Monday, July 25, 2016

Monday Mood: The Sunny Sunflowers

We chanced upon some sunflowers growing in the wild on the road side. My mother-in-law made a bouquet with a bunch of other wild flowers. It's so pretty.

We have just arrived in France this weekend. On the road from Toulouse to my in-laws' place, we were greeted by the smiliest, sunniest blooms of rows and never-ending rows of sunflowers. Scroll down for your viewing pleasure...


Monday, July 18, 2016

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Art at Curate, Resorts World Sentosa

Hubby and I decided to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary a bit earlier than usual this year. He told me about this restaurant at Resorts World Sentosa called, Curate. I immediately checked it out and found it interesting.

food for thought :)

They regularly invite Michelin-starred chefs from all over the world for a sampling of their artistic cuisine. This particular weekend, we went for a lunch menu prepared by two-Michelin starred chef, Guy Martin of France. He is quite famous as he has a TV show called, Epicerie fine on TV5Monde (the French cable TV network) that we regularly watch on weekends.


Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Great Wall at Jinshaling

Up on escapecapades.com: the full story of my Great Wall Trek


The start of the 5-km trek on the authentic and unrestored portions of the Great Wall at Jinshaling, Chengde

Cheers and have a good weekend! :)

Friday, July 1, 2016

Les Misérables in Singapore - A Review (Sort of)


image from: http://www.loket.com/lesmiserables/

So, I was able to watch Les Miserables by myself last night. This is the second time I was able to see it onstage. The first time was in London many, many moons ago.

I remember that cold, rainy night in London. I was so excited to see it. I totally enjoyed the performance. The most memorable of all was the little girl who played Cosette singing, Castle on a Cloud.

Anyway, about the show here in Singapore... first thing I noticed was that the stage looked much better than the one in London, which might be due to the fact that there have been significant improvements in technology over the past years. And that the Esplanade Theater is much grander and bigger than the one in London.

I regret to say that I found the stage actors lacking in energy and expression. From where I was seated (which I thought should be the best seat in the theater), I could not see their facial expressions (see below pic of seating plan) but their gestures and the feelings in their voices should be apparent to all the viewers no matter where they are seated. For some reason, I just didn't feel it enough.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Beijing Experience

Up on escapecapades: My recent trip to Beijing, trying some craft beer, their famous Peking Duck and of course, visiting the Forbidden City. I have also included some tips and reviews at the bottom of the page.

Sitting pretty inside the Forbidden City

Cheers, and have a good weekend! :)

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Fashionable Finds

Last weekend, I had to be at the mall to buy some books, and of course, I just had to go inside Kate Spade since it was on our way to Kinokuniya. I know it's such a torture to visit this shop because everything they have looks so good to me. But then everything is also overpriced. I sometimes wonder if they are being a little bit unreasonable with the prices because most of their stuff are Made in China anyway.

But then, I had a good mind to look up some of the items that I fancied in the shop on the internet to compare the prices, and I was sooo happy to find that there is one tote that I really like which is actually on sale at 33% discount at Nordstrom:


Lovely shopping bag... perfect for summer (image taken from Nordstrom.com)


And then I also checked out the shoes on sale. I was planning to go shoe shopping in Europe for our summer trip, but then I saw that the shoes on sale are such good deals and that they are really irresistibly cute. And so, I could not resist adding a couple of them in my shopping basket: