It’s Monday and I’m eating a doughnut


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date



Still busy working on my freelance writing project so haven’t had much time to sit down at the computer and blog. All my reading updates are happening on Litsy and Instagram and Goodreads these days. But I really want to write about some books I’ve recently read though!

The camp is held in the teen centre of the central park. After dropping him off it’s off for a two-mile walk around the lake

The 5yo was on a science camp last week. This week he will go to a dinosaur camp, but just for two days. And then I’ll have to figure out how to entertain him for the rest of the week!

We tried out a new-to-us breakfast place on Saturday. Fluffy pancakes, actually crisp Belgian waffles (sorry guys, but I really do think I make better waffles than most places here, even with a twenty-year-old waffle iron), a surprisingly good corn beef hash! And hey, coffee that actually has a taste. I keep drinking horrendous coffee that is more like brown water at diners across the state. I am really not a drip coffee kind of person. I am a drinker of flat whites (easily found everywhere in Singapore), so here I drink lattes but I dunno, I guess it’s cos I live in the suburbs, but even the lattes here are a bit meh. I suspect I will need to go into SF for better coffee!

And one great thing about this place was that it was opposite a nice park with  a nice shady playground. Then we popped over to the outlet mall after that, to pick up some new shoes and shorts for my almost-kindergartener.






Parenting without Borders: Surprising Lessons Parents Around the World Can Teach Us – Christine Gross-Loh
I’m actually reading this for the writing project, which is about parenting. It’s pretty interesting so far!

Sugarbread – Balli Kaur Jaswal
I hope more people read this! In the first place, I hope more people actually can find this book. I love how involved it is with Singapore food. Want to know about Singapore food? Read this book!





Shameless! Love this show.




Errr… maybe one of these?!?!


Decaf Nespresso






13 translated books by women (Lit Hub)

Speculative fiction in translation (Book Riot) – added so many to my list here!

Ted Hughes on how to be a writer (Brain Pickings)

Slow cooker jambalaya – yum!

Bookmarking these for future Singapore trips

Che’Rose Nasi Padang 

The Peranakan

(thanks imp!)




Last week:

I read:

Batgirl’s roommate is from Singapore!

The particular sadness of lemon cake – Aimee Bender
Batgirl Vol 1: The Darkest Reflection – Gail Simone, Sedan Syiaf
The Sundial – Shirley Jackson
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials #3) – Philip Pullman

I posted:

Weekend Cooking: A two Michelin-starred meal in Singapore



  1. It’s Monday and I’m hungry after seeing the pictures on your post. The breakfast looks especially good, even if your waffles are better.


  2. I’ve no doubt your aged waffle maker is part of the reason your waffles are better! Our ancient cast iron skillet makes everything amazing, I’m convinced.

    Going to have to get Sugarbread because I love books about food! The flat white just came to the US thanks to Starbucks — I need to give it a try!


    1. I really have to try a cast iron skillet one day. Or a cast iron anything. It’s not something you find in Singapore so i’ve never cooked on one. And I’m always daunted by the weight of these things. But I do like those dutch ovens!


    1. Heh its ok. Flat white is kinda like a latte but less foamy, less milky. I dunno I guess I just drink a lot of lattes here that seem to be a lot of milk and no espresso!


    1. Also I’m not sure about Sugarbread. I think even Book Depository doesn’t carry it! But she will have a new book out next year that I think will be published more internationally. It has such an intriguing title: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

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  3. Heyyyyy, I have that same slow cooker jambalaya recipe in my file of to-attempt recipes! I’m nervous to try it — typically I haven’t had great luck trying to make jambalaya, and honestly nothing’s as good as the jambalayas that come in enormous cast-iron vat things when churches are having a jambalaya sale.

    (Oh God I made myself hungry.)


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