High Street Cafe Shangri la Fort

ABCs of Shangri-La At the Fort, Manila

We were in Manila recently for a short getaway trip, and it was really a “we don’t know what to expect” trip as we didn’t have many friends who went Manila for a holiday! But it was one of the nicest place we’ve ever visited, and we fell in love with the Filipinos. They are…




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You can be a domestic goddess too–with Diana Gale

As a mummy, I want my kids to have good home-cooked food as much as possible. We all know it’s because when it’s home-cooked, we get to decide what goes in the food. The amount of salt, sugar, seasoning, preservatives, blah blah blah… Now this was really easy when the kids were young. (think toddler)…




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Three Morning Wake-up Moments to Identify With

Every morning, our household reaches a valley of decisions. We all have our own logic and reasoning to our morning routines and I realised our kids have theirs too! It’s interesting, cos this is something I don’t remember discussing over, and definitely it wasn’t taught! The decision made at that critical minute when the alarm…




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What’s with these Parents who drive their kids to School??

This is for all parents who drive their primary school kids to school. I’m trying to be as objective as I can in the post, and I do try to understand possible reasons why some parents behave the way they do. But I simply can’t make excuses or be ok with their totally inconsiderate, selfish…




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Back to the Future – A child’s view

Yesterday, Nathan asked the whole family, if we had a time machine, where would you go? (I think he meant which period in time!) It was an interesting question, and I remember I wrote about Time Travel as a parent last year. But now, the entire question is open to an endless possibility, where would…




Robi Robot

Robi – The Robot You Can Build

When I was growing up, my encounters with Robots were limited to cartoons like Transformers! And of course the beloved R2D2 in Star Wars. It was part of a world where cars would fly, and humans could teleport. Simply put, it was a future world in someone’s imagination. I never thought I would ever see…




Malay-Hokkien Dictionary

A Rare Glimpse into the History of Singapore

Recently, we were invited to view a part of the National Library’s Rare Collection. For a second I thought it was Rare books. Then I read on and found out it’s an exhibition with extremely rare, some never-seen-before artefacts that shows Singapore’s history. Woah! that got me! That historian in me was itching to go,…