About Me

For the longest time I've resisted creating an "About Me" page. Partly due to laziness and procrastination, but also partly because I do like a bit of anonymity and my blog is my sanctuary - I don't know if I want it to get too crazy personal.

However, I love reading other people's "About Me" pages, and I've noticed through my blog stats that my visitors often jump to my Blogger profile page to find out more about me, which must invariably leave them disappointed as it sadly doesn't offer much in the way of voyeuristic delights.

So here we are...

I am Malaysian, with a Chinese background - part Hokkien, part Teochew. I came to Australia about ten years ago, and Melbourne is now my second home. By day I work in an unremarkable office job. By night I waste time on the Internet. In between I cook, eat and blog. I do a bit of freelance writing and recipe development on the side. I read. I play capoeira. I dabble in music. I watch Big Bang Theory. I consume frozen cheesecake. I hang out with my boyfriend Simon.

I like to see where my ingredients take me. This means throwing a meal together with what's cheap, or what I already have. It also means being drawn to a particular ingredient while doing my grocery shopping, taking it home and having fun with it. Other times, I like to tackle the specific cravings and ideas I have churning around my mind and my tummy. Above all, the less effort it is, the better.

For more on my aspirations, please read this post.

Or see this post on how I try to deal with things when I feel like I'm not living up to my potential.

As you can see, I'm still figuring things out... but life is mostly good.

Feel free to contact me - theindolentcook [at] gmail [dot] com.

You may also follow me on Twitter or Facebook.

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