I grew up in this neighborhood - attended primary school here and used to attend Youth For Christ (YFC) fellowships during my teens at an apartment right above where this cafe now stands. This row of shop house used to be a home to a mishmash of hardware and paint shop and car mechanic repair shops. Early this year, when we heard that there's a new kid on the block - W39 Bistro & Bakery, I was thrilled. A revival of this sleepy estate is long overdue. We finally paid homage to … [Read more...]
Archives for May 2014
Forest Adventure: Adventure in the Trees !
It is one of our parenting goals to bring Dana up to be resilient, adventurous and lover of the great outdoors. So, we simply couldn't resist it when the chance beckons for her to experience all of these at Forest Adventure Singapore.Originally from France, tree top courses are popping up all over the world and Dana is no stranger to them, having conquered one at the Bali Treetop Park. This invite to Singapore's own Forest Adventure was to celebrate our dear neighbour Maegan's 8th … [Read more...]
Do you have a Ready Bag?
A First Aid Kit is an essential part of Emergency Readiness but this is NOT a Ready Bag. Read on.We are very fortunate to live in Singapore where our good geographical location shields us from most natural calamities and disasters (e.g. floods, lightning storms etc.). That does not mean that we should be ignorant about survival skills in times of civil emergencies, epidemic outbreaks, environmental hazards or even terrorist attacks.Top 10 THREATS WE FACE IN SG A) The top 3 Civil … [Read more...]
Annie Leibovitz, A Photographer’s Life 1990 – 2005
I just turned 43 and honestly, I approached it with some reservations. You see, my Dad passed away at 44 years old (when I was only 13) and that has impacted my life tremendously. Since the day I passed my 40th, I’ve been very keenly aware of my own mortality and along with that, the compulsion to leave a legacy, to make a difference, has been increasing.On my birthday last week, Angie arranged a surprise visit to one of the world’s most iconic photographers, Annie Leibovitz’s exhibition. As … [Read more...]
Weekend Wanderings: [email protected]
To kickstart the Children's Season 2014, National Museum of Singapore is officially launching a new wing specially dedicated to children (6 and below) today! Come, let's explore National Museum! Welcome to the all new [email protected]!Called '[email protected]', it is located on the museum’s third floor. [email protected] features indoor and outdoor play areas where kids can participate in craft activities, pick up art forms such as puppetry and interact with a range of multimedia exhibits.Ms … [Read more...]
Drive Safe. Drive. Save! 10 Unique Fuel-Saving Tips from Singlet Daddy!
In our first post on fuel-saving tips, I shared about how Shell empowers and educates drivers to save fuel while driving. This is important since the running cost of owning a car in Singapore is high and inefficient driving only makes it worse. In this 2nd instalment, I will share 10 of my own unique fuel saving tips to help all of us, urban drivers Drive Safe and Drive. Save! 1) Keep it in the Center: In Singapore’s busy city roads, driving in the center lanes reduces the … [Read more...]
Guest Post on Yahoo Parenting: Tell Tale Times with LEGO Toys
Read the original article posted on Yahoo Parenting here. … [Read more...]
Foodie Friday: Phantastic Pho!
Simply Phantastic Pho! Our family are big noodle fans and we used to travel to the seedier part of Joo Chiat for our Beef Pho fix. Not anymore. Since Mrs Pho opened its doors at Beach Road last month, we have visited twice on our own and even threw a birthday celebration in Vietnam. That speaks volume of how much we love this little Vietnamese joint, does it?The Ambience and DecorModelled after the Vietnamese back street alleys, Mrs Pho has recreated the side streets of Hanoi with stenciled … [Read more...]
A milestone worth celebrating – 1K FB Likes!
So, we’ve actually just hit 1K Likes on Facebook! We are so grateful for the 1,000 of you people who faithfully follow and support PrincessDanaDiaries. It means the world to us that there are fans who read and Like our blog! The Facebook page was started on 21 May 2012 and it's through sheer hardwork that we see the numbers climbing slowly but steadily over the past 2 years so yup, my heart is pretty overwhelmed to have finally achieved this … [Read more...]
Personalise it with SnapSack™!
Born out of her need to find the perfect "Mommy Bag", Anna Hart, the creator of SnapSack™ Handbag came up with a bag that not only holds all of a Mama’s essentials, but also keeps our loved ones and happy memories close at hand. Made of the best canvas and plastic products in the market, the SnapSack™ Handbag is durable, waterproof and comes with detachable photo holders that allow us to personalise the bags according to our creativity, to reflect our own style and passions. We can add photos, … [Read more...]