- Freyr: Paws-itively Purr-fect!
- Three-inch Murder Weapon
- Walking on Eggshells
- Too Many Encounters with Men and Women in White
- Crowdfunded Products? Thanks, but No Thanks!
- Close, but no Cigar!
- Smarty-pants Not Wanted on This Planet
- A Pipe Made by Two (no, not a Bicycle Built For Two)
- Bovine Scatologists and Trumpet Blowers Galore at Bullshit Central
- Grab Crab: May the Bleeding Hearts Cry! And for Rabbits Too!
Monthly Archives: October 2018
China has the world’s largest high-speed rail network; the world’s longest high-speed rail line, from Beijing to Guangzhou extends 2,298 kilometers (1,428 miles), and now runs to Hong Kong. China’s bullet trains can reach 300 km/h (186 mph), or a … Continue reading
In Chinese culture, serving tea to a guest is an act of respect and obeisance; and as a guest, it is an honor to have tea poured for you. If I serve you tea and then pour myself a cup … Continue reading
In Xi’an, we came across biang biang noodles, touted as one of the “strange wonders of Shaanxi.” (Xi’an is the capital of Shaanxi province.) The noodle is thick and is as broad as a belt. It was originally part of … Continue reading
Xi’an, from time immemorial, is known as the starting point of the Silk Road. It was then known as Chang’an, and was used by ten Chinese dynasties as their capital. The aptly name metropolis – “Chang’an” means “eternal peace” – … Continue reading
I just came back from a visit to Xi’an and Beijing with my wife and younger son. My friend Dr Chen Keyu’s hometown happens to be in Xi’an, though the Cardiff PhD lives in Singapore and seldom visits Xi’an nowadays … Continue reading
In the end, everything is ephemeral – the stuff you own, the relationships you cling to. It is said that attachment is the root of all sufferings. It is also said that one must be detached – this way, you … Continue reading
Fermented tofu (bean curd) has been unfairly called “stinky tofu” because you can catch a whiff of the dish from afar. The dish has gotten an undeserved bad rap mainly due to the exaggerated western reaction to the dish. But … Continue reading
Shin Yeh is a fine dining restaurant right at the top of one of the tallest buildings in the world, the Taipei 101. The 85th floor restaurant is where I take VIP clients and special friends to. Service is impeccable: … Continue reading
Across the Raohe night market in Taipei is my favorite goose meat eatery. It is another one of those places I must visit each time I visit Taipei, and not just because goose meat is rather scarce in Singapore. In … Continue reading