Today I have tried to cook, I just went on the kitchen and asked my mother to get some seasonings and prepare the pot. The only thing that I had done is to put the salt and pepper into the pot and my mother had done the rest. ![P_20180905_115622_p.jpg](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmR5ey7N75n3rVGoTUiYCD3aSXBPMBuDz4t8pvWUqv31j1/P_20180905_115622_p.jpg) After boiling for about an hour we fried the meat (sorry vegans) ![P_20180905_115720_p.jpg](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmUhLEWaBbo6cw75BRHKrgtXDZMP1hLRnxmUFzoa6aAbxz/P_20180905_115720_p.jpg) This was the resulting product of my cooking misery. ![P_20180905_115520_p.jpg](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmaNHpJcyB6EnxjxxWhjuyC1AXBALAgcaJNerAADzPzVK1/P_20180905_115520_p.jpg) The history of this stove is that it was given to us by my eldest brother because it has a lousy weak flame. Here you see that the knob is in max mode but the fire it makes is bad. And so today I tried to cook with minimum work but __maximum effort__. While I went back and forth in the kitchen as I check the meat and then standing in front of the stove while frying it for quite a while I felt that my body cannot stand it anymore because of my bad posture and weak backbones, they started to hurt, all the joints that took the pressure from a simple standing hurted. My legs are beginning to feel like a jello and my knees begin to ache as well. So it is just sad that I cannot do the things once that I had done before even when I am forcing it like today. I carefully went to my bed after my mother took the meat and sliced it rather crudely with a dull knife. I really had it now, it is final, I won't cook anymore even this frying meat escapade that I had done which only resulted in a near satisfactory results. I'de rather buy food in the store than eat foods prepared especially from this house with this stove.