Earlier this afternoon, I made my way over to the post office to collect my mail. To my surprise, there was a notice in my box about a package at the front counter. When I presented the slip to the clerk, he walked to the back, and gave me this!
My first thought was, "Awwww, it was opened by border patrol. Hope they didn't take anything for themselves!" My next thought was, "Who could have sent such a thing wrapped in such bright and colorful wrapping paper?" Well, after looking at the mailing label, I discovered it was from Clare at eat stuff.
A couple of weeks back, I did an IMBB? post on sorbets. Well, Clare had never heard of, nor tried, li hing mui before. So I offered to send her some. She received the package just a couple days after they were sent and offered to send me something from Australia in return. At first I felt like I didn't want to trouble her. But after some coaxing....
I immediately thought of dark chocolate Tim Tams which are not available here in Hawaii. Then Clare told me about the limited edition ones which looked really yummy. I couldn't decide, or was I really just unwilling to make such a difficult decision? I left the decision making in her competent hands and this is what arrived today -- a package of Classic Dark Tim Tams, a package of Black Forest Fantasy Tim Tams, a package of Chilli Choc Fling Tim Tams, and a package of sour fish! Wow! What a treat! Thanks Clare!
Well, if that weren't enough. On my way home from dinner, I picked up these goodies -- homemade Nyonya chang and homemade sambal belacan carried all the way from Singapore! The gift giver has asked me to keep her identity a secret, but I'd still like to say thanks anyway! Wasn't that thoughtful of her? I'll be having the Nyonya chang for breakfast tomorrow!
What a wonderful day this was. Thanks everyone!