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Conversation With A Pre-Teen

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Conversation #36845

Princess: "Mummy, what's this in your phone's photo gallery?"

Me: "Oh, that's my 杏仁茶(Chinese Almond milk drink)."

Princess: "It looks like my slime."

Me: "..."

I still cannot phantom the joy of playing with slime.

This was indeed my precious homemade Chinese almond milk which I had to rationed carefully since I had made only a small quantity to try out. There are plenty of recipes out there, and me being me, I just bought a bag of Chinese almonds (南杏) and just winged it without any measurements. I am beginning to cook like my mum, with whom I am forever exasperated when I try to coax a recipe of my favourite dish out from her. So now I am equally unable to give a recipe here. Sigh ... I guess I am really my mother's daughter. But I will not leave you in the lurch. I made this Chinese almond milk based on this video from YTower Cooking Channel, so go check it. The method is so easy and the result is unlike any…

New Year, Old Me

When I was still in school uniforms, I was told about something called new year's resolution and was even encouraged to make these silly statements about what you want to achieve in the new year. That is all fine and good, except that they forgot to tell me exactly how should I go about achieving it. Needless to say, there was no improvement in my life in any meaningful way. So I learnt early on in life never to trust well-meaning adults who gave only the intro but left out the nut-and-bolts of what they say. 

The year I finally finished my formal schooling, someone whom I met at a casual gathering after new year ran out of conversation topic and decided to ask: "So, what's your new year's resolution?" He looked expectantly at me, hoping that I would pick up the conversation ball and keep it rolling. He was a nice guy but he asked the wrong question. "My new year's resolution is not to have any resolution at all!" was my reply. We blinked at each oth…