Like A Hero’s Homecoming …January 18, 2012 | 1,774 views
If only life is all “rojak-ed up”, yet every event/happening complemented each other so well like the ingredients that go into the making of this plate of Malaysian salad (with a scarily tar-like black coloured gravy made of shrimp paste!), then I certainly don’t mind the cascade of trials.
A colleague of mine broke down earlier this morning. Tears of sadness flowed down her face; the relentless sobs piercing our hearts. Her beloved grandmother of 90 years old had passed away suddenly, after an accidental fall. Life is fragile, yet gracious in another sense; granted her with a magnificent NINE decades of hardships, tribulations, life, joy and cheers.
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonades?
So, when life gives you soy bean, do you make ‘tau fu fah’, soy bean milk, AND glutinous rice balls loaded with black sesame paste?! Sounds yum, huh? This combination named 3-in-1 is available at this stall in Stadium Ipoh food court, that I have written before.
And dear food fanatics, here’s the last piece of story from Motormouth ……..
Smooth as silk, sultry as ever; Uncle’s making tonnes of moolah ($, RM) over the years. And soon … they will be inching their way into the still under-construction premise next to this.
The weather had been fickle all week. One moment the sun was tearing through the blue skies, and another with torrential rainfall with a looming threat of repeating the flood episodes still fresh on our minds.
I daresay that so far, this year has been good. But this is NOT the new year yet. At least not in the Lunar calendar. So here we are wedged in between the dragon’s breath and rabbit’s tail?
Hey! That should mean that we ARE in luck, right?! (FYI, keeping a rabbit’s tail is supposed to ward off unlucky events … yet don’t you think it is morbid to be plucking off a bunny’s bobbing tail?)
Prawns (“Har” in Cantonese) is supposedly to represent the sound of laughters in a household, and you will not miss this in the common Reunion dinners. But of course … don’t settle for “Cucur Udang” (Har Peng) like what MM would.
Many things have changed since the first day I moved here to the metropolitan city constantly on the move. I was VERY wary the traffic situations a year ago; avoiding routes with infamous jams and departing DAMN early to everywhere and such. I could be developing traffic-jam-no-phobia for all I cared! (dunno if there’s such a condition, but I believe MANY KL-ites would benefit from a cure for such a detrimental disease!)
But now … like today, I did a day trip to Seremban. Within a span of 4 hours, I was there, did my business, and back. Without missing a beat. I did not even stop over for Siew Pow, the beef noodles at the market or even a bite of whatever’s available.
Back then? (3-4 years ago, when I was the MAKAN KING in my office …. kid you not) I would have lugged along my camera, prepare a complete itinerary fit for a king’s feast, then wondered all over the town for good grubs to be shared with eager (and salivating) readers.
Dim Sum in Ipoh does NOT mean that you have to settle for anything less. If you hate the crowd, don’t worry. There ARE alternatives! (Jump to the 10 Famous Dim Sum Outlets in Ipoh) And don’t lah go for the boring Har Gau, Siew Mai and Char Siew Bao only …….
I am sorry if you’re craving for stories from the intense travelling as of late. I was everywhere in December that I could not even keep track. Yet, you were treated to lifeless food stories throughout the month ….. I apologize profusely. Not that I don’t want to … but the situation does not permit.
Will be off to various places again next month, so I’ll try to share some interesting insights of the impending adventures. Promised.
If you don’t believe that life will always end with a tad shade of hope, or droplets of sugary sweet elixir, then you’re digging your own grave. There IS a sweet ending to every story, but it also depends on HOW you intepret yours.
And by now, you must be wondering why the this is the “last piece of story from Motormouth”?
Yes, this IS the last one before I finally make my hero’s homecoming back to my beloved hometown of Ipoh. No … don’t puke. I meant hero NOT in the eyes of the readers or fans of the Facebook page, but a hero back at home to my dear family waiting with bated breath for this Reunion.
I will strive to update this blog every other day (or at least, every three days) this year. Please bear with me if your comments cannot go through for the system is a little ‘buggy’, as I have been informed. And I am sorry if I take my sweet time to reply to the comments, for I have reduced my online time drastically now.
“See you lovely Ipoh folks on FRIDAY then!“
*Wondering where these shots were taken at?
1) Rojak and 3-In-1 (‘Tau fu fah’ with soya bean milk and ‘tang yuen’) from different stalls at Medan Selera Stadium Ipoh
2) Tau Fu Fah Uncle from Funny Mountain Soy Bean
3) Prawn Crackers (Cucur Udang) from a stall in Simee morning wet market
4) Sweet and Sour Beancurd Rolls (dim sum) @ Ying Fa Restaurant, Old Town
5) Ais Sagu (Sek Lau Zhi) from this stall on Jalan Prince, Pasir Pinji