Amid the pandemic, the empty shelves of Coles becomes a norm. I heard freezer sell has soared sky-rocket. People are panic and hoarding.

We naturally hoard food too. So many mangoes been harvested. They have to be eaten fresh. So the bananas have been peeled and stored in the freezer for the time after mango frenzy. Ginger has been growing extremely good, Brother and me harvested a big pile of them. Sis-in-law contributed her labour, turned these tender ginger into sweet and sour pickles. They tastes very much like the appetiser of Japanese sushi restaurant. Actually I think it tastes much better. I have a few jars of them now in the fridge. Bamboo shoots have been abundant due to recent rainy weather. Sliced, boiled, then bagged, also into freezer, next of the bamboo bags, there are a couple of slaughtered chickens there – young rooster and old hen.

Land of promise and land of plenty… …