It’s Monday and the kids are back in school!


Also, my parents flew back to Singapore on Saturday and we were all teary (and the kids were sobbing). It was great having them around, especially my Dad who was last here two years ago and doesn’t like cold weather.


We had a nice at-home Spring Break. It was really hot last week so the kids did some swimming, biking and scootering, gardening, and hanging out with friends at a trampoline park.

 And my younger boy turned 6!

So I made a funfetti cake with vanilla frosting as he requested.





Watch Us Rise – Renee Watson, Ellen Hagan


Under the Lilacs – Louisa May Alcott




Street Food on Netflix – I loved the Singapore episode which focused on a few different hawker foods, and featured the story of the woman whose family runs the famous putu piring stall. Putu piring is a special dessert made of steamed rice flour, gula melaka (palm sugar), and coconut. It’s so delicious and we make sure to eat it every time we go back. Luckily there’s one near my Dad’s store in the Haig Road market.



I just finished listening to American Like Me, edited by America Ferrera. And am looking for my next audiobook!



Brie and a piece of toast




It’s going to be a much cooler week this week, also the husband is away the whole week! So to make things easier on myself, I’m planning to make some baked mac and cheese. I usually make two trays worth so I can freeze one.

Last week:

I read:

Evicted – Matthew Desmond
Internment – Samira Ahmed
American Like Me – America Ferrera (ed)
Slow Days, Fast Company – Eve Babitz
I posted:

#weekendcooking – another month, another funfetti cake!

Library Loot (April 24 to 30)



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



  1. Back to school = the most wonderful time of the year! 😀

    I’m glad you had a good visit with your parents, and happy birthday to the 6-year-old!

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