Thursday, November 28, 2013

Hey Old Sport!

I want a man to look at me the way Gatsby looked at Daisy. And the hopeless romantic has spoken. It was just last night that I saw " The Great Gatsby " and I fell in love with it. I can watch it over and over again. It is a revealing story of what a man is capable of for love; a story of a man whose hope is high and boundless. It wowed me that there's nothing else I want to think right now but find the 1974 version of the film and look for a copy of the book. I even woke up to a dream of being born rich in the 1920's twerking with all my might in a party. No, I'm just kidding.

" So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past " - F. Fitzgerald

" I wish I had done everything on earth with you. " - Daisy

" And I like large parties. They're so intimate. At small parties there isn't any privacy." - Jordan

Not to mention, the soundtrack is simply beautiful. Listening to it, transports me to the 20's or the Prohibition period where drinking spirits gives an edge of danger and thrill that police can break up any moment. I can just imagine myself on a fancy dress and expensive fur coat in a speakeasy party walking in slow motion towards my gatsby.

A friend asked me whether the end was of a happily ever after. The way I see it, it is a happy ending yet a sad one. It is tragic yet joyful.

Sweet Chili Chicken

I have had lazy days. And by lazy days, I mean, lazy to prepare my own meals. It has been three days of eating bread, crackers, fruits, yogurt, oatmeal, dates along with coffee, tea and water. It has been three days that I have not eaten a real meal and now my mind and my stomach are hungry. As I was visiting Lili's blog, I browsed to the list of her recipes. Suddenly, I was hungry for something sweet and chili. Yes, I'm talking about her Sweet Chili Chicken. Coincidentally, I have chicken drumettes in the freezer waiting so long for its time to shine.




This should look better with a garnish.

Trust me, it's finger lickin' great. Just follow the recipe ( click here ) and you'll never go wrong. It is great paired with rice, beer or rounds of rum or brandy topped with juicy chit-chats ( as I would imagine. Missing my friends, my drunken-masters friends ). Apart from that, it would be good to munch on a movie night, a variation from the conventional bucket of popcorn or bags of junkies. Try it and drop me an ' amen ' on the comment box below.