I am just back from a fire alarm – the 1st in about a fortnight, I believe. It’s 1 of those events where you get to go to an area & chat with or meet people whom you otherwise don’t bump into often at the residential hall. The cool summer night makes it just right for some fresh night air. :D
On the other hand, it didn’t help that the fire alarm sound pounded my skull & brought back some of the headache I experienced earlier. I went to school this afternoon to settle some stuff. Bought a copy of Evening Standard on the way home & proceeded to read it while lying down on the bed. Half the time I read the newspaper while lying down on the bed, I’ll doze off, & that’s what happened. I got up 2 hours plus later with a headache, twitching nose, my body feeling out of sorts & hungry. Thought of dragging my a** to the kitchen & cook some dinner when I realized PG was cooking & none of us in flat 301 want to be in the kitchen when he cooks for fear of getting our clothes smelling of what he’s cooking (he cooks with a lot of smoke!).
You see, I’ve also been having this mini craving for beef & a kind of banana called pisang emas (it’s a small type of bananas). I haven’t had beef for a month & proper meat for close to 3 months, with the beef consumed last month being a can of corned beef. Why? The halal beef I could find is sold in a rather big slab, some say it’s more for steaks or what not, for about GBP5-GBP10. It’s a lot & I don’t think I can finish a slab promptly & it’ll eat up the freezer space (which may inconvenient my other flatmates). Even a whole chicken takes me more than a month to finish. The banana thingy, well, I think it’s coz of MOKL’s messaging me on how she’s enjoying home cooked food & local food back in KL (she decided to spend her summer vacation on a trip back home) & also from another friend whom I chat with over YM who reminds me of yummy banana fritters & what not that’s available in Malaysia. If you are gonna ask, I don’t fancy the bananas found here, Never liked the bigger bananas, the smaller & sweeter ones are more to my fancy.
Anyhow, back to where I was before I digressed. Knowing it’ll be at least an hour before I can settle a meal (should I wanna cook), I decided to swallow a Dual Relief tablet & take a stroll to the kebab shop that I frequent most, Palmer’s. After some waiting & mindless banter with the guys who work there, I came home to feast on a quarter pounder with cheese burger & fries (or chips, as they call it here). Aaaahh, yummy! I can never cut it out as a complete vegetarian. I still crave for blood, as a friend says. :D
Hopefully, a good night’s sleep will settle the rest & I’ll wake up feeling fresh.
Till later, live long & prosper.