Basic Muffins

So I did these muffins and they are great. Then I did them again and altered them a bit and they got better. The first batch was very good but a little under-sweet.

The process is exactly the same. The only difference is on the ingredients. These are my changes:

- Instead of ½ cup granulated sugar I used 1 cup—so I doubled the amount of sugar;
- Also, instead of 1 cup whole milk I used half a cup crème fraîche and half a cup whole milk.

I love this recipe because it’s super simple and quick to make. Very convenient if you need something sweet and filled with bad carbs.

Coke Chicken

Made this recipe of Coke Chicken and it was delicious and super simple. Scary simple, really… All it takes is Coca-Cola, Soy Sauce and Chicken.

Dump everything in a heavy pot and leave for 40 minutes covered. Uncover and give it another 30 minutes or so for the sauce to thicken. Yummy!

Thanks CC for the suggestion!

DDR Museum

We went to the DDR Museum (DDR=GDR) and I loved it. I’m fascinated with the fact that I’m living in a part of old Soviet Union.
The museum is interactive and one can, for instance, enter an apartment, go through the drawers, watch TV, see how they lived, how they had fun and how they were trapped in this communist utopia with no escape.
It made me think. It still makes me think. It’s worth going.

RIP Flickr

Everything comes to an end. The end of Flickr started when it was acquired by Yahoo. It ended this week, after Marissa Mayer took a cleaver and chopped off it’s head for good.

You can find me on Trovebox from now on. I moved all the photos from Flickr to this new site and all the new ones will be going there as well.

Until the aforementioned Jezebel dumps my photos from Flickr they will also be there as an archive, with all the comments and memories of budding friendships.

I loved Flickr for many years. Now it’s dead. RIP Flickr.

Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Trek Poster Wikipedia

Yeah… I did it again. I went to see a movie and didn’t check if The Monster (aka Lindelof) was writing it. I know… I’m an idiot.

What I hated about the movie:

- The USS Enterprise is to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before NOT to go on manhunts;
- No coherent dialogs;
- No purpose;
- No story;
- No ideas;
- The horrible 3D – DOF in 3D, really?

What I liked about the movie but wasn’t enough:

- The brilliant actors;
- The shiny pictures when unspoiled by the horrible 3D.

What I would like to say to JJ Abrams:

- Dude…
- Just keep to original scripts – Cloverfield was okay;
- 3D sucks balls;
- Stop using The Monster;
- Really. Quit that.

I give it one star and it’s all for the actors and the director that made a visual silk purse from a writing sow’s ear.