PhD student @ NTU 🇸🇬| Logophile | Artist | Wanderer | Sri Lankan|


I’m Rochelle Silva, a second-year PhD student at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. I was born and bred in Sri Lanka, a beautiful country aptly called “The pearl of the Indian Ocean”.

I completed my undergraduate degree in Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, with…

Fun Poetry Prompt: something with the initials HR

A lub dub, lub dub,
Strong and weak, racing and slow,
Signal of a life.

Thanks to Lucy Dan 蛋小姐 (she/her/她) for the fun prompt. You can read her poem here.

It got me thinking. What do the initials HR mean to me? Human Resources? Hrithik Roshan? Heart Rate? I…

Cooking a hard-boiled egg doesn’t have to be hard.

If you told me that two years ago, I would have laughed at you. It was an adventure for me back then; either the egg would disintegrate into wispy trails in water or I wouldn’t be able to get the shell off properly. “How can you think of cooking if you can’t do this simple task correctly?”, I often berated myself.

However, I wanted to master this task. I found a video that helped me. Here are some little tips to make it easier.

  • Add some salt to the water
  • Once the water starts boiling, leave it boiling for about 3 minutes before you turn off the cooker
  • After you turn off the cooker, leave the eggs in hot water for about 15 mins
  • Transfer the eggs to cold water and remove the shell inside the water.

Voilà! Enjoy your treat!

Rochelle Silva

PhD student @ NTU 🇸🇬| Logophile | Artist| Wanderer | Coffee Lover | Sri Lankan| | Buy me a ☕

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