Lie Yuen and I were planning on cooking dinner but the mood has gone already. As I am typing this, she just barged into my room, sharing the same thought with me.
We have a kitchen. But it’s grimy. And the knives are so rusty, despite it being of the stainless steel variety. The tables are occupied by ants, old clothes, and we only dare use the edge of the table when we want to make milo or coffee. 🙁
The only unscary place in our kitchen is a few of the shelves in the fridge.
Why in the world did we think we would cook dinner every other night when all I ever did was bore Lie Yuen to death with my oyster sauce this and oyster sauce that and overcook so much that I throw away MORE than I eat?
It is also damn depressing when Chee Kiang told me that his ex-collegemate/current unimate Jon Siow cooked a “wholesome meal which was baked rice, bruschetta and ham with cranberry sauce,” for the both of them for dinner. A GUY, my AGE, can cook something that I can’t even pronounce.
One of the main reasons which demotivates me from cooking is the age old tub of rice which I am not even sure if it is still edible. 🙁 And I’ve forgotten almost all the recipes my mother told me about. Sob sob.
I need to get a grip of myself before I start having kids. I can’t expect my children to live like me, eating out everyÂ single day. What about the warmth of a homecooked meal? I cannot provide that. What a horrible mother I will be. This is just too sad. My children will grow up deprived of a home cooked meal and if they are lucky, eating only a miniscule selection of dishes until they puke just at the thought of the aforementioned dishes.
I’ve got that whole laundry thing down to a pat what with the aid of a trusty washing machine. At least I have clean clothes to wear. But it takes effort to drag the printer down from the ironing board and the iron out of the box which the printer came in. In the long run, this will mean that my children will go to school with crumpled school uniform and I’ll be the world’s most horrible mother once again.
I’m doing okay with the whole sweep and mop thing too. Thanks to the static mop, removing dust has never been so easy! Did I just sound like a housewife in an advertisement? At least I don’t have to worry about my kids developing asthma.
So is this called lazy or busy?
10 thoughts on “The Domestic Demon”
try googling Jamie Oliver’s recipes online. nick lives by his stuff. haha. easy to cook. dont eat so much oyster sauce. your hair will drop. 😛
jo: ehhee i’ll give that aÂ try. i know laaaaa..;(Â
I think I’m going to be writing the same post as you when I go over to the States next year. I can’t cook for nutz.
jo: ehehhe can always eat out. but i think it is more expensive to eat out overseas as compared to malaysia. get some tips from ur mum la;)
jo: lol you’re too kind!
wow,how bizarre it is… I told my friend the phrase ” it is not lazy, just that you are busy” before i read you blog. Anyway, don’t worry whether you can cook or not, if you are becoming a housewife to CK later, you will eventually self learn to cook a wholesome meal from trial and errors.
Same here for me in UK. I seldom cook when in KL, eat out all the time, but when in overseas when eating out is not option, you will be pushed to cook for yourself. So now I have learned how to do toad in a hole, oriental sweet and sour chicken, stir fry greens oriental style, black sauce chicken, pasta and lasagna etc!
P/s: Google is a God Send! Search for a simple recipe! Especially recipe for students! Have fun!
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jo: good that you’ve learnt alot of skills now that you’re overseas. problem is i’m stuck in malaysia ya.;)
joleeeeeeeennnneeee!!!!!!! chillax there aight? i just burnt my eggs. how lame is that? who manages to burn EGGS????? i’m sure you’ll do fine, or else cheeks could always do the cooking. 😀
jo: hahaha. chilling… alah, maybe u weren’t looking? hahaha.. i wonder how is his cooking.:D have u tasted them before?
age old tub of rice doesnt sound or smell very good hahahaha =/
jo: lol indeed it doesn’t. that’s why i don’t dare open it.;(
its ‘cos u’re busy.. trust me on that.. i tried cooking (i.e: heating up canned food with plain rice, or some vege broth using some chicken/anchovies cube from Maggi)during the short sem, it was ok due to the availability of free time.. but hell no during the tedious weeks.. u rather just ‘tapau’ and abandon the hassle..
jo: ahhaa yes, tapau from BLM chinese shop rite?:P or pop star..or taman ria..so sien la SP:(
My mum said she didn’t know how to cook when she first married my dad, now (42 years on), friends invite themselves over for dinner with any excuse just to eat her cooking.
Any she wonders why her genes didn’t seem to pass on to me. What can I say, at least I love to eat! If I can eat my disasters, I can eat anything (as long as it’s cooked and doesn’t move). You’re heaps better than me though. I can’t oyster sauce anything. XD
jo: hahaha.. well, oklah, if that’s the case, maybe there is hope for me! …:) i’m sure if you’re forced to cook, as well, you will pick it up:D have faith!
hahha… cooking can be picked up.. as for cleaning…well, you just eventually get into the swing of things. I don’t know.. it seems like nowadays I’m not as lazy as I used to be last time.. oh well. I’m pretty sure you’ll be a good mum. i hear that the motherly instincts do kick in when you’re pregnant or once you’ve given birth.
jo: hahaha..wah someone’s getting more and more matured… lol, if that is the truth, i certainly hope so coz i ain’t feeling no motherly instincts right about now..
improving on your cooking comes with passion, experience and time. Other than maggi mee, egg and rice, you can’t just cook because your mother thought you too or you have seen it before. Not saying you’re a bad cook! I agree that you have no time to explore! Who knows you’ll be the next Madam Kwan once you’re done studying! Love you!!
jo: ehhehe wah, someone very experienced ar. set la, the cooking shall be your duty and i’ll just sit back and relax. You’ll be the next Uncle Ho or Uncle Lim. 😀 I’ll be manning the cash register:D Love you too dear..<3