New podcast in the works.
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.
I get cravings for crab curry with rice, served on a banana leaf. Satisfied that craving today.
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 a sunny side up and I’m satisfied.
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.
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 plain, I ate some dipped in soy sauce. I’ve never had prawn that delicious since.
I went for a themed dinner today. The dress code was “oriental”. I went in my usual dinner clothing. I have yellow skin; do I still need to dress the part? 😂
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 e-commerce company, whose busiest day of the year is v-day, and worked together the entire day.
What an adventure. What an experience!
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 is like dream work for me.
No matter how hectic all my other work gets, getting behind the bar helps me feel centred, mindful and present.
My life operates smoothly when my Notes and Calendar apps are in perfect sync. This week, it wasn’t.
I was telling a couple of friends the other day: messaging now is like email then. I guess this makes email snail mail. 😂