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Smile the day away

How can you not laugh, chuckle, or go “awwwwww…..” at these cute doggy pictures.

Even though my little pretzel is a lot smaller, he is just as crazy when he panicked! Once on a trip, I left him at my friend's house and when she went out to do some grocery shopping, she left pretzel in a bedroom. When she came home and opened the bedroom door, Pretzel is busy chewing on the wall trying to dig his way out! Every time I visit, I am invited to visit that bedroom and look at the hole she refused to patch to share the story

me too

aye aye

awwwww, how cute!

lol, this is too cute! I can see pretzel doing this

yes! blame someone else...run & hide!

Hi! I'm pretzel, I'm cute too! I can smile!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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sashimi madness

Who doesn’t love a sashimi Japanese meal?!

i'm waiting, i'm waiting!!

sushi is now more than seaweed wrappings

squid tempura, it was very good

i love salmon...raw or pan-fried or baked

 

 

a little too greasy for me

i'm canadian, i luv beef

 

HK urchins

drool, sashimi platter

beef sashimi! WAGYU BEEF

some warm sake is a great idea!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chinese new year in Singapore

This is the first time I spent Chinese New Year (CNY) in Singapore and Chinatown is definitely filled with bright red colors and the mood is festive and boisterous leading up to the celebration.

the year of the dragon started off on a good sign, a rainbow over Chinatown

this is the year of the dragon, one of those really great signs within the zodiac

The Chinese character for "blessing"

lots of flowers and positive and happy blessings written on red scroll paper to ring in a new year

lots of sweets for many happy sweet moments for the new year

traditional snacks for guests who stop by to greet and wish each other a great year ahead

the temple in Chinatown is decorated and prepared for all worshippers to ring in a great year

candles are lit for blessings made

wishes are written on placard and become a part of the wishing tree

 

another pretzel cartoon strip (1)

pretzel refusing to come back into the apartment

extremely excited to come in because he heard the magic words "who wants a treat treat??"

haha, only to realize he has been duped....again!

 

 

how to have fun on kusu island

Kusu island is a very small island about 20 minutes off Singapore.  It is known for two things

if you come to kusu island just to look at the temple and tortoise, it would be a very boring trip

There are tortoise and temples everywhere, there is no need to take a 20 minute boat ride to look at it on Kusu Island.  So in order to have fun, explore the little island, whcih takes around 20 minutes, haha.  But also consider these great and fun activities!

take a walk along the sandy beach and a dip in the water

be an artist and create some sand artwork

enjoy a picnic or bbq with friends

climb up to the top of the island and receive a blessing from the two residents of a malay temple

act silly and become tarzan

This small island doens’t have a lot of visitors, so it’s great to spend some quiet and peaceful time close to nature.  It has some great scenic views.

very cool trees found on this island, shaped like a fan

The Elephant Parade

162 life-size elephant sculptures were spotted in Singapore as an environmental awareness campaign for the conservation of elephants.  I had the pleasure of meeting all these very creatively designed elephant sculptures where they were all featured for a final showing at the Botanic Gardens.  Below are some of my favorite:

This is my favorite elephant, how creative! It made me started craving durian and I ate one afterwards!

the angry bird one is pretty cool too, it attracts lots of kids to take photos with it

it's a plushie elephant

hees, this elephant spots a tuft of fine black hair

making coconut candy in vietnam

Yummy!  Warm, freshly made coconut candies are very good!  The warm sugar candy melting in the mouth was such a cool feeling!

coconuts are first cracked

the coconuts then go through this little machine

next, it's grinded into a coconut and sugar concotion

it is then roughly rolled into long stick shape

it is then allocated into the proper rectangular sized stick cutter

each piece of coconut candy is individually cut and wrapped

 

 

 

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