Today we decided to have a jobs day, so I did various things on the computer, then watched some TV program about food in space, and then read the reader's digest which I found I actually quite enjoyed while Alice sat with Doug (Astrophysicist guy) trying to figure out how to transfer her photos from her phone to the computer.
Ajit (the guest house owner) reckoned a shop in Melaka would be able to fix my camera and unlock Alice's phone, so we went to the shopping centre, but the security guard didn't know which shop we were talking about, so we waited in the foyer for Ajit, who was coming on his motorbike, to come. They were advertising apartments in the massive block of flats and shopping centre, and we liked the look of the two bedroomed ones at the top, with a garden. The computer shop said they couldn't do either of the tasks we wanted them to do, but said there was a camera shop, a few doors down from Burger King that might be able to sort my camera out. So Ajit and Hiko (a German man who is staying in Melaka long-term as he is writing a collection of short stories about the people here) took us to all the food courts of the various shopping centres, and then looked round to find the mysterious shop, despite me saying it was fine and that they probably would have to send it off anyway. We were quite hungry by this time, and just wanted to get off and find some food! We went to the Vegetarian Chinese restaurant that was recommended to us, and it took us quite a while to decide on coconut rice and veggie KFC (me) and pumpkin in white sauce with cheesy hash browns (Alice), because of the extensive menu. I had a really nice ginger and pear tea, which had pears in the bottom section, which tasted like poached pears. Alice had lime and sour plum juice.
We went back to the night market in Chinatown, to get some cendol- kidney beans, green jelly noddle things and ice topped with some coconut cream stuff, and sugar cane syrup. Alice had one with jelly cubes as well.