As I was running through the Ginger Garden in the Botanic Gardens, I chanced upon this unusual heliconia. I stopped to take a look as it is not the usual “Birds of Paradise” that we see all over the garden. I believe this one is commonly known as a Lobsterclaw. Continue reading “Share Your World: Heliconia Caribaea”
I love hot drinks. No matter how sweltering the Singaporean weather is, I love a strong cup of breakfast tea with a splash of milk.
Until now. It started with coffee several years ago; even decaf made me a light-headed and nauseated. Too much tea also makes me feel unsettled. It was long overdue for me to find non-caffeinated alternative. Continue reading “Fresh Turmeric & Ginger Tea”
The Marina Bay area is stunning at night. Loving Husband and I had a stroll on the promenade on Saturday while waiting for Darling Daughters who were at the Esplanade: Theatres by the Bay, watching the Stuttgart Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet. It was a balmy evening, rather festive with cyclists, pedestrians & live music from an al fresco cafe, enlivening our walk. Continue reading “Share Your World: a Singaporean Nightscape”
One of Singapore’s most popular tourist sites is in my backyard; well, it is just across the street. So, I fortunately find myself there a couple of times a week. One of my favourite features in the Botanic Gardens is this sculpture, Swing Me, Mama, sculpted in serpentine (spring stone) by Dominic Benhura (1995). Continue reading “Five Minutes with a Mother & Child”
Pancakes are one of my all-time favourite feeds. The first mouthful of cakey fluffiness, dripping with butter and maple syrup is comfort food at its finest! The alchemy of simple flour, egg & milk, stirred in a mixing bowl, and in no time at all, transformed into delicious sustenance! Continue reading “Family Time: Pancake Sunday”
Many of us find inspiration in Nature.
Singapore may be a city, but there are many wonderfully green places for pedestrians to wander about, mull over life’s mysteries and be inspired. I love exploring the Park Connector network when I have the chance; these dedicated walkways/cycle paths run between parks to allow one to park hop, providing safe passage for pedestrians & cyclists. The Alexander Canal Linear Park is a beautiful and particularly lovely example, running alongside several housing developments. Continue reading “Share Your World: Inspired by Nature”
Inside Out: This is what you will see when you look out my kitchen window: a small portion of the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Outside In: Cee’s Share Your World is a window I enjoy looking through into the worlds of some of the WordPress community. Cee posts a new set of questions every Monday. Follow the above link for instructions if you would like to join in. Continue reading “Share Your World: Inside Out, Outside In”
This year’s Mid-Autumn Festival falls on 4 Oct; the lanterns are already up in Chinatown and mooncakes are everywhere! Continue reading “Five Minutes with Mooncakes: Mid-Autumn Festival”
I love running down Orchard Road, one of Singapore’s busiest shopping streets. There are huge department stores on either side of the 4-lane thoroughfare, which is typically crawling with vehicles. The wide walkways are often buzzing with people from all walks of life.
Except I am there before the hustle and bustle starts up; not quite the break of dawn, but early enough where there aren’t many pedestrians on the boulevard, save the few who are beautifying the streets for those who will visit in force in a few hours. I have the place to myself. Continue reading “Running to Stillness on Orchard Road”
Catching up with my favourite bloggers, I caught sight of this lovely and just had to make me some: whole-grain toast with low-fat Greek yogurt, topped with dried cranberries, fresh blueberries & a smattering of granola. Thank you Mack for another great food idea! Continue reading “Five Minutes with Yogurt & Toast: Lazy Saturday Breakfast”