Sunday, December 20, 2009

Best Way To Cook A Snake

First of all, get yourself a snake from your local friendly neighborhood village. The bigger the better.

Then start by chopping your newly acquire snake into several portions for easy cooking.

After that please remember to wash the snake portions and cut into its stomach to pull out the contents. Depending on your luck, you might see a baby horse inside depending on the size of your snake. A huge ass anaconda maybe.

Again, just to repeat. Pull out the insides of the stomach and wash the dismembered snake. You might see the following:

A Snake's Stomach Content

Wash the insides if you feel like eating them...Ish**

After your dismembered snake is cleaned, apply the ancient secret cooking technique. The BBQ. BBQ it foe a while and don't forget to flip it over to ensure that it is well cooked.

Snake Meat BBQ-ed

Flip over and BBQ until it is well done



Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Thorny Meal

Please refrain yourself from reading this post or scrolling down out of curiosity as this post contain visuals that might be kinda extreme to some. Kids, this is a post you would want to skip. The same goes for those animal lovers. Again, please skip this post if you are easily offended or you have a weak stomach so to speak.

You have been warned.


Still here? Well, means that you are not categorized in the above categories.
Proceed then


Yours Truly came upon an interesting group of some ethnic tribe from a long long forgotten lost nation. (To add to the dramatic effect of the story bah....)

They seems to be performing some ancient feast ritual using a long forgotten ancient method of BBQ-ing. The sacrificial animal have thorny spiky thing all over its body. Upon inspection, it is a freaking porcupine. A freaking PORCUPINE. I mean, people only see this in cartoons or movies. Ahem. The type that shoots its thorns when it felt threatened.

And now, it is waiting to BECOME the dinner.

In case you don't know what is a porcupine, here's a description from Wikipedia:

Porcupines are rodents with a coat of sharp spines, or quills, that defend them from predators. They are endemic in both the Old World and the New World. Porcupines are the third largest of the rodents, behind the capybara and the beaver.
Most porcupines are about 25–36 in (63–91 cm) long, with an 8–10 in (20–25 cm) long tail. Weighing between 12–35 lb (5.4–16 kg), they are rounded, large and slow. Porcupines come in various shades of brown, grey, and the unusual white. Porcupines' spiny protection resembles that of the unrelated erinaceomorph hedgehogs and monotreme echidnas.
The name "porcupine" comes from Middle French porc d'├ępine which could be translated as "thorny porc", "spined porc" or "quilled porc", hence the nickname "quill pig" for the animal. A group of porcupines is called a "prickle".

There you have it, one porcupine for dinner coming right up.

Mr Porcupine Captured

Mr Porcupine ponder its fate

Mr Porcupine being 'prepared' for the ritual

So, after carefully extracting the porcupine from the cage (remember the flying thorny spiky thingy?), the head chef of the tribe does his magic in handling the beast by calming it down and in one swift motion slit its throat and let the beast bleed to the death. (Maybe it is a halal thing to do. I suppose. Or probably it would be better than to just chop off its head whole. Like how ya slaughter a chicken ya?)

Pulling out the thorns/spikes

Clearing the furs stares~~~~

Cleaning in process

Clean Clean Clean

Almost done

Wash Wash Wash

Cleaning the feet

Then, suddenly one of the tribesman shouted in some unknown language and gesture all of the kids around to get near him and shows them the following:

Oh yes, it is a beast biological lesson 101 for the kids.
"Kids, this is a porcupine's male reproductive organ aka PorcuPenis"

After giving some education, the tribesman continue to diligently clean the prized meal for the ancient feast ritual.

Rub Rub Rub

Wash wash wash and rub rub rub

In case you are wondering where the heck is the porcupine's head, well in the cleaning process it was chopped off and cleaned separately. The head deserves a better treatment then being lumped together with the body. Ahem. Apparently the head is also BBQ-ed. Here, the picture of the cleaned porcupine head called PorcuHead.


Some Colgate advert in order?

Its Staring at ya~~~~~

The thorns/spikes

After cleaning, the beast now a lump of meat is cut from the throat area right down to the stomach in order to clean the insides.

Cleaning Insides

Everything there

After the cleaning inside and outside... Time for the secret ancient long forgotten technique of preparing the ancient feast ritual. The BBQ.

Almost looks like its sun bathing

Another View

Flip Over

Yes, the head will be eaten also

BBQ-ed to perfection

Chopped into pieces

Put in some spices and dinner is ready to be served

May the beast rest in pieces peace

There you have it.

A Thorny Meal indeed.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Give A Man A Fish

You Fed Him for One Day

Teach A Man How To Fish

And You Have Fed Him For A Lifetime

And You Will Not Listen To His Annoying Whining On How Hungry He Is

And You Can Sell Him Fishing Equipment

Unless He Doen't Like Sushi then You Also Have To Teach Him To Cook

Finally, Teach The Man To Sell The Fish And He Eats Steak


Monday, December 14, 2009

Did You Know

Now, this is rather interesting.

Did You Know 2.0

Did You Know 4.0

Sunday, November 15, 2009

4 Excellent Photoshop Tutorials Site For Beginners

Alright, I have jumped to the dark side. Even I resort to do the number listing post. OMG, the agony, the humiliation, the shame and ***fill in the blank with related vocab***.

However, this is for a good cause mmmmkay. Every now and then there are people asking yours truly on how the heck one get started on learning Photoshop and these are the types that have difficulties of even using Uncle Google to search for relevant tutorials.

Yours Truly tries to help by even trying to churn out some Photoshop tutorials but then it is sort of like a failure due to lack of updates. If you must know which failure tutorials then read the Photoshop Basics Part 1 and Photoshop Basics Part 2.

Hence, it would be better to just list out some tutorial sites that contains some excellent tutorials for beginners. Extremely handy for those beginners who wants to learn the basics and gradually move to a more advance level. The basics are important mmmmkay.

Thus, yours truly found 4 excellent Photoshop tutorials site that would be useful for beginners. Why limit to just 4? not 40? Well, simply put..... If there are 40 sites listed here it won't be that excellent now would it?

Lets move on to the 4 Excellent Photoshop Tutorials Site for Beginners shall we?


First up is PIXEL2LIFE. This tutorials site also contains a lot of other tutorials aside from Photoshop and is an excellent place to look for the basics of Photoshop or to a more advance Photoshop. Beginners to Photoshop would find that most of the tutorials on the basics of Photoshop are well suited for them and most of it are pretty much self explanatory. Excellent collections of Photoshop tutorials I would say for beginners to learn the basics and learn their way up to a more proficient level of usage.


Second up is GOOD TUTORIALS. Almost similar to Pixel2Life in the sense that Good Tutorials also have a collection of excellent Photoshop tutorials aside from other types of tutorials. Beginners can choose the categories of Photoshop tutorials that they want to learn from the basics to the more advanced level. Some might think that if this is similar to PIXEL2LIFE then why the heck should you all even want to look at the tutorials at Good Tutorials? Well, simply for the fact that one can never have enough knowledge or information. Learning is a lifelong process and there is no reason to limit thyself to just one channel. Aye?


Third up is TUTORIALIZED. Again, similar to Pixel2Life and Good Tutorials this site have a wide range of tutorials for everybody. From the basics of Photoshop to a more advance level of Photoshop. No need to explain why this extra similar site is needed since the explanation been done just now. All three tutorials site mentioned just now are similar in the sense there are categories for the tutorials which is excellent for beginners since they can actually go by the categories according to their level of Photoshop understanding.


Fouth up which is the last is PSDTUTS. PSDTUTS is actually a showcase of some of the best Photoshop tutorials out there. Not exactly for beginners but there are some tutorials that are easy to learn and would be a tremendous boost to beginners Photoshop understanding and techniques. Nothing beats having solid foundation in the basics but at times by learning to do the difficult, one might just learn faster. After learning the basics in the first 3 sites, PSDTUTS is definitely the place to go for further understanding/learning.

There, done with the listing of 4 excellent Photoshop tutorials site for beginners. As mentioned, by all means don't just stick to this 4 tutorials site. Learning is a lifelong process as mentioned and by learning from different channels you will gain different perspectives and that would be a boost to your own creativity and knowledge.

Use Google often to search for the types of tutorials you want. There is a reason why Google is so successful, go utilize it to your advantage. Search to your hearts content and learn as much as you can.

That is it for now.

Happy Photoshop-ing and Learning.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

He Who Cooks

***Note: Seems like waking up early have its own perks. At least one of it is that the long forgotten blog can be updated. Not once but two post in one morning. Woot. I am on a roll here. Woot. Though the first post just now  can't really be considered a post but more to an announcement and greetings but heck, a post is a post.

Breakfast because he wakes up early and decided to make another post while eating the delicious and priceless breakfast he cooked just now.

And that post or rather this post is about the breakfast cooked by he who wakes up early. He Who Cooks cooks!!!!!!

Now, a continuation from the last post. After searching high and low for something to eat, He Who Wakes Up Early decided to cook himself. You know what I meant lah, of course not cooks himself as in he is the main ingredient.

So, He Who Wakes Up Early found some ingredients as the following and decided to make a masterpiece. A breakfast masterpiece that is.

By the way, this early breakfast is not halal mmmmkay.

On with the ingredients shall we?:

Bee Hun (Rice Noodles)

Tomato & Veggie


Pork Mushroom Sauce

There you have it. The ingredients.

And now, the results:

Fried Bee Hun (Fried Rice Noodle)

Veggie and Tomato Dish
(Looks can be deceiving. Ahem.)

Deep Fried Pork

Early breakfast by He Who Cooks aka He Who Wakes Up Early.

And oh,

Not forgetting the tea.

Green Tea

He Who Cooks aka He Who Wakes Up Early is more to a tea guy rather than a coffee guy.


Good Morning

Selamat Pagi


He Who Wakes Up Early

Decided to write a post on that fact that Yours Truly just wake up and damn its early. The time is 4AM. Normally would not wake up until 3 and half hours later.

Right. Am hungry and He Who Wakes Up Early needs to go and hunt make some food.


He Who Wakes Up Early signing off..........

Good Morning Malaysia

and the rest of the world

and universe.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Cafe 96 Ti Amo

Had dinner at Cafe 96 Ti Amo which is located at Jalan Song. 

Interesting name for a cafe. Anyway, from outside it gives the perception that it is more like a pub-ish feel.

Inside, the atmosphere is actually quite nice for gatherings and chit chatting away.

The main course meals are nothing to shout about. The same with snack or finger food. They have an assortment of ice creams and drinks to choose from. More than the foods.

Pictures worth a thousand words aye? Lets have the pictures do the talking.


Interior another view

Cheesy Wedges (Not enough cheese though)

Long Bean Pancake

Curry Rice

Fish Fillet Rice

Pork Egg Soup Rice

Classic Pearl Milk Tea

Just one thing. Plastic??? Use some wooden bento kinda thing better. But that is just me.

There you have it. 

Cafe 96 Ti Amo located at Jalan Song, Kuching. 

Why 96? and not 69? 

I don't know.