How many months has it been since both Hazel and I went to any Pasa Malam? Hmmm, I don't recall any when she was pregnant, so it must have been more than a year!
I used to love pasa malams in Singapore. Growing up in Potong Pasir, there was a large area where they usually hold pasa malams when I was younger and I will race towards them to get my favorite snack - Steamed Corn + Butter and a big fat chicken drumstick. Since then, this urge in going to pasa malams has reduced, or rather, pasa malams do not have much interesting food to offer anymore. They still offer the same standard fare that I have grown up eating BUT the standard has dropped.
Last night, we had the same problem on weekends again.
"WHAT TO EAT?" Both of us still could not think of anything and so, I suggested going to the nearby pasa malam with Jayden to walk around and grab some finger food.
And we did grab quite a lot of finger food. Lets see what we got:
- 2 Chicken Wings
- 2 Chicken Ramlee Burger
- 1 Sotong Ball Stick (3 Balls)
- 4 Fish Otah
- 1 Cup Corn
- 1 Steam Corn
- 3 Tapioca Cakes
- 5 Fried Bananas
- 1 Turkish Chicken Wrap
Alas, we cannot finish even half of what we bought but it was quite a fun trip. Jayden was hanging nicely in his baby bjorn carrier facing the front and busy looking around at all the sights around him. I think he is starting to recognize things and also constantly reaching out his hand to grab and feel the items in front of him. I should carry him on the carrier when there is another opportunity!
It did not end quite perfectly though. Hazel tripped and fall with Jayden but she was quick to move her body to cushion our little boy. As a result, she got quite a few bruises on her legs and arms and Jayden got a little scratch mark on his face.
It happened in an instant but somehow, I can clearly see Hazel shifting her bodyweight and position so as to cushion Jayden from the impact. Motherly love...
Thankfully, both mother and son are fine, just that Hazel is a little bruised on her legs. We actually thought that it was quite lucky for us that Jayden was in the baby bjorn and not just being carried around without a carrier. He might have just flown or drop out of her arms...