Friday, September 13, 2013


Since so many of you have been talking already, yes, I, Boring Finance Person in Office, really did have (<--- past tense) a blog that I used to update frequently, before I joined the company.

If you really do Google for it *WAVES* HI! :P

As you can see, I haven't updated properly for about 2 years so sorry to disappoint you....

Anyway, move along now. Nothing to see here :) If you need Malaysian food referrals there are links to my friends' awesome blogs at the lower lright side of the blog. Or just ask me in office :)

Cheers, J the Chocoholic

PS/ Yes I know this is what Singaporeans can call a "bohliao" post but haha I was stressed and you guys made me reminisce over my now lapsed blog-life so I took 5 minutes to post this up.

Monday, June 24, 2013


Lalala ....

Wicked heart,
Wanting heart,
Always asking,
Always wishing.

Forever longing for something out of reach.
Why can't you learn what Life is trying to teach?:
Sh*t happens for no reason, so, accept your fate,
Try to bend, or you will just break.

PS/ Nothing to do with food? Sorry. :)

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Magical Marlin :)

*sings* Hello. Is it me you're looking for? ....

Update: Still stuck on this little red dot.

You know what people usually say about Singaporean food being so much worse than Malaysian food?

*clears throat*

For the record, IMHO, that's NOT true at all.
(I swear I have not been brainwashed after these few months here *LOL*)

To be fair, as with any other country, if you don't know where to look, you will end up assaulting your taste buds with substandard food that are entirely not worth the calories (wasted!)... and since the street food is much healthier in SG (less oil, salt, msg, etc) of course there isn't that extra ooomph.

BUT what I've found is that the restaurant food here is generally a lot better - particularly, more consistent in quality, although it can come with a price... (OUCH)

For example, here (pic above) is my current favourite from a little Japanese restaurant in the Chjimes/ City Hall area: Marlin tataki with Ponzu sauce...
(Seasonal pricing, I think I paid about $5++ per slice? Will double check next round)
(Anyway, although it doesn't seem like it's that expensive, it adds up - I think my friends and I blew almost $170 per person that night on food and sake)

It was my first time trying something as exotic (to me) as marlin... and its hard for me to describe it (I'm getting rusty!), but I'll try:
The fish was wonderfully tender and sweet inside, yet with a strangely(?) firm bite, accentuated by the citrusy yet salty (umami) sauce.
(Super yummy - can't wait till I go back for more)

Ok so this wasn't a real post/ restaurant review *blush*.... More like just a sign of life, I guess...

Really miss blogging properly - I really have to get back to it soon. Till then...

J the chocoholic

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Indelible Ink

5 5 5 7 - A wanted to be, but didn't turn out as a haiku inspired by a feeling (and not any person in particular, really!)....

Memories unwind,
As old scars remind.
(Smiles, joy and laughter,...
... the tears that followed after)

Like shackles within,
Fear starts setting in.
(So afraid to try,...
... thinking the risk is too high)

A permanent mark,
Wicked weakness of the heart.

Emo poet wannabe ;)
PS/ Wakakaka. So I didn't post on food - sorry.

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Monday, August 06, 2012

Going South

Hi y'all. I'm taking a 5 minute escape from work to say hi. *waves*

For those of you who don't know,.. well... I've moved to Singapore (for work)...

I didn't really tell many people - first of all, it all happened so fast that I kinda lost track of who I told and who I didn't... and secondly - I've never been good at goodbyes. :(

Work has worsened (mostly, especially when it comes to work/life balance) but I'm alive... and it's interesting I guess, this new adventure :)

In other news: My external hard disk CRASHED so I lost all the photos of food I had yet to blog about. (I guess this means I really am starting off on a clean slate *SIGH*)


I gotta get back to work. (Wish me luck!)

Hugs, J

PS/ I am much more active on Instagram now actually - so, if you want to have a look at the random and erratic food photos I take on a day to day basis, do look for me there (USERNAME: J_CHOCOHOLIC)...

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