27 March 2005

Spinach Is High In Iron

It's Sunday today and instead of rushing to the golf course for my regular eating-cum-golfing-at-the-same-time weekend game, I decided to stay put and rot at home. For those that have been following my blog, I am taking a walk, away from the game which has given me a lot of grief over the weeks.

Anyway, so there I was having my lunch when I stuff a swipe of vegetables (which I believed to be spinach... with the maid's cooking, I can never tell...) into my mouth.

Chew... chew... chew... chew... chew... KRAK!!!

What the fuck??

I spitted out the offending ball of green mush and poke it about with my fork.

There it was in all of its 3cm glory! WAH LAN EH!!!!????!!!!! @#$@#$@!!!!

The bladdy thing was so hard that I couldn't even bend it. Fucking tough nail, siah! I was lucky to have chewed it when it was lying flat or I would have punctured my lower chin or had it embedded inside my nasal cavity. *shudder*

But you know what? Welcome to Ch1na. Over here, we just spit them out, curse like nobody's business and get on with our lives.... sigh....

* Fucking camera phone is giving me a lot of grief too. 1.3 mega pixels, my arse. I am SO going to get my Lumix this week. Will post better quality picture tomolo when I borrow somebody's camera to retake the shot.

** Post-note. Forgot to bring home the digicam. #@$#@$!!! fuck fuck fuck fuck...... making do with my PDA camera instead. fuck fuck fuck fuck...... $#@$#@!!!
- Voxeros
1. a reader left...
Tuesday, 29 March 2005 1:27 am
Gosh! This is scary. It would have hurt you badly if you have swallowed it! Well, in China, you probably can't sue anyone??


2. a reader left...
Tuesday, 29 March 2005 1:39 am
A nail in you food?! What was your maid doing?

By the way I really like your new blog template.


3.JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 29 March 2005 1:39 am
Well, one thing that I've learned since young is not to talk when you have food in your mouth.

But when you attend these chinese dinners with the local folks, they always toast you at the most inappropriate time. Still, I make a point to swallow my food first before bottoms up. Even if it means that poor bloke has to stand there with his glass raised for 2 whole minutes, looking like an idiot, waiting for me.

Sue somebody? Who can you really sue? The vegetable seller at the wet market? What do you hope to get out of the case? If the guy got money to pay you a handsome settlement, he wouldn't be selling veggie to begin with right?

Haiz..... Welcome to Ch1na. (",)

Life is not easy here. You will learn pretty quickly to be a survivor. An invaluable life lesson is the way that I see it.


4.JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 29 March 2005 1:43 am
Sheena: thanks. I was getting a lot of grief debugging the weather forecast component. Took it off-line for now. Walking away from it for now and will come back to it later.

Can't really fault the maid for this one. Sometimes you just miss these things. It is not uncommon to find pebbles in your rice or veggie over here. Just need to pay attention when eating or you may just chip your tooth.



5. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 29 March 2005 1:49 am
Sheena: btw, can you see my favicon? That's the little "J" logo right next to my web address in the address bar and/or web tab (if you are using Firefox like I do).

6. a reader left...
Tuesday, 29 March 2005 3:16 am
I knew it. I did not grow up thinking vegetables were evil for no reason. Especially Green vegetables!


7. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 29 March 2005 10:12 am
Veggie may be evil but we still love them anyway.

Are we lemmings seeking punishment or what? 8P

Now you know why Popeye has such deformed forearms and calves when his thighs and biceps are so skinny?

It's all the iron that he has been consuming!! As you know iron is a heavy metal and with the force of gravity, all that iron just droop downwards. He could have huge fingers and toes as well, if not for the fact that there ain't any space for the iron to go down that far. (",)

So there. Science lesson of the day.

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