1. PULLED TEA
Or teh tarik, a hugely popular drink amongst South-east Asians, Malaysians in particular. I think the following pics will amply describe the process of making this tea, without my trying to explain it.
This process makes the tea more drinkable i.e a hot tea won't be so hot so you can drink it quickly. The irony is that very rarely people who go to restaurants (very often run by mamaks or Indian Muslims) to drink this tea are in any great hurry.
Because the tea has been 'pulled' many times, it adds flavour to it from the combination of the tea, sugar, sweetened condensed milk, and evaporated milk. This is not unlike pounding spices and onions, etc with mortar and pestle as opposed to using the electric blender. The resulting 'awas' or combined paste will make a much better tasting curry.
Warning: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME, NOT ON YOUR PERSIAN CARPET ANYWAY.
|This one's ready to go. OK, let's do another one!|
|The longer the better|
|The back arm twist|
|Ya baby, from ceiling to the ground|
|Music from that radio provides the tempo|
2. PAINTED STATUE
So what if you are jobless, or a bored college student with nothing to do at night? You can always paint yourself up, put a big box in front of you and just stand still, the longer the better. But I guess you need to stand absolutely still for at least five hours to make your effort worthwhile.
This antic is in no way unique. It's kinda like the solitary violinist or the silver statue of Hay Street Mall in Perth WA, or the bushman on San Francisco jetty accross from Alcatraz, ain't it
|You are allowed to improve on the painting too|
|Hey, no tickling, I'm a statue, remember?|
Have a great weekend everyone!