- pancake mix
- Oreo cookies
- cooking oil
February 28, 2011
February 27, 2011
“I’m a naval officer, that’s all I know. I am not a king…” – George VI
The movie merited a second viewing on my end. The first time we watched it, I fell asleep. Not because it was boring but rather due to my lack of sleep that day. In fact, the movie was anything but boring. I even found myself laughing at some parts. Colin Firth was a great choice to play George VI (trivia: Paul Bettany was initially considered for the role) because he truly captured the emotions and struggle of the reluctant monarch. One can only imagine how difficult public engagements were when you could barely get words out of your mouth.
This movie’s biggest strength is no doubt its competent supporting cast. Geoffrey Rush was spot-on as the “quack” speech therapist, Lionel Logue. I credit his lines for the occasional comedic scenes in the flick. On the other hand, it was refreshing to see Helena Bonham-Carter not act bat-shit crazy for once. Her watered down portrayal of Queen Elizabeth was a stark contrast to Bellatrix Lestrange whom we all associate her with these days. Even Guy Pearce who was only on for a few scenes was as engaging as George VI’s older brother, Edward VIII.
That said, I’m rooting for Mr. Firth to win the Oscar tomorrow. And I want the book too!
Oh, and here’s the real King’s Speech. Notice the pauses and hesitation when he speaks.
February 26, 2011
|The boys do Star Wars...|
|Arthur Bowen (Albus Potter), Will Dunn (James Potter II) and Ryan Turner (Hugo Weasley)|
February 21, 2011
I enjoyed Tangled so much that I want 'I See The Light' to win Best Song at the Oscars. I ♥ you so much Zachary Levi!
|Zachary Levi and Mandy Moore with TANGLED's directors, Nathan Greno and Byron Howard|
* Photo swiped from Daylife
February 19, 2011
The inspiration for this dish came from Home Cooking Rocks’ Pasta ala Puttanesca. In case you haven’t known, my siblings and I are sworn pasta lovers. Usually during my restdays we cook it for dinner. Whatever’s left, we have it for midnight snacks. But after years of experimenting between tomato-based and cream-based sauces, we decided it was time for a change.
Sheila had always been fascinated about cooking pasta with only a few ingredients. A dish that’s less messy, much cheaper (at least for us) and easier to prepare. But the thing is, because other ingredients are hard to find, we usually end up substituting them for cheaper (but practical) alternatives. Take for instance this recipe. Parmesan cheese is too costly since we’re preparing this for just the three of us. So we opted for Quickmelt instead. We might try kesong puti next time just to be more innovative.
Pardon the photos, I cannot plate to save my life. It’s another art that we have to master in the future.
February 17, 2011
February 13, 2011
February 10, 2011
"S is the quintessential overachiever, who excels at almost everything in school. C is her brother, an average student."
I have nothing against helping students with their homework. But when it goes down to actually "doing" the assignments for them, then I think we have a problem. Who would find it cute when you get a text at 10PM for an assignment that is due the next day? My own parents would never have allowed that. What's worse, these kids aren't even resourceful enough to consult the library first before running to their elders for answers.
It's frustrating really. For a Grade 5 and a Grade 3 pupil, we shouldn't be spoon feeding them answers. Homework, after all, is there to gauge how much the child has learned from his/her lessons in school. How hard can it be for parents to realize that? I don’t want them to grow up thinking this is a practice worthy to be emulated. This Online Assistance for Unresourceful Children has got to stop.