Lesson from Bean Sprouts

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Hi, all! This morning I learned something from removing the bean sprouts’ roots. (Please, do not laugh. Lol. Oops)

What I am saying is, removing the roots can be the second most boring thing in this world (cause we have ‘waiting’ at the first place, no?), and it is a big yes to me who was going to cook this morning. Maybe you ask, why we have to remove them? Is there such a medical research about being dangered by the roots of bean sprouts? Okay, I don’t know. Precisely, do not know about that. I simply removed them because I hated to see its brownish part. I don’t like it. It gave me a sign that it’s not hygienic. So, I removed them.

But, to answer your anxieties, let me ask you first. Do you eat the roots of apple, too?


So, here we go. Leave it to the scientists–the-reason-of-removing-or-not-removing-the-bean-sprouts-roots thingy.

My first impression when I saw the pile of bean sprouts in front of me which needed to be cleaned is… I sighed a bit. Uhm, a lot. I mean….

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But, then I remembered my mom (and also every dedicated mom in the whole world).

Then I suggested myself to just do it. Because that’s the way I learned these things:

  1. Knowing what you remove for the sake of your own principle. I am not saying this can be done in every state of thinking. I just want to say that I don’t just do something without knowing why. It is important to me.
  2. Patience. Whenever I removed one, I always wish it could be removed automatically. But, no. No such thing like that. Then I had to do it with patience.
  3. Persistence. Hello, if I gave up, we wouldn’t have a delicious soup at all this day.
  4. Eyes of detail. Do you know how tiny the roots are? It is very tiny that I had to remove them carefully. I don’t want to make a soup with beans only, emang ini bubur kacang?
  5. Finish what you’ve started. I prefer to say it just… “let’s get things done!” That’s how I know about being committed to what you’ve begun. It doesn’t mean that we have always ‘finish’ it even we got the wrong way. My definition of finishing is to make it to the clear-end kind of line.
  6. Appreciate things. These bean sprouts only cost 2.000 rupiahs and it’s an easy thing for me to remove the roots just as much as I want and throw the rest of them, cause hey, in this high-valued dollar kind of era, 2.000 rupiahs is just soooo inferior and not “worthy” at all. But you know, there are a lot of people who may need just a half of it.
  7. Thinking about bean sprouts deeply proves myself that I am a real over-thinker kind of person. Tsk.

So, that’s all I got this morning. Hope you can see it through the way I see it. Have a good day! 🙂

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Elisabeth Yosephine

Not an open book. I tell things I want people to know. Even so, I tell them in different viewpoints according to what response I want to get.

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