapore. The job should be pretty easy as it is in a similar business environment I had in Manila. The job is a simple…