20 February 2017

I love rice.  I can survive on bread, pasta, pizza, and steak, but only for so long.  When I was in London, I was staying in Regent's Park, but I remember making the trek to Chinatown, because I was craving for some Asian food.  Trips back from overseas, time and time again, would find me heading straight out to get myself some char siew fan (叉燒rice with roasted barbecue pork slices). Yes, you can probably get the same in any Chinatown in different countries, but trust me, it's not quite the same.

A couple of friends recommended this little hole-in-the-wall near our place called 新桂香燒臘 (sorry, no English name). They specialize in siu mei (燒味).  The shop has two small tables inside that seats two each and a couple of tables outside on the street that seats three each. People mostly buy take-out; business is brisk.  

So far, I've tried their barbecued pork (叉燒), soy chicken (豉油雞), marinated steamed chicken (白切雞), and roasted pork with crispy skin (燒肉) --all mouthwatering, super yummy goodness.  Next up, I want to try their roasted goose (燒鵝), roasted duck (燒鴨), and the suckling pig (乳豬).  I have a feeling I won't be disappointed, going by the number of orders for these items when I was there last.
Singwa - Wed, 22 Feb 2017

What's comfort food for you?

15 February 2017

Game Time!

These days when it seems that the kids are glued to screens, I love it when they turn to board games instead.  Good, old-fashioned fun.

J & Z were playing Man Bites Dog and were cracking themselves up over the silly headlines they created.  They even decided to make additional cards to add to the pack to make even crazier and zanier headlines.

Singwa - Wed, 15 Feb 2017

What board games do you enjoy?

08 February 2017

After the last two weeks where I'd posted monochrome photos, I thought a bit of color is called for for this post.  Besides, I'd been bombarded with bright colors lately on account of Chinese New Year, so here's a bit of red to brighten your week.  

Singwa - Wed, 08 Feb 2017

31 January 2017

At Night II

We had been making a few trips to the airport --pick-ups, send-offs.  All of them at night. As I'd mentioned before, I don't really go out that much at night anymore and on these recent nights out, I felt like a little girl allowed to stay out late.  It was nice to see the city lights against the black velvet backdrop of the night sky.  Hong Kong, on any ordinary day, is ablaze with lights at night.  Around Christmas and Chinese New Year, there are even more lights than usual.   The photo below was taken around 11:30 pm last night.  See how bright it still was?  This wasn't even in the city proper.

It's a bit of a challenge to take pics through the windshield of a vehicle driving down the highway (don't worry, I wasn't at the wheel!).  I love the slightly off focus, though, and the light drizzle kinda added to the overall mood. 

SINGWA - Wed, 1 Feb 2017

25 January 2017

I rarely go out at night. Definitely nowhere as often as when we were single and without kids yet.  Even when I do, I don't usually get to leisurely enjoy the city.  Well, I got a chance to do so last week, when I played tour guide to a visiting relative.  It's the same Hong Kong, but in a different light, with a different vibe.  I love it.

18 January 2017


Hello, hello, hello!  Sorry for being MIA for over a month.  We'd been away for the Christmas holidays, then we had my parents and my mother-in-law visiting.  I have two birthdays to prepare for.  Endless errands.  You know, life.

I did manage to take my little miss last Saturday to catch one the last few screenings of "Sing."  Afterward, we decided to run a couple of errands.  We had to brave through a throng of people  in Causeway Bay.  There always is a lot of people in that area, but I guess it being a Saturday, with Chinese New Year just around the corner, there is a much bigger crowd than normal.  Oh my word.  

Singwa - Wed, 18 Jan 2017

13 December 2016

Christmas rolls around and it's a sweet time to give a little gift as a 'thank you' to the teachers.  As with the previous year, Z made these potholders to give out to hers.  She was very into it --picking out the colors and diligently weaving them every chance she got.  I think it's more meaningful that she creates / makes the presents herself (or buys something with money that she herself had saved up), rather than me buying the presents on her behalf and she just hands them over to her teachers.

My mom is placing orders for more and Z had also promised to make me more for our own use.  

06 December 2016

It's now December and I can still go out wearing sleeveless tops.  The temps are still in the low 20's. Somehow it doesn't feel like winter yet.  At the rate this is going, there's a big possibility that we might go through this winter without me having to pull out our winter stuff!  I haven't decided yet whether I'm thrilled about this.

Are you in seeing / feeling winter yet?

Singwa - Wed, 07 Dec 2016

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