read some good reviews on khaled hosseini's the kite runner so I decided to get one copy for myself since kinokuniya was having 20% off storewide. started reading the first few pages and I'm hooked.
tried the hongkong cafe at marina square. their french toast was good, thick but soft with sufficient amount of honey and butter on top. tomato-sauced spaghetti doesn't sound like getting along well with blackpepper beef, right? surprisingly it's not that bad. the macau style fried noodle was nice, too, although it suspiciously looked like instant noodle mixed with tomato sauce.. :)
watched christmas with corrinne may at esplanade's concert hall. awesome. 9 songs for the first half, 8 for the second, and 2 encore pieces. it's a mixed of traditional christmas songs (o come o come Emmanuel, joy to the world, hark the herald angels sing, away in a manger), the not-so-traditional ones (do you hear what I hear, in the bleak midwinter, what child is this), a song from her second album (angel in disguise), and a few pieces from her incoming album yet to be released, temporarily titled beautiful seed (beautiful seed, five loaves and two fish, on my way).
the audience loved her so much they always started giving applause way before the last note was played. in this concert she was accompanied by string ensemble and some percussions. SYC choir joined in for the second half, blending in to the enchanting harmony. to me, her songs' winning point lies in the meaningful, honest lyrics.