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Looking forward to a White Christmas

Information taken from Tomamu Resort. What exciting plans they have in stall!!

Reservation required:




*Need to buy present in advance for Santa to give:Tomamu


Reservation not required:tomamu2tomamu5tomamu3


Our epic day out on Christmas Day

Despite going to bed really late the night before, everyone was bright and chirpily awake by 9am. We had yet to decide on what to eat for breakfast and which present to open first when Mr H proposed to catch a movie in the morning.

It sounded like a good idea so we hastily washed up and got to Shaw Lido cinema to buy movie tickets to “Night at the Museum”. The show was at 1050am so we had a leisure breakfast at McDonalds but we were also disappointed to find out that they did not serve breakfast options at that branch!

Happy eaters nonetheless


The movie went relatively well but some scenes scared X. He also got restless towards the last ten minutes which was really good by usual standard.

It was Christmas Day so there were a lot of people in town. We took the chance to take photos with the festive decor.





We also chanced upon free magnum ice cream giveaway outside Ion, how awesome!




We took the kids to lunch at TCC, then let them hung out on the Orchard road itself.



We headed over to Gardens By the Bay for the Yuletide festive decor. I also got annual passes for the 3 of us. Thanks to the promotion and a kind lady, we managed to get these at 50% off!


Guess we would be checking out the gardens more regularly in future!

Inside the flower dome





It was very crowded in both conservatories. We had wanted to try the Skywalk but the queue was so long that we decided to do it on other days.

It was Z’s actual birthday after all. We headed to Tunglok Seafood restaurant at Orchard Centeal for dinner with the family.







Another cake for the blessed boy



That summed up the very long, happy and merry day.

Christmas Eve #postdated

Though all my posts were written eons ago, time specific events such as Christmas made me feel compelled to reiterate how post dated it was. I would not like people to think that I was looking forward to Christmas in January.

We planned a gathering at my place.

I suggested to prepare dinner for the kids so that they would dine and be done before the adults took the dinner.

I cooked rice and herbal chicken soup. When my girlfriends came over, they pitched in and we made our first ever fish shepherd pie! It was based on this recipe.

When the pie was in the oven, we prepared the rest. There was baked mushrooms with mentaiko dressing with mozzarella cheese, baked tomatoes with herbs and mayonnaise, sautéed green, pan seared scallops and steak.




It was a lovely evening with good food, good wine, good sweets and good company.

The Ion Xmas tree

Z was a Christmas baby for a good reason. We loved Christmas and he loved Christmas. It was a very joyous and happy season. Our resident Christmas child loved to take photos with Christmas trees. He kept seeing the huge Christmas tree at Ion and requested very sweetly for us to bring him there.

Who could deny a child who asked ever so sweetly?

We popped down to Daiso to pick up some laundry bags, bought an Awfully Chocolate Millie crepe cake and tried this Vietnamese restaurant called “Wrap and Roll”.

It was very good and reminded me of the nice steamed rolls at Hanoi. Mr H enjoyed the food very much. We were pleased to find that they took reservations and had a branch at Star Vista too.


Pity that this was out of stocks when we were there!


We fulfilled Z’s wish and he was so majorly pleased to see the huge Christmas tree. He posed ever so readily for the photos inside and outside the tree.






That wrapped up a simple Monday evening.