Baking Time!

a fish cookie for his pet fish, Nina

It is rainy season here in Singapore. Dark clouds looms the sky and it drizzles almost everyday. Our little christmas tree sits in the corner of the living room. Every evening, with the lights turned on, it has the magical power to transform the house into a cozy little nest despite the gloomy weather. The rainy season creates an ambience similar to a cold winter night. We have rain instead of snow! The gaily decorated and brightly lighted christmas tree warms up the house like a fireplace. It reminds me of our christmas in the States. We had our 1st white chrsitmas 2 years back in Aspen high up in the Colorado Mountain range. Last year christmas, it was snowing when we were driving up to Flagstaff.

I love the coziness and warmth brought about by the holiday season, the rain and the cool weather. It puts me in a sharing mood.

We rummaged through the stacks of unpacked boxes in the study room. Dug out piles of baking utensils and recipe books. It is baking time again!


a little update on my French course …

I have finally survived my 1 month French crash course! and guess what…I had signed up for another month of torturing! HA!

The truth is…I actually enjoy going back to school, if u minus off the homework, the test and the horrendous traffic in the morning. I am hoping that at the end of my 2 months course, I am able to converse in a decent conversation, or at least learn enough for me to survive in Paris. Working hard towards the goal and hopefully very soon, when someone comes up to me and ask
‘Vous parle le français?’
I can confidently answer
‘Bien sur!’

Here are some cool friends I made during the course. They are part of the reason for me to continue the course 😉

Natasha, Yuan Yuan, Nicole, Cheri, Ee Lin and our teacher NordineEeLin, Natasha and Cheri

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@ Singapore Botanic Garden

The last 2 years that we were not around. The Botanic Garden has been refurbished. With the new look and facilities, the garden seems to attract more local visitors now. I have never realised the entrance to the garden along Tanglin Road until recently. Maybe it was there all this while. Botanic Garden is one of those places where I can’t remember the last time I visit before Malcolm comes along. Malcolm seems to open up our eyes to places that we usually take for granted.

So wiith the renovation, now there is a food court in the garden. In Singapore, places with good food usually means more people. The small little carpark at the basement is packed during weekends. I would personally prefer it to be less crowded. But then it would be a pity if after all the renovation, the place only attracts tourists.

a look at how Orchids are cloned. Behind the glass is a controlled environment where cloning takes place. There are 4 sections :
1. Growth Media Preparation Room
2. Transfer Room
3. Shaker Room
4. Culture Room

Mal at the Shaker Room where all the bottles are shaking with Orchid seedlingsSherlin ?? reading Mal his Tornado book at the food court.
Mal took this pic for us 🙂

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