Not quite char siu

There are some things in life that cannot be rushed – such as stretching in the morning, reading a poem… and making char siu 叉燒. When I was in primary school, my dad would pick me up after class and we would have lunch together. We often went to a nearby kopitiam where my cousin and her…

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Soft-boiled eggs, Singapore-style

One of the perks of working from home is having a hot breakfast. This morning, AB was boiling some eggs so that he could have them later with rice noodles. I immediately thought of making half-boiled eggs. Ooh! Growing up in Singapore, one of my all-time favorite breakfast foods is half-boiled eggs with kaya toast.…

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Double Yellow Line

A double yellow line road marking means different things depending on where you’re at. In Singapore, this means that no parking is allowed at all times. Violate this rule and risk being fined S$70 (approx. 40€ / US$50).  The theme of this week’s Photo Challenge on Daily Post is “yellow”. The first thing that came…

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When I grow up, I want to be…

“A detective so that I can solve crimes and catch the bad guys.” This was my first childhood ambition. I was probably influenced by the television shows that I watched, such as Pink Panther, Matlock and countless Hong Kong detective dramas which often involved plenty of chasing and fighting. I imagined ambushing the criminals from behind a corner…

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Seeing the World in Monochrome

I spent the weekend going through the photos that I took in Singapore last October. Inspired by my monochrome interpretation of a barbecue, I decided to render more images using an Agfa APX 25 film simulation. I usually take photos using a digital camera (Fuji x100) in raw mode and process the images in colour. I…

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BBQ + Daido Moriyama

While sipping some Valpolicella, I was going to review the recent photos taken in Venice. Instead, I was browsing photos of a mid-day barbecue taken in Singapore last October. My Valpolicella-fueled brain decided to use an Agfa APX 25 film simulation, with some inspiration from Daido Moriyama. Here are the results: Aperol Spritz Milk please for the…

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