Do not mess with this macha. You certainly do not want to wake up the next day (if ever) with crushed bones. Trust me, because we’ve been buddies for over 20 years now. Back in school, our duels were the next best thing after WWE (back then, it was WWF). Way awesome! Who could have thought these fists would open up and started mating with the keyboard? LOL!
But this macha has got a kind heart as well. For his 28th birthday, he chose to celebrate it with a group of kids from Rumah Keluarga Kami in Kajang. Definitely a first for me and was honoured to be part of his guestlist. Well, I was also the unofficial photographer for the event, together with our other machaistic buddy. By the way, macha is not green tea powder, in this context. It is a slang equivalent to likes of bro, dude and mate.
Children love anything sweet and colourful. Which means the obvious snacks to order were cupcakes! Ok, so cupcakes are not really my thing, but since they were for the kids, I was cool. The macha ordered 5 different designs of cupcakes from Audrey; cartoon characters (Bob Sponge, etc), soccer & vehicles (for the boys) and butterflies and flowers (for the girls). Slightly distorted, perhaps due to the heat, Audrey later explained that she went all out to make the icing/buttercream sweet, as she knew kids love really sweet cupcakes. The cartoon characters were a hit with the kids. As for the cake, I thought it was soft and moist, which was nice. Two flavours were chosen; vanilla and chocolate. There were sights of exchanges of cupcakes between the kids. Cute.
Not forgetting the curry puffs the macha’s father bought from somewhere in Kajang. The crowd loved it. For me, more heat would have been appreciated.
And the macha mum’s lovely Kesari. This semolina (not salmonella) based dessert was soft and sweet, just the way I like it. The gorgeous ghee made it rich and fragrant as well. Just the colour alone made it look absolutely beautiful.
According to the macha, the kids at Rumah Keluarga Kami are top students and athletes in school. All they need is a little push from you and me to enable them to soar higher. So, if you can support in any way, do contact them. Or even other organizations of your choice, for that matter.
I had a thought later that day.
In my twenty over odd years of existence, I have been blessed with a supportive family, friends for life and glorious food. But had I given back enough? I guess I will never know until I find what I have been looking for.
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