Monthly Archives: October 2011

king burger w paprika fries

recipes from foodnetwork.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bbq-with-bobby-flay/king-burger-recipe/index.html but replaced steak seasoning with tonkatsu sauce instead. plus with some caramelized onions on top of the cheese.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/french-fries-recipe/index.html but w/o the salt and with paprika instead. i think potatoes can taste amazing w/o salt.

foodnetwork is evil. it makes me hungry and angry watching its programmes. most days this week i turned on the tv at 1am to watch diners and drive in’s and dives where this porcupine disguised as a man goes to various diners in the US searching for fine dining quality food, boomzy food.

its torture watching sizzling steaks and cheese melting off cheese melting off cheese and pancakes drizzled with strawberries and cream and syrup and freshly baked pizzas topped with stretchy parmasan romano and cheddar cheese and marinara sauce.

okay enough of the violent imagery. gosh. need to balance it with adorable porcupine/hedgehog pictures.


what would you have done sister.

recently there was a video released showing a child being run over twice by large vans and then left on the streets  while people walked by her lifeless body.

some writer posted an article on yahoo asking singaporeans whether they may have done the same.

wtf? what in the world. why are you questioning your fellow countrymen like we’re a bunch of heartless beasts? we may not be ultra courteous, but there’s no question about whether we would turn a blind eye to such a horrific scene. i mean, c’mon la.

“I struggle to recall a similar life-or-death example in Singapore – and hopefully I will never have to – but two incidents spring to mind.

In October 1995, five bystanders watched while Giordano assistant shop manager Mr Tan Wee Leang, 22, struggled with a robber in broad daylight in Orchard Road. A subsequent survey revealed S’poreans were cautious of becoming involved because the robber could have been armed and dangerous.

you wanna compare a child lying in her own pool of blood to an armed robbery? And “I struggle to recall a similar life-or-death example in Singapore – and hopefully I will never have to” ?? what? was the robbery so harshly devastating you shudder at the thought of reliving it vocariously thru some random shop assistant? please la.

its one thing to post leisurely ramblings online. its another to write something just for the sake of controversy and thought provokation. its again, another thing to try to act like some all-knowing moral compass among your own people, using any opportunity to ride on the coat tails of so-called hot journalistic topics like the lack of courteousy among singaporeans.

http://sg.news.yahoo.com/what-would-you-have-done–singapore–.html


camobodia the sequel

i spent the last quarter of my hols in cambodia with my family. can’t really rmb the last time just the four of us went for a holiday trip together. actually i think that has never happened. hmm

lots of good food. lots of dust. lots of tuk tuk rides. lots of nonsense.

tuk-tuks are these carriages attached to a motorbike. probably goes about the speed of a bicycle. travelling on gravelled paths and they sound like tu-ku-tu-ku-tu-ku-tu-ku. puts you in a minimal-brain-activity utility mode.

during our stay there we took a studio family shot. khmer style!

it was exhausting though. 4 hours of make up and dressing!

we hardly ate khmer-thai food cos it sucked. okay it didnt suck but i found a cockraoch in my food and that was the end of khmer food for us.

besides, the gourmet-ish, bistro style food was really affordable.max $5-6.

i’m just showing the fun luxurious side of cambodia. but really, it seems to be stricken with a poverty cycle that they may never be able to get out of.

the best way to have a holiday there is to look out and appreciate wherever you feel beauty lies.

 and for the things that aren’t beautiful, take it with a pinch of salt. understand their pain but at the same time, realize that helping them may not be helping them. sometimes, in the grand scheme of things, there’s little one can do if the source of the problem isn’t well, assasinated.

we can try to empathise but we never will. all we understand about them is by making comparisons to ourselves.

 


Ralph from simpsons (:

never fails to make me smile

funny years back when i saw it in the cinemas twice, still funny now.

da da da daaAH!!