Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Happy New Year 2010
Happy New Year 2010…
I don’t really celebrate the New Year, left alone celebrating the 2009 year end. Particularly because I’m here, a place I don’t feel I belong to.
The start of the New Year, I went to this fish market. Well, actually it is just few rundown stall by the roadside selling fresh fishes and vegetables. But, it’s okay, can get most of the stuff I need. Owh yeah, most… as since now that I’ve been staying in Mumbai, I have to modify some of the recipe I used to cook when I was in KL. It’s still taste okay. One can’t be too choosy when one is in an alien place. (But, why the heck come n stay here in Mumbai… darn it!)
Bought some fishes, chicken and beef. And lunch was chicken tomyam.
Chicken… yes they sell very very very fresh chicken okay. It’s in fact alive! Pick which one you prefer, they weigh the chicken, they chop the neck and process it. Walla… there goes your chicken in a plastic bag.
And mind you, there’s no electronic or mechanical weigh machine here. They still rely on those old school counter-weight typed weigh machine.
This is some part of everyday life in Mumbai.
The part everyone sees on TV simply doesn’t exist. That’s just a dream.
And it is a nightmare for me…