Food and Drink

Melbournian Memories

27 Aug

I was in Melbourne in 2001 and I was doing my final year for my Bachelor of Computing degree. I was just there for like a year but i soaked up some pretty interesting Aussie sights and sounds. I am not sure I did very well with my studies but I sure had the time…

Would you eat stem cell-grown bacon?

7 Mar

I ask this question because scientists are on the brink of a breakthrough with the latest technology of replicating meat. In order to find a solution to the growing demand for food production and to counter global warming, Dutch scientists have developed a way to grow edible bacon in the lab with stem cells taken…

Sights and smells of Penang

25 Aug

I was in Penang last weekend for the launch of Kechara Soup Kitchen there. It was a relatively low key event but we were still graced by the Chief Minister of Penang, YAB Lim Guan Eng. He seemed rather down to earth, attending the event with his wife and son. It was nice, fair-weathered day,…

Lemon Detox

18 Aug

Almost everyone I meet in Kechara would ask me whether the stones are out. It is almost like a standard greeting from the people I meet to ask me about my ‘stone’. Now, don’t get me wrong. I am not complaining but I find it rather amusing. Unfortunately, the stone is not out and so…

I succumbed to BLUE M&Ms!

8 Nov

I have weak spot for chocolates and I recently got a whole bag of blue M&Ms from Paris and Sharon. I have been having mouthfuls of them the whole day. I fear it has been ruining my diet. I think all the Herbalife I have taken the past few weeks have gone to waste. Diets…

What Would Rinpoche Like For His Birthday?

22 Oct

The whole of Kechara organisation is right now gearing up towards Rinpoche's birthday just two days from now. So, I keep hearing people whispering and asking each other what they should get for Rinpoche's birthday. Therefore, I thought I list here some of the things that Rinpoche likes (from my memory) so it might give…