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Feasting With Family #2 – Dessert

Our pet die die must eat icy treats are Ice Kachang with durian puree and Chendol.

Below is Ice Kachang with a dollop of durian puree with Gula Melaka syrup dribbled on it.

Below is Chendol.

Above 2 dishes were eaten at the club whilst below 2 dishes were eaten at a food court earlier.

Though both are the same dishes, the style of plating is different.


Feasting With Family #1

Sis will be leaving soon for Siam Reap to visit a friend.

Tonight she took mum, dad and I to a restaurant at her club.

It was not cheap. $80 for the food below and 2 bowls of dessert, which I will show in part 2.

Dad had fried kway teow #1.

Item 2: Hawaiian Pizza to share as mum wanted this as well as Spaghetti Algio Algio.

Item: Mum’s choice of spaghetti.

Item 4: Sis had wok fried flat noodles or we call it as Seafood Horfun.

Item 5: I had fish n chips with some leaves…mesclun salad

Dessert is featured in part 2.


Whacky Minded Paddy

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CM’s Food Porn #66 – Pig Out Time

CM or classmate is on a dim sum eating spree.

He starts with 2 types of Chinese tea. Chrysanthemum and Tik Guam Yim tea.

He then chows down…

1. 3 types of egg porridge is a favorite of mine. Century egg, salted duck’s egg and normal chicken egg that is cracked into the porridge.

2. Har Kao or shelled prawn is wrapped over by a deshelled prawn.

3. Below is a bowl of dumplings in soup base.

4. Pickled cucumbers ala Japanese style.

5. below is CM’s food bowl of Sharks Fins.

7. Above: fish battered with light crispy batter.

8. Below such as Edwin


Retirement Gone South

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A Small Donation


Masterchef Even At The Cat’s Level


An MBA Does Not Always Work

A boat was docked in a tiny Mexican fishing village.

A tourist complimented the local fishermen on the quality of their fish and… asked how long it took to catch them.

“Not very long” they answered in unison.

“Why didn’t you stay out longer and catch more?”

The fishermen explained that their small catches were sufficient to meet their needs and those of their families.

“But what do you do with the rest of your time?”

“We sleep late, fish a little, play with our children, and take siestas with our wives. In the evenings, we go into the village to see our friends, have a few drinks, play the guitar, and sing a few songs.
We have a full life.”

The tourist interrupted, “I have an MBA from Harvard and I can help you! You should start by fishing longer every day. You can then sell the extra fish you catch. With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat.”

“And after that?”

“With the extra money the larger boat will bring, you can buy a second one and a third one and so on until you have an entire fleet of trawlers.
Instead of selling your fish to a middle man, you can then negotiate directly with the processing plants and maybe even open your own plant. You can then leave this little village and move to Mexico City, Los Angeles, or even New York City!!! From there you can direct your huge new enterprise.”

“How long would that take?”

“Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years.” replied the tourist.

“And after that?”

“Afterwards? Well my friend, that’s when it gets really interesting,” answered the tourist, laughing. “When your business gets really big, you can start buying and selling stocks and make millions!”

“Millions? Really? And after that?” asked the fishermen.

“After that you’ll be able to retire, live in a tiny village near the coast, sleep late, play with your children, catch a few fish, take a siesta with your wife and spend your evenings drinking and enjoying your friends.”

“With all due respect sir, but that’s exactly what we are doing now. So what’s the point wasting twenty-five years?” asked the Mexicans.

And the moral of this story is:

Know where you’re going in life, you may already be there! Many times in life, money is not everything.

“Live your life before life becomes lifeless”😬