One of my highlights in June was working on The Tan Times. It all began almost 30 years ago with a newsletter which we put together to keep in touch. In a fit of housekeeping a few months ago in early April, Houseproud Mom discovered all the back issues (the newsletter had long been discontinued).Continue reading “The Changing Seasons: June 2020”
I have been Socially Distant since the beginning of February.
Dramatic though this may sound, in fact it is not, as I am not inclined to a great deal of socialising anyway. Having said this, when one should not, can not, must not do Something, that Something becomes all the more attractive as it suddenly become the focus of attention. So, even for an reclusive introvert like myself, I find myself missing my friends and family. Continue reading “The Changing Seasons: March 2020”
One of my greatest treasures is Memory; memories made with loved ones like this visit to Hello Kitty House, Bangkok with the family.
It was a fun afternoon visit, although not all of us are Hello Kitty Fans, or even fans of Kawaii (cuteness). But it was, nevertheless, a memorable afternoon filled with sweets, laughter and many photos! Continue reading “Treasure: Lesson 8 Zoom In”
This past weekend, we celebrated the Feast of the Holy Family. As I am reminded of the gift of the Family, and in particular, my Family, both near and far, some related by blood, others in spirit, I pause to give thanks for those who are on my mind today.
May you have a reflective start to a year which holds much discovery for you! Hugs and much love from my little corner of the world!
Feature Photo taken at sunrise around the Bandstand, Singapore Botanic Gardens.
I grew up in a Foodie Home.
Epicurious Father ate anything that moved, and then some. He gleefully regaled us with tales of the weird things he’d eaten: creepy scorpions, flying foxes, still wriggling fish; in part to gross us out, but I think also to inspire us to be adventurous towards food.
Nurturing Mother was a published Food Critic as well as homechef extraordinaire. I remember watching Sesame Street as a young child, and in particular, the episode where Ernie and Cookie Monster were counting (and slyly snarfing) cupcakes. I asked Nurturing Mother what cupcakes were. By the end of the programme, I had a plate of piping hot cupcakes, just out of the oven, waiting for me. Continue reading “Bliss: Lesson 4 Add Captions”
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”
“Look at these leaves: they look artificial!” exclaimed Older Daughter as we brushed past this planter box after breakfast.
Younger Daughter had a break this morning, so we decided to have breakfast with her Sister on Campus before classes started for the day.
Nothing gives a sense of security like sisters ….
This snapshot makes me smile, just like this song does.
Feature Photo: taken in Bangkok, 4 April 2017, of Older & Younger Daughters, by Loving Husband, as we were walking to yet another delectable meal.
This lovely purple furoshiki is a gift from Older Daughter. She returned from a 2-week tour of Japan with her grandparents last night, and this is the beautiful & thoughtful gift she brought me; purple is my favourite colour, of course, and the double-sided pattern is very artistic! The furoshiki is used by the Japanese to wrap all sorts of things; Older Daughter says it is for me to use as a backdrop for my food pics.
A mother’s heart warmed.
Yesterday was a rainy day. So baking happened. We decided on scones, but wanted to try vegan-izing our favourite recipe from Delia Smith. Continue reading “Rainy Day Scones: vegan-izing a family favourite”