Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Dhow Trip, May 2007

The weather was scorching and a trip out to the desert wasn't feasible, thus I decided to plan a trip out to sea. The response was so overwhelming that I had to stop accepting more people. A wonderful time was had by all. A BBQ and buffet spread was prepared for us on board. We had a fun time swimming in the sea but the water was uncomfortably salty.
It was a shame that many of the photographs didn't turn out well.

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

There are two days in every week about which we should not worry.
Two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension.
One of these days is yesterday with its mistakes and cares,
It’s faults and blunders, it’s aches and pains.
Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control.
All the money in the world cannot bring back yesterday.
We cannot undo a single act we performed.
We cannot erase a single word we said. Yesterday is gone.
The other day we should not worry about is tomorrow.
With its possible adversities, it’s burdens,
It’s large promise and poor performance.
Tomorrow is also beyond our immediate control.
Tomorrow's Sun will rise, either in splendour or behind a mask of clouds,
but it will rise.
Until it does, we have no stake in tomorrow, for it is yet unborn.
This just leaves only one day . . . Today.
Any person can fight the battles of just one day.
It is only when you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternities -
yesterday and tomorrow that we break down.
It is not the experience of today that drives people mad.
It is the remorse or bitterness for something which happened yesterday
and the dread of what tomorrow may bring.
Let us therefore live but one day at a time.
~ Author Unknown ~
(Possible author Jennifer Kritsch)

Chinese New Year, Feb 2008

Our friends were very enthusiastic and happy in ushering in the Year of the Rat with us.
The auspicious occasion was held in a Chinese Restaurant and food was buffet style.
A jolly time was had by everyone.

Stir Fried Vegetables

With garlic

With oyster sauce

How do you solve the problem in catering for guests with different palates with the same vegetables? To solve the dilemma, I cook two versions.
Which would you prefer?
a) Quick stir fry with garlic
b) Quick stir fry in oyster sauce with gravy
Personally, quick stir fried with garlic for me. How about you?