Jul 232013

The sister (in law) is back for a month from the States before her next big move — PhD for the next 5 years! (-_-”)

I was joking with Darcy that we probably should send boy1 over to her since she’s gonna be studying, so at the same time, she can also encourage the boy to push himself to work harder and think out of the box. To be honest, the education system here doesn’t sit very well with me. I think the boys are not benefiting from it. They are .. well, a little different and i do hope they can pursue their passion and have an angel to guide them at the same time.

Darcy and i did talk about it for once and he was so so against the idea, like seriously. This time round, he didn’t oppose the idea as much as when i first planted the thought into him.  Now, the rest is up to the boys. If they are really keen about it and able to show us that they are dead serious, we will definitely give it a thought on another level. The idea is not impossible and i will probably be the first person to support it, with a heavy heart of course.


Anyway, the sister is back and as usual, i was asked to pick a venue for lunch. After sifting through tons of recommendations, i settled on Hide Yamamoto. The food was decent and everyone was pretty pleased with my choice. The much raved about Ramen hit all the right spots but of course, if you were to ask me, “Will i pay $28 for it?” My answer is hell, no! :P




I love dressing up when i’m in the mood. I even like snapping pictures of it, for memories’ sake. It’s a pity that the camera doesn’t adore me as much as i adore it.. so most of the time, i’m behind the camera. Anyway, i’m more comfortable that way too. :)

I bought this cheerful dress a couple of years ago but i’ve only worn it once. Lol! I know right.. but at least, i’ve not forgotten about it. It’s just that i have no suitable events/lunches to wear it to…

While some friends and family find the dress cute, the sister thought i looked pregnant in it. Her first reaction was, “Why are you wearing pregnant dress?!?” but but.. i really like it. I’ve this odd penchant for baby dolls and flare dresses. So yeah, her comment doesn’t bother me at all. I’m still gonna wear it again and again and again.. Muaaahahahaha! :P


Hide Yamamoto -Marina Bay Sands
8 Bayfront Avenue #02-05

Call Us: +65 6688 7098

Nov 182012

The subject says it all. :)

We had so much fun!

First, it was the ice slide at Sentosa’s 40th birthday bash…

Though the slide wasn’t as smooth as expected, the boys didn’t seem to mind at all. It was their first ice slide!!

After the birthday bash, we proceeded to Sentosa’s Port of Lost Wonder, which was just next to where we were. The boys’ practically went bonkers. Grin. Yeah, this mommy doesn’t bring them out to man-made places that much. Terrible isn’t she? Hurhur.

Truth be told, i wasn’t keen to join the boys, not under the scorching sun especially. But after boy2 gave me his ultimatum, i had no choice but to strut my stuff amongst the daddies and mommies. HAHA!

Luckily, i went prepared – brought my swimming costume!

Being a mother of 3 boys, there’s certain invisible ‘guideline’ to my dressing.

For this outing of ours, beegeenee is definitely a no-no. Heck, i don’t even wear beegeenee to begin with(!) , though i do own quite a number of sets. :P

When i first laid my eyes on this retro-looking swimwear a couple of months ago in Melbourne, i knew i had to get it. I totally adore the cutting.. and i love how well the piece could holds its shape, in case of ‘tie-came-loose’ accidents. I do a lot of piggybacks in the water with the boys you see.. so, yeah.. best kinda swimsuit for me.

Best of all? It was on sale! Woot!

Before i got dragged into the water by the sulky boy2, i was totally chilling out there on the dry side by myself.

But you know what?

I was pretty glad that the boy forced me in, because, believe or not, it turned out rather enjoyable! The boys held my hands wherever i went. I was like their.. ahem, princess or queen if you must (i rather princess still. LOL!) Showing me this and that and we went on the scary slides for some nth time! I screamed of course and they laughed their heads off.. It was really fun lah. So mommies, if you’re anything like me, lazy + hate scorching hot sun + dislike getting wet (laps in the pool excluded), get off your bumbum please. Take my word for it.. and you’ll be rewarded with abundance of laughter and wonderful memory. ;)

Just before we left, i noticed this particular daddy and i couldn’t resist snapping a photo of him with his children and children’s mates. They were hilarious. What an amusing, delightful, pleasurable sight to behold.

The dad was out of this world sporty! The kids, they were all over him, laughing, shouting… So heartwarming. :)

After POLW, we went on the explore a tiny bit nearby.

On the way back..

.. story telling time!

Meanwhile, look!

It’s Gia Gia and Jiak Jiak. Lol!



On the news, “Two “pandas” were spotted on Sentosa last week! Much to the delight of guests, the pandas were seen boarding the Sentosa Express and the beach tram. They also visited Palawan Beach for a picnic, Koufu Food Court for local desserts and Rasa Spa at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort for a relaxing bamboo massage”.

Thank you, Sentosa Island for the memorable Saturday!

Jul 122012

It was that time of the year again.

The sister, mother and i would make a few trips to restaurants for lunch without fail in the month of May. I love it. It’s probably the only time i get to sit down with the 2 of them and have decent conversation! :)

This year, i picked Absinthe.

(past 2 years — just to name a few– : Nicholas, FiftyThree, Jaan Par Andre)


Did i tell you that i quite like dressing up? *grin* But not too often though.. Once a week is great! It kinda lift the spirit up and boost one self’s confidence a tiny bit — i’m mostly in comfy shorts and comfy old tees, probably that explains why eh?  :P


Fr left, clockwise : Foie Gras Poêlé
(Pan-Fried Foie Gras, Warm Blinis and Morello Cherries), Duck Breast, Ravioles de Royan (Royan Cheese Ravioli, Pesto and Citrus in Light Broth), Seared Tuna with Salad.

What can i say? Almost all four of these dishes were great!

But if i must pick one to be one of my least favourite, it gotta be the ravioli. Rather mediocre if you ask me. I’d probably leave this out if i were to go again. According to my dining companions, the Foie Gras and Duck Breast were rather exceptional. If i’m not wrong, the duck breast’s sauce was yuzu?


Fr left, clockwise : King Prawns, Steaks & desserts

Sorry for the very brief dishes’ names. It has been sometime and i can’t find it on the menu online. Yikes!

Anyway, the prawns were good! If u see this on the menu, ORDER it! We were torn between the prawns and something else. In the end, i turned to one of the fabulous, friendly staff for recommendation and he said, ‘The prawns”, and gave me that wink. Heh! But yeah, seriously, it was good. I wish i didn’t have to share them. HAhaaaa!

Desserts, hmmm… no comments. HAHAA! Well, if you must know, it was not bad but it wasn’t fabulous either. :P



The Fromage Français Affinés (French Farmed French Cheese Trolley) –> TOTALLY go for it! *wink*

Will i come back here for meals? Hell yes!


Absinthe Restaurant Francais

48 Bukit Pasoh Rd

Tel : 6222 9068