Friday, October 20, 2006

Stinky Tofu

Captain’s Log, Stardate 10.20.2006

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Plug your nose . . . I have never actually smelled stinky tofu, but I have heard a lot about it. It is quite infamous.

If you ever get together with Chinese who are from China (usually Taiwan or Hong Kong) or Chinese Americans who have visited those places, they will ALL have stories to tell you if you mention chou dofu.

Naturally, I needed to write this into a book. Maybe two books.

I had to look up the Chinese name and came across this hilarious blog post about stinky tofu. This is the funniest story I’ve heard yet about it.

And if you read my debut novel, keep your eye out for chou dofu.

TMI:

Writing: I’m working on the 2007 Genesis contest! Revising a few rules and the scoresheet. Hopefully the ACFW board will approve it.

I also posted a book review on my Story Sensei blog of a writing craft book I just finished.

Diet: Thank you for your prayers! My surgery knee has been feeling better and I exercised yesterday! I did Denise Austin. But I feel big and fat since I haven’t exercised much lately AND I had a huge stress-eating-fest last weekend. Sigh.

Can I ask for more prayer? I caught a small cold on Monday, but it's slowly getting worse. Problem is, I have to lead worship at youth group on Saturday and at Sunday service.

And before you ask about exercise and sickness, I saw on Denise Austin that there is clinical research that moderate exercise does not harm your recovery time. I'm also of the mind that increased circulation can't be anything but good for you.

7 comments :

  1. Though I haven't had the privilege of eating or smelling stinky tofu, I did encounter some interesting things in Asia:

    DURIAN. OH. MY. GOODNESS. It smells and tastes like flatulence! Seriously! I just don't get it.

    FISH EYES. Taste like chalk.

    PIG INTESTINES. Taste like nothing, thankfully, but are chewier than medical tubing.

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  2. nope, never been near smelly tofu (i hate any tofu) but i agree about the durian. that stuff is FOUL! when we went to malaysia, my grandma gave us some and my mom loves it, but i hated it! it was dry and smelly. i remember throwing up after eating it. :(

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  3. ick, that stinks!
    i always seem to get sick before having to sing on a sunday at church! hope you're feeling better soon!

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  4. I haven't has the pleasure (!) of eating stinky tofu, Camy. It sounds like something to avoid!

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  5. Eww...you know what a weak stomach I have. Sheesh.

    I'm praying for you, girl.

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  6. Moderate exercise and lots of fluids...that and resting (physically and in the Lord's presence) will all contribute to keeping you on an even keel as this bug works its way out of your system.
    There must be an awesome work waiting for you this weekend for you to be getting physically attacked right now.
    Blessings on your youth work!

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