We've been lucky, lucky to have so many friends and family come visit us. All of you bring along with you a little piece of back home and keep us connected We love having you stay with us. After 10 months here, my Singapore tours have greatly improved and I've even developed different tours according to your requests. We have the cultural tour, the nature/jungle tour, the sports tour, the kiddie tour and the farniente tour. Come see us and promise we won't complain about going to the zoo for the 21st time. Thanks all for coming and we hope that you will be soon coming our way.
Monday, June 27, 2011
|Afternoon stroll at the Botanical Garden|
School year is ending this week and some of our favorite "Singaporeans" are already heading back west for the summer holidays. Over lunch yesterday, with the kids, we were discussing their last week at school and the girls couldn't believe that it was over so soon. Don't they say that time flies when you're having a good time. We have all loved our Singaporean experience so far. Soon it will be our time to go back home for the holidays and I can't wait for the kids to share their Singaporean experiences with friends and family, but most of all we're all happy to go back, for a month, to the place we call home.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Like father like son...
Looks like my boy shares his Dad's fishing hobby.
Then again, he only caught one lousy prawn. No dinner for us tonight.
Hope we'll have better luck this summer at our favorite fishing spot: lac Champex.
Fishing action here in Singapore happening at East Coast.
Wishing you better luck than us.
Monday, June 20, 2011
|Zoros at the Raffles|
Being an expat has meant to us being perpetual tourists in our new home, Singapore. Even after 10 months of living here we enjoy seeing the sights and exploring our "new" city. Lonely Planet and Time Out copies are never far away.
However, have noticed that my Zoros are growing tired of my perpetual exploration weekend plans and these days there's nothing they like more than hanging at home on the weekends, especially now that our Ikea showroom is feeling quite comfy.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Check out my super cool birthday present from Bonbon - a Zoku quick pop-maker.
Now we have homemade pops every day and in this Singapore weather it's just the thing we needed.
Today was reggae style pops and tomorrow we're trying fresh mango pops.
Tout un programme. Expat mom all the way.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
|P drinking it up at the Screening Room|
P is moving back today to our hometown after having lived abroad for the past 5 years.
She was my expat mom expert and gave me lots of good advice before our move to Singapore.
Anyway, even though she's really happy about going home, I thought this recipe could come in handy in the next few days to give her move a little sling.
Singapore Sling Recipe
15 ml Cherry Brandy.
120 ml Pineapple Juice.
15 ml Lime Juice.
7.5 ml Cointreau.
7.5 ml Dom Benedictine.
10 ml Grenadine.
a dash of Angostura Bitters (say what?)
Mix all of the above with ice
Garnish with a slice of Pineapple and Cherry
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Decided to leave behind shoppers & malls for an afternoon in "rural" Singapore. We headed to Pulau Ubin, an island only 5 min away by boat from Changi Village. Basically, Pulau Ubin's only activity is bike riding around the island's different paths. We loved sipping coconuts along the road, visiting the different shrines, bird watching and getting lost along the way. Totally recommend Pulau Ubin as a simple afternoon get-away.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Oops, 3 months have gone by since my last post. Have been fielding complaints. Apologies for my laziness. Anyway, going to try to be a more regular blogger and keep you up to date on my Zoros and our Singapore adventures. For starters, a recent pic of the Zoros in Duxton Hill last friday. Checked out a fun show at Chan Hampe Gallery, of my favorite galleries here. Like that Cham Hampe shows young emerging Singaporean based artists, including my personal favorite: Izziyana Suhaimi.