Oh Look, Krill!

Oh don't worry. Whales don't eat clownfish, they eat krill.


What I Got From Sydney

When Dude was in Sydney this past week, he saw something and he immediately thought of me and he knew that he needed to get it. This is what he got.

Twilight Eclipse Mints

You see, I’m not a fan. Sure, I’ve read the books and I’ve seen the movies and I’m still not a fan.


When my friends and I went to watch the third movie, we always referred it as mints, as the movie had the same title as the brand of mints. So when Dude brought back a tin of the mints with the movie characters on it, how can I not laugh and find it superbly funny?

My friends thought it was funny too.

Retweets

I’m not slagging the whole series or anything. I just think it’s hilarious, is all.


Friday Foods: Falafel

Falafel
via kudumomo

Falafel is one of my favourite Middle Eastern cuisines ever since I first had it at a Lebanese restaurant. I’ve been wanting to see if I could make it at home since I‘m cheap don’t always go to that restaurant. So when Cartcart game me a very simple recipe, I decided to try it out.

Ingredients

175g dried chickpeas
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic, chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tbsp parsley, chopped
salt


Soak the chickpeas over night in water and remove the skin. (Tip: To remove the skin, wrap the soaked peas in a towel and smash them with the bottom of a heavy bottle.)

Put all the ingredients into a blender or a food processor and give it a whiz.

Roll the paste into small balls and deep fry them. If you had added a little water into the blender like I did, you can just drop teaspoonful of the mixture into the hot oil. Cook until it’s golden brown.

You can eat it on it’s own or in pita bread with veggies. I like to dip it in hummus.

Note: My falafels ended up looking like pakoras but I think that falafels are essential Middle Eastern pakoras. I think that it would have turned out better if I had used a food processor instead of a blender but it still turned out nice and tasty. Since the dhal pakoras have about the same texture, I’m going to try it with dhal the next time.


Where The Heck Did January Go?

Yes, yes. It’s the requisite “OMG TIME FLIES!” post. A month into the 2011 and we’ll be having our first long weekend of the year. Ain’t it fun?

In Singapore, Malaysia and where ever else that celebrates Chinese New Year, it’s this Thursday and Friday, which means that I don’t have to be at work and all the malls and 99% of the shops will be closed. So do your grocery shopping earlier if you don’t want to run out of food this weekend. You might think that it’s an exaggeration but it’s not. Well, there’s still the fast food places and Starbucks.

The month of January had some interesting weather going on. It was rainy but rather good weather in the first half of the month, that was followed but a week of intensely warm and humid days. The last few days of January was just non-stop rain. It wasn’t too bad if you’re indoors but for those who need to be out and about to prepare for the coming festivities, they weren’t too happy about it. Thankfully, there wasn’t any major flooding that was reported, so that was at least something.

For me, January was also filled with so many different activities such as the hen night, the Science Centre trip, learning about coffee and the museum trip too. It’s been fun, not having classes to go to, so I’ve been spending more time doing fun things with my friends. It makes the time fly so quickly, no?

As we go into the second month of the new year, I’m hope things will go as smoothly or even better.