Calmness settles in the after. It’s a soft, contemplative atmosphere I roost in. I gym, I stir quietly over the stove, I hum as I clean, I sip coffee and smile at strangers over my cafe breakfast. I revel in a sense of quiet accomplishment.
But, after what seemed like the millionth Tinder text that began and ended with ‘are you good at sucking dicks’, reading in bed seemed far too mild an evening. Especially since I was now put in a mood to stab someone in the balls.Read more "November 17th: On my own"
In the interest of covering my ass, I’d like to say that I’m in no way trying to disrespect or appropriate anyone’s culture – I just really like chicken soup. And while I have a few recipes for chicken soup up my sleeve, this is my current favourite!Read more "Not-So-Jewish Penicillin"
It’s true that we eat with our eyes before anything else. I myself have been guilty of that ever-Asian trend, and if you haven’t been made aware of it, Google ‘Asians taking pictures of Asians taking pictures of food’ and you’ll catch my drift.Read more "Impressions Matter"
I’m an anime watcher.
There, I’ve said it. My current muse is Shokugeki no Soma, a manga-turned-anime about a young boy named Yukihira Soma, who, in a quest to surpass his father in cooking, has enrolled in a top-tier, sometimes terrifying culinary school.Read more "Yukihira’s Beef Stew"
I don’t know if anyone else feels this way, but I’m often awash with a wave of terror every time I get sick. It’s the possibility that I might actually drop dead one day, and no one would notice until my landlord realises rent hasn’t been paid in over a month.Read more "Advanced Cooking"
The first time I ate at Serai was close to eight years ago. I was a fresh-faced college student at the time, and my then-boss had brought the whole team out to try what he’d called ‘the best Nasi Ulam in town’.Read more "A Comforting Familiarity"