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

Visited Singapore’s Deepavali Bazaar (2015): Glad the Haze or should I say Smog has Cleared for Deepavali

Was thinking that I was going to miss the Deepavali bazaar due to the thick haze enveloping Singapore. Thankful for the change with the monsoon and the winds is in a more favourable direction. Less of the smog from the … Continue reading

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Been Meaning to Visit a Real Jewish Deli: Sacha & Sons

Ever since watching an engaging documentary called Deli Man on Jewish Delis, I have been more than keen to try out an authentic place in Singapore. Namely the one at Mandarin Gallery. I went with sky high expectations (you would … Continue reading

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Work in Progress

I get troubled when things are not perfect. I need to start looking at life as work in progress. Always under construction with room for improvement, and I should not let anything hold me back. I should’t wait to be … Continue reading

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I Would Definitely Return to Angelina for the Hot Chocolate

Or perhaps iced chocolate the next time. The hot chocolate reminded me of what we had in Paris. The use real chocolate and it’s rich enough to fill you up without any other dessert. Two can share one pot too. … Continue reading

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Blisteringly Hot Day at Changi Beach Before We Were Enveloped by the Haze Months Later

Somehow you can’t relax when the heat gets to you, but when I look at my photos in the air-conditioned comfort of my home I long to be transported back there again – there where the sun makes the water … Continue reading

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Changi Airport: Another Great Place to Escape to on Saturday or Sunday

Another place that can be a place of escape on the weekends is Changi Airport. The Kopi Tiam area is perpetually packed with people due to some discount scheme but the airport is huge with 3 terminals of dining places … Continue reading

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Millennia Walk: Not Crowded on the Weekend

It’s hard to find a place to sit and have a chat that’s not crowded on the weekends. The coffee joints tend to be filled up with students hogging seats. The Joe & Dough at Millennia Walk was surprisingly empty. … Continue reading

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Toss & Turn: Healthy Option at Vivo City

There’s now a healthy option at Vivo City that is not too expensive. Wraps and salads and by the Cedele chain. I tend to go for the chicken wraps which were pretty tasty. Have eaten at this joint twice now.

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So Much Backlog

This is the problem with not blogging soon after you experience something. Memory fades and you get overwhelmed by the mountain of pictures you have now accumulated. To look at it positively, at least I won’t be running out of … Continue reading

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My Haze Contrast Photos

In the first set taken at Parkland Green during the haze (psi in the 80’s) vs a relatively pollution free day some months ago (psi in the 20’s I think?), the contrast seems great. Actually in the second set the … Continue reading

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