Marinated meat ready to hit the oven Bak kwa or pork jerky is a staple for Chinese New Year. And without fail, the price of this yummy honey-glazed grilled meat will increase as the festive season approaches. The reason given by the sellers is that ingredients and manpower costs escalate during this period. Point taken … Continue reading Bak kwa: Buy or bake?
Singaporeans normally view Changi Airport as a place to board a plane for exotic tourist destinations. But, with travel curbs in place, the airport has itself become a tourist attraction. Kudos to the folks running the airport for the immense efforts to draw people to the airport for reasons other than travelling. Well, if you … Continue reading Changi Airport: A tourist attraction
When Google announced the Google Home speaker in 2016, I was excited and wanted to get one. Unfortunately, the product wasn't available in Singapore then. During my next trip to the US in 2017, I stayed in San Jose and scouted for the nearest outlet selling the device. I was so delighted to find it … Continue reading Google Nest: Good sound, great price
It took just one bad experience in Osaka to ruin our image of the souffle pancake. My family had just landed in the city and headed to a strategically located mall where the joint was at. We were awed by the photo of that pancake and ordered -- expecting it to taste just as great … Continue reading O’ Coffee Club souffle pancake: More please
For those who love their Hokkien mee fried till dry Fried Hokkien mee can be found all over Singapore. And they are fried in a variety of ways -- wet, not so wet, sticky, and even dry. I've tried a number of stalls and one that really got me going back again and again is … Continue reading Hokkien mee fried till dry
Looks like it's a case of hook them, then cook them. After offering free storage to attract to use Google Pbotos for the past five years, the service will no longer be free from June 1, 2021. From that fateful date, new photos and videos will be counted as part of the free 15GB of … Continue reading Google Photos: Free storage going soon
COVID-19 has claimed another victim. It's not a person but the iconic Robinsons department store in Singapore. When news broke this morning, social media was all abuzz with people lamenting the end of the 162-year-old retail institution. I was saddened too as it's a place that I've visited since my schooldays. The deaprtment store is … Continue reading End of Robinsons
With travel almost non-existent, many in Singapore are suffering from a massive withdrawal. While the government is trying to encourage local tourism, it just doesn't feel like the real thing of hopping on to a plane, landing in another country and taking in the sights and food! As we struggle with the travel withdrawal symptoms, … Continue reading Jurassic Mile rocks!
Working from home means that I spend lots of time with my work chair. Over the years, I have worn out quite a few -- from an Ikea version to one bought at a hefty price (for me at least) just a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, the pricey chair did not last long before … Continue reading Secretlab chair: Not just for gamers
Brownie is a word that stirs the mind and dispatches saliva to the mouth. So far, most of the brownies I've tasted in Singapore and during my travels have been good. Pair a hot slice with ice cream and all the good feelings are released. Problems and worries just disappear, if only for a while. … Continue reading Slice of Love brownie: Rich and so intense