Friday, August 26, 2011

Ramadan Bazaar

During Ramadan, the Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar takes over a bunch o' blocks, under a large tent, in the Paya Lebar neighborhood of Singapore.  It is an explosion of color, texture, clothing, crafts and food.  It amazes me how moslem folks can participate in this sumptuous bazaar with all the aromas and visions of wonderful food and not eat until sunset!! Chris and I wandered through last evening and then had a great Chinese meal in an inexpensive nearby restaurant, Happy Kitchen, on Geylang Road.  A feast for the senses!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Creepy Cake!

Well, it's Birthday Season - and Chris was in Beijing on his birthday early in August,  He went out on the streets with some colleagues after the work day and not far from the hotel, there was this fine find near a street market.  What you see here are scorpions on skewers -- you pick the skewer you want and the vendor pops them into deep boiling fat and off you go!  Now, this should have been a movie instead of a photo because these guys are live scorpions -- squirming away on the sticks, their poisonous stingers flitting away!  Looks like a Birthday Cake, eh?