defining her

source: mongrelove photo credit: malcolm evans

beauty 101 for non-vains

i happen to belong not only to the oily-faced faction, but also to the sensitive-skinned specie. because i got two copies of these allele, i have to put extra attention and care to a special inheritance. growing up, i did not dare experiment with beauty products. at most times, i left things as they were,…

lessons from my mother

my mother is probably in dreamland right now as i sit here listening to a karen carpenter song. it makes me a bit sentimental. she used to sing some of the carpenters’ tunes with a guitar, especially when we experienced occasional power failures in those days. when i think about my mother, i think about powder and red…

listen, matey

i’m not your convenient store. i’m not someone whom you can call in whenever you feel like dropping by. no, i can’t always adjust to only when you are available. i like you. i like you enough to move mountains and cross borders. but it’s time for me to take a pause and and give…

dear god

i have a question: do you really don’t like gays? it made me wonder. you must know – because you are god – that there are groups of people who have been fighting for gays to have equal privileges and rights like any human being. but, tell me, god, why is it so hard for…

chef chris leaning’s jackfruit and ginger cheesecake

if you are someone who turns the kitchen into a laboratory, try chef chris leaning’s jackfruit and ginger cheesecake. it is fireworks to the senses! jackfruit and ginger cheese cake  ingredients (all grabbed locally) preserved ginger ginger fresh – 50g (two inch thumb size) coconut sugar – 100g  (seven tablespoons)   water – 200ml (one cup) biscuit…