This is middle class Singapore:

Aged tile-grout, and shadows from the dryer placed just next to the dining area. Multiply these storeys, blocks, and neighbourhoods of government-subsidised flats, and you get a tiny island state.


I received a Christmas mug from Starbucks once upon a time, and I use it almost every day of the year.

Rolled Oats with Everything Breakfasty

  • Walnuts
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Almonds
  • Chia seeds
  • Cranberries, Raisins, Blueberries, anything else.
  • Rolled Oats
  • Soy milk (or milk, or skip altogether)
  • Honey
  1. Throw the rolled oats into a pot of water, and get the fire going. Remember to watch this as you go along because the water just runs over when it starts to boil.
  2. Soak any dried berries / raisins in a bowl of water. I used tap water because it’s potable where I live; use drinking water if your pipes are old and/or people don’t drink tap water where you are.
  3. Break the walnuts by hand and leave them in a bowl.
  4. Throw in the sunflower seeds, almonds, and chia seeds.
  5. Add the oats into this bowl of seeds — some people like their oats watery; I prefer it drier.
  6. Pour in some soy milk (or not).
  7. Stir in the honey.

I used home-made soy milk from my grandma (she sent my grandfather on his way here again yesterday, with a pot of it). I also really, really like the Mandarin Orange / Wild Strawberry honey from Sugi Yoho-en in Kumamoto, Kyushu. The company has branches all around Japan so I usually get a few bottles whenever I visit. They’re quite a pain to carry around on a trip but I was a sad bear when I spent some time in Hong Kong without my bottles of honey.


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