Scenes From The Week

Tried a new recipe for breakfast this week! It’s an old dish that my mum used to make for us when we wanted a hot breakfast cereal. It’s savoury Quaker quick cooking oats with a dash or two of sesame oil, minced pork & an egg; topped with pepper & a spoonful of japanese furikake for added taste. I just can’t believe that I managed to recreate my mum’s way of cooking oats through rough gauge! All the more, I can’t believe that Hubstoria liked it! (since his palate is le sensitive 🙂 )

By the way, savoury oats has been recommenced by Mark Bittman as an alternative way of cooking oats—so I guess our mums knew what they were doing when they used to cook oats this way.

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Some other new eats I created: Fruit & Veg Salad consisting of apples, grapes, endamame beans, black eyed peas, zucchini, tomatoes, garbanzo beans and sea-salt almonds.

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Home made tom yum soup ( this picture does not do it justice!). Funny thing about soups—usually I start them off right but Hubs-O-Meter completes the soup by adding some other condiment/ingredient for it to have the right taste at the end. It’s a long standing joke between us that we can never do soup dishes alone-one has to start it & the other is needed to complete it.  Thai  clear tom yum soup is still the trickiest soup to make by my standards because of the various spices and herbs needed.

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Some other happenings-watching the latest modern family episode whilst sipping fresh brew at Starbucks in NUS! (whilst waiting for hub-a-dub-dub to finish his guitar practice before we had the guitar group Sports Day—organized by the guitar group for fun!) It was a day of being school kids again, pitting against different groups in many fun games!


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Me & the hubs

Besides tele-matches , there were track events; like 200m & 100 m dash for guys & girl. And a relay in which at the end point, there was a tough maths problem to solve! Cool eh!

That was me doing the 200m dash—my gos running super fast and running long are worlds apart! My bum ached a bit after that!

My group came in 2nd though! Yay! I get super competitive at all things, as long as I know I’m up against somebody! I am totally a Monica, I tell ya!

The fun ended off with a Mid Autumn  Celebration & lantern procession!


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It was supremely enjoyable & its wonderful to be around people who are so participative & so full of life and positivity! They really inspire me to be dedicated to work & play and they are living examples of how we can all let our hair down & have fun in wholesome ways.  It’s really rare to come across a group of kindred spirits who are so positive to living life.

On the work front, same old same old – busy busy busy. So it’s a good thing that I can draw strength from these inspiring people, my workouts & my runs. On another note, I have been spending some weekends with my grandma (natural phases of life taking place); & I feel a tad disoriented because I am surrounded by a lot of things that require my attention as well. So I find that although work is important, at times, there are other things that supersede it. It’s moments like these that make me look to those whom I’m inspired by & do what they would have done!


When was the last time you took part in any competition? Were they sports related?

Have you met anyone whom you would like to emulate?


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