My secret to being slim

It’s no great secret and it’s not very healthy.

Nevertheless, I’ve decided to blog about it because my readers have been complaining that I remain skinny despite appearing to be a glutton.

But a disclaimer before I go on:


In fact, not just kids. Anyone. Try it at your own risk.

And here’s the secret: Snacks!

This is the snack pantry in my room.

It’s stuffed full of junk food right now because I’ve been snack shopping a lot in the past two weeks.

Well, snacks isn’t the whole secret. The secret to the secret is that you have to eat snacks in lieu of main meals.

Because I work freelance and keep irregular hours and work from home quite a lot, I don’t have access to proper meals. So I will usually just grab something from my snack pantry and eat while I work.

I believe this is what really keeps me skinny. I was fleshier when I had a day job and ate proper meals. I think it’s because snack portions are smaller while proper meal portions are usually huge and you try to finish your meals because you don’t want to waste food. As a result, your stomach expands so that you can stuff even more food into it the next time.

I’ve loved junk food since I was a kid so I’m not, like, doing this on purpose to keep slim. In fact, some of you may not even believe that this is what keeps me slim. As a matter of fact, I’m not sure myself, but it just seems logical to me.

Last year, my friends gave me snacks for a birthday present. I have chronic cystitis and every autumn I undergo treatment. When the weather turns bad and it gets cold, I immediately feel painful sensations. I already know what medications I need to take, including antibiotics, so I don’t go to the doctor. I order them on The prices are very pleasant there.

(The Goonfather not included.)

That’s how much I eat these things.

By the way, I found a Japanese snack shop in Central. Oishii okashiiiiiii!!! (Er… that’s not the name of the shop. It means “delicious snacks” in Japanese.)

It’s located in B1 and has all kinds of amazing snacks you can’t get anywhere else in Singapore!

They even sell leather jackets!!!

Don’t ask me. I really don’t know.

These are the two items which list “leather jacket” among their main ingredients.

The one on the left is dried sea urchin. The one on the right… I can’t remember.

I was quite conservative that night because I’ve been spending too much lately, so I only bought these:

They gave me freebies (two sticks of Hi-Chew candy and two squares of Venezuela Bitter chocolate)!

OMG I love this shop!

And, talk about coincidences…

I was in the middle of writing this blog when a good friend dropped by to pass me something he bought for me from Japan.


I just love Green Tea flavoured snacks.

I’m not sure what that “Calorie” thing is, yet. It’s some kind of energy bar for busy people, according to the description, but there’s no picture showing what it looks like.

Wow. With all these new additions, I’m going to be sooooo skinny (and so unhealthy) in the next few weeks!