It’s been a while

April 6, 2012 / Daily Life / 5 Comments

Hello all! It’s been a very long time since my last entry. I keep telling myself to blog but I just can’t find the energy and brain power to research and write good entries after long days at work (which also involves a lot of writing and research). This entry is just a quick update…


Food, Glorious Food!

April 18, 2010 / Daily Life / 13 Comments

My posts haven’t been easy reads lately, so I wanted to throw in a photo entry for a refreshing break. The theme for this entry is all about food! Happy salivating! Blogger Chicks Day Out Once a month, Brenda, Dayna, Cherlynn, Teddy try to meet up to unite in our hatred for IE6 celebrate our…


Peranakan Culture

November 22, 2009 / Culture, Media Events / 19 Comments

I realized I spent a lot of time being fascinated by other peoples’ cultures but have never really mentioned my own – and I don’t mean Chinese culture. As with many Chinese people in South East Asia, I am not purely Chinese by descent. My paternal grandmother is Peranakan from the Indonesian Riau Islands and…


Traditional Asian Ice Cream: Ais Krim Potong

August 30, 2009 / Culture / 11 Comments

While surfing around YouTube yesterday, I stumbled some old Klondike bar ads and had a sudden revelation (and a sudden craving!). It looks a lot like the traditional Singaporean / Malaysian ice-cream called ais krim potong my parents used to eat as kids. Translated to English, ais krim potong means cut-out ice cream. It probably…


How to Brew Tea – Properly

August 13, 2009 / Daily Life / 13 Comments

As a child, my mother would tell me that I would learn to appreciate coffee once I became a grown-up, and that I would slowly move away from drinking tea. I’m now 23 – and that didn’t happen. I became a tea nazi, instead. I need to have my tea brewed a certain way to…


Which Part of the World Should I Live In?

March 29, 2009 / Culture, Internet Memes / 10 Comments

Found this mini quiz on the Twittersphere the other day. It shows you to which part of the world or rather, to which culture your personality is most suited. The quiz scores you according to 4 categories: America, England & Israel “You are often business oriented and enjoy status symbols. You are confident and impatient…


Indulgence: Reliving My Teens

January 3, 2009 / Daily Life / 11 Comments

Happy 2009 and Merry Belated Christmas! Sorry, I’ve been missing in action the past few weeks. I took a trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to visit my high school friends. It was like reliving my teenaged years for a week. We watched movies, played pool, ate at Chilli’s and by the roadside, played at the…