The columnist says Scotland could be a very rich country, on a per capita basis. But only if they make the right choices, and one suggestion is to be like Singapore. I can see that happening, the Scots would happily hand their social freedoms over so some of them can get rich. Hah.
As it’s only us here in the south of England, we didn’t have a reunion dinner or go visiting anyone today, the first day of Chinese New Year. But I did realise how simple it was to make sago, so I made sago gula melaka*.
It was good. It’s times like these that I don’t miss the food at home quite so much.
* I don’t like coconut milk, so I substituted with Greek yoghurt.
It’s absolutely ridiculous to be angry at someone who happens to share your faith (though, clearly, that’s a broad definition) and isn’t offended by a comic. It’s even worse that lots of Muslims want him de-selected as a Parliamentary candidate because he’s shown he’s not prone to flying off the handle about something as harmless as humour.
I expected The Pioneer Woman’s potato soup to be pretty good, but not actually perfect. I don’t peel potatoes (why get rid of the good bits) and I used shallots, cayenne pepper, and paprika instead her suggestions, plus I tend to be a bit maverick with the quantities of potato, carrot, and celery (this is what my life has become, I’m wild and crazy with vegetables), so I’d say her method of making a creamy soup is fantastic.
The proof? Neil says it’s as good as the soup we used to get at Black Angus in Singapore, and we both love the soup at Black Angus. And I made it in the thermal pot while Anne was napping, only finishing it off about ten minutes before I wanted to serve dinner. So it’s a winner all round.
My belief is that a lot of people in Singapore actually know that the economy has been inflating and slightly deflating an economic bubble for a long time. They’re the ones who aren’t buying shitloads of real estate even though they have the cash. I don’t know what the government will do when things start trending downwards, but with their stranglehold on all things policy, I’m sure they’ll find something to drag the country through. Not without casualties, mind.