It’s Monday (May 3, 2021)

Happy Monday! And oh hey, it’s May already.


Good news! I got my second dose of the Pfizer vaccine yesterday afternoon. Here’s the required photo, taken by my 10yo. This time we did it in a CVS pharmacy, about a half an hour drive, so we didn’t need to do the 3.5 hour drive down to Central CA like we did the first time!

Made some laksa from a premade paste. I didn’t have the right noodles, so I just used the fresh egg noodles I was trying to use up.


Made some tangzhong bread – oops, one of those rolls of dough was a bit bigger than the others


We had celebratory steak frites on Sunday. Don’t worry, we shared that ribeye.




The Mermaid from Jeju by Sumi Hahn


Together with the kids, I watched The Mitchells and the Machines. It’s a really fun family movie!


Ok. I really ought to go figure out a new audiobook to download….


A mocha croissant from Paris Baguette




I just realised that I may have the ingredients to cook a simplified version of sayur lodeh. It’s a popular dish in Singapore, essentially a coconut curry with vegetables. Usually it’s cabbage, green beans, tofu, carrots. There are some spices to use and a rempah or spice paste to make. Here’s a recipe. Usually it’s eaten with rice and as part of a multi-course meal known as nasi Padang.

In Singapore, when you go to a Nasi Padang place, there’s all kinds of delicious cooked foods, some curries, some fried foods, and you just pick a few things that you’d like and they put it on a plate with rice for you. I always pick sayur lodeh as it’s one of my favourites.

Last week:

I read:


Anna K by Jenny Lee

Class Act by Jerry Craft

The Inland Sea by Madeleine Watts

I posted: Library Loot (April 28 to May 4)

Top not-quite animals #TopTenTuesday

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


  1. It is really dedicated of you to have gone so far for your first vaccine. Your cooking looks so good, as usual. I’m amazed you ever eat out as yours always looks just as good.


  2. Wow your food looks amazing and that bread ! Congrats on your 2nd vaccine. Did you have any side effects? We are still waiting in Canada … for #2. cheers.

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