My yummy, spicy Curry Laksa
I ♥ Curries!
National Cook Curry Day - Cook A Pot of Curry
Location : Everywhere in Singapore
Date : 21st August 2011
Time : 13:00 - 23:30
We just celebrated our National Day but I was frustrated by the story of a local Indian family who had to stop cooking curry when their neighbours, who are from China, are at home because they didn’t like the smell of curry.
When one is a guest in another person’s home country, one should respect the citizens' right to their cultural norms and traditional practices, you shouldn’t ask the people to stop their cultural practices that are the norm of that country.
Curry and prata for breakfast or supper
Curry has always been part of our Singaporean culture.
We are Singaporeans and we LOVE our curries!!
Come 21st August, we are going to have a National Curry Cooking day!!
Singapore is our homeland; it is where all of us belong. When we say the pledge, it is to remind us that we are the citizens of ONE nation, we are ONE people, ONE Singapore. So let us strive towards our goals, together, for all of us have a part to play. Onward Singapore! Together as ONE we can make a difference.
The Story :
When neighbours disagree ...
Case 1: A family, who had just moved here from China, had resorted to mediation because they could not stand the smell of curry that their Singaporean Indian neighbours would often cook. The Indian family, who were mindful of their neighbour's aversion, had already taken to closing their doors and windows whenever they cooked the dish, but this was not enough.
"They said: 'Can you please do something? Can you don't cook curry? Can you don't eat curry?'," said Madam Marcellina Giam, a Community Mediation Centre mediator. But the Indian family stood firm. In the end, Mdm Giam got the Indian family to agree to cook curry only when the Chinese family was not home. In return, they wanted their Chinese neighbours to at least give their dish a try.
via The Today Paper