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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Instagram Snapshots ~*July, August, September 2016*~

The late blogging cycle continues doesn't it? I badly want to blog. I really do. I'm suffering from memory loss of events from when I stopped capturing those memories here on my blog. I am most active on Instagram and Facebook so see all of you there for little spectrum of my life.

Thank you for sharing your experience on Instagram in my last post. I wold get down to replying your comments soon!


~*2 July 2016*~
After 2 days of gastric flu, my ravaged insides are craving all sorts of food now.

My last full meal of the day was on Thursday afternoon with my colleagues.
I had nonya pork chop with rice for mains and we shared the kueh pie tee and steamed otah. The pork chops were the softest and tenderest pork chop I've ever eaten with a light crispy batter that didn't scratch the roof of my mouth. Their kueh pie tee ingredients were fresh with a delectable crisp shell. This is the only kueh pie tee I could put whole into my mouth without choking. It simply crumbles in your mouth bursting with all sorts of spicy, savoury and sweet flavours.
We always term this eatery "the peranakan place" without really knowing what its actual name is. Upon googling, I found out it is called Makko Teck Neo Pineapple Tarts or Teck Neo Nonya Cafe. Located at 35 Telok Blangah Rise, the food is pricey for a cafe under a HDB flat but totally worth going once every few weeks when our craving kicks in.

#nonyafood #peranakanfood #porkchops #kuehpietee #sgfood #eateateat #instafood #yummy #foodie #foodporn #ilovefood

~*6 July 2016*~
I need a cat in my life nao, like right NAO!

Too bad our new home and my old hubby isn't very cat friendly.

This sweetie pie isn't mine. He's Gunnar Scott from @thecatmuseumsg. I love his beautiful stripes on his super soft and smooth semi long fur. I love his innocent little face. So handsome! When we visited The Cat Museum in May, we were told that Gunnar was in the process of being adopted. Awwww... Lucky owners!

#thecatmuseumsg #gunnar #gunnarscott #kittensofinstagram #catsofinstagram #kittensofig #igkitty #stripedcat #meandmycat #iwish #ilovecats #crazycatlady #catcatcat #kittenkindergarten #throwback

~*10 July 2016*~
Happy 7th wedding anniversary my dear hubby! A couple that eats together stays together and grows fat together. May we continue to eat our tummies full till we grow old and fat and check out all the fine dining places on special occasions and burn big holes in your pocket! Wahahahahhaha

#happyanniversary #weddinganniversary #wefie #ilovemyhusband #wakughin #wakughinsingapore #tetsuya #acouplethateatstogetherstaystogether #acouplethateatstogethergetsfattogether #marinabaysands #marinabaysg #mbs

~*16 July 2016*~
It's TGIF so we cheers to Somersby, warm water and girly friendship. 

#somersby #cheers #harrysbar #harrysbarsg #tgif #ilovemyfriends #galpals

~*17 July 2016*~
Look Ma! No wefie stick!

Too many too many longkang fishing photos for today and this is our only group shot. It has been years since we had so much outdoor fun with Cyn and godkids. Gonna miss you all badly. 
@cyngapore @123jaselim 

#ilovemyfamily #myotherfamily #besties #godkids #orto #longkangfishing #wefie

~*17 July 2016*~
Back to the kampong days catching little fishies with small nets and bare hands... In a man-made concrete longkang with fake rocks. Never knew that could be so fun!

#orto #longkangfishing #godkids #ilovemygodkids #ilovemyfamily #kamponglife #manmadenature #fishing

~*17 July 2016*~
Gonna miss you 2 little rascals so much! 

#ilovemyfamily #ilovemygodkids #godkids #cutekids #redandwhite #nationaldaycameearly

~*18 July 2016*~
We went to saga beef heaven with these perfectest beef cubes ever. Ooi Japanese Dining would become one of hubby's favourite Japanese restaurants for omakase.

#ooijapanesedining #japanesecuisine #sagabeef #beefcubes #foodporn #foodie #ilovefood #eateateat #omakase

~*31 July 2016*~
Got myself a new toy after my 5-year-old Canon S95 blur out on me. Back to Panasonic Lumix again. I'm looking forward to more nicely taken photos on my Instagram Coz everything has been iPhone all the way till date. 

#panasoniclumix #panasonicgf7 #iphone6 #sundayfunday #igsg #instamood #instadaily

~*9 August 2016*~
I was on my way to meet my family to watch the National Day Parade together and while waiting at AMK MRT Station just now, I saw that the park in front was full of Pokéstops with lures and it was not within my radius!

So many people are dressed in red and white today. It sure feels like Pokemon Go and National Day is binding the whole Singapore together.

Happy 51st birthday Singapore!

#happybirthdaysingapore #nationalday2016 #ndp2016 #redandwhite #pokemongo #selfie

~*9 August 2016*~
Happy National Day! All of us in red/pink and white from right to left: Yoda, BB8, C3PO, Darth Vader, Storm Trooper and Luke Oreo (the cat) blocking R2... Oh, and the humans of course! 

#happybirthdaysingapore #nationalday2016 #ndp2016 #redandwhite #familyportrait

~*10 August 2016*~

Today was the first time I donated blood.

The very first time I attempted to donate blood was when I was 18 years old. I got rejected then as I was below 45 kg. No matter how much I ate, my weight would never go above 43 kg.

It was only from 2 years ago that my weight hit 45 kg and continued skyrocketing upwards. I'm 50 kg today and so what if I've grown so much fatter from before? I could save lives now.
I'm truly amazed at how simple and painless the whole process was. The only pain was during the initial jab and the inserting of needle and that pain was totally negligible. It was akin to any normal prick from blood drawing. I thought that the process of the blood flow and squeezing of the stress ball would cause pain and soreness but nope, nothing at all. I thought that I would feel faint, tired or nauseous after that as I'm pretty prone to such symptoms but nope, nothing at all.
Everything went so smoothly that I'm quite surprised. Do you know that each bag of blood could save 3 lives? After this experience, I know that I would continue to give blood and save lives. How about you?

PS: Isn't the paw print bandage absolutely cute? It's like a mark on the arm to show people "Hey! I've got a cute gaudy paw print bandage because I donated blood." Plus that limited edition army boy stress ball. Good marketing strategy from Health Sciences Authority!

#ProudBloodDonor #HeroBloodDonors #GiveBloodSaveLives #BloodDonation #SingaporeHero #StressBall #GiftOfLife #FirstTime #igsg #sgblogger #pawprint

~*13 August 2016*~

I really like this picture coz when would we ever get to see these four guys all in the same picture proudly holding their Olympic medals?

Today, the whole of Singapore rejoiced (still rejoicing as I'm typing this) because Joseph Schooling has won Singapore our very first gold medal in the Olympics. Yes, this is a mean feat for our tiny little nation. Breaking the Olympic record with a time of 50.39 sec, Joseph beat world champion Chad Le Clos of South Africa, butterfly specialist László Cseh of Hungary and his childhood idol, the legendary Michael Phelps who all tied for silver.

It was indeed a historic sight to see young Joseph standing on the gold podium. It was also a historic moment to witness the 3 legends on the silver podium holding hands like best buddies with wide smiles on their faces.

What really warms the heart is the sportsmanship exhibited throughout the event. Before the medal presentation and after the race, all three swam over to give Joseph congratulatory hugs and hair ruffles like big brothers being truly happy for their little brother. Michael Phelps had nothing but sincere praises for Joseph Schooling and even directed international journalists' attention to the latter. Similarly, Joseph kept emphasizing on how Phelps was his inspiration and that he would never have dreamed of getting this far if not for Phelps.

Just gimme a tissue already, can?
I can't say it better than this post from Mothership which aptly summarizes the Olympic Gold medal ceremony that will live on in Singaporeans' hearts forever:

If you're viewing this on Instagram, clickable link is available on my profile page.

#josephschooling #rio2016 #rioolympics #michaelphelps #sportsmanship #oneteamsg #majulahsingapura #proudtobesingaporean #sg51 #olympics2016 #igsg @josephschooling

~*20 August 2016*~
This is the cutest Scottish Fold boy boy kitten I've ever seen!!! 😍😍😍 His folds are the 2nd degree kind which I personally feel makes him cuter than the usual coveted full fold ones. I don't usually fancy Scottish folds and boy boy cats but OMG, this boy did it! I love his big innocent eyes, his type of grey and his beautiful tabby markings. 
In the background is his sister which is a Scottish straight. She is just as cute too!

#caturday #notmycat #wisheditweremine #scottishfold #scottishfoldcat #tabbycat #greycat #innocentface #ilovecats #catlover #catsofinstagram #igcats

~*27 August 2016*~
This Bún Chả was lovingly prepared by a friend at work for the friends at work. What a yummy Vietnamese lunch with great company on a Saturday. Thanx @bakchormee for inviting us to Kat's Kitchen and for being an awesome host.

#buncha #vietnamesefood #vietnamesecuisine #ilovefood #foodie #foodporn #eateateat #igsg #instagood #instafood

~*13 August 2016*~
Have you been to Singapore's one and only cat museum -- Lion City Kitty The Cat Museum, Muses and Mansion?

It is just the PURRFECT place for cat lovers (and even cat disliker like my hubby). This gem of a place is nestled in a three-floor shophouse space along Purvis Street.

Unlike cat cafes, there are no food and drinks served at Lion City Kitty. Also, instead of paying hefty hourly rate to be in the company of kitties like in cat cafes, you only need to pay $9 for admission fee into the museum (free admission for children under 6 years old). Lion City Kitty is a social enterprise founded by former Gold 90.5FM DJ Jessica Seet as a way to change Singaporeans’ attitude towards the cats we see on our streets as well as to create a genuine interest in them and their kitty heritage. Your $9 would go a long way to helping the kitties there! Indulge in kitty happiness while supporting a good cause.

Read about my experience at The Cat Museum:

#thecatmuseumsg #kittensofinstagram #catsofinstagram #kittensofig #igkitty #ilovecats #crazycatlady #catlover #catcatcat #meow #scrabble #catillustration #sgblogger #igsg

~*31 August 2016*~
Hi humans and kitties, 
I am Miyo the ragamuffin girlgirl. I overheard my human saying she doesn't wanna flood her Instagram account with too many photos of me. So now I haz an Instagram account! Follow me at @miyo_kitty. I will be more famous than my human in a few years' time. As for now, can I haz cheezburger?

#miyokitty #ragamuffin #littlegremlin #kittensofinstagram #catsofinstagram #thedailykitten #catoftheday #catlovers #catsagram #cateye #crazycatlady #catlife #catlove #cutecat #meow #bestmeow #kittycat #catsclub #ilovemycat #catsofig #igsg

~*7 September 2016*~
It's been a month and a week since you all flew off to join Papa. Sealing this memory on social media so Facebook Memories would dig them out next time. 😘 

#ilovemyfamily #myotherfamily #besties #godkids #reminiscing

~*12 September 2016*~
After 2 whole days of neverending unpacking and chores at our new home, this is the first cooked meal of the day by the Hubby. 
We had cheesy garlic butter scrambled eggs, blue cheese, sliced cheese and cherry tomatoes with wholemeal bread. We also had our first coffee with the Nespresso machine.

Hubby said, "Expect chicken thigh pasta for dinner today. Now you wash up while I relak Jack on the sofa and watch TV like what ALL MEN do." 

#firstmealoftheday #firstcookedmealinthenewplace #breakfastonthebalcony #scrambledeggs #bluecheese #yummy

~*13 September 2016*~
It had been a really hectic long weekend of moving. It didn't help when all sorts of pain from gastro, cramps, headache etc came as a package in this hot and humid weather. My only relaxation were the pockets of rest time in between to play with Miyo.
While darling Miyo provided lots of joy and affection, she's an annoying little gremlin too. She meows a lot, like really a lot, constantly seeks attention and loves doing things that she's not supposed to do. Also, she is still not used to her new Pee Wee litter and we were constantly wiping pee and poop off the study room floor and patiently toilet-training her.
Moments like this when she snuggles up to me and purrs in her sleep makes me love her so much.

#miyokitty #ragamuffin #enjoyinglife #zzz #exhausted #sleepycat #acatslife #littlegremlin #pinknose #kittensofinstagram #catsofinstagram #thedailykitten #catoftheday #catlovers #catsagram #crazycatlady #catlife #catlove #cutecat #meow #bestmeow #kittycat #catsclub #ilovemycat #catsofig #igsg @miyo_kitty

~*23 September 2016*~
"We don't realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace."
Wished I could discover that supreme self.

#qotd #quoteoftheday #quotestoliveby #wisewords #lifelessons #throwback #balilife #tanahlot #tanahlotbali #背影

~*25 September 2016*~
Do you know that when your kitty kneads/massages you, it is a sign of affection? Miyo loves to knead us at times.

There was once when I was lying in bed with headache and tummy pain, she hopped onto the bed to look at me as if knowing I needed her affection. She started to nose me gently like how she always does. Then the sweetest thing was when she used her cute little paws to hold both sides of my face and kissed me by pressing her face onto mine with her mouth touching mine. Finally, she sat down and kneaded my cheeks and forehead with her kitty soft paws till she fell asleep.

Awwwww... I'm so tired with all sorts of tummy pain and all I want is her healing touch right now.

#miyokitty #ragamuffin #catmassage #zzz #readingwithcats #sleepycat #acatslife #littlegremlin #pinknose #pinkpaws #kittensofinstagram #catsofinstagram #thedailykitten #catoftheday #catlovers #catsagram #crazycatlady #catlife #catlove #cutecat #meow #bestmeow #kittycat #catsclub #ilovemycat #catsofig #igsg @miyo_kitty


  1. Jo, it is good to see you blogging... you kitty is so cute... what a sweet face. My kitty whose name is kitty ;-) ... rarely meows but ever since I started working at home she sits outside my office meowing endlessly... she is not pleased I close her out. I give her lots of loving when work is over.

    Since you moved are you any closer to work? I hope so... I know that the long commute back and forth to work really grated on me ... I am SO grateful I can finally work from home... I give thanks daily.. I plan to work hard so I can always work from home xox

    I hope you are doing well, I will have to catch up with you on FaceBook soon... Have a great week xox

  2. What a great roundup, Jo and seems like there's been a lot going on in your life this year. I am not the biggest fan of cats but I love all the pictures that you took of Miyo and shared of FB. xx

  3. What a wonderful recaps you got there going on. It's nice to capture has much memories as you can. I try to capture a lot of pics as well so I can look back at it in time. I love kitties too unfortunately I'm in the same dilemma as you, my building is no pet zone and my husband is allergic to cats. I hope one day I get an opportunity to adopt a kitty. Thanks for sharing!

    Cynthia aka Peony

  4. Your cat is so adorable! 🦁🦁🦁 I feel like it thinks it's a lion sometimes 😂

    This post kind of made me nostalgic of Christmas. But I didn't really get to savor much of it last year due to lots and lots of family drama! But I'm so glad that's over with.

    Anyway, you're never a bad host for buying people dinner! I would float in the same boat as I hate cooking! Okay, maybe you like cooking but I'm sure being lazy can get the most of us! Totally understand the feeling!


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