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Boys, The Bully's a Best-Friend (Video)

I don't know how to say it because most women won't understand. In fact, I've only come to face this male phenomenon as my kids started getting old enough to insult each other with 'I froggin' hate you', 'you're such a boinger' or equivalent replacement words.

They do it because...well...duh, I'm there.

But it's essentially true, this video. Boys/men are just mean to each other because...that's the way they love.

Women just don't get it. In fact, a friend once commented, 'Gosh, Marsh. I can't stand your boys, they are sooooo TOXIC'.

In reality, they're far less toxic than many friends I know in real life. Some people give you compliments in your face and then spew poison behind your back. When it comes to things like these, men, you have my vote.

Men are the best best-friends.

Don't get me wrong, I don't condone the language and I most certainly do not agree with 'beating each other up' but have you …
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Families & Culture: The Nest

Maybe it's a cultural thing but I am sure we've all read about that one guy whose parents took him to court for overstaying his welcome. The parents won the suit and sent the son packing.

It's none of anyone's business, in my personal opinion, but in this part of the world, many kids stay with their parents well into their adulthood. Sometimes, till they die. In all fairness, most of those kids (who stay on with their parents) contribute towards the welfare of their parents. They either chip in financially or take care of the home for their aging or sickly parents.

I know many people who continue to stay on with their parents even at my age, and it's not for me to judge.
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Short : The Story of the Mexican Fisherman

I occasionally print out inspiring stories from newsletters I subscribe or find on the internet just so that I can read them again. You know...for quick pick-me-ups.

And this is one I'll share today.

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An investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellow fin tuna. The banker complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.

The Mexican replied, 'Only a little while." The banker then asked why didn't he say out longer and catch more fish?

The Mexican said he had enough to support his family's immediate needs. The banker then asked, 'but what do you do with the rest of your time?"

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Wesak Day (2018) Update & Cooking

It's raining outside on this Wesak/Vesak day holiday and we felt (VERYYYYY) lazy to go out for lunch.

Anyway, I once read an article about how buying a whole chicken can save you a whole lot of money compared to if you buy chicken parts, i.e. chicken breasts, drumsticks, chicken chops (which I will continue to buy, unfortunately - too much hassle de-boning the thigh), fillet, etc.

And I wholeheartedly agree!

On most days, I would actually pop by the morning market after dropping the kids off at school and just get the 'chicken lady' to chop-chop-chop everything up and they're all good to go.

But there are days when I am in the middle of the mall and I need something simple like toothpaste or clothes softener, and there are air-chilled chicken looking back at me at the other side of the aisle in the supermarket.

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Cooking : Make Your Own Bulgogi (Short Video)

For some reason, most of the supermarkets that I frequent have run out of their supply of my favorite Bulgogi marinade. My guess is something went wrong somewhere along the way, along the supply chain.

I've also considered purchasing them from KMarket but:-

1. Kmart is a little out of the way for me
2. Buying it online using HappyFresh costs RM9 per trip

And true enough, if they can make it in a factory and bottle it up, we should be able to make it ourselves at home.

The difference, for people who are looking for shortcuts, is just the Korean pear.

I've not tried this out for myself so, there's no vouching for this recipe but it's worth trying, huh?

Happy cooking,
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Happy Vesak (tomorrow) Day, everyone!

Random : Time, Movie and Quotes

When you're not looking, time zips past you like a bullet and the next thing you know, you're looking at a whole new dimension.

We celebrated my nephew's birthday today. It seems as though it was only mere weeks ago that his cries greeted the world. That my sister finally became a mother. And yet, today, he's reached a milestone.

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I'll save the gender talk for another time, though. XD

But the truth is, the combination of tasks that you're doing is going to fight for your attention, each validating their reasons for being more important than the other.
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