These boots are made for walking…

No, no…nobody sent me any boots…nor shoes, just a shoe box…

Shoe box

– a shoe box meant for running shoes, if I am not wrong. As for what was inside, read on… LOL!!!

My friend, Rose, in Kuching PM-ed me via Facebook asking me to collect something that she would be sending me via one of our local bus companies. Oh no! I quickly told her not to go through all that trouble as I know Kuching Sentral is quite far away – I did go past it on my way from Kuching to Serian and home that day. However, she said it was perfectly all right as she would be sending it via one company that has its own ticketing office and station closer to home, somewhere opposite her son’s kindy so she would be going that way anyway. Ok, since she insisted, I said ok…and waited to see what was in store.

Now, what on earth would she be sending me? The suspense was killing! It could not possibly be food as I asked if I should collect it on the same day but she said, no and I was to go the next day instead. Hmmmm…so that would rule out mooncakes. That was my wild guess since the festival is just round the corner, sometime at the end of next week, if I am not mistaken.

After she had sent it, she PM-ed me again sending me a photo of the box, captioned, “No, not shoes inside!” and another one of the receipt. I downloaded the latter and printed it out so I could take it to the bus terminal to claim the consignment…which I did and as soon as I got home, I quickly opened it to see what was inside…

Hungry Jacks pancake mix

A box of pancake mix made in the US of A!!! I think I do recall seeing her making pancakes using this and blogging about it so I asked if it was good. I always made pancakes from scratch so I never paid much attention to the ones we have here – I think they’re all those of a local brand, Nona. Now, what appealled to me most, of course, would be the part where one only has to add water to it and fry. Ooooo…I can’t wait to try but that would have to wait till my girl is home. I hope when the time comes, I will remember to take some photographs when I get down to it so I can blog about it.

She also sent me a box of this lovely nyonya sauce

Gimson nyonya sauce

…that I got from my friend, Merryn, in KL a long time ago. I used it to cook in more ways than one and yes, it was very nice and yes, I finished all that was in the bottle a long time ago. It will only expire in December, 2016 so there is no hurry to finish all of it soon – I think I will save it for use on special occasions especially when I do not know when I will be getting anymore. I have not seen it anywhere around here so I guess it is not available locally.

Thank you so very much, Rose, for sending me these goodies…

Goodies from Rose

You shouldn’t have gone through all that trouble really! Please don’t send me anything anymore – just wait till I hop over to Kuching again and we can go jalan jalan cari makan or we can do that should you be coming this way anytime soon. I sure am looking forward to that!