You know I don’t do crowds. But for my mom, I will brave this without so much as batting an eyelid.
Actually it’s not as big a feat as I made it sound like. My dad has been doing this for weeks. I am only doing it when I am back in KL. It is not something to praise, to be honest. It is a son doing what a son is supposed to do. 🙄
But still, the crowd in the morning market today was crazy! I mean, it has always been crazy especially on weekends, but today it was crazy beyond crazy! That’s how it is on the week leading to Chinese New Year. Everyone comes out for last minute grocery shopping because the market will not be running over the CNY week. There was absolutely no empty space once you get into this madness. You’ll have to push and shove your way through, there’s just no other more civilized way to do it. It is frustrating because the prices for fish, meat, veggies.. pretty much everything, would be jacked up 30% – 50%, and you’ll still have to pay up because if you don’t, you’ll go hungry over the CNY week. 🙁
Today was also all about mom putting me through her intense diet program. This was brunch.
A stick of sweet corn cut into three chunks, and a bowl of muesli in natural plain yogurt. The corn was alright, but that bowl of plain yogurt muesli… can’t say that I like it. I mean, I like that my mom is preparing food for me, but I really can’t say that I like how plain yogurt muesli tastes. Even if I say it, you would know I’m lying.
Actually, I think, out of so many of you in my blog roll, I guess only Mun and The Yum List, [and maybe SK and Hayley] would be able to tell you plain yogurt muesli is delicious with a straight face. As for the rest of us, let’s just say, sometimes we have to eat something even if it tastes nasty because that’s what’s good for our body, our health. It is the same concept as eating vegetables. I eat them out of necessity, not because they are delicious. If I have a choice, I would prefer to be a carnivore instead of omnivore.
I can understand and agree when people say “You should turn into a vegan like me because it is important to eat more vegetables because it is better for health” because that is an indisputable fact.
But when people say “You should turn into a vegan like me because vegetable dishes can be more delicious than meat dishes”, that makes me really annoyed and I will sometimes feel like slapping those people. I’m dead serious about this.
Anyway, let’s not dwell on such a controversial topic so close to CNY. We’ll explore this topic another day…
Might as well show you dinner too, I suppose… 🙄
Three plates of dishes, all with greens as the dominant components. Clockwise from bottom: Stir fried bok choy with ginger, Stir fried bitter gourd with egg and shallots 苦瓜炒蛋, Otak-otak with petai. Otak-otak is a Malaysian type of dish, I think it is fish paste mixed with chili and spices. I don’t know what petai is called in English, bitter beans?
Seriously, I’m feeling healthier already now… 🙄
This is kind of nice. Easy to write. Maybe I’ll stick to such daily activities update throughout my CNY break…