I got this forward from my aunt on my what’s app..I liked it so much thought to share it…

Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday? Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older. And there on television she said, “exciting”…regarding body changes there where many occurring everyday…like her breasts. They seem to be in race to see which will reach her waist first:-)… Now that’s a way to laugh at oneself..

Maya Angelou said this,

” I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.”

” I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about people by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost baggage and tangled Christmas lights.” I so agree to this…I literally stopped hanging out with a particular bunch of people as all they did was crib about the weather, the rains…every single time we meet they had something new to crib about the weather…and many more things, I just could not be around such people who could not handle simple daily upsets…

“I’ve learned regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.”

“I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same as ‘making a life.’..so true..so many people forget to spend quality time with their children , listening to them and being there emotionally in the persist of earning more money and enjoying a life style.

“I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.” Sometimes…not always..

“I’ve learned that you should go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back…”

“I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.’

“I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.”

“I’ve learned that everyday you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back..”

“I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn…”

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” 100% true…some relations that have gone bad, I can’t get over how they made me feel….or the reason I am close to certain people in my life is also because they made me feel so right….when I needed them the most…

As I Β kept thinking about these words of wisdom I was preparing this Indonesian salad, Gado Gado. Me and my husband use to eat gado gado all the time on our honeymoon in Bali, we ate on the street carts, our guide Ian, would instruct them to make it veg for us


this salad reminded us of the good times we had there…after a long pursuit our families had finally Β agreed to let us marry each other ( yes families permission is important in our culture, good our bad don’t know but that how we are raised), we were on the top of the world…we did not want anything more out of life…good food, untouched beaches, friendly people and great sex!!..that was Indonesia for us, all could not be more well πŸ™‚


below i am sharing the recipe of Gadu Gadu and it’s peanut sauce


RECIPE: PEANUT SAUCE (sambal ka nag)


Make 1 to 1 1/2 cup sauce

1/2 cup peanut butter

3-4 cloves of garlic paste

2 medium onions paste

1-2 tsp of red chilli powder

1/2 tsp brown sugar

1 tbsp dark soy

2 cups of water

1 tbsp of oil

1 tbsp of tamarind water

salt to taste


Heat the oil in a non stick pan, add the onion garlic paste, fry till paste is cooked, add all the rest of the ingredients and let it cook till the water reduces and it’s forms a thick sauce.

remove from the heat and let it cool.



1 cup shredded cabbage

2 cup finely chopped green onions

1 cup French beans cut 1″ long pieces

1 cup carrots cut Julian

1 cup cauliflower florets

1 cup beans sprouts

1 cup rice noodles boiled

2 potatoes peeled, boiled and cut into slices

for garnish:

Some lettuce shredded

2 tbsp onions crispy fried onions


Boil all the vegetables separately including the beans sprout.

in a large bowl arrange the lettuce at the bottom, then place the Vegetables, place the noodles in the centre, then place the potatoes, garnish with green onions and the crispy fried onions.

drizzle the peanut sauce and serve…

p.s. The peanut sauce tasted better the next day….better to make it day before






      1. Thanks, the chicken variation treat will come out to be heavenly, I’m sure ❀ ❀

  1. True missing parents is always the with everybody. Nice that salad brought back your nice memories:-) colorful salad

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