The countryside

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We were stuck in a very bad jam that delayed us by more than two hours – bad timing. One thing about being in one is the sense of being trapped – you can’t even get out and go back if you change your mind. By the time we go to town, we were hungry and ate a light meal before going for a bit of shopping and then heading over to Third Auntie’s house. She cooked us a sumptuous dinner of fish, fresh wild bamboo, soy sauce & ginger chicken and homemade chilli prawn. And whilst we ate, AD was most interested in her cats, which looked really chummy with each other, sitting together and also nudging each other. Aunt also told us that the white one had just given birth so AD and I went to have a quick peek at the kittens. They were really small!

We also walked around in her garden and came across this melon that mom said could be dried and used to wash the body or dishes (something like loofah). Apparently it is great to wash dishes but mom had never tried it on the body.  I thought that would be neat so requested some from my auntie. Will let you know how it goes! 🙂

The rest of the trip was hardly worth mentioning. We ran a nearly full day of errands (horrible horrible! You would not believe the procedures, seriously!! BUT having said that, Thank God for blessing us with a person who gave his number to us that cut short the waiting time by probably 1.5 hrs)  and then dropped by a rather popular shopping mall, but found nothing that interested us. Oh, and I found a cockroach nymph in my breakfast, which my other auntie said was not an issue but made me lose my appetite.  ;p lol.

AD also picked up a new behaviour – swinging her hands around every so often to shoo away flies! It’s the countryside, what is one to do….


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