Each day started with a blended concoction of fresh fruits. Cleansing, lots of vitamins and fibre, but the "extras" that Grandma introduced - garlic, onion, Chinese herbs - turned it into Monster Juice... Janelle and Andre used every excuse under the sun to try to get out of drinking!
We're supposed to be holiday, so we took our time getting up each morning and combined the first two meals of the day. Crabstick Omelette made frequent appearances, although in Grandma's version, a little heavier on the crabstick than usual.
With the help of Prima Taste, we also got some homemade local delicacies as well, like Prawn Noodles. I lost count of how many prawns I ate ;-)
Sometimes we got to be Grandma's guinea pigs while she tested some creative fusion ideas like Tuna Potato Salad with Chinese and Japanese seasonings, hmmm?
On weekends, Grandma works part time at a Sushi Deli outlet on Orchard Road. The leftovers became our supper. I usually passed, but Janelle and Andre seemed to enjoy the snack while they caught up with the shows they missed.
And we washed the supper down with soybean milk, all 3 - 5 litres of it depending on how much was left at the neighbouring kiosk operated by Grandma's co-workers.
Besides eating and visiting friends, another activity we did regularly - almost every other day - was visit the neighbourhood library. If I have to name one thing that Mommy misses most about Singapore that she has not found a replacement for in Thailand, is access to a library of English and Chinese books and magazines.
Everyone said Dad was silly for lugging empty luggage with him when he joined us a week later, but guess what? We filled every bit of space we had. In fact, we had to book a station wagon cab to send us to the airport, to make sure we got everyone and everything in one trip.