• Did you just call me #Madam?

    I’ll admit it here and now: I never liked the word “Madam” and yes, that’s how I think of it – with a capital M which is what makes it sound all the more stern and authoritarian. It never fails to remind me of that school marm in Oliver Twist. Quite often, I do get people calling me “Madam”. If it’s a restaurant staff, I’ll grit my teeth and let it slide. But if it’s someone trying to sell me something (well, tough luck!), I’ll just grimace and walk away. I know they’re just trying to be polite and they’ve…

  • Salad and chopsticks

    Just another regular day. I’m out eating alone. Again. I’m a vet at this, vet as in veteran, not veterinarian lol and I kinda enjoy it. It’s quite liberating because I don’t have to talk to anyone,…

  • The treasure map

    Yeah, writing is my passion, sure, but like everything else in life, passion too has its ebbs and flows. So while I have every intention to keep blogging come what may, there are and will be days…

  • Today’s the day

    Hey guys, I’m baaa-aack! I figure it’s been a long enough hiatus. If you’ve missed me, even just a teeny tiny bit, thank you for not giving up on me. I hadn’t meant to stay away for…

  • Chasing dimsum

    Chasing dimsum

    The weekend took us on a long drive to a suburb far away. It’s not something I’m too crazy about, chasing food to the ends of the earth but sadly, we can’t find anything better in the…

  • Of dancers and right angles

    Of dancers and right angles

    Remember how surprised I was to discover I had bird’s eye chilies growing in my garden and what a shame it was that they were green, not red? Well, imagine my surprise (again!) when I noticed this.…

  • No plastic lids, no straws, thanks

    No plastic lids, no straws, thanks

    When I order a cup of coffee, it usually comes with a lid. They don’t ask if your order is “for here or to go”. They simply slap on the plastic lid. When I get to my…

  • Finally, roast pork with dry wantan noodles

    Finally, roast pork with dry wantan noodles

    I’ve been hankering after that siu yoke (crispy skin roasted pork) ever since our dinner at that obscure restaurant in the swanky part of town whose siu yoke was all sold out for the day. Now one…