Beef Tongue in Dark Soy Sauce Recipe [Gyuutan in Dark Soy Sauce]

This is a very simple and easy dish to make.

You only need :

  1. Beef Tongue
  2. Onions
  3. Dark Soy Sauce
  4. Salt and Pepper
  5. Margarine
  6. Oil
  7. Water
  8. Cornstarch
  9. Leeks (for garnish)

And you only have  to : 

  1. Put the tongue into a pressure cooker and boil it for ± 20 minutes
  2. Peel the outer skin and slice the tongue
  3. Cut the onion and then slice it
  4. Prepare your pan and add 2 tbsp of oil and 1 tbsp of margarine
  5. Saute the onion and put the sliced tongue into the pan
  6. Mix it well and add dark soy sauce.
  7. Add 1 cup of water, add salt and pepper, and let it boil
  8. After it boiled, add the cornstarch (you must mix 1 tbsp of cornstarch with water)
  9. Taste it. if it isn’t sweet enough, you can add more dark soy sauce.
  10. Place it on a plate and garnish it with leeks
 it will look like this : 
 

Happy cooking!

Tasty Homemade Oyakodon Recipe

Oyakodon literally means “parent and child donburi” because Oyako means parent and child and don comes from donburi which means a bowl. Parent and child and on top of that, a bowl? Yes, because they served chicken and eggs in a bowl (do you get it now?). Well, the one I made this morning maybe not the authentic recipe but I’m 100% sure that this oyako donburi that I made is extremely delicious and easy to make.

You only need

  1. Chicken breast (you can use chicken thigh if you want because it actually depends on your own preferences)
  2. Ginger
  3. Garlic cloves
  4. Onion
  5. Shouyu (Japanese Soy Sauce)
  6. Mirin
  7. Eggs
  8. Salt and Pepper
  9. Oil
  10. Leek
  11. a bowl of hot rice
Here’s what you have to do :
  1. You have to marinate the chicken first. Cut the chicken into bite size pieces and put the into a bowl
  2. Grate ginger and garlic and mix it with the chicken. it’s enough if you use 2 garlic cloves for 3 chicken breasts. For the ginger, just smell it. if your chicken already has the smell of ginger, then it’s enough.
  3. Pour ± 4 tbsp of soy sauce and ± 3 tbsp of mirin into the chicken. Don’t forget to add a pinch of salt and pepper
  4. marinate it for half an hour
  5. Cut and slice the onion
  6. For the sauce, just add 2 tbsp of soy sauce and 2 tbsp of mirin into a small bowl
  7. Add 1 tbsp of sugar into the sauce
  8. Prepare another bowl and mix  1 tbsp of cornstarch and water
  9. When the chicken is ready, pour oil into the pan and saute the onion.
  10. Add the marinated chicken into the pan and saute them until the chicken is cooked.
  11. After you sure that the chicken is cooked, pour the sauce into the pan and mix the thoroughly.
  12. Add pepper again if you want to
  13. add 1/2 cup of water and let it boil first
  14. Add the cornstarch and mix it again
  15. The important step is you have to taste it. if it is too salty, you can add a little amount of water, 1 tbsp mirin and a pinch of sugar.
  16. Just taste it again.
  17. For the eggs, just make the usual scramble eggs

You can serve it like this (without a rice) and add sliced leeks on top of it

or you can make the oyakodon. Just put rice in a bowl and add the scramble eggs and the chicken. Don’t forget to add the leeks!

The important thing is, you just have to taste it and taste it again.

I hope you can try to make this easy and tasty recipe too!

Another Way to Decrease the World Suck

There’re tons of ways to decrease the “World Suck”. You have your own way. I have my own. Well actually, making an artwork using CorelDraw is one of my acts of procrastination. So instead of cleaning up my messy room, I ended up facing my laptop and I started to make this :

 

I posted this on my deviantart and submitted it on #NERDFIGHTERS-CLUB.  I wrote in the description that I’m going to make a T-Shirt from this picture that I made last night. So what do you think? I thought no one would make a comment about it, but I was wrong. I underestimate nerdfighteria. Nerdfighters put comments on my deviantart and said that they would love to buy the T-shirt. So, I made the preview of the T-shirt.

 

I think it’ll be pretty awesome if nerdfighters wear this T-shirt proudly. I’d love to see people wearing this T-shirt and go to VIDCON next year.  Plus, if you’re going to college and you don’t have any friends, you can actually wear this T-shirt and maybe someone will  come to you and say, “French the llama! I love Vlogbrothers too” or “Hey, I’m a nerdfighter too. Have you watched John Green’s new video?”.

I hope I can sell the T-shirts on DFTBA.com  so people can buy it easily.

Edit : I  edited the picture a little bit because I made a little mistake. Thanks for nerdfighters for pointing out the mistakes.

DFTBA!

Blog Response to Alex Reads Creation

Curious why I make a blog response to Alex’s Video? Well, I’m not a religious person, in fact I’m an atheist. Actually his video is about him, reading a bible and he makes a comment about it. I thought this video is not an insult at all. Well, maybe it’s a little offensive if you’re a very religious person because for me it’s actually very funny. I like it when someone doesn’t afraid to speak his/her opinion when they got one. I live in a country where the majority of the population is moslem. So maybe if I make a video about Al’Quran and upload it on youtube like Alex Day did, maybe those Islam fanatics will hunt me and burn my house down lol.  Whatever your religion is, I guess it’s basically the same. Do the good things and avoid the bad things. I mean what’s the point of pray to God everyday, every morning, every night but you still do bad things like stealing something. What’s the point of going to Mosque and pray but after that you craft a bomb and place it to a crowded place so you can kill innocent people. Do you think God will forgive you? Don’t be ridiculous, who do you think you are?

Ok, everyone has their own beliefs and I have my own belief. And just like michael Aranda said, I say “Oh my god” because it’s a colloquial phrase. When I say “a drop in the bucket” I’m not talking about a real bucket. Actually I laughed so hard when Alex whistles and imitates God walking in Eden XDDDDDD it was an epic moment! When you ask people, “Do you believe in God?” You must unpack the question and define God and believe. After that ask yourself.

[Random Things] About John Green, Vidcon, Youtube, Wall of Stuff, Platinum Egoiste and How They Affect Me

Well today I guess I’ll write about random things in one post because I don’t have enough time to spend on the internet lately.  Just so you know, I finally got my bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and you know what? my mom bought me this as a graduation gift.

I was like %%^##%^*@!# when she gave me Platinum Egoiste because that perfume is the thing that I want the most since 2 years ago. Because it’s so freaking expensive and I know that I couldn’t afford it with my pocket money,  I just gave up. I never asked my mom to buy me something that costs a lot of money because I’m not one of those jerks who thinks that as soon as you turn twenty it’s your god- given right to have a brand-new chevrolet in the driveway.

I’m very grateful that I have a mom who really cares about her kids. I love you mom and Happy belated Esther Day. (Nb. Esther was a nerdfighter who loved harry potter and made videos on youtube too. She’ll be 17 this year if she hadn’t died due to cancer. John and Hank Green asked her if they can do something for her before she died and her last request was to make sure that the people you love know that you love them) I just want you to know that I love you so much Mom.

Okay let’s begin! First is about John Green. John Green is my favorite author all the time and thanks to him, I really love to read now. No, it’s not that I didn’t like to read back then, it’s just I’m into mangas more than a novel.

The first John Green’s book I read was Paper Towns and it was really good. Unlike other novels, I can say that this book is a complete package. There’s slice of life in it, there’s mystery, there’s humour, and of course there’s also romance in Paper Towns. I couldn’t find the copy of John Green’s books at local bookstores like Times, Kinokuniya, Aksara in Indonesia, so I ended up ordering them on Amazon. I read his book first before I knew that he makes videos with his brother Hank Green called Vlogbrothers on Youtube.

Speaking of youtube, I used to watch PVs, StreetenglishTV or owarai (Japanese comedy) on Youtube. After I read Paper Towns, I started looking for other John Green’s books and join a nerdfighter community called Nerdfighteria (http://nerdfighters.ning.com). On that site, I actually joined some groups like GSA which stands for Gay Straight Alliance and a group like The Nerds Who Draw Things.  At that time, I discovered a group with hundreds of members called Charlie Mcdonnell (charlieissocoollike). That was the first time I realized that actually there’re so many interesting or I should say SMART vloggers on Youtube, like Vlogbrothers, Alex Day and Charlie Mcdonnell. Not only they blog about their life, they also make good music. My favorite band now is Chameleon Circuit and they sing about Dr. Who (I actually have made a post about Chameleon Circuit here : https://smiichan.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/chameleon-circuit-still-got-legs/)

Hank Green is also making music too and the song that I love the most is It All Makes Sense at the End. Hank Green is actually an outstanding man because he actually makes an event called VIDCON. he makes that event so vloggers, nerdfighters, or youtube watchers can actually meet and gather in one place. Youtube musicians also perform on stage and the fans can actually take a photo with them, hug them, and do crazy things with them. I saw the posts about Vidcon on tumblr, it was a big success and nerdfighters were actually had so much fun. Because of that, I think I’m gonna add “GO TO VIDCON” to my “to-do-list” before I die.

See John Green’s video about Vidcon here :

Thanks to Charlie Mcdonnell now I know a lot of musicians on youtube that actually talented like Mike Lombardo, Tom Milsom,  Charlie Mcdonnell, Alex Day, ALL CAPS, Meghan Tonjes, Julia Nunes, and Alan Lastufka. and you can actually buy their physical CD on http://dftba.com/ or download them from Itunes. Not only Chameleon Circuit and mike lombardo’s albums, I have Charlie Mcdonnell’s album “This is Me” on my itunes library too =D Oh right, Charlie inspired me to make a “wall of stuff” on my wall behind my computer too 😄

This “wall of stuff” of mine is actually full of random things from the past like artworks that I made when I was still in high school or some tickets from events like “L’arc~en~Ciel Awake and Live 2005” 😄 For short, this wall of stuff represents my personality except for that ELLE shopping picture. My sister asked me if she could put that on my wall so I have no choice but let her. there’s also a postcard full of signs from Alice Nine’s member that I got from my friend who lives in Japan. and yes, it’s fun looking at them like that wall of stuff can actually raise your mood in the morning. especially the one written with SHOW YOUR HEART and Ganbatte Nippon (in Japanese of course). I made it for GACKT’s SHOW YOUR HEART PROJECT to encourage the victims of Tsunami. You can also see the post about SHOW YOUR HEART PROJECT here : https://smiichan.wordpress.com/2011/05/05/show-your-heart-world-photo-report/

Hunger Games Movie Cast

Finally, the date has been announced. The 74th annual Hunger Games will begin on March 23rd 2012. So, prepare yourself to watch Hunger Games.

This movie is based from a novel with the same title written by Suzanne Collins. The hunger games is actually a trilogy. First is Hunger Games, and then Catching Fire, and the last one is Mockingjay.

For those who have read the book itself might be pictured their own Katniss or Peeta in their minds. So am I. But the movie cast for hunger games has been selected. So we can only hope for them to not disappoint us as a reader of The Hunger Games Trilogy.

Here’s the cast for the whole tributes. Yes from District one until District 12

District 1

District 2

District 3

District 4

District 5

District 6

District 7

District 8

District 9

District 10

District 11

District 12

Katniss Everdeen – The Girl Who Was On Fire- (Jennifer Lawrence)

Peeta Mellark -The Boy With The Bread- (Josh Hutcherson)

The others :

Gale (Liam Hemsworth)

Haymitch (Woody Harrelson)

Cinna (Lenny Kravitz o_Oa)

President Snow (Donald Sutherland)

So, what do you think about the whole cast? I’m not satisfied with the cast especially Lenny Kravitz who got the role to play as Cinna. I always picture Cinna as someone like Neil Patrick Harris.

[Dir En Grey] Dum Spiro Spero Limited Site

Do you remember this PV from Dir En Grey? Yeah it’s Hageshisa To, Kono Mune No Naka De Karamitsuita Shakunetsu No Yami. Actually I still wonder, why did Kyo make such a fucking long title for this song. It’s like a tongue twister lol.

and there’s a site called Dum Spiro Spero, which is based on Dir en Grey’s new album, Dum Spiro Spero.

And you know what? There’s a lot of bloody pictures from the making of Hageshisa PV and I’m gonna share couple of them here

Warning! You might find these pictures gross but I think these pictures are awesome!

 

Who wants to touch Shinya’s back? 😄 I guess if I have a chance I’d love to touch his back XDDD Hahaha I think some of you will think these pictures are kinda disturbing, eh? Am I just the only one who giggle a little after seeing those cute little pompoms on Kyo for the CG effect?

source : http://www.direngrey.co.jp/DUMSPIROSPERO/index.php