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.
The only thing better than going to my happy place is going to my happy place with my little family.
And on this occasion, Cao Fei’s 浮槎 Fú Chá, the Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission at the National Gallery of Singapore was finally working again. It is a multimedia installation, complete with movement, water, music, poetry. It was worth the wait.
It was thrilling to hear & see tide come in at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. We have visited several times before but never when the tide was coming in.
In the spirit of experimentation, I schooled my face as best as I could when Adventurous Younger Daughter wanted to try a recipe for Noodle Pancakes.
I had my doubts about the enterprise but I dutifully procured the ingredients called for and served as Sous Chef. We took the recipe from New Wok Cooking, although I did find variations online. I substituted wholegrain rice vermicelli for the plain noodle. As it turned out, they were rather delicious and pronounced a success.
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.
Running in the rain (drizzle preferred over torrential downpour) always brings a smile to my face.
Fountain at 1 Nassim
I am so delighted that there is a new generation of non-fiction which entertains & informs.
Birthday cake lovingly baked by BakerFriend Extraordinaire (white cake with my favouritest American buttercream) & considerately gifted several weeks after my birth day so I can continue celebrating through the month (and with some distance from the numerous cakes I consumed during my birthday week).
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.
I have been following Laurie’s Friday Favourites (NotesFromTheHinterland) for a while now. I find her weekly updates informative (I am a busybody) and inspiring (joy that comes from gratefulness). So I have decided to join in. Check out also ThistlesandKiwis’ This Week’s Small Pleasures as she shares the things that bring her joy.
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.