Saturday, January 19, 2008

Marina at Keppel

Today was the official opening of the Marina at Keppel by our Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong. Regretfully, we missed the celebrations this morning as we had classes. However, we look forward to next week when the Clippers begin their journey, flagging off from the marina.

The Clippers are berthed at the marina till the day they depart which is next Sunday so try to catch a glimpse of them before then.

Here's our representative in the Clipper race - our Uniquely Singapore team.

One for those from Western Australia. ;)

Sis is leaving to go back to Perth tomorrow morning. :( Time sure flies so fast. First was the anticipation of her return and how quickly the time flew by and now it's time for her to go home once more. We won't see her till year end. Hopefully she'll be able to return then. I didn't even manage to have a steamboat dinner for her as there was so much to occupy me in the time she was here. Well, I believe the next time she's back I will have a lot more time to plan one.

However, I did manage to bake some cuppies for her February birthday, way way in advance. Unfortunately it didn't turn out that great. First time trying out a recipe from my new Cupcakes book. The cake was kind of dry but the frosting was nice.

This is the part I most looked forward to today. :D Usually dad will celebrate our birthdays by taking us out for a meal but in this case, he decided to cook and have dinner at home instead. He made sis' favourite prawns, bought some bbq chicken and otah from a Nasi Padang stall, cooked the veggies, some Japanese fry and an omelette for princess. And we all had a great delicious dinner. The chicken was so sedap and so were the prawns. And, as there were lazy bones amongst us, he did everyone a favour and peeled the shells off the prawns prior to cooking. ;)

Check out this very beautiful rosy mango. I couldn't get over the colour of it. Reminds me of an apple.

Time to blow out the candle.

Happy birthday in advance, dear sis. Hope you have a safe flight home. Can't wait to see you again. We never spend enough time with each other each trip. Hope next trip will enable us to do that.

Just want to share a beautiful sunset. Photo courtesy of dad.


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East Meets West Kitchen said...

Wow! So this is what I missed by taking an earlier flight home. Haha! Happy birthday to your sis, and I'm sorry I missed meeting her, your lovely family, and princesses birthday party.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Oh wow, your daddy sure can cook! I love homecook meal, makes it extra special.

Your cupcakes decorate is very cute!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Haha! You can tell I'm jet-lagged as I mis-read and the pictures of the food were taken at a restaurant. Must be because it looked soooo good! If not for LCOM's comment, I wouldn't had noticed my error....sorry! :)

daphne said...

happy birthday to shazz!!!!! Can't wait to talk to her again on msn. heheh. That's abit spread that your dad cooked up- that's really thoughtful and nice...

I Cook4Fun said...

Wah, your father is a great cook as he is able to churned out such a spread :)I felt the same way too when my sisters left but since Perth is not that far you can always visit her :)

karlsfoodie said...

I love that beautiful sunset..where was it taken yea??

And looks like u guys had a great feast

Shazz said...

Thanks for the cake (& birthday song..s! I loved it although I could do without the extra grams on my tummy:)And dinner was great. Love homecooked food-just not mine :| Thanks Daphne and East meets West.

WokandSpoon said...

Wow - that certainly looks like a yummy meal!!

singairishgirl said...

topliste - Thanks for visiting. Will check out your site soon.

eastmeetswestkitchen - Oh haha, ya lah. Should have stayed the weekend at least. Well, don't worry. Maybe next time you are back.

little corner of mine - Oh yes, he can cook. Yes, that's what my sis said too, and it is her birthday and farewell so. ;) Ahh, still not happy with frosting lei.

eastmeetswestkitchen - Huh? What are you apologizing for?

daphne - Haha, you've chatted to her again on MSN no? Hehe. Her birthday's end of Feb so still early hehe. Oh yes, we all enjoyed the food very much. ;)

singairishgirl said...

icook4fun - Hello there. Oh yes, he loves to cook and cooks quite well. Better than me lah. Oh ya, we see each other twice a year and Perth is close by but we hardly visit.

karlsfoodie - Oh yes, it was lovely. It was taken from Keppel Bay, across from the Marina at Keppel Bay. Oh thanks. It was a great feast :)

singairishgirl said...

shazz - Hehe, you're welcome. Glad you had fun. Oh yes of course, we could all do without the extra inches. Oh ya, it's been sometime since I had dinner there.

wokandspoon - You bet it was! ;)

Big Boys Oven said...


singairishgirl said...

big boys oven - I agree :)