Monthly Archives: February 2015

Reunion dinner potluck

Here’s a recipe I picked up in Italy, and decided to bring for the family reunion dinner two nights ago: Octopus simmered in olive oil with carrots and tomatoes, seasoned to taste with marjoram, parsley, salt and pepper. The recipe … Continue reading

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Remember you are dust

Ash Wednesday this year coincides with the eve of the Chinese New Year, also meaning that the season of Lent starts with the fifteen days of the New Year. This is quite incongruous for the Chinese/Asian Christians and Catholics out … Continue reading

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Locking my Valentine

This is a sight commonly seen across famous bridges in Europe, mostly considered a nuisance, or even vandalism. There are fewer locks here on the Ponte alle Grazie compared to the famous bridges, probably because most tourists use the Ponte … Continue reading

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In a relationship with “uncle paul”

so my three year old niece, little darling egg, saw me carrying a bag of glass bottles. “ah yi, what is that?” (‘ah yi’ – aunt in mandarin) “this is alcohol.” “uncle paul?” “nono, alcohol.” “ok. mummy, ah yi is … Continue reading

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The Brothel of Avignon

Picasso’s love affair with women – Picasso’s Le brodel d’avignon “…women are machines for suffering.” “For me, there are only two kinds of women, goddesses and doormats.” I feel like a doormat. My colleague (whom I’m beginning to look up … Continue reading

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Working late

For two weeks now, I was the last to leave work on a Friday night, walking out past nine. It is not because I am a workaholic – far from it – but because there is no one waiting for … Continue reading

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Dior and I

Some weeks back, a friend accidentally double-booked, and left another friend stranded with a spare movie ticket. That was just as well for me, because it made my weekend a lot more happening than slouching on the couch. I wore … Continue reading

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