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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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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Gallimaufry#2

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

Malaysian street food

Squid and convolvulus

Blood clams


Dragon fruit


"Beauty is and always will be blue skies and open highway."
                                                                                                    Dave Hickey

 Chinese style crispy pan-fried salmon

Recipe - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DKlH4K1ANA

A *new village viewed from my balcony

* New Villages represent a type of settlement that is unique to Peninsular Malaysia. They were originally established by the government as roadside relocation settlements for rural Chinese during the Malayan Emergency (1948–60), a period of intense conflict between the British administration and a (largely Chinese) communist guerrilla insurgency that arose after World War II. With the end of the emergency in 1960, some of the New Villages were abandoned, but most of them became permanent settlements.



"Words are like bees – some create honey and others leave a sting." 
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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Budae Jjigae

Budae Jjigae aka army stew was created shortly after the Korean War ended when food was scarce and many Koreans were starving.

Processed foods such as spam, hot dogs, baked beans, cheese, ham, etc were scrounged or smuggled from U.S military bases and the locals threw the American ingredients into a large pot together with an assortment of Korean vegetables, spicy seasonings and other leftovers to create a stew of sorts.

Thus, through ingenuity and resourcefulness, Budae Jjigae was born!

 My first time making the stew.

All you need is kimchi and some American processed meats and viola —  it's Budae Jjigae!

There really is no right or wrong way to make army stew because you can create hundreds of combinations with whatever ingredients you have on hand.


Steaming hot and bubbling and wonderfully hearty

Totally unhealthy but absolutely worth it!  And especially perfect on a cold, rainy night.

A video to share

Thursday, June 3, 2021

gallimaufry
/ˌɡalɪˈmɔːfri/
noun
  1. a confused jumble or medley of things.

And that is exactly what you'll find here  a gallimaufry of unused photos from my phone.


A bird I spotted in my garden 

Soft shell crab sushi

Pink Mexican petunia

A stray kitty

Sunset from my balcony

A stall selling steamed peanuts


Choy Sum — literally translates as "heart of the vegetable"

Lotus root

A bug with big ass feelers.  Eeeek!

Allamanda


Unused photos in your phone make good blog fodder when you are under another lockdown and can't go out and about.
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