Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Temptations and Calculations

Northern Thai dish (Yam Hu Mu), sliced pig ears with spicy sour sauce
I'm always a big fan of exotic hot and spicy Thai cuisine. Last Sat, when my SIL told me that she bought pig ears, I grimaced. I couldn't bring myself to eat THAT! The authentic Northern Thai dish - Yam Hu Mu - made it to our dinner table the next day. She assured me that she had thoroughly cleaned the pig ears. She added that this is a must eat dish in Chiangmai. 

She sliced the pig ears. The meat tasted soft and chewy. The spicy sour sauce added plus point. I say I enjoyed the dish. 

Definitely go well with beer. I will post the recipe once I learn from my SIL. I'm not sure about cleaning part though.

Mao Shan Wang Snowskin Mooncake from Goodwood Park Hotel

Sometimes, it's really unbearable to consider the food calories before consumption. Though I do lots calculations for work, I am not one who calculate food calories. I do want my body age to be younger than my biological age and looking good. 

ah... the much recommended Mao Shan Wang snowskin mooncake from Goodwood Park. How can I say no?

With durian puree in my fridge, I will try my hands with D24 durian snowskin mooncake. Soon. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

13th September

The other day, Fun asked me "Your birthday is coming soon. You can't be baking your own birthday cake." I replied "Why not?" I did thought of baking my own birthday cake this year. Alas, I had whooping cough when September came. Reading cannelle et vanilla blog on food, life & photography while on bed rest was enjoyable. Having mama's home cooked comfort food soothed my cough. 

Having mama's comfort foods.

13th September also marked another family event - my parents got married! I doubt my siblings are aware of this. (One sweet thing of having a daughter!) My parents are not the  type who will express their love to their spouse and children with words like "I love you" or hugs. (My papa did hugged me when I was out of love from my first relationship.) Ironically, they can hug and kiss their grandkids and saying all those "I love you". 

Thank you, God, for giving me another year of life. Thank you for all the people who remember me today by sending cards, gifts, treats and good wishes.

Thank you for all the experiences this past year, for times of success which will always be happy memories, for times which reminded me of my own weaknesses and of my need for you. 

Here's to wishing Me, Myself & I to embrace Life wholeheartedly.