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About bookjunkie

Blogging about life in Singapore helps me survive the mid-life crisis

Being Personal on a Blog

Often to write something personal feels like giving away a piece of yourself.  But it is rewarding sometimes to be vulnerable and reveal your innermost thoughts. Lately I find myself so reluctant to do so, and feel like the blog … Continue reading

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Eye-Candy: The Fruit & Products at Meidi-ya Supermarket

I find the supermarket produce at Meidi-ya at Liang Court just the best looking supermarket products you can find in Singapore. I have never bought any of the fruit as it’s way out of our budget. Nice to look at … Continue reading

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The Goat Year & Hinamatsuri at Liang Court

I think my favourite place where I experience the Goat Year festivities is Liang Court.  I just think they do things so well and I guess I am a Japanophile? Hinamatsuri is Doll’s Day or Girl’s Day and is celebrated each … Continue reading

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CNY2015: Chinese New Year Atmosphere at Great World City

Again, lovely decorations. Saw people in a frenzy – a woman with her facial mask still on, rushing to get last minute new year stuff. Had a meal at Crystal Jade La Mian (not so fantastic – perhaps the better … Continue reading

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Best Soy Sauce Chicken Noodles Can Be Found in Toa Payoh

One of our many visits to Lee Fun Nam Kee. Springy tasty noodles that will leave you wanting more and very tender chicken in a delicious sauce. The pickled green chillies bring the meal to the next level. Address: Lee … Continue reading

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Improvements at Toa Payoh Hub

Haven’t been to the Toa Payoh Hub area in a while and was pleasantly surprised that more casual eateries have been added and now there is a covered air-conditioned walkway for them. There’s a Starbucks at the very end too … Continue reading

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CNY2015: River Hongbao at Night (17 – 28 February 2015)

About 27 degrees celcious at night and much better to see the decorations all lit up than in the sweltering heat of the day. River Hongbao 2015 is taking place on the floating platform at Marina Bay from 2pm to … Continue reading

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CNY2015: Toa Payoh HDB Hub

A festive atmosphere at one of the oldest estates.

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CNY2015: 313 Somerset

Classy decorations at Somerset 313. Found the draping of the long red cloth rather elegant.

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My Village: Little Wimbly Lu

Not much space to sit here and wish they took up 2 units instead (but yes it wouldn’t be called little then). The iced earl grey tea was refreshing but B found the green tea latte too sweet. Lovely decor … Continue reading

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