This year, Dragon Boat Festival or Duan Wu Jie fell on 6th June 2011. My family is too busy to wrap our own dumplings this year so I headed to my favorite “zong zi” store at Joo Chiat to buy some! There was such a long queue and most of the dumplings were already sold out by mid-day. I’m not sure if prices were hiked up due to the festival but I feel that zong zi prices are getting steep. A meat dumpling with salted egg was SGD4.50 and it was already sold out. I ended up buying a a dozen of mini meat dumplings at SGD1.50 each to give away to family and friends and also bought an additional XO dumpling at SGD8.00 a piece! Although the zong zi were not cheap, I have such a weakness for them. Maybe next year I should learn to wrap my own!
I wore a lovely dusty green front tired dress by Amelie-Ann. It is inspired by Phillip Lim and one of their self-manufactured pieces. I love simple feminine dresses and this absolutely fits the bill. The material is soft and non-sheer making it a comfy casual dress for all occasions. It comes in some other colors as well and I really liked it in yellow but that color was all sold out. You should go take a look at Amelie-Ann ( http://amelie-anne.livejournal.com ) if you want to see all the available colors or at their other designs.