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Cooking: Curry-Not-Curry Chicken Breast Stew With Potatoes

The rain outside is just insane right now. One moment I was walking to the car basked in a little bit of sunshine, another moment I could hardly see the road ahead of me when I was driving. πŸ˜“The wonders of being in a tropical country. But we are a pretty lucky bunch. No hurricanes, no tornadoes, no earthquakes, no volcanoes, no winter, no heat wave (close...we come close - LOL) and no other natural disasters. Mother Earth loves us. It's been some time since I've posted about things coming out of my kitchen. Bear in mind, I am a work/stay-at-home mother of 2 ravenous boys. I make it a point to cook at home as much as I can but I've got to tip my hat off to people who post cooking videos. I tried that, I honestly did. Do you know how hard it is without proper equipment and lighting?! Gosh, it doubles or triples the usual cooking time because you're thinking of all the things to do and say or showcase in the video or whatever it is you're trying to post. I

Internet: Social Justice Warriors

We're not even shy about it anymore - to post a negative comment, to jump to conclusions, to judge a stranger, to negate a report based on our personal views and interests, or to shame someone simply because we can. There were a few times that I almost made the human mistake of being slightly more human than usual, i.e. leaving my TEENAGE BOYS in the car while running in to pay for petrol, double-parking with my kids still in the car, or pissing someone off in a restaurant. It's stuff we used to get away with before the internet happened not that they're right, but it's not always wrong and some are easily corrected and forgiven. I stop mid-sentence, turn to my friends and boys and whisper, " Gosh, I better stop. What if this ends up on Facebook or something ". Why does every action I take in real life have to feel like I have a knife to my neck? Recently, an article was published in a local daily about how cutting out carbs from one's diet could res

Living Memories

Moments come, moments go, people enter and exit your life, some are meant to stay. And that's why pictures are very precious to me. If you know me at all, ever since I discovered the wonders of point-and-shoot cameras (and can afford one), I've never really left home without it. Almost obsessed. First came the hailstorm of phones with a camera but without Instagram View this post on Instagram I love my phone but sometimes miss the simplicity of phones like these A post shared by Marsha Maung (@marshamaung) on May 11, 2012 at 9:07am PDT And then Instagram opened up the floodgates of opportunities to Android users after cementing its popularity amongst Apple users. Its gravitational pull was undeniable. My first foray into Instagram was? The air-conditioning remote control that was sitting beside me when I downloaded the app. Ah well. View this post on Instagram

Music: Home - Michael Buble and Blake Shelton (Video)

This song hits "home" for me. I can watch and listen to them singing this song the whole day. They've both got amazing voices. * swooooon * Home by Michael Buble and Blake Shelton (2008) XOXO Home, Marsha

Cooking : Turbo Air Fryer

I am a big advocate of cooking at home. Nothing is better than home-cooked food, even if it can be more bland (if you have a health-conscious home-chef - which I am not, REALLY, I am not. Most of the time, anyway .✌πŸ˜€) If you have to get something new for the kitchen, get something like this. Some of its accessories, although hard to clean (especially the cooking cage), the food comes out great and you don't have to stand there to stir fry. It's also faster because of the spinning motion which allows for uniform cooking. Source: Soroush Karimi on Unsplash Like I said, the hardest part about using this thing is the cleaning. The cages are monsters to clean but if you soak it in vinegar+baking soda overnight, you're really good to go. What I do, instead of using the cage, I place a clay pot in there and toss things around once every 15 to 20 minutes. Works just the same, more or less. I can't stress enough that home-cooked food is better when it's not perfe