Good words, Beloved, Postcard sent in holiday Showing what one’s seen.
My mother’s question after saying hello at lunch time is always “What did you cook today?” And she’ll say “Delicious!” when I send the food picture although she might say differently when tasting it. Both are happy, and that’s the most important thing.
Which one, Beloved? To love? To be loved? Any— As long as it’s true.
There are times when you have no choice but giving or taking; no reciprocity whatsoever. And that is when you think it is not fair although that is not necessary to think of anything as long as it is true.
When it is time to give, just give like when you enjoy good unhealthy food. When it is time to take, just take like when you enjoy the healthful bland food. Easy but I have found it challenging in some way. I want balanced give and take, good and healthful.
Life is bitterly fair. To enjoy it, be true. Be true to yourself, my dear.
At times you can share, Others you shouldn’t. It may hurt. Different point of view—
I haven’t shared food pics very often in Instagram since some good friends contacted and told me how hard it’s been for them to make ends meet in this pandemic.
One of them said he once had to lower down his pride by agreeing to receive a donation from Australia to feed his wife and children. Sad….
Another said to me “Oh, how nice to have time and cook whatever you wanna eat. Hope we can have that privilege.” I was shocked when she said that as what I had known she had a very good tourism business, and now I knew that she got tremendously affected by this pandemic. Tourism has been hard hit in this period of time.
Not one or two but many came to me to borrow money to survive their business. Double sad! I had to apologise and politely refused to help. Just last year I started limiting lending cash to others. Not that not trusting people but yeah I have been cheated financially by those called friends. Ya, I was stupidly generous and irresponsibly stupid 😂 It should come to an end.
So, with all those reducing showing food pictures in Instagram is the best I can do to help. It is to clear up the jealousy and also to look ordinary. People think you have much money when you eat well. They never know how hard you work for the food on the plate.
Lezat itu bukan tentang rasa makanan. Lezat lebih berhubungan dengan kekuatan lidah mencecap rasa. Menurutku sayur rebung (dengan santan dan bumbu lodeh) lezat luar biasa walaupun gaya memasaknya mungkin tidak berkenan di hati saya.
Mie…. Segala macam mie tidak langsung saya anggap lezat kecuali ketika aku amat sangat kangen indomie (sebut merk, ha ha ha….) atau seperti sekarang ini: pengen mie tek tek…..
Alhasil, saya ke Indobox lagi di ION Orchard biar bisa makan “mee tek tek”. Ini hidangan berlabel “Chef’s Recommendation” tapi saya kasih grade “Im-palate Recommendation” alias horaaaa huenaaaak….