Confetti Days

Being Your Valentine

Being Your Valentine

It is coming. We are still celebrating Chinese New Year – but Valentine’s is waiting for you at the end of it: the question! THE QUESTION! What do ...

If you've ever wondered about lunar calendars...

If you've ever wondered about lunar calendars...

Chinese New Year is often addressed as a festival on the lunar calendar, a calendar based on cycles of the lunar phases. Because there are slightly...

Fresh or artificial? The ramblings of a puzzled man…

Fresh or artificial? The ramblings of a puzzled man…

Lately, a still unmarried man walked in and asked if we could preserve the bridal bouquet after his wedding? What he meant to have was a lasting me...

Getting Ready for Chinese New Year

Getting Ready for Chinese New Year

Christmas and New Year is already a matter of the past. It is 2017 and a not-at-all “trumped” up feeling of foreboding. We all feel it — the econom...

Our Move

Our Move

So if you've been following us on social media, you'll know that we are no longer at Kampong Glam. We are now rather cheerfully ensconced in the Ba...

Brownies

Brownies

Brownies have a curious reputation. We speak of earning “brownie points.” As far as I am concerned this can only mean everybody likes his brownie: ...

Our Lovely Kampong...

Our Lovely Kampong...

“The parking aunty is squinting into your windshield,” said Mei, our next door neighbour, holding open the shop door and calling out to me in not e...

Happy National Day

Happy National Day

A birthday is coming up. We are already constantly reminded. Flags and banners proliferate almost by the hour. In the fast food joints, you spot yo...

Prolonging the Life of Your Flowers

Prolonging the Life of Your Flowers

Only ten minutes ago, somebody came into our shop — a young man with a strong American accent, who clocked me as being British, and asked whether w...

Anniversaries

Anniversaries

We all know what it means to sit in the dog-house. Forgetting your anniversary – and I am looking at you, Sir – is a surefire way to share the bunk...

The Right Flowers for the Right Occasion

The Right Flowers for the Right Occasion

The Right Flowers for The Right Occasion July 4, 2016 admin Leave a comment Joyous? Solemn? Reflective? Professional? What word best desc...

A More Meaningful Way to Give

A More Meaningful Way to Give

Too often we think so little of what we give our friends and families. A movie, a book you made a judgement on based on the title, some cheap, ...