The cat dragged in something this weekend that got the whole interwebz all a-flutter. Would anyone like to venture a guess what this is?
You’re probably sick of looking at them, but come on. One can never get tired of appreciating beauty (and the hard work that goes into maintaining that beauty).
Where are they, you ask? At Abercrombie & Fitch’s first store in Singapore at Knightsbridge (as if you don’t already know), which will open its doors on 15 December.
Get in line because we’re gonna make a visit ourselves this week, just so you know, we can do some last minute Christmas shopping admire those abs up close.
I’m not a fan of golf, but how can you not smile when them chaps try to hit a 9-inch gong placed in a lake 200 yards out?
It’s Friday afternoon again, thought I’d feature this lovely little hang-out at Ann Siang Hill, ideal for a lazy Sat/Sun afternoon or just one of those afternoons off.
Grab this off this LOVELY blog Sitting Wishing Eating. Wanted to do a post myself, but felt the pictures taken here captured the ambience perfectly.
K-Ki, No 7 Ann Siang Hill
I’m very bad at names. Pardon me if I have to ask your name twice. Someone told me about “K-ki” but I totally couldn’t remember who told me about this place.
To my understanding, K-Ki, which meant cakes in Japanese.
No. 7 Ann Siang. This is a stretch of road that I pass by often from my office to Ann Siang Hill. I always secretly hope that someone would take over that shop and change it into food eatery. Well, my secret wish came true. The folks from K-ki and The Little drom shop have used that premises for themselves.
I love their minimalist Japanese interior design. The use of the large glass windows and the spacious interiors, coupled with the wooden furnishing gives the place a cosy and minimalist look. I’m not an expert in architecture but I love the vibes of the place. It’s good to stop by, grab a drink and have a piece of cake.
Well, the Little Drom Shop have lots of very nice knick-knacks items as well. Do check them out.
K-Ki serves a variety of cakes with names like Antoinette, Café Dumo, Souffle Cheesecake. All their cakes are freshly baked by the owner themselves. Their cakes are slightly pricey ($5-$8) but they tasted pretty good.
I like it that there’s a person/story to share for every piece of cake.
My instinct tells me that the folks at K-Ki will probably need to have more tables and chairs to cater for more. : )K-ki and The Little Drom Store No. 7 Ann Siang Hill *Tentative Opening Hours:
Mon-Wed, and Sunday - 11am – 9pm Thurs – 11am – 7pm Sat – 11am – 4pm *Occasional Mondays are close for production. +6225 6650 K-Ki Website K-Ki Facebook Page I’ve uploaded a map to indicate the location of k-ki. Follow the White directional arrow! And you will see K-ki!
Excellent clip from the 2010 documentary “Swiss Machine”, about climber Ueli Steck who conquers the Eiger (3,970m) in record time. Please pretty please watch the video in full screen mode to do it justice.
Music playing in the video is “Welcome Home” by Radical Face (a la Ben Cooper), off his 2007 offering, “Ghost”.
So, what are your plans this weekend?
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Read this in the NYTimes. I mean… what is the world coming to?
Who Are You Calling Grandma?
By ALEXANDRA ZISSU
Published: May 11, 2011
LAST month, Gwyneth Paltrow, promoting her new cookbook, “My Father’s Daughter” (Grand Central Life & Style), on the television show “Chelsea Lately,” revealed that her mother, the actress Blythe Danner, wanted to be called Woof by her grandchildren, Apple and Moses. “My mom’s hot and she didn’t want to be called Grandma,” Ms. Paltrow said. “So she kept trying to make the Woof thing stick. It’s even her e-mail address.”
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Apple, in Gwyneth Paltrow’s arms in 2007, came up with the name Lalo for her grandmother, Blythe Danner, right, Ms. Danner said.
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Goldie Hawn, who was named Glam-Ma.
Ms. Paltrow did not elaborate on the provenance of Woof, nor on her children’s actual nickname for Ms. Danner, Lalo. But another Hollywood grandmother, the actress Goldie Hawn, has written about her own reluctance to embrace the term in her best-selling memoir, “A Lotus Grows in the Mud” (Berkley Trade): “The wonderful day arrived; my grandson, Ryder Russell, burst forth into this world. I could barely contain myself. But was I really a ‘grandmother’?” Ms. Hawn wrote. (Or, as Shirley MacLaine howled in the 1983 movie “Terms of Endearment,” “Why should I be happy about being a grandmother?”)
It is, Ms. Hawn continued, a “word that had so many connotations of old age and decrepitude.”
“My son Oliver decided I should be called ‘Glam-Ma,’ which I thought was quite brilliant and made us all laugh so hard.”
The term has stuck. According to UrbanDictionary.com, “If 60 is the new 40 then GlamMa is the new Grandma, a woman with a sense of self and style.”
Resistant to being called anything that makes them sound old, baby-boomer grandparents have taken to accepting toddlers’ neologisms and ethnic variations or, better yet, naming themselves.
Mickey Sauls, 28, a sales coordinator for Ralph Lauren who lives in San Diego, is due to have her first baby in early June. Her parents’ names are already picked out. “My mother initiated the conversation,” Ms. Sauls said. “She has since changed her mind a few times.” For now the new grandmother, Irene Dawson, will be known as Nonna, a nod to her Maltese heritage. Initially Ms. Sauls’s father, John Dawson, wanted to be called by his first name, but he has now settled on Papa John (when he discovered the pizza chain Papa John’s recently, he texted his daughter a photo of “his personal logo”).
“My wife and I were somewhat serious about being called Irene and John,” Mr. Dawson said. “We like our names and that it’s real. Grandpa, Grandma, Granny, Nanna, Gramps, etc., give off a vision of being old.”
This is a common attitude, said Dana Points, the editor in chief of Parents magazine. “Today’s grandparents don’t feel like they look or act like the grandparents of a generation ago,” she said, “so there can be a weird disconnect with the official term.”
Grandparents seeking help finding just the right appellation can choose from trendy, playful, international or traditional options at Grandparents.com. They can also turn to “The New Grandparents Name Book, a Lighthearted Guide to Picking the Perfect Grandparent Name” (ArtStone Press). Written by the mother and daughter team Lin Wellford, 59, and Skye Pifer, 35, it offers 700 unstodgy options, like G-mom, Doodad, Popsi, Bubba and “Sonoma and Napa for a more sophisticated set.”
As someone “fun” and “still wearing jeans,” Ms. Wellford herself settled on “Mimi.” “It turns out most baby boomers I know felt the same way — love the idea, hate the name; we are such a herd,” she said. And Ms. Pifer approved. “She’s super-creative,” she said of her mother.
Freestyle naming has advantages in the modern world of divorced or otherwise fractured families. “Lots of kids have more than two sets of grandparents, so one reason to choose other names is to better distinguish them from one another,” Ms. Points said. Names can “defuse a situation that could be tense,” Ms. Wellford said. “No one wants to move in on grandmothering territory.”
Anna Crafton Walker, 36, a learning specialist who lives in Brooklyn, had four sets of grandparents to name — “no easy task,” she said. Her mom is now “Mamo,” which incorporates the nickname Mo, an abbreviation for Mother Crafton. Her dad is PawPaw, which he chose because it reminded him of his Kentucky grandfather, PooPoo, and the pawpaw tree he had growing in his backyard. Ms. Walker’s son, Wyatt, 2, also has a Nana, a Buya Buya, a PopPop, a Q, a Nonna and a Grandma Patty. (Phew.)
Note to grandparents: if your grandchild wants to rename you (Ms. Danner told Babycenter.com that it was young Apple who came up with Lalo), “you have to be kind of relaxed about it,” Ms. Wellford said. “Seeing yourself as a GlamMa helps you make that leap into grandparenting, through that psychic distance between ‘I’m too young’ and ‘Wow, I love this grandchild, what a great idea.’ ”
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