14 September 2012
|Our spread. Where's the table? That's the table!|
|Feels like Southern Philippines.|
|A platter of "cookies", rendang, murukku, lemang.|
The food is a mixture of Malay, Tamil, and Western food. The cookies, in particular, are hard little versions of the sort of stuff you will find in Philippine bakeries-- garishly colored, very sweet, margarinized.
|They turned to me and mouthed: "Malay Kool-Aid".|
|Vague flavor, generally sweet.|
11 September 2012
|Ornamental / light-seepin' holes in the wall doubles as shoe slots.|
|Car seat retires as porch seat, probably one where you can sit to take shoes off.|
In Philippine provinces, they do this. What about going inside the famous Southeast Asian wet bathrooms, you ask? There is usually an extra pair of wet-slippers in the shower (which is also where the toilet is, without division). In other places like Sweden, where the model of cleanliness is definitely dry, there is nothing of this sort.
|Everyone is gathered round to tell us to take our shoes off.|
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