Saturday, April 30, 2011

0 Sentosa or East Coast

I've been to both, but never been there with a proper camera. Today, we went to Sentosa. Taken pictures, but I'm not sure if they're good.

Friday, April 29, 2011

0 Color in Darkness

This image almost entirely represents where I am right now. I'm 6 feet under a personal battle to overcome this boredom. The boredom which bears fruit of unproductive time. My mind has been infected by this virus for almost two weeks now. Which is very visible in my blog posts. I have no new topics, no nothing. I'm in the dark.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

0 Run out of steam

I guess this is what you call running out of steam. I've got no idea what to post. I have no new topics to tackle. I just hit the proverbial wall. All I want is to share great things while I'm here. I hope I find new recipes to cook and new scenery to capture. And share them - while I'm having fun.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

0 Should be...

Yesterday was a blast! We went to Makansutra. I ought to upload the photos last night after arriving at home, but we had some drinks(read: Chivas Regal) and I totally passed out after 3am. So I was late at work today, and went home late. Added to that, I cooked dinner. So I just finished dinner this time of posting. A very late dinner. The photos will follow, maybe tomorrow or the weekend. I need some sleep. See yah.... ZZZzzzzzz

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

0 Makansutra Gluttons Bay

I'm off to Makansutra Gluttons Bay.

Photos and more information after I've come back. ^_^

Monday, April 25, 2011

0 Singapore Art Museum

Last Saturday night, I was walking in the city near Bras Basah MRT station when I noticed the Singapore Art Museum alongside the road. I didn't bother to go in, since I'm not in the mood of visiting museums and just taking a walk to take some night photos.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

0 One of those days

I'm already bored. What to do here? I just slept basically the whole day. There's nothing to do. The weather is not suitable for taking outdoor photos. One minute it is sunny and hot, then after several minutes it's raining. I don't want to ruin my camera. I just stayed indoors and basically not do anything.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

0 Water Droplets

I've been playing with my camera today and thought of taking photographs of the water droplets suspended in mid-air. I know it's a cliche, but I really like to learn how to take those kind of pictures. So what I did was set up a plastic container and fill it with water. And then take a plastic back filled with water, hang it above the container and punch a small hole for the water to drip.

Friday, April 22, 2011

0 Ant.

The Ant.

It's a social insect.  But they're not using Facebook or Twitter.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

0 Name the Dish..

Tonight, I cooked a dish that I just made up. I thought I liked broccoli, and then I added shiitake mushrooms, carrots, a bit of cabbage, bell pepper, onions and garlic. I stir-fried it on butter, and this was the result.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

4 Fish Fillet and Potato Salad for Dinner

Today, I went home earlier than the usual 6pm. I had asked for a half-day, because I need to process my OEC in the Philippine Embassy. Around 3:30pm, I was already at home. I only thought of the two dishes that I would cook for dinner after arriving at the house. So after resting, I went to buy some groceries.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

2 Preparations for the Moon

Tonight, I came prepared. I went home before 7:30pm. Yesterday, the moon rose around this time. So I thought I'd come home early, as usual, then prepare my camera and tripod for the shoot.

Monday, April 18, 2011

0 Yin and Yang

For today, I will be posting another set of photographs that I have taken for the last couple of days.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

3 Nighttime Photography at Marina Bay

I just got back from Marina Bay. We went there to practice taking photos at night. We went around Marina Bay to take both brightly-colored scenes of Marina Bay Sands near Merlion Park and the Business District side from the Helix Bridge.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

0 Lessons learned.

Today, I learned how to do panning on the camera and taking pictures of moving vehicles. Unfortunately, the camera I used wasn't mine so I can't show you the photos. Next time I'll use my camera and post here my samples.

Friday, April 15, 2011

0 Portraiture

Just recently, I bought a new DSLR camera -- entry-level Nikon D3100 -- that came with the default kit 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens. The reason I bought one is to pursue one of my passion, which is photography, and at the same time get good pictures for my baby. At first I was opting to get a point-and-shoot, but now I figured it was a good decision to get a full DSLR. Choosing SLR has many advantages compared to point-and-shoots. Although the price difference is very big, the photographs between the two has also a big difference.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

0 What to write(right)?

It has been weeks since I last made a useful article here. I'm still stuck on the "finding-new-ideas-to-post" stage. I haven't found some new articles worth posting, and same goes to the time I need to do it. Sometimes I notice that I'm losing my focus on what to do and when to do something, that I never finish the job.

I'm never perfect. I was born imperfect. I'm desperately trying to be perfect, but it is impossible. So I'll just try to do what I enjoy most, and share it to you. I'll try to grasp that fleeting time to do these things. And finally find that never-ending focus to do what's right... and write.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

0 Beef Broccoli with Cauliflower

Tonight, I cooked my version of beef broccoli. The dish will be called... Cauli-Beef Broccoli. Because it has cauliflower in it. Makes sense? Hehehe.

But actually, I based the recipe from this website. I just added cauliflower, and the other ingredients I've put based on my own taste. But still, thanks to that recipe. Here's what's left:

I forgot to take the picture before dinner.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

0 Beef Broccoli?

I planned on cooking beef broccoli for today, but it didn't happen because my housemate cooked some stir fried noodles. I searched the web for recipe, and found one that looks good. Maybe tomorrow, I'll try this dish.

Monday, April 11, 2011

0 The long wait is over.

If you have read my previous post, then you know what I'm talking about. I was excited to go back to the apartment to practice more on my "photography" skills. After a few years, I finally got my hand on a DSLR camera. A Nikon brand, the new entry-level D3100.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

2 Sunday Shopping

I finally did it! I finally have it! I've been dreaming for it in a long time now, four long years it has been. I'm so happy I can't even describe here. It is so... satisfying. To get that one thing you've been wanting for a long time. ^_^

Saturday, April 9, 2011

1 Potato patties for tonight

Today, I'm calling it Potato Patties. I cooked potato cakes again, and this time I took some pictures and giving it a name. I also made a dipping mayo, made from mayo, cream and pepper powder. It looks not so inviting, but actually tastes good. :-P

Friday, April 8, 2011

0 What happened?

I was trying to create a post, but when I pressed Enter, Blogger immediately processed my latest post. Without anything on it. That's weird.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

0 Pork Steak last night

Last night, I tried cooking the Filipino style pork steak. I marinated the pork chops for the whole day, and the result was exceptional. I thought I liked the taste of the dish, but they didn't gave any positive hints. I'm not sure if they liked it. But I did, and that's what important. :-P I also made cucumber slices in vinegar and pepper combination. The dinner was perfect, that is, for me. ^_^

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

9 Invite Mr Wright winners announced already!

This morning I checked the Invite Mr Wright website, and finally, they announced the winners. Unfortunately, I didn't get the 1st or 2nd prize. Here's the list of winners:

1st Prize: Chew Kean Lik
2nd Prize: Diane Shak (I envy you!)
3rd Prize: Tan Xiao Yuin

Consolation Prizes: Rachel Tang Lee Kean, Sirichai Wongsungthong, Ryan Pinter, Sam Lim and Sofiyam Yahya

If your name is here, good for you! Not good for me, because I'm not one of the winners.

Congratulations to the winners!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

2 The potato cake I made was...

...a success!

Last two weeks(I think), I saw this dish on Ten Dollar Dinners program from the Food Network Asia channel. I thought it was very easy to do, but on that show it was cooked as a side dish to steak dinner. So I dropped the steak and planned on cooking the potato cake.

Monday, April 4, 2011

2 Does anyone knows where Mr. Wright is?

First of all, let's change the title of the contest "Shoot It Wright" to "Shoot Mr. Wright". (inspired by Komentarista Ex's comment in Ian Wright's official Facebook page). But only after when we find where the heck Ian's been hiding all this time!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

2 Wants to cook... what?

Last week, we agreed to assign a person to cook dinner everyday. I was thinking of making some potato cake and other things this week. Maybe some steak to go with it. I'll try to take some pictures of it after cooking to post here.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

0 Another boring weekend

I'm starting to get bored on weekends. I never had a chance to go out on weekends since mid-January. After working for five days in a week, I just stayed in for the weekend. Was planning of making myself busy by creating the weekend adventure, but due to budget constraints, it was getting canceled every week. I'm still thinking of a way to spend a great weekend without spending a great deal of money. Once I found the answer, I'll share it to you. Maybe you too wants to go out on weekends but a bit short on budget.

Friday, April 1, 2011

4 Humongous Mango!

I was making my way to Fair Price, planning to buy some rice and a bit of small prawns to add to the pinakbet, when I came across to this display of mangoes. These fruit really caught my attention. Take a look at this picture of the mango which I bought.