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Beauty And The (Lazy) Beast ... Part 2

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It has been six months since I had started my daily facial beauty routine and although I can't say that I look any different than six months back, I must concede that I don't have dry skin on my face any longer and also when I do have the occasional pimple it tends to heal faster.

I have made a few tweaks (or slacks) to my beauty routine since. And I have also started to fiddle with some makeup which made the cleaning part even more important. So, here's my latest regime:

Step 1: Remove makeup.


This wipe is perfect for cleaning up on the go but I was told that it does not do a complete job as a makeup remover. Why cleaning up on the go? Well, I start my cleaning up on the way back home. I don't think I will give a dang even if my neighbours see me without makeup. In fact, I think they would be surprised to see me with makeup.


I bought this makeup removal last weekend. The light cream dissolves my mascara almost instantaneously without having to leave the cotton pad on t…

What Sort Of Dinner Is This?

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This was our dinner a few nights ago. I don't really know why, but I find myself craving for this sort of dinners more often these days. I believe that's what happens when one gets old - you realise that time is running out and you just want to do the bizarre.


This was my plate. Which was different from Hubby's. Which was different from our little princess's.

I had orzo salad with feta cheese, olives and cherry tomatoes on some salad mix, blanched asparagus and rosti with tons of sour cream.


Hubby had the same thing except that he had grilled steak on his. By the time I whipped out the phone camera, he had already wolfed down half of his plate.

Our princess had grilled steak with rosti.


Now, let's talk about this rosti. Grab a seat, if you are not sitting down. It is a long talk.

Like many others here on the sunny island of Singapore, I was introduced to this wonderfully delicious dish called rosti when I visited Marche. Back then their rosti was a must-have item.…

Couscous For You, Not Me

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This is what my little princess had for dinner.

In case you can't really make it out, that's salmon and breaded zucchini on a bed of .... white rice.

This girl is seriously Asian. She can't live without her rice.

When I announced the dinner menu while driving back home, she calmly told me that she will not be eating any couscous. No matter how delicious it may be, she will have none of it. Then she gave me the 'either-give-me-my-rice-or-I-won't-eat-dinner' face.

She got her rice. I don't think I can do much to change that palette of hers anytime soon.


Anyway, this was how I had intended dinner to be. On a bed of herbed couscous.


I don't quite fancy salmon and hence opted for the only smallest portion available.

Cooking couscous is almost like cooking those cup noodles. Just bring water/stock to boil and then drop the couscous in. Off the fire and let it sit/soak. After 5 minutes, just take a fork to fluff it and, if you are really ravenous, eat it stra…

Breaded Pork Chops with Pasta

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Digging through my archives of this blog, I realised that the last time I had paired breaded something with pasta was back in 2006 with  my post on Breaded Chicken Cutlet with Pasta. That was certainly delicious enough for me to remember that the combo was a winner.

Today's lunch was ultra speedy since the breaded chops were leftover from Sunday night dinner. I cracked open a bottle of tomato sauce, heated it up and we had lunch in less than 20 minutes.


And even for an anti-tomato person, the crunchy breaded chops were too hard to resist. Our little princess had a second helping of the pasta.


She had even wanted to bring the breaded chops for recess, but we only had enough for her daddy's lunch. It always warms my heart to know that she is enjoying food as much as we do.