Working on Christmas

Took a drive out for supper last night, and was surprised that so many shops were open late into Christmas night. Of course, all the normal suspects were open, the Starbucks, the PapaRiches, the 24-hour-never-closed-like-ever-mamak-shops. But even the smaller ones as well, the fast food equivalents of simple Malaysian cuisine. Toiling, sweating and churning out the dishes for what seemed like an unending crowd, they are the gastronomic heroes of the night.