for valentine’s day, i was taken out to dinner – an al fresco, borderline ostentatious rooftop restaurant with a personal waiter to boot. he ordered steak, caviar, champagne and nearly every other food that fell under the ideal of an elite Western dining experience. i promptly found a pair of earrings in my dessert, […]
by yi he
trapped inside a sealed box
reality collapses around you.
(loneliness is the only thing
that keeps you company here) […]
Jelly – most remember it as a favourite childhood treat, the perennial staple of any celebration. Otherwise, it makes for a great go-to snack on midnight refrigerator raids, or as an outlet to ponder nihilism. Wobbly like our emotions, soft like the hands of a first crush, sweet like a family gathering […]
You’ve probably had flavoured jelly growing up. The dynamic, jiggly dessert that comes in multitudes of pure flavours and bright colours, to many of us, now remains source of a much needed daily dose of sugar, or a remembrance of our fond childhood memories. As such, it might be a bit of a stretch to believe that this basic tea-time snack can be elevated to a position where it frequently features in numerous Michelin starred restaurants around the world. […]
Jelly is something everyone can enjoy. Tasteless, yet soothing. Transparent, yet colourful. Its familiar taste and texture invokes nostalgia in everyone’s mouths. Here, however, we look into how it all began.
Before jelly was widely […]
Pay no heed to the clamour
Towards his cousin’s wedded glamour
Winking under buzzing lights
It’s really not so much a sight
Matchless to the plates of gleaming gems […]
I run to the swanky restaurant,
My dad’s words in my head.
“We’re having a fancy reunion dinner tonight.”
I lick my lips at the thought […]