Wednesday, January 19, 2011

repost: you know you've lived overseas when...

~originally posted on 10/6/2010~


no, this post isn't about me, though i do live overseas. it's more about an american friend of ours that flew to visit us for a few days. i had a local dinner all planned to cook up for us. as usual, it contained rice. i keep a big container of rice on a shelf to make it more easily accessible. well it turned out that this particular batch of rice had been sitting there for a while. but, i mean, it's rice. it's not going to go bad.

but the little bugs flying around inside my container told me differently.

turns out sometimes there are teeny tiny eggs in the rice. and if it sits there long enough, they hatch. hence the insects on the inside of my closed container.

only slightly embarrassed, i told my hubby he needed to run out and get me some more rice. pronto. fortunately, the friend i was cooking for has spent a large amount of his life living in africa. he came into the kitchen highly interested in checking out my awesome overseas dried rice with essence of insect. after peering into the container, this is what he said...

"well, they're just on the top. i'm sure the rest is fine. let's eat that."

and that, my friends, is when you know you have truly lived overseas.

1 comment:

Olah Momma! said...

That is good to know!

Following your lovely blog. I am also inviting you to add this at http://olahmomma.com/momlounge - a mommy blogger directory and more, where you can also meet more mom bloggers like you and get connected with them by visiting your profile after registration.

You can also add your giveaways and business links; or get featured by sharing your crafts, recipes and interesting musings.

Following us back is deeply appreciated. Thanks and have a great day!

http://olahmomma.com -- blogging and connecting blogging moms.
{all moms welcome}

P.S. Have you ONE New year's resolution you can resolve? We are inviting you to share it here: http://olahmomma.com/momlounge/node/add/mom-musings, and choose the category Resolutions You Can Resolve 2011. Contributors' articles are featured.


What else you can submit? Article, jokes, poetry -- and don't forget your Author's Bio. Visit http://olahmomma.com/reads