family, Vacation

Singapore (Part Two)

img_6550 fullsizerender-9What you’re seeing is a happy me lining up for Tian Tian Chicken and what you don’t see is the long queue.  For some reason, my husband loves taking candid pictures on this trip.  I know so random.

img_6476For CAD $5 a plate, who can resist the lure of this favourable, juicy Hainanese chicken?  It even gained the approval of Anthony Bourdain when he visited Singapore.

img_6555It’s SO GOOD.  Don’t you just want to eat it?
img_6557Cheap and tasty laksa for CAD $3!  We need these in Canada.
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family, Vacation

Singapore (Part One)

Have you been to Singapore before? If not, I encourage you to put it on your bucket list.  It’s my second time to Singapore, and I love everything about the country.  The food is delicious, people are nice and it’s one of the safest countries in the world.

We only stayed for four days.  We didn’t go to Sentosa (a popular island resort) since I’ve been there before and also my family members weren’t interested.  We didn’t do anything adventurous, just exploring the city and eat, eat, eat.

Many people have a jam-packed itinerary, but we like to take it casually.  It’s too bad, we can only travel longer in the summer (when the boys are out of school).  If not, I prefer to travel during the low season where I can save on airfare and the weather is a lot better.

img_6229If you’re a crab lover, you have to try the chilli crab.  There were many choices when ordering crab (black pepper, white pepper, salt and vinegar, salted egg, creamy butter) but this one is the most popular.  Crabs are stir-fried in a sweet, savoury and spicy tomato based sauce.  I don’t normally eat crab unless it’s prepared, but of course, I have to try this.  Yum!

img_6488This is our favourite way to eat kangkun aka ong choy, water spinach, or tung choi.  A very simple stir-fry dish with red chillies, shallots, dried shrimps and belacan.

img_6492I always order razor clams if I see them in the menu.  Sooooo delicious!

img_6493-1I forgot the name of this dish, but some sort of deep fried tofu, also very tasty.
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holidays, Hong Kong

Hong Kong 2016 (Part One)

We went to Hong Kong this past summer and I was excited to see if Hong Kong changed since I went back five years ago.  And the answer is no.  Hong Kong is exactly the same as how I remembered it except that the food prices went up.

In the past years, we normally go to tropical places for our summer vacation, but this year my husband and I decided to bring the boys to Asia.  We think it’s a wonderful idea since we’re worried they might not enjoy travelling with us when they’re older.  They were not a fan of this trip since they hate long flights.  Trust me, it’s a lot of “oh mom, do we have to, it’s not going to be fun, Hong Kong is so hot and this is dumb.”

We stayed in Hong Kong for a few days before flying to Singapore.  This was an exhausting trip, back and forth to the airport, but it was all worth it.

fullsizerender-13{My airport attire}

img_6187Toast box is my favourite place for breakfast.  It was conveniently located close to our hotel so I’d usually go there for breakfast, afternoon tea, lunch, dinner.  Oh you know, I’m on vacation.

img_6185I love ANYTHING pandan.  This cake was so delicious – light and fluffy, but wait till you see my upcoming post on Singapore.  That cake was definitely my weakness.
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My Birthday

So I turned 42 last month and it feels surreal to know that I’m getting older day by day.  I don’t feel different but kinda do, especially with my grey hair and the wrinkles that form between my eyebrows.  As a 42 year old, there are many things I would love to do.  I want to travel more, learn more and give more.

I’m so grateful to have two sons I adore, a husband that supports me every day, a family that loves me unconditionally and friends that love me in spite of how I act or what I say.

These photos were taken last month on different days.  As you can see, my world is all about yummy food.  Enjoy!

img_5265{My friend made this delicious tiramisu cake
I love it cause she put a lot of coffee in it}

fullsizerender-10{We had dinner at Chef Tony}

img_5297{Marinated chicken trimmed with black truffle flakes}

img_5300{I can eat this dish all to myself}

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Back in the Game

Hi lovelies!  I can’t believe I took such a looooong break!  Do you miss me?  :)

Ever since I stop blogging in May, I didn’t do anything particularly exciting except exercising more.  I have a totally different mindset about exercising, but we can discuss this later.

Anyway, I attended my cousin’s wedding in early August and then headed to Asia for our summer vacation.  Here are some of the pics of the lovely wedding.


{The beautiful couple – Maggie and Danny}


{Prettiest candy bar}

img_5656{Family pic
please don’t laugh at my son’s hairstyle}

img_5721{Mom and sisters} Read More »