Saturday, 22 January 2011

Someone is coming to us, from over the borders

For that, we must plan. I make my usual move. I set up military base in the ice cream parlour in downtown Central. From here I covertly control operations, manoeuvre my armies, and plan my campaigns.

Today, I invite my three leading generals to sit with me around the circular table to discuss objectives and strategies. We must plan our three week strike with great care. There must be a goal. To win the hearts and minds of the population coming to us from over the borders; the population of one called Travelling Aunty, who will soon drop into our territory.

General Tiger wisely suggests that capturing Travelling Aunty is a good first move. We can escort her to home base, then feed her. But, she adds cautiously, feeding Travelling Aunty with Adzuki bean paste ice cream on Day One would be a culture shock too soon. Vanilla would surely be better. 'Or Chocolate' suggests General Shark. 'Maybe Strawberry' adds General Squirrel.

After some intense discussion, the generals all agree that Wildberries should be Operation Aunty Step 2. Then the campaign should unroll in this precise order: Nutella, Ginger, Mango, Sesame paste, and Green tea ice cream. Cones, not cups.

Then the generals very sensibly added that the ice cream campaign needed background support. Education is a primary means of power. It was decided that Travelling Aunty should be taught how to say thank you in Cantonese, then produce a selection of origami birds to give back to the ice cream lady from the ice cream wrappers.


MadameSmokinGun said...

Why don't they live at No 10?

sharon said...

Democracy working well at the moment then ;-)

I'm sure Aunty Dee is going to have a great time in HK with the Grits.

Sam said...

Sounds like you've got it all under control. The bird origami is just what is needed :-)

Fioleta said... tea ice-cream - love it, wish it was as readily available here :-).

Sugarplum Kawaii said...

Push the boat out and land her a Banana Split!

these boots said...

Oooh Adzuki bean paste! I so miss red bean paus. I tried making some a while ago and they were a complete disaster. I hope you enjoy your 3 weeks with Aunty Dee.