Patrick Pang

Ah Tee Ko Ko Mee


I know it may be too heavy to have noodles to have breakfast but when its good, you just simply have to eat it.

Located at a quiet corner of Amoy Street Food Centre, Ah Tee Ko Ko Mee served tasty and chewy Teochew fishball noodles.

Ah Tee Ko Ko Mee


As its name suggests, other than fishballs, the noodles also comes with char view and minced pork. If you like vinegar, you can add it in yourself. Looking at the picture below, you will know that the stallholder is not stingy with the serving. The noodles are chewy and tasty.

Ah Tee Ko Ko Mee


The next time when you visit Amoy Street Food Centre, you may want to try Ah Tee Ko Ko Mee. It is located at 7 Maxwell Road, #02-131.

Ninjago Bootcamp at VivoCity


It’s the PSLE marking season and the children had 4 days off. While they were busy preparing for their year end examinations, it is also important for them to squeeze some time out to play. In preparation for a new Ninjago Ride, Legoland Malaysia organised a Ninjago Bootcamp where children will go through challenging and fun training zones structured around Strength, Focus, and Speed that will get them Ninjago-ready!

At the Focus Zone, the children will have to concentrate and do some colouring work.

Ethan at the Focus Zone


The children then moved on to the Speed Zone where they had a to fixed a ninja lego in a limited time.

Ezanne at the Speed Zone


Finally at the Strength zone, they will learn some skills from the Ninja master.

The children at the Strength Zone




Each session will take approximately 90 minutes. The bootcamp is open to the public at the outdoor area outside VivoCity and will end on 23 October.

Sunday at East Coast Park


Visiting East Coast Park on a Sunday can be quite a terror joy. It can get quite crowded but its only when there are people you get to see some interesting stuff. We got ourselves a family bicycle which the 5 of us took to travel from Marine Cove to Bedok Jetty and back. We had some fun cycling, chatting and catching Pokemons.

Children saying HELLO

As we moved on, we came across a beach wedding. The children were wow-ed by what they see because they’ve not attended one before and it was the first time they witnessed one.


As we return back to the bicycle rental shop, we saw a group of people congregating. We walked up and saw a bubble show.

Bubbles everywhere

We spent about close to 3 hours at the park and the children said they will be back!

The new iPhone 7 Plus


Its been about 3 weeks since I own a iPhone 7 Plus and so far, I’ve got to admit that the photo quality has improved as compared to my iPhone 6 Plus. After a conversation with my cousin, who promptly told me that I will not be able to appreciate the colour of the casing, I decided to stick to the Gold version.

iPhone 7 Plus


After getting the phone, I was trying to find opportunities to use the camera in dark areas. As I entered Stadium Station the next day, I decided to try taking a shot. The picture was below was uploaded on my Instagram and I had used filters and applied some effects to it. Personally, I thought the image turns out quite well (in terms of quality).

Stadium Station


Then there was a night when I decided to try taking a shot at 4am. I wouldn’t say that the place was pitch dark as the lights on the lamp posts were still on. But if I was to take the same shot using the iPhone 6 Plus, I’m quite confident that it will be quite grainy.

Photo taken at 4am


Conclusion? So far, I enjoy using the iPhone 7 Plus and has no complains of it. I just hope that Portrait option will be made available soon.

Being more involved… As a dad again.


I’ve been so involved volunteering and working during the growing up years of my children that somehow I feel I’ve missed the most important part of their life. It is something which money can’t buy and we can never turn back time to experience those moments again. It is through the many episodes that I feel its best for me to slow things down.

These days, after deciding cut down on my volunteering commitments, I was able to squeeze more time to spend with the children. While I still need to find some “me” time for myself, I would try to bring them out even when mummy is not available. The activities that we go through together definitely helps to bond us closer. For example, I would try to bring them for outdoor activities, go out for a meal and even start planning for more activities. Our trekking at Bukit Timah Hill was one of those activities which I manage to plan and I was definitely happy when I learn from the children that they enjoyed themselves.

During these activities, it is perhaps the best time for me to better understand my children and explained to them the reasons for doing certain things. We learn new things everyday and I’m learning to be a better dad each day.

The children and me

Climbing Up Bukit Timah Hill


It was a public holiday and we woke up bright and early and traveled to Bukit Timah Hill for a morning workout. We were not quite sure how things will turn out – Whether we will complete and reach the summit or the children will complain and give up mid-way.

Before we started climbing

The start was the most difficult because it is the steepest. Surprisingly, the children did not complain and climbed up on their own. Along the way, they see the tall tress and were impressed with the size. Looking to the left and right to observe what they see and wondering what’s beyond the forested areas.

On the way up to the summit

Along the way, we heard thunder but decided to go on. Then we came to a point when we need to make a difficult decision. We came across the signage that says we can either take the Summit Step which is approximately 150m or the main road which is approximately 540m to the summit. The younger ones, Ezanne and Evan, shouted and said that we should take the steps as it would be faster. Ethan was the only one who suggested that we should take the main road. In the end, we decided to take the main road because it is more gradual and less tiring.



After 45 minutes, we finally reached the summit. The children did not show any sign of tiredness although they woke up early to visit the Bukit Timah Hill. They were still quite energetic. When we were on our way back, I asked the children if they wanted to return again and their answer was a resounding YES! I’m quite sure we will be back again.

The children at the summit

Climbing – An activity to rediscover our kids


The children scream and shout and plays around at the playground. But when it comes to the real thing, climbing really high up, we realised that they were actually afraid of heights and did not have the confidence to do it.

We brought Ethan, Ezanne and Evan to Climb Central at Kallang Wave and all of them pretty much looked forward to it. They went through the briefing, put on the harness and was ready to rock and roll. They were quite interested and was figuring out how to climb up.

Ethan, Ezanne and Evan climbing up


After a few steps up, Evan said, “Ah, I don’t have any strength to do it anymore.” Then Ezanne didn’t even dare to go up any further probably after 5 steps up. We were quite surprised with Ezanne’s reaction given that she has quite a strong character and we thought she would be quite confident in doing anything and everything. Her reaction when she looked down, “Cannot, I say cannot!” As for Ethan, he didn’t want to move up any further because he was contented with where he was. We had to keep pushing him before he decides to climb even higher.

Its quite interesting how we manage to re-discover our children once again through an activity.

Evan’s favourite is “Taylor Swift”


Was supervising Evan doing his assessment book and was checking the answers after that. Despite having helping words at the top of the page, he decided that “Taylor” instead of “Tailor” should sew the clothes. I asked him why he wrote “Taylor” and he just smiled.

I think we should not play too much Taylor Swift’s songs.

It's "Taylor"

What to eat in Hong Kong?


I’ve visited Hong Kong on a few occasions and have blogged about a number of food places. Here’s a list of places which I’ve compiled.  Some  of them date back to 2011 but they are still around as of my last visit.

Dim Sum

Breakfast at Lin Heung – Our first visit in 2011 was quite memorable and decided to go again when I brought my parents along in 2014. The standard of the food seemed to have dropped. Lin Heung Tea House is located at 160-164 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong and their contact number is 852-2544-4556. If you are traveling by train, alight at Sheung Wan MTR Station Exit A2.

The Push Cart Aunty


Mido Café – First got to know about this place in 2011 and went back again in 2015. I like the ambience of the place and favourite has always been the baked rice. There have been mixed reviews but I feel its worth visiting. Mido Cafe is located at 63, Yau Ma Tee, Temple Street.

Baked Rice

Yee Shun Milk Company – My cousin recommended Yee Shun Milk Company to me and told me that its a must to try their steam milk. If you have tried Australia Dairy Co., you may find that it doesn’t taste as good.  But I think its always good to have more options and should give it a try. They have a few outlets and are located at;
Mong Kok – 246-248 Sai Yeung Choi St S
Jordan – 63 Pilkem St
Causeway Bay – 506 Lockhart Rd

Steam Milk

Australia Dairy Co. – During my visit in 2015, I remembered going on 3 consecutive nights  to eat the Almond Steam Egg Custard and I didn’t get tired of it. It was tasty but not too sweet and was really different from the ones served at Yee Shun Milk Company. It is located at 47 Parkes St, Hong Kong.

Almond Steam Egg Custard

Hokkaido Dairy Farm – If you are looking for breakfast which cost below HK$50, then you should consider Hokkaido Dairy Farm. It is locate at Shop A-B, G/F, 211 Johnston Road, Wan Chai.

Peanut Butter Toast

Hello Kitty Secret Garden Café – Looking for a themed café in Hong Kong? You will probably want to visit it because its a Hello Kitty Café, but if you are not a fan, then perhaps you want to give it a miss. The food is acceptable but nothing much to shout about. The café is located at 19 Ormsby St, Tai Hang, Hong Kong and is about 10 mins walk away from Prince Edward MTR on Hong Kong Island.

Hello Kitty Secret Garden Cafe

Lan Fong Yuen – They are only opened at 10am but the wait is definitely worth it as they serve one of the best milk tea and pork chop bun.

Lan Fong Yuen


Mak’s Noodle – While Mak’s Noodle is now in Singapore, just like Tim Ho Wan but the food will definitely taste better from where it all begin. There is no char siew but just wantons! The noodles are springy and you will want a second serving after finishing your first bowl. Mak’s Noodle is located at 77 Wellington Road.

Wanton Noodle

Kim Keat Hokkien Mee


We always have a problem on Saturdays… What do we eat for dinner? So usually, I will look at my Facebook, Instagram or even google to get some ideas for dinner. We have tried quite a number of Hokkien Mee and this was something quite different for us – it was served in claypot.

Surprisingly on the day of our visit, there wasn’t a long queue but general observation is that most of the people visiting the coffeeshop were ordering the Hokkien Mee. We waited for about 15 minutes before the food was served. There were squids, prawns, clams and its generally watery (some may not like it). There were 7 of us and all of us had our fair share of the prawns, clams and squids.

The children enjoyed so much that we ordered another claypot Hokkien mee. The two claypots were ordered at different timings and all of us felt that both tasted quite differently. The first one was tasty (or maybe we were hungry) and the second one was less than satisfying.

Kim Keat Hokkien Mee

Nevertheless, our conclusion that this is a place still worth visiting. If you are interested, it is located at Blk 94 Toa Payoh Lorong 4 #01-264.