out & about

Yoshi came for a visit and girls had a lot of fun. We tried to get out as much as possible and have food & drinks.

Sunday breakfast at Food for Thought, at the Botanic Gardens. The eggs are always good and Qumi tried the pancakes this time, they were awesome! The best part is you get to feel good about eating there, as a portion of the money goes to a number of different causes.

botanicgardens

A quick call while enjoying the scenery of Sentosa from Vivo City. We had a good snack at Marche and a walk around the mall. Brooks Brothers decided to give up on selling suits in a country where the average temp is 32c (90f), now they focus on casual clothes – I may start shopping there again. 🙂

Vivo

Nothing better then a quick breakfast at the local bakery, we walked down to Cedele for eggs and pastries.

Cedele

Some Friday night drinks and dinner down by the Singapore river at Boomerang, the local Australian Pub. Best part about this place is they have Magners Cider and a proper espresso. Best of both worlds, I had the mini wagyu burgers.

Boomerang K&K Kristin-3

Until next time.

Grandma is here! Now its time to relax

My mom made it after a small hurricane and snow storm in NY delayed her a bit. As you can see below, the girls have been so happy to meet her. Grandma has been a big help so far watching and playing with the girls.

A random picture of kogu because she was jealous of all the pictures being posted about the girls – she used to be the cute baby in the house 🙂

Back to vivo city for another shopping experience, this time with grandma. They already setup the huge christmas tree outside and started playing jingle bells throughout the mall. The Coffee Bean started serving a “Double Chocolate Peppermint Shake” that is just so good, but gives me brain freeze everytime I have one.

The girls getting ready to have lunch at Marche, the swiss place in Singapore. This restaurant uses only fresh ingredients and cooks everything right in front of you, you can choose from so many dishes.

Kristin and her favorite ball, its cool to see that she can reach out and grab it now.

Until next time

 

a day at vivo city – not quite the flugtag

Singapore hosted its first flugtag this year, and I would have loved to go, but throngs of drunken people and my double stroller don’t really mix. We did the next best thing in Singapore and went shopping. We hit vivo city, the largest mall in Singapore, and right across from Sentosa where they were holding the flugtag.

The Toys R Us here has a lego “Merlion” in the entrance.

Just across the way there is Sentosa – home to Siloso Beach, Universal Studios, Resorts World Casino and some of the most expensive real estate in the world, where the average home goes for S$39,000,000 (USD $32M, JPY 2.5B). But with that price tag you also get a view of all the thousands of cargo ships and oil tankers in the bay.

They didn’t really enjoy sharing a cot, even for the 3 minutes it took to snap some pictures. The best money we ever spent was on that mobile – it spins and plays music for 40 minutes without having to wind it up. The girls just love it.

Based on Kaitlin’s hair below, she is going to be as smart as Einstein.