Thursday, 18 September 2014

Shards of a Broken Glass

May your heart be crushed to pieces like the shards of a broken glass. Where you will struggle to piece them all together to no avail. And you will remember the other heart you so badly broken. Just like the pieces of glass in your hand.
You will fall apart and feel the pain.
And you will know that such pain can never be healed.

Lord of the Rings Medley

My daughter loves The Lord of the Rings. And now that the final Hobbit is coming in December, she is too well excited. She found this and shared it with me. It's violin medley by Lindsey Stirling.
Not only the music is beautiful, the scenery is breathtaking.
Amazing I must say!

Monday, 25 August 2014

Recipe: Potato & Beef Patties (Bergedil)

I'm sharing the Potato and Beef patties recipe. Or as we Malays call it "bergedil". My Mom used to make this but she substituted the beef with mackerel (boiled and deboned). Very delicious.

Potato and Beef Patties
10 medium potatoes - peeled, quartered and fried until golden yellow
250grams of minced meat
1 clove of garlic - peeled and finely chopped
1 yellow onion - peeled and finely chopped
Some coriander leaves - chopped
Some spring onions - chopped
2 eggs - lightly beaten with a pinch of salt
Salt and pepper to taste

Pound/mash the potatoes. Put into mixing bowl.

Saute garlic and onion. Then, add in the minced meat. Cook for about 15 minutes. Add some salt and pepper.

Add the cooked minced meat in the mixing bowl. Next, add the chopped coriander leaves and spring onions. Season with salt and pepper. Mix the ingredients well and then make into small balls.

Heat vegetable oil. When ready to fry, slightly press the balls into patties shape and dip into egg mixture. Fry the patties until light brown.

Monday, 18 August 2014

What It Feels Like When You Know About The Other Women

What a long title!

Men, do you want to know how a woman feels inside when she got to know about your affair?

I picked this up from the movie - The Women. It's the scene when Meg Ryan went to see her mother to tell her about her husband. She then brushed her mother saying she can't possibly know how she feels, and the mother said, "Let me try...".

This honestly tells how it felt when I got to know:
"It feels like someone kicked you in the stomach, feels like your heart stopped beating, feels like that dream, you know the one when you are falling and you want so desperately to wake up before you hit the ground but it's all out of your control. You can't trust anything anymore, no one is who they say they are. Your life is changed forever, and the only thing to come out of the whole ugly experience is no one will be able to break your heart like that again."

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

RIP Robin Williams

Mork has returned to Ork...

One of the greatest actors in history is now gone. And such an irony. He spent his life entertaining people. Making people laugh. But little do people know that he was battling depression. Sad.

As an English major in the late 90s, one of the must-watch movie was Dead Poets Society. He inspired us to read and love poetry and seize the day. The boys of our batch even named themselves Dead Poets Society! And who can forget his amazing comic portrays of Captain Hook, Mrs Doubtfire, Teddy Roosevelt, Genie and many, many more. 

Upon reading about his death, I could only imagine him as Mork, the alien we so associated with in the early 80s when I was a child. Nano nano! And that three-stuck-together handshake. 

You will be sorely missed Robin Williams. RIP. You are free Genie!

Monday, 4 August 2014

3 Reasons Why You Should Take Up Cycling

Here are 3 reasons why you should start cycling.

1) Burn those calories!
Cycling might look easy but those slopes and hills can really test your body. And burn calories too. You can burn 120 calories on a 30-minute cycle.

2) Reduce Carbon Footprint!
Go green! If you just want to buy a few stuff from the grocery store, just ride on your bike. You save on petrol, you work out, you reduce your carbon footprint. Save the environment girls!

3) Gives You Time To Think!
When I cycle, I actually use the time to think on solving problems. And believe me, you do find the solutions.