Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Belated National DeLurking Week

I never knew such a week existed. Apparently, it used to be just 24 hours but this year they "upgraded" it to a week. And still I missed it! Apparently, the National (presumably America) DeLurking Week begins in the second week of January, according to the originators, Paper Napkin.

I think it's a hilarious idea and I may implement that here in jolly ole Singers! Although I know only 4 people read my blog - being 3A Gurl, Graeme (baby!), Kalyn, Oslo Foodie and occasionally Paz and J of Kuidore (whom I dread reading my blog because her blog and food are so phenomenally intimidating!). OK .. maybe 6 ...

However, the statistics show there are some people who lurk here. I have no clue who they are but I reckon most of them might have stumbled onto here by mistake.

Anway, I call this week National (i.e. Singapore) DeLurking Week and I am going to show some of the brilliant buttons that were made for this week, found at Paper Napkin. Some of them are really witty.

I apologise to those waiting for me to post something about food as I am actually still not 100% so have not been cooking this week. I promise to resume appropriate food porn shortly. I will start with some Chinese medicinal recipe as well as an ode to love letters, one of my favourite snacks for Chinese New Year.

So to possible lurkers, in the words of the ubiquitious Phoa Chu Kang on local telly, "Dun shy, dun shy, comment lah!" (That was just for you, Graeme, to satisfy your Singlish cravings .. LOL).

Categories - Rambling Prose


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That because I so kaypoh one.

;-) Graeme

4:04 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL! I love this National DeLurking Week! I'm going to have to post a "Belated" notice on my blog, too. Because there are a lot of lurkers whom I'd love to hear from.

By the way, I'm a full-time reader of yours. I just fall behind sometimes. So my comment may come late. ;-)

And I, too, always get excited to get a comment from the amazing J. Her blog is inspiring, like yours!


4:40 am  
Blogger 3A Gurl said...

I where got shy one. Always comment one, sometimes late but always got something to shay. So now confirm I not luller. BTW dont watch supernatural alone if you scared momok otherwise like me, no sleep one night. dleam of white cha bor all night saying 'take me home'. so creepy

5:29 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I've tagged you for the Seven meme here.

I hope you can participate but if you'd rather not, I understand.

Happy blogging!


4:30 pm  
Blogger MM said...

See? I knew I only had you guys here who would comment! LOL.

Graeme .. you so auntie one.

Paz - Isn't it a brilliant idea? And thanks so much for reading my blog .. you know we actually have a lot of things in common? And I finished the 7 meme! Woo hoo!

3A - am getting worried here about all your strange "encounters" recently. I hope everything is OK.

8:03 am  
Anonymous paz said...

That was fast! You finished that meme very quickly! I'm so impressed! Can't wait to read it. ;-)

Do you have the link for Paper Napkin? I'm thinking about making it National Delurking Month. One week is too short, and a belated one at that! LOL! Why don't we do that? ;-)

2:12 pm  
Blogger MM said...

Hey Paz, here's Paper Napkin's URL. You can always ask them to extend it!


5:30 pm  
Anonymous paz said...

Thanks, Stephanie, for the link!


2:53 am  
Blogger mg said...

Hi MM,

I have been enjoying reading or shall i say lurking here once in a while. I haven't been in the past few days but when i do, i read from the top down. It's just one of the crazy things i do (i often read magazines from back to front!). No, i'm not usually this weird, honest. Come visit me, you'll see.

Like you, like Paz, like any others, i like reading comments from people who lurks on my site (oh, yes! especially J! - she's so inspiring).

So this comment i'm leaving because it's well due. I love the food you cook and one of my bestfriend may benefit from your lotus root (she often talks about it!) - i ought to source it out and cook for her as a surprise... what ya think?

4:43 am  
Blogger MM said...

Hi Mae Gabriel! Thanks for being one of my lurkers. LOL. And I really appreciate everyone trying to read daily but since I do not post daily, it is more than enough that you gys even pop in once in a while!

Hey, I read from the top too. Because I am too lazy to even scroll down to the start!

I simply adore J's site and I immediately voted for her. I personally think she's better than Nigella Lawson.

Thanks so much for liking my food although I always think my food is very "functional" and not stylish like J's or Chubby Hubby's or Stephen's. Only because I do not have a proper kitchen or all my kitchen equipment or crockery with me. And I have a crappy camera. Being on the move so much has limited my ability to "collect" things. I miss and ache for a proper kitchen .. sigh.

By the way, I really like your site too and I noticed that you featured Hainanese Chicken Rice! My grandfather made one of the best Hainanese Chicken Rice I have ever eaten and I wish I remembered how to cook it the way he did.

As for your friend, what exactly is her ailment or area which she wants to improve? This soup is fantastic for clearing the complexion and giving you a bit of a glow - less wrinkles I guess. So far, I have taken it once and I noticed my complexion is clearer. Typically you should take it twice in a space of a few days to really see the effect. But because I have asthma I do not dare to have the soup again too soon so I will wait another week or so before I do.

If you are making this soup for your friend you have to follow the recipe exactly - as in use the exact amount and the exact type of Chinese herbs. Otherwise it will not work. The lotus root alone will not help.

If you are talking about the pork rib with lotus root soup, you may also want to add some red dates to give it that extra oomph.

I have lots of Chinese herbal soups which help the complexion so if you want any, do let me know.

12:26 pm  

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