Have you seen any restaurants open 24 hours in other countries than Malaysia?Very seldom! In my country Malaysia,we can see every where Mamak Shops advertisements that they are OPEN 24JAM(HOURS).People are eating every where..day or night!I could not deny if someone were to say that eating is our Malaysian pastime!Some even dared to say that no Malaysians has died due to starvation but due to eating too much.
I am now living in Bandar Baru Bangi(BBB) where UKM(National University) is located.BBB is also called Bandar Ilmu(town of knowledge).Yes, I believe we have more educated people here per square km compared to other towns but we have many,many restaurants.I would love to call it Bandar Kaki Makan(town of great eaters).I have yet to see a proper bookshop but we do have a few stationery shops.For my reading needs,I have to go to MPH at Alamanda, Putrajaya or Kinokuniya at KLCC.
I am not talking about others but about me who loves to eat.When my mother complained yesterday that I eat too much I told her I cycle 3 times a week.What excuses can I give.From now onwards,I must eat less or if I still crave to put something into my mouth,I must add more fruits and vegetables.The photo above is one such example.
Eating out is one of the culprits that make me eat a lot.There are so many that seduce you to eat and many of us just can't say no!We eat, and eat and get fat in the middle.If you don't believe what I said now,just look down and see that extra 10 or 20 kg hanging right in front of you and me.
So,what shall we do?I am not qualified at all to offer any advice to anyone.I am guilty as charged!When my mother made a remark yesterday about my eating,I must take note to do something about it.Old habits die hard-so I must modify my bad eating habit to a better one by eating less portion and change the menu to healthier food and drinks.What says you?
Note on photo: Taken at Tarbush,Ampang Point.