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Forum: The Main Room 01-Jun-12, 02:16pm
Replies: 161
Views: 14,680
Posted By smilla
Marshy, rereading my post, some of it was worded...

Marshy, rereading my post, some of it was worded terribly and doesnt reflect what i actually think. I do think you're serious about writing and i was making no judgement of your talent. My comments...
Forum: The Main Room 01-Jun-12, 10:43am
Replies: 161
Views: 14,680
Posted By smilla
Considering you're on here offering investment...

Considering you're on here offering investment opportunities in your manuscript (don't worry, I wasn't waiting for an investment invitation; however, you did start an ITM thread so the general public...
Forum: The Main Room 31-May-12, 05:06pm
Replies: 161
Views: 14,680
Posted By smilla
Just chucking out some harder questions as I'm...

Just chucking out some harder questions as I'm sure this isn't the last time you'll be asked them.

Why aren't you getting a manuscript appraisal before you're asking people for money to fund self...
Forum: The Main Room 24-May-12, 08:22pm
Replies: 62
Views: 6,836
Posted By smilla
An old flatmate who i already felt a bit grossed...

An old flatmate who i already felt a bit grossed out by told me he was hooking up with an asian chick in a bar. She ended up admitting she was a guy but he was too far gone so he fucked him anyway. I...
Forum: The Main Room 24-May-12, 08:18pm
Replies: 1,308
Views: 106,881
Posted By smilla
Dealbreakers Attention seekers No depth or life...

Dealbreakers

Attention seekers
No depth or life experience
A Pushover
Shorter than me
The petty ones: I find referring to oneself in the third person and not announcing your name on the phone when...
Forum: The Main Room 09-May-12, 02:00pm
Replies: 649
Views: 82,860
Posted By smilla
giving this a crack while I'm at work tomorrow....

giving this a crack while I'm at work tomorrow. Only have beef shin though so hope it works OK!
Forum: The Main Room 04-May-12, 06:02pm
Replies: 58
Views: 12,181
Posted By smilla
not sure at your surprise over KL, it's a great...

not sure at your surprise over KL, it's a great airport. Changi feels like it's been in renovation stage for years - definitely doesn't deserve no. 1 at the moment.
Forum: The Main Room 26-Apr-12, 06:57pm
Replies: 2,844
Views: 189,803
Posted By smilla
Just finished 112263 by Steven King, a book about...

Just finished 112263 by Steven King, a book about a guy who travels back in time to stop Oswald killing Kennedy. Twas pretty awesome.

Now reading Jim Thompson: the unsolved mystery (public transport...
Forum: The Main Room 18-Apr-12, 05:46pm
Replies: 116
Views: 6,843
Posted By smilla
Agree that asking for money is tacky. If you are...

Agree that asking for money is tacky. If you are going to do it, fine, but at least present it as what it is and don't try and cutesy it up with some ridiculous poem. In particular, poems that say,...
Forum: The Main Room 17-Apr-12, 10:09pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,935
Posted By smilla
Love Kiwi Kitchen with Richard Till. Does all the...

Love Kiwi Kitchen with Richard Till. Does all the daggy classics (steamed pudding, pavlova, lamb roast, etc) and finds the old school nannas known for cooking them best. They're the people who really...
Forum: The Main Room 09-Apr-12, 06:43pm
Replies: 2,844
Views: 189,803
Posted By smilla
Nearly finished Before I Go to Sleep by S J...

Nearly finished Before I Go to Sleep by S J Watson. Heralded by some as the best debut novel of last year.

Great premise and very intriguing.

"As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did...
Forum: The Main Room 09-Apr-12, 06:37pm
Replies: 2,844
Views: 189,803
Posted By smilla
Nearly finished Before I Go to Sleep by S J...

Nearly finished Before I Go to Sleep by S J Watson. Heralded by some as the best debut novel of last year.

Great premise and very intriguing.

"As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did...
Forum: The Main Room 20-Mar-12, 02:58pm
Replies: 101
Views: 16,616
Posted By smilla
I'm pretty sure the movie will be shit, based on...

I'm pretty sure the movie will be shit, based on past experience of the majority of great books being made into shit movies.
Forum: The Main Room 15-Mar-12, 08:04pm
Replies: 42
Views: 4,959
Posted By smilla
sometimes if something shitty happens I feel like...

sometimes if something shitty happens I feel like having a moan about it, but then i'd have to explain the whole background to the issue and just can't be fucked. so i just say i've had a shitty day...
Forum: The Main Room 10-Mar-12, 08:05pm
Replies: 101
Views: 16,616
Posted By smilla
The first book was very very good, the second...

The first book was very very good, the second mediocre and the third abysmal.

I think people would be surprised at the number of adults that read "young adult" books. Subsequently, the category is...
Forum: The Main Room 10-Mar-12, 12:19am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,407
Posted By smilla
A couple of my fast pasta favourites Lentil...

A couple of my fast pasta favourites

Lentil pasta with feta
Fry off a chopped onion and add a tin of lentils and a tin of canned tomatoes and a teaspoon of cumin.
Simmer while you cook some...
Forum: The Main Room 27-Feb-12, 06:24pm
Replies: 2,844
Views: 189,803
Posted By smilla
have you read the Ethics of What We Eat by Peter...

have you read the Ethics of What We Eat by Peter Singer? That had a huge effect on my approach to food. I kinda read the book, thinking Oh, that means I can't eat X, oh well, I'll just start eating...
Forum: The Main Room 23-Feb-12, 05:09pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,988
Posted By smilla
Go Safcol! I always wonder how it's possible to...

Go Safcol! I always wonder how it's possible to sustain production levels only using line and pole catching. There must be a million people madly fishing for tuna
Forum: The Main Room 20-Feb-12, 08:01pm
Replies: 2,844
Views: 189,803
Posted By smilla
Finished 1Q84. The first half was definitely...

Finished 1Q84. The first half was definitely better than the second half. Made me very keen to read some other Murakami though.

Just finishing off Fight Club, then not sure what I'm onto next.
Forum: The Main Room 09-Feb-12, 07:52pm
Replies: 2,844
Views: 189,803
Posted By smilla
I am reading 1Q84 at the moment. It's the first...

I am reading 1Q84 at the moment. It's the first Murakami I've read and it's pretty awesome.
Forum: The Main Room 20-Jan-12, 02:24pm
Replies: 673
Views: 70,049
Posted By smilla
If you are talking about gherkins I was reading...

If you are talking about gherkins I was reading about this not two days ago, and gherkins aren't your standard cucumber in miniature. they are a separate type.

There are so many types of all these...
Forum: The Main Room 20-Jan-12, 02:15pm
Replies: 1,624
Views: 59,253
Posted By smilla
meal replacement shakes may not be the best...

meal replacement shakes may not be the best solution for everyone...

I'm using my fitness pal for food diarying but many of their food entries are completely out of whack imo. I believe it lets...
Forum: The Main Room 09-Jan-12, 08:13pm
Replies: 2,844
Views: 189,803
Posted By smilla
If there are any other booknuts out there like me...

If there are any other booknuts out there like me who are always on the hunt for awesome books to add to their reading list, or just love reading interesting discussions on all things book, I HIGHLY...
Forum: The Main Room 12-Dec-11, 07:48pm
Replies: 68
Views: 5,519
Posted By smilla
On your elbow then split open into a bowl with...

On your elbow then split open into a bowl with one hand. Try it.
Forum: The Main Room 09-Dec-11, 07:57pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,996
Posted By smilla
been there loads of times as we live in Singapore...

been there loads of times as we live in Singapore now and my super tip is DO THIS!!!!!!!!!! Out of the ordinary and Gordon is the biggest legend ever. One of my favourite days in the last two...
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