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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

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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!

For more photos, please visit my Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mellatan/

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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.

and…voila!

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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.

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

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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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