Recipe: Greek-style Roast Fish


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Ingredients:

1 piece of dory fish fillet (or any white meat fish fillet)

1 russell potato (or any potato that you prefer)

1 whole riped tomato

1/4 of white onion

1 tea spoon of olive oil (Alt: One 20g blotch of butter)

1 clove of garlic (finely chopped)

1/2 lemon (wedged)

A pinch of crushed black pepper

A sprinkle of parsley flakes

Step 1:

Clean the potato skin thoroughly and then cut the potato into fine wedges. At the same time, cut the white onion into small sizes about 1cm big. Transfer the potato wedges, onions and garlic into the baking tin/bowl. Add olive oil in and mix well before placing into oven (200degree.c) for about 15-20 mins, do give the potato and onions a mix every 10-15mins to ensure thorough cooking. (Use a fork or toothpick to ensure that the potato is well-cooked, increase your baking time if necessary.)

Step 2:

Slice the dory fish fillet into big pieces and cut the whole tomato into 8 wedges. Place the fish fillets and tomatoes into the baking tin/bowl. Continue to cook for another 15mins at the same temperature. Check to make sure your fish is cooked with a fork or toothpick before removing the baking tin/bowl from the oven.

Step 3:

Nicely transfer and arrange the food onto a dinner plate or bowl, sprinkle some crushed black pepper and garnished it with some parsley flakes, and VOILA, there you have your Greek-style Roast Fish!

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This meal is SODIUM-FREE and GLUTEN-FREE. The natural flavourings from the citrus and refreshing lemon wedges help to mask the fish smell and the white onion which contains more sugar than purple onions, helps to sweeten the taste of this dish. This recipe is easy and great for anyone, who is looking for a healthy and 100% natural ingredients with no artificial seasoning and sauces.

I knew she was watching me from heaven…

That night she came to my dreams and left me this vivid message that even when I woke up, I could remember exactly what she said which was usually not the case from the usual dreams where she was accompanying and relieving me of my happy moments with her. I wouldn’t remember a single thing, but not for this time.

I guess she could see that I was suffering so badly, and how much my heart was aching and the painful long waits. It wasn’t worth it. She said “It’s time to give up, you waited for long, and in vain. He isn’t yours to keep, let it go, you’ll be happier. Let go, he isn’t worth your time. Let go, he’s someone else…”, in hokkien. I woke up, remembering all this clearly, exactly.

I know during this long period of 6months wait, I’ve changed so much. From the girl who wasn’t serious about life, to being serious, planning for my future and living my dreams, passion and interest. Meanwhile, my heart suffered from all the waiting and misses, because I held on tightly to that tiny tinge of hope thinking that he might be someone whom really keep his promise. I guess I’m too foolish and promises aren’t meant to be kept, because it truly hurts this time. It’ll probably be my last time to trust someone so deeply, I’ve learnt my lesson. I guard my heart with all the ability that I have from tomorrow onwards.

Thanks, grandma. Thank you so much for watching over me in heaven, and taking care of my heart and affairs. I’ll listen to you. I’ll let go, because you’re right.

That someone who don’t care

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You’ll need that someone who…

Me: I’m fat.

Him: I don’t care.

Me: I’m ugly.

Him: I don’t care.

Me: I’m a heavy drinker.

Him: I don’t care.

Me: I’ve got a bad history.

Him: I don’t care EITHER, because it’s the past.

Me: I’m indecisive.

Him: I don’t care, I’ll make decisions for you if you can’t decide.

Me: I’m …

Him: (*interrupts*) I DON’T CARE, simply because love your PRESENT. ❤

August’s Letter to Grandma

Dear Grandma,

How time flies. It’s the month of August again. I could still remember 2 years ago when you were admitted into Tan Tock Seng and had your stomach operation to remove that cancerous lump. During your recovery period in August, right on the day of National Day, while everyone was spending their National Day in town watching fireworks or family dinner, I went down to your ward and camp there watching National Day Parade with you in your private ward because you had to be isolated from the other patients as your immune system was extremely weak and was easily prone to any sickness or virus. (That was the time where no one was willing to visit you or for long because they were scared that they might fall sick…but it just didn’t matter to me.) I guess that was probably the last National Day Parade I watched on the tv with you.

I could still remember how much you constantly tell me to go home and spend National Day with my friends and not camp in the hospital, in the ward, sitting on the sofa with you. I refused to listen to you, because I was truly happy spending time with you and never did I expect it was really a right decision to do so. No one could have been as important as you, no one. Not even my birth mother. You are the only person that weighs a ton in my heart and I could give up the whole world, my friends, my everything for you. You are my top priority in life, and that’s why it was rightful that I disobeyed and spend time with you in the ward despite everyone telling me not to spend time in that ward for too long. I didn’t care, but neither did I fall sick after that, those people were just too cowardly and fearful. I really miss spending time with you, it’s probably the second national day that I’m going to spend alone without your presence. (I could still remember during my first national day which was around 3 months after you left, I was grieving and missing you so badly that I didn’t even realize it was the nation’s birthday. My mind and heart was only focused on my loss and your absence. It was really bad and thankfully, I don’t grieve as much as I used to, and am trying hard to get life back on track. That doesn’t mean your importance in my heart is fading away, I’ll still love you and think of you, all the time and every time.)

Happy National Day.

And I miss spending this golden jubilee with you.

Love, Yun.

Capability

Maybe it’s because of what all I’ve been through, seen so much and that realize money is a very important factor in this modern society, at this very age of 21 or even more, if one is unable to actually be able to fully support and finance their own lifestyle and living, I tend to find them to be incapable. I don’t know why am I judging people this way or looking down upon them but maybe because of what my surroundings and circumstances had done to me, I’ve become more judgmental than previously.

21 is the age of freedom, a symbolization of your adulthood and that in countries outside Asia, most people would have moved out and have their own apartment and their new life. However, because Singapore’s high cost of living, it is totally impossible to do so…BUT, a person should at least stop receiving and taking money and allowance from their parents anymore. They should be financially independent.

God gave us humans a pair of hands and a pair legs, with functional brain and body, thus we shouldn’t be reliant and be so dependent. If you are able to fend for yourself, then most likely even if you are in the worst situation, you will be able to make it through safely.

I don’t find it cool how these young people nowadays are actually spending money so casually especially when these money does not belongs to them but rather, their parents hard earned money. If you are able to earn and spend your own money, I’ll adore and applaud for you, but if it isn’t, you are simply just a disgrace. Yes, I may be crude, I may be down-to-earth, I may be direct, but I’m speaking the truth…

“人要靠自己的双手赚取想要的东西,这才叫真正的有本事。”