Patrick Pang

Tsum Tsum at Capitland Malls

Mar
19

Earlier this month, I attended the launch of Tsum Tsum (pronounced as “soom soom”) carnival at Plaza Singapura. The month long carnival will end on 2 April 2017 and will take place at various Capitaland Malls such as Bedok Mall, Tampines Mall, Bugis Plus, Bugis Junction and Raffles City.

Tsum Tsum at Capitaland Malls

The first Tsum Tsum roving parade also took place on the launch day where six two-meter-tall giant Tsum Tsum inflatables marched from Bugis Junction to Plaza Singapura. You can watch inflatables arriving at Plaza Singapura here -> Tsum Tsum Roving Parade

There are currently many activities organised at the different Capitaland malls. For the full list of Tsum-sational adventure, please visit Capitaland Mall website.

Mission 2017

Feb
26

On 1 January, I started running and was thinking to myself, “Should I set a goal for myself this year?” Then I just randomly posted on my Instagram that perhaps I should try to attempt 2017km in 2017. Some of my friends then said that I should set it as my goal and soon it became a reality.

Almost 2 months on, I’ve ran more than 270km. I’ve tried running at different places to keep me going. I’ve been running at East Coast, Bedok Reservoir, Marina Bay and Macritchie. If you know of any other interesting places, do leave a comment.

With 10 months left, I’m not sure if I will hit 2017km but at least I know I’ve tried.

Sports Shoes

Home Cooked Wanton Noodles

Jan
15

I’m not an expert in cooking but once in awhile, I would suggest to my parents some dinner ideas and will help them in the kitchen. On the second day of New Year day, we decided to have wanton noodles for dinner.

They got the ingredients and for me, I will prepare the wantons. Slowly and surely, I made about 60 wantons.

Prepare Wantons

 

It may seem to be an easy dish but its also an experiment for us since we have not cooked wanton noodles before. Its pretty interesting to see how we got everything today and getting positive reviews from the children. Cooking can be a great bonding session, we chatted, laughed and joked (my mum has always been a very serious person).

A bowl of Wanton Noodles

 

So now I’m wondering, what should we cook next?

Seng Huat Coffee House

Jan
07

I don’t usually venture out of my usual neighbourhood to explore coffeeshops but when I chanced upon a photo uploaded on my friend’s Instagram, I decided to give it a try.

If you are living in the Northeast and has always think that there isn’t anything interest, you may want to think again. Seng Huat Coffee House, located at Hougang Central, not only serve the common chicken rice and economic bee hoon, but also has a drink stall that sells Pork Buns.

Seng Huat

 

These are not ordinary pork buns. These pork buns are served with mayo and cheese (remember to tell the staff you want chilli sauce when ordering) and the buns comes in the form of a pig. The pork bun are sold at $3.50 each and $4.80 if you order a breakfast set (which will include a drink and 2 eggs). The “eyes” are raisin so perhaps or maybe, you can say that its a raisin bun?

Pork Bun for Breakfast

 

We feel that its worth traveling to give it a try but be prepared to wait for awhile longer as there is usually a queue and limited seats around.

Seng Huat Coffee House is located at Blk 811 Housing Central, #01-2016.

PlayLAH! Let’s Celebrate Chinese New Year 2017

Jan
04

Chinese New Year is coming. You may want to squeeze some time and bring your family to PlayLAH! Let’s Celebrate Chinese New Year 2017.

The event is organised by SingEx, PlayLAH! promises to be a carnival for the senses, where children of all ages can shout their favourite seasonal greeting as they slide down a thrilling 9 metre-high rooster slide or challenge themselves as they make their way through an 18-metre long bouncy obstacle course. There will be daily live performances on stage as well, which will introduce traditional performance arts such as Nanyin and Chinese dance to a whole new generation of Singaporeans.

Admission to PlayLAH! Let’s Celebrate Chinese New Year 2017 is free. You are encouraged to pre-register at www.playlah.sg to receive S$5 worth of credits for use at the event.

Event Banner

Bittersweet 2016

Jan
01

Was deciding whether to blog on 31 December on 1 January and decided to do so on 1 January 2017 (more appropriate to do a 2016 review since its officially over).

2016 has been a bittersweet year for me. I ran the most in 2016 and while I tried to keep fit maintain my weight, my body also sounded an alert and almost ran into a health scare. Through that episode, I’ve learnt that it is not about losing weight and not eating. It is about eating right, have appropriate food intake and exercising regularly. That is probably the best way to keep fit.

With less volunteering commitments, it also meant that I could spend more time with the family. I brought the children out for more outdoor activities, got to interact and understand them a little better. The best part, we countdown to 2017 together (1st time – better late than never).

It was also a year that got me to be wiser (I hope) and seeing things from a different perspective and not be fixated by mindset or existing practices.

I did not have time to travel this year and so I’m looking forward to my overseas trip in the coming months.

The image below pretty much sums up my bittersweet 2016 and thank you for your support across my various social media platforms. Let’s stay connected on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Year 2016

Look! Its a plane!

Dec
27

Do you remember the so-called winning shot from Nikon Photo Competition?

Somehow, I got inspired to photoshop take something similar and whenever I get the opportunity, I’ll try to take a photo of a plane and something else. Once in awhile, I will browse through the past photos which I’ve uploaded on my Instagram and found out that I actually took quite a number of these photos (about 3 this year). The photos were taken using an iPhone, the first two was taken from an iPhone 6 Plus while the third was taken from an iPhone 7 Plus (I’m not trying to advertise for Apple).

Look Up

Look Up

Look Up
So what do you think? Should I continue to take such shots in 2017 or maybe I should move on.

Tai Cheong Bakery

Dec
27

I was checking my Instagram and found out that Tai Cheong actually opened an outlet in Singapore (other than the store at Takashimaya).

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At this outlet at Holland Village, they also serve macaroni, toast, sandwich and rice. However, other than the tarts and beverages, the rest of the food are only served during lunch and dinner time. We went during tea time and was disappointed when they didn’t serve the main course.

We then ordered egg tarts. durian and cheese tart and coconut tart. The egg tarts were served hot while I personally feel that the coconut tart was a little too sweet.

Egg Tarts

 

We wanted to buy take away but were told that dine-in customers would have to join the other customers who were in another queue for take-away. There is another separate queue for dine-in customers. Tai Cheong Bakery is located at 31 Lorong Liput, Holland Village.

We are done with PRE-SCHOOL

Dec
26

After 7 years, we are finally saying goodbye to pre-school education. In 2017, all three children would have entered or entering formal education and its definitely an exciting journey ahead (and maybe sometime tiring).

While Ethan and Ezanne have more or less settled down, Evan will have to start adjusting to the new school regime. For Evan, here are some of the changes he can expect in 2017;

  • He will have to wake up early to make it in time for flag raising. He will not be able to wake up as and when he like (bye by 9am school time)
  • Attendance will be taken and this means he will no longer have the option not to go to school anymore when he doesn’t wish to.
  • No more aunties and teachers bringing the food to him. He will have to start buying his own food

Goodbye Pre-School

 

I would think that the pre-school journey is an enriching yet surprising one. This was the phase when we try to discover what our children can do, maybe sometimes be surprised by what they do and learn that education is more than just academics.

The Bakery Chef

Dec
23

I’m always in search for good rainbow cakes because after all, it is my favourite. I’ve tried one at Macpherson and another at Haji Lane. The search continues and this time I traveled to Jln Bukit Merah to give it a try.

The Bakery Chef has been in existence for quite awhile and it seems their specialty is their rainbow cakes. There was the chocolate and the vanilla one and its pretty obvious that my preference was the vanilla one as it was less sweet. There are limited seats within the cafe itself but if you don’t mind, outdoor seating is available too.

Personally, I feel its worth trying. The Bakery Chef is located at Blk 161 Jln Bukit Merah #01-3711.

Rainbow Cakes