Cream of Beetroot Soup

Cream of Beetroot Soup

This soup is the result of yet another cook-from-scrap moment where I just gathered leftovers from the refrigerator and put them all together. These experiments don’t always turn out positive, but this time it did. I took around two cups of leftover cold broth made from beetroot, onions and lentil beans and pureed them in … Continue reading

Writing on Paper

Writing on paper saves you from the trap of senselessly feeding words just to fill up space. I’ve had many instances were my typing activity was not proportionally tied to my brain activities. In other words, pounding away at the keyboard serves up a peripheral and psychologically satisfaction rather than a practical one. Think about … Continue reading

Senseless Democracy

The people of Hong Kong and its government seem to have mistaken the idea of democracy. On the most fundamental and simplistic level, democracy could be defined as ruled by the people and for the people. This is true in the most basic understanding of the concept, where the government would be held responsible for … Continue reading

An Exam Experience

I recently took the government’s recruitment exam, and it was a bizarre experience. Upon walking in, I felt I was being inducted into a concentration camp. A hot summer day it was, but nothing justifies an air conditioner blasting at your average refrigerator’s temperature, probably 4 degree Celsius. In an emotionless, near-robotic voice, the invigilator … Continue reading

A Healthy but Decadent Bite

A Healthy but Decadent Bite

These are some of the healthiest chocolate cookies you can find – low fat, low cholesterol and gluten free – yet they are also some of the most decadent chocolatey goody you can whip up in no time on a Sunday morning. The only main ingredients that go into the cookies are sugar, cocoa powder, … Continue reading

The Organic Challenge

At the door of the lunch room at Louisa May Alcott School, more than fifty first graders line up in two neat files. Slowly and orderly, they walk down a short flight of stairs and turn right into this dimly lit room. Hanging on the ivory-colored tile walls are students’ artworks and a Got milk? … Continue reading

Sunday Morning Baking — Banana Bread

Sunday Morning Baking — Banana Bread

It hasn’t been the most productive week and this morning I had this energy stored up in me that made me wanted to create something. So with it being a lazy Sunday morning and there happened to be some overly ripened bananas lying around, I decided to make banana bread. I used this recipe from … Continue reading

Youths

Youths

Youths are expressive, confident and fearless. They believe that they can do anything, and in fact, they can. Loud as they are, they only want the world to listen. Adventurous as they are, they are only too curious. Uninhibited as they are, they only don’t see the fear. They remind me of how the world … Continue reading