Category Archives: Outings

a sunday walk

Had lunch with my parents at Ang Mo Kio on sunday.
The Bak Kut Teh (pork rib soup) is really good. esp the pork knuckles in black sauce!

and then we walked ard the neighbourhood and chanced upon this tailor shop which extended to the walk way. which was a good use of the space if u ask me. Natural sunlight, free advertising.

we also saw this shop that was teaching little children how to skate… very smart, because once you are trained, you can head across the overhead bridge to the park and practise.

we crossed the overhead bridge, and decide to take a stroll in the park. obviously my idea, cos it was scorching and i think my parents would have preferred some shade… i just thought we could all do with some vitamin D and nature for once… anyways, some dog owners were learning how to train to their dogs.Β  I wonder if there will be a class for cats one day.

and then I saw MacD sign, so i was looking for the Macdonalds which i thought was very nearby in the park.. and stumbled upon this river/ park/dryland thing. I dont even know what its called. apparently its Bishan-AngMoKio Park… though google maps says I’m really in AMK.
it’s sucha gem! imagine looking out of your window and seeing this patch of nature everyday! the macDs is a bonus i guess. i don’t eat macDs so often, but it would be a nice place to just chill and watch over the grass. i always envy pple who live so near nature. i have a river near my place but it looks way less natural than this.

the tuffs of grass really reminded of the highline in NYC…

it was a really hot day… I couldnt even open my eyes to the camera. I was wearing what my bf calls the ‘picnic mat”…its really light and comfy though.
brought along my holga too. sure hope i got some nice pics.

say hello to my feet. weirdly veiny in this pic. eeew.

headed back after much prancing around in the sun. the rest of the day was spent back in the comfort of our home, with the fan blasting ( we have no A/C) , and just chilling with the telly and some beeru. πŸ˜‰

so how was your sunday? hope it went well.


Dress – Asos/ sandals – OFFICE ( from my trip to London 2011)/ bag – gift from my friends for my last birthday. they got it during Deepavali fr Little India. i love it so!

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Tiger Balm Gardens

I spent the second day of 2012 visiting Haw Par Villa ( or Tiger Balm Gardens)
Initially built by Au Boon Haw – who created Tiger Balm – for his brother Au Boon Par, this place became a tourist attraction in the 80’s and then slowly became a forgotten place in Singapore. I haven’t been there since I was a kid, so this trip was pretty nostalgic. I wore a hat and took cheesy touristy photos.
It’s a mish mash of colours, and cultures β€”in some parts of the garden, there was a Statue of Liberty, and some Sumo wrestlers. Many people think it’s a strange place with its many statues depicting chinese folklore, and some rather frightening ones depicting Hell. BUT i really like Haw Par Villa!
I remember going through the Ten Courts of Hell, and reading what punishments one will deserve if we were to lie or cheat in an exam. Those scenes were harsh, and really gruesome. I think a lot of asian families liked to bring their children there in the 80’s, just to scare them a little. It’s so visual i wonder how many children had nightmares. i leave you with not-so-scary photos ( i hope!)

those asian mermaids cracked me up. so did the statue of liberty. and yes that’s me trying to sit on a kiwi.

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f**king sunshine christmas party

so i couldnt sleep, and felt the urge to blog. instagram has become my new bestfriend for posting pictures but i’ll try my best to revive this.
i know i say this many a time, but i will i will! 2012 is arriving, and blogging is gonna be one of my resolutions.
need to keep track of my project work as well, might as well use this for a better cause. πŸ˜‰

so i leave u with pictures from our christmas party at john’s.

christmas sign courtesy of wenling. why we call ourselves F**king sunshines, i do not know.

of course i had to take some bokeh pics.

only photo of our youngling, wenling. hey that rhymes.

christmas carolers. lindy’s sister is on the right πŸ˜‰ just look at the amount of food we had. sinful.

forever in love.
oh wait, wenling left us awesome pressies> look left for a portrait covered xmas tree.

us on the stairs.

and jerry’s customary group shot while we were feasting on log cake.
which was super yummy btw.

i love my friends.


a cat post

some cats of Tioman, and the last one taken in Toa Payoh.


Happy friday!

I just handed up my work for my formative feedback on Thursday so I was free to hang out with old friends again! I haven’t met my friends from Design School in probably a month ( yes that’s considered a long time..) because I’ve been so busy with school. We had our usual Japanese cuisine, this time at Tampopo, Takashimaya. They’re having a promotion now so some of the items are discounted, up to 50% off. but beware, the queue was really long. Food wasn’t too bad, at least i liked my Black Pig Shabu ramen a lot. ha…

oh! My lovely friends gave me a gift for my birthday! Lovely santa and camera stamps and porcupine stacking game all packed in a mint green lunch box! <3! I actually squealed when I saw it… which is really not me.. really. but I heart decolello so so much. THANK YOU SO MUCH GUYS!!

really had a good time catching up with my friends today…eating and chilling, chatting over coffee, playing bananagram… thanks guys for the company and the friendship. love u guys to bits.

oohkay, off to bed. maybe i’ll post my Cocotte pics up tmw.