Sunday, May 3, 2015

Singapore through Facebook (part 1)

Over the Chinese New Year period, I went back to Singapore to spend some time with my favourite 3 F's in this world (family, friends and food). The timing was just right as the end of my third hitch in Papua New Guinea coincided with the eve of Chinese New Year. I took the overnight flight and arrived back home on the first day of Chinese New Year.

I am glad I made the decision to go home—you really don't know how much you miss home until you return. The last time I was back home during Chinese New Year was in 2008 when I took Ision to meet my family for the first time. Gosh! I can't believe it has been seven whole years already! I seriously need to go back to experience the new year festivities more often! That being said, I did so much more than Chinese New Year stuff and I will be sharing my sixteen-day trip with you using the pictorial posts I made on Facebook (how can there be a better way?). A lot of the pictures were of food and boy, did I eat!!! Somehow that didn't affect my physique a single bit and I still managed to look great in the two photo shoots I managed to squeeze into the trip (some preview shots from the first shoot included in this post). In fact I actually lost weight at the end of this holiday! Here are the first set of pictures (the rest are here, here and here).

Steamboat on the first day of Chinese New Year. Why not?

Morning jog done. Boy it's good to sweat it out. And I need the cardio too after all the Chinese New Year gorging (with more to come)!

A feast is not a feast until it is one prepared by my mum, a feat that took AGES. Mum you've done it again!!! Now on to the easy part we go!

 The token lo-hei. Before and then the aftermath.

Breakfast of champions. Homemade carrot cake. Psst. Don't want to let mum hear this but Ision's tastes slightly better.

I know this isn't anything to shout about. But boy do I miss Singapore-style fried kway teow! Isn't it great I can indulge like this and still look the way I do?

I've grown up with this view from my flat but you don't appreciate what you've got till you've been away from it for a while. Singapore is crowded but there are many pockets of openness and serenity. You just have to know where to look.

Not really a fan of beer but I think The Yellow Van has started to change that. Great brew Ivan! — at The 1925 Microbrewery & Restaurant.

Wanted to try this ever since I saw it on the menu. Pasta in chili crab sauce. Only at 1925! — at The 1925 Microbrewery & Restaurant.

Round 2. The pig-out after the photo shoot is the best part of the photo shoot! — at The 1925 Microbrewery & Restaurant.

The amazing shoot today with an amazing photographer at an amazing location!

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