I call Heaven and Earth to witness against you today: I place before you Life and Death, Blessing and Curse. Choose life so that you and your children will live. And love God, your God, listening obediently to him, firmly embracing him. Oh yes, He is life itself, a long life settled on the soil that God, your God, promised to give your ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.Deuterromony 30:19-20. Rich flavour! Poor flavour! What’s your flavour? Your flavour will hurt you or heal you.
I feel like anxious thinking the banner of this post. The same degree of pang was felt when I ask it: “Hmmm…what’s your flavor?”. It sounds weird . . . but basically this was the question that I asked to Ma’am Myrna De Guzman, one of the best clinical instructors in CIC. We’re about to have our lunch at NE Pacific mall when we start have some dispute regarding our appetite’s voices. We used to call each other as “China”- a term that even both of us don’t know what the meaning is. Then, I summon up that one of the posts of my friend in fb that they ate in the new food stall in the mall . . . Flavours of China. So we went there na nga.
Just upon entering the said Chinese restaurant, I’m like timid pa nga coz I’m not really good in using chopsticks then when I saw the menu . . . yes! (with fervor) may spoon and fork! It’s so breezy to recognize that most of the staffs are graduates of CIC even their manager. I can’t conceal my hunger anymore so we eat na! Yes! We ordered lauriat and siomai wanton. What China (Ma’am Myrna) likes most is the free tea (even its free I hate it! <much!>haha). The food are delicious enough and I think the taste is better than other resto in front of the mall. The staffs are nice to deal with and they are really good in attending customers’ needs. It was indeed a splendid lunch spent with Ma’am China rather Ma’am Myrna Ph.D. . . “Pang Habang-bhay na Dalaga” <peace Ma’am> here oh ><((((((“,> swim swim swim lol.
Legend goes that the Cuisine of China spreads both around the world and deep into history and is marked by both variety and change. The archeologist and scholar K.C. Chang says “Chinese people are especially preoccupied with food” and “food is at the center of, or at least it accompanies or symbolizes, many social interactions.” Over the course of history, he says, “continuity vastly outweighs change.” Over the centuries, as new food sources and techniques were invented, the Chinese cuisine as we know it gradually evolved. The “Silk Road” is the conventional term for the routes through Central Asia linking the Iranian plateau with western China; along this trade route passed exotic foodstuffs that greatly enlarged the potential for Chinese cuisines, only some of which preserve their foreign origin in the ideogram for “foreign” that remains in their name: “it would surprise many Chinese cooks to know that some of their basic ingredients were originally foreign imports,” Frances Wood observes: sesame, peas, onions, coriander from Bactria, and cucumber were all introduced into China from the West during the Han dynasty”.
Flavor or flavour is the sensory impression of a food or other substance, and is determined mainly by the chemical senses of taste ans smell. The “trigeminal senses”, which detect chemical irritants in the mouth and throat as well as temperature and texture, are also very important to the overall Gestalt of flavor perception. The flavor of the food, as such, can be altered with natural or artificial flavorants, which affect these senses.
Most food and beverage companies do not create their own flavors but instead employ the services of a flavor company. Food and beverage companies may require flavors for new products, product line extensions (e.g., low fat versions of existing products) or due to changes in formula or processing for existing products.
WHAT’S YOUR FLAVOUR
One’s flavour in life is important in the sense that it guides and gives direction to what will you become and turn out to be in the real world. It also determines the real you and authenticates your meaning of existence. Well it doesn’t matter what flavour do you have or what flavour are you as long as it depicts its purpose and by some means it show the genuine YOU. Like what Soren Kierkegaard said: “PERSONALITY is ONLY RIPE when a man has made the TRUTH his OWN.”