Ok so one of my new year resolution was to read the newspaper almost every day.
Now I’m thinking, maybe I can blog about some of the articles that I read? I said maybe.
Anyway most of the articles would be food science/safety related.
So this is the article ft my 80 cent kopi.
It’s about high tech farming.Vertical vegetable farms are being used as it provides higher yield when compared to traditional farming. The article talks about Sustenir Agriculture, an indoor farm which produces about 54 tonnes of vegetables a year which is highly efficient considering the small space they are working with. They grow imported varieties like the Tuscan kale and arugula .This reduces the need to import these vegetables thus lowering the carbon footprint*.
The vegetables are grown in rolling racks about 3m tall and are packed together for maximum light absorption from LEDS. The vegetables are also tube fed with nutrients and CO2 comes out through the air con ducts.They are grown and harvested withing 2 weeks which is half the time needed compared to the outdoor farms that grow vegetables under normal conditions(Sustenir Agriculture grows the vegetables between 14 to 22 deg C). They also stay fresh longer than produce imported from overseas.
Growing crops in a controlled environment has its own advantages such as lower carbon footprint and reduced water wastage.
Also, Singapore’s consumption of local produce has increased from 7% in 2010 to 12% in 2014 according to AVA.
I guess it’s good that there is a shift from traditional farming to high tech farming especially since Singapore has little land space.
Also with a global population that is projected to increase by a billion by 2050, we definitly have to resort to more efficient and high yielding methods to feed all the extra mouths. lol Food Security** uh.
*A carbon footprint is defined as: The total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly and indirectly support human activities, usually expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2)
**Food security [is] a situation that exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life
Done with my specialist dip. Done with my interview. I have all the time in world right now. Too much time tbh. I really prefer being busier and occupied. Prefer being stressed about shit. Prefer having something to look forward to.
My head’s too silent right now. You know what they say bout an empty head, it’s the devil’s workshop.
It’s 130 am and I can’t sleep.
All those thoughts I’ve worked so hard to push away are slowly creeping back in. I don’t want this.
My heart literally skipped a beat. For a second there I really thought I saw you. The height. The hair. The facial hair. The posture. You. I was like 95% sure and then I remembered that you were in a foreign land halfway across the globe. Also, the legs. This dude had straight legs lol.
Then it got me thinking. How the fuck would I have actually reacted if it really was you? Would I have ran? Or would I say hi? Just thinking about how I’d react made me kinda tear. Lol fuck. I hate it when my eyeballs get all sweaty in public. Like WHAIIIIII.
Anyway. Whatever. I shall not think about how I’d react cause comeon I probably won’t bump into you for another year or yearssss. There’s no reason why our paths would cross in the near future.
Today I chanced upon our old messages.
(I used to do this creepy thing where I’d email myself a copy of the chat transcripts. Yes there’s a function on whatsapp that does this upon request)
The convos literally brought tears to my eyes. We had a connection. We synced. We laughed. We had a lot of inside jokes. I thought we had everything. The chemistry was there. It was all so obvious. Looking at it was bittersweet. You were not the same person since things changed. I miss that person. I miss 2012/13 and half of 2014 us. We zinged.
How did we go from that to this?
Time check : 7:05
Managed to get my ass off bed earlier than usual today :):)
Successfully completed 10 days without twitter/instagram in my phone
Although I must say I may have cheated ><
I was reading an article on fitspos in sg and I wanted to check out a girl and I ended up on her instagram. But I guess that's ok cuz I used my computer and only for 10 mins max. So iz kool.
OMG I THINK I JUST HAD THE BEST IDEA EVER!
You know how international students pretty much suffer when they’re overseas and resort to eating ramen noodles?! Well I feel like I have a simple solution for that,
A COOKING SHOW CALLED
What are ya eating internat?
See what I did there???? It will be aired online.for international students. Thus a play on the word Internet. Cuz it’s online.
Anyway I was thinking, recipes that students would find easy to cook and also delicious and healthy. I could collaborate with a student trying to get a degree in movie making or whatever course teaches them how to make movies. We’d post it online
LOL I was writing this post in the toilet when a colleague walked in and said nimisha I know you’re in there and then began to discuss our experiment -.-couldn’t get a break even in the shit house . Ain’t complainin tho this work quite chill huehuehue.
Okay so yea that’s my big plan. Kind of a dream actually.