Korean artist Jee Young Lee eschews Photoshop. Through painstaking attention to detail, she transforms her tiny 3.6 x 4.1 x 2.4-meter studio into surreal, fantastical settings. The sometimes-unsettling scenes from Body of Work take inspiration from Korean fairy tales and Lee's personal life, ranging from a literal interpretation of a common Korean expression to an industrial take on her neighborhood in Seoul.
This whole week I’m on morning shift duty and when you have to leave home by 5.45am, the last thing you think about is having breakfast. Literally, I’m all about sleeping as much as possible, wake up, shower and leave house.
Thing is, my shift starts from 7am and first break is only at 11am (followed by 12pm and 1pm, 1 person at a time). When 8am hits, my tummy would start calling out for food. Then it’s 3 hours, at least, of torturous working on an empty stomach.
I know I’m exaggerating here. But what I really want to say is that these small bag-friendly cereals are my lifesaver here. I’ve been brought up thinking these were expensive and not worth it because you’ll get better value in bigger boxes but seriously, at 50 cents/ box, I’ll rather pay then be hungry at work.
Coupled with a small packet of milk, I’m all set for breakfast. Today I’m having Koko Krunch and tomorrow I’ll have Honey Stars.
Hooray for breakfast warriors!
Mid-way through a recent group exercise class, the teacher lost me. She didn’t lose me because of some complicated step sequence or insanely long set of burpees; I mentally checked out because of a few words she kept saying over and over. “Come on! Get that body ready for your winter beach vacation! Think about how you want to look at those holiday parties!
If you’re free this weekend, I highly recommend setting aside some time to visit the Body Shop Mega Sale happening at EXPO.
Check out the following steals I got from there!
250ml raspberry and blueberry shower gel. Two for $14. I was told these were limited edition, only available at the sale!
50ml pink grapefruit and mango body butter. Two for $10. The mango body butter smells sooooo good ♥
60ml peppermint cooling foot lotion, Japanese cherry blossom, amazonian lily and olive shower gel. Four for $10.
So awesome right? I’m so tempted to go down again tomorrow for round 2.
Till then, happy holidays!
Javier Pérez aka cintascotch, is an artist and illustrator from Guayaquil, Ecuador. A few times a week, Pérez shares a new doodle with his 20,000 Instagram followers. Each doodle incorporates everyday objects like paper clips, coins and scissors. The doodles transform the objects into something completely new and different.
It's a fun and creative way to look at an object, even seemingly mundane ones, and reimagine them as something else.
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This place is wonderful. The service is good, the food delicious and the overall ambiance lovely.
I ordered the Capri pizza ($22.90) while my friends ordered Lamb Shank ($26.50), Pork Belly ($27.90) and Crispy Spiced Chicken ($25.90). Overall we enjoyed the Capri Pizza and Lamb Shank the most. Heads ups about the pizza though (and the pizza only)… It is huge, definitely enough to share with a friend.
Finally, the desserts at Zinc are a must try. The Caramel Cheesecake and Snickers Cheesecake ($9.90 ea) are absolutely yummy and is a perfect way to end off the meal. All in all, I definitely see myself going back to Zinc for more pizzas and desserts.
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I went to Pancakes on the Rocks with a group of 9 others last Sunday (29/07) at 5pm. No phone reservations were allowed so we had to queue for an estimated half hour outside the restaurant before getting seats.
We ordered a mix of their famous pancakes, crepes and grilled items. The guys polished off their crepes within minutes so I wonder if the crepes are portioned enough to be considered a main course.
The best dish, however, was not the pancakes (surprise, surprise) but their grilled items. Their beef ribs ($25.95) and pork ribs ($26.95) were fantastic and comparable to Hurricane’s Grill & Bar’s famous ribs. However, if I had to choose only 1, I would definitely pick the beef ribs. The beef is perfectly cooked, tender and it simply melts in your mouth. The pork ribs, on the other hand, are a tad dry but the barbecue sauce hides that well.
We shared the Devils Delight ($13.95) for dessert. This dessert normally consists of 2 chocolate pancakes (topped with strawberries and chocolate ice cream) but we were able to add on 2 additional slices of pancakes for just $2 each. While the presentation of the dish is great, the taste was slightly disappointing. The chocolate pancakes were thick and had a texture closer to a brownie than a pancake. This meant that the chocolate pancake had to be eaten with some kind of sauce or it would risk being too dry.
The service was prompt and there were no wrong orders, even though my friend’s calamari took an extra long time to be served. The service crew was patient with my table and one of them even took the effort to return some keys that my friend dropped on his way out of the restaurant.
All in all, I recommend this restaurant for the great service (they do try their best) and good food. The beef ribs is a must try and if visitors want to have the pancakes, to remember to share an order between friends (trust me, it’s too much to finish by yourself). Also, avoid adding any extra slices of pancake to ensure that there is enough sauce/ice cream to go round.
My friends and I enjoyed ourselves on Sunday and we will definitely be coming back to this restaurant in near future!