Monday, July 26, 2010

Green Lantern

ComicCon 2010 was this part weekend and Green Lantern (Ryan Reynolds) was there. I think he's perfect for the role of a super hero and very very excited about him playing Green Lantern.

Check out the awesome video below of him reciting the Green Lantern Oath for a young fan. 2011 can't come soon enough!!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

NYC Weekend - Part 3

Despite the heat there was a Street Fair on 52nd street that streached 4 blocks.

I got lunch and a $15 pair of sunglasses.

this is the coolest Mc Donalds I've ever been to. Outside its flashing lights, inside there's 12 lanes of high tech ordering and further in its a refurbished theater, 4 stories, a little dark but lots of very cool lights and furniture. It tries to feel like a theater. You have to see it to believe. Sadly the inside was too dark for any good photos.

This was a surprise find. Book Off is a 2nd hand shop. They accept Books, DVD's, CD's, games and will offer you money for them. They resell the items at pretty good prices. I got 3 DVD
s and 2 books, all for $11.

and here's Bryant Park on a hot Saturday afternoon. Lots of sun worshippers. People watching in NYC is in a class by itself.

NYC Weekend - Part 2

FOOD! Had a craving for some 'local' food so I went to Jaya which has pretty good Singaporean/Malaysian food.

I had the Satay, Roti Chani (excellent), Hailanese chicken rice (so so only), and Oyster Omelette (Pretty good).

Brunch on Saturday. I do so love steak and eggs.

Beef Sukiyaki and wings from a japanese fast food place. The wings were excellent.

And I had to get this HUGE ass bottle of snapple

And what holiday would be it be without an awesome desert? Fresh Fruit over sponge cake with sweet creme filling. This was so damn good.

NYC Weekend

Yes, I made another visit to NYC. 2nd and final time for 2010. Since both flight and hotel were FOC, I might as well enjoy it. Perks of traveling all the time.

It was a HOT HUMID weekend. I didn't walk too much because the heat was TERRIBLE!!! I literally took a shower everytime I went back to the hotel room.

I watched 3 shows. Promises Promises, Lend me a Tenor, and American Idiot. Of the 3, Lend me a Tenor was the winner hands down, followed by American Idiot and finally Promises Promises.

Monday, July 05, 2010

4th July Weekend

Well the family left about 2 weeks ago but this is my first weekend back home alone. Takes some getting used to, it was really nice to have a full house of people.

And since its a long weekend I decided to cook, something I've not done since Chinese New Year.
I started off with watermelon juice. In Singapore its super easy to get this, just pop by any food court and there's almost always watermelon juice. But in the midwest, I had to cut the watermelon up and put it in a juicer. Not difficult but slightly messy. Still the result is wonderful refreshing watermelon juice. (FYI, that Pitcher holds 1/2 a large watermelon.

Had a craving for chips and dips. So I cooked up onions, ground beef, mushrooms, olives, and mixed up some chilli. It goes really well with chips.

For breakfast/brunch, nothing beats sunny side up eggs, some toast and tater tots. Oh and watermelon juice as well, so refreshing for brunch.

But the main course for this weekend was vegetable beef soup. Just cut up some beef into small cubes, cook it for about 2 hours to get it tender, then add your favorite vegetables. In my case, corn, celery, tomatoes, zucchini, potatoes, and carrots. Boil then simmer for about 1 hour and salt to taste. Simple, hearty and very good beef vegetable soup. As you can see I made more then enough for 3 days.