The verdict is out and our opposition won 6 seats in the parliament. Unfortunately, this is such a small number that I doubt our voices can be heard. Then again, at least it is better than two in the past. One of my family, had watched a video on how the majority jabbed at the minority during parliament meeting. It is pathetic how they are being bullied. I seriously hope after this election, the mindset and behaviour of our ministers will change.
Ironically, I am happy that at least there are 6 seats but then again, I am also sad that in the process we lost a good Foreign Trade Minister, another long serving Opposition MP and gain one bimbo as a minister who we needed to give her THREE years to grow. It just doesn’t make sense. Life has never been fair, right?
Looking at the margin the opposition parties lost their seat, I hope our government is waking up to the desperate call of the nation and seriously take a look at their past implementation and make better changes to it.
My mom told me that despite her having the senior citizen concession on transportation, it is merely applicable if you take it after 9am! Take for instance, her doctor appointment for this morning is at 9am. Obviously she has to leave the house early as the journey takes an hour and there goes her concession. For my parents, they can afford but what about the other not so fortunate?
The point is if you decide to give such benefit, do it all the way!
I seriously hope that the government will no longer take us for granted.
Today is a rest day for the school going children. Now that they are resting and playing but rather a day for us parents to give a final coaching to them.
They had been good kids and had been studying diligently. I really pray that they will do well. In fact, I wish the school education will change and not stress these poor kids out so much!!!
I brought some tapioca over the weekend as I know my hubby loves anything with coconut. So here is my attempt to this Tapioca Tart.
I tried a piece myself and I still have problem swallowing the grated coconut. My helper said it will be better if it is hand grated. I will try her method when I spot some fresh coconut in the market next round. I hope she is right so that I can get to enjoy more such kueh.
I used my pineapple tart mould to do this as I don't have any bigger tart mould. Don't they look like pineapple tart?
Let's hope this can cheer him up a little after all he met with a minor accident this morning and his car is now in the workshop.
Source: Agnes Chang, Delightful snacks and Dim Sum
What you need:
600g white tapioca
80g castor sugar
1/2 tsp salt
90ml thick coconut milk
100g gula melaka, chopped
4 tbsp water
3 pcs pandan leaves, knotted
1/2 grated coconut, I used ready bought
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp corn flour
For the filling, place gula melaka, water and pandan leaves in a pot and cook till the sugar melted. Add in grated coconut, salt and corn flour. Cook till dry. Leave to cool and form a ball.
Peel, wash and cut tapioca into chunks and steam on high heat for 45 mins or until soft. Mashed the tapioca and add in the sugar and salt. Mashed till you for a soft dough, add in coconut milk and knead till you get a smooth paste.
Roll the dough into 1 cm thick and with a tart cutter, cut into tartlet. Top with the filling and serve.