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Bun Talk

Because I fear that one day I might get into an accident and wake up with amnesia, forgetting my favorite joke ever…

Here goes:

A man tou and a char siew pau go to the cinema together. They watch a tear-jerker and char siew pau cries like crazy, going through wads of tissues while man tou keeps a poker faced expression throughout the film and looks unmoved.

After the movie ends and they walk out, an angry char siew pau turns to man tou and asks “Did you not like the movie? Why didn’t you cry?”

man tou looks at char siew pau, shrugs and replies. “Because I have no feelings (filling).”

Mantou (饅頭) is a plain bun whilst Char Siew Pau (叉燒包) is a bun with pork fillings. If I have to explain this to you, you’re probably not going to find this funny. Now excuse me whilst I duck from all the imaginary things being thrown my way from the people who did. And yes, I do love lame jokes like that.


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A Spoon And A Durian

AL taught me to eat durians with a spoon today.

It was a bit daunting balancing the pulpy seed on the metal spoon, but the most deterring factor was came from people nearby who were gawking at us. I think they can’t quite make up their minds if we were brilliant or crazy. (I warrant it’s the latter.)

When questioned about when she started doing this, AL explained that her friend had taught her the trick after she had complained about the inability to wash off the strong smell after consuming the King of Fruits.

“I guess some people might argue that it takes away the “authentic” experience of eating the fruit?” she says, “but keeping the smell off my fingers is more important.”

To paraphrase, I guess this is having your durian and eating it too?

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