• Lunar New Year, my way

    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…

  • 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…

  • All hazed out

    All hazed out

    I’m not much of a current affairs person but just to give you an idea of what I’ve been up to – I bet you’re just dying to know, aren’t you? – yup, I’ve been all hazed…

  • Unidentified flying grain toasts

    Unidentified flying grain toasts

    So having gone meatless for oh maybe a month or more, I’ve noticed one thing. Meatless days seem to definitely have a deja vue feel to them. More often than not, I find myself having trouble recalling…

  • The first week

    5 ways to stave off random hunger pangs

    Remember the day I went carb-less and it ended up with countless trips to the kitchen for me? Yup, that was a needless experiment but one that proved nevertheless that life without carbs can indeed be harrowing.…

  • 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…

  • Carrot at the end of the yawn

    I’ll be honest. Grocery runs are getting to be a big old yawn. Things seem to be the same old, same old at the grocery store every week. I can think of grocery stores where each season…

  • Humanity at its best

    As I watched the events around the Tham Luang cave rescue of the Thai soccer team and coach unfold, I began to realize that this was more than a miracle, that there was something mystical, maybe even…

  • The (almost) perfect wantan noodle soup

    I’m a picky eater. That’s long been established. There are some eateries I go to once and never go back and yet there are some that I just can’t resist going back to again and again. Recently…