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A Sunday Together

Melbourne-Southbank-Sunday 23rd March 2014. View from my balcony - it was a gloomy day but brightened up by friends' company over lunch :)

Melbourne-Southbank-Sunday 23rd March 2014.
View from my balcony – it was a gloomy day but brightened up by friends’ company over lunch 🙂

Hainanese Chicken Rice with Bok Choy

Hainanese Chicken Rice with Bok Choy

Last Sunday, I had the pleasure of the company of a few friends for lunch over at my place. It was such a gloomy day – cloudy and cold! This mean autumn is here – well it was Autumn season since the start of March but it has been a very HOT Summer here in Australia so we did not really feel the arrival of Autumn until last week. I woke up feeling restless and lazy due to the weather but it was soon brightened up by the company of friends 🙂

I made Hainanese chicken rice for lunch (for recipe and cooking instructions, Click Here). This is a much-loved Chinese classic and one of my favourite dishes. I made this a number of times and always enjoyed by my friends. I usually eat this dish with bokchoy, lightly blanched and sliced cucumber and tomatoes with homemade chili sauce and sweet soy sauce (as in the photo above). Thanks to Herli for the help with bokchoy, cucumber and tomatoes too! OH and chopping the chicken!

I had such a great time – so much fun and laughter. Soon, the dark and cloudy sky was brightly coloured by the fellowship we had.

If you are reading this and having a bad day maybe due to bad weather or stress, I hope that you have some close friends to accompany you through this.

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little Food ambassador

Lately, I feel that I am like a little food ambassador. Like I am associated with food.

People tend to come to me now if it’s anything food-related. Cooking for close friends at home or their home, cooking for a group of people, cooking for church, making cakes for any occasions really, birthday cakes, just having fun cakes, thank you cakes, experimental cakes. Buying cakes too for special occasions like birthdays. Also food reviews! Friends loved to get advice from me of where to eat certain meals of the day or cuisine. Hmmm…

I feel content actually, not burdened. I feel happy that I am useful or needed in that sense. I won’t deny though that sometimes it’s really tiring especially when I am so busy with my PhD. But it is joyous. It is a great gift from God to be able to serve friends/family in this way.

Hope that there’ll be more to come 🙂

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