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Of Panoramic Shots, Dwarves and Dim Sums...







 Good morning people :) It's a wonderful day and I just figured out that my HTC phone can do panoramic shots after the recent update. The shot above was taken at 720 am at my school, facing the sun. There was no assembly today as the mid year exam starts today. It took me around 16 minutes from home to school, with no heavy traffic (the reason why I love to live in a small town). This is my second year stationed here, when I was literally wrenched away from my old school because this school was in dire need of a science teacher. Still, I am happier here as the politics were a lot less and I felt more appreciated :)
I finished the book above by Markus Heitz in less than a week. It was originally in German and I was rather pleased the translated version is rather engaging. Heck, I was surprised that the Germans have a great fantasy author. The book was about dwarves and their heroes struggles against the forces of evil (orcs, goblins, evil elves, power hungry mages, the usual lot). 
I still have many books unread on my shelves. The book buying binge happened once a year (a book mega sale 50 - 90% off every end of March) and I admit that I have neglected to read for quite some time. It is good to find back the joy of reading :)  


Urmmmmmmm..... dim sum. Dim sum /ˈdimˈsʌm/ (simplified Chinese点心traditional Chinese點心pinyinDiǎnxīn) is a style of Chinese Canton cuisine prepared as small bite-sized portions of food traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates [excerp from Wkipedia]
I love Chinese food and I am 1/4 Chinese myself :P 
Dim Sum can be found at the cold or frozen section of the supermarket. But to find really good ones, I have to go to specialty shops that served the stuff. Stuff... Dim sum is REALLY steamed stuffed pastry. I love seafood and mushroom in mine. The supermarket stuff are almost tasteless and the really good ones cost quite a lot... But it's way cheaper than sushi.

12 comments:

Tenchi Loh said...

Best dim sum is non halal one ops...

Ramzu Zahini said...

I know that fact la. This shop serves halal dimsum only.
Evil you.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

That book sounds quite intriguing!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

My Rare One and I love dim sum too! We have a favourite Chinese restaurant here that serves a great feast of it every weekend. We love ordering off the little carts that come around with various selections.

Ramzu Zahini said...

Hello there :)
I was really surprise because it was better than i expected. As an ardent fantasy fan, i do have certain bar to pass before i say the book is good.
Thank you for visiting, and please come again :)

Ramzu Zahini said...

Hahaha, i am glad to find a dimsum lover here! And still, EVERYONE loves Chinese food. Have you tried cooking some dishes?

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I haven't had Dim Sum in years! You have reminded me of how much I like it. I should check and see if there's a place around here for that. I really like Chinese food and sometimes I prepare it at home. In fact, I enjoy all kinds of different cuisines. It's nice to try new things from different cultures.

Abby said...

Ooh, now I'm hungry, and I love me some Dim Sum! We have an Asian market here that I have yet to check out, now I'm motivated.

That's a pleasant photo of your school in the morning - the students must love going every day ;) And books! I sometimes worry they will go away with everything going digital, but I enjoy reading actual books. Enjoy!

Ramzu Zahini said...

Years?! Then you should find some dim sums quick. Rediscover the love, as some say it :)

Ramzu Zahini said...

This is a boarding school, and the buildings you see are the hostels. The school was behind me.
Hope you find the dim sum you like and make it a favourite :)

Tomoko said...

I enlarged your panorama photo to enjoy it much more. That is a great photo. Beautiful building of your school and the sunrise!

Ramzu Zahini said...

Dear Tomoko;
Thanks for looking at the picture properly enlarged. It was taken only with my phone's camera, not as wonderful as yours.
Thanks again :)

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