Chicken Rice and the Ginger Gardens

In order to truly appreciate Singapore, you need to eat like the locals.  That means either food courts or hawker centers – since we had the girls in tow, we decided on the safer (indoor) food court.  Mom tried the Hainanese Chicken Rice, which is the unofficial national dish of Singapore.  Her reaction is pretty much the same as mine “its just chicken and rice, right?  what am I missing here”.

Here is Qumi enjoying something good – not sure what it was, but looks great 🙂

Me, I stuck with the old Wok Fried “something”.  It could be beef, chicken, pork or prawns, it always tastes the same after frying in MSG.

We had about 20 minutes one afternoon before a doctor’s visit, so mom decided to head to the Botanic Gardens and visit the Ginger Gardens – her reaction was “I had no idea there were that many types of Ginger”.  My reaction was much more sarcastic, but I will let you use your imagination.

Until next time.

Been a while

Its been a while since my last post. Grandma has come and stayed for 2 weeks and is back home now. The girls are growing so big, so fast and really starting to smile all the time now. Hopefully that also means that Kaitlin’s colic will be going away soon 🙂

A couple of Qumi’s friends came over the other day with their kids. 3 girls and 1 boy! Must’ve been a handful, but I was at work all day – so I missed the fun. 

Vijay happened to be in town, so he came over for a couple hours before his flight. The girls got to meet their “Indie Uncle” and their 1st person from Japan (not counting grandma). I think he fell in love, so please Vijay – Come back and you can babysit them.

I can’t believe they all dressed up the same, LAME!

Qumi taking the girls to the local Burmese temple.

I will try to keep updating this more often, but any free time I get, I usually just fall asleep (like I am doing now).

I didn’t know you could spit milk that far

Kristin must not have enjoyed her 4pm feeding today, since she spit most of it back up. It went across the sheets, down the side of the crib and pooled on the floor. Well, I consider myself lucky I guess, we got through 5 days without changing the sheets. Luckily we ordered extra “kawaii” sheets since mom is coming tomorrow.

Yesterday we had their first check up at the doctor, as always he said “the twins are doing fine” in his soothing, calm voice. It’s kind of an inside joke since the doc used to call me every morning at 7:30am while they were in the NICU to say “the twins are doing fine” and then hang up. Both have their eye exams next week and Kristin will also see her gastroenterologist about her allergy. Kaitlin is now up to 2.6kg and Kristin around 2.4kg.

Qumi and I are still working out the kinks, but we are getting closer. Lesson for today, we know that they are wide awake and do not want to be in the cot from 7pm to 10pm, so we modified the bathing and food schedule. They tried as they might to stay awake, but warm bath + full bellies won out eventually. At least they generally sleep (or at least stay really quiet from 10pm to 7am). The night-vision video system tells they they are mostly awake, just keep to themselves.