Monday, August 27, 2007

Anything & Whatever

This is a true incident which my colleague shared with me about his wife Mas' encounter at a coffe shop in Pasir Ris.

Coffee Shop Uncle: What drink you want?

Mas : Uncle, can give me Anything?

Coffee Shop Uncle: Oy, what Anything, tell me what you want?

Mas : Uncle, I want Anything lah.

Coffee Shop Uncle: Again Anything, okay tell me you want Coke, Sprite, Pepsi, Coffee or Tea?

Mas : Grrrrgg....... okay lah Whatever can?

Coffee Shop Uncle: What Whatever, here no speak your English lah, you want Coke, Sprite, Pepsi, Coffee or Tea?

Mas fed up with Coffee Shop Uncle and also feeling embarassed that everyone staring at her.

Mas : Okay lah okay lah, give me Coke lah...... (bodoh Apeh grumbled to herself)

Coffee Shop Uncle: Aiyo.... early early say lah.. take so long to order, and he stormed off to get her the coke.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Nyonya-Baba Natural Potpourri

I saw this on Arts Central last night and have been ever so excited to get my hands on all these ingredients. Being a pure Nonya myself, I didn't know of this Potpourri...oooh what a shame.. (betul betul malu sekali). Just wondering how to tell the auntie or uncle at the market vegetable stall what's basil leaf in local dialect or malay? Hmmmmm... anyone knows?

Here's the recipe for Nonya Baba
Natural Potpourri

Nyonya-Baba Natural Potpourri(lasts for about 2-3 days, prepare daily for fresh aroma)

Prep Time: about 15-30 minutes
Mortar & pestle
Mixing bowl

Pandan leaves
Basil leaves
Kaffir lime leavesLaksa leaves
Lemongrass (stalks with leaves preferred)
1 Mandarin orange
Star anise
* Ginger Torch (this is additional from me)
- Tear the pandan, basil, laksa and kaffir lime leaves by hand into small pieces
and crush to release fragrance.
- Cut the lemongrass stalk into pieces. Pound to release the aroma.
- Grate the mandarin orange peel and add to the mix.
- Finally add the star anise and toss.
** Recipe and Photo extracted from Bare Beauty

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Let's Do It For The Children

This is the exact current description of me! Yeah... a group of us Sunday school teachers are in the midst of planning for our church's Children Day's mass. All doors were closed upon us like the Art Ministry telling us that they would not be helping us without any reasons given! Most of the priests we contacted that could relate to children also turn us down due to other commitments. On top of all these just to get ONE organist and ONE choir conductor to help us train the children to sing seems impossible. Everyone is so busy with their own activities... sigh sigh sigh.... Hey let's do it for the little children after all it's for Children's Day.
Well, I believe GOD WILL definitely make all things possible!
Hey GOD, I need to TRUST you more and please hear our humble prayers.