My Facebook just reminded me about a post that I made 8 years ago when I was travelling in Kolkata, India. It was not meant to be a funny post at that time, but when I read it again including the comments, I laughed hard 😆😆😆!!! Such a funny thing looking back to the older version of yourself and what you are capable of!
My week has been full of soy and especially soy pulps!
Well, actually in the past 20 years of my life since I converted to "non-meat eater" , my family and I have been soy dependent. Having lived in Indonesia, all I ate for my protein was Tempeh and Tofu. My mom would also make her own soy milk because, yes, it is much more hygienic and less diluted compared to the ones you get in a bottle at the supermarket.
Okay, this is something I find mandatory, given that I have lived in Austria for 2 years. To me, when you are travelling, or eating out in another country, it is not just about the taste that makes the food great. Taste is number one criteria, then also we look at price, portion, freshness and the most important is the “localness” or “trueness” of that food or how that food should be presented in the way its place of origin would present it. You sure know if some places look touristy by looking at the crowd, the translated menu, the photos ; that can be an indicator of tourist trap but that doesn't mean it is not "Local".
It has been so long since I wrote last time. Yes, the whole 2017-2018 has been a busy year for me as I tried to get my life in Sydney settled. I can say that now I am based in Sydney. It is my life now, being together with Eugene (My fiance) who has lived here for almost all his life. And having myself work as a researcher which I found much easier in Sydney as there are more opportunities here to pursue this career.