Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Word Sunday : Surfeit

Surfeit means

The state of being more than full. Or eating until excessively full.

Which of course during the fasting month, is not a wise thing to do. One of the reasons for fasting is so that we realise how the poor or those who are not fortunate suffered when they had to go without food and drink. How can we empathy when we indulge ourselves excessively during breaking fast?

I am of course guilty as charge.

What with the food I am cooking. However I must announce, unlike the previous years where I throw the excess food, most food I have now are just right. Both in terms of quantity and quality. Ehem ehem.

The thing is I don't really like throwing food away but sometimes some of the kuehs I bought turns out yucky and some siput sedut masak lemak turn out bad. Hmmpphhh.

Now no such thing though. He he. Spring rolls are filled generously. Donuts rich with sugar. Murtabak thick enough for teeth to set in. Home made chilly sauce can be refilled. Soy milk so creamy and tasty. But no air tebu. I want air tebu (sugar cane drink.) Fried mee rich with haiwan. And no food turn out bad.

I digress actually. I wanted to share with you this new word I found. So timely during the month of Ramadhan. Surfeit. At any time do avoid it.

The Prophet said: "Do not eat before you are hungry, and stop eating before you are full". This is the best guideline for dieting.

I should abide it.

19 comments:

simah said...

i should abide it as well...

bravo to u...u r following the sunnah..

just wanna say...selamat menyambut hari lembaran...maaf zahir dan batin...

marilah kita sesama beraya diperantauan ..

Mama Rock said...

easier said than done - kalau gi buffet ramadhan at kl local hotels, tak cukup tangan (pinggan) to taste everything on the spread :)

Lollies said...

simah - mana ada bravo. saya makan banyak gila. buurrrppp. u baru masakan sendiri.

mama rocl - tell me about it. sungguhlah lama tak makan hotel. ni makan pot luck hari2 ni pun sungguhlah rambang mata. tu yang berat tak turun pun ni

Jill Yusoff said...

Anticipating serious surfeit situation this weekend, and the week that follows. Feel like puking already. Errks. How, how to lose another 10?

sare_reyes said...

makan sebelum kenyang...jangan berhenti selagi makanan tak abis...rugi, membazir namanye tuuu...hehe

Pak Tuo said...

Salam Dear,

Tumpang tanya Loll,

How much does an Oud @ Gambus cost in Doha?

Wassalam.
Selamat Hari Raya Adil Fitri.

Dills said...

Kita nak balik Mesia friday nih. Selamat Hari Raya to you and family.

You tak pe raya di perantauan, gang ramai..hehehehe..!

Mau pesan apa apa ka??

rad said...

Wah, you're getting better n better as a cook! *Ahem* Even if you say so yourself...
Since I dont have a kitchen, I bought everything for iftar & sahr (in moderation but) still some of it ends up in the bin coz tasteless! Er, might be I'm choosy too? How I wish for a simple but good food like mak's!
How's ur raya prep?

Lollies said...

jill - belumapa-apa lagi dah ada orang jemput open house. I can sense I will be gaining lots. hu hu. I can also guarantee I will be in the state of surfeit for the whole month.

sare - heh heh. membazir pun tak baikkan?

pak tuo - oh tidak ketahuan pula saya. infactnya tak pernah nampak pub kedai jual. maybe selective places je kot. I see kalau ada, I shall give you a note.

dills - HUWAAAAAAAA! dia nak balik. jealousnya kita. nak kirim? he he betul ke ni?

rad-percayalah kalau saya seorang gerenti saya beli. dulu memanjang pun saya beli. dah kahwin pun beli gak kecuali lauk. sebab lauk beli selalu tak sedap

Dills said...

Aaaa betul la...Mai sini list.

kna said...

Lollies,

Any relation between sufeit and forfeit?


Rgds,

MULAN said...

exactly.. tapi bila time nak beli, mesti terkadang terrrlupaaa. me here sometimes, leftover in the tong sampah maaah.. buat kuih kena seloyang, mana ada nak beli seketul dua. kalau tak jadi, haru biru blues laa.. tengah mengaji buat kuih portion untuk 2 adults. fail byk kali dahh...

sya said...

Lollies... my cek mek molek tak jadi.. gambar dlm blog nampak cantik aje, tapi gula dia tak cair .. tak tau kenapa

Idham said...

lollies

selamat hari raya....jgn surfeit tennet ek masa raya!

idham

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JoKontan said...

Lolleeetah !!

Should have posted this 24 days ago. :-) Could'hv helped me with shedding extra kgs. ha ha.

There's One reason (hope it is good enough laa) not knowing we are surfeiting. The signal sent to the brain telling we had more than enough is delayed by 45 minutes.

Srbb = SsbS + To

Srbb = Signal Received by Brain
Ssbs = Signal sent by Stummeck
To = Time delayed, roughly 45 mins.

Boleh dok !...


SELAMAT HARI RAYA DAN MAHAAAAAP ZAHIR BATIN TO YOU, LOVER, SYA, HAZIQ + JACK2.

A Babe Of Very Little Brain said...

O'Beautiful Wife of Lollies' Lover (i absolutely love your skewed translation), Selamat Hari Raya Maaf Zahir Batin ye, to you and your family.

Jangan nangis di pagi raya.

Senyum-senyum selalu.

Akuro ® said...

Selamat hari raya...

1na said...

Akak,

Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri walau di mana berada.

Maaf zahir dan batin :)