July Favorites

Here are some of the things I have liked slightly more in July than others

This month will mainly feature highlights of my Vietnam trip

Food
Classified Chicken pizza (Dominos)
Fish Soup (Tai Seng fish soup)
Honey butter chicken (Waker Chicken)
Black pepper venison kway teow, 金钱鸡 (Boon Tong Kee Balestier)
Korean BBQ (Gogi House Nguyễn Thái Học, Ho Chi Minh)
Homemade Chilli at Benh Thanh market stall
Panna Cotta (The Workshop)
Fire roasted chilled coconut, Cashew-smoked Pork Ribs, trio of sugarcane habanero, hopped beer & brown sugar bacon, Thai milk tea creme brulee (Quan Ut Ut)
Egg Coffee (178 Bùi Viện)
Guanciale in carbonara (Pendolasco)
Bun Cha, Beef in betel leaves (Bun cha 145)
Ribeye Steak (Entrecote) USDA Prime, Truffle Sauce, Roast Garlic (El Gaucho)
Spring Rolls (Propaganda)

Media
Backstreet boys – i want it that way ft meghan trainor (live at ABC’s greatest hits)
Alan Walker – All falls down
Bebe Rexha – I’m a Mess
BBTAN

Places
War Remnants musuem
Heineken Musuem
Independence Palace
Cu Chi Tunnels

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June Favorites

Here are some of the things I have liked slightly more in June than others

Books
The Last Wish, The Sword of Destiny (The Witcher series)
Cry of the Icemark
Kingdom Come DC

Food
Hao Cai Popiah (Amazing skin, but turnip-cabbage not good)
Home-made satay and nonya kueh by Mr and Mrs Raymond Ee (Angela’s neighbors)
Canton Paradise iced milk tea
first attempt at 东坡肉
叉烧包 (一点心, Canton Paradise)
金丝脆皮虾肠粉,腐皮卷,mango mochi (一点心)
Poached egg in tom yam base (Mini Steamboat Delights)
Banana cake from Hiap Joo Bakery (JB)
Pandan Kaya from Lavender bakery (JB)
Beef Omu rice at Food Junction Junction 8 (Perennial favorite, one of those dishes that is not mindblowing but always satisfying)

Online
Brad and Claire from Bon Appetit
Jen Taylor!
CurrentlyHannah

Events
World Cup

January to May favorites

I really should post this consistently, it’s a good way to keep track of current obsessions.

January favorites
– Kids try 100 years of…
– The storm painting
– Disguised Toast Harem

February favorites
– Buffalo wings at Dan Ryan’s Chicago Grill
– Assassin Creed 4
– Arsenal 5-1 Everton
– Black Panther

March Favorites
– Fiery wings at SOD café
– Avenged sevenfold – afterlife
– Cheese loaf from Johan @ Westgate
– Rice flour bread from Gokoku Japanese Bakery @ Jurong Point
– Iced chocolate from Marche @ Vivocity
– $12.50 金牌面 from Geylang Prawn Noodles @ Upper Paya Lebar Road
– “black gold” durian @ ah teck durian
– Can This Chef Create a Kid’s Imaginary Meal? @ tasty

April favorites
– Me1 vs Me2 snooker (not sure exactly when this started)

May favorites
– Captain America film series
– Iron Man film series (God I really want a JARVIS and a suit)
– Avengers film series
– ZOOTOPIA
– Wind River
– Hateful Eight
– Infinity War
– JUMBO dimsum
– winning 3-0 at the sunday game
– Against The Current In Our Bones album
– Hitting ranked 5 on Hearthstone
– Cunk does Britain
– Modding Borderlands 2

 

 

 

2017 favorites

100 things I liked slightly more in 2017

Games
1. Runescape
2. Just Cause 2
3. Fun Run 3
4. Hearthstone
5. Fifa Online 3
6. Psych!
7. 8 Ball Pool by Miniclip
8. Spyfall on Telegram
9. Fantasy Premier League
10. Vista Golf

Food
11. Signature neck steak at Prime 19, Khao Yai
12. Mango Sticky Rice from Chinatown, Bangkok
13. Gravy from Roast Pork fond, garlic, thyme and white wine at Aunt’s house
14. Pork Floss bought from Suwan Farm, Khao Yai
15. Tai Seng Fish Soup
16. Lixin Teochew Fishball Noodles at Food Republic, Breadtalk HQ
17. Thai Boat Noodles at Kaffe Toast, NUH Medical Centre
18. Pho Beef Combination at Pho Street, Westgate
19. 925 Yishun Chicken Rice at 722 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
20. Boon Tong Kee at 368188 Macpherson Road
21. Tekong Seafood Restaurant at Changi Village
22. Baguette from Johan Bakery, Westgate
23. Legendary Fresh Cream Cake from Chateraise
24. Shrimp Floss Croissant from Breadtalk
25. Gillot Salted Butter from Phoon Huat
26. Cumberland Sausage from The Butcher, 278116 Holland Village
27. Soy Sauce Chicken Drumstick Noodles from Hawker Chan, 534119 Tai Seng
28. (Claypot Tofu, Ginger sauce, steamed rice) from Soup Restaurant
29. Punggol Nasi Lemak at 534721 Kovan
30. Pasta Brava (Stracchi in Saffron Cream Sauce, Linguine with crab meat and sea urchin, Lemon Sorbet, Chocolate Lava Cake)

Reads
31. Dilbert
32. Insanely Simple by Ken Segall
33. The Mixer by Michael Cox
34. Batman: Year One by Frank Miller
35. Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue by Maajid Nawaz and Sam Harris
36. Kingdom Come by Mark Waid and Alex Ross
37. Justice Society of America: Thy Kingdom Come by Geoff Johns
38. Queen Bees & Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman
39. Neither Civil nor Servant by Han Fook Kwang and Peh Shing Huei
40. Singapore in Transition by Han Fook Kwang

Songs
41. 叶炫清 cover – 关键词
42. Live Band playing Adele’s “Someone like You” at Midwinter Green, Khao Yai
43. A-lin cover – 月牙湾
44. Black Eyed Peas + Ariana Grande Manchester cover – Where is the Love
45. 伍佰 cover – 如果这都不算爱
46. Lana Del Rey – Love
47. Rag N Bone Man – Human
48. 张信哲 cover – 记得
49. Chanyeol & Punch – Stay with me
50. Andy Hui – 我还能爱谁
Musicians
51. 张靓颖
52. SCANDAL
53. Urban Zakapa (Thanks Michelle!)
54. Jay Chou
55. FIR
56. BLACKPINK
57. SNSD
58. LANY
59. Against The Current
60. The Chainsmokers

Films
61. War for the Planet of the Apes
62. Mean Girls
63. The last Jedi
64. Logan
65. Dunkirk
66. The Grandmaster
67. Kung Fu Panda 1
68. Kung Fu Panda 2
69. Inequality for All
70. Inside Job

Youtube Channels
71. Pokimane
72. Sorted Food
73. Grace Helbig
74. Epic Rab Battles
75. Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast
76. Bill Wurtz
77. David Mitchell’s Soapbox
78. Binging with Babish
79. Worth It by Buzzfeed
80. Hot Thai Kitchen

Series
81. Mock the week
82. Young Sheldon
83. Game of Thrones
84. Attack on Titan
85. Would I Lie To You

Learning Points
86. Veganism actually forces vegans to be more creative and knowledgeable about ingredients, since they have to know and source for more e.g. Using unripe jackfruit for fried chicken since they have similar texture
87. Racism should be understood in a broader sense because the dictionary definition “prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior” is limited in today’s circumstances

Miscellaneous
88. Dinner with Jo and Zea
89. Ethnography assignment to City Plaza with Bron
90. Getting Spotify
91. Non-English Lyrics with translations, romanizations and meaning side by side
92. Prof J and H sharing their experiences in academia
93. Regulations to the cleaning industry in Singapore means cleaners get higher pays
94. Attending Chua Beng Huat’s seminar
95. Atta Lakeside Resort at Khao Yai
96. Reconnecting with Nic
97. Football Nights every Thursday at Punggol
98. Watching Bayern vs Chelsea at the Sports Hub
99. Classical Art Memes facebook page
100. Learning to play tunes on the keyboard