Patrick Pang

One night at Shilin Night Market

Jun
19

It was drizzling when we first arrived in Taipei and it lasted through the night. We visited Shilin Night Market not knowing what to expect.


Walking along the streets and we decided to go to Shilin Night Market Food Court. In Singapore context, it’s like our food center with many different stalls. Most of the stalls sells seafood and what stood out was the fermented toufu (also known as Chou Do Fu). These toufu are not really that smelly, in fact, you will probably get the fermented smell when it’s in your mouth. Honestly, this was one of my favourite food in Taipei.


As you walk along the streets, there are many street food but the highlight would definitely be the deep fried milk. It’s crunchy on the outside but soft in the inside and it melts in your mouth. Be careful when you eat it because it’s hot. The stall is located along the main road so it shouldn’t be too difficult to find it.

Scooting Around

May
10

After many many requests, I’ve decided to buy  Ethan, Ezanne and Evan each a scooter. As easy as it may seem, its actually quite challenging to scoot as the children had to try to balance themselves while moving around.

Ethan, Ezanne and Evan with their scooter

 

It is pretty obvious that the children are enjoying themselves as they have made repeated requests week after week for scooting session. They are also very willing to do anything just to scoot. For example, Evan was able to wake himself up early on a Saturday morning just to get me to bring him to scoot.

Evan with his scooter

 

As a father, I think its heartening to see our children being able to learn fast, to be able to balance and scoot on their own.

Leng Leng Ice Cream

Apr
23

At a quiet corner in Eunos, you will find a nice corner to chill and enjoy ice-cream. Visited Leng Leng Ice Cream on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Despite the cold weather, the warm hospitality definitely helped. I ordered the Sugee Waffle with Thai Ice Tea ice cream. The Sugee Waffle batter are homemade and Auntie Leng even came to us and asked whether we like it. Told her the waffle was alittle too thick and hard and she said she will fine tune it.

The ice cream was good as it wasn’t too sweet, suitable for people like me who doesn’t like sweet stuff.

Leng Leng Ice Cream

 

The waffles also come with some childhood favourite like chocolate roll etc. Leng Leng Ice Cream is located at 116 Changi Road #01-11, Singapore 419718. Do check them out.

Wall Murals at HDB flats

Apr
17

I remembered when I was young, the void decks of the HDB flats were filled with interesting wall murals. For awhile, they were gone and over the last few years, it seems, they were back once again. Whenever I see an interesting wall mural, I would stop and take a photo with it. After all, these beautiful wall murals are worth giving a shoutout and get more people to appreciate it.

Some of these wall murals brings back memories such as the Sharity Elephant and Singa which I saw. While the others, add colours to our neighbourhood and make it a more interesting one to live in.

Wall Mural

Like the one below had the places of interest of the different countries painted and had captions below to explain. What is more important is that people appreciate it and take good care of it (hopefully, no one vandalises them).

Wall Mural

 

Do follow me on my Instagram as I will share these pictures from as and when I see them.

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