A House Without A Family Is Not A Home

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It just feels… incomplete.

Don’t you think?

These few days, I feel really insecure to return to an empty house.

Sure, you get the peace and quiet when you have the house all to yourself but
the quietness really gets to you, especially in the night.

It has been three days since the parents flew out of town and I’m beginning to miss them already.

It’s times like this that makes me appreciate Mum’s naggings and Dad’s farts (the sound not the smell) the most.

I guess loneliness is really a scary thing because it makes one do weird things subconsciously?

I have had two weird dreams last night, one involving my Mum and the
other involving my paternal family home which has already been

In the first dream, I dreamt that I walked out on my Mum (because she did something to embarrass me in public) and when I turned back to look for her, I just can’t find her anywhere anymore. She’s just vanished into thin air and I lost her forever.

I woke up from that dream feeling really awful and when I went back to sleep, the second dream started.

In the second dream, I was staying in my paternal family home with friends whom I’ve met during the different stages of my life. The events that unfolded in this dream was just plain illogical and hard to explain in words.

I guess the saying “what you think during the day, you’ll dream about it in the night” is true huh?

When my parents returned, I’m gonna give them a big hug and make sure they do not travel for the next ten years!

Anyway, this is my dinner today.

I left some mushrooms to cook in the slow cooker this morning and the mushroom and fatt choy turned out really nice and soft!

Braised Mushroom with vegetarian Curry Mutton

Looks unappetizing I know, but it tastes quite nice actually.

Be grateful that we still have food to eat.

Wait till you see this upsetting news that I saw on CNN today.

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Don’t you find them…

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Almost human?

Chicken feet

Pig Trotters

I used to love chicken claws and pig trotters but lately, I find them very repulsive. I don’t know what’s come over me but I find them resembling human limbs.
I’m going to strike these two items off my menu from now on.

Stir-fry human hands in Oyster Sauce, anyone?

Pre-Vesak Day

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Tomorrow marks an important date on the calendar for all Buddhists.

comma_openVesak Day, the full moon day of the fourth lunar month, is the most important annual event for the Buddhist community. It commemorates the Birth, Enlightenment and Final Nirvana of the Buddha. The meaning of Vesak lies with the Buddha’s universal peace message
to humankind. It has become a festival for rejoicing and goodwill to
all – and a moment to reflect on our spiritual development and
gratitude towards everyone. comma_close

On this day of Vesak, let’s abstain from lying, eating meat and the taking of lives. Let’s transfer all merits to those who had perished in Myanmar and China.

I hereby declare, that all cockroaches shall be granted amnesty in honor of this holy day BUT, just for this day only

明天将是佛教一年一度的大日子 – 卫塞节。


阿弥陀佛, 功德无量!

Happy 大年初一!

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Gong Hei Fatt Choy!

For the umpteenth time, Happy Year of the Hamster Rat!


Today is the first day of the lunar calendar so, remember to 吃斋噢!

啊弥陀佛, 功德无量!

I’m looking forward to my Vegetarian Wanton Mee later!

Let’s be vegans tomorrow!

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Tomorrow is the first day of the tenth lunar month so let’s us all go vegan!

I am going to have the Vegetarian Lor Kway Teow near my place. 

veg_lor_kway_teow (500 x 375)


I could almost smell it in the air already.

I can’t wait!

vegan diet is beneficial to health

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A vegetarian diet is known to confer a wide range of health benefits. Research has shown vegetarians to suffer less heart disease, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, various cancers, diverticular disease, bowel disorders, gall stones, kidney stones, and osteoporosis (Dwyer, 1988).

Vegetarian diets have also been used in the treatment of various illnesses, including rheumatoid arthritis and nephrotic syndrome.

It seems other than compassionate reasons, being a vegan brings with it a host of other beneficial health related issues. We grow slimmer, suffer from less diseases, become healthier and live longer!

So you see, becoming a vegan benefits no one except ourselves hence, the decision to be one should be voluntarily and not pressurized or forced into being one.

Here’s a couple of vegetarian websites offering vegetarian recipes recommended by the forum members.

Vegetarian Society
Les Vegetarienne Recettes

I have to admit, that it’s an arduous task trying to be a vegan. As if living in a nation labeled food paradise isn’t bad enough, being born a meat lover doesn’t help me in my resolution either. I do get tempted very often outside (I hate you, Botak Jones!) but hey, at least I’m trying!

I still do take meat now, albeit in smaller portions.  I’m just hoping to reduce  my dependent on meat gradually but I’m not going to be a full vegan, though.  I’ll still be taking seafood especially fish, as OMEGA 3 is irreplacable by plant.  As for meat, I’ll not be too strict on that either. 

I won’t be ordering Pork Chop but if my fishball noodles soup is cooked with pig’s bones, that’s fine with me.  Sounds a little contradictory but as long I don’t eat meat directly, it’s ok.

I’m not sure how long my willpower is going to last me but I’ll try to tahan as long as I can.

EFC paper

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The EFC paper today was quite okay. Comprehension, Telephone Message and Face-To-Face is a breeze and even the Data Organization is much easier than usual.

Hope I could get an A for this!

I took another step towards being a vegetarian today.  I ordered Ban-Mien but I asked the lady not to put meat or egg.  Now, I feel so… guilt-free because no chicken  or pig died for me today!

However, the Ban Mian is a bit yucky because the soup is not those clear, watery kind but rather gooey and sticky like glue!