27 March 2012

Tiger Woods Wins Bay Hill

Although Tiger Woods won the Chevron World Challenge back in December 2011 ending his trophy drought, this Bay Hill Arnold Palmer Invitational holds greater significance as it is a PGA Tour event.

It is always great to see someone down in the dumps dusting off and getting back on the saddle.

We all have had our setbacks in life and this is pure inspirational stuff to spur everyone to get back on their feet.

While I do not think that Tiger Woods has what it takes anymore to go back to the glory days of juggernaut magnitude but I still believe he can continue to win titles, albeit not at the dominant rate that was before.

He is 5 titles away from overtaking Jack Nicklaus' record and I think he will get there eventually.

It may take some time to get the last 5 titles, if not more because at the age of just 36 (still relatively young for a golfer), I feel that he has enough golf in him left to breast the tape at the finishing line.

Good luck, Tiger Woods!

Image Credit:
- Voxeros

26 March 2012

French Toast Sunday

Brought all the necessary ingredients on Saturday and thought I get up early on Sunday to make a French Toast Breakfast.

I think I need to tweak my batter mix as the French toast turned out a tad soft with a hint of soggy. So I left the toasts in the frying pan a little longer to "dry up" the bread which led me to the next problem.

Yes, I got rid of the "soft" problem but the bread is a bit more charred now. I don't think it was a case of burnt toast but more likely due to the caramelisation of the sugar in my batter mix. In any case, it points deduction in the visual presentation section.

Still, the breakfast turned out yummy but I thought it would be better had I have more eggs in the batter to settle the "soft" problem.

Right now it's a ratio of 4 eggs to 1 cup of milk. I made 9 pieces of toasts for myself and my housemate with plenty of batter unused to the extend of being wasteful.

Next time perhaps, I'd try 3 eggs to 1/2 cup of milk for 2 to 3 persons.

p.s. It was disappointing not to be able to find maple syrup in Taobaoland. I used Australian honey as an alternative. It was a case of no fish, prawn also good.

- Voxeros

15 March 2012

Homemade Cheez Whiz

Being in Taobaoland, there are a lot of stuff that you won't find available, especially food stuff that are not familiar to the Taobaolanders.

I decided to whip up a batch of homemade Cheez Whiz for the burger shop in my neighbour in the hope for them to have new items on the menu like Mac-N-Cheese, Philly Cheese Steak, Cheese Fries, Cheese Nachos, just to name a few.

I did the first batch and while it was still pretty tasty, there was a hint of an odd taste in there which I couldn't pinpoint.

Last Sunday, I decided to tweak my recipe and voila! Success!

Here's how to make it JayWalk Style.

  •  Cheese Singles - 3 packs (adds up to roughly about 500g)
  • Carnation Evaporated Milk - 1 can (410g)
  • Worcestershire Sauce - 2 teaspoons
  • French's Mustard - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Butter - 1 small slab (roughly equivalent to about 3 to 4 Airline Packs)
  • Cognac - Generous splashes

    Optional (Adjust to your own personal preference)
  • Tabasco Sauce
  • Vinegar
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Margarine (instead of butter)

Dunk everything into a pot on medium heat and stir until all the cheese melted into a gooey pot. Transfer into a tupperware and refrigerate.

To serve, just scoop out whatever you need and microwave it on medium heat until everything is gooey again.

Bon appetit!

Image Credit:

- Voxeros

14 March 2012

The Scholar Who Cried Dog

Sun Xu who insinuated Singaporeans to be dogs is now himself a rat (过街老鼠).

While TR Emeritus speculated that the scholar would likely be let off with a warning, I think it would most possibly be that way.

With only 2 months to graduation, there is nothing much anything can be done to him. Revoke his scholarship and demand he cough up the money? Unlikely considering the fact that if he had the money in the first place, he wouldn't need the scholarship to begin with.

Expel him would not do anything good as he has more or less completed his studies. At the very least, we would still be able to hold him to the bond when he graduates and we may get back some of the value of the investment that we have foolish sunk in.

Still, I feel it is still taxpayers' money wasted since this chap would likely finish he bond and leave Singapore.

The original intention of the scholarship in my opinion was to attract talents into the country. Give them a good  education, tie him down with the bond (6 years?) and then hopefully with the years in Singapore, he may consider settling down and grow his roots here.  Thus voila, we have a new talented scholar that we can then call him as one of our own.

Now that the stupid fella has degenerated himself into a street rat, he wouldn't be welcomed here even if he wishes to stay on.

So perhaps it is time we write him off as a loss then try to get back some investment, if at all, when he serves his bond here.

Image Credit:
- Voxeros