Friday, January 28, 2011

Animal Cruelty
Recently the public was shocked by a viral video of a guy beating up a poodle he was training to stand on its hind legs (read about it here). The video was posted on YouTube, and has since been taken down. For the past few days since the video was posted up in Facebook, it has probably garnered way more hits than any political scandal out there.

I didn't watch the complete video, because I couldn't stand the sight of a demented vermin smacking a little dog until it died. I can however, say that there's now a Facebook page and a hunt for the culprit and his girlfriend for filming the entire ugly episode, and bringing them to justice. I even heard some reports about knowing their identity, where they live and where they work, all unconfirmed though. Never the less, with the power of social media and the Internet, hopefully it won't take long before this couple be arrested and punished for their evil deed.

Now what would compel a human being to treat animals in such a cruel manner? What would make them start abusing animals (or another human being) in the first place? If you have watched the sick video, you may realise the tonality from the dude when he spoke to the dog, had a very very deep anger and frustration to it. It sounded as though he had a lot of pent up anger and psychotic emotions waiting to be unleashed or triggered. This could actually be a sign to a more serious underlying issue. Perhaps it could even lead to more heinous crimes like rape and genocide.

Probably what was equally as horrifying was that the girlfriend (who was reported holding the camera and had recording the entire episode), didn't even take any action to stop her beau from abusing the dog. All she did was kept saying "Dear, stop it la...". Perhaps another logical explanation to this was that she feared the guy would react and possibly hit her. Which again could prove a point that this dude could be some crazy mother fucker who several loose nuts in his head.

Sometimes it's quite easy to judge a person's character. If they can ill-treat animals, they can ill-treat humans. So, if a person can smack a pet, you can bet they can smack another person. This is what judgment should be like so such animal abusers. You smacked a dog, you get smacked. You burnt a cat, you get burnt yourself. Whatever damage and torture you did to those animals, you should receive the same kind of torture. And I'll like to see you cry when the torture process is being done on you.

Yes I'm demented that way, MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Wong Lai/Ong Lai

Got some really cute CNY ornaments from a nearby hypermarket over the weekend. Pineapples are significant during the CNY festivities, because in Cantonese, it's pronounced as "wong lai" or "ong lai" in Hokkien, which the Chinese relates to as wealth coming to your way. As a typical Chinese person would say... "Fatt Fatt Fatt!"

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Simply Adorable!

Buy me! And me!

Aren't these the cutest slippers you have come across? Makes your feet simply happy and smiley all day long :D :D :D Got them from a stall at the bridge between Ikano and The Curve,
RM 15 per pair, RM 26 for two pairs.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Simple Meals

A simple dinner of cheesed baked dory, potatoes and bread, accompanied with some good ol' olive oil and balsamic vinegar. A nomming good time on a peaceful Sunday :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Soft Baby Back Ribs With Dry Rub
*Super non-halal post.
We were grocery shopping at Carrefour over the weekend and was at the non-halal section when we came across a beautiful slab of baby back ribs in the frozen area. The soft pastel-like pink shade of meat was practically dancing in front of our eyes, enticing us to buy it. We fell head over heels in love with the ribs and immediately bought it. And I had in mind to try a dry rub for this lovely slab of flesh!


I Googled for a simple dry rub and found this via, plus this site is loaded with a wide variety of other recipes you can try out. I decided to tweak the recipe a bit, as the slab of ribs we got were good for 3 pax, just to test it out :P Here's my version of the dry rub:

Baby back ribs for 3 pax (approx 650 grams)
1 1/2 tbps brown sugar
1 tbps ground paprika
1 tbps garlic salt
1 tbps oregano (powdered version if you have)
1 tbps thyme (powdered version if you have)
3/4 tps ground black pepper
2 tps dijon mustard (to apply on ribs)

Dry rub mixture.

Clean and pat dry the ribs. Since I have dried oregano and dried thyme in my kitchen instead of the powdered version, I simple grind both the herbs until they become fine. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl (except for the mustard) and set aside.

Marinating the ribs.

Rub the mustard onto the ribs, just to give it a bit of moisture and also to help the dry rub stick to the meat better. Mustard always goes well with pork, *oink oink*. After that, simply sprinkle the dry rub onto the ribs and massage the meat. Keep refrigerated overnight, and when you're ready to grill them, pop the ribs into the oven and roast for about 20mins @ 190°C, or until meat is thoroughly cooked. Enjoy!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

42 inch

What's 42 inch, weighs 15.4kg, has a contrast ratio of 100,000 : 1, energy saving, has HDMI and allows you to plug in USB?

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The First Week
Holy cow! Has the first week of January 2011 just whiz by me without a blink of en eye?! OK, 2 eyes if you really want to be that anal. But really, the first week is almost over...!

This year marks a brand new year of responsibilities for the both of us. Be it work wise and investment wise, we're venturing into something new and learning from it continuously. I for one, am embracing it with mush gusto (if I didn't, things will fall apart LOL!).

I'm enjoying every moment of it, really I am. At times everything seems overwhelming, even tiring to a certain extent. However, I know that I'm not treading the path alone, and I have a wonderful hubby and supportive friends by my side. Sure makes things a hell lot easier to stomach :)

On a quiet Saturday like today, it's nice to be sitting on my comfy couch and just think about my life as a whole, be grateful for everything in my life, count my blessings and say a quiet prayer for myself and for my loved ones.