A few days ago, Loving Husband & I spent all morning rushing around with errands (he is on Summer Break). When we had a minute to breathe, this is where we found ourselves: at The Daily Scoop to share a Churros Waffle (think: crispy on the outside, light inside, smothered in cinnamon sugar. And a scoop of ice cream each: Simply Chocolate for him, Unusually Apple for me. Bliss!
What did you have for lunch today?
This is my contribution to Six Word Saturday & One-Word Sunday: Relax, both hosted by Debbie at TravelWithIntent.
We had the recent occasion to visit one of my favourite museums when we popped into Kuala Lumpur on the way home from our Ipoh/Penang family road trip.
Older Daughter limbing the spiral staircase from the Ticketing Counters ….
…. to this view
Filled with beautiful treasures curated thoughtfully.
Stunning ceilings & courtyard as well.
The Girls waving madly from below
Although the museum is not nearly as large as the Victoria & Albert, the British Museum or the Tate Modern (which are some of our favourite places to visit), we could not get to everything exhibited even though we visited over 2 days. A satisfying and brain-tickling revisit.
Feature Photo: Blue Dome found on the roof top courtyard.
This is my contribution to One Word Sunday: Climb hosted by Debbie at TravelWithIntent.
Allow me to introduce my kooky family (me in the back row, tucked in the middle, Mom & Dad in front, Little Bro on my right, Little Sis on my Left). It took a whole series of shots amidst hysterical giggling as Loving Husband frantically tried to get a decent shot in where everyone’s eyes were open.
It’s been a while since all 5 of us have been in one timezone to breathe the same air, share mindspace & sofaspace, and break bread together. And boy! did we do just that in abundance when we took at week to travel to Penang
. Time with these folks is my highlight for June.
Apart from much laughter & bonding, we partook of delectable goodies. Here are a few:
Ikan bilis (Durbar, Ipoh): crispy anchovies fried with onions & chilli – perfect beer food
Peruvian Pizza (Michaelangelos, Ipoh)
Caramel Custard (Sin Hean Lee, Ipoh)
Eggplant fries with dried shrimp & chilli (Yum Yum, Ipoh)
Soya Bean Curd with Peanuts & Sesame (Big Mom Bean Curd, Ipoh): like an Asian panna cotta
Panna Cotta with pomelo & yuzu (Bareesta, Ipoh): an Asian twist
Best Eggs Ben ever (Bareesta, Ipoh)
Soft Boiled eggs on Toast (Sin Lean Lee Coffee Shop, Ipoh)
Ju Her Char (Ivy’s, Penang): stewed jicama with cuttlefish
Kaya Toast (Ah Wang Cafe, Penang): best ever! with charcoal grilled bread sandwiching butter & kaya
Nasi Lemak (Medan Selera Mutiara, Penang): coconut rice with sambal, anchovies & egg, wrapped in a banana leaf
Chendol (Medan Selera Mutiara, Penang): creamy red beans, silky smooth pandan noodles, resting on shaved ice & coconut milk & gula melaka (brown sugar on speed)
Pasembur (Shen Fu Cafe, Penang): looks a mess but so delicious!
Battered Shrimp paste Tofu (Viva Food Centre, Penang): tasty!
And our Family Anthem to end:
This post is my contribution to The Changing Seasons hosted by Su at zimmerbitch
Reflecting on the One Word Sunday: Size challenge hosted by Debbie at TravelWithIntent, this song came to mind from my Sesame Street watching childhood.
That’s about the size, where you put your eyes, that’s about the size of it. Continue reading “that’s about the size”
“See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendorwas dressed like one of these.” Matthew 6:28-29
Continue reading “simplicity as beginning of being still”
This mural carved from stone commemorates the opening of the Learning Forest area of the Singapore Botanic Gardens on 31 March 2017. Continue reading “By Design”
May has been a month of much reduced writing (in the wake of April’s month of Poetry Writing), lots of recreational baking (read: baked goods consuming). Also a great deal of marvelling & cheering my Dogged Dad on as he recuperates from his ICU ordeal. Continue reading “The Changing Seasons: May 2019”
“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” Neil Gaimon, Coraline
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
Continue reading “Illumination”
One of my favourite trees with majestic aerial roots in the Singapore Botanic Gardens; tucked at one end of Swan Lake. Continue reading “Aerial”
Thinking about words and their sway over us ….
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1, King James Version of the Bible Continue reading “Power of Words”