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Re: Sundry humour

Postby JR8 » Mon, 18 May 2015 7:32 pm

maneo wrote:Care to explain your location?
:-k Sweet indeed. :P


'SDF' ['Sorry don't follow' hehehe]
My location is the internet.
Seriously though, the Malay is the Malay, it doesn't matter where the writer is based...
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Re: Sundry humour

Postby nakatago » Tue, 19 May 2015 7:42 am

JR8 wrote:Image


Mmmm klassy (says I self-consciously shaking the crumbs out of my beard)


Because nothing says manly more than a 70's pornstache.

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Re: Sundry humour

Postby the lynx » Tue, 19 May 2015 9:29 am

JR8 wrote:
maneo wrote:Care to explain your location?
:-k Sweet indeed. :P


'SDF' ['Sorry don't follow' hehehe]
My location is the internet.
Seriously though, the Malay is the Malay, it doesn't matter where the writer is based...


Maneo meant to ask about your location stated under your avatar.

:P

Manis indeed haha!

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Re: Sundry humour

Postby JR8 » Tue, 19 May 2015 10:18 am

Ohhhh that! :-D

I forgot I had that there.
That originated from back when I was doing my DM internship in Tioman. When the local guys would ask me where I was from, I'd say that, completely dead-pan. Since they'd assume I spoke nil Malay, there would usually be a few seconds of puzzled silence [/cannot compute what I think this matsal just said/].

Mebbe you had to be there, but fun times... ;)
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Re: Sundry humour

Postby the lynx » Tue, 19 May 2015 11:03 am

JR8 wrote:Ohhhh that! :-D

I forgot I had that there.
That originated from back when I was doing my DM internship in Tioman. When the local guys would ask me where I was from, I'd say that, completely dead-pan. Since they'd assume I spoke nil Malay, there would usually be a few seconds of puzzled silence [/cannot compute what I think this matsal just said/].

Mebbe you had to be there, but fun times... ;)


Damn this mat salleh, living in such paradise ;-)

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Re: Sundry humour

Postby JR8 » Thu, 21 May 2015 8:51 pm

I was sent a link to this....

'Completely shit and pointless events in London this summer (probably on a rooftop, somewhere)'
https://www.facebook.com/events/1394852204176878/


Lol, love the droll irony

Edit/Add: The full poll options: -
'If a tree falls in the woods and everyone is at a rooftop pop up craft beer and vegan vibes event, does the tree make a noise?

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No because it didn't create an event for falling down +814
Darude - Sandstorm +99
Ainsley Harriott +54
You can only hear it if you have a beard +41
Only if it has a cheeky Nando's... +36
If it does can I sample it for my new track on SoundCloud? +36
No we weren't friends on facebook +27
Maybe if the reason it fell down was because of too much K +23
You've probably never heard it but I have a rare original vinyl pressing of it +16
Wouldnt go to see a tree fall down if there isnt craft beer anyway +10
LORD PALMERSTON +7
Should have clicked attending to atleast four different events really +5
Black and blue? +5
One question.. erm.. will there be cake? +4
Yes +3
No because the various polenta and gluten & diary free cakes softened the blow +2
Edward O'Hanraha'Hanrahan +2
Shit AC, you made people laugh for once +2
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Re: Sundry humour

Postby JR8 » Thu, 21 May 2015 11:58 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f96p-IhcZhQ
Apocalypse Now; the Do Long Bridge Roach Scene '
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Re: Sundry humour

Postby nakatago » Fri, 22 May 2015 6:45 am

JR8 wrote:I was sent a link to this....

'Completely shit and pointless events in London this summer (probably on a rooftop, somewhere)'
https://www.facebook.com/events/1394852204176878/


Lol, love the droll irony

Edit/Add: The full poll options: -
'If a tree falls in the woods and everyone is at a rooftop pop up craft beer and vegan vibes event, does the tree make a noise?


Will they be serving gluten-free, vegan, artisanal snacks?



Also, Darude - Sandstorm.

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Re: Sundry humour

Postby JR8 » Thu, 28 May 2015 4:01 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57qaQ7AFCOs
'Sh*t Singaporean Drivers Say'

This woman is pretty bonkers, thought insightful.
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Re: Sundry humour

Postby JR8 » Sat, 06 Jun 2015 1:25 pm

'Watch These Americans Eat Singaporean Food For The First Time
-- We gave some Americans popular Singaporean dishes to try for the first time. '


http://www.buzzfeed.com/adambianchi/ame ... .cuDLOYd18


:-D
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Re: Sundry humour

Postby maneo » Sun, 07 Jun 2015 7:16 pm

JR8 wrote:'Watch These Americans Eat Singaporean Food For The First Time
-- We gave some Americans popular Singaporean dishes to try for the first time. '


http://www.buzzfeed.com/adambianchi/ame ... .cuDLOYd18


:-D

Here's another group trying Singaporean snack food - Haw flakes, squid chips, red melon seeds (hong gua zi) and satay:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-p4-HLnAco

What would be really funny would be Americans eating Filipino street food for the 1st time (balut anyone?).

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Re: RE: Re: Sundry humour

Postby ecureilx » Mon, 08 Jun 2015 12:25 am

maneo wrote:Here's another group trying Singaporean snack food - Haw flakes, squid chips, red melon seeds (hong gua zi) and satay:.


Pardon me for asking, what exactly is Haw Flakes ? I seen it as ingredient in some snacks and was nice .. btw

Balut is more of the category of exotic food, like the snake heart, fried grasshopper....:roll:

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Re: RE: Re: Sundry humour

Postby JR8 » Mon, 08 Jun 2015 12:34 am

ecureilx wrote:Pardon me for asking, what exactly is Haw Flakes ? I seen it as ingredient in some snacks and was nice ..


They're just a pack of thin discs, of dried chopped hawthorn fruit with sugar. Bitter/sweet... sweet/sour? I used to really like them, I think I was buying them in Chinatown back home before I even first moved to Asia. That said, I haven't had them for many years.
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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 08 Jun 2015 1:29 am

JR8 wrote:[quote="ecureilx"]Pardon me for asking, what exactly is Haw Flakes ? I seen it as ingredient in some snacks and was nice ..


They're just a pack of thin discs, of dried chopped hawthorn fruit with sugar. Bitter/sweet... sweet/sour? I used to really like them, I think I was buying them in Chinatown back home before I even first moved to Asia. That said, I haven't had them for many years.[/quote]

Now I know .. haw = Hawthorn fruit :lol:

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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Sundry humour

Postby JR8 » Mon, 08 Jun 2015 8:03 am

ecureilx wrote:Now I know .. haw = Hawthorn fruit :lol:


'haw, [haw] noun
1. The fruit of the Old World hawthorn, Crataegus laevigata, or of other species of the same genus.
2. the hawthorn.
haw1, /hɔː/ noun
1. the round or oval fruit (a pome) of the hawthorn, usually red or yellow, containing one to five seeds
2. another name for hawthorn
Word Origin
Old English haga, identical with haga hedge ; related to Old Norse hagi pasture'

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/haw?s=t
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'Culinary use
The "haws" or fruits of the Common Hawthorn, C. monogyna, are edible but the flavour has been compared to over-ripe apples. In the United Kingdom they are sometimes used to make a jelly or home made wine.[7] The leaves are edible and, if picked in spring when still young, are tender enough to be used in salads.[8] The young leaves and flower buds, which are also edible, are known as "bread and cheese" in rural England.[7]

The fruits of the species Crataegus pinnatifida (Chinese hawthorn) are tart, bright red, and resemble small crabapple fruits. They are used to make many kinds of Chinese snacks, including haw flakes and tanghulu (糖葫芦). The fruits, which are called shānzhā (山楂) in Chinese, are also used to produce jams, jellies, juices, alcoholic beverages, and other drinks [1]. In South Korea, a liquor called sansachun (산사춘) is made from the fruits.[2]

The fruits of Crataegus mexicana are known in Mexico as tejocotes and are eaten raw, cooked, or in jam during the winter months. They are stuffed in the piñatas broken during the traditional pre-Christmas celebration known as Las Posadas. They are also cooked with other fruits to prepare a Christmas punch. The mixture of tejocote paste, sugar, and chili powder produces a popular Mexican candy called rielitos, which is manufactured by several brands.

In the southern United States fruits of three native species are collectively known as mayhaws and are made into jellies which are considered a great delicacy. The Kutenai people of northwestern North America used red and black hawthorn fruit for food.[9]

On Manitoulin Island in Canada, some red-fruited species are called hawberries. They are common there thanks to the island's alkaline soil. During the pioneer days, white settlers ate these fruits during the winter as the only remaining food supply. People born on the island are now called "haweaters". In Iran, the fruits of Crataegus (including Crataegus azarolus var. aronia, as well as other species) are known as zalzalak and are eaten raw as a snack, or made into a jam known by the same name.'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crataegus
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As a child we sometimes used to pick them out of the local hedgerows, just as a snack. That's where the -thorn bit comes in; the bushes are pretty fearsome :)
... I was wondering how to describe them. The size of small cranberries. The thin outer skin is a bit like apple skin. The inner is a hard floury paste, rather like the inside a mooncake. There's zero sweetness, more a floury very mild bitterness. All rather underwhelming and probably why you'll never see the fresh fruit old in shops (in Europe). I'd class them as more of a survival-food.
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