Otak Otak

9 Nov 2023 – Fish Cake Grilled In Banana Leaf

Deadly quake strikes Nepal, toppling homes and killing at least 157 people | CNN

Mon: trying to avoid too much news over the weekend but had some concerns about the Nepal earthquake and relief to hear&know that Boon is safe there – 2017 memories for the hike there…

Mon10Apr2017 0930hrs: after a poor night sleep with the heart and head not feeling happy, it would be wise to turn around here. As the Norwegian saying goes – det er ingen skam å snu. Looking at the itinerary planned, it would have been unlikely to make it any further and I needed to conserve some energy head back. Lum made the same decision as he was coughing. Calvin&Sam pushed on with Kumar and the younger porter. My fav pix of Sagarmatha and the closest I will ever get.

Nepal/4 – Here-There-Everywhere – This-That-Everything (amylamsg.com)

Tue: going thru’ some of my own older sunrise pix from a folder downloaded from an old camera in 2012/CAE,USA waiting for 1st-Born’s race and 2015/SIN-sunrise-walk,EC-Pk. Not just downloaded from another site or onesome else’s pix or photoshopped, just coincidently timed and spontaneously angled with nice results.

Wed: Six Feet Under/TV Series(2001–2005)pix downloaded – for the past couple of weeks, catching up with this 5seasons/63-episodes, each episode lasting~1hr completing watching the whole series today. Life&death, a timeless subject with family drama, dealing with such issues as interpersonal relationships, dysfunction, infidelity, personal growth, and religion. At the same time, it is distinguished by its focus on the topic of death, exploring on personal, religious&rites+philosophical thoughts for funerals.

Only when you accept that one day you’ll die can you let go, and make the best out of life. And that’s the big secret. That’s the miracle ― Gabriel Bá

Lunched and picking up candies@Muji/RafflesCity – was at the PlazaSIN branch to discover that it was closed for upgrading, convenient that RafflesCity is 3bus-stops away from PlazaSIN.

Checking out what is new@OdeToArt/RafflesCity – interesting RainerLagemann stainless-steel runner&climber sculptures on the wall ~S$15,000-18,000 would not fit(budget or size) onto any of my 4walls but might be appropriate for some larger sports hall or stadium.

Thu: @OtakOtakKampung/GeylangSeraiMarket to order some OtakOtak(=brains! in Malay) is grilled fish cake(no brains!!)fish+grated coconut that had been fried with a mix of spices wrapped in banana leaf and grilled. Find it quite strange that it is not possible to get these in KCH/Sarawak,Malaysia where I will be heading tomorrow.

Otak-otak: Wrapped Up With The Region (sgheritagefest.gov.sg)