DOUBLE-OLIVE-SEVEN, IS THAT YOU MR. BOND?

DOUBLE-OLIVE-SEVEN, IS THAT YOU MR. BOND?

It’s finally occurred to me! James Bond, a.k.a. Agent 007, is impossible to kill because he loves martinis! Not because he likes them “shaken, not stirred” – I think he’s just being fussy – but because every martini comes with an olive. And olives are fantastic for...
POTATO CHIPS ARE GOOD FOR YOU!

POTATO CHIPS ARE GOOD FOR YOU!

I’m feeling good, actually super-elated. In fact, vindicated and downright righteous! I love potato chips – crisps, in the Queen’s English – but everyone knows (and makes it a point to tell me!) that they’re an unhealthy snack, classified as an...
LEMONS FOR POST-LUNAR NEW YEAR RECOVERY

LEMONS FOR POST-LUNAR NEW YEAR RECOVERY

“Lemon tree, very pretty; and the lemon flower is sweet. But the fruit of the poor lemon, is impossible to eat.” I don’t know why these lyrics have been playing repeatedly in my head the last few days. They’re from the song “Lemon Tree” by Peter, Paul and Mary,...
GONGXI! GONGXI! TIME FOR “GOLD” MANDARINS!

GONGXI! GONGXI! TIME FOR “GOLD” MANDARINS!

For some, the Lunar New Year is about angpows: “lucky” red packets with money inside given to children and unmarried young adults. For others it’s bak kwa, the barbequed slices of sweet, minced pork that people willingly queue hours for to buy from their favourite...