I think I need a vacation from my weekend.
Sunset at One Hotel Santubong
This past week, Annie and I spent 3 and a half days in Santubong (a hour’s drive north of Kuching) at the 2011 Rainforest World Music Festival as invited media representing the Sarawak Bloggers group. The good people at Sarawak Tourism Board gave us media passes to the event, allowing us access to the press conferences as well as the workshops and concerts at the Festival being held at the Sarawak Cultural Village. We didn’t manage to get a hotel room in Santubong, however, so that meant we had to make the 1 hr drive from Kuching and back, each day.
It was quite an exhausting experience. But it was one I’ll never forget.
Media Passes to Rainforest World Music Festival 2011
Thanks to a generous arrangement between Sarawak Tourism Board and Sarawak Bloggers, Annie and I are attending the Rainforest World Music Festival here in Kuching as invited media! The Festival officially opens on the 8th and runs all weekend. But today we went to the One Hotel Santubong to attend the pre-Festival press conference and to pick up our passes.
We aren’t always about eating meat.
Stir-Fried Green Beans with Savory Tofu
Really, truly! I know that it must seem that way with the many recipes that I post that are always about meat—we have lots of chicken recipes, pork recipes, beef recipes, and not as many vegetable recipes.
The reason for this is simple. Stir fried vegetables seem boring and easy. Surely, most people know how to stir fry some vegetables and don’t need recipes for it?
Turns out that sometimes, what I take for granted isn’t as instinctive for others. For me, salad isn’t that instinctive. I like eating salads but I don’t think of it as a vegetable dish to make with my meals. For many of you, salad is probably something you find a no-brainer. Well, that’s how it is for me with vegetable stirfries.
Anyway, I decided to let you know readers that we do eat loads of veggies. As a matter of fact, every meal that I make is accompanied by a vegetable side, sometimes two. And they are mostly stirfries. Why? Because it’s fast and easy.
Here are my basic rules for stir-frying:
Rainforest World Music Festival, July 8-10, 2011
Despite being the 4th largest city in Malaysia and the capital of Sarawak, Kuching is a relatively quiet town (especially compared to the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur). Not much in the way of world-class events comes to Kuching. But one event, the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) had its start in Kuching in 1997 and has been held here every year since.