We didn’t have Halloween growing up – it is not a Singaporean tradition. But by some strange turn, it is now one of our family’s favourite holidays. There is no TrickOrTreat-ing, just themed food & dressing up.
I cannot do scary. Whether it is a faint heart or an over-active imagination, it has been this way for as long as I remember. I had nightmares for months after my first and only horror film at aged 13. As a young adult, I had to leave the cinema after 20 minutes of Sea of Love (1989), which is not even a horror movie.
But if your children want to dress up like pirates & fairies, eat ghoulie cupcakes & blood splattered sausage rolls, one has to say, Sure! Let’s have a party.
Istana Park is a little oasis at one end of Orchard Road. It is my turnaround point when I run down this shopping street to enjoy the wide boulevards. I pop in here to catch my breath in the greenery before heading home.
We made a visit to the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay last week to enjoy the largest glass greenhouse in the world as listed in the 2015 Guinness World Records. Be amazed by changing display of flowers and plants from the Mediterranean and semi-arid regions, reads their website. It was certainly an entertaining outing.
I am not an early bird by nature. But necessity finds me up before the sun rises on most days (I drive Loving Husband to school so I can have the car – he likes to be in school round about 7am). Despite being heavy-eyed, I do enjoy my runs & walks before the heat becomes uncomfortable.
Adoring fans crowded to gawk & cheer. Fortunately, they moved on as I approached. Apart from me, he had two other spectators, twirling & swirling around him, perhaps hoping he would decide to share breakfast.