Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Because of that, I have a couple of backlogs on our little fun trips these 2 weeks...Like going to T3, playing with the Slides and splashing fun at Jurong East Swimming Complex. There are also some previous holiday trips that I didn't have a chance to post up too. That will probably keep me occupied all the way till end of the year *at least. :p
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
ROM session start at around 8plus and I thought we probably can't stay long enough since we got to rush back to pick the kids. On the contrary, the service is extremely efficient with the waitress serving the dishes quickly.
The quality and taste of the food is pretty good. Instead of the usual Shark fin soup, there is Buddha jump over the wall and you can see a full abalone in it. Inside the deep fried yam paste ball there is a scallop inside with a basket of scallop, vegetables on top of it.
I'm not a fan of eating duck meat but the "pi pa" duck's skin is crispy and sweet. Red Grouper on the other hand is average and didn't give me too much surprise.
I love the prawn balls.. crispy and sweet on the outside, meaty big prawns within. YUMMY! The fried rice is delicious and fragrant as well. The finale for every traditional Teochew wedding dinner is their desserts! YAM PASTE with ginko nuts! It's sweet but I would love it even more if it is not so watery. :)
Hubby and I enjoyed the dinner and probably may want to come back and dine again. :)
Monday, June 28, 2010
Denver forgotten that he needs to pack his story books in his bag and didn't even remember what time he finishes class! Earlier, we also forgotten to pack his monitor badge in his bag when he put his uniform to wash. hehehe.. I guess the holiday was way too relaxing and we seems to be a bit disorientated. :p It will gets better in the next few days.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Since it's his special day, we travel all the way from Sengkang to Jurong East Swimming Complex. Why? Because Denver loves to have fun in the water and there are Water slides, Lazy River, Waver Pool and many more available at the JE Swimming Complex!
We woke up early in the morning and reached the pool at 930am. It's our very first visit and the children are so happy to see the slides and pool. ^_^ (More details on how much fun they had on our travel blog - to be posted later)
Friday, June 25, 2010
While being so pre-occupied with our daily activities, it's so heartening to know how each other is doing. There are many updates and the main highlights is that Rina and Iris are pregnant! Coincidentally, their EDD are end of this year! ^_^ So exciting!
Looking forward to the next time we meet again which most probably will be when their babies are born!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
I think Denver finds it interesting to see that the money is being passed to the lady at the counter and eventually stamp on his bank account book.
Denver gets to bring home a new card and stickers and for every $1 he saves, he will stick a sticker on his card. Once Denver saves up to $20, he can bring the complete card to OCBC bank and get a little Mighty Savers gift. :) Every month, OCBC will have a different gift for every $20 deposit. There is a whole series of ocean adventure book to collect + an additional gift which changes every month. Month of May was Mother's Day theme and this month was for Father's Day. I wonder if this will motivates Denver to save his pocket money more. Of course I didn't forget about Gladys and she too got her account activated with $20 deposit. ^_^
After having some fun and food at the Sakae carnival and got drenched in the rain, we took the train down to Bishan for a movie treat - The Karate Kid. It's a 140 minutes show starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan. The movie was about Dre Parker (Jaden) who moves to China with his mother and got involved in a series of fights with the neighbourhood bully. He was saved by Mr Han (Jackie) who is a maintenance man at Dre's building during a brutal beating by the bully and his friends. In the attempt to make peace, Dre was forced to enter a tournament and the story went on with Mr Han training Dre Kung Fu in preparation for the competition.
Denver going through all the 4 stations.... Top Skipper, King of Hoops, Top Challenger Floorball and the Incredible Rush.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
To avoid the long queue and crowd, we decided to pre-celebrate a week earlier. :) In addition, I also chose to dine at the Sakae outlet located in Changi Airport Terminal 2. Why?? Apart for plainly trying out at a new location, there are also other various reasons...
1) For a chance to be a Changi Millionaire when you spend a minimum of $60 in a single receipt at all outlets in Changi Airport.(More details: http://www.changiairport.com/at-changi/events-and-promotions/millionaire/faqs)
2) For every $30 spent at Changi Airport in a single receipt, you can redeem two tokens to ride the 12 metre slide located at Terminal 3!
3) Sakae is located near the viewing mall and there are many shops and activities around T2 and T3 where the whole family can enjoy after dining. :)
Here we are!! There is already a queue forming and luckily it is not too long. There is so much space around and the children can't help finding themselves running around.
After accumulating so many dining experience at Sakae, Gladys is now an expert and knows what she wanted. She already set her target on the Tomago sushi and once the plates are within her reach, SWOP.. its on the table right in front of her. Hahaha.. the excitement that comes from grabbing your food.
We had many plates of sushi today...I got so busy with taking the photos till I lost track on which one I have missed. :p
I realized for the outlet at T2, they have a piece of damp cloth placed under the hot water dispenser. This is great as many times, the hot water tends to drip or over flow from the cup. In this way, the damp cloth will soak up the hot water keeping it safe, clean and neat. But it seems to me this is not available at the other outlets which we went. Maybe they can consider doing so for every Sakae outlets.
We had a good meal and the bill came out to be over $70! We get a chance for the Millionaire draw and also 4 free rides to The Slide @ T3. Hahaha.. It's not a bad idea to dine at Changi afterall. ^_^
Friday, June 18, 2010
This advertisement brings out a strong message "How one generation loves, the next generation learns." How true indeed..... from the eyes of the young boy, he sees and feel that his grandmother has been a difficult person... but the father has always show patience, respect and honour his mother who took care and love him so much when he was a child. Isn't this something that we should reflect and learn from.
Here's another clip to share....
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
六月假期已经不知不觉过了一半。我们还想带孩子们去看电影，放风筝，游泳呢。最近有不错的电影放映， 如 "Karate Kid", "Toy Story 3" 都是好想看的片子。除此之外，我还有好多篇关于我们近期出游的故事和照片没有上载在部落格。 父亲节和儿子的生日也快到了。 下周也得带富生去拔牙。
不仅如此，我还想可以的话，在开学前整理书本和橱柜。当然少不了观看戏剧节目和玩PS3游戏。昨天看见孩子们在玩 LittleBigPlanet 时又勾起我童年玩游戏机的‘辉煌’时代！哈哈！那时我还蛮不赖的。 有的游戏是考验你的机智与智慧， 所以我对那种游戏特别喜爱。
Sunday, June 13, 2010
After browsing through the menu, I was amazed to see "双皮奶" in the list! It has been ages since I tasted that dessert for the first time when I first travelled to Hong Kong with Hubby. 双皮奶 can be served as a hot or cold dessert and it was really delicious.
Each of us ordered a different dessert to try.
- 双皮奶+ 蜜糖炖雪梨 (Milk Pudding + Double Steamed Pear with Honey - $3.80
- 杨枝甘露 (Mango Pomelo) - $4
- 雪花冰砂 (Snow Land) - $2.50
I was very disappointed with the 双皮奶 as it didn't has that extra thin layer of 奶皮 on the top (like the one I had in HK). That was what made the dessert special. The taste is also not as fragrant and milky... it seems like a normal cold milk pudding to me in this case. The double-steamed pear on the other hand is warm, sweet and refreshing. You can also eat the entire pear after drinking the soup. As for the Mango Pomelo, it is a fresh, fruity thick mango taste. Snow Land is another milk drink suitable for the kids which is rich in calcium and helps to strengthen the bones.
The overall presentation was good. Unfortunately, I feel it is a little pricy with the small servings and the lack of unqiue flavour.
Next week is Father's Day. We usually dine together a week ahead to avoid the crowd. Hubby suggested to go to Chu Yi Kitchen located in Ang Mo Kio. The reviews online was pretty good so we decided to come here and try.
It is a pretty small cze char eatery place under the HDB block with a couple of tables. Looks like a coffeeshop style and yet provides catering and delivery service as well. Unlike the usual kopitiam where we'll be expecting many people dining, here is much quieter. We are also the only big group of diners filling up the table.
Address: Block 151 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5, #01-3046 Singapore 560151
Operating hour: 10:00am - 10:00pm
Phone: +65 6459 2198
Signature dishes : Curry Fish Head, Big Prawn Hor Fun, Roasted meat platter
As for the curry fish head, it wasn't as spicy as we expected it to be. In fact it was not spicy at all. Nevertheless, it has a unique sour flavour and serves well with the rice. Mixed meat platter is an interesting combination as it has pork, chicken and duck on a plate. Overall dining experience is satisfactory and the final bill is about $109 including the drinks and rice. Definitely will consider coming back again for another meal. ^_^