• Lunar New Year, the easy way

    For most people, Lunar New Year is a huge deal and nothing short of the works will do. Me, I keep it simple. You know, once you’ve missed a few lunar new years, it’s easy to sit back and treat it as just another day. And I have missed quite a few in my time because I was either in class (not a public holiday in the US and good students don’t cut class just because it’s new year’s 😉 ), on a plane or out of circulation, or just plain uninitiated. There’s also the fact that I consider myself…

  • The annual beef burger run

    So I trekked down to McD’s one fine day to catch their Prosperity Burger which, if you didn’t already know, is offered only once a year around Chinese New Year and for one month only. Hence this…

  • The year that wasn't

    The year that wasn’t

    Late to the party again! So here we are, a whole week into the new year! I had all the good intentions of writing a year-end post to rant (mostly) and rave about the year just gone…

  • Crush

    Once upon an alternate reality: She: Apparently I’ve been having secret lunch rendezvous with Chen Deul. Bff: Yeah okay, but why apparently? Either you did or you didn’t. She: Well okay, I did. Bff: What secret rendezvous…

  • Chestnuts and black-eyed peas

    Chestnuts and black-eyed peas

    So I was at a ‘highly overrated popular coffee shop’ buying lunch on a weekend. On a weekend! I must be nuts. The place is a freakin’ beehive, parking is a ‘beech’ and navigating the place is…

  • Happy Thanksgiving from my head

    Thanksgiving Day is here again. So far, in all the years that I’ve blogged about Thanksgiving, it’s always been about roasting the turkey and having a meal we’ve all come to love in this family. Thanksgiving has…

  • Choo-choo me lunch

    Choo-choo me lunch

    Was last week National Oat Week? Sure seemed like. There were oat promos everywhere I turned. The bulk buyer in me couldn’t resist and made 2 separate hauls of 3 promo packs x 3 bags each. That’s…

  • That pesky lodger

    That pesky lodger

    After running some errands, a friend and I went to have rice noodles in spicy soup. I’d eaten there before and found their noodles to be pretty tasty. While I like that this soup comes piping hot,…

  • Movin' on up

    Movin’ on up

    For the most part, my lunches are boring and repetitive. I pretty much eat the same old thing every day when I’m home. What’s worst is that I don’t even mind it 😛 . It’s only on…

  • Having the whole place to yourself

    Having the whole place to yourself

    Not too long after this pasta escapade of mine, I wanted to go back for a second round. But as luck would have it, it was no longer on their promo menu, oh well! Right so if…

  • Don't gimme that pancake face

    Don’t gimme that pancake face

    My car radio is almost never on. In the years my minivan was mom’s taxi, I had it off for fear of my impressionable passengers picking up mispronunciations. And even now when I’m driving alone, I have…