Nothing is better than going back to one's home. Not that I don't love Hong Kong, it's just that I feel so at home here in Singapore. The skies are just bluer here and the trees are so much greener and taller. These few days have been action-packed and enjoyable. I can say ours is a Hong Kong-paced itinerary.
The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a must-go for us every time we visit Singapore. The gardens are simply lovely and we love to let our kids run about or feed the fish and turtles in the ponds. Some times there are even outdoor concerts to enjoy. Here is a snapshot of the gardens and our two girls in pink dresses sewed by my mother.
Our visit coincides with the month-long food and gourmet extravaganza, the Singapore Food Festival and everywhere we go, there are interesting events promoting local fare and other delicacies. Then there is also the Great Singapore Sale and we just couldn't resist buying some books and children stuff. We also bought a dainty white dress for Chung Yi to wear next February for my younger brother's wedding.
This morning, we went to Little India to have a stroll as Wai Lung loves the ambience there. It's like being in India. We had Southern Indian food for lunch too. Yummy. At the word that we wanted to go to the nearby Chinatown next, Ji Yuan started to say no and wanted to go home. After investigation, we found out that she's afraid of the 'Chinatown
dragon'! She'd learnt that from a song in school so we had to persuade her that there's no dragon in a real Chinatown. Oh well, we'll bring her to see some animals tomorrow at the zoo.
And what's up knitting wise? I couldn't leave Charlotte's Web in Hong Kong knowing that it's just twelve rows short. So the other day when the children napped, I finished it up, even the crochet border as well. See, here it is, in its unblocked stage, looking more like a stingray than a shawl, accompanied by the origami seal and penguin folded by Wai Lung. Now I got to find a way to block it properly.