26.6.10

Sometimes I like Malaysia~

Underline the word like, mind you. It's one of the few times I really mean what I say.

Anyways, yes. Sometimes when the weather becomes hotter than hell down here in the inferno of the world (call me a hypocrite, not knowing enough to know just where the world's furnace of hell really is. A girl should be allowed to exaggerate dramatize sometimes, yeah?), when the temperature reaches its climax (XD) and everyone goes screaming "IT BURNS! IT BURNNNNSSS!!!!!", you tend to yearn for something cold to beat the heat.

Hai, soba des' =D

Cold soba!! =D. Honestly, it tastes really good, even better on hot summer-forever days. I have to say, apart from grilled saba, cold soba has got to be one of my ace favourite Japanese foods.

Okay, to the less-fortunate, soba is a kind of Japanese noodle, one of the three popular kinds you find in Japan, at least (the other two being ramen and udon). It's made of buckwheat, hence its unique, speckled brown colour (Useless information=> Copic freaks, I have reason to believe the colour matches Copic marker E71 XD XD XD). In summer the Japanese eat it cold; the cooked soba lying on a bed of ice, then each mouthful dipped into a special sauce made out of soy, chopped spring onions and a raw egg (yes, raw. It's usually a quail's egg but for the eggier people a regular chicken egg does much justice). In the winter it's served in hot broth, if I'm not mistaken. Whatever the case, I'm for once just glad it's always shining here in good ol' Malaysia, cause that just means I get to eat cold soba all year round =D.

Oh, in case you're wondering where you can get your hands on some of these yummy noodles, you can get them at most major supermarkets, but your chances are better at the Japanese based ones (e.g Jusco/Isetan). For me, I got mine at the new Daiso over at Aeon. Yes, yes, 5 bucks for a pack of soba!! Another 5 bucks will get you the soy sauce for the dip. Awesome, I know. Haha.

Anyways, I haven't much else to say. Lol. I haven't been seeing much of my random happeh acquaintances lately. I'm sorry for being such a bad friend DX. I honestly don't mean to not attend your meetings and to not accept your invitations. It's just that...well, I guess it's no surprise when I say I tend to do the wrong things at the wrong times. Bleh. And trust me, I'm not as great a conversationalist as you might think me to be. I'm bewildered at how my sister can find so much to talk about when she's hours on the phone. Though I suppose that'll be because she's had 10+ years (and counting) of experience spending hours on the phone. Whoa O_o;. Long story short, I'm sorry for being almost-completely-useless to all those whom I consider (and hope to be considered as) friends, and that I promise to try better. Hey, maybe I'll just make a Facebook account after long last =D.

Hah. Scratch that last one.

In this shot, it actually looks like it's sparkling. Lol.

Toodles~