On Saturday, we went to attend a friend's wedding at the National Arts Museum, it's their ROM cum wedding dinner. The ROM + wedding ceremony was held in the little chapel resides within the museum, and the ceremony was carried out nicely, warm and touching. After that, it's buffet dinner for all guests. Good thing about this simple ceremony was that everything settled in about 3 hours time, short and nice, as compared to those 10 courses dinner one.
We left the place at about 6.45pm. On our way back, we decided to detour to the Botanical Garden. One reason being that we haven't let Hao Re run around today, so must find a way to tire him out :-) And there was another more important reason why we decided on Botanical Garden, reads on and you will find out.......
We reached the Botanical Garden at 7+pm. I packed Hao Re's dinner in the Foogo Food container. So Hao Re had his dinner there. I wanted to feed him. But he requested to feed himself. See photos below, he asked to bring the jar in front of him and scooped out the food (steamed pumpkin + rice) and fed himself. He did it so well that he managed to finish all the pumpkin (more than half a jar) all by himself with little help from us. He certainly enjoyed it. So proud of him!
This is MY food - you want some?
Mummy just sat beside him and watched.
Later, he decided to sit on daddy's lap to finish off his dinner, maybe the grass was a bit wet?
Hao Re having his dinner at the Botanical Garden under the moonlight...... a romantic night with Baba and Mama :-)
After he finished his dinner, he ran down the hill so fast that hubby has to run and grab him. Didn't spend much time there, off we left the garden, as it's getting very dark then, and we didn't want him to be attacked by mosquitoes.
Now, come to another reason why we detoured to the Botanical Garden - for DURIANS!!! It's the durian stall at the carpark at the entrance to the Dempsey hill. This stall was recommended by my ex-boss. We tried it last time, and till now, I can still remember the taste of the few extremely superbly very nice bitter durians we got from here. But due to its location, we don't always come here for durians, and also there was a couple of times, we didn't get what we want, and the price here is a bit more expensive than elsewhere. This time round the boss recommended the XO ones. We got 3 and yes, 2 out of the 3 was really nice = bitter, very much to our liking! It's definitely worth the detour :-)
Talking about durians, hubby is a BIGGGGGG fan! For the past 2-3 weeks, he has been eating durians about 4-5times per week, and he can eat 2 durians all by himself! I love those bitter ones very much, so hubby tasted first, if got bitter ones, I will eat a few seeds, if sweet one, I will pass. I tried to restrict myself..... a bit worry of having big baby..... and the heatiness of it. Hubby has not much problem with heatiness (and certainly no problem with big baby :-P), so he happily feasts himself with durians! We try not to let Hao Re eat, as it's really heaty, so we usually start the durian feast after he went to bed.
We have tried so many different types (or species?) of durians - XO, 101, D13, D17, D24, merah, "jing feng", "mao shan wang", "red prawn", "zu jiao", etc, etc - you named it, we tried it all, almost (and still exploring different types available). And to name those that we like most, for the bitter taste, we prefer XO, merah and D17. Others okay, but it really depends from tree to tree, as sometimes even with same species, it tastes different.
Righto. Enough about durians :-)
For Sunday, it's a quiet day stay at home. Hao Re finally got his hair cut (despite hubby's objections). Will post photos of his new hair cut later. For dinner, at the very last minute, we decided to go to Jurong Point, as I felt lazy and tired to cook, while hubby craved for the Penang Assam Laksa. We went to Jurong Point a couple of weeks back and saw this restaurant "Penang Peranakan". Didn't try it then as we had other stuff for lunch already. We ordered Penang Assam Laksa, Penang Prawn Noodle, and the Penang Char Kuey Teow. I gave all 3 a "pass", just good enough to solve our craving, but not as good as those we had at Penang :-) But might still go back, as there is nowhere else in Singapore we could find this.