you learn something new every day

‘It’s too hot for palavering!’ Sounds like almost every other day on our sunny island set in the sea.

you learn something new every day

Minatory means ‘expressing or conveying a threat’.

you learn something new every day

An argosy is a large merchant ship.

hadoken

Enjoyed a solitary dinner at Dojo, which specializes in pork burgers, yesterday evening. (It’s located in the Boat Quay area, which has tons and tons of eateries. Gotta return one day to explore the place.) I tried the Hadoken burger, which according to the menu, comprised a ‘luscious pork patty slathered with fiery chilli meat sauce, a slice of cheese, diced onions and crispy bacon, the Asian cousin of the sloppy joe’, with fries on the side ($14). All its flavours and textures melded together to make a delicious symphony. (And the spicy meat sauce wasn’t spicy at all!)

(For plenty of pictures, click here!)

I still think pork is superior to beef. Biting into a beef burger often feels primal, but biting into a pork burger is somehow always…… refreshing.

Dojo
72 Circular Road
Singapore 049426
+65 6438 4410

you learn something new every day

To prevaricate is to speak or act in an evasive way.

grrr!

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It’s 10.30 am on a Saturday morning, and I’m back in the office for half a day. Facebook is being ridiculously cheerful. Grrr!

dogs, cats and birds

birds

from here

Dogs come when they are called.

Cats take a message and get back to you later.

Birds shred the message and poop on it.

Truer words were never spoken!

you learn something new every day

Prince or Princess of Asturias is the official title given to the heir to the Spanish throne. Ten-year-old Leonor, the elder daughter of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, is the current holder of this position. The (far more well-known) British equivalent is of course Prince of Wales. (His spouse will then be known as Princess of Wales. Thus far no woman has held this title in her own right.)

you learn something new every day

Supposititious means ‘substituted for the real thing’.

you learn something new every day

Something being gimcrack means it is showy but cheap or badly made.

thoughts to live (and dress) by

I have never known a really chic woman whose appearance was not, in large part, an outward reflection of her inner self.

Mainbocher (1890 – 1976), American couturier

you learn something new every day

Cheesecake isn’t a modern American invention but dates back a few thousand years to ancient Greece (read more here, here and here)!

you learn something new every day

Perspicacious is a nice bombastic synonym for sagacious.

不翼而飞

My JC senior Cheryl, a teacher, posted this status on her Facebook wall earlier today:

改作文有感:认识“不翼而飞”这四个字的日子里,还没想过能这样用“盘子里剩下的最后一个鸡翅膀不翼而飞了!”

 

on co-operation

How to Co-operate

People are drawn together because some tasks are too big for one person. They say too many cooks spoil the broth, but they also say many hands make light work. The trick is having one person work on the soup and the rest on the electrics.

This was extracted from How to Be Normal by Guy Browning, which is a collection of short essays all titled ‘How to (Do Something)’. I didn’t really get its humour at all, and made myself finish it anyway. I thought the above snippet was the funniest part of the book! :P


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