I have been having a lot of fun making my breakfasts higher in protein, lower in refined flours & sugars. As pancakes are one of my favourite foods (and not just at breakfast time), it seemed like a good candidate to spend some time on. Here are some of my experiments to make a healthier, higher protein, naturally sweet meal. Continue reading “Fun with Healthier Pancakes”
I spent a happy hour exploring the charming neighbourhood of Tiong Bahru last week. It is one of Singapore’s oldest housing estates turned trendy by all the cafes and shops that have taken up residence. While we visit to shop and eat here frequently, I haven’t taken the time to wander around. It is amazing how different things look when one is not pressured by time or agenda; when we have time to stop and peer at fruits growing, to discover hidden gems. Continue reading “Architecture: Lesson 10 Go Monochrome”
Morning runs are one of my highlights when in Bangkok. In a city where traffic starts to build up by 7:30am, we discovered this oasis some years back: Benjakiti Park (pictured above), where in a small space, one could run in relative silence, detached from the smog and traffic noises just beyond. There are several such park oases in Bangkok: Lumpini, Benchasiri and Benjakiti. Continue reading “Silence in Bangkok: Peaceful Morning Runs”
The effects of the weather and time can be harsh and unkind, very often resulting in wear & tear damage. Teak outdoor furniture is one of those exceptions, where exposure to the elements lovingly renders each piece majestically beautiful. Teak naturally contains silica, which makes it resistant to fungal infestations and the effects of water; hence, they can be appreciated with minimal upkeep.
They are an analogy for how I want to live on this other side of 50: I may be weathered, but I certainly am not worn.
Feature Photo: A much loved Teak Lounging Chair in our Balcony Garden.
On my mind is how to set a scene with an establishing shot, usually a very wide angle capture of a scene, designed to show the audience where the action is taking place.
How to make it interesting? After all, there really isn’t much going on. Which then leads me to thinking about why everything has to have action, has to have a point of interest. Is it not good enough to just be; calm, serene, with absolutely nothing much going on. I continue to struggle with this.
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”