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How to live poor in Singapore 1
because not rich
incidental new series
You heat up a donated plastic pouch of soup in your basic microwave used heavily daily - no digital displays, imprecise heat settings and timer knob, no baking function, cheapest in the supermarket.
You don't know what the recommended power should be, it does not tally with available options, so you set below maximum high this time (the last time, the rice pouch exploded before the 2 minutes instructed - clean up the grains!), and just 1 minute.
The microwave finishes ding, but half a second before that, the soup explodes inside. Drat. Medium setting next time.
Half the soup's gone, but as you reach inside the cave to clean, you hit upon the idea, of mopping up the soup splatters on glass tray and cave walls, with cheap wholemeal bread (because you're diabetic).
Yum yum. Soggy tasty folded slices with mushroom pong.
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