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Sharing this Steamboat meal


We are the “Jalan-Jalan” group.
The walk about or walking partners.
And weekend trips to try out food.
Food and food, a big motivator.

Yesterday, we tossed the Yee Sang.
A fellowship of Chinese culture.
A steamboat feast awaited.
Of two cook-it-yourself hot pots.

Into the hot pots lots of stuff.
Fish Maw, fishballs and quails egg.
Yee Mee, glass noodles and Mee Hoon.
Pork Wontan, Shabu-shabu and Abolone.

Much more ingredients simmering.
Into the chicken soup and Tomyam.
Spicy and non spicy with dipping sauce.
The palate tasting flavours of fusion.

Laughter and conversations.
Of sharing this steamboat meal.
We of the same religion, different races.
Enjoying Chinese New Year too.

By C.E. Pereira



I'm a Eurasian of Portuguese, English, Scottish and Malay heritage. And my extended family are of Chinese and Indian heritage. In recent years, the younger generation have added on to include spouses from the Philippines, Nigeria and Russia. My world is made up of different colours like the rainbow. And like the rainbow I am unique. Reading is my form of relaxation, to escape from the drudgery of daily life and enter into a world of the imagination. It is the love of reading that has led me to try my hand in writing short stories and poems. I hope that in some way my stories and poems will take you for a little while away from the drudgery of the present into the pages of imagination. To new friends found, I bid you, Welcome. Sincerely, C.E. Pereira

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