Potong Ice Cream, or ‘Aiskrim Potong’, is a traditional local snack. ‘Potong’ means ‘cut’ in Malay, so they are literally blocks of cut ice cream. They usually come in flavours such as red bean, sweet corn, durian, yam and cendol, with a creamy texture from coconut milk.
Potong Ice Cream is one of my parents’ more popular childhood snacks, but my generation love them too. My cousins and I used to have them when we wanted inexpensive, yummy ice cream.
Not everywhere sells these anymore, so it’s always a joy to have find them and slurp on some sweet, icy nostalgia.
Feels like a Friday when it isn’t. Suddenly I am about to have a nice weekend away from work-related shenanigans.
Tonight I curl up with a new book, a tapestry of mystery and a play in form. Precisely the kind that gives me a thrill knowing the rationale for how a certain piece is written.
Jo Nesbo is fantastic. Check him out if you haven’t.
Went to a charity fair with a few fellow high school comrades. I believe it’s time to meet the entire gang.
The symphony of the morning market brings you back into the rhythm of poetry, sometimes.
A verse is brewing.
Having a whole four-day weekend really helped get some sense back. Positivity, though not impossible to find, can be hard to maintain when you’re constantly feeling exhausted.
Reminds me of Alice in Wonderland
But things seem to be getting back on track. Went to Lake Gardens on my own just because I can. Somehow being a tourist in my own country, seeing new things is the familiar, can be stimulating.
I decided that it’s time to start scrapbooking. I needed some craft materials but sourcing them is a tough task in itself.
Then I found out about Art Friends in The Curve. Believe it or not, it is the largest art & craft store I have seen in PJ thus far.
The myraid of craft materials would make craft enthusiasts salivate and flit around like a butterfly in Spring.
Some of the things you can get: Sketch books, all sorts of papers, pens including Copico and acid-free, easels, paints and paintbrushes, stamps and ink pads, boxes, stickers, organising containers, mini trees for geographical projects… the list goes on. Can you imagine my joy?
There are a mixture of pricier items and surprisingly affordable ones, something I realise other shops don’t offer.
I got most of what I wanted, but I couldn’t find the Distress Ink Pads I’ve been searching for lately.
In the end the scrapbook I got was about RM35, the 24 patterned cardstock set was RM12 and the acid-free pen was roughly RM6.90.
I say roughly because I became a member (RM10 for 2 years membership) so I did get a discount on everything.
Let the craft mania begin.