Locals, Permanent Residents…

10 Nov 2013 – And Overseas Guests


Thu: lovely catching up with Carmel for breakfast at Blk 59 Marine Terrace. She is a terrific Irish lassie who has lived in SIN for 20yrs and one of the very few expats who knows how to shop at our local wet market. Way to go Carmel and such a pleasure to know one like her.

SSWF-NasiLemakThe nasi lamak/fragrant rice stall at Blk 59 Marine Terrace, next to the wet market is quite good. This traditional consist of sambal/condiment that has a chili-based sauce, ikan bilis/ anchovies, peanuts and boiled egg. This is the most traditional version. You can find stalls serving them with fried egg, sambal kerang/cockles – local favourite, sambal squids, sambal fish, chicken or chicken/beef rendang, squid fritters or even fried chicken or fish.

IMG_0217Lynne is back from Oxford/GB and thought she would like nasi lamak for lunch. Memories of slumbering at her place in the early 1960s and her parents were always kind and gracious to me. Being from Peranakan origins, had delicious noyan dishes made by Mrs Ong, Lynne’s mother and my Pri 6 teacher.

Great to catch up, tkx for delightful company and will see her a few more times before she takes off in Jan.

Tkx for dropping by Audrey and appreciate the company for a supper of cheese and wine!



Fri: celebrated Beverly’s bday at Blu Jaz Café on Bali Lane. Happy Bday Bev and appreciate for including me among your young international group from Bangladesh, France, Germany and Korea. Tkx Ting for yummy home-made carrot cake (the western kind!). Had to leave early with the third eye staring at our table all night 🙂


Sat: it is not even 1100hrs yet and look at the traffic jam by the bus stop! After last night, had to go down to Arab St area again to do some shopping and to have a bowl of my favourite Blanco Court Prawn Mee*****on Beach Road. Mee=noodles.


Art décor on Bali Lane. Amazing that the Parkview Square (across the road from Bali Lane) have had the luxury of standing without any obstructions for so many years, but alas this will not last. Constructions for a new building beside it are on going at the moment!


Order a bottle of wine at ‘Divine Wine Bar’ for an angelic experience 🙂 🙂 Check out this link: http://www.divinewinesingapore.com


US college football game with the Florida Gator playing against Vanderbilt Commodores has started as I am wrapping up this post. Not a fan of football but someone posted this beautiful pix and thus could not resist sharing and cheering on the Gators.

Jeff, Linn and May are Gators too. Off to bed now and Go Gators!

The  game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block  your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity – Lewis Grizzard

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