Springleaf Prata’s Praclette

The Springleaf Prata’s Praclette is the 2021 Ultimate Series offer.

I told my friends and viewers, if I got at least 250 subscribers on youtube, I will try it out and do a reaction video of how it tastes like since one of them is in Malaysia and wanted to know what is this prata.

Here you go, this is my take. Maybe you’d like to try the praclette yourself since everyone has different tastes.

Ramadan Day 1

It’s the first day of Ramadan or rather the fasting month.

Mee soto

The first buka puasa at home was mee soto. And today is a slightly rainy day though it got sunnier near evening.

The same day last year, it was day 7 of our circuit breaker and I was doing fitness boxing over the nintendo switch.

It’s been at least a year since our circuit breaker in 2020 where we had to work from home and not go anywhere. Now, we can go out but masks are compulsory.

We have trace together tokens and apps to use and SafeEntry QR codes before entering a mall or any place really.

But then, in 2020. The stats was:

13 April 2020 stats

New cases: 233

Imported: 0

Local cases linked: 66

Pending contact tracing: 167 (16 SG citizens/PR, 10 work pass, 141 work permit)

Total cases: 2532

Hospitalized: 976 (31 in the ICU)

In community facilities: 988

Fatalities: 8

Total discharged: 560 (discharged on 13 April 2020: 32)

Now our stats are configured not to say the whole total but the current update since it is more useful to us after 1 year.

13 April 2021 stats:

0 cases in the community

14 imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore.

We’ve done okayish, don’t you think? Vaccines are being rolled out in stages and I’ll be able to book for mine when I can do so.

What do I miss out most is that I still can’t take short cuts. Like how there is that door on the upper levels of Nex shopping mall that leads straight to the overhead bridge.

Now I have to ‘manually’ go out to the first level of the overhead bridge to take it.

Oh, we have Singaporediscover vouchers too. In which we can spend $100 given by the government to stimulate our own local tourism. I plan to do mine with bungee jumping after Hari Raya. It expires in June and there are campaigns and news articles about how people aren’t spending theirs.

Well… People would spend them if they actually had time to book… But this post is about the current state of the now for future people to read on about so we’ll leave it as that.

 

It’s been at least 3 or 4 ‘free’ masks from the vending machine that we could collect from Temasek Foundation. Those had been really useful. I like the DET30 mask most, the design is pretty good compared to the rest but with each time we get a new mask, the design or features are improved.

It may be Ramadan but it isn’t as ‘quiet’ as last year though we still won’t have those big pasar malams. Shops are being online and you can tune in to sales on facebook.

White Rabbit Milk Tea

I got the White Rabbit Milk Tea at Cheers in Singapore. For those wondering how it tastes like, this is pretty much a reaction post.

White Rabbit Milk Tea CupIt’s a do it yourself kit with toppings included too.

White rabbit milk carton

I did get to try the white rabbit milk from a carton in December 2019 too and that one was pretty sweet to my tastes like condensed milk but ‘smoother’ consistency as typical milk.

Ingredients

But first the ingredients for the milk tea in the White Rabbit cup.

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Just some reading

A book called Traitor's kiss by Erin Beaty

The objective is to chill.

Well, a balance of ‘chilling’ and work. I have returned to reading my books at a pace where I can do it while things render.

I probably could try knitting too but reading at least gives me some imagination budget too for my own stuff.

Anyway Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beaty is exciting, lots of misunderstandings, espionage and observation. In all, I enjoyed it. It reminds me of young adult fantasy books by Tamora Pierce and I do like those kinds of books.

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It’s Durian Season!

HELLO

It’s #durian season!! Yooo.

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Busy busy. You can see what I’m busy with every Wednesday 9.30pm on Suria with Tekan Minyak! Maybe you’ll even see a cameo of me.

I’ll write more on this BUT TUNE IN or check it out on Toggle for Free here: https://tv.toggle.sg/en/suria/shows/tekan-minyak-tif/episodes

Click the tiny ‘gear symbol’ to have English or Malay subtitles to watch!

Geylang Hari Raya Bazaar 2018!

It is said that it is least crowded on Sundays for the bazaars so I headed down to Geylang to check it out if it’s true. Since people need to work the next day, I guess?

So far, yeah! The crowd isn’t too scary but of course the food areas are jam packed but not too scary.

This year Wisma Geylang Serai opened and there are performances happening on stage on weekends during this Ramadan. You can check out their facebook here.

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Making cheese at Citizen Farm!

On an early Saturday morning I ventured all the way to 60 Jalan Penjara to visit the Citizen Farm. (Facebook is at Citizen Farm in case you want updates from them!)

There’s no penjara (jail) that I know of, just a nice edible garden farm of sorts.

My main reason was to attend the cheese making workshop by Annisa of Milky Whey Cheese who came all the way from Kuala Lumpur! (You can check out her instagram too at @milkywheycheese.)

Also that’s a chicken who was eating the mint on the other side before one of the Citizen Farm people shooed it away since his food was already in a tray.

Ohhhh my goodness. I learned how to make mozzarella cheese. The “instant” kind (aka took at least an hour) while Annisa brought some curds she had made in KL where it would take maybe 6-12 hours I think?? Anyway, since we only had 3 hours of the workshop, ours was a ‘fast mozzarella’ type.

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Happy Chinese New Year!

If you’re eating baulu, this is how it is made traditionally. I got to visit Joelyn to see how it is made (and eat it, hurhurhur).

I’ll have you know freshly made baulu is so, so good compared to baulu from the tupperware.

My friends and I have now a new tradition of taking a group picture in Overwatch during Chinese New Year since they have the place decorated! Also, it’s quite fun since we’ll be wearing our nicest skins just for the occasion.

Like how one really does real family/friends CNY photos at home.

And that’s it for this week.

It’s a chill week although, I’m checking out 2018’s All In! Young Writers Festival to see if I can volunteer for one day.

A Valentine’s Day Special

Hi, you guys might know I volunteer at Love Kuching Project.

You can donate in cash to them through money transfer, their bank account name is Love Kuching Project, the bank is DBS Bank, account number DBS Current 027-907655-0.

Or there are instructions here on the Donate Page too if you don’t know how. OR you can donate in kind by buying kitty litter or food here: https://www.polypet.com.sg/index.php?route=product/category&path=227_236

With that, this VALENTINE’S DAY, I am doing a special. Because I’m making chocolates* for self, I might as well use up all the ingredients and proper box for you**.

SO THIS IS GOING TO BE THE ANIME/MANGA CHOCOLATE EXPERIENCE.

  • For at least $150 (donation to Love Kuching Project), I will make small box of chocolates, go up to your address*** on V-day evening (14 Feb) or you let me know your timing for Wednesday, I could even try make it on lunch/afternoon depending on my schedule and hand it to you and run away. (Tier 1)
  • $250, I will do the same but slam the chocs against you for those who like tsunderes and say “I did it for the cats, not you ok! Bakaaa!” and then run away. (Tier 2)
  • For at least $500. All of the above but I demand you eat the chocolate on the spot and ask “So… so how is it? They are my rejected ones so don’t expect anything great!!!” But in reality they are the best pieces I’d make for the batch. And then run away. (Tier 3)
  • For $1000, all of the above and a secret “confession” letter hidden in box with a picture of one of the LKP cats or choice of Dawn the cat pushing my face away pic as a thank you note keepsake. And then run away. (Tier 4)
  • BONUS: I might call you senpai
  • DOUBLE BONUS: It might involve a ridiculous costume so don’t expect anything romantic.
  • Notes: YOU CAN SABOH YOUR FRIENDS OK. All in the name of CATS. You don’t like humans, nevermind but you like cats can help them like this.
  • Don’t have enough as an individual? Pile up that money with friends to get at least the first tier.

ALTERNATE ROUTE

  • If you buy kitty litter or food that didn’t hit the $150 range, you won’t get chocolates but just a digital picture of me saying thank you with Dawn the cat.

The deadline for this ‘preorder’ is 12 February so I can prepare the ingredients and box ok?

HOW to get this?

  1. Go donate to LKP and email me a picture of your donation transaction. Either it is the cash tiers or the food route, you need to have proof you did it. My email is sarah(at)seriouslysarah.com
  2. Duh, when you’re emailing the transaction, you better be fast when I reply to you because I’ll ask where/when and arrange when on 14 Feb to do so.
  3. Get ready to receive chocolates or get scolded in a tsundere way

*Chocolates = I’m not a chef so it may/may not taste awesome

**You = whoever is reading this and hopefully is in Singapore unless you wanna send me a plane ticket?

*** Location better be east or central because I’m not travelling all the way to the west.

MEANWHILE, this SATURDAY, 10 February at The Garden Slug.

You can attend Garden Slug’s ‘Valentine’s day’ dinner where there’s no extra surcharge and a performance by Us-The-Hippies.

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/180434589395676/permalink/181577162614752/

Be serenaded through the night with classic and contemporary favourites with a twist! Our favourite acoustic duo ‘Us The Hippies’ is back at TGS for one night only ♥

🎤 Mae’s warm timbre and 🎸 Jude’s soulful guitar will make this a night to remember… if you don’t mind a derpy joke or two peppered throughout the set. You can call this part live band, part comedy special.

🎫 Price of Admission: any 1 dish + 1 beverage (per pax) from our regular a la carte menu. Normal everyday prices, no “holiday surcharge”.

Make your reservation at http://bit.ly/slugtable or call 63460504 to book a good table ahead of others

Why? I say because TGS IS DONATING IN THAT TIER 2!!! So I’ll be there to give some chocolates. 

If you want to see some animuu nonsense in the name of cats, come by. After that I’ll run away.