As the great man Mark Williams, coach of Port Adelaide Power said:
"Everyone likes to win round 1, but only 8 teams will"
And now you know why he isn't a brain surgeon, and you wonder how they won the flag last year.
My mouth watered and eagerly I took a sip from the edge... YUK!!!! it was bitter melon soup!! how gross! The biggest disappointment of my life at that point of time.
I complained and was simply told that it was "cooling" and good for a growing kid. (like pinoy - and how would that excuse convince a kid to eat it). But the threat of dad yelling did, so i had to screw up my face and i swallow.
I think Fuu Gwah is the asian version of Brussel sprouts.
I have since found out that this vegetable is indeed very healthy for you. Studies have shown that it can reduce blood sugar levels thus diabetic prevenataive, HIV and cancer.
Hint from Pinoy: Choose the bitter melons with the least amount of wrinkles, these will tend to be less bitter.
I have thankfully given my share away, three girls at work are now armed with cucumbers. I know one girl is going to make cucumber sandwiches for her Good Friday outing.
Girl: Hi there! Are you 24?
Steph: Not today, sorry
Girl, now sounding desperate: Come on... Your lying!
Chuckling to myself...
Steph: Not to day
Tonight after work, with the pouring rain. I called Steph, agreed to get a roast chook for dinner. Discussed the option of being picked up, (he said No) and then to the train station to catch transport home.
For those that don't know... Sydney Train system sucks, in fact most of their public transport system is shocking. For instance today. Just add rain and wind and the train system comes to a complete grinding halt!!!
30min wait for the next train from Bondi Junction to Edgecliff. and then add insult to injury another 12 min wait at Central for the Airport Train. In total it took me 1 hour and 20 mins to get home.
However a highlight of the trip was annoying Steph who was at home with uninteresting sms.
1st sms: Finally arrived at central! another 12 mins to the next train
2nd sms: Squatting like a Chinese man
3rd sms: I'm bored
4th sms: I've read all of my magazine
5th sms: am I annoying you?
(he responded to that one) YES!
6th sms: can I drive to work now?
7th SMS: train is here!
just as well i hadn't linked my palm to my phone... or i would be flicking out sms's twice as fast and steph would probably be neurotic by the time i got home :D
Tomatoes, fresh x18 chopped
Garlic, fresh 1 bulb chopped finely
Capers, 75g, or a couple of large tea spoons,
Anchovies x12, sliced
Chilli x2 chopped
Heat oil in pot, sweat onions and garlic, add chopped tomatoes and heat till rapid boil, add capers and anchovies and reduce to a fast simmer. Add chilli to taste.
You can add parsley (Italian), but I forgot to add this time, but tastes great without!
1 egg beaten
1 Tablespoon of Butter
Pepper to taste
Boil potatoes till cooked, and refresh (cool under running water), when cool enough, peel otatoes and mash.
Melt butter and combine with Mashed potato, and then add beaten egg. Slowly combine flour with potato until it becomes a smooth paste. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Heat pot of water over stove and bring to boil, whilst waiting for water to boil roll a ball of the gnocchi dough into a snake and cut off bite size pieces then roll again to get the desired shape and place on a well floured plate so that they don't stick.
Once you have enough, drop gnocchi into boiling water and cook for about 2 - 3 minutes after they have floated. You can do this in batches, or all together.
Mix and serve with sauce.
David: SA talk
Steph: or David talk?
David: I know other people who say it!
Steph: Name them
Steph: and bob?
David: turn it up duck man!
Steph: Can't find the knob... Know where I could find it? :p
David: Cheeky chops hey
"What children want is human contact. To condition children [to think] that a teddy bear is a talking, caring parent does not go very far towards raising someone that will later relate well with adults." "Instinctively children bond with whatever is cuddly and nice to them and talks to them. If this toy actually talks to them in familiar voices, I would be very disturbed by that"The aim of the toy is to monitor your child when you are absent. But it has further purposes!!! We could use it for to spy on terrorist! Drop a crate of these in Iraq or Afghanistan, and watch all the teddies swing their heads toward Bin Laden!
Dave: I'm using Windows 97
Steph: yeah... and I'm using Windows 2003
Steph: but don't tell Microsoft
You can and another layer between the custard and the cream if you like. But I doubt youll be able to wait that long!
Old Fashion Trifle
It's a wonderfully light and refreshing desert - great for the family gathering buffet.
2 x packets jam sponge logs
1 x packet of wildberry jelly or Portwine Jelly
1 x 825 tin of pears
300ml fresh cream
Grand Marnier & dry sherry to taste.
- Using Bowl - 21cm x 9cm (deep) with a base of 13cm diameter.
- Make the jelly according to the instructions on the packet
- Cut the Jam Sponge Roll into slices of equal thickness. Place them around the bowl, starting from the centre of the bowl then building them around the sides. Fill in all the gaps by halving the slices where required.
- Drizzle the sherry over the cake so that it becomes moist but not soggy.
- Pour the jelly over the cakes pour until it half the height of the rolls, cover and refrigerate until set
- Drain the pears, and place the fruit so that it touches the edges of the glass bowl cutting to fill up the gaps.
- Pour the custard over the rolls/jelly and fruit and spoon it over the sides to fill in the gaps
- Whip 300ml of fresh cream and spread over the jelly, garnish with pears cut into slices in a circular pattern around the bowl and any other seasonal fruit -
berries if available - or just the pears will suffice.
Because this is our blog I reckon this is the right place to rant.
I work my ass off, generally doing 10hrs on average per day. And finally I get a pay rise!
Hooray! You would have heard me say! All those long hours, putting my hand up to do more, my own initiative have paid off.
Happily I run off to tell the family the news, thinking finally I can look forward to a better future in which I can save for the home/car/holiday.
But then the big society bully of a government walks in.
The government takes 50% of my pay rise as income tax!
Wait one bloody minute...
I want to be able to move forward in this world. I want to save and invest some money for my golden years.
The government takes 1/3 of my pay packet in tax!
Okay I have a HECs Debt; I am willing to pay back. The government takes that out automatically, but even if I didn’t have THEY would still be taking 1/4 of my paypacket
It’s no wonder why young Australians are leaving home to find work overseas. How else can you get that sum of money to put a deposit on that home to start that family? Oh i forgot, be born with a silver spoon, or grandparents die and you are the only interitor (but dont keep your hopes up there... they tax that stuff too.)
I tell you the government robs the hardworking and gives it to the lazy.
On that note I do have to admit that I voted Liberal in for the GST. I reckon that the lazy should pay the same level of tax as those that were hard working! Fair Go Right! Wrong!
Consumption tax has risen by 10% but income tax has only reduced by 4-5%! And this is 8 years after GST was introduced! Costello! Get your ass moving! Its simple You add tax here... you take tax OUT of there! Its not some for them and heaps for Government and a little bit for the people.
Today we have news articles that tell us the federal government is swimming in money! Well give some of it back to those who have work for it! Big fat bosun!
I feel like Cinderella working at the coal face, copping abuse with the parasite of a fat ugly sister latching its sucking tentacles on my back, and wallowing in the yield of my hard work. Sodomizing me as i put my back into it, then laughing at my pain, and dismissing my complaints as insignificant.
I want to find work overseas too. There is no fair go in
Footnote: I may have my facts wrong. If I do please drop a note and i'll amend.
Footnote: I may have my facts wrong. If I do please drop a note and i'll amend.
Eva has an undeniable love for some of the people she works with, especially the agents she deals with on a daily basis, some descriptions that spring to mind are:
Ungrateful wretch, imbecile, indecisive, incompetent, Degenerate, Vulgar
Probably her way of dealing with the stress, but usually makes for a colourful conversation all the same.
An interesting exchange I had with Eva this morning...
Eva =^+^=: sigh
Eva =^+^=: I think I’ve found a new agent to hate
Eva =^+^=: really hate
Eva =^+^=: fat country bumpkin who can’t find his dick so he wanks everything he gets a hold of.
Eva =^+^= has closed the conversation window.
Steph: oh my
Steph: the honeymoon period is over
Steph: Evil Eva back on deck!
Eva =^+^=: ha