My flatmate pointed me to this Chinese learning podcast website today.
Learn Mandarin Chinese
Saturday, August 19, 2006
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Thursday, August 10, 2006
I've heard it said that there are two types of people: thinkers and feelers. Thinkers supposedly go through life viewing everything as a comedy, and feelers walk through life viewing things as a tragedy. I tend to be a thinker; and I don't know why, but I find this take off of Joshua 24:15 kind of funny. It is possible to paste some HTML code into your blog template and make this a permanent fixture in the upper right hand corner of your blog. Unfortunately, it is done to support the Christian Women Online Magazine, so I don't think my blog qualifies.
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Yesterday I went down to the local hawker center and thought that I would try something new. I took it upon myself to wander up and down the stalls until I found something adventurous that would tickle my palate. Lo and behold I found something that I had never eaten before- Thai Style Chicken Feet.
I looked at the picture of this three dollar dish that was placed above the stall and decided to give it a go. Unfortunately, this is the most disappointing Asian dish that I have had yet. First, it came without rice, even though the picture seemed to indicate the presence of some rice. Second, it was cold. The way the feet had been prepared was by boiling the fatty skin portions of the feet and removing them from the bone. Amazingly, this process allows the chicken feet to continue to retain their shape. It is just unfortunate that they keep the chicken feet on ice until serving them to you. Had they been served warm, it might have been passable. However, given the way it was you might have just served me three iced over Dr. Shoals foot liners and I would have had something more tasty. And the third problem with these feet is the Thai sauce. Unlike good Thai food that attempts to stimulate all of your taste buds at the same time, these feet only stimulated the taste buds that God designed to tell you that you accidentally stuck a lit match in your mouth. It felt that way coming out the other end too.
So what is the bottom line? If you order chicken feet, don't get them Thai style.