It's Not Nag, It's Just Me

Sunday, March 30, 2008

It's Dinner!

After having a chance eating at Piri Piri Chicken (aka Nandos) two weeks ago, I find it quite appalling that the restaurant is charging a plate of grilled chicken breast at such exorbitant price. So I decided to make one myself. So if you are looking for a nice simple healthy meal, here's one recipe for you.

Pan Fried Chicken Breast

1 - 2 pieces of Chicken Breast
Vegetables (either Baby Carrots, Frozen Mixed Vegetables, Beans, etc.)
Egg (Optional)
Soya Sauce
Salt & Pepper
Oregamo Flakes (alternatively Basil or Parsley)
Sesame Seed Oil
A slice of lemon

Firstly marinate your chicken with all the salt, soya sauce, sugar, pepper, herbs, garlic and oil. The amount depends on the size of your chicken. Leave it for at least one hour.

Boil the vegetables in salted water. Do add in a spoon of oil into it. The rationale behind the salted water and oil is to keep the color of the vege looks fresh.

Pan fried the chicken until cooked. You can lightly slice the breast in the middle especially if it's a thick piece. This is to ensure it's properly cooked.

When it's almost cooked, pour in all the marinated sauces left.

Prior to serve, squeeze some lemon juice onto the chicken which will definitely enhance the taste.

Here's the result!

While it looks a bit dry but it is not. The meat is quite juicy and the vege are soft. You need not to have any sauce to go with it if you marinate the chicken well....

Monday, March 24, 2008

How much are you wearing?

This is an entry which i have been trying to write for the past 2 weeks but just can't get myself to really work on it. The current workload and the situation with my new home are strong barriers. Will talk about that in my next entry. But let's get on with this one.

It was while I'm in the train to work that I suddenly realise that most of us are actually wearing lots of blings to work. It's like having tons of cash in our pockets and yet we are so casual about it. Perhaps it's because that while these stuff that we have on our body are generally worthless but we did pay a lot to own it. Looking at myself and the stuff i'm having:
1. Motorola phone: (purchase price) 15000 baht
2. Motorola bluetooth headset: (pp) 2000baht
3. Fujitsu notebook (company's): possibly worth 35000 baht
4. Data and reports inside notebook: priceless (millions perhaps!)
5. Cash in wallets (er...that morning i was having almost 10,000 baht!)
6. Attires (pp) probably 3000 baht

Now imagine for those with the Oakley specs, with the Ipods or those with the Prada shoes, VeraWang design...gosh....and yet we are being so casual about it.

So..before you go out to work next time, calculate again...HOW MUCH ARE YOU WEARING TODAY?

Saturday, March 15, 2008

30 Minutes (to complete this entry)

This week, numbers seem to be something that keeps appearing in my life. From Madonna's 4 Minutes to Rent's 525600 minutes and now i have approx. 30 minutes to work on this entry.

I'm basically back to where i was about 2 years ago, during my first few weeks in Bangkok, that this nice internet centre was my camping place for either a Sat or Sun afternoon for me to hook up to the net.

It's been 2 weeks i've moved into my new place, and practically 3 weeks since I told the agent to apply for the cable tv and internet, and nothing has yet to happen. I did finally called up the owner today and it seems there will be people coming over tomorrow to work on it. Crossing my bloody finger.

Things seems to be getting better, as my mobile phone is currently in the Motorola service center being fixed after waiting for 6 bloody weeks for the board. If it's still not arrive, i would had written a very nasty letter to every Motorola office. Fortunately for them, they just made it in time.

A technician came over this morning to look into my washing machine but claimed something is wrong and will come back next week to replace some parts. Things are progressing...

Hopefully, everything will be settled by next weekend...hopefully.

Next week will be another practically busy week with lots of meetings, proposals and reports...which is also good...keep me away from thinking negative stuff. I needed the concerntration...

Okay...that's it for this entry. Not really in the creative mood to write about the post-election in Malaysia or the 'when is it going to be stable' politics in Thailand.