Chicken and Kreplach Soup

This recipe is adapted from Chrissy Teigen’s Chicken and Dumplings recipe from her second cook book Cravings: Hungry for More. With Mikaius working longer hours, this soup is something that can be had for dinner on weekday nights, with the only effort involved being minor reheating. He’s already given it the thumbs up – the […]

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Roast Pork Belly Sinigang

After years and years of making sinigang for my sinigang-obsessed family, I finally decided to try and make it differently, just for fun. The result is a stewier, thicker, more intense dish that is probably how I’m going to be making sinigang 4 out of 5 times, it’s that good. Be warned, this is a […]

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Bicol Express

I’ve always been in love with coconut milk as an ingredient. One of my favourite Filipino dishes is Pininyahang Manok (chicken stewed in pineapple and coconut milk), which melds the rich flavours of coconut milk with the tangy sweetness of pineapple. When I was considering what dish to make next that involved coconut milk, what […]

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The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone is a tale that, like much of King’s broad oeuvre of work, is particularly character-driven. At the centre of the impending storm is a teacher at the local high school, a young man who goes by the unlikely name of John Smith, no middle name. Johnny is a charming, sympathetic character, a […]

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Night Shift

Ah, Night Shift. I am pumped to find myself still onboard the #readingtheking train! Right now, I’m only five books in, and it warms my heart that there’s still so much more to read – King released Sleeping Beauties which he wrote with his son Owen King, and Gwendy’s Button Box, a novella he wrote with […]

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The Shining

The Shining has always been one of those Stephen King novels that was on my radar but I never actually picked up when I saw it in bookstores (for similar examples, please see: Rose Madden, Misery, The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon). I think I may have read it when I was in my early […]

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Strong as 10 Men, a List of 5 Favourites!

In my childhood, there was a figure that competed for my love alongside Godzilla, and that was Hercules! The Roman, the OG, the Bactrian Buddha buddy, however you sculpt your lion-pelted demigod, I was a fan! With my cartoon-drenched childhood in mind, I present to you some of my favourite portrayals as a child, along […]

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Go, Go, GODZILLA!

Well, I haven’t been around here… for about a year. Last time things were a little different, and I was sweating bullets like a chaingun. Today I’d like to reminisce about some old favourites, things that resurged in my memories when I saw Shin Godzilla over the summer. Godzilla was an absolutely gigantic part of my […]

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Book Baubles: Star Wars Video Games Edition

Khairete! Mikaius again, bringing you the best Star Wars games of my youth! Star Wars was my entire childhood. I wasn’t into Star Trek then, I didn’t find Doctor Who until I was 18, and Middle-Earth was a second-hand love. That I grew up in the 90’s meant that I could combine my favourite things so […]

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Ghouls and Tools : The Man from Earth Review

Taking place in the modern day – it was released in 2007, but with no technological references, it fits as well today as it did then – the entire movie takes place in a cabin. More specifically, it takes place around a fireplace, rarely sidestepping into the other rooms or outside. Seven people gather to see […]

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