Try Again?

19 February 2018

New York is not my favorite city. The subway stations rarely have escalators or working elevators, and there is no air conditioning. But my major problem was that there was hardly any place to change our daughter's diaper, and the few places that did provide a changing table, needed cleaning. I think we got so used to super efficient Singapore where almost every mall has padded diaper changing stations, hot and cold water, soap and paper towels.

We were in the city that never sleeps last October for a wedding, and that's basically all we did. It's also possible that the fact we spent most of our week adjusting to Hannah's jet lag contributed to our not enjoying ourselves much, as we didn't really get to see or do anything. So, I'm thinking of taking another trip there and starting all over again. Second time's the charm?

Singapore Zoo

05 February 2018

This is an extremely late post.

One of the freebies from Earl's former office were free tickets to the Singapore Zoo. We never got around to availing them until his last day at work.

At first, Earl wasn't too keen on going as he thought our daughter was too young to appreciate it. At one year and seven months, Hannah enjoyed looking at the smaller animals, but completely zoned out when it came to the shows, and looking at the elephants, and tigers (the big mammals).

She also fell asleep midway through the zoo, and due to the heat, we decided to just go home instead of checking out the other attractions. We're thinking now that we'll bring her back once she's a bit older and can actually go through the whole area in one day.


20 January 2017

Right now I feel like I just want to mindlessly munch on Char's Butter Chicken. I've passed by this restaurant before as it's just a two minute walk from the apartment, but never even thought of stepping foot inside. It wasn't until a friend suggested that we have lunch here that I got to try them out and now I think I'm in love!

Butter Chicken (SGD 14)

The star of the show is actually their Char Siew, which was good, but I just can't get enough of their Butter Chicken. I've since had it many times and have yet to tire of the taste. Truth be told, I liked everything I've eaten here including the vegetables.

Special Char Siew 100g (SGD 6)

Three Treasures (SGD 14)
Chinese spinach cooked in a delicious broth with salted egg, century egg and egg

And the best part is, I don't have to miss any of this because they recently opened a branch here in Manila!

For those in Singapore, the place is usually packed during lunch so it would be best to make a reservation beforehand.