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2014.01.16 | 辨認真身

[Volume 9 Issue 1, #1850]
我絕對唔似係其他博客咁又識得煮又識得整蛋糕, 所以我去街市嘅機率, 可以話係接近零.. 我去街市嘅次數一隻手可以數得完, 就舊年而論, 我一共去過兩次, 而且係以遊客身份, 一次喺東京一次喺大阪, 換言之我係完全冇去過本地街市嘅, 呵呵!! 第一, 我非常之唔鍾意又濕又污糟又臭嘅環境.. 第二, 我覺得自己喺街市內會係個白痴, 因為我係一個唔曉得分辨各樣蔬菜同魚類嘅人.. 尤其係有莖有葉嘅蔬菜, 甚麼菠菜, 芥蘭, 菜心以及(最近成為國人熱爆話題嘅)通菜, 對我而講全部都係同一個樣子, 實在分辨唔出.. 如果我要買芥蘭, 而老闆又俾錯菜心我, 我都會覺得自己係買咗芥蘭.. 講到街市幾十種嘅魚類, 更加唔懂得分辨啦, 咪就係魚一條囉.. 我只係認得艙魚, 因為佢係呈菱形嘅.. 如果所有魚都切開, 我只會係認得三文魚, 因為佢係橙色嘅.. 當然如此時間唔會喺超市發生啦, 因為全部都有標籤嘛, 不過如果標籤係唔啱嘅, 我都唔會知道佢係錯.. 講呢一範, 我就係如此可悲喇, 所以解析得到我永遠唔會係個出色嘅廚師, 哈哈!! :D
i don't cook and i don't bake like many bloggers out there do, and because of that, chances that i go to a market is nearly zero.. the number of times i go to a market is countable, and for your information two times (as a tourist) last year, once in Tokyo and once in Osaka, which means i've not been to our market at all last year, geez!! first, i dislike our always dirty, stinky and wet markets.. second, i think i am a dumb inside markets, because i am one that cannot differentiate the varieties of vegetables or fishes.. on the leafy ones, sawi or kailan or spinach or (the lately the people's hot topic) kangkung etc, they all look the same to me.. i would have thought myself given spinach if i asked for it but when the stall owner gave me kangkung instead.. and on fishes, they all are just fish to me.. i can only differentiate pomfret from others because of the shape, and when they are cut into pieces, i can only tell it's salmon and not others because of the orange color.. of course this won't happen in supermarkets because they are always labeled, but if the labels are wrong, i would have thought i bought the correct ones.. that's how pathetic i am, and explains i am surely not gifted to work in a kitchen, haha!! :D
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  1. Wah, when I was reading the 1st sentence, feel macam myself, coz I started my sentence with "I don't bake very well..............." in one of my previous baking post also.. keke..

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    1. Eh, you can't cook (or bake) well also you can go to market la.. Ok, not market, but hypermarket la..

      Tell you 1 thing, I never step my foot in the wet market before also.. I only buy stuff from the hypermarket.. At least everything is labelled in the hypermarket, and I don't have to sweat about it.. Just take, weigh, campak into your trolley, and go! Senang ma..

      But if you wana buy oink oink then harder a bit la if no wet market.. If go to non-halal section in hylermarket, only got luncheon meat or minced meat, but don't have the big chunks of meat la..

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    2. Confession: I also cannot differentiate many types of green vege and also the types of fish, but if you go to hypermarket, at least they are all labelled..

      Wet market leh, if you want face, or scared no face, I un geh.. Coz if you go to wet market, already a lot of "si lai" hogging the fish-monger to choose (and buy) fish, you somemore "chor teng" wana join in the crowd, then when it's your turn, you ask the fish-monger "Uncle ahh, which fish should I buy if I want to make fish porridge", or "Uncle ahh, what is the name of this fish ahh", or "Uncle ahh, how to see the fish fresh or not".. Wah, sure you kena cursed.. Haha..

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    3. I also get my mum to buy fish for me, coz I also cannot differentiate the fishes.. Hak chong la, pak chong la, sekk pann la, mayau la, hung jou la, tong sat la.. Wait, tong sat is keli, keli I know la the pattern.. But like you said, other fish, when they are cut, it looks the same lor.. I also cannot differentiate actually..

      When colleagues going out for lunch to "kiu soong", I also cannot differentiate and and to just keep quiet and let them decide.. They are always talking about patin la, "fei zhau" yue la, etc.. I also dunno one leh actually.. So just go with the flow nia..

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    4. So I belif you sekali buy everything in the supermarket rite.. Don't say you, I'm also like that.. I am sure you shop for basic groceries rite, like potatoe/carrot/tomato/onions, to make ABC soup? As for the chicken, you can also buy in supermarket ma, the guy will chop for you also, and you can shop in air-conditioned environment..

      Wait, you know how to boil soup rite? Gourmet-like fried rice also you fried before, then pou tong is wet-wet-water nia, yes?

      Cook maggi-mee also you can add in nutricious meat and vege inside ma.. Like if you cook maggi mee, you can cook with your ABC soup (but I am sure many will like the MSG packet soup, hehe), throw in some green vege and some meat balls, then can eat liao.. Yue peng, yue dann, choy sum, then add 1 egg, ok jugak, kan?

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    5. Talking about maggi-mee now, well, I guess many will use the MSG packet for the soup, coz that's what people buy maggi-mee for rite, hehe.. If me leh, I always buy a lot of yee-mein, bihun and other types of eggy-noodles (like wantan mee type)... Then when I boil ABC soup (or any other soup), I will put into glass jars, freeze it (if can't finish it).. Then when I need it, I will thaw the soup from the freezer, cook my bihun or noodles with the home-made soup, throw in some green vege, fish cakes and meatballs, then it turns into a healthy MSG-free soup noodles..

      See, not good in cooking also can be forced to cook in a way one.. See you wana do or not jek.. If you don't bake, well, you can always steam.. There are many steamed cakes recipe out there from "Mr G"...

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    6. If lazy to "open wok" to cook your own dinner, then steam lor.. Use the 2 or 3 tier steamer.. Senang dou..

      1st layer boil soup (kuan tong) with just ikan bilis, spinach and wlkfberries..
      2nd layer steam water egg maybe (or minced oink steamed egg), 3rd layer steam brocolli with carrots maybe (then add in shallots oil once done)..Or you can steam fish with store-bought tomyam paste, or taucu paste or whatever paste you can find.. Else, can just steam fish with ginger and garlic, kautim... So there, you get your home-cooked healthy steamed dinner in less than 20 minutes liao, easy mou?

      You everyday eat out for dinner also eat until sien lor.. Sometimes will teringin eat simple home-cooked food also kan?

      Like me, everyday eat out for lunch also sometimes will be sien.. On days like that or once in a while, I just stay in office, drink milo "dim" soda peang, ok jugak..

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    7. Ok tak today my komens? Spam enuff mou?

      Meow, if you are reading this, this is what I call the topic "ngam" with the reader that day lor.. If that topic that day "ngam key" with the reader, then no need think also the fingers can tuk-tuk very fast in keyboard, kekekeke..

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    8. It's "ngam key" with aunties topic, wahahaha!!!~~~

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    9. Yep, today's topic "ngam key" with "si-lai" like me, so I can komen a lot lor.. kekekeke..

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    10. fei zhau yu is my favorite fish...but hardly can get to buy now, if got also, those are not that fresh one!!! =[

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    11. Ops....that mans I'm kinda like "si-lai"??? No~~~, I'm still very young, all experience came from I followed my mom to market in the morning plus my mom's side grandfather used to sell vege in the market, so I get to heard lots of stories from my mom!!! =]

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    12. No la, not saying you are "si lai", but I am saying today's topic ngam "si lai" like me la..

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    13. muahahaha, now it's proven already lah.. when it comes to auntie or "si-lai" topic, our Princess Ribbon will get very excited until her fart almost comes out (not yet come out but kind of "wandering" around her ass wanna come out cannot come out, wanna go back in cannot go back in, muahahahaha, my description lagi more hebat than hers right??).. wah, really enjoy reading your nenek kebayan comments about the veggie and fish lah, and you also quite good also mah.. at least you cook lah, actually your "one pot cook all" style, also don't have to bother what type of veggie or fish right?? cos just throw everything in and hantam~~ :D

      hahaha, 小影.. very potential already huh?? :p

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    14. Princess ribbon so good ah. No go pasar. But for me I prefer go pasar coz the vegetables very fresh as compared to hypermarkets. And some vegetables you can't find in hypermarkets leh

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    15. Wait ah wait ah....my line bad ah...wait monday I go my "ofc" then I can chat ...make a date with u ok , princess ribbons. We dating pasal pasar ok.

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    16. I also prefer to buy groceries and market stuffs from Hypermarkets now. Times have changed and why should we go to the wet markets with all the filths and wet floors? Hypermarkets are selling more items than wet markets including live fishes and crabs too!

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    17. it has to depends on what you are buying, some are found only in hypermarkets and are cheaper, some are only found in wet markets and are cheaper.. but for me still, i think i can go to hypermarkets everyday even if i have nothing to buy but going to wet market is such a rare occasion for me~~ :p

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    18. Meow, today is Monday liao.. You wana komen today ahh?
      SK, if you are reading this, see, I purposely come back la, to see the replies :)

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    19. i also come back to check for new comments and reply to them ma~~ :D

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    20. Tarak masuk office la this two days so cant on pc spam tdy beh tahan si spam here lo.

      Tuk tuk phone n spam.

      I dun like buy fish from hypermarkets . Bought twice. Both times have mud smell. Whole fish have to throw away. But if kerang, hypermarkets better coz can see cheaper and sometimes bigger size.

      Yes it depends on what barang we want. Some can find in hypermarkets some can find in wet market. I like wet market coz if cannot find eg bunga kantan, I can always go tovthe next stall and buy. But if hypermarkets. .tarak means tarak...hv to cari from other hypermarkets. .


      Like the other day kns betul. I wanted to buy a few arrowhead shoots to cook. Saw there are boxes if it in hypermarkets. I ask the staff where are the loose ones. The lazy bum replied no loose ones coz the manager cuti hari ni.kita tak boleh buka boxes. Mak oi...if the manager cuti one whole week then biar the vege rotten in the boxrs is it??? That is what I dont like. Some staffs hv tidak apa attitude.

      But if wet market usually own business they will layan more la. Some even gv some choong and cili padi for free. But then some vendirs can be fierce too la. As I said it depends lo.

      Like taufu..I will go to pasar to buy. Also same goes for pork. Chicken I will buy from hypermarkets coz cheaper.

      I like go pasar becsuse at times I will discover some vegetables thatI never seen before . The vendors will teach me how to cook the vegetable. They really have good tips leh sometimes. Like once the vendir taught me to put a dash of cooking wine when frying siew bak choy as it enhance the taste. Will taste like restaurant cook punya. And true enough leh.

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  2. Good morning SK and everyone... As for me, i hardly cook and bakes, unless i have the mood, most of my meals are taken outside... If u ask me what's the name of the fish when in market, i won't know, as like what you mention, supermarket they label the name, that's where i get to know the name of the fish... And also goes to veg. they put sign there to indicate the name of the veg.

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    1. If buy things, normally i buy from supermarket as in market, they close very early and it's different in supermarket, supermarket whole day...

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    2. hmmm, i think you cook more often than me also lah.. i remember you have posted quite a number of food that you cooked yourself, and they look nice to me!! hahaha, so you also get them from supermarket huh??

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    3. Lol.... yeah hypermarkets n supermarket hv proper label on the vegetables and fish. Not like pasar.

      Funny thing in pasar is one type of vegetables can have two or three names. Like sai kan...some call kan choy. Yim sai..some say heong fa choy. Can be confusing at times.

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  3. I am not good at names as well...except perhaps for the common ones and some I know in English or Malay but not in Chinese. :(

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    1. I know potatoes...but what are tomatoes...or celery...or leek? I think tomatoes are ang mo kio (name of road in Singapore), right? English/Western brinjal...

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    2. Tomatoes? I call it "farn keh" lor, no?
      Celery? I call it "sai kan"..
      Leek? I call it "syuen"...
      Brinjal? I call it "ngai kua"..
      Correct me if I am wrong..

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    3. Leek fried with siew-yok is very delicious !!!
      To save my time, I will usually buy some siew-yok from the seller, then keep some in the fridge, then use the siew-yok to fry with green vege..

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    4. ang mo kio is as hokkien language!!! =]

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    5. Ang Mo Kio is certain type of Brinjal la...!!!

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    6. Errr, really? *phiak myself*
      Ang Mo Kio is a brinjal's name in hokkien?
      I tot it's a street in Spore.. Gawd..

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    7. Kio is brinjal la Ribbon Princess. Ang Mo Kio was often linked to tomatoes and certain brinjals to suit individual whims.

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    8. Wah, TM, "lei hou lek" ahh...
      To me, tomatoes means farn keh, brinjals means ngai kua la..
      I never knew the word ang mo kio has something to do with all these..

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    9. i don't believe STP is not good with names, he certainly cooks very well and know which ingredients are which ingredients, should have no problems identifying them..

      this Princess Ribbon speaks Cantonese one lah.. but the two gentlemen above speaks more Hokkien than Cantonese.. so next time if you want to tell them some stories, please only use English and Hokkien and not Cantonese wokay?? :D

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    10. Muahahahaha.... This Ribbon Princess is unaware that many bloggers here are actually Hokkien lang or only understand this dialect.

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    11. yeah, and she has been taking granted that all Klang Valley people will understand Cantonese well so she kept typing Cantonese there, while many may not understand, haha!! and in fact, i think there are actually more Hokkien than the Cantonese right?? :p

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    12. Sei for lor like that.. I don't know Hokkien one wor.. How?
      I only speak Cantonese and broken England.. How?

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    13. like that only speak the common language lah.. maybe English and Malay.. and let us all laugh at your Malay~~ :D

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    14. Stp not Cantonese la, princess.

      If tomato I will just say tomato. Its kinda universal la. Uneducated also know tomato ...for klang valley la..

      Lol ya lo yhey both dunno cantonese la. So if u wanna curse then can curse them in cantonese *batu api. Runs and hide* :p

      Eh stp very good cooking leh. I tasted before. Sayang he tarak open restaurant. Else sure kalah all those Ruby ir Paying restaurant.

      I am sure stp will go pasar very early in the morning to get the fresh ingredients for his restaurant. That was what he did when we went sibu.7 early 8 early gone pasar buy prawns buy vege to cook dinner for us!!

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  4. I don't know how to bake as well and cooking - I can only manage very simple stuff (for one thing, I'm lazy) - unlike some that I've seen in people's blogs. Just the list of ingredients would scare me off already - imagine the amount of work needed, no, thank you! Just cook anyhow, as long as edible, ok already...and if it happens to be nice, even better!!!

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    1. hey, you can cook very well lah.. look at your many cooking posts, and the food are even better than the ones you had outside (errr, that's what i read from your posts sometimes, hahaha!!).. hahaha, but if you are for the fun of cooking, then it's really the fun of cooking and not really the taste.. :)

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    2. This big Chef is farting again. How could he say that he doesn't know how to cook or bake? That's a big lie!!!

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    3. i fully agree with that.. what a hypocrite!! he always claimed his food the best in town much better than those he has eaten outside~~ muahahahaha :D

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    4. Stp can we master chef with one eye closed la. Those wannabee can move over if stp wanna cook.

      Hm..for me the fun is not in cooking but rather in seeing people eating and liking the food.if cook and cook but nobody to eat then spoil the mood of cooking. What fir go pasar choose the freshest vege and meat then cook and eat alone? Might as well go tapau mixed rice

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  5. I only cook and bake when I stayed alone, but with my mom I just responsible to wash the dishes only!!! =]

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    1. It depends, some vege and meat more fresh when buy it at morning market, like my uncle (my mom's brother) he's selling vege at morning market, early in the morning he has to go the big market there to pick what vege to sell!!! He's an expert picker, those vege he pick can store in the fridge for more than a week and taste different, not like those buy from other stall, can't even last for 1 or 2 days!!!

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    2. If jadi housewife or SAHM (stay-at-home-mum), then go to market everyday is good la.. Can get fresh food there ma.. But usually, I think people (with no time) buy once a week..Food in the fridge enuff to last them for a week, and they only sekali go to the market one time during the weekend..

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    3. I used to go with my mom to morning market if I've time in the morning!!! So I kinda know which stall she goes, which stall to buy what, hehe!!! Thus she only spent half an hour in the market then she already can get all vege and meat enough to cook for a week, super expert...we always ask her "why are you so fast?" =.=!!!

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    4. My mom goes once in a week le!!!

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    5. I have always envy and wanted to become a SAHM too, but cannot lor, need to work.. Unless my hubby is a dato' or very rich la, then I no need to work lor.. Stay at home, everyday pickup kid from kindy, then go shopping+facial, I also want lor..

      But in reality, cannot la, hehe, need to work.. So the foodstuff only buy once a week lor.. Everything wash, divide the portion, keep in freezer.. Everyday before going to work, takeout the meat or fish portion from the freezer, put in the fridge, and by the time come back, the meat will be soft liao, then can terus cook lor..

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    6. Normally my mom bought all the vege that my uncle picked from the big market, even my uncle also said those vege you bought are even more than those he sent to restaurant!!! =.=!!!

      Cause we've three different types vege per dinner, it's okay for my to differentiate what type of vege it's!!! =]

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    7. My mom do that too, which is why she woke up 630am in the morning and take out the meat from fridge and cook it at night, hehe!!! =]

      When I was staying alone I did that too, cause if not I got to cook instant noodles already, eat too much instant noodles later will become mummy....oh no~~~!!! =[

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    8. hmmm, really interesting to read the conversation between the si-lai and the potential si-lai here, hahahaha!! ooopsss, just kidding lah, of course you are not si-lai but leng-lui lah..

      i am impressed by 小影's mom who can finished marketing in just half an hour!! i thought at least an hour to two hours usually right?? good, she is efficient and she does things with planning.. both Princess Ribbon and 小影 must learn that.. hehe!!

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    9. Yah lo, even go Tesco she can done within 30 minutes!!! @.@!!!

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    10. i can easily spend 30 minutes inside Tesco even if i have got nothing to buy.. the place is huge and there are so many things there to browse.. hahahaha!! :D

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    11. But pasar week days nothing much punya. Only during weekends more vegetables and fresh meat.

      I very scared go hypermarkets. Dunno buy wat rm100+ will melayanv. Tend to end up buying things that I don't really need but keep as back up.

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  6. Hmm....i think i can shake hand with you over this matter. haha..... I don't go to the wet market coz I'm blessed to have MIL to cook for us.

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    1. My in laws will do the marketing. And if I really need to buy food stuffs, normally I will go to the hypermarket. Easy to find parking.

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    2. I can differentiate the types of vegie and fishes but I never know their market price. Sometimes, MIL would share with me, bla bla bla vegie is at RM XX and I will be blur. Don't know cheap or expensive ! haha

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    3. you are right!! besides not being able to identify, i also have zero clue about the price, haha~~ hey, you are so blessed to have such a nice MIL lah.. i think whenever you have the chance, please follow her to the wet market lah.. i think sooner or later, you will be taking up this responsibility.. :p

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  7. Good morning Bloggers!

    This SK was born in Slumdog area? No way, look at his confessions today. He doesn't even know anything about fishes and vegetables. Poor anay had to toil the fields, grow vegetables and fed this sliver-spooned Thambee from sunrise to sunsets!!! %$@#*@!!!

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    1. because Anay toiled the fields, growed the vegetables and hence Thambee can only be silver-spooned dei.. but it's good to experience the life of a farmer, no?? :D

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  8. I followed my mother to wet markets like twice a week since I was 3-4 years old until I was in primary school. From 12 years old, I had to go to wet markets often on my own to buy certain vegetables, fishes, poulty, pork and dried stuffs when mother was too busy. Who ever said I was pampered?

    I was the youngest and only one who often had to do laundry and cleaning up our 3 storey house when I was schooling. My older siblings were set free cos mother complained they were hopeless in marketing and doing household chores. Bluek!

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    1. Sometimes must act blur and dumb in order to get away from household chores, kekeke.. Not fair lor, only you had to do the kuli stuff.. So I bet you had to wash school shoes for your brother and sister also?

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    2. Same here, I'm the youngest but still have to do a lot of stuffs by ourselves!!! =]

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    3. the Princess Ribbon is right, it's like politics, sometimes you just cannot be too smart, or actually if you are very smart you should pretend to be a bit dumb also.. hahaha!!

      anyway, but that is all for the family so i don't think we will mind at all doing that, provided that everyone appreciates what we have done huh?? it's good to actually be taught to do all the things instead of being thought of hopeless right?? :)

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    4. Smart people always know when to pretend stupid, hehe!!!

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    5. I agree! I was stupid when I was younger and kena bullied by my older siblings but today I alone benefited the good housekeeping duties taught.

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    6. yeah, we sure believe that Twilight Man is a very wise man nowadays.. he knows where and when by how and what he should take action..

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  9. After years of doing marketing for the family, I think I could boast for being expert at identifying a great many types of vegetables now. I can even tell you all the types of imported onions, apples, carrots and potatoes besides all the what nots.

    However, I am a lazy cook even though my mum was a well known amateur Thai chef in Penang.She was once invited by Maggi to do a cooking demo besides cooking one type of dish for the late Bapa Malaysia Tunku Abdul Rahman on regularly basis until he passed away. Unbelievable??

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    1. Nevermind dear, lazy to cook nevermind.. You always have Agnes Chang ready-mixed packet of spices and sauces to be there for you in times of need :)

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    2. my Anay is always such a knowledgeable person, besides all the big matters from economics to fengshui to politics, he is also good in small chores like marketing and cooking and health.. that is why i love listening to Anay's stories..

      nah, Agnes Chang?? better follow the way our Princess One-Pot-Cook-All cooks right?? even simpler and save more time~~ :D

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    3. Anay is old and eaten more garam lah... Just trying to pretend to be smart only.

      I agree that this Ribbon Princess can cook wonders by throwing everything inside the pots. Agnes Chang might have to learn something from LouizYee too!

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    4. i always believe that everyone has their very own strength and an area they are best fit into.. for example, Anay may be slightly less handsome and macho than Amitabh Bachan, but you certainly can talk a lot more fengshui than him!!!

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  10. No worries, my sons will totally agree with you... oh, I forgot.. my daughter too as well.. all vege are the same to them.. green! When we go to the supermarket, all they do is to point... "Mom, buy this type.. that type.. " all nameless leafy greens! Blame it on yours truly here.. never taught them.. yet! :)

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    1. hahaha, like that the mommy really have to give "express lessons" to them whenever they go to market with her, so that the kids will master her skills as soon as possible~~

      take photos and label them with the right name, get them to memorize, and test them in the market after a week!! :D

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    2. Then after those two weeks they might forgot about it, they always this's not in the exam why should I learn....speechless!!! =.=!!!

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    3. hahaha, you are so true with the kids nowadays!! two live examples at home for you to observe huh?? :p

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    4. I've 3 nephews and 3 nieces, can observe anytime and age range....hahaha~~~

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    5. wow, that is a lot for you to sample and to observe!! 6 of them, surely very easy to see the trend of kids nowadays..

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    6. Yup, always kena "gek" till speechless....

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    7. aiyoh no point to "gek" lah, they are not your children so let their parents "gek" instead lah.. :D

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  11. tell me about it... I also don't like to go to market but i'm better than you at least i know how Salmon looks like ;-)

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    1. you rich people always go dine in expensive places, you know how a salmon looks like because you always afford one whole fish.. i only know the color of salmon because i can only afford small pieces as in the salmon mayo~~ :D

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    2. Yeah TZ dines at Lemon Garden where the chefs display whole giant Salmon for the guests to slice themselves at the buffet tables.

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    3. and i only afford to get the salmon mayo sushi from AEON supermarket at RM1 each.. so how could i tell what a salmon looks like, other than just knowing its flesh is orange in color~~ :D

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    4. SK, don't make me puke at my "milook" early morning reading you only can afford RM1 salmon sushi from AEON supermarket.. Princess Polka Ribbon here can only afford white rice cooked at home, with fried "hor pau dan", topped with soy sauce only ok..

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    5. wah, so good you got "milook" to drink somemore.. i drink plain water only dei.. and you eat rice leh, i eat bread only.. plain bread from massimo cause it's a lot cheaper than gardenia..

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    6. Woi, "milook" is free from the pantry.. Inside pantry can drink until you choke to death la..

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  12. I followed my mum to the market when I was still schooling. Then I had to do marketing when I left school. But I didn't actually know all the names of the vegetables. I just simply picked them.

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    1. Then when I got married, I followed my MIL to the wet market. I actually learned cooking from her. Since she left us, I had to rely on my own cooking.

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    2. When my mum stayed with me while my kids were growing up, she cooked most of the time. But now mum has retired. I have to do my own marketing and cooking.

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    3. But then I dislike going to the wet market. It's so wet. I usually shop at the dry market in a shop. Still I always shop simply. Just grab, pay and go. I don't even negotiate!

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    4. It's good to do your own marketing once in a while and try to cook once in a while too. It's a sort of satisfaction with your own cooking. I always cook simple dishes and I feel satisfied with my own cooking.

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    5. yeah, i think it's good to do marketing once in a while, but due to my fear to the filthy and stinky wet market, i actually prefer grocery shopping in supermarkets, haha.. but having said that, i enjoyed the marketing when i was in Japan, so clean and so many things to see (which are not found in Malaysia)..

      so i guess it's inevitable you need to do marketing and cook for your family.. so when are you going to pass over this responsibility to your girl, or most probably your future DIL's?? :p

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    6. oh, I love cooking so I guess I shall be cooking my whole life.

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    7. I love to read and try to follow Wenn's cooking steps. All so easy and quick styles!!

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    8. actually i do find cooking and baking are fun, when you are free to do anything following your own imagination.. and the best part, what you cooked or baked are appreciated and walloped within few seconds.. :D

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  13. Good morning, the reason for me not going to market and cook myself was probably it is much more cheaper to eat outside. This happens same to me as I only know how to differentitate between salmon and other fish partly because of the orange colour~ Anyway, let's practice eat kangkung from now onwards.

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    1. OH MY BUDDHA!!! am i dreaming or is this Mr Lonely?? he is giving me such a long comment!! oh, how i love this~~ :p

      you are true also, sometimes it can be more expensive if you cook yourself than having something to munch outside.. but when i was in UK, a few of us share the cost so it was cheaper to cook at home.. else, i'll just cook something that can last for a few days to save the cost.. you know i do not have like RM50k per 6-months to spend when i was studying..

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    2. Swt, it is really me lah, i "insaf" already liao loh~ Partly because I realized a lot of things from Mr Twillight bah. Well, I don't have such money too, I get loan and sponsored for the English course and I'm grateful for having that opportunity.

      By now I need to think a way of earning back those money bah, because what had past shall consider as past too. No use to dwell so much right? From now onward, i really need to be more mindful and think about my future d, no more play play liao being a 24 years old guy. Thank you so much for the encouragement, I will try to change as I'm imperfect too.

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    3. Wah! I also nearly choked and died of shock to see Mr Lonely's comments. Normally he only loved to write long winded posts in his blogs for ghosts to read only but leave 3 words in other blogger's comments... That shows his cunning brains and selfish comments. Baru insaf?? Let me see first.

      I never heard of Mr Lonely going to market or cook anything.

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    4. swt loh, i just can say my symtoms is self sabotage, if you have time, you could check out on the latest post about this matters.

      I got go to market and cook when i was in UK last time mah.

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    5. yeah almost choked when i read the comments by Mr Lonely while having my cup of tea.. the very first super-long comments our Mr Touch-n-Go has given me here, OMG, i am feeling so honoured!!!

      24 years old still young and you have plenty of time to achieve your goals lah, but then it's good also that you are starting to think about your future and kind of controlling yourself and motivating yourself towards a better one.. that's great and hope for every success to you.. :)

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    6. lol, well, you're right that motivating myself to a better one but it is not better to over abuse it sometime. I wish you the very best too~ =D

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    7. He did post before about he cook himself in UK, if not mistaken it's spaghetti, right?

      SWT is sweat, like this =.=!!!

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    8. of course we always have to be moderate and balanced lah, not to ask you to become too good.. remember, sometimes we also need to pretend to be dumb.. haha!!

      yalah, Auntie LouizYee you don't understand the youngster language ke?? swt means sweat lah, understand?? =.="

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    9. sei for lor, don't admit old also cannot.. I really dunno what is swt wor.. Now I know lor, sigh..

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  14. That's why Ah Boy must go to high-class market; Supermarkets got label all the veges and daging and ikan so Ah Boy won't get confused and buy the wrong things.

    OK, Ah Boy? kekeke

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    1. hahaha, high-class market?? what are high-class market, can you give example?? i only go to Jusco but this Mak Glam goes to Marketplace by Cold Storage dei..
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      the reduce to clear section?? hahahaha~~

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    2. Mak Lina cakap betul. i really learnt the proper names in English for the vegetables. i was shocked to know that they have several types of spinach, celery, lettuce and many others. The leaves even looked different.

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    3. wakakakak, Cakap Betul!!! now i wonder what was Anay really thinking at heart when he said that.. oh yeah, you are right, one of the nice thing to be in a supermarket is to read the labels, you may find proper names that you would not know at all for the various types of veggie, but i would be more interested to know the various types of cheese in another corner~~ :D

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  15. I don't bake too. However, I always thinking of baking 'one day', but that 'one day' have not come till today. I used my conventional oven to heat up food, make it crispier :) My mum and my sis go to wet market , I only shop at the supermarket. I think I need to learn to go wet market as the prices/cost of living will be rocketing again..

    my blog : http://multiply-88.blogspot.com/2014/01/tropicana-golf-country-resort-cny.html

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    1. hahaha, i think we have the same thought here.. maybe i should be cooking a feast or baking a beautiful cake "one day".. at least you use you conventional oven, i don't even use them since i'm too lazy, i'll settle with even cold food, haha!! ah, good to learn from your mum and sister in the wet market, follow them~~ :p

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    2. Yea, that is exactly what my mum told me. I should follow her to familiarise which stall selling the best, freshest meat / vege / fish etc. So that ... I tak kena 'ketuk' pricing ....lol
      Wish you and love ones "Happy & Prosperous CNY"

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    3. you are right, one of the worries i have to go to wet market is - i do not know the price of the things, and probably i will not bargain and hence got "ketuk", haha!! that's why i go to supermarket to save the trouble.. but i guess if you know the price and get close to the stalls, you will get cheaper stuffs (and also free ones).. :)

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  16. i guess u didn't read the picture dictionary (learn words with picture) while u're a child XD No offense nah, just guessing, coz i learned the vegetables name from the picture dictionary, so tat's why can differentiate easily.

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    1. hahaha, i did but i don't think those picture dictionary will teach you the different kinds of veggie and fish right?? i remember those i read was from A to Z, with a mixture of different things dead or alive, but not only about food, haha.. so where did you get your set of veggie dictionary?? that's impressive and could help me a lot :)

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    2. I think those kid's picture dictionary doesn't show different type of vege specifically, if got also, it wouldn't be so expert, cause my nieces and nephews have a lot but I've never seen such picture dictionary so advanced shows many different type of vege, if got I love to get one for them too, hehe!!! Thanks!!!

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    3. yalor, i don't think there is such things for the kids lah.. that is why i am quite interested from where Chen Kings can get those veggie pictionary..

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  17. Yes I don't like the stinky and wet markets in KL too, so most of the time I shopped in hyper or supermarkets instead. Over here, we don't have markets... it's either supermarkets or Asian grocers. But they are mostly clean and dry. Hehe

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    1. yeah, it's kind of turn-off somethings when i think of the stinky wet markets in KL.. no markets at all in Sydney?? hmmm, or perhaps you have not explored the place enough?? but i am sure if they have markets, they would be quite clean too which is so comfortable to browse around..

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  18. Good afternoon sk and all. Happy thaipusam!

    Today no go pasar. Today my panda eyes liao lo.

    You are guy ma. I don't expect you to go market la. Lol.me aynty go market very cham oh. Each time go market habis minimum rm50. Tu pun omly buy a few items. Money getting smaller la

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    1. Yes I agree....
      I got 4 chicken ady cost rm100
      Aihhhhh I agree that eat chap fan is cheaper than you cook

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    2. hahaha, who says guys don't go to market?? there are always some guys who can do marketing better than ladies also lah.. haha!! RM50 is now nothing, everywhere we go also money, really now you see it now you don't lor..

      why is SP buying so many chickens?? aiyoh, he thought those chickens are the "chickens" he like?? hahahahaha.. but you are true, many things eating out is even cheaper than cooking yourself..

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    3. Went to the mini mart the other day, emergency case, need to get some stuff to cook dinner for that particular day, fridge habis lauk liao..

      Read this:
      Half a chicken, 2 brinjals, 1 bell-pepper, 1 block of butter, few potatoes, onions, garlic, ginger, RM45++ .. Holy !!!

      Really RM50 can habis in a jiffy, itu pun kat mini mart.. Those kedai runcit.. Not talking about hypermarket or 99 speedmart lagi..

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    4. yalor, that's why ah, i do think going out for dinner is way cheaper than cooking yourself, especially if you have just a few people.. large group of course more economical to cook at home lah..

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  19. Now I go to market every weekend...
    Get fish, vege and meat....

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    1. wow, so nice go to market every weekend with fui fui..

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    2. Yea lo SP, go paktor at the market, another type of 'enjoyment', hehe!
      So I guess you must be very familiar with all types of fish, meat and vege lo, SP?

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  20. 我去街市通常都喺去買鮮花,供奉祖先。

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    1. 哈哈.. 因為超市冇鮮花買, 所以你先逼住要去街市??

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    2. 話明超市,價錢當然超貴,所以冇辦法。

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  21. I can tell a certain type of vegetables, but I am not good in the type of fish too. I never cook fish before, I only cook prawns and meat.

    In fact, if Yannie is still single right now, I will be just like you, SK.
    Anyway, different people have different strength. You cannot be good in everything. SK is certainly good in programming, IT, handmade gifts, and lots of other hidden talent which SK's readers still don't know.

    Anyway, I don't go wet market that often too. May be because I cook only on weekend. I buy most of my cooking stuffs from pasar malam.

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    1. Who ever marries SK must be a good chef and home maker otherwise both will eat cup noodles everyday. Anyway i do know that SK knows how to cook well, though limited menu choices.

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    2. oh, Yannie has not cooked fish before?? surprise.. or maybe JJ does everything that Yannie cannot do at home?? hahaha.. you are right, everyone has their own strengths and area they are best fit in, and we cannot expect someone to be an all-rounder who is capable of doing everything.. just be proud with what we are good at, and learn from others what we need improvements.. :)

      hahahaha, and then the one who marries me also must know how to operate a washing machine dei~~ :D

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    3. That's strange Yan. To me you cook quite often but you never cook a fish before??
      Well, if you ask me to name the fish, I don't think I can, but if you give me a fish, I can at least clean it and steam it la, with ginger and soy sauce, kekekek :P

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  22. I am hokkien too (oops, am I out of the topic?)

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  23. Last time my house downstairs got a wet market and they slaughter the hens there on the spot, now no more, cos government doesn't allow... so now all readily packed chicken meats...

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    1. oh, wouldn't be nice to have a place where chickens are slaughtered right under your house right?? that would be very scary, filthy and stinky i would say.. hmmmm, maybe there is some "slaughter center" to actually supply the fresh chickens.. :)

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  24. I know the feeling, wet markets are not my thing too. However, the plus side is you get to see so many different things in one place and that kinda makes up for the fishy smell and the wetness. No?

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  25. Hahaha, same here la SK! I hardly go to the morning market too, though I cook/bake sometimes :p
    Like you, I can hardly differentiate the types of fish, as well as the vegetables which are green (Unless those very common types like spinach, cabbage and etc). I'll need to ask the seller which is which, haha xD
    But even if I hardly go to the market, that doesn't mean I cannot cook la! Most of the times, I just utilise whatever available in the fridge (mum in law bought ones) and cook, :p

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    1. You're right, our markets here are really dirty, I mean of course it's wet la but at least must keep it clean a bit ma! Not that I like to compare but look at those markets oversea, still so clean and almost odor-free!
      We should really learn from them la!
      Speaking of dirty market, there's a market here selling mostly vegetables, very smelly and got rats one, ewww~

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