My mom’s homemade chili paste is comfort food to me. Growing up, there is always a bottle of chili paste in the refrigerator. I add her chili paste to almost every home cooked meal that I eat. I add this
Gratitude Prompt #1: What are the 3 things that always make you smile?
1. Hearing the trumpet I used to play the trumpet when I was in secondary school. I spent four years in the school military band. Those were the best years of my life – every day was filled with joy,
My childhood vacation
I belong to the generation where a childhood vacation meant taking the coach or the car to Genting Highlands or Cameron Highlands with the family. I made my first proper trip out of the country when I was 15 years
Lake Kawaguchiko: Superb Views Of Mt Fuji In Autumn
Our 13-day self-drive trip in late October took us from Nagoya to Nakasendo, Kamikochi, Lake Kawaguchiko and Tokyo. We were looking forward to seeing autumn in Japan but the season came very much later in Japan. While we didn’t get
Myeongdong Eomeonijip – Yummy Korean Seafood Stew
I love the spicy Korean seafood stew known as haemultang. Each bubbling hotpot comes with a chockfull of clams, mussels, octopus, prawns and tiny crabs. I don’t really care for the seafood. All I care about is the hearty and
Osamu Tezuka’s Black Jack
I have read nearly all 17 volumes of Osamu Tezuka’s well-known manga, Black Jack. I don’t yet own all copies of the English-translated manga, but I aim to get there some day. I like Tezuka’s art. His characters are quite Betty
Gentle Non-Reminder: Calm Down
I found this image on Google, and the words on it are something that I have to constantly repeat to myself everyday. How not to let people get a rise out of me every time…? I feel kind of bitchy
Looking Back At 2011
I have been thinking about 2011 and all it has brought me. I am not good at penning down my innermost thoughts. I struggle with articulating how I feel about many things, or things I mull about in my private
I woke up feeling very happy today. I don’t particularly know why but I am guessing that it has someone to do with sleeping very well last night. Or maybe I am a lucky winner in yesterday’s Mid-autumn Festival’s Special Toto Draw…..?
Clip Of The Day: Somebody To Love
今日は にがつじゅうよっかです。ヴァレンチネダーです。わたしのプレセントはどこですか。Macbook Air がほしいです。 iTouchで DBSKのおんがくをきいている。好きなうたはSomebody To Loveです。JYJはしがつに シんガープルーへ きますか。私と友達は シんガープルーに JYJをみたいです。 うたのYoutube clipは ここに ある。 いいですね！ *Perspiring…* This is so tragic. I probably sound like a 5 year old Japanese kid.
One Of Those Things In Life
I mentioned in my last Changi Village post about meeting an interesting man a few days ago who had cycled from AMK to Changi Village on his foldable bicycle and how we chatted about his overseas cycling trips. As it
Japanese sentences have been popping up in the posts because I want to practise constructing very simple Japanese sentences regarding my daily activities. I take ages to respond to the teacher’s simple questions in class because I just can’t remember how to express myself in Japanese. まいにち べんきょうしている。 でも、むずかしい。 This
はっていました。だからChangi Village へ いったんです。 While waiting for my favourite Ipoh horfun stall at the Changi Village Food Centre to open, I went for a walk along the ferry terminal and the park across the terminal and watched the fishermen haul seafood