Thursday, August 30, 2007

Selamat Hari Merdeka

First of all, I’m a day early but Happy Merdeka day to all the Malaysians out there!

I’m a little too stressed out to blog properly at the moment as we’re in the middle of yet another move! This time to the UK! Well, theoretically to the UK as I’m still waiting for my visa and we’re due to leave in a couple of days!

So, instead of blabbing on about how stressed I am, here are photos from our recent (food-oriented) Malaysian holiday!

A couple of photos at dusk from Perhentian Besar.
Snacks from my childhood. The dried up wrinkly things are assamboi (sour-salty dried plum things) and pickled green mangoes.

More snacks from my childhood. I still don’t know what these little biscuit things are called but I used to eat them all the time when I was little. The colourful bits are hard sugar icing.

Food that I’m missing right now!
From left clockwise: satay and ketupat, sambal kangkong, wantan mee

From left clockwise: ice kacang, more satay and a satay stall.

And my favourites – the tropical fruits!

From left to right: rambutan, mangosteen and duku langsat.

Selamat Hari Merdeka and see you all in about 3 weeks when hopefully we'll be happy, merry and settled in the UK!


Olivier said...

la plage donne envie, mais les plats que tu proposent encore plus ;o)

Dumdad said...


Froggy Woogie said...

That look tasty!!!
Moving again? Aww poor you. You should live in a package instead :)
Good luck to you about it

J.T. said...

Oh yummy!!!!!!

Happy Merdeka Day to you too. Happy Moving and all the best. See you in three weeks. :)

ciara said...

c.m.c-gosh, another move?! hopefully you won't have to pack up and leave too soon after you settle. happy merdeka day! btw i've never seen these fruits before, but i do know bout the dried salted plums :)

IslandGirl4Ever2 said...

YUMMM!!! WHAT???!! Are you moving to the UK now??? WHERE?? WHEN??!!! Let me know.... Leesa

IslandGirl4Ever2 said...

I can't believe you will be moving to an ENGLISH SPEAKING country!! Amazing!! Happy moving.. Please keep us all posted!!! --- Leesa

ColourMeCrazy said...

Olivier : Moi aussi!

Dumdad : Very yummy indeed!

Froggy: Hmm…that is a good idea…living in a package! It would make things a lot easier ;-) And thanks, I’ll need all the luck I can get!

JT: See you soon!

Ciara: I hope so too! I’m really looking forward to settling! Looks like those dried salted plums are popular!

IslandGirl: England! That’s the plan at least! And yes, English speaking here I come!

Cirnelle said...

Mmmmm... am gonna go buy some duku langsat now.

l'embrouillamini said...

The little iced things are called Iced Gems, at least in the UK. I haven't seen them for ages! They were an integral part of my packed lunches for many years :) c x

barbara said...

Comment ça va ?
This is my first time over. I'am a US friend of Leesa's living outside of Paris.
These are really cool pictures :). And you know, the dry salty things; we called them "Li Hing Mui" in Hawaii, where I grew up. I used to eat them all the time as a kid ! Hawaii has a lot of Asian influences.
I'am enjoying your blog.
Take care and you are welcome anytime over at my blog too.

zewt said...

hey... could u drop me a mail at zewtness(at)

Anonymous said...

good luck with the move! how many countries have you lived in now? you're truly a citizen of the world.

Leah said...

Another move? Wowza! All the best getting everything sorted:)

IslandGirl4Ever2 said...

Hi there Fiona...

I'm guessing either no internet connection yet and you are EXTREMELY busy!!! Hope to read your posts soon so we can see what life's like over there!!
Ciao, Leesa

Bee Ean said...

I'm so envy, I'm kind of tire of living in France now. :-)

ColourMeCrazy said...

Cirnelle: Ooooo, you’re lucky you can just pop out and get some duku langsat!

L’embrouillamini: I’ve never seen the Iced Gems overseas! I’ll have to keep a look out for them.

Barbara: Hello! Thanks for dropping by! It’s really interesting to see that some foods are so international!

Zewt: Done!

DestinationMetz: All the best with your move too!

Leah: Thank you!

Islandgirl: Yep – no internet connection! Can’t wait till we s’installe somewhere and have Internet again!

Bee: How was your holiday?

christina said...

Whoah, you moved to another country without me noticing?? I really should catch up on my blog reading.

Those little cookies are called Iced Gems in Canada too. I had a friend in the 6th grade who used to share hers with me every day on the way home. They are SO good!

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