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We Are Baby-Led Weaning

Hello, first-time mum (FTM) here! It’s only been twelve months since my son was born but I figure sleep and weaning must be the two most decisive topics when it comes to childrearing. Unless you are a sucker for punishment, you want to avoid discussing these topics because everyone holds such staunch views. Poetry, of course, is alright. When it …

Oranges and Lemons

Two sticks and an apple,Ring the bells at Whitechapel. Old Father Bald Pate,Ring the bells of Aldgate. Maids in white aprons,Ring the bells at Saint Catherine’s. Oranges and lemons,Say the bells of Saint Clement’s. You owe me five farthings,Say the bells of Saint Martin’s. When will you pay me?Say the bells of Old Bailey. When I grow rich,Say the bells …

Lovely Seal

Ging gang gong gongging gang gong gongglucked Lovely Seal as he bomped along. Two paws, pappety flap,slippery hopscotch, flappety plap!Pretty peeping puffin pals tag along. Seals live in the white worldwhere scoops of pearly ice cream growand polar bears, beluga whales, and moose belong. Lovely wants to breathe a songof frangipani, funfetti roll,sticky-poppy colours that play all day long. Ging …

Watching Mamma Apply Lipstick

I goggle at the looking glass,kid elbows out like I’m in classobserving mamma click and twisther lipstick case with soft cream wrist,and neatly write her royal red o’s,a biting heart of lipstick prose. I puff in perfumed powder potsof pink pressed chalk and pansy dropsas mamma’s strands of sprinkles chinkaround her neck. Two dolls, we prinkwith sippica pippica. Pucker and …

Recipe for a Green Pea Monster

[ingredients]We’ll need a tot turned six moons young,eight square milk teeth, a spry pink tongue,one bag of frozen garden peas,two whiffs of spice, three plops of cream. [method]We kiss our chick and tie his bibthen blend and blitz a snot ball dip.From ewwww-eey greens to clumpy pasteof vivid veg that’s sweet to taste. [serving]Long spoon go coax from blade to …

Zotter Balleros are the Most Moorish Chocolate Balls

It’s me again – number one chocolate fanatic in Singapore! Earlier this year I fell in love with bean-to-bar chocolate. I started a new video series called My Chocolate Journey on YouTube to share my passion for quality chocolate with you all. Ahem…. okay. The video series is also a convenient excuse to eat more chocolate. So, this month, I …

A Glam Staycation at the Sofitel in Sentosa

In July, the Bossy Flossie Family went for a luxurious two-night staycation at the Sofitel Hotel in Sentosa. The Sofitel, a French chain, is apparently a five-star hotel and our stay wasn’t exactly cheap at around $400++ per night. But, we figured that we deserved a bit of luxury. Our last staycation was nearly a year earlier at the Oasia …

The Best of the Best Takeaway Sandwich Shops in Singapore

I love a good sandwich which is kind of strange given my history. When I was a kid, I refused to eat the sandwiches packed in my school lunch box. I suppose they were kinda soggy. Lately, I have been craving chunky bread stuffed with fresh (and sometimes fried) ingredients. So, because I mostly work from home, I treat myself …

Be Seduced by the Pralus Barre Infernale Chocolates

Calling all you praline and chocolate lovers out there! Come and be seduced by the irresistible range of Pralus Barre Infernale chocolates. These melty sensations are so damn fine they are sold out in a flash on the Hello Chocolate website. But, if you are patient, a delicious fat bar of Pralus Barre Infernale is worth the wait.

Comfort Sandwiches and Boba Tea from The World is Flat

I was reluctant to try the gorgeous food and drinks from The World is Flat on account of the name. Why do they call themselves, The World is Flat? Because the sandwiches look like round and flat flying saucers! This place prides itself on “mammoth comfort sandwiches”. The specialty boba teas are also out of this world. Altogether, a very …

Sando Japanese Inspired Sandwiches Take-Away Edition

The only thing better than a good ol’ sammie is Japanese inspired sandwiches. So, without further ado, let me introduce you to Sando. This place is amazing! Sando specialises in fuss-free Japanese lunches that don’t hurt your back pocket (too much). I was particularly curious about their sandwich selection. The minimum order for home delivery from Sando is $66 so …

Hunky Chunky Bagels from Two Men Bagel House

Gosh how I miss lunches at Two Men Bagel House in Tanjong Pagar. The joint is just around the corner from my office. In the pre-COVID19 era, I indulged in one of their hunky chunky bagels every Friday. Then, working from home happened. Then, I had the harebrained idea to just order myself a takeaway instead. I discovered the bagels …

Breakfast and Coffee in Lorong Chuan and Serangoon

The first thing I did upon moving to Lorong Chuan was to set out in search of good coffee. Wow, what an adventure it has been. Lorong Chuan is super residential. There are not as many trendy cafes around here as in Farrer Park, where I used to live. But it has been a blessing in disguise as I have …

Salted Egg Buns and Local Brekkie at Moments in Serangoon

Please forgive me if I only recently discovered kopi. During the last four years living in Singapore I was happily sipping away on my cafe lattes. That was until I discovered Moments in Serangoon. This cafe has converted me from Western brunch-fan to local brekkie expert. These days, I cannot resist a delicious salted egg bun, or some kaya toast …

Nut-Nut-Nutty! The Best Nut Butters and How to Eat Them

Here’s a tongue twister for ya. It is not nutty to go nuts for nummy-num-num nut butters. Nut butter is a healthy, delicious, and fuss-free way to spruce up a meal. So long as you stay away from varieties with excessive salt or sugar. I love devouring crunchy peanut butter straight from the jar. I am also partial to almond …

7 Reasons Why Farrer Park is the Best Neighbourhood

Are you contemplating moving to Farrer Park? You have my vote of confidence. Farrer Park was a wonderful neighborhood to me. I lived there for four years. I still remember arriving in Singapore and signing a two-year lease at City Square Residence like it was yesterday. Back then, City Square Residence was considered a dive. I suppose it still is! …

Finally! Some Good Thai at SUK’s Thai Kitchen

Finally, a decent Thai restaurant in Singapore that doesn’t charge the earth! I’ve always been astonished at how Singapore, a country totally obsessed with food, has so many mediocre Thai restaurants. Krapow is very good, but it cheats with its heavily Chinese-influenced menu. That’s why SUK’s Thai Kitchen is a welcome addition to the Farrer Park neighborhood. Admittedly, the menu …

How to Apply for a DP for Your Baby in Singapore

Congratulations, you just gave birth! But in addition to swaddling, burping, never-ending sleep deprivation, and, of course, plenty of precious cuddles, there is also critical paperwork to complete. Foreigners living in Singapore have 42 days to obtain a Dependent Pass (‘DP’) or another valid immigration status for their newborn. Otherwise, your little one could face financial penalties and/or deportation.

My Splurge on Low-Sugar and Sugar-Free Chocolates

I admit it. I am a hardcore chocoholic. In my opinion, there is no better breakfast than a bar of milk choccie with a hot cuppa. I can easily scoff an entire block of Cadbury in one sitting. And, I’m not afraid to confess, I love white and caramel chocolate just as much as the brown stuff. Sadly, my love …

A Sumptuous Birthday Lunch at Artichoke

For years I have celebrated my birthday over dinner. Usually, at somewhere swanky, which serves a decent drop of wine. But this year was different. I had just had a baby and hadn’t dined out (let alone slapped on any makeup!) for quite some time. So this year I decided to play it safe and go for a birthday lunch …

Best Places for Delicious Food in and Around Farrer Park

There is plenty of good food in Farrer Park, you just have to know where to find it. During the past few years of living in the area, I have found some real foodie gems in and around Farrer Park, from authentic Chinese dumplings and sautéed eggplant to dukkah sprinkled avocado on toast and hand-pulled Muslim noodles. Please enjoy my …

A Final Tour of my Shophouse at Petain Road

Living on Petain Road by Somme Park has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I have enjoyed many special memories here such as getting married, having a baby, and a COVID-related lockdown! Calling a shophouse home was on my bucket list (as discussed in a previous blog). That’s why I decided to film a three-part mini-series about a life we love at …