It was the greatest proposal of all. It began with a card promising love forever and always. Then a paper craft of a windmill they visited in Holland, their most recent holiday together. Then a hailstorm of gifts, one each day, that showed his love for her. The gifts range from handmade crafts where he […]

I’m reading Deborah Harkness’ A Discovery of Witches. I started out skeptic because it’s a book about witches. But as I read it I grew to like it because it wasn’t just about witches, it was a witch who refused to acknowledge her powers. A creature of science and reason, the witch did everything to […]

Yesterday I was munching on a wasabi cracker when a colleague glanced at me and muttered, “snacking will make you fat.” She said it so softly that no one but the both of us heard it. She was obviously directing that comment at me as it was the fourth time she has said something along […]

Turf City was where horses used to run but years ago they moved to the suburbs and what used to be a grand race track where punters and ladies in big hats used to hang out, is now kind of a dump. I knew they converted the building into a string of restaurants and shops […]

We landed in Edinburgh close to 8am and it was too early to check in so we decided to walk around Old Town, Edinburgh. It was cold, wet and we were fighting jetlag but it still didn’t take away the historical beauty of this city.

This dish is insanely easy and what’s best, it’s cooked entirely in the oven so there’s little mess in the kitchen that usually comes with Chinese stir-frying. Definitely a reprieve from all that sweating I did in the kitchen the past few meals. They really should make better ventilated kitchens in HDB flats. Honey Pork […]

Fido has been feeling lonely these days. When no one is at home, he sits by the front door and watches through the gap under the door until he sees shadows and hears footsteps then he will MAO welcome home. When we are in the room and no one is outside with him, he will […]

Dystopian fiction has been around for some time. Dystopia is the idea that society is marked by all things the opposite of a Utopia, such as misery, fear, and oppression. Book like George Orwell’s 1984 (society ruled by totalitarian state) or Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (controlled human reproduction), and even the 1990 Arnold Schwartzenegger […]

We popped by Flam’s Singapore at Orchard Central. Flam’s is based on a traditional dish called Flammekueche or Tarte Flambée. It’s really like a thin crust pizza covered with cream cheese rather than the usual tomato sauce. The typical Flam is also covered with bacon strips. We ordered the original Flam and the Flam with […]

We were walking around Covent Garden when we spotted these interesting phone boxes. They have been creatively designed into art pieces and I couldn’t help but take pictures of them. This reminded me of the elephant structures that were placed around Singapore for charity. According to the website, this is in support of Childline, a […]