26th December (Friday) – Chilli Crab Dinner
On this evening, Brother David brought me to this off the beaten track coffeeshop at Casuarina Road (just off the northern end of Upper Thomson Road). This is a private landed residential area but there is quite a sizeable crowd indulging in the culinery delights. We ordered chilli crabs, chicken wings and vegetables. This is my second chill crab indulgence in a month.
27th December (Saturday) –
On Saturday evenings, it is normally exercise (jogging) day. I brought my camera with me on this day so I can capture the sights that I see weekly. The final destination for the 4km run is Bedok Jetty down below.
The sea, the sky and the beach is especially beautiful on this day.
When looking out into the vast open sea, you can different gradient of reflective light cast by the sun. You can click to have a larger view of it. Notice only a small patch brightens up as the clouds gradually depart. Slowly as time goes by, the brightness spreads up and eventually reaches our side.
The tide is high but beach-goers can still venture out into the sea onto the rocky wave protectors out at sea. You can also click on the photo below for a larger view of it.
Normally after our run, we will proceed for dinner at East Coast Park hawker centre. It is only a 5mins walk from the Bedok Jetty.
Our regular diet is Fried Hokkien Mee and Coconut Juice. (Hopefully our calories burnt will not be recovered as fast with this meal)
Just next to the hawker centre is a ski park.
The sun has set, leaving a streak of red across some parts of the sky. Notice the many ships anchored off the Singapore coastline.
30th December (Tuesday) – Golf and Pepper Crab Dinner
This morning, we decided to go Golfing. It has been a few years since I hit the driving range. This is a new driving range around the Tanjong Rhu area.
The day is great for golf.
Here I am getting ready for the swing.
And off it goes!
This is my proficiency certificate which I took a few years back. It will allow me to go down to the greens for a few pars.
In the evening, we brought baby bryan down to the beach just opposite our house. It is the first time he is in contact with sand and wants to get out of it fast.
Long Beach Seafood is directly opposite our house and it has also been a few years since we had dinner there. We ordered a few dishes and the highlight is black pepper crab. This is my third crab cuisine for this month.
1st January (Thursday) – Happy New Year
It is new year day. I am pleasantly surprised to receive mail on this day. It is by Nakagawa-san. I found out it is a tradition in Japan to send greeting cards to friends.
9th January (Friday) – Chill Out
This day we just chilled out around the Bugis area. While hanging around one of the drinks stall, I noticed the new National Library building and just took a quick snap of it.
10th January (Saturday) – Yoga
On Saturday mornings, it is Yoga lessons at Mangala Vihara (just off Eunos MRT station). It is time to get myself back into shape.
22nd January (Thursday) - Japanese Steamboat
I seems to have steamboat almost everyweek. From korean steamboat, chinese steamboat, seafood steamboat and today is japanese steamboat.
24th January (Saturday) - Chinatown
Chinese New Year is just round the corner and it wouldn't be complete with a walk down chinatown. Visitors to Chinatown are normally stuck in there as the shopping lanes are very narrow. So this is the jam season of the year.
25th January (Sunday) - Reunion Dinner
This year is special in that we will be having our reunion dinner in the restaurant instead of at home. We have it at Roland restaurant at Parkway Parade.