Yet another random stranger has gotten me rolling my eyes so I’m just gonna be upfront and say this: It kinda irks me when people grumble about our state of affairs.

I’m no saint. I have definitely whinged about our politics, and goodness knows I’ve done more than my fair share of bitching. But I also hold my tongue on plenty of matters because I know I don’t know anything and I can’t won’t do a damn thing about it.

There’s nothing wrong with voicing our concerns and expressing dissatisfaction. There’s nothing wrong with having high expectations. After all, we can’t ever hope to achieve anything if we don’t even dare to dream. Yet I have found that too many men in the street are not being objective enough and are quick to slam the government about everything. Look, we all know they’re not perfect. Heck, they really oughtta start earning back brownie points with us, but seriously, if we ourselves can’t come up with a solution, shouldn’t we be more constructive?

Perhaps these complainers have a model government in mind? To which, I’ll ask: Who exactly are you looking at? Europe? The Americas? Africa? Admittedly, the nordic countries seem to be hitting home runs in many aspects, but $10 says they have something to complain about too.

I’m not saying we should all stop grumbling. We need to constantly raise questions to keep our government in check. I’m just hoping that more of us will adopt a more even-handed approach to complaining because I can’t even begin to imagine the indecent amount of pressure they have making decisions on behalf of an entire nation. Which is probably why they make indecent amounts too, eh? ;)

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Song of the Day

Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow), by Bon Iver (John Prine cover)

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Labour Day

May 1, 2012 · 3 comments

in Food, Life, Singapore

What’s a girl to do on Labour Day in good ol’ Singapore? Indulge in a fantastic movie and savour some food, of course.

The buddy and I started the day with lunch at my favourite cafe.

We then proceeded for my second viewing of the Avengers, which was just as entertaining, and now I feel as though I need to watch it at least once a week. I AM NOT KIDDING.

Dinner at Equinox was not bad, but not inspiring. Thankfully, we had a great view of the Singapore skyline to distract our tastebuds.

Some unexciting bread to kick things off:

Amuse bouche was some tomato thingy. The buddy will know what it’s called.

My Lobster Bisque with Fennel, Dill and Linguine Ribbons:

Grilled White Asparagus with Mousseline and Crushed Hazelnuts:

Pork Tenderloin with White Asparagus, Spring Onion Tart and Sage Butter Sauce:

Because there’s always room for dessert, the buddy ordered Pineapple Carpaccio with Lime, Chilli Syrup and Coconut Sorbet:

I ordered the Madagascar Vanilla Mousse with Caramelised Apple Jelly and Sweet Brioche.

Some petits fours to end things off:

Like I said, great view to distract our palette.

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Song of the Day

Set Fire To The Rain, by Adele

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Tinydipity

April 17, 2012 · 2 comments

in Shopping, Singapore

Isn’t it a cute name for a shop?

Tinydipity was a real chance encounter as my work mates and I had merely planned on enjoying tea at House a couple of weeks ago. We were seated right next to this makeshift store beside our table, and we couldn’t take our eyes off all these cute bags and lunchboxes that were calling out to us.

Exactly how cute? THIS CUTE:

There were also plenty of other products on display such as these insanely adorable water bottles, which I so badly wanted and ended up buying the owl one just yesterday:

We also saw a very attractive range of original “wet proof” bags exclusively made for the store, which were perfect for sandwiches, toiletries and other knick-knacks:

We wondered if there were other more adult-friendly products like laptop cases or iPad covers, even though we actually and unabashedly wanted everything for ourselves. Needless to say, the very friendly owner, Laurel, told us that she was actually catering to the Mumsies. Which makes sense cos I guess they have all the legitimate reasons to buy cute products like these, don’t they? Heh.

As Laurel is a mother herself, you can be sure that all the imported products on Tinydipity have been carefully picked and are safe for babies and children. The original products are painstakingly handmade by a work-at-home mum in the US and a retired mum in Singapore, and are made from organic cotton. Oh, and did I mention that everything is eco-friendly? Don’t we all love that? ;)

And look! There’s babywear too!

I’ve since gone through almost every page on Tinydipity and the whole time I just kept thinking about what I could get for myself my godchildren.

Be sure to check out Tinydipity’s website and Facebook page.

(Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post.)

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