Red Hot Chilli Peppers or là jiāo (辣椒)!

Hahaha, of course I don’t know if these guys (the band) are called that in Mandarin ;-)

I do know that chillies are called “hot peppers” là jiāo (辣椒), chilli sauce that we’re familiar with is actually “sweet chilli sauce” or tián jiàng (甜酱) while peppers / capsicum are called “sweet peppers” or tián jiāo (甜椒).

In terms of spicy Chinese food, I’ve only tried Hunan cuisine, stinky / smelly tofu (with sweet and spicy chilli sauce) and some Sichuan tofu dish…

If you ask me, I don’t like Sichuan peppers because I don’t like the numb feeling in my tongue and throat a meal.

Then again, people tell that me I’ve not been eating authentic spicy Hunan and Sichuan foods, which are of course tastier in their own cities.

Since I’ve been craving for spicy food, the Hubs mentioned that he’s taking me to a popular Sichuan restaurant in town, which serves a number of dishes that he’d think I’d like.

Anyway, a “red hot chilli pepper” caused a facepalm moment yesterday when she argued hotly with her countryman over a teeny, weeny matter, which was probably due to a miscommunication, a slight misunderstanding or even a disagreement.

Sigh…if only they could have seen themselves. Everyone else around them was wearily waiting for them to STOP.

They eventually did and I was like, “It’s just a small matter. No need to get all excited…”

We have a lonnnnnnnng way to go…

Play-By-Ear Guitar?

One weekend, we brought the kids out for dinner. After dinner, our daughter a toy acoustic guitar while our son asked for a water gun.

Kids being kids, they wanted to play with each other’s toys…anyway, we ended up buying another water gun.

The acoustic guitar?

Interestingly, my robot-Lego-b-Daman-Transformers crazy kid kept himself busy fiddling with the tuning pegs, the strings and did a bit of strumming.

Since I am *always* busy with cooking, cleaning, laundry or homework, I was just relieved to see him having a nice, relaxing time.

Surprise, surprise…he came running excitedly into the kitchen while I was stir-frying a veg or something:

“Mummy, mummy! Look, I can play ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’ ” on the guitar!”

True enough, he plucked out the song on the little, toy guitar :D

I thought that was really cool – one of my colleagues shared with me that he’d taught himself how to play the guitar when he was teenager.

Hmm…maybe it’s time for an early investment in a fender acoustic guitar for the budding rock star? ;-)

Hacked! Spammed!

Hello, hello especially to those out there who are still following this blog :)

First, you’ll notice the “comments off”. As much as I love discussions on the blog posts, I have disabled comments because I’ve had harrowing months of SPAM, with an interesting range of stuff and services from China, Japan, Russia (???).

Oh my God, if you’ve ever been spammed, you’ll know how frantic I was when I got 100s of new “comment” notifications via email by the minute!!!

As smug as I seem to be, I know that this lil ole blog ain’t that popular ;-)

Next, in view of how boring this blog has become, I was horrified to find out one morning that it had been hacked!

How did I know?

Well, random codes and text started appearing in my posts and then I also noticed additional plug-ins and stuff in my dashboard.

Thankfully, my webhost sorted it out after I alerted him.

The house is still not in order because I have a “Mystery of the Disappearing Plug-ins” on my hands now.

Sigh, I hope that my webhost can fix this too coz I love my blog and I love to blog.