Lunch at Pelican

I had a belated birthday celebration for my wife at the Pelican. The food was great but the peaceful and quiet time together was even better 🙂

DSC04301_upload

DSC04302_upload

DSC04303_upload

Roasted pumpkin, japanese pumpkin salad with feta cheese

DSC04304_upload

Crumbled bleu cobb, tomato, bacon, avocado, chopped egg

DSC04305_upload

Baked salmon fillet, glazed peas and cucumber

DSC04308_upload

Pelican burger, chopped steak, smoked ketchup, fries

DSC04309_upload

Sweet potato cake, served with sweet potato cream

And after sending her back to office, I found some time to take advantage of the blue skies.

DSC04314_upload

DSC04319_upload

DSC04297_upload

DSC04290_upload

First day at Palm View Primary School

20160104_093433

Two and a halve years after attending the Palm  View Primary School open house, my wife and I eventually did enroll our eldest child in the school. Like all parents, we are excited on this day and hope she survive well.

(Not much pictures today as I didn’t bring my camera, so just make do with my tablet).

After some briefing by the principal and parent volunteers, we were allowed to see how our children did in their first recess… reminds me of feeding time in the zoo. 🙂

20160104_093834

20160104_093939

No parents were allowed in and its actually pretty chaotic inside. Each child has 30 minutes to queue, buy and eat. Quite a number of parents actually brought food to give their children more time to eat instead of queuing.

20160104_101855

And finally by 2.30pm, we were happy to welcome her off the school bus… mission accomplished.

Compared to my time 30 years ago, the children now did much better for their transition from K2 to P1, probably due to the ‘training’ they had in childcare. I still remember my traumatic experience and crying for my mom… no cries today at all. 🙂

 

Christmas dinner @ Azur, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

This is my second time at Azur but the first time for Christmas dinner. But most surprising is seeing the sashimi and a quick check with NEA website provides the assurances.

DSC08524_upload

DSC08519_upload

DSC08520_upload

Usual seafood selection

DSC08538_upload

Meat selection

DSC08543_upload

DSC08541_upload

Salad station, my favorite.

DSC08523_upload

DSC08526_upload

DSC08528_upload

Noodle station

DSC08530_upload

Simple carbo

DSC08522_upload

DSC08548_upload

DSC08560_upload

DSC08554_upload

and Christmas special pastries

DSC08553_upload

DSC08537_upload

DSC08561_upload

DSC08552_upload

DSC08563_upload

DSC08557_upload

And fruits

DSC08536_upload

DSC08534_upload

The food is nice but the selection is quite limited for the price.

Lunch at Sabio by the Sea

This is my first trip to Sentosa Cove. I had long heard about the restaurants and wanted to explore them. Finally, found time to sample one with my wife.

DSC07928_upload

DSC07929_upload

DSC07923_upload

DSC07930_upload

Interesting layout and decorations

DSC07959_upload

DSC07942_upload

DSC07943_upload

There’s many drinks, mainly wine which not quite what we can take. So we just settle for simple ones. Next up, the hot tapas.

DSC07914_upload

Calamares a la Plancha- Pan-fried calamari

DSC07917_upload

Champinones al Ajillo- Garlic mushrooms

DSC07918_upload

Verduras a la Parrila con Aceite de Oliva- Mixed grilled vegetables with extra virgin olive oil

DSC07931_upload

DSC07932_upload

Gambas- Grilled red leg prawns served with miso mayonnaise

DSC07945_upload

DSC07948_upload

Atun a la Parrilla- Grilled tuna steak served with chachouka

After the lunch, we had a nice stroll back to the car park.

DSC07925_upload

DSC07972_upload

DSC07927_upload

The food is nice, just too little calories for me… as usual.

Taken with Sony Alpha a5100 with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS lens