Welcome to punked noodle.com, a small website for one happy foodie named Khursten Santos. Moved by complex noodle dishes such as Laksa and the humble flavors of zarusoba, it is almost by fate that what was supposed to be a graphic design blog became a foodie blog. It’s been long over due. It’s about time she should be writing about things she’s been eating.
A Punked Noodle’s Kitchen
Kitchen duties started early for Khursten. In fact it started on one of those festive Christmases when her parents would ask her to do the chopping duty for the dish they’re preparing. From small potatoes, minced onions, and slivers of pork, she got used to cutting things and has grown to befriend their home’s chinese cleaver. It went on for two years until she got the main task of cooking the Christmas spaghetti. Now, she does the entire menu for their family gatherings.
If she wasn’t a historian, she would have done her life reboot as a chef. She still wishes to learn the fundamentals of cooking and hopes to study in a cooking school someday. Just so that she wouldn’t have the mistake of cutting out one of her fingers.
Why punked noodle?
She wishes she knew better, but it was supposed to be related to a picture of Gorillaz’ guitarist, Noodle. The original concept for this site was a portfolio for one punked individual with an asian flair. But at that time, one of her favorite dishes, the Laksa, was one that she described as “punked noodle”. For whatever reason, it may have been fate that the name was chosen. In the end, Khursten’s just a noodle addict. (among other things…)
Khursten is Kristine Michelle L. Santos, a graduate student from Ateneo de Manila University currently taking a graduate degree in history. She’s currently researching on gender social history particularly in portrayals of gender in comics.
She has presented in various conferences such as the Philippines-Japan Graduate Student Forum, Singapore Toy, Game, and Comic Convention, and the International Comic Arts Forum.
She aims to be one of the leading Japanese Studies and History scholars in the world.