That Thing You Call Life, Use It

Every now and then, we forget. We play, we study, we graduate into maturity, and then we choose to settle. We tell ourselves that we’re not as fortunate as others to be able to let ourselves go and live a little because of what we have in our hands – a job, a family, etc….

FFT: The Unspoken & Underrated Parts of Travelling that Make You Wanderlust

When people think about travelling, they consider a whole range of things in all sorts of chaotic order. The flight. The accompaniment. The restaurants. The excursions. The hotel. The price. The layover. The luggage. And the never-ending packing list.  [the difficult part]  The very moment you’ve clicked on that button that sends you your booking tickets,…

FFT: From the hands of my mother

[perfection] In the real world, perfection is subjective. We could easily think of a perfect car, but that exact car wouldn’t be perfect to the eyes and heart of another standing across the street. [homerun] It took nine years for what I thought would never happen again – ever. Nine years ago, it struck me…

FFT: Wanderl[o/u]st

Stepping off a plane to an unfamiliar city, people rustling through the crowds and you catch a whiff of an unfamiliar scent. The chatters of a foreign language, the multilingual road signs, the kindness of strangers who greet you like neighbours. The mountains are a different kind of majestic, the food is a splatter of art on a…

F&T: Where it all began and where it took my humble heart

As a tribute to my Europe trip exactly a year ago, I wanted to write a blurb about F&T (food&travels) and its origin. What inspired me to start writing F&T blog entries? What drove that passion? What does it mean to me and what can it mean to you? How it all started Prior to visiting…

FFT: Food brings people together

Hello readers! So, as per requested by my good friend Tracy – a true lover of my FFTs (Food For Thought), I am finally writing one for her and all you other foodies out there. Today’s FFT is inspired by the peculiar and powerful impact of food on others. By food, I mean a various of sorts….

FFT: Chewing one bite at a time

There are two types of people in this world: Fast eaters & Slow eaters Which one are you? *** I’m a slow eater. I’ve always been. When I was young, I didn’t like eating. My mom would have to force me to eat and finish my meal. I took the smallest bites and took the longest time….

FFT: Dining Solo

Have you ever eaten alone? How did it feel like? What did the food taste like? ***** Have you ever thought about the different experience you have whether you eat alone or with someone? * Careful cooking steps are ignored. Food is rushed. Taste changes. I love cooking. I love food. I love the entire…

FFT: The Many Moods of Eating

When you eat, are you happy? angry? stressed? sad?  I’m pretty sure you’ve all eaten a meal feeling any of the above emotions. Now, here’s my second question. When you eat happy, does the food taste better? When you eat angry, does the food taste worse? or no taste at all? *** When you eat,…

FFT: Cooking means more than just food

Have you ever had someone cook a meal for you? Of course you have. Your mother. Or possibly your father. Or even your grandparents. We are all born into a home where your folks just cook for you. Because you’re too young to know how to cook for yourself. And then when you get old…

Food Photography

As an avid photographer of food, I am often mistaken for a “stereotypical asian taking pictures of food“ * I guess it’s true.  1. I’m asian 2. I’m taking pictures of food almost all the time  * If you ask me why asians do it, I won’t have an answer for you. Perhaps asian cultures…