Showing posts from November, 2009

Luggage Hunting for the KIDS


Countdown to Singapore

The beautiful garden landscape in Changi Airport
Our countdown to Singapore had finally started. It’s exactly 46 days to go before we move in to Singapore and we’ve already started our planning a couple of weeks ago. Legal papers are in the works and preparations for the December visit have likewise commenced. Before we finally settle on January, we decided to have a short visit of the country to have a glimpse of what the Lion City has to offer for us. Air tickets and hotel reservations have been purchased and made respectively. For this trip, my preference still went to Singapore Airlines (SIA) for a couple of reasons - more spacious aircraft, more comfortable ambiance, better service and good food. Also, the price is not significantly higher compared to other carriers (PAL). For the hotel, I opted for Traders Hotel further down Orchard Road. It’s relatively far from the most busy part of the bustling Orchard Road so we can still enjoy some peace anytime we want but still accessible …

Beef Linguine - Presto Pasta Night 138

I noticed that my home page has been well graced by pasta/noodle dishes these past few days. Despite that, I am adding another one today. Certainly because it's Presto Pasta Night (PPN) again! This recipe I'm sharing with PPN is a spin-off recipe of my favorite meat shop - Monterey'sRoast Beef Pasta which they featured in their latest "Beef Up Your Meals - Mini Magazine". They usually have this mini magazine in their store which shoppers can get for free. Everytime I do my shopping in the branch nearest to our place, I always look forward for new copies of the magazine. For time-strapped moms like me, it's a delight to have cooking kits like this which can make your weekly menu planning stress-free. It gives me quick ideas and inspirations to stir up in my own kitchen. This is exactly what happened with this Pasta Recipe. I modified it according to what my pantry has to offer. Gladly, the taste did not disappoint.

What you need: 250g linguine cooked accordi…

Our Taste of Life in Singapore

It seemed like it was only yesterday that we were unpacking and loading new things to a new place, in a new home. Back in 2008 we decided to move in to a new location for the kids to have bigger roaming space and cleaner ambiance. I even made a post about our new-found home here. Lo and behold! Surprise of all the surprises, it never did occur to me that we will be passing through the same experience again at the same time of the year. Only, 2009 speaks of much height. We are moving to a new country!

I’ve been in deep thoughts these past few days and weeks. I’ve been trying so hard to discern the decision that we have just made. It’s going to be life changing for sure. But there’s no doubt in my mind and in my heart that it’s where I would like us to be. So in January 2010 we are definitely moving LAH!

For the second time around, we will be welcoming the New Year in a new place. There are just too many to prepare and arrange - house hunting, school search, culture to learn, rules to kno…