2014 Singapore Night Festival (Part 2)

When I started working in Singapore 8 years ago, I made a list of things I absolutely MUST-DO during my stay here. If you ask any OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker) living here, most of them will tell you that there is only a limited number of places to see before you start venturing out to the neighbouring countries, or just stay at home.

I’ve taken out my list a couple of times already and have crossed off a couple of things, like when we walked the southern ridges, explored the SEA Aquarium, spent an afternoon at the Botanic Gardens, hiked at MacRitichie Reservoir and biked from ECP to Changi Beach.

Singapore Philatelic Museum

Colorful posters in front of the Philatelic Museum

So for the second weekend of the NIght Festival, JP was nice enough to indulge me and go with me to visit the Philatelic and Peranakan Museums. Again, entrance fee was waived for that night as part of the Festival. It’s the first time in all my 8 years that I’ve stepped foot in these museums and honestly thought it wouldn’t be too interesting, but I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw. Let me show you a couple of things from that weekend.

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Project Lunchbox returns!

Happy Friday, guys! So my doctor recently took me off the medication I’ve been taking for PCOS (I’ll talk about this condition at length in future posts). This means that I have to be extra vigilant about my carb and sugar intake, lest my symptoms turn up again. I’ve been bringing my own meals to the office these past couple of weeks, and I have to say, I think it’s helping a lot. Yes, it’s the return of Project Lunchbox!

Salad Combinations

I’ve been spending these past couple of Sunday afternoons prepping our meals for the week ahead, and it’s been really fun for me. Here’s a set I made previously. I posted this on my social media and some friends have been asking for the recipes, so that’s what this post will be today. Read on, and check out these salad combos!

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2014 Singapore Night Festival (Part 1)

One of the annual events I look forward to here in the Lion City is the Singapore Night Festival. For two weekends in August, all museums in the city are open until 2AM, and visitors can go in absolutely FREE!

Local and foreign artists are invited to exhibit their works or perform. There’s always something interesting to see. Here are some pictures from the first weekend of the Night Fest.

National Museum of Singapore-Night Fest 2014

In front of the National Museum of Singapore

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Help Quinn Beat Leukemia

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I rarely ask for help on this space, but this is something I really believe in and I know it’s a worthy cause. Today, I’d like to ask you to help Quinn. This little girl is my nephew’s cousin and best friend. She is currently battling Leukemia (B-Lienage Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia). I think we all know that this kind of sickness can be draining to the patient and the family: physically, emotionally and financially.

Quinn and Aga

My nephew Aga, with his best friend, Quinn

You can help by donating on her fund-raising page on YouCaring. If you’re in the Philippines and would also like to help, please contact her mom via Quinn’s Facebook Page. If you’re in Singapore, aside from going to YouCaring, you can also contact me, and we’ll pool our resources and I can help remit to their account.

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Dress Up Your Oatmeal!

Oatmeal Ideas

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If I don’t eat breakfast, I usually feel sluggish and irritable. That’s not a good thing to be, especially when you’re at the office and need to keep your wits about you. For years now, my go-to breakfast on weekdays is oatmeal. It’s portable and there’s no cooking required (I use instant, instead of the quick-cook ones). I usually bring a small container of oatmeal to work and just add hot water and mix in a teaspoon of honey. (more…)

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