Archive for May, 2019

Nesting & Caring

17/05/2019

Amazing…birds nest  in  all  sorts  of  places.  Look  at  this  one.  Perched  in  a  rather  small  place,  a corner  of  a window  ledge.  We  even  thought  it might  fall  off,  or  worse,  lose  the  eggs.But  no…  In just a few weeks,  the  two  eggs  hatched  and  the  chicks  grew  fast!It served as a good reminder to me during a difficult time, of how God says that He takes care of the birds … how much more He would take care of us! Matthew 6:26 “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” I know I have to deal with things in the future, but I dont need to stress over them. I can be rested because He cares. Thankful.

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Kueh Pronounced Kwaay

10/05/2019

So, I have a sweet tooth. It can be Western or Asian. Either will do fine.

When I look at the Western style desserts, my palate tells me that I like it strong tasting – stronger the taste, the better. Even rhubarb custard sounds delightful!

For the Asian however, I like it subtly tasty. Like these cakes for instance. They are the local Nyonya style ones. Like the second from left, second row one. Kueh Talam, made with a hint of coconut… Yummm! Oh dont forget the first one on the left, top row – the Onde-Onde (pronounced Onn-day onn-day) is covered with coconut shavings. But when you bite into it, there is an explosion of delightful gula melaka – palm sugar. I could go on… but I am already salivating … so I need to stop typing, get up and go look for something to satisfy that sugar craving. Chat more later….

Unspoken Unexpected

06/05/2019

Only a few knew of my disappointment at that event…
I had worked hard and was looking forward to tucking into a small slice of a special cake. There were many present but I still felt confident of having a taste because there were two decent sized ones. Alas, before the end of the evening, I went over to the table and found that there was not even a crumb left.

Lo and behold, more than a month later, out of the blue, I receive a special delivery, to say thanks for an unrelated matter. It was THAT special cake.

It is such a joy to know to such personal care. Every bite was worth the disappointment and wait. And no, this isn’t such a good photo of it! But I was so eager to tuck into it, I wasnt prepared to take much time on the photo!WhatsApp Image 2019-05-02 at 09.52.49