At the back of the hill

Warning: If you stay here long enough you will gain weight! Grazing here strongly suggests that you are either omnivorous, or a glutton. And you might like cheese-doodles.
BTW: I'm presently searching for another person who likes cheese-doodles.
Please form a caseophilic line to the right. Thank you.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

IS THERE METHOD IN THIS MADNESS?

My readers are a remarkably diverse group. This can be seen from the list of popular posts in the last twenty four hours, as well as the search criteria that brought them here. Predictably, I seek a pattern; I wish to find order in chaos.


Posts visited in the past day:


CHERIE CHUNG CHOR-HUNG (鍾楚紅): SMOKING!
Sunday, July 3, 2011
http://atthebackofthehill.blogspot.com/2011/07/cherie-chung-chor-hung-smoking.html

Cherie Chung Chor-hung made her last movie in 1991 and has since retired. She is active in various good causes. During the eighties, she was a splendid reason to go to a movie theatre.

Many of us middle-aged gits fondly remember her.


DIM SUM: KINDS, NAMES, PRONUNCIAT​ION, DESCRIPTIO​N
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
http://atthebackofthehill.blogspot.com/2012/03/dim-sum-kinds-names-pronunciation.html

This post lists over two hundred dim sum dishes by their Chinese names, Cantonese pronunciation, and the briefest of descriptions.
It's an extensive reference sheet.
Feel free to copy parts of it.


THE LIFE UNLIVED
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
http://atthebackofthehill.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-life-unlived.html

Surreal narrative.
Do not show it to a psychologist.
It would irritate.


UNDERPANTS GNOME
Friday, July 8, 2011
http://atthebackofthehill.blogspot.com/2011/07/underpants-gnome.html

I did NOT steal your underwear, scouts honour! I don't even know you! Besides, I tend to be irritatingly picky about such things.


SWEET TIMES TWO: CANTONESE SOUP
Friday, November 8, 2013
http://atthebackofthehill.blogspot.com/2013/11/sweet-times-two-cantonese-soup.html

How to make 番薯薏米湯 (sweet potato and pearl barley soup) and 核桃湯 (walnut soup).



Search criteria:


"How many indian prefer french cut underwear"

7 visitors

Good lord, I really wish I could help you. I had NO idea this subject was so fascinating! Perhaps fortunately, I do not know much (anything at all) about the nethergarments favoured in the subcontinent. But good luck to you, and I'm sure you'll find out plenty on the internet.
It's market research, yes?

Either that, or you're from Pakistan.


"Types of dim sum"

5 visitors

You've come to the right place. This link: DIM SUM: KINDS, NAMES, PRONUNCIAT​ION, DESCRIPTIO​N.
And note that there is a clickable label underneath that will pull up all articles relating to dim sum. There are some very nice restaurants in the Bay Area where it can be enjoyed, but being somwhat of a loner, as many bachelors are, I usually end up going to a counter place and asking what's in their steamer baskets. The other day I had a lovely chicken bun (雞飽) and some siu mai (燒賣) on Stockton Street.

The same shop also does tasty cheung fan (腸粉), but you have to get there early for those.


"Roast goose in hong kong"

3 visitors

These readers probably ended up here: HONG KONG ROAST GOOSE IN SHAM TSENG.
I'm guessing that they live in Singapore or Malaysia, and will soon visit Fragrant Harbour.

Bon voyage, and selamat makan.


"Oval Sobranie cigarettes"

2 visitors

A very great pity I cannot be of any assistance. But the Sobranie cigarettes available nowadays --- not for sale in the United States, though --- are no longer made by Sobranie, and are merely a famous trademark that will continue to live, zombie like, until the brand is no longer worth selling.


"How to prepare a dried sea cucumber"

2 visitors

See this post: SEA CUCUMBER - SOAKING AND BRAISING A DELICIOUS SLUG.
Is it worthwhile to prepare sea cucumber at home? Yes, but a qualified yes. Once you've done it yourself, you will appreciate restaurants that do it for you more. Still, the results are delicious.


"John Cotton tobacco"

2 visitors

John Cotton pipe tobacco is no longer made. So there is no point in steering anyone toward the post that mentions it.


"Linguica sandwich"

2 visitors

Probably male, and probably utterly demented, given that linguiça is the devil's own arse candle. A sausage from the dark side of hell.
Shudderingly nasty.

Go away, I do not wish to be reminded of it.


"Nude middle aged man"

1 visitor

Unless you are the attractive young woman who made me a hot cup of milk-tea (港式奶茶) yesterday while on the phone with someone who needed to be walked through a complicated process, and you, for whatever perverse reason of your own of which I will totally approve, would love to jump my bones, I am not interested.

Most people looking for nude middle aged men on the internet are nude middle aged men themselves, and it's sad that they can't find what they're looking for simply by putting a sign in their window.



AFTER THOUGHT

Try as I might, I cannot impose a narrative cohesion on all this. There is the very slimmest of possibilities that the dominant theme here is a female food maven who wishes to seduce me with dim sum and sundry tasty delicacies, as well as by smoking Sobranie cigarettes in my presence, while I enjoy the tin of John Cotton pipe tobacco that she spent much effort finding for me.

But I rather doubt it.


More than likely, it's a naked Pakistani man with chop sticks.
Not a pretty mental image.




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1 Comments:

  • At 10:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Consider installing google analytics. Not only will it tell you what city people are visiting from, it will tell you if they are repeat visitors, and how log they stick around. Order from chaos.

     

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