Some Favorites

ok.. back to my fav topic – food! ūüėĬ†

Just wanna share some of my favourite hawker food around where I live. 

1) Havelock¬†¬†Hainanese¬†Curry Rice – Blk 49 Sims Drive Hawker Center (can’t remember the name of¬†the market) It is near Aljunied MRT station.¬†

My father-in-law was the one was told us this is a “famous” stall. So when we were still living in Sims Drive, we started¬†patronizing¬†this stall a fair bit. The popular dishes are: crispy deep fried pork/chicken/fish strips, pork¬†cutlet, white cabbage and sotong. They used quite a few special curry sauces in various dishes. Honestly, I was unimpressed by the outlook of the stall and the dishes when it arrived¬†initially. But when I took my first bite, I ate my words. For one who love tons of¬†gravy¬†on rice, this stall didn’t failed me. The uncle put at least 3 types of curry on my rice + the crispy pork strips – it was really yummy! Suites my stronger taste-bud. Don’t be fooled by the not-so-nicely-taken pictures, it tasted fabulous! Especially so when you are really hungry and loved your rice dripping with gravy! ūüôā

 

Look at the curry - almost dripping out of the plate!

Look at the curry - almost dripping out of the plate!

 

 

crispy pork strips on the right, as usual tons of curry oozing out

crispy pork strips on the right, as usual tons of curry oozing out

 

 

a closer look; can you see the crispy pork strips? Yummy!

a closer look; can you see the crispy pork strips? Yummy!

Pregnant with/without a seat

Just started my first week at work after a long 1+ month of sabbatical leave. It is amazing how I managed to get through it! (Indeed God’s strength is more than sufficient!). ¬†Considering that I was already used to afternoon naps, no-restriction internet access (my office blocks almost everything!), chinese drama serials, msn chats with friends, logging onto facebook 5X a day to check out for updates and many many many more luxuries enjoyed during my “off” days!!!!

But then, I¬†psych myself last Sun to prepare for Mon. It started slow and easy for a while before the usual stress of targets and expectations “mountained” in ( tiring topic, let’s leave it for other posts).¬†

Not only that – I realised getting to work on a busy public transport for a 3+ 4 months pregnant women is not easy! Why?? ‘cos first of all you can’t even get to the center of the train (most of the time I was standing at the fringe of the door) and secondly, no one can really tell you are “really pregnant” yet! haahaa.. ¬†from the size of my tummy, most will probably dismiss me as a greedy woman who overate! ūüėÄ

My solution to this? If I ever get in front of the seats, I will start “stroking” my tummy to show that I am pregnant not bloated!! It is rather interesting to see people’s reactions to that:

1) Some will get the “hint” or confirmation that I am pregnant and readily offered their seat (so far only 2 persons did it for me – but thank you!)

2) Some will close and open, close and open their eyes; either pretending not to see me or really having a sleepy moment (so far most people did this)

3) Some will continue to chit chat amongst themselves; oblivious to their surroundings. (so far 2 persons did that!)

There were days that I really “looked pregnant” as most of my colleagues will comment (depending on my dressing for that day). And I was really a little frustrated/amused that people still can’t get the “hint” to offer their seats in a crowded train. Those days that I looked “less pregnant” , I will normally forgave those who ignored me whether intentionally or not.¬†

I believed I am not the first preggy to feel the lack of social¬†consciousness towards “needy” people like us, aged and young. But to feel it in your face, hmm… guessed the impact became stronger. It isn’t that we are “desperate” for a seat, for when someone does this kind act for you – I can’t help but feel “loved”. ūüôā¬†

But then, maybe I need to be this big to warrant a seat in a crowded train. Ain’t sure, update more when the “bigger tummy” days arrive. ūüôā¬†

 

Week 15 (tummy or bb growing?)

ok.. quick post here.. a little tired to write too much. Just started work this Monday; exhausted and felt that I am not getting enough rest! (Of course, b’cos I am not taking afternoon naps anymore!!)

Wanted to write something about week 15 before it flies pass! 

Not sure if my tummy is growing b’cos BB is growing or I am just having my appetite back. Eating habits resume to pre-1st trimester now; thus gaining weight and I think fats?¬†

Anyhow, here is a pic of my tummy about 15+ weeks. Most tell me I look preggy now! I told them – I think this is 50% fats and 50% BB. haa..

P.S: change skin of blog to black to make pics look brighter and changed the pregnancy’s ticker on the right. Love the bright colors and the cheeky captions! ūüôā

 

Tummy size at week 15

Tummy size at week 15