June 29, 2012

Tummy Troubles

I have been having the most hectic and high blood pressure inducing weeks ever! Every time husband and I think that we have finally managed to catch a break, something else goes wrong and we are back to freaking square one. And to top it all off, I have having tummy troubles almost every other day. I woke up somewhere last week, strangely, having gastric and by the end of the night I was shitting up a storm! That lasted for two whole days and then I was ok. After a few days the same thing happened. And today was the last straw; in under one hour, I was at the toilet twice. The pain in my stomach was so unbearable that I felt like I was dying or that an alien was probably growing in me.

I finally visited the doctors today and it could be any out of these thing; a duodenal ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or some pesky bacteria which refuses to die(!). And the cherry on top of all this is, I have to ingest a chalk-like substance three times a day along with pills and what not. Even describing it makes me wana hurl! Either ways, if the drugs that were given to me doesn't alleviate my problems, two words: STOOL SAMPLE. That's right, I will have to collect my own poop (which has to be fresh by the way) and give it to the lab immediately so that they can check for bacteria. Oh my delicate, feminine sensibilities! This is the worst thing ever since collecting urine samples.

I have never wished for any medical miracles until right now.


June 22, 2012

Spicy Cajun Fried Chicken

For a few days I have been having this craving for Southern style fried chicken (I partially blame True Blood for that). After going through a bunch of recipes I thought, 'hell, I can make this at home by myself!' The recipe called for basic stuff but there were one or two things that I didn't have: garlic powder, grounded white pepper, buttermilk and the all important Louisiana hot sauce. Of course before frying we had to marinate the chicken. Since I didn't have the important hot sauce, I used the Nando's Extra Hot Sauce, a lot of grounded black pepper and cayenne pepper, four cloves of garlic and some salt. I mixed it all up nicely and rubbed it onto the chicken and let it sit in the refrigerator for something like two hours (min an hour). 


Since I didn't have buttermilk, I took regular milk; put two teaspoon of cream of tartar. After stiring it in properly, I let it sit for ten minutes. I also took some wheat flour and added some cayenne pepper powder into the mix. So take the chicken and dip it into the buttermilk then coat it with flour and then FRY those suckers! The smell is amaze-balls! 

Since I am pretty much a hazard when it comes to frying things (hot oil + bird brain me = recipe for a disaster), I got husband to help me fry these babies. We fried them in vegetable shortening till they were golden brown and pretty. I didn't deep fry them because that would be wasting too much of oil and damn y'all that's pretty unhealthy too!


There was also buttery mash potatoes and a garlic gravy to have with these little golden bits of spiciness! I do have to say that the taste was pretty damn near what I was imagining in my head. And  sinking my teeth into it's fried goodness was a whole level of deliciousness!

But since we were absolute noobs at frying chicken, there were a few disappointing pieces that were not fried to perfection, but that's all right, we refried the chicken at night and continued on feasting while watching TV. Well, I would like to be all Jamie Oliver and tell you that you should totally try this recipe and bla bla bla; but seriously, you should try making your version of Spicy Cajun Friend Chicken because it's so fricken' easy!


June 12, 2012

It's That Time Again

It's 2.30plus a.m. over here and I am barely sleepy.Wide eyed, bright eyed; I can't help but wonder if my life is going down the same 'I-want-it-so-bad-but-can't-have-it' spiral as it did before; dragging husband along with me.

In less than 48 hours, we will cease to have a home. Yes, I know. It's not literally my house being a rental and all that, but for two years I made it a home. My presence made it something else, something more...tangible, perhaps? And after we got married and husband moved in, it was finally complete. Living in an apartment alone for a year I learnt a lot about myself. I learnt that it really is okay to be alone and it is really okay if you do enjoy being alone. Living in an apartment with husband I learnt a lot about us. I learnt that it is really okay to be together and be silent. Togetherness is not defined by noise, rather defined by just being together.

I sometimes can't help but wonder if the desire that I have for achieving things, whether that very desire actually comes in the way? Actually no, maybe not desire...I think 'wanting' is the correct word. There have been so many times that I have with all my....urgh....powers? might? Whatever, wanted something so badly that at the end I didn't get it. I am wondering that right now, if the same thing is going to occur to me again? But this time, I am not the only person it affects. This time, I still want it badly but I am attempting to let everything go to the powers that be, to just let it BE. Let it happen. *chants repeatedly* Let my contentedly mundane happy life continue. *prays silently* I've rode far too many rollercoasters in this life to even want to go on one last ride. *cue vomit*

I am infinitely grateful for having a wonderful husband and with him such wonderful in laws. I am constantly in amazement of all the kindness that they possess. I hope that this time spent under their roof will teach me kindness, whichever way it be. Osmosis, I think will be best. I'm too lazy to learn it any other way.

June 5, 2012

Layang-Layang version Mr Pink

Somewhere last year I blogged about going kite flying. I took Mr Pink along with me that day and now finally, I have the prints from Mr Pink! I know right, a whole freaking year later she blogs about this. #badblogger! But I really do love some of the shots, especially the one of my then red ballet flats, the half kite shots and then some. Feast your eyes on some lomo goodness! ;)

Urgh, I still another five rools to develop and seem to not have the time to do it! Must develop them soooooooon!!

June 3, 2012

Melaka For A Meal

As we were listening to the radio on the way home from Tioman, all the updates that were coming in were traffic updates on the current road situation. It was already 6.00pm plus and everywhere, and I really mean everywhere was jammed up. As we live in an area that is pretty much jam central no matter which route we took, we would still be stuck in the rush hour jam. Plus it didn't help that it was a Monday afternoon! As soon as I saw the highway sign for Melaka, I randomly said to husband; let's go for seafood dinner in Melaka. And the best part was that he agreed! Once we reset Albert the Garmin GPS, we were on our way. Initially we were heading to Umbai because that was where husband had seafood long long time ago. But as soon as we got there, we realised it was a big mistake. All the vendors were competing against each other to get us to eat at their stalls! Husband was totally put off and so was I! It was really terrible.

A quick google search and a bunch of phone calls later, we were headed to Muara Sg Duyong. Holy crap was the food good! And you know the food is delicious when throngs of people keep coming in to the restaurant on a freaking Monday night!

We had kerang (cockles), ikan siakap (half grilled plain, half grilled with chili) and grilled crabs. All that came up to less than RM50.00 for two people. Amaze-balls! The last picture truly shows how much we, especially husband enjoyed dinner. And we really truly did. The meat from the grilled crab was so extremely fresh and tasted so sweet *wipes drool*. And the kicap chili dip was soooo spicy, even I felt the bite after tasting just a bit! If only we can do another spontaneous road trip like, actually makan trip, like this. OMNOMNOM!

What say you, husband? ;)


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