A fine savour on simple pleasures

My aim is to reduce the tension in my mind by sharing my thoughts and experiences in the things that I love; which I could not express openly due to circumstances. Be it in doing stupid things, experimenting on new recipes, failings in research work, writings..just some doodle ranting stuff

Monday, October 29, 2012

The power of Cardamom !!

Lovely cardamom..the ones I bought which was imported from Guyana..or was it guatemala or guam..cant remember..it was soo expensive.. =___=

Yesterday my mom was really sick..its the festive season again..the Eid-ul-Adha..we ate so much grease and fat from the makan-makan at our surau..

Every year during Eid-ul-Adha..it became customary to religiously slaughter cows/lamb/goat to be partially donated to the needy and to be cooked and shared in a small reception amongst the Muslims community. We usually with cook together in an event known as gotong-royong..this year I didn't took any pictures though..but I think I did have some from last year..

So I think my ma became sick due to the over eating of red meat..and then the house is full of cooked food..maybe she tried something that's already went bad..

Hence, she started vomiting profusely during the evening and continued to do so until the middle of the night..and I became increasing worried. So, thanks to Mr. Google, i found a traditional remedy to stop vomiting!

Yes! its our lovely and friendly Mr. Cardamom! I just have to pound 2 pieces of cardamom into fine paste and add to 1/2 glass of hot water and topup with room temp water to reduce the heat and swirl! My ma was sceptical..after much cooing, she tried a few gulps..

Miraculously my ma stop vomiting after that!


Mr Wiki said that cardamom are widely used here in treating various infections pertaining the mouth areas, lung congestion, eyelid inflammation, kidney and gall stones, antidote for snake and scorpion venoms apart from digestion and constipation problems. Miracle spice! And yet, not knowing the benefit, I've been eating this since I'm a kiddie..we called this the 'bomb', when unknowingly bite on the pods while eating the delicious curry haha..

Happy Eid-ul-Fitr from me and my whole family :D

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Anime Review: Hagure Yuusha no Kichiku Bigaku a.k.a. The Stray Hero's Brute Asthetics

Title: Hagure Yuusha no Kichiku Bigaku
Status: Finished (2012)
Episodes: 12
Genre: Action, Sci-fi, Fantasy, Ecchi
Source: mangafox

Interframe jap!!

Last weekend was my lil bro's convocation! Congratulations! [throwing colourful confettis!!] Winning the thesis award to boot! I'm truly proud of you..and he's even working as a design engineer, doing the things he love :) How blessed..Keep it up bro, will root for you always huhu..


Today I've actually finished watching all 12 episodes of Hagure Yuusha no Estetica, which loosely translated to the brute asthetics of a rogue hero (something along those lines). What makes me interested in the anime in the first place was the setting of the story, which was explained in the summary. With the delicious success of Accel World and Sword Art Online this year featuring the adventure of ordinary people into virtual worlds into great heroes, it piqued my interest to know the continual of a story of these heroes when they return, IF, they manage to retain their powers from previous adventures. Something a little different [smiles] So, Hagure focused more on the everyday life of an ex-hero, Ousawa Akatsuki after he returned home to assimilate with the society by bringing along the daughter of the demon king he slaughtered, Myuu, posing as the long lost lil sis. Weird setting. hmm. My first thought was like "What? Didn't the wench would love to gut him in his sleep tho?"

 Our hero: Ousawa Akatsuki

The wench: Ousawa Myuu

My thoughts? It turns out that the Akatsuki-kun is truly a hero, but with a bit of a different way of seeing things [Which makes the anime interesting XD]. He makes light of things, fools around, but deep down he's a nice guy, bottom line. Intelligent to boot! And he's f**kng powerful!! Serious sh*t! [Can someone be that strong? Was he casted into the other world when he's a babe or sumthin?]. I would say, his way of thinking comes from hardships and painful experiences, though he conceals it well with his playfulness. Myuu is a fine sweetheart, with those fine face and body [haha] and a wee bit childish too, which makes her appeals more to the anime-watching perverts out there [kidding-kidding :P]. Throughout the anime, we could journey together with Myuu into reaching emotional stability and independence, which is quite liberating. 

Although Hagure speaks of an aftermath of a hero's adventure, don't be fooled that there's not enough action. Its there. Its just compacted more on the 2nd half part. The first part was focused more on developing the story. Funny and ecchi moments were served to lighten the mood I guess. I'm not that fond of the oversized bossoms of the female characters, but I don't mind [A lil envy tho]. But I would cautioned parents to censored certain parts of the story to the younger viewers since the ecchi-ness does not come in the forms of boobs only haha. They might think its fine to treat women that way.

 Our hero stealing panties and bras [facepalm =__=|||]

I didn't put my hopes up, but the anime does deserves its credits. I didn't realize it could be this good. Although the other two counterparts mentioned earlier were mind baffling-ly good. The arcs weren't sufficient, and I believe, given the chance and more episodes, this anime could be developed much better. The ending was an entrance to another new arc. I will anticipate this.

Overall Rating : 7/10

Storyline : 5/10
Graphics : 8/10
Soundtracks and OSTs : 6/10
Characters development : 8/10

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