A Final Word About 2008

Because.

If you knew that you would find a truth
That brings a pain that can’t be soothed
Would you change?

How bad how good does it need to get?
How many losses how much regret?
What chain reaction
What cause and effect
Makes you turn around
Makes you try to explain
Makes you forgive and forget
Would you change?

If everything you think you know
Makes your life unbearable
Would you change?

If you’d broken every rule and vow
And hard times come to bring you down
Would you change?

If not for the good
Why risk falling?


Tracy Chapman – Change

And that is all I have to say about that.


Posted on 5th Jan 2009 in About  |  1 comment

Beef Ruminations: Cooking Steaks

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I wonder how many people will get the pun in the title… Certainly not people who pretend to write about beef by reviewing restaurants serving some form of beef, spend an inordinate of time writing about side dishes and calling it “beefy series”.

Anyway, I’ve been spending some time recently internalizing what I’ve learned about beef. Dad used to work in a steakhouse while studying, so later on in life, he spent a lot of time teaching me how to wash dishes.

Apart from that, he also passed on the love of steaks and how to cook them.

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Posted on 15th Dec 2008 in About, Food and Drink, Meat, Old School, Recipes  |  11 comments

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Non-Professionals Dinner 2008 & The Singaporean Oyster

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The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs du Singapour holds an annual dinner to honor its professional members by having non-professionals muck about in the cavernous kitchens trying to cook a meal. Granted that the non-professional members are mostly gourmands (that’s like a foodie but with money), you can’t but help wonder what the professionals in the F&B industry think about strangers practicing foodism in the kitchens.

One of the highlights of this dinner are the oysters that are shucked early in the day (around 8.30am, I’m told). All 7,000 of them, so it’s no wonder that this event is also known as the Oyster Dinner.

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Posted on 14th Nov 2008 in About, Chaine de Rotisseurs, Food and Drink  |  8 comments

Just Keep Pedaling… Just Keep Pedaling…

Zoom!

I’m back but still woozy from lackasleepitis. Lot’s of eating going around and there’s a huge backlog of write-ups I’ve yet to do.

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Posted on 27th Sep 2008 in About, Food and Drink, Fun  |  2 comments

Introducing Recent Runes 5.1

Recent Runes 2.0

You may have noticed a small change to this food blog today. This is one of the reasons why my updates have been slow because I have been spending my free time building a WordPress theme from scratch.

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Posted on 18th Sep 2008 in About  |  Comments off


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