Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Suddenly, my computer monitor goes haywire and the mobile phone rings. Interference of electromagnetic waves kononnya. The cat awakes. She yawns and stretches languidly. That marks the end of her little catnap. She is still in a lazy mood and lets me rub her head, her eyes half-closed in peaceful contentment. Outside, the pitter patter of rain drums a rhythmic lullaby. She rolls over and goes back to sleep.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
When my brother came back from the UK for the summer hols, my mum bought a brand new sofa bed from IKEA. It has a pull-out mattress with an extensible metal frame that sleeps one person. It folds up nicely into a big puffy chair with a bright cheerful orange cover to slip over when not in use. Pretty fancy stuff eh? The cat thought so too and decided to take over the said piece of furniture as her own when my brother left for the new semester.
Bad kitty! You're not allowed on the sofa!
Bambi runs for her (nine) lives.
The cat looks back longingly...
In the end, this will have to do. Zzzzz.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Wholesome and subtle, made from spongy egg with generous ham.
Beef and mushroom pie.
A sweet blend of beef stock and herbs with slices of button mushroom.
Many thanks to my friend PH the food lover who showed me the culinary delights of Singapore during my stay there. More food posts coming up!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Public toilet at the Singapore Chinese Gardens
It's not just the toilets that are pleasing to eye. Mosaic murals on the walls of the MRT station, framed canvases hung along the corridors, sculpted pieces of art dotting the walkways... In Malaysia, mandarin ducks go missing from public ponds because there are still people out there who are hungry.
Today's menu: Succulent roast duck coated with sesame seedBetter some food on the table than pretty things swimming in the water! It's a pity we're not ready for aesthetics because that would bring us to a new level of Quality Of Life. I'm not saying Malaysia does not have her share of creative elements. Art has yet to become a primary pursuit and we're just getting by building basic infrastructure to cope with the population's current and more urgent needs.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Unless my memory fails me yet again, I will be armed with my camera and tripod trampling all over Singapore. Will be back on Saturday. =)
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Especially the last paragraph. I think that's some pretty good stuff! Must have been the Imovane talking. It's not the first time I've been drunk typing and lost all memory of it, only to shock myself in the bright early morning the next day. Thank goodness I don't do random one-night stands. Must be careful to stay away from the keyboard when inebriated.
Anyway, enough talk. Let's start the day with a healthy meal.
Resealable packaging to guarentee that crunchy freshness.
Wholegrain oat clusters, wheat flakes, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries.
This is some seriously crispy cereal. And generous helpings of chewy fruits. Nice!
A bit sweet though. Must add more milk.