Archives for the month of: October, 2010

…I would be there everyday. (Not to eat them, of course. Duh.)

Thanks to lifehacker for introducing me to this deathly cute video.

I’m usually pretty fond of Metro Newspaper — it gives me something to do during my long subway ride home from class. Whether it’s Sudoku or catching up on yesterday’s news, even if it’s not particularly entertaining, having my nose stuck inside a copy of Metro is better than blankly staring at the person sitting opposite from me.

However, the first thing Metro did today was disappoint me, because it slandered the very awesome Monty Python production, Spamalot.

Not intentionally though, I hope. I’m sure they made a reference to the Monty Python production in their article about a Facebook spammer to catch readers’ attention. If anything, it should testify to the great impact of Spamalot. (An aside: Did you know? They now have Spamalot in South Korea too! :D With Super Junior’s Yesung as Sir Galahad!)

From Metro Newspaper (Toronto, October 6, 2010). Why the unrelated reference to Spamalot?But still. It is not polite use a phrase that’s related to a completely different concept in such a negative way. I do not want to hear that my dancing, Spam-eating knights are facing a $1 billion fine for posting penis enlargement ads. Just. No. Please.

Sir Lancelot, stop dancing; it’s time to take the modern press to court.

i suddenly had the craving for a jos louis.
O.o

totally random.

i was taking notes on the “no-crossing branches constraint” for my syntax course, and all of a sudden, i had a faint impression of the taste of a jos louis in my mouth.

(well, actually, not in my mouth. the sensation of taste is experienced in your brain; we just think it’s in our mouth, because it seems logical to us that the sensation would be caused by whatever we just shoved into our oral cavity.

in any case, the fact that i tasted a cream-filled chocolate cake with a hardened  milk chocolate shell without actually having such a delectable concoction in my mouth is proof enough that taste is an illusion by the brain.)

weird.

especially because i haven’t eaten a jos louis in years. (or maybe not especially so. perhaps time has made me miss it unconsciously.)

anyways.
back to the wonderful world of mathematically describing the structure of sentences.

Having consumed three steamed potatoes for breakfast and a sizeable chunk of salmon with a side of rice for lunch, I wasn’t particularly fond of eating anything heavy for dinner today. So, instead of eating what my mom was cooking up (pasta, mixed with sauteed bok choy and chicken strips), I decided to make my own dinner: A refreshing pasta salad, with cold milk and raw red bell peppers. Yum.

Bell pepper pasta salad, with cold milk, black pepper, and Diana Sauce.

 

Bell pepper pasta salad

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked pasta
  • 1-2 small fresh red bell peppers, chopped into bite-size chunks
  • milk, freshly cracked pepper, and Diana sauce to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook your pasta. Dried pasta doubles in size when cooked, so if you want two cups of cooked pasta, dump one cup dried pasta into your boiling water. Boil for 7-10 minutes, depending on how chewy you want your pasta. I don’t add salt to my boiling water, because I don’t like salty foods.
  2. Drain your pasta. Run it quickly under cold water and drain again. You don’t want your pasta heating up your milk or bell peppers.
  3. Mix in the chopped bell peppers. Add as much or little milk and pepper as you want.
  4. At this point, feel free to put any condiment in you want. I like using Diana Sauce, a thick, sweet, full-bodied BBQ sauce. I used the Gourmet Maple flavour.

And you’re done! :D That was fast, wasn’t it? A perfect meal for someone on the go, for a hot summer night, or perhaps someone who has had too many heavy meals already in the day.

You know, I’m beginning to think I don’t have an obsession with cereal (although the five boxes of cereal in the cupboard suggests otherwise) — I probably obsessed with adding cold milk to everything! Believe it or not, I’ve actually had instant noodles with cold milk. (It actually doesn’t taste bad, believe it or not. Strain the noodles, then add milk. You will need to add some other seasoning, because when you strained the noodles, you lost all the MSG that gave them its flavour.)

I should’ve called my blog “experimental milk” instead. XD

Today I discovered that engineering students who find their calling too difficult often switch to psychology.

Does that mean my department is full of students who don’t care to work hard enough to do what they originally wanted to do?

 
 
 

Of course, switching out because you really can’t handle the work is perfectly fine. I understand that engineering may be a lot more complicated than expected. And not all engineering students who switch end up in psych. That was just a generalization one of my classmates told me. But, switching because you don’t want to work is not okay. It is also not okay to think of the psych department as a dump of bird courses (although they would definitely be easier compared to the average engineering course).

I suppose I’m just frustrated because I met a lot of people from my psych courses today who are complete slackers, but still want to get a 4.0 GPA and go to med school. They skip lectures, they don’t read, and they rely on bell curving to save them. The most annoying part of it is that they actually are saved by bell curving (and possibly the luck of having overly lenient TAs). So while I actually earn my grade, they do nothing and still receive good marks.

Honestly. The system needs to change. It’s too easily corrupted.

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