Monday, 23 January 2012

Gong Xi Fa Cai ! Happy New Year!

We are on day three and a half of a four and a half day weekend here. Gotta love Chinese New Year. It is really the only time that most shops shut in Singapore. The roads are deserted (so much so that I actually drove for the first time in Singapore including on the motorway!), people seem relaxed and mandarin oranges are everywhere.

This year is the Year of the Dragon. It is considered the most favourable year to be born under the Chinese zodiac and most  hospitals here are totally fully booked with dragon babies to be and their mothers. I keep telling myself that a Snake baby would be fine (that is next year) but somehow I do not quite believe it!

It is still a bit of a craft wasteland here. I have completed another couple of days of my December Daily and started working on a couple of crafty activities to do with my daughter to decorate her bedroom. On the up side I have also decided to start my Project Life a couple of days early as my daughter had her very first haircut on Friday and I definitely want that in there. We have had a super action packed weekend too attending a first birthday party and visiting Pasir Ris Park. I spent much of the trip near the Ikea out there craning my neck to see if I could spot Sasha but no joy!

I will end with a couple of photos from Miss Scarlett's first trip to the hairdresser. She was so engrossed in Toy Story on the in house DVD system that I don't think she even knew her hair was actually being cut!


  1. Sounds like a great time there right now!
    And your daughter is such a cutie :)

  2. Happy Chinese New Year! Wish we had an Ikea here. Sounds like a great weekend. And the place where your daughter is getting her haircut is incredible. Wow! They really cater to the little ones! Your daughter is so adorable. Hoping the year of the dragon is gonna be good!

  3. hahaha!!! we should get together sometime!! Pasir Ris Park is about 10 minutes walk from my house!!