May 29th, 2010

Poke

Social Media Revolution

I have always enjoyed learning. I think it's a never-ending experience. One can never claim to have learned everything there is to know in the world.

I am fortunate that I am still able to consistently learn new things even though I am no longer a student. The beauty about learning is that you don't have to go to a school to learn something. You can learn many things and life lessons from anyone and anywhere.

I love hearing people speak and present. Even if there is only one sentence that is valuable to me, at least, I have learnt something. Recently, my company hired a speaker and he was excellent. I had say that you are a good presenter if you can engage your audience and make them laugh.

The subject was on social media and it's such a compelling video that I had to post and share


Socialnomics


I love watching a good ad - when it's good. But what I love more are the spoofs :P Whether it's good or bad for the brand name, it might actually create more hype than originally intended


Original Nokie N93 TV ad


The Hokkien spoof



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Aglio Olio


with egg


Aglio Olio is one of my all-time favorite pastas. It's simple with a few ingredients yet it makes a satisfying meal.

I had some leftover fusilli but no prawns or chicken. I decided to create an aglio olio with a twist and see how it'll turn out.

I like it :) Plus, it's really simple to cook.

::: Cook the pasta till al dente and strain out the water. Heat up a saucepan with some olive oil. Throw in a generous amount of finely chopped garlic and stir fry till it slightly browns. (Don't fry it till it's brown and burnt!) Throw in the pasta and add a sprinkling of mixed herbs, pepper and salt. Give it a few stirs then pour in a beaten egg and quickly mix it up. You have to constantly stir and mix the pasta (to coat it with the egg) for a short while and remove the saucepan from the heat. The egg should resemble runny scrambled eggs and should not be over-cooked.

It looks bland and boring but it's tasty and makes a healthy meal :)

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Food for thought


Fluffy fluffy mixed berries pancakes


Starting the weekend with a morning run can be refreshing especially when it ends with a good brunch :)

The 10km trail run at McRitchie was nice. It wasn't too humid and I love the random breezes. Ever since I got proper trail shoes and wear compression capris when I hit the trails, it is a lot easier on my ITBs and knees. I am still not fast as I would like to be but I am definitely getting the hang of it.

The funny thing about our trail runs is that the main thing that we will talk about is - where to go for brunch thereafter? It's definitely the highlight :P This time around, C suggested Food for Thought and I said why not since the reviews sounded good and I love the cafe's interesting concept on eating for a cause. Some of the profits are channeled to some of the causes that they support. What a noble and excellent idea!

This cafe is situated near the Bras Basah MRT station (5 minutes walk away) and is along a quiet stretch of road. I like the relaxed cozy environment and the very decent prices. Our scrambled eggs, brioche, mixed berries pancakes, flat latte and fresh juice came up to S$27. There are no service charges - only GST and service itself is actually friendly and prompt. If you request for warm or iced water, there are no charges only a suggestion to donate for the Water cause.

As for the food itself?

You can customized your breakfast set - choose from eggs, bacon, brioche, chicken sausage, garlic mushroom, roasted tomato salad and hash brown. The scrambled eggs in cream came out great and the way it should be - slightly runny and not dry. Our gripe was that they didn't serve Eggs Benny or poached eggs.

The pancakes are good. Large sized and fluffy. It kinda reminds me of the pancakes that B.T cooks - crispy and browned around the edges, fluffy on the inside. There are 6 different choices of pancakes - chocolate chunks, granola (sounded strange!), mixed berries, bananas and walnut, dark chocolate and stewed cherries or plain. All pancakes come served with jam, fresh cream (too much!) and gula melaka syrup. It was filling and good value for money.

The prices for the drinks here are really decent. A selection of coffees, teas, soft drinks and juices. The orange juice was indeed freshly squeezed as stated - a lot of pulp and uh a few seeds :P

I'll check it out again for the lunch/dinner menu and I think it should be good. I have read that the Red Velvet dessert is excellent. Red velvet screams CUPCAKE in my head and I think it's the same just in a different shape so I have to try it!


P.S All photos were taken using my iPhone with the following apps - TiltShiftGen, Polarize, ColorSplash, BlendCam, G700. I didn't bring my digicam this time around but with these awesome apps, sometimes, you don't really need one anymore :P

Food for Thought
8 Queen Street
Singapore
+65 6338 9887


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