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Tenten Carrot Cake Special

Yes quarantine has produced an outpouring of little, home movie-meets-hi-tech video sketches. This one is about carrot cake, one of my mom’s specialties. Photos of the world’s best piece of carrot cake are here. My mom’s recipe began with a prizewinning recipe she saw in the newspaper “a few years ago”. Since then she has …

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i ate tiong bahru/Gallicier/gula malaka/tenten

Hi. Check the links and videos below if you want to know more about palm sugar, a fantastic natural sugar loaded with vitamins and nutrients. This video is so so. That is me, reading from my book called ‘i ate tiong bahru’. The audio book, voiced by Mirai Booth-Ong is brilliant! Mirai is a Los-Angeles-based …

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Stephen Black’s AR/VR/spatial computing experiences

Stephen Black: This post is a breakdown of my experiences with AR/VR/Spatial Computing. It starts with 2002, though I received a BFA in Photographic Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology  well before that. Before 2002, I lived in Tokyo, Manhattan, Paris and Hong Kong, and worked in network TV, fine arts, photography and music. …

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Furikake, a collection of stories about rice seasonings, by Stephen Black

The Author Show audio  interview with Stephen Black about Furikake. Furikake is on Amazon here. “a truly enjoyable reading, between a memoir and a travel diary in which one can easily recognize fragments of oneself.- Carla Bonollo, whose Italian language blog can be found here. Furikake is the Japanese word for the spices and ingredients sprinkled …

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Will Moths in the Attic play Singapore?

Will Moths in the Attic play in the ghost town of Singapore? upcoming shows Logan’s Irish Pub 04/19/19 With special guest Tom Gorman 414 S Main St, Findlay, OH 45840 830-midnight ​Fins Seafood & Grille 04/20/19 1801 Broad Ave, Findlay, OH 45840 630-930pmVino Bellissimo 04/26/19 2412 Cable Ct, Lima, OH 45805 8-11pmThe Blarney Event Center 04/27/19 …

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Publishing as a Discourse Marker

From Wikipedia: In Practical English Usage, Michael Swan defines a discourse marker as “a word or expression which shows the connection between what is being said and the wider context”. For him, a discourse marker is something that either connects a sentence to what comes before or after, or indicates a speaker’s attitude to what …

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The word “Singapore” in three poems

The Pompeii of Allegan County Five black and white aerial photographs. The first from before the dune buggy business; a landscape of sand and tires being the fifth. Your trees were eaten by a big shouldered city and you choked on sand. Now there’s a panel discussion about your warm shoulders and a frozen steamer …

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red dot SAD (Stories, Art, Digitalia 2002-2017)

red dot SAD is a collection of stories, essays and images created during Stephen Black’s fifteen years in Southeast Asia, mainly in Singapore. An American who has also lived in Tokyo, Manhattan, Hong Kong and Paris, the book documents a creative life that knows no boundaries. Topics include virtual reality, performance art, network television, food, …

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