Inspired – Julie & Julia

Based on the show “Julie and Julia”, a girl aspires to cook all the dishes a per a cookbook by a famous chef.

I have no such ambition but the recent frequent references to http://food-4tots.com/http://www.noobcook.com/ and http://ellenaguan.blogspot.sg/ did inspire me to do many of the local, simple dishes. Of course, knowing that one of the sites share a name similar to mine made me feel closer. At least if I am not able to do…someone out there with my same name can do it much better.

Funny thinking.

No need for fanciful dine-outs. Just simple home-cook meals that satisfy my 2 boys. I am grateful.

It is to no surprise that just yesterday, we visited the new ramen place at Tampines One – Ramen Kagetsu Arashi. Despite all the hype, long queues, I personally find it too salty and a tad bit boring in the flavour.

Of course I am not a gourmet in food. I am neither a foodie that travels all over Singapore to find the best places of a particular cuisine. Neither am I one to scour nooks and creeks across the sunny island for nice cafes to chill and soak in the ambiance, food and company. I used to think it’s one of the best things ever. To be able to see new places, explore new food, tantalize my taste buds.

Is it age? Maybe. Is it the boring lifestyle I am having now? Perhaps.

What matters most is to see Eli and uncle markie eating up my food and tell me it’s smacking licking good.

I used to like baking. Of all sorts. Therapeutic is the word.

Now, I enjoy being in the kitchen. Cooking with love. Cliche. Truth is a better description.

I doubt I will ever share the same right combination of passion, fearlessness and skills that intertwined between the 2 personas in the movie with any of the blogs/sites that I refer to now.

At least I try. That’s the most important.

 

 

A day out with the gals

Primary ColoursGreat Wall @ SpatheGuess Who?CoySausage + 12hrs Roasted Pork Belly - Yummylicious!Serene Interior - Inspiration for new home
Paella + Garlic FriesTotally food orgasmSparkling juices - taste so sweet. Love the chilled champagne glassesGrp pic!Oopz..Idy is cut in halfMummies!
Sweeties!

It’s been pretty long since I actually had a gathering with gals in a nice rosy cafe enjoying good food and company.

Indulging in small chats that are non-work related…just listening in to girly stuff and nothing too serious – is a really good break from all that I have gone through the past few months.

Prior to this outing, an incident did make me, and I believe my close gals as well, realized the true meaning of friendship and what it entails. Bit by bit we grow and rediscover ourselves. Our personalities, our way of handling situations. Some things/some people aren’t exactly how we will like it to be. We accept, forgive and try our best to forget and move on. Great to have these lovely peeps around me. Lucky me to even get to know them.

2013 – approaching 28 yrs old.

Budding career, have a great hubby + adorable son, great friends & colleagues.

Contentment.

Proposal – in my fave island – Batam (how exciting)