All posts by “Jeannette Goon

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Swim

I don’t get as much exercise as I should, considering I work at home a lot. I also don’t enjoy going to the gym. I started swimming today as a way to force myself to stay active.

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Yakiniku

I really enjoy yakiniku. There’s something pleasurable about having to watch your food (making sure it doesn’t burn) while you eat. It requires you to stay mindful and present. Your mind doesn’t wander, you have no time to check your phone. It’s just you, the… Read More

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Ill

Every time I get sick and have to spend the day in bed (like today), I think about all the things I could be doing instead and resolve to get better at managing my health.

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Nasi lemak

When made right, nasi lemak (direct translation: fat rice) is a gloriously rich and flavourful dish. I could do without the ikan bilis (fried anchovies) but the nuts, cucumber and sambal (a kind of chilli paste) are a must. Replace the hard boiled egg with… Read More

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Time

I spent the day with my mom today. And I was reminded that money can be earned, work is never-ending and clients are replaceable. But time is fleeting. Loved ones won’t be around forever, and they are irreplaceable.

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Seafood

Whenever we say we’re going to eat seafood, I immediately think of the prawns I had when I visited Manila in 2007. So fresh that they didn’t need seasoning or added flavours, the prawns had flesh that was both sweet and firm. I ate some… Read More

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Valentine’s Day

Ming and I don’t usually celebrate Valentine’s Day – the whole dinner, chocolates and flowers thing is not a treat for me. But this year, we did something that was truly the best date we could have had. We went behind the scenes of an… Read More

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Religion

For years (before I added food & drink to the mix), I’ve had two main topics of interest: sex and religion. This year, I’m having the opportunity to explore the topic of religion further. As someone a-religious with a love for the mystic arts, this… Read More