Forgive Me, For I Have Sinned

mudcake

In response to Ilene’s comment in the previous post, indeed the Kookymonsta has received endless pampering since she got home.  Mom’s so-called ‘failed experiment’ has been nothing but a ‘melts in your mouth, not in your hands’, delicious, mouth-watering chocolate mudcake.  OK, so the top looks all cracked up like how dry cracked mud would look like, but let not the looks deceive you.  It’s the best part of the cake.  I couldn’t stop nibbling them off bit by bit just to taste its crunchiness that turns into a rich texture while being chewed.

And I’ve been sleeping at the oddest hours, for the longest hours.  As if I’m suffering jetlag from a place that is only a 2-hour drive away.

To make me look worse, my dad has just returned from Mt Everest.  Yes, the Everest.  He didn’t go all the way to the peak, but he did reach the base camp, which mind you, takes several more mountains to get there.  My mom said he came home with only skin and bones, and while it was definitely one of his greatest accomplishments, my dad swore never to go back there again.  At the age of 50 plus, my dad’s the fittest member of the family.  Since he doesn’t keep a blog or a journal about his journeys, I just want to boast a little bit on his behalf.  He has climbed Mt Kinabalu, The Pinnacles at Mulu, The Volcano Mountains in Indonesia, and probably every mountain/hill you can possibly imagine in the country.

My brother followed my dad for a short hike yesterday evening, and I could only guess he let his old man outshine him.  Big time.

Which is why I didn’t follow.  Waha.

Here’s a photo of my pa at Nepal, with a few of the many mountains behind him.  That wasn’t Everest – he didn’t get shots when he was up there because the battery of his camera froze due to the extreme weather.

everestdad

My brother and I have been telling our friends about our dad’s adventure as if it were our own, only because we’re really proud of him.  And we don’t have such extreme stories to share about ourselves anyway.  And for once, I have really cool desktop wallpapers of the icy landscapes of the mountains that is NOT taken from National Geographic or any other photography websites.

Oh yes, in case you haven’t noticed, this is a new theme for the site.  I’ve been working and tweaking it for awhile now, but couldn’t upload it due to bad internet at campus and my version of WordPress was outdated.  And finally, I’ve got around to it.  I know most of us are complaining that Streamyx is slow, but when you’ve gone through the internet back in my campus, you’ll appreciate Streamyx for what it is.

And so you can see, I’ve been overindulging, neglecting my fitness level until my parents are overtaking mine.

I. must. repent.

It’s time to hit the big park outside my house.

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6 Responses to Forgive Me, For I Have Sinned

  1. mousie says:

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm… mudcake looks yummy!!!!!!!! aunty i want! can smell from here la. gosh im actually drooling..

    and whatelse can say abt uncle… except.. Wow.. again and again…
    🙂

  2. kookymonsta says:

    Aunty: Come to Penang! Will definitely bake for you! But better looking one, hopefully…. 🙂

  3. cleffairy says:

    I hate you Vern…. *whine* I really hate you!!!! It’s past midnight and this is wud I see? *sigh* I gotto go to Secert Recipe and buy mudcake oredi la, since my mom got no talent for cakes…. 😦

  4. kookymonsta says:

    Lol Clef! Come to my house, come to my house — lots of goodies await you! 😀

  5. mousie says:

    aunty, doesn’t matter if it’s good looking or not.. i want!!! 😀
    cleff, i went to secret recipe to satisfy my craving.. but after eating also not satisfied. *sigh, shake head* poor us!

  6. cleffairy says:

    Mousie… yeah, we’re such a poor thing. *whine*

    I also went to Secret Recipe after reading this post, ate mudcake and a cheesecake, but still… like you, not satisfied. 😦

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