A Total TaiTai Tale

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

Tag: valentines day

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– a little piece of me here and a little piece there –

🇸🇬 ❤️ 🇫🇷

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Hubby sent me an article a few weeks ago about a colleague collecting Saga Seeds that we can find in Singapore, so of course, I had to find some (and fell into the rabbit hole that is the internet for my quest).  We hunt some down and how appropriate it is to share a post about them on this Valentine Day.

Those scarlet glossy and heart-snapped beads symbolize love in many countries in Asia and are known as Xiang Si Dou (相思豆) in Chinese which literally means “Longing Peas”. They are unique to certain parts of Southeast Asia, Africa, the Pacific, and the Caribbean Islands.

Saga is actually the Malay name and it’s been traced to the Arabic for “Goldsmith”. In the olden days, the seeds were commonly used to measure the weight of gold and silver as 4 seeds = 1 gram.

PS: while I was digging my rabbit hole 😉 I found this cool project by British contemporary artist, Nicola Anthony, who collected more than 10,000 saga seeds and hand-numbered them one by one: Pass It On

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Happy Valentine’s Day.

We celebrated yesterday night so we weren’t stuck with the special Valentine menu and bonus point I can be in bed at a decent hour on a Sunday night 😉

We tried the fairly newly opened restaurant The Georg near Houhai lake.

The Danish brand Georg Jensen opened their restaurant in late November in a newly refurbished Hutong by the lake (read old Hutong were torn down, people evicted to make place to modern Hutong for the rich!)

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When you go to a new restaurant to celebrate pre-Valentine and your BFF walks in… with her husband 😉

Revenge is a dish best served cold

Chinese Singles Buy Movie Tickets So Couples Can’t Sit Together on Valentine’s Day.

a group of Shanghai singles purchased every odd-numbered seat for a Feb. 14 showing of Beijing Love Story. Their sole purpose: disrupting lovey-dovey dates. “Want to see a movie on Valentine’s Day?” asks a message posted by an organizer. “Sorry, you’ll have to sit separately. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.”

Thanks to the one-child policy and preference for sons, there are an estimated 34 million ‘surplus men’ in China — a whole lot of lonely hearts.

Now couples need to plot their revenge for Singles’ Day on November 11. Happy Valentine’s Day – 情人节快乐

Fulll article: http://ift.tt/1geI90B

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Pinterest save the day.

Kiddo doesn’t have school tomorrow due to Parents-Teachers conference so Valentine treats for classmates needed to be deliver today. 🙂