I’ve been quite busy for the past few weeks, and in the interest of keeping up with my regular Friday column, I’d like to at least share what I’ve been up to:
Hoseo Technical School Wine Appreciation Class
I admit to having been sucked into the whole hallyu wave (watching a kdrama with some grilled beef dripping with gochujang and some soju has become a favourite pastime), so when I was offered the chance to teach wine appreciation to a group of Korean students in Enderun, I jumped at the chance. It was a lot of fun, and I learned a Korean word too (which I can’t type in hanggul), “ma ka ta“, which means to get drunk.
A Mix of a Teaser
I met a really good mixologist a couple of weeks ago (he can literally play with fire as he quenches one’s thirst with his amazing cocktails), and I’m excited to introduce him, his style, and his cocktails. Knowing what our blog is about, he also agreed to let me take videos of him as he explained certain concepts of his bartending techniques as he made cocktails.
Here’s a sneak peek on what he’s capable of doing:
A Quick Singapore Trip
My husband had a quick trip to Singapore, and he decided to let me tag along (#truelove). As it wasn’t a work related trip on my end, I took a break from all the work and do precisely what a person should do in the city:
Singapore is the ultimate mecca for shopping. At the suggestion of my husband’s friend, we bought ourselves a bottle of Kinobi Gin. I haven’t had the time to sit down long enough to do proper research on this baby, but boy am I excited to do that.
I finally managed to buy myself the ultimate reference book for wine scholars written by one of my wine “idols”, Jancis Robinson: The Oxford Companion to Wine. It’s a bit pricey and incredibly hefty, but I highly recommend it for people who really want to pursue the study of wine.
I managed to catch up with a couple of my friends from Germany in Singapore (#globalization). The proponents for The Be App, they’re some of the sweetest people I know on earth, and the prospect of having a couple of drinks with them was fun (sidenote: they’re the same sweethearts who started teaching me how to pronounce German wine terms, I’m forever grateful).
It, of course, ended up being a huge night out involving 3 jugs of beer, 6 more bottles, 3 cocktails, and endless conversation.
My favourite has got to be the cocktail aptly named Inner Healing in Potato Head (36 Keong Saik Road). I don’t think it truly cured my inner self, but it was an amazing jumping off point to a marvellous evening with friends.
I also promised one of them to post a photo of “A German giving (an improper) head (on beer!)”, so here it is:
With that, I should be back with a proper article next week (fingers crossed). Until then, cheers!
Danke to G and R, you are both amazing. 🙂