Thursday, 26 November 2015


Outrageous kiss of colours
View from my apartment windows

Sunday, 22 November 2015


昨天(星期六)早早陪母亲买菜,过后帮父亲跑银行。Jeremy刚搬进我的社区,下午跟他在不远的Creamier Handcrafted Ice Cream and Coffee 吃好吃的waffles and ice-cream.

过去的一年多就在一波又一波的忙碌中度过。今天突然多了一个空白的上午,把家里的储物室徹底收拾一遍,扔了好几箱十年都没碰过一次的杂物。发现几样莫名其妙的items: 一个不知几时搬进来我们家的黑色行李箱;还有一台来历不详的果汁机。是谁送的? 记不起来了。下週搬到CASH CONVERTER 把它换了现金吧。

爱听藤田恵美(Emi Fujita)唱“In My Life”。母亲问:怎么一首播好几遍? What to do? 就是百听不厌啊!

下午,Tryphena 把我, Lai Har 和 Rhys 招到Yahava KoffeeWorks 小聚。聊着,聊着,被告知原来Hazel 明年的三月将步上红地毯,而且会搬进我家对面的组屋! 好嘢!Rhys 似乎 也正在同个社区物色房子。希望我们不久后会become 邻居咯。

Monday, 16 November 2015



週日,三人一起外出。The plan: 我陪父亲去理发店;母亲上市场买菜,然后一起在附近吃了午餐才回家。母亲买完东西到理发店找我:我买了一条鱼,天气热,我怕它会发臭,你先把它拿回家放进冰箱吧。


饭后回到家里,母亲突然惊喊:啊!! 我有一条鱼落在鱼摊忘记拿!我说:较早时不是拿回一条吗?天啊,原来还有一条! 怕去晚了鱼贩已收摊,我又匆匆往市场跑了第三趟。

下午和母亲去了一趟 agency


一天内往外跑了五趟, 大腿上的肌肉似乎结实了不少嘛! :)

Monday, 9 November 2015



Friday, 6 November 2015


Another farewell lunch.  When greener pastures beckon, the right thing to do is to wish my soon-to-be-ex-coworker my very best.

I absolutely love the layout and space of Supply & Demand Orchard Gateway.

I was seated in front of a row of books.  I guess if I ate alone, I could pick one to read while waiting for the food to arrive. It could take some time for the pizza to cook. 

We ordered items to share.

Lovely thin-crusted pizzas.

If there’s one thing worth mentioning, it would be the Garlic Truffle Fries here. Chunky cut fries that have been liberally doused with truffle oil and topped with shaved parmesan.   They're GLORIOUS.

I want more of everything, please!

Smoked Salmon Salad, Sweet Potato Fries, and Fried Calamari. They use fresh squids here. I’m always impressed when a restaurant cooks with real squids. I despise Chefs that try to get away with those rubbery frozen squid rings. They have no respect for food, their customers, and what they do.  

Thursday, 5 November 2015


Took a day off work to accompany my mother to the hospital for medical appointment.  She's been complaining of gastric pains and severe constipation.  Now due for gastroscopy, and colonoscopy on December 15th.

Met with Phyllis and Catherine for dinner at Kilo Kitchen Orchard.

We try to catch up three or four times a year.  Phyllis' birthday is tomorrow and she'll be spending it in Taiwan!  (Why am I feeling excited?) That's why we must celebrate tonight.

I had a hard time locating this restaurant as it was tucked inside a clothing store named PACT. I only learnt later that PACT is supposed to be the mega meeting of menswear boutique K.I.N. and hair salon PACT + LIM, a space dedicated to all things chic and tasteful. It all sounds rather pretentious, though I have to admit that I really enjoyed the food tonight.

The food at Kilo is a fusion of Italian, Japanese and Vietnamese. I was especially awed by the Crispy Soft Shell Crab, served with compressed watermelon and red Thai curry gravy (but Cat and I both said it tasted more like laksa than curry). 

I ordered the Cream of Ebiko Pasta, with smelt roe, and “a La plancha” prawns that were grilled to perfection.

Cat had Squid Ink Fettuccini, served with crispy baby squid, Ikura and poached egg.

Phyllis was actually able to finish her BBQ Pork Riblets, served with tofu puree, apple kimchi salad and spring onions.

Everything was served in large portions.  Phyllis is very happy tonight.  She still cannot believe she managed to finish the entire pork rack!

Have a great time in Taiwan, Phyllis!  Love ya!