365 Project – Day 20
Today is the third week of Cee’s Share Your World Writing Challenge. Here are her questions with my corresponding answers:
In what do you find the simplest of joys?
I love seeing beautiful landscapes. You don’t know how much I want to stop my car each time I see a picturesque site so I could shoot it. But most times you can’t just do that especially if you are driving in the highway or expressway. So when I travel I prefer to drive so I could just do that whenever I want to. But most of my traveling companions understand by now my quirkiness. In the country side, it is easy to back up the car or make a u-turn just to go back to a coveted scene, that is not so easy in an urban setting.
Jello or Pudding? And what is your favorite flavor?
Am a new fan of rice pudding. I never paid much attention to it because I grew up eating rice everyday, I thought I have tried all the rice dishes known to a rice eater like me. Two or three years ago I finally tasted a rice pudding. Oh so heavenly! I love it’s creaminess and the fragrance of the cinnamon and vanilla. One of these days, I would like to try to make it. Please send me your recipe if you have one that you really like.
But I also miss my Mom’s jello. Back in the Philippines we use agar-agar for gelatin and we buy the bars in the Filipino store. Her recipe calls for diluting the gelatin in pasteurized milk and/or coconut cream/milk. During Christmas she’d make them in layers of green, red and white or yellow and pour them in a Tupperware mold. Sometimes she’d add raisins and another with pineapple. I like them both.
Is there a language you would like to learn?
At one time when I was younger I was learning Japanese or Nippongo. I had several Japanese friends then who were studying in the Philippines but after they left I stopped. It would be interesting to go back to it but the Japanese language is difficult to learn.
Do you prefer juice or fruit?
I prefer fruits. I find the act of peeling, cleaning or preparing the fruit very relaxing as it gives you time to concentrate on what you are doing and later enjoy the fruit.