29.8.04

The cellphone is back from the shop and appears to be fully functioning once more. On the bright side, all repair fees were waived on account of my warranty. I'm not entirely sure how that works, since technically it was my fault for dropping the phone in the toilet bowl, but anyways. On the dim and dismal side, it means that I have no excuse to get a new phone and will have to cope with the ick factor. Also, I highly doubt if anyone following my little cellphone saga will ever ask to borrow my phone again.

Sprite and I went window-shopping yesterday and were tempted by $98 three-tiered Tefal steamers at Tangs. The only catch is whether it's possible to cook tasty food in a steamer. Googling for "steamer recipes" seems to throw up mostly recipes for vegetarians (which we're not), steamer clams ( which I've not heard of before) and tamales (which I'm not a fan of, since I'm not a fan of Mexican food in general). Clearly, there are also books on steamer recipes out there, but why haven't more recipes made their way onto the net yet?

Dan thinks we should get a real DVD player first. Maybe we'll get both. At any rate, we're far from being all gadgeted out like beeker.

On Friday night, EH, Sprite and I discovered that the rear exit to Borders at Wheelock Place was the karmic centre for pregnant women in Singapore. I felt like I'd walked into a government advertisement to boost population growth, what with all these women in varying stages of gravidity passing us by. Perhaps it was just Borders having a sale on baby books.

5 Comments:

At 8/29/2004 11:34 pm , Blogger Kay said...

Ooh! Shopping suggestion... Jack Lelanne's Power Juicer! (I watched sellavision-style TV this morning, sorry.)

 
At 8/30/2004 7:32 am , Blogger Packrat said...

Yes, but can it juice a whole coconut like the Braun 2000000? Mmmmm....blender....

 
At 8/30/2004 9:36 am , Blogger bowb said...

you could steam fish! or a chawan-mushi! you can fit LOTs of meats in a teacup, under the egg.

 
At 8/30/2004 7:39 pm , Blogger SilverBullet said...

Heh... Get a DVDR ... Can play DVDs and record DVDs at the same time!

I know what you mean about the steamer though. We've been thinking about getting one of those T-fal steamers for a while but we're running out of counter top space for my kitchen toys. We need a steamer to steam vegetables, chinese steamed egg custard, fish and maybe the occasional yam cake, carrot cake or gai dan goh and maybe eventually baby food. I think that you don't necessarily need recipes for the steamer. Just adapt normal ones. Chances are that you'd be using it mostly for vegetables anyway.

 
At 8/30/2004 10:13 pm , Blogger Tym said...

Who'd've thought that a posting about buying a steamer would attract so many comments?

We have, for now, decided against the steamer --- mostly because it's unlikely to make us cook more than we already do, which is to say, not very often.

 

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