Friday, December 31, 2010

Eating weird stuff

I had been in Cambodia for two days. Where were the crikets? Where were the worms? I had been bugging Sooutan my guide again and again that I think he must think I am some kind of freak.

Finally, on my way to Phnomh Penh from Siem Reap, we stopped at a town called Skuon which was know for selling spiders. There there were rows and rows of stalls at the road side selling crickets and spiders as well as some refreshments for the less adventurous traveller.

We picked a seller and asked for 1000 riels worth of crickets. (That is about a handful)
The lady was nice enough to pluck off the wings and legs for me so that they wouldn't get stuck in my throat and I wouldn't choke and die.

I wasn't really scared about eating bugs really.. I mean, if it was good enough for other humans, why wouldn't it be good enough for me right? The only thing was whether I would like it or not..

And so the moment of truth.
Hm.. Crickets tastes like Asian potato crackers really.. crispy and salty... I think I could stomach more if I had to.
Besides, I read somewhere that it was mostly protein!
Spiders were a different story.
These ones looked like tarantulas okay? You could still see the big fat hairs all over their legs.(Upon further research I found out that they were actually a species of tarantulas. Great.)

I purposely picked a tiny spider because that would been stuffing less spider into my mouth. Right? I heard "Nooo youuu take diiss wannn. Disss onee gooodddd!" and someone proceeded to grab the small spider I had in my hand and replace it with a bigger one.

Okay. I forgive her. She was trying to be nice. Maybe she does think spiders are delicious.

Hm.. I figured they wouldn't taste as bad right?
*deep breath*



It initially tastes all right, the legs are crispy like crickets and it has been fried into oblivion and seasoned with garlic and salt and what not.. but.. it has a really bad aftertaste!

I think it taste bad because of it's intestines.. Like you know.. Spider shit.


Hm.. I guess big fat juicy spiders are better than cockroaches.

According to my guide, these spiders are found deep in the ground by the river in the jungles.

My only regret is that I wasn't able to try worms! Damn.

I've decided that I don't want a real job. Either I starve myself anorexic and become a model or I get a job where all I do is try recipes and take photos and write about it all day. Or try weird stuff all over the world like Andrew Zimmern. If anyone is hiring or wants to pay for my lipo please let me know okthx.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Random photo of a cute little girl I saw sitting in the trees in Angkor Wat, Cambodia. She posed for the second photo =) Adorable right? =)
Finally a day off after my trip so I have been sorting through my pictures. More coming soon!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010


The looming question that I wait for from every Malaysian I meet. Being a giant tall and having not quite Chinese, Indian or Malay looks, people get really curious and start to interrogate me about my heritage. The fact that they word it so.. eloquently is.. well.. a little insulting. It sounds like I could be a gorilla or some other unidentifiable species altogether. And hello? I don't think we know each other that well? Why is it so important anyway? Why can't I just be Malaysian?

PS: I surprise myself by having no reaction towards working on Christmas and New Years. *_* Either it's because my family and John are not here or I am a workaholic. I think it's the former =P

Thursday, December 16, 2010

In news, a sentence is a paragraph


I am a bad blogger right? Gosh. My internship has taken up most of my time so far.

Being a journalist is hard work.

It's made worse by migraines that make you want to puke.

Sometimes you do really puke when you cannot take it anymore.

However, its really cool to see your bylines in the paper the next day.

Since I have no new food pictures to share with you (I DO! But I sent my laptop to the service centre and can't upload them yet) I might as well share all my 'achievements' with you =P

My first byline!

My second byline on the same day =)

Byline that makes me feel like I'm selling out

Byline that bitches about something

Of course I've written more than this but I've only shared the ones with bylines.

So.. I'm off to Cambodia tomorrow for a week. I'm happy to be going away and yet I feel like I'm missing out! Hope you're all having a good time wherever you are! =)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Oh. My. God. I am doing a journalism internship in Kuala Lumpur and I did not know it would mean the end of my social life.. I have gone home at 8pm for the last two days and by the time I reach home all I want to do in shower and sleep. It's fun yet tiring at the same time and I am learning so much =) I promiseeee (really!) to add more photos soon. Promise! =)