Thursday, December 28, 2006

Cooking For The Posse

I have invited my colleagues for a thai-ish dinner tomorrow.

Menu - Chicken Red Curry, Prawns stir fried with something I still havent decided probably just basil and chilli, jasmine rice, pad thai, papaya salad and a veggie stir fry and momos for starters. I'm not able to decide if I should add a fish green curry to it or not. Will that be a Thai curry overkill?

I'm cooking for 12 people and have just finished cooking the red curry, chopping veggies for the stir fry, grating papaya for the papaya salad, and mincing and slicing ginger. Phew!

I would have taken pics, but my digicam has conked off and anyway, I'm too tired.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Who Else Has Got Mail From Maria Akin?

ARGHHhhhh! Ye Olde Scamme, yet again....


I am Mrs Maria Akin from Philipine. I am married to Mr.Mohamed Akin from Philipine and we lived in BENIN REPUBLIC for nine years before he died in the year 2002. We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a briefillness that lasted for only four days.Before his death we were both born again Christian. Since his death I decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is against. When my late husband was alive he deposited (Twenty Two Million US Dollars) presently this money is still in the custody of one of the Banks here in BENIN REPUBLIC Recently, my Doctor told me to stop doing anything because of my health due to the cancer problem. Having known my condition I decided to look for a foreign investor that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein,as my late husband has already made the deposit to a
foreign associate,fully indicated before the Bank. However,I want a Trust
worthy,reliable and God fearing Man or Woman that will assist me receive this
fund as indicated in the agreement between my late husband and the bank. I am
ready to give you 35% for your assistant and 65% for my investment in Oil
business and welfare. And you will be the one to help me invest my share in any
profitable business of your choice in your country. Furthermore,I don't need any
telephone communication in this regard because of my health and i reside in a
Widows and Orphanage home for now. In acceptance the following information
stated below are required: 1)Your full name and address. 2)Your marrital status
3)Your occupation/Profession 4)Your direct telephone/Fax numbers 5)Your passport details for legal operations. As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you
the contact of the Bank, i will also issue you an authority letter that will
prove you the present beneficiary of this fund as the next of kin to the
depositor, Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I Stated herein.
Hoping to receive your response immedaitely. I remain yours sincerely. Mrs Maria


Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Ich bin ein Berliner

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Monday, December 18, 2006

Heaven in a plate or my Singapore reason

How can one go to Singapore and NOT eat Chilly Crab? When I am rushed and can't make it to my regular haunts, I simply go to my favourite airport restaurant, where the lady knows what I want and on occasion has even sacrificed her dinner to feed me chilly crab before I leave Singapore!

Chilly Crab
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Large Spanish Meal

I have no recollection of where I've eaten this meal, all I remember is that it was (a) huge and (b) very, very good.
Seafood Salad

Seafood Platter - We had no idea it would be this huge when we ordered it. Anchovies, squids, prawns, mussels.

Seafood Paella - again, we didn't expect it to be so huge.

Pork chops or something. I just remember it was pork and very tasty.
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Friday, December 08, 2006

Did You Not Notice My Boobs Or What?

I was having a networking experience the other day and despite liking to hang out with men better than with women, I had a moment which strengthened my theory that a lot of Indian men essentially are total losers....
1. My good "friend" says, "women are essentially objects, that are possessed by men. (sic)" Granted, our "friend" had half a bottle of teachers inside of him, but whats that they keep saying about knowing to hold your drink?
2. Our good "friends" who work with a huge multinational financial institution, seem to have no female colleagues and all women seem to be way junior.
3. When one hears the way men talk about women working in senior management in large corporate houses, one shudders to think that these men have daughters and wives who still live with them. Granted, such things happen when large amounts of alcohol are involved, but still.

At these moments, I make a hasty exit, kick off the heels, plonk myself down in front of the PC and post gushy posts about the neph.


I'm re-modeling my tiny study to offer a better TV watching experience. Who would've thought I would ever want to watch TV?