Bird flu or not, chicken's still on the menu. I've taken a hint from chef Jamie Oliver who told his young apprentices that they must always ask where the meat is from before making a purchase.
If it's from a bird-flu area, no way I'll buy the chicken. But then again, what's to stop the chicken seller from lying. I just have to take his word for it. Continue reading
No. 1 has gotten himself a crew cut. I told him people with durian-head either looks like a gangster or an army recruit. What's behind his motivation for the makeover? Continue reading
Once there was a bear who thinks he is Superman. One day he heard a voice calling, “Help! Help!”
He rushed to put on his suspenders. He needs it in order to fly. He flew towards the direction of the scream and found a girl on a rooftop. He rescued her and brought her down safely. Continue reading
A group of young friends from my church has set up a Christian blog. It’s a varied bunch who contributes to the blog : law student, journalism intern, varsity students etc spread over a wide geographical base of Malaysia, Singapore and USA. The common link is their Christian faith and their ability to write.
One of the moderators, Joshua, is my fellow classmate in our weekly Concentrated Bible Class in church. I’ve held him when he was a baby and watched him grow into the confident young man he is now. I remember an incident which took place when he was a toddler. His parents wanted to take him for supper but he said, “Aunty CF (that’s me) said children cannot take supper.”
Luckily his parents figured out that it was the Lord’s Supper I was talking about or I would’ve some explaining to do as to why I forbid the child from eating supper.
Go check out the blog for some interesting and honest discourse on Christianity.
For the uninitiated, Project Runway is not a tv program that shows aeroplanes taking off. How interesting is that, unless the planes crash. It is a reality show to uncover the next hot fashion designer. Continue reading
Today I took half an hour to help no. 3 with his Chinese homework and that’s just five miserable sentences. Chinese is not an easy language to learn. That’s why I sent all my kids to Chinese school so that the school can have the headache of teaching them this language. English – they can learn it at home through reading and conversing. Continue reading
I have always wondered how much fees celebrities get for endorsing a product. Now I know. This article put paid to my curiosity. Continue reading
This is in today’s Star :
“David Coulthard lived up to his reputation as one of a dying breed of playboy racing drivers yesterday when he compared driving in the sultry heat of Malaysia to having sex in a sauna.” Continue reading
I haven’t been all that productive last year. I didn’t have another baby, not that that was in the plan. Four is just nice, thank you very much.
It isn’t that I haven’t been writing. I had been working on The Novel which I’d tentatively titled Ask the Gods. But after several attempts, I just couldn’t get it into shape, despite having written about 70,000 words. After trying this way and that, I abandoned it end of last year. That’s why I had very little to show in terms of published work. Continue reading
I’m not very good at following recipes. Sometimes I try to modify them even before I had the chance to try them out first and get them right before adding my ingenous touch. As a result, my cooking can be a hit-and-miss affair. Ask my in-laws, they’ll vouch for it. During pot-luck dinners, I know my rating will rank down there with the lowest of pond life while my sis-in-laws will get high marks for their sumptuous dishes. Not that I’m complaining, I get to eat good food which I don’t have to slog over.
Anyway, I digress. Continue reading
I’ve gone overboard. Really. I’ve got six chopping boards in my kitchen now. It used to be two only, one wooden for meat and a plastic one for fruits. Continue reading
at the hospital when I accompanied my mum for her angiogram yesterday. Last month, it was Kazuo Ishiguro, also at the same hospital.