This is a prequel of Ramen Footsteps Retraced, posted from Japan.
I’m probably living in my own dream trying to look for a bowl of ramen that will even come close to the one I’ve had in Japan previously - that bowl of ramen I ate amidst the cold, cold weather in a cubicle.
…and I did mention, “come close”
I was/am always eager to attend Japanese Gourmet Fairs in Isetan, KLCC, Malaysia each time it comes around. In other words, Japanese Gourmet Fair at homeland.
This particular fair (lasting from the 17th to the 26th) features Menya Musashi, a ramen store originally from Shinjuku -another vending machine based restaurant in Tokyo. Menya Musashi is perhaps one of the more sought after ramen restaurants in Tokyo. In fact, popular in such a way that long lines are almost inevitable; the particular feature which sometimes distinguishes a good restaurant from the many out there.
Now, why didn’t I go there when I was in Shinjuku?
In any case, Menya Musashi was offering a limited number of bowls of Shoyu-style Ramen per day at Isetan, KLCC. I managed to snag a bowl (and 3/4 more from a friend who couldn’t finish hers) made specially by a chef from Menya Musashi in Japan.
So how did it go, you ask?
I slurped the first spoonful of noodle along with the broth. I let out an “Aaahh”. 10 minutes later…
…this happened. Familiar scene if you’ve been following my other post, ayh? =)
and hey! It’s opening soon at Isetan 1 Utama!
Have you completed your resolution(s) for 2011? No? Not surprising.
Have you completed at least half of your proposed resolution(s) for 2011? No? Again, not surprising.
Have you already forgotten what your resolution(s) for 2011 were? Yes?
…and despite that you’re still crafting your masterpiece of resolution(s) for the New Year?
Something in me has been persistently pressing on the possibility that there’s something about resolutions that always bring out the perception of New Years to be a start of something fresh. We soon neglect said resolution, get too lazy, find it impossible to manage within the constraints of our daily schedule, and wonder…
Why in the world would the past me have the present me carry out these sorta tasks??
Ultimately, we long for the New Years for a fresh start with a fresh list of previously untouched resolution(s). Still, reusing and recycling? Great thinking!
Grandma says why bother?
…though, I reckon we’re better off creating challenges for ourselves along the way instead of a soon-to-be-forgottened-list of resolutions. Ngeh, just my thoughts in a bloated nutshell, as always.
buuuuut if you still insist on resolutions, here’s one for you for the New Years, the refreshed 3Rs
Reduce redundant resolutions!
For the last 500 years, the locals of Nongriat in Meghalaya, India have grown several hundred bridges across the region’s numerous water channels, using just the roots of local ribber trees. Some of the bridges extend over 100 feet in length and are strong enough to support more than 50 people at a time.
To-Do List Checkoff for June 2011 Bolded text denotes new entry.
+ Grades, grades, grades - in whatever exams that may come. (All that remains now, would be for SPM results on March, I’ve done my best) extremely happy with what I’ve did, however, SAM’s a killer. A cappella - failure to bring up is not an option. (We did bring it up, just not to the level as expected. I really hope we’ll get back after SPM) Achieve < RPE 3.0 in Kiara’s Mountain Bike trail. Sit in for the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra’s rehearsals Co-Lead Red to victory (IT WAS WELL WORTH IT) Cycle more than I take cabs under safety circumstances knowing KL. Earn Driver’s License Film Climbing/Kayaking/Road Expeditions Green Mobs in KL this year - join, enjoy, convey message. Insults are either taken in a way to bring you down or to improve. 2nd option. Stomp it out! iPhone 4G, only under the circumstances that you’ve earned it
To-Do List Checkoff for June 2011
Bolded text denotes new entry.
If I were to put my overwhelming thoughts into context…
Just 2 months ago, I was in Tokyo - being a tourist with a map constantly in check of direction.
Just 10 hours ago, earthquake on the Ritcher scale of 8.9 rocked Japan.
I am roughly 2 months safe from being in such situation.
Wait! what am I talking about? 2 months is a pretty long period of time. That, however, does not matter! The people in Japan might not have a good night’s rest tonight (or the following nights to come), but we can’t be cared less now, can we?
Dismissal of the fact doesn’t necessarily stop the occurrence of a disaster - there are people who can’t be bothered to stop and just think about how fortunate they are to be wherever they currently stand, being safe and miles away from such disaster; Let alone opening to read the front page of the newspaper, or even single clicking a link to watch a report about it.
Human race, or the human comma race? You tell me.
My thoughts go out to Japan and sensei. Please be ok.