Saturday, January 14, 2017

Movie - Peacock (2010)

If you have never heard of Cillian Murphy, then you are missing out big time. He is in a lot of block buster films and indie films such as 28 Days Later (And the sequel), Batman and Breakfast on Pluto, to name a few). Because of his look (waif, boyish and pretty) and his ability to act and melted into each characters, he has not made it to the household name yet. He is a talent actor and I have been following his career since Breakfast on Pluto. I am secretly happy that he is not a big block buster stars because I can continue following his diverse career path. Oh did I mention that he looks awesome in women outfits?

Peacock is a psychological thriller film that starred Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page and Susan Sarandon along with Josh Lucus and Bill Pullman to name a few. The movie is slow paced but cleverly captured emotions of each character well.

Murphy played two characters in this movie. He is both John and Emma and earlier on in the movie, we found out that John has a split personality disorder (multiple personality disorder). We know right in the beginning that his mother abused him and we all can agree that is the cause of his disorder.

John is a shy, insecure, weak, social awkward man who works at a bank in 1950's. He leads a simple and boring life and is risk adverse, He bike to work every instead of driving and always on time and very reliable. He hardly talk to anyone, loves his candies and very frugal.

Emma is his second personality who wakes up every morning to do his chores and make him breakfast every morning before she turns into John at around 8.45 AM. She would leave notes to John and made him dinner every day. One day something happened in his backyard and John's (or Emma's?) world turn upside down.

I have to say that the movie touches on very interesting issues and we can all related one way or the other. John is a confused and volatile individual which audiences find him very mean and unpleasant. Emma is a totally opposite from John. She is kind, sweet, shy but very confident and lovable. I don't want to give away the end of the movie but I have to say that Murphy did a wonderful job portraits both John and Emma and I like the ending of the movie.

It is not spooky but it is definitely a film that make you guess and think of what will happen next. I love the casts, the costumes and the characters.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

How to marinade chicken /pork or tofu satay

1 lb of chicken (white meat) or pork or fried tofu 
1 can of coconut milk (13.5-14 oz.)
1 - 1 1/2 teaspoon of Grounded black pepper 
One  lemon grass stalk 
1  -1 1/2 teaspoons of ginger powder
1 1/2 - 2 teaspoons Turmeric powder
2 1/2 -3 teaspoons of curry powder
5 tablespoons of Half and half 
3-4 table spoons of vegetable oil 
3 tablespoons Sugar
2 teaspoons salt 

1. Cut lemon grass stalk into smaller piece (1 inch long) and Blend lemon grass stalk, coconut milk in food  processor or blender. Blend it real well until all the pieces turn watery. 

2. Then add curry powder, turmeric powder, salt and sugar and black pepper. Mix all these ingredients well with blender

3. Then put vegetable oil & half half  and mix them well with hand. 

Pour this marinade sauce over chicken or pork or tofu and marinade meat over night. 

Monday, July 04, 2016

Thai peanut sauce

I finally master my skill on making Thai peanut sauce! I eat it with everything I can put my hands on. It's best with chicken satay( duh!), salad, toasted white bread, rice, fries. You name it! I would like to share the recipe with all my friends and family and please keep me posted and let me know how you like it.   

4 table spoons of peanut butter. I preferred the one with pieces of peanut so it is crunchy and give a nice texture to the sauce. 

6 table spoons of vegetable oil 

1 can of coconut milk

1 teaspoon of salt

4 table spoons of sugar

3 table spoons of massamun curry paste ( you can buy this at Asian grocery store)

4 table spoons of concentrated tamarind  juice ( you can buy tangerine paste and mixed with water to get the juice at Asian grocery store)


Heat oil in a pot for 2-3 minutes (low heat)

Add curry paste and stirred for 3-4 minutes until paste is mixed and heated well with oil. (Low heat)

Add coconut milk and stirred for 3-4 minutes. (Low to Medium heat)

Add salt and sugar and stirred to mixed then all well for about 2-3 minutes. (Low to Medium heat)

Add 1-4 cup of water. Mixed well for 2-3 minutes (low to medium heat)

Add peanut butter and mixed well for 5-6 minutes (low to medium heat)

Add tamarind water and mixed well.2-3 minutes.  (Low to Medium heat) 

The sauce is ready to serve when u start seeing red oil hot raise to the top and the sauce start to bubble up. If you want more salt or sugar u can add more as you wish. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Rose&Co salve from England.

Another amazing and great value from Rose&Co salve from England. This salve smell amazing (hint of rose petal) and it leaves my lips very soft for several hours. I have been using Carmax salve for many years now I still love it but this is a good upgrade from Carmax and it taste yummy too. 😍👄 thank you for a fast shipping and also have nice products at discounted price for me to try. 🙌🏼

Friday night light

I was out and about with my partner in crime at Peking tavern and The Falls in DTLA last night.  It was freezing out but we had a good time.