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Feeding Frenzy!

There is nothing more homely and pleasing as a spoonful of crisp, fresh noodles, glistening with egg sauce; and a sliver of perfectly pickled green chilli nestled between the strands like a tiny jewel.

That's about the point where you stuff your face silly. Now I'm sick and the picture of indigestion. I really must remember not to order teh tarik over at Cafe Sommerville with anything I eat. Their servings are too huge. Their tea is strong. Their food could out-taste the best of those Chinese family restaurants we had back home. Speaking of which, the cafe is run by this nice Uncle from Penang. I always remember to compliment his Crispy Skin Chicken. He is also an excellent source of outtakes. (Authentic Manglish, self-serving, etc.)

Uncle: When you wear your glasses-ah, you look like movie star-lah! Why you take them off?
Mum: Because if she doesn't, nanti walk into the wall.
Me: No-lah, Uncle. If I don't take them off, I cannot see the chilli in your fried kangkung (water convulvulus). If I don't pick them out-ah, nanti terbakar-lah (burnt)!

Like, on my brother's fascination with Fish & Chips.

Uncle: Today, my cook says he won't make Fish & Chips!

Like, on his Crispy Skin Chicken.

Me: Uncle, your Crispy Skin Chicken very sedap-lah (delicious-lah)!
Mum: Until the bones also we eat!
Uncle: Who eats the bones? You-ah? (points to me) Eh, you born in Year of the Cat*, right?
Me: Cheeeeeh-ken. :)

* Year of the Cat = Year of the Rabbit. I insist, it's Rabbit, and these people who keep saying it's Cat are truly on the side of wrongness! This is usually the point mokie comes in to whack me upside my head.


Mar. 16th, 2004 03:06 am (UTC)
Do you happen to speak Whaaaaaaaaale? :P

And how is it my fault you identify with her? I'm sure I made it clear I was utterly fond of the seagulls!

Afi-reader. Yikes. I've never had a fan before. What do I do? :)
Mar. 16th, 2004 05:45 am (UTC)
Iiiiii sppppeeeeAAAAAkkkkk WWWWWwwwhhhhaaaaaLLLLLLLEeeeee :oD


Erm, I loved her, she was the best thing in it...I think they should do a part 2 called " Finding Dory" an existential epic about finding oneself with very little short term memory... :o)

You need a fan club :o) Thats what all famous folks have isnt it? :o)
Mar. 16th, 2004 11:29 am (UTC)
Finding Dory! Oh, such an idea! :)

And...I'm not famous. I only have, to my knowledge, zactly one fan. ;)
Mar. 16th, 2004 12:22 pm (UTC)
me! me! me!me! me! me!me! me! me!me! me! me!me! me! me!me! me! me!me! me! me!me! me! me!me! me! me!me! me! me! :oD

Hum, i need a fan club then... :o)