Friend (27) – My yummy day

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yummy day 04

I didn’t finish up the yam I bought the last moon-cake festival, it’s still lying in my fridge for several months.

yummy day 01

By chance, I took out one of them and decided to grow it in a pot.  I treat it as part of my lucky prediction, I guess…!  Incredibly, it started to grow within a few days!  The process reminds me that things are just there all along, we just need to be patient and wait for the time to ripe.

yummy day 05

Sometimes, we believe to be efficient, we need to get things done immediately.  But sometimes, it just doesn’t work that way and the results may not turn out in your favor.  Then, we feel frustrated and miserable; hence to buy more time is the priority we have to approach.

yummy day 02

No doubt, there isn’t a deadline to stomach this piece of yam, but still, a sense of guilt creep in, as I never finish up my food.  But gladly, by not consuming it, give the yam an un-expecting livelihood and gave me a chance to relate this wonderful story.

yummy day 03

The yam makes its way out of the other side of the green.  It’s vital enough to inspire hope on us.  Just as you thought life is withering, it could be just the beginning, like the pearl drop.

yummy day 06

How can I bear to finish him up and burp with contentment?  Just as my wish for this year need to be justified.  I wish him a speedy growth.  So that he can be my umbrella, shade me underneath his arm from the sun and rain.

We shall weep, hug each other and watch the sun go down together.

Thank you, my friend!


36 thoughts on “Friend (27) – My yummy day

    yinyin said:
    March 4, 2013 at 12:47 am

    ^ – ^ a very wise and deep thinking from a very simple but purely beautiful story you got here,Sydney ! Love the way you treat and see everything around you so well !

    Anyway, I do believe that everything will be just fine as long as it meets the “3 right” – right place – right time – and a right person (or people)

    Moreover, a yam umbrella must be so cool ,what a cute idea you have ,Sydney! It really reminds me of “my neighbor Totoro – tonari no Totoro” ( you sure know this, I guess – in case my guessing is wrong, plz check this out ) ^ – ^ Wish you and the little yam well!


      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 4, 2013 at 4:22 pm

      Thanks for your reading yinyin!
      You are right! I know Totoro and is one of my favorite characters too! 🙂
      And thanks for your highly appreciations about this yummy post!
      Sydney take every single praise and like as thousands bless.
      I wish you have a great charge up Monday!
      Monday is always a sky blue day!:)

    whatuful said:
    March 4, 2013 at 12:49 am

    The third one is the best 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 4, 2013 at 4:22 pm

      I thank you 3 times! 🙂

    Purnimodo said:
    March 4, 2013 at 2:34 am

    gorgeous shots!! 😀

    chris13jkt said:
    March 4, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Nice shots and nice narration as usual, Sydney.
    By the way, I often do like what you did to the yam, and now I have some potted plants 😛

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 4, 2013 at 4:24 pm

      I wait for your yam cake then! 🙂

    Jessica said:
    March 4, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Cool idea! I had no idea you could grow a plant from a moon cake! Interesting! Great photography.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 4, 2013 at 4:26 pm

      Sorry, may be I didn’t describe clearly; I bought yam is for moon-cake celebration!
      This plantation is actually grown from yam! 🙂

    Gretchen Del Rio said:
    March 4, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    A great yam save and this way your enjoyment willl last and last not to mention … saved a yam from being eaten alive.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 4, 2013 at 4:27 pm

      Haha! You are always so humor! I like that! 🙂

    cristinasandru said:
    March 4, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    That’s a really wonderful post, your words are full of wisdom and there is the truth that we always want things to be ready right now and as we want but we didn’t know that there could be a better option later… we must be patient and have faith so in the right moment the happiness will come to us, in the same time we should enjoy the beauty of small things…
    Have a nice spring, Sydney!
    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful post! 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 4, 2013 at 4:34 pm

      Hey, Cristina! After reading your comments, I feel like you know my thought so well!
      How I wish you could stay next door and we observe the yammy grow together! 🙂

    petit4chocolatier said:
    March 4, 2013 at 9:15 pm


    Tina Schell said:
    March 4, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Great creation, photos and story Sydney!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 4, 2013 at 11:43 pm

      Thanks for your compliments, Tina! 🙂

    argentumvulgaris said:
    March 4, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    I often stick bits of things in dirt and see what happens. At the moment I have ginger, cayenne pepper and inhame growing in the sitting room. Makes for a nice atmosphere.


      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 4, 2013 at 11:45 pm

      Thanks, the next round I should try on ginger then ! 🙂

    lolabees said:
    March 4, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Great post with many valuable messages in it. Avocado pits will sprout too. 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 4, 2013 at 11:53 pm

      Yes, it is! My mom did that when I was not so old! 🙂

    pujakins said:
    March 5, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Oh this was a good one! Loved being introduced to the yam. I hope we’ll hear more from him. Blessinsg and Best Regads, Tasaha

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 5, 2013 at 9:18 pm

      Thanks, Tasaha! I’ll put up more about this speedy grow yam!
      Have a nice day! 🙂

    Mike said:
    March 5, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Good idea! I’m checking my local Asian grocery for this for my garden this year.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 5, 2013 at 9:22 pm

      Can’t wait for your yummy yam’s day! 🙂

    CK said:
    March 5, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    This means for the future mooncake festival, you can have the yam that is grew by your own. hehehe

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 5, 2013 at 10:45 pm

      And I reserve one for you! 🙂

    adinparadise said:
    March 5, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    That yam certainly did get a new lease on life. Great pics, Sydney. Patience is a virtue indeed. 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 5, 2013 at 10:48 pm

      Patience is a virtue! what the good description! 🙂

    kelihasablog said:
    March 6, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Patience… something I greatly need about now! Beautiful pictures and great post! 😀

    Silving said:
    March 6, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Cool! Now you have a new green friend 😀

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 6, 2013 at 11:27 pm

      Two more to come and looks like they can be my umbrella any time! 🙂

    likeitiz said:
    March 7, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Hello, Sydney. I am so amused by your compassionate gesture towards this yam that had languished in your fridge. And the story you told. I also love the hoot with the graceful stem and the dewdrop at the tip of the single leaf. It’s so calming and at the same time, inspires hope.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 7, 2013 at 12:09 am

      Wow! I’m flattered by your praises! I’m just a ordinary guy but focus on the insignificant details.
      I’m so glad you love it! You have a great day! 🙂

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