Sunday, July 31, 2016

An attempt on Korean Dinner.

I love food! be it Korean, Japanese, Indian, Chinese, Malay cuisines. All the eating and indulging makes it hard for me to maintain my youthful figure =p. Hence I'm always trying new recipes or diet which is tasty and yet less burden on my weight.

Korean and Japanese food strike a balance in that category. 

Here's my take on healthy Korean meal!

I have prepared : 

1. Spicy Pork Kimchi soup 
2. Korean BBQ marinated oven fried Chicken
3. Spicy Oceanic Seaweed Salad

Korean barbecue sauce oven fried chicken 

100g chicken breast (sliced)
Korean BBQ marinate sauce 
2 x large egg
1.5 cup Japanese Tempura bread crumbs 
KFC flour 
corn flour 
salt and pepper 

1. Marinated chicken slices with 3 tablespoons of Korean BBQ sauce and a tablespoon of corn starch for an hour.

2. Prepare the batter for oven fried 
whisk 2 large eggs in a bowl, and mix 1.5 cup of tempura crumbs with a cup of KFC flour in another bowl.

3. Coat the marinated chicken in a egg then cover it with bread crumbs 

4. Brush the oven tray with sunflower oil. Lay the chicken slices evenly. 

5. Bake it at 220 Celcius for 10 mins each side and you are done. 

Spicy Oceanic Seaweed Salad 

1x pack of Japanese seaweed 
Oyster sauce 
Apple cider vinegar 
Red onion 
5 leaf of birdeye chili (diced)

1. Soak the seaweed in hot water for 15 mins 

2. Drained, add in chopped onion, birdeye chili, 2 tablespoons of oyster sauce and 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and mix well! 

3. keep refrigerated for half an hour and serve!

 Spicy Pork Kimchi Soup

3 cloves of garlic 
1 yellow onion 
200g of pork rib 
1x carrots
2x potatoes 
1x cabbage 
3 table spoon  x Korean spicy chili sauce 
salt and pepper to taste 

1. Sauteed garlic, onion and pork in a pot till golden brown and fragrant. 
2. add in carrots, potatoes, and cabbage with 200ml of water 
3. add 3 tablespoons of korean spicy chili sauce and 2 tablespoons of Kimball chili sauce in the hotpot 
4. bring the soup to boil for 5 mins and simmer for another hour. 

You can stuff yourself with this "fried" chicken without worrying about calories and cholesterol !

Fordable Ironing board.

A space-saving DIY ironing board!


Wall-mounted drop-leaf table, white



Ironing mat


1. Fix Norberg to desired laundry room.

2. Cut ironing mat 2 inches larger than the table top, staple all the edge of the ironing mat to the bottom of the table top and trim the excessive cloth.

3. staple the ribbon of your choice to the side of the table.

4. Finally, test the folding mechanism. 



Monday, July 18, 2016

Ortho Sad Life

Disclaimer: I am a happily married man and this post is purely for entertainment. =)
Editor: Boss Loi

Monday, July 4, 2016

Nimbus luminous !

The thunderstorm is COMING !
It's a cloud! it's pendant light! IT is Nimbus Luminous !
I made this after my wife stared enviously at the cloud light in a dessert restaurant =)
It is an easy, fun sized, and affordable project for a playroom.
Let's get started!

Solleftea lantern x1
Hemma lamp x1
Old unused teddies x 2
Glue gun
Ledare LED 1000 lm x1 (white)
Oram LED 350lm x1 (warm)

Hemma lamp with 2 sockets + 2 LED with different light tone 

Various sizes of lantern ready-made from Ikea. I chose oval shape as it resembles a cloud.

Sacrificial lambs! so cute so fluffy !


1. Open and expand the Solleftea lantern (Ikea common sense) and set up the pendant light + LEDS 

Link both socket as above in a L-shape configuration. I used the socket mount as a holder for the extra long wires. 

2. Dissection!! Imagine yourself as Hannibal Lecter + Frankenstein!
    Remove all the teddies' innards and use it to create life ! 

I like to start from the back following the seam line. It leaves a better scar. Extract all cotton inside.

3. Glue teddy's innards to the lantern ! Haphazardly as possible to give the cloud its unique identity !

Glue the cotton to the lantern using a glue gun. Be creative !

4. Now stuff the heart of the light into the innards-laden-lantern !

Make sure the heart is floating inside
(* fire safety)

5. Finally, hang this glorious pendant light in your children room/ playroom ! 

Sorry for the dark background, haven't master the art of taking pic with lights on.

Time spent                : 3- 4 hours 
$ spent                      : 35 USD
Comment from wife :  1st impression - You have no artistic sense LOL! * I didn't use enough innards/cotton for the 1st attempt. 
I went back to sacrifice another teddy and made the cloud more fluffy! She loved it hahaha  

Enjoy building !!!