Longan Konnyaku Jelly Cream Cake
I was at the clinic in Formigine this morning to renew our annual subscription to the public health service. There was a long queue as usual and worst of all was the noise. The Italians like to stand together to chat. It got so bad even the civil servants couldn't take it anymore and their representative came out of the office to ask the waiting clients to either disperse or move away from the counters to chat. She could also have told them to lower their voices when they discourse, there is no need for everyone else to follow all the on-goings in their lives. They should start a blog like me, no noise and you don't have to visit if you don't want to.
I was told that if I renew our subscriptions next year (which would...er...be our 5th year here), we'll get our public health cards for good. Wow.
It is such a pity since I have every intention to be packed and gone by then. Bye bye free health service for life.
Anyway, I decided to check out the gynaecologist upstairs. To make an appointment you have to queue up, of course, and there were only 4 women before me. I waited, believe it or not, one hour for my turn! What the hell did those women do to need so much time each to make an appointment? Especially when I only took five minutes when I finally had my turn???
From the look of what was happening in the waiting area, they probably yakked with the secretary when they were in the room. Shared their lives with her. Dolce vita even when making an appointment to see the gynae. Time is money, haven't they heard that? My appointment is in 1.5 months. One had better not be in a hurry. Actually I do not understand why I would need to wait so long. In the one hour I was there, the gynae had only seen one client (for like 10 minutes). Her secretary had more business than her.
Over here you get convocated for your PAP test every three years. If you catch the virus in-between you would be long dead and buried/cremated before the next appointment. Mine is scheduled for next year. The next time I return to Singapore I'm going for a total health check-up - and I'll pay for it myself.
Made a Longan Konnyaku Cream Cake the other day. The Babies are usually not too hot about my cakes, but they each had a few slices of this one. It contained longans, cream and jelly - 3 things that they like very much.
Bake a sponge cake and slice it into 2
Sandwich cream and longans in between
Place longans on top of the cake and pour konnyaku jelly over
Remove the mould after the jelly and cream have set