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georgie’s singapore top 5

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I don’t care if he’s becoming a grown man (ew). He is my youngest bother and I will always call him Georgie. I’m the big sister. I can do that.

Coming at you live from Hanford is Georgie’s Top 5.


This is what Georgie looks like. Except actually his head is a little bigger than a controller.

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August 23, 2009 at 1:40 am

chris’s singapore top 5

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On Sun, Jul 12, 2009 at 10:22 PM, Joann wrote:

hallo brothers,

so you took a lot of pictures and both of you are quite funny right?

why dont you EACH do a ‘singapore top 5’ for my blog? whatchuthink? top 5 favorite things about singapore (can be places or food or things) and should include pictures as well as some writing.

i think it would be fun! cmon!



Yup, I bullied lovingly asked my brothers to do guests posts for the blog. As background, I had 2 of my brothers fly out to Singapore to spend some quality time with their favorite big sister. One of them actually responded to my request (the other will face my wrath later). If you find yourself with your 20 year old brother in Singapore and need stuff to do/eat, please refer to the list below penned by middle brother (aka recipient of birthday cupcakes), Chris. My comments in the fancy italics.

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July 26, 2009 at 10:51 pm

hong kong top 5: eats edition

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Just in case it wasn’t clear, I had an awesome time in Hong Kong. Definitely a city that I’ll be coming back to. In honor of my new fan-hood for HK, here’s my top 5 eats starting with numero cinco.

5. Black Sesame Ice Cream from Wasabisabi


Best black sesame ice cream ever. Pricey at HKD44 but worth every tasty bite. Plus you gotta love the fancy presentation.

4. Thick Ass Toast + Milk Tea


You have to drink milk tea in Hong Kong. Something strong with tea flavor and creamy with evaporated milk. You have to drink it with thick, giant, mutant, buttery slices of toast. Include a bustling Chinese breakfast place at rush hour and you have a winner.

3. Peking Duck


Warm, crepe-style pancakes wrapped around slices of fatty Peking duck, cucumber, and leeks. Add hoisin sauce and watch your cholesterol rise. Soooooo goood.

2. High Tea


We did high tea not once but twice. First at the Peninsula and next at the Four Seasons. Each time just feels special. Little teapots of unique teas (lychee green tea anyone?), dainty finger sandwiches, fancy desserts, clotted cream, yummy scones. Relax in the comfy seats (esp at the Four Seasons), rest your feet from all the walking, and chat about the advice of fortune tellers. Okay maybe not that last part.

1. Mango Sago


This stuff is gooder than good. Addictive in the extreme with dozens of varieties you will find something that suits your taste buds for sure. They have spots all over Hong Kong. Just think of it, turn the corner, and the stuff will magically appear. Each serving is about HKD25-38 depending on which one you pick. My pick: mango + mango puree + glutinous rice balls + coconut milk.

Written by joann

February 21, 2008 at 9:48 pm