Nothing Better To Do

This is what Marita actually sent to me. I was bored. I had nothing better to do at that moment. Those potatoes came from my kitchen. They looked nice. I switched the two packets of pepper with three potatoes. It was April Fool’s Day. I thought it would be fun.

I know what those pepper are good for but I cannot eat what I had in mind – Pig Tripe Soup. Also known as Too Thor Thng in Hokkien, this soup is beneficial for providing warmth and expelling wind from the body. I never failed to get a good night’s sleep after imbibing one full bowl of it. I will find other uses for it. Thanks Marita.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

15 thoughts on “Nothing Better To Do”

  1. fooled, fuddled and fumbled…
    You really had me scratching my head there.

  2. Marita,

    Potatoes for pepper… hahaha.

    You can stop scratching now.

  3. You prankster Peter 😀

    In any case there’s no way potatoes can survive the rough handling of the mail and still come out unsquashed… I think.

  4. Jinny,
    Bubble wrap should be able to keep the potatoes well protected. 😀

  5. HAHAHA! Peter, I only managed to catch up on your blog today since I have no computer access in the weekend.

    You played a funny joke on Marita! You notti notti! hahaha..

    Pepper seeds.. hmm… my grandma has loads of that in her kebun. Black ones. No need to buy.

  6. adriene,
    Something light and funny to amuse myself with.

    She was too smart for that. Grandma owns a pepper farm?

  7. Peter, not a pepper farm. Its just a small plantation with pepper, cocoa, guava, starfruits, and tangerine. In Sarikei, the lands are big so they can plant all these.

  8. Peter, I can’t begin to describe the serenity that surrounds my grandma’s house. Back to nature.

  9. JoMel,
    You are making me want to experience that again. My uncle has a durian orchard. I used to stay overnight there and experienced that back-to-the-nature feeling every time. It was simply incredible.

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