From the monthly archives: July 2010


On July 26, 2010 By

Blame it on my sour tooth, but I can’t resist pickles. I eat at Overseas Restaurant because I love their vegetable pickles, the ones they put on the table as soon as you sit down instead of the usual peanuts. I don’t know if they still serve that because they didn’t have it the last […]

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Birthday Red Eggs

On July 21, 2010 By

My idea of a birthday celebration is blowing some candles on a birthday cake… that’s about all a disorganised and uninspired mother can manage. I just don’t get extravagant children’s birthday party, partly because I am scared of being in the same room with many kids. So yeah, I am not in contention for Mother […]

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The busiest section at the Satok weekend market in Kuching, Sarawak is at the fish section, and there is only one fish that everyone is interested in – terubuk. It’s known mostly for its bones – loads and loads of fine bones criss-crossing – but those in the know patiently pick through because the reward […]

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I was in New York last month for the screening of Sex and The City 2. Hewlett-Packard (HP) hosted journalists from around the world for the screening; they collaborated with Warner Bros on the chick-flick which is in line with their strategy of focusing on their women clientele. Journalists were introduced to HP’s stylish netbooks, […]

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Roselle Cordial

On July 2, 2010 By

There were lots of roselle for sale at the Satok weekend market in Kuching, Sarawak. I haven’t seen these fruits in years, and certainly never thought I’d have to buy them. The roselle belongs to the hibiscus family. We used to plant roselle, and so did most of our neighbours – if there is such […]

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