Monday, June 25, 2007

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Friday, February 23, 2007

Ducky in Malaysia

Well, this time I am not biggest liar in the world. I post my trip in Malaysia on time. But, only ducky. It seems that ducky had a good vacation in Malaysia. So did her mother. (It's me, ok?) Since ducky's mother is learning Arabic, ducky went to mosque, too. It's Malaysia National Mosque. It's really very beauiful. Said by Ducky's mother. Ducky's mother also found a nice Chinese guide there. If ducky's mother will have time in the nearly future, there will be a lot of mosque pictures in this blog. Of course, ducky's mother took a lot in this trip already.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Chinese Lunar New Year

Well, well, well~~ In fact, our Chinese Lunar New Year will be on Feb. 18th this year. But, at that time, I will be in Malaysia. Yes, I will have a trip in Malaysia and I will write in my blog. Do you believe me? I am a liar. Cause I wanted to to finish my trip in Bei-jing before my Chinese New Year. Did I ? ha ha ha ~~

What is inside that dish? Canned fish with kimchi flavor. Of course this was made in Korea. But, I bought this in a supermarket here in Taiwan. Almost everything is related with kimchi in Korea, is that what you are thinking?

Well, this european ducky has to taste different food now here in Asia. Same as me. I will have or I shall say, I have, a multiple culture life.

Sunday, December 31, 2006

¡Feliz Año Nuevo !

This is Spanish. The meaning of this is happy new year. :) This is a kind of Spanish cocktail. The name of this is Sangria. :) Today is my Dec. 31. Sunday. Yes, a day to rest. But, I still have my Spanish class to go. Here in Taiwan, we do not pay much attention to this new year, usually. We, Chinese, of course we have our own new year and of course we celebrate that day. But, nowdays, we celebrate this new year, too. Many live concerts and "final count down" almost in every citiy. "Commericalized", that's the only thing I can say. Why? because in this day, maybe you will need to buy gifts for friends or famlies. Or you will need to go out and have a big dinner. Maybe need to book this dinner long long time a go.(spend money and businessmen earn a lot)

How to make this delicious drink? a bottle of red wine and a bottle of orange juice. Mix together and add some sliced tengerines, ice cube and a little bit vinegar. (if you like acidic mouth feel, you can add vinegar more & sliced lemons)

The name of red wine my classmates & I drank is "la mancha" . What's the meaning of that? "Don't know". ha ha ha~~~ But, it's really good. This is prepared by my cute little Spanish teacher. "Muchas Gracias" !

Why my ducky apear again? Because my ducky's original "owner"'s father like to drink sometime. Maybe he knows the meaning of "La mancha" . :)

Well, this ducky is the luckiest duck in the world. Cause she was born in Europe. (I can not find any "made in China" or "Made in Malaysia" tag in this ducky ) Now she is in Asia. She traveled a lot in Europe and she have started her trip in Asia 2 months ago. (With me, to Bei-jing) She will go to Malaysia with her new mother(me, of course), aunty (my roommate) and 2 uncles( Seven & James) on Feb. 17th. Ducky also will have to eat her dinner with a bunch of people on airplane at our Chinese New Year's Eve. Also, she will go to hotel at very early morning on Feb. 18 in Malaysia. Nice trip? Must be a interesting trip to ducky.

That means I need to fininsh writing my Bei-jing trip before Feb 17. Otherwise, I can not write my trip in Malaysia. :)

Cooking class II:Chinese food, finished dish

What did I do in my 1st pic? Testing the temperature of oil. This is a trick taught by my mother. Just need to put your wooden chopsticks into hot oil. If you see those little bubles, then the temperature is ok for scramble. I mean, for cooking Chinese food. Remember, use wooden chopsticks , not metal or plastic ones.

After the tempurature is ok for cooking, add meat first. Because meat needs more time to cook. Then, add mushrooms. Final one is sweet pepers. Before you turn off the fire, add a little bit salt. (If you want to eat salty) Remember to scramble during cooking. Then, you can have your Chinese dish now. :)

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Cooking class I :Chinese food, materials

Of course I can cook. Of course, good in Chinese food. But, why do I need to do it myself? It's not expensive to eat out here in Taiwan. I mean, if you do not want to eat formal dinner in a big resturant. We have a lot of night markets here, cheap & convenient. Also, we have a lot of 24 hrs convenient stores. So, it's really very easy & cheap to eat out. Or, you can just buy a package of instant noodles. We also have a lot of kinds instant noodles you can choose. So, can you find a reason for me to cook? ha ha~~ well, when I studied in Taichung, not lived with my parents and when dinosaur walked near by, I cooked. ha ha ha~

This is a dish I ate in Bei-jing. Mushrooms. I also ate a kind of soup made of this kind mushroom in U-nan. Mushroom is a kind of famous food material in south-easten provinces of China. Also, a kind of traditional Chinese medicine. Well, same as you know, in the time when dinosaur still walked by, people used natural herb medicine. So, food, of course, a kind of natural medicine.

This dried and packed mushroom is the one which I bought in Bei-jing. Easy to buy, just go to supermarkets. Dried mushroom? so, you need to rehydrate it before you cook.(See my 1st pic) According to the instruction outside package, I need to rehydrate it at least 30 mins. My 2rd pic is after 30 mins. But, you need to cut off the end of mushroom before you cook, this is not told. Why? relate with wood. Think by youself.

My 3rd pic is sliced meat. Well, according to my mother, it will be taste good if you add some garlic, ginger, soybean sauce and peper before you cook. Why? those spice you add can let the bad smell of pork dismissed. Onion can add some in, too. That's the trick for you to cook meat of Chinese style well. Btw, at least let meat soaked with those spices more than 30 mins.

My 4th pic? familar with you? sweet peper, yes. But, sliced it as thin as possible. My mother's demand. :(

Friday, December 29, 2006

western food resturants in Bei-jing

There are many western food resturants in Bei-jing. Not only Mcdonald's and KFC. There of course not only thses restureants. The reason for me to take these is to make fun of their Chinese name. Sometimes, Chinese translation in PRC is really funny.

These were taken in the embassy area of Bei-jing. Well, PRC has many "friends" in United Nations, so, of course, there are so many not-Chinese people in China. Where is the place for most of foreigners need to go? Of course, international airport & embassay area. That's the reason for there to have so many wester restureants together. Of course, there are also other countries' resturants, such as Russian, Jananese, Korean and etc.

Another reason is there are so many communities for embassadors & their families to live in. Just inside the we so called embassay area.

100 kinds of Dumpling in Bei-jing

The name of this resturant is 100 kinds of dumpling in ten-jing. But, the resturant we went is located in Bei-jing. Branch resturants. :)

My 2nd picture is their manu. I did not count the numbers. Maybe there really 100 kinds of dumplimgs. Seefood, vegetables, chicken, beef and etc. Really nice to eat. I saw the picture of Bush's wife. (hanged on resturant's wall) They told me that she ate here before. So, maybe it's also good to eat to western people.

Dumpling is also a kind of traditional Chinese food in norther part of China. Usually, during our Chinese Lunar New Year People, people who live in norther part of China need to eat dumplings. It's a tradition to them.

People who live in souther part of China usually eat rice. It's about weather. South is warm enough for rice to grow. So, souther people can have a lot of rice to eat. But, to me, I like to eat dumplings. Rice? not so delicious to me. I , of course live in the souther part of China. Well, this is defined by PRC, not by ROC. Well, politics again. Not interested in this.

Next time when you have a chance to visit Beijing, go to eat at this resturant. Choose the one you like. Cause dumplings are look the same outside, I did not take pictures of what I ate. But, inside dumplings? It's really different.

Tollgate in Bei-jing

This is a tollgate in Bei-jing. I do not know where it really is. Why? My sister's husband drove and I just needed to sit in back and done nothing. I do not need to know where it is. My sister's husband knew the place we wanted to go. Of course, my sister's home. See the middle blue board which was hanged on the top of rollgate. The meaning of those Chinese words there is Bei-jing. Is this tollbgate so Chinese? Specially enough?

Saturday, December 16, 2006

السلام عليكم As-salaam-aleykum

This is my lunch today with my classmates of arabic class. This is an Iranian resturant here in Taipei. Is the food good? well, same as you probably know, to me, food is not so important. What is so important to me? The one or the ones who eats or eat with me. With my classmates & teacher? good. Of course.
(The website of this resturant )

Tell you a joke. It happened, really. One of my classmate who's arabic name is Ali. He walked to the counter and wanted to ask for bill. There was a Iranian man behind the counter. Ali spoke Arabic to him. "i s mi Ali. Anta? " (That means my name is Ali and you?) Do you know the answer of that Iranian man? "I don't know" (he spoke in Taiwanese, this is the funniest part. We tried to speak Arabic to him and he spoke Taiwanese to us. We are Taiwaneses.) Cause the official language of Iran is not Arabic. So, that cute Iranian man maybe can not understand much in Arabic.

Today, we had an exam in Arabic. In the begining, we all thought it should be the same as last time. 4 answers of each question written by our teacher already and we just need to pick the right one. But, when we saw the questions, we needed to write our own sentences to answer those questions. That means we need to write in Arabic, not just see & choose this time. So, "Can we take the exam next week? "

The answer of course is "NO". So, we asked our teacher to let us "open book " and tried to find answers in our textbook. But, still hard to find. So, the answer of mine is in shaw al law. That means "if Allah allows" (allows me to pass that exam) ha ha ha~

These are "how are you " in Arabic, Korean & Spanish.

السلام عليكم
안녕하십니까? (안녕하세요)
Buenos dìas (o buenas tardes o buenas noches o hola)