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Photography: Project Girl Power

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Last Wednesday, I had this sudden urge of doing a photo shoot. I don’t know what came to me but it was really what I wanted to do this weekend, something more productive than just hanging out home, watching TV and pigging out (hehehe). And so, I invited my girlfriends to do this project. Not much preparation was done. I basically just asked them to come to my house, bring their kits and do our thing.

Model: Alecks Domingo
Photography: Mella
Makeup: Creative Beauty by Allets Malabag
Stylists: Mella, Stella, Shiela and Alecks (This truly is a Girl Power project!)
Hair: Alecks and Stella
Location: Our living room


I am so happy to say that I love love love how this turned out. I bought my DSLR 3 years ago and unfortunately (for me) I haven’t really made an effort to hone my photography skills. I still use AV mode and always capture photos in natural light. I understand what aperture, shutter speed and ISO means but I don’t know how to make them work together (read: I don’t know how to use a DSLR in manual mode). Anyway, enough with my photography confessions. I’ll probably figure it out someday. What’s important is that I am happy with the END RESULT of this shoot. Hope like it too!

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October 30th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

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Last Night’s Dinner: Linguine with Alfredo Sauce

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My first experience of making a white sauce to go with my pasta didn’t quite turn out well ( a lot of bitterness in there hehehe). After that kitchen disaster, I somewhat vowed never to make a pasta dish with white sauce EVER AGAIN. But last night, I realized that I shouldn’t given up that easily. I should have tried and tried and tried again until I make it right—which I finally did last night!

I sautéed about 1 tbsps. of chopped garlic in butter until it starts to brown. Quickly turned off the heat to avoid burning the garlic. I then added a bottle of cream (better than canned cream I tell you), stirred it then turn the heat on again and set to low fire. I then added freshly grated (avoid ready-grated cheese at all costs!) parmesan cheese, salt and pepper to taste.



it’s the garlic that brings that oomph! to the sauce

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October 22nd, 2011 at 5:35 pm

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Taste of North Indian Food

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All I know is that this is a kind of appetizer. I don’t know what its called though. We didn’t like the greenish and redish dip but the salsa was good.

Chicken Kebab. The chicken was so juicy and tender and it really went well with the salsa salad.

Chicken Tikka Masala served with Garlic Naan. We usually eat Naan with Buttered Chicken but tried Chicken Tikka for a change. The verdict? We should have been more loyal.


Mumtaz Mahal (Pasir Ris)
1 Pasir Ris Close, #01-39 Downtown East, Singapore

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October 22nd, 2011 at 5:30 pm

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