Monday, October 05, 2009

sha: feeling piggish for parkia speciosa

Originally uploaded by lianne_kang
Nigella Lawson is one of my favourite chefs. I like her style, her determination in surviving when her husband was sick and most definitely, I like her recipes.

What I don't like about her, though, is the fact that by the end of her shows, she'll be wearing a black robe and then she'll go to the fridge to eat leftovers. Even though it appeared sexy, it appeared lazy too. At least for me. Things got so well in her show except for that part.

One day, Nigella put some whipped cream in her recipe and said,

"If you're feeling piggish, you can always add more cream..."

I was dumb-struck with the choice of words. Like a typical Malay, I made a direct translation:

"Membabi? Kebabian? Terbabi?" I thought.

Definitely "Kebabian."

But what is "kebabian"? My mind was dragged to the film Babe. Uuuuuurgghhh...no.
The country is now hit by the ever famous H1N1. I didn't dare to think about pigs. Oh no...

I tried to find the meaning in wikipedia - no answer.

I lost sight of my dictionary.

My last option would be Microsoft Word.

So I typed:

P.I.G.G.I.S.H.

Right click - Synonyms.

greedy, glutinous, selfish, self-centered, avaracious, acquisitive, gluttonous.

Clearly, this is not a positive word:)

Ibu cooked sambal tumis ikan bilis with petai and I felt like taking most of the petai into my plate. Raya was time that I ate more meat and less vegetables. I have missed petai for two weeks now. I need lots of it in my system.

But wait...does that mean that I'm greedy for this parkia speciosa? (it sounds like wingardim laviosa!)

GREEDY = PIGGISH = KEBABIAN

Hohoho...no way!

That's the reason why it's good that the pig is haram.

That's the reason why you can't be greedy.

If I'm still feeling piggish over petai, then:

"Petai has earned its nickname 'stink bean' because its strong smell is very pervasive. It lingers in the mouth and body. Like asparagus, it contains certain amino acids that give a strong smell to one's urine, an effect that can be noticed up to two days after consumption. Like other beans, their complex carbohydrates can also cause strong-smelling flatulence."
- wikipedia.

The flatulence will certainly go wingardium laviosa in the air.

Then I'll have a new nickname:

Smelly Sha.

or

Sha Petai.

And that's the reason why when someone is angry, he/she will say this:

YOU'RE A PIG!

or

BABILAH KAU!

It's not rabbitish, chickenish, or duckish. It's piggish.

Either it's in English or Malay, it's not good.

Wear your mask.
Not only for your face, for your heart too:)

31 comments:

ONE ZABA said...

kepetaian = kebusukan= kehancingan...

sI tEDI said...

yg busuk tu lah yg sedap.
ayah aku ada pokok petai.. jual petai dapat duit.
tak jual petai org curi. org tu yg jual balik. ha ha ha ha....

azzaliena suziantie feisal said...

good utk clean our darah mehh :)

et said...

luv petai gak..lme x mkn..tp, x byk la..hehehe..

err..jgn gne pktaan itu..xsedap bunyik nyer..huuu~

Ayu said...

kenkadang kan sha.. org kampung sendiri sker makan petai.. my abang ipar org KL.. petai dia leh gigit camtu je.. iskk.. kalu x der petai x sah..

sometime mkn jugak petai n jering.. tapi bila my hubby mkn.. then satu rumah berbau.. tu yg x sker.. aduss.. tp pe nk buat.. dah sayang.. senyap je la. haha..

Adila said...

petai is so yum!!!

i rindu petai with sambal udang!!

Ayu said...

ehh.." org kampung sendiri sker makan petai.. " <<- stetmen ni sepatutnya mcm nih.." org kampung sendiri tak sker makan petai.. "

sori.. kesilapan menaip amat dikesali.. :P

ZARA 札拉 said...

Zara pula nak piggy back!

Lovely!

nak~

Ili Saharudin said...

when raye abis kita akan rindu rendang plak kan????

Tie said...

Eh, kak tie pun minat kat Nigella tu... seorang wanita yang anggun, dan kelihatan macam senang je memasak di dapur... Tapi kan, kitchen accesoriesnya mak ooii... macam dalam space shuttle !

~ Sambal petai udang tu baru je kak tie masak beberapa hari yang lepas. Kak tie ratah je petai tu.. pastu susah payah bersihkan bilik air , hu hu...

Pocket said...

pat jam post dah sepuluh komen!!
wah!! sha memang besh:D

pigish is not that bad,
it is just a word to show buruk lantak,
its just so happen that pig is
the only being that can describe
'buruk lantak' in the best way.

sama la macam 'duck' untuk 'tunduk'
aper la kena mengena tunduk ngan itik kan?
omputeh ni ikut suka ati diorang jer...

Arjuna Qaseh said...

viva-vavi lah!

MrMrsFaiz said...

One thing about Nigella is she is a super saver chef. I remember watching her saving some leftovers to make chicken stock.

~♥ cik intan® said...

.heee ade kwn kite ckp, "kau ni comel macam babi" should kite marah dia org should kite gumbira sbb die ckp kite "comel" wlupun mcm babi?
.ekekeke~
.gile punya words
.lol!

iza~de~bintang said...

Dah lama tak makan petai... dulu2 tak makan, sekarang makan sikit hehehe :D
Tapi kalau sambal udang petai memang boleh jadi kecur kalau teringat hehe

Zyma Saad said...

Waduhhhhh....enggak suka itu petai.
Uwaaaaaaa...larikkssssssssss.

Sha...Akak pos sobenier tgh ari nihh. Tunggu la ekkkkk....

Sila kasik mobile number ko ke e-mail Akak. Nanti Akak nak "kacau" hidup ko,Sha......tatkala Akak keboringan. Muahahah....

Zyma_Saad@yahoo.com

LotsOfLove-Pearls said...

Dear Sha,
Kali ni ada isu BABI lak.

Hehe..

Dari kisah seorang chef yg disukai sampailah ke H1N1.

Ini n3 yg ke-4 eh..

Hehehe..

Wear your mask.
Not only for your face, for your heart too.

Like this words.

Ayu said...

out of topic-- >> masalahnya sha.. lec. English ni suh kita baca sendiri.. and bila nk discuzz exam paper... manjang x der je .. asik ganti tutorial tarikh lain... bosan arr...

anjang said...

this is my favourite dish, i mad it forever

~LP Lum~ said...

ahaks~ ska ngan term akak... KEBABIAN... xprnh trpkir pn ada wujudnye words mcm 2... :))

apa pn sy mmg xmkn ptai... xtau ngape.. tp bnda2 lain smua bedal.. :)

p/s : bler mau dtg cnie? lma xjmpa ngan akak ku ini... miz u... :)

zino said...

dapat sambal tumis potai... alahai sodapp hehe

Loyer Lelaki said...

i thnk is feeling 'babi-babi"

sora-ao said...

ya...yang busuk memang sedap. budu? belacan? belacan yang dibakar tu harum je baunye..nyum..nyum..

oh susah giler berpuasa dengan kehadiran setan..:|

kuina said...

waduh waduh.. itu sambal mencabar kePUASAan daku la...

imHepPie said...

rabbitish..chumel gak word ni..hehe

ashley said...

Cheryna,
pedulikkan keBUSUKkan itu!!
job tubuhkan kelab "PETAI's LOVERs"!!
.
.
.
hidup petai!!hidup petai!!
Long live the stink bean!!
he he he

blogresipi said...

Sue petai jugak! tapi kalau ade meeting baik jangan.hehehe

blogresipi said...

Sue petai jugak! tapi kalau ade meeting baik jangan.hehehe

hasni said...

xpernah rasa petai
sedap ke

Ismail N said...

I dare say Nigella’s chocolate cake recipe is wonderful. Even my wife (who hardly bakes) produced a ‘Secret Recipe’ quality cake with that recipe. However… ‘piggish’ …. hemmm, I hope I will never feel that way – ever.

Anonymous said...

perlu memeriksa:)