This year was bad, but as human beings, we always try to squeeze some goods out of the bads. I am very fortunate to be able to have a family who loves me, and friends who still remember me (and whom I still care about) – friends I made back in secondary school, college and university. Given that I am a very nonchalant person who prefers to stay at home and carry out my usual home-making and video-watching tasks, I am very lucky that I have a bunch of friends who understand my needs and once in a while pull me out of my comfort zone to meet with them for food, chats and adventures.
So I got to meet with some of these friends this year, after the CB was over – a lot of them I haven’t met in more than ten years. They are still the same. When you suddenly discover that you can start talking to them about everything under the sun even when you have not met up in eons, you realise that all is not lost and you start to feel very thankful for the things that you have in life that are intangible but priceless and for not losing any of them in the process of age and time.
Can’t help feeling more thankful and blessed.
I met up with my university friends some time ago and had to bring the little one along with me as he did not have school that day as well. He surprised me a lot by behaving properly throughout and not making any fuss even though I stayed out for a long time (from 9am to almost 12 noon!) We did not want to end the session and continued talking for a long time even after we stepped out of the cafe. And the boy entertained himself most of the time with his imagination at work. I must say, it was actually really pleasant to have him with me as my company, and I’m beginning to think that meals out in future with my friends could actually be something to look forward to with him as my buddy.
Breakfast at The Clueless Goat cafe back then was a plate of scrambled egg on toast with salad on the side. It was really nice! Go try it out yourself! The piccolo latte was great too, making me all perked up for the conversation that lasted so long. It’s not too difficult to create that classic runny egg at all. You really just have to watch the fire and stay with your pan to make sure the egg doesn’t dry up. Try it today and I hope you love it as much as I do!
- Egg: 4
- Salt: a pinch
- Butter: 1/2 tbsp
- Toasts: to serve
- Ground blackpepper: to serve
- Beat eggs with salt.
- Heat butter in pan at medium-low heat.
- When butter starts to sizzle, pour in the eggs from the center of the pan out.
- Using a spatula, sweep in gentle circular motion for 30 seconds.
- Stir the spatula up and down the egg for another 20 seconds. Lift off heat.
- Continue cooking for a while more but stop while it is still slightly runny.
- Serve hot with toasts and ground blackpepper.