We booked a Grab* car to take us from The Fat Prince, where we had a leisurely lunch, back to the office. The car itself was unremarkable. But then I noticed several tubes of L’Occitane hand cream in black car organizers that hung behind both front seats. Read More
Do you remember the mobile video game Temple Run? It was a running game with no end — at least until you made an ill-timed swipe or the crazy monkeys caught up with you.
The temple stones at Siem Reap in Cambodia are as moss-covered as those in the game. The monkeys here are dueling kings however, pink and still in the ancient stone. Read More
Visiting Greece had always been in my travel bucket list — the culture! the history! the chance to actually touch the white marble of the Parthenon! It was a bonus to have my two sisters with me when I went to Athens in September 2012.
Whenever possible we try to visit a McDonald’s when we travel. It usually has a menu item unique to the city — I remember the McD in Paris had a burger with blue cheese instead of the usual processed slices, Singapore used to have a gula melaka-flavored McFlurry. Our hotel was near one which had a ‘Greek Mac’: two beef patties, lettuce and tomatoes sandwiched in pita bread. Read More
I have a folder on my hard drive labeled “Peanut 3rd month onwards” which has all the photos we’ve taken since early 2016. Took the “onwards” too literally. Read More
Importing a post from my other blog! – NtN
We’re back from a marathon trip to the Philippines where we celebrated not one, but two first birthday parties for Peanut! *whew*
We had a lot of help from family and friends for both events. One was a Jollibee kiddie party (of course!) complete with a dance number from Jollibee and the crew and a lot of fun and noisy games for kids and grown-ups (a.k.a. not-so-small kids).
We discovered that Peanut wasn’t a fan of loud noises — he literally started bawling every time people clapped or shouted or laughed heartily all of a sudden — you know, like what usually happens in birthday parties. Ha! It didn’t help that the Jollibee function room was in an enclosed space, where the loud music was extra fun and extra loud. :)
We enjoyed the festivities at a safe distance — that is, we spent most of the party outside, looking in through the glass door. Oh, kids.