Saturday, July 03, 2010

Do You Like Drama?

I see so much drama that I don't need soaps to keep me entertained, for real!

Aiyoh seriously, grow up la sweethearts. There's a whole lot more to this world than what revolves only around you darlings :)


How do you like your eggs- scrambled, sunny side-up, over-easy, French omelet-ish, poached, slow-poached, boiled, smoked, raw, 5:10?

Whoa these sporadic bursts of bullshit is really getting to me. Haha

Got food?

Let's All Have A Laugh

Sometimes the funkiest of circumstances, be it the most adverse or the complete opposite of it, might get you thinking; wouldn't I be sparing the closest fellas I know some serious bouts of headache if I weren't even conceived in the first place. Haha!

Gets you thinking don't it? Meh I've got you.

I'm hungry. Aren't you?

Got food?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dumdeedum (:

I'm as chuffed as a fat cow really. Papa brought me to go see the Man Utd match! I'm stoked! (Caught it on Saturday as well with Melvin)

It was rather peculiar. My Dad called me while I was in class asking, "Do you wanna go watch Manchester United taking on Malaysia?"

But really, to be honest, I don't really recall being this happy in a long time. Heck, it's defo one of the best days in my life thus far. He even went to get the tickets. It sounds cliched and all but heck, it's difficult to put into words really just how I feel right now.

You see, thing is my father is absolutely NOT into football. A point to substantiate that fact? He pointed at Man United's No.11 and asked me, "who's that? He's quite slick with the ball eh?"


How can you not know Ryan Giggs?! Haha. He defended himself by retorting that he could at least single out Rooney from the mass of bodies on the pitch. But really, I'd never expected my Dad, of all persons, to take me to a football match. I'm over the moon, really.

Our very own "Theater of Dreams"

Spot your heroes..



Sunday, July 12, 2009

Bruschetta of Pan Seared Encrusted Beef Tenderloin OR Open-Faced Sandwich

Thing is, I can't come to terms as to what to call this dish. Bruschetta or an open-faced sandwich? Hmm.

So yes, we all know that a tenderloin of beef is one of the choicest cut of beef available and the cut most often used for filet mignon. Basically what I've done (or tried to do :p) is that I coated the tenderloin in mustard, dijon in this case, gave it a spice crust and seared it very briefly on all sides. This cooks the tenderloin to medium rare. If eating meat a little on the raw side is not your thing, pop the seared tenderloin into a 170-200°C for about 15-20 minutes.

So without further ado or the need for small chatter, let's get down to this recipe:

Bruschetta of Pan Seared Encrusted Tenderloin (Or Opened-Face Sandwich, whichever)
Recipe by Tan Kel Vin

(Serves 4)

- 400g beef tenderloin
- 3-4 heaped tbsp's of Dijon mustard
- Crushed black peppercorns
- Crushed coriander seeds
- Salt, loads of it
- Some olive oil
- Crusty bread like baguette or ciabatta
- Parmesan cheese (no powdered ones, get the real McCoy!)

Start off by rubbing the dijon mustard all over the tenderloin. Lay out the crushed black peppercorns, coriander seeds and salt on a chopping board or a flat surface and mix well. Lay the tenderloin which has been rubbed with the mustard on the spice mixture and coat all sides. Get a frying pan on the stove and let it get screaming hot. Add some olive oil to the pan. When the pan and oil is hot enough, place the tenderloin in the pan and sear for 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from pan, let the meat rest before slicing.

Get your bread, slice into nice semi-thick slices and brush with a little olive oil. Lightly grill the slices of bread. Once the meat has rested (about 7-10 minutes), slice thinly across the grain and at an angle. Assemble; place a slice or more of beef on each slice of bread, drizzle with a little olive oil, shave a little parmesan over the slices and sprinkle with cracked black pepper.
Garnish with dressed greens such as watercress or parsley if you'd like.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Yes, Big Boy?

Been feeling a little under the weather the past few days. And to say the least, the past few days were in fact quite a whirlwind, really.


Was about to upload pics from my camera when I discovered the memory card is GONE. I'm staring at the empty slot right now. Omg. Someone must've nicked it from my D90. Shitt.


This was meant to be a proper post, with decent photos and the works but the whole "SD Card-gone-missing" has totally put me off. Ergh.

Sunday, May 03, 2009


You know that utterly sinking feeling when you first discovered Santa Claus is as real as flying pigs when you were about 4 or 5?

Well then, imagine then when you discover that that incredibly steamy ultra sultry poster girl you ogle over every night before going to bed is in fact, a man. Or WAS, rather.

Or worse still, imagine you were Shia Labeouf, whom the entire male population thought was an absolutely lucky fella (let's be nice) to have snogged her, the sexiest female alive; probably even bedded her. I really do wonder what went through his mind when he found out. Kai Ming joked, "Who's having the last laugh now, bitch?"

Wait, what about her fiance?

Oh why, oh why?


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Malaysia's 1st iBand!

The first ever of its kind in Malaysia which of whom yours truly is incredibly proud to be of. Def explains why I was so stoked about the whole Apple iPhone 3G launch by local telco/carrier Maxis.

From left to right: Kieran, Myself, Michael, Siew Haur.

Feel free to comment and rate. Thanks and enjoy!


PS: A big shout out to voiceaway for posting this video up on youtube!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

iBand Extravaganza

Heard about Maxis' iPhone Launch over at KL Convention Center this weekend?

Yes, loads of people have been complaining about the iPhone plan rates.

But, any good reason to be there? Or at least half a decent reason?