Saturday, October 31, 2009

Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

"And that’s the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too" (48).

"It always hurts more to have and lose than to not have in the first place" (185).

"Time can be a greedy thing – sometimes it steals all the details for itself" (188).

"I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded, not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night" (313).

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Xin Wang @ Anchorpoint, 370 Alexandra Road

All prices are subjected to GST and service charge.
Pan-Fried Dumplings ($4.50). Tasted so-so and overpriced.
Century Egg Congee ($6.90)

Cold Soy Milk ($2.50) and Iced HK Milk Tea ($2.90)

Black Pepper Chicken Spaghetti ($8.50), made home-style and tasted good.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dong Dae Mun

Crispy Chicken ($1.60) and Rice Cake ($3). The rice cake was not spicy at all. I actually expected kimchi-like taste, sour and pungent. It turned out to be creamy and mild, more like tomato soup.

Dak Bulgogi ($1)and Potato Pancake ($2.50)

IKEA Alexandra

Marabou Milk Chocolate ($5.30), IKEA FOOD Hazelnut Chocolate ($2), and Raspberry Filled Cookies ($2.90)

Mushroom Soup ($3.80)
Seafood Pie ($3.20)
Stuffed Salmon ($7.50)
Daim Cake ($3.50)
Chocolate Mousse ($2.50)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Kiran Desai, The Inheritance of Loss

"Could fulfillment ever be felt as deeply as loss?" (2) Sai, in her contemplation on love.

"Love was the ache, the anticipation, the retreat, everything around it but the emotion itself" (3).

"The greatest love is love that’s never shown" (87) The cook, on the judge's feelings towards his wife.

"But so fluid a thing was love. It wasn’t firm, he was learning, it wasn’t a scripture; it was a wobbliness that lent itself to betrayal, taking the mold of whatever he poured it into. And in fact, it was difficult to keep from pouring it into numerous vessels. It could be used for all kinds of purposes..." (177).

"The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind" (208) The judge, on Bose when Bose questioned if what was in the past remained unchanged.

"After the initial excitement was over, it often became obvious that the love was gone; for affection was only a habit after all, and people, they forgot, or they became accustomed to its absence. They returned and found just the façade" (233).

"…you must stop your thoughts if you wished to remain intact, or guilt and pity would take everything from you, even yourself from yourself" (264).

The Icing Room

I spotted a new item at The Icing Room, a light purplish cake called 'Tea Dance' though 'Tea Dance' had been the name of another type of cake (refer to my previous post I like the previous 'Tea Dance' more. This one just didn't lift up to my standard. It was somehow bland, and the icing had texture somehow like shredded ice in ice cream that was not perfectly made. ($4.20)
Katharina Tiramisu ($5.20)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Hazelnut Tavarina Crunch ($5.80). Recommended! Super nice.
Strawberry Cup ($5.50)
Me: Do you have recommendation of what is nice?
Waiter: Blackforest...Or do you want to try Mango Mousse?
Me:Erm...How about Strawberry Cup?
Waiter:That like it.

Madeleine ($4.50) All prices exclude GST.

Sunday, October 11, 2009