they’re back!

Happy Place, Happy Space

It has been quite a while since my siblings and I have been in the same place at the same time. She lives in Glendale, Arizona and he in Newcastle, Maine. It is a rare opportunity indeed and when we met up their first morning in Singapore, we went on a breakfast crawl (because of course, it was dinner time for their tummies and they were very hungry indeed).

From top left, clockwise: Prata Plaster with fish curry, Gourmand Bro with nasi lemak, Exuberant Sis with mee rubus, Us3 at Killiney Kopitiam – the Original, Us3 at the end of our outing.

There was a great deal of talking, laughing and mischief about in the air. Fun fun!

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Reading your Joyful Posts brings me to my happy place. I hope having them in one place makes it easier for you to find when you need a bit of happy therapy, too.

If you would like to join in Happy Place, Happy Space, ping back to this post and I will include you next week

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This post is my contribution to Weekend Coffee Share hosted by Natalie the Explorer


  1. I love (LOVE) the photos of your siblings — the joy on their faces and in your eyes is contagious. And I love the funny faces too. I am so happy for you all! And thanks, as always, for mentioning my blog!


  2. So lovely to see your happy family reunion Ju-Lyn! Wishing you lots of fun together and thank you so much for the mention 🌺 xxx


  3. Looks like you’re having fun! Before reading, I saw the photos and thought ‘Hey, that place looks familiar. It looks like Killiney Kopitiam …” πŸ™‚ I remember it well, just up the street there’s a Chicken rice place that I’d go to regularly. Hmmm, just thinking about it makes me hungry


    1. What fun that you recognised Killiney Kopitiam – it is certainly an institution. Unfortunately the chicken rice place is gone. Lots of old favourites have been replaced – I think partly because of the pandemic.

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      1. That’s sad to hear. I expect there’d be lots of changes since I was last there in 2018. Even in the best of times, places change quickly.


        1. Too fast – many of our cityscapes have changed so much in the last decade, and yes, especially because of the last few years, many of the shops have changed hands as well. I imagine it’s the same in Toronto & Ucluelet as well?

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          1. Toronto and Ucluelet are opposite ends of the spectrum. Stores regularly turn over in Toronto, even without the pandemic. Ucluelet is a much smaller town & the handful of shops are just enough to sustain the residents & tourists. Turnover takes a lot longer.

            As we get older, I think we have more references of what used to be … so it feels like everything changes too quickly. On the other hand, I bet young people think change is not quick enough! πŸ˜‰


            1. What an interesting perspective Sandy … I guess with the passage of time & experience, our views also shift. And what a fabulous contrast in places you reside … you get the best of both worlds!

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  4. I used to spend a lot of time in Boothbay Harbor in Maine, which is one town over from Newcastle, but haven’t visited very often since I bout the place on Caps Cod. I hope you and your siblings have a great visit together!

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