Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier – film adaptations

I was surfing Youtube when I happened upon the 1997 TV adaptation of Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. The full length version. I remember trying to read this novel when I was a teenager. I couldn’t finish it. So, I decided that I could at least watch a film adaptation. The 1997…

Seletar Reservoir

Upper Seletar Reservoir In The Mist

In 2006, I wrote about driving past Upper Seletar Reservoir one evening after work. 2017 Update: Someone actually filmed this part of the journey.   Original Post I drove past Upper Seletar Reservoir one evening after work. See an introduction at the NParks website. The rain had just stopped. I looked…

Dreamy Mitts

Fingerless Gloves Knitting Pattern Ideas You Should Try

Fingerless gloves knitting pattern ideas covering the whole range of construction, with and without thumb gusset. My secret reason for doing fingerless gloves or mitts is because I do not know how to knit up the fingers neatly. I always end up with gaping holes in between the fingers. So,…

knitted heart

Free toy knitting patterns I want to try

A list of free toy knitting patterns for monsters, shapes, alphabet, food, plants, sports and vehicles that I have compiled. It is amazing how many knitted toys are animals and teddy bears. But there are so many other knitted toy ideas that I have come across. Since I already have separate lists…

knitted owl

Free Toy Animal Knitting Patterns I Want To Knit

Free toy animal knitting patterns that I compiled while surfing the Internet. I tried to cover a number of animals including domestic and wild animals. Why Knit Toy Animals Knitted toy animals make great gifts especially for non knitters than socks, sweaters or scarves. You don’t have to worry about…

Free Knitting Patterns For Dolls I Want To Knit

A list of free knitting patterns for dolls compiled for my reference.  Move aside Barbie! Here comes hand knitted dolls that are just as fun and lovely. 1. Paton’s Rose Fairy Doll Click here for the Rose Fairy Doll knitting pattern This is such a lovely doll pattern. Perfect for…

Singapore Botanic Gardens and Orchid Hybridization

  Orchid hybridization mixes and matches different orchid breeds to create new beautiful blossoms. I am very proud that Singapore Botanic Gardens is a pioneer and is one of the top centres for orchid research and hybridisation. I personally think that naming and presenting a new orchid hybrid to important…

Kaya bread pudding recipe

Bread Pudding Recipe with Kaya

A bread pudding recipe featuring a local spread called kaya. Kaya is Singapore’s answer to jam. It is a bread spread made up of coconut milk, egg and sugar. It is the first time I see it used in a bread pudding. So the recipe is stashed. Ingredients 1 cup…

Scene of MV of I Love You by Position

A Trip Down Memory Lane with a Song I Love You by Position

I stumbled upon a music video by Position for “I Love You” on Youtube. It is in Korean but the tune is very familiar. I have heard it somewhere. It turned out that the song was originally in Japanese but has been covered by many singers in different languages. The…

Bacon wrapped enoki mushrooms

Bacon Wrap Enoki Mushrooms

These bacon wrap enoki mushrooms have only 2 ingredients – bacon and enoki mushrooms. I made these bacon wrap enoki mushrooms twice for family gatherings. It is an easy finger food recipe. I pan-grilled them the first time but popped them into a pre-heated oven the second time. I have…

Honey mustard salad dressing recipe stashed!

Honey mustard salad dressing recipe stashed! At Subway sandwich, I used to only ask for honey mustard salad dressing on my sandwich. Of course I did venture into other dressings eventually but the sweet and slightly spicy pungent mixture has never lost its charm. Try to make your own mayonnaise….