Stir Fried Broccoli
200 g Broccoli (Cut small pieces)
8 pieces Tofu fish cake
1 Onion (Slices)
2 cloves Garlic (Finely chopped)
1 tbsp Oyster sauce
1 tsp Corn flour (Mix with 3 tbsp water & 1 tsplight soy sauce)
½ tsp TikkoSS’s Secret Ingredient
1. Boil 500L water. Add broccoli for 5 mins and set aside.
2. Heat wok with 2 tbsp oil. Fry garlic until fragrant and golden brown.
3. Add onion and fry until soft. Add tofu fish cake and fry for 5 mins.
4. Add broccoli and fry for 5 mins. Add oyster sauce, TikkoSS’s Secret Ingredient and corn flour mixture)
5. Ready to be served.
Santa Claus is a mythical character who normally associated with Christmas. I still remember hanging my dirty old socks on the wall hoping that I will get candies the next day but disappointingly, the socks only filled up with Vit C tablets.
Mom successfully convinced me that Santa tries to eliminate the alarming level of diabetic every year. Therefore, as part of his resolution, he swapped candies with Vit C tablets instead.
Christmas never appears as what shown in the TV to me as I stay in house with no chimney, in an equator country that snow is close to impossible to produce naturally and not to mention, reindeer only appears in zoo. Ohh.. and the pirated Santa is either too thin or wearing a wig or sometime is black :p (just an analogy.. I have nothing against black).
When I reach my puberty (er.. like yesterday), whole story on Santa is completely faded off until I read found this poem while busy surfing the net. Yes.. I still google to locate where is Santa!
Now, I know why real Santa is long gone. Have a read .. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
‘Twas the night before Christmas–Old Santa was pissed,
He cussed out the elves and threw down his list.
Miserable little brats, ungrateful little jerks,
I have a good mind to scrap the whole works!
I’ve busted my a** for damn near a year,
Instead of “Thanks Santa”–what do I hear?
The old lady b**ches cause I work late at night,
The elves want more money–The reindeer all fight.
Rudolph got drunk and goosed all the maids,
Donner is pregnant and Vixen has AIDS.
And just when I thought that things would get better,
Those ***holes from the IRS sent me a letter.
They say I owe taxes–if that ain’t damn funny,
Who the hell ever sent Santa Claus any money?
And the kids these days–they all are the pits,
They want the impossible–Those mean little s**ts
I spent a whole year making wagons and sleds,
Assembling dolls…Their arms, legs and heads.
I made a ton of yo yo’s–No request for them,
They want computers and robots…they think – I’m IBM!
Flying through the air…dodging the trees,
Falling down chimneys and skinning my knees.
I’m quitting this job there’s just no enjoyment,
I’ll sit on my fat a** and draw unemployment.
There’s no Christmas this year now you know the reason,
I found me a blonde. I’m going SOUTH for the season
Lard with Soy Bean Paste
500 g Belly Pork (Only use the fat part. Finely cut)
1 tbsp Soy bean paste
1 tsp Sugar
½ tsp TikkoSS’s Secret Ingredient
1. Heat wok and add in belly pork. Fry until golden brown and fragrant.
2. Remove the belly pork pieces from the oil.
3. Fry belly pork in the wok.
4. Add soy bean paste, sugar and TikkoSS’s Secret Ingredient.
5. Ready to be served.
Stir Fried Pumpkin
500 g Pumpkin (Cut small pieces about 1 inch thick)
2 tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Salt
½ tsp TikkoSS’s Secret Ingredient
1 cup Warm water
3 cloves garlic (Finely chopped)
1. Heat wok with 2 tbsp oil. Fry garlic until golden brown and fragrant.
2. Add pumpkin and fry for about 5 minutes.
3. Add warm water and simmer over small fire until the water almost dry up.
4. Add salt, sugar and TikkoSS Secret Ingredient.
5. Ready to be served.
Did you know that beer is the world’s oldest and widely consumed alcohol beverages? No? I bet history book back in high school did not mention anything about this. Your online universities may not have mentioned it, either.
Considering alcohol is illegal for some of the religion and underage like me, we have restricted access to the traditional and modern processes of how it is made and where it came from.
The answers that you are looking for are finally here! If you are in Qingdao, Shandong Province, spare some time to pay a visit to Tsingtao Brewery Museum. The place where past, present and future emerge.
Recently, Tsingtao Brewery just celebrated 100 years of success. This brand started of with a small dinky factory, providing drinks for locals and now, this brand managed to make a dent in the world.
This is not an ordinary factory visit but rather a big compound filled with both modern and historical architectures. Over here, the museum is separated to few different sections.
Starting from boring history lesson, to ancient and modern beer brewing process, free drink tasting and lastly, souvenirs corner. What impresses me a lot is the gigantic beer fountain! No.. it is not filled with beer..
Time machine hasn’t invented yet. If you plan to travel back to time, this section is kind of awesome. It shows all ancients events, posters, artifacts, old documents etc.
As you know, I am not a big fan of reading so this section took me only about 10 mins. 5 min to walk around and another 5 min to stop by to check out the phonograph. NO.. not pornograph.. but gramophone in other worlds. You will be surprise that they still keep the old records.
If you are patient enough, walk to the other building where they display the traditional brewing method together with interesting sculpture and ancient man made equipments
Most of the equipment are not functioning now but it gives you a good insight about what happen in the past and how they create a miracle drink. Maybe I have a sensitive nose but believe it or not, I can still smell the malt and yeast here
Like any museum, you got to be there to see everything. This has no exception. Beside walking through the old factory, you will come across a modern functioning processing plant that shows how the beer was made, can/bottle, packing etc.
Not only that, with only RMB 50 (~RM 50)/per person, you get to claim for your free drinks at the bar with a packet of beer peanuts. If that is not enough, you can later purchase more ‘drinks’ and souvenirs before you exit the museum.
Tsingtao Brewery Museum
56号 Dengzhou Road, Shibei,
Qingdao, Shandong, China
TEL: +86 532 8382 0705
GPS: 36.079573, 120.34934
TikkoSS’s Roasted Chicken
½ Whole chicken (approximately 300 – 400g)
1½ tsp Salt
½ tsp White pepper
1 tsp TikkoSS’s Secret Ingredient
2 tbsp Oyster sauce
1. Wash the chicken thoroughly
2. Marinade the chicken with salt, white pepper, TikkoSS’s secret ingredient and oyster sauce by rubbing these ingredients onto the chicken
3. Keep the marinated chicken in the fridge for 2-3 hours by covering the bowl with cling film to prevent moisture loss
4. Pre-heat oven to 200 deg. Bake the chicken in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
5. Ready to be served
Y2K used to be in every headline across the world before when the clock was ticking from 1999 to 2000. If you were born in the same era like me, you will realize that many were unprepared for this as this event only happens once in every millennium.
Millennium is a period of time equal to one thousand years. It does not happens everyday and if you miss it this time, you have to wait for your great great great grandsons to experience it again.
I considered myself lucky as I got to experience it twice at my age now (please note that I am still 18 this year). The first time was during Y2K of course. I remember I was doing “big business” in toilet at that time:p Do you believe it?
What about the second time? I spent almost a week in Grand Millennium Hotel Beijing. So, that is the second time? Oh yea! It is an international standard hotel that worth to pay for a visit.
Staying on 18 (surely rich in Chinese) floor makes me feel slightly richer for the whole duration. Despite a long walk to my room, it traded nicely with a nice contemporary room. The room layout is rather simple but elegant.
On top of that, the latest interior design makes me feel like wanting to stay there longer. By paying reasonable price, you get a comfy king size bed like in any hotel and classy work desk that really perfect for both business and leisure.
Did I mention leisure? Oh yea.. I am here mainly to play bubble bath in the bath tub. Categorically, the washroom is almost half the size of the room. So you can run around naked in your own private corner.
Remember to keep your window blind close before you do all those act. This is to avoid someone posts your uncivilized behavior in youTube
If you are a gadget freak, I bet you will stick to the tv most of the time. The room comes with high-tech built in tv that you can surf net, email, watch inhouse entertainment, play games etc.
Not only that, even the room phone is kind cool. The room also equipped with safety measures such as safe box and breathing mask.. just in case..
Beside complimentary foot wares, all your bubble bath liquid is provided with no extra charge. Not all things are free here. If you accidently drink from the Evian bottle, they will charge CNY 78 (~RM 39) per bottle.
One spot that you might like in this hotel is their facilities. I cannot manage to get more photos from the indoor pool, spa and gym as it is a restricted area for photography but it is definitely worth to utilize it.
Before you know it, your stay is expired. You just have to move on but I will come back again if I happen to be in Beijing in the near future.
Grand Millennium Beijing
7 Dongsanhuan Middle Road,
朝阳区 Beijing, China, 100020
TEL: +86 10 8587 6888
GPS: 39.917367, 116.459316
Hospital is a facility where patients receive medical treatment, an institution where sick or injured people are given health or surgical care.
Lost in translation is inevitable especially when locals or doctors do not speak good English. This just happened to my friend, Bob recently.
Bob visited a local hospital in China few days ago. While waiting for his turn, a very hot lady doctor approached him in simple English and asked if he is alright. Replying with sign language, he pointed at his lower body as he felt uncomfortable throughout the whole night.
The doctor instructed, “Sir, can you take of your clothes?” Bob responded in flirty manner, “So fast? Why not we go for a date first?”
The lady doctor said, “No! That is not what I meant. If you did not take off your clothes, how can I check on you?” Bob naively asked again, “Here? Are you sure?”
The lady doctor sarcastically replied, “No of course, this is a waiting room. Go to that Examination Room 101.”
As soon as Bob entered Room 101, the doctor asked him to strip off and lay down on the exam table. The doctor started to touch almost every part of his body as a routine check.
Later, few nice looking lady doctors walked in the room and start to touch him after whispering with the initial doctor. This time they concentrated at his lower body and very close to his private part.
Bob felt slightly embarrassed and asked, “Why all of you start to touch everywhere on my lower body when my knee is not feeling so good.”
The lady doctor felt shocked and said, “I thought you meant your private part when you said your lower body is feeling uncomfortable, we suspected that you have ED and checking for the symptom”
Bob felt puzzled a while and jokingly said, “I can understand why you confuse as mine is nearly at knee length, many get confuse on that too. It is ok!”
Doctor said, “As much as you think yours is long, it is actually not. So, can we start treating your knee now?”
Lesson Learnt: If you read my post on Push or Pull ? you know, it may be shorter than you think. So, don’t be too proud about it.