Thursday 2 October 2014

September [ in pictures ]

It's October! We are in the last quarter of the year!! Pretty soon, all the Christmas lights will be up hehe.

September has been a busy and fun month. I got to have a Girl's Night Out after forever and we celebrated Kaitlin's birthday. Kaitlin's birthday itself took quite a bit of planning and of course time was also planned executing it so that was how first half of September was like for us.

Kaitlin also had a fever a few days before her birthday, but thankfully she got well in time to celebrate :D Then it was my turn to get a fever. Worse, I had a fever got better, and then it came back again. I ended up going to the GP twice and then to the hospital just yesterday too (well yesterday was already October!) So as you can see, it's been a mad crazy month.

Oh yes! I also got to attend the Singapore Teochew Festival organized and presented by the Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan. The festival is happening right now till 6th October, from 11am-10pm at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza. That's the open area just outside Takashimaya. It's pretty interesting even for a person like me who doesn't know much and hasn't been exposed much to Chinese culture. There are lots of exhibits and showcases featuring intricate 3D-embroidery, wood carvings and more. There are also performances, cooking demos and not forgetting FOOD! There are a total of 16 vendors and you can expect some yummy Teochew cuisine like Braised Duck Rice, Oyster Omelette (omg I love orh luak and I never knew it had Teochew origins, see I learnt something new that day!), Siew Mai and Steamed Dumplings with fillings like Red Bean and Preserved Turnip filling.

If you're thinking of what to do this weekend perhaps you might want to consider checking out the Singapore Teochew Festival! Just a heads up that it can get pretty crowded and you've to pay $5 to enter but I think it's pretty worth it when you can immerse yourself in the Teochew culture, see the arts that they are well known for and you can even purchase some of them, and try their famous delicacies.

By the way, I'm not just saying it cos I was invited but the food was really pretty good. Of course I enjoyed some more than others like the Orh Luak, Steamed Dumplings, and the Fish Ball and Fish Dumpling. I'm actually thinking of going back just for the Orh Luak okay hehe. Well..I got to get better first, then see how but still thinking about it :)

Now that it's already October, I can't wait to be done with being ill and hopefully move on to trying to stay free from any sort of illness. It's really draining to always be falling sick :( I hate it cos I would always have very little energy and can't get much done. I'm going to try and work on staying healthy, getting more sleep and at the same time being able to complete the stuff I want and have to do.


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