Bangkok is a fashion-forward city known for its trendy high street fashion and bargains. I’ve been to Bangkok over a handful of times now and it is one of my favourite destinations to visit in Southeast Asia. There’s an undeniably strong stylistic energy there that I find so exciting and … Continue readingmore +
I arrived at Saigon, the ancient capital city of Southern Vietnam, welcomed by an afternoon downpour. Looking out the windows of the Merc that has been sent to pick me up from the airport, I saw motorcyclists clad in rain ponchos zipping by in this monsoon season. My ride from the airport took approximately … Continue readingmore +
I was quite bent on shutting out as many distractions as possible during the last few weeks of 2013, so that I could kick back and plot my course for 2014. I had thought that I’d be hiding indoors, inside the comfort of my apartment and quietly spending the holidays … Continue readingmore +
Waking up in time to catch the sunset is a luxury for a nocturnal creature like me and I feel so fortunate to have this majestic experience from my Bayview Room at the Conrad Tokyo, with a beautiful orange glow blanketed over Tokyo Bay and Rainbow Bridge. This was one … Continue readingmore +
I am so honored to have been invited as a judge for The New Paper New Face 2013 this year, where the grand final was held at Takashimaya Square on 3 October. *WOOTZ* This is a first-time experience for me, to be judging a modelling contest. When I first received the … Continue readingmore +
Being a purveyor of chic living is hard work. Oh, such hard work. ;) After back to back late nights and skipped meals the week prior due to my attendance of and excitement towards Fide Fashion Weeks events, I was whisked away to a much-needed R&R getaway over the weekend. … Continue readingmore +
I am a hopeless boutique hotel junkie! That should not come as a surprise to you since I am an artsy hipster type who’s a purveyor of chic living. Boutique hotels with carefully curated interior decor items and integrated visual branding get me totally weak in the knees. Every corner … Continue readingmore +
The last time I made Soto Ayam using spice paste made from scratch, it didn’t quite hit the spot. Soto Ayam is a popular spicy chicken soup very commonly found in Indonesian cuisine.
I’m shocked to realize that some years have flown by in a blink of an eye since then. I haven’t made it again since but recently I was inspired to give it a another stab. This time, instead of soup form I decided to spin it into a fusion style pasta dish. I reckon the robust flavors of the spices will make a delicious pasta sauce.
Not that I’m obsessed with crustacean or anything, but it appears that this Louisiana-style crab boil is rather popular in Singapore and following my last indulgence not that long ago, I was asked to try out The Dancing Crab which serves, yes, spiced crab boiled in a bag and dumped onto the table for no holds barred feasting.
Panna cottaaaaaaaaaaaa. Never made this before but since I have a weakness for custard-y desserts, I looked up recipes and realized this is so easy to make, with just a handful of ingredients! I actually have gelatine sheets prepared for my foray into modernist techniques but for some reason, my brain’s not latching onto the stuff I’ve been reading (WTFFF!? *cry of indignation*). I was surly from not being able to grasp the technical bumblefudgery, so I made panna cotta as a consolation to myself. May God be witness to how I wrung excess water out of the gelatine sheets with white-knuckled fists. (j/k~)