Here comes a super-delayed entry, which I was supposed to post last week. It has been a while since I last did a proper food entry, and here comes a flood full of food photos, mostly highlights of what I consumed during my recent trip to Malacca not too long ago.
When I was in Australia, the portion of my meal used to be double, or even triple of what I usually have here back in Malaysia. The food servings you find when dining out are rather generous, and having spent years over there, somehow nothing in a single plate found locally in Malaysia can ever fill up my stomach.
I could finish one large pizza, no kidding.. and that was considered for the people there. It took a long time for me to readjust my stomach back to the Malaysian serving size when I got back now. My first month home, I was eating like mad, if you have seen how much I have eaten every meal, you might have dropped your jaw.
But months have passed, and I am now coming in terms with the usual small portion of food.
ROTI TELUR & BAWANG
MEE MAGGI KARI
So you are asking why am I talking about the amount of food I am eating?
When I started working in this new company in Kuala Lumpur, over the past few weeks, I have received quite a few astonishing remarks about my appearance. I have been commented directly once, that I am FAT, and hinted more than three other times the same thing. Obviously my waist size has not really increased because all my pants still can fit, and my belt did not go up any notch. Then I take a good and long look into the mirror... I think I somehow looked... rounder.
So is me becoming rounder bothering me? Yes and no. No because I am pretty darn sure I have not gained much weight, but yes, because I know, my body mass is changing. This is really not good, but what can I do?
CHICKEN RICE BALLS
Since I got back from Perth I have not done any sports or exercise. Unlike back in those days of me working in Perth, I used to play tennis almost everyday (thanks to some really wacky friends I had) and by doing that constantly, I believe I managed to balanced out the amount of food intake.
Even when I was working full time back then, I would be at the court every evening after work, stroking balls for solid few hours before dinner. This is one of the many reasons why I am missing Perth right now.
Not only have I not the tennis gang anymore (at least no tennis friends living nearby) when I moved back to Malaysia, I could hardly find any time left for anything else, besides work. Working life in KL is really different from what I used to have in Perth. There are nights when I got home from work, and it was almost 9pm. And this was just the beginning mind you, things could stretch much worse as I progress further over the course of time working in KL.
Spending whole day in the office, coming home after a hard day of work, doing anything to keep fit is the last thing that I have in mind. All I could think of was getting my food done as soon as possible to quench my hunger, and take that long hot shower. Next? Either hogging on my computer, or HIT THE BED with my face squarely down on the pillow.
I do not see any possibility of getting any physical activities to do my physical health any good, unless during weekends. Even so, I have heard horrors of expecting overtime work during the weekends, should the company need to rush any projects.
Now where did my life go??
No wonder most engineers look so freaking ugly, or will turn ugly after working for a couple of years.
ERRMM... BEAN CURD IN ROJAK STYLE??
Since I could not do much exercises under such circumstances, the only solution now, is to cut down the amount of food intake. As sad as this may sound, but this seems to be the only choice I have now, if I do not want to become "rounder". I am not that self-absorbed, but hey, I do not wish to lose my appeal (or whatever thats left of it now) at such early stage, just for the sake of career.
Oh wait, was this entry supposed to be Malacca food?
Never mind, but special thanks to Jasonmumbles, and my dear friend Frederick who brought me around for food hunting.
I truly believe food in Malacca is soooo cheap, compared to Kuching, and you do get to find plenty of stuff you could not find elsewhere. I should stop eating so much nowadays, so that when I go down to Malacca again, I wont be feeling that guilty feasting on anything I could find.