Chinese New Year Feast


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We had our annual Chinese New Year reunion dinner on 15/2/18. Unfortunately due to my work schedule, I have not had the time or opportunity to post about this until now. In fact our food preparations had started a day or two before this. Continue reading Chinese New Year Feast

Valentine’s Day 2018


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This Valentine’s day is fairly significant for my wife and I, as it is the 20th time we were celebrating this as husband and wife. Hence I took the day off so we could share the day together. And with Valentine’s day sandwiched between Pancake day and Chinese New Year’s eve, this week is certainly going to be a very busy week for us. Continue reading Valentine’s Day 2018

Pancake Day


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Being Pancake day today, my wife and youngest daughter had planned from last week to make some pancakes today – banana pancakes which are her favourite type. We did keep a few ripe bananas just for this purpose. Continue reading Pancake Day

A Pleasant Surprise

Recently when I went for my haircut at the beginning of the year, somehow the discussion with my barber drifted to the topic of wine. My barber told me that his father had bought a commemorative bottle of wine from Italia ’90, and over the Christmas 2017 they had decided to open that bottle to drink. Unfortunately the cork had dried up and the wine had oxidised into vinegar. But he had retained that interesting bottle at his shop as a souvenir of that event.

A few weeks after this, I was rummaging through the kitchen cupboards looking for something, when I stumbled across a small bottle of Bordeaux wine. As the provenance (where the wine came from, life cycle and storage conditions) was not ideal, I was skeptical but curious about what that wine would look like, how it would smell and taste. I told my wife that I would like to have a taste test of this with her, and she was definitely up for it. I moved it into the wine fridge for a few weeks, while we waited for the ideal time to do the taste test. Continue reading A Pleasant Surprise