It's the process; the idea of enjoying a meal I created by myself. The elation of friends delighting in something new you'e created. It's a bewitching process - I enjoy the alchemy of it - mixing different ingredients to create something new; something from scratch; something that's me or rather a part of me. And as such, here we are today - 7 years into cooking experimentation - and I'm posting my very first personal recipe to share to the world!
I enjoy the dish the next day by heating them in a pan for another minute or so. Double-cooked goodness! Best served with steamed Dou Miao (Pea Shoots) stir-fried with a bit of garlic on the side. It's a perfect mid-week dinner option or even for Saturday late lunches with the gang. Enjoy it with your fave beer (white wine will also do) or in my case - soda with lychees does the trick. Yum!!
It has been a few days or so since Italian fashion powerhouse Gucci announced Alessandro Michele as it's new Creative Director - taking the reins from Frida Giannini.
Time will tell if this breakthrough from Gucci will last or even if this is the new direction the brand will take. It could only be a ploy to reignite love from hardcore fashion fans. But one can hope. My two cents worth of opinion on this? Michele's first collection has definitely given me a fashion boner.
But one question comes to mind - why is it that women who wear men's clothes or men "inspired" clothes are seen as strong and forward while men who wear women's clothes are seen as "sissy" or "fragile"? Why is there still a difference in the judgment of people who wear these clothes if in fact they are just clothes at the end of the day?
Some may find my way of dressing a tad extreme, others would say creative. Well to that I say, it's a work in progress but that work in progress is where my sense of style lays. I'm constantly trying to find just the right balance between the dichotomy of womenswear and menswear. You can learn to hate it or appreciate it but all that matters to me is that I'm comfortable in it as much as I am with my own skin.
2014 flew by so fast and here we are a year later celebrating the dawn of a new year. I'm sure, most of you have been going to a ton of holiday parties and who can blame you? After all 'tis the season! It is just fair and right to celebrate the year that has been and the year that is to be. After all, life is about living it up and welcoming the new.
Segue then to a New Year's tradition that I'm sure everyone's all so familiar with - that ever elusive NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION'S LIST. Personally I'm keeping my list quite sweet and short this year - focusing on key must do's. One that I'm sharing right now is the quest for GOOD HEALTH - encompassing everything from exercising regularly to taking care of my skin.
I've been mulling over this blog relaunch for months now - dare I say it's even been a year or more - with friends constantly asking me "when is it happening?" It even came to a point when they just stopped asking as it seemed like it would never see the light of day. With heartfelt sincerity, I also thought it would never come.