Friday, May 15, 2015

annual angie installation: happy mother's day 2015

As you know, (almost) every year (started here in 2009 and here's the last in 2014) I put up a birthday + Mother's Day installation and this year is no different albeit serba kekurangan.

There were NO flowers left post-mother's day which was a boo on my part but happy to know lotsa mummies got blooms this year. It was such a sad sight that the lone auntie in the cold room choosing flowers for a hand bouquet actually had to verbally express her frustration to me.  I absolutely empathized. I made do with whatever that was left: roses and lilies.

Also surprised her with the much coveted Chiffon Pink Le Creuset pot with a Feu de Touch Tocca candle as company. This year the theme is La Vie en Rose.

Pretty in pink! Surely even the humble Maggi Mee would taste gourmet in a pink pot?

Needless to say she enjoyed it thoroughly :) And that's all that matters.

Everything I am I owe it to my mother.
(Except the eyes. The eyes I got from Polkadotz Lens)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

the generation that belongs nowhere (part 1?)

I never knew what Pan Mee was until I was 16. Seriously. I would see these stalls at the breakfast hawker centres (oh you know.. just your regular neighbourhood hawker centres or when I was young O&S. Yup O& fking S where you would wait half an hour to get a table and another half before your food would arrive. Sometimes the Loh Bak uncle would forget your order and you'd be waiting like a moron for something that was never going to come. I digress). Yes, so Pan Mee. Pan and mee. Noodle in a pan? Like fried noodles? I was always curious as to what they were but being a regular Chinese kid is pretty much eating whatever your mother orders you. You don't really question stuff when you're a child. I can probably understand where my mother was coming from with regards to her executive decisions when it came to ordering food. Finances were tight when the family was starting out so it made much more sense to always order the comfort food they know rather than take a chance of a dive into the unknown gastronomical abyss. I get that but boy was I missing out on the world.

Monday, April 20, 2015

coachella crushin'

Not crazy about the Coachella lineup but boy do I love the festival streetwear raining on the sunny meadows of California. So much bohemia in the air.. argh gerams especially this sparkling romper by Marina & The Diamonds and girl du jour Gigi Hadid! So obsessed with Gigi since she made first face on Max Mara NYFW Fall 2015 runway. I cannot imagine anyone else who would be this successful in emulating such Aphrodite-quality energy wrapped in a simple camel coat. I've not had a girl crush this heavy since Mirinda Kerr (pre Mrs Bloom). She is gorgeous, just gorgeous!

Image credit: Nylon (Nina Westervelt)

Image credit: Nylon (Nina Westervelt)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

dewakan with chef darren teoh

This week has been filled with profound experiences, latest of which was my lunch at Dewakan today. This culinary gem showcases contemporary Malaysiana cuisine in the most curious location.. as all best-kept-secrets are, non? Hidden in a lil nook at KDU Glenmarie campus, they've just got their sign put up but it can be tricky for a newbie. It faces the open-air carpark if this tip makes it any easier.

Breadstick 'twigs' accompanied by budu mayo and cucur balls bathed in kerisik.