Tuesday, January 23, 2018
It is a dumb post, I know. As most Porsche owners would know the rave of current Porsche GT cars is the 991.2 GT3 for it incredible performance. It should be for the price tag. I want to see how does the GT4 stacks up against the bigger brother GT3 in appearance.
I have been busy researching ignition products for the Mini. I navigated NGK's website and gathered these screen shots. As most often I found Japanese automotive company web sites stuck in the 20th century. I am glad to find these. For now this post is work in progress that serves to host the images I collected.
Monday, January 22, 2018
I was disappointed with the store bought sour mustard green only a few days ago making a similar dish with beef. Disappointment is an understatement. Instead of simple sour mustard green that should only be processed with salt and vinegar it had over-the-top amount of MSG added. The vinegar is of the chemical process instead real food vinegar (yes, I can taste it). I decided to take matter into my own hands, as always - try making the sour mustard green at home.
Monday, January 15, 2018
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
I used to be not too keen on this Asian flowering chives. I felt they are too sweet, but recently it grew on me because of their garlic sharpness. Being sweet they are not like dishes prepared with excessive man made sugar. Their sweetness is like onion sweetness. I came across some very good batch and I bought them a few times. Calling them flowering chives is a bit of a stretch. They have the flower buds but you wouldn't want them if the buds begin to open.
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Fool me twice, shame on you. I have all but given up on store bought chili oil. The quality of oil is always poor and worst already rancid when I first open it. Like most things, if I can't get satisfaction I take the matter into my own hands.
Friday, December 29, 2017
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Since I repaired the broken hinge on the Thinkpad T400s I want to improve its performance and prolong it as long as possible. I have notice the computer has became sluggish of late. I had tried to determine what could be the cause to no avail. I suspected that the harddrive may be on the last leg, as these 1.8" and 2.5" can exhibit this symptom. I decide to upgrade to a solid state drive (SDD).
Monday, December 25, 2017
Most of these photos were taken in the Muslim Quarter in Xian, with many taken in the Muslim temple. The folks in the temple were camera shy but they were very kind. Muslim is one of many religious minorities in China.
The lighting conditions were most difficult at the terracotta warriors excavation sites. Given the significance and the extreme labor intensive excavation and restoration work that is on going for the decades to come, I feel each photo that I took is precious. My composition, setting of the DSLR, and the pressing of the shutter is so trivial compared to the men and women that devote their lives for the preservation of some of the most important history of humanity. Each of these clay figure is life size and uniquely made after a live person.
to recreate this Shanghai thick noodle of childhood memory I have honed the techniques. There is really not much to it to prepare this delicious and hearty bowl of soup noodles.