Furniture shopping is such a bliss

When we have moved to this new place, my partner and I found ourselves wondering if we needed to make a change as well with our some of our old furniture. First on our list is our old bed. This bed has been with us for awhile now. It has served us well but is now creaky, that a slight human movement causes it to make a rocking movement. Swell! So we decided to go for a replacement. As I am a wooden beds fanatic, I am planning to buy another one. What I like about wooden beds is that it is timeless. Particularly, those made of hardwood. I have started to scout around and I didn't realize how plenty the choices are. The furniture sites abound with so many different home furnishings, including those for the dining area. I saw strikingly elegant dining tables and was awed with the richness of the colors and designs. There were classics and there were modern. Again, our dining table replacement must be in wood. No other. And one more item I need is a book case. During our recent mov

High technology dining

A new restaurant just opened in Soho, Central London which allows you to dine in peace, order, or pay your dining bill fast without a fuzz. It can even get you a cab. How cool is that? The restaurant has no waiters so you do not have to suffer waiting in line to order for food. Just click on your tabletop and presto, the menu pops-up. Then start ordering. The place is called Inamo and caters to Asian fusion food. Owned by two Oxford graduates, they set out to "work developing existing Bluetooth and projection technologies for the restaurant market". And presto the result is a click and order resto. Just be careful about accidental clicks. You might just pay for food you did not order :-)

Surveys by Dneero

I have just joined surveys by dneero. They say I can earn money from doing so. They call these surveys "conversations". Again, I have been informed that while at it, "earning from Dneero is fairly easy. Respond to the surveys and post them on your site". I have chosen the conversation topic 'Eat healthier, not cheaper'. Cheers!

Back in the blogging world

It is good to be back . After a long absence from the blogging world, I hope I am here for good, ready to take on the pleasures of surfing, reading and learning from friends, as well as strangers. It was an abrupt thing and didn't have enough time to inform anyone. I am sorry. Suffice it to say that I feel alive again, hopeful if you may; and somehow feeling that I am again part of a world so familiar yet strange, part of the time. I missed everyone. I miss posting about some of the things I do in the kitchen and in my garden. Unfortunately, I no longer have a garden in my backyard. In fact, I no longer have a backyard :-) Our new place is smaller than the old one. Here, there is no garden, no fruit trees, no plants, except those we were able to take along because they were already in pots. Unlike before, "my" garden has been replaced by a stinky dirty kitchen which literally becomes dirty when it is raining hard. Gosh! :-( Enough of this negativity now. I should rea

Cooking can lead to life's travesties

Life could not be cooked-up. Because if we do, we can be burned. Food can be prepared. Sure. Choose your process: marinate, blanch, puree, simmer, steam, roast, fry, sear, barbecue, bake, broil, or concoct --- but never the truth.

Whining while Dining

Not a chance. Because I am in our family's favorite hang-out --- the dining room. It is a place where we bond, share ideas, argue even, or perhaps, discuss while having family meetings, and of course, do our favorite thing --- eat. But dining is more than just the food. It is more like savoring the comfort of finding everything in its proper place. The dinner ware, the cutlery, all that glass, and stem ware. The whole gamut of items that make dining a living pleasure. Talk about the oven that toasts the morning bread, and the popcorn popper enough to make midnight snacks truly comforting; or the ice cream maker for those very simply delightful sherbets; the coffee maker that has brewed dozens of fragrant coffee concoctions. And what about the pots and pans that help create those special cooking moments? The grill? Yes, and at times sinful as well as unhealthy. Prefer something more nutritious? Try the convection oven. Want to make the food easier to digest, th

Let's drink to this

Yes, let us --- drink to a new wine rack. Another aspect of our furniture that I want to update is the wine cabinet. What we have right now is so massive and dark. Actually this is my partner's choice. He normally goes for dark and massive types of furniture. On the other hand I like the opposite. I like natural finish and medium-sized home furnishings. Does that indicate something? Fact is, I prefer medium scaled furniture, not massively built. I'd rather have it quaint and understated. Because, that is actually my personality. I believe that you could tell the personality of a person from the way his or her house is built, that's if it had been built from the ground. Get a glimpse or an indication of an individual's taste, attitude and psychological leanings; though that is not entirely conclusive, but yup, somehow, you can get the ' feel '. Also, smaller houses and smaller furniture are easier to clean and maintain right? Although, I may not be doing t