S got them for my parents from Chinatown yesterday. Being a glutton, I just tried half of each type. It's not soft and flaky like the usual ones that I've eaten. It's crispy like tau sah piah - I like. I prefer the red bean (husband's) version to the winter melon (wife's) one :)
I spent about 2 hours with the 2 girls at 2 cafes at Mandarin Gallery. We had a basket of homemade bread, sautéed mushrooms and spinach pumpkin salad @ Wild Honey. The atmosphere and service are quite nice but we find the food portions a bit small. We hopped over to Antoinette for dessert and we shared marshmallow chocolate meringue. I had Petit rose tea while FR tried their hot chocolate and SP drank one of their black tea.
After a lunch of chicken rice and snacking on goodies, we only had space for mom's curry chicken and brown rice. A while later, S dropped by to give us his tau kwa and leek dish. I couldn't resist trying a bit of it an hour later.
We had our reunion dinner at a coffeeshop in Tampines. The food was quite yummy. Sis and I also had a quick catchup with our cousins. One of them offered us a handmade sweet (Muscat flavour) at the end of the dinner.
2 nights ago, Dad found this small table dumped somewhere and brought it home after Mom thought it would make a nice place for Cinnamon to rest. Cinnamon has been sleeping there at night and in the early morning, after mom cleaned it and placed a thin cushion and towel on it :)
Under my watch from 1.30pm till now, Bob has approached Cinnamon a number of times, meowed at her. Cinnamon has hissed and growled. Once Bob went very near under the coffee table, she screamed. I'm mentally prepared to let them fight it out, since I'm the only one at home. I hope noises are all they are going to make when they are under Mom's supervision on weekdays.