Don’t take sides. Don’t be spoiled. Don’t gossip

“…Not to have sided with the Greens or the Blues [at the Chariot-races] or the gladiators with the long shields or short ones; to endure hardship, and have few needs; to do things for myself and not meddle in the affairs of others; and to turn a deaf ear to slander” – Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius is giving me goosebumps. In short, don’t take sides, don’t be spoiled, don’t gossip.

Look up at the stars

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.”

-Stephen Hawking

Wine ambition

Enjoying the view of Duomo river before touring the port winery.

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While Porto was beautiful and port wine sweet, it didn’t inspire me to enjoy wine like Paris did. There, I told myself I’ll make wine-drinking a habit when I get back to Kuala Lumpur.

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So I went to Shakespeare and Co., bought and finish reading Jancis Robinson’s ‘24 Hours Wine Expert’. Yet I haven’t really explore drinking like she suggested. Oh, so many things to do, so little time!

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#porto #portugal #throwbacktuesday #wine #resolutionnotachieved

Lonesome Tomato

This lone tomato plant managed to grew between two bushes of basil & survived long enough to produce a fruit 🍅

It’s now in my tummy. Oh, freshly plucked tomato is so sweet. I must plant more soon and make caprese!

Chicken Rice Chinese New Year Party

First Chinese New Year Lou Sang party of the year! This is our annual photo. We plan to strike the same pose and see how much we have changed over the years 👧🏻👵🏻

This bunch of girls are so level-headed yet chill (missing Rach). We always talk too much. Today it’s over good home cooked chicken rice and ice-cream. Sooo satisfying 🍗🍚🍦

Life is made of days like this! ❤️

Cracking creme brûlée like Amelié

Doing what Amelie Poulain loves doing – cracking the caramelised crust with a spoon. She finds joy in simple things such as this.

‘Amelie’ is my favourite French film starring Audrey Tautou. So I had to visit the Amelie’s Cafe when in Paris. It’s not too far from Moulin Rouge.

I’m adopting the Parisian life here in Kuala Lumpur: long lunch, decadent food in sensible quantity, walking everywhere, amongst other things. In short, just enjoying everything that I do. So far, so good!