Sunday, January 2, 2011

Cookies NOTD; Phuket 2010

You know what's better than holidays? Surprise holidays! Malaysia won some football match after 10 years and the PM decides that the next day (31st December 2010) to be a public holiday. Wow, for once in my life, I love football!

NOTD


Nothing new here, still a scrooge and doing my own nails. Pinky Doodle Doo sponsored the rubber 3D bought in Queensbay Mall.


You wouldn't believe how much top coat I had to use

Phuket 2010

Was sick as hell when I arrived, had cough and very bad sinus problem. How bad? I didn't realize it was this bad. For everynight for the next 5 days, both nostrils were completely blocked. Go me!

On our first night there, we had our dinner in a restaurant called 'Raya' and it was delicious. We had crab noodles with plenty of crabs! YUM!



To be truthful, I couldn't really taste half the things thanks to my messed up taste buds but whatever I could taste was gooood. I forgotten the names of the two dishes below but the one on the left was yum yum while the fried 'Petai' (Parkia speciosa aka Stink Beans) that my manager loves so much was err.. only eaten by her and her alone.


Picture left to right: Forgotten the dish name; Stinky Beans

Eating Petai is very good for health. Seriously.

Petai contains three natural sugars -sucrose, fructose and glucose. Combined with fiber, petai gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proved that just two servings of petai provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder petai is the number one fruit with the worlds leading athletes. But energy isnt the only way petai can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.
Benefits of eating Petai

It helps with depression, anemia, PMS, blood pressue, brain power, constipation, heartburn, hangover, morning sickness, nerves, mosquito bite.

Looking at the list, it's like wow! This ought to be sold at all hospitals and pharmacies, right? There's just one tiny downfall to Petai. The smell is second to none. Your fart, breath, urine will have the wonderful aroma Eau de Petai for a while..

Parkia speciosa (petai, bitter bean, sataw, twisted cluster bean, yongchaa, yongchaak or kampai, zawngá¹­ah or stink bean) is a plant of the genus Parkia in the family Fabaceae. It bears long, flat edible beans with bright green seeds the size and shape of plump almonds which have a rather peculiar smell, characterised by some as being similar to that added to methane gas.
- wikipedia

I mean, I had blocked nose, even if I fart, I can't smell it but I swear it might just kill my manager off so I refrained from eating it... for her sake XD



Argh didn't mean to dedicate so much space to one dish but moving on, we had prawns! So anyway for the next five days, me and my manager were the perfect little girls (actually not so little but..) we slept early, woke up early and visited hospitals. Many many hospitals.

Not for MY sake anyway. We stopped at the Phuket International Hospital and they were selling small little teddy bears for kids living with HIV. For 100baht each, we could either donate the bears and hang them on the tree (both money and bear will be given to the patient) or take the bear home.


Donated in both me and JH's name. My effort, JH's money. AHAHAHAHA!

I decided to make the donation and hang the bear on the tree. I wasn't suppose to remove the clear plastic but I didn't know. I hope the kid who receives it won't mind a gray,dusty, dirty bear. I'm so sorry!!


Merry merry Christmas!

I felt a little sad on returning, not because of anything but the hospitals there were fabulous looking compared to ours here. Sure we're cheaper and all but their hospitals are almost like big shopping malls. Theirs smells of coffee from the little cafes, our smells of disinfectants. Their share holders sure pumped in alot of monies. *twiddle thumbs*

5 comments:

ning * star said...

those food looks soooo yummy!

Sue said...

ish, petai. :x keke

Dolce♥Bunny said...

Ma'am, would you like to tell me why you are always sick when you are on your holidays? Are you allergic to holidays?

The nail looks really cute and yes I can tell the amount of top coat that has gone on it!!!

And the food looks YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUMMMMMM!! And OMG, I love Petai! But yes,,, the smell is fetal... can K.O. any Tekken Character lah.
But so damn good.... Ah~ I miss it.... Lol

awwww, the tree full of bears is just so cute.. Love the "My effort, Jh's Money" part, Muahahahahahahahaha!! *stands next to Ash to do a evil laugh*

Merry Christmas and Happy New year by the way :)

yumiko said...

hey love,

are you better? it does suck when eating and you can't taste anything. It was nice of you to make a donation. i'm sure the kid would enjoy it.

BTW the food looks so yum yum..is there recipies out there

take cares.

Toni Tralala said...

It's nice of you to donate both the money and the bear! We need more people like you! I would love to volunteer at a hospital for the terminal kids.

The food looks good! Too bad I'm allergic to seafood!

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