Life has its strange way of treating us. Sometimes I think God (or any higher power you believe in lah) has this very strange sense of humour that probably only he(or she) appreciates.
If you guys have been following this space since my
1. Take nice pictures
2. Proper Grammar
3. Food reviews (Not much at least. Less say with nice pictures and proper Grammar)
Life happened and I guess it's for the better. (I hope.) Met a client the other day and she was saying that she see a very big change in style on both my both and my Instagram. It's funny how life has made a big turn and now I'm taking so many pictures. I'm shooting something almost every other day be it casually for fun or for a client. To top that, I actually own a some sort food business. Fine, it's not exactly FnB but it's closely related. As for my grammar, it's still work in progress. Trust me, I'm actually reading a lot more these days and in fact I just got myself a basic grammar assessment book. No shame for not knowing but shame to those who stops learning I guess.
Heard of the saying "changes is the only constant in life"? Somethings in life will always need constant upgrading (like how facebook believes our app needs to be updated weekly. The little red bubble notification on my appstore icon irritates the shit out of me. Am I the only one? PUI!) while on the other hand somethings are best kept as how it is. We can't fight changes but we can only make the best out of it.
I grew up eating such toasts and eggs in the hood with my parents at Chai Chee area. For some strange reasons we always call it 香香面包. I guess it was due to the fact that it tasted a lot better than the white bread I just get it out of the packet. I remember there was once the uncle at the usual coffee shop served me with some bad kaya and I ended up calling it 臭臭面包. #Randommemories
I like how the toast at Tong Ah was crispy but yet at the same time not overly crispy that it loses the softness of the bread. And the must try at Tong Ah is the awesome milk tea. (Sorry no pearl)
If you are familiar with Keong Saik area, you will noticed that Tong Ah is actually no longer located at the building that has the big Tong Ah word above it. So I heard they were forced to relocate thus their current unit, which is a few units down the road at 35 Keong Saik Road.
The sad fact about such business is that it will eventually bite the dust one day and it's not just because of rental or manpower but the fact that nobody will take over such businesses. As much as the history of such businesses can go way back but how many generations can such business stay afloat as who they are? They may be able to stick around by selling their brands or even modernizing themselves, but are they who we like them for if they are no longer the same?
I know it's a very long long long long long time before my son can take over my
创业难守业更难. I guess this saying will never get old.
P.S. See, I'm really a very lousy food blogger. After much talks I really didn't say much about the food at Tong Ah. In summary, Tong Ah is really a good place to visit on a Sunday morning for such nostalgia breakfast. And for the unaware, Tong Ah transform into a buzzing Zhi char stall in the evening that serves superb food. But that's another story for another day.