Singapore: A haven for foodies!


Singapore foodie moments..

Singapore foodie moments..

With immigrants from a varied variety of countries including India, Indonesia, China and Malaysia to name a few, Singapore is one of the most cosmopolitan countries in the world. Be it tourism or infrastructure, Singapore always stays ahead of its competition in every which way you could think of. Amusement Parks, Greenery, Shopping, Food, Electronics and more – there’s so much to do for everyone.

But why food? Is it even important? The  food in a country defines its culture and daily life. It defines the habits and persona of the people. As immigrants from different countries stream in one after another, they bring a taste of their country along with them. Haven’t you heard of the Kaya Toast or the Roti Prata or even the Icecream Sandwich? What are you waiting for? Read on!

I was in Singapore on a work assignment for more than 6 months and I must say that I was totally lost for choice seeing the food options on offer. Despite the variety of cuisines to taste, I have narrowed my list of favourites to the below 5 ones.

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Are you bold enough to take up challenges of life?


Be Bold..!

Be Bold..!

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Do you have the ability to take up risks? Are you ready to face challenges of any kind head on? Are you courageous enough to take control of your life by not being dependent on others to take decisions for you? Being bold is all about taking the right decisions at the right time by thinking of the pros and cons. Some of these decisions may be perceived as risks by a lot many people. But if we are confident about what we are doing, we needn’t bother about the comments the others tend to pass at us. As a matter of fact, people around love to discourage those who have actually succeeded at what they aim for.

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Importance of friends & family


Friends & Family

Friends & Family

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There are so many moments in our lives which are worth cherishing for years on end. Along with keeping us happy and contented, they act as a motivation to strive hard to excel and achieve a lot more.

Securing the highest marks in our class for a particular subject

Winning a prize in sports

Achieving fame and money amidst a plethora of individuals

Becoming a parent

Meeting and spending time with our friends and family

Some of you may wonder the reason I have included the last one as a memorable moment. What’s so special about spending time with friends and family? Aren’t they the people who we meet almost every day?

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100 word fiction: A gloomy morning..


A gloomy morning..

A gloomy morning..

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

“Ma. Look around this place. Everything seems to have turned white with the amount of snowfall we had last night.”

While this winter had been unusually warm, the snowfall had dumped more than a few feet of snow throughout the sleepy town of Budsworth.

As the sun rose the next morning, Rosaline and her mother stepped out for a walk to the nearby reserve. The trees which were usually lush green seemed totally lifeless without their leaves. Moreover, with the overgrowth of wild bushes and mushrooms, it seemed as though the area hadn’t been tended to since a long time.

Written for the photo prompt and you can read the other entries here.

Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – March – My post no 6 for this month.

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Five Sentence Fiction: Vindictive


Looking for revenge..

Looking for revenge..

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“Siya, how could you do this to me? You wanted to kill me of all the people?”

Rekha and Siya had been the best of friends discussing their likes and dislikes and being there for each other through thick and thin. But when Raj came into their lives and swept Rekha off her feet, everything changed completely.

Siya’s jealousy got the better of her so much so that she hatched a devious plan to kill her best friend.

Written for Five Sentence Fiction Prompt: Vindictive. Read the other entries here.

Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – March – My post no 5 for this month.

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Hope: The beacon of life..


Hope is all we have..

Hope is all we have..

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The world runs on hope. Even in the worst cases of depression, despair, tragedy and the likes, there’s always that silver lining and ray of hope which keeps one going. It’s all about finding that ray of hope and trying to stay positive when the chips are down. But then, it’s easier said than done.

When disasters like earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, plane crashes etc. take place; there is a huge loss of life and property. In the case of natural disasters, entire cities and countries are destroyed. It’s really difficult to stay positive in such a situation. But then, there are moments of positivity in tragedy as well.

Haven’t you heard stories of people surviving below crashed buildings and walking out alive after earthquakes? Haven’t you heard mother’s giving birth to children during war and other disasters? Haven’t you heard of plane crashes where some passengers were saved because they didn’t board their flight at the last minute?

There are always a few stories of positivity and optimism which exist amidst tragedy and despair.

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What does India’s Daughter teach us?


India's Daughter

India’s Daughter

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Leslee Udwin’s documentary ‘India’s Daughter‘ for BBC Four has taken India by storm. It takes us through the dark night of 16th December 2012 when Jyoti (Nirbhaya) and her friend were attacked by a group of perverted animals (can’t call them humans). I won’t go into the reasons of it being banned or whether that’s the right or the wrong decision. But the question is, what does it teach us?

First and foremost, it’s like a mirror of the society for so many of us. We have always heard that woman are considered inferior to man. But this one proves that and more with the statements of the individuals involved. From Mukesh Singh (one of the rapists) to the lawyers AP Singh and ML Sharma, all of them reflect such narrow views which are commonplace in our society. Haven’t you heard any of them before?

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100 word fiction: Her beloved mushrooms..


Mushrooms..

Mushrooms..

PHOTO PROMPT – © Erin Leary

“It’s a great feeling to be able to grow vegetables in one’s own garden.”

She was a passionate gardener who spent hours on end tending to her garden day in and day out. While vegetables like cauliflower and ladyfinger were common place, she loved her mushrooms.

She always made sure that every required ingredient be it manure or organic materials, was always present in optimum quantity to ensure proper growth of these mushrooms and also washed them regularly to keep them clean.

The hard work in the garden always paid off as the mushrooms were delicious to say the least.

Written for the photo prompt and you can read the other entries here.

Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – March – My post no 2 for this month.

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Five Sentence Fiction: Unsent Letters


Unsent Letters..

Unsent Letters..

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“You don’t know the feeling of writing letters to the person you love. There are emotions interspersed in every word.”

In the age of social media, she was almost an exception with her love for penning down letters. Over the last few months, she had written a letter every day and kept it in an envelope to give it to him.

But there was always that unseen fear which held her back from mailing them across.

Written for Indispire Edition 55: Weave a story. #Unsent Letters

Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – March – My post no 1 for this month.

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Isn’t taking care of parents next to godliness?


Family..

Family..

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From the time we are young, our parents take care of us in every possible way. From ensuring that we have the correct eating and sleeping habits to teaching us values and virtues; from answering all our possible questions to quelling our curiosity to spending their hard earned money and time to see us grow into good human beings, our parents do so much for us. And thus, when they grow old, isn’t it our duty to take care of them?

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