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Just a HDB budget Tai Tai who wants to live her life to the fullest


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Pork Donburi


My oh my, I shared this on SHC Facebook page and gathered more than 350 likes, guess it was because I mentioned only 4⃣ ingredients needed. 😁

Forget about making the broth from scratch, not that the “ajinomoto” was omitted, when I wanted to cook it, I knew this wasn’t something healthy that one should eat it on weekly basis, at most once biweekly. So, yes, I was doing it the “shortcut way”, so easy that only 4⃣ ingredients was used. That’s me! No wasting is the way to go. (Don’t tell me by buying the items to make the broth is cheaper, it is not and I know they will end up in the bin as I will not use them frequently.)

As for the meat, I used collar shabu shabu, I found it less fatty than sukiyaki (meat), 400-500gm approx. $7-$14 (kurobuta pork). Same price as beef shabu shabu. (Just in case you wanna know.) sukiyaki sauce is about $8/bottle (I used 1/3), togarashi is $3+. 


Ingredients

  • 300gm shabu shabu pork collar
  • slightly less than half a (Chinese) bowl of sukiyaki sauce
  • half a (Chinese) bowl of water
  • one brown onion/yellow onion, sliced

Steps

  1. Pour everything in a pot and bring to boil.
  2. Add meat only when onion well cooked. (high heat)
  3. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Serve with steamed rice.

I served with togarashi, jap chili pepper. 👍👍👍👍

Ben and Asher both love Pork Donburi so much and gave me 💯. 


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Heap Seng Leong Coffeeshop

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Others may see me as a pampered wife, that my spouse gotta leave office, come home, ferry us to ICA building just to collect Asher’s passport. I am not demanding, in fact, I don’t think it is good to be undemanding. Taken for granted? Nah, that’s an overstatement to me. But I would like to be heard. My spouse initiated to send us there simply because I was unwell for the past few days prior to collection date. ( food poisoning )

So, here we were, at Heap Seng Leong Coffeeshop after collecting the passport. (How frequent can we do this? Tea break on a weekday.) I heard about good coffee and good toast by this hainanese uncle who wears pj while making them. To be honest, the aroma of the coffee and the smoothness of the tea were “tokong” but I won’t come back, not until they have cleaned up the place. I don’t expect it to be posh but roaches waving with antenna? No, thanks. For those who wanted to try out their coffee with butter, 咖啡牛油, I am ending this post with the address. 👇🏻

Heap Seng Leong Coffeeshop
Blk 10 North Bridge Road
01-5109
Singapore 190010


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With the Tays, It is always FUN!

Believe it or not, my K2 boy is very forgetful, he got all names mix up and sometimes, I don’t know if he is talking about Aiden, Ayden, Ethan, Eden or Steven.  But the good thing is, we see “some improvement” lately, hee mentioned Chloe and Ethan! In order for me to know exactly who was he talking about, we did some “homework”.

Now, I can double confirm that he was talking about his favourite playmates, Ethan & Chloe.
 

Princess Chloe with Uncle Ben

 

Another playdate at Polliwogs Vivocity


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A Day @ Google, Mountain View (Global HQ)

When LC knew we would be in San Francisco Downtown for few days, he told Ben he would like to bring us around Google HQ at Mountain View. It was not planned, we knew he didn’t stay in CA and he flew almost every few days, it was just a coincidence that we happened to be there at the same time. It was such rare opportunity for us to visit Google Global HQ at Mountain View. *big hug*

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Getting our guest tags at the main entrance. Though guests of the Googler were allowed in some buildings and cafe, we could only enter some common areas, but that was good enough.

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Ah, you spot something?

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Asher spent some great time in this small park, picking up the “jellies” and placing them everywhere.

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Oh my, first time in my life to see Google self-drive car. Click to zoom in, the safety belt was on but there was nobody. Someone did wave at us anyway.

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After taking a stroll around the campus, we went to the nearby IN-N-OUT for their famous burgers.

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I still couldn’t believe myself for missing the pop up store in Singapore weeks before we went to the State, I heard the queue was snaky long and no fries were available, they replaced it with packet chips. I was just so glad that we finally got to try IN-N-OUT, it was really delicious, patties were juicy and the bun… Oh my, I am drooling!

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It was a pretty cool experience to have the chance to visit Google campus. The environment around the campus itself was nice to walk around, of course it would be even better if you choose to ride the bicycle. 😅 Anyway, thanks to Luke!
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Dawn, the special girl

  

For some reasons, this girl is very well loved by all the boys in school. Asher is one of them and he keep telling Dawn and her mom (who is the school director) that he wants to marry her when he grows up.   On some days, he will tell me he can only marry her when they turn 18years old. *how silly, I wonder who told him that.* 

When I found out Asher pushed his friends and played rough in school for continuously few days, I knew I needed to do something. Instead of reprimanding and repeatedly saying something that everyone has said for more than a thousand times, I sat down with him and we talked about “friends”. I was not surprised when he chose to talk about Dawn but I didn’t expect him to tell me his feeling and what happened in school. 

I was glad I made a right choice, he hardly told  me anything emotional, let alone something he felt bad, or something awful. From that onwards, I didn’t hear anything much from teachers, except being told “he knows he is cute” and sings all pop songs in the director’s room. Honestly, I will take it as “no news means good news”. 

The crying boy : Asher. he said he was upset as another boy was playing with Dawn.

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