It’s yet another Monday and I didn’t post anything last week


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


I’ve been doing some freelance writing for a project due next month. So when the kids are at school/summer camp, I’ve been writing, not reading all that much. And definitely not blogging. I have still been on Litsy and Instagram, mostly because I’ve been doing a book photo challenge and have been enjoying thinking up books that I own for the different topics. 

I’ve been having some trouble getting my 3yo to school. We have to drop him off first as the 5yo’s summer camp only starts at 9. And the 3yo is having trouble adjusting to preschool without big brother there! We’ve had to get the teacher to help out to bring him in. With this kid, bribes and all don’t work so I’m not sure what to do!

On the other hand, we had a busy weekend. We went to Gilroy Gardens again for more fruit and veg-themed amusement park fun. We have a yearly membership so we try to go a few times to maximize the membership! But it was SOOOOO hot…!!

Also I chopped off my hair when I was in Singapore!

They have a lantern festival at night. It celebrates Chinese culture!

Then on Sunday, after our usual farmers’ market stop, we went down to San Jose to the Mitsuwa supermarket for ramen (make mine spicy!). And to pick up sashimi and other ingredients for sushi dinner at home. Yum.






Over on Litsy, there’s a mini #bookisholympics that I’ve decided to join in. A bit ambitious I would say, but it’s always fun to aim high. Although a bit too high in my case as I’m aiming for the gold! (7 novels before the Olympics is over!).

I’m currently reading…
Ru – Kim Thuy



Thorn – Intisar Khanani


Sugarbread – Balli Kaur Jaswal









I just had a nespresso at home


Oxtail stew!

Baked fish.



Salivating over this Rainbow Kek Lapis from i am a food blog

Something for foodie readers (or bookish cooks?) – a guide to Alice Medrich’s baking books

I’m not much of a colouring book fan (I do like it, I just don’t ever have the time to sit down and colour!). But I just adore this unusual colouring book, inspired by life in Japan

Swimmer Joseph Schooling won Singapore’s first ever Olympic gold medal in the 100m butterfly last week. And hey, it turns out we had the same swimming coach as kids. 



Last week:

I read:
Last train from Tanjong Pagar – Koh Hong Teng


I posted:



Hope you guys have a great week ahead! Let me know what you’re reading!



  1. Your hair looks so cute! And I bet it feels good to have a less hair in all this heat.

    I hope your little guy adjusts to going to school by himself soon! We have only had to deal with one kid going to school so far, but pre-k is not so far away!!


  2. The Olympic Book Challenge sounds like fun: if only I could Litsy! I’m finally reading another Jemisin (the second in The Inheritance Trilogy) and I’m still slowly rereading the Oz books (on the 6th). The other in my stack right now, for the day, is Greg Iles’ The Bone Tree, because I just finished the prior book in the series on Saturday (also nearly 900 pages -yikes) and this new one is due back at the library soon (you know how it goes!). Even if you aren’t getting a lot of time (or comfy weather) for reading, it sounds like you’re having a good time (except for the schoolday struggle – good luck)!


    1. Heh we do actually have one to the Cal Academy of Sciences. We’ve been there on hot days and on rainy days. And I think we are all Cal Academy-ed out!


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