I’m guilty!

I am guilty, for not spending much time with you!

I am guilty, for not caring enough for you!

I am guilty, for not being in touch with you closely!

I am guilty, for not listening empathetically from you!

I am guilty, for being impatient with you!

I am sad, seeing you in pain!

I am sad, watching your inadequately weak body!

I am sad, realizing you have aged so much!

I am sad, when my hands are tied and feeling helpless!

I yearn for more time, to recompense the fault!

I longed for forgiveness, to indemnify the guilt!

I wish, to hold you again!

I wish, for a second chance!

I wish, gods hear my prayers!

Thai Style Stir-Fry Minced Pork with Basil Leaves (4 servings)

Ingredients:

Minced pork 300gm

Minced Garlic 1.5tbsp

Onions (cubed) 2 whole

Basil Leaves (discard stems) 30gm

Red Chilli (deseed cut into strips) 2no.

Chilli Padi (deseed) 3-4 nos

Coriander + Spring Onion 10gm

Marinate (minced pork):

Salt 1tsp

Soya sauce 1tbsp

Sesame oil 2tsp

Seasoning/sauce:

Oyster sauce 1tbsp

Fish sauce 2tsp

Sugar 2tsp

Method:

1) Heat up 2tbsp cooking oil

2) Add in minced garlic, stir fry until fragrant

3) Add in cubed onions, stir fry until softened.

4) Put in minced pork, stir fry until fully cooked and dried up

5) Add in basil leaves and chillis, followed by seasoning.

6) Stir fry until full/half dried up based on individual preference and add seasoning if needed.Lastly, stir in coriander and spring onions.Serve hot with white rice!

Vegetarian Spaghetti Aglio Olio

Ingredients:

Spaghetti 200gm (2 servings)

Olive oil 50gm

Minced garlic 50gm

Capsicum 1 whole (small cubes)

Parsley 20gm (minced)

Salt to taste

Black pepper pinch

Chilli flakes pinch

Method:

1) Cook spaghetti in boiling water for about 8 mins or until cooked, set aside.

2) Heat up olive oil

3) Add in minced garlic and stir fry until fragrant.

3) Add in capsicums, continue to cook.

4) Add in parsley and stir fry till fragrant.

5) Pour in cooked spaghetti and season salt, chilli flakes, black pepper to taste.

6) Add olive oil if needed. Serve once all seasoning well mixed.

Alternative: cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, broccoli, prawns etc

Chinese Style Pork Chop

Ingredients:

Loin Pork (花邊肉 or 肉眼) 500gm

~ slices into approximately half inches thickness

~ tenderize sliced meat using the tenderizer tool (checkers cut front and back)

Marinate Ingredients:

Oysters sauce 1tbsp

Black pepper sauce 1tbsp

Plum sauce (optional) 1/2tbsp

Soya sauce 2tsp

Sesame Oil 1tbsp

Salt 1tsp

Sugar 1tsp

Corn flour 2tsp

~ Marinate pork chop with all ingredients for at least an hour or refrigerated it over night.

~ Pan fry on low heat until fully cooked.

~ Garnish with coriander and serve!

The rhythm of footsteps…👣

I still remembering the day you were born, your tiny little feet engraved deeply in my heart… our pleasure and misery seems grasped by your little heart…I saw hope, freedom of soul and love through your eyes…

You taught us to slow down in our busy life while we taught you to take a step at a time, you taught us how to juggled work life balanced while we taught you balanced of walking. You looked up to us as we were your everything while we looked down at you as you mean the world to us…

You were on your own walking and running steadily and at times you turned back and smiled at us, I wondered how much and how fast had you grown…Blessedly all these memories were captured through our lens…

At times, you seems have to doubled your footsteps in order to keep up with us…while we were perpetually measuring your heights against us, you have unknowingly kept up to our pace…

The day when your footsteps outpaced us will be the day we have to let go our hands…Questions are running through my mind ~ will it be hard for us to keep up with you? will we annoy you for trying to learn new tech. from you?

While you are busy with your work and family, will you turn around and take a look at us and remembering how you taught us to strive for work life balanced?

Will you take us for a stroll remembering how we walked you step by step…will you kneel down and look into our wrinkled eyes seeing love through our souls?

The day when the rhythm of our footsteps stopped will be the day our worries stopped too…Spread your wings and soar in the sky while we say our prayers to you eternity…

Parenthood is a beautiful journey!

‘When the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly!’ 🦋 Richard Bach