5.8.14

Everybody has problems ... so you are not alone ...

I had a long meeting in the afternoon today from 2pm till 5pm. And, after the meeting, my colleague invited me for a coffee to wind down. So, we ordered two cups of kopi and started chit-chatting. Initially, I was asking him why he stopped working out since he likes to exercise and he started telling me about his ADHD kid which requires a lot of his attention after work, which makes him no time to workout. I felt sorry for him as well as feel bad as I always teased him that he's getting lazy. At the end of the conversation, a word of wisdom struck me which really makes him feels good. I told him everybody has problems, be it finance, health, work, family and etc. What you perceive a person as having a good life is not really true as he/she might have other problems that you may not know. For example, I told him he has kids but some couples may be trying hard for a baby or some rich people are facing family politics at home and poor health. So, he should be fortunate and cherished what he has, which applies to us all. :)

Btw, I reached home early last Friday in order to avoid any jam at the CIQ where last Friday morning, there was a commotion where some factory buses refused to pay the toll hikes and everyone walking across the causeway instead for 30 mins. Since I am home for dinner, my kid suggested Japanese dinner and there we go. I took the pics with another phone cam which doesn't turns out to be very sharp.

Salmon and kani maki ... I always loves salmon maki while my kid never failed to order kani maki.

My wifey bento set , which consist of salmon teriyaki , edamane , salad and some vegetables.

I can't remember what this roll is called when it's sure crispy

This is a part of my bento, braised pork. Of course, I only ate the lean meat. :P

The sashimi that comes together with my bento

This vegetables taste and looks like kangkung ...hmmm...

Agedashi tofu ... i love it!

And, my bbq shiitake mushrooms. I always likes mushrooms!
Stay cheerful always, folks and do keep in mind problems are signs we are alive!! :)

41 comments:

  1. Sounds like that Listen Listen Listen fella, quote: "Ikan Jerung pun ada masalah" LOL

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    1. Ken ...haha.... I almost forgot that.

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  2. Yah, everyone has their own problems, just depend on you look at it only!

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    1. True...Xiao Ying. That's my point to my friend .

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  3. I agree with your title.. Very agree.. Everyone has their own problems, depends big or small only.. "You see me good, I see you good"..

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    1. Princess - so, we should stop envying others but work on our problems.

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  4. Shitake's good, cancer prevention. Miracle mushroom, they call it. Must eat more.

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    1. Stp - oh ....I love shitake mushrooms. Anytime for me !

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  5. Chris, your post title actually cheered me up this morning. Everyone has problems in different areas of their lives. We are all on the outside looking in and we always feel that other people have a happier and easier life than us. Japanese food again! Can't go wrong with that as I love it too :)

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    1. Phong - I'm so glad to hear that. Hope you are feeling great now.

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  6. Like cantonese saying " every family have a sutra that is difficult to read".

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    1. Kucing - haha... I'm canto but don't understand.

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  7. Yeah, everyone has their fair share of problems.

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    1. Lina - even planning for a run can be problematic too ....like too hot or rains. Hahhaa

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  8. I was thinking just yesterday.. that those who stay in asylum really have no more problem already.. no more problems to tackle.. sad but true..

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    1. Reana - they have lots of conflicts and disturbances inside.... unless they take their med.

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  9. yalah very true.. everyone has their own problems, which could or could not be seen by others..

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    1. Sk - so, just take it naturally and stay cheerful ! And, look into the issue in another perspective.

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  10. so it's always better to see what we have instead of what we do not have.. in this way, we will feel more optimistic..

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    1. Sk - yup but also need to improve on our lives.

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  11. oooh.. japanese bento again finally, haha!! and looks like this one is very loaded leh.. yummy yummy!!

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    1. Sk - lol...This time just whack big time.

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  12. I agreed, everyone has their problems...

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    1. Angeline - it's good to have problems, that shows we are alive unlike the dead.

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  13. I love Japanese food - Nihon ryori

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  14. U see me good, i see you good, but everyone has his/her problems...

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    1. Sharon - true.... Some complain it's too hot while others complain it's too cold....haha.....

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  15. You eat Japanese food so often and I suspect you were a Japanese warlord in your past lives! You look like one anyway!

    What problems? Nothing is permanent in this life, not even our problems!

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    1. TM - you are a true Buddhist. Warlord ? Alamak...I'm a timid guy. .. what War? Yeah, nothing is permanent and things keep changing.

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  16. True true, everybody has their own issues.

    Must learn how to release tension and enjoy life!

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    1. Hayley - haha...seems like everybody gave the same response and answer.

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  17. Your family definitely loves Japanese food! =D Could the roll in the third picture be known as futomaki? I'm just guessing because the one I've ate before looks exactly like that.

    But yeah, I do agree with you that we're all facing with some kind of problems in our lives... it's part and parcel of life. =/

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    1. Waverly - dunno...maybe you are right. I check it out next time.

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  18. Yes. The grass is always greener on the other side. Each family has their own problem.

    oh. A non- halal Japanese food. That braised pork looks good to me. And I also want to try that crispy rolls. ^^

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    1. Rose - always greener till you step on it and live there and you realised your home grass lagi green. Hahaha... I love the braised pork....very nice.

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  19. Common Chinese saying "you look me good, I look you good". Quite trendy recently seeing most bloggers eating Japanese food lately. Oishi.

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    1. Banana - My place got a lot of Japanese food . so,we always ended up in one frequently.

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  20. What phone are you using? My iPhone takes great food pictures :P

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  21. Well done, Chris, you make someone's day by encouraging your friend, ya indeed 家家有本难念的经

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  22. I like TM's saying, nothing is permanent, not even our problems

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