Sunday, October 6, 2013

Hokkaido Autumn Fest at Takashimaya Singapore

Hokkaido is one of the places on my bucket list and it is famous for its fresh produce, crabs, fresh milk and dairy products. Till I can make it there for a holiday... but for now, I can just sample its food from the Hokkaido food fairs organised locally to promote the island. Chanced upon one at Takashimaya over the weekend and I had a fabulous time just checking out the products. Think I might go delirious if I were to go to Hokkaido. 

Paddington bear

A little 50 cents "trashure" I picked up from a charity flea market this morning. Almost didn't see him amongst the other stuff. It's the cutest, miniature version of Paddington Bear in a small paper bag with a tag that says "Please look after this Bear. Thank you." That's how his story began years ago in a children's book - a bear from Peru who was found in Paddington station in London and later adopted by the Brown family.  He came with nice little red plastic Wellies too and I gave him my miniature suitcase that used to store chocolates. I grew up with his stories and I will look after this little bear.