Will a 120 volt playstation 3 work on a 230 volt outlet? Or will a 230 volt playstation 3 work on a 120 volt outlet? The answer will surprise you!!

Many people have the question if their 120 volt Playstation 3 will work if they plug it into a 230 volt outlet in another country, or will it lay a fart and fry. Some other people have the question whether their 230 volt Playstation 3 will work if they plug it into a 120 volt outlet, or will it just sit there like a brick. Many people consider buying a transformer, or a voltage converter. Even I was considering this when I was planning to take my PS3 slim from one country to another, I checked the internet and couldn’t come up with a good reliable answer, so I was curious so I opened up my PS3 to check the innards (an open chassis surgery so to speak).

Well will the PS3 survive the voltage changes? Well folks it looks like the PS3 supports UNIVERSAL POWER INPUT….that’s right, you can plug your PS3 from any country (that is of any voltage) to a power outlet in another country with any voltage, and the PS3 will not fall flat and die.

This is what was shown on the outside label of my PS3 from North America:

but when I cracked her open and checked the power unit on the inside, this is what it said:

Notice the outside label says to plug in only 120 volts, but the power unit on the inside notes that the unit can handle voltages between 100-240 volts.

Yeap, most modern electronics come with universal power input these says, as its much easier and cost effective for manufactures to make one product and labeling it different than making two varieties of the same product. Due to certain laws in certain countries and other mumbo jumbo, they are required to label the product as the power output of that country, even though the machine will accept universal input.

Again I dont know if this rule of thumb for the power supply will apply for the first generation PS3 (the fat one), my PS3 was the slim kind and this is what I found on the inside.

The New Thundercats Cartoon…..Mmmmeeeehhhhhh!!!

 

I grew with the original Thundercats when I was small. Coming home from school and sitting in front of the telly in the evening while my mum was screaming at the top of her voice to go finish my homework, but I don’t even flinch a muscle till I finished watching the episode. Now when I come to think of it, the cartoon was pretty kinky; what with Lion-O, Jaga, Pantharo and Tygra all wearing skin tight stuff that looks like it was made of latex. Still, me being young and all, I never even missed one episode of Lion-O kicking Mumm-Ra’s ass!!

Recently I came across the news that cartoon is gonna be reincarnated by Cartoon Network. I was really excited at first, but then I ended up seeing the promotional videos, trailers and the pictures and all I could say was NNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! They destroyed it by making it into an anime style animation. The animation integrity was also really poor. The whole thing looked like an epic fail.

People who grew up with the original Thundercats are going to be disappointed in the lack of the essence of Thundercats, from what I can see of the promotional videos, it looks like the story takes place when the Thundercats were younger, hence will Snarf be there?? And I really don’t think Thundercats is a animation that should be done in the anime style. Really disappointed. Cheetara looks like a skank who was pulled out of a whore house with liver spots on her head!!

Kids who are going to be introduced to Thundercats now, will be just equating the cartoon to all the other anime that is out there and hence, this new version of Thundercats might to garner the momentum the original series did.

All I can say that, this was a bad revival of a cartoon which was an epitome of my childhood era and for many more out there. The new series looks like its going to place itself into the generic era of anime cartoons that is currently running around in the animation business and just another money making scheme by the co-operate backbone to get kids these days to buy plastic Swords of Omens and Panthro’s special nunchakus. When I was small and Pokemon came out, I am pretty sure I wouldn’t have needed to buy trading cards to make the cartoon experience more entertaining, or I don’t think I would have needed to buy Beyblades to feel the story. No in my era of cartoons, the story had the power enough to capture the hearts and minds of kids instead of trying to make us buy material empathize with the story, the power of the story and animation was such that, without all these extra accessories kids these days buy, we still felt part of the story.

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Shankar Tucker And The Iyer Sisters…..An Amazing Cauldron Of Artists!!

I was pondering at the death of music, what with Bieber, lil miss Black, Lady Gaga, etc. I thought a stake was driven through the heart of music and laid to eternal rest. Then out of no where, two amazing artists gave me hope. One of them being Adele of course, her powerful and magnificent voice and talent just drew me to her like flies to unwashed gym socks (in a good way). I shall talk about Adele later, she deserves a whole post to herself 🙂 . Now the other artist who really brought back my spirit and lifted my optimism on music was the artist Shankar Tucker.

Shankar Tucker is a remarkable clarinet player and a music composer. His infusion of Indian music with Western is like pouring honey into one’s ears. It’s just pure magic. He meddles with the concepts of music which other musicians rarely tickle or consider taboo, and weaves it into a hypnotic trance he sets his listeners into, a music induced coma (again in a good way). There is a reason why many musicians avoid his track of music, as it’s quite difficult and not every musician can pull it off, but Tucker seems to be thriving in it. I have listened to musicians like A. R. Rahman and Harris Jayaraj, who have also, like Tucker, meddled with the common ordinaries and turned them into something extra-ordinary and I would have to say that Tucker is soon becoming, if he already has not, in the ranks and caliber of these maestros for the fusion of Western and Indian music.

His cover of A. R. Rahman’s song Munbe Vaa, was so amazingly beautiful to listen to that it put to rest my conception that the song could not get any better when I heard the original composition by A. R. Rahman. Tucker’s cover of the song just absorbs you into the song and stirs emotions within one’s self that you thought was never possible. The other side of the song is the vocal talents of the Iyer sisters, Vidya and Vandana, who provide their formidable vocal skills for the song. Their voices amalgamate ever so perfectly with Tucker’s musical skills to produce a rare gem of pure, raw talent. The sisters have an amazing voice that they have put to very good use in the song and with time to season and mature, their voices will become a valuable asset to the musical community in the near future. I wish them both the very best for their amazing futures ahead.

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The cover of Munbe Vaa is not the only song that Tucker had used the Iyer sisters in. In another remarkable composition called Nee Nenaindal, Tucker has again harnessed the vocal skills of the Iyer sisters to the pinnacle of music. While listening to it, you feel like Tucker casts a spell on you and Vidya and Vandana mesmerize you with their voices and you got no choice but to fall into the abyss of pure musical bliss just spell-bound. The song is available to download from Tuckers iTunes here. He has also composed another song called Ashai Mugam with only Viya Iyer, but which is still just as amazing. Sadly the cover song of Munbe Vaa can only be listened and viewed at youtube and is not available for purchase.

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I wish the very best for all three of these artists and I really do hope that they continue to work hard and also continue to work with each other as a combination with sync of this magnitude is quite rare to come across. All the very best for Tucker and I wish he lets his imagination run wild and deliver more of his master pieces and both the Iyer sisters to garner their voices to the their best and more.

Long Live Music!! (until Gaga kills it)

 

Shankar Tucker’s Official Website : http://www.shankartucker.com

Shankar Tucker’s Official Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheShrutibox

Shankar Tucker’s Official Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/theshrutibox

Shankar Tucker’s Official Twitter: http://twitter.com/shankartucker

And here is an article The Hindu paper in India wrote about him, thought you guys might like to read it: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/article2219618.ece

 

 

 

 

The Forgotten Character Who Never Made It Into Charlie And The Chocolate Factory!! Introducing Miranda Piker!!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one of my most all time favorite books, it was one of the first books I read and it opened up the whole world of the limitless possibilities of imagination and the lust and hunger for reading, hence this bit of news that I uncovered came as a bit of a pleasant surprise. A whole chapter that I have never read of one of my most favorite books. I was sooooooo freakin’ happy!!

There was a character called Miranda Piker who was suppose to be one of the children who wins a ticket into Wonka’s factory but the publishers of the Roald Dahl’s most famous book, edited her out due to the reason that her death was too gruesome for little kids to read. According to Roald Dahl’s final few drafts, Miranda Piker was a studious little know it all and her dad was a school master, when they find out that Mr. Wonka had invented a new type of powdery candy called “Spotty Powder” that will cause anyone who pops it into their mouths to get some nice bright red spots all over face and neck and hence fake an illness and skip school (puking pasties anyone?? hehehehehehe). Miranda and her dad do not like this and try to stop Mr. Wonka from making the candy so they walk into the room where the candy is made to stop the production but get ground to powder by the machine, and as is the fashion in every child who is gets subtracted from the initial group in the book, the oompa loompas sing a song about it and the chapter ends.

Roald Dahl also initially thought of having some 10 children to enter the factory and the oompa loompas were initailly called whipple-scrumpets!!

So without further ado, here is the lost chapter from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory:

“THIS STUFF,” SAID MR WONKA, “IS GOING to cause chaos in schools all over the world when I get it in the shops.”

The room they now entered had rows and rows of pipes coming straight up out of the floor. The pipes were bent over at the top and they looked like large walking sticks. Out of every pipe there trickled a stream of white crystals. Hundreds of Oompa-Loompas were running to and fro, catching the crystals in little golden boxes and stacking the boxes against the walls.

“Spotty Powder!” exclaimed Mr Wonka, beaming at the company. “There it is! That’s it! Fantastic stuff!” “It looks like sugar,” said Miranda Piker.

“It’s meant to look like sugar,” Mr Wonka said. “And it tastes like sugar. But it isn’t sugar. Oh, dear me, no.”

“Then what is it?” asked Miranda Piker, speaking rather rudely.

“That door over there,” said Mr Wonka, turning away from Miranda and pointing to a small red door at the far end of the room, “leads directly down to the machine that makes the powder. Twice a day, I go down there myself to feed it. But I’m the only one. Nobody ever comes with me.”

They all stared at the little door on which it said MOST SECRET — KEEP OUT.

The hum and throb of powerful machinery could be heard coming up from the depths below, and the floor itself was vibrating all the time. The children could feel it through the soles of their shoes.

Miranda Piker now pushed forward and stood in front of Mr Wonka. She was a nasty-looking girl with a smug face and a smirk on her mouth, and whenever she spoke it was always with a voice that seemed to be saying: “Everybody is a fool except me.”

“OK,” Miranda Piker said, smirking at Mr Wonka. “So what’s the big news? What’s this stuff meant to do when you eat it?” “Ah-ha,” said Mr Wonka, his eyes sparkling with glee. “You’d never guess that, not in a million years. Now listen. All you have to do is sprinkle it over your cereal at breakfast-time, pretending it’s sugar. Then you eat it. And then, exactly five seconds after that, you come out in bright red spots all over your face and neck.”

“What sort of a silly ass wants spots on his face at breakfast-time?” said Miranda Piker.

“Let me finish,” said Mr Wonka. “So then your mother looks at you across the table and says, ‘My poor child. You must have chickenpox. You can’t possibly go to school today.’ So you stay at home. But by lunch-time, the spots have all disappeared.”

“Terrific!” shouted Charlie. “That’s just what I want for the day we have exams!” “That is the ideal time to use it,” said Mr Wonka. “But you mustn’t do it too often or it’ll give the game away. Keep it for the really nasty days.

“Father!” cried Miranda Piker. “Did you hear what this stuff does? It’s shocking! It mustn’t be allowed!” Mr Piker, Miranda’s father, stepped forward and faced Mr Wonka. He had a smooth white face like a boiled onion.

“Now see here, Wonka,” he said. “I happen to be the headmaster of a large school, and I won’t allow you to sell this rubbish to the children! It’s . . . criminal! Why, you’ll ruin the school system of the entire country!” “I hope so,” said Mr Wonka.

“It’s got to be stopped!” shouted Mr Piker, waving his cane.

“Who’s going to stop it?” asked Mr Wonka. “In my factory, I make things to please children. I don’t care about grown-ups.”

“I am top of my form,” Miranda Piker said, smirking at Mr Wonka. “And I’ve never missed a day’s school in my life.”

“Then it’s time you did,” Mr Wonka said.

“How dare you!” said Mr Piker.

“All holidays and vacations should be stopped!” cried Miranda. “Children are meant to work, not play.”

“Quite right, my girl,” cried Mr Piker, patting Miranda on the top of the head. “All work and no play has made you what you are today.”

“Isn’t she wonderful?” said Mrs Piker, beaming at her daughter.

“Come on then, Father!” cried Miranda. “Let’s go down into the cellar and smash the machine that makes this dreadful stuff!” “Forward!” shouted Mr Piker, brandishing his cane and making a dash for the little red door on which it said MOST SECRET — KEEP OUT.

“Stop!” said Mr Wonka. “Don’t go in there! It’s terribly secret!” “Let’s see you stop us, you old goat!” shouted Miranda.

“We’ll smash it to smithereens!” yelled Mr Piker. And a few seconds later the two of them had disappeared through the door.

There was a moment’s silence. Then, far off in the distance, from somewhere deep underground, there came a fearful scream.

“That’s my husband!” cried Mrs Piker, going blue in the face. There was another scream.

“And that’s Miranda!” yelled Mrs Piker, beginning to hop around in circles. “What’s happening to them? What have you got down there, you dreadful beast?” “Oh, nothing much,” Mr Wonka answered. “Just a lot of cogs and wheels and chains and things like that, all going round and round and round.”

“You villain!” she screamed. “I know your tricks! You’re grinding them into powder! In two minutes my darling Miranda will come pouring out of one of those dreadful pipes, and so will my husband!” “Of course,” said Mr Wonka. “That’s part of the recipe.”

“It’s what!” “We’ve got to use one or two schoolmasters occasionally or it wouldn’t work.”

“Did you hear him?” shrieked Mrs Piker, turning to the others. “He admits it! He’s nothing but a cold-blooded murderer!” Mr Wonka smiled and patted Mrs Piker gently on the arm. “Dear lady,” he said, “I was only joking.”

“Then why did they scream?” snapped Mrs Piker. “I distinctly heard them scream!” “Those weren’t screams,” Mr Wonka said. “They were laughs.”

“My husband never laughs,” said Mrs Piker.

Mr Wonka flicked his fingers, and up came an Oompa-Loompa.

“Kindly escort Mrs Piker to the boiler room,” Mr Wonka said. “Don’t fret, dear lady,” he went on, shaking Mrs Piker warmly by the hand. “They’ll all come out in the wash. There’s nothing to worry about. Off you go. Thank you for coming. Farewell! Goodbye! A pleasure to meet you!”

“Listen, Charlie!” said Grandpa Joe. “The Oompa-Loompas are starting to sing again!”

“Oh, Miranda Mary Piker!” sang the five Oompa-Loompas dancing about and laughing and beating madly on their tiny drums.

“Oh, Miranda Mary Piker,
How could anybody like her,
Such a priggish and revolting little kid.
So we said, ‘Why don’t we fix her
In the Spotty-Powder mixer
Then we’re bound to like her better than we did.’
Soon this child who is so vicious
Will have gotten quite delicious,
And her classmates will have surely understood
That instead of saying, ‘Miranda!
Oh, the beast! We cannot stand her!’
They’ll be saying, ‘Oh, how useful and how good!’ ”

(chapter source: The Sunday Times U.K : http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/article546539.ece?token=null&offset=24&page=3)

Mother gives 8-Year-Old daughter Botox injections for the sake of child beauty pageants: WTF!!

Yeap you read the title right, Kerry Campbell gives her daughter Botox injections and waxes her legs in order to give her a leading edge in child beauty pageants. Kerry had asked her daughter, 8 year old Britney Campbell, if she wanted Botox treatment, as Britney was complaining about “wrinkles on her face”, and Britney agreed to the idea. Kerry then started to administer Britney with Botox injections from hence forth. Britney Campbell, who is a beautician by profession, buys the Botox online and injects the Botox around her daughters lips,  around her eyes and forehead.

Furthermore, the mum also waxes her daughter’s upper legs in case she hits puberty and any ‘fluffy hair’ starts to appear. The ‘fluffy hair’ is what that hair is called around the child beauty contest arena. Britney also added about the waxing of her legs as “I just don’t think it’s ladylike to have hair on your legs. I did that one time. It was super, super hard. It hurts.” When asked if she would like to be waxed again, Britney answered ‘No’.

Kerry told that she gives her daughter Botox since others mothers in the child beauty pageants do it too, and that even she uses it on her self and she knows what she is doing and that she is not being a bad mother and she is taking care of her daughter and her daughter is normal like every other little girl.

The San Fransisco authorities have started an investigation to see if the child is being abused and there has been a massive upsurge my people everywhere against what this mother is doing to her daughter.

Kerry also declined to tell where she got the Botox from, as it is not approved by the FDA to use Botox on children under the age of 18 for cosmetic reasons as Botox, if not administered correctly, can cause a person to stop breathing and die.

First and foremost, WTF are they thinking having beauty pageant for kids?? Why they banana do they want to sexually objectify little children? Isn’t that a form of abuse? Isn’t it wrong? If pageants like this do not exist, the parents can stop being an assoles and actually let these children have a proper healthy life instead of stuffing them into pageants and ruining their childhood , not to mention the psychological and physical damages they put these children through. Responsible parents and the government should take actions to put forward sanctions against people who have these so called child beauty pageants.

Next, do these parents have bread pudding for brains? I mean when I was 8 years old, I was climbing trees, playing hide and seek and having fun with my friends. This is insane, kids these days don’t have a childhood, from the time they go to school, the parents shove them into tutoring so that they have a better chance of getting proper grades at school. They carry books in their bags that are twice their weight and they cant even stand straight with that much of weight on their backs. I mean all those amazing childhood memories that i have with my friends, these kids are getting robbed of it. At the end of the day there are no bad children, only bad parents who end up raising bad children. Its utterly the parent’s fault. And this bitch Kerry WTF is she thinking? She goes and asks her 8 year old if she wants Botox for her so called wrinkles and this dumbass gives it to her. An 8 year old is an 8 year old, they do not know the side effects of Botox and the future repercussions of it, its the parent’s responsibility to know whats good and whats bad for their children. She should have not entered her daughter in this stupid child pageant fiasco in the first place and second she should have told this little girl that she is too young to be thinking about looking pretty and worrying about wrinkles, instead of pumping her with Botox. Does this stupid woman even know the dangers of Botox and self administration of it instead of qualified professionals?? If applied improperly and the Botox drips town to the throat or breathing chambers, the person can die. Not to mention the Botox itself must be of good quality. Doctors are against people doing stupid things like this, but this dumb shit doesn’t only do it on herself, but she gives it to her kid. Just cause other mums in the pageant business do it doesn’t mean you have to do it to your kid you dumbass!!

Lastly the girl Britney. I don’t know if she was forced be like this or the external influences that she has been going though led her to be like this but she is too young to be worried about wrinkles and winning beauty pageants. She said its not lady like to have “fluffy hair”, for crying out loud….you are not a freaking lady…..you are still a little girl, so behave like one! You may win this beauty pageant, but by the time you are 20 you are going to look like some piece of crap that an alien farted out cause of all the Botox and crap you are putting into yourself.

Monitoring boards should keep an eye on these so called pageant mums and make sure their kids are not getting abused, furthermore the bodies in concern should also take all the actions to put a stop to such stupidity as child beauty pageants.

Mom Gives Botox to 8-Year-Old Daughter How Young Is Too Young ABC

The Gaga is going to fondle some farm animals on Farmville!!

BITCH STAY OFF MY FACEBOOK!! That’s all I can say right now, since I don’t play Farmville, but sadly I know friends who do and I also know that the advertising propaganda will start pretty soon all over my Facebook even though I don’t want to see that rabid poo-flinger anywhere on my Facebook.

Its not that I don’t like Lady Gaga as a human being…..sigh who am I kidding?? I hate that woman and her mere existence, and her sorry excuse for music and her frivolous attention seeking schemes (I just hope one day she gets a high heel that’s like 200 feet tall and falls from it).

Okay now onto the matter at hand. Apparently, in anticipation of her new album “Born This Way”, which is scheduled to be released on May 23rd, Lady Gaga has teamed up with Zynga, the creators of Farmville in order to create her own GagaVille in Facebook. Fans can come to her GagaVille and see sheep wearing leather on motorbikes, unicorns and crystals and a whole lot of other crap. Furthermore Zynga are no idiots, they want to cash in as much as they can with this messed up venture. Zynga is putting up ten virtual items across their games for players to get. They are also shelling out, for people who pay to play a $25 Zynga Game Card,  a free download of Lady Gaga’s new “Born This Way” album plus exclusive bonus tracks when the album is released on May 23, and oh yea, with it they are also putting in a free  Farmville unicorn (wooowwwww a $25 digital unicorn….that’s what I always wanted *sick*). Zynga also allows Gaga fans to download exclusive tracks from  “Born This Way” before the album officially comes out. Throughout May 17th to 19th, Farmville players can unlock and stream a new unreleased track per day, and on May 20th to 23rd, players can unlock and stream a significant portion of songs from the new album and some special bonus remixes. And there are a few contests that is being sponsored by Zynga for the Gaga fans (or no self respect, no self confidence people and tone deaf people I would like to call them) who can BUY (again see how they make money out of idiots being idiots) Game Cards and get a chance to be in a draw to win a chance to go see Lady Gaga (if you do win remember not to take peanuts or bananas when you go to see Gaga, zoo keepers don’t like you feeding the animals), with 6 other winners, shoot her next music video. Lastly, for those who play and win the game “Gaga Word Of The Day” on Zynga game “Words With Friends”, will get entered to win tickets to a concert where the flea bitten baboon will be performing while on tour and signed copy of “Bron This Way”.

I don’t see why any sane person will get caught up in this who fiasco. This whole Farmville thing starts on the 17th, just 6 days before the official album release on the 23rd. If you like this type of ear bleeding music, then wait, instead of spending money for nothing, and get the album when it is officially released and buy it. Besides, you really think she is going to release the all the crap (songs)  that she thinks is good from the toilet-bowl (album) for free? she will most probably pick out the crap she thinks is bad and give it for free or just give teases of crap that she thinks is good, at the end of the day you will be wasting time and money on crap (this case I really meant crap). Crap, which after a few days, you can most probably download from the internet for free or choose the crap that you like from itunes and download only that crap instead of trying to buy the entire toilet-bowl full of crap and listening to only a few pieces of crap.

I just can’t understand why sane people, turn insane over a talentless mutant ninja turtle and give her this much attention. If she doesn’t get this much attention, she will just shrivel up and implode and do all of us a favor.

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Rolls Recipie – Sri Lankan Style (ironic…they also call it chinese rolls)!!

Well when I made cutlets, I also made rolls (the Sri Lankan rolls, not any other crappy ones) so I decided to post that recipe too. Hope you guys like it…woooohoooooo…now to cooking!!

Ingredients:

For the filling-

1) 1 tin of fish, about 250 grams (recommend sardine or mackerel but can use tuna from the store too, you can even use fresh cooked fish).

2) About 3 medium sized potatoes.

3) 4 green chillies (or hot peppers as they call it here).

4) 2 big yellow onions (even polka dotted is ok as long as its freakin onions).

5) 1 cup of finely chopped carrot

6) 4 cloves of garlic.

7) 1 teaspoon mustard seeds.

8.) 1 teaspoon cumin seeds.

9) 1 teaspoon pepper (or as much as you want).

10) 1 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder (paprika powder for the folk here).

11) 1/4 teaspoon dried red chilli pieces.

12) 1 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder.

13) Salt to taste.

14) *4 hard boiled eggs cut in half if you want to make egg rolls* <—- this is up to you!!

For the batter-

15) 3 – 4 cups all purpose flour

16) About 4 – 5 cups of cold water or room temperature water (you might need more or less water depending on how much is needed to make the batter smooth)

17) Salt to taste.

To fry-

18) 2 eggs.

19) Bread crumbs.

20) Oil to fry.

Pre-Preparation:

If you are using tin fish, drain all the water out of the can (if there is water in the roll from the fish, then the roll becomes too moist and soggy later and it will start to give out a strrrrrrrrrange smell <—– said with a weird accent), and remove all the bones and unsightly stuff. Then either using a spoon or your hand just pull it and tear it apart to tiny pieces. If you are using fresh fish, then boil the fish and do the same as the tin fish, remove the bones and skin and other nasty stuff and make tiny pieces of the fish.

Then take your potatoes and boil them till they are nicely soft and tender then smash it up and break the potatoes up (do not smash it to mush but rather into tiny pieces, the roll should have the yummy bite of the soft potato).

Chop up the onions, green chillies and garlic into tiny pieces. Make sure the onion and garlic is chopped well into tiny pieces. Keep the finely chopped carrot with these chopped ingredients on a plate to make it easier.

Filling Preparation:

Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a pot or wok, on medium heat, and let the oil heat up. When the oil is nice and hot, add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When the mustard seeds start to pop and the cumin seeds start to split, add the chopped garlic and mix for about 2o seconds to flavor the oil. As soon as the garlic starts to change color, add the onions and salt (don’t put too much salt, if the amount of salt you put is too little its ok you can add salt later when you taste it but if you put too much then you are screwed so be careful, adding salt while the onion is cooking is a good time to add the salt for the dish as the salt helps to cook the onion faster by getting the moisture out of the onions). When the onions start to turn a light translucent and start to become a light shade of brown, add the green chillies, carrot and the fish. Stir the mixture for about a minute, then add the crushed potatoes. While mixing, add the turmeric, pepper, red chilli powder and the dried chilli pieces. Keep stirring the mixture well till the mixture is all nice and even, taste to see if the amount of salt is to your satisfactory, if not add some salt and mix well. Remove the mixture from the heat.

Preparing the Batter:

While the mixture is cooling down, take a large bowl and mix in the flour and a little amount of salt. To this start adding cold water little by little and keep stirring with a spoon or mixing with your hand (I prefer my hand, its much easier to handle the mixture, but be careful, don’t spill the mixture around it sort of hardens and sticks onto everything making white stains, I ruined my favorite sweater cause of this damn thing…..I just read this again and realized I told to use your hand and if your not careful you will end up with white stains on your clothes hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha), using cold or room temperature water will help to reduce lumps formed in the flour mixture. Keep stirring and mixing until you break some o the lumps, try to make the amount of lumps as less as possible, the lesser the lumps the better but if you get a few lumps, its ok it wont matter (just blame the flour and batter hehehehehehehe). Keep stirring in water and mixing until you get a nice smooth batter with a nice flow consistency.

Making the rolls:

Take a flat non-stick frying pan (if you are using a normal pan, soak a piece of cloth with oil, and rub around the pan every time you make a pancake with the batter) and keep it on a medium heat. When the pan is hot, pour a spoonful of batter onto the middle of the pan and swirl and rub the batter around with the underside of the spoon to get a nice thin circle, and leave it for about a minute then flip the pancake over to the other side to be cooked for another half a minute and then transfer the cooked pancake onto a cutting board or plate with the side that was cooked for half a minute on the underside and place a little amount of the filling in the middle of the 1 minute cooked side of the pancake, and pull in the sides and roll the pancake over the filling so as there is no opening into the filling and its nice and sealed. Then repeat the process till all the filling is over and you get a nice big stack of rolls.

To make egg rolls, after placing some of the filling on a cooked pancake, keep half of the boiled egg in the middle of the pancake before rolling it up to a good seal and voila….you got yourself a sexiiiiii looking egg roll!! (the egg in the picture below looks mutated cause I sort of dropped the egg too fast into the boiling water so the shell sort of cracked while boiling and hence the mutated egg result, but I am sure you buggers can boil an egg better than moi so er…let my poor egg be!! hehehehehehehe!!)

Breading the rolls:

Time to make the breading station. Keep the un-breaded rolls on a  plate on one side, then a dish or container of the two eggs well beaten (needs to be beaten well cause we are using it as the egg wash) next to the rolls plate and finally another plate filled with bread crumbs.

Dip the un-breaded rolls in the egg wash thoroughly, make sure the entire roll is covered with the egg wash completely and then dump it into the bread crumb bath and roll it all over the bread crumbs until it is completely covered with bread crumbs, then move the finely breaded roll onto a plate or container. Be careful while breading so as not to open up the rolls, so handle it carefully during the whole process. Try to use one hand for the egg washing and your other hand for the breading, if you use the same hands or both hands for the egg washing and breading you will have egg all over the bread crumbs and bread crumbs in the egg was container and your hand will become all sticky and bread crumby like you just anal probed the pillsbury dough man with your fingers (yes….I first used both hands and it was a disaster).

Time to fry:

Add liberal amounts of oil to a saucepan, add enough oil so that your rolls will be completely immersed in the oil cause we are going to deep fry and we need an even fry on all sides (if you have a deep fryer, even better you lucky bastard, you can use that). Keep the sauce pan in a medium heat, and let the oil heat up. When the oil is nice and hot (you can test if the oil is hot by sprinkling a little bread crumbs onto the oil, if the bread crumbs start to bubble and fizz then the oil is ready). Now add a few rolls into the oil and fry them till a nice golden brown color is achieved (don’t over crowd the saucepan with rolls, the rolls wont cook properly then). After they are fried, remove from the oil and put it onto a container or plate lined with a paper napkin so that the excess oil gets absorbed by it.

That’s it, pat your self on the back……you made rolls!! now sit back and enjoy..er….after you clean up the kitchen that is!! You can eat the rolls with any freakin sauce humanly possible or just plain….its just as yummy…wooohoooooo!!!

Cheers guys 😉

Fish Cutlets Recipe – Sri Lankan Style ;)

Alrighty decided to share some of my…ermm….formidable cooking skills (yes I am being sarcastic)!! anyway I am just gonna tell you how I make it and modifying it anyway you like and making it better or worse with your own skills is upto you, this is just how I do it and I am sure there might be some mistakes in it, but who cares, it tastes good at the end hahahahahahahaha!!

Ingredients:

1) 1 tin of fish, about 250 grams (recommend sardine or mackerel but can use tuna from the store too, you can even use fresh cooked fish).

2) About 3 medium sized potatoes.

3) 3 green chillies (or hot peppers as they call it here).

4) 2 big yellow onions (even polka dotted is ok as long as its freakin onions).

5) 4 cloves of garlic.

6) 1 teaspoon mustard seeds.

7) 1 teaspoon cumin seeds.

8.) 2 1/2 teaspoon pepper (or as much as you want).

9) 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (paprika powder for the folk here).

10) 1/4 teaspoon dried red chilli pieces.

11) salt to taste.

12) 2 eggs.

13) bread crumbs.

14) oil to fry.

Pre-preparation:

If you are using tin fish, drain all the water out of the can (if there is water in the cutlet from the fish, then the cutlet becomes too moist and soggy later and it will start to smell badly big time), and remove all the bones and unsightly stuff. Then either using a spoon or your hand just pull it and tear it apart to tiny pieces. If you are using fresh fish, then boil the fish and do the same as the tin fish, remove the bones and skin and other nasty stuff and make tiny pieces of the fish.

Then take your potatoes and boil them till they are nicely soft and tender then smash it up and break the potatoes up (do not smash it to mush but rather into tiny pieces).

Chop up the onions, green chillies and garlic into tiny pieces. Make sure the onion and garlic is chopped well into tiny pieces.

Preparation:

Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a pot or wok, on medium heat, and let the oil heat up. When the oil is nice and hot, add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When the mustard seeds start to pop and the cumin seeds start to split, add the chopped garlic and mix for about 2o seconds to flavor the oil. As soon as the garlic starts to change color, add the onions and salt (don’t put too much salt, if the amount of salt you put is too little its ok you can add salt later when you taste it but if you put too much then you are screwed so be careful, adding salt while the onion is cooking is a good time to add the salt for the dish as the salt helps to cook the onion faster by getting the moisture out of the onions). When the onions start to turn a light translucent and start to become a light shade of brown, add the green chillies and the fish. Stir the mixture for about a minute, then add the crushed potatoes. While mixing, add the pepper, red chilli powder and the dried chilli pieces. Keep stirring the mixture well till the mixture is all nice and even, taste to see if the amount of salt is to your satisfactory, if not add some salt and mix well. Remove the mixture from the heat.

Let the mixture cool for a bit so it can he handled easily when you make the cutlets. After the mixture cools down a bit, take a tiny amount onto your hand and roll it in between your palm and using your thumb into a ball (dont worry if the balls are not even….hahahahahha uneven balls hahahaha….blame the cutlets dont blame yourself 😉 ) . Make different shapes if you want; balls, discs, shaped like cat poop, any shape you want actually, and pile it onto a plate.

After you shape the entire batch of mixture, prepare your breading station (its really like the battle station, messy and sort of annoying till you get the hang of it). Keep the shaped cutlet plate on one side, then a dish or container of the two eggs well beaten (needs to be beaten well cause we are using it as the egg wash) next to the cutlet plate and finally another plate filled with bread crumbs.

Now time for action, dip the shaped cutlets into the egg wash and coat it well, then put the egg washed cutlets on the bread crumb plate and cover it completely with bread crumbs. Make sure the entire cutlet is well coated, then move the bread crumbed cutlet onto a container and start on another cutlet. Bread all the cutlets. Its better if you roll the cutlets in the egg wash using one hand and then roll the egg washed cutlet in the bread crumbs with your other hand. If you use both hands for the egg wash and the bread crumbs then your fingers will become sticky with bread crumbs and egg and it makes you look like some sort of lady gaga hybrid and not to mention it gets frustrating as you try to pick up the un-breaded cutlets (experience thought me well young padawan)….and again blame the cutlets if they get misshaped during the process lol.

Alrighty now to the final step, add liberal amounts of oil to a saucepan, add enough oil so that your cutlets will be completely immersed in the oil cause we are going to deep fry and we need an even fry on all sides (if you have a deep fryer, even better you lucky bastard, you can use that). Keep the sauce pan in a medium heat, and let the oil heat up. When the oil is nice and hot (you can test if the oil is hot by sprinkling a little bread crumbs onto the oil, if the bread crumbs start to bubble and fizz then the oil is ready). Now add a few cutlets into the oil and fry them till a nice golden brown color is achieved (don’t over crowd the saucepan with cutlets, the cutlets wont cook properly then). After they are fried, remove from the oil and put it onto a container or plate lined with a paper napkin so that the excess oil gets absorbed by it.

That’s it, now go ring up your mum and tell her “MA….I MADE CUTLETS ALL BY MYSELF…NAAAANAAAANANA!!”…..wouldn’t hurt to tell your mum that you got your recipe from thebuddycollective either hahahahahahahaha!! cheers guys!! oh yea…you can serve the cutlets with any sauce you like…ketchup, hot sauce, bbq sauce, plum sauce, captain underpants sauce…..heck you can even use booger sauce hahahahahahahaha!!

8-Year-Old gets pepper sprayed!

I thought I wont post anything on my blog till my exams were over but came across some interesting news so had to share it.

A 8 year old boy from Colorado, Aidan Elliott, got pepper sprayed by the police cause he was being an ass in school. According to the police report, Aidan got started  into his tantrum while on the school bus, and after he reached school, during breakfast, he went loco and started throwing chairs at his teachers. “He was being very aggressive, very violent,” said Melissa Reeves, the school district spokeswoman. Aidan Idiot then started to throw more chairs and a tv. Fearing for the safety of the other 8 students in the classroom, the teachers took the students into an office room and barricaded themselves with the students inside the office room. The idiot then tried to break the office door down with a cart to get to his fellow students and teachers inside the office. No one apparently could calm him down, not even the staff in a program for children with behavior problems like him. So they called police, who had intervened with Aidan twice before.

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Let Kate Middleton Be!!

Went on yahoo today and there blaring on their homepage I saw something that got me going WTF!

Apparently Kate Middleton (yes the soon to be princess) is losing too much weight and more than her parents and husband to be, the press seem to be worried! For crying out loud, let the girl be. Every girl out there wants to shine during their wedding, and just because Kate is going to become a princess does not make it any different. She is a girl and she wants to fit into her wedding dress without problems, if that’s not normal I honestly don’t know what is!

Of course the Associated Press (that’s where yahoo got the handful of crap from) had certain “experts” talk about it too (honestly don’t these experts have other things to do??….like a job!!). One of the so called experts was a “top” London wedding planner called Mark Niemierko. He said that Kate was naturally tall and skinny (i think he wanted to say slim and slender and not those er…..sort of insulting words), comparing her to her sister.

He also said “I think she looks perfect, but everyone has issues about their bodies and I’m sure she just wants to be very toned”, ok then may i point out what about girls who are not as slender as Kate, according to him they are not perfect (oopsie Mr. Mark, you might loose some of your everyday clients).

Then there was a nutritionist, Amanda Hamilton, who said “She’s already slim enough so I would have concerns over that” and she went on to say “Anyone would look at her picture and ask why does she have to lose weight. She looks fantastic. She’s on the very slim end of what would be considered healthy. She’s not in the danger zone, I don’t think … but she doesn’t have any weight to lose.”

Danger zone or not, she wants to look nice for the wedding and its her choice. This is between Kate and William, at the end of the day she needs to look nice for herself and her fellar, and I really think it is none of the public’s or the media’s problem!