The Aunt from Australia

My Aunt from Australia came today, for reasons unknown but what really mattered was that it did not matter. It is always a custom with visiting relatives that whenever they come over, they usually bring gifts.I know its a tradition and also being polite and all but, sometimes, I felt that it was forced. And usually, it always ends up with the receiver playfully not wanting it, while the visitor playfully wants to give and so on. Then I would break the monotony by taking it on their behalf which earns me an earful...

Not that I do not mind but somehow, I just wished... I wished... there were some NERF blasters involved.

There, I've said it. OK, if I want to be honest, I would want wads of cash hidden inside the blaster. Even chucks of gold would be great too.

Do not think for one moment that this is a worn box. It was printed and designed that way.

Yep, straight away, its a wallet and not some electronic gadget...

Kristine got a big baby while Kaelynn had a smaller one. At first, it was a bit frightening since Kristine's was very lifelike.

But she soon got used to it and forced Mommy to give up the food basket...

Oh yeah. Luckily she did not throw it up where the fan was spinning on setting #3

Nice steamed fish and Bak Kut Teh dinner at Old Klang Road.

Man, and I used to think how I can go through chunks of meat like these when I was younger. All I did was use them as sandwich filling. If its too big, no problem. Just fist it,

After dinner, Auntie decided to have some coconut drink

And then, at another place, one thing led to another and now, the both of them had new screen protectors and casings. First, it was Dad.

Then, after some tongue-in-cheek cajoling, it was her turn.

OK, I got one too, since its time I removed the protector as it had some glass chippings. Yeah, and I wanted to show off my Otter casing as well since I'm on a roll.

I need to stop 'Giving face' to my Wife

You know, when it comes to Marriage, there are a lot of things that each one is grateful for. For example, if a Wife could not cook but tries, the husband would lovingly forgives her, smiles and at the same time, swallows that unpalatable piece of burnt biological disaster. This is also a good

You would have heard of the oft adage or advice for young women that, "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach" which in fact, is quite wrong. If you look at the human biology, the heart and the stomach are actually not interconnected. Therefore, if you were to force any food into a man's mouth, it never, ever reach his heart. The worse thing that would happen would be a case of diarrhea. So, take it from a former Engineer girls, if you really need to reach his heart, just follow the shortest and most efficient path, which is a drumstick right through his heart.

But for those who are married, you would see a very familiar pattern in which the husband has literally expanded. This is not a ploy by the wive to keep them from being a womaniser nor stopping them from running away. And also, this has nothing to do with what happens under the sheets although this might be a weighty subject. When a man has a wife, it means only one thing; "Yo, bitches! I got a maid who cooks! No more colognes, expensive haircuts and suits. Just my daily cold beer, man."

OK, that was a bit extreme but in any case, getting married means your meals and laundry worrying days are literally over. And so, the man now only concentrates on working for money, his hobby and beer. In other words, he is contended. And when a person is contended, he/she will stop being aggressive or, well, lower their goals by a few notches. Why run when you can have a veer anytime?

Seriously, for me, I am happy and in fact, very grateful for just the existence of my Wife. Lately, I noticed I have started gaining weight too. Ever since my Mom was in the Hospital(s), I really have no appetite and it sort of got worse during her passing. But thanks to my Wife's encouragement and cooking, I am starting to look forward to meal times and being a bit more positive towards Life.

When it comes to finishing all her dishes, I am actually 'giving face' to her cooking. Good or tasteless, I'll eat it all up. But I think I have to step back a bit on the food after examining myself in the mirror today...

How to be a Doctor

With the cost of Healthcare rising all over the World, its a matter of time before everyone decides to be a Doctor or some Medical Specialist. If that is the case, one day, they would pay you to become their patients. But until then, this is one of Kristine's future career...

I am not sure why she calls herself Doctor Sharon...
I also like how she describes the Bill as Sickness Money, which is so true...

Mistake in da recipe

Ah, just another opportunity to create some new recipes today. What we have here is a steamed 'hor fun' and a 2-day old spaghetti sauce. Maybe its thanks to my Uni days where I literally ate whatever food I could afford and/or keep in the fridge as they last longer this way.

However, once I came back and started working, I now realised that you cannot just combine any combine any ingredient as you see fit. Although my sardine/corn flakes combo still stands, there are others which failed miserably. For example, you cannot mix curry with ice-cream topping or cook rice with bananas still inside the cooker. Apart from the following test, I think the most successful combo I have done was chicken porridge with bak kut teh soup and a dash of durian.

So, will today's recipe work? Let's try it out.

Ugh. Pasta sauce on its own was good, even with toasted bread. But not on plain steamed 'hor fun'. The closest feeling I can relate to you is like drinking warm Coke/Beer in a sauna. Maybe if Wife fried it with some garlic like she used to, it might work.

So, I have to use the spaghetti sauce on other things and dutifully add the soup to the 'hor fun' which was that was originally supposed to be.