Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A Funny Fellow

Character on a wall in Haji Lane

How I Work 2

Yes, they really are all running...

How I work

Ok, I admit. It's a little bit crazy to have 3 macs running at once... But the older ones still need to feel loved!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Adidas Christmas Tree

Isn't it cute?

Beautifully Tragic

Dead bird on pavement.

Christmas Decor

At the Blu Jazz Cafe on Bali Lane. Christmas is a nice time of year.

Urban Samurai

Graffiti art by Antz for Tiger Translate.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Back alley beancurd

At rochor road. It almost feels like Taipei or Hong Kong.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Fire on orchard road!

At the specialists centre phoenix hotel construction site. A whole lot of smoke.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Roast pork with crackling

The incredible roast pork my dad made last saturday.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Design talk at asylum

An rare intelligent talk about design concepts by milkshake(hk) at asylum.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Farmer's chicken salad

I don't even know why it's called farmer's chicken salad. I'm pretty sure the chicken came out of a nasty battery. But it's a quick and simple recipe for a light lunch.

Season the chicken breast or deboned thigh with salt and pepper, and pan-fry with some oil for about 10min per side. Hard-boil an egg in the meantime. Once both are done, slice and serve on a bed of chopped lettuce and tomatoes. Simple!

You can also grill the chicken if you prefer.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Teriyaki chicken thigh with aglio olio pasta

Finely chop 4 cloves of garlic and set aside.

Prepare the chicken thigh: debone if necessary, rub a little oil, half a tablespoon of light soya sauce, half a tablespoon of dark soya sauce and half a teaspoon of sugar on both sides. Add half a tablespoon of mirin to make it authentic, but it's ok without. Then grill in an oven for 10 min skin-side down and 5 min skin-side up.

Meanwhile, boil the pasta. Keep watching the chicken and stop the oven when done! Once pasta is cooked, heat some oil in a hot frying pan and lightly brown the garlic, then toss in the pasta with the heat off to flavour.

Finally, serve the chicken with the pasta on a bed of chopped lettuce for that mos-burgerish feel (and your daily dose of greens).

Yes, this also works in a burger bun with mayo but I only had pasta handy.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Buttery grilled chicken on roasted pepper, cherry tomatoes and new potatoes with rosemary and smashed garlic

Place halved new potatoes and halved yellow pepper filled with scored cherry tomatoes on a lightly oiled oven tray, season with salt and pepper, drizzle with olive oil, add small knobs of butter and 2 sprigs of rosemary to potatoes, and roast in oven at medium heat for 10 min.

Meanwhile prepare chicken thigh - season with salt and pepper, slip a thin slice of butter under the skin, and place small knobs of butter and 3 smashed garlic cloves on other side.

When vegetables are soft, place chicken skin-side down on bed of pepper and tomatoes and roast on high heat for 10 min. Finally, flip chicken skin-side up and grill for 10 min.

Once chicken is done, plate up and drizzle any juice from the tray onto the chicken and potatoes. Serve!

That's a lot of fruits!

Growing out of our balcony. I don't know what fruits they are, though.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Concept pasta #1: Fried breakfast pasta

Crispy bacon, sausages, pan-fried tomatoes and a poached egg on aglio olio pasta with fresh ripped basil.

Tiramisu at substation's tunnel party

Rizman Putra is still a great frontman.

And the 'game testing research facility' that I left behind

It was all work, honest!

My empty cubicle on the last day of work

That was on the 31st of August 2007. Hurrah!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Chateau La Branne 2002 Medoc

Very grapey, spicy and a little dry.

Proper fireworks!

The longest firework display I've ever seen I reckon.

Friday, August 17, 2007


Not exactly. This is the floating stage where the fireworks will go off. It was a nightmare getting to the right seats. But a beautiful view.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Mountain biking part 2

And the view from up there.

Mountain biking

Spent the morning of my birthday mountain biking at bukit timah. This is the view from down here.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Sunset jams 2007 bsx races

Trackside seats for the the bicycle supercross race at sunset trail.

Sunset jams 2007 jump of the day

Sunset jams is a local bmx, bsx and dirtjump competition at sunset trails, tampines bmx track. This was the jump of the day for me by Keong, one of Singapore's best bmx riders.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Timmy at Timbre

Great band. They play every friday night at Timbre, at the substation.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Strong, dry and flavourful

Chateau moulin de curat
puisseguin saint emilion 2001

Financial management and analysis

A good text on financial management and analysis. Google it, you might get lucky.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Spicy Ribena

Not the most classy of wine reviews but at least I know why I liked it.
2003 Louie Latour Beaujolais Superiere

Monday, June 4, 2007

SMS turned haiku with accompanying random photo

An SMS mistakenly sent to the wrong number assumes life as a haiku and receives one in return.

Please vasanth you
Buy gurde, lemon rice
Or call me

The lemon rice
Will call in your field
By morning or sour

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Noridan's Incredible Machine

Up close but in bad light.

Noridan (Korea)

Sprocket Parade - a 'sonic playground' incorporating music, dance, mime and sports by Noridan from Korea. The imaginative group of young performers combines lively percussion and a recycled orchestra into a musical vehicle for a great outdoor performance. Check http://noridan.haja.net.

The View without Zoom

See earlier reference to skyscrapers and HDB flats.

Where is this?

Spotted from the observation deck of the Meritus Mandarin. Where is this house, who is using it and for what purpose? Its location, surroundings, design and condition all suggest a story to be told. Perhaps there's more to Singapore's skyline than skyscrapers and HDB flats.


This was the most interesting thing I could find in the new National Museum. A collection of teacups from coffeeshops in the 1950s(?). I liked the teacups but the museum seemed a tragic waste.

Dragon Pattern

A gold painted wood carving from the ceiling of a buddhist temple tucked away in the heart of town.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Skater girl

Not many skater girls in Singapore. And this one's pretty good. With as much determination as the boys to nail tricks. I wonder how long she'll keep at it?

Thursday, May 24, 2007

The beginnings of my startup career

It's just a notebook, but you've got to start somewhere!

Sunday, May 6, 2007

My ride

My current ride - a norco torrent freeride hardtail. Part steed part tank. Great at high speeds, stable at low. Set up with a Rock Shox Pike and Atomlab Trailpimp wheels, and soon a SRAM x-9 drivetrain. Sweet! In the meantime, singlespeed's a bugger..

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Babe at the Beach

A photo of a babe taking a photo. We're not sure if we're meant to appreciate the composition of the photo, reflect on the escher-esque nature of the subject, or simply ogle at the girl. It's fortunate that life is full of choices.