Home Cooking

Taking a page out of Sidney's book, I've started cooking extensively at home. Ofcourse, I've cooked at home before but now we're talking about things other than scrambled eggs. And I try not to follow standard recipes. It's just easier that way. Plus, I try and keep it as healthy as possible. Once you realize how difficult it is to lose weight and build muscle, you're very careful in what goes in your mouth. Here's my latest creation (that's a serving for two btw):

Chicken in the pan

And here's what I was serving it with:

Fresh vegetables

Finally, the results:

Final serving

If you want to give it a shot here's what I think I did. Heat olive oil in a pan and then sauté garlic and onions. You need to marinate the chicken pieces in black pepper, salt and some chilli powder (use anything you have).  After it has cooked for a while, put in the asparagus, mushrooms, baby corn and tomatoes. Heck, put in any vegetables you've got in the fridge. I think spinach will go well with this. Finally, serve with beetroot and olives. Typically, I'd have something like this with two pieces of sliced brown bread. Bon Appétit!

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Cloverfield review

Actually, I just wanted to make a couple of observations. I'm not going to take the time to pen all my thoughts linked to this film; Harry's Reviews has already done a pretty good job at that. Go check it out.

This movie was hyped up like crazy and attending one of the first shows here in Singapore, you'd think they're doing a 2007 flop marathon. There were about 30 people in the theater, a huge disconnect with the hype leading up to the film. Maybe that's just in the US?

I think Matt Reeves is a genius. It's not easy to pull off the first-person perspective. The last film I watched in this genre that literally knocked my socks off was The Blair Witch Project. The effects in this one are amazingly well done and you get the whole perspective on the monster close to the end of the film, which is pretty cool in itself. I guess with all the hype, I would've been cool with it if they somehow managed to keep the monster cloaked through the duration of the film. I can't seem to find an image of the monster anywhere (imagine the secrecy in production). Here're some details on the production behind Cloverfield. Watch it, watch it now!

Update: Forgot to mention one thing. You'll feel right at home if you've ever played Shadow of the Colossus. This is one of my top ten games of all time. Ok, I'll definitely write a review for this game in future. I hope someone translates this game to film.

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