In brief...

I'm a Nature-lover, aspiring conservationist, and wannabe traveller in search of outdoor adventure.
My interests vary from conservation to education to heritage to Nature (biodiversity & wildlife) to outdoor activities to life in general.
They occupy most of my waking moment.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Happy 51st Singapore

I'm a day late, but all the days just run into each other when you have one massive deadline looming ahead of you (1 September, fyi). No time or brain power to spare to wax lyrical reflections about the relationship between my home town and myself. I do miss home, I miss my family, I miss the food, I love Singlish, and there are things from home that I find endearingly funny but which I know my friends here would never get. But there are other things that I don't miss, and as of this point in time, I still don't know when I'll be back. Anyway, just wanted to say that (some of) these cheesy NDP theme songs are quite suitable as motivational soundtracks for dissertation thesis write-up madness.



Update 10.25pm: I forgot to add that though I was rather tired from taking the overnight coach from Brussels back to London, arriving at 7.30am, then going into UCL to meet my supervisor, then meeting my aunt/uncle for lunch in Chinatown, before going back to Silwood, I did manage to rustle something Singaporean up.
Ondeh-ondeh :) 
Looks horribly messy, partly cos I was too tired to do make it decent-looking, partly cos I added slightly too much water to the dough so it was rather soft and leaked more than usual. But without a doubt, this is probably the dish I'm probably most pleased about having learnt. I don't know if that sentence was grammatically correct, and I'm too tired from reading and writing the whole day to care anymore.

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