|Jushinjung Korean BBQ|
Wahhh.... I think both of us have grown old... We couldn't eat as much as before... hahahaha.... We only topped up 2 meat serving other than those had been provided earlier. My son ate a lot until the stomach like 6 months pregnant..... hahahaha...
It was wonderful meal, and thank you hubby for treating us :)
|Me & Baobei|
|Entrance of Haw Par Villa|
|My son w/ Tiger Balm products|
The park contains over 1,000 statues and 150 giant dioramas depicting scenes from Chinese folklore, legends, history and illustrations of various aspects of Confucianism. The attractions include statues of the Laughing Buddha and the Goddess of Mercy, as well as dioramas of scenes from Journey to the West. The most well-known attraction is the Ten Courts of Hell, with gruesome depictions of hell in Chinese mythology, all set in a 60 meter-long trail of a Dragon (Source: wikipedia.org)."
The owners of this place are the family who manufacture the famous Tiger Balm. It's a medicine balm to treat pain, inflammation and to strengthen muscle, consists purely of herbal ingredients, was originally named for containing tiger bone.
|Fu Lu Shou - God of Good Fortune (Fu) - right, Prosperity (Lu) - middle, and Longevity (Shou) - left|
We also went into the famous Ten Courts of Hell. Inside, we could see the different punishments for every bad things that were done by human during their lives. Usually kids would be afraid of doing bad things after entering to this place, since the consequences were really scary.... Hope my son could learn from it and deter himself from doing bad things in his life.
|Py, Me, and Ellen|
26 September 2012 - My best buddies treated me birthday dinner at Ssikkek Korean BBQ - Oriental Plaza Building, Outram Park. They both are my ex-colleagues and I am so fortunate to have known them in my life. We could get along well and we help one another especially when our spirits were down and enjoyed our times together when there were happy occasions.
Definition of true friend: "Those who can listen to you when you are in need, those who you can share your sad and happiness with.., those who can lift you up when you're down and make your life more beautiful."
Hope we can grow old together. Like PY said, she hopes three of us can still 'lim'/drink coffee together in coffee shop when we have become aunties one day like what those aunties now do (it's very common to see aunties and uncles sitting together in coffee shop drinking coffee and chit chatting every morning :)).
|Inside the Buddha's Hall - Students performance|
29 September 2012 - Baobei last day of Buddhist class in year 2012.
I enrolled him to Saturday Buddhist school in Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery in Bishan since he was Primary 1. He learns the Chinese class. I just hope he also has good fate with Buddhism since young and can learn and practice it in his daily lives. He is now Primary 4, and it was his last class for year 2012.
|Baobei was enjoying his ice cream :)|
|Queuing for presents from teacher|
My brother asked us to have lunch at Tony Roma's in Suntec. Other than 3 of us, he also invited Jack, my cousin from Hong Kong. I only have one brother and he also stays here in Singapore with his families. He is 40 years old now. Wow!!! Couldn't believe it how time flies.... Hubby and I bought him the Adidas cum Chelsea jacket, as Chelsea is his favorite football team all the time... Hope he likes it :)
|Bright full moon|
On that day, I went to 2nd floor of our house where the playgrounds were located. From there, we could see the moon. Many neighbours were there as well. They brought down their children, their pets and gathered together to see the beautiful moon, eating mooncakes, lighting up lanterns, etc.
|Eating mooncake and orange under the moon-shines.... :)|
Hubby and I brought orange, mooncake, my brother's birthday cake down. We found a seat and pampered ourselves to eat under the moon-shines... hehehe... My son was there too playing his basketball. We didn't buy any lantern for him anymore as he has grown up now.
|These are lanterns that can be found at Chinatown - made for children (battery operated)|
As for mooncake, usually a month or two before the festival date, hotels, restaurant, or bakery shop started selling mooncakes. There are few types of mooncakes: Normal one (round or rectangular shape), usually filled up with red bean, lotus seed paste, added with salted egg yolk, mixed nuts, etc; Flaky crust mooncake, usually crispy outside (layer of puff pastry) filled with yam paste; Snowskin mooncake - has to be kept chilled in refrigerator - more modern type with champagne paste, chocolate truffle, durian paste, etc. as fillings; Jelly mooncake - this one seldom be found in Singapore, etc.
|Salad, soup, desserts and fruits|
|Chicken and beef sausage, roasted chicken, rosti, fries, sauerkarut, mustard|
10 October 2012 - Oktoberfest at Cafe 1 (Staff cafeteria where I work) and my brother's son birthday
Every month, every department in my working place has to organize a theme day in staff cafeteria. I work in hotel so meals are provided and usually we eat our meals in staff cafeteria. This month, it is our department's turn to organize. Usually there were themes chosen as some public holiday falls on certain month, e.g. Singapore National Day falls in August, so the theme day for August will be National Day. As for October, we were given open options. From our meeting, we agreed to choose Oktoberfest as our theme.
|My colleagues and I - Root-beer ladies... :P|
Oktoberfest is actually beer festival that is held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. These past few years the tradition has melted into Singapore. Usually there were Oktoberfest celebrations in German restaurants in Singapore as many Swiss/German people staying in Singapore and they really like to have it here. My GM is one of them. He and his families always attend the Oktoberfest at least once a year wearing the traditional Oktoberfest costumes.
|Sausage eating competition (GM - 2nd from left and Turkish Chef - 3rd from left)|
|Root-Beer drinking competition - Prost!!!!|
Everything went well. Our boss and GM also enjoyed the event. It's all team work. Well done!!!
Astro's Birthday - California Pizza Kitchen at Forum, Orchard
After work, I went directly to the restaurant and met the rest of the people. Hehehe... My hubby and son didn't join as hubby was working and son was at home. He turns 16 this year!! When asked about what is his birthday wishes... he replied, "To get good grades...". Wow... how I wish my son would say that to me.... hahahahaha........ :D
|Astro Birthday Dinner|