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My Friend, Ang

Last Friday, my friend Ang gave me some homegrown organic cherry tomatoes. He called in the morning, asking if he could come over to visit Wookie but I was on my way out on a few errands. Those errands took me longer than I expected and with one thing after another, I never got home but went straight into classes.

Ang rang again, “Sister Katy, I HAVE to come over lah. I have something for you.”

Of course I was curious. “Oh! Ok. What is it?”

“I got some organic tomatoes for you.”

“Wow! Thanks! I am in the studio now. But Alison is at home.”

But Ali called 10minutes later telling me she’s going out for dinner with PaPa. I messaged Ang…………….”So sorry, can you come later?”

A few minutes later a reply came, “Tomatoes on top of the postbox.”

“Tq very much.”

What a friend, to have gone through all those trouble to gave me some of his famous tomatoes.

Ang goes to the same church with me. We used to bump into each other often during lunch when Ali was in the afternoon school. (We had lunch early then) But since the beginning of this year, when she started morning school, we have not been able to do lunch together.

But I really got to know him when Wookie came to live with us. Ang is another dog lover. He took one look at Wookie’s pictures and was smitten. Since then, he’s been visiting regularly; playing with him and giving me lots of puppy care tips. I really appreciated that since I am a 1st time mum to a pup.

Ang actually lives in an apartment, which makes it really amazing to have a ‘vegetable plot’ on his balcony. There, he grows heaps of stuff, all organic. He has told me that he plans to one day move into a landed property and plant so much stuff nobody will be able to find the front door. I truly believe him.

Don't they look scrumptious?
The tomatoes………………….are simply scrumptious! They are tiny bite-size little things but they are very crunchy and juicy; crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside. I have been fairly successful with flowers and herbs but not with vegetables. I once planted long beans. It only yielded 1 long bean. When I say long bean, I mean it’s called long bean but the one that yield was anything but! It grew and grew and grew till the length of an average French bean and stopped. (I know, Ang, I never fertilize) Several weeks ago, I planted some chili seeds and they grew. I can’t wait for it to mature, yield and give some to Ang.

Reader Comments (7)

Wah.....glad you like it.:D
November 15, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterAng
Wow! Send that man over here RIGHT NOW! The description of his tomatoes has me positively drooling! We are, sadly, in the early stages of winter here - the ice on the car, the cold around your ears that stops you from being able to hear, the miserbale look on people's faces, and yes, the sad, oh so sad array of salad in the shops...

As a mad keen salad eater (ok, ust mad then) these pitiful offerings send me into dispair in the vegetable aise of the huge local Tesco.

Can you smuggle Ang over here to turn my sickly herb garden into an organic tomato factory? Please? :-)

They look so shiny and edible in the photo! hmmmm tomatoes!

Sorry, I'm just getting carried away!

How is it that some people CAN grow stuff, and some people (that's you and me darliing) just - well - Can't!
November 17, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterAunty Julie
hahahah...hi Aunty Julie, if one day you come yo Malaysia to visit Sis.Katy, I will bless you some Sungold Cherry tomato....
November 17, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterAng
I'll be there one day - I promise!!
November 18, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterAunty Julie
Some people just have green fingers, Julie darling. As for those miserable English weather. Enjoy what you have. We over here long for a bit of the colder weather.
November 18, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterKaty
-4 today.
TOO cold!
No wonder my sage has died :-(

(shame the fish haven't - yet!)
November 19, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterAunty Julie
I have some basil, oregano but sage I don't. I wonder if it'll grow well over here. Must check that out.
If the fishes do decide to die, you'll miss them :p
November 20, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

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