Eat, Pray, Love & A Giveaway

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The giveaway has ended, and the five winners are Shirin, Angeline, Serene, Terry, and Stefanie. Thank you for taking part in the contest

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When I was in Sydney back in December, I brought along a copy of Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, for some light reading. A book that is about self-reflection, love, and food? It is exactly just what I need! While certain parts may be a little draggy initially, things start to get exciting when Liz went to Italy and eat her way through.

I admire the way she deals with things that are thrown into her life, and there’s this particular memorable quote that I remember, “When I get lonely these days, I think: So BE lonely. Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life. Welcome to the human experience.”

Anyway, before I digress, this is not a book review, I enjoyed reading the book, and I thought you will like it too, so here’s a little surprise for all of you:

OpenTrolley Bookstore is a Singapore-based online bookstore that represents many reputable local & regional book publishers, selling more than 1.5 million English books at discounted rates. And they have kindly agreed to giveaway FIVE copies (soft cover) of Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.


1. Leave a comment on this post

Tell me your favorite food quote. ONE entry per person, and you can write anything. I will choose the five winners base on the most interesting quotes. For those who frequently leave comments on my blog, you will have a better chance, so if you have yet to read the book, do give the contest a shot!

2. Use your own contactable email

Please use your own contactable email when you post the comment, it is highly unlikely that I will choose those who leave their comments using newly created/dubious email address. Anyway for the winners, I will be in touch shortly with the details to get the book.

I know there are folks from the States, Malaysia, Australia, and other countries reading my blog, but this contest is only open to those currently residing in Singapore due to shipping constraints.

The contest will run until 23th Jan Saturday 2359, so you have exactly three days before it ends.

Note: For more details on the book Eat, Pray, Love please go to


There isn’t enough days in a single person’s life to finish trying all the food in the world. I simply don’t understand how anyone can afford to be anorexic, bulimic, or both! I mean, what a waste to not indulge in all that awesome food! What is life without food?? I haven’t an answer for that!

Hey Brad, may I take part in the competition too, please? I kinda still live in SG (I go back every summer hol!) and I definitely have an SG mailing address. Please? If it’s a yes, my favourite food quote is by George Bernard Shaw (from The Revolutionist’s Handbook called Man and Superman):

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”

Good luck to everyone else too! Thanks Brad for this entry! xx :)

hi brad first time commentator here!

Here’s my quote!

“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.” ~Jim Davis

Can I add one of my own?

“There are 4 basic food groups: Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate & chocolate truffles.”

I saw this somewhere some time ago! :)

helloo brad! I’m not taking part in this competition because I have this book already! :) I just thought I’ll still comment because I thought it was a great book! Happy you got to read it too! :)

Glad you can spread the love and have 5 lucky people reading it too :)

First time commenting too!

Ok here is my quote to share, not because its funny, but its also good to understand and realize more about our food sources.

HAM AND EGGS – A day’s work for a chicken; A lifetime commitment for a pig.

“The couple who eats together, stays together.” Truism non? Heheheh, smartass saying by gnat.

Hi brad! i’ve been following ur blog, but too shy to post la :p

here’s a quote which i think is apt to life!

“Seize the moment! Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.”

thank you! :)

There are huge numbers of young women out there who know how to mix cocktails but can’t cook to save their lives, whereas men are finding their way into the kitchen in ever growing numbers.

Gordon Ramsay
Quoted in Radio Times, October 2005.

Hello Brad,

“a bowl of vegatables with someone you love is better than steak with someone you hate”.

Possibly the most irrelevant quote but it was so apt to quote to the new bf who doesn’t understand why I like to eat nice food (from a livejournal forum):

“There are three essential components to every date: food, entertainment and affection. On the first date, there is traditionally a great deal of entertainment, a great deal of food, and only the slightest hint of affection. As you go on subsequent dates, you engage in less entertainment and in more affection. When you reach the stage at which affection is the entertainment, you are no longer merely dating.

At no stage and under no circumstances may the food be omitted.”

And I promise, if I get the book, I will write about it on my book review blog. *nods*

Hey I like “Y” (no.19)’s quote – sounds like what I wrote in my recent Mango Tree post.

Can I join in with my quote too? :D

“Food is like travel for your tastebuds!”

This is a great book, and OpenTrolley is a fantastic site! Amazingly comprehensive!

i am rather new to your website but love your recommendations.

Became a bit soulful after reading this entry, so i decided to submit these 2 quotes, partially to remind myself that there are many in this world who do not have the privilege to enjoy food like we do.

Society comprises two classes: those who have more food than appetite, and those who have more appetite than food. ~Sébastien-Roch Nicholas de Chamfort, Maximes

To a man with an empty stomach, food is God. ~Gandhi

I always liked ” Hand over the chocolate and no-one gets hurt.”
I also like “Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better.”

Well this quote always crack me out, esp to a foodie like us..

“Someone asked me do i love animals? The answer is, Yes i do, I love those animals that i can eat..”

Life is like a box of chocolates… you never know what you’re gonna get.

My favourite quote from Forrest Gump :) It is a simple quote which is universally understood by many. Life is full of surprises, whether lovely or not, we will all wake up to a different living experience everyday! So take heart my fellow earthlings, tomorrow might just be the most perfect day of your life!

God Bless :)

I great steak can be like a picnic lunch under a rainbow


people say “save the best for the last” but i’ve had too many instances where people assume you don’t like the last bits on your plate, so i say
“Bon Appetit, eat what you love the most first and take your time to savor it properly”

My Lovely Favourite Food Qoute:

“…..LOve and Food Are the same….
Life without Love is Nothing….
LIfe Without FOOD is Nothing….


What Do you think??……

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