Thursday, September 30, 2010

Birthday Celebration at the Resort

Besides relaxing and having fun at the resort, we also celebrated my youngest son's 21st birthday.

He had two cakes for two different nights. One night is for family and friends and the other night solely for family.

My son loves football so his friend bought a cake with footballers on top of them.

My eldest son planned the whole birthday for him. The theme of the birthday is Superheroes and Supervillians. Guests are supposed to dress up as their favourite heroes or villians.

Hahaha, the above is my niece.

Sushi for the buffet

The food on the red table cloth are for non muslims guests while the further corner of another buffet on white table cloth is for the muslim friends. The food that night were so yummy and good.
Everyone especially the birthday boy enjoyed the party.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Monitor lizard at Resort

I was relaxing and having fun at the National Service Resort and Country Club. Hubby and me had a shock when we saw something moving in the car park. From far, I thought it was a small alligator...hahaha

But it was a monitor lizard that was so fat and about 3 feet long. It came out of a drain hole from the side of the kerb. I was too afraid to go near to take a good shot of it. Not sure if it would attack me.

But I guess the monitor lizard was more fraid of human than we were of it. It quickly slittered back into the drain hole by the side of the kerb.

It's tail (circled in red) can still be seen at the side of the kerb. Wondered what other animals, like snakes, python, etc can emerged from the hole since the monitor lizard could squeeze itself out of the small hole.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My World Tuesday - Mid Autumn Festival - Food Fair

This is my final posting for mid autumn festival. Been late in posting these photos cause I was away for a few days at a resort in a corner of Singapore.
As usual , food is always a welcome sight at any festival celebration. At the mid autumn festival, there's a Taiwan food fair.

There's lot of queues in all the counters. The only thing I hated was that one need to queue to purchase the food vouchers and then queue again at the respective counter to purchase food with the vouchers. Cant they do away with the vouchers. Seems like the vouchers are in tens of dollars and if you purchase less than the amount stated in the vouchers, there were be no refund.
Hubby and me ended up having dinner in a cozy corner cafe called STREET in Liang Court Mall. And the price at the cafe is so reasonable and the food good and there's no queues.
Queues to purchase food vouchers.


Candid shots of food vendors and customers.


Hahaha this food vendor is funny, he saw me taking photos and he called to me in mandarin and said "Take my photo! Take my photo!", so I obliged his request...lol.

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Mid Autumn Festival - Performance

There's also performances from china as part of the mid autumn festival.

It was so crowded there and trying to get a good spot to take photos of the performance is difficult. I love the costumes and headdress of the performers.

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Love the way the shadows in the background casted by the dancers. video

Friday, September 24, 2010

Skywatch Friday - Mid Autumn Festival

Love these pink dolphins decorating the bridge over the Singapore River. This bridge is known as Read Bridge.

A short video showing the surrounding.
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A night view of the surronding around Singapore River.
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Mid Autumn Festival - Lanterns at night

Soon it became dark as we strolled along the Singapore River. It's the time where all the lanterns and decorations were lighted. It was so beautiful.









It was so crowded but you dont see the crowds in my photos...lol. I will post photos of the crowd in coming posts.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mid Autumn Festival - Floats on Singapore River

More floats on Singapore River. Most with chinese theme as it is the Mid Autumn Festival.

This float was designed based on the story of Dream of the Red Chamber.

This float was designed based on the story of Water Margin

Another interesting float of a war story - The Three Kingdoms.

This is the most famous float with the most famous legend story of the Journey to the West

The monk with the three disciples

Goddess of Mercy
I have more photos of the lanterns and floats during the night where they were lighted.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My World Tuesday - Mid Autumn Festival - Lanterns by Singapore River

It is time of the year for the mid autumn festival. Mid Autumn Festival also known as Moon Festival is celebrated by many chinese all over the world. The Mid-Autumn Festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar.

There are many versions about the Legend of the Moon Festival. You can read my past postings on Moon Festival in here.

There are many celebrations of mid autumn all over in Singapore. I was at Singapore River where there's many lanterns along the Singapore River for the occasion.
Some of the lanterns are in the Chinese Zodiac Sign. The above is that of the Rat

Ox

Tiger

Rabbit

Dragon

Snake

Horse

Goat

Monkey

Rooster

Dog
Boar

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Computer Problem

Having a problem with my computer..........will take awhile before I post anything........

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Grieving for my online best friend

I am so sad and grieving for my best friend that I met online. She passed away peacefully on 5th September 2010.
It is so strange that we never met but we can established a friendship so strong online.

We chatted daily online and only recently she is too tired to chat online daily. It is although CC is living next door to me. We shared many nice memories and secrets and she loved to make me laugh with her funny jokes. She is my inspiration and taught me many things about sewing and stories about vintage books of sewing, crochet, etc.

I designed and made an agar agar with a cat's pattern specially for my best friend online, CC of Texas. I called it Happy Katt Agar Agar, my friend, CC loved it so much. It is not easy doing the agar agar cause of so many patterns involved.

In return, CC designed an Oriental SueSunbonnet for me. She even wrote some very nice words for me.

Quoting this from CC's Blog .

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Allow me to introduce Sue in one of her favorite outfits.
You see, Sue has a wonderful friend and her name is Alice. She lives in Singapore and she invited her little country cousins to come visit her beautiful country. Well, only Sue could go.
Alice met her at the airport, (the big beautiful one that Alice blogs about)..and off they went. Alice had told Sue so much about her country and Sue couldn't wait to see all the beautiful sights.
Well!! Sue, being from the country..was so amazed and astonished, she was almost speechless..almost!! :). Alice took her everywhere..all over and Sue was able to see so many lovely things..and the food. The food was the best Sue had ever, ever tasted. You see, Sue's favorite food is Chinese. And so,the adventure went to food and shopping, shopping and eating..there were so many tasty tidbits and so many beautiful shops...little Sue was overwhelmed.
The last night there, there was a huge parade and get together..Sue was dancing around and suddenly noticed, she had lost her shoes..and just then Alice took her picture. But it's okay...Sue was in a beautiful dress, with her gold basket to hold some of the shopping.
Finally, it was time to go back to the farm..Sue thanked Alice and her lovely family for such a wonderous time,and invited them to come visit the farm.

By CC of Lacenribbonroses

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I will miss you so much CC. May you rest in peace but your works and memories live forever in bloggerland.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

My World Tuesday - School is out


School is out and time for the kids to have much fun at the playground. While mummy goes shopping, the kids can have fun at the playground at Vivo City. This week is the school holiday for the kids. It is just only a short one week school holiday. Looking forward to the year end long school holiday from November to December for secondary school kids and mid November to December for primary school kids.



Wanted to bring my little niece for a movie but there isn't any nice movie to watch.

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