Tofu cheesecake on the house. Light and fluffy it was.
30 Bali Lane
Decided on a spur of the moment that I was gonna make some tiramisu for my loved ones this Vday/Friendship Day.
The sweet, the bitter and the alcohol.
Don’t that pretty much sum up love?
In a rush, there was no time to bake my own sponge fingers but to make it as healthy as possible, I omitted the raw egg whites and sugar, used more mascarpone cheese so the amount of cream could be reduced.
Life is short so let’s indulge (occasionally)!
And to all my loved ones:
You know how there are days where you feel that you are coping okay and life doesn’t seem that bad,
And then there are those days your yearning and desires for things that never will be overwhelm whatever strength you have left?
Well, today happens to be one of the latter days
In a way, I’m kinda glad that the months of festivities starting from Christmas in December, New Year in January and CNY in February are finally coming to an end.
Gone will be the days we are surrounded by all the yummilicious but oh-so-bad-for-you temptations. No more obligations to head out for a a party only to down empty calories into your body.
Thank God for the gym that opens throughout CNY.
On days I feel lazy, I have a little corner in the room with a yoga mat, a yoga block, a set of dumbbells and a stability ball that I try to work out at while watching some tv.
The fitness corner doesn’t cost much but definitely yields a whole load of benefits. Very high ROI.
Abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym. While at least 70% of the work is.
I decided to get a manual juicer so I can make my own cold pressed juices at home.
Fruit Frolic at Marina Bay Link Mall sells each cup at $6.50 (!!) but they are so good. Well, to save some money and as a matter of convenience during the weekends, a manual juicer is a good investment and also good exercise because it takes twice the effort to juice due to the lack of electricity.
I finally checked out the much raved about Questbars. I ordered a mix of 8 flavours online and they were delivered to my doorstep a couple of days later.
I’ve only tried the cookie dough one and it is pretty yummy for something that has only 4g of net carbs.
Bearing in mind that I don’t think I work out hard enough to have an entire bar each time, a bar can last me for 3 workouts.
Gonna try the banana muffin one next!
Spent the 9th day of CNY at the Esplanade watching 赖声川 Stan Lai’s – A Dream Like A Dream 如梦之梦.
It was first staged in 2000 as a 3.5 hours play (in English) at UC Berkeley where Stan Lai was teaching at. After 14 years, it arrived in Singapore as part of the Huayi Festival 2014 as a 8-hour long play, entirely in Chinese.
I am a huge fan of Stan Lai’s productions, having caught both of his previous plays <<暗恋桃花源>> and <<宝岛一村>>，but even I had second thoughts about going for a 8-hour play.
Totally glad I decided to go. It was nothing short of epic-ness.
To put things into perspective, I went for kickboxing class at 8am in the morning after 5 hours of sleep, worked out for another hour, was lying paralaysed in bed thereafter before finally dragging myself out of bed to go for the play. I was 100% sure I was gonna fall asleep at some point in time during the 8 hours. I even told my friends “If I fall asleep, just let me be. Except if I snore, then you gotta wake me up.”
Nope, I did not at any point in time fall asleep. Yes I was sleepy but the play kept me going. It was that good, especially the last few acts. So much so that when it ended at midnight, I never felt more awake the entire day.
Such is food for the soul.
But men do not live on food for the soul alone, hehe.
Therefore, the CNY festivities continued on to the 10th day of the CNY. It was a day of good wine and good company at HB and Beanie’s place.
We drank the white.
And another white.
And how could we not have a red as well?
We felt very adult, drinking wine and playing Saboteur. hurhur.