It’s Monday (October 4, 2021)

Hi and happy Monday. Hope you had a good weekend. Last week started out with nice chilly autumn weather. But then towards the weekend, it was back to summer weather again. So we took advantage of the warm weather and did a lot of swimming. The pool isn’t heated though so the water was still cold!

Some things last week:

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Grapes and pomegranates at the farmers market. I don’t really like pomegranates though..! But I did see one stall that had persimmons and quickly picked some up.
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Xiaolongbao and what the restaurant called “snowflake dumplings” which are joined together with some lace-like batter.
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Sheng jian bao (top) which are soup dumplings that are panfried so the bottom is crispy. The bottom box has green onion pancakes that are rolled with lettuce and thinly sliced beef.

Currently…

Reading:

Quiet in Her Bones – Nalini Singh

Watching:

Well, last week I rushed my way through the K-drama Reply 1994. It left Netflix on September 30 so I wanted to finish it! And I did! Phew. It was a great show! If you enjoy slice-of-life type series with ordinary people, great storylines, good humour, some romance, the 3 Reply series (Reply 1997, Reply 1994, Reply 1988) are really great ones to watch. My favourite was Reply 1988. I loved how the storylines involved not just the high schoolers but also their siblings and parents, who all lived in this one street in Seoul. The director and writer of this series are also responsible for Hospital Playlist, which is currently on Netflix, and also an incredible series.

Listening:

The Flight Attendant – Chris Bohjalian

(I’m finally on the last stretch!)

Eating and Drinking:

I had some pulut hitam or sweet black glutinous rice porridge for breakfast.

Cooking:

Oh I am clueless…what to cook this week? I do have some yellowtail collar (hamachi Kama) so I might grill that in the oven. Serve it with some rice and vegetables. It’s a favourite dish in our family, something that we used to order at Japanese restaurants. A few years ago, I discovered that I can easily make it at home. The Asian supermarket here sells a pack of frozen hamachi kama (it’s the part just below the head of the yellowtail fish) for a decent price. Definitely cheaper than ordering it at a restaurant. It’s also easy to cook in the oven. The only other ingredient you need is salt!

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This is an old photo, but thought I’d put it up in case you’ve not had Hamachi Kama before.

Last week:

I read:

The House in the Cerulean Sea – TJ Klune

My Lovely Wife – Samantha Downing

The Taking of Jake Livingston – Ryan Douglass

I posted:

Library Loot (September 29 to October 5)

Top Books with Plant Covers #TopTenTuesday

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date

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