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Musings: There's No Beating Time to the Punch

It's cliche and said a whole lot, but sometimes, I wonder if we are really aware of the real deep impact it has on our everyday lives.
Time flies, and it waits for no one.  Yet, for those who are hurt, who are waiting, who feel helpless, who are trying to get by every day trudging through muddy piles of emotional messes, time stands still.

Time has a mind of its own. It is its own entity. It is the speed skater when we are young and having fun, and a sloth when we're in pain. Nobody tells you about enduring the pain of waiting for something to happen or a negative to change.

When someone you love is in pain, someone you love has been mindlessly taken away from you, when you've just been dumped by your so-you-thought soul mate. It crawls when you're healing physically and emotionally.

There's no magic spell to cast to urge Time to do it your way. The saccharine sweetness of life is often short and every single test of the bitter, long and arduous.

Flipping the script…
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Update : Happy Chinese New Year 2018!

The time of the red, yellow, orange and hot pink is back....it's Chinese New Year again and it's my kids' favorite time of the year. There really isn't a need to explain why the kids love this time of the year, huh? #lol

For the grownups, not so much. XD

We, however, look forward to the opportunities to meet up with relatives to celebrate, eat and lou sang or lou hei.

It's a raw fish 'salad' of sorts that is tossed around by everyone with a pair of chopsticks. The practice is supposed to usher in prosperity, vigor, and abundance in health and wealth. Although the highlight of this dish is the raw fish, I am not a raw fish kinda gal, so, I would skirt around the raw fish and just eat the fragrant, sweet vegetables.

Much like Christmas trees and lights during Christmas and year-end celebrations, Chinese New Year means that our streets are lined with rows and rows of pretty, red lanterns, giving almost every street a 'Chinatown' feel.

What I notice abo…

Social Media : The Gram Game of the Generation Z

It's true...if I looked at a teenager's Instagram account, (a.k.a my kids' and nieces'), they're way out of my league. It's like a whole new different world that I am completely new to.

There are no boundaries, no censorship, they say and post whatever the hell they want and feel like, it's almost always funny or emotional and it's a train wreck during their off days. Sometimes they are a little extra (check the definition here which basically means OTT) and yet, they don't really care.

I told my son a few times that his meme-filled Instagram account (a sudden overnight shift from his anime-drawing-filled one) is giving me nightmares. But he doesn't change it, my comment left no mark whatsoever and he continued on with a laugh as if to say, oh, really. don't you like it? there's the unfollow button right there, mom.
If there’s anything I miss about being a teenager, it’s this extra, unrestrained emotion. Teenagers don’t hold back when i…

Eats : Gangnam Oppa BBQ

I've, of course, seen this place many times before because...well, the name is so tacky it's hard to miss. But because it was tacky, I didn't even give it a chance. I want authentic, not commercialized things made for the Malaysian taste buds.

Located in Uptown near Starling Mall (or where our childhood road-long mamak used to be), Gangnam Oppa BBQ looked comfy and chic from both the inside and outside.

In fact, I've eaten Korean BBQ many times over in Uptown, but at the restaurant BEHIND this row. It looked far simpler and more authentic from the way I saw it. But I bought a food deal from Fave (formerly Groupon) app and RM55 for 2 person's worth of BBQ sounds like a good deal! All I need to do is to order something extra for me. My boys can devour all the protein they want from the BBQ portion. I have to agree that Asians are such cheapskates. LOL

The downside - the inside of the restaurant was already full so, we ended up sitting outside without the air-conditio…

Update : A Rant of Sorts on a Sunday Evening

Why???? Why Monday's gotta come back? Can't we have Saturday, Sunday, Saturday, Sunday, Saturday, Sunday on repeat? LOL

Anyway, uploaded a video on Youtube which is a compilation of food pictures that I have taken thus far. I was trying out an app on the phone so....since it's up, well... XD

And no, I am not thinking of turning YouTubing into a new career. I write better than I talk and you've got to put makeup and nice clothes on before filming yourself...and you've got to have like some high-tech equipment and stuff. Me? All I've got is my ASUS phone and laptop. That's it. Hardly enough to be a Youtuber. I don't even have an iPhone or a good Samsung phone. So, nah.



Anyway, tomorrow, it's back to this...


wish I don't remember what day it is.
Let's feed the right beast tomorrow!
XOXO,
Marsha

Cooking : Caribbean Chicken

I'll keep things short today because...well, it's Monday and I feel like I have been working 10 straight years without sleep. An exaggeration, of course, but my mind is telling me that it's very close to the truth, somehow. #lol

I am not a chef but because, as explained in another post, I spend as much time in the kitchen as I do in front of the computer, I continue to scour the internet for recipes so that I don't have to tapau (takeaway) everyday for lunch AND dinner. I don't even have time for my phone or tablet. =(

But here's something you might want to try cooking in YOUR kitchen. The sauce is tangy and sweet at the same time, thanks to the mustard, paprika, cider vinegar, and the combination of pineapple, tomatoes, ginger, onion and garlic.

I've never tried doing this type of cooking before so, it was an experiment. And I love it! Head over to Kellie's recipe on Cookpad for the printable Caribbean Chicken recipe or just note it down from the follo…

Women : Internal Violations

I felt a little sick translating this but Syed Azmi has a huge following on his Facebook page because of his many humanitarian efforts. It spans states, countries, races, religions and backgrounds. As he sometimes does, he updates the rest of his followers about what he has been up to. This was written in half English and half Bahasa as some bilingual Malaysians would often do but I feel that the world needs to read this too. The fear and the shame is just the same, no matter the language, no matter the country.  I've been asked by some people why people keep silent when they are raped or sexually violated and I would give them a smile (a smirk, you might even say) and ask 'Is it anything we can be proud of?', 'How many people do you think will believe us?', 'What on earth are people going to think of me then?', 'What's the use? and 'Who's the winner in the end, is there one, is it me?' If those are questions a grown person would ask, i…