Monday, July 25, 2005

prawn & petai sambal, steamed eggplant, steamed egg

It's a flurry of activities in the kitchen as I fix my Sunday dinner again! Yesterday's features...

Prawn and petai sambal

Steamed eggplant with garlic and soy sauce

The whole ensemble

Thursday, July 21, 2005

the sky is broken

You fall on me
Like a torrent
Yet like a gentle caress
Your presence is overwhelming
Your cadence so soothing
Today I look outside my window
Hoping to see you again
Hoping that maybe today
You fall on me.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

spicy beef stew with noodles

I fixed a beef stew for dinner Sunday night. Thought it could have been better so I did a remix version yesterday, added some noodles for carbs and lo and behold...

Spicy beef stew with noodles

Hassle-free gourmet! Simply season the beef overnight with some black pepper, cumin, cloves and salt. Then simmer with chopped potatoes, onions and carrots. Smash up a clove of garlic and throw it in the pot along with some star anise for additional depth of flavour.

So good you can even have on its own!


Friday, July 15, 2005

i have found my love

Hang on, hang on to the vine
Stay on, soon you'll be divine
If you start to cry, look up to the sky
Something's coming up ahead
To turn your tears to dew instead.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

wherrrre's Wally?

This is mind-blowing stuff.

Search-engine powerhouse, Google has come out with an interface that allows anyone (meaning you and I) to scan the whole globe via satellite.

The Google Earth interface.

Google Earth, as the project is called, is still under beta testing, but already impresses with clear images of cities and major landmarks across the world. A colleague of mine spotted his family's house in Perth...and his neighbour's car!

Paris. Spot the Eiffel Tower.

Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya and Subang Jaya also appear on Google Earth, albeit in lower resolution. It's probably an incomplete scanning process which should be fixed in the near future. But hey, I spotted my residential area. Check it out...

Home sweet home.

the love of God albeit in MORE than 10 words

I could more easily contain Niagara Falls in a tea cup than I can comprehend the wild, uncomprehensible love of God.

- Brennan Manning

Friday, July 08, 2005

i'm leaving on a jetplane

It's 4.50 a.m. on a Friday morning and I am NOT in bed.

Here I am in a very empty KLIA waiting to board a flight to Kuching for a last minute meeting that cropped up. The taxi this morning came 15 minutes earlier so I've got some extra time to spare.

So what do I do then? I blog.

I have got my derrier firmly propped up on a decently comfortable chair. In front of me...a black Dell system that runs a version of Internet Explorer that looks strangely ancient. Surprisingly, it works.

Quite a disappointment considering the expectations I had on the MAS Golden Lounge. Well, I haven't the time to check out the coffeee and grub, but I guess I've gotten accustomed to the flat screen panels and ultra fast broadband connections in Changi.

It looks to be a pretty hectic day with this trip, dinner plans, the little prayer meet tonight, followed by the horror flick session. Ahhh...don't we love Fridays.

I foresee myself walking (perhaps "wandering" is the word?) around in semi-comatose mode for most of the day.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

of fellowship with the undevout

"He who is alone with his sins is utterly alone. It may be that Christians, not withstanding corporate worship, common prayer, and all their fellowship in service, may still be left to their loneliness. The final breakthrough to fellowship does not occur because, though they have fellowship with one another as believers and as devout people, they do not fellowship as the undevout, as sinners. The pious fellowship permits no one to be a sinner. So everyone must conceal his sin from himself and from their fellowship. We dare not be sinners. Many Christians are unthinkably horrified when a real sinner is suddenly discovered among the righteous. So we remain alone with our sin, living in lies and hypocrisy. The fact is that we are sinners!"

- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Confess your sins to one another... [James 5:16]