Taiwan July 2016 [Day 2 – Jiaoxi, Taitung]

This is post 2 of 7 in the series “Taiwan Summer 2016: North, East Coast” Taiwan Day 2 – Jiaoxi, Taitung:  Breakfast at Hu Xü bun shop 鬍鬚包子, TRA train to Taitung plus lunch, dessert at Minoice 美濃冰品, Xin Yuan Chang tea shop and museum 新元昌製茶廠,Luye hot air balloon, Taitung Night Market, Carrefour and dinner…

Foreigner Gives Most Popular Quora Answer On Why People Hate Singapore

In a quora thread on “Why Do People Hate Singapore?”, a UK foreigner who lives in Singapore gave a long, thought-out answer that beat all the others in terms of views. Source By the way, check out his other answers here on: What is it like to migrate away from Singapore? In what forms does…

ShopBack: Save with cashback, Groupon coupons and more!

What’s the big deal shopping with ShopBack? I had never heard about ShopBack till my colleague returned from maternity leave and started raving about it. Having given birth to twins, you can imagine how much money she spends on diapers, milk powder and other baby-related items. FYI, in 1 month alone, one baby requires about:…

Why should I get a SAFRA Membership if I’m not an NSF/NSMan?

This is post 2 of 4 in the series “Membership Cards” Before I married an NSman, I had the impression that SAFRA was some old boys’ club for NSF/NSmen to gather around and continue their NS stories (the stories they always repeat at BBQs and gatherings, leaving the girlfriends to roll their eyes again). I…

20+ Ridiculous Sports Steals From Decathlon Singapore

I’ve always thought Decathlon was the name of a type of race (like triathlon), so suaku. It was only after my husband’s colleague kept on waxing lyrical about this place (not a race) called Decathlon Singapore that we Googled and finally made a trip down today. Surprisingly I wasn’t able to find many blogposts about…

Parents Survival Guide: Feeding & Diapering Essentials

How do new parents know what’s really essential? In kiasu Singapore where even your choice of milk can frequently cause national debates, first-time parents can be overwhelmed by the thousand and one items they may or may not need to stock up on. This is my list of essentials for feeding and diapering with tips…

15 Tips To Plan A Budget Wedding Under S$14,000 In Singapore

Inclusive of an eight-course sit down lunch, wedding rings and two bridal gowns. It’s no joke planning a wedding in Singapore, ranked the most expensive city in the world by EIU (again for the third time!). Although this EIU survey actually measures expatriates’ cost of living, Singaporeans do feel the pinch especially when it comes…

Making RuMe for the Quut Things In Life

This will change your life. I must confess, I have a weakness for simple yet functional stuff. Clean lines, no fuss, multifunctional, hardy and easy to use. Minejima & Co appeared in my Facebook newsfeed one day not too long ago. They were exhibiting at a Christmas fair at Orchard, so I dropped by along…

FairPrice Weighing Scale: Tried & Tested

Singaporeans, sometimes we trust too much, sometimes we are too skeptical for our own good. After reading this uncle’s rant about a FairPrice weighing scale not doing its job well (it was actually sabo-ed by its colleague the treasonous tray), my friend sent me a series of pictures he took at AMK Hub’s FairPrice, simply…