My Backyard: loving what we have

When we travel, we put in a great deal of effort to research places we want to visit: museums & shows we want to go to, food we want to eat, vistas we want to gape at.  And yet, we often hear that one does not have time to visit places of interest in one’s own hometown.  I wonder why that is. Continue reading “My Backyard: loving what we have”

Quinoa & Ginger Porridge

One of my favourite bedside books is Deliciously Ella: Every Day.  I flip through it often, drooling over the beautiful photos, and dreaming of which recipe I will make.

One of my favourite brekkies is steel-cut oats, cooked in water (not milk), then topped with all sorts of fruits & nuts.  A close second for a breakfast bowl is rolled oat porridge, also topped with fruit & nut.   I decided I would do something different and try quinoa as a base for my brekkie bowl. Continue reading “Quinoa & Ginger Porridge”

Hoshino Coffee: The Incredible Lightness of Being

I love Bling!  and so, inevitably, I love chandeliers and lighting which is sparkly & well, anything that shines!

This beauty in my Feature Photo is whimsically placed: the faux opulence of wood panelling, gilded framed mirror, adjacent to exposed pipes & wiring on the ceiling.  It gave this Hoshino Coffee at Raffles Medical Holland Village,  a very whimsical feel, along with the fun seating (think leather sofas, corner seats looking out onto busy Holland Village, the waitstaff immaculately attired, Butler-style. Continue reading “Hoshino Coffee: The Incredible Lightness of Being”

Bless the Lord, My Soul: a Taize prayer

We sang this at choir practice yesterday, as a prayer as well as in preparation for mass next week.  I feel inspired to share this for the Mixing Media challenge. Continue reading “Bless the Lord, My Soul: a Taize prayer”

The New Rasa Singapura: our local

I don’t hang out at pubs much these days, but I do like the idea of having a Local: near to home, friendly folks, ice-cold beer, nostalgic comfort foods.  The New Rasa Singapura is such as a place: we feel welcome even when we show up sweaty from a run. Continue reading “The New Rasa Singapura: our local”

The Dream Machine

Waiting, waiting to wake up; meanwhile, anything is possible!

One of the reasons I love running on Orchard Road is the sculptures that appear on the pedestrian walkway.   This one by Niki de Saint Phalle was certainly a highlight!

Feature photo taken along Orchard Road: La Machine a Rever by Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002), courtesy of Opera Gallery, 16 Sep-16 Oct 2016.  Fiberglass & painted polyester sculpture completed in 1970.

They Who Keep Me Real

To be true to myself  was my mantra as an angst-ridden teen & young adult.  But what does that mean?  What is the cost of that?  How does it end up with me slapping on so much face paint on that the real me is lost? Continue reading “They Who Keep Me Real”