The Adventure of Miss Tofu【豆腐小姐奇遇記】

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[The Adventure of Miss Tofu]

By: WANG Qi, Betty (Hall 10)

Translated by: CHIANG Man Ying, Michelle (Hall 10)

Image: http://www.zazzle.com

In the wet market, at a vegetable stall, Miss Tofu is sitting on a wood board.  She watches the people closely as they come and go, with a melancholy look on her face. “Please don’t sell me… please don’t eat me…” This is what she mutters all the time.

Another bean curd sitting next to Miss Tofu, says to her, “From a soybean, we were being soaked, grinded, boiled and strained into soy milk. Then we were drowned and coagulated with salty water, and being pressed so hard to become as vain and tender as we look now. Now you want to give up after all these hardships? There is much more value in us. We must live up to a life for what we have suffered!”

“Value? What value?” As Miss Tofu goes into deep thoughts, a man stops by the stall and bought her home. After a while, Miss Tofu is being brought to a home. She hears the man yells to the kitchen “Hey Honey, I’m back! I bought bean curd for tonight. How should we eat it? Braise it? Jellify it? Make it with soup? Or Spicy Mapo Tofu?” This made Miss Tofu exclaimed a bit. She never knew she could be cooked with so many different methods.

In the kitchen, a woman’s voice echoes back, “Let’s make Mapo Tofu!” She then calls her son hither, and says, “We are going to have tofu tonight. You should eat more. It is high in protein, low in fat, and contains many microelements that could help prevent cardiovascular diseases and even cancer! It could also promote longevity if you eat that regularly!”

As Miss Tofu listens to this, it gives her a sudden epiphany. Now that she knows, all her worries are gone. She is not afraid to be eaten, she is proud of what she stands for, as she finally realizes the value in her.

【豆腐小姐奇遇記】

文:王琪(舍堂十)

圖:www.zazzle.com

豆腐小姐蹲在木板上,看著市場人來人往,滿臉惆悵。「我不想被賣出去,不想被吃掉。」

旁邊的豆腐安慰她:「我們經歷了千辛萬苦,從一顆豆子被打磨成豆漿,經過提純,再加進鹽滷,暈頭轉向被攪和了那麼久,又被用力擠壓才成了現在白白嫩嫩的樣子,我們要活的有價值,才不辜負我們所受的苦啊。」

「什麼叫有價值呢?」當豆腐小姐還在沉思這番話時,她被人買走了。她被一個男人提回了家,男人一進家門,她聽見他喊話:「老婆,我買了豆腐回來哦!怎麼吃?是麻婆豆腐,還是煮湯,還是做成凍豆腐,小蔥拌豆腐也很好哦!」豆腐小姐暗自驚嘆,原來我還有這麼多種吃法!

一個女人的聲音響起:「做成麻婆豆腐吧。」她轉過頭對兒子說:「寶貝一會要多吃點哦,豆腐可是健康食品,高蛋白低脂肪,含有很多種微量元素,能夠預防很多心血管疾病,甚至是癌症呢!經常吃能補益身體,益壽延年哦!」

豆腐小姐聽著這些誇讚,陰霾的心情一掃而光。「原來我這麼有用啊!」她美美地想,再也不懼怕被吃掉了,因為那就是她的價值所在。

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