A Tiny November Update…

Hello Hello! I hope you still remember me. GUILTY AS CHARGED for not writing for the longest time being. Thus I am here today to share a little on what I have been bustling with…

Traveling was involved in the year 2017 and I could not be more thankful for such a chance to explore and discover. With everything that has been happening, I am very glad that I took time off to do a little traveling, a little soul searching and making new friends.

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In the month of September, I went to Thailand for a short getaway. There were lots of sun, food and smiles involved. A trip that holds very dearly in my heart.

After my trip to Thailand, I headed to Vietnam. It was an incredible trip with new experiences and tummy so filled with all that Vietnam has to offer. It was my 2nd time in Vietnam and my love for the country grew much more. I was introduced to local delicacies like thin rice rolls with minced meat and mushroom filling and rice paper pizza. Everything we ate was delicious and I cannot wait to head back there.

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Rice rolls filled with minced meat and mushrooms, with a dipping sauce made of fish sauce, vinegar and sesame oil.
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A flavourful bowl of beef noodles with slices of beef brisket and fish cake. Served with a handful of herbs and onions.
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Vietnamese pizza (Rice paper). Cooked on a grill with dried shrimps and spring onion.

Another foodie adventure I went was in Penang. I was deeply touched with how hospitable the locals there were, they helped my partner and I to navigate within the island with a smile on their face and a caring heart, genuinely to help us get around. Aside from all the kind souls we met, we had some pretty amazing food. From eating a heavy plate of nasi kandar (malay mixed rice) at 12 AM to queuing up with the locals for crispy pork belly;  getting to try flaky roti canai drenched with curry and curry mee on the road side night market made the whole trip a very sinful yet satisfying journey to Malaysia.

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Flaky Roti Canai for breakfast 
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Curry Mee, so oily yet so good. At the back is a plate of fried oyster omelette

Before I went to these trips, I was very down and upset with most of the events that were happening. I never thought that the going would get so tough. It was a horrible period of the year, nothing much was going smoothly, be it in relationships, work or my well-being. Hence all these little trips made me stop and focus on the world around me and made me re-evaluate that there are so much the world could offer . The beauty of age old shop houses with beautiful architecture, people with heart of gold who were so willing to help and share and no matter how tough the situation is, there is always a way out.

I am utterly grateful with everyone that has stuck by me when the going gets tough. Words could not describe how much I appreciate with all the opportunities I received. And an opportunity I received a long time ago was to write for you. Therefore thank you very much for reading from the beginning or if you are a new reader. Thank you.

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Month in A Nutshell: June.

Hi there! I think 2016 have been passing by too quickly as June is already over! Much has happened and today, I am going to share with the past and the future.

In the month of June, I travelled to Japan! It was a family vacation. It was a much needed family time as before the trip I was stuffing my face with books and notes as it was the examination period. I ate lots of udon and soba, practiced a little of Japanese and walked the streets of Tokyo. It was a lovely trip, however due to the fact that Tokyo is filled with skyscrapers as it is a city, I did not enjoyed the surrounding. But do not get me wrong, Japan is filled with wonders, both nature and man-made. If you do get a chance to visit, make the most out of it! Below are some pictures of me making the most out of the trip! Also, I wrote about my trip to Japan a couple weeks ago, you could view the post from here!

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The udon were handmade and ingredients so fresh! It was our first meal, and it was amazing!
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Their fish market served another level of fresh produce! All tasted like the sea!
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They took breakfast to a grand and delicious level. 
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Their mochi are aesthetically pleasing, with a smooth skin and right amount of red-bean filling.
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They feast well, very well.

The owl cafes are A MUST!

A trip to Tokyo DisneyLand is a must right…

And lastly, their view.

Happy to say that I managed to get into the kitchen to whip up some meals for myself! I cooked quite a bit, therefore look out for the recipes in the future. However I shall just give you a few sneak peaks… 😀

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I published this recipe a week ago, Vermicelli Salad, Asian Style.

These recipes shall be up in the mere future, so keep a look out on it!

Aside from food and travelling, there was something that was truly magical that happened! I am now a writer on My Trending Stories! I would be writing on both Big On Food and My Trending Stories. I was surprised when they emailed me. And I gave it much thoughts, and decided to take up the challenge! It is definitely going to be a challenge as I need to balance my schoolwork with Big On Food and now, My Trending Stories. I would give both site my fullest attention and write with my heart. Thank you for your support and please continue to shower both sites with love! View my articles on MTS here!

 

June was a rather hectic month, however it was over before I knew it. It was filled with ups and downs, with every downs I learnt a little and grew a little. As the days goes on, I am starting to figure things out, what I want my future to be, how I want to think and live my life everyday. And I have been telling myself everyday to live life positively because there is no time for negativity. Move on if that something is making you so upset, because life goes on. You make your own choice for your own life. Live it happily.

Thank you reading and till next time, See you!

Spread Love and Be Kind! Pei Gee

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Month In Nutshell: May Edition.

This is a long overdue post but regardless of the time, I still want to share what happened in May, and there were many food eaten.

So May was pretty dull as I was buried in books most of the month, however there were baking moments in school. Donuts, stuffed bread and artisan bread were taught. It was fun baking all kinds of bread. To me, being exposed to baking various kinds of bread craved my creativity to experiment on different flavours, shapes and sizes.

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Hot Cross Bun.
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Donuts! (Plain and Coated with Cinnamon Sugar)
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Croissants and Danishes
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These are the artisan bread baked in school. There were baguette, ciabatta and focaccia.

During May, I went to try mediterranean cuisine and I fell in love! The place is called Pita Pan, such a lovely name, they sell meatless mediterranean meals, so it is great for all the vegetarian out there. For the meat eaters, do give this place a shot because it is going blow your mind on how delicious a meatless meal could be.IMG_7291

As it was my first time, I had trouble placing an order. Thankfully there was a platter with various side dishes, which would give you a chance to try a little bit of everything. It is best shared as you would be stuffed, happily and healthily. It consisted of hummus, pickled vegetables, grilled vegetables and salsa. The carbohydrates are falafel balls, a bowl of fragrant seasoned rice and warm pita bread.  The side dishes complimented the pita bread well. My favourite was the hummus with salsa and grilled vegetables stuffed in the pita bread. You would have to assemble the bread yourself, so it is fun and customizable! It was filling and value for money and I highly recommend Pita Pan!

Unfortunately there is only one outlet in Singapore. It is located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Exact location would be linked here!

Another unique dish I tried was Miang Kham. It is a thai salad with a mixture of shredded dried coconuts, peanuts, lemongrass, onion and dried shrimp tossed in lime juice and fish sauce, wrapped with betel leaf. It was something foreign to me and surprisingly, I enjoyed the salad. It was filled with flavours, sweet, salty, a little bit spicy and sour, there were different textures that each individual ingredients gave. It was a great start to dinner! The restaurant I visited serves tasty Thai food as well. They have various outlets all over Singapore, check out their website here!  IMG_6640

These are the few highlights of May. I hope you enjoyed this short post and below are the other happenings throughout the month.

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I posted the recipe for this dish, Poached Egg on Rye Bread with Mango Salsa!
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I baked a Lemon Meringue Cake!

That is all for today’s post! Thank you for reading! Till next time, See you!

Spread Love and Be Kind! Xoxo Pei Gee

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April, Done & Dusted.

April was an emotional and physically challenging month. I travelled as well as keeping up with baking and cooking and coming up with fresh ideas for the blog. It was a roller coaster ride, however I enjoyed every single bit of it.

Many new opportunities came my way in April and I have never been so blessed to be receiving such joyous event. Unfortunately I could not share with you those new stuff yet but that would be something to look out for!

For the time being, in April, I travelled to Taiwan. And if you have been following my blog, my sharings of the trip are uploaded. Do check them out if you would like to find out what happened.One of which is The Soul of Taiwan. And below are some of my favourite moments of the trip. IMG_4103IMG_4270IMG_5333IMG_4787IMG_4886

I did some cooking and baking before school started. I would not show too much as I have yet to share them with you, but here are some sneak peeks for you!

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This is an upcoming recipe and creation I would be sharing, so stay tune.
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Another recipe I would be sharing, thought I give you guys a little teaser.
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I baked cream puffs once again for a dinner party. The recipe is up on my blog, click here for the cream puff recipe.
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If you have not checked out this amazing quinoa squid salad, here is the link for you, Quinoa Squid Salad!

In a nutshell, April amused me. There were good and bad times and I honestly believe that is how life is suppose to be. It can never be perfect, there would always be nasty moments and moments you would want to stray away. But in the end, in these moments, you learn, you grow and you experience. And that my friends, is the beauty of Life!

Well, thank you for reading, I hope you had a blast here and till next time, See you!

Spread Love & Be Kind! Xoxo Pei Gee!

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February was MAD!

And with a blink of an eye, we bid goodbye to February. March has arrived, quicker than I thought. This year is passing too quickly and I am having too much fun for it to pass so fast. And speaking of fun, February was another fun month, though busy, but entertaining.

I ate a lot due to multiple visiting from Chinese New Year.

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Ondeh Ondeh, a traditional dessert in Asia. Recipe would be up soon after I have improved and master it!
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A simple fresh vietnamese roll for lunch to ease all the heavy stuffing from Chinese New Year.
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Smoothie bowl… A blend of frozen kiwi and banana. Mango, shredded coconut and granola as toppings!

With food, it is best enjoyed with amazing company, which I accomplished throughout the month of February.

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Birthday celebrations brought friends together for the joyous occasion.

I had the chance to dine with international chefs at Singapore Chef Association Chinese New Year dinner. It was an experience once in a lifetime! IMG_2569

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They had beautiful plated dessert. It was panna cotta with seasonal berries and crispy chocolate praline cake. Everyone was in awe when the dessert was served. Everyone started flashing their phone and snapping picture, in hopes to get the perfect angle to bring justice to the wonderfully made dessert.

And with Chinese New Year, family time kicks in.

February was a mixture of food, family, friends and study. I could not document the studying part because I would assume you would get bored. Now for March, I would need to get cracking on eating healthy!

With that I conclude my post for today, I hope you had a fun time reading it. And till next time, Ciao~

Spread Love and Be Kind. Xoxo Pei Gee!

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Thumbs Up to January!

This is probably an overdue post but it is better late than never! Therefore on the 11th of February 2016, I am here with a Month in a Nutshell post on January!

January was over before I started embracing it. It was fast, hectic but also fun! I spent the early parts of January crafting out a cake for my sister’s 13th birthday. It came out fine though it was messier than I expected it but it was not terrible. HAHA!

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Here was the cake.. There would be a post on the journey of this cake, so watch out for that!

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I was suddenly craving for Indian food for 2 weekends, so I decided to cook up an impromptu tandoori chicken, which turned out pretty good. The recipe shall be up real soon, so stay tune for that!

 

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Chicken tandoori with a bed of salad was one of the best meal I had in January!
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And also chicken with curry and basmati rice! Who could resist?! NOT ME!

I took some time off from school work to visit Chinatown as Chinese New Year was coming up. The lights and the buzz was something I want to catch and therefore writing it for you. You could check out the post on hereIMG_1741

Then came 30th January. Gosh! BEST DAY OF THE YEAR! I went to St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival Singapore. It flourished my love for Indie music. My friend and I were grooving to the music that was in the air. My cold definitely did not stop me from having the time of my live!

And with pockets of studying throughout January, it came to an end. I could not say January was chill and easy, but I could say I had my fun.

Now, onto February…

Thank you so much for reading and till next time, Ciao~

Stay Brightly Positive & Bake on! Xoxo Pei Gee

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Ciao Dicembre!

I am back with another ‘A month in a nutshell’ post! November was quick to go by and I am pretty glad it did. November have been an exhausting and long month. There were many assignments due and many events going on. I barely had any time to myself, which made me rather cranky and moody throughout the month. It was not one of the best month of 2015, however there were some things to rejoice about in November.

I baked a bundt cake which I was not too satisfied with, though I would try and improve the recipe again! Once the changes have improved its flavour and appearance, I would write about it on the blog!

It was a coffee and vanilla bundt cake. I was unhappy with the colour of the cake, therefore I would improve the recipe before posting it.
It was a coffee and vanilla bundt cake. I was unhappy with the colour of the cake, therefore I would improve the recipe before posting it.

Also there were some days where I ate healthy. I realised, I could barely eat healthy on school grounds, which made me sad… Why can’t school support a salad store or a smoothie vendor??? But anyway, I am very blessed that I get to fill my stomach for all 3 meals, each day and everyday! 🙂

I made stuffed button mushrooms. They were AMAZING!
I made stuffed button mushrooms. They were AMAZING!

2 events in November made me lose myself and went mental with music. It carried me far far away from the issues and work I have at home and school. Best moments of November.

I went to catch Clean Bandit live. It was a beautiful show with a gorgeous crowd.
I went to catch Clean Bandit live. It was a beautiful show with a gorgeous crowd.

I participated Illumi Run and it was the right decision to sign up. No regrets. FullSizeRender IMG_9385

Bless the good Lord for giving me strength to overcome everything in November.

I could foresee that December would be a pretty epic month, with Christmas and holidays coming up!!! Excited to see what December would bring and till then, thank you for reading and see you soon! 😀 Xoxo.