Author: Under SG Sun

Ultimate USA West Coast 10-Day Trip

I spent the better part of 5 months planning for this massive trip. We do enjoy going on self-drive, self-planned trips and this was going to be the ultimate trip for the two of us. Everything was decided and booked by ourselves, with no help from travel agencies, using various planning tools, websites and apps such as TripAdvisor, Yelp and Expedia. You can imagine the amount of sifting and craziness I had to go through while planning for this trip. Well, finally all the hard work is coming to fruition. At this moment, I’m wondering if the stress will...

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USA West Coast Trip – Day 9 & 10

San Francisco Back to SF with flowers in my hair… No not really, cos it is not summer and finding fresh flowers are kinda hard. However this time we are sure to meet more beautiful people because this time we are staying two days here! Day 9 – Christmas in Yosemite If you are dreaming of a white Christmas, there is no better place than Yosemite. We woke up from our cozy and lovely lodge to a gorgeous, snow-covered morning. It was postcard-perfect. In the morning after breakfast (instant cup noodles and hot chocolate from our balcony), the sun...

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Freshest Fish: Pontian Fish Market

I can’t believe I have been going to Pontian for over 2 years and only just thought about blogging it. It is hardly a best-kept-secret or hidden gem! Ironically, even though we are an island surrounded by the sea, we do not have a fishing community or fishermen so the markets here do not actually have the freshest fish. Even the fishery port here does not always have fresh fish because most of the local fish are fished or farmed from far-flung waters like Indonesia and then chilled and imported here which takes about 1-2 days. Malaysia, our closest...

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Free Niffler Amigurumi Pattern

Hello hello hello! I’ve been cracking my head about what to do for my next Amigurumi tutorial. It needs to be cute, it needs to be popular and it needs to be unique! I guess a Niffler from the Harry Potter franchise and especially in the latest Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie franchise fits the bill perfectly. I mean, who could resist this mischievous troublemaker: For those who are unenlightened, a Niffler is a Long-snouted, burrowing creatures native to Britain with a penchant for anything shiny. The game app “Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World”...

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Eye thought…

Eye thought eye had problems with caffeine (or people*) when my eye started twitching months and months ago. It got so irritating that eye was considering acupuncture or Botox. But Jon (my husband who is a pretend-doctor) and Leslie (my brother who is a real doctor) convinced me not to do anything stupid. Eye tried everything: Soothing eye masks and massages, sleeping more, eating carrots, and abstaining from coffee which, by the way, didn’t help and even increased my frustrations as my husband has to keep pinching me every 30 mins to keep me awake (::it’s an exaggeration::). However...

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