Shanghainese Savory Turnip Pancakes

I’ve always preferred savory to sweet when it comes to snacks, and Fried Turnip Pie (油墩子) is a traditional street-food in Shanghai that reminds me of many childhood memories when I lived there. If you’ve been to Wu Kang Road in the Former French Concession (法租界), that’s where me and my friends used to hang […]

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Barcelona: Casa Milà

Ending the last piece of Gaudi’s series with Casa Milà, also known as La Pedrera. It was not a love-at-first-sight, I felt a little suppressed standing in the middle of the dark courtyard on a cloudy Autumn day, with the tour guide explaining that this is Gaudi’s last and also the most iconic design of […]

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When should I exercise

A scientific guide of WHEN to exercise – curated from Daniel Pink’s book WHEN, that I reviewed in yesterday’s journal. It is worth the investment of time, to find out our chronotype to optimize efficiency for all kinds of daily activities. Exercise in the morning, if you want to: Lose Weight: our blood sugar is […]

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The Classic Blue.

Onto the last month of work trips for the next 2 weeks. Spent some quality time back home, celebrated my birthday, and I’ve had the most blissful first 10 days of being 36. Shared a discussion with Rebecca on #perspectives and #surrender last week. We were all taught to plan everything ahead growing up, however […]

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TED x PetalingStreet

When I think of Allien, the first thing came to my mind, were the time he just started his new venture in Shanghai, that every single time we meet, I just listen to him vent and vent and vent. I never told him this, but I know when you’re fighting in another country on your […]

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Decisions. Decisions.

Dominyck’s Summer holiday officially started this weekend, cheers to the exciting 6 weeks ahead for him to back up some more Mandarin! (Haha) Each year this time, I think of how much he and I have grown since the last summer, and how many decisions I have made for us in the past 12 months. […]

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Le Grand Bleu.

Came back to the hustle and bustle of the city, what has been kept running through top of my mind, is Maslow’s study on the Hierarchy of Human Needs. If Internet is the most fundamental element of Human Motivation in the modern society of today, it was definitely not at the bottom of our pyramid […]

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Shanghai Style Russian Borscht.

Back at #JessKitchen tonight with this soup that I learnt from my grandma since when I was little. If you were born in a 3-generation Shanghainese family, you will know how much the taste of it means to our childhood memories. It almost felt festive every time this was stewing in the kitchen, that it […]

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