Life and its Adventures…

The Art of Cooking Risotto

I love risotto – it is one of my favourite winter comfort food. I have also been very intrigued on how to make the perfect, creamy, yummy risotto for a long while. Two things have prevented me from mastering the art of making risotto sooner rather than later.... read more

Liebster Award

My sincere thanks to Lou Schwarz for nominating me for this award – I am very humbled. Rules of the Liebster Award: 1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and link back to their blog. 2. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator, list 11... read more

The Impostor Gardener

Those who know me well would concur with this statement: I don’t have a green thumb. Nada. Zilch. Gardening, except from the concept of watering plants to make it grow, was very much an alien concept for me. I didn’t know the first thing about planting. No... read more


Standing by our hotel bedroom’s window in Jakarta, waiting for the clock to strike midnight on 31 December 2012 and the fireworks to start, I found myself reminiscing of the year that was. A friend of mine asked these 3 simple questions, so I’m going to... read more

Defining Moments, Part II

As Monday greeted the start of another week, I began a new chapter in my career. I had been pre-warned, from various sources, of the vastly different setting I’m about to enter into. Working in a school, even if you’re not directly related to working with... read more

Defining Moments…

There had been many of these in the past month. First, my work colleagues threw me a lovely farewell on 20th April – three weeks before my actual last day. And even though I was fully aware of the event, I wasn’t prepared for quite a few things. Like the... read more

Almost 24 hours later…

And I am feeling marginally human again 🙂 One of the things I *hate* about doctors (as competent as they are and as much as I respect their expertise) is the fact that they’re never on time. And when you were waiting for more than an appointment, for a surgery... read more

Changing Perspectives…

In a little over 4 hours, I will have a hysteroscopy and a keyhole laparoscopy to fix my reproductive system. And as I sit here trying not to get worked up about these procedures about to be done to my body, I reflect on how, in the course of three-and-a-bit years, my... read more

Reduce, Replace, Return…

These are the three simple words displayed across the screen as the theme of our Lent this year. It’s quite impossible to escape Lent, since I work in an education setting that places certain importance in upholding this (and other Christian) ritual. And each... read more

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