BBQ weekend

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Marinating the pork. This is what kills you when you’re old.

To celebrate our anniversary at the new house (read related articles: Moving: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4), we decided to have a barbecue. Actually we have so many barbecues that we probably have a ton of charcoal dust in our lungs now. But that’s not the point. The point is to celebrate a joyous occasion.

And lamb, and chicken and sausages.

It was a great night with more food than ever. This was because during the last barbecues Alvin complained about the lack of food. So now we’re not taking any chances. I think there are still pork in the fridge now.

A very rare feat: the chicken were well cooked this time round.

Tip when barbecuing: do not ever fight fire with water. The fire just gets bigger. Instead, get the meat out of the way first.

Save the best for last. Should have gotten more lamb.

Cooling a pot of lo han guo using the concept of thermodynamics.

Two cooks are better than one. Frying fries.

The fan must always be around during a barbecue.

A barbecue is a good time to sit around and talk about old times. Sometimes you just need to stop for a while and enjoy the company before you get too busy with life. To read about our other barbecues, type “bbq” in the search form above to search for it. Continue reading

Internet Party: When Google's parents leave town

Very creative presentation of the various sites out there. Featured sites in order of appearance:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

I never knew Google was a girl. Continue reading

Tailpipe Burger Cooker

With global warming coming up and the oil price increasing, we must strive to make good use of all the resources that are given to us. Your car’s engine is only 25% efficient. That means 75% of the energy in your petrol get wasted as heat. That’s a lot of heat if you ask me. The inventor of the following device feels the same. Introducing the Tailpipe Burger Cooker:

One well done beef patty, courtesy of your hot exhaust gas.

Note that the exhaust gases don’t come in contact with the meat.

Designed by an Iranian team, this is really handy for people who travel a lot. Hungry? Just stop by the roadside, pop in a patty and drive for a few miles. Mileage needed to fully cook the meat may vary. If you’re driving a flame spitting Toyota Supra, you better make sure you don’t leave it there for too long. Continue reading