Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Feeding The Hungry

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. 



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20 comments:

  1. Bless you guys for your kind hearts! <3

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  2. Excellent merits! I love cooking but for such a quantity, I think my kitchen will burst. I would like to contribute eggs for your next round.

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    1. You can help to cook rice. That morning we had 3 rice cookers running few sessions like a Putien's kitchen. Your eggs are most welcome next time. Thank you in advance.

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  3. A meal bursting with love for the old folks. Next time just buy a pack of peeled garlic. Haha.

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    1. Sure I will never forget. Buy peeled garlic and an electric chopper. Job done in 10 minutes. LOLOL

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  4. Oh dear, peeling and chopping garlic for 2 hours? Actually, peeling garlic is quite fast but chopping manually takes time. Now that gives you a good reason to shop for a new 'gadget'...a mini electric chopper that will help you chop up garlic (and other stuff too like onions & chillies should you need to do so in future) in no time (of course, you can buy peeled ones too) and you can you use your time more productively to lessen your wife's other cooking chores. No joke cooking for close to 100 people. Bless you and your wife's kind hearts for cooking up a storm! ;)

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    1. You bet. I was checking online for the mini electric chopper right away my garlic done. So many choices on sale and realized I might we might not need it if we are not feeding 85 inmates till next year. Either I buy a plastic manual garlic crusher which is dirt cheap or I should recruit donations monthly from all the taukeh friends so that we could feed old folks homes and orphanages which are really suffering a lot as cash donations have gone zero. It is very easy for me to extort money from all my friends when comes to charity!
      My wife amazed me as she fried and fried non stop until the last hour with confidence. Next time, we would prepare dishes that could be cooked a day before. You can easily write a long list of dishes that could be prepared ahead like Japanese curry, Sweet & Sour Pork or even grilled yummy vegetables like yours. When there is a will, there is always a way.

      Thank you for your kind wishes.

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  5. God bless you and your wife for your effort in preparing home cooked food for the residents of the old folks home. It is very hard work cooking a big batch like that. I will pengsan!

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    1. Thank you for your kind wishes. I think an expert chef like you can easily manage to feed a party for 100 with helpers. My wife had me and another helper to cut all the baskets of vegetables while she fried & cooked rice non stop.

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  6. kudos to u and wife for such great effort in providing meals to the needy! I wish i could join the 'eating'....hahah.....coz the dishes look tasty and homely!

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    1. Next time I will send a packet to you. Serious! They were delicious as all the ingredients and sauces used were the best with the thoughts that we were cooking for our own aged parents with love. Sedap giler!

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  7. They will certainly bless you all, and I wish you all continue to serve more in need and hunger. We used to feed an orphanage here on the memory of my late uncle, but we used to pay money, and they would prepare food, and parents would visit the orphanage to serve the people.

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    1. Your parents are very kind people with good hearts. They would always help anyone who comes to your house and I remembered that.

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  8. I always know how it feels to do charity and help others, it feels good! May you and your wifey be blessed in your efforts to help the needy and hungry. Black soy sauce chicken sounds tasty, I also want.

    Your merits will even be greater, as you not only spend money on the food but you spend the time and efforts to cook the food. We need more people like you, your wifey and the taugeh.

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    1. You are definitely a Charity Queen who has released so many hundreds of lives into the oceans! You sure know the feeling of contentment and kindness to help others selflessly.

      You have given me an idea to extort all the taukeh friends every month to let us cook and feed the hungry.

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  9. I was rolling on the floor laughing so hard when you described the keyboard warrior as a witch on a broomstick. She has replied to my comment in Phong Hong's blog post when nobody asks for and welcomes her opinion and comment. I think she is too free lah, stalking people's blogs and comments. I think she does not have a life and all she does is stressing herself at home eating a whole lot of leftover food. She is a very fake person.

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    1. OMG! I thought no one knows who is the keyboard warrior but you pointed out so accurately at my target. Wakakakakakaka

      I saw that comments at PH's post. That's the works of a Keyboard Warrior who has itchy 10 fingers that Tiger Balms could not cure. How ah???
      Don't be suprised that keyboard witch is actually a single male living in a rented room who is too bored until stalk & taunt anyone. Sounds like a Dr Jekyll & Mr.Hyde story. Yeerrrrrrrr!!

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  10. God bless you and your wifey for your kind heart. A little suggestion, you may purchase the mini chopper (electrical or hand-pull) in Shopee to make your preparation work easier and faster.

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