Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Gotta Have Me A Dagwood Sandwich.

There's a Subway in Summit but I am not in the mood to be out of the house now that it's all very nice and clean smelling like a hospital in Tehran, a mixture of Dettol, lemon and cardamom. And so I go into the kitchen to fix me a sandwich bigger and taller than that of Dagwood's.
Gotta start with the right kinda bread but all I've got is the utilitarian sandwich slices but these are good enough to embark on the Adventure of Super Sandwich.
Spread the slices out on a platter. Smother some mayonnaise and a bit of mustard. Work on the foundation with cheddar and some feta. Throw in slices and slices of strip loin beef and green and black olives. Top this off with cottage cheese. Gotta add some green in. I've got some pickles and tomatoes. Splash a bit of BBQ sauce to add that smoky taste to this sandwich that is beginning to look like Dubai Tower.
Who needs Subway when I can have my own super sandwich with 3 types of cheese thrown in for good measure. If this isn't' enough, I can go into the kitchen one more time and start over.
Home sweet home.


Blogger Theta said...

That Dagwood humngous sandwich should put you to sleep and nurse that jetlag of yours. :)

4:40 PM  
Blogger tokasid said...

Salam Bergen:

I'm feeling hungry now...while reading this post.Unfortunately this small pekan koboi doesn't have any sandwiches. Then its roti sekaya for me in 15 minutes time.

4:54 PM  
Blogger IBU said... that calories Mr Berg. We don't want to be reading the next headline ; "Cleaning lady found man in his 40s stuck in his own refrigerator"! Hehe.

Nite nite!

12:05 AM  
Anonymous elviza said...

You are making me hungry Bergen... please have mercy, it is now midnight, it doesnt make sense to raid the fridge.

I am trying to go back to my old size since after the maternity. I have been waiting one year and 3 months. Life is cruel.

12:09 AM  
Blogger A Babe Of Very Little Brain said...

once upon a time, the subway outlet in taipan, usj was my saviour. then they shut down the outlet and the next nearest outlet to myknowledge was in 1 utama.

i don't like going to the summit because of the dark and dingy basement parking that they have.

and i miss the foot-long vegie sandwich so much.

8:39 AM  
Blogger dee3 said...

aiyo salivating for ur sandwich already la....!!!

make me one next time am in kl, will ya?

10:30 AM  
Blogger zabs said...

Salam Bergen,

That sandwiches of yours is to heavy for me. Kolestrol tinggilah.
Roti bakar dengan jem cukuplah.

12:17 PM  
Blogger Fauziah Ismail said...

Salam Bergen
When hungry, any kind of bread would do.

12:23 PM  
Blogger mutalib saifuddin said...


the sandwich-delicious.

And, The Subway in Summit? Is it the one in Summit Subang Jaya or somewhere else?

4:38 PM  
Blogger Nak Tak Nak said...

A thick layer of crunchy peanut butter will do for me.

9:38 PM  
Blogger bergen said...

Theta: Hey, the Paris trip are nice with nice pictures. Especially right under the tower with the camera facing up.

Tokasid: 15 minutes? You can actually time it? Whoa, I'm impressed, Doc. Hey, you don't write about food the way you used to anymore. I'm going to Malacca this weekend to attend a wedding of a friend's daughter. You are somewhere in Masjid Tanah, right?

Ibu: Don't worry about it, Ibu. I burn them calories in a 10 km run. But I gotta admit though, these days, I've been slacking in keeping up the routine of 4 times a week run. Hmmm...

Elviza: Midnite is the best time for a quick sandwich. LOL. I like Smuckers this time of the nite, and Hershey. Make that 12 km run tomorrow.

ABOVLB: Subway isn't catching up. Maybe sandwich culture isn't the stuff Malaysian is made of, or it could be that the sandwich are kinda pricey. But they make good sandwich.

Dee3: Give me a call and I can it delivered to you right after you step off the plane, or checking through immigration.

Zabs: Roti bakar and jam, or jelly is better with Lurpak butter. St. Dalfour is a good jam, no sugar added. The price has come down a little over the years. And they are easily available almost everywhere. I love 'em. But only with Lurpak.

Fauziah Ismail: You've got it right there. Any kind bread is good when you're hungry.

Mutalib Saifuddin: Thank you for visiting, sir. I live in USJ now. Damansara Perdana isn't a quiet place anymore. Hmmm, was it a quiet neighborhood in the first place?

Nak Tak Nak: Cikgu, yup, thick crunchy peanut butter is good with light tea. I love it.

Thank you for visiting, folks! It's a little crazy out there. Gotta take it easy.

11:53 PM  
Blogger demonsinme said...

Master Bergen:

Though this is unrelated to what you wrote, I gift it to you as a gift with a wish, present it to your spouse, significant others, children, brothers and/or sisters. Let them know that you love them much. Their smiles are my reward and prayers for my loved ones.

This place of yours is a mecca for good souls, and this pilgrim is blessed to have encountered it.

Thank you, and forgive me for the trouble.



worry not when it rains,
close your eyes and let go your pains,
and let all tears be slain,
happiness is yours to gain,
brought down by the my midnight saint,
helping this hands that have long been waned,
tugging away your nightmares chains.


hate you not the chilling winds,
let free yourself and feel it caress your chin,
put away all the ale and the gin,
welcome it with a great wide grin,
let not your mind dance in a spin,
for the winds come with a hint,
that haven is colored with my love as the paint.

12:58 AM  
Blogger bergen said...

DIM: I don't know whether that poem is beautiful or amazing or good. I know I won't be able to write something like that in a million years so I reckon it's gotta worth something. You have a way of putting things like that. Thank you for posting it here, I'm sure there's a lot of people out there who know how to value this one. As for me, I know you gotta let those you love know that you care of 'em. How one does it is up to one's creativity. Thanks again, DIM.

1:02 PM  
Anonymous aston said...

The very foundation of Umno are lies - lies about May 13 riot, lies about secularity of constitution, lies about special right, lies about supremacy of court, and of course lies about the NEP.

How can our accountability and transparency not be limited by the very lies of the foundation of our governance?

6:39 AM  
Anonymous tim said...

I suggest the malay learn how to speak proper English. The grammar mistakes and spelling errors speak volumes on your competence and credibility.

I prefer to look at facts rather than opinions.

Filipinos, Indonesians and Malays are mostly from the same race, with less or more a minority in other races. All of these countries are doing badly. All of these countries have poor records when it comes to corruption, discrimination, incompetence, etc etc.

The conclusion?
I personally believe that out of 10 malays there is at the very most 1 that can be even considered remotely intelligent. When you put that 1 malay with the other 9 malays, that 1 malay automatically becomes stupid.

This is an opinion based on universally known 'facts'.

6:45 AM  
Anonymous fargoman said...

It is true NEP has its good and its bad points depending on whose view you are looking at it.

The non-malays have been straddled with this law for a long time and I can see lots of dissatisfaction emerging from their rank. This can be seen by the ever-increasing number of emigration taking place as well as non-returning students from abroad.

I cannot start to call them traitors, as some of the malays here seem to imply on them. Put yourself in their shoe first and feel the full effect of the discrimination for over 30 years……….Do you think you will be happy? Anybody?

Want to know why the non-malays are all running away from Malaysia for greener pasture as malays call traitors and rats? Know that even rats must be wise to jump ship when the ship is sinking.

The government has been pushing the unity theme for Malaysia for a long time - the so called Bangsa Malaysia. How do you unite people? How are you going to unite people of different races where one race enjoys more rights than other races? Unity can never happen if there is inequality.

So, if you don't want people to comment on your special rights, then don't talk about unity in front of the non-malays.

The next reason why the non-malays keep on condemning the special rights is because of the implementation of it. Does every malay has the chance to enjoy their special rights? From what non-malays have been seeing since the past till now, only the rich and powerful are enjoying it. The poor malays are still poor. How many poor malays were transformed from poverty to middle class?

Sure, what you talk about your experience might be true if you put it in a nutshell. You cite examples of success stories and cases which is what it should be. But don't use special rights to deny a fellow deserving Malaysian of that chance too.

If you don't trust your fellow countrymen, whom in the world are you going to put your faith into?

The reasons have been given, countless in fact. And I believe you can also see it for yourself what kind of state Malaysia is in now. No unity, no improvement in the competitiveness in Malaysia.

I believe no community will get stronger if it depends on protection all the time. In face of globalization, each one must pull its own weight but work as a team. Otherwise we go down together.

6:50 AM  
Anonymous vesewe said...

Sad to say without the Chinese and other non-malay races in Malaysia and Indonesia, the region will be the backwater of Southeast Asia.

The malays cannot stand on their own feet. Just compare the GDP contribution of non-malays present and past against the malays.

Sadly, the most Middle Eastern civilization are Islamic based on their God Allah and they are a failure compared to western civilization based on human ideology. This is partially why Malaysia 'tak boleh maju', as its policies are based on religion and race.

Oh wait, to that malay who says 'majority is always right'. Certainly, you still have a long way to go. You are not 'sons of the soil'. The Orang Asli, not malays, are the rightful owner of Malaysia.

You guys stole the land from them, just like your Arab brothers who tried to force their religion on others by military conquest in hopes of dying for your God and copulate with the 72 virgins in Muslim paradise! Cheers.

6:54 AM  
Anonymous ruyom said...

Ah……….the history lessons begin again.

As much as the malays do not like the "Orang Putih". These "Orang Putih" built infrastructures and schools for Malayasia. Yes, they did have an economic agenda, but on the whole, it is believed that they did more good than harm.

Now, please read "Melayu Journal" published by Dewan Bahasa Pustaka 2005. It clearly states that the "contract" which you speak so lovingly of, was issued only for a duration of 15 years.

It was tagged under the NEP. Since the NEP failed miserably, it was "extended" under a new name called the NVP. When that failed too, it has once again been "extended" under the new name of the NDP. In a nutshell, it has failed for 50 years.

Don't the malays smell something amiss here? Put in perspective, our Malaysia government has publicly announced to the world, that despite targeted government aid for half a century, the malays are so hopeless, stupid and useless that they cannot still fend for themselves.

Think hard not with emotion, but look at the fact. This fact is very very embarrassing for Malaysia. As it says that the malays are not able to succeed despite being given aid for half a century.

Back to more serious business. The NEP, NVP and NDP or by whatever name you call it tomorrow. So for 50 years, it has "dished out" money to the malays. Realistically, how many of you received that money?

Except for the elite few who sit on the "high and mighty" seats of the government. And that is why, to continue to receive that "special bumi aid" money, they have to insist that there is racial tension in the country. In fact, they promote it by virtue of fact that "race-based organizations" still exist till today.

The Orang Asli also fall into the bumi category. They arrived here 60000 years ago (mind you, the first Indonesian arrival was only 3000 years ago).

Jabatan Orang Asli has been "actively" helping them for the past 50 years. They still live in the jungle. Where I may ask, has that allocated money gone to? Many proponents have insisted that Jabatan Orang Asli has been "helping themselves" instead.

Go to any Orang Asli settlement and see it for yourself.

Your money. Take it back. Or forever live like paupers.

7:00 AM  
Anonymous kelly said...

I am not trying to show off with my qualification. What I am trying to say is that Malaysia will lose out if all these educated people and highly qualified do not want to go home.

Frankly, I have start up my family in the UK and also a very successful business. I have been working towards my success starting from zero. Not even 1 cent or penny from the Malaysia government.

I am fed up with the corruption and discrimination in Malaysia. I agree with somebody "if we disagree with Malaysia government policies that are based on race and religion then we should move out of the country" and I did.

Some people might say I am coward or traitor but why should I stay if the government treats me as nothing? I feel human living in the UK and everyone is being treated the same no matter what is the colour of your skin.

Imagine living in a country which people like Haji keep calling "this is Islamic country, if you don't like it, get out". Or the future leader like Khairy saying something unreasonable.

I feel ashamed and insecure. I cannot see the future for the next generation. Therefore, sorry to say but I am a proud British now.

7:04 AM  
Anonymous samp said...

This country was all along a land for Orang Asli. The Chinese originated from China, Indians originated from India, Malays originated from Indonesia etc. China gets to give priority to the Chinese, India get to give priority to Indians and the malays are just freeloading from the Orang Asli land by claming it is bumi land.

This is because they are doing what Allah said……….Allah told malays to come from Indonesia and steal the land from Orang Asli and use Orang Asli as slaves. So when is Malaysia giving priorities to Orang Asli? The only time Malaysia is not a racist country is when an Orang Asli becomes the prime minister of Malaysia - which is never - it is a genocide in the name of Allah!

7:09 AM  
Anonymous miya said...

Government controlled newspapers are good for wrapping nasi lemak. Read Malaysia Today for real news……….Bravo Raja Petra!

7:14 AM  
Anonymous yuking said...

Dear Mahathir, 22 years you left us nothing but:

- A generation of poor non-malays who is gangsters or selling DVDs
- AP issues
- A useless currency in the ringgit
- IC Project in Sabah
- Keris waving political party members
- MAS in deficit
- Proton in financial trouble
- Racial divide
- Tongkat generation
- World's most expensive tolls anywhere in the city

And now, after being out of politics, you suddenly talk a lot of malays this and that when you had 22 years in power and you did absolutely, jack shit.

Please old man, you want to make a change, it is too late now. All you can do is look at that man in the mirror and cry before you meet your almighty maker.

7:17 AM  
Anonymous reek said...

The reason for Umno's existence and success is all about racial politics: Ketuanan Melayu.

They have nothing to fight for except to get more and more for their race and religion; they are obsessed with dividing the cake in their favour (ten for me, one for you) instead of making the cake bigger.

They do not fight for the nation but their race and religion. All this has been cultivated and imbued into their culture since 1969.

They do not want to talk about corruption as they know many of their kind are corrupt to the core.

7:24 AM  
Blogger Theta said...

My oh my! How did talk about Dagwood sandwich transmute into UMNO, politics and grammatical lessons?


5:34 AM  
Blogger bergen said...

Aston, Tim, Fargoman, Vesewe, Ruyom, Kelly, Samp, Miya, Yuking & Reek.

What can I say. You are entitled for an opinion and I gotta thank you for posting it here. But a little decorum would go a long way. This is about sandwich.

10:22 AM  
Blogger bergen said...

Theta: Right, I don't know how it got this way.

10:22 AM  
Blogger mutalib saifuddin said...

haha... Living just few hundred metres (less than 1km, for sure) from that Summit, what's more opposite the main road, i'd say it's NOT a quiet neighbourhood.

if i'm not staying in front of the main road, surely i'd say it's quiet..

4:35 PM  
Anonymous podgykat said...

Now, this is my kind of sandwich!! Hmm,I can some people got sidetracked here by the yumminess of your sandwich! Thanks for stopping by my 'home.'

11:50 AM  

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