Monthly Archives: September 2014

dec 2012: staying at the soppong river inn

i stayed at the soppong river inn for several nights, in the bamboo room. the bamboo room is the cheapest ensuite room they have, though they do have a cheaper stand-alone hut (lahu room) with no attached washroom. (random paperweight … Continue reading

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dec 2012: day-tripping with two geographers

i became more emotional than i expected in the previous post; i guess i will blog about Pai as a distraction. Thailand was my first proper solo trip (the ones before being more like weekend jaunts out of London), and … Continue reading

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starry night over a padi field

the more loving one, by w.h. auden reading this poem made me think of the crisp, clear night when i saw so many stars in the endless tapestry of the night sky over Pai. it was a coincidence – i … Continue reading

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girls’ day out

my girly meet-up with jy ended with us browsing the stacks at toa payoh library. (while we enjoy doing that, there always is a part of us that feels we might need to get more of a ‘life’..) she cuts … Continue reading

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asian-style pasta

i needed to use up my unused linguine because i wouldn’t have the time to cook anymore after this short lull of a term break. my family has been rather sick of ‘western’-style cooking, so i decided to experiment by … Continue reading

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white pepper

my colleague returned from a weekend jaunt to kuching, sarawak. (haha my autocorrect actually turned that into ‘f**king faraway’, which is totally untrue given my location) she said to me, ‘heard you’ve been cooking…’, and presented me with our friend … Continue reading

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tang yuan, just because

glutinous rice balls in pandan (aka screwpine) and vanilla bourbon tea sweet soup. this is usually eaten during the winter solstice, and the last day of the chinese new year. im just cooking this today because my family’s leftover riceballs … Continue reading

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