Let Them Eat Cake

I am having tea with my friends Annie and Grace at a glass box cafe perched on the edge of a park. The menu proudly asserts that something they served us was ‘Brandy Sugee Cake’. But there’s no getting around it, the cake sucks. I’m supposed to avoid gluten but I couldn’t resist. Fine, maybe…

Oatmeal and condensed milk

  Linda Haden nee Cornfield remembers yummy things from childhood and shares how she hunted down her family lineage   CHILDHOOD MEMORY “Other kids found it strange that my grandfather was Caucasian while I looked Oriental. I was often bombarded with curious stares and questions.”   OATMEAL AND CONDENSED MILK “My grandfather, Clive, used to…

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Hello there. My name is Melissa De Silva and I’m a writer. I’m also a Eurasian of Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese and Indian descent. My maternal great-grandad, Victor Valentin Sequeira, was a Eurasian from Goa. His job as the superintendent of the MacRitchie reservoir was exciting and rather dangerous – patrolling the thick jungle with his…