DM has lovingly bought bottles of birds' nest for me... so that my baby girl, aka Sweetie, will have lovely soft, fair skin. REALLY! It works! look at Cutie's fair and smooth skin!
DM is usually quite skeptical of birds' nest. She sends me and DS all these spam emails about fake birds' nest and how it is handled very unhygenically in dirty bathtubs on a grimy factory floor.
So it's a testament to how much she loves me and Sweetie, that she actually shelled out good money for this birds' nest (product of Singapore) which is chockful of thick strands of birds' nest.
I keep the bottles in the office, and have them for breakfast... According to wise people, birds' nest is best taken on an empty stomach so that you can absorb all the nutritional effects. So one should take birds' nest either first thing in the morning or last thing before bed.
See how much bird's nest is in the bottle! Not the tiny bottles of broken birds' nest bits eh! Now you see it....
Now, you don't!
National Day Rehearsal Parade Show
Cutie and his new friends...
He likes this girl a lot.. She was very maternal... and really took good care of him while I was eating.
Dim Sum at Singapore Island Country Club (SICC)
PC's turn to host our girls' lunch... and she brought us to her club... PC has all these memberships at clubs which PL and I don't... so it's quite a treat for us really, but she always says she feels bad cos her treats are subsidised whereas ours are not... But PC, we won't get to eat at these places if you don't take us! So we are really happy!
The porridge was tasty and smooth... We ordered century egg and fish. Both were nice.
This is probably fishmeat in beancurd skin. Not memorable. I think I only had 1 piece and we didn't finish this.
Oh, one of my favourite dim sum items. Cheong Fun, HK style. I like it with prawns and I like it with char siew. Smooth slippery skin with fresh ingredients.
This is steamed carrot cake with minced meat and lemongrass. It was highly recommended by Vincent our waiter. It was nice, but we were quite full by the time this arrived. I couldn't taste the lemongrass but PL said she could detect a faint fragrance.
This place is famous, with lots of reviews and awards plastered on its small glass counter. #01-193. There is always a long queue but the lady and, I assume, her husband, are very efficient and quick so the queue moves pretty quickly.
Our dessert - Red bean pancake - FANTASTIC. Not oily, not soggy like some versions that I had. This was hot and crispy and flakey. THE BEST.
Cuttle Fish Kang Kong Salad at Bedok South Food Centre (Opp Temasek JC)
Portions are generous - available in SGD2, 3 or 5. The above is the SGD5 portion, with lots of tender cuttlefish cooked just right, kang kong (the green vegetable), bean sprouts, slivers of pineapple, topped with a tangy spicy sauce and sprinkled liberally with peanuts. YUMS.
Cutie is getting rather cheeky these days... but he is still very cute..
He just woke up... and we were playing with the computer... I said, smile for the picture, and look! That was his cheeky face!
I said,"No, No, smile! ok?" "OK!" he amiably agreed. or so I thought... He had a very nice smile, ready for the picture, until the moment I took the photo, and then! Look! He stuck his tongue out again! He laughed and laughed and laughed... and his laughter was so infectious, I couldn't help giggling too.
I bought him this flintstone car some time back... (flintstone cos it doesn't have pedals, it runs on leg power only)... but nowadays, he doesn't sit in it anymore... He prefers to climb on the back, and pretend that he is a garbage truck man (if you notice, they tend to hang to the back of the garbage truck and then pick up and throw garbage into the truck)...
Or else, he climbs and lies flat on top of the roof and tells his dad, "look at me! I am an aeroplane!" -_-"
The good thing is, we've already warned him not to do it unless someone is holding the car securely because it could topple and he could fall off and hurt himself. He understands when we explain things like that to him. So now he calls out to us and says, "come and help me, I want to climb up the car!". If we had just forbidden him to do it, he would be very cross.
Cutie used to look very very angelic (see his photos just a few months ago, at DS' wedding...). These days however, his photos look more cheeky than angelic!
His sleeping shots, however, are still very angelic...
I think he looks very sweet in his sleeping pics...
So, I thought I'd share them with you...
Look, he sleeps just like his Daddy! DH won't be too amused with this pic, I imagine... but it's too cute, so I just can't resist! :p
Yup! Just like Daddy!