A Total TaiTai Tale

Tale of a Total TaiTai who was in Beijing & Beyond and is now in Singapore & Surroundings!

Month: August, 2018

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Finally in the same country to celebrate.
And what a better place than Labyrinth, the Michelin Star restaurant which reinterpreted the local traditional food.

The menu comprised mostly of locally-sourced ingredients. Chef-owner Han Li Guang – who quit his high-flying desk job in the banking industry to become a chef – was inspired by the flavours he grew up with; his grandmother’s cooking, favourite hawker dishes and the abundance of underappreciated ingredients. He’s created an homage to his Singapore with a deconstruction and reinterpretation of ‘traditions’

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s…
ok just coffee but with every Singaporeans Instagramers 😂

A week-long collaboration between the American jeweller and homegrown French café chain Tiong Bahru Bakery, visitors can recreate their very own Breakfast at Tiffany’s moment, complete with croissant and all.
Besides the cart and cups being rendered in Tiffany’s signature Robin’s egg blue, the collaboration also features classic references to New York City, including bodegas filled with buckets of paper flowers, paperboy bicycles and Tiffany Blue traffic cones.

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Happy Anniversary ❤️

Twenty years ago on this day, 29th of August we finally said I Do (only took us 7 years!)
A few days later we packed our bags and headed to Argentina, then Scotland, then a brief few months in France followed by China, Norway, China again and now Singapore.
Good thing we got that album to record our whereabouts ;-).

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While most photographers (especially the expat kind) like to photograph the famous shophouses in Singapore (one must have the obligatory shophouses collage before one leaves Singapore 😉… more on this on a later post) I find the HDB (+/- public housing) a lot more interesting, as a photography subject as well as a cultural subject.

First there are very diverse and on top of it because there are public “property” I can go and climb in the floors to use it as a vantage point (I also have a great love with public parking for the same reason!) but no one photographs them as well as Darren Soh who has been on a mission to document the HDB (lot of them are being en-bloc sold in the past few years and will be taken down).
I have been to a few of his talks and last week was the opening of his exhibition and the launch of his book (which I bought obviously 🙄)

Darren pictures can be seen on his Instagram (www.instagram.com/darrensohphoto/)
and here’s his video “Before It All Goes” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tm_cpuC97ig)

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We all get junk mail not matter which country you live in… but we don’t all get some where Hermès, Chanel and Louis Vuitton second hand bags are advertise 😉 .

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J found the Holy Grail.
He might never leave Singapore.

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From now on I’m just going to stop the “I’ll be ready in 5 mn” excuse for my coffee chat over WeChat with BFF and make it a fashion statement.

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You don’t truly live in Singapore if you don’t go see “Crazy Rich Asians”

It was fun seeing Singapore through the eyes of the other half 😉
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Here’s a pretty picture I took yesterday while waiting for our table for lunch …. because I’ve got nothing else to post about. 🙄

I’m in limbo right now as I’m not quite back in my routine because I’m leaving again in 2 weeks.
After the longest end-of-school year I’m in the longest beginning-of-school year.

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It hasn’t rain for months but since today is a holiday… you guessed it.
Family bonding time at home it is 😭

Happy Hari Raya Haji.

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