Here, have a zero context photo of Ho Ching holding a bar of Toblerone, a gift from the organisers.
Kidding. She was talking about climate change today at the #StGallenSymposium Singapore Forum organised by the National Youth Achievement Award Council.
Ho Ching Srs Quote 1: "There is, as you know, no Plan B for us because there is no Planet B." .
Ho Ching Srs Quote 2: "Can you guess the hidden animal inside this Toblerone box?"
Even though the main dish is the rice and vegetables, the star is actually the “tea” – or the flavourful green soup that is served on the side, which contains coriander, basil and ground peanuts. “As a kid, I was scared of the tea,” Pix says.
I think I would be too lah... A green-coloured soup sounds like something out of a science lab.
About 15 years ago, customers were mainly older folks, Pix says. But now, it’s the young who are obsessed - especially those health-conscious who eat clean! “The lui cha scene here has a cult following. Some people actually eat it every day,” says Pix.
Wow, it must be so good, you can eat it all the time… No wonder when this ah beng tried it, like kenna thunderbolt shock. Never tasted anything like this before…
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But ofo doesn’t seem to be doing well as a whole – it owes more than $700,000 to vendors and employees in Singapore and has failed to respond to users’ requests for refunds. 💸Ofo has also moved out of its office here. And back in its home country, China, ofo is facing “immense” cash flow problems and its founder is considering liquidating the company.
ofo has until Feb 13 to meet the regulatory requirements, or face revocation of its bike-sharing licence. But given its cash flow issues, it seems unlikely that it will be able to do so. If you still have any ofo coupons or passes, it may be best to use them up while you still can... ⏰ #SingaporeLegalAdvice
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Thunderbolt Tea, or Lui Cha, was a dish that Pix ate growing up. His grandma would make it during family occasions. “It was a family gathering dish,” he says. “Because you can’t cook it for one person.” A traditional bowl of lui cha contains rice and is filled with fresh chopped vegetables, tofu and nuts.
Since helping the family business, Pix is injecting new elements to it: the dish is available for order online. It delivers islandwide, and Pix gets about 80-100 online orders daily.
Just go to thunderbolt.sg. So even if you are not in Tai Seng, you can still get this traditional Hakka cuisine. Lai, maybe one for my brother in Jurong, my mother in Loyang and my girlfriend in Yishun?
Despite the recent Tumblr purge and outrage about sgjcbabes, @todayonline discovered more than 70 Tumblr and Instagram accounts still actively reposting photos taken from social media accounts of young Singaporean girls. 🤢🤢 Amongst these “lewd” social media pages, some cater to specific fetishes such as school uniforms, and some are accounts that repost user-submitted images. If you’re willing to fork over money, one Tumblr blog will even sell you 185 gigabytes’ worth of pictures and videos of young girls. 🤮
Under the Penal Code, it is an offence to use any words or gestures to insult the modesty of a woman. The creators of such accounts may be liable for this offence, for picking out the “sexiest” photos from these girls’ social media accounts and reposting them with “lewd” captions. Commenters under such posts could be guilty of this offence as well. The penalties range from a fine, a jail term of up to one year, or both. However, custodial sentences may more likely be imposed if the woman is a minor. 😶
MOE is currently cracking down on one such account that targets junior college girls. Others who have had their photos misappropriated for such use can consider reporting the offending accounts and spreading the word about it as well - as more reports could result in the account being taken down. #SingaporeLegalAdvice
This 29-year-old yandao is getting quite a bit of attention here in Tai Seng. But it’s not just because he is a young, fresh-faced hawker. Wait till you learn about the dish he is selling.
Wong Pixiang, or Pix, sells Thunderbolt Tea at 81 Ubi Avenue.
Never hear before, right? Not because this dish is new. It actually has a 300-year history and is brought here by Hakka migrants. Just that it’s underrated and hard to find, so not many people know about it.
How did Pix get into the trade? His father runs the popular Boon Lay Traditional Hakka Lui Cha, which has been around for 15 years.
Before this, he was an Air Force officer, but felt it was “the right time” to help continue his family legacy.
Wah, Pix, really taking it to new ‘heights’ leh. Get it?
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