Confetti Days

Getting Even on Mother's Day

Getting Even on Mother's Day

Smother her in sweetness until she can’t lift her sticky little feet.

Brownies

Brownies

Brownies have a curious reputation. We speak of earning “brownie points.” As far as I am concerned this can only mean everybody likes his brownie: ...

Our Lovely Kampong...

Our Lovely Kampong...

“The parking aunty is squinting into your windshield,” said Mei, our next door neighbour, holding open the shop door and calling out to me in not e...

Happy National Day

Happy National Day

A birthday is coming up. We are already constantly reminded. Flags and banners proliferate almost by the hour. In the fast food joints, you spot yo...

Prolonging the Life of Your Flowers

Prolonging the Life of Your Flowers

Only ten minutes ago, somebody came into our shop — a young man with a strong American accent, who clocked me as being British, and asked whether w...