Fascinating Quarries

Last Saturday was my second Saturday without hubby. He was in Manila to take care of some important matters, more important than attending to the demands of his slightly-bratty wife. πŸ™‚

Anyway, being a good procrastinator, I have put off doing exercise for a week already, considering that I should be training regularly since about 3 months ago for a marathon this coming Sunday. We signed up for 21km! Good luck that we can finish before the cut off. Maybe a couple of km run and a lot of brisk walking can do the trick. Never mind track records, we just want the medal to add to our collection! :p

Going back to my Saturday, I finally was able to detach myself from the coziness of my bed on a cool Saturday morning. I put on my trainers and grabbed my phone and a small towel, and head out for a jog-slash-brisk-walk. I thought of going to Bukit Batok Nature Park, but remembered that I wanted to see the Hindhede Quarry at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Glad that I did, it was such a sight!

Hindhede Quarry

Hindhede Quarry

Facing the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve Visitors’ Centre, to the left is Hindhede Nature Park. The quarry is located at the end of the park, so it is not difficult to find. It took me about an hour walk (.. and a little jog ;)) going here from my place.

The place was packed with photographers, families, students on their team-building, couples relaxing, and people going solo like me. I can just imagine how nice it would be to do some yoga and meditation there.

Since I was awed by Hindhede Quarry, I thought of passing by the two other quarries on my way home.

Bukit Batok Quarry

Bukit Batok Quarry

Aside from the quarry, I took another photo of one of the park’s entrances. Looks inviting, isn’t it?

Bukit Batok Nature Park

Bukit Batok Nature Park

And finally, the quarry at Little Guilin which is nearest my place. My last stop before taking my reward called LUNCH! πŸ˜€

Little Guilin

Little Guilin

All photos taken with Instagram.

What are you up to during the weekends? πŸ™‚

Food photography via Instagram

Food is my favorite photo subject, and I love taking Instagram photos of them (and share them via Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram itself, of course!)

Here are some food photos that I would like to share with you:

Let’s start off with breakfast. I love breakfast buffets!

Breakfast Buffet at Fullerton Hotel, Singapore

Breakfast Buffet (Fullerton Hotel, Singapore)

Breakfast Buffet at Centara Hotel, Manila

Breakfast Buffet (Centara Hotel, Manila)

Filipino food..

Homemade sisig

Homemade Sisig

tuyo and egg

Homemade Pinoy breakfast — Tuyo and egg with kamatis

Stuffed Squid (Wok Inn, Malate, Manila)

Spring Onion Stuffed Squid (Wok Inn, Malate, Manila)

"Sipa" or Wok Inn's version of fried dimsum (Malate, Manila)

“Sipa” or Wok Inn’s version of fried dimsum (Malate, Manila)

Indian cuisine has also become one of my favorites.

Roti Prata at Alif Restaurant, Bukit Batok, Singapore

Roti Prata (Alif Restaurant, Bukit Batok, Singapore)

Naan and Palak Paneer at Banana Leaf Apollo, Little India, Singapore

Naan and Palak Paneer (Banana Leaf Apollo, Little India, Singapore)

Chicken Briyani at Alif Restaurant, Bukit Batok, SIngapore

Chicken Briyani (Alif Restaurant, Bukit Batok, Singapore)

Our alternative to Jollibee’s Chicken Joy, without the gravy (but chilli)…

Ayam Penyet

Ayam Penyet or “smashed” chicken

Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak (coconut rice) with chicken wing

Nando's Peri-Peri Chicken

Nando’s Peri-Peri Chicken

Isn’t it obvious that we love chicken? πŸ˜€

And we do love fried food!

potato overload

potato overload! fries and skins with cheese.

calamari

calamari

Unhealthy, right? We do eat healthy, too! (sometimes.. hihi)

grilled zucchini sandwich (Real Food, Singapore)

grilled zucchini sandwich (Real Food, Singapore)

Beet Burger (Real Food, SIngapore)

Beet Burger (Real Food, Singapore)

Caesar Salad (Soup Spoon)

Caesar Salad (Soup Spoon)

Oriental Salad with Parmesan (Real Food)

Softshell Crab Salad with Parmesan

Thai mango salad

Thai mango salad

Soup and salad (Soup Spoon)

Soup and salad (Soup Spoon)

beef wrap

beef wrap

Beef Pastrami Sub (Subway)

Beef Pastrami Sub (Subway)

Desserts can be healthy, too!

Vegan Mudpie (Real Food)

Vegan Mudpie (Real Food)

But most of the time… ooh! Sugar and calories…

ice cream onboard our flight to Manila

ice cream onboard our flight to Manila

Homemade cheescake by Scott (our German intern)

Homemade cheescake by Scott (our German intern)

Chocolate brownie

Chocolatey goodness.. sinful!

Yummy, aren’t they? Nice to pair up with coffee.. πŸ˜‰

moccacino

Moccacino (McCafe)

Now I’m hungry. How about you? πŸ˜€

Snow in Singapore?

Christmas day is about to end. I am on the train home from Orchard Road.

Every Christmas, aside from the lights that line up Orchard Road, Tanglin Mall is also one of the nicely decorated malls in the area. I see it when the bus I am on passes by, but I never get off the bus to check it out. I did today, out of curiosity.

What I witnessed there is something very refreshing to see because kids are playing, laughing and running around. And they cover themselves up with snow! Well, it’s not real snow of course. It’s foam, but I tell you… it’s cool!:)

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