2:49 PM

I forgot my bus pass for the first time. I only realized I left it when I got on the bus. I didn’t have enough spare change either to pay for the bus fare. It was so embarassing holding up the whole bus. The bus driver kinda ignored the fact and started the bus, then continued along the route. I asked if he would like me to leave the bus but got ignored. Perhaps ignorance is bliss to him or he was being passionate aggressive. He was quite rude to my polite questions but I didn’t do anything to stick up for myself because he already let me on and I didn’t want to get kicked off the bus and be late for work. 

A kind stranger on the bus had spare change and bought me a bus ticket after glaring at the driver. I thanked him for helping me. He said it wasn’t worth gambling a bus ticket for a $200 fine, and that I seemed to be a responsible and reliable person having an unlucky day. I get so shocked by random acts of kindess that it makes me a bit emotional. It’s so rare to encounter a stranger whom has no bad intentions towards you and only truly wants to help. 

Most times a stranger talks to me is when I’m being disgustingly catcalled (which I scream back at them profanities. I have zero tolerance for catcalling and am more than happy by taking my anger of partriachy out on them verbally). In reponse, I’ve developed a self defense mechanism for being suspicious of all strangers when they approach me. My heart pounds and adrenaline rushes in and I am ready to instantly scream loudly when approached. That is why when a stranger with no bad intentions talks to me, I am overwhelmed and think I need to repay their kindness by thanking them profusely. The kind person really made my day and kindness really goes a long way. I feel slightly less distrusting of strangers on transit and more willing to do the same for other strangers whom forgot their bus pass. Sadly my bad encounters with strangers have vastly outnumbered the good… 

Deez Rolls

I like making food. I think it is my main hobby now… after 10 years of violin I’ve moved on to a more lifeskill useful hobby.

This time was spring rolls. Pretty easy, the wrapping part took the longest. I used: 

  • half pound ground pork
  • 3 handfuls of bean sprouts
  • 1 shredded carrot
  • oyster sauce – to taste (approx 6tbsp for my tastebuds)
  • 1 pack of frozen spring roll pastry wrappers (must be the frozen kind) of any size, depending on how big you like ’em 😉 hehe… anyways I chose the biggest one 30cm because it would be easier/less intricate to wrap for fat fingers 
  • veggie oil
  • aluminum foil
  • an oven or a frying pan if you’re brave
  • 3-5tbs cornstarch 
  • tiny bit of water

What I do:

  1. Leave spring roll wrappers on counter to defrost 
  2. Cook in skillet the ground pork. Break it into tiny as frick pieces until your arms ache, aka meat browns. Drain the mofucker outta it.
  3. Add oystahh sauce, shredded carrot, and beanz and cook with pork until carrots are soft. Mix and coat (with sauce) everything up well as you cook.
  4. Drain and transfer to a plate to let cool. Wait 15mins or until cold.
  5. Mix cornstarch and enough water together until cornstarch isn’t clumpy in a bowl. This is the glue to the roll
  6. Wrappers should be defrosted by now. Carefully take them out or rip.
  7. Wrapping is pretty self explanatory. Wrap. Use the glue to seal edges.
  8. Place rolls on rack. “paint” it with veggie oil on both sides. 
  9. Preheat 350celsuis. Bake until outside is golden brown coloured
  10. you can also deep fry it but i got scared of the popping oil
  11. Eat with whichever sauce you want; plum, ketchup, chili

I made so much it lasted over a week….