My Unscheduled Stay In Hospital

My Unscheduled Stay In Hospital

This is the story of how I do not have appendicitis. Thursday: Around late morning, I started feeling a strange sensation in my abdomen, as though there were something pushing inwards from the waistband of my pants. It got worse…

Consumed: The Wok And Barrel

Consumed: The Wok And Barrel

I first heard about The Wok And Barrel through its owner, Shen, over Twitter (@MadamTans). She’s so clearly passionate about food, it seemed a crime not to give her new restaurant a try. True to its hawker roots, The Wok…

Consumed: The Dunearn

Consumed: The Dunearn

Although it sounds like the name of a condo development, The Dunearn is – surprise – a restaurant. It’s located within the guild house at NUS’ Bukit Timah Campus, which is not exactly the kind of place you’d just happen…

Nom: Neighbourly Noms

Nom: Neighbourly Noms

When I was growing up, my parents and I lived in a HDB ‘point block’ that had three other families on the same floor. We weren’t close, but we were always friendly, and it would show during the festive seasons….

Cats: Tenacious Bob

Cats: Tenacious Bob

Bob has a playhouse from 12buy.sg that he loves. He doesn’t so much play as lurk in it, watching the world go by. And when our cleaning lady stacked it up on a chair to mop the floor, Bob wasn’t…

Musings: My Day Off

Musings: My Day Off

I took the day off on Monday to decompress and basically do nothing. It started with a massage at Spa Esprit at Dempsey Village; I’d procured it at a great price through a Groupon deal, and it was every bit…

Friends: And The Bride Wore Green (Part 2)

Friends: And The Bride Wore Green (Part 2)

I’ve helped out in far more weddings than I care to remember, such that at the end of last year I strongly resolved to not get involved in any weddings taking place in 2011. But somehow I never felt like…

Friends: And The Bride Wore Green (Part 1)

Friends: And The Bride Wore Green (Part 1)

I first heard about the concept of a kitchen tea when living in Melbourne. It’s meant to be the ‘the civilised sedate version of a hen’s party’. Of course, nothing involving Tricia could ever truly be sedate, but it seemed…

Taking Stock, Briefly

Today marks the first day of my 3rd year with my current employer. When you consider that all my previous jobs lasted 13 months each, this has to be something of an achievement. In slightly over five years of working…