me and my mum
Father and son
me and my son
When someone do something that stuns you, wouldn’t you ask them this question, “Why are you like that?” Something outrageous a little boy did, stunned us all, on the day we checked out the hotel. My son, Nick was having a cold and he could not stop sneezing. So, he was holding the whole box of tissues in his hand while walking out of the hotel. Suddenly, one boy of age about 10 to 12 came in front of him and pull off a few tissues from the box and ran to his parents. One would have guessed that his parent will reprimand him for such bad behavior but guess what? They did not, they just walked away without a word. We were all dumb founded!! I don't fault the kid but his parents for bad upbringing. My mum used to teach me to behave well when I was a kid, because she said if I don't, people will view that as "moe kar kow" (bad upbringing) and wonder why you are like that. I am sure at that moment, we all must be thinking, “Why were they (the kid and the parents) like that?” LOL! That was exactly what I uttered when I saw my cooked DIY salted eggs.
Let me explain. This was how the DIY salted eggs came about. My dear friend, Ping of Ping’s Pickings had a post on DIY salted eggs. Her salted eggs were very impressive, so impressive that I wanted to be a Copy Cat.
Yes, I used her recipe to make my own salted eggs. After waited anxiously for 14 days for them to be ready, I could not wait a day longer. On the 15th day, I quickly boiled three to try . When I cut them into halves, OH MY GOD!! I saw a pale center.
I could not help but exclaimed, “Why are you like that?” I wondered what step did Aunty Lucy missed. Fortunately, they were tasty and the pale center was not hard. It was not such a big disappointment after all. Oh well, I had a nice Teo Chew porridge meal with other side dishes that my mum prepared.
Sorry Ping, I was a proud Copy Cat when I copied the Rosemary Olive Focaccia from Alan of Travellingfoodies some months ago...
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By the way, my trip photos are almost ready so I promise I will start to tell you all about it from my next post onwards. As usual, Aunty Lucy did lots of interesting things there that you will not believe. Stay tune!