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been busy with life

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So, I haven’t had time to update this journal for a while as I have been busy with life – tutoring, the PhD and just life in general. All’s good, except I am still struggling on the research front, and trying to put in more effort. I am stilll trying to juggle tutoring with the PhD, which honestly the former does require a fair bit of effort as well.

At the same time, I have also shifted this journal to . Yeap, I’ve decided to get my own domain, and hoping to have more time to write about my views on economics related issues, and so on.

See you guys there!


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March 26, 2011 at 23:09

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February 5, 2011 at 02:08

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cake in the mug – my version!

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A few days ago, I tried the famed “chocolate cake in the mug” that has been making its rounds on the internet for some time. So, I did it with eggs, and coffee but without the milk. I am not a fan of milk! Here’s what it looks like:


It was a great quick chocolate fix! Well, I am not supposed to be taking in any chocolate on this diet. But, I’ve been somewhat off diet this week. After all the down moments with my health, I was and still am in need of chocolates.

Today, I was dying for some chocolates as well. And, I was pretty sick of all the rules, regulations and deadlines I have to meet. What happened to all the spontaneity and randomness in life? I like planning my future and ahead. But, there are times, I love just randomly going on a trip, deciding there and then. Anyway, I make do with what I have. I had no eggs. So, what did I do?

I added whatever I have with me and sort of went crazy with it. I added some cocoa powder (obviously had to since it’s a chocolate cake!), some coffee, water, lemon squeeze, green tea, coke, cold pressed olive oil and wheat free/gluten free self raising flour. That (just the random addition of ingredients) felt so good! I know I am a lil’ nuts in that way.

Here’s what you get! It doesn’t look great, but it tastes just as good!


Note: Without the eggs, the cake doesn’t rise as much (it probably won’t rise over the mug like it should. But, don’t panic!) Also, stick it in the microwave for around 1 minute 30 minutes, instead of 2 to 3 minutes.

Have fun being random!


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October 9, 2010 at 19:52