Thinking on Earth

This week’s Daily Post Challenge “Earth” & the celebration of Earth Day has given me much opportunity to think about the world we live in: during my runs, visiting the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum , culminating in National Geographic’s Earth Day Run.

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The Learning Forest: newly opened extension of The Singapore Botanic Gardens
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Going the way of the Dodo if we don’t take better care (Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum)

There is much to celebrate:  especially for us living in Singapore, with all the greenery we enjoy.  Having said this, there is much work to do if we are to continue to enjoy the privilege of living on this Earth.  It is not enough to celebrate Earth Day just once a year; it will take us protecting & healing our Earth a little step at a time, every day.

Green is the City

I enjoy running on city streets; yet sometimes I take running in Singapore for granted.  After the recent trip to Bangkok and running with some difficulty there, and then waking up this morning to a serious haze (the PM2.5 Air Quality index on aqicn.org logged at 153 Unhealthy at 8am), I have come to appreciate the days when we can go out and run safely.

As we look to Earth Day tomorrow (April 22), I take time to consider where I live, and what I have been blessed with.  Clean air is obviously not something we can take for granted, even in a city as green as Singapore tries to be.

Feature photo:  stretch of the Park Connector Network at Alexandra Canal; one of the places I run through regularly.

Egg-citing Eggs-periences: The Joy of Easter

I don’t make resolutions; simply because I have such a terrible time keeping them.  And the guilt, oh, the guilt!  A long time ago, I decided that it is too traumatic, psychologically & emotionally, to deliver ultimatums to myself.   Continue reading “Egg-citing Eggs-periences: The Joy of Easter”

Running in Bangkok

This is the picture I have in mind when I think of Bangkok traffic: a dense conglomeration of vehicles!  The pedestrian walkways are not much better during rush hour: people thronging on the uneven pavement, stopping occasionally amidst the push & pull of the crowd to buy food or knick-knacks from carts which line the busier streets. Continue reading “Running in Bangkok”

Egg-citing Eggs-periences: Onsen Eggs

I love onsen eggs and when I saw this recipe in Savour (Cold Storage‘s free Food Magazine), I just had to try it.   Younger Daughter thinks of them as Japanese poached eggs, and I guess that’s pretty close.  I think the egg white is silkier and softer in the Japanese version though.

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Feature photo shows the egg served immediately after cooking, with instant ramen & a variety of blanched vegetables (from Left to Right: broccolini, bean sprouts, cai xin).

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This egg was refrigerated overnight, warmed slightly by the steamed zucchini.  Still very good.