The Palace is proud to announce the arrival of its most esteemed guests:
Dale Of Philly, the Princess of All Things Fabric
Bearing gifts of 2 exquisite floor pillows,the most magnificent screen, both hand sewn by the Princess herself, 1 majestic brass table with 4 equally regal brass chairs , a larger than life carved coffee pot and 4 accompanying goblets plus 1 life size Victorian tea cup (not in pic)
Snowfern Clover, the Singapore Sling of All Food Mini
Bearing gifts of 2 dozens Turkish delights in exact scale and incredible details and the most awe-inspiring doilies, impossibly hand tatted by Snowfern.
After travelling 25 hours from the US to Singapore, Dale finally arrived on the dot at 12 am on 23 June 2010. I met her at the airport and brought her for a cup of tea before we went home. Picture above is the "tea" I prepared the next day after work to welcome her, Cindy and Asuka.
It is amazing but Dale knew more Singaporean miniaturists than I do and so we went out after that to meet another Singaporean miniaturist PeiLi and had one of the best Hainanese Chicken Rice in Singapore. Of course, we had to show off the best part of a miniaturist in this picture.
Thanks to Cindy, who is the official tour guide and who really took care of Dale, they went and saw quite a few places yesterday . As you can see in the pic above, Cindy has packed to stay over for 2 nights here. All I contributed to the day was raisin cheese bread (only the best of course) which nobody ate except me yesterday.
And today, after a very full lunch of roasted pork and dumplings noodle, dry beef noodle, spring roll, rojak and oyster omelette, we went to Arab Street to shop for fabric. We were there for about 4 hours and at about 6pm, we came back for our appointment with Mum.
Mum cooked my favourite chicken curry and Dale's favourite cabbage and carrot which could be "chop suey" to her and we then had the best durians ever for desert. We were very proud of Dale for sniffing the durians for a full 1 minute.
Dale has only been here for 3 days and I have already eaten my year's quota of forbidden foods. By the time Dale returns home, I may be able to apply for a job at this shop we saw at Arab Street.