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cuppa in da winta ⛄️

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one of my fondest memories is being back on the island
we always stayed at the same resort
with that big windmill upfront, adorned in red, yellow and white
colours so bright that are so characteristically belonging to that island
the island is riddled with bright coloured houses like this one
through the lobby, there is a small swimming pool with blue striped lazy chairs aligning the borders. More often than not, you can see iguanas just enjoying the heat or even taking a swim in the pool
you could smell the fresh island breeze and feel the bask of that golden tropical sun
if I could imagine what heaven was like, this would definitely be part of it
among the shrubs, there are these tiny pots filled with sugary water
and you can see these tiny birds taking a sneak drink out of these pots
buzzing through the bar area and the gardens
island life is defo for me.

tbc

homesick lagi

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so most of you should know being away from home is hard
being away from home for long periods of time is even harder
you miss out on soo much, weddings, babies, family time (and food!) – obviously in no particular order of importance πŸ˜‰

I was teaching some high school kids yesterday
and one of them asked me, 

“what other languages do you speak besides English?”
(mind you this was probably the first time a kid has asked me this question)
“english and malay, malay is not exactly the most useful language tho”
“oh my uncle is malay”
I was so surprised that I asked her
“you mean, malay as in my colour malay?”
(’cause people do get confused between being a malay and malaysian and I would pretty much have to explain the whole races thing, how everyone is a malaysian but not everyone is a malay etc.)
“yeah! but am not sure where in malaysia he’s from. but malaysian food is soo good!”
“haha yeah we have really good food”

then another kid chimed in
“doesn’t ‘makan’ mean food in malay?”
(dude, this guy knows a word of malay, say whaa–)
“well not exactly, food is ‘makanan’. and ‘makan’ means eat. so if you want to say let’s eat, you’ll say, ‘jom makan'”
“jom makan makanan!”

and there I was, just in awe at how these kids are raving about malaysian food (which we get pretty often *shoulder brush)
but learning malay?
heck this is definitely a first

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this is also a food appreciation post (FAP) when one of my dear friends gave me thosai/dose which I haven’t had in such a long time! I inhaled it like a mothabawse πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

so ye, homesick lagi

bbccme


so this is how I usually google recipes,
best <insert food name> recipe, ever.

And I found this πŸ’Ž of a recipe when I realised my bananas were literally dying from all this heat

(melbourne please turn to autumn already)

Briefly,

Materials:

  • 3 ripe large bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup sugar (I halved this)
  • 1/3 cup or 113g of melted butter
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1.5 cups of AP flour
  • Splash of vanilla essence
  • 1 cup-ish of choc chips

Methods:

  1. Mash bananas then add the egg, sugar and vanilla essence till completely mixed – then mix in the melted butter
  2. Sift the dry ingredients – baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour
  3. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together and the choc chips till just combined
  4. Bake at 180 C for 13-15 mins

Seriously, so friggin good πŸ‘…