Sunday, 22 February 2009

Visit by the Malaysian Education Attache...



We had a Malaysian gathering in a very heavily snowing Peterborough today...The snow was so heavy, we could barely see where we were going. In fact, while 2 days ago, we saw grass everywhere, today, the snow was thick enough (after it stopped coming down heavily) for people to go toboganing...




Clockwise from left: Nurkhuzaiah, Jessica, me, Pn Zalillah, Asyraf, Azlan, Hadi, Siew Lung, Salina, Izzatul and Nana...



Anyway, our gathering was with the newly-appointed Education Attache, Pn Zalillah Haron (she's from Ipoh too!), who is on a 'tour' to visit Malaysian students in Canada. I believe she told us that to date, we have a total of over 400 Malaysian students in Canada...Trent University itself has at least 20...

We had lunch at Curry Village, a local Indian cuisine eatery. I had previously visited Curry Village last year with friends, so I knew the food was pretty good...





Only part of the meal! We had more food...




It was a relatively relaxing day, and I really needed it after having an intensive reading/study break. I went over to Jessica's place, where we had a nice time playing duets on the piano (who knew, we both like boyband songs?!?), before we made our way for lunch...





From left: Nurkhuzaiah, Jessica, Me and Pn Zalillah (looking at another camera)...




And then we went for our weekly grocery shopping. The strawberries were on sale today, going for $1.99 from the usual $2.99. Jessica, who went home last year, was lamenting about how the same Strawberries were about RM 18 back home...

Being the strawberry-monster that I am, it's on my list every week, along with bananas (even bigger banana-monster!). I occasionally alternate to blueberries or raspberries, depending on the price...





1 pound for $ 1.99...




These are the things I will surely miss when going back home...Fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, the tons of different types of cheese, milk and yoghurt...We have them back home too, but for prices a whole lot higher!

But going home means there's mum, dad, bro, doggies...And nasi lemak, mamak-food, teh-tarik, char koay teow, ikan panggang, cendol, ipoh hor fun!, white coffee, roti canai, chicken rice, duck soup, pisang emas (my beloved baby bananas)...ARGH!!!



No fight! I wanna go home, the food is too good!!! Next year, keeping fingers crossed (this summer, I have to take courses)...

But for now, it's back to putting to tying my butt to the chair. University resumes tomorrow...=(




12 comments:

Akmal said...

My, my, look at that healthy looking strawberry! :D
Man, I am a homesicko here in Kuantan, but cannot go home yet, weekends full of things. That's me from here, and you from there, i dunno how much you miss home lah daph.
Make sure you balik nanti, balas dendam cukup2! :D

Faridah Khan said...

Amboi somebody had fun yeterday looks like it. That looks like great food Daphne! And the strawberries are to die for and for such a price too. Glad you had a good time. Thanks for sharing! Now back to studying eh? All the best!

Anonymous said...

Gemuknya the strwaberry! Geram nak makan! Good to see the malaysians getting together. Keep each other from being homesick.

nicol said...

loving the food pictures =D
those are my specialty ;) well, not so much anymore.. got lazy haha. you must post more food pictures!!

Raden Galoh said...

Daph... I'm sooo terliur with that strawberry lahhhh... here I find Fruit Story Shop selling Korean Strawberry at RM9 per pack... about 20 biji inside... suka sangat!

And this entry buat I ingat the LImau Tambun....hehehe

You look good, and lovely.
Hugs.

the Razzler said...

Sear Daphne..

The strawberries looks really fresh & delicious.. :) :)

Miss Malaysian food, eh? Coming home for the holidays?

Don't forget.. You still have a a meal on me... anytime!! :)

WP said...

Hey, I like pisang emas too! It's the only bananas I eat in Malaysia...I don't like the others! But here in France even though the bananas are big, they're pretty good as well!

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Akmal,

Gemuk kan the strawberry? Geram you know?

I tak faham lar you ni. You're from Kuantan, and IN Kuantan, and you're homesick? ;s

I miss home giler-giler la. Sure will balas dendam cukup-cukup when go home! Haha...Thanks for the reminder! ;)

Catch ya around, ya?

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Faridah,

Yeap, the strawberries were to die for. I went back this week, and could not find them. Guess they were to hot to stay on the shelves!

But yeah, now back to work and studying. How 'not fun'...But oh well, that's university life!

Daphne Ling said...

Hello Anon 13:17,

Thanks for coming by...Yes, geram! Memang geram...As for the Malaysians getting together, we don't really have it that often.

We should, I guess, but getting everyone together on the same day usually requires a lot of coordination, since schedules are all over the place!

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Nicol,

Eh? Your specialty? Another Chappegetti frenzy? Hehe...That was funny! Will see if there are anymorepics to post of food in the future. But no promises!

You take care now...Come to Ptbo!

Daphne Ling said...

Will be back soon, everybody!