Words got around that there is an old folks home in my vicinity that was running very low in provisions and money to feed all the inmates. A taukeh friend of my wife who runs a hardware shop decided to spring into action suddenly. He had never done any charity deeds all his life besides small cash donations yet he has been enjoying good life. I admire his accumulated merits from past lives. Envy! So this taukeh asked my wife to cook up a storm in our kitchen.
I woke up before 6.00am and that was unlike me. I know I should help a bit while all the cooking was done by my wife to feed 85 inmates. She asked me to peel and chop 1 kg of garlic. OMG! It was no joke for me to pound, peel and chop them for over 2 hours. My left index finger was burnt with scalded skin until I could barely use it now to touch & unlock my smartphone. Muahahaha
In future, we would buy ready peeled garlic from the wet market and use a proper garlic chopper or grater instead. It was unexpected and impromptu as we never cooked so much in our lives. I felt good anyway and would want to help again.
She cooked scrambled eggs with tomatoes, mixed vegetables and chicken in black sauce (another friend's chicken).
By 11.00am, all the packets of lunch boxes had been delivered by the taukeh to the Old Folks Home.
The taukeh was so moved to tears to see the inmates eating happily and hungrily. He would want to plan more feeding and donations again. I told my wife that we should plan the menu ourselves as we had done so many times, on a smaller scale. Hope this pandemic would be over soon. Stay safe everyone!
May the Keyboard Warrior who still flies in like a Witch on a Broomstick, please take note that all SOP was being observed and I did not cross districts or borders to give frontliners a hard time as you loved to assume. Carry on being a good girl and never to jibe or taunt others as you know you had committed lots of sin in the past for being a nuisance.