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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Gallimaufry#5

Just a bunch of random photos from my corner of the world ...


Butterfly on a bird's eye chili plant

I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man? 
                                                                                                                                 Zhuangzi

Sky watch from my balcony

And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.
                                                                                                                           Genesis 1:8

MALAYSIAN STREET FOOD

Thunder tea

Thunder tea

image credit - Lee Khang Yi

Lei (thunder) Cha (tea) was so named because of the loud noise made when the ingredients were traditionally pounded in a pestle and mortar. Essentially, it is a rice bowl topped with an assortment of green vegetables, beans, nuts, tofu, etc.  A hot green broth is poured into the bowl and given a good mix. Very unique, very healthy but certainly not everyone's cup of tea. Don't mind the pun! Grassy and a tad bitter, Lei cha is an acquired taste. Think ancient Chinese pesto!

Love it or hate it  there's no in-between.

Indian street food



Nyonya desserts (kueh)




Weekly fogging for mosquito control

A food bank was initiated by our condo residents to help out fellow residents. 
Many of our neighbours have lost their businesses and livelihoods because of covid-19


Tuesday, July 13, 2021

It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's a...

When skygazing from your balcony becomes your main source of entertainment these days ...


Covid-19 cases are NOT going down ...

Restrictions are TIGHTENED ...

Yet another round of EMCO (Enhanced Movement Control Order) ...

Sigh ...

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Gallimaufry#4

Just a bunch of random photos from my Huawei ...

Okra from our condo's community vegetable patch


Pizza fest on Father's Day




Skywatch from my balcony



Roadside shrine.  Explanation here.


Spotted these unique purple flowers by a roadside drain. Not sure what they are though.


 
Century egg congee

Clitoria ternatea aka Butterfly Pea
This genus was thus named because of its resemblance to a certain vital lady part!
The Malays and Peranakans use the Butterfly Pea as a natural blue dye for cakes, rice, dumplings and beverages.

A funny video to share
Gotta love the cheeky banter!

Her: This is my clitorial bush.

Him:  Laughs nervously. That is called a clitorial bush?!

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Sunday, July 4, 2021

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Gallimaufry#3

 Just a bunch of random photos on my Huawei ...

Frangipani

 Back in 2014, Malaysia saw an invasion of these giant moths.
A friendly bigass moth landed on my back!

The Lyssa Zampa tropical moth aka Laos brown butterfly has a wingspan of about 6 inches!

The BBC reported  that thousands of these gargantuan creatures have swarmed cities in Malaysia, and even disrupted a national football match!

Skywatch from my balcony

Malaysian street food —  rice noodle roll

A batter of rice flour is steamed over a piece of cloth. When the noodle sheet sets, it is peeled off the cloth and rolled with a filling of minced prawn and roast pork. The noodle roll is then sliced and topped with a sweetened soy sauce, fried shallots, sesame seeds and chili oil.



Palm berries

My go-to snack
Poppadam — Indian flatbread

The hubs had his first shot. I have not been called up yet.

Vaccinations in a repurposed convention hall 

Ferrero Rocher ice-cream cake for my son's last day of work from his co-workers

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The Last Light

... the sun dips below the horizon ...

.... the last light of dusk dissipates ...

... darkness engulfs the sky.


“There's a special quality to the loneliness of dusk, a melancholy more brooding even than the night's.” ― Ed Gorman


Dusk unnerves me   the day is dying and the darkness sneaks in.

But once it's dark, I'm good again.

It is that split moment between day and night that creeps me out a little.

Does dusk spook you?
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