And I Prefer Moroccan Mint Tea

Hello people, if you’ve read Soulless and Changeless by Gail Carriger, this might make sense to you.

My friends haven’t all read Blameless yet so I am resorting to post my SQUEE here. This will have spoilers after the more cut. However, for those who are going to read this, I have prepared you a menu. I have not included what the werewolves and vampires are eating for obvious reasons.

If Alexia is not smacking things with her parasol, she surely is eating!

Blameless: The Menu

Chapter 1

Kippers, soft boiled eggs, fried eggs, sausages, scones, toast with a choice of butter or marmalade and barley water

Chapter 3 and 4

Toast and tea

Chapter 5

Large leaf Assam tea* (Favourite of Alexia’s)

Chapter 6

Bland food cooked over steam engine – Porridge?

Raw vegetables (crudités) such as carrots, red bell peppers, asparagus spears and celery sticks, meat pâté, nutty digestive biscuits served with weak tea

Chapter 8

Croissants, basket of kumquats served with Earl Grey tea,

For lunch: Roasted winter vegetables, fruit, cold poultry, fluffy crispy bread such as sliced baguettes, flaky pastry served with tea and milk.

Chapter 10

Sliced melon, apple, ciabatta bread, hard sharp cheese served with coffee. Honey and milk available* (preference of Madame Lefoux’s for her coffee)

Chapter 11

Pesto, cantaloupe and prosciutto ham.

Chapter 13

Apples, bruschetta and hard boiled eggs with pesto

Chapter 15

Pesto spaghetti pasta

And now onwards to where I squee.

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The Dusts of Time are Dusty

On the 8th September of 2010 I was invited to a preview tour of the old supreme court (some might call it the former supreme court but it’s the same place). OH HECK YEAAAAAAAAH! A warning to those reading this post via google readers or whatever since I don’t think you’ll see a “more” cut. THIS post is going to be EXTREMELY long!

The short details: The old supreme court is going to be converted into the National Art Gallery in the future! There’s going to be an open house on the 8th and 9th October. However, tour slots are full at the moment. IN ANY CASE. LET’S GET ON WITH THE SHOW!

If you expect “serious” textbook history stuff for this post, go find other blogs or something. I will disappoint you because this is freaking exciting! AHHHHHHHHHHH!!

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Director’s cut of the story of Yeh Chi Wei

Last Saturday, which was pretty much the fourth of September had me going to the Singapore Arts Museum in the evening. This is the same day of what you’ll see in the next episode of SDS, heh heh. I was invited to this special session by@brainopera about Yeh Chi Wei which was going to be talk/tour by his granddaughter, Jacey Yeh! The tour is technically called “The (other) story of Yeh Chi Wei” but to me it’s like a director’s cut version of his story!

LE GASP indeed!

By the way, the exhibition is on until 12 September. ALSO, I read that she’ll be doing a tour on the 11th at around 5pm. Contact the museum prior to that or something. EDIT: Email Ms. Masitah Ismail (Education Officer) at for the tour!

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SDS 2.9 – Game On!

One of the things in the list of things to do in the SDS list was to go to a board game cafe. It’s pretty much everywhere or at least, they’re at accessible parts in town and in some malls. You can choose from De Coder’s Cafe, Pitstop Cafe, Settlers Cafe or The Mind Cafe. I don’t know if there’s any more but those are popular.

We settled for The Mind Cafe at Boat Quay since Jo wanted to play Adversity. As you can see, we were actually early since the place opened at noon. Nonetheless, other people were waiting too, heh.


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