As a guy who was born and raised around town, moving a little to the eastern part of the island was really a big deal for me. Took me awhile to get used to all that sea breeze and also, them KTV lounges, that's right folks, the east definitely has way more KTV action. ;)
So what do I on a lazy afternoon? Head out west of course! Tiong Bahru to be exact. A sleepy little neighborhood where lunch was an extremely satisfying yong tau foo at a quaint kopi tiam at the junction of Tiong Poh Road and Eng Hoon Street. Very clear and cleansing soup, not thick and oily at all.
I'm sure there are a lot of little hidden treasures around here but I'm here for something else. And if you have been reading the local papers, you'll know what it is.
I was there to check the newest and most talked-about bakery in town, Tiong Bahru Bakery by Gontran Cherrier. It wasn't as crowded as I expected it to be, even during a weekday lunch. Service was prompt and the queue moved along pretty fast.
From top clockwise, picked the chocolate croissant, vanilla flan and sugared brioche. Sweet creamy goodness all the through. Best ever dessert on a blazing hot afternoon.
A little geek speak again! Check out my new iPhone Lego case! Was never a Lego fan but I couldn't resist this when I saw my friend's iPhone case. Took me awhile but I finally found it, the same hard plastic case and the possibilities were endless as to how I could 'mod' it.
It's like a blank canvas to attach all kinds of bricks and other Lego accessories to it. For the moment, I thought I'll just stick an antenna or two to it. Spent S$2.60 at the local Lego shop that sold loose parts. So there you go, an antenna iPhone! Pretty neat eh?
Or you can stick a cute little Lego figure on it too! <^;^>