Sunday, October 18, 2015

On Form - Pulut Hitam

ON form.

It comes to mind as she breathes before her first step into a throw. 45 degree foot. Left leg steps in deep. Pull high, diagonally. Turn and reap. With a straight leg - that's not to be forgotten at any cost. And finish, by turning the shoulders all the way. Don't, don't ever pull the person up.

On form.

The Taste of Nostalgia - soy sauce and sesame chicken stir fry

I'm wandering off the usual path. See, this place is my home and yet not my home, for how little of it do I know? Certainly, in the day, I've seen every nook and cranny of the space, explored every hidden recess and secret corner. But at night, ah that's where the magic is! Without the glaring sun to expose every detail, each space takes on a new identity. There's more to discover, more to see. And more to appreciate, for the faint glow of the moon casts thin streaks of light, creating patterns on previously dull surfaces.

Let's talk nostalgia. Let's climb the spiral stairs. Ascend and take a peek above the edge to the next floor. Instead of seeing the empty space as it is, see it as it was 4 years ago, with yellow and blue mats laid in neat little grids. See the people sitting along the sides, and those moving within the mats. See the thick white uniforms and hear the loud breakfalls.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Tira-miss-u so freaking much

Thank you to everyone for all your support on Little Accidents in the Kitchen so far :)

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Sometimes we don't see how ridiculous our own position is, when seated on plush, waxy, acne-inducing cushion seats, facing bird-shit stained tables with artfully scattered mathematics papers and thoughtfully illustrated solutions. Because right behind - where you refuse to face, out of calculated natural behaviour - sits the bag you've come to recognise as a piece... Just like the bright neon green-yellow netting at the back of the upper of the usual running shoes used mostly for walking and hardly for running. Just like those black white silver spectacles that seem to run half a size too big and tilt ever so slightly to the right of...
Yes, we just don't see how ridiculous our own position is, lying on a squeaky squawky bed under too thin quilts in 18 degree air conditioning and thinking...

tira-miss-u cartoon 1

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Microwaves and Chocolate Crumbled Cake

Thank you to everyone for all your support on Little Accidents in the Kitchen so far :)

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Today I stepped out
In a chocolate cake drought
Out the door, left, right
Craving just a little bite

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Music Migme

This is kinda late haha but about 2 weeks ago, I was invited to attend an event organised by social media platform migme at the Stirling Bar & Grill.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Matcha Red Bean Cake

A little while ago, I promised myself that I'd only bake for a birthday if (a) I cared enough for the person, or (b) I wanted to bake. Oddly enough, this cake was not born of either.

A little bit of context for the benefit of those who didn't eat this and have no idea where this came from. This cake, or at least this recipe, was made for a classmate of mine who's birthday was just a few days ago. I'll be honest though, I had no intention of making a birthday cake for him. Don't get me wrong, I don't dislike this classmate. In fact, I do quite like him, we're just not close friends, and I'd just slogged till 2am a few days ago making a cake for another friend.

But well, life seemed to have other plans for me. One of his close friends whatsapped me smack in the middle of a game of Dota, apologizing profusely for being last minute and forgetting, and asking if I could bake a cake for him. I toyed with the idea of turning her down, saying I was too tired and it was too late. But her telling me that she was coordinating all his friends for a party struck some chord in me and damn, I just couldn't say no.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Eton Mess Cake

Do any of you follow Bakers Royale? I'm sure if you do, you'd have seen her smash cakes. Smash cakes is a noun phrase in this cake. She takes pictures of smashed up cakes, and boy, are they beautiful!

It always very interesting how something that doesn't conform to the normal standards of beauty can be so attractive, and possess it's own kind of beauty. 

Not just food and photos though. I've found it in life too.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Entertainer :)

My smiley face in the title of the post certainly doesn't do their logo justice.

It might seem kind of odd that I would be reviewing an app on this - a food blog. But this is really an app I would recommend, especially to those who love food (I'm guessing you read this blog because you love food in some form).

I don't know about you, but my family eats out at least once a week. My friends and I eat dinner out at 3 or 4 times a week. This is where the magic begins. 

The Entertainer App pretty much provides you with more than 800 Buy One Get One Free offers for Singapore's hottest restaurants, bars, informal dining, spas, activities, attractions, and more than 250 free night offers at leading 4 and 5* hotels across Asia and beyond.

So how do you get the app?

First, download it from the app store. Then register your account and set your pin. The free version provides you with some vouchers that you can use for free, so you don't have to take my word for how awesome this is. Just try it out and be convinced.

Next, choose the offer you want to use.

Click 'Redeem'. Key in your pin,

Get the establishment you're using the offer at to key in their pin. And enjoy your savings!

The Entertainer App also very nicely keeps track of your savings for you. That 14 dollars I've saved comes from a 1-for-1 offer I used at Marble Slab Creamery Junction 8 just 2 days ago. I'm just saying, but it would have been completely out of my budget as a student had it not been for the 1-for-1 :)

Now comes the best part! The F&B offers, the leisure activities offers and whatnot may seem like rather small savings. But what about the travel offers. The biggest part of this app to me is that there are 1-for-1 offers even on hotels. Back to the poor student point again, if my friends and I were to travel after the dreaded 'A' levels, this would certainly be quite a helping hand in saving money.

Convinced? Simply go to the 'Buy' section and purchase the full app. While 60 dollars (it's the early bird price!) might seem like a lot to fork up for an app. Consider that 1 visit to a high-end restaurant, or 1 stay at any hotel would pretty much pay for the app already! 

And of course, as a thanks for reading this, you can use the promo code 2015ALVIN until the end of February when purchasing the full version of the app to enjoy a further 10% discount on top of the early bird price. That's just SGD 54 for an estimatd 89,000 dollars worth of discounts!

And if apps, aren't really your thing, The Entertainer has a hard-copy book version as well at SGD75. 

Hope you've enjoyed this post :) More info can be found on The Entertainer's own website

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Apple Pie Layer Cake

I'm a bit late for a New Year's post. But that's alright, isn't it? Sometimes we have writers' blocks that last a month or two. I don't force posts, the same way I don't force my life.

2015 is going to be a big year, that I definitely know. Most obviously is the upcoming 'A' levels that everyone dreads. My hope for the year is to not dread it. After all, 'A' level or not, it's just an exam, and my life is more than exams.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Honey Apple Cake

I do hope you'll excuse my absence for the past month. I have been debating a rather important issue (or a few important issues) with myself.

I've been losing interest in this blog, and I thought about whether I should stop doing it. Blogging has, always, been to be part and parcel of my small little life. It started as a endeavour, to be more than just a student with nothing but studying in her life. It then took a turn, becoming more and more important, becoming something I could not do without.


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