Friday, January 27

CNY 2012

Thursday, January 19

Bento #186

Our neighbour was baking pineapple tarts and the aroma filled OUR house!! Jaimie actually stood at the door to enjoy the smell! My very generous and kind neighbour, Pauline, packed a tin for us (yipee!! No, she didn't notice Jaimie at the door...) and the greedy little pig immediately asked for a piece.

With the pineapple tart still in her mouth, she asked me, "Mommy! Do you know how to make pineapple tarts?" "No~~ I don't! Aunty Pauline is so good at making the tarts, isn't she?"

She swallowed her mouthful of pastry and said, "How come you do not know how to make pineapple tarts? And you do not know how to bake cake. And you do not know how to sew. You only know how to make bento."


*wipe tears off the corners of my eyes*

Wednesday, January 18

Bento #185

I put in 2 candies in Jaimie's bento as a little treat but they were "robbed" by her classmates. Yesterday, she told me that her classmates "robbed" her strawberries... I have to teach her the art of defence for her bento...

Sunday, January 15



有一种精神叫萧敬腾--14th January 2012






Tuesday, January 10

Bento #182, #183 #184

3 ultra simple and quick yet nutritious meal ideas!

Basil chicken with fusilli -- inspired by Pasta Mania. Marinate your chicken and leave in the fridge. Takes only 7mins to cook in the morning, including the pasta!

Yoghurt with berries breakfast. Power!

Baked salmon, ham and onion omelette.

Saturday, January 7

My Christmas Present For Myself

My Second Life has begun.

Tuesday, January 3

First Gathering (and Sleeping Over) @ 2012

What is a better way to start a new year than gathering with a group of best-est friends? We had a warm and fun get together to renew our friendship, foster closer bond and celebrate our lives together.

Ced and Elo are not with us but we keep exchanging messages in watsapp and sent pictures over. Technologies do draw people closer, especially when we are at different parts on this earth! Here's (part of) the wine for the night... cheers, my friends!!

As I was saying... technologies do draw people closer... look at the children...

1st bottle of wine opened for the evening.

Ah Seng brought 2 guitars and the guys started to sing all the oldies from our school days!

These were the only 2 audience for the Old Uncle Band. The children were watching Smurfs and/ or running around, the ladies were busy catching up with one another. Nevermind we just met during Xmas. We are never short of any conversation topics.


All of them stayed over at my place except Ray's family. The daddies watched bollywood movies, played Tabu (yes, it's TABU, the iphone app), played chor-dai-dee and eat eat eat till 8am.

The kids were quite tired by the time they went up to the house. None of them wanted to follow my plans and wanted to squeeze together on this inflated queen size bed. Fine. In the end, they found it so uncomfortable to squeeze together (although it was fun -- only when you do not need to seriously sleep) that they dispersed to different beds to sleep. I missed out 3/4 of the night because Jaimie developed a fever suddenly. She was all teary, clingy and whiny. I had to sponge her to keep her temperature down while the people outside played Tabu (arrghh! I so wanted to play this game!). The ladies rested at about 4am while the guys continued with their card games till 8am.

Everybody was trying very hard to stay awake in the morning to go for breakfast and go home after that. We all lamented that we were really old... just one night of not sleeping and we all turned into zombies. It was a very simple gathering but it's always the company that counts. Hanging out together in one house, eating, drinking, chatting and watching movies together till the wee hours was a weekly activity when we were in UK. It definitely feels like going back to those good old times!

Happy New Year, our dearest friends! May we make time for more of such gatherings in the year 2012...