For me…

My friend contacted me the other day asking for my address as she wanted to send me some things.

I remember teaching two or three of her sisters before and I even visited her family home across river in the 80’s with my students at the time but I do not recall teaching her – maybe I didn’t.

Anyway, she passed me this can of corned beef…

Papua New Guinea corned beef

…to try, made in Papua New Guinea…

Made in Papua New Guinea

Her hubby works there, she said.

I checked the ingredients and it did say that there would be “traces of wheat”…


…so I guess my girl would not be able to eat it and I would have to wait till when she’s not at home before cooking it to see if it’s any good.

My friend also gave me this plant…

Snake plant

…from her garden. I guess this one is related to what they call the mother-in-law’s tongue or snake plant. I did buy a pot once but it eventually withered away and died. No, not everything that I plant will flourish – I do have had quite a few disasters actually. It is claimed that this plant improves air quality. The optimal place to keep this relatively inexpensive and low-maintenance plant is the bedroom, because it converts CO2 into oxygen at night. I guess I will let it grow a bit bigger first before I do that – keep it in the bedroom or inside the house.

Thank you so much, Teresa – it is indeed most thoughtful and generous of you and thank you also for going through the trouble of sending them over to my house. I am indeed most obliged.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

5 thoughts on “For me…”

  1. Hope you give the corned beef a try soon. I still have the PNG’s tuna in my pantry. Haha. And I just got a canned of Brunswick wild sardine in olive oil from a friend recently.

    I have two pots of that plant. Very sturdy plant.

    Yes, very sturdy so people will find it hard to believe that mine died. Muahahahaha!!!!

    Oh? So many products from Papua? They must be good or people will not give to friends. Don’t think we can buy any here.

  2. I am not into corned beef but hopefully to see what you are going to whip out with it. That is a nice pot of plant. There are quite a varieties of mother-in-law tongue plant. Mine looks almost the same, short but with yellow edges.

    Yes, a lot of people have those with yellow edges. Seen them for sale too but no, I sure would not want to buy. Don’t mind planting when people give, not a big time gardener so I do not intend to spend too much money on my pastime.

  3. ox and palm is a cool brand name – i also like the vibrant packaging. 81 percent beef sounds like a good value – wonder if the beef heart content gives it more bite 🙂

    I wonder what that is – had liver before, never had the heart. I hear they eat the testicles too, will give you super strength but no, thank you. I never had those either. LOL!!! Will try this corned beef soonest to see if it is any good.

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