All posts filed under “Illustrations

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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