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Saturday, August 29, 2009

August this year...

Did you know that this August has got 5 Saturdays, 5 Sundays, and 5 Mondays? This happens once in 823 years! A month to remember... :)

P/S: I misssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss home-cooked food. :( Stupid studio assignment causes me to give up my Merdeka holiday!

Monday, August 24, 2009

I'm missin'...

... home-cooked food! That's the one thing I miss the most when I'm in Penang. Mum's savoury hot and spicy dishes; granny's wonderful soups that would warm one's heart on rainy days. Such is the contentment of life. Mum made me borscht soup last Tuesday night after we both fell in love with Kim Gary's version. And I must say, hers was very nice! What a burst of flavours. Sorry, no pictures of it since I left my camera in Penang.

Ah... I miss home.

Friday, August 21, 2009

How does your granny say...

... RM14.40 in Malay?

Mine goes "sepuluh ringgit, empat ringgit, empat kupang".


And that was 5-6 years back. I'm sure she does it better now.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Cultural sensitivities... And reciprocity

Growing up in Malaysia, we have been taught to respect the cultural and religious sensitivities of others, especially the Muslims, who form the single largest faith group in this country. We are advised not to consume pork-related food and alcoholic drinks in their presence. During the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, we ought to avoid eating whenever they are around until they break their fast in sunset.

However, non-Muslims do expect reciprocity from them as a symbolic gesture of respect. Practising Hindus and Buddhists do not consume beef or any of its manifestations. I've seen Muslims eating beef in public in the presence of the said groups. It's a common scene in Malaysia to be frank. Malaysian Muslims at large are still pretty oblivious to the sensitivities of other religious groups, which to me is a sad phenomenon.

Now let's talk about myself. I'm a vegetarian, and that means I'm in a far smaller minority group amongst this overwhelmingly omnivorous society. Well, I'm pretty tolerant. I don't mind if you're gonna devour an elephant or a crocodile in front of me, as long as you respect my dietary choice. What really piss me off are those who keep poking fun of this issue and asking me to give up the route I've chosen because frankly, they're just being rude and insensitive.

So which one are you?

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Getting so close to H1N1

I received an SMS from my room mate this morning (I'm now back at home) telling me that a friend is infected with H1N1. What's worse is that the very friend he was talking about just came to our room 2 days ago and now my room mate is down with fever! What the... That means I'm now very vulnerable to the disease, and any slight fever would indicate that I'm the very next victim! :O

Whoever is up there, bless me please! I really, truly don't want to get sick!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Poor mothers...

WARNING: Content NOT suitable for children. Those of you under 12, please return again for the next blog update, okay?

Mothers, to many of us, are the world's most wonderful individuals we've ever come to know and cherish in our lives. Yet, poor mamas. Why do we ~ these bunch of ungrateful sons and daughters ~ drag them in during heated fights and arguments?


Tiu lei lou mou! 干你娘! (For the uninitiated, both bear the same meaning ~ f*** your mama)

Son of a bitch! Motherf***er!

*shake head*

Should any bastards ever dare doing that to me, I'd give a hard punch in his face without hesitation. Jerks that are disrespectful to mothers just don't deserve a warning.