Kiasi and Kiasu Parenting | Why Asian Parents are Superior?
Written by Shirley T   
Tuesday, 22 November 2011 00:00
Three kids running jumping in meadows with lake beyondStepping into parenting means serious business. Yet there is no one parenting bible that fits all.  Every human is unique and so does our child. As much as we try and strive to be the most perfect parents to our children, we may be too engrossed in our own way, forgo a little wisdom, hardly see what we could turn out to be. Are we going to be the most perfect parents only in our own eyes and our own mind?Authoritarian parenting, fanatic parenting or perhaps what the Strait settlement folks in Pe…
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Taipei Recreational Venue | Liberty Square - Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
Written by Shirley T   
Friday, 18 November 2011 00:00
Chiang Kaishek Memorial Hall - night viewLies in the heart of Taipei metropolitan, Liberty Square is a popular city park bordered by Chung Shan South Road, Hsin Yin(Xinyi) Road, Ai Kua (Aiguo) Road and Hangzhou South Road. Occupying over 240,000 square metres in Zhongzheng District, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall sits at the east end within the Liberty Square. Serving as a famous landmark of Taipei, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is easily accessible by MRT or public transportation.Better known as 國立中正紀念堂 (traditional Chinese) to the loc…
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Fuyou Temple | The Oldest Shrine in Danshui (Tamsui)
Written by Shirley T   
Monday, 14 November 2011 00:00
Charming urnOnce the busiest port in northern Taiwan, Danshui remains a place that presents a long history. In the heart of Danshui's township lies a fascinating structure, the oldest place of worship - Fuyou Temple (福佑寺).Built in 1796 by the townsmen and sea fishermen in the early days of the town, Fuyou Temple is dedicated to Matsu - The goddess of the sea. Sitting by the river mouth, Danshui town is close to the wild yet resourceful sea. It serves as the bread and butter for the local folks and therefore…
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Great Family Place - Maritime Plaza @ Keelung Downtown
Written by Shirley T   
Sunday, 06 November 2011 00:00
Bustling port city in Taiwan - KeelungKeelung (基隆) means 'prosperous base'. Sometimes spelled as 'Jilong', Keelung is a port city on the north of Taiwan. Nicknamed the 'Rainy Port' due to its high rain frequency, Keelung plays a prominent maritime role as the second largest seaport in Taiwan after Kaohsiung (south of the island). Keelung today is a booming city, it is the home to many high rise and modern buildings as well as several historical sites. The past of Keelung was not a glimpse of smooth journey but took several twists an…
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Halloween | Vampire Bites - Spooky Apples
Written by Shirley T   
Sunday, 30 October 2011 00:00
Spooky Apple for HalloweenAt this time of the year, I would love to go a bit wild and spooky in line with the occasion! Treat or trick? Aha...Recalling my past experience a couple years ago, we had some vampire bites in the house! Trust me, they are decent - healthy and easy, no wok, no saucepan and above all, kids would love them :)Let's do it again. Have fun...
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Sukhothai Beef Noodles @ Pulau Tikus - Eating Thai in George Town
Written by Shirley T   
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 00:00
Thai Fried Rice at Sukhothai Beef Noodles House Pulau Tikus PenangWhen I first I told my SO that we were going for a lunch date with another couple at Sukhothai Beef Noodles House, he asked, "Are we going to Bukit Jambul Country Club (BJCC)?". Oh no! Around for years, one of the resident eateries at BJCC is Sukhothai Restaurant. They offer pretty extensive menu, serving a family style dishes with a twist of Thai, seafood and local cuisine.Going back to our plan, we drove to Pulau Tikus searching for Sukhothai. Located along Jalan Burma, this new establishment …
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Klang Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh @ D Piazza Bayan Baru Penang
Written by Shirley T   
Thursday, 10 November 2011 00:00
The menu of Pao Xiang Bak Kut TehTo get a bowl of Bak Kut Teh, what most of us have in mind is dining at typical Chinese kopitiams by the road side or even alleys. Pao Xiang takes a bold step to introduce Bak Kut Teh in a posh atmosphere, standing in the list among the fine dining restaurants. From the birth place in Klang, they stride to mark territory at upscale places such as KL Pavilion but I did not step in there. We landed in a newly established outlet at D'Piazza Mall in Penang by incidental.
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Dianji Temple @ Miaokow Food Street - Keelung Taiwan
Written by Shirley T   
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 00:00
Dianji Temple enshrines a divine ancestor - The Sage King of ChangchouLocated in the heart of the well known Miaokow Night Market, Dianji Temple (奠濟宮) is the largest temple in Keelung. Some believe that the establishment of Dianji Temple plays a significant role in the prosperity of Miaokow (Miaokou). Back in the bygone days, sacred place served as the nucleus of where local folks flocked for celebrations and that was also where the business boomed.
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Taiwan Jinshan Famous Food | Jinbauli Street (Jinshan Temple) Duck Meat and Noodle
Written by Shirley T   
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 06:13
Popular duck shop next to Guang An Temple at JinshanLess than 10 km from Yehliu Geopark, Jinshan is a rural township on the northern coast of Taiwan. Formerly inhabited by Pingpu aboriginees, this shoreline town was known as Jinbaoli (金包里) . After Japanese occupation, it was renamed to Jinshan (金山).For gastronomy adventurers who visit Jinshan or nearby vicinity, Jinbaoli Street or better known as Jinshan Old Street is an ancient market place that not to be missed. As lunch time crawls in, customers form beelines for the duck noodle stall in front…
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