It’s Monday and I’m back!


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date


Ok so technically I’ve been back since Saturday night but JETLAG people. It is horrible, especially with little kids who still think they are on Singapore time which is a whole 15 hours ahead (i.e. it is 825 am as I’m starting to type this on a Monday and it is already 1125 pm Monday there). Last night they fell asleep around 930 (not too bad), but the 3yo was up at midnight crying, then at 2 something they were both up and laughing and talking as if they had mistaken AM for PM. But that was a whole lot better than Sunday night which is just too long and tiring to rehash. Let’s just say it was BAD.

But hello hello! I’ve missed blogging. I was updating Instagram and Litsy when I was in Singapore but there was too much to do, people to see, things to eat, bookstores to browse etc and I couldn’t be bothered to sit down and type things, excellent blogger that I am.

I am planning to write a proper post (or two) on the things I ate there. Because Singapore, tiny dot on the map, has so many good places to eat at, plus when we were there the first ever Michelin guide to Singapore came out! So stay tuned for that. Hopefully this weekend.


Meanwhile some bookish photos

Some books I bought from Books Actually and Woods In the Books

If you’re ever in Singapore please visit Books Actually!

The husband and I had two blissful child-free nights at the Grand Park City Hall

The new Library @ Orchard is located along the popular shopping area of Orchard Road. It is so modern and beautiful

The Art Science Museum’s Future World exhibition ends with this gorgeous unforgettable light display

The very trendy Rainbow cake

River Safari







Girl Through Glass – Sari Wilson


The Pearl that Broke its Shell – Nadia Hashimi 


Masters of Sex

We don’t have cable here so I only watch stuff on Netflix and Amazon Video. It’s so interesting that Netflix in Singapore has different shows including Masters of Sex (which I think is on Showtime here). So I got to start on the first season and was hooked! Of course it’s not like I could spend all my time there watching Netflix so I only managed a few episodes. 


Haven’t started a new audiobook. And also I finally cancelled my Scribd annual subscription which was due to renew next week. I’ll have to start looking up Overdrive’s audiobook catalogue for my next listen then! Any recommendations for great nonfiction audiobooks? 



I just had breakfast. Toast and mozzarella cheese 


PG Tips with milk 


Im going to have to get back to you on this as I have nothing much in my fridge in terms of fresh vegetables at the moment! But I did return to a suddenly overgrown tomato plant! It’s my first time ever growing tomatoes so it was amazing to see how monstrous it has become. I may need to prune it a bit!

Last week:

I read:

I will have to write up a post of all the books I read when in Singapore. When our schedules get back to regular programming. Soon I hope! 

I posted:

The Conjoined



  1. Welcome back! I love love that light display. And I hope the kids get back on schedule soon. Eek.

    If you’re looking for memoirs, I’d recommend Leah Remini or Mindy Kaling. A good biography for audiobook is Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.


    1. Thanks! They are more or less back to regular programming again. I love Mindy Kaling’s books! But haven’t tried Leah Remini. Will check it out


  2. I think I am cancelling Scribd, too. I just don’t have the same excitement for it that I once did with all the changes… I have it on a four month suspension, but will soon have to make a for sure decision. I was mostly upset when a book I used a credit on got removed and they didn’t replace the credit. Like, I PAID for that. So, I am very not a fan… Anyway, I am glad you had a great trip! Good luck rearranging the sleep schedules!


    1. I am most disappointed by the fact that they haven’t updated their comics collection much! I don’t mind paying and having a limited number of books but I’ve already read almost all the comics I want to read!


  3. Welcome back! Good luck with your ongoing family recovery from jet lag. Your rainbow cake looks alarmingly multicolored. It looks like an alarming multicolored doberge cake. Are you familiar? It’s a yummy Louisiana cake with lots and lots of thin thin layers of cake then icing, cake then icing. V. delish and does not induce “Sam I Am” feelings when consumed. :p

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    1. The rainbow cake is very trendy now in Singapore! I think this one is probably a lot of food coloring!! I love that you always introduce me to new cakes! I haven’t heard of that before.


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