Inspire Me Fridays – Live your life

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After a week of office shenanigans, a reminder to keep your eyes on the prize, and not get dragged down by the daily toil. Go go Friday!

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Pepper-y soup for flu-y days

When I’m feeling sick (like today) all I want is something to warm me up inside-out. The spicy warmth of pepper always does that for me, making bak kut teh one of my favourite ‘sick person’ foods. Fatty pork ribs in a peppery herb soup, dipped in sweet black sauce, with salty vegetables on the side… Even when my nose is behaving like a broken tap and my throat feels like sandpaper, I can still taste it ;) I get my appetite back too, even if it’s just for a while!

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Adding some CNY colours with origami

The weeks leading up to Chinese New Year can actually make me feel like I’ve had enough of the decorations, before CNY actually begins!

Still, it won’t feel like CNY at home without some colour – even if it’s not traditional-style ;) I love doing origami – partly because origami paper is always so pretty, and because I like the smell of the ink on paper.

Origami butterflies, cranes and flowers for CNY

We covered part of the TV wall with origami flowers, butterflies and cranes – three of my favourite designs. I did think of using patterned paper, but I didn’t have any in colours I wanted. We ended up putting them up in a gradient – from light orange to red.

I did the origami from memory, but you can find really easy to follow origami instructions here – my go-to resource when I feel like making something new.